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Ezel, KY Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #391

Ezel, KY
0.07
Kentucky
0.24
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

Ezel, KY
0.0000
Kentucky
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, #700

Ezel, KY
48.41
Kentucky
136.89
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 3,898 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Ezel, KY were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:57Dense Fog:24Drought:34
Dust Storm:0Flood:691Hail:782Heat:43Heavy Snow:57
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:16Landslide:0Strong Wind:42
Thunderstorm Winds:1,955Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:1Winter Storm:29Winter Weather:43
Other:124 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Ezel, KY.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 2 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Ezel, KY.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
31.81980-07-275.1838.17-83.91
47.61979-11-093.51038.42-82.88

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 17 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Ezel, KY.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
17.71978-08-30237°52'N / 83°49'W37°52'N / 83°43'W5.20 Miles800 Yards0025K0Powell
21.51972-09-29237°54'N / 83°03'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0325K0Morgan
23.51974-04-03337°59'N / 83°53'W38°02'N / 83°49'W4.90 Miles33 Yards02250K0Montgomery
24.21961-06-09337°40'N / 83°48'W37°40'N / 83°46'W1.30 Miles150 Yards1252.5M0Lee
25.61961-06-09337°40'N / 83°50'W37°40'N / 83°48'W1.30 Miles150 Yards0382.5M0Estill
27.81977-08-03237°42'N / 83°55'W37°42'N / 83°52'W2.30 Miles30 Yards0025K0Estill
29.41982-03-16237°53'N / 84°01'W37°53'N / 83°57'W4.00 Miles400 Yards01250K0Powell
33.01982-03-16237°54'N / 84°05'W37°53'N / 84°01'W4.00 Miles400 Yards01250K0Clark
36.21977-10-01237°31'N / 83°53'W37°23'N / 83°43'W12.80 Miles400 Yards00250K0Owsley
39.51982-06-16237°59'N / 84°14'W38°04'N / 84°04'W12.00 Miles30 Yards04250K0Clark
39.61974-04-03437°53'N / 84°16'W38°02'N / 84°04'W15.00 Miles33 Yards080K0Clark
41.31982-06-16238°24'N / 83°48'W38°30'N / 83°38'W10.00 Miles30 Yards01250K0Fleming
41.51964-06-15238°24'N / 83°56'W38°25'N / 83°44'W10.90 Miles33 Yards0125K0Fleming
47.22009-05-08337°39'N / 84°27'W37°45'N / 84°06'W20.00 Miles150 Yards2150K0KMadison
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado first touched down in the Nina Ridge Road area three miles ESE of McCreary in Garrard County. The tornado caused EF-1 damage at this location before strengthening to EF-2 just before entering Madison County. Near the intersection of Highways 1295 and 52 in Madison County, the tornado reached EF-3 intensity. Near this intersection, two adults were killed when the mobile home they were in was picked up and thrown by the tornado. The bodies were recovered from a nearby pond. Five other occupants of the mobile home, including three children, were injured. A female relative in a brick home just yards away from the mobile home received only minor injuries despite being pinned under a collapsed wall in the house. The tornado weakened and lifted at times as it continued east across the county, but still caused significant damage. It tore much of the roof off a fire station on the south side of Richmond before moving over the Bluegrass Army Depot toward the community of Waco in the eastern part of the county. After doing extensive damage to mainly roofs in a subdivision of brick homes near Waco, the tornado destroyed a mobile home in the area, carrying two teenage male occupants of the home through the air before dropping them near an elementary school 300 yards away. The teens miraculously received only minor injuries. The tornado weakened significantly from this point on, doing only minor roof damage and downing trees as it continued eastward before lifting near the end of Drowning Creek Road. The tornado was up to 150 yards wide with maximum estimated wind speeds up to 140 mph. Approximately 150 homes received damage, the most severe being several brick homes where only interior walls remained standing in the wake of the tornado. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A long-lived bow echo that had produced widespread wind damage over southern Illinois moved east into Kentucky during the late morning hours. As it moved east, the system encountered a strengthening low-level jet across the Ohio Valley, which helped modify the motion of the line, resulting in training storms of extremely heavy rain that caused flash flooding. Individual storms developing ahead of the line continued to produce damaging winds, with two storms producing tornadoes, before the main area of convection moved through. NWS damage surveys determined the tornado in south-central Kentucky to be EF-1 in intensity, while the east-central Kentucky was ranked as a strong EF-3. The EF-3 tornado resulted in two fatalities and numerous injuries.
47.22003-05-10338°35'N / 83°37'W38°34'N / 83°12'W21.00 Miles200 Yards0175.0M0Lewis
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down to the southeast of Maysville, continuing east-southeast into Lewis County. The greatest damage occurred in the Heron Hill area in western Lewis County. Seventeen people were injured in Lewis County. 21 homes were destroyed, 10 homes sustained major damage and 17 homes received minor damage. Numerous barns, buildings and garages were also damaged or destroyed. The tornado appeared to skip across parts of Mason and Lewis Counties. Tornado damage ended four miles to the southeast of Vanceburg. A warm front stalled along the Ohio River, providing the focus for several clusters of thunderstorms to move across northern Kentucky during the early morning, lasting into the afternoon. Rainfall amounts from the thunderstorms generally ranged from three to five inches. The copious amounts of rain caused creeks and streams to rise out of their banks, and many roads were flooded and impassible.
47.61954-06-01237°17'N / 84°07'W37°27'N / 83°54'W16.40 Miles67 Yards00250K0Laurel
47.71990-05-21237°45'N / 84°18'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0125.0M0Madison


* 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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