Scenic USA - Washington
Scenic USA offers a collection of select photographs from a wide variety of attractions, points of interest, historic sites, state and
national parks found throughout the United States. Each photo feature is coupled with a brief explanation.
For further detailed information, links to other related sites are provided.
|Photos by Eric Noel
Eric's Mount Saint Helens Gallery
The Cascade Range contains 15 subduction related active volcanoes, with the last to erupt, the famed Mount St. Helens. Quite active over the last 4,000 years, the May 18th, 1980 eruption reduced the mountain's height by 1,300 feet and sent out more than 23 square miles of mountainside in the blast. A lateral explosion spread a fan shaped mixture of ash, mud and shattered timber, with speeds reaching 300 mph, for a distance of 17 miles; taking out roads, bridges, railroad tracks, homes and killing 57 people.
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