Powerful typhoon headed toward Taiwan and southern Japan

Typhoon Chansu, which formed in the Pacific Ocean near the Philippines a few days ago, intensified sharply and headed towards Taiwan and southern Japan’s Okinawa Prefecture. About this informed on a site of the Japanese meteorological management on Thursday, September, 9th.

It was categorized as “destructive.” At the moment the wind speed in its central part is 15 m/sec. The typhoon can reach Taiwan and Japanese islands Sakishima on September 12 or 13.

Meteorologists are warning of likely strong gusty winds, torrential rain and storm surges in coastal areas.

Earlier, on Aug. 22, a magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck east of the coast of Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture. Tremors of up to 4 magnitude were felt by residents in Fukushima, Miyagi, Iwate, Yamagata, Ibaraki and Tochigi prefectures.