Mount St Helens

Imaggeo on Mondays: Loowit – the lady of fire.

Imaggeo on Mondays: Loowit – the lady of fire.

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the explosive eruption of volcano Mount St Helens, in western Washington State in the USA. So we wanted to feature this iconic volcano in this week, in our weekly feature, Imaggeo On Mondays. If you would like your imaggeo image featured in our blog, please contact the EGU Communications Officer.   Mt St Helens, in Washington State USA, is possibly one of t ...[Read More]

Imaggeo on Mondays: In the belly of the beast

Conducting research inside a volcanic crater is a pretty amazing scientific opportunity, but calling that crater home for a week might just be a volcanologist’s dream come true, as Alexandra postdoctoral researcher at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Strasbourg, describes in this week’s Imaggeo on Mondays. This picture was taken from inside the crater of Mount St Helens, a stratovolcano ...[Read More]

Imaggeo on Mondays: “Vancouver! Vancouver! This is it!”

Mount St Helen's, Washington, seen from Johnston Ridge.

On May 18th 1980 Mount St Helens (an active stratovolcano of the Cascades located in the North West US), erupted explosively following a magnitude 5.1 earthquake. The quake triggered a devastating landslide which swept away the volcano’s northern flank – in what is the largest debris avalanche recorded on Earth to date. Removal of a section of the edifice depressurised the volcano’s magmatic ...[Read More]