Geologists predicted volcanic outbursts

On June 26, 2018, a quake shook Isabela Island in the Galápagos. Sierra Negra, an island volcano, soon erupted

 In two months, the volcano's vents blasted 19 square kilometres of lava.

Sierra Negra has erupted seven times in the last century. Geologists predicted 2018's eruption as early as January

Sierra Negra is one volcano in a sparsely populated island, but transferring similar projections to other craters might save innumerable lives.

Volcano forecasting may become a reality in the next decades, says University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign geologist Patricia Gregg.

Gregg and her colleagues' Sierra Negra prognosis, five months before the eruption, was lucky.

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