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

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

Earthquake Index, #429

Crestview, FL
0.00
Florida
0.01
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

Crestview, FL
0.0000
Florida
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, #390

Crestview, FL
195.29
Florida
185.89
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 1,695 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Crestview, FL were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:0Drought:4
Dust Storm:0Flood:192Hail:329Heat:0Heavy Snow:1
High Surf:0Hurricane:1Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:4
Thunderstorm Winds:883Tropical Storm:8Wildfire:6Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:267 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Crestview, FL.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Crestview, FL.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 49 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Crestview, FL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
0.31971-05-08230°45'N / 86°35'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Okaloosa
1.21995-10-04230°45'N / 86°36'W1.80 Miles170 Yards13300K0Okaloosa
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down near Interstate 10 east of Crestview. The tornado then moved northwest across Okaloosa Lane and then across U.S. Highway 90 before dissipating near Highway 85. The tornado destroyed two homes and a church and severely damaged the late Bob Sikes Homestead and the Crestview High School's gymnasium. The two homes that were destroyed were along Okaloosa Lane. One home was on blocks on a concrete foundation, the home was completely destroyed and an elderly female who lived there was killed. The other home had the roof taken off and most of the insides of the home were destroyed. Three people were injured in this home and were saved when the wind blew them to the floor. The tornado was on the ground for almost two miles. F76PH
1.81962-01-05230°46'N / 86°36'W2.50 Miles100 Yards1302.5M0Okaloosa
1.81962-01-05230°46'N / 86°36'W2.50 Miles100 Yards000K0Okaloosa
3.01973-05-26230°44'N / 86°48'W30°50'N / 86°25'W23.80 Miles10 Yards1425K0Okaloosa
6.01972-10-27230°50'N / 86°36'W0.30 Mile20 Yards0025K0Okaloosa
8.11958-03-06230°42'N / 86°45'W30°48'N / 86°41'W8.20 Miles33 Yards0025K0Okaloosa
18.91983-02-01230°51'N / 86°17'W0.30 Mile30 Yards0125K0Walton
19.61989-05-01230°28'N / 86°32'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025.0M0Okaloosa
19.91960-03-30230°51'N / 86°16'W003K0Walton
20.51964-12-25330°24'N / 86°35'W30°31'N / 86°25'W12.80 Miles67 Yards042.5M0Okaloosa
20.71973-05-26230°50'N / 86°25'W30°54'N / 86°06'W19.40 Miles10 Yards0025K0Walton
22.91971-05-12230°25'N / 86°35'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Okaloosa
22.91967-12-10230°24'N / 86°37'W30°26'N / 86°31'W6.80 Miles1000 Yards1502.5M0Okaloosa
22.91996-12-01230°28'N / 86°23'W30°28'N / 86°22'W0.40 Mile75 Yards00500K0Okaloosa
 Brief Description: A waterspout developed near Mid Bay Bridge along the north bank of Choctawhatchee Bay and moved ashore near exclusive Pippin Estates. The resulting tornado moved along Lake Drive for about 1/3 of a mile. Ten homes suffered roof damage, four of which had major structural damage. Numerous fifty to one-hundred year old Live Oak and other trees were blown down. Some of the trees fell across vehicles and homes. Several boats were also blown ashore and damaged. The tornado cut a path of about seventy-five yards wide and was estimated to be a weak F2. There were no injuries.
24.61965-06-10230°24'N / 86°40'W003K0Okaloosa
24.71967-12-10330°36'N / 86°12'W0025K0Walton
25.31974-12-07230°22'N / 86°39'W30°25'N / 86°43'W5.20 Miles100 Yards000K0Okaloosa
26.71962-07-04230°37'N / 87°03'W30°39'N / 86°58'W5.60 Miles27 Yards0025K0Santa Rosa
26.71962-01-05230°22'N / 86°30'W003K0Okaloosa
27.11972-01-12230°42'N / 87°02'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0125K0Escambia
28.11983-12-13230°38'N / 87°02'W1.50 Miles300 Yards00250K0Santa Rosa
28.51973-05-26230°36'N / 87°18'W30°44'N / 86°48'W31.10 Miles20 Yards0025K0Escambia
28.91962-03-31330°37'N / 87°06'W30°40'N / 87°00'W6.90 Miles440 Yards171002.5M0Santa Rosa
28.91969-12-21230°24'N / 86°51'W003K0Santa Rosa
29.02008-02-17231°06'N / 86°48'W31°11'N / 86°42'W9.00 Miles500 Yards00700K0KEscambia
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A strong EF-2 tornado first touched down over a heavily forested area about 5 miles southwest of Dixie and then moved northeast across the forest crossing highway 29 just to the west of Dixie. The tornado then continued northeast across heavily forested areas moving into western Covington county 3.1 miles northeast of Dixie. Significant tree damage occurred along the track of the tornado with structural damage confined to the populated area of Dixie. Three homes were destroyed in Dixie and two large towers were damaged. Two occupants of one of the homes that was destroyed in Dixie got into an interior bathroom on the lowest floor of the two story house and covered themselves with cushions. The tornado tore off the top story of the home and damaged the lower floor but the two residents were unharmed. Some century old headstones were blown over in a cemetery just north of Dixie. No injuries were reported. EPISODE NARRATIVE: The long lived supercell that moved through northwest Florida, passed into Alabama producing a tornado along with hail and wind damage.
30.41972-03-02230°40'N / 87°05'W2.00 Miles500 Yards0025K0Santa Rosa
33.91968-12-01230°21'N / 87°15'W30°41'N / 86°55'W30.40 Miles17 Yards0025K0Escambia
34.21972-12-15231°02'N / 87°03'W1.00 Mile50 Yards033K0Escambia
37.81961-12-10331°07'N / 87°03'W0.20 Mile33 Yards01250K0Escambia
37.81996-11-30230°26'N / 87°06'W30°26'N / 87°06'W0.40 Mile90 Yards0775K0Santa Rosa
 Brief Description: A waterspout moved out of Blackwater Bay and lifted back into the cloud as it moved north northeast across State Highway 87. The storm damaged some trees just before crossing County Road 184. Here a weak F2 tornado dropped down and totally destroyed a mobile home and damaged a house next to it. The person that was injured in this trailer was hospitalized for several days. The tornado continued on the ground and destroyed another trailer home on South Trace Road. Six people were injured in this mobile home, one was hospitalized. The tornado then lifted back into the cloud near Permenter Road. As the storm that spawned the tornado moved north northeast, other structures suffered some wind damage for another mile. Of the six mobile homes damaged, three were unsalvageable, two suffered major damage and one suffered minor damage. Of the six houses damaged, four suffered major damage and two suffered minor damage.
38.41962-01-05231°18'N / 86°30'W003K0Covington
41.11960-11-28230°37'N / 87°18'W30°39'N / 87°13'W5.60 Miles50 Yards003K0Escambia
41.22006-11-15231°12'N / 86°22'W31°23'N / 86°13'W16.00 Miles300 Yards001.0M0KCovington
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado first touched down near Hillcrest Ponds around the junction of county roads 34 and 45, then moved northeast, before lifting back into the clouds near county road 70 just west of Friendship. Considerable damage occurred along the path of the tornado. The first residence hit had two large grain silos torn from their foundations. One was thrown roughly 15 yards, the other about 150 yards across the road and into a nearby pasture. Another home sustained considerable damage when an outbuilding was lifted by the tornado and thrown into the home. Several other homes along the path of the tornado suffered roof damage. The most significant and widespread damage along the path of the tornado occurred near Opine, where up to six commercial poultry farm buildings were destroyed or heavily damaged. Approximately 130,000 chickens were killed. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Strong southerly winds developed ahead of a cold front and caused low level shear to increase across the area. This low level shear aided in the development of several tornadoes across the area.
42.01971-05-12230°28'N / 87°18'W30°30'N / 87°08'W10.20 Miles200 Yards0025K0Escambia
43.41955-04-10230°30'N / 87°15'W0025K0Escambia
44.01983-12-28231°17'N / 86°38'W31°29'N / 86°26'W15.00 Miles80 Yards01250K0Covington
44.41971-02-07330°21'N / 87°10'W1.00 Mile100 Yards01122.5M0Escambia
44.51956-05-05330°26'N / 87°14'W1.00 Mile50 Yards01250K0Escambia
44.81964-04-27230°43'N / 87°20'W000K0Escambia
46.21967-10-30330°26'N / 87°16'W044250K0Escambia
46.41976-03-31231°23'N / 86°23'W31°24'N / 86°20'W3.80 Miles40 Yards00250K0Covington
46.42000-12-16231°01'N / 85°54'W31°04'N / 85°51'W4.50 Miles100 Yards192.5M0Geneva
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down on West Hendrix Avenue, just north of Highway 27 South, then tore through the Devco Community, Geneva, AL and continued on through the Bellwood Community just east of Highway 85 before lifting. In its wake, the tornado damaged up to 100 homes and destroyed five mobile homes, damaged or destroyed 15 vehicles, and downed numerous trees and power lines. About 6,000 county businesses and homes were without power until the following day. One woman was killed when her mobile home was hurled about 200 feet and destroyed. Nine others were injured, one of them seriously. Geneva County was declared a federal disaster area. Reported by the Geneva County EMA. F35MH
47.91979-07-11231°24'N / 86°37'W31°29'N / 86°33'W7.10 Miles100 Yards040K0Covington
48.41957-06-28231°26'N / 86°42'W31°27'N / 86°42'W1.10 Miles200 Yards00250K0Conecuh
48.71953-11-22230°24'N / 85°52'W02225K0Bay
49.21980-04-12231°02'N / 86°06'W31°07'N / 85°35'W31.10 Miles150 Yards01250K0Geneva
50.01959-05-19230°24'N / 87°19'W1.50 Miles33 Yards040K0Escambia
50.01968-11-03331°00'N / 87°37'W31°07'N / 87°04'W33.50 Miles400 Yards00250K0Escambia


* 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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