Originally Posted by columbiachop
i too live in the shadow of an active volcano. i have a great and close up view of mt. st. helens off my deck.
Just pray the mountain doesn't come to you! The most incredible photographs I have ever seen are the eruption and aftermath shots of Mt. St. Helens. It boggles the mind!!!
I watched a documentary recently on "Cascadia". You guys have some serious plate subduction just offshore and the volcanos inshore to go along with it. I've never been north of Mendicino, Ca. but a goal in life is to spend some time in Oregon/Wash/BC.
In a Tom Robbins book he portrayed the Inidans around SF as thinking the whole operation was facinating and then came the quake. When the Indians saw the white guys rebuilding instead of getting the message and moving on with their brick and mortor, they shook their heads and stayed the hell out of town from then on..
St. Croix is on a SA plate and the Islands North and East rest on another. St. Thomas is 32 NM N of here and the canyon is 20,000 ft. deep between the two. We have a lot of tremblers but no volcanic action just here, which is a good thing in my book.