How ready is the Kenai Peninsula to deal with a major eruption? Anchorage Daily News raised this question on 1 January 2006 at http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/ap_alaska/story/7326286p-7238370c.html
I would say that they could be better prepared, but read their story and make up your mind.
Read more about 1912 eruption of the Novarupta Volcano at http://www.mysteriesofcanada.com/BC/novarupta_volcano.htm[/B]
(with picture and map).
Novarupta is situated near the Alaskan-Aleutian plate boundary. This boundary is 4000 km long, and subduction along it has caused some of the largest earthquake ruptures on this planet. The great earthquakes of 1964, 1957 and 1965 are all M9 class events and rank globally among the six largest historic earthquakes. I mentioned in my log on Parent found for orphan tsunami that this is one out of only two regions in the United States where a huge Pacific tsunami could be triggered (the other being the Cascadia mountain range in the northwestern United States).