February 23, 2022, 4:30 PM HST
* Updated February 23, 3:58 PM
The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports lava flow within the Halemaʻumaʻu crater at the Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park has slowed to a near pause.
The level of the lava lake has dropped significantly, and the surface is currently about 50% crusted over.
The Kīlauea advisory level is at a “watch” and aviation color code orange. For more information, see: https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/hans2/view/notice/DOI-USGS-HVO-2022-02-23T16:50:51-08:00.
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