Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología, Meteorología e Hidrología

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Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología, Meteorología e Hidrología (INSIVUMEH)
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Agency overview
Formed March 26, 1976
Jurisdiction Government of Guatemala
Headquarters Guatemala City
Annual budget Q 29,085,525 (2008)[1]
(US$ 2,647,272)
Agency executive Eddy Hardie Sanchez Benett, Director
Parent agency Ministry of Communications, Infrastructure and Housing
Website www.insivumeh.gob.gt

The National Institute for Seismology, Vulcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology of Guatemala (in Spanish: Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología, Meteorología e Hidrología (INSIVUMEH)) is a scientific agency of the Guatemalan government. The agency was created to study and monitor atmospheric, geophysical and hydrological phenomena and events, its hazards to Guatemalan society, and to provide recommendations to the government and the private sector in the occurrence of natural disasters. The agency has four major science disciplines, concerning Seismology, Vulcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology. [2]

INSIVUMEH was created in March 1976, shortly after the heavy 1976 Guatemala earthquake and is part of Ministry of Communications, Infrastructure and Housing.[2]

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