Few People Realize There Are Five Active Volcanoes Right Here In Washington

When you grow up in Washington, you learn all about the day Mount St. Helens erupted in school (unless you’re old enough to have experienced it “live,” of course). And while you’d think that something like that would be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, the reality is that there are no guarantees. Aside from Mount St. Helens, there are four active volcanoes in our state… and some of them are overdue for an eruption.

If all this potential volcanic activity has you a little freaked out, fear not: In spite of our active volcanoes, Washington is still considered one of the safest states to live in.