keywords: united states, washington, natural disasters, volcano, volcanoes, lava, mud slides, hot ash, damage, destruction
Synopsis: Unedited footage of Mt. Saint Helens before and after violent eruption at 8:32 AM Sunday, May 18, 1980. Shaken by an earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale, the north face of this tall symmetrical volcano collapsed in a massive rock debris avalanche... (read more plus shot list)
Long shot of snow covered Mt. Saint Helens volcano before eruption. Close-up aerial view of Mt. Saint Helens and various scenes of the north face of the volcano before eruption. Aerial view of Mt. Saint Helens and Spirit Lake prior to eruption. Shows a mushroom-shaped column of ash rising thousands of feet skyward turning day into night as dark, gray ash fell over eastern Washington and beyond. Aerial views of Mt. Saint Helens as the volcano continues to spew volcanic ash for hours after the initial volcanic blast.
Shot List: Eruption of Mt. Saint Helens Volcano. Start Web Movie at Time Code Shown.
01:00:54:05. Aerial view of Mt. Saint Helens, snow covered peak before eruption.
01:01:09:08. Aerial view of Mount St. Helens and Spirit Lake prior to eruption.
01:01:38:12. Mushroom-shaped column of volcanic ash rising skyward turning day into night.