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The chance of earthquake damage in 35460 Zip Code is about the same as Alabama average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in 35460 Zip Code is much lower than Alabama average and is higher than the national average.

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Earthquake Index, #86

35460 Zip Code
0.12
Alabama
0.08
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

35460 Zip Code
0.0000
Alabama
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, #700

35460 Zip Code
162.84
Alabama
255.80
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 2,378 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of 35460 Zip Code were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:31Dense Fog:0Drought:35
Dust Storm:0Flood:139Hail:837Heat:57Heavy Snow:18
High Surf:0Hurricane:7Ice Storm:6Landslide:1Strong Wind:47
Thunderstorm Winds:1,135Tropical Storm:9Wildfire:0Winter Storm:10Winter Weather:7
Other:39 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near 35460 Zip Code.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 1 historical earthquake event that had a recorded magnitude of 3.5 or above found in or near 35460 Zip Code.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
30.51971-03-143.9133.1-87.9

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 69 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near 35460 Zip Code.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
16.41992-11-22232°54'N / 88°18'W32°57'N / 88°16'W6.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Sumter
16.61971-02-26332°49'N / 87°56'W32°50'N / 87°52'W4.30 Miles50 Yards00250K0Greene
17.21961-12-12232°24'N / 88°23'W32°32'N / 88°00'W24.20 Miles33 Yards0025K0Sumter
17.31967-12-18332°26'N / 88°09'W32°30'N / 88°03'W7.60 Miles33 Yards0025K0Sumter
17.81977-02-23232°50'N / 87°53'W0.20 Mile30 Yards013K0Greene
20.81966-03-03532°49'N / 88°21'W33°12'N / 87°49'W40.70 Miles150 Yards011250K0Pickens
21.11992-11-22232°36'N / 88°38'W32°52'N / 88°24'W23.00 Miles880 Yards00250K0Kemper
21.61992-03-10332°35'N / 87°49'W32°39'N / 87°47'W4.00 Miles440 Yards00250K0Greene
27.91992-11-22232°58'N / 88°35'W33°07'N / 88°17'W16.00 Miles880 Yards00250K0Noxubee
28.71986-03-12432°36'N / 88°42'W32°42'N / 88°35'W7.00 Miles440 Yards002.5M0Kemper
30.41992-03-10332°39'N / 87°47'W32°42'N / 87°29'W14.00 Miles440 Yards27250K0Hale
30.51973-05-27432°32'N / 87°48'W32°47'N / 87°28'W26.00 Miles800 Yards17225.0M0Hale
30.71992-11-22232°48'N / 88°42'W32°58'N / 88°35'W11.00 Miles880 Yards11250K0Kemper
30.92000-12-16232°24'N / 88°40'W32°30'N / 88°30'W12.00 Miles440 Yards0172.1M0Lauderdale
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado caused major damage in the Marion and Dalewood Shore Lake communities, northeast of Meridian. Two houses and thirteen mobile homes were destroyed. Eleven houses and twelve mobile homes received major damage. Thirty-three houses and twenty-two mobile homes received minor damage. Three businesses were destroyed and one business had minor damage. Thousands of trees were blown down or snapped off, and numerous power poles and power lines were also downed. Seventeen people were injured, including one in critical condition.
31.51976-03-12232°23'N / 87°53'W32°28'N / 87°35'W18.40 Miles200 Yards01250K0Marengo
31.92007-01-05232°36'N / 88°42'W32°39'N / 88°41'W2.00 Miles250 Yards09600K0KKemper
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This strong tornado touched down in the Blackwater Community and caused extensive damage along its 2 mile path. Six homes were destroyed, five of which were mobile homes and one modular home. Nine people were injured with three serious. One car was flipped over and rolled along with extensive damage to trees and power lines along the path of this high end F2 tornado. EPISODE NARRATIVE: During the evening of Jan 4th and early morning hours of Jan 5th, a potent storm system moved across the Lower Mississippi Valley. This system was dynamic enough to generate a line of thunderstorms across Central Mississippi. This line developed within a strongly sheared environment and evolved into a squall line with bowing segments. These bowing segments proved very efficient with respect to producing damaging wind gusts and six tornadoes. The squall line matured just east of Interstate 55 around 11 pm and raced east before exiting into Alabama around 3 am.
32.11961-12-11232°47'N / 87°40'W32°52'N / 87°34'W8.30 Miles150 Yards0025K0Hale
32.21970-03-19232°42'N / 87°36'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Hale
32.51954-12-29232°55'N / 88°40'W33°01'N / 88°35'W8.50 Miles300 Yards000K0Noxubee
33.01973-03-16232°37'N / 87°40'W32°40'N / 87°31'W9.50 Miles33 Yards00250K0Hale
33.11973-03-16232°54'N / 87°40'W32°55'N / 87°36'W4.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Hale
33.41977-04-04333°03'N / 88°33'W33°09'N / 88°27'W9.10 Miles587 Yards0125K0Calhoun
33.61954-12-29232°54'N / 88°42'W32°55'N / 88°40'W3.00 Miles300 Yards090K0Kemper
33.71965-02-11333°12'N / 88°12'W1.50 Miles100 Yards018250K0Pickens
34.61992-11-22233°06'N / 88°24'W33°16'N / 88°19'W15.00 Miles440 Yards015250K0Noxubee
34.71953-05-01432°15'N / 88°23'W2325K0Choctaw
35.81972-01-04232°18'N / 87°47'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Marengo
36.61986-03-12432°25'N / 88°46'W32°36'N / 88°42'W16.00 Miles440 Yards082.5M0Lauderdale
36.91966-11-10233°00'N / 87°37'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Hale
37.51953-05-04233°07'N / 88°34'W33°13'N / 88°27'W9.60 Miles100 Yards0225K0Noxubee
39.51986-03-12333°11'N / 88°12'W33°23'N / 88°12'W16.00 Miles700 Yards202.5M0Pickens
40.41984-11-10233°14'N / 87°51'W33°14'N / 87°49'W0.20 Mile400 Yards00250K0Pickens
40.51992-03-10332°15'N / 88°47'W32°18'N / 88°27'W20.00 Miles1760 Yards3572.5M0Lauderdale
41.51967-03-06232°26'N / 87°32'W32°27'N / 87°30'W2.30 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Perry
41.91982-04-03332°43'N / 88°55'W32°42'N / 88°50'W4.00 Miles400 Yards0025.0M0Kemper
42.01998-04-08333°17'N / 87°54'W33°16'N / 87°51'W3.60 Miles300 Yards0015K0KPickens
 Brief Description: This was the first of three tornadoes produced by one supercell thunderstorm moving across central Alabama. The tornado began at 7:01 pm CDT just south of Gordo in extreme eastern Pickens County and traveled east-northeast moving into Tuscaloosa County around 7:05 pm CDT. The tornado stayed mostly in rural areas crossing the swampy area of the Sipsey River and a number of small roads before crossing SR 21. It remained in rural areas crossing SR 171 and US 43. The tornado dissipated at Lake Tuscaloosa just south of where SR 69 crosses the lake. Emergency management reported that five single-family dwellings were destroyed along with major damage reported to one house and minor damage to 23 others. Eleven mobile homes were destroyed and three mobile homes were damaged. A couple from North Carolina camping at Lake Lurleen lost everything.
42.11973-11-26233°14'N / 88°32'W003K0Noxubee
42.11976-03-29432°22'N / 88°54'W32°26'N / 88°39'W15.40 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Lauderdale
42.31957-04-04233°00'N / 88°55'W33°21'N / 88°21'W40.70 Miles200 Yards0425K0Winston
42.41957-11-17233°07'N / 88°39'W33°17'N / 88°33'W12.90 Miles70 Yards22250K0Noxubee
43.61977-04-04332°53'N / 88°55'W32°54'N / 88°50'W5.10 Miles33 Yards00250K0Kemper
43.91957-06-28333°13'N / 88°35'W33°17'N / 88°32'W5.40 Miles50 Yards110250K0Noxubee
44.21984-11-10233°14'N / 87°49'W33°14'N / 87°36'W13.80 Miles400 Yards00250K0Tuscaloosa
45.12000-12-16433°03'N / 87°42'W33°12'N / 87°24'W18.00 Miles750 Yards1114412.5M0KTuscaloosa
 Brief Description: The tornado began in southwestern Tuscaloosa County on the west side of the Black Warrior River. Traveling in a northeasterly direction the tornado moved from a rural, unpopulated area of the Black Warrior River into an area of homes south of Shelton State Community College. The tornado crossed SR 69 destroying a nearly complete shopping center which included a Winn Dixie store. East of SR 69 the tornado destroyed a number of houses and residential structures. As the tornado reached US 82 it destroyed a number of mobile homes where several deaths were reported. From US 82 the tornado continued northeasterly downing numerous trees and power lines and damaging residential structures. The tornado crossed I-20/59 just west of exit 77 where many trees were uprooted or snapped off. Minor damage occurred to the JVC manufacturing facility. At exit 77 a number of commercial structures including hotels, fast food restaurants, and truck stops sustained damage including a number of vehicles that were overturned. The tornado continued northeasterly for a couple of miles before dissipating rapidly. Ironically, the tornado dissipated as it moved into an open, unpopulated area. The tornado was spawned by a supercell thunderstorm that originated in Mississippi. This thunderstorm was responsible for additional tornado damage in St. Clair and Etowah counties. Tuscaloosa EMA reported 11 fatalities with this tornado along with 144 injuries. Nine of the fatalities occurred in mobile homes, one in a vehicle, and one in a commercial building converted to residential use. Six of those killed were females and five were males. Ages ranged from 16 months to 83 years old. There were 251 single family dwellings affected (43 destroyed, 76 with major damage, 138 with minor damage), 179 mobile homes affected (79 destroyed, 23 with major damage, 77 with minor damage), and 13 businesses affected (1 destroyed, 7 with major damage, 5 with minor damage). The tornado was on the ground for a total of 18 miles, all within Tuscaloosa County. The tornado path was estimated to be 750 yards wide at it's maximum intensity. This tornado was rated an F4 on the Fujita Scale for tornado intensity. Tornado intensity varied along the path with considerable F2 and F3 damage in the area from just west of SR 69 to US 82 in the Hinton Place and Hillcrest Meadows areas as well as the Bear Creek area. It was also in these areas where pockets of F4 destruction occurred. The tornado first touched down at 12:54 PM and dissipated at 1:12 PM with a forward speed of approximately 60 MPH. Beginning: 33 03.225/87 39.239 Ending: 33 12.065/87 24.292 M40VE, M20MH, F39MH, F53MH, F83MH, M26MH, M1MH, M9MH, F39MH, F56MH, F64PH
45.21974-04-03433°16'N / 88°12'W33°27'N / 87°50'W24.60 Miles500 Yards0525.0M0Pickens
45.71973-05-27432°47'N / 87°28'W32°50'N / 87°17'W11.20 Miles800 Yards0025.0M0Perry
45.81957-11-17233°17'N / 88°33'W33°18'N / 88°32'W1.90 Miles70 Yards00250K0Lowndes
46.02004-11-24232°10'N / 87°44'W32°14'N / 87°34'W11.90 Miles200 Yards02135K0Marengo
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down just north of the Shiloh Community on CR 73. Three mobile homes received extensive damage and two homes suffered moderate damage. The tornado moved northeast and damaged a carport and mobile home near Thomaston. Numerous trees and power lines were blown down or snapped off along the entire path of the tornado. Two people suffered minor injuries. The tornado damage path was 11.9 miles long and 200 yards wide at its widest point. Begin: 32 09.23/87 44.23 End: 32 14.79/87 33.97
46.71952-03-03333°20'N / 87°54'W33°22'N / 87°52'W3.30 Miles440 Yards0625K0Pickens
46.81966-03-03532°34'N / 89°34'W32°49'N / 88°21'W72.80 Miles33 Yards0025.0M0Leake
47.12004-11-24332°56'N / 88°59'W33°00'N / 88°50'W12.00 Miles600 Yards122.5M0Winston
 Brief Description: This strong tornado moved into Winston county from Neshoba county and tracked northeast for 12 miles before moving into Noxubee county. Just inside the Winston county line four large chicken houses were destroyed. As the tornado tracked northeast across State Route 393 and 397, a few hundred trees were uprooted and snapped. Several homes sustained minor roof damage. One home was totally destroyed on McBrayer Road. Pieces of the home was blown and scattered across a field for 1/4 mile. Here three vehicles were moved with two of them landing on top of tree debris and the other thrown into a ditch. This home was where the two injuries and one fatality occurred. The tornado was at its widest point here and as it tracked northeast hundreds of trees were blown down. The tornado moved into Noxubee county 2 miles southeast of Ferns Springs. The total path length across northern Neshoba, southeast Winston and western Noxubee county was 21 miles. M44PH
47.21986-03-12232°15'N / 88°51'W32°21'N / 88°45'W12.00 Miles120 Yards00250K0Lauderdale
47.51975-02-23232°47'N / 88°58'W0.50 Mile33 Yards00250K0Neshoba
47.71977-04-04332°49'N / 89°00'W32°53'N / 88°55'W6.60 Miles100 Yards00250K0Neshoba
47.81968-11-17231°58'N / 88°22'W32°06'N / 88°15'W11.50 Miles33 Yards0225K0Choctaw
47.81988-11-20333°12'N / 87°34'W0.50 Mile400 Yards082.5M0Tuscaloosa
48.01975-02-23433°05'N / 87°36'W33°15'N / 87°27'W14.40 Miles500 Yards14925.0M0Tuscaloosa
48.31961-12-11332°38'N / 87°24'W32°41'N / 87°15'W9.40 Miles100 Yards02250K0Perry
48.51976-03-20233°23'N / 87°54'W0.50 Mile30 Yards0025K0Pickens
48.61976-03-20233°18'N / 88°37'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Lowndes
48.71963-03-11233°25'N / 88°06'W0025K0Pickens
48.71992-11-22233°25'N / 88°13'W2.00 Miles127 Yards072.5M0Pickens
48.71998-04-08333°18'N / 87°51'W33°20'N / 87°35'W15.90 Miles300 Yards01800K0KTuscaloosa
 Brief Description: This was the first of three tornadoes produced by one supercell thunderstorm moving across central Alabama. The tornado began at 7:01 pm CDT just south of Gordo in extreme eastern Pickens County and traveled east-northeast moving into Tuscaloosa County around 7:05 pm CDT. The tornado stayed mostly in rural areas crossing the swampy area of the Sipsey River and a number of small roads before crossing SR 21. It remained in rural areas crossing SR 171 and US 43. The tornado dissipated at Lake Tuscaloosa just south of where SR 69 crosses the lake. Emergency management reported that five single-family dwellings were destroyed along with major damage reported to one house and minor damage to 23 others. Eleven mobile homes were destroyed and three mobile homes were damaged. A couple from North Carolina camping at Lake Lurleen lost everything.
48.81997-01-28233°18'N / 87°42'W33°18'N / 87°40'W2.00 Miles75 Yards0185K2KTuscaloosa
 Brief Description: A small tornado that apparently formed on the north side of a bow echo touched down in a lightly populated area just north of Lake Lurleen State Park and just west of State Road 171 in west central Tuscaloosa County. Damage was primarily to downed trees, however, several structures sustained minor damage with the exception of one house that was completely deroofed. The family in the house was asleep when the tornado struck and one young girl sustained a minor injury in the storm. EMA officials reported that three mobile homes were damaged along with the one house that was deroofed and at least two barns and several storage buildings were damaged.
49.01974-04-22232°38'N / 87°19'W2.00 Miles800 Yards00250K0Perry
49.21973-11-27232°42'N / 89°00'W000K0Neshoba
49.42010-04-24232°15'N / 88°54'W32°18'N / 88°45'W10.00 Miles1056 Yards00650K300KLauderdale
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado touched down just to the northeast of Montrose near County Road 2414, in Jasper County. This tornado tracked across 3 counties before it dissipated just before it reached Meridian. Along the path, it produced major structural roof damage to a church. Shingles and siding were blown off of a house. An outbuilding was destroyed along with damage to a grain silo. Thousands of large softwood and hardwood trees were snapped and uprooted. In addition, numerous power lines were blown down. This EF2 tornado had a total path length of 23 miles and a width of 0.6 miles. Maximum winds were around 125 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A powerful spring storm system moved across the region on April 24th and brought an outbreak of severe storms and tornadoes to the area. The most powerful and destructive storm during this event was the long track EF4 tornado which ripped a 149 mile path across the forecast area. In addition to this violent tornado, many other storms became severe and produced 5 additional tornadoes along with numerous reports of quarter to golf ball sized hail. Of the 5 tornadoes, 3 of these were strong (EF2) and occurred across, Jasper, Newton, Lauderdale, Oktibbeha, and Clay Counties.
49.62007-01-05232°43'N / 89°01'W32°43'N / 89°00'W1.00 Mile150 Yards00150K0KNeshoba
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This strong tornado briefly touched down between the Tucker and Bloomfield Communities. One brick home had its entire roof blown off, a large outbuilding was destroyed and a tractor was picked up and rolled. Additionally, numerous trees were snapped and uprooted along the short path. EPISODE NARRATIVE: During the evening of Jan 4th and early morning hours of Jan 5th, a potent storm system moved across the Lower Mississippi Valley. This system was dynamic enough to generate a line of thunderstorms across Central Mississippi. This line developed within a strongly sheared environment and evolved into a squall line with bowing segments. These bowing segments proved very efficient with respect to producing damaging wind gusts and six tornadoes. The squall line matured just east of Interstate 55 around 11 pm and raced east before exiting into Alabama around 3 am.
49.71982-04-03332°46'N / 89°06'W32°43'N / 88°55'W13.00 Miles400 Yards0025.0M0Neshoba


* 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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