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Incredible video of multiple waterspouts off Australia coast

Incredible video of multiple waterspouts off Australia coast
Screen shot of video provided by Associated Press that shows waterspout off coast of Australia, May 30, 2011.

It's both awesome and eerie at the same time.

A local news helicopter captured this video of a series of powerful waterspouts near the coastal suburb of Terrigal, on Australia's New South Wales coast Sunday.

Several powerful columns of swirling air blasted along the water's surface but broke up near land.



A waterspout is simply a tornado that occurs over water. Had this spout moved over land, it would have been classified as a tornado.