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By Dylan R.
Grade 5, Arizona

I chose to research Mount St. Helens because we read about it in the story “Volcanoes”. It is located in Washington State. This volcano was formed in Southeast Washington close to pretty cool since it had a very deadly eruption. I used a textbook and Olympia. I chose this volcano because we read some things about the volcano and it seemed www.usgs.com/mount/mountsthelens to research this volcano.
It was formed by many layers of lava, ashes, and other different things. Mount St. Helens was formed about 44,000 years ago. Eruptions happened in 1600,1700, 1800,1802, 1831, 1835, 1842,1844, 1847,1854, 1857, and 1980 was times of eruptions of the mountain. The height of this volcano is 8,364 feet tall. The length is 1550 feet and the width of is 500 feet. Mount St. Helens is a strato-volcano. A strato-volcano is formed by the lava, cinders, and ashes of an eruption. During all those eruptions 200 bears, 5000 deer, 1500 elk, and 57 people died in the eruptions of Mount St. Helens. It was a volcano in 1835 and its last eruption was in 1980 so, it was active for 145 years. It was the most active volcano in the Cascade Range. Cascade Range is a range of mountains going from California until Washington. In 1980 eruption ashes flew as fast as 60 miles per hour. Some ashes went to the eastern side of the United States in three days.
I enjoyed researching this volcano because It such a cool volcano because of all its eruptions. I hope I can research the volcano I got again because there is so much more stuff I still can learn about it. I think other people should research this volcano because it has great history. I will never forget the 1980 eruption because of the deaths and destruction. When I was looking at some pictures that happen for my volcano and I saw a car got stuck in ashes I the 1980 eruption. I also saw a bunch of pictures of Mount St. Helens erupting even one with Mount Rainer erupting bottom left and my volcano top right. That was some things I saw when researching Mount St. Helens.




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