Mount St. Helens is a volcano in the Cascade Mountains in southwestern Washington. On 18 May 1980, Mount St. Helens erupted with a force exceeding 27,000 atomic bombs. The blast killed 57 people and devastated the surrounding area.
"Gentlemen, the uh, camper and the car sitting over to the south of me is covered. It's gonna get me, too. I can't get out of here ...," HAM radio operator Jerry Martin. Andre Stepankowsky, Memories, lessons from mountain's fury, The Daily News, 17 May 2005.
- Harris, Stephen L. (1988). "Mount St. Helens: A Living Fire Mountain". Fire Mountains of the West: The Cascade and Mono Lake Volcanoes (1st ed.). Missoula, Montana: Mountain Press Publishing Company. pp. 201–228. ISBN 0-87842-220-X.