I flew in and out of Portland a few times last year. From the air... Ya, bunch of volcanos. And Whitney... Yep, Portland will be decimated. Mexico... 100,000s dead? Staggering... But it will happen somewhere, some day...I was stationed at NAS Whidbey when Mt St Helen's erupted on Sunday morning, May 18, 1980. That was about 275 miles away.....we were on an island off the coast of the Puget Sound, and our we actually felt the house shake. Being on the east side of the volcano we never got any ash, but had friends that had family near there and it was very dangerous to even go outside.