The Eruption of Mt. St. Helens, no. 11

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The Eruption of Mt. St. Helens, no. 11


  • 1980-05-18 (Creation)


3/4 in.; videotape; positive; color; 0:32:32

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Raw news footage of the eruption of Mount St. Helens.

Description provided by broadcaster: “The big eruption - slide sequence campsite - windshield - mountain and fast sequence

Camera - Don Stapleton, logs and river from river bank. Man pulls fish from river.

Toutle River - Long shot of mountain erupting ash. Eerie picture. Toutle River - road block. Logs and bridge.

Toutle flood, mountain and landscape in foreground. News people and other aircraft. Sea of mud. Small building in mud….. flying down river. Logs and debris, wall of gunk, highway, wide shots of mountain. Logs moving.

Long shot-mountain still in picture. One and scarcely see that the ash is moving. Static shot of eruption.”

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Copyright for this broadcast is held by KATU-TV. In Copyright:

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