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Typhoon Muifa 29W Over the Philippines
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Typhoon Muifa (29W) Over the Philippines

April 10, 2013
Typhoon Muifa spins off the eastern shore of Luzon in this Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image, acquired on November 17, 2004 by NASA’s Aqua satellite. The storm has already drenched the Philippine island of Catanduanes, causing floods and landslides, and is expected to turn west and cross over Luzon before the end of the week. Muifa reached typhoon status at about the time this image was taken at 4:55 UTC. By 12:00 UTC, the storm’s winds reached 139 kilometers per hour (86 mph) with gusts up to 167 kph (103 mph).