Susan Schwartz on Mount St. Helens eruption

This week’s featured video:

How can a mountain lose over 1300 feet of elevation in just minutes?
Watch Susan Schwartz’s fascinating retelling of the sequence of events surrounding the eruption of Mount St. Helens on May 18, 1980, taken from her course Geology of National Parks (EART 3). If devastating geologic events fascinate you, make sure to check out Professor Schwartz’s other online course, Earthquakes (EART 11).

Read more about Professor Schwartz’s research here.