Eruption of Mt Saint Helens - 1980
An earthquake on May 18th initiated the largest landslide ever recorded as the north face of Mt. Saint Helens fell away. The energy that had been building inside the mountain was released, sending an ash column 80,000 feet into the atmosphere. By the end of the event the previously rounded and symmetrical Helens was 1400 feet shorter with the unique breached crater that we see today. With our 2 sizes of St Helens eruption candles you can recreate this historic event.