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Rapid upwards movement of magma at depths of several km is a pretty good indication that something significant is happening.

Helens is located in Washington State and is said by the U. Geological Survey (USGS) “to be the most active volcano in the Cascade Range, and it is the most likely of the contiguous U. According to Information Resource Center, the mountain use to be called by certain Indians, ‘Louwala-Clough,’ or ‘Smoking Mountain.’ In 1792, Captain Vancouver (also named Mount Rainier) named it in honor of Baron A. Helens edifice in the late winter and early spring of 1980.Professor Blundy added: "This indicates that the magma system beneath the volcano had become destabilised, probably in the months to years before the eruption.What we are doing is not a real-time monitoring, but a retrospective study of what happened prior to the last eruption.There were only few victims, because it was not allowed to approach the dangerous zone.Begin of activity had been 20 march, so the volcano was observed day and night.

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