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The chance of earthquake damage in Amite County is about the same as Mississippi average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Amite County is much lower than Mississippi average and is higher than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #65

Amite County

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

Amite County

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, #67

Amite County

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 10,556 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Amite County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:6Dense Fog:1Drought:26
Dust Storm:0Flood:776Hail:3,145Heat:22Heavy Snow:11
High Surf:0Hurricane:8Ice Storm:15Landslide:0Strong Wind:22
Thunderstorm Winds:6,091Tropical Storm:12Wildfire:0Winter Storm:14Winter Weather:10

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Amite County.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Amite County.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Amite County.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 73 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Amite County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
11.31972-01-04231°21'N / 90°53'W1.20 Miles100 Yards0025K0Franklin
11.71978-04-17231°20'N / 90°42'W31°20'N / 90°38'W3.80 Miles100 Yards0225K0Amite
14.21977-12-13331°02'N / 90°40'W31°07'N / 90°33'W9.00 Miles350 Yards0025K0Amite
16.31986-03-12231°19'N / 90°36'W31°20'N / 90°31'W3.00 Miles250 Yards00250K0Amite
18.51977-12-13331°07'N / 90°33'W31°14'N / 90°25'W11.40 Miles350 Yards022.5M0Pike
18.61986-03-12231°20'N / 90°31'W31°21'N / 90°32'W2.00 Miles250 Yards00250K0Pike
18.81983-04-05231°27'N / 90°51'W31°30'N / 90°47'W5.00 Miles150 Yards042.5M0Franklin
19.61962-11-11231°10'N / 90°28'W00250K0Pike
19.91986-03-12231°21'N / 90°32'W31°23'N / 90°30'W3.00 Miles250 Yards00250K0Lincoln
20.91975-01-10431°11'N / 90°32'W31°21'N / 90°22'W15.20 Miles200 Yards420025.0M0Pike
21.51963-06-21231°13'N / 90°27'W31°15'N / 90°25'W3.30 Miles50 Yards003K0Pike
21.61967-12-02331°22'N / 90°36'W31°31'N / 90°31'W11.50 Miles300 Yards0025K0Lincoln
23.01986-11-20231°01'N / 91°10'W31°01'N / 91°04'W5.00 Miles173 Yards00250K0Wilkinson
25.41989-05-18230°52'N / 91°01'W30°52'N / 90°55'W5.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0East Feliciana
26.31978-04-17231°20'N / 90°38'W31°42'N / 90°27'W27.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Lincoln
26.91990-05-12231°16'N / 91°24'W31°18'N / 91°05'W19.00 Miles100 Yards04250K0Wilkinson
28.61980-10-27231°35'N / 90°36'W1.00 Mile400 Yards0225K0Lincoln
28.81972-04-21331°25'N / 90°28'W31°31'N / 90°22'W9.10 Miles150 Yards0025K0Lincoln
28.81987-02-15230°52'N / 90°30'W30°54'N / 90°28'W3.50 Miles150 Yards03250K0Tangipahoa
28.81981-03-31231°17'N / 90°26'W31°21'N / 90°13'W13.70 Miles127 Yards00250K0Pike
29.22005-04-06231°03'N / 90°20'W31°13'N / 90°17'W9.00 Miles100 Yards02200K0Pike
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down near the community of Progress in Pike County and moved north northeast to the Barto area before crossing Highway 98 and moving out of Pike County and into Walthall County about 2 miles east northeast of Holmesville. Along its path in Pike County, the tornado destroyed a church and a couple of mobile homes, damaged a number of houses and businesses, and knocked down numerous trees. A meso-cyclone thunderstorm produced a tornado as moved on an intermittent path northeastward across eastern Pike County and northwest Walthall County.
30.41992-11-21230°50'N / 91°08'W30°52'N / 91°04'W9.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0East Feliciana
30.81958-11-14231°12'N / 90°17'W31°14'N / 90°16'W3.00 Miles30 Yards0025K0Quitman
30.81994-01-27231°31'N / 90°31'W31°35'N / 90°25'W6.00 Miles40 Yards07500K0Lincoln
 Brief Description: Within the broad damage path across Lincoln county was a distinct path of convergent damage. Several mobile homes were totally destroyed. One frame house was totally destroyed. A sawmill was totally destroyed. Seven people were injured in the mobile homes. Many trees and power poles and lines were blown down.
31.51975-05-08230°45'N / 90°45'W000K0St. Helena
31.92006-05-10231°40'N / 91°00'W31°38'N / 90°52'W7.00 Miles440 Yards00120K500KJefferson
 Brief Description: This tornado was the 3rd tornado to occur from supercell 3. The tornado touched down about 5 miles southeast of Fayette and tracked east for 7 miles across southern Jefferson County. Much of the damage along the path was to trees, where thousands were snapped and uprooted. The most intense damage was in a small area about 6 miles west-southwest of Union Church along Perth Road where nearly every tree, many of them large, in a heavily forested area were snapped or uprooted. The damage here was rated at the low end of F2 with the rest of the path consisting of F1 damage. Luckily no homes were in the path of the tornado, but two sheds were destroyed and a gazebo was heavily damaged.
32.71984-10-14330°43'N / 91°06'W30°52'N / 91°02'W11.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0East Feliciana
32.81992-11-21231°29'N / 90°33'W31°42'N / 90°24'W15.00 Miles440 Yards00250K0Lincoln
33.21975-01-10431°21'N / 90°22'W31°31'N / 90°14'W14.00 Miles150 Yards592.5M0Lincoln
34.21992-11-21230°52'N / 91°16'W30°50'N / 91°08'W4.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0West Feliciana
34.22005-04-06231°15'N / 90°18'W31°20'N / 90°09'W7.00 Miles100 Yards00300K0Walthall
 Brief Description: A tornado moved out of Pike County and entered Walthall County about 3 miles west northwest of Dinan and continued travelling north northeast until it dissipated approximately 2 miles west of Sartinsville. The tornado caused significant damage to 25 houses, 10 trailers, and 2 businesses in Walthall County. A meso-cyclone thunderstorm produced a tornado as moved on an intermittent path northeastward across eastern Pike County and northwest Walthall County.
34.31986-04-12231°31'N / 90°22'W31°26'N / 90°15'W8.20 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Lincoln
34.61987-11-16231°35'N / 90°36'W31°42'N / 90°25'W16.00 Miles150 Yards02250K0Lincoln
35.52003-04-06231°38'N / 90°37'W31°42'N / 90°27'W10.00 Miles1230 Yards061.0M0Lincoln
 Brief Description: This tornado started 4 miles SE of Caseyville and continued to the NE for 10 miles when it entered Copiah county at 7:46 pm, at the intersection of Interstate 55 and the county line. This tornado caused minor damage to numerous homes with several homes sustaining major damage in the form of having their roofs blown off. This tornado also took down two 500 kilowatt towers. In addition to the structural damage, hundereds of trees were snapped and uprooted. To put the entire event into perspective, areas just to the N of Interstate 20 and extending W to E across the entire state, experienced a 125 year rainfall event. Rainfall totals ranged from 7 to 12 inches which all fell in about 18 hours. Due to the large amounts of rain, river flooding quickly became a major problem. The Pelahatchie Creek experienced a 100 year flood. The Chunky River, at Chunky, set a new record. This river actually flooded a portion of Interstate 20 which had to be closed for a few hours. The Chickasawhay River at Enterprise also set a record. In addition to all the flash flooding, the river flooding caused major damage to homes and flooded numerous roads.
35.51973-09-05231°31'N / 91°15'W31°33'N / 91°16'W2.70 Miles100 Yards0425K0Madison
35.51976-03-29231°27'N / 90°16'W0.20 Mile50 Yards003K0Lincoln
35.92006-11-15230°45'N / 90°32'W30°45'N / 90°28'W3.00 Miles100 Yards10250K0KSt. Helena
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down near the intersection of Louisiana Highways 441 and 1046 and moved northeast to Tangipahoa Parish line west of Arcola. One fatality occurred near the initial touchdown when the tornado struck a small frame house and close-by travel trailer. Both house and travel trailer next to the house were destroyed with debris piled about 25 yards to the northeast. A 43 year-old male in the travel trailer was fataly injured. The tornado continued northeast with damage primarily to trees, powerlines and house roofs. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms developed in the vicinity of a warm front that moved north across southeast Louisiana during the afternoon and evening of the 14th and in advance and along a cold front that moved through the area during the morning of the 15th.
36.11976-03-30331°40'N / 91°11'W31°45'N / 90°44'W27.00 Miles1583 Yards00250K0Jefferson
36.41969-01-23431°41'N / 91°03'W31°46'N / 90°44'W19.50 Miles200 Yards00250K0Jefferson
36.71953-01-22231°33'N / 90°53'W31°55'N / 90°37'W29.70 Miles100 Yards00250K0Issaquena
37.01971-04-12231°34'N / 90°31'W31°39'N / 90°15'W16.70 Miles33 Yards0025K0Lincoln
37.41965-03-01231°18'N / 90°13'W31°23'N / 90°09'W7.20 Miles110 Yards0025K0Walthall
37.41973-12-04230°42'N / 90°34'W30°43'N / 90°31'W3.60 Miles80 Yards032.5M0Tangipahoa
37.71972-05-07230°48'N / 90°22'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Tangipahoa
38.31989-06-08230°40'N / 90°51'W30°38'N / 90°50'W1.50 Miles50 Yards0025K0St. Helena
38.51989-06-08230°38'N / 90°54'W30°40'N / 90°51'W2.50 Miles50 Yards0025K0Livingston
38.51972-05-12230°45'N / 90°25'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Tangipahoa
39.31976-03-30331°45'N / 90°44'W31°47'N / 90°40'W4.70 Miles33 Yards00250K0Copiah
39.42007-12-20231°36'N / 90°22'W31°37'N / 90°17'W5.00 Miles200 Yards01500K0KLincoln
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This strong tornado touched down just east of the Brookhaven-Lincoln County Airport and tracked east-northeast for five miles to near the Woolworth Community. The most significant damage occurred just south of Heucks Crossing along Beeson Road where two mobile homes were obliterated. The debris was swept from foundations with large debris, including furniture, and appliances thrown more than 100 yards. Additionally, numerous trees, both pines and hardwoods, were snapped and uprooted along with several power lines down along the path. A shop was also destroyed, camper trailer heavily damaged and two other homes suffered significant roof damage. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A small, but potent, storm system evolved and moved east across the region during the first half of the day. A large MCV (meso-scale convective vortex) developed across Central Louisiana during the morning hours and moved east adding an extra kick to the atmosphere and aided in generating a line of severe thunderstorms which produced five tornadoes and wind damage. All the severe weather was confined to the southern areas, generally along Highway 84, and extended from Natchez to Brookhaven to Laurel.
39.61965-06-06231°07'N / 90°08'W003K0Walthall
40.01971-09-19230°41'N / 90°30'W0.20 Mile50 Yards003K0Tangipahoa
40.61986-04-12231°26'N / 90°15'W31°23'N / 90°03'W13.60 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Lawrence
40.71987-02-15231°04'N / 90°09'W31°04'N / 90°06'W3.00 Miles73 Yards02250K0Walthall
40.91984-10-14330°39'N / 91°09'W30°43'N / 91°06'W5.00 Miles150 Yards03250K0East Baton Rouge
41.21976-06-29231°37'N / 91°18'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Adams
41.31978-04-17231°42'N / 90°27'W31°44'N / 90°25'W3.30 Miles33 Yards0025K0Copiah
41.41961-04-09230°42'N / 90°30'W30°50'N / 90°08'W23.60 Miles100 Yards00250K0Tangipahoa
41.72005-09-25231°42'N / 91°08'W31°48'N / 91°04'W10.00 Miles600 Yards00180K300KJefferson
 Brief Description: This strong tornado touched down a few miles west-southwest of Fayette and tracked north-northeast for 10 miles. Extensive tree damage occurred along the path with hundreds of trees snapped and uprooted. A couple of mobile homes were damaged and a house had part of its roof taken off.
41.91992-11-21231°42'N / 90°24'W31°43'N / 90°24'W1.00 Mile440 Yards00250K0Copiah
42.21987-11-16231°42'N / 90°25'W31°43'N / 90°22'W4.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Copiah
42.92005-09-25231°47'N / 91°00'W31°50'N / 90°56'W5.00 Miles800 Yards01300K500KJefferson
 Brief Description: This strong tornado touched down in the Red Lick Community, of Jefferson county, and tracked northeast into Claiborne county. Extensive tree damage occurred along the path with hundreds of trees uprooted and snapped. One mobile home was destroyed and a framed house had most of the roof torn off and an outside wall blown out. One injury occurred as the mobile home was rolled over and destroyed.
43.11973-12-04230°28'N / 91°10'W30°42'N / 90°34'W39.10 Miles80 Yards002.5M0East Baton Rouge
43.12004-11-23331°43'N / 91°12'W31°51'N / 90°56'W18.00 Miles600 Yards00300K0Jefferson
 Brief Description: This tornado touched down just west of the Natchez Trace, 8 miles west of Fayette and tracked northeast for 18 miles across Jefferson county. Between the Natchez Trace and highway 553 the tornado was in its early stages and produced F0 damage by downing several trees. Between highway 553 and US Highway 61 this tornado began to intensify and downed or snapped hundreds of trees. One mobile home and two sheds sustained minor damage as they were located on the northern edge of the circulation. As it approached US Highway 61, it moved through an open field and was at its widest point, 600 yards. Here a string of seven power poles were snapped and a large tractor shed was destroyed. The frame of the shed was made of large I-beams. These beams were snapped from their base as the shed was blown away. In the area around US Highway 61 four homes sustained major roof damage. On the east side of the highway one of these homes lost almost the entire roof and had every window blown out. For a three mile stretch between US Highway 61 and highway 552 the tornado was at its strongest and produced F3 damage. Every tree in the forest, along this stretch, was uprooted or snapped. The tornado began to weaken after passing across highway 552 and dissipated just on the other side of the Claiborne county line.
45.31992-02-15230°35'N / 90°33'W0.80 Mile527 Yards0102.5M0Tangipahoa
45.61961-11-13230°36'N / 91°10'W30°39'N / 91°10'W3.40 Miles50 Yards01250K0East Baton Rouge
46.12005-09-25231°51'N / 90°58'W31°52'N / 90°56'W2.00 Miles800 Yards0020K100KClaiborne
 Brief Description: This strong tornado touched down in the Red Lick Community, of Jefferson county, and tracked northeast into Claiborne county. Extensive tree damage occurred along the path with hundreds of trees uprooted and snapped. One mobile home was destroyed and a framed house had most of the roof torn off and an outside wall blown out. One injury occurred as the mobile home was rolled over and destroyed.
46.41975-01-10431°31'N / 90°14'W31°43'N / 90°07'W15.40 Miles150 Yards00250K0Lawrence
47.31974-02-21331°33'N / 90°12'W31°39'N / 90°05'W9.80 Miles200 Yards013250K0Lawrence
47.61973-09-05231°33'N / 91°16'W31°54'N / 91°23'W25.10 Miles100 Yards0025K0East Carroll
47.61968-09-17230°50'N / 90°07'W1.00 Mile100 Yards003K0Washington
48.01983-03-20330°58'N / 90°02'W2.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Washington
48.01969-01-23431°46'N / 90°44'W31°54'N / 90°10'W34.50 Miles200 Yards11140250K0Copiah
49.51969-04-13231°43'N / 90°17'W31°47'N / 90°13'W6.10 Miles267 Yards0525K0Copiah

* 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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