by Staff Writers
Tokyo (AFP) Oct 4, 2012
A strong typhoon was looming off Japan's northeastern Pacific coast on Thursday, the weather agency said.
Typhoon Maliksi, packing winds of up to 126 kilometres (78 miles) per hour, was in the Pacific Ocean east of Tokyo around Thursday noon, moving north-northeast, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
The typhoon was not expected to hit the Japanese archipelago directly but was forecast to move along the northeastern Pacific coast, the agency said.
The agency warned of high waves of about six metres (20 feet) on the coasts of Japan's tsunami-ravaged northeast later on Thursday.
Bringing Order To A World Of Disasters
When the Earth Quakes
A world of storm and tempest
|The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement|