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Old 04 May 2018, 11:48 PM
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A new glacier formed inside the crater, too.

It was a big event in my childhood, too, despite living far away. And then I was living in Portland during the last eruptions.
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Old 05 May 2018, 06:42 AM
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The lump in the middle of the crater is the newly forming dome. Looks like it will be the high point of the mountain in another 50 years or so.
Looks dark, at the moment. Part of the problem with live feeds.

Mt. St. Helens has a twitter account and on April 1st announced an impending eruption.

And it's interesting to see the timing of different events Yellowstone's Largest Geyser Erupts 3 Times, Puzzling Scientists. Makes me wonder what's in the chewy center of our planet.
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And it's interesting to see the timing of different events Yellowstone's Largest Geyser Erupts 3 Times, Puzzling Scientists. Makes me wonder what's in the chewy center of our planet.
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People do tend to determinedly live in vulnerable areas; including to the point of coming back to them and repeatedly rebuilding.

This is I'm sure partly because sometimes there doesn't seem to be anywhere better to live, or at least nowhere that isn't already claimed and/or vulnerable to something else.
Volcanic soil is very fertile. At least part of the reason for rebuilding in ancient times (possibly pre-historic) was to take advantage of these soils.

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Old 07 May 2018, 02:46 PM
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Interesting, Seaboe. I hadn't realized that.

Areas that are frequently flooded are often also very fertile.

Of course, in many areas people used to expect to move out of those areas during the flood, and come back in during the farming season, rather than build their only and/or permanent housing there.
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