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Dust devil over Ercan

25 September 2013

A miniature whirlwind or dust devil* was sighted near Ercan airport yesterday.

Spectators watched with amazement as the column of dust made its way across the land. No damage was reported.

*Dust devils are a weather phenomenon of a vertically oriented rotating column of air. They form as a swirling updraught under sunny conditions during fair weather, rarely coming close to the intensity of a tornado.

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