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Eglin, FL Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #709

Eglin, 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

Eglin, 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, #361

Eglin, FL
200.58
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 1,259 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Eglin, FL were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:0Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:146Hail:214Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:3
Thunderstorm Winds:639Tropical Storm:4Wildfire:6Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:247 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Eglin, FL.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

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

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 42 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Eglin, FL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
1.11989-05-01230°28'N / 86°32'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025.0M0Okaloosa
3.01964-12-25330°24'N / 86°35'W30°31'N / 86°25'W12.80 Miles67 Yards042.5M0Okaloosa
3.21967-12-10230°24'N / 86°37'W30°26'N / 86°31'W6.80 Miles1000 Yards1502.5M0Okaloosa
3.61971-05-12230°25'N / 86°35'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Okaloosa
7.11962-01-05230°22'N / 86°30'W003K0Okaloosa
8.11965-06-10230°24'N / 86°40'W003K0Okaloosa
9.21974-12-07230°22'N / 86°39'W30°25'N / 86°43'W5.20 Miles100 Yards000K0Okaloosa
10.51996-12-01230°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.
18.31969-12-21230°24'N / 86°51'W003K0Santa Rosa
20.11971-05-08230°45'N / 86°35'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Okaloosa
20.21995-10-04230°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
21.31962-01-05230°46'N / 86°36'W2.50 Miles100 Yards1302.5M0Okaloosa
21.31962-01-05230°46'N / 86°36'W2.50 Miles100 Yards000K0Okaloosa
22.31958-03-06230°42'N / 86°45'W30°48'N / 86°41'W8.20 Miles33 Yards0025K0Okaloosa
22.61973-05-26230°44'N / 86°48'W30°50'N / 86°25'W23.80 Miles10 Yards1425K0Okaloosa
23.01967-12-10330°36'N / 86°12'W0025K0Walton
25.91972-10-27230°50'N / 86°36'W0.30 Mile20 Yards0025K0Okaloosa
29.71962-07-04230°37'N / 87°03'W30°39'N / 86°58'W5.60 Miles27 Yards0025K0Santa Rosa
31.11983-12-13230°38'N / 87°02'W1.50 Miles300 Yards00250K0Santa Rosa
31.21983-02-01230°51'N / 86°17'W0.30 Mile30 Yards0125K0Walton
31.71960-03-30230°51'N / 86°16'W003K0Walton
31.91968-12-01230°21'N / 87°15'W30°41'N / 86°55'W30.40 Miles17 Yards0025K0Escambia
32.21962-03-31330°37'N / 87°06'W30°40'N / 87°00'W6.90 Miles440 Yards171002.5M0Santa Rosa
32.81996-11-30230°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.
32.91973-05-26230°36'N / 87°18'W30°44'N / 86°48'W31.10 Miles20 Yards0025K0Escambia
33.01973-05-26230°50'N / 86°25'W30°54'N / 86°06'W19.40 Miles10 Yards0025K0Walton
33.11972-01-12230°42'N / 87°02'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0125K0Escambia
34.71972-03-02230°40'N / 87°05'W2.00 Miles500 Yards0025K0Santa Rosa
37.51971-02-07330°21'N / 87°10'W1.00 Mile100 Yards01122.5M0Escambia
39.71971-05-12230°28'N / 87°18'W30°30'N / 87°08'W10.20 Miles200 Yards0025K0Escambia
40.71956-05-05330°26'N / 87°14'W1.00 Mile50 Yards01250K0Escambia
40.91953-11-22230°24'N / 85°52'W02225K0Bay
41.71955-04-10230°30'N / 87°15'W0025K0Escambia
42.71967-10-30330°26'N / 87°16'W044250K0Escambia
43.71960-11-28230°37'N / 87°18'W30°39'N / 87°13'W5.60 Miles50 Yards003K0Escambia
45.81959-05-19230°24'N / 87°19'W1.50 Miles33 Yards040K0Escambia
46.71963-07-24230°25'N / 87°20'W00250K0Escambia
48.21953-12-21230°12'N / 85°48'W000K0Bay
48.52008-02-17231°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.
49.11960-02-18230°10'N / 85°51'W30°12'N / 85°44'W7.60 Miles400 Yards00250K0Bay
49.41972-12-15231°02'N / 87°03'W1.00 Mile50 Yards033K0Escambia
49.81964-04-27230°43'N / 87°20'W000K0Escambia


* 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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