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Typhoon Chan-hom lashed Okinawa island chain in Japan

Jul 10, 2015 11:00 IST

Chan-hom typhoonChan-hom typhoon on 10 July 2015 moved north-west between the islands of Okinawa and Miyako of Japan with recorded gusts of 234 kilometres per hour. It was categorised as a super or severe typhoon by some regional weather bureaus including China and Taiwan.

The typhoon is expected to keep moving northward, bringing rainstorms and waves as high as 12 metres at sea.

Before arriving on the Japanese coast, the typhoon hit Phillipines on 7 July 2015 that left five dead due to heavy rains associated with it.

After Japan, the storm is due to pass northern Taiwan before making landfall on the east coast of mainland China on 11 July 2015.

After China, the typhoon is expected to change course and head north-east toward Shanghai and the Korean peninsula.

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Who: Typhoon Chan-hom

Where: Okinawa Island chain in Japan

What: Lashed

When: 10 July 2015

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