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1980 Mount Saint Helens, USA Images
browse graphicAn earthquake occurred at 15 32 UT, only seconds before the explosion that began the eruption of Mount St. Helens volcano. This eruption and blast blew off the top of the volcano, reducing its elevation by 396 meters, killed 31 people and caused an estimated property damage of between $0.5 billion and $2 billion. About 53 earthquakes having magnitude larger than 4.5 were located near Mount St. Helens before the main event and eruption. No earthquakes having magnitudes higher than 4.5 were located following the eruption.

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Event Description
Natural hazard event (tsunami, earthquake, volcanic eruption or other geological hazard) description, image thumbnails, map, links to metadata and details from the NGDC Hazards databases
Natural Hazards Image Database
Collection of damage and geological images resulting from natural hazards, specifically tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanoes.
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Cite as: National Geophysical Data Center (2012): Natural Hazard Images Database (Event: 1980 Mount Saint Helens, USA). National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5154F01 [access date]

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