What is the difference between a cyclone and hurricane?



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    Cyclone is the generic term for circular storms that develop in low pressure areas.  The term is used to refer to storms in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.  A hurricane is a type of intense cyclone that typically develops in the Atlantic, and has wind speeds of at least 74 mph.  

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    Hurricanes and cyclones are both names used to describe tropical cyclones consisting of wind speeds that reach 74mph and higher. In addition, in the tropical cyclones are referred to as “hurricanes” in the North Atlantic Ocean, the South Pacific Ocean, and Northeast Pacific Ocean, east of the dateline. Where, tropical cyclones are referred to as “typhoons” in the Northwest Pacific Ocean, west of the dateline. 

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