Typhoons are some of the majority powerful and destructive storms seen wherever in the world. A typhoon is a strong tropical cyclone that forms in the northwestern Pacific Ocean. Similar storms are recognized as hurricanes while they occur in the Atlantic Ocean or neighboring seas, and a cyclone or tropical cyclone in the Indian Ocean area. Reach your peak typhoon season is usually from July to October, even though they can occur at any time of year. Areas most horrible hit by typhoons include the Philippines, eastern and southern coasts of China (including Hong Kong), Taiwan, the Korean peninsula, Japan and Vietnam. Recent particularly deadly typhoons include Typhoon Fengshen, which left additional than a thousand dead in the Philippines in June 2008.
Typhoons characteristically develop above the warm tropical seas of the Pacific about 10 degrees north of the equator, feeding on the warmth released from increasing moist air. The turning round, or cyclonic effect, of the storm is generate by the spin of the Earth, which twists the system in an anti-clockwise direction - as opposed to a clockwise direction if a storm occurs in the Southern Hemisphere. Typhoons regularly bring heavy rains and powerful winds, around a still and clear area known as the. On one occasion a cyclone reaches winds of at smallest amount 34 knots or 61kph, it is typically called a tropical storm and assigned a name. If it intensifies to strike 64 knots or 118kph, a tropical cyclone becomes a typhoon.
Names for typhoons are determined in advance by a typhoon committee, consisting of meteorological organization of 14 countries and regions in the Asia Pacific. A new name is automatically selected from the list while a typhoon is born. American-style names were used for typhoons until 2000, when Asian names began to be used. Several countries, such as Japan, prefer to use number-based conventions and the Philippines have its own catalog of names for tropical cyclones, mostly used for domestic information and advisories. at the same time as typhoons often cause massive damage and loss of life, scientists newly found that they may trigger slow earthquakes, acting as valves to gradually release stresses along fault lines in a non-violent manner over hours or days, to avoid the buildup of high stresses that could lead to a single great earthquake in a small number of explosive seconds or minutes