Mount St. Helens Becoming Active

Posted by on Monday, December 19, 2016

Mount St. Helens in Washington is continuing to be unsettled.

Recently over the past few days there has been a cluster of earthquakes.

Over the last few days the USGS has detected over 120 earthquakes, all of which have been weak.

These earthquakes, like the ones that happened earlier this year, are likely caused by magma moving or faults adjusting as pressure changes within the magmatic system underneath Mount St. Helens.

Of course an eruption may still be years away.

Mount St. Helens  last erupted on July 10, 2008.

The Team

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