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

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Earthquake Index, #545

Friendship, IN

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

Friendship, IN

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, #358

Friendship, IN

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 4,388 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Friendship, IN were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:38Dense Fog:31Drought:22
Dust Storm:0Flood:869Hail:851Heat:35Heavy Snow:73
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:28Landslide:0Strong Wind:90
Thunderstorm Winds:2,130Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:1Winter Storm:84Winter Weather:43

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Friendship, IN.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Friendship, IN.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 106 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Friendship, IN.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
6.61974-04-03438°54'N / 85°05'W39°00'N / 84°58'W9.10 Miles1133 Yards0640K0Ohio
6.91974-04-03438°55'N / 85°16'W38°56'N / 85°15'W000K0Ripley
7.31974-04-03438°50'N / 85°12'W38°54'N / 85°05'W7.60 Miles1133 Yards0400K0Switzerland
9.51956-07-13239°05'N / 85°15'W0.20 Mile100 Yards0025K0Ripley
9.61999-04-09338°53'N / 85°25'W38°59'N / 85°13'W15.00 Miles450 Yards021.4M0Ripley
 Brief Description: A tornado moved into Jefferson Proving Grounds from Jennings county and moved northeast across the county. Four mobile homes were destroyed and 4 were damaged. One house was destroyed while 8 had heavy damage and 20 minor damage. Twenty-one barns were destroyed, 6 had heavy damage, and 14 received minor damage. Seventeen outbuildings were destroyed while 4 had heavy damage and 11 minor damage. Four vehicles received major damage and 3 had minor damage. Five pieces of farm equipment were destroyed while 4 incurred major damage. Seven livestock were lost with 2 being killed and 2 injured. Trees were also downed in the path.
11.91974-04-03439°00'N / 84°58'W39°03'N / 84°54'W4.70 Miles667 Yards000K0Dearborn
12.81974-04-03438°46'N / 85°16'W38°50'N / 85°12'W5.70 Miles300 Yards0025.0M0Jefferson
13.31990-06-02239°05'N / 85°25'W39°13'N / 85°04'W20.50 Miles440 Yards03250K0Ripley
14.51974-04-03538°58'N / 84°53'W38°59'N / 84°52'W000K0Ohio
14.92004-07-30239°03'N / 85°25'W39°04'N / 85°23'W2.00 Miles133 Yards02465K0Ripley
 Brief Description: A tornado moved along a two mile path from southwest of Holton into town. One house, one mobile home and two small planes were destroyed. Thirty-six other structures sustained major damage. Numerous trees were uprooted along the path of the tornado.
16.81999-04-09338°55'N / 85°27'W38°55'N / 85°27'W1.00 Mile400 Yards00250K0Jennings
 Brief Description: A strong F3 tornado moved across the extreme southeastern part of the county significantly damaging 2 homes and destroying 4 barns. 2 high tension power line towers were toppled as well. The tornado then moved northeast out of the Indianapolis CWA.
17.41992-11-22438°47'N / 84°55'W38°53'N / 84°50'W9.70 Miles73 Yards012.5M0Switzerland
18.31992-11-22438°53'N / 84°50'W38°55'N / 84°48'W1.00 Mile20 Yards003K0Boone
18.61990-06-02239°13'N / 85°04'W39°14'N / 84°59'W2.50 Miles440 Yards00250K0Dearborn
19.01999-04-09238°53'N / 85°30'W38°54'N / 85°28'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00100K0Jefferson
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down in Dupont taking the roof off and structurally damaging one home. The storm also damaged to a lesser extent several homes and barns along its path. The storm then intensified as it moved into Jennings county.
19.91974-04-03438°39'N / 85°35'W38°55'N / 85°16'W25.00 Miles1200 Yards101750K0Jefferson
21.01974-04-03538°59'N / 84°52'W39°07'N / 84°40'W14.00 Miles33 Yards0202.5M0Boone
21.11992-11-22438°36'N / 85°04'W38°47'N / 84°55'W16.00 Miles60 Yards192.5M0Carroll
22.51967-04-21238°53'N / 85°35'W38°54'N / 85°31'W3.00 Miles33 Yards0125K0Jefferson
23.71990-06-02439°13'N / 84°55'W39°15'N / 84°48'W6.00 Miles880 Yards0212.5M0Dearborn
24.01973-09-29239°00'N / 84°42'W0.50 Mile33 Yards00250K0Boone
24.71959-02-10338°38'N / 85°00'W1.50 Miles440 Yards062.5M0Carroll
24.81957-05-22238°37'N / 85°12'W0.80 Mile440 Yards0025K0Carroll
24.91976-09-26338°48'N / 85°40'W38°45'N / 85°24'W14.60 Miles300 Yards11250K0Jefferson
25.61990-06-02238°59'N / 85°47'W39°08'N / 85°26'W18.00 Miles60 Yards00250K0Jennings
25.71980-04-08238°57'N / 84°40'W1.50 Miles100 Yards0425K0Boone
25.91965-10-07238°44'N / 85°31'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Jefferson
26.21967-04-21238°52'N / 85°39'W38°53'N / 85°35'W3.30 Miles33 Yards0125K0Jennings
26.31990-06-02338°47'N / 85°41'W38°51'N / 85°30'W9.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Jefferson
26.61985-04-05238°44'N / 85°32'W1.00 Mile17 Yards0025K0Jefferson
26.71974-04-03439°09'N / 85°42'W39°21'N / 85°17'W26.10 Miles1200 Yards270K0Decatur
26.91956-02-25239°16'N / 84°49'W0.50 Mile100 Yards00250K0Hamilton
28.91990-06-02338°35'N / 85°25'W38°36'N / 85°19'W6.00 Miles50 Yards012.5M0Trimble
29.11956-07-13238°50'N / 84°38'W1.00 Mile433 Yards0122.5M0Boone
29.71974-04-03539°07'N / 84°40'W39°13'N / 84°38'W6.80 Miles533 Yards31900K0Hamilton
30.51974-04-03439°21'N / 85°17'W39°28'N / 85°11'W9.50 Miles1200 Yards2100K0Franklin
31.51990-06-02338°35'N / 85°29'W38°35'N / 85°25'W3.80 Miles440 Yards00250K0Jefferson
31.61969-08-09239°25'N / 85°00'W0.70 Mile33 Yards0025K0Franklin
31.71990-06-02439°15'N / 84°48'W39°17'N / 84°35'W10.00 Miles1350 Yards01425.0M0Hamilton
31.71974-04-01338°30'N / 85°14'W38°32'N / 85°11'W3.30 Miles300 Yards1202.5M0Henry
32.01977-10-01339°15'N / 84°40'W0.70 Mile150 Yards0172.5M0Hamilton
32.41974-04-03439°08'N / 85°43'W39°09'N / 85°42'W0025.0M0Bartholomew
32.61992-11-22239°13'N / 85°40'W39°13'N / 85°40'W1.00 Mile50 Yards00250K0Decatur
32.91992-11-22239°09'N / 85°44'W39°12'N / 85°40'W4.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Bartholomew
33.11963-04-19338°59'N / 86°00'W39°03'N / 85°31'W26.20 Miles33 Yards000K0Lawrence
33.41958-07-11239°06'N / 84°33'W39°05'N / 84°32'W000K0Hamilton
33.71958-07-11239°05'N / 84°32'W39°05'N / 84°32'W08250K0Campbell
33.81985-04-05238°39'N / 85°37'W2.00 Miles17 Yards003K0Scott
34.41959-02-10238°34'N / 85°31'W0025K0Clark
34.41961-07-23238°34'N / 85°31'W0025K0Clark
34.81963-04-19238°51'N / 85°54'W38°49'N / 85°38'W14.50 Miles1300 Yards00250K0Jackson
34.81969-05-10239°13'N / 85°47'W39°11'N / 85°40'W6.40 Miles33 Yards00250K0Bartholomew
35.01990-06-02338°47'N / 85°49'W38°47'N / 85°41'W6.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Scott
35.31974-04-03438°36'N / 85°40'W38°39'N / 85°35'W5.20 Miles1200 Yards1150K0Scott
35.31990-06-02338°34'N / 85°38'W38°35'N / 85°29'W7.20 Miles440 Yards04250K0Clark
35.51974-04-03339°06'N / 85°48'W39°07'N / 85°46'W1.30 Miles177 Yards050K0Jennings
36.01967-12-11239°16'N / 85°42'W003K0Bartholomew
36.91973-06-19239°20'N / 85°40'W39°22'N / 85°36'W4.10 Miles50 Yards0025K0Decatur
37.91976-09-26338°56'N / 85°54'W38°57'N / 85°48'W4.90 Miles100 Yards1102.5M0Jackson
38.01990-06-02439°17'N / 84°35'W39°20'N / 84°35'W3.00 Miles1350 Yards0225.0M0Butler
38.01974-04-03339°03'N / 85°53'W39°06'N / 85°48'W5.40 Miles177 Yards000K0Bartholomew
38.71960-06-30239°30'N / 84°54'W003K0Franklin
39.01968-08-09238°41'N / 85°46'W0025K0Scott
39.02007-10-18338°28'N / 85°33'W38°30'N / 85°28'W5.00 Miles440 Yards001.0M10KClark
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An EF-3 tornado touched down near Bull Creek Road, and was on the ground intermittently before lifting near the end of Fulton Road, just short of the Ohio River. The greatest damage occurred about 10 miles east northeast of Charlestown, where a recently constructed two story home was blown off its basement and destroyed. Two large barns, a stable, a silo, and four vehicles were also damaged or destroyed on the same property. Ten other homes were damaged, with four of them receiving severe damage. Five barns and several other outbuildings were destroyed. The tornado left scour marks for nearly one half mile through corn and bean fields between Bull Creek Road and Church Road just after its initial touchdown. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front with strong upper level support collided with a very moist air mass over the lower Ohio Valley. Widespread severe thunderstorms resulted, along with three confirmed tornadoes in south central Indiana. The severe storms and tornadoes produced property damage, widespread areas with downed trees and power lines, and some large hail.
39.11990-06-02338°26'N / 85°18'W38°24'N / 85°16'W2.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Henry
39.21961-03-06238°45'N / 85°49'W1.00 Mile33 Yards03250K0Scott
39.31986-03-10238°41'N / 85°52'W38°47'N / 85°45'W9.00 Miles300 Yards0252.5M0Scott
39.41974-04-03538°36'N / 85°44'W38°38'N / 85°42'W1.90 Miles33 Yards0100K0Scott
39.71956-02-25239°20'N / 84°34'W1.00 Mile500 Yards05250K0Butler
40.12004-05-27238°23'N / 85°14'W38°24'N / 85°06'W7.80 Miles300 Yards022.5M0Henry
 Brief Description: The tornado first touched down IN an open area east of Smithfield in southwest Henry County. It then moved east and crossed highway 55 north of Eminence. The tornado reached its maximum intensity as it moved between U.S. 421 and the Eminence-Point Pleasant Road. The tornado finally crossed Sweeney Lane and weakened or lifted. South of the tornado path, straight line winds caused some structural damage along with widespread tree damage. Twenty-five homes were destroyed in the storm, and 326 others received some degree of damage.
40.51963-01-11238°41'N / 85°51'W38°44'N / 85°47'W5.10 Miles150 Yards0025K0Scott
40.81990-06-02338°24'N / 85°30'W38°26'N / 85°18'W8.00 Miles73 Yards052.5M0Oldham
40.81964-03-25238°17'N / 85°27'W38°30'N / 85°07'W23.40 Miles33 Yards00250K0Shelby
40.91974-04-03438°33'N / 85°45'W38°36'N / 85°40'W5.40 Miles1200 Yards00250.0M0Clark
41.12008-06-03339°27'N / 85°37'W39°30'N / 85°30'W7.00 Miles150 Yards181.0M0KRush
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down in Shelby County at 2004 EST 200 meters north of the County Road South 500 East and County Road East 500 South intersection. The tornado tracked to the east northeast for 2.93 miles before entering Rush County at 2012 EST near County Road South 1000 West just south of County Road East 450 South. The tornado continued to the northeast for 6.75 miles until lifting at 2030 EST. The tornado lifted 200 meters east of County Road South 400 West and 400 meters north of West State Road 244. The tornado was on the ground for a total of 9.68 miles and 26 minutes. The tornado was an EF-0 with wind speeds around 75 miles per hour while in Shelby County, however intensified to an EF-3 tornado while in Rush County with wind speeds around 150 miles per hour. The tornado had a width of 150 yards. The tornado formed from a supercell storm. While in Shelby County the tornado damaged 34 structures with the hardest hit areas being Middletown and Waldron. 27 of the damaged structures were in Middletown with 4 of these being completely destroyed. Trees and powerlines were also blown down and a semi-trailer was blown off Interstate 74. In Rush County 8 people were injured including a man and a woman who were pinned beneath a wall in Moscow. A 67 year old woman in Moscow was injured from a large tree limb that impaled her in the chest and later passed away due to those injuries on August 17th. The historic Moscow Covered Bridge was destroyed in addition to extensive damage to the Moscow school. Dozens of houses were severely damaged or destroyed including some houses that were swept completely off the foundation. Approximately 200,000 dollars in damage occurred in Shelby County and approximately one million dollars in damage occurred in Rush County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A powerful weather system moved through central Indiana on the night of June 3rd. Associated with this system were damaging straight line thunderstorm winds and tornadoes. Three tornadoes developed from supercells. An EF-1 tornado moved through Decatur County, an EF-2 tornado moved through Brown and Johnson Counties, and then weakened to an EF-1 in Shelby County, and another tornado began as an EF-0 in Shelby County and intensified to an EF-3 in Rush County.
41.61980-07-09439°35'N / 85°22'W39°31'N / 85°22'W4.60 Miles33 Yards0025K0Rush
41.81986-07-12238°35'N / 84°33'W0.10 Mile73 Yards0025K0Preble
42.21990-06-02338°45'N / 85°57'W38°47'N / 85°49'W8.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Jackson
42.31969-05-10339°20'N / 84°46'W39°25'N / 84°20'W23.80 Miles400 Yards092.5M0Butler
42.31969-08-09339°13'N / 84°31'W39°10'N / 84°18'W11.90 Miles400 Yards42402.5M0Hamilton
42.31996-05-08238°58'N / 85°58'W38°58'N / 85°54'W5.50 Miles200 Yards001.3M0Jackson
 Brief Description: A strong tornado developed just west of Seymour and moved across the downtown area causing major damage before lifting. In all, nine businesses sustained major damage, eighty-eight homes were damaged and seven homes were destroyed. Three mobile homes were also destroyed. The Seymour highschool also received damage.
42.41974-04-03439°11'N / 84°29'W39°18'N / 84°23'W9.40 Miles350 Yards239250K0Hamilton
43.02005-11-15339°21'N / 85°47'W39°21'N / 85°47'W8.00 Miles300 Yards015.0M0Shelby
 Brief Description: A strong F3 tornado touched down in northern Bartholomew county on 15 November 2005, continuing into southeast Shelby county, where it would do the majority of its damage. No one was killed by this powerful tornado, despite areas of severe damage, and only one minor injury was reported. A resident sustained an ankle injury when moving quickly down into his basement with his family to take cover. The worst damage along the tornado's path took place along and near Vandalia Road just east of the town of Geneva, where a large hog farm was severely damaged, and an old farm house was blown off its foundation. The structural integrity of the destroyed home was insufficient to justify a violent rating. Around 25 properties were damaged in this largely rural area, with six declared total losses. An area of severe thunderstorms moved through central Indiana on the afternoon and evening of 15 November 2005, fueled by abnormally warm conditions which had been the rule across the region for the first half of the month. One strongly rotating supercell produced three tornadoes, two of them rated strong F3, over southern portions of central Indiana. Additional severe weather occurred with other supercells and squall line storms across central Indiana. Thanks to early warnings and heightened awareness of the severe weather threat, no one was killed by the tornadoes, and only one serious injury was reported.
43.41968-04-14339°04'N / 85°58'W39°06'N / 85°55'W3.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Bartholomew
43.51963-03-19239°35'N / 85°14'W39°37'N / 85°12'W2.30 Miles100 Yards0025K0Fayette
43.81996-05-08238°47'N / 84°22'W38°47'N / 84°22'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0275K0Pendleton
 Brief Description: Tornado hit just south of Butler, near US 27 ripping apart a two story brick home and destroying two barns. A car was severely damaged and numerous trees and utility lines were downed.
44.31971-07-18238°20'N / 85°05'W0025K0Henry
44.81990-06-02439°20'N / 84°35'W39°20'N / 84°19'W12.00 Miles1350 Yards0025.0M0Butler
45.31986-03-10238°41'N / 85°56'W38°41'N / 85°52'W3.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Washington
45.81980-07-09439°37'N / 85°29'W39°35'N / 85°22'W6.40 Miles267 Yards2252.5M0Rush
46.11960-09-19339°38'N / 85°16'W0.10 Mile100 Yards00250K0Fayette
46.11971-05-24239°12'N / 85°58'W39°13'N / 85°56'W002.5M0Bartholomew
46.81954-03-19239°39'N / 85°08'W0025K0Fayette
47.51961-11-16239°27'N / 85°47'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0Shelby
47.62008-02-06238°16'N / 85°12'W38°18'N / 85°05'W7.00 Miles250 Yards00175K0KShelby
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Most of the damage caused by this tornado was concentrated in the Flood Road area, as it intensified while moving to the northeast. The tornado destroyed a large, well built barn, and threw the structure 50 yards. It moved an 18 thousand pound trailer four feet, and flipped it. Another barn was destroyed, and every shingle was blown off a well constructed roof top. Several other homes suffered some degree of roof damage. Besides the structural damage, around 40 large hardwood trees were uprooted along the path. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front along with a strong upper level low produced a squall line that crossed central Kentucky. This set off widespread severe weather, and spawned several tornadoes.
47.81974-04-03438°19'N / 85°32'W38°22'N / 85°29'W4.30 Miles33 Yards000K0Oldham
47.91955-03-11239°40'N / 85°18'W39°40'N / 85°02'W14.10 Miles880 Yards03250K0Fayette
48.41999-04-09439°14'N / 84°22'W39°18'N / 84°17'W8.00 Miles440 Yards46582.0M0Hamilton
 Brief Description: A tornado began with F2 intensity in Blue Ash in the northeast corner of the county. This tornado moved through Montgomery, Symmes Township, and Loveland before entering Warren county. The intensity of the tornado was F2 and F3 at many points along the track, intensifying to a low end F4 while in Montgomery. The width of the tornado ranged from 100 yards to 1/4 mile wide. Four fatalities occurred; two in a home and the other two in vehicles. About 91 homes and apartments were destroyed along with 37 businesses. Additionally, 197 homes and apartments suffered major damage with 477 others also incurring damage. Twenty six businesses had major damage with 18 others also incurring damage. M40VE, M38VE, M58PH, F52PH
48.41986-03-10239°21'N / 84°23'W1.00 Mile200 Yards002.5M0Butler
48.41955-03-11239°40'N / 85°02'W39°40'N / 85°00'W1.30 Miles847 Yards00250K0Union
48.61961-04-25439°36'N / 85°37'W39°40'N / 85°18'W17.30 Miles550 Yards032.5M0Rush
49.01992-11-22239°36'N / 84°59'W39°43'N / 84°50'W11.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Union
49.01951-02-20238°16'N / 85°03'W0025K0Shelby
49.31974-04-03538°28'N / 86°00'W38°36'N / 85°44'W17.00 Miles33 Yards1230K0Clark
49.71956-02-25239°29'N / 85°48'W2.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Shelby
49.71990-06-02338°45'N / 86°06'W38°45'N / 85°57'W8.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Washington

* 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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