The 8.2 magnitude earthquake that has triggered tsunami warnings off the coast of Alaska has sparked fears it could awaken America’s most deadly volcano Mount St Helens, with the 8,363ft mountain’s threat level at “very high” as shockwaves rattle the northwest states. The volcano in Washington state left 57 people dead and leveled 250 homes when a 5.1 magnitude earthquake caused it to erupt in 1980. An

avalanche of debris crashed down the mountain and reduced its height by 1314ft. The trail of destruction brought down 47 bridges and wiped out 15miles of railways and 185miles of a highway. Between 2004 and 2008 it was classed as being in a state of eruption as it continuously released magma.  And it is now feared the volcano could erupt again in the wake of this morning’s powerful earthquake off the coast of Alaska. READ MORE