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Bucksport, SC Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Bucksport is lower than South Carolina average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Bucksport is lower than South Carolina average and is lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #453

Bucksport, SC
0.06
South Carolina
0.49
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

Bucksport, SC
0.0000
South 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, #442

Bucksport, SC
81.02
South Carolina
136.91
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 1,612 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Bucksport, SC were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:4Dense Fog:1Drought:11
Dust Storm:0Flood:98Hail:560Heat:2Heavy Snow:5
High Surf:3Hurricane:12Ice Storm:1Landslide:0Strong Wind:12
Thunderstorm Winds:719Tropical Storm:11Wildfire:4Winter Storm:6Winter Weather:4
Other:159 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Bucksport, SC.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Bucksport, SC.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 27 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Bucksport, SC.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
13.22001-07-06233°42'N / 78°53'W33°42'N / 78°53'W4.00 Miles150 Yards0398.0M0Horry
 Brief Description: As a weak cold front moved south into an afternoon sea breeze boundary, slow-moving thunderstorms developed along the Horry county coast. An F0 tornado briefly touched down at 9th Ave N near the Myrtle Beach Pavilion, and soon after a waterspout formed just off the beach near 3rd Ave N. It slightly damaged the 2nd Ave N pier and then moved over the beach as it developed more strongly, causing F2 damage - overturned buses and extensive damage to vehicles and hotels along the beach to about 4nd Ave S. Moving off the beach again, the waterspout continued south about 100 yards from the shore until it came ashore between 28th Ave S and Springmaid Pier...causing a 66 knot gust over water at the Springmaid Pier anemometer. As it moved through the Seagate RV park, it did F1 damage - destroyed 10 RVs and damaged 40 more. Weakening further, the tornado crossed US Hwy Business 17 onto Myrtle Beach International Airport, doing F0 damage to trees and structures.
17.31965-05-12233°50'N / 79°03'W33°54'N / 78°48'W15.00 Miles40 Yards0025K0Horry
19.01985-06-02233°56'N / 79°02'W33°55'N / 78°57'W5.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Horry
19.41967-11-24333°56'N / 79°13'W33°57'N / 79°10'W3.30 Miles100 Yards0125K0Horry
23.51979-09-04233°22'N / 79°18'W1.00 Mile67 Yards002.5M0Georgetown
23.52002-10-11233°22'N / 79°18'W33°22'N / 79°18'W1.20 Miles40 Yards08750K0Georgetown
 Brief Description: Tornado touched down with strong F2 damage near the corner of Merriman and Emanuel Roads, destroying 5 manufactured homes, a car and 2 houses before continuing NE with scattered F1 damage...described as major to a total of 28 structures and minor to 78 more...including homes, businesses, churches and also trees as it traveled a mile through residential streets. The tornado continued another 0.25 mile with F0 damage to trees before moving out over marshland. Eight people were hospitalized for minor injuries, where they were treated and released.
23.81965-10-07234°00'N / 79°12'W34°01'N / 79°09'W3.30 Miles80 Yards00250K0Horry
27.41979-09-04233°49'N / 78°40'W1.00 Mile97 Yards002.5M0Horry
27.91965-08-17333°50'N / 78°40'W0.30 Mile50 Yards046250K0Horry
30.41968-12-07234°05'N / 78°56'W0.30 Mile13 Yards0025K0Horry
31.51984-03-28234°03'N / 78°59'W34°09'N / 78°53'W7.00 Miles353 Yards08250K0Horry
34.11967-12-01234°09'N / 79°02'W34°08'N / 78°51'W10.50 Miles93 Yards0125K0Horry
35.91982-06-10234°11'N / 79°14'W34°11'N / 79°10'W3.00 Miles133 Yards0162.5M0Marion
36.11982-06-10234°11'N / 79°10'W34°12'N / 79°05'W3.00 Miles133 Yards002.5M0Horry
37.01967-12-01234°08'N / 78°51'W34°10'N / 78°48'W3.80 Miles33 Yards000K0Columbus
37.81981-05-27234°01'N / 79°37'W34°04'N / 79°34'W4.70 Miles100 Yards0625K0Florence
38.21962-02-22234°11'N / 79°24'W34°12'N / 79°15'W8.70 Miles100 Yards0125K0Marion
39.21966-04-13233°52'N / 79°45'W0.20 Mile17 Yards003K0Florence
39.71961-06-21234°11'N / 79°24'W34°14'N / 79°18'W6.80 Miles167 Yards01250K0Marion
40.61984-03-28234°09'N / 78°53'W34°15'N / 78°44'W9.00 Miles353 Yards002.5M0Columbus
43.91967-03-12234°01'N / 79°45'W1.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Florence
44.01953-01-08234°01'N / 79°46'W34°07'N / 79°39'W9.60 Miles150 Yards02250K0Florence
45.11950-10-09334°10'N / 78°36'W2.00 Miles880 Yards03250K0Columbus
45.91964-07-03234°03'N / 79°46'W2.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Richland
48.31978-05-04233°40'N / 80°02'W33°44'N / 79°52'W10.70 Miles33 Yards00250K0Williamsburg
48.51996-09-16233°55'N / 79°55'W33°55'N / 79°53'W1.50 Miles150 Yards0075K0KSumter
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado produced estimated winds of 120 mph when it touched down in extreme eastern Sumter county. The twister was about 150 yds wide and had a damage path 1.5 miles long. Three out-buildings were completely destroyed with the contents severely damaged. One ttree fell on a Ford Mustang and totalled it. Another tree fell on a home. The roof of a two story house was ripped off and the upstairs ceiling caved in. A farm combine was also turned over and damaged. Initial damage estimates were set at around $75K.
49.21955-08-10234°22'N / 79°26'W34°20'N / 79°17'W8.80 Miles77 Yards003K0Dillon


* 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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