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Typhoon Chaba

Typhoon Chaba

The MODIS instrement aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured this true-color image of Typhoon Chaba on August 23, 2004 at 3:50 UTC, about 8 hours after it struck the Northern Mariana Islands. This powerful storm brought sustained winds of 287 km/hr (178 mph) and a storm surge of approximately 5.5 meters (18 feet) to the islands. The storm caused widespread damage including heavy flooding, uprooted trees and downed powerlines.

The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image at additional resolutions and formats.

NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC.