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Muifa (Vina)
Category 5 super typhoon (SSHS)
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Muifa during landfall
Formed December 1, 2016
Dissipated December 20, 2016
Highest winds 10-minute sustained:
325 km/h (200 mph)
1-minute sustained:
380 km/h (235 mph)
Gusts:
400 km/h (245 mph)
Lowest pressure 850 hPa (mbar)
(measured by recon; historic world record low)
Fatalities 100,000 confirmed, 150,000 missing
Damage $500 billion (2016 USD)
Areas affected Caroline Islands, Philippines, Vietnam
Part of the 2016 Pacific typhoon season

Typhoon Muifa, known in the Philippines as Super Typhoon Vina was one of the strongest tropical cyclones in the Philippines, and one of the most catastrophic cyclones, along with Super Typhoon Mirinae, and is one of the strongest since Tip (Warling) in 1979.

Muifa formed as a low pressure area near Kosrae on November 25, 2016, and developed into a tropical depression near Pohnpei, and rapidly strengthened into a typhoon, one and a half week after it formed as a tropical depression.

On December 9, Muifa made landfall over Metro Cebu at peak intensity, and damaged more than what 2013's Super Typhoon Haiyan did in Tacloban, Leyte.

NamingEdit

The typhoon's PAGASA name originated from Filipino singer-actress Vina Morales, however, due to the catastrophic damage, PAGASA announced that the name Vina would be stricken off their naming lists.

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