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Chunchula, AL Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #600

Chunchula, AL
0.01
Alabama
0.08
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

Chunchula, AL
0.0000
Alabama
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, #612

Chunchula, AL
166.62
Alabama
255.80
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 2,022 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Chunchula, AL were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:12Dense Fog:1Drought:25
Dust Storm:0Flood:253Hail:574Heat:5Heavy Snow:5
High Surf:0Hurricane:1Ice Storm:4Landslide:0Strong Wind:9
Thunderstorm Winds:918Tropical Storm:2Wildfire:0Winter Storm:10Winter Weather:12
Other:191 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Chunchula, AL.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Chunchula, AL.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 61 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Chunchula, AL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
11.31977-06-16230°49'N / 88°04'W003K0Mobile
11.31997-11-21330°49'N / 88°04'W30°49'N / 88°04'W1.00 Mile300 Yards002.0M0Mobile
 Brief Description: An F3 tornado touched down just east of I-65 in Saraland near Shelton Beach Estates. The tornado skipped east northeast along the ground before lifting back into the cloud near U S Highway 43. Three homes were almost completely gone, three more suffered major damage and about sixty homes in the middle-class neighbourhood suffered some damage. Most of the damage was consistent with an F1 or F2 tornado. No one was injured. Several people knew they were under a tornado warning and were able to take cover before the storm struck. Most of the residents said they did not hear the familiar "Freight Train Sound" before the tornado struck.
11.41968-11-03330°46'N / 88°07'W30°54'N / 87°59'W12.20 Miles400 Yards014250K0Mobile
12.21950-04-18330°40'N / 88°12'W30°51'N / 88°06'W14.00 Miles100 Yards01525K0Mobile
16.61953-03-18230°42'N / 88°07'W0.10 Mile10 Yards023K0Mobile
19.41968-11-03330°54'N / 87°59'W30°53'N / 87°47'W11.90 Miles400 Yards04250K0Baldwin
19.91971-02-12231°00'N / 88°33'W31°03'N / 88°30'W4.70 Miles33 Yards0025K0Greene
20.51976-03-27330°58'N / 88°40'W30°59'N / 88°26'W13.90 Miles300 Yards00250K0George
21.51971-02-12230°57'N / 88°35'W31°00'N / 88°33'W4.30 Miles33 Yards0125K0George
22.31967-05-02230°54'N / 88°35'W000K0George
23.31973-04-07230°54'N / 88°36'W003K0George
23.31950-04-18230°42'N / 87°55'W2.00 Miles150 Yards003K0Baldwin
23.81980-05-19230°36'N / 88°05'W0.10 Mile50 Yards0025K0Mobile
25.11971-02-12230°44'N / 88°47'W30°59'N / 88°28'W25.50 Miles33 Yards02250K0George
25.21980-05-19330°54'N / 88°39'W30°57'N / 88°37'W4.30 Miles150 Yards00250K0George
25.41980-04-13230°53'N / 87°47'W0.10 Mile50 Yards0025K0Baldwin
25.41981-02-10230°53'N / 87°47'W1.50 Miles150 Yards0622.5M0Baldwin
26.21983-03-20331°09'N / 88°34'W1.00 Mile200 Yards002.5M0Greene
26.51975-02-16230°52'N / 87°46'W1.00 Mile200 Yards00250K0Baldwin
26.61973-12-26230°32'N / 88°13'W30°33'N / 88°10'W3.80 Miles50 Yards0125K0Mobile
27.31977-02-23231°09'N / 88°42'W31°10'N / 88°28'W13.90 Miles50 Yards0025K0Greene
28.41966-11-10231°00'N / 87°48'W31°03'N / 87°41'W7.70 Miles33 Yards0025K0Baldwin
29.52000-11-06230°30'N / 88°14'W30°30'N / 88°14'W1.50 Miles300 Yards02100K0Mobile
 Brief Description: A thunderstorm produced an F2 tornado that first touched down near the intersection of Highway 188 and Four Mile Road. A house suffered roof damage and a couple of barns were damaged. Trees were also blown down. The tornado moved northeast and trees were blown down along County Road 15. The tornado then touched down in a Mobile Home Park. One of the homes was completely destroyed with the occupants riding out the storm huddled together inside a bathtub. The two sisters were thrown out of the home as the tornado blew it from its foundation and turned it over several times. They were found in the woods behind their home with only minor injuries. Some of the other homes in the neighborhood suffered damage with skirting and parts of roofs torn off. The tornado continued northeast and did some minor damage near Howerin Road and near the intersection of Two Mile and Beverly Roads. The tornado then lifted back into the cloud.
29.71970-06-02230°36'N / 87°53'W0025K0Baldwin
29.71960-05-07230°30'N / 88°16'W0.10 Mile100 Yards0025K0Mobile
30.11968-11-03330°53'N / 87°47'W31°00'N / 87°37'W12.80 Miles400 Yards00250K0Baldwin
30.21960-05-07230°30'N / 88°06'W0.20 Mile100 Yards00250K0Mobile
30.21989-07-02230°30'N / 88°06'W1.00 Mile73 Yards00250K0Mobile
30.61976-03-16231°20'N / 88°25'W0.10 Mile50 Yards0025K0Washington
31.51971-09-16231°22'N / 88°15'W31°24'N / 88°10'W5.70 Miles200 Yards0025K0Washington
33.51971-02-26231°10'N / 88°42'W000K0Greene
33.81977-05-02230°28'N / 88°30'W30°31'N / 88°26'W5.20 Miles440 Yards0025K0Jackson
34.21975-01-10230°30'N / 88°30'W0.10 Mile70 Yards00250K0Jackson
34.51971-09-16230°32'N / 87°51'W1.00 Mile150 Yards00250K0Baldwin
34.91981-02-10230°31'N / 88°33'W0.50 Mile50 Yards02250K0Jackson
37.01972-11-13230°37'N / 87°42'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0025K0Baldwin
37.31970-03-03231°28'N / 88°15'W0025K0Washington
38.21964-12-24230°30'N / 87°48'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0325K0Baldwin
38.51958-02-26230°25'N / 88°51'W30°39'N / 88°29'W27.10 Miles30 Yards0125K0Jackson
39.12001-10-13230°33'N / 87°43'W30°33'N / 87°43'W0.70 Mile200 Yards00200K0Baldwin
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down southeast of Robertsdale. The tornado first touched down just south of County Road 83 and Hubard road intersection where it tracked north and damaged seventeen manufactured homes and completely destroyed three others. Several large Pecan trees were also blown down. No injuries were reported.
39.11966-04-27230°33'N / 88°42'W0125K0Jackson
40.01972-03-02231°26'N / 88°03'W31°32'N / 87°59'W8.00 Miles33 Yards003K0Washington
41.51967-10-30230°20'N / 88°06'W003K0Mobile
41.81984-03-24231°31'N / 88°03'W2.00 Miles80 Yards00250K0Washington
42.21982-04-25230°23'N / 88°32'W03250K0Jackson
43.02004-11-27230°29'N / 87°42'W30°29'N / 87°42'W4.50 Miles300 Yards04400K0Baldwin
 Brief Description: An F2 touched down just west of Summerdale along County Road 32. The tornado then tracked east northeast and moved through downtown Summerdale. The tornado continued moving east and went back into the clouds east of Summerdale. Most of the damage from the tornado occurred in downtown Summerdale. Bleachers from a new ball field were found about a quarter mile away next to a house. A school bus was pushed sideways 15 to 20 feet by the winds. Five homes were destroyed with 35 to 40 homes suffering damage. Four minor injuries were reported. People heard the warning and took cover before the tornado hit. This same area was hit hard by Hurricane Ivan in September.
43.41972-06-08231°01'N / 87°29'W0.10 Mile30 Yards0025K0Escambia
44.91984-03-24331°31'N / 87°56'W31°32'N / 87°53'W4.00 Miles60 Yards002.5M0Jackson
45.31972-03-02231°00'N / 87°29'W31°02'N / 87°25'W4.70 Miles33 Yards003K0Escambia
45.31988-11-04231°38'N / 88°19'W31°32'N / 88°03'W12.00 Miles200 Yards000K0Washington
45.61953-01-23331°32'N / 88°00'W31°34'N / 87°54'W6.50 Miles300 Yards0125K0Clarke
47.01982-04-25330°15'N / 88°08'W1.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Mobile
47.12001-10-13330°25'N / 87°41'W30°25'N / 87°41'W1.00 Mile440 Yards00250K0Baldwin
 Brief Description: An F3 tornado initially touched down just south of the Grove Home Park on County Road 16. The tornado then tracked north just east of County Road 65 to County Road 12, just southwest of Foley. The tornado blew down numerous trees, destroyed a manufactured home and damaged several others in the Grove Home Park. The tornado destroyed two large cement block buildings and damaged another three near County Road 12. A large panel truck filled with heavy tools was picked up and carried about 60 feet, and several other cars were thrown 15 to 25 feet. No injuries were reported.
47.81996-02-19231°21'N / 88°51'W31°26'N / 88°46'W5.00 Miles400 Yards04150K0Greene
 Brief Description: NUMEROUS TREES WERE TOPPLED AND SEVERAL MOBILE HOMES WERE DAMAGED BY A TORNADO THAT FIRST TOUCHED DOWN IN THE NORTHWEST PART OF GREENE COUNTY. THE TORNADO FIRST TOUCHED DOWN ABOUT SIX MILES EAST OF RICHTON ON MS HWY 42 AT ABOUT 220 PM CDT. THE TORNADO THEN SKIPPED ALONG THE GROUND TO THE NORTHEAST AND MOVED INTO WAYNE COUNTY ALONG MS HWY 63. NUMEROUS TREES WERE BLOWN DOWN ALONG THE PATH OF THE TORNADO AND SEVERAL MOBILE HOMES WERE DAMAGED. FOUR PEOPLE IN ONE OF THE MOBILE HOMES WERE INJURED. THE TORNADO WAS ON THE GROUND FOR ABOUT 5 MILES IN GREENE COUNTY.
48.21974-11-05231°13'N / 87°28'W003K0Escambia
48.21958-02-26331°22'N / 88°51'W31°26'N / 88°46'W7.10 Miles100 Yards003K0Greene
48.31971-12-20331°18'N / 87°31'W1.00 Mile100 Yards01250K0Monroe
48.31958-02-26331°26'N / 88°46'W31°36'N / 88°32'W17.90 Miles100 Yards203K0Wayne
48.61980-05-19230°29'N / 88°53'W30°32'N / 88°51'W4.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Jackson
49.01958-02-26331°20'N / 88°54'W31°22'N / 88°51'W4.10 Miles100 Yards220250K0Perry
49.91985-05-21230°23'N / 88°49'W30°25'N / 88°45'W3.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Jackson


* 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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