Hurricane Rina off Mexico

Hurricane Rina off Mexico, image acquired October 24, 2011 at 16:15 UTC.

 

Hurricane Rina strengthened to a Category 2 storm on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale as it churned over Caribbean waters toward resorts on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, the National Hurricane Center said.

 

Satellite: Terra

 

Credit: NASA/GSFC/Jeff Schmaltz/MODIS Land Rapid Response Team

 

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