New Images: Lava activity decreases on Big Island

Eastern rim of Pu'u O'o Crater. Courtesy: USGS
Eastern rim of Pu'u O'o Crater. Courtesy: USGS
Thermal image of lava. Courtesy: USGS
Thermal image of lava. Courtesy: USGS
Courtesy: USGS
Courtesy: USGS

BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - Scientists say volcanic activity on the Big Island has slowed recently.

In a thermal image, the red and orange areas show lava flows that were active in the last two weeks, but have since stalled.

The yellow and white areas are the most recently active spots, but scientists describe the activity as fairly small and weak.

Another image shows a panorama taken from the eastern rim of the Pu'u O'o Crater.

According to experts, a lava pond also formed on Tuesday.

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