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Mount St. Helens Earthquake swarm

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Motomom34, May 7, 2016.

  1. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    Mount St. Helens Earthquake Swarms a Volcano Warning Sign, USGS Says

    This does not mean that it will be going off next week. But scientist think she maybe recharging. I am sure most of us remember when she blew in 1980. This is something the people in the PNW live with and may have considered. No doubt they deal with the layer of ash in their soil but have you prepped in case of eruption?

    USGS says swarm of earthquakes detected below Mount St. Helens | Fox News

    We went and saw Mt St. Helens in 2010. I had seen photos after the eruption but it was interesting to see nature reclaim but it takes time.

    Here is a local site that monitors the PNW- https://www.pnsn.org/

    Images 30 years after:

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  2. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    The mountain is a sleeping beauty, just like Mt.Rainier and Mt Baker.. with a touch of angry underground!!!! :eek:
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  3. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    This is my view out the backdoor of the house...... Mt Rainier in all her majesty. Us folks in the PNW, always keep her power in the back of our mind......she is over-due for an eruption. And we remember clearly the devastation from Mt St.Helens when she popped her top. Regional North-South grid lock between Seattle and Portland due to the lahars that choked rivers and disabled bridges.... ash fallout so thick you could barely see, let alone breathe..... good times.


    Although Mount Rainier is an active volcano, as of 2010[update] there has not been any evidence of an imminent eruption.[39] However, an eruption could be devastating for all areas within the immediate vicinity of the volcano.[40] Mount Rainier is currently listed as a Decade Volcano, or one of the 16 volcanoes with the greatest likelihood of causing great loss of life and property if eruptive activity resumes.[41] If Mt. Rainier were to erupt as powerfully as Mount St. Helens did in its May 18, 1980 eruption, the effect would be cumulatively greater, because of the far more massive amounts of glacial ice locked on the volcano compared to Mount St. Helens[37] and the vastly more heavily populated areas surrounding Rainier.[42] Lahars from Rainier pose the most risk to life and property,[43] as many communities lie atop older lahar deposits. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), about 150,000 people live on top of old lahar deposits of Rainier.[7] Not only is there much ice atop the volcano, the volcano is also slowly being weakened by hydrothermal activity. According to Geoff Clayton, a geologist with a Washington State Geology firm, RH2 Engineering, a repeat of the Osceola mudflow would destroy Enumclaw, Orting, Kent, Auburn, Puyallup, Sumner and all of Renton.[36] Such a mudflow might also reach down the Duwamish estuary and destroy parts of downtown Seattle, and cause tsunamis in Puget Sound and Lake Washington.[44] Rainier is also capable of producing pyroclastic flows and expelling lava.[44]
    Mount Rainier - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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  4. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Monkey

    Micro quakes are markers and can be used a predictors of larger events. I suspect the entire Cascade and Sierra Nevada ranges will, at some time, become active. They are in the Cascadia Subduction Zone.
  5. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey++

    Pyroclastic flows are deadly and fast. If I recall my history lessons correctly, that's what took out Pompeii in 79 AD.
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  6. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Monkey

    That, and the ash that buried the city...

  7. duane

    duane Monkey++

    The real prepper is in his car running away at 50 mph, the semi prepared is running on foot and the sheep is filming it all for facebook. Might have had problems if it hadn't stopped, and of course we would have never seen the footage.
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  8. sarawolf

    sarawolf Monkey++

    It is 6 hours from us driving time. So we try to keep one ear on the sort of things that are happening. Sorry you lost a friend back then Taku.
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  9. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    You get to an AGE that all we hear is , who we lost.
    I as well as many lost friends / folk in May 18, 1980, 911 , 70's & just this year . !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Most Important is to Remember them 100% as in good vibes .
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  10. DKR

    DKR Interesting ideas, interesting stories

    I was stationed at Fairchild AFB (Spokane) at the time. With good luck, I landed orders to Alaska. I had to drive my car over to have it shipped up. At that time the Angel hair was all over. Thankfully, I got back OK. I shipped my wife off to be with her folks while I went to technical training. I flew out on Friday, May 16. That Sunday, the mountain blew.

    I tell people my family was most fortunate to have missed the aftermath.....
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  11. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+

    Could do like the guy in Alaska did on April fools day and set some tires on fire and make everyone around think that is going to blow.
  12. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Isn't this part of the pacific rim and its due for a lever 8 or better? I hope its california so we don't get any more imports and they just slide into the ocean
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  13. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    The hole.... left coast is due the big one!!!!!!!
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  14. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    Reminds me, I need to prep my boats.
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  15. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    I prefer the two guys with the valve for Old Faithful in the park. (That prank got them tossed out of the park);)
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