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

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

Earthquake Index, #801

Fort Green Springs, 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

Fort Green Springs, 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, #236

Fort Green Springs, FL
227.67
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 2,703 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Fort Green Springs, FL were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:13Dense Fog:43Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:214Hail:728Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:6Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:12
Thunderstorm Winds:1,149Tropical Storm:7Wildfire:26Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:505 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Fort Green Springs, FL.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Fort Green Springs, FL.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 61 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Fort Green Springs, FL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
14.11951-12-18227°45'N / 81°48'W0025K0Polk
14.91969-06-06227°48'N / 81°59'W000K0Polk
18.21972-02-01227°25'N / 82°10'W0.50 Mile100 Yards00250K0Manatee
21.41986-02-08227°53'N / 81°50'W2.00 Miles10 Yards00250K0Polk
24.11953-01-09227°50'N / 82°10'W27°57'N / 82°06'W9.20 Miles100 Yards01225K0Hillsborough
26.01958-01-26227°13'N / 81°52'W000K0De Soto
26.01983-12-12227°13'N / 81°52'W1.00 Mile50 Yards04250K0De Soto
26.21970-02-03227°13'N / 81°51'W00250K0De Soto
27.81996-12-07227°50'N / 82°18'W27°50'N / 82°18'W2.00 Miles83 Yards10100K0Hillsborough
 Brief Description: A short-lived but strong tornado touched down one eighth of a mile east of Interstate 75 and one half mile north of Big Bend Road in Riverview where it snapped a dozen tree tops. The tornado moved east and descended into the Cowley Cove mobile home complex where it widened to 250 feet and damaged nine mobile homes and snapped an additional dozen trees. Three mobile homes were completely leveled, two were severely damaged, one moderately damaged and three incurred minor damage, all on Cowley Cove Court. One human fatality, a 50 year old male, and three dogs, occurred when the occupants mobile home was lifted up by the tornadic winds and tossed nearly a 100 feet from its foundation where it disentegrated on impact. At least five parked vehicles where damaged by the tornado along with several sheds and outbuildings. Most of the damage occurred along a 3/16 mile path in the Cowley Cove mobile home complex before it lifted, moved east and sporatically touched down in rural southern Hillsborough county. The tornado dissipated nearly two miles east of it's initial touchdown north of Dixon Drive. Of note, a parked undrivable vehicle that was in the direct path of the tornado had most of it's contents sucked from the hatchback storage compartment including a removed 100 pound transmission. Inspection of the vehicle found that the hatchback skin was buckled, bowed and pushed outward from the inside of the vehicle by the transmission casing that eventually smashed upward and out through the rear hatchback window. M50MH
28.31951-12-18227°47'N / 81°32'W000K0Polk
28.61963-05-29227°54'N / 81°38'W02250K0Polk
28.71972-03-31227°54'N / 82°15'W1.00 Mile30 Yards0025K0Hillsborough
29.61971-11-29228°01'N / 81°57'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0025K0Polk
30.71963-02-19227°54'N / 81°35'W0.20 Mile33 Yards00250K0Polk
31.21978-01-08227°55'N / 82°18'W28°00'N / 82°10'W10.00 Miles100 Yards02250K0Hillsborough
31.81951-07-22227°44'N / 82°26'W003K0Hillsborough
31.81970-01-06227°44'N / 82°26'W0325K0Hillsborough
31.91963-02-19228°01'N / 82°08'W00250K0Hillsborough
32.61969-07-02227°51'N / 82°23'W023K0Hillsborough
32.61964-07-02228°02'N / 82°07'W0625K0Hillsborough
33.11983-02-02227°59'N / 82°13'W28°03'N / 82°09'W4.00 Miles40 Yards02250K0Hillsborough
33.81966-04-04227°42'N / 82°38'W28°21'N / 80°45'W140.0 Miles150 Yards00250K0Pinellas
34.41983-02-02227°27'N / 81°24'W1.00 Mile40 Yards16250K0Highlands
36.11982-06-17227°25'N / 81°23'W1.00 Mile200 Yards090K0Highlands
36.61979-05-08228°04'N / 81°41'W4.00 Miles200 Yards14025.0M0Polk
37.31961-08-31227°36'N / 82°33'W2.00 Miles50 Yards003K0Manatee
37.51956-02-10227°27'N / 82°32'W000K0Manatee
37.81998-03-09227°50'N / 81°30'W27°54'N / 81°19'W10.40 Miles250 Yards042.0M0Polk
 Brief Description: A tornado (F0) touched down in rural semi-wooded swampland, seven miles southeast of Lake Wales in Southwest Polk County. Ground survey indicated that the tornado moved northeast across Lake-In-The-Water Road and caused sporadic minor damage to the roofs of a few homes and downed trees and branches in the Oakwood Drive subdivision. The tornado continued northeast, widened to 250 yards and intensified to F2 strength where it destroyed or severely damaged several structures along Doherty Drive. Two mobile homes that took a direct hit from the F2 tornado along Doherty Drive were completely disintegrated with only frame rails and tie downs intact. Meanwhile, in close proximity to the crushed mobile homes, a well-built home, with rebar-poured concrete, reinforced cinder block walls and a hip roof, suffered minor structural and roofing tile damage after taking a direct hit by the F2 tornado on Doherty Drive. A pick-up truck parked adjacent to the well-built home was pushed 30 feet from its original resting place by the tornadic wind. Residents along Doherty Drive reported the sound of the tornado resembled that of a large freight train. One severely injured resident on Doherty Drive was tossed over 50 feet into the street from his mobile home that was destroyed by the tornado. A storage facility with unsupported cinder block walls and a high unsupported roof span was demolished by the tornadic wind. Tornado ground survey indicated that a large ten foot plus wide wood door entrance failed and allowed the tornadic wind to enter the commercial structure and exert extreme pressure on the outer load bearing walls which collapsed outward. Aerial survey indicated that the tornado weakened to F1 strength and continued northeast across rural pasture and semi-wooded swampland where it caused severe damage to a few mobile homes, barns, fences and sheds before it crossed State Road 60, one quarter mile west of Tiger Lake Road, or 11.5 miles east of Lake Wales. The tornado downed large power lines along State Road 60 and continued northeast where it snapped tree tops and branches before it lifted and dissipated along the southwest shore of Lake Kissimmee. The tornado in all destroyed or severely damaged twelve homes, caused moderate to slight damage to an additional fourteen homes, severely damaged four commercial buildings and damaged two recreational vehicles. The tornado also snapped several large power poles, downed numerous power lines and uprooted or snapped several large trees. Tornado damage to structures was estimated at one million dollars while damage to the electrical infrastructure was estimated at one million dollars.
38.21972-03-31227°50'N / 82°30'W0.20 Mile30 Yards04250K0Hillsborough
38.91969-06-13227°21'N / 82°31'W003K0Sarasota
39.11973-03-17228°06'N / 81°40'W0.30 Mile20 Yards0025K0Polk
39.21968-10-18227°25'N / 82°33'W0.10 Mile50 Yards0025K0Manatee
39.81972-02-01227°25'N / 82°35'W27°27'N / 82°33'W3.30 Miles400 Yards03250K0Manatee
39.91971-12-03227°07'N / 82°23'W27°09'N / 82°18'W5.90 Miles50 Yards0025K0Sarasota
40.01997-12-27228°04'N / 81°40'W28°08'N / 81°36'W5.80 Miles150 Yards0186.0M0Polk
 Brief Description: A strong F2 tornado touched down in the Lake Region mobile home park along U.S. Highway 27 and County Road 544 in Polk county. Several mobile homes sustained major to severe damage. Residents of Haines City who heard the tornado described that the sound resembled a high-pitched whine. The F2 tornado moved northeast and travelled across U.S. Highway 27 and caused significant wall and roof damage to several well built wood, mixed brick and mobile homes over mainly south and east Haines City from County Road 544 northeast to County Road 580. The Boone Middle School over eastern Haines City had heavy damage to a main building while eleven portable classrooms were destroyed or heavily damaged. Numerous trees were uprooted or snapped half way up from the base. Several orange trees were sheared near the base along County Road 544. Several power poles were snapped and power lines downed along the path of the F2 tornado. Total damage was estimated at six million dollars. Seventy-five homes were destroyed, another 75-100 suffered major damage while another 75-100 received minor damage. Most of the homes destroyed were mobile or pre-fabricated homes. Also, at least ten vehicles were damaged or destroyed by the tornado. Nearly 2,000 electrical customers were without power from power poles and lines blown down by the tornadic wind. Most injuries that occurred during the tornado touchdown resulted from wind blown debris.
40.31966-04-04428°06'N / 82°04'W28°13'N / 81°32'W33.50 Miles300 Yards845025.0M0Polk
40.71971-12-03227°01'N / 82°10'W27°01'N / 82°03'W7.30 Miles100 Yards05250K0Sarasota
41.11958-10-31327°32'N / 82°38'W27°31'N / 82°35'W3.60 Miles200 Yards0425K0Manatee
41.71958-04-15427°40'N / 82°37'W0725K0Polk
41.81966-04-04427°55'N / 82°48'W28°06'N / 82°04'W46.50 Miles300 Yards38025.0M0Pinellas
41.91963-11-10226°59'N / 82°00'W1.00 Mile27 Yards02250K0Charlotte
42.31968-07-30227°00'N / 82°08'W0.30 Mile27 Yards2025K0Charlotte
42.41969-12-10227°57'N / 82°30'W0025K0Hillsborough
42.61978-12-01228°10'N / 82°11'W0.60 Mile30 Yards00250K0Pasco
42.71964-06-06228°06'N / 81°33'W0025K0Polk
42.71971-06-18227°13'N / 81°23'W1.00 Mile20 Yards0025K0Highlands
42.71971-12-03227°08'N / 82°28'W27°11'N / 82°25'W4.90 Miles100 Yards0325K0Sarasota
43.11969-12-10227°42'N / 82°38'W1.00 Mile150 Yards01250K0Pinellas
43.81961-05-05227°45'N / 82°38'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0025K0Pinellas
44.01993-04-05226°58'N / 82°06'W2.00 Miles100 Yards015.0M0Charlotte
 Brief Description: A tornado moved through a residential area of Port Charlotte and moved rapidly northeastward causing a 2-mile path of destruction. In all, 69 houses were damaged, 17 of which were severely damaged and one was destroyed. A male resident of this house was cut on the forearm and received a hairline fracture of his foot as the roof was completely lifted off the structure. Promenades Mall was then hit, severely damaging a Bryons department store which will be closed for 5 months for repairs, a supermarket, a medical center, a motel and several other small businesses. Many trees were uprooted, fences damaged, screen enclosures and outbuildings were destroyed. A wind gust of 61 mph was observed at Punta Gorda Airport at 0147 EST. Damage was estimated at $1 million by the emergency manager.
44.11968-11-09227°06'N / 82°27'W27°08'N / 82°24'W4.10 Miles100 Yards02250K0Sarasota
44.32006-06-21226°59'N / 82°07'W26°57'N / 82°08'W3.00 Miles70 Yards03500K0Charlotte
 Brief Description: A small but destructive tornado rapidly developed near the merger of the east and west coast sea breezes over Port Charlotte. The first touch down was just northeast of the Charlotte County Cultural Center. It then moved southwest for about three miles ending around the 4200 block of Rock Creek Drive. It caused damage in several locations along its path, most of which was rated as F0/F1 on the Fujita Scale. However, damage rated as F2 occurred on the 300 block of East Tarpon Boulevard NW. One home wa
44.41955-10-29227°24'N / 82°38'W000K0Manatee
44.51963-07-28228°00'N / 82°30'W0.80 Mile100 Yards003K0Hillsborough
45.61973-03-17228°13'N / 82°10'W0.30 Mile20 Yards0125K0Pasco
46.91983-12-11227°46'N / 82°40'W27°53'N / 82°39'W8.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Pinellas
47.01970-02-03227°04'N / 82°26'W00250K0Sarasota
47.21981-12-15227°43'N / 82°43'W27°46'N / 82°40'W4.70 Miles150 Yards05250K0Pinellas
47.21985-03-17327°05'N / 82°29'W27°04'N / 82°25'W3.00 Miles400 Yards24525.0M0Sarasota
47.41951-03-12227°06'N / 82°29'W2.00 Miles77 Yards0025K0Sarasota
49.41992-10-03327°50'N / 82°42'W2.60 Miles500 Yards37525.0M0Pinellas


* 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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