Eruption of Mt St Helens Volcano

Eruption of Mt St Helens Volcano

E380/0031 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 51.6MB

Downloadable file size: 7.6MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: PROF. STEWART LOWTHER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Eruption of Mt. St. Helens volcano on 18th May 1980. The initial blast was horizontal, blowing the northern flank outwards. This was immediately followed by a vertical explosion which surged upwards, twelve miles into the atmosphere. The overflow from this vertical eruption or Plinian column, consisting of ash, gas & pulverised rock, can be seen in this photograph spilling over the rim of the crater and flowing down the mountainside - pyroclastic flow. Mt. St. Helens forms part of the Cascade Range which runs from southern British Columbia, Canada, to northern California, USA.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: eruption, geology, mount st helens, pyroclastic flow, volcano

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.