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

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

Earthquake Index, #381

Amite, LA
0.01
Louisiana
0.03
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

Amite, LA
0.0000
Louisiana
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, #216

Amite, LA
228.58
Louisiana
235.86
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 1,887 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Amite, LA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:4Dense Fog:0Drought:9
Dust Storm:0Flood:98Hail:420Heat:1Heavy Snow:3
High Surf:0Hurricane:5Ice Storm:5Landslide:0Strong Wind:6
Thunderstorm Winds:1,177Tropical Storm:10Wildfire:0Winter Storm:4Winter Weather:2
Other:143 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Amite, LA.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Amite, LA.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 63 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Amite, LA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
2.51973-12-04230°42'N / 90°34'W30°43'N / 90°31'W3.60 Miles80 Yards032.5M0Tangipahoa
3.82006-11-15230°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.
5.41971-09-19230°41'N / 90°30'W0.20 Mile50 Yards003K0Tangipahoa
8.71972-05-12230°45'N / 90°25'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Tangipahoa
10.81992-02-15230°35'N / 90°33'W0.80 Mile527 Yards0102.5M0Tangipahoa
11.01987-02-15230°52'N / 90°30'W30°54'N / 90°28'W3.50 Miles150 Yards03250K0Tangipahoa
11.11975-05-08230°45'N / 90°45'W000K0St. Helena
12.41972-05-07230°48'N / 90°22'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Tangipahoa
14.81961-04-09230°42'N / 90°30'W30°50'N / 90°08'W23.60 Miles100 Yards00250K0Tangipahoa
15.81953-02-06330°30'N / 90°33'W30°32'N / 90°27'W6.50 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Tangipahoa
16.51977-11-29230°30'N / 90°34'W1.00 Mile50 Yards02250K0Livingston
17.51953-02-06330°29'N / 90°42'W30°30'N / 90°33'W9.10 Miles400 Yards2212.5M0Livingston
17.61989-06-08230°40'N / 90°51'W30°38'N / 90°50'W1.50 Miles50 Yards0025K0St. Helena
19.51989-06-08230°38'N / 90°54'W30°40'N / 90°51'W2.50 Miles50 Yards0025K0Livingston
21.01973-12-04230°28'N / 91°10'W30°42'N / 90°34'W39.10 Miles80 Yards002.5M0East Baton Rouge
21.31971-09-16230°28'N / 90°20'W30°31'N / 90°22'W4.10 Miles150 Yards00250K0Tangipahoa
23.31977-12-13331°02'N / 90°40'W31°07'N / 90°33'W9.00 Miles350 Yards0025K0Amite
23.61977-09-05230°25'N / 90°26'W1.70 Miles70 Yards012.5M0Tangipahoa
25.51989-05-18230°52'N / 91°01'W30°52'N / 90°55'W5.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0East Feliciana
27.11974-11-20230°38'N / 90°11'W30°35'N / 90°05'W7.10 Miles33 Yards0025K0St. Tammany
27.31968-09-17230°50'N / 90°07'W1.00 Mile100 Yards003K0Washington
30.11962-11-11231°10'N / 90°28'W00250K0Pike
30.11984-10-14330°43'N / 91°06'W30°52'N / 91°02'W11.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0East Feliciana
30.51977-12-13331°07'N / 90°33'W31°14'N / 90°25'W11.40 Miles350 Yards022.5M0Pike
30.71997-11-21230°29'N / 90°13'W30°29'N / 90°04'W9.00 Miles200 Yards0433.5M0St. Tammany
 Brief Description: A severe thunderstorm produced a tornado as it moved into St. Tammany Parish. The tornado was first observed by the State Police on Interstate Highway 12 west of Covington. From data collected on a ground, damage survey by the National Weather Service, the tornado moved on a path slightly north of due east. The tornado moved across the downtown area of Covington and continued east for nearly 2 miles before lifting off the ground. Most of the damage along path indicated F1 damage, however, several areas near downtown Covington were classified as F2 damage. Parish officials reported 43 injuries were reported with tornado, though most were relatively minor. Six persons required and overnight stay in a hospital, including three pregnant women. Most of the damage to homes was due to large pine trees which had been toppled onto houses. In downtown Covington, a few large buildings lost roofs, had windows blown out, or suffered substantial damage. A large parish building suffered $500,000 damage. Media reports indicated cleanup would cost several million dollars. Just east of the downtown area, several cars were lifted and moved tens of feet by the tornado, and an empty tractor-trailer truck rig was blown over. Nearly 50 cars in a parking lot had their windows blown out by debris or by rapid pressure drop. The same parent thunderstorm spawned another tornado just south of Talisheek damaging a barn and a house. The damage path length at Talisheek was estimated. American Red Cross reports indicated 69 single family homes were destroyed or had major damage in St. Tammany Parish. Four public buildings were also heavily damaged.
31.12005-04-06231°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.
32.71992-11-21230°50'N / 91°08'W30°52'N / 91°04'W9.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0East Feliciana
33.31971-09-16330°27'N / 91°02'W30°33'N / 91°04'W7.30 Miles83 Yards032.5M0East Baton Rouge
33.51977-04-20230°25'N / 90°59'W0.20 Mile67 Yards01250K0East Baton Rouge
33.61984-10-14330°39'N / 91°09'W30°43'N / 91°06'W5.00 Miles150 Yards03250K0East Baton Rouge
34.41987-02-15231°04'N / 90°09'W31°04'N / 90°06'W3.00 Miles73 Yards02250K0Walthall
35.01963-06-21231°13'N / 90°27'W31°15'N / 90°25'W3.30 Miles50 Yards003K0Pike
35.01973-04-26330°30'N / 91°05'W0.30 Mile70 Yards0025K0East Baton Rouge
35.11983-03-20330°58'N / 90°02'W2.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Washington
35.51964-10-04230°23'N / 90°08'W1.00 Mile183 Yards0025K0St. Tammany
36.41965-06-06231°07'N / 90°08'W003K0Walthall
36.71961-11-13230°36'N / 91°10'W30°39'N / 91°10'W3.40 Miles50 Yards01250K0East Baton Rouge
37.01975-01-10431°11'N / 90°32'W31°21'N / 90°22'W15.20 Miles200 Yards420025.0M0Pike
37.11958-11-14231°12'N / 90°17'W31°14'N / 90°16'W3.00 Miles30 Yards0025K0Quitman
37.21989-06-08230°31'N / 91°11'W30°33'N / 91°06'W6.00 Miles60 Yards0582.5M0East Baton Rouge
37.71969-04-12330°12'N / 90°54'W30°17'N / 90°45'W10.70 Miles100 Yards01250K0Ascension
38.01986-11-20231°01'N / 91°10'W31°01'N / 91°04'W5.00 Miles173 Yards00250K0Wilkinson
38.51992-11-21230°52'N / 91°16'W30°50'N / 91°08'W4.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0West Feliciana
39.61958-11-14230°28'N / 91°09'W2.00 Miles17 Yards0025K0East Baton Rouge
40.41986-03-12231°19'N / 90°36'W31°20'N / 90°31'W3.00 Miles250 Yards00250K0Amite
40.91975-05-08230°25'N / 91°11'W30°24'N / 91°05'W6.20 Miles50 Yards000K0East Baton Rouge
41.51978-04-17231°20'N / 90°42'W31°20'N / 90°38'W3.80 Miles100 Yards0225K0Amite
41.61986-03-12231°20'N / 90°31'W31°21'N / 90°32'W2.00 Miles250 Yards00250K0Pike
41.81989-06-08230°31'N / 91°15'W30°31'N / 91°11'W3.50 Miles60 Yards022.5M0West Baton Rouge
42.31981-03-31231°17'N / 90°26'W31°21'N / 90°13'W13.70 Miles127 Yards00250K0Pike
42.92006-11-15231°00'N / 90°01'W31°04'N / 89°50'W11.00 Miles125 Yards01500K0KWalthall
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado, of strong intensity at several locations, entered Walthall County from Washington Parish LA. The tornado moved northeast across the southeast portion of Walthall County before exiting into Marion County. Several mobile homes were destroyed and roofs were blown off several frame houses. One injury was reported from an occupant of one of the mobile homes. Trees and power lines were also downed in a number of locations. Overall, the emergency manager reported 11 structures with major damage and 5 structures with minor damage. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms developed in the vicinity of a warm front that moved north across south Mississippi 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.
43.12005-04-06231°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.
43.41986-03-12231°21'N / 90°32'W31°23'N / 90°30'W3.00 Miles250 Yards00250K0Lincoln
44.01965-06-27230°21'N / 91°09'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0East Baton Rouge
44.81992-08-25330°04'N / 90°27'W30°07'N / 90°37'W9.00 Miles150 Yards23225.0M0St. John The Baptist
45.31961-11-22230°05'N / 90°32'W2.00 Miles50 Yards0325K0St. John The Baptist
45.61961-02-21230°57'N / 89°50'W0.80 Mile283 Yards09250K0Washington
46.21972-01-04231°21'N / 90°53'W1.20 Miles100 Yards0025K0Franklin
46.21983-12-06430°04'N / 90°31'W30°05'N / 90°25'W7.00 Miles200 Yards02525.0M0St. John The Baptist
46.31957-11-18231°03'N / 89°53'W31°04'N / 89°52'W1.90 Miles77 Yards00250K0Walthall
46.81983-01-31230°23'N / 91°14'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0West Baton Rouge
47.31965-03-01231°18'N / 90°13'W31°23'N / 90°09'W7.20 Miles110 Yards0025K0Walthall
48.51967-12-02331°22'N / 90°36'W31°31'N / 90°31'W11.50 Miles300 Yards0025K0Lincoln


* 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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