Don't worry...those volcanoes aren't showing any signs of erupting any time in the near future. If you want more info though...go to San Pedro and ask for an English guy that lives there called Matt Purvis. He will fill you in.
I always hear the words like,"we never thought it would happen."
I asked the question in the post:
"Do scientists really know what they are doing, or are they just ineffective?"
I think it would be prudent if this Matt Purvis arranged to have signs put up around the lake explaining the Volcano Warning Systems, or more or less say,
"We do not have Volcano Warning Systems."
Funny stuff to me, I am just making fun, but not really, Pacaya near Antigua is active. I was near Banos in Ecuador and no warning systems.
I was in Yogyakarta, Indonesia and no general public volcano warning system:
So, you are saying in a way that Matt Purvis is the ineffective scientist that probably just makes money doing tours... hehehe.
No, Matt lives in San Pedro and knows about these things. There are volcano warning systems for all of the currently active volcanoes in Gautemala.
Just because you aren't warned doesn't mean there isn't a system in place. If you were in danger (that couldn't be avoided by being sensible) then you would know about it.
Jon you you wrote,
"There are volcano warning systems for all of the currently active volcanoes in Gautemala."
This lack specific information, the reader would want the who, when, where, what, why, how is this volcano warning system works.to feel this is exist.
What is the link to the active volcano warning system that would allow the public to have oversight that it truly functions.