04 Aug '11, 5pm

Typhoon Muifa [image] #NASA

Typhoon Muifa [image] #NASA

Muifa first formed as a tropical depression over the western Pacific Ocean on July 25, 2011. It strengthened to a tropical storm on July 28, and by the end of the month, it was a super typhoon. Muifa weakened slightly in early August, although it remained a typhoon. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color image of Typhoon Muifa on August 4, 2011. The eye of the storm is east of Taiwan, and clouds overlap Okinawa. The same day that MODIS captured this image, the U.S. Navy’s Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) reported that Muifa was located about 100 nautical miles (185 kilometers) south-southeast of Kadena Air Base in Japan. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 90 knots (170 kilometers per hour) with gusts up to 110 knots (200 kilometers per hour). The JTWC forecast that the storm would continue tr...

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China braces for approaching typhoon Muifa

channelnewsasia.com 05 Aug '11, 5am

SHANGHAI: China called more than 7,000 fishing boats back to port on Friday in preparation for Typhoon Muifa, one of the m...

China evacuates 200,000, cancels flights ahead ...

channelnewsasia.com 05 Aug '11, 11pm

SHANGHAI: China evacuated more than 200,000 people on its east coast and cancelled nearly 200 flights on Friday in prepara...

China evacuates 200,000 ahead of typhoon

channelnewsasia.com 05 Aug '11, 11pm

SHANGHAI: China evacuated more than 200,000 people on its east coast and cancelled nearly 200 flights on Friday in prepara...

Hurricane Eugene [image] #NASA

Hurricane Eugene [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 04 Aug '11, 11pm

Hurricane Eugene was near its maximum intensity when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua...

Shanghai's airports cancel flights as Typhoon Muifa nears

Shanghai's airports cancel flights as Typhoon M...

straitstimes.com 07 Aug '11, 5am

A man talks on his mobile phone next to a flight schedule information board which shows many flights are cancelled in red ...

Taiwan typhoon victims seek US$68m compensation: TAIPEI: Victims of a deadly typhoon that devastated Taiwan near...

Taiwan typhoon victims seek US$68m compensation...

channelnewsasia.com 06 Aug '11, 7am

TAIPEI: Victims of a deadly typhoon that devastated Taiwan nearly two years ago are seeking $68 million in compensation fr...

Flooding in the Missouri Basin [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 05 Aug '11, 9pm

The Missouri River remained swollen through parts of Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, and Kansas in early August 2011. The Modera...

Volcanic Acitivity at Krakatau [image] #NASA

Volcanic Acitivity at Krakatau [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 02 Aug '11, 7pm

Site of one of the largest volcanic eruptions of the 19th Century, Anak Krakatau (also known as Krakatoa) has been intermi...