Scientists say water in Hawaiian crater is being heated by volcano

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HONOLULU (AP) — Scientists have discovered that a growing pond of water inside a Hawaii crater is being heated by Kilauea volcano.

The U.S. Geological Survey said Tuesday that temperature readings taken over the weekend show that a growing pool of water in Kilauea volcano’s Halemaumau crater, the former home of a popular lava lake, is about 158 degrees Fahrenheit (70 degrees Celsius).

For the first time in recorded history, the presence of water in the crater was confirmed last week. Since then, scientists have found two other small pools of water nearby.

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