After gaining momentum in the East China Sea, Typhoon Chaba headed north between the Japanese mainland and South Korea in early October 2016. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired this natural-color image of Chaba at 11:20 a.m. local time (02:20 Universal Time) on October 4. Chaba intensified into a super typhoon on October 3. Maximum wave heights reached 36 feet (10 meters) late on the following day, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center. Many offices and schools in the southern Japanese islands closed as the storm approached the area. Local governments of Naha, Urasoe, and Kumejima advised residents to evacuate, The Japan Times reported.
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