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Cyclone in Australia

Wednesday, 02 February 2011

Type of Event:
Location of Event:
Queensland, Australia
Date of Charter Activation:
Charter Requestor:
USGS on behalf of Emergency Management Australia
Project Management:
Geoscience Australia

Description of the event

Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi, the category 5 storm, is expected to make landfall when it strikes the Australian coast after whipping across Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. The storm front is more than 310 miles (500 kilometres) wide. Yasi is so strong, it could reach far inland before it significantly loses power.