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"The training program directly benefits ...
"The training program directly benefits the United States, through international exchange of knowledge concerning volcanic eruptions, and it serves as an important element in our country's humanitarian assistance and science diplomacy programs around the world," said the USGS's VDAP Chief, John Pallister.
WJZ 13: Baltimore News: Earthquake Activity Rises At Mount St. Helens
A bubble on the south side of the dome has also risen to at least 330 feet since scientists first spotted it on Sept. 30 and is now almost as tall as the dome's 1,000-foot summit, said USGS geologist John Pallister.
"The blister is a rather remarkable event," he
said, saying that it infers magma is less than a mile below the surface.
Scientists will monitor the bulge to see how its movement relates to the seismic activity, Pallister
The Lake Sun Leader Online: News
Explosive eruptions are still possible and often follow lava extrusion, said John Pallister, a volcanologist with the USGS.
A small, nimble team of volcanologists lead by John Pallister of the Cascades Volcano Observatory brings their cutting edge equipment and knowledge to grumbling volcanoes all over the world to predict eruptions and prevent tragedies.
Arbiter Online - the headlines
VANCOUVER, Wash. - The rock was at least the size of a man?s head, and geologist John Pallister cradled it as he would a newborn, which, in a manner of speaking, it was.As little as a month ago, this beefy slab was in liquid form, a pulsating 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit, and working its way up from five miles below Mount St. Helens to form a chunk of the region?s most active volcano.For Pallister, a research geologist at the Cascades Volcano Observatory, evidence of how quickly Mount St. Helens is evolving doesn?t get more solid.?It?s hard to believe that several weeks ago this was lava flow in the middle of the Earth,? he said.