Mount St. Helens volcano here in the US had a big eruption 35 years ago this week! Do you know exactly where it is located? Perhaps this SAS map can help...
As you might have guessed, I'm a big fan of the awesome power of nature (hurricanes, tornadoes, lightning, earthquakes, and ... volcanoes). I've never been to Mount St. Helens, but I did get to climb a somewhat active volcano named Arenal when I tagged along to Costa Rica with my friend Jennifer. Here's a picture:
And now, back to Mount St. Helens, and the SAS map that will help you find it! I downloaded volcano data for the entire world from http://www.volcano.si.edu, and then imported the Excel spreadsheet into a SAS dataset.
I then plotted the data as annotated markers on a map, and used Proc Gproject to clip out just the region of interest (in this case, the western US). If you click the map image below, it will take you to the interactive map, and you can see hover-text for each volcano marker (or click on them to drill-down and see the Google satellite image). I've colored the volcanoes that were 'recently' active red - therefore you should be able to find Mount St. Helens in no time!
And what about the most famous volcano in the world? In my opinion, that's probably Mount Vesuvius, which covered the city of Pompeii with ash and pumice in 79 A.D. See if you can find that one on this map:
Have you ever experienced a volcano eruption? Feel free to share your story in a comment!