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

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

Earthquake Index, #1422

Bolivar Peninsula, TX

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

Bolivar Peninsula, TX

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, #795

Bolivar Peninsula, TX

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 1,502 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Bolivar Peninsula, TX were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:2Dense Fog:0Drought:47
Dust Storm:3Flood:201Hail:382Heat:12Heavy Snow:9
High Surf:0Hurricane:6Ice Storm:5Landslide:0Strong Wind:32
Thunderstorm Winds:670Tropical Storm:8Wildfire:2Winter Storm:13Winter Weather:15

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Bolivar Peninsula, TX.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Bolivar Peninsula, TX.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Bolivar Peninsula, TX.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 77 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Bolivar Peninsula, TX.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
11.31981-06-05229°32'N / 94°45'W1.50 Miles60 Yards01250K0Chambers
12.11959-05-21329°23'N / 94°46'W29°25'N / 94°43'W4.30 Miles67 Yards0025K0Galveston
12.31957-03-17229°25'N / 94°49'W29°28'N / 94°43'W7.10 Miles67 Yards040K0Galveston
14.71974-10-28229°31'N / 94°29'W29°47'N / 94°20'W20.50 Miles33 Yards00250K0Chambers
16.51965-01-22229°35'N / 94°19'W0.10 Mile67 Yards003K0Shelby
17.61961-06-18329°19'N / 94°47'W2.50 Miles50 Yards05250K0Galveston
17.61961-09-12429°19'N / 94°47'W1.00 Mile100 Yards82000K0Galveston
19.21971-03-09229°20'N / 94°50'W0.50 Mile20 Yards0125K0Chambers
20.31974-10-28329°38'N / 94°22'W29°45'N / 94°17'W9.60 Miles67 Yards100K0Chambers
21.21970-10-11229°21'N / 94°53'W1.00 Mile100 Yards01250K0Galveston
21.51967-08-18329°25'N / 94°55'W0.50 Mile50 Yards000K0Galveston
21.81969-05-27329°47'N / 94°42'W1.50 Miles67 Yards3025K0Chambers
21.81957-03-17229°24'N / 94°55'W170K0Galveston
21.91957-03-17229°29'N / 94°56'W000K0Galveston
23.61961-09-12329°16'N / 94°52'W2.00 Miles33 Yards000K0Galveston
23.61981-06-05229°15'N / 94°51'W2.70 Miles100 Yards022.5M0Galveston
26.91969-03-23329°48'N / 94°18'W0.50 Mile67 Yards0125K0Jefferson
26.91970-02-01229°48'N / 94°18'W0.10 Mile40 Yards0225K0Jefferson
27.91981-05-09229°29'N / 95°02'W1.50 Miles50 Yards01250K0Galveston
28.02002-03-30329°37'N / 95°01'W29°38'N / 95°00'W0.70 Mile60 Yards00350K0Harris
 Brief Description: This Tornado began its path in the Shoreacres subdivision, 3 miles south of La Porte, with a home on Greenleaf Road receiving structural and roof damage (F1), then moved northeast and partially demolished a Super Mart on Broadway (F3), then ripped through an apartment complex across the street causing major roof and window damage and knocking down trees (F2), collapsing a car garage and destroying at least one car. Just northeast of the apartments, a few homes had minor damage with fences and large trees down. On Carlisle Street, in the Bayside Terrace subdivision, a few homes had minor roof damage, yard trees down, and debris from the convenience store, while part of the roof off the Super Mart dropped onto a Truck parked at the north end of Carlisle next to Galveston Bay. No injuries were reported. A survey was conducted.
29.21957-03-17229°23'N / 95°08'W29°28'N / 94°58'W11.60 Miles67 Yards040K0Galveston
30.31974-10-28329°42'N / 95°01'W29°44'N / 94°59'W3.30 Miles50 Yards172.5M0Harris
31.51964-03-19229°45'N / 95°00'W2.50 Miles200 Yards00250K0Harris
31.91974-10-31229°41'N / 95°04'W29°43'N / 95°01'W4.30 Miles77 Yards01250K0Harris
32.21973-04-26229°48'N / 95°01'W29°44'N / 94°59'W5.20 Miles100 Yards000K0Harris
32.71950-02-11329°40'N / 95°03'W29°50'N / 95°00'W12.00 Miles1000 Yards11225K0Harris
33.61973-05-26229°57'N / 94°18'W29°52'N / 94°16'W6.20 Miles167 Yards03250K0Jefferson
35.91976-03-08329°27'N / 95°14'W29°31'N / 95°06'W9.30 Miles200 Yards0025K0Galveston
36.31999-01-01229°58'N / 94°25'W30°02'N / 94°26'W4.00 Miles100 Yards00175K0Liberty
 Brief Description: The tornado appeared to have formed just on the other side of a canal in the Dunning's Farm area. At this point three large houses were completely destroyed with widespread tree damage. The tornado moved NE and dragged heavy farm tractors (approximately 50000 lbs) over 10 to 15 feet. The tornado moved across a wide open field and crossed into Jefferson county.
36.51974-10-31229°37'N / 95°10'W29°37'N / 95°09'W1.90 Miles167 Yards000K0Harris
37.01982-05-06229°57'N / 94°53'W0.50 Mile37 Yards00250K0Liberty
37.11984-12-31229°36'N / 95°12'W29°39'N / 95°08'W4.00 Miles200 Yards05325.0M0Harris
37.41950-02-11229°25'N / 95°15'W29°31'N / 95°08'W9.90 Miles400 Yards0025K0Brazoria
38.01999-01-01330°00'N / 94°27'W30°03'N / 94°24'W5.50 Miles400 Yards05500K0Jefferson
 Brief Description: A strong tornado that developed in Liberty County moved into western Jefferson County, destroying several rice dryers, two mobile homes, and a brick house. Five people were injured in the mobile homes and brick house. Two people received broken necks and other injuries after they were ejected from one of the mobile homes. A fiberglass tub from the destroyed brick home was found one mile away. Cancelled checks and other paperwork were found seven miles away in southern Hardin County. This tornado was strongest southwest of Nome, and was weakening as it passed through the small community of Nome. At least 20 homes received minor damage such as shingles blown off, and many trees were blown down.
38.81967-10-29229°09'N / 95°05'W0.10 Mile33 Yards003K0Galveston
38.91961-09-11329°46'N / 95°08'W1.00 Mile83 Yards0220K0Harris
40.21970-08-04229°25'N / 95°14'W003K0Galveston
40.62001-10-11229°42'N / 95°12'W29°42'N / 95°12'W3.50 Miles100 Yards003.8M0Harris
 Brief Description: 120 homes, 3 apartment complexes, 2 schools, and some businesses damaged by a tornado. The tornado touched down near Fairmont and Shaver, moving northeast to near the intersection of Southmore and Red-Bluff Road.
41.21971-06-20229°54'N / 95°04'W0.30 Mile50 Yards020250K0Harris
41.31971-07-29229°50'N / 95°08'W0.30 Mile20 Yards0825K0Harris
41.41997-10-23229°54'N / 95°04'W29°58'N / 95°00'W7.00 Miles440 Yards00150K0Harris
 Brief Description: The tornado first touched down on the east shore of Lake Houston and moved northeast into extreme western Liberty County. This tornado was mostly F0 and F1 with some F2 damage at Foley Rd and Dallas Rd where a boat house was extremely damaged. An 18-wheeler in the same area was overturned and moved 50 feet.
41.41971-03-09229°35'N / 95°15'W1.00 Mile440 Yards0425K0Harris
41.41973-05-26230°07'N / 94°52'W30°01'N / 94°39'W14.70 Miles33 Yards04250K0Liberty
41.51972-05-12229°55'N / 94°15'W29°55'N / 93°55'W19.90 Miles30 Yards02250K0Jefferson
41.51969-09-08329°42'N / 95°13'W0.80 Mile50 Yards0025K0Harris
41.72003-11-17229°40'N / 95°14'W29°40'N / 95°14'W0.70 Mile100 Yards00550K0Harris
 Brief Description: Tornado touched down just east of Highway 288 in the Third Ward. One church completely destroyed, 50 homes damaged, and extensive tree damage. Wind damage to several downtown buildings in SE Houston near Minute Maid ballpark. A total of 24 tornadoes touched down during this 15 hour period of severe weather in southeastern Texas on November 17, 2003. In addition to these tornadoes, a major flood developed over Harris and surrounding counties during the middle of this tornadic outbreak. Over 300 homes, along with hundreds of vehicles, were flooded. These tornadic storms developed over parts of Wharton and Matagorda counties shortly after sunrise with the first confirmed tornado occurring just east of El Campo around 9:00 am. Strong 500mb upper level troughing over the western U.S. moved from west to east across the Southern Plains. The polar jet stream associated with this 500 millibar trough surged into west Texas and then curved sharply northeastward into the Central Plains. The sub-tropical jet stream was oriented west to east across deep southern Texas. This jet stream pattern was the impetus to strong lower level convergence due to the enhanced upper level divergence. Low level moisture had substantially increased and was about 200 percent of normal by 6 AM. Vertical wind profiles also showed a great deal of low level wind shear with the greatest shear occurring in the lowest 2000 feet. In addition, these veering wind speeds rapidly increased with height. A focus for the thunderstorm development was provided by a weak low level boundary which was aligned southwest to northeast, or generally along the U.S. Highway 59 corridor. This feature was nearly-stationary and thunderstorms repeatedly developed and moved along this boundary. The axis of heaviest rain was coincident with this boundary.
42.11992-11-21429°44'N / 95°17'W29°57'N / 95°00'W20.00 Miles1800 Yards015250.0M0Harris
43.01992-11-21429°57'N / 95°00'W30°05'N / 94°54'W10.00 Miles200 Yards01250K0Liberty
43.11974-10-28229°51'N / 93°59'W0225K0Jefferson
43.41970-10-11229°47'N / 93°58'W29°52'N / 93°57'W6.10 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Jefferson
43.91972-11-13229°51'N / 93°58'W2.30 Miles50 Yards002.5M0Jefferson
44.11967-05-01230°04'N / 94°53'W1.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Liberty
44.41981-04-23230°02'N / 94°20'W30°05'N / 94°07'W13.40 Miles50 Yards02250K0Jefferson
44.41956-11-05229°54'N / 94°00'W0.20 Mile17 Yards003K0Jefferson
44.41957-11-07329°54'N / 94°00'W1.50 Miles33 Yards01250K0Jefferson
44.41981-05-03229°26'N / 95°19'W29°32'N / 95°18'W7.20 Miles73 Yards010250K0Brazoria
44.61964-08-05229°42'N / 93°52'W0.20 Mile33 Yards06250K0Jefferson
44.81977-12-13329°59'N / 95°03'W30°02'N / 94°59'W5.40 Miles400 Yards0525K0Liberty
45.01983-02-09229°29'N / 95°21'W29°34'N / 95°17'W8.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0Brazoria
45.01977-12-13329°47'N / 95°17'W29°59'N / 95°03'W19.70 Miles400 Yards13525.0M0Harris
45.01994-04-15229°57'N / 95°09'W29°57'N / 95°03'W5.00 Miles300 Yards12050K0Harris
 Brief Description: Tornado began on west shore of Lake Houston, crossed the lake then crossed the east shore in Indian Shores Estates. The air survey located minor damage and trees down on the west shore of the lake. Eye witnesses observed the tornado over the lake and WSR-88D reflectivity/ velocity data indicated a strong low-level mesocyclone near the west shore of the lake just prior to the first tornado reports. The tornado moved across the east shore of the lake and into Indian Shores Estates around 1710 CST and produced a damage path 300 to 400-yards wide and approximately 2.5 miles in length that ended about 1.5 miles east of the intersection of FM 2100 and Heathergate. One woman was killed in a mobile home, and 20 received injuries in the area.
45.11979-10-22230°04'N / 94°13'W1.00 Mile50 Yards002.5M0Jefferson
45.61964-03-19230°08'N / 94°24'W0.20 Mile17 Yards00250K0Hardin
46.31976-03-08329°22'N / 95°26'W29°27'N / 95°14'W13.40 Miles200 Yards0182.5M0Brazoria
46.31983-05-20229°57'N / 94°02'W29°58'N / 94°00'W3.00 Miles167 Yards192.5M0Jefferson
46.41964-04-17229°55'N / 95°23'W29°42'N / 95°07'W21.90 Miles27 Yards123K0Harris
46.71961-09-12330°09'N / 94°44'W0.50 Mile17 Yards000K0Liberty
46.71994-11-05230°09'N / 94°24'W2.00 Miles700 Yards013K0Hardin
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down 1.5 miles NNW of Sour Lake and moved toward the northeast for 2 miles, crossing State Highway 326 in the process. It tracked across open fields and the only damage was to trees and fencing along the path. The tornado path averaged around 50 yards wide, increasing to nearly 0.5 miles wide at one point. The tornado was viewed by several hunters, one of whom was slightly injured when she was blown out of her stand as it passed nearby.
47.01978-05-29229°48'N / 95°16'W0.20 Mile20 Yards00250K0Harris
47.11983-01-31330°05'N / 94°11'W1.00 Mile40 Yards012.5M0Jefferson
47.51959-07-02229°54'N / 93°56'W0.10 Mile33 Yards0025K0Jefferson
47.91970-01-10230°10'N / 94°24'W1.00 Mile33 Yards003K0Hardin
48.11992-11-21229°42'N / 95°23'W29°47'N / 95°15'W12.00 Miles200 Yards0625.0M0Harris
48.81974-10-28230°04'N / 94°06'W000K0Jefferson
48.91957-03-17229°57'N / 93°57'W0.90 Mile100 Yards003K0Jefferson
49.01980-09-06229°59'N / 93°59'W0.10 Mile200 Yards0025K0Jefferson
49.01992-11-21330°01'N / 95°05'W30°06'N / 95°02'W4.00 Miles300 Yards0025.0M0Harris

* 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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