Since May 18, 1980 massive eruption of Mount St Helens causing huge damages to the surrounding areas in deaths, forests fires and flooding, the volcanoes have been the most monitored by experts.
There are always fears that in case of eruption it might cause another catastrophe. To be ready with any such untoward incidents and minimizing its impact, scientists keep an eye on Mount St. Helens.
And the latest observation is not so honky-dory. According to the US Geological Survey, it has been documented that region in Washington has witnessed more than 130 small tremors. “There is absolutely no sign that it will erupt anytime soon. But the data we collect tells us that the volcano is still very much alive,” the USGS said in a statement as reported by csmonitor.com.
Livescience reported quoting Seth Moran, the scientist in charge at the USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory in Vancouver, Washington: “What we’re looking at [now] is way smaller.”
Volcanologists have documented 130 quakes in the area but humans have not noticed them. And the main reason for this is that the magnitude of quakes has been 0.5 or less. This only shows that the volcano is still active, not dormant as many would have thought. But the silver lining, according to experts, it continues to remain years away from another major eruption. All told experts will continue to monitor it.