Pond in Halemaumau Crater now the size of a football field

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HONOLULU (KHON2) — A green pond at the bottom of Halemaumau Crater on the Big Island is getting bigger.

Officials believe the pond is now the size of a football field.

They created this rendering using Aloha Stadium as a reference.

According to the USGS, the pond continues to grow about six inches in depth a day.

And the scalding hot temperatures of the water surface have remained fairly consistent at around 160 degrees fahrenheit.

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