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Ethel, LA Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Ethel is about the same as Louisiana average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Ethel 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, #428

Ethel, LA
0.01
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

Ethel, 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, #478

Ethel, LA
179.15
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 1,871 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Ethel, LA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:4Dense Fog:0Drought:9
Dust Storm:0Flood:109Hail:390Heat:1Heavy Snow:3
High Surf:0Hurricane:5Ice Storm:5Landslide:0Strong Wind:6
Thunderstorm Winds:1,175Tropical Storm:10Wildfire:0Winter Storm:4Winter Weather:2
Other:148 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Ethel, LA.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

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

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 54 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Ethel, LA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
2.71992-11-21230°50'N / 91°08'W30°52'N / 91°04'W9.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0East Feliciana
4.01984-10-14330°43'N / 91°06'W30°52'N / 91°02'W11.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0East Feliciana
4.91992-11-21230°52'N / 91°16'W30°50'N / 91°08'W4.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0West Feliciana
9.31984-10-14330°39'N / 91°09'W30°43'N / 91°06'W5.00 Miles150 Yards03250K0East Baton Rouge
10.11989-05-18230°52'N / 91°01'W30°52'N / 90°55'W5.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0East Feliciana
13.51961-11-13230°36'N / 91°10'W30°39'N / 91°10'W3.40 Miles50 Yards01250K0East Baton Rouge
13.71986-11-20231°01'N / 91°10'W31°01'N / 91°04'W5.00 Miles173 Yards00250K0Wilkinson
18.91989-06-08230°38'N / 90°54'W30°40'N / 90°51'W2.50 Miles50 Yards0025K0Livingston
19.71989-06-08230°31'N / 91°11'W30°33'N / 91°06'W6.00 Miles60 Yards0582.5M0East Baton Rouge
20.51989-06-08230°40'N / 90°51'W30°38'N / 90°50'W1.50 Miles50 Yards0025K0St. Helena
21.51989-06-08230°31'N / 91°15'W30°31'N / 91°11'W3.50 Miles60 Yards022.5M0West Baton Rouge
22.11973-04-26330°30'N / 91°05'W0.30 Mile70 Yards0025K0East Baton Rouge
22.41973-12-04230°28'N / 91°10'W30°42'N / 90°34'W39.10 Miles80 Yards002.5M0East Baton Rouge
22.41971-09-16330°27'N / 91°02'W30°33'N / 91°04'W7.30 Miles83 Yards032.5M0East Baton Rouge
22.81975-05-08230°45'N / 90°45'W000K0St. Helena
24.31958-11-14230°28'N / 91°09'W2.00 Miles17 Yards0025K0East Baton Rouge
24.91972-02-29330°32'N / 91°23'W1.00 Mile200 Yards03250K0West Baton Rouge
27.71954-02-19230°54'N / 91°35'W0.50 Mile100 Yards143K0West Feliciana
28.31975-05-08230°25'N / 91°11'W30°24'N / 91°05'W6.20 Miles50 Yards000K0East Baton Rouge
29.01977-04-20230°25'N / 90°59'W0.20 Mile67 Yards01250K0East Baton Rouge
30.71983-01-31230°23'N / 91°14'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0West Baton Rouge
31.21995-12-17230°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.
31.71989-06-08230°23'N / 91°24'W30°26'N / 91°20'W5.00 Miles77 Yards002.5M0West Baton Rouge
32.11957-10-15330°34'N / 91°44'W30°39'N / 91°29'W15.90 Miles100 Yards119250K0Pointe Coupee
32.31965-06-27230°21'N / 91°09'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0East Baton Rouge
32.81990-05-12231°16'N / 91°24'W31°18'N / 91°05'W19.00 Miles100 Yards04250K0Wilkinson
34.91957-11-07330°58'N / 91°42'W31°00'N / 91°40'W3.60 Miles50 Yards05250K0Pointe Coupee
35.41977-12-13331°02'N / 90°40'W31°07'N / 90°33'W9.00 Miles350 Yards0025K0Amite
35.51973-12-04230°42'N / 90°34'W30°43'N / 90°31'W3.60 Miles80 Yards032.5M0Tangipahoa
36.41989-06-08230°21'N / 91°29'W30°23'N / 91°24'W5.00 Miles77 Yards2302.5M0Iberville
37.31953-02-06330°29'N / 90°42'W30°30'N / 90°33'W9.10 Miles400 Yards2212.5M0Livingston
37.52006-11-15230°45'N / 90°32'W30°45'N / 90°28'W3.00 Miles100 Yards10250K0KSt. Helena
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down near the intersection of Louisiana Highways 441 and 1046 and moved northeast to Tangipahoa Parish line west of Arcola. One fatality occurred near the initial touchdown when the tornado struck a small frame house and close-by travel trailer. Both house and travel trailer next to the house were destroyed with debris piled about 25 yards to the northeast. A 43 year-old male in the travel trailer was fataly injured. The tornado continued northeast with damage primarily to trees, powerlines and house roofs. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms developed in the vicinity of a warm front that moved north across southeast Louisiana during the afternoon and evening of the 14th and in advance and along a cold front that moved through the area during the morning of the 15th.
37.91992-02-15230°35'N / 90°33'W0.80 Mile527 Yards0102.5M0Tangipahoa
38.31971-09-19230°41'N / 90°30'W0.20 Mile50 Yards003K0Tangipahoa
38.41987-02-15230°52'N / 90°30'W30°54'N / 90°28'W3.50 Miles150 Yards03250K0Tangipahoa
39.41972-01-04231°21'N / 90°53'W1.20 Miles100 Yards0025K0Franklin
39.81977-11-29230°30'N / 90°34'W1.00 Mile50 Yards02250K0Livingston
40.01968-11-30230°48'N / 91°48'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0125K0St. Landry
42.41972-05-12230°45'N / 90°25'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Tangipahoa
42.61953-02-06330°30'N / 90°33'W30°32'N / 90°27'W6.50 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Tangipahoa
43.02001-11-24231°03'N / 91°48'W31°03'N / 91°48'W1.00 Mile10 Yards0350K0Avoyelles
 Brief Description: A short-lived tornado destroyed a mobile home, injuring 3 people. One man was thrown from the trailer towards the road in front of the house, and his 15 month old daughter was thrown 50 feet to the right of the trailer. A woman was buried in the rubble. All three suffered minor injuries. Trees and power lines were also blown down.
43.61969-04-12330°12'N / 90°54'W30°17'N / 90°45'W10.70 Miles100 Yards01250K0Ascension
44.81978-04-17231°20'N / 90°42'W31°20'N / 90°38'W3.80 Miles100 Yards0225K0Amite
45.01961-03-30230°57'N / 91°55'W30°54'N / 91°50'W6.20 Miles800 Yards01250K0Avoyelles
45.11972-05-07230°48'N / 90°22'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Tangipahoa
45.31977-12-13331°07'N / 90°33'W31°14'N / 90°25'W11.40 Miles350 Yards022.5M0Pike
45.91962-11-11231°10'N / 90°28'W00250K0Pike
46.11969-12-25330°08'N / 91°21'W30°11'N / 91°08'W13.50 Miles50 Yards0125K0Iberville
48.21961-04-09230°42'N / 90°30'W30°50'N / 90°08'W23.60 Miles100 Yards00250K0Tangipahoa
48.31983-05-20330°55'N / 91°56'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Avoyelles
48.51986-03-12231°19'N / 90°36'W31°20'N / 90°31'W3.00 Miles250 Yards00250K0Amite
48.91983-04-05231°27'N / 90°51'W31°30'N / 90°47'W5.00 Miles150 Yards042.5M0Franklin
49.11972-05-12230°08'N / 91°21'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Iberville
49.61977-09-05230°25'N / 90°26'W1.70 Miles70 Yards012.5M0Tangipahoa


* 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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