Hurricane Walaka, a powerful hurricane that hit Hawaii earlier this month, has wiped a Hawaiian Island off of the map. East Island, a small 11-acre spot of gravel and sand that sat on top of a coral reef, disappeared after coming into contact with the intense storm.
According to The Guardian, scientists have confirmed that the island vanished after comparing satellite images of the French Frigate Shoals — a protected marine area in the northwestern Hawaiian Islands.
“I uttered a swear word….
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