You may be surprised at the answer.
At first, Mexico resident Erik Vance presumed that Mexico’s Popocatapetl must be the most dangerous volcano in North America. But when he checked in with Randy White, a volcano expert and part of the Volcano Disaster Assistance Program, which monitors volcanoes on the continent and around the globe for U.S.G.S., Vance learned that El Popo “doesn’t even make the list of top five. Maybe top 10.”
“The one that probably keeps me up at night the most is Mount Rainier,” said White. “It seems that not only is Rainier far more mysterious than Popo, but its chemistry points to a more viscous, explosive eruption. Plus, it hasn’t erupted in more than 100 years, sitting, building up pressure. And, of course, Tacoma, Wash., is right there at its foot. If it decides to get nasty, the first thing it will do is melt its snowcap, thus creating destructive landslides of slushy mud, called lahars.
“So there you have it,” says Vance. “If you like to play it safe and avoid dangerous places and you live in Tacoma, think about relocating to Mexico City. Our volcanoes are more friendly.”
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Thanks to Jimmy Walter for this link
“Rainier is going to kill a lot of people one day,” says Jimmy.