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Super Typhoon Nida 04W Over the Philippines
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Super Typhoon Nida (04W) Over the Philippines

April 5, 2013
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) onboard NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this true-color image of Super Typhoon Nida churning through the Philippine Islands on May 18, 2004. Packing winds of 100 miles per hour and gusts of up to 122 mph, the typhoon caused floods and landslides in the Bicol region of the main island of Luzon. Nida has been responsible for at least six deaths in the Philippines and has displaced thousands as it skirted the eastern part of the country before moving towards southern Japan. Credit: Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC


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