May 1980 Mount Saint Helens, USA Images

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An earthquake occurred at 15 32 UT, only seconds before the explosion that began the eruption of Mount St. Helens volcano. This eruption and blast blew off the top of the volcano, reducing its elevation by 396 meters, killed 31 people and caused an estimated property damage of between $0.5 billion and $2 billion. About 53 earthquakes having magnitude larger than 4.5 were located near Mount St. Helens before the main event and eruption. No earthquakes having magnitudes higher than 4.5 were located following the eruption.
  • Cite as: NOAA National Geophysical Data Center (2012): Natural Hazard Images Database (Event: May 1980 Mount Saint Helens, USA Images). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5154F01 [access date]
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Distributor Hazards Data Manager
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Time Period Unknown to Unknown
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 46.214
S: 46.214
E: -122.194
W: -122.194
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Publication Dates
  • publication: 2012-02-01
Data Presentation Form Digital image
Dataset Progress Status Ongoing - data is continually being updated
Data Update Frequency As needed
Purpose To provide images of natural hazards for research and education.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: NOAA National Geophysical Data Center (2012): Natural Hazard Images Database (Event: May 1980 Mount Saint Helens, USA Images). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5154F01 [access date]
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  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Acknowledgments
  • Heather McCullough
Theme keywords
  • Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Infrastructure
  • Earth Science > Solid Earth > Tectonics > Volcanic Activity
  • Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Natural Hazards > Volcanic Eruptions
Place keywords
  • Continent > North America > United States of America > Washington
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