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Below the Flash movie may be a copy of the press release as issued the same day by the U.S. Geological Survey, Cascades Volcano Observatory, Vancouver, Washington.
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|Eruption Event Movie - February 02, 2005|
Wednesday, February 02, 2005 - On February 02, 2005, Mount St. Helens saw its shadow.
Groundhog Day 2005 was clear and a wonderful viewing day for observing Mount St. Helens. We were treated with an ash event in the middle of the afternoon. You are also able to see the new dome for the first time in a VolcanoCam movie. The new dome is now visible above and behind the old dome.
The USGS reports the old dome took six years to build up to a volume of some 97 million cubic meters. The new dome has only been growing since October 11, 2004 and is already 44 million cubic meters in volume.
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