Saturday, May 26, 2007

Mount St Helens springs back to (night) life!

After a long period with no visible night-time activity, Mount St Helens showed the first signs of life again last night. For most of the last few months bad weather has blocked the view of the crater, but over the last week or so, the weather has been clear but without any sign of the incandescent glow from the hot rock extruding in the lavadome. This was most likely due to the region of extrusion being out of the line-of-sight of the Volcanocam camera. Hopefully, this new appearance of the glow will continue through the summer...

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