Typhoon Maemi (15W) Off Korea • Earth.com

Last update: August 21st, 2019 at 6:01 pm

Typhoon Maemi strikes a heavy blow on South Korea in this Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image captured by the Aqua satellite on 12 September 2003, at 1:55 pm, local time. With sustained winds of 135 miles per hour, the storm was the strongest to hit South Korea since records began. Media reports say that at least 104 people died in the storm.

Maemi is the Korean name for a cicada that legend says chirps madly to warn of a coming typhoon.

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

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