NASA catches Tropical Depression Sarika in the act • Earth.com
10-19-2016

NASA catches Tropical Depression Sarika in the act

Tropical Depression Sarika made landfall early on Oct. 19 when NASA-NOAA’s  satellite passed overhead.

Sarika’s maximum sustained winds were near 34.5 mph (30 knots /55.5 kph). It was moving to the north-northwest at 8 mph (7 knots/13 kph). At that time, the center of the depression was about 130 nautical miles east-northeast of Hanoi, Vietnam.

Sarika is expected to dissipate over land, however, there is a slight chance its remnants may reemerge over the Gulf of Tonkin.

Credits: NOAA/NASA 

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