Dangerous Volcanoes in the Pacific Northwest and all of America
Yellowstone, this is the volcano that I thought was the most dangerous in the States, and think about it when we read about all the volcanoes erupting all over the world. However, there are two more. No there are many more in the Pacific Northwest!
Mt S. Helens and Mt Rainier, and the group of volcanoes that form the Cascade Range.
"Mount St. Helens is 34 miles (55 km) west of Mount Adams, in the western part of the Cascade Range. These "sister and brother" volcanic mountains are approximately 50 miles (80 km) from Mount Rainier, the highest of Cascade volcanoes. Mount Hood, the nearest major volcanic peak in Oregon, is 60 miles (100 km) southeast of Mount St. Helens." Also, ""Mount St. Helens is an active stratovolcano located in Skamania County, Washington, in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It is 96 miles south of Seattle, Washington, and 50 miles northeast of Portland, Oregon."
"Mount Rainier (...) is the highest mountain of the Cascade Range of the Pacific Northwest, and the highest mountain in the state of Washington. It is a large active stratovolcano located 54 miles (87 km) southeast of Seattle. It is the most topographically prominent mountain in the contiguous United States and the Cascade Volcanic Arc, with a summit elevation of 14,411 ft (4,392 m). Mt. Rainier is considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world, and it is on the Decade Volcano list."
What Would Happen If Mt. Rainier Erupted? "Most people don’t even know what “lahars” are, but they can be exceedingly deadly. Just imagine a tsunami of super-heated mud that is hundreds of feet thick traveling at highway speeds. In fact, scientists believe that Mount Rainier is capable of producing massive lahars that could move at speeds of up to 50 miles per hour…" Read more here.
List of currently OTHER active Volcanoes in the rest of the world.
America's 116 Volcanoes are :
Arizona = 7
Calif = 24
Colorado = 4
Idaho = 10
Miss. = 1
Missouri = 1
Nev = 5
NH = 2
NM = 10
OR = 43!
SD = 1
Tx = 1
Utah = 5
Vir = 2
Wash State =16 (Mt Rainier & Cascade Arc)
Wyoming +1 (Yellowstone)