MANZANITA, Ore. — A tornado touched down about three miles north of the Oregon Coast town of Manzanita late Tuesday morning.
The tornado, an EF-0, had estimated winds of 65-70 mph, according to the National Weather Service. It touched down along Kahnie Trail Loop at around 11:15 a.m.
Photos from Tillamook County Emergency Management Services show some of the damage caused by the tornado. A few trees were knocked over and a few homes had minor damage.
"Witnesses described it as being about 20 feet in diameter," said Nehalem Bay Fire Chief Chris Beswick. He said the station got about a dozen calls about the tornado, most from people living out of the area wanting a crew to check on their homes.
"It is paradise but we do get some weather," said Beswick, adding that no one was hurt in the tornado.
Photos: Tornado damage on Oregon Coast
There was active weather elsewhere on the Oregon Coast. The weather service reported a waterspout was spotted near Depoe Bay shortly after 11 a.m. Andy Moffitt with Eugene TV station KEZI shared a photo from a viewer of the suspected waterspout.
KGW chief meteorologist Matt Zaffino said that in addition to the tornado and waterspout, there was a lot of lightning on the coast Tuesday.