posted on Apr, 17 2003 @ 07:36 PM
Wish I knew which geologists they were referring to.
The USGS got a lot of bad press in 1980 about an eruption alert they posted for the Mammoth Lake Caldera. A series of 6.0+ quakes hit in 1979-1980 and
the USGS posted an eruption alert... but then nothing happened. (Consider that an eruption alert means it could erupt any time in the next 50-100
Property values plummeted in the area, and the USGS was sued by several developers/community associations, ect. Because of this the USGS no longer
posts eruption alerts unless an eruption is immediately imminent or in progress. (Which basically defeats the entire purpose of the alert, for early
warning, allowing timely evacuation)
As for me, if I lived in the area of that lake, I would be relocating immediately.