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Geologist to talk about eyewitness accounts of the eruption of Mount St Helens


Wenatchee Valley Erratics Chapter of the Ice Age Floods Institute will meet at 7p.m., Tuesday, April 9, at the Wenatchee Valley Museum, 127 South Mission, Wenatchee.

Richard Waitt, Research Geologist with USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory, Vancouver, will talk about his book, In the Path of Destruction—Eyewitness Chronicles of Mount St. Helens. The book portrays Mount St. Helens’ May 18, 1980 eruption through first-person stories of people caught in, racing from, or witnessing the blast. Included are tales of the spring-1980 pre-eruption crisis period and of the explosion itself. And th...

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