Mt St Helens Research Paper

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On May 18th, 1980, thirty-five years ago, Mt St. Helens erupted and changed the course of history. This towering Washington volcano is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. During the eruption the mountain spewed hot gases, rocks and, ash into the sky causing a mud flow down the mountain 's sides. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration," this was the deadliest and most economically destructive volcanic event in the history of the United States". It destroyed over 230 square miles of land.

The volcano destroyed two hundred and fifty homes. Not only that but killing fifty- seven people and around seven thousand big game within the area. Also, the eruption of Mt St Helens is the most studied volcanic eruption

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