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Which president died at mount saint Helens?

No president died in the Mt. Saint Helens eruption. It is believed Harry S. Truman died during the blast but he, in fact, died eight years earlier in 1972. Harry R. Truman (no (MORE)

What type of volcano is Mt Saint Helens?

Mt. Saint Helens is a composite volcano. Composite volcanoes are formed by some alternating layers of tephra (rock debris thrown into the air by volcanic eruptions) and lava. (MORE)

Why did Mount Saint Helens Erupt?

The eruption was preceded by a two-month series of earthquakes and steam-venting episodes, caused by an injection of magma at shallow depth below the volcano that created a hu (MORE)

How did Mount Saint Helens form?

Mount St. Helen's formed about 40,000 years ago, and the pre-1980  summit cone began rising about 2,200 years ago. Prior to the 1980  eruption, Mount St. Helens was the fift (MORE)

Why is Mount Saint Helens called Mount Saint Helens?

Some Indians of the Pacific Northwest variously called Mount St. Helens "Louwala-Clough," or "smoking mountain." The modern name, Mount St. Helens, was given to the volcanic p (MORE)

Was mount saint Helens the biggest eruption?

Mt. St. Helens was not the largest volcanic eruption in history. Through recent history there have been much larger. The May 18, 1980 eruption of Mt. St. Helens was a V.E.I. 5 (MORE)