Registered: Jan 2003
Local time: 07:38 PM
Earthquake shakes Mount St. Helens
|A 3.1-magnitude earthquake shook the crater at Mount St. Helens on Saturday, the strongest quake at the volcano since mid-October.
U.S. Geological Survey scientists said they did not believe a major eruption was imminent -- just a continuation of the minor ash and steam eruptions that have been occurring since the mountain reawakened this fall.
This story describes the new 750ft "dome" that has been created from fresh lava over the last month - I hadn't read this elsewhere - pretty interesting, but also kind of scary to think of such active vulcanism so close to populated regions.