Happy 25th Anniversary, Mount St. Helens!

25 years ago today, on May 18, 1980 at 8:32 am PDT, Mount St. Helens blew with a fury unexpected by everyone watching the ongoing events at the volcano. 25 years later, the area has begun an awesome recovery and a memorial for those who died in the blast.

It is extremely fitting that Mount St. Helens is once again active in time for this anniversary.

Visit the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument site for more information.