Fact check: Is the viral photo of stormy skies from Typhoon Hagibis in Japan?

Fact check: Is the viral photo of stormy skies from Typhoon Hagibis in Japan?

- A photo of stormy skies went viral after claiming that it was the Typhoon Hagibis in Japan

- The post was published when Typhoon Hagibis hit Chiba Prefecture on October 12

- However, the photo was reported misleading

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A social media post claimed that stormy skies were being experienced in Japan when Typhoon Hagibis hit Chiba Prefecture on October 12.

However, KAMI learned that the claim was misleading.

The post was published by the Facebook page Bob Bong Quotes. The caption read: “#PrayForJapan."

Fact check: Is the viral photo of stormy skies from Typhoon Hagibis in Japan?

Photo from the Rappler
Source: Facebook

It garnered over 20,000 reactions, 4,000 shares, and about 900 comments.

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Rappler made a reverse image search and discovered that the post was misleading.

The original photo was taken in Rehoboth Beach in Delaware in the United States. It was taken by Don Burdick on August 19.

The Washington Post published an article about it, explaining that it showed a shelf cloud that indicates a looming storm. It was published on August 26.

In a previous report by KAMI, a video capturing the strong rains brought Typhoon Hagibis went viral on social media.

Typhoon Hagibis lashed out over many areas in Japan. About 80 casualties were reported as of October 17, Thursday.

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Source: Kami.com.ph

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