Have you ever heard of the Saint Helens volcano? If so, then you’ll know for sure what is shown in the following photographs.
Its spectacular eruption on May 18, 1980 was one of the first predicted by vulcanological services. As a result, they were able to evacuate the locals in time!
It’s true that 57 people were killed. They were mainly woodcutters and people living in forested areas who didn’t make it.
The volcanic lava destroyed everything in its path. Once lush mountains were turned into ashes.
Hundreds of square kilometres of forest were completely destroyed.