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Malaga: mini-tornado causes damage on coast

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Malaga: mini-tornado causes damage on coast
Fortunately for residents of the coastal area, another storm which caused a spectacular sea spout to form offshore did not make landfall. Screen grab: José Rodríguez/YouTube
09:27 CET+01:00
Winds of over 100 miles per hour left a trail of destruction in the Andalusian city of Malaga and nearby Torremolinos on Thursday.

A small tornado with winds of between 140 and 180 kilometres per hour (86 and 111 miles per hour) struck the Churriana distict of Malaga and Playamar in nearby Torremolinos on Thursday, causing considerable damage to properties and vehicles, according to the Spanish edition of the Huffington Post.

Fortunately for residents of the coastal area, another storm which caused a spectacular sea spout to form offshore did not make landfall.   

No human casualties were reported.   

The tornado lasted ten minutes and was provisionally classified as a low-intensity F1 on the Fujita scale which measures tornado intensity, with more data to be analysed by meteorologists. Tornadoes are rare in Spain although sea spouts are relatively common off the southern Mediterranean coast.   

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