Mount St. Helens: May 18, 1980

Due to a lapse in appropriations, the majority of USGS websites may not be up to date and may not reflect current conditions. Websites displaying real-time data, such as Earthquake and Water and information needed for public health and safety will be updated with limited support. Additionally, USGS will not be able to respond to inquiries until appropriations are enacted.  For more information, please see www.doi.gov/shutdown

Video Transcript
Download Video
Right-click and save to download

Detailed Description

USGS scientists recount their experiences before, during and after the May 18, 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. Loss of their colleague David A. Johnston and 56 others in the eruption cast a pall over one of the most dramatic geologic moments in American history.

Details

Episode Number: 125

Image Dimensions: 500 x 377

Date Taken:

Length: 07:30:00

Location Taken: Skamania County, WA, US