Mount St. Helens Research Paper

Mount St. Helens Eruption: The History, Lead up, the Event and the Aftermath


The Eruption of Mt. Helens was the worst volcanic eruption in United States history. In this paper, I'll talk about the history of Mount St. Helens. I'll also talk about the surrounding areas leading up to the eruption and eruption and its impacts to its surrounding area and how it was not all just a disaster; with some species surviving and thriving today. I was lucky enough to be able to visit Mt. St. Helens back in 2010, so I'll also talk about my experience and tie that into the paper.

Mount St. Helens Eruption: The History, Lead up

The Event and the Aftermath

On the May 17[th], 1980 ...

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the first time in modern recording history of the Mount St. Helens that it had an active lava dome flowing upwards or else the earthquakes would have not occurred. The eruption on March 27 was a false alarm compared to what was brewing later in May.

History: Pre 1980

Mount St. Helens is an active Stratovolcano located in Washington State. The volcano is situated in the lower left hand corner of Washington State. It's only around one hundred miles from the Pacific coast. The explorer who discovered and named the Mountain was George Vancouver. George Vancouver was an explorer who discovered the cascade mountain range. According to USGS, "He named it in honor of a fellow countryman, Alleyne Fitzherbert, who held the title Baron St. Helens and who was at the time the British Ambassador to Spain". Also interestingly enough, George Vancouver named the other Cascade Mountains: Mount Baker, Mount Hood, and Mount Rainer. But long before George Vancouver ever discovered the ...

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most geologists predict Mount St. Helens erupts about once every one hundred years. In the first twenty years around the Mountain, multiple camps were set up around Spirit lake; the included a boy scout camp and YMCA' camps. The lake is situated north of the Mountain. Before the eruption in nineteen eighty, the twentieth century was a quiet one. But when March Nineteen eighty approached, the Volcano had enough pressure and lava in its chambers to burst. It just needed something to put itself over the edge and that was an earthquake. This occurred on March fifteenth. "From the 15th through the 21st over 100 earthquakes were recorded. (March 15-21 " n.d., para. 1); this was a sign that ...

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Added: 10/28/2017 11:03:31 AM
Submitted By: Anco_
Category: Science & Nature
Type: Premium Paper
Words: 1736
Pages: 7

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