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

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

Earthquake Index, #359

Franklin, LA
0.01
Louisiana
0.03
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

Franklin, LA
0.0000
Louisiana
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, #556

Franklin, LA
134.74
Louisiana
235.86
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 933 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Franklin, LA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:2Dense Fog:1Drought:10
Dust Storm:0Flood:101Hail:184Heat:6Heavy Snow:1
High Surf:0Hurricane:6Ice Storm:4Landslide:0Strong Wind:3
Thunderstorm Winds:515Tropical Storm:3Wildfire:0Winter Storm:2Winter Weather:4
Other:91 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Franklin, LA.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Franklin, LA.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 46 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Franklin, LA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
1.41971-09-16229°46'N / 91°30'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0025K0St. Mary
9.11952-04-04229°52'N / 91°37'W29°56'N / 91°33'W6.40 Miles20 Yards032.5M0St. Mary
13.91970-03-17329°42'N / 91°18'W1.00 Mile50 Yards02250K0St. Mary
19.51961-09-10229°42'N / 91°12'W1.00 Mile100 Yards01625K0St. Mary
23.91987-02-15229°58'N / 91°12'W30°00'N / 91°10'W3.00 Miles173 Yards04250K0Assumption
25.91972-05-12230°08'N / 91°21'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Iberville
26.21964-10-03229°55'N / 91°06'W1.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Assumption
26.91977-09-14229°57'N / 91°55'W0.20 Mile27 Yards0025K0Iberia
27.01967-05-01230°05'N / 91°13'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0125K0Iberville
27.01975-04-30230°02'N / 91°53'W30°05'N / 91°47'W7.10 Miles50 Yards01250K0Iberia
28.71973-09-12229°50'N / 91°05'W29°50'N / 90°59'W6.20 Miles50 Yards03250K0Assumption
29.81982-01-30229°59'N / 91°04'W3.00 Miles10 Yards0125K0Assumption
30.01992-11-21230°03'N / 91°55'W30°05'N / 91°52'W2.00 Miles73 Yards01250K0Iberia
30.11975-03-18230°02'N / 91°56'W30°04'N / 91°53'W4.10 Miles50 Yards02250K0Iberia
30.41969-12-25330°08'N / 91°21'W30°11'N / 91°08'W13.50 Miles50 Yards0125K0Iberville
30.71974-01-19229°57'N / 91°02'W0.30 Mile27 Yards003K0Assumption
31.11992-11-01230°05'N / 91°54'W0.50 Mile40 Yards0025K0St. Martin
31.71957-10-23229°56'N / 91°06'W29°56'N / 90°55'W11.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Assumption
32.91992-11-21230°05'N / 91°52'W30°16'N / 91°47'W13.00 Miles73 Yards03250K0St. Martin
36.01982-05-07229°47'N / 92°08'W29°52'N / 92°05'W5.00 Miles100 Yards003K0Vermilion
36.41953-11-21230°06'N / 91°59'W30°11'N / 91°56'W6.80 Miles300 Yards02250K0Lafayette
36.72007-02-13230°13'N / 91°51'W30°16'N / 91°48'W4.00 Miles300 Yards031.5M0KSt. Martin
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Wind speeds were estimated between 110 and 120 mph, or on the low end of EF2. This tornado was spawned by the same storm that produced the Youngsville tornado. The tornado began southwest of the intersection of Poydras Highway and Eunice Road and moved northeast, ending past Nursery Highway. Several brick homes had roofs removed near the highs school, with one home losing most of its second floor. A total of 44 homes were damaged or destroyed, with 80 homes impacted by the tornado. Three injuries occurred in a small brick home where the roof blew off, causing a brick wall and other debris to land on them. Several trees were damaged or uprooted. This was the strongest tornado in southwest Louisiana since the November 23 2004 tornado outbreak. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An approaching cold front resulted in showers and thunderstroms across southwest Louisiana, some of which became severe. Several tornadoes touched down across Acadiana.
37.51950-03-19230°06'N / 91°00'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Ascension
37.51965-01-22230°06'N / 91°00'W1.00 Mile267 Yards00250K0Ascension
37.51976-01-25230°06'N / 91°00'W1.10 Miles33 Yards072.5M0Ascension
40.21969-12-06230°09'N / 92°02'W0.50 Mile33 Yards003K0Lafayette
40.41989-06-08230°21'N / 91°29'W30°23'N / 91°24'W5.00 Miles77 Yards2302.5M0Iberville
40.81953-11-21230°11'N / 91°56'W30°22'N / 91°51'W13.60 Miles300 Yards00250K0St. Martin
41.01974-10-29330°11'N / 92°04'W30°12'N / 91°57'W7.30 Miles167 Yards01250K0Lafayette
43.02004-01-25230°09'N / 92°06'W30°09'N / 92°05'W1.00 Mile10 Yards031.0M0Lafayette
 Brief Description: A short-lived tornado destroyed two brick homes and two mobile homes, and damaged at least another 15 homes and businesses. One lady broke her shoulder when the mobile home she was in flipped over, trapping her. The other two injuries were minor - cuts and bruises.
43.81977-04-21330°18'N / 91°57'W30°19'N / 91°54'W3.80 Miles440 Yards1112.5M0St. Martin
43.92008-05-15230°07'N / 92°09'W30°10'N / 92°05'W5.00 Miles200 Yards00300K0KLafayette
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This is a continuation of the tornado that began west of Maurice in Vermilion Parish. It strengthened to EF-2 intensity before dissipating a mile west of the Acadiana Mall. Near the Duhon and West Broussard Road intersection, one permanent home had the roof completely blown off, hitting the neighboring house and causing extensive damage. The two people inside the roof-less home escaped injury. Other homes along the path received minor roof or siding damage, and many trees were blown down. EPISODE NARRATIVE: As a cold front approached, a squall line developed. Additional storms sprung up in front of the squall line, and where storms merged, a few tornadoes touched down. Along the squall line, winds of 60 mph blew down trees and caused minor damage to homes.
43.91989-06-08230°23'N / 91°24'W30°26'N / 91°20'W5.00 Miles77 Yards002.5M0West Baton Rouge
44.11960-02-03229°48'N / 90°48'W29°50'N / 90°45'W4.30 Miles100 Yards08250K0Lafourche
44.51983-01-31230°23'N / 91°14'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0West Baton Rouge
44.51965-06-27230°21'N / 91°09'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0East Baton Rouge
44.71977-03-28230°12'N / 92°11'W30°12'N / 91°59'W12.00 Miles100 Yards012.5M0Lafayette
47.31952-04-04230°24'N / 91°55'W30°24'N / 91°48'W7.20 Miles67 Yards00250K0St. Martin
47.51983-01-31330°01'N / 92°16'W30°05'N / 92°13'W6.00 Miles100 Yards10250K0Vermilion
47.71969-12-25330°00'N / 92°16'W1.50 Miles100 Yards18250K0Vermilion
47.81992-06-13230°14'N / 92°06'W30°19'N / 92°03'W6.00 Miles60 Yards00250K0Lafayette
48.01965-01-08230°18'N / 92°03'W1.00 Mile33 Yards003K0Lafayette
48.61975-05-08230°25'N / 91°11'W30°24'N / 91°05'W6.20 Miles50 Yards000K0East Baton Rouge
48.61967-05-01230°00'N / 92°17'W2.00 Miles50 Yards04250K0Vermilion
48.91980-10-18230°19'N / 92°03'W04250K0Lafayette
49.22000-03-15229°36'N / 90°43'W29°36'N / 90°43'W3.00 Miles40 Yards03610.0M0Terrebonne
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down in the southeast portion of Houma and moved in a northwest direction to just north of downtown. The tornado moved through both residential and commercial areas of Houma. The damage path was fairly narrow and much of the damage was classified as F1 scale on the Fujita damage scale. However there were areas of F2 tornado damage, particularily in one area where several commercial retail stores had portions of their roofs torn off. Emergency management reported approximately 212 structures received some type of damage, ranging from minor to severe. About 50 of these structures had monetary damage of 50 percent or more of their value. 36 injuries were reported. Only one injury required overnight hospitalization. National Weather Service meteorologist conducted a damage survey of the area.


* 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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