# How would this island tribe survive when a tornado meets a volcano?

What would happen if a hurricane went inside a volcano and sucked up all the lava at the same time that the volcano was erupting?

Details: The island is 10,754km$$^2$$ and has just under 4 million inhabitants. Temperate subtropical climate normally, suitable for olive growing and wax melting. Main exports basalt, honeydew melons and melted wax. The most obvious feature of the island is a massive 120km wide, 6km tall stratocolvano (assumed dormant until the time of this story).

The island natives have extensive contact with other nations across the ocean, via shipping. Culturally they live in a post-colonial, pre-digital, self-sustaining society which values information, stories and gossip as currency and they only pray to the volcano. Because of this the people would never think of destroying the volcano because it is very important culturally and everybody would find out you did it really quickly.

Unless you had a secret way to create hurricanes.... but that's another story.

The basic question is, would the hurricane suck up all the lava and leave, or would it suck it all up and then spit it back out again with greater force and ferocity?

Further to this, is there any way that some people on the same island as the volcano might survive?

Edit : The tectonic plates meet at a constructive boundary, that's part of how the volcano got so big. The plate depth at that point is 245 kilometres and there's a shallow layer of earth above it, not more than 10km average at the time of the story due to extensive basalt mining.

• Is the plate boundary constructive or destructive? Also can you please provide more information on the tectonic plate depth. Sep 15 '21 at 22:30
• Thank you for providing additional content. Sep 15 '21 at 22:40
• how would a hurricane suck up anything? Your title says "tornado" but the text is "hurricane" Sep 15 '21 at 23:16
• Do you mean to describe a water spout equivalent over a lava lake? No, you said "erupting" so it's being thrown into the air. I don't know how that material could be "sucked" into anything though. Sep 15 '21 at 23:18
• Is what you are looking for a hypercane? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…. Sep 16 '21 at 3:44