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Number of typhoons in Western Pacific hits 17-year high

2014/08/08 20:47:14

Satellite image at 8 p.m. Friday shows Typhoon Halong was moving toward Japan. (From the Central Weather Bureau website)

Taipei, Aug. 8 (CNA) The Western Pacific Ocean produced 12 typhoons in the first seven months of this year, a 17-year high, according to WeatherRisk Explore Inc., but only one has hit Taiwan directly.

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