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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-02893

This vehicle was parked near Meta Lake, 13 km NE of Mount St. Helens, within the area affected by the devastating lateral blast of 18 May 1980. Tree blowdown occurred to distances of about 30 km from the volcano. Most of the 57 fatalities caused by the eruption resulted from the lateral blast. Photo by Terry Leighley, 1980 (U.S. Geological Survey).

This vehicle was parked near Meta Lake, 13 km NE of Mount St. Helens, within the area affected by the devastating lateral blast of 18 May 1980. Tree blowdown occurred to distances of about 30 km from the volcano. Most of the 57 fatalities caused by the eruption resulted from the lateral blast.

Photo by Terry Leighley, 1980 (U.S. Geological Survey).

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