Latest Jon Major Stories

2005-07-22 06:39:15

SEATTLE -- There's a whole lotta shakin' going on at Mount St. Helens these days as the restless peak does what it has done for thousands of years: build new lava domes that totter and fall and become the foundations for still more new ones. A series of unusually strong earthquakes - exceeding magnitude 3 - has been reported in recent days by the Cascades Volcano Laboratory in Vancouver, Wash., about 50 miles south of the mountain. The latest was a magnitude 3.1 quake early Thursday that was...

2005-03-09 21:00:34

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) -- Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey's volcano observatory here were getting ready to head home when the squiggly line on the computer that tracks seismic activity at Mount St. Helens suddenly turned a solid black. "It just kept on going and going and going," said research hydrologist Jon Major, describing the seismic line that registered Tuesday's earthquake measuring a magnitude of 2.0. Outside the building, the mountain located some 50 miles away was belching...

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