“Mount St Helens WARNING: Scientist reveals molten rock ‘rising FIVE metres a DAY’” — so reported Britain’s Express newspaper last week. It said an eruption, like the volcano’s famous deadly one in 1980, was a possibility. The thing is, the news report is 15 years out of date. “The dome at St. Helens has been quiet since 2008,” seismologist Wes Thelen says.
The activity that scored the Express’ interest caused a much bigger media ruckus in fall 2004, when the mountain “burped” after a series of small earthquakes.