New Technology Helping Volcanologists

“VANCOUVER, Wash. – Geologist David Johnston wouldn’t have died on Mount St. Helens today. New equipment developed since the 1980 eruption of the volcano has made it possible for volcanologists to take better measurements without hiking up the volatile mountain, a requirement 24 years ago that cost Johnston his life.

“Those measurements can be made remotely now with GPS equipment. You don’t need to be up there on the volcano,” said Dan Dzurisin, a fellow geologist who was Johnston’s friend and colleague.”

I find volcanoes to be fascinating. So much power.

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  1. Jack's Shack says:

    It all depends on how close I am to the volcano.

  2. So nevermind the hurricane, which would you choose – an earthquake or a volcano blowing up? Think I’d take the latter…

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