That eruption provided scientists with information that they believe can help predict future events.
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In 2018, rising summit lava lake levels culminated in a large eruption which abruptly drained the lava lake, which then initiated the crater collapse. This led scientists to suggest that the summit lava lakes were pressure gauges of the underlying magma.
Scientists now suggest that rapidly rising lava lakes at the summit may be a sign of an impending eruption.