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Answered 2013-11-03 06:46:53

That depends. A cyclone can be almost any large-scale, organized low-pressure system, and so is not necessarily damaging. However, a cyclone has more destructive potential, as it covers a much larger area than even the largest tornadoes. A tornado cannot cause as much damage in terms of quantity, but the damage that does occur is often far more severe.

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