In Hawaii, first a volcano, now a hurricane

Published August 23, 2018


An article in The Atlantic about the threat posed to the Hawaiian Islands by Hurricane Lane, the most powerful storm to threaten Hawaii in more than two decades, interviews Tracy Gregg, associate professor of geology, about Hawaii’s newest threat, which is coming just days after the eruption of the volcano Kilauea began to show signs of slowing. The power of the volcano would pale in comparison to the hurricane, she said, adding, “A volcano punching through [a hurricane] would be a smudge on the windshield.”

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