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

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

Earthquake Index, #1515

Ganado, TX

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

Ganado, TX

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, #1196

Ganado, TX

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 1,549 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Ganado, TX were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:1Dense Fog:2Drought:75
Dust Storm:2Flood:358Hail:435Heat:11Heavy Snow:12
High Surf:0Hurricane:3Ice Storm:4Landslide:0Strong Wind:39
Thunderstorm Winds:484Tropical Storm:5Wildfire:10Winter Storm:9Winter Weather:19

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Ganado, TX.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Ganado, TX.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 35 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Ganado, TX.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
1.81967-09-20329°04'N / 96°31'W0.10 Mile33 Yards030K0Jackson
1.91975-12-24329°01'N / 96°30'W1.00 Mile440 Yards000K0Jackson
10.71966-02-09328°58'N / 96°40'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Jackson
28.71994-05-13229°23'N / 96°47'W0.20 Mile50 Yards0050K5KLavaca
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down near Vienna, destroying a mobile home and a house, knocking down power lines and covering the roadway with debris. One witness reported hearing a sound like a "freight train."
29.01955-05-18228°42'N / 96°14'W2.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Matagorda
29.31993-04-07229°25'N / 96°17'W0.50 Mile400 Yards0050K0Wharton
 Brief Description: The Wharton Newspaper reported large trees blown down, metal roofs blown off barns and water pump housings blown over on Farm-to-Market Road 2614 northwest of Egypt near the community of Bonus. There were numerous reports of street flooding in the Wharton vicinity.
29.61967-09-20328°42'N / 96°13'W1.00 Mile100 Yards4725K0Matagorda
29.81966-03-28329°27'N / 96°20'W29°23'N / 96°12'W9.30 Miles1760 Yards0025K0Colorado
30.01961-11-02228°37'N / 96°37'W0.30 Mile200 Yards0025K0Calhoun
30.01972-05-07228°37'N / 96°37'W0.10 Mile10 Yards0125K0Calhoun
30.21968-11-05328°48'N / 97°00'W28°43'N / 96°47'W14.40 Miles200 Yards02250K0Victoria
30.51964-06-15229°18'N / 96°06'W1.50 Miles20 Yards003K0Wharton
30.51966-04-14229°18'N / 96°06'W1.00 Mile33 Yards000K0Wharton
30.81953-12-02229°12'N / 96°02'W1.50 Miles200 Yards003K0Wharton
31.42007-03-31229°23'N / 96°52'W29°22'N / 96°52'W0475K0KLavaca
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: To the southeast of Hallettsville, and southeast of the first tornado, a second tornado touched down near 0345 CST. This was just off FM530 on Road 16C, near the community of Light Chapel. This tornado touched down just south of a mobile home and began moving toward the northeast. A father, along with two sons and a daughter, had just arrived home less than an hour before the touchdown and had fallen asleep when the storm struck. The father reported feeling a jolt that awakened him as severe thunderstorm winds ahead of the tornado struck the mobile home. He reported that it became quiet again and then the mobile home exploded as the tornado stuck. He and his three children were blown and tossed almost 150 feet, coming to rest on the top of the former south wall of his mobile home. Broken glass was everywhere, but, in spite of cuts and bruises, they took shelter in a small nearby roofless shack as hail continued to fall. He then walked, carrying an injured son and daughter, to a neighbor???s house to call for help. His truck, parked under an awning just south of the mobile home was rolled and crushed. Had he and his children arrived only a few minutes later at their home, they could easily have been killed. That all have recovered except for minor bruises and cuts can only be considered a miracle. The father???s comments were that it???s all okay ??? we???re okay. What was destroyed is just ???stuff.??? Based on the destroyed mobile home, which had been tied down, and the rolled and twisted metal frame, the tornado was rated EF-2 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. Winds were estimated at 115 mph. The tornado path length was placed at four-tenths of a mile with a path width of 75 yards. EPISODE NARRATIVE: In the early morning hours of March 31, both supercells and short bow echoes began to form along the north-south aligned cold front after it crossed the IH-35 corridor. Moving into the eastern portion of South Central Texas, these storms produced heavy rainfall, large hail, and two tornadoes.
32.01955-05-23229°19'N / 96°05'W0.50 Mile33 Yards000K0Wharton
32.71972-03-20229°20'N / 96°05'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0025K0Wharton
34.71972-10-29228°37'N / 96°46'W28°31'N / 96°38'W10.80 Miles100 Yards0225K0Calhoun
34.81967-09-20329°27'N / 96°51'W2.00 Miles167 Yards0325K0Lavaca
35.61970-10-23229°18'N / 96°00'W1.20 Miles33 Yards0025K0Wharton
35.71961-11-22329°24'N / 96°05'W2.00 Miles200 Yards010K0Wharton
35.81972-03-20229°26'N / 96°56'W29°26'N / 96°52'W4.50 Miles50 Yards0025K0Lavaca
37.01961-09-11229°00'N / 95°54'W0.40 Mile50 Yards000K0Matagorda
38.01967-09-20329°21'N / 97°04'W29°21'N / 97°00'W4.30 Miles333 Yards042.5M0Lavaca
38.61967-09-21229°34'N / 96°44'W1.00 Mile33 Yards003K0Colorado
38.71955-05-19229°27'N / 96°57'W2.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0Lavaca
40.91970-10-23229°18'N / 95°54'W1.50 Miles27 Yards0025K0Wharton
41.01967-09-20228°25'N / 96°45'W28°30'N / 96°31'W15.40 Miles33 Yards013K0Calhoun
41.01964-02-04229°36'N / 96°20'W29°37'N / 96°17'W3.80 Miles880 Yards01250K0Colorado
41.71965-04-19329°27'N / 96°00'W0.20 Mile150 Yards1325K0Fort Bend
43.41955-05-18229°34'N / 97°10'W29°20'N / 96°57'W20.70 Miles300 Yards0025K0Lavaca
44.81970-08-03228°24'N / 96°24'W003K0Calhoun
45.61965-01-21229°37'N / 96°53'W0.80 Mile50 Yards0025K0Fayette
48.11969-04-11228°57'N / 97°18'W1.00 Mile33 Yards003K0De Witt
48.31955-06-05229°42'N / 96°47'W000K0Colorado

* 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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