Terrifying Images Of The Record Typhoon Hitting The Philippines

A record-breaking typhoon smashed into central Philippines early Friday morning local time.

Haiyan — the fourth typhoon to hit the Philippines in 2013 — could be the strongest storm ever recorded to make landfall, with winds of up to 200 mph.

Below are some intensely-scary images and animations of the storm brewing in the western Pacific Ocean.

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Here’s the latest animation from NOAA.

Satellites from the Japan Meteorological Agency and EUMESTAT captured this image of Typhoon Haiyan approaching the Philippines on Nov. 7, 2013 at 8 a.m. EST.

This image shows some islands in the Philippines as seen through Typhoon Haiyan’s eye.

A far view of Super Typhoon Haiyan over the Philippines.

This image taken by the Japan Meteorological Agency on Nov. 7 shows the super typhoon as it approaches the Philippines.

NASA’s Aqua satellite snapped this photo on Nov. 7 on Nov. 6 at 11:25 p.m. EST.

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