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Five Hurricanes, Typhoons With Highest Wind Speeds

Technically, hurricanes and typhoons are the same weather phenomenon — a circular storm known as a tropical cyclone. Weather experts began using satellite technology in 1970 to accurately measure wind speeds. These are the five strongest tropical cyclones since 1970. Hurricane Patricia, 2015: Wind speeds reached 345 kilometers per hour over the eastern Pacific, but decreased dramatically after making landfall in western Mexico. Eight people died. Typhoon Haiyan, 2013: Haiyan killed...

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