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Mount St. Helens

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.

Last wordsEdit

"Vancouver! Vancouver! This is it!" - David Johnston. Associated Press, "Family Unhappy with Film Portrayal of Son", Daytona Beach Morning Journal, 1 December 1980.

"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. 

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