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Hurricane Ivan from the Space Station

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#105291 by @ 14.01.2008 00:00 - nach oben -
Hurricane Ivan from the Space Station

Ninety percent of the houses on
Grenada were
damaged by the destructive force of
Hurricane Ivan.

At its peak,
Ivan was a
Category 5 hurricane,
the highest power category on the
Saffir-Simpson Scale,
and created sustained
in excess of 200 kilometers per hour.

Ivan was the largest
hurricane to strike the US in 2004, and,
so far, the 10th most powerful in recorded history.

As it swirled in the
Atlantic Ocean,
the tremendous
eye of Hurricane Ivan was
photographed from above by the orbiting
International Space Station.

The name Ivan has now been retired from Atlantic Ocean use by the
World Meteorological Organization.

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#105294 by @ 14.01.2008 19:42 - nach oben -
Uf de erscht Blick häts usgseh wie a zwei Wolchechratzer ufeglueget
#105297 by @ 15.01.2008 17:42 - nach oben -
genau da hani mir imfall au denkt :D

zwei wolkechratzer wo vomene tornadä ufgsuugt werdet ^^
#105295 by @ 14.01.2008 21:21 - nach oben -
dä hemmer schomol gha