Super Typhoon Hinnamnor

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According to a forecast by the Japan Meteorological Agency, the strongest tropical storm of 2022 'Super Typhoon Hinnamnor' is moving toward the East China Sea, threatening Japan's southern islands.

About Super Typhoon Hinnamnor :

  • It is similar to a category-5 hurricane.

  • It is currently moving across the East China Sea, threatening the southern islands of Japan and the eastern coast of China.

  • It is bringing about 257 kilometres per hour and gusts of 314 kilometres per hour.

  • Hinnamanor is the 11th and  strongest tropical storm of 2022.

  • The epicentre of the storm was about 643 km south-southeast of the island of Kyushu, Japan.

About Tropical Storms :

  • Hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons are types of tropical storms.

  • But they are given different names depending on where they appear.

  • Hurricanes are tropical storms that form over the North Atlantic Ocean and the Northeast Pacific.

  • Cyclones form over the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean.

  • Typhoons form over the northwest Pacific Ocean.

  • To be classified as a super typhoon, a hurricane needs to attain sustained wind speeds of at least 240 kmph.

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