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

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

Earthquake Index, #221

Andrews, FL
0.01
Florida
0.01
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

Andrews, FL
0.0000
Florida
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, #1000

Andrews, FL
73.23
Florida
185.89
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 1,239 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Andrews, FL were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:2Dense Fog:0Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:46Hail:295Heat:1Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:9
Thunderstorm Winds:693Tropical Storm:6Wildfire:33Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:1
Other:153 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Andrews, FL.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Andrews, FL.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 27 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Andrews, FL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
15.11970-07-03229°46'N / 82°53'W003K0Gilchrist
17.21983-04-23229°43'N / 82°54'W29°52'N / 82°45'W11.00 Miles80 Yards042.5M0Gilchrist
17.31957-06-08229°38'N / 82°37'W003K0Alachua
24.91956-09-24229°54'N / 82°48'W0025K0Suwannee
26.91970-08-25229°56'N / 82°57'W000K0Lafayette
27.41983-04-23229°52'N / 82°45'W29°56'N / 82°36'W4.00 Miles80 Yards022.5M0Columbia
31.71978-05-04229°34'N / 82°27'W29°41'N / 82°17'W12.80 Miles300 Yards042.5M0Alachua
33.31982-06-11229°10'N / 82°39'W29°07'N / 82°32'W6.00 Miles60 Yards00250K0Levy
33.31966-09-28229°40'N / 82°21'W0.50 Mile33 Yards00250K0Alachua
35.01986-03-14229°39'N / 82°19'W2.00 Miles10 Yards002.5M0Alachua
35.11975-02-06230°00'N / 83°12'W30°02'N / 83°02'W10.30 Miles100 Yards042.5M0Lafayette
35.31975-02-06230°02'N / 83°02'W30°05'N / 82°50'W12.60 Miles100 Yards0025K0Suwannee
35.91978-04-19229°51'N / 82°24'W1.00 Mile50 Yards06250K0Alachua
36.51984-02-27330°03'N / 83°10'W30°02'N / 83°03'W7.00 Miles100 Yards01250K0Lafayette
36.81970-02-03229°42'N / 82°18'W0025K0Alachua
37.41983-02-02229°31'N / 82°16'W0.30 Mile20 Yards04250K0Alachua
40.11982-06-11229°07'N / 82°32'W29°04'N / 82°25'W7.00 Miles60 Yards00250K0Marion
41.71954-06-10230°09'N / 82°57'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0125K0Suwannee
45.01972-10-27229°49'N / 83°35'W29°46'N / 83°35'W3.40 Miles50 Yards01250K0Taylor
46.12008-03-07229°49'N / 83°36'W29°49'N / 83°35'W02500K0KTaylor
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A waterspout came ashore as a tornado at Keaton Beach. Damage began along Keaton Beach Drive, just south of Beach Road, and continued east to Marina Drive where most of the significant damage occurred. Sporadic tree and power line damage was observed near Marina Drive. Fifteen homes between Marina Drive and Keaton Beach Drive sustained minor to moderate roof damage. Several decks on these homes failed. One home was destroyed when it was blown off its foundation and tossed into the road. Two injuries were reported. A few small boats were lofted into the air, with one boat moved over 100 feet. The tornado quickly lifted over an open area east of Marina Drive. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A brief, but extensive severe weather episode occurred across the Florida Big Bend during the morning of March 7, 2008. There were widespread reports of straight line wind damage across the area, with two confirmed tornadoes reported by NWS survey teams. There was also some urban street flooding in Tallahassee. Nearly 10,000 Tallahassee customers were without power.
46.11957-09-30229°50'N / 83°35'W000K0Taylor
46.31998-09-03228°58'N / 82°30'W29°00'N / 82°27'W4.50 Miles50 Yards02500K0Citrus
 Brief Description: A tornado (F2), associated with an outer band of Hurricane Earl, touched down along N. Fairport Avenue, east of the intersection of County Road 495 and West Dunklin Road, six miles northeast of Crystal River. The tornado moved northeast, sporadically touched down along a narrow path, and destroyed a two story family structure, seven mobile homes and caused minor damage to an additional eight single family and sixteen mobile homes. Several large trees, sheds and power lines were downed by the tornado before it lifted and dissipated near County Road 488 and N. Circle M Avenue. Of note, a homeowner on W. Wheatfield Lane in Citrus Springs was alerted to the impending tornado by his four dogs who stubbornly refused to venture outdoors nearly ten minutes prior to the touchdown. The homeowner on W. Wheatfield Lane described the sound of the tornado similar to that of a roaring train as it passed over and damaged his home and downed nearby trees. Two injuries occurred to the occupants of the two story home that was destroyed by the tornado before it lifted and dissipated.
47.02008-03-07230°11'N / 82°39'W30°12'N / 82°37'W1.00 Mile800 Yards154.0M0KColumbia
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: National Weather Service Storm Survey of the tornado track indicated most damage was EF1 scale with a small area of EF2 damage near NE Denver Street opposite a large field. Numerous Trees and power lines were snapped or blown over by the storm. Truck and trailers were also blown over in an industrial park. Nineteen homes were destroyed, twenty-one suffered major damage, and twenty had minor damage. Two businesses were destroyed with six suffering major damage. One female fatality occurred when a tree went through her mobile home. A male indirect fatality occurred when trying to connect a power generator. The mesocyclone which spanned this tornado was tracked across Taylor, Lafayette, and Suwannee Counties prior to this touchdown and it later spanned tornadoes in Baker, Charlton and Nassau Counties. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A squall line with severe weather and several tornadoes moved across north Florida and southeast Georgia.
47.51960-02-25330°12'N / 82°38'W0.80 Mile100 Yards00250K0Columbia
48.41973-04-04229°33'N / 82°06'W29°36'N / 82°04'W4.50 Miles67 Yards00250K0Alachua
48.51964-01-12229°11'N / 82°12'W003K0Marion
48.62006-12-25230°06'N / 82°25'W30°08'N / 82°24'W3.00 Miles300 Yards010K0KColumbia
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Columbia County Emergency Management reports damage to 12 homes and one home destroyed. A business was also destroyed. Extensive damage was reported in the community of Woodborough along Scenic Lake drive as well as along Moore road northwest of Lake City. One minor injury was reported with minor lacerations. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A vigorous short wave trough and squall line moved across north Florida on Christmas Day resulting in severe weather across the northern and central portions of the state and a tornado near Lake City, Columbia County, Florida.


* 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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