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Did they know Mt St Helens was going to erupt?

Earthquake activity increased over the next few days, along with a continuous shaking called "volcano tremor." Geologists see this as a sign of magma moving underneath the volcano. Eventually, a large explosion was seen at the summit. This created a new crater, and it blew ash over a wide area.

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Then, was the Mt St Helens eruption predicted?

There were signs that an eruption was coming, but no one predicted how big it would be. Government officials had plenty of time to ensure that everyone was safely evacuated from the area around Mount St. Helens, the Washington State volcano that erupted on May 18, 1980. In Eruption: The Untold Story Of Mount St.

Similarly, when did Mt St Helens explode? July 10, 2008

Similarly one may ask, were there any warning signs that Mt St Helens was going to erupt?

Warning Signs On March 20, 1980, a 4.1 magnitude earthquake struck underneath Mt. St. Helens. This was the first warning sign that the volcano had reawakened.

How many times did Mount Saint Helens erupt?

Helens has had at least four major explosive eruptions and many minor eruptions.

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