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Questions to Ponder and Web Resources

Why do you think the devastation at Mount St. Helens was so severe? Compare this damage with a typical eruption of Kilauea in Hawaii.

How do you think the area has changed in the years since the eruption? What might it look like twenty years from now? Visit the USGS Mount St. Helens Past, Present, and Future, CNN's web article "Twenty years later", and the excellent Weyerhaeuser web site.