No, the cyclone video is not from Libya

Social media users are sharing an old video claiming that the video is from a recent cyclone in Libya.

By Abrar Bhat  Published on  19 Sep 2023 6:37 AM GMT
No, the cyclone video is not from Libya

A video of a cyclone is doing rounds on social media with users claiming that the video is from Hurricane in Libya just before the devastating floods.

An X user shared the video with the caption ‘This is not any movie scene, but a hurricane in Libya’.

Several other users have shared the video claiming the same.

Fact Check

NewsMeter found that the is unrelated to Libya.

We conducted a reverse image search on one of the keyframes of the video and found a YouTube link featuring the same video. The video was uploaded on September 4, 2023. There were no reports of any windstorm or cyclone in Libya and the floods occurred on September 10, 2023.

Source: Screengrab from rtsarovvideo

The same video was uploaded on another verified YouTube channel dated September 5.

‘Tornado Damage in Coastal Town’ the description of the video reads.

We also searched Google with the related keywords but could not any satisfying results of any cyclone in Libya.

We however could not confirm the origin of the video but it is confirmed that the video is not from Libya.

Claim Review:Video of recent cyclone in Libya
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:NewsMeter
Claim Source:Twitter
Claim Fact Check:False
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