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(WOWK) – Today is the 45th anniversary the Mount Saint Helens eruption that killed 57 people in Skamania County, Washington.

The eruption occurred at 8:32 a.m. on May 18, 1980, and the blast was heard up to 200 miles away.

All former volcanoes in the Appalachian Mountains have been extinct for at least 50 million years.

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