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Taiwan and Remnants of Chan Hom (02W)

May 12th, 2009 Category: Tropical Cyclones

Remnants of 02W near Taiwan - May 12th, 2009

Remnants of 02W near Taiwan - May 12th, 2009

Detail of Taiwan

Detail of Taiwan

The island of Taiwan, off the coast of mainland China (left), is 394 kilometers (245 miles) long and 144 kilometers (89 miles) wide and consists of steep mountains covered by tropical and subtropical vegetation.

It is bound to the south by the South China Sea and the Luzon Strait, to the west by the Taiwan Strait, to the north by the East China Sea, and to the east by the Pacific Ocean.

East of Taiwan, in the Pacific, the spiralled shape of the remnants of Typhoon 02W (Chan Hom)  are visible. After being downgraded to a Tropical Depression yesterday, Chan Hom has since dissipated.

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