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Most powerful typhoon in 25 years strikes Japan

Xinhua | Updated: 2018-09-04 13:59
Powerful typhoon Jebi makes landfall in western Japan, disrupting transports due to strong winds and heavy rain, Sept 4, 2018. [Photo/IC]

TOKYO - Typhoon Jebi, the most powerful typhoon to make landfall in Japan in 25 years, struck western Japan on Tuesday afternoon, making landfall in the southern part of Tokushima Prefecture, the weather agency said Tuesday.

The powerful typhoon has heavily disrupted transportation services, causing flights and rail services to be canceled, as well as some commercial facilities' operations.

Typhoon Jebi was packing winds of up to 216 kilometers per hour with an atmospheric pressure of 950 hectopascals at its center as of 11 am (local time), the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said.

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