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The chance of earthquake damage in 29169 Zip Code is about the same as South Carolina average and is lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in 29169 Zip Code is higher than South Carolina average and is higher than the national average.

Topics:Earthquake IndexVolcano IndexTornado IndexOther Weather Extremes EventsVolcanos NearbyHistorical Earthquake EventsHistorical Tornado Events

Earthquake Index, #111

29169 Zip Code
0.43
South Carolina
0.49
U.S.
1.81

The earthquake index value is calculated based on historical earthquake events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the earthquake level in a region. A higher earthquake index value means a higher chance of an earthquake.

Volcano Index, #1

29169 Zip Code
0.0000
South Carolina
0.0000
U.S.
0.0023

The volcano index value is calculated based on the currently known volcanoes using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the possibility of a region being affected by a possible volcano eruption. A higher volcano index value means a higher chance of being affected.

Tornado Index, #144

29169 Zip Code
163.73
South Carolina
136.91
U.S.
136.45

The tornado index value is calculated based on historical tornado events data using USA.com algorithms. It is an indicator of the tornado level in a region. A higher tornado index value means a higher chance of tornado events.

Other Weather Extremes Events

A total of 3,541 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of 29169 Zip Code were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:6Dense Fog:2Drought:33
Dust Storm:0Flood:98Hail:1,076Heat:4Heavy Snow:9
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:14Landslide:0Strong Wind:13
Thunderstorm Winds:2,152Tropical Storm:2Wildfire:0Winter Storm:24Winter Weather:18
Other:90 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near 29169 Zip Code.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 3 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near 29169 Zip Code.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
41.61945-07-265.6N/A34.5-81.5
47.21967-10-233.8N/A33.4-80.7
23.01968-09-223.7N/A34-81.5

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 49 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near 29169 Zip Code.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
4.61975-11-12234°00'N / 81°01'W2.00 Miles50 Yards07250K0Richland
7.41976-05-15234°02'N / 81°00'W34°05'N / 80°59'W3.80 Miles40 Yards13250K0Richland
9.81997-07-23233°51'N / 81°03'W33°53'N / 81°01'W3.50 Miles200 Yards16917K25KLexington
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado producing winds to 150 mph killed a 32 year old female and injured 6 others. Two homes were destroyed and 9 others had major damage. Two apartements were destroyed (duplex). Seven mobile homes were destroyed and 94 had minor damage. Numerous trees were down and two crop fields had areas of destroyed crops. F32PH
10.41994-08-16333°55'N / 81°15'W0.30 Mile75 Yards0000Lexington
 Brief Description: Tornado completely destroyed a square stick frame home.
11.01994-08-16233°54'N / 81°15'W2.00 Miles25 Yards0000Lexington
 Brief Description: Tornado demolished the north portion of a mini-warehouse complex near the SC602 and SC6 intersection. It moved northward and overturned three cars in Redbank, blew down trees and power lines.
11.11964-08-29234°08'N / 81°12'W1.00 Mile67 Yards00250K0Richland
14.81987-08-31233°56'N / 80°51'W0.20 Mile10 Yards02250K0Richland
16.11967-05-29233°55'N / 80°50'W0.50 Mile20 Yards0325K0Richland
17.01973-12-13234°12'N / 81°32'W34°12'N / 81°00'W30.50 Miles80 Yards002.5M0Newberry
17.41957-04-05233°50'N / 81°32'W34°02'N / 81°15'W21.30 Miles40 Yards0125K0Lexington
19.31973-12-13234°10'N / 81°24'W34°10'N / 81°20'W3.80 Miles20 Yards003K0Newberry
20.72010-03-28233°59'N / 81°30'W34°02'N / 81°25'W5.00 Miles440 Yards011.0M10KLexington
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An EF2 with max winds of 125mph touched down near Ridge Road and continued northeast to Lake Murray. Around 40 homes had some form of damage with numerous trees and powerlines down. Several vehicles were also damaged and there was one minor injury. One horse was killed when a portion of a barn collapsed. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Several supercell thunderstorms moved through the CSRA and Midlands and spawned several tornadoes. Many homes were damaged in Lexington county with several others in Edgefield county. Numerous trees were also taken down.
21.52004-09-07233°50'N / 80°45'W33°52'N / 80°47'W2.50 Miles440 Yards03100K0Richland
 Brief Description: NWS survey found 3 mobile destroyed, several others damaged along with a couple of businesses. Three people were injured. Numerous trees and powerlines down.
22.62008-03-15234°10'N / 80°49'W34°10'N / 80°42'W7.00 Miles1230 Yards020K0KKershaw
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An EF2 tornado went through the Elgin community doing heavy damage to many homes including partial to total roofs gone and destroying 4 mobile homes. None of the mobiles were tied down and crumbled from rolling. Numerous trees and powerlines were down and there were 2 injuries. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Seven supercells tracked across our South Carolina County Warning Area and produced many long-lived tornadoes that did significant damage. Over 85 homes were destroyed, around 400 had moderate damage, and estimates for the total devastation were around 40 million dollars.
24.61992-11-22334°07'N / 81°34'W34°16'N / 81°21'W18.00 Miles400 Yards00250K0Newberry
24.91984-03-28334°20'N / 81°22'W34°21'N / 81°05'W15.00 Miles870 Yards0102.5M0Fairfield
25.01960-03-30234°15'N / 81°27'W34°16'N / 81°21'W5.90 Miles57 Yards0025K0Newberry
25.32004-09-27234°20'N / 80°58'W34°22'N / 80°59'W2.00 Miles220 Yards11300Fairfield
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado destroyed 5 mobile homes, did moderate to severe damage to 2 framed homes and injurred 13 people. One 57 year old male died. Two vehicles were moved 20 to 30 yards. M51MH
26.11992-11-22234°06'N / 81°32'W34°07'N / 81°32'W1.00 Mile550 Yards002.5M0Newberry
27.21984-03-28434°22'N / 81°19'W34°25'N / 80°55'W21.00 Miles1000 Yards54925.0M0Fairfield
28.21984-03-28334°19'N / 81°25'W34°20'N / 81°22'W4.00 Miles870 Yards002.5M0Newberry
29.31955-03-13233°51'N / 81°40'W33°53'N / 81°30'W9.90 Miles133 Yards210250K0Saluda
29.32008-03-15334°13'N / 81°45'W34°12'N / 81°20'W24.00 Miles1320 Yards220K0KNewberry
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: NWS Storm Survey found an EF3 tornado touched down near Silverstreet and continued east through Prosperity then crossed into Richald county where it dissipated. Many homes in Prosperity were heavily damaged. Numerous trees and powerlines were down. There were 2 injuries. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Seven supercells tracked across our South Carolina County Warning Area and produced many long-lived tornadoes that did significant damage. Over 85 homes were destroyed, around 400 had moderate damage, and estimates for the total devastation were around 40 million dollars.
29.81978-07-25233°34'N / 81°08'W0.10 Mile10 Yards0025K0Orangeburg
30.02004-12-10233°39'N / 80°47'W33°39'N / 80°47'W0.50 Mile60 Yards0100Calhoun
 Brief Description: Damage survey found an F2 tornado tore most of the concrete roof off a warehouse and damaged several vehicles and other outbuildings.
30.81973-12-13334°12'N / 81°43'W34°14'N / 81°25'W17.30 Miles200 Yards152.5M0Newberry
32.11998-03-08233°32'N / 81°05'W33°32'N / 81°04'W1.30 Miles75 Yards0080K0Orangeburg
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado tracked along highway 4 near Pine Hill. It picked up 2 mobile homes, took them 35 ft into the air, and brought them down on top of a 35 ft by 75 ft cinder block building 30 yards away completely destroying the mobile homes and the building. Other damage was done to a couple other mobile and permanent homes, and also to a church roof. A second 12 ft by 24 ft cinder block building was also demolished.
32.62004-12-10333°34'N / 80°50'W33°36'N / 80°49'W1.50 Miles80 Yards0100Orangeburg
 Brief Description: Damage survey found an F3 tornado demolished a brick church, completely destroyed 2 mobile homes and several outbuildings. The main damage occurred on Coulter road.
33.51992-11-22233°53'N / 81°50'W34°06'N / 81°32'W29.00 Miles550 Yards002.5M0Saluda
33.81990-10-22233°35'N / 80°47'W0.10 Mile20 Yards14250K0Calhoun
35.11976-05-15233°28'N / 81°02'W33°31'N / 81°03'W3.80 Miles40 Yards03250K0Orangeburg
35.71997-07-23234°13'N / 80°34'W34°18'N / 80°33'W6.00 Miles125 Yards01225K0Kershaw
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado produced winds to 135 mph. Numerous trees were down. Two homes had major damage and three had minor damage. One mobile home was destroyed and three others had minor damage. One person was injured.
36.01963-09-28233°30'N / 81°17'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0125K0Orangeburg
36.02004-09-07334°16'N / 80°35'W34°21'N / 80°36'W7.00 Miles880 Yards0100Kershaw
 Brief Description: An F3 tornado demolished several mobile homes and severely damaged cinder block horse stables at a horse farm. A large horse trailer was lifted up and placed on top of the stable. Several outbuildings were destroyed and numerous trees and powerlines were down.
36.01992-11-22333°58'N / 81°53'W34°07'N / 81°34'W21.00 Miles400 Yards192.5M0Saluda
36.61969-04-18234°28'N / 80°48'W0.80 Mile67 Yards000K0Kershaw
37.61984-03-28234°14'N / 81°45'W34°27'N / 81°28'W23.00 Miles1000 Yards13825.0M0Newberry
39.71958-04-22233°35'N / 80°39'W33°36'N / 80°34'W5.10 Miles100 Yards0025K0Calhoun
41.42004-09-07233°53'N / 80°23'W33°55'N / 80°23'W4.00 Miles500 Yards031.7M0Sumter
 Brief Description: Emergency manager reported 55 homes damaged, 9 destroyed, and 3 injuries.
41.61989-05-01233°24'N / 81°26'W33°30'N / 81°22'W4.00 Miles50 Yards0122.5M0Barnwell
42.22007-04-15333°47'N / 80°30'W33°58'N / 80°15'W19.00 Miles300 Yards150K0KSumter
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An EF3 tornado traveled from southwest to northeast of Sumter destroying a seven mobile homes, severely damaging nine framed homes, and doing light to moderate damage to an additional 62 mobile and framed homes. There was 1 fatality and 3 injuries. The tornado touched down as an EF1 and ended as an EF3 where the fatality occurred at a mobile home on hwy 76. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front with strong dynamics and windshear pushed into the area late Saturday and early Sunday. Hail and microbursts accompanied the first wave of storms while the second wave of storms produced a half dozen tornadoes. The largest was an EF3 that killed on person and injured 3 others.
43.71998-05-07233°50'N / 81°53'W33°50'N / 81°47'W6.00 Miles440 Yards02500K0Edgefield
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down west of Johnston and moved into the community just after 8 pm EDT causing major damage to several homes and businesses.
45.51958-04-22233°36'N / 80°34'W33°37'N / 80°21'W12.60 Miles100 Yards1125K0Clarendon
46.21984-03-28434°32'N / 80°38'W34°33'N / 80°37'W2.00 Miles530 Yards03125.0M0Kershaw
46.61973-12-13334°10'N / 81°54'W34°11'N / 81°52'W2.30 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Newberry
46.71975-02-18233°22'N / 81°25'W33°22'N / 81°22'W3.30 Miles67 Yards05250K0Barnwell
47.81983-04-23333°19'N / 80°56'W33°20'N / 80°52'W4.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Orangeburg
48.91984-03-28434°33'N / 80°37'W34°36'N / 80°35'W2.00 Miles530 Yards0525.0M0Lancaster
49.91983-04-23333°14'N / 81°13'W33°19'N / 80°56'W16.00 Miles200 Yards042.5M0Bamberg


* The information on this page is based on the global volcano database, the U.S. earthquake database of 1638-1985, and the U.S. Tornado and Weather Extremes database of 1950-2010.


 
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