The historical lava flow paths from Mt.Rainier go right through the heart of downtown Seattle and Tacoma, in Washington State. Hawaii is effectively nothing BUT active volcanoes.
It's a bit difficult to avoid any chance of natural disaster here in the US. Pretty much everywhere in this country is subject to one or more type of large disaster at some point. The entire western coastline is essentially an earthquake zone. Most of the central areas of the country are flood plains, but that's also where we grow food. The entire coastline from the Mexico/Texas border in the Gulf of Mexico, all the way around Florida and up to New York is a hurricane risk. I don't think there's a place anywhere in this country that's safe from everything, it's just a matter of picking what type of disaster you want to deal with.
It's not exclusively an American issue though. Just look at Holland, a good part of the country is below sea level. London and the Thames has always been an interesting relationship. Japan is essentially a string of volcanoes, and always at risk of Tsunami. The Yangtsee cuts a path of death through China. Don't even get me started about farming in the Nile flood plains.
Just a fact of life. You want to create the things needed to survive, particularly food? Then need to be near things that can potentially kill you.