On May 18th, 1980, I was in Lynnwood, just north of Seattle. I remember being in my garage, probably cleaning up my stuff after delivering papers when I heard a rumble. Caught my attention, but with Boeing’s Paine Field facility and such a few short miles away, I attributed it to that.
When I went inside, I saw this on the tv:
The coverage was really interesting to me. Volcanoes have fascinated me ever since.
This lahar has always amazed me:
And check out the ash cloud from space:
A monumental event that really changed the region. I’ll write more about that soon.