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Volcano Warning Systems

I am living on a lake with three volcanoes, I am on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. Now thinks about this, I was in Thailand in at the Tsunami, I was in the Philippines when there was a killer Typhoon, and I left Haiti five days before the Earthquake. Natural disaster appears to follow me around, but that is silly --- but I think about it.

I look at the Volcanoes and wonder to myself, do I need to know a volcano warning systems? There are three volcanoes on Lake Atitlan here in Guatemala, maybe that triples my chances of experiencing a volcano. Do scientists really know what they are doing, or are they just ineffective?

Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala --- Monday, April 12, 2010
By Andy Graham of


Two volcanoes, I am told one has two cones, is that suppose to make me feel safer?

I can go live at San Pedro, Guatemala under the volcano, which seems adventuresome. It seems prudent that I would know about volcano warning systems to live on Lake Atitlan, but I do not. How does one go about finding warning systems, nothing is obvious, there are no volcano warning signs here saying,
"You are sleeping close to Volcanoes, please monitor television station X for your personal safety."

Volcano Warning Systems


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.


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 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.