Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Weekly Volcano #22: Mount Saint Helens Anniversary

Can't believe that I missed this one.  Last Wednesday, May 18th, was the 30 Anniversary of the eruption of Mt St Helens.  I guess I was too preoccupied with the Blog Anniversary.  But a week later is still timely.

The classic view, taken from the Visitor's Center, which is located at the campsite of David Johnston, the geologist on sight when the eruption began.  His famous and haunting last words "Vancouver, Vancouver, This is it!".  The Cascade Volcano Observatory is located in Vancouver, Washington.

And thus began my career in volcanology.......often walking in the shadow of David Johnston as my career paths crossed his.  More on that with next weeks volcano.

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