Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Mt. St. Helens Won't Be Big?

I had a feeling the story of Mount St. Helens would just keep going
For days, scientists have been warning that the volcano could blow at any moment with enough force to endanger lives and property. But geologists said Tuesday a more likely scenario was weeks or months of smaller-scale venting, with the possibility lava could enlarge the dome within the mountain's gaping crater.
"There's not necessarily going to be a big one," said Jake Lowenstern, a U.S. Geological Survey volcanologist.
Guess that's good news, right?

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