Mt. Saint Helens
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|This is a shot of the lava dome in side the crater of Mt. Saint Helens the same day of my earlier post of the Mountain. As the dome continues to grow.|
This is a note from: USGS/Cascades Volcano Observatory, Vancouver, Washington
Thursday, September 6, 2007 08:59 PDT (Thursday, September 6, 2007 15:59 UTC)
MOUNT ST. HELENS UPDATE
Current Volcanic- Alert Level WATCH; Aviation Color Code ORANGE: Growth of the new lava dome inside the crater of Mount St. Helens continues, accompanied by low rates of seismicity, low emissions of steam and volcanic gases, and minor production of ash. During such eruptions, changes in the level of activity can occur over days to months. The eruption could intensify suddenly or with little warning and produce explosions that cause hazardous conditions within several miles of the crater and farther downwind. Small lahars could suddenly descend the Toutle River if triggered by heavy rain or by interaction of hot rocks with snow and ice. These lahars pose a negligible hazard below the Sediment Retention Structure (SRS) but could pose a hazard along the river channel upstream.
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Isn't it fascinating to witness the formation of the new mountain peak. I've heard that the dome is growing at quite a steady rate. I've walked around steaming craters in Hawaii and Mt. Vesuvius but somehow Mt. Saint Helens makes me too nervous. I'll let you do it and report to us! : )
This is an interesting shot with the lighting and the steam. Nice sharpness and exposure...
Evelynn : )