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The chance of earthquake damage in Florence is lower than Missouri average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Florence is lower than Missouri average and is higher than the national average.

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Earthquake Index, #1055

Florence, MO

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

Florence, MO

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, #761

Florence, MO

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 3,758 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Florence, MO were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:1Cold:8Dense Fog:1Drought:4
Dust Storm:0Flood:546Hail:1,616Heat:51Heavy Snow:12
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:11Landslide:0Strong Wind:8
Thunderstorm Winds:1,373Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:7Winter Storm:45Winter Weather:3

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Florence, MO.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Florence, MO.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 69 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Florence, MO.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
12.12006-03-12238°37'N / 93°17'W38°40'N / 93°07'W11.20 Miles500 Yards162.5M0Pettis
 Brief Description: F2 tornado touched down 6.5 miles east of Green Ridge at 1612 CST and moved northeast. The tornado caused the death of one woman...when the trailer she was fleeing was blown on top of her. Another 6 people were injured as well. Numerous homes suffered varying degrees of damage. The tornado lifted one mile southwest of Smithton at 1625 CST. F39MH
12.71973-04-20238°42'N / 93°11'W2.00 Miles50 Yards082.5M0Pettis
13.71973-04-20238°32'N / 93°13'W2.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Benton
14.21954-04-30238°26'N / 92°50'W38°28'N / 92°47'W3.60 Miles400 Yards000K0Morgan
15.71952-08-21238°41'N / 93°16'W38°42'N / 93°14'W1.30 Miles300 Yards11325.0M0Pettis
15.81973-04-20238°50'N / 92°57'W2.30 Miles50 Yards0025K0Cooper
17.11980-05-12338°40'N / 93°25'W38°44'N / 93°08'W15.80 Miles300 Yards02325.0M0Pettis
17.71973-04-20338°18'N / 93°17'W38°34'N / 93°10'W19.40 Miles100 Yards04250K0Benton
18.31977-05-04338°38'N / 93°24'W38°43'N / 93°13'W11.20 Miles700 Yards02425.0M0Pettis
18.91992-09-07238°52'N / 92°55'W38°50'N / 92°44'W10.20 Miles60 Yards00250K0Cooper
19.71966-10-14238°33'N / 92°40'W38°38'N / 92°34'W7.60 Miles50 Yards0025K0Moniteau
19.91980-05-12238°34'N / 92°48'W38°44'N / 92°26'W22.70 Miles50 Yards0025K0Moniteau
20.01982-03-15238°18'N / 92°59'W38°20'N / 92°54'W5.00 Miles600 Yards00250K0Morgan
20.61982-05-14238°50'N / 92°44'W1.00 Mile77 Yards0025K0Cooper
22.41967-10-24238°38'N / 92°34'W0.50 Mile50 Yards003K0Moniteau
22.91961-03-05238°23'N / 92°40'W38°23'N / 92°40'W00250K0Morgan
23.31966-10-14238°38'N / 92°34'W38°38'N / 92°32'W0025K0Moniteau
23.32006-03-12238°17'N / 92°51'W38°17'N / 92°51'W6.00 Miles100 Yards05850K0Morgan
 Brief Description: A tornado initially touched down southwest of Gravois Mills and tracked through the city. 20 homes were destroyed while another 10 were damaged. This tornado was spawned from the same cyclic supercell that produced tornadoes back in Hickory, Polk, Dade, and Barton counties.
24.01990-06-07238°27'N / 92°35'W0.50 Mile73 Yards0025.0M0Moniteau
24.01973-04-20338°27'N / 93°28'W38°34'N / 93°21'W10.10 Miles100 Yards00250K0Benton
24.11961-03-05238°16'N / 92°46'W38°23'N / 92°40'W9.60 Miles50 Yards00250K0Morgan
25.01966-10-14238°21'N / 92°39'W38°23'N / 92°37'W2.30 Miles50 Yards0025K0Miller
25.91954-05-28238°15'N / 93°08'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Benton
26.11973-04-20338°25'N / 93°24'W5.00 Miles50 Yards003K0Pettis
29.11954-05-28238°12'N / 92°49'W38°13'N / 92°47'W2.30 Miles100 Yards0225K0Morgan
29.62006-03-12238°43'N / 93°31'W38°44'N / 93°30'W0.80 Mile200 Yards0000Pettis
 Brief Description: F2 tornado crossed from Johnson county into Pettis county at 2057 CST and quickly dissipated. No significant damage was observed as the tornado moved over rural areas.
30.21973-04-19438°32'N / 93°32'W10.00 Miles880 Yards0525K0Henry
30.71954-05-28238°09'N / 92°52'W38°12'N / 92°49'W4.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Camden
31.31980-05-12238°44'N / 92°26'W38°44'N / 92°25'W0025K0Cole
32.92006-03-12238°56'N / 93°27'W38°55'N / 93°25'W3.00 Miles150 Yards0000Pettis
 Brief Description: Tornado touched down at 2007CST...5 miles west-northwest of Houstonia and moved into Saline county 3 miles west-northwest of Houstonia at 2009 CST. Tornado was over rural areas with no significant damage noted.
33.42006-03-12339°03'N / 93°12'W39°07'N / 92°57'W15.00 Miles350 Yards0075K0Saline
 Brief Description: Tornado touched down 6 miles south of Marshall at 2028 CST. It traveled east-northeast and for a time paralleled another tornado to the north before the first one occluded. Little damage was noted along the track until it neared the Howard county line. The tornado merged with another tornado near the Missouri River and quickly produced F3 damage to a farmstead. The tornado then entered Howard county 4 miles north of Arrow Rock at 2046 CST.
33.52006-03-12238°36'N / 93°40'W38°42'N / 93°32'W12.00 Miles200 Yards042.0M0Johnson
 Brief Description: Tornado touched down at 2040 CST 2 miles northeast of Leeton...producing F0 damage along PP Highway. As it moved northeast...additional F0 to F1 damage was noted to a farmstead along SE 650th Road. The most intense F2 damage was noted along Y Highway just east of Highway 23...where several homes suffered F2 damage. The tornado crossed into Pettis county at 2057 CST...1.5 miles southeast of Whiteman Air Force Base.
33.82006-03-12238°57'N / 93°23'W39°08'N / 93°09'W17.00 Miles150 Yards063.0M0Saline
 Brief Description: Tornado crossed into Saline county from Pettis county at 2009 CST. The tornado crossed over Interstate 70 at mile marker 71 at 2012 CST. Six people seeking shelter under a highway overpass were injured. Their cars were crushed when a semi was blown over on top of them. The tornado produced F2 damage just northeast of I-70 where several houses lost their roofs and a church was destroyed. The tornado continued northeast over rural areas and dissipated 3 miles east of Marshall at 2035 CST.
34.11986-10-03238°20'N / 92°28'W38°22'N / 92°25'W6.70 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Miller
34.41990-11-27338°53'N / 92°27'W1.00 Mile50 Yards00250K0Boone
35.31986-10-03238°22'N / 92°25'W38°24'N / 92°22'W3.30 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Cole
35.71959-09-27239°02'N / 92°40'W39°03'N / 92°35'W4.10 Miles50 Yards0025K0Howard
35.81961-07-22238°58'N / 93°30'W38°58'N / 93°25'W4.10 Miles200 Yards00250K0Saline
36.31967-04-21239°05'N / 93°20'W39°07'N / 93°05'W13.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Saline
37.31967-04-21239°07'N / 93°05'W39°10'N / 93°03'W3.60 Miles33 Yards0025K0Saline
37.71956-12-04239°07'N / 93°08'W39°10'N / 93°05'W4.30 Miles33 Yards0025K0Saline
38.71959-09-27239°03'N / 92°35'W39°04'N / 92°32'W2.30 Miles50 Yards0025K0Howard
38.81964-04-12238°34'N / 93°46'W38°41'N / 93°38'W10.70 Miles100 Yards13250K0Johnson
39.41967-04-21239°10'N / 93°03'W39°11'N / 92°59'W3.30 Miles33 Yards0025K0Saline
39.51980-05-12238°44'N / 92°25'W38°52'N / 92°10'W16.20 Miles33 Yards0025K0Boone
40.21958-06-13238°59'N / 93°36'W38°57'N / 93°32'W4.10 Miles440 Yards00250K0Lafayette
40.41982-03-15338°05'N / 93°35'W38°15'N / 93°22'W14.00 Miles700 Yards012.5M0Benton
40.91959-09-27239°04'N / 92°32'W39°05'N / 92°30'W0025K0Howard
41.31968-05-15238°56'N / 93°38'W39°00'N / 93°33'W5.90 Miles50 Yards0025K0Johnson
41.31956-12-04239°10'N / 93°05'W39°14'N / 93°03'W4.70 Miles33 Yards0025K0Saline
41.51970-05-09238°01'N / 92°45'W38°04'N / 92°41'W4.90 Miles50 Yards0025K0Camden
41.81980-05-12239°07'N / 93°29'W39°14'N / 93°00'W27.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Saline
42.01999-04-08239°01'N / 92°27'W39°02'N / 92°23'W4.00 Miles120 Yards0500Boone
 Brief Description: A tornado first formed near Midway and created a 4 mile damage path as it moved northeast across Boone County. Damage first occurred along Locust Grove Road where 1 barn and 2 equipment buildings were destroyed and 3 homes suffered roof and siding damage. Numerous trees were blown down or snapped in two in this area. When the tornado crossed O.B. Brown Road, a mobile home was destroyed as were 7 outbuildings. One home completely lost its roof while another lost half of its roof. Witnessed described the tornado as a swirling mass of rain and debris.
42.21998-11-10338°57'N / 92°20'W38°57'N / 92°20'W2.00 Miles70 Yards0166.0M0Boone
 Brief Description: Close to 50 homes or businesses were destroyed or suffered major damage from an early morning tornado that hit on the southeast side of Columbia. Miraculously, only 16 people were injured, most minor cuts and bruises, by the the multiple-vortex tornado which reached F3 intensity. The tornado first touched down in the South Ridge Subdivision where at least 20 homes were virtually destroyed. On Lakespur Court, 5 homes here suffered considerable roof and wall damage as the tornado quickly reached F2 strength. The tornado moved north-northeast and crossed Churchill Street. The upper half of a two-story house in this area was completely destroyed. As the tornado continued northeast, it briefly reached F3 intensity at the corner of Saratoga and Lupine Drives. A ranch home in this area was completely levelled. Other nearby homes in this area sustained severe roof and wall damage. Large trees that were downed fell in a definite convergent pattern. The tornado tracked northeast across Balmoral and Caliente Courts and Hialeah Drive. About 15 homes in this area sustained major damage. Several homes in this area were speared by 2 by 4 boards driven by the wind. Severe roof damage was also noted on several homes on Solano Court. The tornado caused significant damage to seven large homes on Le Mesa Drive. It was noted in this area that the walls of two homes were drawn in toward the center axis of the tornado. The tornado crossed Highway 63 and caused at least $400,000 in damage in the Concorde Office and Industrial Plaza. Metal roofs and walls and loading dock doors were blown away on several buildings. At one warehouse, the damage tripped the sprinkler system which then flooded the inside of the building.
42.31982-07-09238°00'N / 92°52'W0.50 Mile40 Yards0025K0Camden
42.61968-05-15238°55'N / 93°41'W38°56'N / 93°38'W1.90 Miles50 Yards0025K0Johnson
42.72006-03-12339°09'N / 92°57'W39°16'N / 92°40'W20.00 Miles350 Yards00450K0Howard
 Brief Description: Tornado crossed from Saline county into Howard county...8 miles southwest of Glasgow at 2046 CST. F2 damage was noted to several farmsteads to the northwest of Fayette before the tornado dissipated at 2102 CST...2 miles east of Armstrong.
42.71966-10-14238°06'N / 92°31'W38°09'N / 92°27'W4.90 Miles50 Yards0025K0Miller
44.71966-10-14238°02'N / 92°35'W38°03'N / 92°34'W0025K0Camden
44.91968-05-15238°53'N / 93°46'W38°55'N / 93°41'W4.50 Miles50 Yards0025K0Johnson
45.21965-09-20239°03'N / 93°34'W39°12'N / 93°25'W13.00 Miles100 Yards003K0Lafayette
46.21973-05-26238°49'N / 92°10'W3.00 Miles50 Yards01250K0Boone
46.52003-05-09239°10'N / 93°29'W39°09'N / 93°28'W1.00 Mile300 Yards0000Saline
 Brief Description: Tornado entered Saline county from Lafayette county and promptly dissipated in open country.
46.81966-10-14237°54'N / 92°48'W38°02'N / 92°35'W14.90 Miles50 Yards0025K0Camden
46.92003-05-09239°05'N / 93°37'W39°08'N / 93°31'W9.00 Miles300 Yards00500K0Lafayette
 Brief Description: Tornado reported near Corder and tracked northeast into Saline county. destoyed a machine shed, house with grain bins damaged along with a dairy barn.
47.41990-11-27338°57'N / 92°20'W39°05'N / 92°13'W12.00 Miles50 Yards0325.0M0Boone
47.71973-05-01239°06'N / 93°36'W0.50 Mile50 Yards003K0Lafayette
48.32003-05-04337°54'N / 92°50'W37°59'N / 92°34'W14.00 Miles400 Yards4275.0M1.0MCamden
 Brief Description: A long lived cyclic supercell that had a history of producing large and destructive tornadoes spawned another large tornado in rural south central Camden County. This tornado then tracked northeast into more populated areas south of Camdenton, where it claimed the lives of four local residents. Approximately 50 homes and outbuildings were destroyed along with significant agricultural loss. Roy Wright age 53, was deceased from being tossed from his mobile home as the tornado struck. George and Betty Jones ages 75 and 76, were taking cover in there bath tub while the tornado directly struck their frame home. They were deceased from being tossed into a field about three feet from each other. Grace Racy was taking shelter in her frame home while the tornado approached. She suffered a broken back along with other critical injuries from being tossed and hit by flying debris. She deceased about a month and a half after the event of complications from the injuries. F83PH, M53MH, M75PH, F76PH
49.51980-05-12238°52'N / 92°10'W38°54'N / 92°06'W3.80 Miles33 Yards0025K0Callaway

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