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Tropical Cyclone: Smallest Eye

Record Value 6.7 km (4 mile)
Date of Event 24/12/1974
Length of Record 1956-present
Geospatial Location Cyclone Tracy, 12°12'S, 130°00'E, near Darwin, Australia coast
Instrumentation Radar

Reference

Fitzpatrick, P.J., 1999: Natural Disasters: Hurricanes, ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara CA.

Discussion

Determined from Radar; A "midget" tropical cyclone

Cyclone Tracy, 12.2°S, 130.0°E, near Darwin, Australia coast

Closeup and Regional Satellite Images of Cyclone Tracy location

Cyclone Tracy, 12.2°S, 130.0°E, near Darwin, Australia coast

Closeup and Regional Satellite Images of Cyclone Tracy location