Typhoon ‘Karen’ heads to Japan

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MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 12 noon, 14 September 2012

MANILA, Philippines—Typhoon “Karen” kept its strength as it was forecast to head towards Japan, the state weather bureau said Friday.

Karen was last spotted 770 kilometers northeast of Aparri in Cagayan, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said.

The cyclone, which was forecast to move north at 15 kilometers per hour, was packing maximum sustained winds of 185 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 220 kph.

The Joint Typhoon Warning Center based in Hawaii has classified Karen (international name Sanba) as a super typhoon or very strong tropical cyclone equivalent of a category 4 or 5 hurricane.

Karen did not make landfall in the Philippines.

Occasional to moderate heavy rains will be experienced in Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa and Bicol region which may trigger flashfloods and landslides. Visayas and Northern Luzon will be cloudy with scattered light to moderate rains. Mindanao will have partly cloudy skies with isolated rains or thunderstorms in the evening.

Meanwhile, Metro Manila will be cloudy with occasional moderate to heavy rains and thunderstorms.

Originally posted at 12:43 p.m.

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  • im_earth

    Natures are start involving human conflicts and ignorance.
     
    Philippines experienced lashed of HABAGAT and in returned were floods together with tons of garbage thrown back to us.

    South China and West Philippine Seas stablised tension when weather disturbance was not safe for all fishermens and possible ships deployment. It delays and keeps mind at peace at the moment.

    Igme typhoon gone to Japan, and China.
    Iran experienced earthquake as well as in China and caused sever damaged.

    South Philippines experience earthquake.
    And new typhoon Karen will go back to Japan for it has still visible tension between China.

    ‘well not all details here. but some natures moves match to warn humans.

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