A massive waterspout was been captured on camera moving from the sea towards the Salerno city in Italy. The rare phenomenon had many locals describe the waterspout as ‘spectacular’ as they shared photographs and videos on social media.
Waterspouts are similar to tornadoes, but form over water when cool and unstable air passes over warmer waters and turns into a spinning column of water. They tend to collapse once they move across solid ground, reported ABC News.
Antonio Stanzione, who shared a video of the waterspout, captured in the nearby coastal town of Vietri Sul Mare, said he had “never seen such a scene.”
“The first thing I thought was ‘how wonderful’ what nature can create,” Euronews quoted Stanzione saying, “Then afterwards I felt a huge thump and I thought the situation was getting dangerous.”
However, no injuries were reported. According to local reports, the waterspout broke the mooring ropes of a ship and upturned many cargo containers, but no significant damage was reported.
In December 2017, a waterspout that turned into a tornado on land lashed Sanremo, a coastal city in Italy.
Take a look at the videos and photos from eyewitnesses where the waterspout can be seen moving closer to land a few days ago:
— Silvia Ferrara (@SiSituni) November 20, 2018
— Ciro Pirone (@Vinofilosofia) November 20, 2018
— Prince M.M. Diab (@meteorologo777) November 22, 2018
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