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Spirit Lake - Damaged by Volcanic Eruption

Spirit Lake - Damaged by Volcanic Eruption Famous Historical Events Geography Disasters

Photograph of Spirit Lake, a formerly popular tourist destination near Mount St. Helens, as it appeared after the volcano erupted in 1980.  Note, also, the devastated forest area between the lake and the mountain.  

The photo, which shows a once-pristine area resembling a gray moonscape (albeit with water), was taken by Lyn Topinga on October 4, 1980.

Click on the image for a greatly enhanced view.


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Image online, courtesy the U.S. Geological Survey.

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