Typhoon Pabuk
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With sustained winds of 108 km per hour (67 mph) and gusts of up to 182 km per hour (113 mph), Typhoon Pabuk slammed into Japan yesterday (August 21, 2001) leaving at least two people dead and forcing thousands to evacuate. This true-color image of Typhoon Pabuk was acquired yesterday by the Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor (SeaWiFS), aboard the OrbView 2 satellite, while the center of the storm was passing over the southern portion of Honshu, roughly 450 km (280 miles) southwest of Tokyo.

Image courtesy the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE

Typhoon Pabuk

August 23, 2001
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