Mount St. Helens Sends Up Plume of Steam

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Activity has persisted at Mount St. Helens, seen here on Oct. 1, 2004.  Credit: John Pallister/USGS

Activity has persisted at Mount St. Helens, seen here on Oct. 1, 2004. John Pallister/USGS hide caption

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Mount St. Helens releases a plume of steam, sparking speculation that the volcano may erupt in coming weeks. The mountain has exhibited tremors and small earthquakes in the past week. Hear NPR's Melissa Block and Dan Miller of the Cascades Volcano Observatory.

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