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Mount St. Helens' dome now taller than the Empire State Building

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Quigley_Sharps, Sep 18, 2006.

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    [FONT=verdana, arial,geneva]MOUNT ST. HELENS - The dome growing with Mount St. Helens has now grown 1,300 feet, making it taller than the Empire State Building. Seismologist Seth Moran of the U.S. Geological Survey said this week that he never imagined on Sept. 23, 2004, when earthquakes began under Mount St. Helens, that he would still be tracking them two years later.
    Lava has not stopped moving since it first reached the floor of the crater on Oct. 11, 2004. It has pushed more than 100 million cubic yards of volcanic rock into the crater during the past two years.
    The pace seems to have slowed, but no one is willing to predict how long dome building will continue.
    "I think everyone here is tired of losing bets on it," joked Moran. "It could go on for a while or it could stop in a month and I don't think it would surprise anyone."
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