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Last Updated: Thursday August 13 2009 10:26 GMT

Hurricanes, Typhoons & Cyclones

Hurricane in satellite photo

Hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons are all storms with winds faster than 74 mph, but have different names depending on where they appear:

  • Hurricanes in the North Atlantic Ocean and North Eastern Pacific Ocean
  • Typhoons in the North Western Pacific Ocean
  • Cyclones in the Indian Ocean and south of the Equator.