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

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

Earthquake Index, #87

Carteret County
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

Carteret County
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, #73

Carteret County
83.33
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 4,224 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Carteret County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:14Dense Fog:0Drought:15
Dust Storm:0Flood:406Hail:1,493Heat:2Heavy Snow:20
High Surf:0Hurricane:19Ice Storm:11Landslide:0Strong Wind:31
Thunderstorm Winds:1,902Tropical Storm:10Wildfire:1Winter Storm:59Winter Weather:17
Other:224 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Carteret County.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Carteret County.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Carteret County.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 23 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Carteret County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
11.01989-03-20234°42'N / 76°33'W0.20 Mile100 Yards00250K0Carteret
11.01990-09-15234°42'N / 76°33'W0.50 Mile40 Yards00250K0Carteret
14.71974-05-27234°56'N / 76°17'W2.80 Miles350 Yards0025K0Carteret
16.71967-12-03234°42'N / 76°45'W0.10 Mile27 Yards00250K0Carteret
25.11963-09-29235°05'N / 76°54'W35°08'N / 76°48'W6.60 Miles30 Yards0025K0Pamlico
25.21999-09-15234°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.
25.21965-03-17335°07'N / 76°57'W35°14'N / 76°33'W24.00 Miles100 Yards1402.5M0Pamlico
27.11999-09-15235°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.
28.51969-04-19235°00'N / 77°00'W003K0Craven
32.51965-03-17335°04'N / 77°06'W35°07'N / 76°57'W9.10 Miles100 Yards0402.5M0Craven
37.22008-05-11234°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.
37.71965-03-17335°00'N / 77°13'W35°04'N / 77°06'W8.20 Miles100 Yards152.5M0Jones
39.21971-05-13235°07'N / 77°12'W35°33'N / 76°37'W44.40 Miles300 Yards00250K0Craven
39.62008-05-11234°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.
41.21968-03-12235°25'N / 76°47'W1.00 Mile27 Yards00250K0Beaufort
41.51968-04-24235°25'N / 76°48'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Beaufort
42.81952-05-20235°28'N / 76°23'W1.50 Miles33 Yards020K0Hyde
43.11973-04-27235°28'N / 76°42'W0.50 Mile123 Yards1125K0Beaufort
44.51960-05-27235°24'N / 76°06'W0125K0Beaufort
45.61986-06-17235°27'N / 76°10'W0.50 Mile60 Yards00250K0Hyde
45.91978-04-19235°08'N / 77°16'W0.70 Mile30 Yards00250K0Jones
47.21996-10-08235°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.
49.11972-10-24234°45'N / 77°23'W0.70 Mile150 Yards0025K0Onslow


* 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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