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Volcanoes - Mt. Saint Helens

Public Domain Stock Footage Volcanoes - Mt. Saint Helens

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keywords: natural disaster, volcano, volcanoes, mount st. helens, earthquake, mud slides, hot ash

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)

  • Date: 1980
  • Duration: 00:13:42
  • Sound: No
  • Color: Color
  • Type: Public Domain
  • Language: N/A
  • Location: United States

Volcanoes - Mt. Saint Helens

Volcanoes - Mount St. Helens

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.

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Aerial view of Mt. Saint Helens, snow covered peak before eruption.


Aerial view of Mount St. Helens and Spirit Lake prior to eruption.


Mushroom-shaped column of volcanic ash rising skyward turning day into night.


Clouds of Volcanic ash.


Volcano spewing volcanic ash skyward.


Volcano crater, Mt. Saint Helens volcano.