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

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

Earthquake Index, #419

Burke, TX
0.03
Texas
0.04
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

Burke, TX
0.0000
Texas
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, #904

Burke, TX
201.17
Texas
208.58
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 1,906 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Burke, TX were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:4Dense Fog:0Drought:26
Dust Storm:0Flood:239Hail:697Heat:6Heavy Snow:4
High Surf:0Hurricane:3Ice Storm:14Landslide:0Strong Wind:2
Thunderstorm Winds:859Tropical Storm:4Wildfire:2Winter Storm:2Winter Weather:5
Other:39 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Burke, TX.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 1 historical earthquake event that had a recorded magnitude of 3.5 or above found in or near Burke, TX.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
45.31964-06-034.2N/A31.3-94

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 71 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Burke, TX.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
3.71960-06-26231°11'N / 94°46'W0.70 Mile100 Yards0025K0Angelina
3.71960-09-22231°11'N / 94°46'W0.40 Mile30 Yards00250K0Angelina
4.31955-05-19231°11'N / 94°48'W0.50 Mile67 Yards003K0Angelina
6.81954-04-30231°11'N / 94°51'W31°22'N / 94°28'W25.90 Miles883 Yards012250K0Angelina
7.21961-07-24231°20'N / 94°43'W0.20 Mile17 Yards000K0Angelina
7.72009-12-23331°18'N / 94°43'W31°22'N / 94°41'W4.00 Miles300 Yards0210.0M0KAngelina
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An EF3 tornado touched down on the south side of Lufkin, on Loop 287 near Olive Garden just west of the intersections Loop 287 and South Chestnut Street. The tornado then tracked north northeast causing roof and tree damage to several homes behind Morgan Insurance Company on Loop 287. The tornado continued its north northeastward track then crossed South Chestnut causing major damage to Gibson Funeral Home. It then tracked northward through a residential neighborhood causing more tree and roof damage, before destroying Max Welding Shop on Denman Rd. The tornado crossed Denman Road moving through another residential area causing moderate to major tree and roof damage. The tornado then destroyed the VFW building just before crossing Lufkin Avenue. More residential damage was observed between Lufkin Avenue and Atkinson Drive. The tornado crossed Atkinson Drive causing major damage by tossing several 18-wheelers parked at a trucking company on Loop 287. The tornado then crossed Loop 287, damaging Goodyear Tires and Jim Walter Homes. The storm then tracked north into a wooded area before reaching Kit McConnico Park and causing moderate to major damage to the park. The tornado lifted on the northern end of Kit McConnico Park around 10:07 PM. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong upper level storm system moved its way out of the southern Great Basin and into the Southern Plains during the afternoon hours of December 23rd. Strong southerly flow was found ahead of this storm system with dewpoint temperatures in the lower to middle 60s noted northward to the Interstate 20 corridor of northeast Texas and northern Louisiana. Impressive deep layer shear was noted in the warm sector across the region which was conducive for discrete storm cells during the afternoon and evening across northeast Texas. These storms spawned tornadoes and produced large hail across portions of northeast Texas. The storm system moved eastward during the predawn hours of December 24th with again, numerous storms producing tornadoes across southern Arkansas and northern Louisiana. In addition to all the storm damage...these storms were prolific rain makers with numerous reports of flash flooding across the region as well.
7.81990-01-19331°16'N / 94°54'W31°21'N / 94°50'W8.00 Miles100 Yards022.5M0Angelina
8.41974-03-20331°21'N / 94°49'W000K0Angelina
8.51972-03-28231°16'N / 94°50'W31°26'N / 94°35'W18.70 Miles150 Yards0132.5M0Angelina
8.52004-11-23231°10'N / 94°53'W31°09'N / 94°52'W2.00 Miles500 Yards00100K0Trinity
 Brief Description: Seven hunters in the Davy Crockett National Forest were stranded and their vehicles severely damaged. Seventy to ninety percent of trees in path felled or damaged.
9.22002-03-30331°07'N / 94°46'W31°20'N / 94°27'W24.30 Miles440 Yards065.0M0Angelina
 Brief Description: Numerous trees and power lines broken, snapped, and pulled out of the ground along the entire track. Several barns were severely damaged and numerous homes were with missing roofs while others suffered severe roof and structural damage. South of the Ora Community one house was totally blown off its foundation and destroyed. This tornado moved into Angelina County, TX from Polk County, TX and continued into Nacogdoches County, TX and San Augustine County, TX.
9.51990-01-19331°13'N / 94°57'W31°16'N / 94°54'W5.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Trinity
10.51989-05-17231°12'N / 94°58'W31°17'N / 94°55'W6.00 Miles400 Yards032.5M0Trinity
11.51989-05-17231°17'N / 94°55'W31°29'N / 94°48'W12.00 Miles400 Yards032.5M0Nacogdoches
13.12003-04-06231°25'N / 94°56'W31°26'N / 94°39'W13.70 Miles440 Yards002.5M0Angelina
 Brief Description: A classic supercell thunderstorm moved northeastward across Angelina County, TX into Nacogdoches County, TX producing a strong tornado. Numerous structures were damaged near Central, TX, northwest of Lufkin, TX. Otherwise damage was confined to uprooted and snapped trees.
14.21983-12-10231°12'N / 94°41'W31°14'N / 94°22'W18.00 Miles50 Yards022.5M0Angelina
14.41961-04-08231°02'N / 94°49'W0.40 Mile17 Yards0125K0Polk
14.81968-04-21231°12'N / 94°31'W1.00 Mile17 Yards003K0Angelina
15.11954-04-30231°04'N / 95°07'W31°11'N / 94°51'W17.80 Miles883 Yards013250K0Trinity
19.41976-03-30230°49'N / 94°49'W31°07'N / 94°32'W26.70 Miles1300 Yards00250K0Polk
20.52003-04-06231°27'N / 94°44'W31°34'N / 94°31'W13.80 Miles220 Yards0000Nacogdoches
 Brief Description: A classic supercell thunderstorm moved northeastward across Angelina County, TX into Nacogdoches County, TX producing a strong tornado. Damage was confined to uprooted and snapped trees.
21.11989-05-17231°29'N / 94°48'W31°36'N / 94°40'W13.00 Miles400 Yards082.5M0Nacogdoches
23.42002-03-30231°19'N / 94°26'W31°21'N / 94°20'W7.50 Miles440 Yards001.2M0Nacogdoches
 Brief Description: Numerous trees and power lines broken, snapped and pulled out of the ground along the track. Numerous homes and business were severely damaged or destroyed. This tornado moved into Nacogdoches County, TX from Polk County, TX and Angelina County, TX then continued northeast into San Augustine County, TX.
23.81965-02-11231°30'N / 95°03'W31°30'N / 95°00'W3.00 Miles33 Yards01250K0Cherokee
24.11982-06-28231°04'N / 95°08'W31°02'N / 95°05'W3.00 Miles73 Yards0025K0Trinity
24.51972-11-13231°03'N / 94°25'W31°05'N / 94°23'W3.30 Miles100 Yards20250K0Angelina
24.61971-05-10231°35'N / 94°40'W0.10 Mile50 Yards003K0Nacogdoches
24.91987-12-06230°53'N / 94°51'W1.00 Mile200 Yards002.5M0Polk
25.61983-12-10231°02'N / 95°14'W31°06'N / 95°04'W10.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Trinity
26.41976-03-30230°49'N / 95°08'W30°59'N / 94°49'W22.10 Miles1300 Yards012.5M0Polk
27.41983-12-10231°37'N / 94°43'W31°38'N / 94°37'W8.00 Miles50 Yards032.5M0Nacogdoches
29.51989-05-17230°48'N / 94°53'W30°50'N / 94°50'W3.00 Miles150 Yards000K0Polk
29.71974-01-19331°18'N / 94°16'W0.80 Mile400 Yards020K0San Augustine
32.21954-04-30231°22'N / 94°28'W31°33'N / 94°06'W25.10 Miles883 Yards00250K0Nacogdoches
32.61990-02-09231°42'N / 94°50'W31°43'N / 94°37'W14.00 Miles100 Yards010K0Nacogdoches
32.81981-05-18231°43'N / 94°45'W31°42'N / 94°38'W7.10 Miles150 Yards000K0Nacogdoches
33.21952-12-03230°54'N / 95°18'W30°57'N / 95°05'W13.30 Miles100 Yards0425K0Trinity
33.21999-05-04231°47'N / 94°53'W31°39'N / 94°44'W13.30 Miles200 Yards0000Nacogdoches
 Brief Description: Numerous trees blown over or snapped. No structures in the area. This tornado entered Nacogdoches county from Cherokee County, TX.
34.11967-05-01230°48'N / 95°07'W30°49'N / 94°59'W8.00 Miles67 Yards0225K0Polk
34.22002-03-30231°21'N / 94°19'W31°27'N / 94°07'W15.20 Miles220 Yards0000San Augustine
 Brief Description: Numerous trees snapped and felled along the extreme western portion of the track. A few power lines were also toppled northeast of Townsend. This tornado moved into San Augustine County, TX from Nacogdoches County, TX, Angelina County, TX and Polk County, TX.
35.01967-02-20230°49'N / 94°26'W0.50 Mile100 Yards00250K0Tyler
35.41981-05-18231°45'N / 94°45'W1.00 Mile100 Yards000K0Nacogdoches
35.91999-03-02231°40'N / 94°25'W31°39'N / 94°24'W1.30 Miles150 Yards0015K0Shelby
 Brief Description: This was a segment of a tornado which traversed Nacogdoches and San Augustine Counties. Damage was mainly forestry however a large did crushed a mobile home with moderate damage.
36.11999-03-02231°41'N / 94°25'W31°39'N / 94°25'W2.50 Miles150 Yards00250K0Nacogdoches
 Brief Description: The damage was 150 yards wide that began in a rural area, 1/4 mile north of the intersection of Hwy 95 and FM 1878. Damage consisted of a chimney blown down, a large cedar tree snapped in half then blown 20 yards from the stump. A Tyson chicken barn was completely demolished with about 300 chickens killed. Forestry damage consisted of numerous trees fallen. A tin roofing from the chicken barns was tangled in many trees up to 1.2 miles away.
36.41999-05-04231°45'N / 95°06'W31°40'N / 94°59'W9.40 Miles200 Yards0000Cherokee
 Brief Description: Numerous trees blown over or snapped.
37.01973-06-04230°45'N / 95°23'W31°04'N / 95°08'W26.40 Miles40 Yards00250K0Walker
37.21961-03-26231°41'N / 95°07'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0025K0Cherokee
37.81961-11-22331°44'N / 94°55'W31°50'N / 94°40'W16.20 Miles150 Yards110250K0Nacogdoches
38.01961-03-27331°43'N / 94°35'W31°44'N / 94°21'W13.80 Miles200 Yards24250K0Nacogdoches
38.51990-02-09231°43'N / 94°37'W31°49'N / 94°30'W11.00 Miles100 Yards000K0Nacogdoches
38.81991-02-19331°30'N / 94°15'W31°33'N / 94°09'W5.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0San Augustine
40.01987-12-06230°41'N / 94°58'W1.00 Mile200 Yards00250K0Polk
40.81999-03-02231°37'N / 94°14'W31°37'N / 94°14'W5.50 Miles150 Yards00100K0San Augustine
 Brief Description: This was a continuation of the Nacogdoches tornado. Damage was mainly forestry consisting of numerous trees fallen and limbs snapped. Three homes had major roof damage and a carport was completely destroyed. Two large bails of rain saturated hay (Approximately 1500 lbs each dry weight) were moved about 25 yards.
40.81961-03-26231°19'N / 95°27'W1.50 Miles100 Yards01250K0Houston
41.02001-12-16230°46'N / 95°13'W30°47'N / 95°11'W3.00 Miles200 Yards022.5M0San Jacinto
 Brief Description: An F2 Tornado touched down at the Point Lookout West Estates. There were 2 minor injuries. 15 homes were destroyed, with 15 to 20 other homes receiving major damage. Trees and power lines were down. Reported by the Sheriff's office.
41.61971-05-10231°50'N / 94°40'W0.10 Mile67 Yards003K0Nacogdoches
42.11955-04-12231°46'N / 95°07'W003K0Cherokee
43.61973-06-03331°46'N / 95°10'W0.10 Mile33 Yards030K0Cherokee
44.31959-04-08231°18'N / 94°01'W0.20 Mile50 Yards000K0Sabine
44.41965-02-11331°37'N / 94°41'W31°58'N / 94°05'W42.70 Miles200 Yards00250K0Nacogdoches
44.41961-11-22331°50'N / 94°40'W31°55'N / 94°40'W5.70 Miles150 Yards00250K0Rusk
45.01991-02-19231°32'N / 94°09'W31°35'N / 94°03'W5.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0San Augustine
45.21992-11-21230°35'N / 94°48'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Polk
45.91968-12-27231°54'N / 94°42'W1.00 Mile17 Yards000K0Rusk
46.61974-03-20331°31'N / 94°07'W31°32'N / 93°59'W8.20 Miles100 Yards040K0San Augustine
47.51999-01-01230°50'N / 95°23'W30°46'N / 95°23'W5.00 Miles500 Yards00750K0Trinity
 Brief Description: Funnel reported over the Trinity River bridge. Storm abruptly took a right turn along the eastern shore of Lake Livingston. Tornado touched down 7 miles south of Trinity. Effected Timber Bay, Whiterock Estates, Azteck Cove and Timber Cove subdivisions. Major damage caused by trees falling on residences/vehicles. Strongest damage (and not necessarly caused by falling trees) occurred at Whiterock Estates. Resident in Timber Bay (where the first touchdown occurred) had anemometer that clocked 110 mph winds before it was blown away. Mostly F1 damage with F2 damage in Whiterock Estates.
47.51981-02-10230°48'N / 95°34'W30°50'N / 95°14'W19.90 Miles100 Yards18250K0Walker
49.22003-04-06231°54'N / 95°03'W31°56'N / 94°59'W4.20 Miles220 Yards0000Cherokee
 Brief Description: A supercell thunderstorm moved northeast across east extreme east central Cherokee County. Two mobile homes were damaged and numerous trees were twisted, broken and uprooted. This tornado moved into Rusk County, TX.
49.62006-04-29230°36'N / 95°09'W30°36'N / 95°09'W1.00 Mile30 Yards04100K0San Jacinto
 Brief Description: Tornado in the Coldspring Terrace Subdivision along Lake Livingston. Four injuries in two homes that received major damage.
49.61957-04-03231°37'N / 94°03'W2.00 Miles33 Yards003K0Shelby
49.81953-05-16331°14'N / 95°34'W31°15'N / 95°39'W5.20 Miles33 Yards180K0Houston


* 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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