Countries Hit by the Most Tropical Cyclones

Can you name the ten countries that have been hit by the most tropical cyclones since 1970. As a hint, you are given the direction the cyclones typically come FROM.
Tropical cyclones are sometimes known as hurricanes or typhoons
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Last updated: February 28, 2018
First submittedJanuary 22, 2018
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Rank
Direction
Answer
1
Southeast
China
2
East
Philippines
3
Southeast
Japan
4
East
Mexico
5
Southeast
United States
6
East/West
Australia
7
Southeast
Taiwan
8
East
Vietnam
9
Northeast
Madagascar
10
South
Cuba
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Level 69
Jan 23, 2018
Mexico also gets them from the Pacific. (West)
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Level 77
Feb 28, 2018
"Directions they *typically* come from"
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Level 62
Feb 28, 2018
They do, but the East is significantly more common.
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Level 79
Feb 28, 2018
No, they usually get hit by more Pacific storms than Atlantic storms.
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Level 57
Feb 28, 2018
Why only Cuba and Mexico? How about other Caribbean countries?
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Level 77
Feb 28, 2018
My guess would be that most of the countries in the Caribbean are just too small to consistently get hit by every storm.
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Level 49
Feb 28, 2018
this one is rather confusing, what about India, Bangledesh Burma (Myannamar ) and a few others.. they also get hit by tons of cyclones, which to me are not hurricanes, those are from the Atlantic, yet Cuba was an answer.
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Level 55
Feb 28, 2018
That's the same thought I had, kept trying everyone in SE Asia, wouldn't have thought of Cyclones in the Caribbean, usually refer to them as hurricanes
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Level 70
Feb 28, 2018
Just referencing the Taino (I think) word that's something like "oo-ra-can", meaning angry god or high wind. I forget. They're the same storms, regardless of names.
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Level 74
Feb 28, 2018
Not a single Pacific country? Samoa, Tonga etc get them all the time (including last week).
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Level 68
Feb 28, 2018
I would think that fewer storms hit those countries simply because they're smaller. Places like Mexico, the US, and Australia have huge coastlines and so are bigger targets. Besides, there are several Pacific nations here, like the Philippines, Japan, and Taiwan.
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Level 64
Mar 5, 2018
This is the same list of countries as the one with the most cyclones.
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Level 45
Mar 15, 2018
This quiz has been featured (probably by accident!) twice!

https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/6121/countries-with-most-cyclones

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Level ∞
Mar 15, 2018
D'oh! Sorry @Wolfcam I have to un-feature this one.
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Level 62
Mar 15, 2018
Well, how many people can say they've had a quiz unfeatured!