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The chance of earthquake damage in Fort Towson is lower than Oklahoma average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Fort Towson is much lower than Oklahoma average and is higher than the national average.

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Earthquake Index, #379

Fort Towson, OK

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 Towson, OK

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, #748

Fort Towson, OK

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 2,418 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Fort Towson, OK were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:3Cold:3Dense Fog:10Drought:18
Dust Storm:0Flood:172Hail:1,232Heat:6Heavy Snow:29
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:11Landslide:0Strong Wind:14
Thunderstorm Winds:816Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:1Winter Storm:18Winter Weather:22

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Fort Towson, OK.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Fort Towson, OK.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Fort Towson, OK.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 87 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Fort Towson, OK.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
6.61982-04-02534°08'N / 95°34'W34°03'N / 95°10'W22.00 Miles500 Yards0252.5M0Choctaw
8.91956-04-03334°09'N / 95°13'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0325K0Pushmataha
10.61982-04-02534°03'N / 95°10'W34°01'N / 95°01'W7.00 Miles500 Yards042.5M0Mccurtain
11.81982-04-02234°03'N / 95°29'W0.50 Mile30 Yards012.5M0Bryan
12.81961-05-05334°01'N / 95°30'W0025K0Choctaw
13.01971-12-14233°58'N / 95°06'W34°05'N / 95°00'W9.90 Miles200 Yards0025K0Mccurtain
13.82000-04-23233°50'N / 95°16'W33°53'N / 95°03'W12.50 Miles75 Yards0000Red River
 Brief Description: Tornado occurred across farm land and wooded areas with few structures or homes present. The county sheriff, his deputy, and a farmer were talking when the tornado, which was described as a long tube, moved out of the woods to their east and crossed within several hundred yards to their north.
13.91954-04-30334°00'N / 95°31'W1.00 Mile150 Yards012250K0Choctaw
15.01967-04-12233°59'N / 95°06'W34°24'N / 95°06'W28.70 Miles77 Yards0025K0Mccurtain
16.11982-12-23234°04'N / 95°00'W3.00 Miles100 Yards01250K0Mccurtain
18.02000-04-23234°18'N / 95°22'W34°17'N / 95°13'W9.00 Miles175 Yards0025K0Pushmataha
 Brief Description: A F2 tornado touched down west of Cloudy and traveled just south of Cloudy through rural areas of Pushmataha county before lifting 9 miles later east southeast of Cloudy. Only tree damage was observered.
18.21999-05-04233°50'N / 95°02'W34°00'N / 94°57'W12.80 Miles100 Yards0006KMccurtain
 Brief Description: Numerous trees blown over or snapped. A Pecan orchard was laid to waste. This tornado moved into McCurtain county from Red River county, TX.
21.01999-05-04233°50'N / 95°03'W33°51'N / 94°56'W1.80 Miles100 Yards07600K0Red River
 Brief Description: Supercells developed in unstable airmass ahead of strong upper low over central plains states. Numerous trees blown over or broken. Nine mobile homes and 1 frame home destroyed. This tornado moved into McCurtain county, OK.
21.21960-05-04434°09'N / 95°37'W34°23'N / 95°25'W19.80 Miles150 Yards00250K0Pushmataha
21.71969-04-27333°43'N / 95°16'W2.00 Miles440 Yards0025K0Red River
22.31961-07-23233°57'N / 94°54'W1.00 Mile23 Yards003K0Mccurtain
22.41991-04-26233°45'N / 95°05'W0.20 Mile10 Yards00250K0Red River
22.41960-05-04434°04'N / 95°42'W34°09'N / 95°37'W7.60 Miles150 Yards00250K0Choctaw
23.81982-05-28234°13'N / 95°38'W34°17'N / 95°34'W6.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Pushmataha
23.91955-04-12234°14'N / 95°37'W34°18'N / 95°33'W6.10 Miles33 Yards000K0Pushmataha
24.21960-05-04434°01'N / 95°42'W34°04'N / 95°42'W3.40 Miles150 Yards03250K0Choctaw
24.32003-05-14233°59'N / 95°05'W33°44'N / 94°44'W26.50 Miles100 Yards0050K0Mccurtain
 Brief Description: A violent thunderstorm moved rapidly southeast across McCurtain County, OK into Bowie County, TX and Cass County, TX. This thunderstorm also produced a strong Microburst in McCurtain County southeast of Idabel, OK and again southeast of Maud, TX. Numerous trees and limbs were snapped or pushed over while several large corporate and private corn fields were ripped up. The only structure in the path of this tornado was located next to the Highway 259 bridge which crosses the Red River into Bowie County, TX.. This tornado moved into Bowie and Cass Counties, TX.
24.61982-04-02433°40'N / 95°20'W33°41'N / 95°14'W6.00 Miles250 Yards0025.0M0Red River
25.71991-04-13233°38'N / 95°13'W33°43'N / 95°05'W12.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Red River
25.91974-04-21233°40'N / 95°23'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0625K0Lamar
25.91974-05-03233°40'N / 95°23'W0025K0Lamar
26.31983-11-22234°05'N / 95°44'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Choctaw
26.42000-04-23234°20'N / 95°39'W34°19'N / 95°30'W9.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Pushmataha
 Brief Description: A F2 tornado touched down northeast of Moyers and traveled 9 miles east southeast before lifting 1 mile south of Finley. A mobile home and several outbuilding were destroyed. Some roof damage was reported to several buildings.
26.51982-04-02233°38'N / 95°13'W33°41'N / 95°07'W5.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Red River
26.61981-05-13433°46'N / 95°42'W33°47'N / 95°33'W8.80 Miles400 Yards0302.5M0Lamar
26.92000-04-23234°02'N / 94°59'W34°00'N / 94°38'W20.10 Miles50 Yards0240K0Mccurtain
 Brief Description: Numerous trees toppled and broken. Tornado was described as rope like by chasers in the area during most of its path. A house on the south side of Oak Hill was split in half from a fallen tree. The tornado moved through downtown Broken Bow and through a WalMart store. The tornado was only F0 intensity as it moved through Broken Bow and F2 near Oak Hill.
27.01953-04-23233°54'N / 94°50'W1.00 Mile200 Yards01250K0Mccurtain
27.01972-10-22333°54'N / 94°50'W1.50 Miles33 Yards0125K0Mccurtain
27.41959-03-04233°53'N / 94°50'W0.80 Mile50 Yards0025K0Mccurtain
27.41962-04-30233°53'N / 94°50'W003K0Mccurtain
27.51991-04-26233°38'N / 95°16'W0.20 Mile10 Yards00250K0Red River
27.91982-04-02534°01'N / 95°01'W34°00'N / 94°34'W24.00 Miles500 Yards002.5M0Mccurtain
28.31972-10-22233°53'N / 94°49'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0125K0Mccurtain
28.31982-04-02433°39'N / 95°38'W33°40'N / 95°20'W17.00 Miles250 Yards1017025.0M0Lamar
30.11983-11-22234°28'N / 95°16'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Pushmataha
30.11990-05-03233°39'N / 95°32'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0130K0Lamar
30.41961-03-05234°00'N / 95°50'W34°02'N / 95°47'W3.80 Miles50 Yards003K0Choctaw
30.91964-04-23233°39'N / 95°37'W33°39'N / 95°30'W6.60 Miles100 Yards0025K0Lamar
30.91985-05-13233°37'N / 95°35'W33°40'N / 95°30'W4.00 Miles77 Yards082.5M0Lamar
31.21981-10-13233°39'N / 95°40'W33°43'N / 95°35'W6.60 Miles50 Yards0025K0Lamar
31.41982-04-02334°04'N / 95°57'W34°04'N / 95°42'W8.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Choctaw
32.11961-09-12333°34'N / 95°16'W0.50 Mile300 Yards000K0Red River
32.12003-05-01234°05'N / 94°48'W33°57'N / 94°38'W13.00 Miles300 Yards00260K0Mccurtain
 Brief Description: A supercell thunderstorm moved southeast across Broken Bow, OK. Two new frame homes under construction had roofs torn off. A total of 30 to 40 wood frame homes had roof and frame damage with windows broken. One home was destroyed. Numerous trees uprooted and snapped. Several power poles blown down.
32.51974-04-21233°35'N / 95°27'W0.30 Mile33 Yards0025K0Lamar
32.71964-04-23233°39'N / 95°37'W2.00 Miles23 Yards0025K0Lamar
32.81973-03-10233°34'N / 95°24'W1.50 Miles100 Yards0125K0Lamar
32.81982-04-25233°33'N / 95°20'W33°34'N / 95°06'W12.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Red River
33.41982-04-25233°33'N / 95°21'W33°33'N / 95°20'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Howard
33.61956-04-28234°08'N / 96°04'W34°15'N / 95°36'W27.90 Miles300 Yards003K0Bryan
35.41982-04-02333°38'N / 95°02'W33°37'N / 94°46'W17.00 Miles233 Yards00250K0Red River
37.21974-05-25233°30'N / 95°23'W0025K0Lamar
38.61977-02-23233°53'N / 94°39'W33°54'N / 94°36'W3.30 Miles77 Yards04250K0Mccurtain
39.01961-05-04233°28'N / 95°16'W0.80 Mile1000 Yards000K0Red River
39.41970-06-11234°36'N / 95°20'W00250K0Pushmataha
39.61982-04-02333°38'N / 95°51'W33°38'N / 95°42'W10.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Lamar
39.91973-05-06233°48'N / 95°55'W0.50 Mile67 Yards03250K0Fannin
40.71953-04-23234°02'N / 94°34'W0.80 Mile17 Yards1140K0Mccurtain
41.61992-05-11234°32'N / 95°38'W34°34'N / 95°40'W11.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Pushmataha
41.71992-05-11234°32'N / 95°44'W34°32'N / 95°38'W5.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Atoka
42.01991-04-13233°35'N / 94°47'W2.50 Miles200 Yards0025K0Red River
42.11961-05-05234°24'N / 94°48'W34°30'N / 94°41'W9.50 Miles400 Yards000K0Mccurtain
42.61979-04-11234°00'N / 94°36'W34°08'N / 94°28'W11.90 Miles440 Yards03250K0Mccurtain
43.12008-05-10234°34'N / 95°42'W34°33'N / 95°40'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0075K0KAtoka
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado continued into Pushmataha county before lifting 2.75 miles WSW of Adel. In Atoka County, three houses were damaged. The roof was removed and some of the exterior walls on one well-built home were collapsed. Numerous trees were uprooted or snapped above the ground. Monetary damage were estimated. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A powerful storm system strengthened over the central Plains during the day on Saturday, drawing rich gulf moisture north into eastern Oklahoma. A surface low pressure developed with a trailing cold front that moved quickly through western Oklahoma, and a dry line extending to the east of the cold front. Isolated severe thunderstorms developed near Hughes county early in the afternoon, with large hail reported in a few locations. Later in the afternoon, supercells over eastern Oklahoma expanded southwest. One supercell developed over far eastern Atoka county, producing a tornado near Daisy and large hail. Damage was reported with the tornado, but there were no injuries. Monetary damages were estimated.
43.51957-04-02233°33'N / 95°46'W1225K0Delta
44.01957-04-02233°29'N / 95°46'W33°34'N / 95°43'W6.50 Miles100 Yards1225K0Lamar
44.41974-06-06234°18'N / 96°00'W34°20'N / 95°57'W3.80 Miles100 Yards0025K0Atoka
45.01985-02-23234°13'N / 96°05'W34°20'N / 95°56'W10.00 Miles500 Yards03250K0Atoka
45.01983-11-22334°39'N / 95°07'W34°41'N / 95°05'W3.00 Miles100 Yards032.5M0Pushmataha
45.31982-04-02333°37'N / 94°46'W33°34'N / 94°37'W5.00 Miles233 Yards00250K0Bowie
46.52009-04-09234°00'N / 94°28'W34°00'N / 94°28'W001K0KMccurtain
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado first touched down in extreme east central McCurtain County just one quarter of a mile from the McCurtain County, Sevier County line. Several trees were downed on the McCurtain County side of the state line with a few power lines downed as well. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong upper level storm system along with a surface dry line/front over northeast Texas moved east during the evening hours of April 9th into the early morning hours of April 10th causing long lived supercell thunderstorms. These thunderstorms caused long track tornadoes to occur across southeast Oklahoma, southwest Arkansas, northeast Texas, and north Louisiana.
46.81973-06-03233°22'N / 95°07'W0025K0Titus
46.91985-11-30234°13'N / 96°05'W34°16'N / 96°02'W4.00 Miles300 Yards00250K0Atoka
47.21954-06-02233°24'N / 95°42'W33°27'N / 95°37'W5.90 Miles1000 Yards1825K0Delta
47.41957-04-02233°30'N / 95°48'W0025K0Lamar
47.61955-04-06233°20'N / 95°22'W33°21'N / 95°12'W9.80 Miles33 Yards000K0Hopkins
48.41962-05-28234°39'N / 95°06'W34°46'N / 95°01'W9.30 Miles200 Yards0025K0Pushmataha
48.42008-05-10234°45'N / 95°30'W34°42'N / 95°18'W11.00 Miles580 Yards041.0M0KLatimer
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado continued from Pittsburg County. As it moved into Latimer County, the tornado destroyed a double-wide mobile home, severely damaged another home and barn, and rolled an F350 pickup truck about 50 yards. Numerous trees were snapped or uprooted as the tornado approached Yanush. In Yanush, about 50 homes were damaged, eight of those were destroyed along with one business. Numerous sheds, barns, and outbuildings were destroyed. Numerous trees and power lines were blown down. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Elevated severe thunderstorms containing large hail developed north of a warm front that was moving slowly northward across eastern Oklahoma and west central Arkansas during the morning and early afternoon of the 10th. Another round of severe thunderstorms developed late in the afternoon as a dry line approached the area from the west. Extreme instability and strong vertical wind shear resulted in the development of long-lived supercell thunderstorms that moved across eastern Oklahoma and northwestern Arkansas during the late afternoon and evening. Several of these supercells became tornadic and a few produced long-lived damaging tornadoes. One such supercell developed and moved along the Oklahoma-Kansas border and then into southwestern Missouri. This storm produced a tornado in northeastern Craig County OK that remained on the ground for 29 miles in Oklahoma, continued for about 31 miles in Newton County MO, and finally dissipated about 15 miles into Barry County MO. It produced EF-4 damage in several locations, including Picher, a small town in north-central Ottawa County OK. Twenty-one fatalities, over 350 injuries, and an estimated $60 million in property damage resulted from this tornado in Oklahoma and Missouri. Six of the fatalities and about 150 injuries occurred in Picher OK. Other strong tornadoes developed and moved across portions of Pittsburg and Latimer Counties. A EF-2 tornado was on the ground for about eight miles west of McAlester, damaging numerous homes in its path. Another EF-2 tornado developed southwest of Hartshorne in Pittsburg County and moved 19 miles before dissipating just east of Yanush in Latimer County. Four injuries resulted from that tornado and numerous homes were severely damaged or destroyed.
48.51961-03-26233°20'N / 95°22'W0.80 Mile280 Yards0025K0Hopkins
49.01982-04-02234°02'N / 96°08'W0.50 Mile10 Yards0025K0Bryan
49.71992-05-11234°41'N / 95°27'W34°49'N / 95°12'W16.00 Miles400 Yards01250K0Latimer
49.81964-04-22333°26'N / 95°51'W33°30'N / 95°47'W5.90 Miles50 Yards0225K0Delta
49.81982-05-28234°31'N / 94°42'W34°33'N / 94°36'W5.00 Miles450 Yards00250K0Le Flore

* 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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