40th anniversary of the eruption at Mount St. Helens

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Monday marks the 40th anniversary of the eruption at Mount St. Helens.

The volcano in the cascade mountains is in Washington state, nearly 100-miles south of Seattle.

Mount St. Helens was recognized as a volcano in 1835.

There have been at least four significant eruptions over the past five centuries.

The blast on May 18th, 1980 killed 57-people and did more than a billion dollars’ worth of damage.

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