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Bridgeton, NC Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #839

Bridgeton, 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

Bridgeton, 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, #179

Bridgeton, NC
152.58
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 2,012 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Bridgeton, NC were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:9Dense Fog:0Drought:15
Dust Storm:0Flood:161Hail:838Heat:0Heavy Snow:17
High Surf:0Hurricane:10Ice Storm:6Landslide:0Strong Wind:17
Thunderstorm Winds:857Tropical Storm:8Wildfire:0Winter Storm:24Winter Weather:5
Other:45 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Bridgeton, NC.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

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

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 41 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Bridgeton, NC.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
2.61965-03-17335°04'N / 77°06'W35°07'N / 76°57'W9.10 Miles100 Yards0402.5M0Craven
8.91969-04-19235°00'N / 77°00'W003K0Craven
9.31963-09-29235°05'N / 76°54'W35°08'N / 76°48'W6.60 Miles30 Yards0025K0Pamlico
10.61965-03-17335°00'N / 77°13'W35°04'N / 77°06'W8.20 Miles100 Yards152.5M0Jones
14.41978-04-19235°08'N / 77°16'W0.70 Mile30 Yards00250K0Jones
15.11965-03-17335°07'N / 76°57'W35°14'N / 76°33'W24.00 Miles100 Yards1402.5M0Pamlico
15.31971-05-13235°07'N / 77°12'W35°33'N / 76°37'W44.40 Miles300 Yards00250K0Craven
20.02008-05-11234°52'N / 77°13'W34°53'N / 77°09'W4.00 Miles100 Yards005K0KJones
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down near Belgrade in Onslow County and crossed into Jones county about 1 mile to the southeast of Belgrade. The tornado was rated as an EF2 and had a total path length of 5 miles. The tornado was about 100 yards wide. Most of the structural damage occurred in Onslow county...however numerous trees were sheared off in Jones county and a porch was destroyed at one residence. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Numerous thunderstorms developed near the coast of eastern North Carolina during the late afternoon and evening hours ahead of a cold front. Unstable air ahead of the cold front combined with strong wind shear to produce rotating thunderstorms and several tornadoes were reported near the south coast in parts of Onslow...Jones and Carteret counties.
21.72008-05-11234°52'N / 77°14'W34°52'N / 77°13'W1.00 Mile100 Yards06150K0KOnslow
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Tornado touched down near Belgrade and moved east into southern Jones county about 1 mile southeast of Belgrade. The tornado had a path length of around 5 miles and was rated as an EF2. Several homes received moderate to severe damage with 6 minor injuries reported. Several outbuildings were destroyed and numerous trees were sheared off. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Numerous thunderstorms developed near the coast of eastern North Carolina during the late afternoon and evening hours ahead of a cold front. Unstable air ahead of the cold front combined with strong wind shear to produce rotating thunderstorms and several tornadoes were reported near the south coast in parts of Onslow...Jones and Carteret counties.
23.21968-04-24235°25'N / 76°48'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Beaufort
23.71968-03-12235°25'N / 76°47'W1.00 Mile27 Yards00250K0Beaufort
25.81996-10-08235°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.
26.51999-09-15235°15'N / 76°34'W35°15'N / 76°34'W10.00 Miles50 Yards00700K0Pamlico
 Brief Description: This tornado moved over Hobucken and destroyed a mobile home, a house, tore the roof off of a school and severely damaged two churches. Between 1108 and 2110 LST on Wednesday, September 15th the Morehead City/Newport office issued 20 tornado warnings. That is an average of two warnings per hour for ten hours. At least ten of the tornadoes were reported by spotters during the event. This tornadic event was the precurser to Hurricane Floyd which made landfall on Thursday, September 16th and caused record flooding across eastern North Carolina.
27.81999-04-15235°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,
29.21973-04-27235°28'N / 76°42'W0.50 Mile123 Yards1125K0Beaufort
31.21999-09-15234°41'N / 76°55'W34°41'N / 76°55'W2.00 Miles20 Yards00300K0Carteret
 Brief Description: Tornado touched down at Emerald Isle Point. 5 homes were damaged...2 received major damage while another 2 were destroyed. Between 1108 and 2110 LST on Wednesday, September 15th the Morehead City/Newport office issued 20 tornado warnings. That is an average of two warnings per hour for ten hours. At least ten of the tornadoes were reported by spotters during the event. This tornadic event was the precurser to Hurricane Floyd which made landfall on Thursday, September 16th and caused record flooding across eastern North Carolina.
31.81953-04-16235°34'N / 77°11'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Pitt
32.41975-03-14235°30'N / 77°00'W35°39'N / 76°40'W21.30 Miles100 Yards0202.5M0Beaufort
33.01996-09-16235°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.
33.11967-12-03234°42'N / 76°45'W0.10 Mile27 Yards00250K0Carteret
33.51972-10-24234°45'N / 77°23'W0.70 Mile150 Yards0025K0Onslow
34.71986-07-02234°45'N / 77°25'W1.50 Miles33 Yards310250K0Onslow
36.11975-03-14235°11'N / 77°42'W35°15'N / 77°35'W8.00 Miles67 Yards002.5M0Lenoir
36.11963-05-17235°42'N / 77°00'W35°36'N / 77°06'W8.90 Miles50 Yards02250K0Beaufort
36.11978-04-19234°56'N / 77°38'W34°57'N / 77°35'W3.30 Miles50 Yards03250K0Onslow
36.92002-10-11235°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.
37.21984-03-28435°30'N / 77°30'W35°41'N / 77°12'W20.00 Miles1223 Yards915325.0M0Pitt
37.51996-04-15235°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.
37.62008-02-18235°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.
38.71977-03-04335°29'N / 77°33'W35°32'N / 77°29'W4.90 Miles60 Yards00250K0Greene
39.51989-03-20234°42'N / 76°33'W0.20 Mile100 Yards00250K0Carteret
39.51990-09-15234°42'N / 76°33'W0.50 Mile40 Yards00250K0Carteret
39.91984-03-28435°24'N / 77°42'W35°30'N / 77°30'W13.00 Miles1223 Yards7025.0M0Greene
40.11972-05-15335°35'N / 77°31'W35°36'N / 77°22'W8.50 Miles120 Yards042.5M0Pitt
42.41952-05-20235°28'N / 76°23'W1.50 Miles33 Yards020K0Hyde
43.31974-05-27234°56'N / 76°17'W2.80 Miles350 Yards0025K0Carteret
44.31984-03-28435°20'N / 77°47'W35°24'N / 77°42'W5.00 Miles1223 Yards0025.0M0Lenoir
45.61974-06-01234°56'N / 77°47'W012.5M0Duplin
46.31984-03-28335°16'N / 77°50'W35°19'N / 77°47'W4.00 Miles527 Yards0725.0M0Lenoir
46.81999-04-15234°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,
48.81984-03-28335°12'N / 77°54'W35°16'N / 77°50'W5.00 Miles527 Yards07425.0M0Wayne


* 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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