The Day Mount St. Helens Exploded
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 606
- Aug 11, 2020 7:00 pm
- 52:58 mins
The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens Guest: Steve Olson, author, "Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens" The 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens captured worldwide attention. The most powerful natural disaster to hit the United States—more powerful than Hurricane Katrina, the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco, and the first atomic bomb explosion—this event showed people that no matter what technological advances had been made, we were all still at the mercy of nature. Volcano Prediction Guest: Janine Kavanagh, Senior Lecturer in Geology and UKRI Future Leaders Fellow, University of Liverpool Volcanic eruptions are the stuff of ancient legend, cataclysmic historical events, and Hollywood apocalypse movies. Has our technology allowed us to predict them?