Saturday, September 15, 2012

Southern Japan threatened by Typhoon Sanba, 170-mph winds - The Japan Daily Press

The Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) has issued an advisory to southwestern Japan and South Korea about the quickly approaching Typhoon Sanba. As of Thursday night, the JTWC says it has escalated in strength to a “super typhoon,” or the equivalent of a class 5 hurricane. A super typhoon is classified as a storm having wind speeds of 150 miles per hour (241 km/h), whereas Sanba is already approaching speeds of 170 mph (273 km/h).

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