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Satellite images showing Typhoon Morakot decreased in strength after passing over the mountains of Taiwan.
Typhoon Morakot before and after
MODIS satellite imagery of Typhoon Morakot before and after it moved over the high mountainous terrain of Taiwan. (left) Typhoon Morakot approaching Taiwan with 148 km/h (92 mph) winds. (right) Morakot moving into inland China 2 days later. The typhoon had become a tropical storm, with 74 km/h (46 mph) winds, its structure greatly impacted by the high mountains of Taiwan.