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The blast reduced the mountain's height by 1,314 feet.900,000 tons Washington state worked to remove about 900,000 tons of ash from highways and roads, according to the USGS.

The International Trade Commission determined the total cost of damage and rebuilding efforts from the eruption came to an estimated

The blast reduced the mountain's height by 1,314 feet.900,000 tons Washington state worked to remove about 900,000 tons of ash from highways and roads, according to the USGS.The International Trade Commission determined the total cost of damage and rebuilding efforts from the eruption came to an estimated $1.1 billion.230 square miles of damage The eruption damaged roughly 230 square miles of land around the volcano, according to the USDA Forest Service.In contrast, the gently sloping shield volcanoes, such as those in Hawaii, typically erupt nonexplosively, producing fluid lavas that can flow great distances from the active vents.Although Hawaiian-type eruptions may destroy property, they rarely cause death or injury. Helens erupted in Washington, spewing ash, rock and hot gases into the air and causing mud to flow down the mountain sides.USA TODAY Network takes a look at the natural disaster by the numbers. Helens erupted in Washington, spewing ash, rock and hot gases into the air and causing mud to flow down the mountain sides. PDT and was "the deadliest and most economically destructive volcanic event in the history of the United States," according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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The blast reduced the mountain's height by 1,314 feet.900,000 tons Washington state worked to remove about 900,000 tons of ash from highways and roads, according to the USGS.

The International Trade Commission determined the total cost of damage and rebuilding efforts from the eruption came to an estimated $1.1 billion.230 square miles of damage The eruption damaged roughly 230 square miles of land around the volcano, according to the USDA Forest Service.

In contrast, the gently sloping shield volcanoes, such as those in Hawaii, typically erupt nonexplosively, producing fluid lavas that can flow great distances from the active vents.

.1 billion.230 square miles of damage The eruption damaged roughly 230 square miles of land around the volcano, according to the USDA Forest Service.

In contrast, the gently sloping shield volcanoes, such as those in Hawaii, typically erupt nonexplosively, producing fluid lavas that can flow great distances from the active vents.

The land within the monument is protected and was allowed to naturally rejuvenate and restore itself.

In addition to sulfur dioxide, volcanoes also release smaller amounts of other noxious gases, including hydrogen sulfide and hydrogen chloride.

They also release carbon dioxide, the greenhouse gas that's primarily blamed for global warming. Helens produces between 500 and 1,000 tons a day of carbon dioxide, Gerlach estimates.

USA TODAY Network takes a look at the natural disaster by the numbers.57 people died Autopsies showed that most of the people killed in the eruption likely died from asphyxiation after inhaling hot ash, according to the USGS. Between then and May 18, there were more than 2,800 earthquakes recorded at the volcano, and a bulge began to develop on the volcano's left side, PBS reported.1,314 feet shorter A 5.1 earthquake on May 18 rattled the mountain, causing the bulge to burst and landslide down the mountain.

Fifty-seven people died including photojournalist Reid Blackburn, a USGS volcanologists named David Johnston and Harry Truman, a lodge owner in his 80s who rose to fame after he refused to leave the mountain in the weeks preceding the eruption. Helens might erupt occurred on March 20, 1980, when a magnitude-4.2 earthquake caused snow avalanches to occur on parts of the volcano, according to the U. Once the bulge was gone, the volcano's magma system was depressurized and blew off the top of the mountain, according to the USGS.