volcano eruption

Mount St. Helens book merges science, eyewitness accounts

By Caryn Lawton, WSU Press PULLMAN, Wash. – May 18, 2015 marks the 35th anniversary of Earth’s largest terrestrial landslide in historical times – a result of a restless volcano and a uniquely violent eruption. The top of Mount St. Helens plowed into Spirit Lake, throwing water 860 feet above lake level, a great inland […]

Rock Doc column: Clues lead to source of huge eruption

By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – When I was a child, I read a lot of murder mysteries. At a young age I favored the books featuring Miss Marple by Agatha Christie. When I was a bit older I fell in love with Lord Peter Wimsey in […]

Chileans little notice,eruption likely ahead

Geologists around the world are pouring over news reports from Chile of the massive eruption of the Chaiten volcano high in the Andes mountains.   The eruption, which has sent a plume of volcanic ash 12 miles into the sky, is in a rural part of the country hundreds of miles south of Santiago.   […]