Tropical Cyclone Zoe (06P) West of Fiji Islands, South Pacific Islands • Earth.com

Last update: June 19th, 2019 at 12:00 am

Tropical Cyclone Zoe turned out to be the most powerful cyclone ever recorded in the Pacific Ocean. During late December 2002, Zoe plowed over numerous tropical islands in the Pacific Ocean off Australia and Indonesia, leveling buildings, uprooting trees and churning up 30-foot waves that pounded the shorelines of islands such as Fiji (seen in this image at right edge).

Credit: Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

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