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The chance of earthquake damage in Farner is about the same as Tennessee average and is lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Farner is lower than Tennessee average and is lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #165

Farner, TN
0.43
Tennessee
0.56
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

Farner, TN
0.0000
Tennessee
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, #492

Farner, TN
108.30
Tennessee
175.35
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 3,579 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Farner, TN were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:14Dense Fog:1Drought:39
Dust Storm:0Flood:218Hail:941Heat:18Heavy Snow:20
High Surf:0Hurricane:2Ice Storm:8Landslide:0Strong Wind:17
Thunderstorm Winds:2,098Tropical Storm:9Wildfire:1Winter Storm:31Winter Weather:8
Other:154 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Farner, TN.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 4 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Farner, TN.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
49.81973-11-304.7335.8-83.96
7.41979-08-133.7535.24-84.38
19.91977-07-273.5735.42-84.42
37.31982-09-243.5835.68-84.25

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 43 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Farner, TN.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
8.01980-04-28235°15'N / 84°20'W35°16'N / 84°17'W3.30 Miles50 Yards01250K0Monroe
13.31974-04-03434°57'N / 84°18'W34°58'N / 84°13'W5.10 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Fannin
14.91974-04-03434°58'N / 84°13'W35°09'N / 83°57'W18.90 Miles33 Yards42625.0M0Cherokee
18.21974-04-03335°16'N / 84°38'W35°19'N / 84°33'W6.10 Miles500 Yards050250K0Mcminn
18.51973-12-13235°11'N / 84°39'W0.80 Mile880 Yards03250K0Polk
19.81986-02-06335°18'N / 84°39'W35°17'N / 84°36'W3.00 Miles270 Yards002.5M0Mcminn
20.21986-02-06335°14'N / 84°39'W35°18'N / 84°39'W2.00 Miles270 Yards002.5M0Polk
20.41974-04-03335°13'N / 84°42'W35°16'N / 84°38'W5.40 Miles500 Yards10250K0Polk
21.01952-02-29235°18'N / 84°40'W35°27'N / 84°28'W15.30 Miles587 Yards00250K0Mcminn
21.31974-04-03335°14'N / 84°42'W35°15'N / 84°40'W2.70 Miles350 Yards003K0Polk
21.41974-04-03234°49'N / 84°21'W34°51'N / 84°19'W3.00 Miles200 Yards022.5M0Fannin
24.31986-02-06335°14'N / 84°49'W35°14'N / 84°40'W5.00 Miles270 Yards052.5M0Bradley
25.81974-04-03235°31'N / 84°21'W1.00 Mile200 Yards00250K0Monroe
25.91974-04-08335°26'N / 84°37'W2.00 Miles440 Yards01250K0Mcminn
25.91974-03-21235°00'N / 84°45'W0.80 Mile300 Yards07250K0Polk
26.11974-04-03335°11'N / 84°52'W35°13'N / 84°42'W9.70 Miles500 Yards20250K0Bradley
26.41974-04-03235°16'N / 83°59'W35°20'N / 83°49'W10.50 Miles33 Yards211250K0Graham
27.31974-04-03335°06'N / 84°55'W35°14'N / 84°42'W15.40 Miles350 Yards1100250K0Bradley
27.71974-04-03234°41'N / 84°30'W34°49'N / 84°21'W12.60 Miles200 Yards032.5M0Gilmer
28.01963-03-19235°27'N / 84°39'W35°29'N / 84°36'W3.60 Miles200 Yards0125K0Mcminn
28.11965-04-15335°11'N / 84°52'W35°18'N / 84°45'W10.40 Miles600 Yards0502.5M0Bradley
28.41994-04-15335°19'N / 85°00'W35°26'N / 84°29'W15.00 Miles880 Yards175.0M0Hamilton, Meigs, Bradley And Mcminn
 Brief Description: The tornado first touched in northern Hamilton County near the town of Grasshopper and moved northeast crossing into Meigs County just south of Birchwood. One man was killed in Birchwood when his mobile home collapsed on top of him. Two others were injured in the same area. In Hamilton County, eight homes, three mobile homes, one church, and 17 barns were damaged or destroyed. The tornado continued across southern Meigs County passing near the towns of East View and Brittsville. Three persons were injured in the county. About 25 mobile homes and six barns were damaged or destroyed. The tornado then clipped the northern part of Bradley County. Two persons were injured in the county. Ten mobile homes and 17 homes were damaged. Numerous trees were knocked down as well. The tornado then crossed into McMinn County where it moved through the towns of Lamontville, Riceville, Georgetown, and Englewood. The tornado was not on the ground during the entire trip in McMinn County, but was on the ground for much of its lifetime. When the tornado went through the town of Riceville, the local elementary school lost the roof off its concession stand and the bleachers were damaged. Numerous trees were knocked down in the county as well. One person was injured in McMinn County. M57H
31.21963-03-19235°11'N / 84°54'W35°12'N / 84°51'W3.30 Miles150 Yards03250K0Bradley
32.41997-03-29335°09'N / 84°54'W35°09'N / 84°54'W4.00 Miles100 Yards0503.2M0Bradley
 Brief Description: In Hamilton county...the tornado first touched down in the Tiftonia community just west of downtown Chattanooga around 1:10 am EDT. As the tornado moved due east across the southern part of the county, 50 homes were completely destroyed. Another 600 homes and one business were heavily damaged. Most of the damage was concentrated in the East Brainerd community. There, about half of the 180-unit Hickory Villa apartment complex was destroyed, and 18 of 23 townhomes of the Hickory Trace complex were destroyed. Two more apartment complexes, Hickory Valley and Ledford Apartments, were severely damaged. Around 20000 homes were without electricity after the storm. Most power had been restored by Monday morning. In Bradley county...the tornado destroyed 5 poultry farms, 4 homes, and 4 mobile homes. Another 45 homes, 16 mobile homes and 3 poultry farms were damaged.
33.91974-04-03434°46'N / 84°46'W34°48'N / 84°42'W4.70 Miles200 Yards12250K0Murray
34.52010-04-25235°37'N / 84°08'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0020K0KBlount
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The NWS storm survey determined a tornado tracked from Loudon County for one-half of a mile along Thompson Bridge road. It was classified as an EF2 tornado with winds estimated at 110 mph with a path width of 100 yards. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong low pressure system along with an associated cold front tracked across the area triggering thunderstorms during the evening and overnight hours. A tornado touched down in eastern Monroe County, then tracked across southern Loudon County and finally dissipated in western Blount County. Another weak tornado touched down briefly in Polk County.
35.01953-05-02435°31'N / 84°45'W35°32'N / 84°43'W1.90 Miles33 Yards000K0Mcminn
35.81953-05-02435°31'N / 84°47'W35°31'N / 84°45'W2.30 Miles33 Yards48250K0Meigs
37.41974-04-03235°40'N / 84°10'W35°40'N / 84°09'W02250K0Loudon
37.61977-03-30234°37'N / 84°30'W2.00 Miles100 Yards04250K0Gilmer
38.31974-04-03235°20'N / 83°49'W35°23'N / 83°35'W13.60 Miles33 Yards003K0Swain
40.81984-05-07235°44'N / 84°21'W1.00 Mile70 Yards00250K0Loudon
43.41974-04-03434°36'N / 84°56'W34°46'N / 84°46'W14.90 Miles150 Yards0152.5M0Murray
44.21992-11-22334°34'N / 83°56'W34°41'N / 83°48'W10.00 Miles867 Yards172.5M0Lumpkin
44.61974-04-03434°30'N / 84°09'W34°32'N / 84°07'W3.30 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Lumpkin
44.61985-04-05234°30'N / 84°36'W34°33'N / 84°31'W5.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Pickens
44.81993-02-21235°47'N / 84°34'W35°45'N / 84°31'W10.00 Miles100 Yards00500K0Blount And Loudon
 Brief Description: The tornado that went through Loudon County continued across Blount County through the town of Friendsville and ending just west of Maryville. One large home was destroyed and several other were damaged. Numerous trees were snapped.
46.21977-03-30234°33'N / 84°51'W34°36'N / 84°40'W11.00 Miles400 Yards00250K0Gordon
46.42005-08-29234°40'N / 83°42'W34°44'N / 83°43'W5.00 Miles300 Yards003.0M0White
 Brief Description: A damage survey conducted by the National Weather Service in cooperation with the White County Emergency Management Director and the White County Sheriff concluded that an F2 tornado had carved a five mile long path of destruction, roughly parallel to Georgia Highway 75, causing major destruction to the town of Helen. Extensive damage was reported to several business in downtown Helen, a Bavarian tourist town in the northeast Georgia mountains. The entire second floor was ripped off the Helen Econo Lodge by the tornado. A nearby chapel was completely destroyed. The roof of Hansel & Gretel's Candy Kitchen, the Alpine Village Shoppes, as well as that of a nearby barbecue company were all ripped off by the tornadic winds. A Circle K grocery store also suffered significant damage. Hundreds of trees were also down. One resident reported losing 200 trees just at his property. Georgia Highway 75 was completely blocked on both the north and south side of Helen from downed trees. Many power lines were also down in the area and power was out to much of the area for at least two days.
46.71974-04-03434°27'N / 84°15'W34°30'N / 84°09'W6.80 Miles200 Yards5132.5M0Dawson
48.52010-10-26235°07'N / 85°11'W1.00 Mile100 Yards06200K0KHamilton
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: NWS storm survey determined an EF2 tornado with maximum wind speed of 125 mph and a length of 1.2 miles with a path width of 100 yards touched down in the vicinity of the Chickamauga Dam. Damage from the storm included a roof torn off an apartment complex, a cement plant demolished, several vehicles on Highway 153 damaged and numerous trees and powerlines downed. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front tracked through the region triggering scattered severe thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening hours. Storm reports contained mainly damaging thunderstorm wind, but an EF2 tornado formed in Hamilton County. Six people were injured. Tornadoes also formed in Bradley, Loudon and Marion Counties.
49.22002-11-11234°25'N / 84°16'W34°27'N / 84°14'W3.00 Miles100 Yards03200K0Dawson
 Brief Description: The Dawson county Emergency Management Director reported that the tornado that originated in Cherokee county and traveled across Pickens county, entered Dawson county in the Big Canoe area and continued to just east-northeast of the Big Canoe area before dissipating. Two double-wide mobile homes were completely destroyed just east of the Big Canoe area as large trees fell on the structures. While the contents of one were salvagable, those of the other were destroyed. Three injuries occurred at one of these mobile homes as the residents were trapped by the downed trees on the structure. In addition, there were four other homes that received minor damage in the Big Canoe area. Numerous trees and power lines were blown down in the area of the tornado and some roads were temporarily blocked as a result. Dawson county was one of five counties declared in a state of emergency by the governor.
49.91974-04-03235°47'N / 83°55'W0.50 Mile50 Yards02250K0Blount


* 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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