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

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

Earthquake Index, #129

Brownsfield, LA
0.02
Louisiana
0.03
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

Brownsfield, LA
0.0000
Louisiana
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, #275

Brownsfield, LA
217.93
Louisiana
235.86
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 1,546 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Brownsfield, LA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:4Dense Fog:0Drought:9
Dust Storm:0Flood:95Hail:293Heat:1Heavy Snow:3
High Surf:0Hurricane:5Ice Storm:5Landslide:0Strong Wind:6
Thunderstorm Winds:977Tropical Storm:10Wildfire:0Winter Storm:4Winter Weather:2
Other:132 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Brownsfield, LA.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Brownsfield, LA.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 63 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Brownsfield, LA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
1.31989-06-08230°31'N / 91°11'W30°33'N / 91°06'W6.00 Miles60 Yards0582.5M0East Baton Rouge
3.91973-04-26330°30'N / 91°05'W0.30 Mile70 Yards0025K0East Baton Rouge
5.31971-09-16330°27'N / 91°02'W30°33'N / 91°04'W7.30 Miles83 Yards032.5M0East Baton Rouge
5.51958-11-14230°28'N / 91°09'W2.00 Miles17 Yards0025K0East Baton Rouge
5.81989-06-08230°31'N / 91°15'W30°31'N / 91°11'W3.50 Miles60 Yards022.5M0West Baton Rouge
6.21961-11-13230°36'N / 91°10'W30°39'N / 91°10'W3.40 Miles50 Yards01250K0East Baton Rouge
9.31975-05-08230°25'N / 91°11'W30°24'N / 91°05'W6.20 Miles50 Yards000K0East Baton Rouge
9.71984-10-14330°39'N / 91°09'W30°43'N / 91°06'W5.00 Miles150 Yards03250K0East Baton Rouge
12.11977-04-20230°25'N / 90°59'W0.20 Mile67 Yards01250K0East Baton Rouge
12.81983-01-31230°23'N / 91°14'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0West Baton Rouge
13.41965-06-27230°21'N / 91°09'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0East Baton Rouge
15.41972-02-29330°32'N / 91°23'W1.00 Mile200 Yards03250K0West Baton Rouge
15.51973-12-04230°28'N / 91°10'W30°42'N / 90°34'W39.10 Miles80 Yards002.5M0East Baton Rouge
16.51989-06-08230°38'N / 90°54'W30°40'N / 90°51'W2.50 Miles50 Yards0025K0Livingston
17.21989-06-08230°23'N / 91°24'W30°26'N / 91°20'W5.00 Miles77 Yards002.5M0West Baton Rouge
17.51984-10-14330°43'N / 91°06'W30°52'N / 91°02'W11.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0East Feliciana
18.31989-06-08230°40'N / 90°51'W30°38'N / 90°50'W1.50 Miles50 Yards0025K0St. Helena
21.21992-11-21230°50'N / 91°08'W30°52'N / 91°04'W9.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0East Feliciana
21.61992-11-21230°52'N / 91°16'W30°50'N / 91°08'W4.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0West Feliciana
22.51989-06-08230°21'N / 91°29'W30°23'N / 91°24'W5.00 Miles77 Yards2302.5M0Iberville
24.21989-05-18230°52'N / 91°01'W30°52'N / 90°55'W5.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0East Feliciana
25.31995-12-17230°33'N / 91°33'W0.20 Mile20 Yards01200K0Pointe Coupee
 Brief Description: Fifteen mobile homes were destroyed, four sustained major damage and two minor damage. A child was injured when struck by a Christmas tree. A National Weather Service official surveyed the damage area.
26.41975-05-08230°45'N / 90°45'W000K0St. Helena
27.41969-04-12330°12'N / 90°54'W30°17'N / 90°45'W10.70 Miles100 Yards01250K0Ascension
27.51969-12-25330°08'N / 91°21'W30°11'N / 91°08'W13.50 Miles50 Yards0125K0Iberville
29.11957-10-15330°34'N / 91°44'W30°39'N / 91°29'W15.90 Miles100 Yards119250K0Pointe Coupee
29.91953-02-06330°29'N / 90°42'W30°30'N / 90°33'W9.10 Miles400 Yards2212.5M0Livingston
31.31972-05-12230°08'N / 91°21'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Iberville
31.51950-03-19230°06'N / 91°00'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Ascension
31.51965-01-22230°06'N / 91°00'W1.00 Mile267 Yards00250K0Ascension
31.51976-01-25230°06'N / 91°00'W1.10 Miles33 Yards072.5M0Ascension
32.21967-05-01230°05'N / 91°13'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0125K0Iberville
32.71986-11-20231°01'N / 91°10'W31°01'N / 91°04'W5.00 Miles173 Yards00250K0Wilkinson
33.31977-11-29230°30'N / 90°34'W1.00 Mile50 Yards02250K0Livingston
34.21992-02-15230°35'N / 90°33'W0.80 Mile527 Yards0102.5M0Tangipahoa
36.41973-12-04230°42'N / 90°34'W30°43'N / 90°31'W3.60 Miles80 Yards032.5M0Tangipahoa
36.71954-02-19230°54'N / 91°35'W0.50 Mile100 Yards143K0West Feliciana
37.21953-02-06330°30'N / 90°33'W30°32'N / 90°27'W6.50 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Tangipahoa
38.31971-09-19230°41'N / 90°30'W0.20 Mile50 Yards003K0Tangipahoa
38.81982-01-30229°59'N / 91°04'W3.00 Miles10 Yards0125K0Assumption
38.81987-02-15229°58'N / 91°12'W30°00'N / 91°10'W3.00 Miles173 Yards04250K0Assumption
39.72006-11-15230°45'N / 90°32'W30°45'N / 90°28'W3.00 Miles100 Yards10250K0KSt. Helena
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down near the intersection of Louisiana Highways 441 and 1046 and moved northeast to Tangipahoa Parish line west of Arcola. One fatality occurred near the initial touchdown when the tornado struck a small frame house and close-by travel trailer. Both house and travel trailer next to the house were destroyed with debris piled about 25 yards to the northeast. A 43 year-old male in the travel trailer was fataly injured. The tornado continued northeast with damage primarily to trees, powerlines and house roofs. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms developed in the vicinity of a warm front that moved north across southeast Louisiana during the afternoon and evening of the 14th and in advance and along a cold front that moved through the area during the morning of the 15th.
41.31974-01-19229°57'N / 91°02'W0.30 Mile27 Yards003K0Assumption
42.01977-09-05230°25'N / 90°26'W1.70 Miles70 Yards012.5M0Tangipahoa
42.71957-10-23229°56'N / 91°06'W29°56'N / 90°55'W11.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Assumption
43.31964-10-03229°55'N / 91°06'W1.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Assumption
43.91968-11-30230°48'N / 91°48'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0125K0St. Landry
44.41972-05-12230°45'N / 90°25'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Tangipahoa
44.71987-02-15230°52'N / 90°30'W30°54'N / 90°28'W3.50 Miles150 Yards03250K0Tangipahoa
44.81952-04-04230°24'N / 91°55'W30°24'N / 91°48'W7.20 Miles67 Yards00250K0St. Martin
45.01957-11-07330°58'N / 91°42'W31°00'N / 91°40'W3.60 Miles50 Yards05250K0Pointe Coupee
46.21971-09-16230°28'N / 90°20'W30°31'N / 90°22'W4.10 Miles150 Yards00250K0Tangipahoa
46.72007-02-13230°13'N / 91°51'W30°16'N / 91°48'W4.00 Miles300 Yards031.5M0KSt. Martin
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Wind speeds were estimated between 110 and 120 mph, or on the low end of EF2. This tornado was spawned by the same storm that produced the Youngsville tornado. The tornado began southwest of the intersection of Poydras Highway and Eunice Road and moved northeast, ending past Nursery Highway. Several brick homes had roofs removed near the highs school, with one home losing most of its second floor. A total of 44 homes were damaged or destroyed, with 80 homes impacted by the tornado. Three injuries occurred in a small brick home where the roof blew off, causing a brick wall and other debris to land on them. Several trees were damaged or uprooted. This was the strongest tornado in southwest Louisiana since the November 23 2004 tornado outbreak. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An approaching cold front resulted in showers and thunderstroms across southwest Louisiana, some of which became severe. Several tornadoes touched down across Acadiana.
46.71957-10-15330°28'N / 92°05'W30°34'N / 91°44'W22.00 Miles100 Yards010250K0St. Landry
47.01992-08-25330°04'N / 90°27'W30°07'N / 90°37'W9.00 Miles150 Yards23225.0M0St. John The Baptist
47.21983-01-31230°28'N / 91°56'W30°34'N / 91°54'W7.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0St. Landry
47.41961-11-22230°05'N / 90°32'W2.00 Miles50 Yards0325K0St. John The Baptist
47.81977-12-13331°02'N / 90°40'W31°07'N / 90°33'W9.00 Miles350 Yards0025K0Amite
48.11983-02-09330°34'N / 92°00'W30°34'N / 91°52'W7.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0St. Landry
48.31972-05-07230°48'N / 90°22'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Tangipahoa
48.91992-11-21230°05'N / 91°52'W30°16'N / 91°47'W13.00 Miles73 Yards03250K0St. Martin
49.31953-11-21230°11'N / 91°56'W30°22'N / 91°51'W13.60 Miles300 Yards00250K0St. Martin
49.31973-09-12229°50'N / 91°05'W29°50'N / 90°59'W6.20 Miles50 Yards03250K0Assumption


* 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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