Photographer's Note

On May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens erupted. Shaken by an earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale, the north face of this tall symmetrical mountain collapsed in a massive rock debris avalanche. The blow caused 230 square miles of forest to be blown down and detroyed. Along with the ash, hot molting mud slid through the valleys of the mountain range. This photo shows how even after 30 years the mud still remains, thus showing the intensity of the eruption. However when the eruption took place the entire valley (which as you can see now has evergreen trees growing) was dead, so you can really see the progress of life rebuilding after the eruption :]

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Katie Mawhinney (OKpanda) (4)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2010-06-17
  • Categories: Nature
  • Versions: version originale
  • Date Submitted: 2010-06-28 14:39
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