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Photos: A look back at the eruption of Mount St. Helens, 40 years ago today
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Photos: A look back at the eruption of Mount St. Helens, 40 years ago today

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On May 18, 1980, the Mount St. Helens volcano in Washington state exploded, leaving 57 people dead or missing.

Here's a look at images before, during and from the tragic days that followed the eruption:

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