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The chance of earthquake damage in Ashley Heights is about the same as North Carolina average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Ashley Heights is higher than North Carolina average and is about the same as the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #554

Ashley Heights, NC
0.01
North Carolina
0.18
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

Ashley Heights, NC
0.0000
North 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, #277

Ashley Heights, NC
140.57
North Carolina
115.21
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 3,009 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Ashley Heights, NC were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:9Dense Fog:0Drought:22
Dust Storm:0Flood:227Hail:943Heat:2Heavy Snow:16
High Surf:0Hurricane:6Ice Storm:21Landslide:0Strong Wind:37
Thunderstorm Winds:1,554Tropical Storm:5Wildfire:0Winter Storm:41Winter Weather:10
Other:116 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Ashley Heights, NC.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Ashley Heights, NC.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Ashley Heights, NC.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 54 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Ashley Heights, NC.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
5.41981-02-11235°05'N / 79°30'W35°08'N / 79°26'W5.20 Miles700 Yards002.5M0Moore
9.71981-02-11235°12'N / 79°23'W35°15'N / 79°16'W7.60 Miles800 Yards00250K0Moore
18.21981-02-11234°59'N / 79°05'W35°00'N / 79°04'W1.90 Miles847 Yards10250K0Hoke
18.81964-08-29334°48'N / 79°26'W34°52'N / 79°32'W7.30 Miles50 Yards015250K0Scotland
18.81986-05-19234°52'N / 79°13'W34°59'N / 79°00'W13.00 Miles100 Yards05250K0Hoke
20.11976-10-09234°46'N / 79°26'W34°50'N / 79°22'W6.10 Miles20 Yards00250K0Scotland
20.71969-04-18334°40'N / 79°30'W34°58'N / 78°57'W37.40 Miles440 Yards00250K0Scotland
20.81963-09-29235°06'N / 79°06'W35°09'N / 78°55'W11.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Cumberland
20.81986-05-19234°59'N / 79°00'W35°03'N / 79°02'W6.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Cumberland
21.11964-08-29334°52'N / 79°32'W34°55'N / 79°47'W14.60 Miles50 Yards000K0Richmond
22.11984-03-28434°45'N / 79°22'W34°55'N / 78°55'W25.00 Miles2640 Yards22802.5M0Robeson
22.41981-02-11235°00'N / 79°04'W35°04'N / 78°54'W10.50 Miles33 Yards00250K0Cumberland
24.51957-04-08434°44'N / 79°37'W34°45'N / 79°18'W18.00 Miles50 Yards08250K0Scotland
25.21957-04-08434°45'N / 79°18'W34°50'N / 78°56'W21.60 Miles50 Yards06250K0Robeson
26.61984-03-28434°40'N / 79°30'W34°45'N / 79°22'W8.00 Miles2640 Yards002.5M0Scotland
27.52009-03-27234°52'N / 78°58'W34°54'N / 78°57'W2.00 Miles50 Yards0135K0KRobeson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service Storm Survey confirmed an EF-2 Tornado touched down about 3 miles east of Parkton, North Carolina. The tornado first touched down along W Parkton Tobermory Road, halfway between Highway 301 and Interstate 95, with no significant damage. The tornado tracked north-northeast and intensified to EF-2 with winds to 130 mph as it impacted structures along E Everette Road. One mobile home was completely destroyed and an adult female was thrown by the tornado. The woman suffered minor injuries. Also at this location, the tornado destroyed a two story home that was empty at the time. The tornado continued to track to the north-northeast and eventually lifted across a wooded area. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A stationary boundary was located from GSB to POB southward through the Piedmont of South Carolina at mid-afternoon. A short-wave across the Georgia-South Carolina border was lifting northward across the area during the afternoon. Instability was marginal. Winds were virtually unidirectional, but there was modest speed shear through the lowest 3 kft.
28.11971-01-05235°15'N / 78°55'W1.50 Miles150 Yards00250K0Harnett
29.11984-03-28434°55'N / 78°55'W34°56'N / 78°53'W2.00 Miles2640 Yards002.5M0Cumberland
29.11984-03-28434°40'N / 79°30'W34°41'N / 79°26'W3.00 Miles2113 Yards002.5M0Scotland
29.81957-04-08434°41'N / 79°12'W0.80 Mile150 Yards021250K0Robeson
31.21976-05-15234°35'N / 79°17'W34°43'N / 79°13'W10.10 Miles33 Yards34250K0Robeson
31.21999-04-15234°41'N / 79°08'W34°41'N / 79°08'W0.30 Mile25 Yards14200K0Robeson
32.01984-03-28434°38'N / 79°36'W34°40'N / 79°30'W5.00 Miles2600 Yards211525.0M0Marlboro
32.31957-04-08434°44'N / 79°52'W34°44'N / 79°37'W14.20 Miles133 Yards00250K0Marlboro
33.01984-03-28434°39'N / 79°45'W34°40'N / 79°30'W14.00 Miles700 Yards710025.0M0Marlboro
33.41971-02-22335°05'N / 78°55'W35°10'N / 78°39'W16.10 Miles500 Yards2602.5M0Cumberland
34.81984-03-28334°50'N / 78°52'W34°52'N / 78°48'W4.00 Miles1407 Yards0025.0M0Bladen
36.31976-05-15235°16'N / 79°58'W35°31'N / 79°50'W18.80 Miles400 Yards072.5M0Montgomery
37.41976-05-15234°50'N / 80°03'W35°00'N / 79°57'W12.80 Miles67 Yards0425K0Anson
37.91957-04-08434°50'N / 78°56'W34°55'N / 78°35'W20.70 Miles150 Yards08250K0Cumberland
38.71956-04-06235°30'N / 79°04'W35°33'N / 78°49'W14.40 Miles100 Yards0025K0Lee
39.81965-10-07235°39'N / 79°24'W35°41'N / 79°18'W6.10 Miles27 Yards0025K0Chatham
39.91963-07-19234°36'N / 79°00'W0025K0Robeson
39.91984-03-28334°52'N / 78°48'W34°58'N / 78°36'W11.00 Miles1407 Yards21125.0M0Cumberland
40.21963-09-29234°28'N / 79°06'W35°16'N / 78°20'W70.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0Robeson
42.21999-04-15234°43'N / 78°47'W34°43'N / 78°47'W0.10 Mile30 Yards05200K0Bladen
42.81982-04-27235°13'N / 80°07'W0.10 Mile27 Yards0125K0Stanly
42.91979-03-23234°33'N / 79°03'W34°35'N / 78°53'W9.80 Miles100 Yards09250K0Robeson
43.91984-03-28434°35'N / 79°55'W34°37'N / 79°49'W7.00 Miles700 Yards02425.0M0Chesterfield
44.91982-06-16235°32'N / 78°49'W35°33'N / 78°47'W3.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Harnett
45.41969-04-18334°25'N / 80°08'W34°40'N / 79°30'W39.90 Miles100 Yards03250K0Darlington
45.51963-09-29234°25'N / 79°22'W34°28'N / 79°06'W15.50 Miles100 Yards3122.5M0Dillon
46.21966-11-02235°30'N / 78°44'W35°31'N / 78°44'W1.10 Miles77 Yards00250K0Harnett
46.51965-10-07335°39'N / 79°50'W1.00 Mile33 Yards1425K0Randolph
46.91975-03-24234°59'N / 80°22'W35°20'N / 80°02'W30.60 Miles100 Yards01250K0Union
47.51982-06-16235°33'N / 78°47'W35°35'N / 78°45'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Wake
47.82008-11-15234°24'N / 79°19'W34°24'N / 79°18'W1.00 Mile40 Yards00325K0KDillon
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service Storm Survey concluded a tornado first touched down approximately 200 yards south of Dogwood Lakes Road at 1250 AM EST. Large pine trees were snapped and a mobile home rolled about 20 yards before completely disintegrating. It is unknown how well the mobile home was attached to its foundation. A truck was flipped in a church parking lot on Goings Drive. No injuries were reported. The damage was indicative of winds of 110 to 120 mph, EF-2 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. The path width was approximately 40 yards. The tornado touched down for a second time resulting in near total roof failure and some damage to the exterior walls of a brick home on Pee Dee Church Road near Andre Drive. No injuries were reported. Lesser tree damage and minor structural damage was noted from this point to the north-northeast for one half to three quarters of a mile as the tornado weakened and/or slightly lifted from the ground. Damage then became more significant as the tornado struck another brick home on the corner of Cornelius Place and Dillon Highway. Total roof failure and minor failure of exterior walls was evident. No injuries were reported. The damage was indicative of winds of 110 to 120 mph, EF-2 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. The tornado then continued north-northeast through a large wooded area. Given the extent of tree damage, winds were estimated to 100 mph. The tornado then intensified as it hit a brick home on Appleton Court. Total roof damage and more significant failure of the external walls was evident. The three occupants were not injured. The damage was indicative of winds of 120 to 135 mph, the high end of EF-2 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. The path width was about 30 yards. The tornado completely dissipated about 200 yards north of Appleton Court at 1253 AM EST. The Emergency Manager from Dillon County reported ten homes were damaged and two others were destroyed. Seven mobile homes were damaged and three others were destroyed. Three churches were damaged. Five barns were damaged and two others were destroyed. Three cars were damaged and three others were destroyed. The total damage was estimated at $325,000 dollars. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A mid-level short wave lifted to the northeast and slowly weakened with time. A warm front, lifting to the northwest, moved across the area during the evening. High wind shear and deep moisture was in place as upstream supercell thunderstorms reached the Interstate-95 corridor around midnight.
48.31957-04-08434°55'N / 78°35'W34°57'N / 78°30'W5.60 Miles150 Yards432250K0Sampson
48.31991-03-29235°42'N / 79°28'W35°52'N / 79°03'W25.00 Miles300 Yards00250K0Chatham
48.71996-09-16235°15'N / 78°32'W35°15'N / 78°32'W1.40 Miles100 Yards00200K0Sampson
 Brief Description: The tornado first touched down about 5 miles southwest of the community of Spivey. A tin roof on a farm house was peeled back and two chimneys were toppled. Two farm sheds were destroyed on the same property. The tornado crossed Williams Lake Road where a mobile home was destroyed and its remains strewn 100 yards to the northeast across an open field and into a wooded area. The storm continued northeast and destroyed four turkey houses and a wooded area was reduced to splinters. The storm continued moving northeast, crossed Ottis Tew Road and struck a wooden house. A large portion of the roof was deposited on the east side of the home. Another portion of the roof was deposited in a tree on the northeast side of the house. Splintered pieces of wood from the house and tree branches were driven into the ground. Windows on the south side of the house were broken. The southeast corner of the home had indentations caused by flying debris. Trees in the yard were twisted, uprooted and stripped of their limbs. Tin from the turkey houses and out buildings was wrapped around trees.
48.81963-05-17235°18'N / 80°12'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Stanly
48.91954-08-17235°47'N / 79°33'W2.10 Miles110 Yards00250K0Randolph
49.01980-05-20334°22'N / 79°33'W34°24'N / 79°22'W10.70 Miles517 Yards0262.5M0Dillon
49.21992-11-23335°28'N / 78°41'W35°28'N / 78°35'W4.00 Miles100 Yards000K0Harnett


* 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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