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

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

Earthquake Index, #666

Blue Springs, AL
0.01
Alabama
0.08
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

Blue Springs, AL
0.0000
Alabama
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, #468

Blue Springs, AL
199.11
Alabama
255.80
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 1,714 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Blue Springs, AL were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:12Dense Fog:1Drought:23
Dust Storm:0Flood:69Hail:412Heat:8Heavy Snow:14
High Surf:0Hurricane:4Ice Storm:8Landslide:0Strong Wind:17
Thunderstorm Winds:1,030Tropical Storm:12Wildfire:2Winter Storm:8Winter Weather:17
Other:77 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Blue Springs, AL.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Blue Springs, AL.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Blue Springs, AL.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 70 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Blue Springs, AL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
7.11972-01-13331°36'N / 85°24'W31°43'N / 85°22'W8.40 Miles200 Yards02250K0Henry
7.81986-11-25331°38'N / 85°42'W31°53'N / 85°27'W22.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Barbour
9.51980-05-20231°44'N / 85°35'W31°52'N / 85°28'W11.50 Miles50 Yards0125K0Barbour
11.91972-01-13331°43'N / 85°22'W31°50'N / 85°20'W8.40 Miles200 Yards00250K0Barbour
13.32006-11-15231°48'N / 85°39'W31°50'N / 85°38'W3.00 Miles650 Yards005K0KBarbour
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The Hamilton Crossroads tornado crossed from Pike into Barbour County, and traveled another 3 miles before lifting. Damage in the Barbour County portion was relatively minor, and consisted of mainly downed trees. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong storm system brought severe weather and heavy rainfall to much of Central Alabama.
14.32006-11-15231°37'N / 85°49'W31°48'N / 85°40'W15.00 Miles650 Yards00500K0KPike
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado, which is believed to have initially touched down just across the Coffee County line near the Roeton community, entered Pike County about 1.5 miles southwest of Hamilton Crossroads. The tornado track crossed US Highway 231, State Highway 10, and State Highway 130 before crossing the Pea River into western Barbour County. Numerous trees were blown down or snapped off along the path. Numerous structures suffered significant damage, including a water tower that completely collapsed, a fire department building, and several homes. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong storm system brought severe weather and heavy rainfall to much of Central Alabama.
14.41986-11-25331°33'N / 85°46'W31°38'N / 85°42'W8.00 Miles200 Yards012.5M0Dale
15.42002-11-05231°34'N / 85°18'W31°36'N / 85°13'W6.00 Miles200 Yards1203.0M0Henry
 Brief Description: The supercell thunderstorm which spawned the tornado in Dale County, produced another tornado which touched down just west of U.S. Highway 431, and tore through the center of Abbeville. It destroyed several single-family homes and mobile homes, and severely damaged numerous other homes and businesses, including the high school. Uprooted trees and power lines littered city streets, with nearly 2,000 residents without electricity. Twenty people were injured, with a half of those hospitalized. A man died when the tornado destroyed his home on Rock Hill Circle. Henry County was declared a state disaster area. Reported by the Henry County EMA. M54PH
15.61957-06-28231°48'N / 85°40'W31°58'N / 85°28'W16.50 Miles100 Yards0125K0Barbour
15.81971-03-02331°41'N / 85°58'W31°44'N / 85°34'W23.80 Miles33 Yards0025K0Pike
17.11973-12-30331°27'N / 85°39'W1.50 Miles120 Yards0143K0Dale
18.01994-03-09231°36'N / 85°50'W31°36'N / 85°46'W3.00 Miles100 Yards00500K50KCoffee
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down about two miles east of Frisco in the New Hope Community causing extensive damage. Five homes and two mobile homes were damaged; one chicken house was destroyed and five others were damaged. Two houses had the roofs blown completely off.
18.41997-01-05231°27'N / 85°20'W31°30'N / 85°14'W6.00 Miles100 Yards00180K0.0MHenry
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down north of Newville, knocking a small wood frame house off its blocks. Two miles further east the tornado caused extensive damage to a home and destroyed another unoccupied home. A barn was destroyed and several vehicles were damaged. The tornado then damaged a house two miles further east. Finally, another two miles east it damaged a house.
18.81971-03-03331°43'N / 85°49'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Pike
19.91974-12-19331°43'N / 85°53'W31°50'N / 85°45'W11.30 Miles300 Yards00250K0Pike
20.01984-03-05231°33'N / 85°49'W0.90 Mile50 Yards04250K0Coffee
20.21964-10-04231°48'N / 85°12'W023K0Barbour
21.31984-03-05231°21'N / 85°44'W31°27'N / 85°39'W8.00 Miles50 Yards01425.0M0Dale
21.51954-04-16231°20'N / 85°48'W31°27'N / 85°34'W16.00 Miles100 Yards0125K0Dale
21.62000-12-16231°16'N / 85°37'W31°26'N / 85°24'W17.00 Miles300 Yards002.0M0Dale
 Brief Description: The F0 tornado moved northeast from extreme western Houston County into southeast Dale County. It rapidly intensified to an F2 tornado as it continued its intermittent track into the eastern portion of the county. A Midland City church annex lost parts of its roof and walls. Several homes in the Doe Run Subdivision south of Pinckard were destroyed and numerous others were damaged. In Pinckard, numerous trees and power lines were down. Many homes and businesses were damaged, some seriously. The tornado tracked northeast into western Henry County. Reported by the Dale County EMA.
21.91973-12-29331°21'N / 85°21'W31°30'N / 85°10'W15.00 Miles70 Yards022.5M0Henry
23.31955-10-16231°19'N / 85°48'W31°25'N / 85°35'W14.50 Miles100 Yards052.5M0Dale
24.31954-03-29231°22'N / 85°17'W2.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Henry
24.51954-12-05231°56'N / 85°23'W31°56'N / 85°05'W17.50 Miles100 Yards033K0Barbour
24.51986-11-25331°23'N / 85°56'W31°33'N / 85°46'W14.00 Miles200 Yards032.5M0Coffee
24.81953-12-06231°22'N / 85°16'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0125K0Henry
25.21984-05-03231°17'N / 85°36'W31°19'N / 85°29'W5.50 Miles200 Yards0025K0Dale
25.41986-11-26231°46'N / 85°58'W31°49'N / 85°51'W8.00 Miles150 Yards01250K0Pike
26.21972-01-13231°20'N / 85°48'W31°23'N / 85°44'W5.20 Miles100 Yards488250K0Dale
27.01973-12-29331°20'N / 85°48'W31°20'N / 85°42'W5.70 Miles67 Yards002.5M0Dale
28.41974-04-08231°24'N / 85°08'W0025K0Henry
29.21972-01-13231°19'N / 85°48'W31°20'N / 85°48'W1.10 Miles100 Yards00250K0Coffee
29.21961-04-27231°40'N / 86°00'W0225K0Pike
29.51954-04-16231°19'N / 85°49'W31°20'N / 85°48'W1.30 Miles100 Yards000K0Coffee
29.71972-07-03231°48'N / 85°59'W0.30 Mile200 Yards00250K0Pike
29.81962-01-05231°45'N / 86°00'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Pike
30.11959-03-21231°20'N / 85°52'W31°22'N / 85°51'W2.70 Miles150 Yards0025K0Coffee
30.21955-10-16231°19'N / 85°50'W31°19'N / 85°48'W1.90 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Coffee
30.91980-03-08231°12'N / 85°38'W31°14'N / 85°22'W16.00 Miles40 Yards05250K0Houston
31.01973-12-29331°19'N / 85°54'W31°20'N / 85°48'W5.90 Miles67 Yards0112.5M0Coffee
31.12007-03-01431°16'N / 85°55'W31°22'N / 85°46'W10.00 Miles500 Yards950250.0M0KCoffee
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down just southwest of the Enterprise Municipal Airport. It caused minor damage to some houses. Four chicken houses were destroyed. The tornado then traveled northeast and quickly intensified as it moved into the Enterprise city limits. It severely damaged the high school just north of the downtown. Eight students were killed as walls collapsed on them while they took shelter in the interior hallways. Fifty more were injured. The football stadium was destroyed. Many vehicles surrounding the schools were overturned or tossed about. Several state roads were impassible due to debris and fallen utility poles and lines. The ninth fatality occurred where an elderly woman was standing behind a living room window of her home as the glass shattered. A nearby elementary school was heavily damaged with no deaths or injuries reported there. Damage near the high school and in northeast Enterprise reached low end EF-4. Damage assessments indicated 239 homes destroyed, 374 homes with major damage, 529 homes with minor damage, and 251 homes affected. Coffee County was declared a federal disaster area, with preliminary FEMA individual assistance figures totalling over $1 million. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms developed ahead of a warm front over the Florida Panhandle and moved northeast across southeast Alabama and into extreme southwest Georgia during the afternoon hours of March 1. The strongest tornado, classified an EF-4, killed nine and injured 50 in Enterprise, Alabama.
31.41971-03-01231°13'N / 85°24'W0025K0Houston
31.81983-05-16331°23'N / 85°56'W1.50 Miles150 Yards01250K0Coffee
32.91997-12-24231°12'N / 85°38'W31°12'N / 85°38'W3.00 Miles300 Yards05500K0Houston
 Brief Description: Tornado skipped through a mobile home park along County Road 9 and Market Street. Two mobile homes destroyed with more than a dozen damaged. Large power poles and trees toppled. Winds overturned small airplane off County Road 81 near Harmon School. A large tree blown onto a house on County Road 75. Residence destroyed on Alabama Highway 84 West in Wicksburg.
33.01974-12-19331°56'N / 85°58'W0.50 Mile100 Yards013K0Pike
33.01958-02-06231°43'N / 86°07'W31°50'N / 85°59'W11.30 Miles200 Yards0025K0Pike
34.71954-12-05231°56'N / 85°05'W31°58'N / 84°57'W8.20 Miles100 Yards00250K0Quitman
36.21974-01-20231°43'N / 86°07'W0025K0Pike
36.71974-01-28231°10'N / 85°17'W0.30 Mile30 Yards000K0Houston
37.31973-04-18231°25'N / 86°04'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0142.5M0Coffee
38.21961-11-23231°24'N / 84°56'W0.90 Mile33 Yards003K0Early
38.82008-02-17232°05'N / 85°09'W32°08'N / 85°03'W8.00 Miles1000 Yards04120K0KRussell
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down near the intersection of US Highway 431 and CR-51 in the southern portion of the county. It then tracked northeastward to the Chattahoochee River near the Cottonton community, before crossing the river into Georgia. The most significant damage was located near CR-12. At least two mobile homes were destroyed and two frame houses received significant damage. Numerous trees were either snapped off or were uprooted along the path. At least one vehicle was flipped over. Four injuries were reported. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A broken squall line, sparked by an advancing cold front and strong upper level storm, caused severe thunderstorms and tornadoes across Central Alabama.
39.21961-06-20231°08'N / 85°16'W0025K0Houston
40.41971-04-30231°35'N / 84°50'W31°34'N / 84°49'W2.30 Miles100 Yards0225K0Carroll
40.51969-05-18231°33'N / 86°14'W31°35'N / 86°08'W6.40 Miles33 Yards0025K0Crenshaw
40.81954-12-05231°23'N / 84°56'W31°25'N / 84°50'W6.40 Miles250 Yards0225K0Early
41.01981-04-01332°15'N / 85°24'W32°15'N / 85°23'W22325.0M0Russell
42.01965-09-29231°42'N / 86°13'W0225K0Crenshaw
42.61971-09-17331°25'N / 86°10'W0.30 Mile100 Yards0025K0Coffee
43.42005-03-22231°06'N / 85°10'W31°08'N / 85°07'W3.00 Miles200 Yards04750K0Houston
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down about a half mile west of Firetower Road. As it traveled northeast, it destroyed three barns on County Road 81, and destroyed two large homes just north of Turnpike Road. Four people were injured and transported to a hospital in Dothan. Several mobile homes were damaged, with numerous trees and power lines down. The storm survey was conducted by the NWS Tallahassee WCM and SOO.
45.01973-11-20231°43'N / 86°16'W0025K0Crenshaw
45.21975-01-10232°18'N / 85°41'W1.00 Mile100 Yards09250K0Macon
45.21954-12-05231°14'N / 84°56'W31°15'N / 84°54'W2.70 Miles100 Yards0025K0Early
45.31980-04-12231°02'N / 86°06'W31°07'N / 85°35'W31.10 Miles150 Yards01250K0Geneva
46.01969-04-18432°13'N / 86°00'W32°13'N / 85°53'W6.80 Miles500 Yards03250K0Bullock
47.91961-02-24232°14'N / 85°24'W32°23'N / 85°00'W25.60 Miles33 Yards0425K0Russell
48.22000-12-16231°01'N / 85°54'W31°04'N / 85°51'W4.50 Miles100 Yards192.5M0Geneva
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down on West Hendrix Avenue, just north of Highway 27 South, then tore through the Devco Community, Geneva, AL and continued on through the Bellwood Community just east of Highway 85 before lifting. In its wake, the tornado damaged up to 100 homes and destroyed five mobile homes, damaged or destroyed 15 vehicles, and downed numerous trees and power lines. About 6,000 county businesses and homes were without power until the following day. One woman was killed when her mobile home was hurled about 200 feet and destroyed. Nine others were injured, one of them seriously. Geneva County was declared a federal disaster area. Reported by the Geneva County EMA. F35MH
48.41972-06-25230°58'N / 85°36'W0.50 Mile27 Yards123K0Holmes
49.41982-04-05231°08'N / 84°57'W31°08'N / 84°56'W1.00 Mile100 Yards002.5M0Early
49.41954-12-05231°58'N / 84°57'W32°09'N / 84°39'W21.60 Miles100 Yards120250K0Stewart


* 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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