PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Mount St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980 at 8:32 a.m., killing 57 people. The entire north face of the mountain slid away, creating the largest landslide ever recorded. Soon after, volcanic ash hugged the entire globe

Where We Live: The 40th anniversary of Mount St. Helens eruption
KOIN Video Vault: The eruption of Mount St. Helens

On the 40-year anniversary of the historic disaster, we look back at some of the jaw-dropping scenes of the eruption’s aftermath: