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Red-Level Weather Alert As Typhoon Halong Lashes Southern Japan – 9 August 2014

A powerful typhoon is raging through southwestern Japan, prompting the country’s meteorological agency to issue the highest red-level weather alert. At least 6 people have been injured and half a million locals were urged to evacuate.

Typhoon Halong, which has already been unofficially classified as a super typhoon, has caused rains and winds of up to 198 kilometers (123 miles) per hour.

NASA's Terra satellite captured this image of Typhoon Halong on August 9, 2014 at 01:50 UTC.

NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image of Typhoon Halong on August 9, 2014 at 01:50 UTC.

As of 3pm on Saturday, Halong was traveling north-northeast some 160 km south-southwest of Cape Ashizuri in Kochi Prefecture at 150 kph. The maximum sustained wind speed near its center was 126 kph, the Japan Times reported.

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