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[Photo] ‘Dragons up to sky’ - waterspouts near Jeju

By Im Eun-byel

Published : Dec. 5, 2017 - 17:08

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The National Weather Service reported that several waterspouts were seen at waters off Jeju Island Tuesday morning. 

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Waterspouts, simply tornadoes that form over water, are often spotted off the shores of Jeju Island and Ulleung Island. 

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The phenomenon is dubbed “Yongoreum” in Korean, which means that a dragon is coming up. It was once said that waterspouts form when a dragon escalates to the sky.

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