Hurricanes, typhoons and tropical cyclones all refer to storms in which the winds reach more than 74 miles per hour. The difference in the names refers to the location where the storm originates. A hurricane is confined ... More »

Typhoons, cyclones and hurricanes are all the same type of weather phenomenon; the only difference is the location of the storm, according to the National Ocean Service. In the Atlantic Ocean and northeast Pacific Ocean,... More »

A hurricane occurs in the Atlantic and Northeast Pacific, while a cyclone occurs in the South Pacific and Indian Ocean. Other than this distinction, there is no other difference between hurricanes and cyclones, as these ... More »

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