Usagi infrared satellite view

Usagi is the strongest cyclone in 2013, categorized on Thursday as a “super typhoon” at its peak, but its expected to weaken before striking East Asia on Sunday.    Usagi infrared satellite view 12:33 p.m. ET Thursday, September 19,  Image © Colorado State University

Top image: Track of Typhoon Usagi. Hong Kong should be getting ready for a strong storm.Image © CIMSS

Usagi, equivalent of a Category 5 Atlantic hurricane, will hit some of the most densely populated regions in the world, including the northern Philippines, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Super typhoon can reach winds at 150 mph (240 km/hr). Usagi has been clocked at 184 mph (296 km/hr)!

Usagi Super typhoon is smashing East Asia

Usagi features a massive diameter of 620 miles (1,000 km).

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