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These statistics show the power of Super Typhoon Mangkhut

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A satellite shot of Super Typhoon Mangkhut, currently barreling down on the Philippines and Hong Kong. A satellite shot of Super Typhoon Mangkhut, currently barreling down on the Philippines and Hong Kong.
By Dakin Andone and Brandon Miller CNN

(CNN) -- Super Typhoon Mangkhut is bearing down on southeast Asia with the equivalent strength of a Category 5 hurricane.

But that's not the only measurement that illustrates the storm's immense strength -- or the threat it poses to those in its path.

Here are some statistics that show how powerful Mangkhut is:

At its peak on Wednesday, Mangkhut became the strongest storm of 2018, with wind speeds of 285 kph (180 mph).

Typhoon-force winds stretch for 270 kilometers (168 miles), which is the distance between Paris and Brussels.

Tropical storm-force winds are expected to extend all the way south to the Philippines' capital, Manila, and as far north as Taiwan.

On the Philippines' island of Luzon, more than 30 million people are expected to face tropical storm-force winds.

More than 4 million people are in the path of the most destructive typhoon-force winds in northern Luzon.

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