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Old 11-28-2017, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Jackson, Mississippi
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Jackson, Mississippi has a 66 million years extinct Volcano 2900 feet beneath the Mississippi Coliseum (Jackson Volcano.) Sadly, no active Volcanoes nearby. Long Valley Caldera in California might be the nearest active Volcano to Jackson.

The only other Volcanoes inside city limits (at least according to Wikipedia) are Diamond Head in Honolulu, Pilot Butte in Bend, Oregon, and Mount Tabor in Portland Oregon.
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Old 11-28-2017, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Carrboro, NC
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I can reformat my post to fit in the list if it helps.

Albuquerque, NM: 545,852 [Valles Caldera: 55.0 mi]





Flagstaff, AZ: 65,870 [San Francisco Volcanic Field: 14.3 mi]



https://www.livescience.com/24507-so...no-hazard.html

People overlook the southwestern volcanoes but they have erupted recently (geologically speaking) and will erupt again eventually.

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Old 11-28-2017, 06:40 PM
 
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Volcano, Hawai'i (population ~ 2,575) (0 miles, it literally sits on top of Kīlauea), I lived there for 4 and a half months back in 2009 while volunteering with the National Park service at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park.

The funny thing was, when I told people I lived in Hawai'i, they all thought warmth and beaches, then I told them Volcano is one of the coldest cities in the entire island chain, since it was at 3,750 feet. My house I was staying at didn't have heat, except for a little space heater and some of the mornings in the winter were a bit chilly.

I did feel numerous earthquakes while there, at night, during the day, due to living on top of a volcano, you get used to it. They did have this emergency disaster/evacuation plan, if Kīlauea did have a "major" eruption. My office was only a few miles from the caldera, if there ever was a major eruption at the caldera, I would have probably been dead, pretty quick.

You can't get any better than that, the town, itself, is called Volcano!
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Old 11-28-2017, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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I believe all the active volcanos in Hawaii are on the Big Island, so the main city close by is Hilo (pop. 42k or so).
The distance from Hilo to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is 29 miles by road, so a bit less as the crow flies. But the city lies within the potential eruption zone, and in fact was threatened by an eruption that got to within a few miles, sometime back in the 1980s.
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Old 11-29-2017, 03:15 AM
 
Location: Cannes
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I can reformat my post to fit in the list if it helps.

Albuquerque, NM: 545,852 [Valles Caldera: 55.0 mi]





Flagstaff, AZ: 65,870 [San Francisco Volcanic Field: 14.3 mi]



https://www.livescience.com/24507-so...no-hazard.html

People overlook the southwestern volcanoes but they have erupted recently (geologically speaking) and will erupt again eventually.
Didn't know about San Francisco Volcanic Field...Good one
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Old 11-29-2017, 06:32 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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While not in the US, there are several Caribbean cities that exist in the shadow of a volcano ie:

Charlestown, St. Kitts and Nevis
Roseau, Dominica
Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe
St Pierre, Martinique
Castries, St Lucia

Most infamous of all of these is Plymouth, Montserrat that was destroyed by an eruption in the Soufriere Hills in 1995. The Soufriere Hills are still quite active and the southern half of Monserrrat is restricted for most visitors.
Seeing the plume rising above Monserrat from the nearby island of Nevis is a magnificent sight.

https://a0.muscache.com/im/pictures/...olicy=xx_large
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Old 11-29-2017, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Albuquerque is near the center of the Rio-Grande rift, which is a volcanic region that produces cinder cone eruptions every few thousand years in New Mexico and Arizona.

Vulcan

The Albuquerque volcanic field has several cinder cones just outside the city limits inside the Petroglyph National Monument.
I remember seeing a news clipping about how some punks in the 50s filled either Vulcan or Ja with used tires and set them afire. It sent the city into a sick-ol' panic!
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Old 11-29-2017, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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I can reformat my post to fit in the list if it helps.

Albuquerque, NM: 545,852 [Valles Caldera: 55.0 mi]

Flagstaff, AZ: 65,870 [San Francisco Volcanic Field: 14.3 mi]

https://www.livescience.com/24507-so...no-hazard.html

People overlook the southwestern volcanoes but they have erupted recently (geologically speaking) and will erupt again eventually.
That's cool, didn't know about those fields.

Seattle, WA: 704,352 [Mt. Rainier: 58.7 mi]
Portland, OR: 639,863 [Mt. Hood: 48.7 mi | Mt. St. Helens 51.7 mi]
Albuquerque, NM: 545,852 [Valles Caldera: 55.0 mi]
Tacoma, WA: 207,948 [Mt. Rainier: 42.5 mi]
Vancouver, WA: 172,860 [Mt. St. Helens: 45.0 mi | Mt. Hood: 50.6 mi]
Eugene, OR: 166,575 [Diamond Peak: 59.5 mi]
Bellevue, WA: 141,400 [Mt. Rainier: 56.4 mi]
Kent, WA: 127,514 [Mt. Rainier: 42.8 mi]
Gresham, OR: 111,523 [Mt. Hood: 37.7 mi | Mt. St. Helens: 49.0 mi]
Everett, WA: 109,043 [Glacier Peak: 51.2 mi | Mt. Baker: 58.0 mi]
Hillsboro, OR: 105,164 [Mt. St. Helens: 60.0 mi]
Renton, WA: 100,953 [Mt. Rainier: 48.6 mi]
Beaverton, OR: 97,590 [Mt. Hood: 54.3 mi | Mt. St. Helens: 56.9 mi]
Federal Way, WA: 96,757 [Mt. Rainier: 41.6 mi]
Yakima, WA: 93,986 [Mt. Adams: 54.5 mi]
Redding, CA: 91,808 [Lassen Peak: 47.1 mi | Mt. Shasta: 50.2 mi]
Chico, CA: 91,567 [Lassen Peak: 55.5 mi]
Kirkland, WA: 87,701 [Glacier Peak: 58.9 mi]
Bellingham, WA: 87,574 [Mt. Baker: 30.3 mi]
Santa Fe, NM: 83,875 [Valles Caldera: 36.5 mi]
Auburn, WA: 77,472 [Mt. Rainier: 38.4 mi]
Flagstaff, AZ: 65,870 [San Francisco Volcanic Field: 14.3 mi]
Redmond, WA: 62,458 [Glacier Peak: 55.7 mi | Mt. Rainier: 59.3 mi]
Olympia, WA: 51,202 [Mt. Rainier: 55.4 mi]

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Old 11-29-2017, 09:50 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Rio Puerco Volcanic Field west of Albuquerque (Cabezon Peak) is an other-worldly place.





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Old 11-29-2017, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Seattle WA, USA
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are these fields still active? And if they are extinct do we include extinct volcanoes in our list?
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