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Mount St. Helens Volcano - Current Update

Friday, September 19, 2014 10:21 AM PDT (Friday, September 19, 2014 17:21 UTC)

Current Volcano Alert Level: NORMAL
Current Aviation Color Code: GREEN

Activity Update: All volcanoes in the Cascade Range of Oregon and Washington are at normal levels of background seismicity. These include Mount Baker, Glacier Peak, Mount Rainier, Mount St. Helens, and Mount Adams in Washington State; and Mount Hood, Mount Jefferson, Three Sisters, Newberry, and Crater Lake in Oregon.

Recent Observations: A short 10-minute-long burst of small deep (~10 km, or ~6 miles) low-frequency events occurred at Newberry on the evening of September 17th this week, similar to another short-lived sequence that occurred at Newberry on 07/31. Such events occur on occasion at most monitored Cascade volcanoes, particularly Mounts Baker, Rainier, and Hood, and although unusual, are considered to be part of normal background seismic activity at these volcanoes. Field crews conducted hydrologic and geologic studies at Mount St. Helens and Mount Shasta. A new seismometer and GPS system was installed at Mount Hood this week.

Source: Current Alerts for U.S. Volcanoes

Mount St. Helens VolcanoCam

Volcano Cam not available at night, please come back after sunrise Pacific Time to see the Volcano Cam image. Sunrise will occur at 7:00 AM CDT.

This is a static image of Mount St. Helens, taken from the Johnston Ridge Observatory. The Observatory and VolcanoCam are located at an elevation of approximately 4,500 feet, about five miles from the volcano. You are looking approximately south-southeast across the North Fork Toutle River Valley. The VolcanoCam image automatically updates approximately every five minutes.
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Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
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U.S. Geological Survey, Vancouver, Washington
University of Washington, Pacific Northwest Seismograph Network, Seattle, Washington
USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory
Cascade Range Current Update
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