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Lava at Pu'u O'o Crater rising

KILAUEA (HawaiiNewsNow) - Over on the Big Island, the lava lake at Kilauea's Pu'u O'o Crater is slowly inching higher.

According to scientists, a unique shape is taking form. They say Pele has created a "slipper" in the crater.

The lava lake has grown by 328 feet since the crater collapsed on Mar. 5.

It still has 12 more feet to go to reach its previous high point.

The middle of the crater -- the slipper shape -- is perched about 20 feet above the surrounding crater floor.

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