The cyclone destroyed the city in Madagascar. Satellite photos made deadly cyclone

On Friday, the satellite "Aqua" captures cyclone "Harun" over Madagascar.
From the action of the elements 10 people were killed, and another 17 were hospitalized.

Last Friday in Madagascar cyclone hit "Harun", coupled with a strong wind and heavy rain. According to ITAR-TASS, the speed of the wind gusts reached 200 km / h

Cyclone "Harun" 22 February 2013. © NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

Cyclone raged on the island more than a day, resulting in Morombe city was destroyed by 70 percent. Collapses because of 6 people died, 17 were hospitalized. Four more victims of torrential rains.

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From February to May, the rainy season in Madagascar. As "RIA Novosti", in 2012, from cyclones "Giovanna" and "Irina" killed 112 people.

Satellite "Aqua" made the photo cyclone "Harun"
(16th in the southern hemisphere) as soon as a tropical whirlwind struck the south-west of Madagascar. During this period, the eye of the storm clouds already delayed, the maximum sustained wind speed was 128 km / h

Cyclone "Harun" 22 February 2013. © NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

Center of the cyclone was over the area Manombo (known wildlife sanctuary), about 480 km south-west of Antananarivo, the capital and largest city of Madagascar. Tropical vortex shifted to the south-south-east at a speed of about 8 km / h, flooding rains vast territory.

An interesting feature of the cyclone was that he came over very warm, but still relatively small Mozambique Channel. Flowing over here Moçambicana gives ocean is very warm (30 degrees Celsius) and a huge evaporation. The proximity of the land affected only by its intensity, not allowing to exceed hurricane force
Second category.

Tropical cyclone 'Harun', 11:15 GMT on February 20, 2013 © satellite "Aqua» | NASA

In the process of displacement of the largest island of the friction force is significantly weakened the vortex. A day later, he was back on the warm water of Indian Ocean. But wind shear degradation finished the cyclone. February 24, he dissipated into a tropical depression, and soon ceased to exist.

Category: Natural disasters and the environment

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