Explosive eruptions cause widespread damage and are very dangerous.
An overview of Mt. Saint Helens and the famous eruption of 1980.
Researchers learn about exposive eruptions and what life in Ancient Rome was like from studying Pompeii.
Supervolcano eruptions are rare but catastrophic and we have one in North America, Yellowstone.
On May 18, 1980 Mount St. Helens erupted explosively. Volcanologists learned from that eruption and also have new tools so predictions are improving.