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

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

Earthquake Index, #487

Chester, TX
0.02
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

Chester, 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, #1388

Chester, TX
134.65
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 1,730 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Chester, TX were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:2Dense Fog:0Drought:19
Dust Storm:0Flood:229Hail:597Heat:7Heavy Snow:1
High Surf:0Hurricane:5Ice Storm:9Landslide:0Strong Wind:0
Thunderstorm Winds:809Tropical Storm:4Wildfire:1Winter Storm:2Winter Weather:6
Other:39 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Chester, 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 Chester, TX.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
44.11964-06-034.2N/A31.3-94

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 62 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Chester, TX.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
5.41976-03-30230°49'N / 94°49'W31°07'N / 94°32'W26.70 Miles1300 Yards00250K0Polk
12.21967-02-20230°49'N / 94°26'W0.50 Mile100 Yards00250K0Tyler
15.01961-04-08231°02'N / 94°49'W0.40 Mile17 Yards0125K0Polk
15.01987-12-06230°53'N / 94°51'W1.00 Mile200 Yards002.5M0Polk
15.51972-11-13231°03'N / 94°25'W31°05'N / 94°23'W3.30 Miles100 Yards20250K0Angelina
16.91989-05-17230°48'N / 94°53'W30°50'N / 94°50'W3.00 Miles150 Yards000K0Polk
19.91968-04-21231°12'N / 94°31'W1.00 Mile17 Yards003K0Angelina
20.61960-06-26231°11'N / 94°46'W0.70 Mile100 Yards0025K0Angelina
20.61960-09-22231°11'N / 94°46'W0.40 Mile30 Yards00250K0Angelina
20.91983-12-10231°12'N / 94°41'W31°14'N / 94°22'W18.00 Miles50 Yards022.5M0Angelina
21.02002-03-30331°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.
21.61955-05-19231°11'N / 94°48'W0.50 Mile67 Yards003K0Angelina
22.31976-03-30230°49'N / 95°08'W30°59'N / 94°49'W22.10 Miles1300 Yards012.5M0Polk
23.12004-11-23231°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.
24.71954-04-30231°11'N / 94°51'W31°22'N / 94°28'W25.90 Miles883 Yards012250K0Angelina
26.21992-11-21230°35'N / 94°48'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Polk
26.71954-04-30231°04'N / 95°07'W31°11'N / 94°51'W17.80 Miles883 Yards013250K0Trinity
27.31987-12-06230°41'N / 94°58'W1.00 Mile200 Yards00250K0Polk
27.81967-05-01230°48'N / 95°07'W30°49'N / 94°59'W8.00 Miles67 Yards0225K0Polk
29.12009-12-23331°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.
29.31961-07-24231°20'N / 94°43'W0.20 Mile17 Yards000K0Angelina
29.31990-01-19331°13'N / 94°57'W31°16'N / 94°54'W5.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Trinity
30.01989-05-17231°12'N / 94°58'W31°17'N / 94°55'W6.00 Miles400 Yards032.5M0Trinity
30.31972-03-28231°16'N / 94°50'W31°26'N / 94°35'W18.70 Miles150 Yards0132.5M0Angelina
31.01990-01-19331°16'N / 94°54'W31°21'N / 94°50'W8.00 Miles100 Yards022.5M0Angelina
31.22002-03-30231°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.
31.41982-06-28231°04'N / 95°08'W31°02'N / 95°05'W3.00 Miles73 Yards0025K0Trinity
31.41983-12-10230°30'N / 94°33'W30°34'N / 94°06'W26.00 Miles700 Yards042.5M0Tyler
32.21974-03-20331°21'N / 94°49'W000K0Angelina
32.71974-01-19331°18'N / 94°16'W0.80 Mile400 Yards020K0San Augustine
33.01999-01-29230°37'N / 94°11'W30°41'N / 94°06'W6.00 Miles400 Yards0020K0Tyler
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved across rural sections of eastern Tyler County, tearing up a large swath of trees and damaging a few out buildings. Some trees were as wide as 15 feet across and 100 feet tall. This tornado moved into rural sections of Jasper County.
34.11983-12-10231°02'N / 95°14'W31°06'N / 95°04'W10.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Trinity
35.01952-12-03230°54'N / 95°18'W30°57'N / 95°05'W13.30 Miles100 Yards0425K0Trinity
35.41989-05-17231°17'N / 94°55'W31°29'N / 94°48'W12.00 Miles400 Yards032.5M0Nacogdoches
35.81975-10-23230°32'N / 95°03'W30°32'N / 94°57'W6.40 Miles100 Yards00250K0San Jacinto
36.62003-04-06231°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.
37.02001-12-16230°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.
39.01973-06-04230°45'N / 95°23'W31°04'N / 95°08'W26.40 Miles40 Yards00250K0Walker
39.22004-11-23230°29'N / 94°10'W30°31'N / 94°09'W3.00 Miles600 Yards10500K0Hardin
 Brief Description: A second tornado touched down in northeastern Hardin County, was was witnessed by many people. Residents could see both tornadoes on the ground for a brief time. One elderly woman was killed when several large trees fell on the mobile home she was in. Between 10 and 20 homes were damaged or destroyed, mainly near Highway 92 near the Hardin-Tyler county line. F77MH
39.52006-04-29230°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.
40.12002-03-30231°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.
40.62003-04-06231°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.
41.51954-04-30231°22'N / 94°28'W31°33'N / 94°06'W25.10 Miles883 Yards00250K0Nacogdoches
41.72004-11-23230°39'N / 94°00'W30°42'N / 93°55'W6.00 Miles500 Yards00250K1.0MJasper
 Brief Description: A second tornado formed near Kirbyville, narrowly missing downtown, but it did hit the community of Bon Ami. Around 10 to 15 homes were damaged or destroyed, and another large hit to the timber industry occurred with many trees blown down. This tornado crosses into Newton County.
42.32004-11-23230°31'N / 94°04'W30°34'N / 94°01'W8.00 Miles300 Yards00250K1.0MJasper
 Brief Description: As the tornado moved into rural sections of Jasper County, it snapped numerous trees, causing a large loss to the timber industry. Several homes were destroyed, but no one was injured.
43.31959-04-08231°18'N / 94°01'W0.20 Mile50 Yards000K0Sabine
43.51982-05-13230°35'N / 94°00'W30°39'N / 93°55'W6.50 Miles60 Yards00250K0Jasper
43.51982-05-13330°30'N / 94°03'W30°37'N / 93°57'W8.50 Miles150 Yards11250K0Jasper
43.51989-05-17231°29'N / 94°48'W31°36'N / 94°40'W13.00 Miles400 Yards082.5M0Nacogdoches
45.21999-03-02330°54'N / 93°54'W30°48'N / 93°47'W9.00 Miles500 Yards13500K0Jasper
 Brief Description: The strongest tornado of the evening developed a mile northwest of Holly Springs. Moving southeast at 50 mph, this fast moving storm damaged or destroyed over 25 homes and a church. The worst damage was done in Holly Springhs, where a brick home lost its roof and portions of two walls. This is where the elderly woman was fatally injured. Several vehicles were picked up and rolled over. This storm moved into Newotn County, producing more injuries and damages. F84PH
45.41999-03-02330°56'N / 93°51'W30°54'N / 93°49'W3.00 Miles500 Yards03250K0Newton
 Brief Description: The Holly Springs tornado moved into Newton County, tearing up the Baptist Encampment community. A mobile home was flipped over 100 feet, ejecting three people. One young girl escaped with no injuries after being thrown over 50 feet from the home. Two trucks were flipped over in their driveways and a car was moved at least 15 feet. One couple sitting on the couch in the TV watched their wood-framed home fall apart around them, and miraculously walk away.
45.91971-05-10231°35'N / 94°40'W0.10 Mile50 Yards003K0Nacogdoches
46.01967-10-30230°40'N / 93°53'W1.00 Mile33 Yards000K0Jasper
46.91961-04-09230°40'N / 93°52'W0.80 Mile17 Yards0025K0Newton
47.21999-01-01230°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.
47.21965-02-11231°30'N / 95°03'W31°30'N / 95°00'W3.00 Miles33 Yards01250K0Cherokee
47.91991-02-19331°30'N / 94°15'W31°33'N / 94°09'W5.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0San Augustine
48.01981-02-10230°48'N / 95°34'W30°50'N / 95°14'W19.90 Miles100 Yards18250K0Walker
48.21992-11-21330°06'N / 95°02'W30°27'N / 94°47'W28.00 Miles300 Yards012.5M0Liberty
48.31954-04-15230°40'N / 93°51'W30°40'N / 93°50'W1.30 Miles200 Yards003K0Newton
48.71983-12-10231°37'N / 94°43'W31°38'N / 94°37'W8.00 Miles50 Yards032.5M0Nacogdoches
49.42004-11-23230°43'N / 93°51'W30°47'N / 93°44'W9.00 Miles500 Yards00250K1.0MNewton
 Brief Description: The tornado moved across mainly rural areas of Newton County, but the storm did destroy or damage between 5 and 10 homes near the Pine Grove community. The timber industry saw a continued large loss of income due to trees blown down.


* 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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