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According to some Facebook posts and the Majorca Daily Bulletin there have been tornadoes off the coast of Ibiza & Majorca this week (Sept 2019).

However, according to this Spanish website the videos are fake and are actually of a tornado in LA from May 2019.

Imágenes y vídeos de la tormenta inundan las redes sociales y hay quien se dedica a publicar escenas falsas como la de un vídeo que pretende se en Can Valero, siéndo en realidad Los Ángeles y en el mas de mayo.

Google translate:

Images and videos of the storm flood social networks and there are those who dedicate themselves to publishing fake scenes such as that of a video that is intended to be in Can Valero, actually being Los Angeles and in May.

There have been some bad storms recently but have there actually been tornadoes?


Note that there was a Daily Mail source when searching google for “Ibiza Tornado” that came up, saying it was posted 6 days ago, even though the article was from 2015. Google search result

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    That Daily Mail article was published in 2015. – TheWanderer Sep 11 '19 at 10:55
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    “Posted 6 days ago” comes from Google, not the Daily Mail. Very likely Google indexed this page 6 days ago and thought that the top bar that shows the current date was actually when the video was published. – Laurel Sep 11 '19 at 11:55
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    In spanish media they were called two "manga marina", not "tornado". The problem is that they are two types of "manga marina", a tornado-like one and a non-tornado-like one. According to the surronding weather reported, looks like they were the non-tornado ones. – bradbury9 Sep 11 '19 at 12:59
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    They are talking about just waterspouts not normal tornadoes? Waterspouts happen often enough but normally don't do much damage and don't last long so they don't make the news often. – user51054 Sep 11 '19 at 13:00
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    source of the incident where they are called "tromba marina". The translation of that term is waterspouts. – bradbury9 Sep 11 '19 at 13:15

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