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Typhoon KROSA Destroys or Damages 19,000 Homes in Philippines

Posted by feww on November 2, 2013

KROSA affects more than 100,000 people in Luzon, Philippines

Typhoon KROSA, locally known as VINTA, has affected more than 24,000 families (104,828 people) in 26 municipalities and a city in five province of Ilocos Norte, Cagayan, Isabela, Abra and Apayao, the government’s disaster response agency reported Saturday.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) issued that following  typhoon damage report:

  • 24,123 families ((104,828 people) affected in three regions in Luzon, Ilocos, Cagayan and the Cordillera Administrative Regions.
  • Some 299 families have been displaced displaced.
  • A total of 1,737 houses totally damaged (destroyed) and 13,174 others are partially damaged by the typhoon.
  • KROSA swept through northern Luzon provinces with maximum sustained winds of 130 kilometers per hour gusting to 160 km/hr.

The typhoon left the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Friday and is currently heading toward central Vietnam/  Indochina Peninsula via Hainan Island.

KROSA is currently a well-defined Cat 3A Typhoon on FIRE-EARTH New Hurricane Scale with sustained winds of about 180 km/hr gusting up to 230 km/hr.

Typhoon KROSA Details

  • Time: At 03:00UTC on November 2, 2013
  • Position: NEAR 19.6N, 115.6E.
  • Location: About 350km SSE of Hong Kong
  • Speed and Direction: Tracking Westward at about 9 km/hr
  • Maximum Sustained Wind Speed: 180 km/hr
  • Maximum Wind Gusts: 230 km/hr
  • Maximum Significant Wave Height: 14m

[Source:  FEWW, JTWC and others]

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Typhoon KROSA Special Message.

VIS/IR (FIRE-EARTH Enhancement) Satellite Image of Typhoon KROSA

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Typhoon KROSA – Vis/IR Satellite Image (FIRE-EARTH Enhancement) – Recorded at 02:30UTC on Nov. 2, 2013. Source of the original image: CIMSS/SSEC/WISC.

Typhoon Stats for NW Pacific

  • The 60 year average (1951-2010) No of Typhoons: 20.9
  • No of typhoons so far this year: 29
  • Percent Increase: 38.8 [Calculated by FIRE-EARTH blog]

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More details to follow…

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Strong Quake Strikes Taiwan

Posted by feww on October 31, 2013

UPDATE: The quake magnitude has been downgraded to 6.3Mw by Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau


Strong, Shallow Quake Strikes 45km SSW of Hualian, Taiwan

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  • Magnitude: 6.3Mw
  • Event Time: 2013-10-31 @ 12:02UTC
  • Location: 23.55°N, 121.42°E
  • Depth: 19.5km
  • Source: Central Weather Bureau, Taiwan

Nearby Cities

  • 53km SSW of Hualien County, Taiwan
  • 760km (472mi) ENE of Hong Kong

NO local reports of damage or casualties available  as of posting.

Source: Central Weather Bureau, Taiwan

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Earthquake Location Map. Source: USGS/EHP

More detail to follow …

Seismic activity along the boundaries of the Philippine Sea Plate (Allen et al., 2009) has produced 7 great (M>8.0) earthquakes and 250 large (M>7) events. Among the most destructive events were the 1923 Kanto, the 1948 Fukui and the 1995 Kobe (Japan) earthquakes (99,000, 5,100, and 6,400 casualties, respectively), the 1935 and the 1999 Chi-Chi (Taiwan) earthquakes (3,300 and 2,500 casualties, respectively), and the 1976 M7.6 Moro Gulf and 1990 M7.6 Luzon (Philippines) earthquakes (7,100 and 2,400 casualties, respectively). There have also been a number of tsunami-generating events in the region, including the Moro Gulf earthquake, whose tsunami resulted in more than 5,000 deaths. –USGS/EHP

Typhoon KROSA Image Update

The quake struck Taiwan as the outer bands of Typhoon KROSA battered the coastal areas south and southeast of the island.

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Typhoon KROSA Visible/IR  satellite image (FIRE-EARTH Enhancement) recorded at 12:30UTC on October 31, 2013. Source: CIMSS/SSEC/WISC.

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