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Tornado strikes to the west of Japan

A large tornado sweeps across the ocean to the west of Japan. Photo: APTN

Dramatic footage shows a large tornado sweeping across the ocean to the west of Japan.

The tornado, which struck near Wakayama Prefecture, lasted for about 10 minutes and disintegrated before arriving on land, according to the meteorological agency.

At around the same time a smaller tornado was witnessed in Ishikawa Prefecture after a hail storm and lightning shook the town.

No injuries or damages were reported following either tornado.