Mount Saint Helens eruption

Volcano erupting and spewing a huge cloud of rock and ash into the sky.

Detailed Description

On Sunday, May 18, 1980 at 8:32 a.m., the bulging north flank of Mount St. Helens slid away in a massive landslide -- the largest in recorded history. Seconds later, the uncorked volcano exploded and blasted rocks northward across forest ridges and valleys, destroying everything in its path within minutes.


Image Dimensions: 900 x 889

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Location Taken: US