Typhoon Bopha

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Typhoon Bopha, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Pablo, was the strongest tropical cyclone on record to ever affect the southern Filipino island of Mindanao, making landfall as a Category 5 super typhoon with winds of 175 mph (280 km/h).wikipedia
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2012 Pacific typhoon season

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The twenty-fourth tropical storm, along with being the fourth and final super typhoon of the 2012 Pacific Typhoon season, Bopha originated unusually close to the equator, becoming the second-most southerly Category 5 super typhoon, reaching a minimum latitude of 7.4°N on December 3, 2012, as only Typhoon Louise-Marge of 1964 came closer to the equator at this strength, at 7.3°N.
In December, Typhoon Bopha, an unusually very low-latitude but very powerful tropical cyclone, caused catastrophic damage in Mindanao in the Philippines.

Tropical Storm Washi

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After first landfalling in Palau, where it destroyed houses, disrupted communications and caused power outages, flooding and uprooted trees, Bopha made landfall late on December 3 on Mindanao, an island that had been devastated by the much weaker Tropical Storm Washi in December 2011.
Typhoon Bopha (Pablo, 2012)

New Bataan, Compostela Valley

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There were 49 fatalities in a mudslide in the mountainous town of New Bataan alone, and another 33 died in rural settlements elsewhere in Mindanao.
The municipality was one of the hardest-hit towns of Typhoon Bopha when it hit the town on December 3, 2012.

Typhoon Tembin

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Typhoon Tembin (2017)
Typhoon Tembin, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Vinta, was the deadliest tropical cyclone to strike Mindanao since Typhoon Bopha in 2012.

Mahar Lagmay

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Geologist Mahar Lagmay, head of a government project to map out all flood-prone areas of the country, said that while most people in the affected communities had been aware of the danger, they had not known where to go for safety.
Lagmay has published detailed analyses of major disasters in the Philippines such as the Guinsaugon landslide; Mayon eruptions; typhoons Ondoy, Sendong, Pablo, and Yolanda; and storm surges.

2018 Pacific typhoon season

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The name Ampil was first used in the 2018 season.
During the season, the names Ampil, Jongdari and Barijat were used for the first time, after they replaced the names Bopha, Sonamu and Utor which were all retired after the 2012 and 2013 seasons respectively.

Typhoon Kate (1970)

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Typhoon Kate (1970)
It was to be another 42 years before another major typhoon Typhoon Bopha made a landfall in south eastern Mindanao.

Tropical cyclone

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Typhoon Bopha, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Pablo, was the strongest tropical cyclone on record to ever affect the southern Filipino island of Mindanao, making landfall as a Category 5 super typhoon with winds of 175 mph (280 km/h).

Philippines

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Typhoon Bopha, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Pablo, was the strongest tropical cyclone on record to ever affect the southern Filipino island of Mindanao, making landfall as a Category 5 super typhoon with winds of 175 mph (280 km/h).

Mindanao

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There were 49 fatalities in a mudslide in the mountainous town of New Bataan alone, and another 33 died in rural settlements elsewhere in Mindanao. Typhoon Bopha, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Pablo, was the strongest tropical cyclone on record to ever affect the southern Filipino island of Mindanao, making landfall as a Category 5 super typhoon with winds of 175 mph (280 km/h).

Equator

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The twenty-fourth tropical storm, along with being the fourth and final super typhoon of the 2012 Pacific Typhoon season, Bopha originated unusually close to the equator, becoming the second-most southerly Category 5 super typhoon, reaching a minimum latitude of 7.4°N on December 3, 2012, as only Typhoon Louise-Marge of 1964 came closer to the equator at this strength, at 7.3°N.

1964 Pacific typhoon season

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The twenty-fourth tropical storm, along with being the fourth and final super typhoon of the 2012 Pacific Typhoon season, Bopha originated unusually close to the equator, becoming the second-most southerly Category 5 super typhoon, reaching a minimum latitude of 7.4°N on December 3, 2012, as only Typhoon Louise-Marge of 1964 came closer to the equator at this strength, at 7.3°N.

Palau

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After first landfalling in Palau, where it destroyed houses, disrupted communications and caused power outages, flooding and uprooted trees, Bopha made landfall late on December 3 on Mindanao, an island that had been devastated by the much weaker Tropical Storm Washi in December 2011.

Power outage

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After first landfalling in Palau, where it destroyed houses, disrupted communications and caused power outages, flooding and uprooted trees, Bopha made landfall late on December 3 on Mindanao, an island that had been devastated by the much weaker Tropical Storm Washi in December 2011.

Flood

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After first landfalling in Palau, where it destroyed houses, disrupted communications and caused power outages, flooding and uprooted trees, Bopha made landfall late on December 3 on Mindanao, an island that had been devastated by the much weaker Tropical Storm Washi in December 2011.

Davao Oriental

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After hitting Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley provinces, Bopha shifted through the southern and central regions of Mindanao, cutting power to two provinces and triggering landslides.

Compostela Valley

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After hitting Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley provinces, Bopha shifted through the southern and central regions of Mindanao, cutting power to two provinces and triggering landslides.

Landslide

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After hitting Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley provinces, Bopha shifted through the southern and central regions of Mindanao, cutting power to two provinces and triggering landslides.

South China Sea

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More than 170,000 people fled to evacuation centers, as the system moved to the South China Sea west of the Palawan island province, eventually dissipating on December 9.

Palawan

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More than 170,000 people fled to evacuation centers, as the system moved to the South China Sea west of the Palawan island province, eventually dissipating on December 9.

Atmospheric convection

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On November 23, 2012, a large area of convection lingered 650 km (400 mi) south of Pohnpei, near the equator at a latitude of 0.6ºN.

Pohnpei

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On November 23, 2012, a large area of convection lingered 650 km (400 mi) south of Pohnpei, near the equator at a latitude of 0.6ºN.

Latitude

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On November 23, 2012, a large area of convection lingered 650 km (400 mi) south of Pohnpei, near the equator at a latitude of 0.6ºN.

Atmospheric circulation

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The system had a poorly defined, elongated atmospheric circulation and was located in an area of moderate wind shear and restricted outflow, due to a subtropical ridge to the north.

Wind shear

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The system had a poorly defined, elongated atmospheric circulation and was located in an area of moderate wind shear and restricted outflow, due to a subtropical ridge to the north.