10 Facts about Cyclone Mahina

Thursday, May 26th 2016. | Disasters

If you are interested to know the deadliest cyclone in the history of Australia, look at Facts about Cyclone Mahina. On 4th March 1899, Cyclone Mahina affected Bathurst Bay, Cape York, Australia. There were 300 inhabitants killed because of storm and wind. There is no need to wonder that Cyclone Mahina was considered as the most intense cyclone which affected the Australian region. Let’s check other facts about Cyclone Mahina below:

Facts about Cyclone Mahina 1: the classification

If you check out cyclone Mahina based on the severity category, it was classified in a Category 5.

Facts about Cyclone Mahina 2: the intensity

Due to the high intensity of cyclone Mahina, it was called as the most destructive one in Southern Hemisphere.

Cyclone Mahina Damages

Cyclone Mahina Damages

Facts about Cyclone Mahina 3: the name

The name Mahina was applied to this storm. It was coined by the Government Meteorologist for Queensland, Clement Lindley Wragge. Check facts about Cyclone Nargis here.

Facts about Cyclone Mahina 4: the occurrence of the most intense storm

The occurrence of the most intense storm was very rare in the world. In the first half of nineteenth century, the cyclones under Category 4 and category 5 were spotted in Great Barrier Reef and Gulf of Carpentaria.

Cyclone Mahina Facts

Cyclone Mahina Facts

Facts about Cyclone Mahina 5: the super cyclone

It seems that Cyclone Mahina is considered as a super cyclone. The scientists agree that a super cyclone is very rare and only takes place once in 200 to 300 years.

Facts about Cyclone Mahina 6: the barometric pressure

When the scientists observe a cyclone, barometric pressure is very important. The lower barometric pressure of cyclone Mahina was measured considerably in the contemporary reports.  Get facts about Cyclone Winston here.

Cyclone Mahina

Cyclone Mahina

Facts about Cyclone Mahina 7: the differences of the lowest barometric pressure

Crest of the Wave observation stated that Mahina has 91 kPa. On the other hand, the schooner Olive measured it at 100.2 kPa to 98.5 kPa.

Facts about Cyclone Mahina 8: the death toll

It was estimated that around 307 to 410 people lost their life during the disaster. However, the death toll was not exact because they were not recorded.

Facts about Cyclone Mahina

Facts about Cyclone Mahina

Facts about Cyclone Mahina 9: the known fatalities

There were 247 known fatalities published by Queensland marine Department in September 1899.

Facts about Cyclone Mahina 10:  aftermath

The destruction was unavoidable due to the severe storm. The dolphins and sharks could be found inland along with thousands of fish.

Cyclone Mahina Pic

Cyclone Mahina Pic

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