posted on Sep, 10 2011 @ 05:12 PM
Not quite. A pyroclastic flow would go down the Puyallup River and devestate the Tacoma tideflat area, but most of Tacoma would be untouched. Another
flow would head North, probably do in Auburn, Kent, and Renton, and wind up at the south end of Lake Washington. Depending on the winds, the ash cloud
could go either way, including east again, as it did for Mt. St. Helens. I've seen the geological maps of the potential flow. It's all mapped
Indeed, the devastation would be much much worse than St. Helens, which isn't in a populated area. I now live on the opposite side of Puget Sound, so
the flow wouldn't get me, though the ash might. I've lived around that mountain my entire life. It's just dormant--not extinct. I hope it does not
blow, but staitically, it probably will, as will Mt. Baker, which emits some steam clouds once in awhile. Mt. Hood could go up, too.