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East Island of Hawaii is Completely Submerged Now

  • East Island of Hawaii has been swiped off from the map. Located around 550 miles at Honolulu's northwest, the island was a part of a group of small islands located in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. The East Island earlier submerged when the Hurricane Walaka caused powerful storms in the region earlier this month. It was a Category 5 storm with wind speed recorded to be over 157 mph. Scientists are worried despite the fact that it was uninhabited. This was because Hawaiian monk seal and Hawaiian green sea turtle, the world's 2 most endangered animals used to find refuge there.