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UPDATE: Lava slows its march towards Royal Gardens

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Source: USGS (taken Wednesday night) Source: USGS (taken Wednesday night)
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HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK (HawaiiNewsNow) - Lava pouring from the Puu Oo crater is slowing down. Scientists at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park say the lava breakout that started last Wednesday continued to flow Monday morning.

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 However, scientists say most of the active lava was spreading out at a higher elevation south and west of Pu`u Halulu which is about 0.8 miles northeast of Puu Oo.

 Scientists also say that minor lava activity resumed within Puu Oo Crater with short flows from the base of the east wall on Sunday and from the west wall base overnight.

The floor of Puu Oo Crater has been slowly subsiding. Scientists say all erupted lava is within Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park or adjacent State land managed by the Department of Land and Natural Resources.

At Halemaumau at the Kilauea summit, scientists say the summit lava lake level has been generally dropping since reaching a high on Sept. 19 and remained well below the floor of Halemaumau Crater.

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