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

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Earthquake Index, #883

Bellarthur, NC
0.00
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

Bellarthur, 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, #13

Bellarthur, NC
203.13
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 2,881 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Bellarthur, NC were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:10Dense Fog:0Drought:15
Dust Storm:0Flood:249Hail:1,012Heat:1Heavy Snow:19
High Surf:0Hurricane:15Ice Storm:9Landslide:0Strong Wind:22
Thunderstorm Winds:1,389Tropical Storm:8Wildfire:0Winter Storm:39Winter Weather:10
Other:83 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Bellarthur, NC.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Bellarthur, NC.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 69 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Bellarthur, NC.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
4.31972-05-15335°35'N / 77°31'W35°36'N / 77°22'W8.50 Miles120 Yards042.5M0Pitt
5.31977-03-04335°29'N / 77°33'W35°32'N / 77°29'W4.90 Miles60 Yards00250K0Greene
8.31996-04-15235°28'N / 77°32'W35°28'N / 77°32'W1.30 Miles75 Yards00150K0Greene
 Brief Description: Tornado ripped the roof off a church on NC903. Sanctuary was left intact. The tornado crossed a field and totally destroyed a modular home on Gray Road one-half mile NE of the church. Family had left the house and sought refuge at a relatives home.
9.41984-03-28435°30'N / 77°30'W35°41'N / 77°12'W20.00 Miles1223 Yards915325.0M0Pitt
10.22008-02-18235°26'N / 77°34'W35°27'N / 77°33'W1.00 Mile150 Yards03500K0KGreene
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down about 1 mile north of Hookerton. The tornado was rated as EF2 and was around 150 yards wide. The tornado demolished a 2 story home shortly after touching down causing 3 minor injuries. The tornado also ripped the roof off a nearby trailer. The tornado stayed on the ground for a little over 1 mile as it moved northeast then lifted. Damage in Greene county was estimated at 300,000 dollars. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A line of thunderstorms moved across eastern North Carolina during the early morning hours on February 18th and produced high winds, some hail and three tornadoes. One thunderstorm produced the three tornadoes that moved along a northeast path across parts of Greene, Pitt, Beaufort and Martin counties. The tornadoes were rated as EF2 in Greene county, and EF1 in Pitt, Beaufort, and Martin counties. The three tornadoes produced around 500,000 dollars in damages with 3 minor injuries reported.
10.51984-03-28435°24'N / 77°42'W35°30'N / 77°30'W13.00 Miles1223 Yards7025.0M0Greene
13.61953-03-15335°45'N / 77°44'W35°45'N / 77°34'W9.20 Miles27 Yards000K0Edgecombe
14.01957-11-08335°42'N / 77°45'W35°44'N / 77°40'W5.10 Miles150 Yards01250K0Wilson
14.31957-11-08335°44'N / 77°40'W35°51'N / 77°18'W22.10 Miles150 Yards03250K0Edgecombe
18.81955-06-11235°46'N / 77°31'W35°53'N / 77°12'W19.40 Miles200 Yards00250K0Pitt
18.81953-04-16235°34'N / 77°11'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Pitt
19.71984-03-28435°20'N / 77°47'W35°24'N / 77°42'W5.00 Miles1223 Yards0025.0M0Lenoir
21.11992-11-23335°49'N / 77°43'W35°58'N / 77°17'W24.00 Miles100 Yards02250K0Edgecombe
22.61955-03-16235°36'N / 77°58'W35°39'N / 77°52'W6.60 Miles500 Yards1125K0Wayne
22.81998-03-08235°27'N / 77°54'W35°28'N / 77°53'W1.00 Mile50 Yards00100K0Wayne
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down in the Musgrave community about 7 miles northeast of Goldsboro. The tornado reached a maximum strength of F2 as it destroyed a chicken house, a brick outbuilding, and a tobacco barn halfway between Eureka and Patetown. A trailer was heavily damaged by flying projectiles (wood) from the tobacco barn. The wood flew completely through the trailers front wall and logged in the back wall.
23.31954-09-20235°43'N / 77°54'W0.50 Mile100 Yards04250K0Wilson
23.51992-11-23335°38'N / 78°05'W35°49'N / 77°43'W25.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Wilson
24.22008-11-15335°45'N / 77°55'W35°50'N / 77°49'W8.00 Miles100 Yards141.0M200KWilson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado occurred along a discontinuous, approximately eight-mile path that began with minor roof damage to a dwelling and a snapped tree along Harrison drive just south of Ward Boulevard. The most significant damage was then noted to the northeast, along London Church Road, south of Route 1330. On London Church Road, one home was completely destroyed and swept off of its foundation. Based on eyewitness accounts and the damage, fire and rescue estimate the home rolled as many as four times. In this home, there was unfortunately one fatality and two injuries. Across the road from this home to the northeast, the upper portion of a home was destroyed, and another home had a roof completely blown away with trees on top of it. In this latter home, eyewitness accounts noted there were two more injuries, conditions unknown. The tornado then followed a discontinuous path into Elm City. There were numerous indications of tree damage in elm city with a porch roof blown off, and outbuildings damaged or toppled. Finally, the last noticeable damage was observed along route 1400, and just north of the intersection of Hefner Road and Route 1402, where small clusters of trees were snapped and outbuildings were damaged. The damage in and northeast of Elm City was consistent with EF-0 damage. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Two mini-supercells tracked northeast along a warm front during the early morning hours of the 15th. The two supercells spawned several tornadoes in Samspon, Johnston, and Wilson counties, two of which resulted in two fatalities.
24.61996-09-16235°13'N / 77°35'W35°15'N / 77°35'W1.00 Mile100 Yards011.0M0Lenoir
 Brief Description: Kinston Public Service complex on Highway 258 south of Kinston hit by tornado. Steel I-beams were twisted and bent upwards. Wind equipment measured 145 mph winds before it stopped working. Two other sets of wind equipment blown away. Warehouse across the street lost its roof. Damage at Lenoir Community College and Diamond Warehouse on Highway 58. Roof sheared off house on Highway 55 in Sand Hill.
24.71953-03-15335°45'N / 78°05'W35°45'N / 77°44'W19.60 Miles27 Yards01250K0Wilson
25.71986-08-20235°26'N / 77°56'W1.00 Mile23 Yards00250K0Wayne
26.11984-03-28335°16'N / 77°50'W35°19'N / 77°47'W4.00 Miles527 Yards0725.0M0Lenoir
26.41975-03-14235°11'N / 77°42'W35°15'N / 77°35'W8.00 Miles67 Yards002.5M0Lenoir
26.61963-05-17235°42'N / 77°00'W35°36'N / 77°06'W8.90 Miles50 Yards02250K0Beaufort
30.81984-03-28235°57'N / 77°50'W2.00 Miles177 Yards002.5M0Nash
31.21957-11-08335°51'N / 77°18'W36°00'N / 77°00'W19.70 Miles150 Yards01250K0Bertie
31.31984-03-28335°12'N / 77°54'W35°16'N / 77°50'W5.00 Miles527 Yards07425.0M0Wayne
31.32008-11-15235°35'N / 78°06'W35°37'N / 78°03'W3.00 Miles150 Yards000K0KWilson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado initially touched down around just north of Piney Grove Church Road, and damage was limited to minor tree and structural damage. The tornado then tracked northeast, over bare fields and stands of mature trees for approximately three quarters of a mile, twisting off mature trees, before producing significant damage at the intersection of NC Hwy 222 and Crumpler Road. The strongest evidence of EF-2 damage was at this intersection, where a well-constructed single level brick home was destroyed. The entire roof was blown off this home, a large pine tree fell through the kitchen. All of the walls on the west side of the house were missing. In addition, one vehicle was flipped upside down and another, with an attached trailer, was moved approximately 30 feet down the home???s driveway. The family of 4 was awakened as the damage occurred, but by great fortune, none sustained any injury. As the tornado crossed Scott Road, a double-wide mobile home was removed from its foundation and flipped approximately 50 feet. A 61 year old female occupant of this mobile home was killed, while her husband was transported to a medical facility. In addition, three other double-wide mobile homes were condemned as they sustained significant structural damage to roofs and southwest-facing exterior walls. A pickup truck was completely overturned in one of the driveways. Continuing northeast, the tornado moved across the Kenly International Airport. The tornado was likely aloft at this point, producing EF-1 damage to trees, but there was considerable debris from the homes on Scott Road strewn about the airport grounds. A portion of an open aircraft hangar constructed of sheet tin over a wooden frame was twisted and destroyed. There was also some damage to the Cessna 150 housed in this hangar. The tornado then crossed into southwest Wilson county causing damage to several mobile homes along Fabwhitley Road. Several other homes in the Lucama area suffered minor damage from the strong winds. The tornado finally lifted off the ground just north of Newsom Mill Road near a local racetrack. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Two mini-supercells tracked northeast along a warm front during the early morning hours of the 15th. The two supercells spawned several tornadoes in Samspon, Johnston, and Wilson counties, two of which resulted in two fatalities.
32.01992-11-23335°58'N / 77°17'W36°01'N / 77°12'W11.00 Miles100 Yards09250K0Martin
32.52009-05-05235°40'N / 78°06'W35°42'N / 78°04'W3.00 Miles100 Yards011.5M0KWilson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: At the intersection of North Carolina highway 581 and North Carolina Highway 42 at Buckhorn Crossroads and EF-0 tornado touched down at 3:44 EST and tracked off to the northeast. At Buckhorn Crossroads several trees were snapped off and shingles blown off a house. As the tornado moved to the northeast it tracked into a wooded area and began to intensive. It emerged from the wooded area just to the southwest of the intersection of Sadie Road and Rock Ridge School Road, into the Rock Ridge area, at 4:50 PM and had strengthen to an EF-2. At that time, peak winds were estimated at 120 to 135 mph with a path width of 100 yards. The first home that was damage to the southwest of the aforementioned intersection was a well built brick home that sustained roof and some structural damage. The carport attached to this house was destroyed as well. The tornado continued to track to the northeast uprooting and snapping off numerous hardwood trees, before crossing Sadie Road, just south of Rock Ridge School Road. In this area, the tornado caused significant roof and structural damage to two well built homes. Two garages where destroyed as well, one attached and one external. Other homes in the area sustained damage and downed trees as well. In all, eight house in the Rock Ridge area received some damage and downed trees. The tornado then crossed Rock Ridge School Road and continued to track off to the northeast into a field and eventually a wooded area where the tornado lifted. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Two tornadic supercells developed along a stalled warm front that extended across souther piedmont and coastal plain of North Carolina. The cells produced 4 tornadoes in Johnston, Nash and Wilson counties.
32.72008-11-15235°34'N / 78°06'W35°35'N / 78°06'W1.00 Mile150 Yards12500K200KJohnston
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado initially touched down around just north of Piney Grove Church Road, and damage was limited to minor tree and structural damage. The tornado then tracked northeast, over bare fields and stands of mature trees for approximately three quarters of a mile, twisting off mature trees, before producing significant damage at the intersection of NC Hwy 222 and Crumpler Road. The strongest evidence of EF-2 damage was at this intersection, where a well-constructed single level brick home was destroyed. The entire roof was blown off this home, a large pine tree fell through the kitchen. All of the walls on the west side of the house were missing. In addition, one vehicle was flipped upside down and another, with an attached trailer, was moved approximately 30 feet down the home???s driveway. The family of 4 was awakened as the damage occurred, but by great fortune, none sustained any injury. As the tornado crossed Scott Road, a double-wide mobile home was removed from its foundation and flipped approximately 50 feet. A 61 year old female occupant of this mobile home was killed, while her husband was transported to a medical facility. In addition, three other double-wide mobile homes were condemned as they sustained significant structural damage to roofs and southwest-facing exterior walls. A pickup truck was completely overturned in one of the driveways. Continuing northeast, the tornado moved across the Kenly International Airport. The tornado was likely aloft at this point, producing EF-1 damage to trees, but there was considerable debris from the homes on Scott Road strewn about the airport grounds. A portion of an open aircraft hangar constructed of sheet tin over a wooden frame was twisted and destroyed. There was also some damage to the Cessna 150 housed in this hangar. The tornado then crossed into southwest Wilson county causing damage to several mobile homes along Fabwhitley Road. Several other homes in the Lucama area suffered minor damage from the strong winds. The tornado finally lifted off the ground just north of Newsom Mill Road near a local racetrack. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Two mini-supercells tracked northeast along a warm front during the early morning hours of the 15th. The two supercells spawned several tornadoes in Samspon, Johnston, and Wilson counties, two of which resulted in two fatalities.
34.31978-04-19235°08'N / 77°16'W0.70 Mile30 Yards00250K0Jones
34.41953-03-15335°46'N / 78°06'W35°45'N / 78°05'W1.30 Miles27 Yards000K0Nash
35.71971-02-22335°10'N / 78°39'W35°42'N / 77°36'W69.60 Miles300 Yards000K0Sampson
36.91984-03-28435°11'N / 78°04'W35°16'N / 77°56'W8.00 Miles1407 Yards35925.0M0Wayne
37.21996-10-08235°29'N / 76°52'W35°29'N / 76°52'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0030K0Beaufort
 Brief Description: Trailer totally demolished and several homes damaged on Highway 92.
37.61999-04-15235°00'N / 77°37'W35°05'N / 77°22'W15.00 Miles900 Yards082.0M0Jones
 Brief Description: On the night of April 15, 1999 several tornadoes touched down. One multi-vortex tornado touched down in Duplin County about a half mile south of Kenansville. The tornado tracked east northeast between Pink Hill and Beulaville and just to the north of Potters HIll before entering Jones County. Once in Jones County the tornado passed just north of Hargetts crossroads and traced north of Route 41... ending near the intersection of Routes 58 and 41. The tornado track covered nearly 30 miles and ranged between a half mile to around one mile wide. An unconfirmed wind report of 165 mph was measured near Trenton. In total... hundreds of trees were knocked down, over 30 homes were destroyed, 60 homes suffered major damage, and a significant number of livestock were killed,
38.41975-03-14235°30'N / 77°00'W35°39'N / 76°40'W21.30 Miles100 Yards0202.5M0Beaufort
38.41971-05-13235°07'N / 77°12'W35°33'N / 76°37'W44.40 Miles300 Yards00250K0Craven
38.51952-05-10236°06'N / 77°15'W060K0Bertie
42.01968-04-24235°25'N / 76°48'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Beaufort
42.01981-02-11235°56'N / 78°09'W35°57'N / 78°06'W3.30 Miles800 Yards002.5M0Nash
42.71978-06-03236°00'N / 76°57'W0.80 Mile83 Yards00250K0Bertie
42.91968-03-12235°25'N / 76°47'W1.00 Mile27 Yards00250K0Beaufort
43.21965-03-17335°00'N / 77°13'W35°04'N / 77°06'W8.20 Miles100 Yards152.5M0Jones
43.21983-03-18235°55'N / 76°50'W35°50'N / 76°50'W3.00 Miles17 Yards00250K0Nash
43.21979-04-03236°12'N / 77°40'W0.80 Mile50 Yards02250K0Halifax
44.01965-03-17335°04'N / 77°06'W35°07'N / 76°57'W9.10 Miles100 Yards0402.5M0Craven
44.11983-05-16235°50'N / 76°48'W35°50'N / 76°47'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Tyrrell
44.81978-04-19234°56'N / 77°38'W34°57'N / 77°35'W3.30 Miles50 Yards03250K0Onslow
44.81984-03-28435°08'N / 78°10'W35°11'N / 78°04'W7.00 Miles1407 Yards04025.0M0Duplin
45.11984-03-28336°08'N / 77°12'W36°12'N / 77°06'W6.00 Miles880 Yards6192.5M0Bertie
45.61988-11-28436°06'N / 78°04'W36°12'N / 77°49'W10.00 Miles200 Yards2222.5M0Nash
45.81996-04-15235°01'N / 77°57'W35°02'N / 77°57'W1.00 Mile75 Yards0000Duplin
 Brief Description: Tornado destroyed 2 hog houses and damaged a third along Highway 903.
45.91992-11-23335°28'N / 78°35'W35°38'N / 78°05'W31.00 Miles100 Yards0122.5M0Johnston
46.01999-04-15234°57'N / 77°57'W34°59'N / 77°41'W15.00 Miles900 Yards0114.0M0Duplin
 Brief Description: On the night of April 15, 1999 several tornadoes touched down. One multi-vortex tornado touched down in Duplin County about a half mile south of Kenansville. The tornado tracked east northeast between Pink Hill and Beulaville and just to the north of Potters HIll before entering Jones County. Once in Jones County the tornado passed just north of Hargetts crossroads and traced north of Route 41... ending near the intersection of Routes 58 and 41. The tornado track covered nearly 30 miles and ranged between a half mile to around one mile wide. An unconfirmed wind report of 165 mph was measured near Trenton. In total... hundreds of trees were knocked down, over 30 homes were destroyed, 60 homes suffered major damage, and a significant number of livestock were killed,
46.61973-04-27235°28'N / 76°42'W0.50 Mile123 Yards1125K0Beaufort
46.81996-04-15235°53'N / 78°16'W35°53'N / 78°16'W2.00 Miles400 Yards051.0M0Franklin
 Brief Description: The storm moved into Franklin county and destroyed a cement block building 1 mile SW of the community of Pilot. The storm then crossed over Hwy 64 where numerous trees were twisted and downed. Several outbuildings were also destroyed. The storm then entered Pilot where the damage path reached 250 yards across. A frame house was rotated, lifted off its foundation, and moved 30 feet. Cars were thrown into a local farm pond along with other debris. As the tornado left Pilot and approached HWY 39, the tornado reached it greatest width of nearly 400 yards. Damage was evident at every home in its path. The storm then weakened before it moved into Nash county.
47.41969-04-18335°07'N / 78°11'W35°09'N / 78°07'W4.50 Miles100 Yards0125K0Duplin
47.51974-06-01234°56'N / 77°47'W012.5M0Duplin
47.61983-05-16235°50'N / 76°47'W35°50'N / 76°40'W6.00 Miles100 Yards05250K0Washington
47.71952-07-23236°15'N / 77°45'W0025K0Halifax
47.82002-10-11235°35'N / 76°40'W35°35'N / 76°40'W3.00 Miles200 Yards003.0M0Beaufort
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down near Pantego in the Swamp Road area. The tornado destroyed one house, a mobile home as well as a hog farm. Most of the dollar damage occurred to the farm with the destruction of hog houses and heavy equipment.
47.92008-05-11236°08'N / 77°11'W36°12'N / 76°55'W15.00 Miles200 Yards021.0M0KBertie
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Tornado first touched down about two miles north-northwest of Lewiston Woodville. The tornado path then continued east-northeast across the county producing EF0 to EF2 damage. The tornado path ended as EF0 damage about one mile south of Powellsville. Confirmed EF1 tornado damage about two miles north-northwest of Lewiston Woodville consisted of numerous trees downed on Route 308, and several trailer and brick homes damaged with some mobile homes destroyed near Piney Woods Road. Confirmed EF2 tornado damage about three miles north-northeast of Lewiston Woodville and five miles southwest of Connaritsa consisted of several mobile homes destroyed and a church demolished on Connaritsa Road. Confirmed EF1 tornado damage occurred again about four miles southwest of Powellsville. The damage was along Hexlena Road, with numerous trees downed or snapped off and extensive damage to a few mobile homes. The tornado damage ended about one mile south of Powellsville. Confirmed EF0 tornado damage occurred along Sally Freeman Road, where a porch attached to a mobile home, was demolished. Also, several trees were snapped off. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Scattered severe thunderstorms produced damaging winds, large hail and one tornado across portions of northeast North Carolina.
48.41992-11-23336°01'N / 77°12'W36°12'N / 76°41'W31.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Bertie
48.61988-11-28436°12'N / 77°49'W36°21'N / 77°34'W22.00 Miles200 Yards0102.5M0Halifax
49.61976-06-02235°07'N / 78°11'W0.30 Mile13 Yards003K0Duplin
49.81969-04-19235°00'N / 77°00'W003K0Craven
50.01963-09-29235°05'N / 76°54'W35°08'N / 76°48'W6.60 Miles30 Yards0025K0Pamlico


* 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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