East Island has vanished after coming into contact with Hurricane Walaka, an intense storm that hit Hawaii earlier this month
A piece of the United States has been dramatically wiped off the map after an island in Hawaii was washed away by a powerful hurricane.
East Island, a remote spit of gravel and sand that sat atop a coral reef, has vanished after having this misfortune to come into contact with Hurricane Walaka, an intense storm that surged past Hawaii earlier this month.
Original Title: Hawaiian island erased by powerful hurricane: ‘The loss is a huge blow’
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