Mt. St. Helens Rebuilding Fast
Could Mt. St. Helens grow back to its pre-1980 size in just 180 years? That’s what an article in the Tacoma, Washington News Tribune says. The lava dome is growing fast, and so is a glacier inside the crater. It is growing 3 feet per day. The lava dome split the glacier because it was “growing by a pickup truckload of lava every two seconds.”
Yes, it may be growing fast now, children, but before there were scientists to observe it, it took millions and millions of years.