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  • Great timing, supercomputer upgrade lead to successful forecast of volcanic eruption

    Portrait of Illinois research team

    Former Illinois graduate student Yan Zhan, left, professor Patricia Gregg and research professor Seid Koric led a team that produced the fortuitous forecast of the 2018 Sierra Negra volcanic eruption five months before it occurred.  

    Photo by Michelle Hassel


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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach Patricia Gregg, call 217-333-3540; email

    The paper “Forecasting mechanical failure and the June 26, 2018 eruption of Sierra Negra Volcano, Galápagos - Ecuador” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abm4261