Scientists, authorities still vigilant despite volcanic lull

USGS photo In this aerial photo taken Sunday morning, a diffuse laze plume afforded a clear view of Isaac Hale Beach Park and the ocean entry, which was being fed across a broad front by viscous phoehoe. Lava was oozing laterally, but was still about 230 feet southeast of the Pohoiki boat ramp.
USGS photo This aerial shot of fissure 8 taken Sunday morning shows significantly reduced lava activity.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists confirmed Sunday that rates of seismicity and summit deformation have decreased, as has lava output from fissure 8.