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

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

Earthquake Index, #17

Donaldsonville, LA
0.17
Louisiana
0.03
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

Donaldsonville, LA
0.0000
Louisiana
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, #453

Donaldsonville, LA
188.04
Louisiana
235.86
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 1,535 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Donaldsonville, LA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:3Dense Fog:0Drought:10
Dust Storm:0Flood:122Hail:265Heat:4Heavy Snow:2
High Surf:0Hurricane:7Ice Storm:3Landslide:0Strong Wind:1
Thunderstorm Winds:926Tropical Storm:6Wildfire:0Winter Storm:2Winter Weather:0
Other:184 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Donaldsonville, LA.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Donaldsonville, LA.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 55 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Donaldsonville, LA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
0.61950-03-19230°06'N / 91°00'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Ascension
0.61965-01-22230°06'N / 91°00'W1.00 Mile267 Yards00250K0Ascension
0.61976-01-25230°06'N / 91°00'W1.10 Miles33 Yards072.5M0Ascension
8.91982-01-30229°59'N / 91°04'W3.00 Miles10 Yards0125K0Assumption
10.31974-01-19229°57'N / 91°02'W0.30 Mile27 Yards003K0Assumption
11.21957-10-23229°56'N / 91°06'W29°56'N / 90°55'W11.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Assumption
13.41967-05-01230°05'N / 91°13'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0125K0Iberville
13.81987-02-15229°58'N / 91°12'W30°00'N / 91°10'W3.00 Miles173 Yards04250K0Assumption
13.91964-10-03229°55'N / 91°06'W1.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Assumption
14.21969-04-12330°12'N / 90°54'W30°17'N / 90°45'W10.70 Miles100 Yards01250K0Ascension
15.51969-12-25330°08'N / 91°21'W30°11'N / 91°08'W13.50 Miles50 Yards0125K0Iberville
18.21973-09-12229°50'N / 91°05'W29°50'N / 90°59'W6.20 Miles50 Yards03250K0Assumption
20.01965-06-27230°21'N / 91°09'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0East Baton Rouge
21.51972-05-12230°08'N / 91°21'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Iberville
22.21977-04-20230°25'N / 90°59'W0.20 Mile67 Yards01250K0East Baton Rouge
23.21975-05-08230°25'N / 91°11'W30°24'N / 91°05'W6.20 Miles50 Yards000K0East Baton Rouge
23.21960-02-03229°48'N / 90°48'W29°50'N / 90°45'W4.30 Miles100 Yards08250K0Lafourche
24.51983-01-31230°23'N / 91°14'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0West Baton Rouge
27.31958-11-14230°28'N / 91°09'W2.00 Miles17 Yards0025K0East Baton Rouge
27.41992-08-25330°04'N / 90°27'W30°07'N / 90°37'W9.00 Miles150 Yards23225.0M0St. John The Baptist
27.41961-11-22230°05'N / 90°32'W2.00 Miles50 Yards0325K0St. John The Baptist
28.21971-09-16330°27'N / 91°02'W30°33'N / 91°04'W7.30 Miles83 Yards032.5M0East Baton Rouge
28.51973-04-26330°30'N / 91°05'W0.30 Mile70 Yards0025K0East Baton Rouge
30.01961-09-10229°42'N / 91°12'W1.00 Mile100 Yards01625K0St. Mary
31.11989-06-08230°23'N / 91°24'W30°26'N / 91°20'W5.00 Miles77 Yards002.5M0West Baton Rouge
31.41983-12-06430°04'N / 90°31'W30°05'N / 90°25'W7.00 Miles200 Yards02525.0M0St. John The Baptist
31.51989-06-08230°31'N / 91°11'W30°33'N / 91°06'W6.00 Miles60 Yards0582.5M0East Baton Rouge
32.01989-06-08230°31'N / 91°15'W30°31'N / 91°11'W3.50 Miles60 Yards022.5M0West Baton Rouge
32.71989-06-08230°21'N / 91°29'W30°23'N / 91°24'W5.00 Miles77 Yards2302.5M0Iberville
32.91970-03-17329°42'N / 91°18'W1.00 Mile50 Yards02250K0St. Mary
33.31980-04-13229°57'N / 90°29'W29°58'N / 90°26'W3.60 Miles33 Yards02250K0St. Charles
34.51973-12-04230°28'N / 91°10'W30°42'N / 90°34'W39.10 Miles80 Yards002.5M0East Baton Rouge
35.11953-02-06330°29'N / 90°42'W30°30'N / 90°33'W9.10 Miles400 Yards2212.5M0Livingston
37.81977-11-29230°30'N / 90°34'W1.00 Mile50 Yards02250K0Livingston
37.81952-04-04229°52'N / 91°37'W29°56'N / 91°33'W6.40 Miles20 Yards032.5M0St. Mary
37.91971-09-16229°46'N / 91°30'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0025K0St. Mary
38.02000-03-15229°36'N / 90°43'W29°36'N / 90°43'W3.00 Miles40 Yards03610.0M0Terrebonne
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down in the southeast portion of Houma and moved in a northwest direction to just north of downtown. The tornado moved through both residential and commercial areas of Houma. The damage path was fairly narrow and much of the damage was classified as F1 scale on the Fujita damage scale. However there were areas of F2 tornado damage, particularily in one area where several commercial retail stores had portions of their roofs torn off. Emergency management reported approximately 212 structures received some type of damage, ranging from minor to severe. About 50 of these structures had monetary damage of 50 percent or more of their value. 36 injuries were reported. Only one injury required overnight hospitalization. National Weather Service meteorologist conducted a damage survey of the area.
38.01961-11-13230°36'N / 91°10'W30°39'N / 91°10'W3.40 Miles50 Yards01250K0East Baton Rouge
38.21972-02-29330°32'N / 91°23'W1.00 Mile200 Yards03250K0West Baton Rouge
38.91989-06-08230°38'N / 90°54'W30°40'N / 90°51'W2.50 Miles50 Yards0025K0Livingston
39.41989-06-08230°40'N / 90°51'W30°38'N / 90°50'W1.50 Miles50 Yards0025K0St. Helena
40.11977-09-05230°25'N / 90°26'W1.70 Miles70 Yards012.5M0Tangipahoa
41.31953-02-06330°30'N / 90°33'W30°32'N / 90°27'W6.50 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Tangipahoa
41.41984-10-14330°39'N / 91°09'W30°43'N / 91°06'W5.00 Miles150 Yards03250K0East Baton Rouge
42.21966-01-28329°55'N / 90°19'W0.10 Mile17 Yards0025K0St. Charles
42.81992-02-15230°35'N / 90°33'W0.80 Mile527 Yards0102.5M0Tangipahoa
44.61974-10-29230°02'N / 90°15'W0.20 Mile20 Yards00250K0Jefferson
45.61972-03-16230°02'N / 90°14'W0.50 Mile67 Yards02250K0Jefferson
45.71961-11-22229°27'N / 90°36'W29°38'N / 90°33'W13.10 Miles33 Yards003K0Terrebonne
45.71995-12-17230°33'N / 91°33'W0.20 Mile20 Yards01200K0Pointe Coupee
 Brief Description: Fifteen mobile homes were destroyed, four sustained major damage and two minor damage. A child was injured when struck by a Christmas tree. A National Weather Service official surveyed the damage area.
47.11971-09-16230°28'N / 90°20'W30°31'N / 90°22'W4.10 Miles150 Yards00250K0Tangipahoa
47.31957-03-21329°30'N / 90°36'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0225K0Terrebonne
47.51975-05-08230°45'N / 90°45'W000K0St. Helena
48.31984-10-14330°43'N / 91°06'W30°52'N / 91°02'W11.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0East Feliciana
49.91971-03-10229°59'N / 90°13'W30°00'N / 90°07'W6.20 Miles300 Yards172.5M0Jefferson


* 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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