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The chance of earthquake damage in Briny Breezes is about the same as Florida average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Briny Breezes is about the same as Florida average and is higher than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #810

Briny Breezes, FL

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

Briny Breezes, FL

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, #476

Briny Breezes, FL

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 1,325 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Briny Breezes, FL were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:0Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:187Hail:246Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:3
Thunderstorm Winds:447Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:9Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Briny Breezes, FL.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Briny Breezes, FL.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Briny Breezes, FL.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 26 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Briny Breezes, FL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
3.01964-10-14226°28'N / 80°04'W022250K0Palm Beach
3.01970-07-22226°28'N / 80°04'W000K0Palm Beach
4.11965-03-14226°33'N / 80°06'W0025K0Palm Beach
7.61958-03-18226°28'N / 80°10'W003K0Palm Beach
12.01979-01-13226°41'N / 80°03'W1.00 Mile50 Yards002.5M0Palm Beach
13.51983-08-08226°42'N / 80°06'W0.30 Mile70 Yards022.5M0Palm Beach
14.52008-08-19226°37'N / 80°13'W26°39'N / 80°16'W3.00 Miles100 Yards001.3M0KPalm Beach
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Tornado moved through a number of Equine Farms and Polo Grounds as well as two subdivisions in Wellington. Worst damage was to Palm Beach Equine Clinic, 13125 Southfield Road, where roofs were blown off of stables, power poles snapped, and many trees down in criss-crossing patterns. The Equine Veterinary roof was more than 95 percent detiled, a heavy trailer was tossed about 40 yards from its previous location northwest of the International Polo Club, and an apartment home roof near Folkstone Circle was about 70 percent detiled. Maximum estimated wind speed was around 115 MPH. Most of the track was around 70 to 80 yards wide, but at the widest point the tornado was around 100 yards in width. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Tropical Storm Fay affected South Florida on the 18th and 19th of August. The storm made landfall early in the morning of the 19th near Cape Romano, and moved over inland sections of South Florida during the morning and afternoon hours of the 19th, exiting the area near Lake Okeechobee. Fay caused tropical storm force winds, significant rainfall flooding in some areas, as well as two confirmed tornadoes.
21.11971-06-13226°12'N / 80°09'W26°13'N / 80°05'W4.50 Miles50 Yards0025K0Broward
21.21980-03-01326°10'N / 80°10'W26°15'N / 80°05'W7.80 Miles500 Yards13325.0M0Broward
26.51965-02-23326°06'N / 80°10'W26°10'N / 80°07'W5.70 Miles60 Yards06250K0Broward
28.01972-03-04226°07'N / 80°10'W2.00 Miles500 Yards06250K0Broward
28.71979-05-24226°06'N / 80°08'W3.00 Miles30 Yards02250K0Broward
29.51970-03-26226°56'N / 80°06'W003K0Palm Beach
30.01961-05-26226°05'N / 80°09'W0.50 Mile50 Yards022.5M0Broward
31.91964-10-14226°04'N / 80°12'W0025K0Broward
32.11959-06-17226°55'N / 80°11'W27°01'N / 80°06'W8.70 Miles150 Yards00250K0Palm Beach
33.81956-04-10326°00'N / 80°14'W26°04'N / 80°08'W7.80 Miles200 Yards0202.5M0Broward
34.51983-03-17225°58'N / 80°44'W26°17'N / 80°05'W40.00 Miles60 Yards022.5M0Broward
34.51954-09-22226°01'N / 80°09'W003K0Broward
37.61964-10-14227°03'N / 80°07'W003K0Martin
40.31968-02-19225°55'N / 80°12'W25°57'N / 80°07'W5.70 Miles100 Yards0212.5M0Miami-dade
42.51958-10-19326°49'N / 80°40'W26°57'N / 80°32'W12.40 Miles440 Yards124250K0Palm Beach
43.01958-10-19326°57'N / 80°32'W27°02'N / 80°27'W7.80 Miles440 Yards00250K0Martin
44.11973-02-09227°08'N / 80°12'W2.00 Miles30 Yards01250K0Martin
46.41998-02-02225°48'N / 80°17'W25°56'N / 80°16'W14.00 Miles200 Yards06175.0M0Miami-dade
 Brief Description: At 2022 est f1-f2 tornado touched down nw 36th st/curtis parkway damaging about 12 planes at mia international airport. The mia asos recorded a gust of 90 knots. The f2 tornado crossed through virginia gardens and south miami springs in a 100-200 yard path damaging many buildings and hurling a 2 by 4 board through an apartment door. Showing f1 intensity the tornado continued through miami springs uprooting trees and damaging roof tops. At 2027 est the tornado intensified to f2 into south hialeah severly damaging structures. the tornado weakened to f1 near hialeah race track and the path widened to one to three miles...with indications of three or four individual tornadoes of f1 intensity moving in tandem to the north.. at 2031 est the main tornado reintensified to f2 status as it approached opa locka airport severly damaging the roof of the ups facility then damaging or destroying 140 aircraft and a hangar at the airport blowing some debris nearly a half mile. The tornadoes weakened to f1 status as they moved through carol city damaging homes and utility poles. ...a developing low pressure over the north gulf of mexico resulted in a tightening pressure gradient over south florida and adjacent waters. Southeast winds sustained at gale force with higher gusts occurred through most of 02/02/98. A pre-frontal trough of low pressure developed over the southeastern gulf of mexico early 02/02/98. This resulted in a highly unstable airmass which was lifted by strong mid and upper level jets by late afternoon. Tornado and severe thunderstorm producing storms moved through the florida keys between 1530 And 1930 est. The thunderstorms moved over south florida between 1930 and 2130 est. The culmination of gail force winds...several severe thunderstorms and two tornadoes resulted in widespread damage in the florida keys. Trees...power lines and light poles were down most locations south of key largo. Some minor coastal flooding occurred. Boats were capsized and docks were damaged. A support buoy for an underwater lab was dislodged and drifted ashore. Fema reported one house completely destroyed and 23 homes damaged. Several businesses were damaged. Extensive damage occurred to the fishing industry primarilly loss of lobster traps.
49.51959-06-17325°44'N / 80°17'W25°53'N / 80°10'W12.70 Miles333 Yards0772.5M0Miami-dade

* 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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