Minute by Minute: The Eruption of Mount St. Helens

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YorkVid

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8 yıl önce

An episode of A&E's Minute by Minute series from 2001 profiling the May 18, 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens in Washington State.
Be sure to check out my other videos on Mount St. Helens elsewhere on this channel: trshow.info?list...

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James Yates
James Yates
I knew David Johnston very well since I was a geology student at the U of W from 71-75 and Dave was a field geology instructor working on his masters at the time. He was selfless and extremely brave since his major was volcanology. My family drove by Mt. Saint Helens on I5 the day before and the bulge of the north side of the mountain made it look pregnant. I commented to my wife that the mountain didn’t have long to go before another eruption.
Maple_Awesome
Maple_Awesome
My dad's family had been staying in Yakima during the eruption and called home (Spokane) to warn relatives once it occured. The neighbors were confused as to why my great uncle was outside covering the cars with tarps. They soon got their answer when ash began falling from the sky. There was so much of it despite the distance and it ended up getting into a lot of car engines, ruining them, but since my uncle had a warning, he was able to prepare and save his cars. I still have some ash jars that my grandma had scooped up out of the street from it.
Pamela315
Pamela315
Just showed this video to my teenagers. So interesting. They had both learned about in school but were so surprised at the sheer scope of the event. Thank you for posting.
David Lipke
David Lipke
We lived in southern California , Long Beach area when I was 13 and remember this on the news. About a week after, ashes from Mt St. Helens eruption covered everything and fell from the sky for a few days until it rained. I remember it being eerie and wondering how much devastation was caused for ashes to travel that far.
Lee Mullican
Lee Mullican 14 gün önce
I was 16 years old when this happened and remember having ash on our cars a few days after the eruption. We live in New Jersey so this gives you an idea how incredible the power of this eruption was.
Dennis Reed
Dennis Reed
Almost 1 year before St Helens blew I had circled May 18 and wrote Mount St Helens. I had climbed the Mountain several times, it was my favorite of many I had climbed. I was planning a year ahead as I was going to make the climb with my brother in law who lived in Alaska. May was a great time to climb the mountain. The mountain still had snow making it easier to climb than later when you were climbing on loose rock. I liked to summit about 8 am as I had done in the past. Night climb gave you frozen snow and easier to climb. In our favor was the mountain was red zoned prior to the date it blew so the climb was off. I was in Florence Oregon running in a 10k when it blew. We got enough ash to say, What is that?
Betty Boyne
Betty Boyne
12 yrs after eruption I camped in this area many times. Despite the devastation caused it is still one of the most awesome areas for hiking & camping.
Ferguson TO-20
Ferguson TO-20
This video is awesome, I remember here in Virginia the air getting hazy after the eruption but watching this helps me to realize just how devastating it was , Thankyou for sharing.
Lucy Aster
Lucy Aster
I wasn't born then, but living in the Portland area my whole life and being able to see Mt. St. Helens on a clear day means I've known about the eruption my whole life. My mom was about two or three at the time, and she told me once she remembers playing in the fallen ash in her backyard like it was snow.
L Hull
L Hull 21 gün önce
I was in Beaver Oregon. A little community about 14 miles south of Tillamook. We heard this loud boom and our mobile home shook. Ash started falling silently like big flakes of gray snow and covering everything. At first no one knew if the ash was toxic or not so we stayed in doors. I’ll never forget that sound as Mt. Saint Helens blew her top.
Cansar Inducin
Cansar Inducin
It's hard to think that a photographer sat miles away from a volcano and took his last photos as the debre and smog rushed towards him. I don't remember if it was this eruption or another but his photos are chilling. I suggest looking it up if you don't know what I'm talking about.
Jim Pringle
Jim Pringle
I was 7 years old with my grandparents. We were on our way to Vancouver in their Winnebago when Helens blew. We had just left Astoria and crossed the Columbia River. The ash plume was insane. My grandfather said something like "ok summer vacation over". He turned right around and we went straight back to California.
Dana Phillips
Dana Phillips
I was 5 years old and lived in Yakima when this happened. I remember it very well. We knew something was going to happen as the air felt heavy and all the birds were dead silent that morning when we left for church. It happened while we were in church and had to drive home in pitch black at noon. Such a strange and scary time. We had to remove 40 wheelbarrow loads of ash off our roof.
Janice Sedwick
Janice Sedwick 14 gün önce
I was living in Medford, Oregon when this happened. Small amounts of ash landed on my car and house roof. Nothing compared to the survivers of the blast. I will remember this for life b/c my first instinct was to protect my 3 small children from air particles in the ash we did have.
The_Ender
The_Ender Yıl önce
My mom was in Vancouver Washington when the eruption happened and she recalls not getting ash during the May 18th eruption but the one that happened weeks later in June, Vancouver got ash. My dad was in the Mt. Baker area when the eruption happened. I also remember my friend telling me about how his dad was about to take his uncle to pick up the Sunday papers in Yakima to deliver when his uncle came in and said that it’s dark outside and accusing him of pulling a prank. That’s when my friend’s grandpa got up and they turned on the television and the news was covering the eruption.
Pepper Cat
Pepper Cat
First Responders and all who helped are heroes for sure. Thank you for your unselfishness and risking your own lives to help others.
Big Straz
Big Straz 28 gün önce
Amazing shots and heroic work by the rescue teams. RIP to the people that lost their lives that day.
Silentsister
Silentsister 21 gün önce
I was in 6th grade when this happened. I lived in Sinclair, WY at the time.
Les.
Les.
I can't believe that people would ignore professional advice and go into a dangerous red zone to go camping and climbing and then expect or hope to be rescued.
Chad Sevedra
Chad Sevedra
My uncle died when it went off , he was a photographer. My mothers youngest brother. I was only 8 yrs old but I remember him fondly. God bless all of God's children that died that day and their family members that were affected by this erudition