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Watch What Happens When A Whirlwind Strikes This Music Festival

Australian ravers rushed towards the dust phenomenon, dubbed a "doofnado", as it touched down.

Not even a dusty whirlwind could stop these dancers' flow.

Video footage shows the dancers in the town of Pyalong, north of Melbourne, run around the whirlwind as it touched down at the Earthcore music festival on Saturday.

Canadian Olivier Bonenfant captured the astonishing incident on camera, the BBC reports. YouTube user SynapticTV uploaded the footage, which has now gone viral.

While some media outlets have reported what struck was a "mini-tornado," local news organizations said it was more likely a dust devil -- known as a "willy willy" in Australia. The U.S. National Weather Service defines a dust devil as a "small, rapidly rotating wind that is made visible by the dust, dirt or debris it picks up. Also called a whirlwind, it develops best on clear, dry, hot afternoons."

Dust devils can hit speeds of 60mph. Tornadoes, however, are usually much larger in size and power and advance beneath storm systems.

The 5-day festival, set on 1,500 acres of land just one hour from Melbourne, ends Monday. It's promoted as a "dance music, lifestyle, culture, arts experience."

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