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Mount St Helens volcano, USA, satellite image. Mount St Helens is located in the south west of Washington State. This image was taken on the day the crater floor was deformed by a large uplift. The result of seismic activity in the previous fortnight. Its most devastating eruption was in 1980, when 57 people were killed and a huge area of forest around the volcano was levelled. The 1980 eruption blew the top off the mountain, reducing its height from 2950 metres to 2550 metres. Taken by the Ikonos satellite on 4 October 2004.
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