Monday, September 18, 2006

Mount St Helens update

Apologies, it's been a while since I posted here - too many other distractions have occupied my time :-)

Activity on Mount St Helens has been fairly quiet over the last few weeks, with one a notable exception. A hotspot appeared on the front of the new lavadome on the night of August 25/26th and has been visible on and off since then and on Saturday night there was a large outburst from that location.

It has been difficult to identify the source of the new hotspot in daylight images from the USGS as there have been no images posted that were taken from the viewpoint of the Johnson Ridge Obsveratory (the site of the USFS Volcanocam) since 4 May 2006.

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