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Old 01-31-2009, 10:31 AM
 
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Default Theres an old volcano under jackson

located 2900 feet (884 meters) beneath the city. Its center is actually directly below the Coliseum. It is the only volcano located directly below a major population center or capital city in the United States. The volcano was discovered in eighteen nineteen. I know its not going to erupt but it sounds like the plot to the movie "volcano" where a volcano just popped up right out of downtown LA. I guess thats where they got the idea.
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Old 01-31-2009, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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This I did not know. Very interesting.

Last edited by darylwi; 01-31-2009 at 04:14 PM..
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Old 02-01-2009, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
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I found out about that a few years ago. I guess that explains why Belhaven is relatively hillier than surrounding areas.
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:39 AM
 
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Hmmmm...interesting!
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Old 07-03-2009, 02:19 PM
 
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Okay, I have to research this. Thanks for the info.---Wow!
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Old 07-04-2009, 12:05 PM
 
Location: ITP in Tucker GA
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That's true, I read an article on this a long time ago downtown at the library. You can find all kinds of references there. and if you would notice every shifts uphill after you pass the coliseum.
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Old 07-05-2009, 10:32 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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I was told during my stay in Jackson that when you go down the hill on High Street and the curve on I-55 that you are dropping down into the bowl of the volcano.
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Old 07-06-2009, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Mississippi
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I've been told that Greenville is also atop a dormant volcano.
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Old 07-06-2009, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Coast of MS
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I was told during my stay in Jackson that when you go down the hill on High Street and the curve on I-55 that you are dropping down into the bowl of the volcano.
a caldera?
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Old 11-01-2009, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Bethesda, MD
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I remember my Biology teacher first told me about this volcano when I was a sophomore at Grenada High School in 2004. I couldn't believe it at first!

I think the old volcano isn't active anymore. Like the teacher said, if it's active and when it erupts, we will have to pick a new capital city for Mississippi because a gigantic hole with pile of destruction and flooding water from Ross Barnett Reservoir will be the remains of Jackson. Now that's pretty scary picture.
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