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    Seattle vs Hawaii - the safer volcanoe is?

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    Would you feel safer living next to a Hawaiian volcano or one in the Cascade Range near Seattle? Why?

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    Interesting in that I used to live on the Big Island of Hawaii and have some experience with this. Definitely the Hawaiian volcanoes. Basaltic lava is more quiescent and more predictable (due to a combination of lower viscosity and a lower explosivity index caused by the lower viscosity and lower gas retention.) Also, the deformation ...

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    As the title suggests, answer explores the hazard potentials of these two volcanic regions.