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    It’s raining octopus! Sea creatures fall from the sky after being ‘sucked from the ocean by a waterspout and carried into coastal city’ during powerful storm in China

    Incredible photos have emerged from China that show octopus and other sea creatures raining from the sky after being sucked out of the ocean by a violent storm.  
    The images were taken in the coastal city of Qingdao in eastern China’s Shandong Province on Wednesday.
    Although the images may seem unlikely, fish can be sucked from the sea by tornado-strength winds which form a waterspout. The animals sucked up with the water can be deposited hundreds of yards or even miles away after being released by the wind. 
    Recent examples of the phenomenon include a 2017 incident in Mexico in when fish rained from the sky in the town of Tampico, and a downpour of fish in the town of Kerala, India in 2008.    
    The Chinese Meteorological Administration, China’s national weather agency, confirmed there had been a number of sea creatures blown onto the land by a waterspout.
    ‘Seafood rain’ became a trending topic on social media after images were shared widely online.
    According to the city’s meteorological service, the hurricane-force wind speeds generated during the storm set a new all-time record for June.
    The hellish winds, which were accompanied by hail, caused widespread destruction throughout the city – which was also caught on camera.  
    The Chinese Meteorological Administration, China’s national weather agency, re-posted the images online and confirmed there had been a number of sea creatures blown ashore by the storm. 
    The local forecasters refused to confirm whether the photos were real, however, after a number of fake images were circulated online in the wake of the storm appearing to show robots and monsters posing next to the damage.
    It is believed the creatures were brought inland by waterspouts which sucked them out of the Yellow Sea.
    According to meteorologists, it is not uncommon for tornadoes to transport marine life hundreds of miles from their habitats.
    Back in 2010 hundreds of spangled perch fish bombarded the 650 residents of Lajamanu after being sucked inland by a waterspout.
    Meterologists said the incident was probably caused by a tornado as it is common for tornados to suck up water and fish from rivers and drop them miles away.

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