Scientists lower alert for Mauna Loa, say eruption could end


              The Mauna Loa volcano erupts Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, near Hilo, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
            
              A woman records with her phone as the Mauna Loa volcano erupts Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, near Hilo, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
            
              Lava flows through fissures as the Mauna Loa volcano erupts Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, near Hilo, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
            
              Lava flows as the Mauna Loa volcano erupts Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, near Hilo, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
            
              Ashlyn Nadeau, left, stands next to her husband, Casey Nadeau, second from left; Jessica Doyle, second from right, and Justin Potter, right, as they take a picture below the Mauna Loa volcano as it erupts Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, near Hilo, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
            
              In this aerial image provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, fissure 3 is seen erupting on the Northeast Rift Zone of Mauna Loa on the Big Island of Hawaii, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. The world's largest volcano continues to erupt but scientists say lava is no longer feeding the flow front that has been creeping toward a crucial highway. That means the flow isn't advancing and is no longer an imminent threat to the road that connects the east and west sides of the Big Island. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP)
            
              FILE - A man talks on a phone in his car alongside Saddle Road as the Mauna Loa volcano erupts Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, near Hilo, Hawaii. The world's largest volcano continues to erupt but scientists say lava is no longer feeding the flow front that has been creeping toward a crucial highway. That means the flow isn't advancing and is no longer an imminent threat to the road that connects the east and west sides of the Big Island. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
            
              FILE - Spectators watch the lava flow down the mountain from the Mauna Loa eruption, Nov. 29, 2022, near Hilo, Hawaii. On Wednesday, Dec. 7,  the lava from Mauna Loa, was 1.8 miles from Saddle Road, also known as Route 200 or Daniel K. Inouye Highway, scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey said. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia, File)
            
              FILE - People watch and record images of lava from the Mauna Loa volcano Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, near Hilo, Hawaii. Officials monitoring the Mauna Loa eruption on Hawaii's Big island said Wednesday, Dec. 7, the lava flow moving toward state Route 200 has slowed. They said they could not predict when, where or if the lava flow would cross the highway. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
Scientists lower alert for Mauna Loa, say eruption could end