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Typhoon Nari Approaches China

Typhoon Nari Approaches China

On September 14, 2001, Typhoon Nari was located about 418 km (260 miles) northeast of Taipei, Taiwan, and was moving slowly southwestward at a rate of about 4 km per hour (2.5 mph). The storm was packing winds of up to 150 km per hour (93 mph). According to the U.S. Department of Defense's Joint Typhoon Warning Center, Typhoon Nari is expected to continue moving slowly southwestward toward China's coast over the next 24 hours.

This true-color image of Nari was acquired by the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA's Terra satellite, on September 14.

Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC