Saturday, January 15, 2005

Another flash from Mount St Helens

There was another brief outburst recorded on the Volcanocam images from last night at 22:59. It wasn't as large an event as the previous night, but most likely indicates another fracture of the lavadome exposing fresh lava to the surface.

The USGS/CVO is reporting this morning that, "A large slab on the west side of the dome had collapsed recently and had generated a small rock avalanche and ash cloud that had drifted over the south crater rim. A bright glow on the VolcanoCam seen Thursday night was likely caused by this event."

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