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The chance of earthquake damage in Gates is about the same as North Carolina average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Gates is higher than North Carolina 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, #611

Gates, NC
North Carolina

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

Gates, NC
North Carolina

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, #323

Gates, NC
North Carolina

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 2,011 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Gates, NC were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:20Dense Fog:2Drought:50
Dust Storm:0Flood:200Hail:379Heat:4Heavy Snow:40
High Surf:2Hurricane:20Ice Storm:20Landslide:0Strong Wind:98
Thunderstorm Winds:845Tropical Storm:10Wildfire:1Winter Storm:92Winter Weather:49

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Gates, NC.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Gates, NC.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 50 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Gates, NC.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
4.61981-03-30236°32'N / 76°56'W36°35'N / 76°41'W14.20 Miles83 Yards00250K0Suffolk (c)
11.61981-03-30236°30'N / 77°04'W36°32'N / 76°56'W7.70 Miles83 Yards11250K0Hertford
11.91984-03-28336°22'N / 76°42'W36°28'N / 76°30'W14.00 Miles880 Yards2102.5M0Gates
12.31967-07-04336°33'N / 76°35'W2.00 Miles50 Yards0525K0Accomack
14.61983-05-16236°20'N / 76°58'W2.00 Miles100 Yards01250K0Hertford
16.21984-03-28236°16'N / 76°58'W36°18'N / 76°53'W2.00 Miles527 Yards0525.0M0Hertford
17.32008-05-09236°14'N / 76°45'W36°16'N / 76°41'W5.00 Miles300 Yards0050K0KHertford
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Tornado tracked into Hertford county from Bertie county. Roofs were blown off of two homes, and numerous trees were downed. The tornado then tracked into Chowan county. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Scattered severe thunderstorms in advance of a cold front produced damaging winds and two tornadoes across portions of northeast North Carolina.
18.31988-11-28236°44'N / 76°57'W36°44'N / 76°55'W2.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Southampton
19.01988-11-28236°44'N / 76°55'W36°48'N / 76°44'W10.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Isle Of Wight
19.12008-05-09236°12'N / 76°49'W36°14'N / 76°45'W4.00 Miles300 Yards0050K0KBertie
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Tornado touched down on Buncomb Road about three miles west of Colerain in northeast Bertie county. Barns were damaged on Harrell Road, and a barn was destroyed on Glovers Cross Road. Trees were downed on Route 45 just south of the Hertford/Bertie county line. The tornado then tracked into Hertford county. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Scattered severe thunderstorms in advance of a cold front produced damaging winds and two tornadoes across portions of northeast North Carolina.
19.81984-03-28236°14'N / 77°00'W36°16'N / 76°58'W3.00 Miles527 Yards0225.0M0Bertie
21.61992-11-23336°12'N / 76°41'W36°13'N / 76°35'W9.00 Miles100 Yards000K0Bertie
24.31992-11-23336°13'N / 76°35'W36°18'N / 76°21'W13.00 Miles100 Yards000K0Chowan
24.92008-04-28336°42'N / 76°41'W36°53'N / 76°24'W16.00 Miles400 Yards020030.0M0KSuffolk (c)
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down with damage first noted about 2 miles northeast of Lummis. The tornado crossed Route 58, downing trees as it moved northeast. The tornado strengthened just south of the intersection of Route 10 AND Route 58, where it damaged several homes and an elementary school as well as downing numerous trees. The intense tornado crossed Route 58 again and then Route 10 before hitting the Freedom Plaza shopping center where it destroyed a strip mall and tossed around numerous cars. One car was impaled into a building adjacent to the strip mall. Thereafter, the tornado moved into 2 subdivisions east and northeast of Obici Hospital. Many homes were damaged with at least a dozen completely destroyed. The tornado then continued into Driver where it damaged a number of homes and businesses and downed numeroud trees. The tornado then appeared to lift just north of Driver, although amateur video and pictures suggested that the tornado maintained close contact with the ground as it tracked northeast across northern portions of Portsmouth to the Norfolk Naval Air Station. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms in advance of a cold front produced numerous tornadoes across central and eastern Virginia.
26.11983-05-16236°25'N / 76°20'W0.50 Mile17 Yards0325K0Pasquotank
26.72008-05-11236°08'N / 77°11'W36°12'N / 76°55'W15.00 Miles200 Yards021.0M0KBertie
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Tornado first touched down about two miles north-northwest of Lewiston Woodville. The tornado path then continued east-northeast across the county producing EF0 to EF2 damage. The tornado path ended as EF0 damage about one mile south of Powellsville. Confirmed EF1 tornado damage about two miles north-northwest of Lewiston Woodville consisted of numerous trees downed on Route 308, and several trailer and brick homes damaged with some mobile homes destroyed near Piney Woods Road. Confirmed EF2 tornado damage about three miles north-northeast of Lewiston Woodville and five miles southwest of Connaritsa consisted of several mobile homes destroyed and a church demolished on Connaritsa Road. Confirmed EF1 tornado damage occurred again about four miles southwest of Powellsville. The damage was along Hexlena Road, with numerous trees downed or snapped off and extensive damage to a few mobile homes. The tornado damage ended about one mile south of Powellsville. Confirmed EF0 tornado damage occurred along Sally Freeman Road, where a porch attached to a mobile home, was demolished. Also, several trees were snapped off. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Scattered severe thunderstorms produced damaging winds, large hail and one tornado across portions of northeast North Carolina.
27.81988-11-28236°30'N / 77°19'W36°33'N / 77°16'W3.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Northampton
27.81992-11-23336°01'N / 77°12'W36°12'N / 76°41'W31.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Bertie
28.51989-03-30236°22'N / 77°28'W36°29'N / 77°08'W22.00 Miles100 Yards0112.5M0Northampton
30.01984-03-28336°08'N / 77°12'W36°12'N / 77°06'W6.00 Miles880 Yards6192.5M0Bertie
30.41992-11-23336°18'N / 76°21'W36°20'N / 76°14'W12.00 Miles100 Yards0212.5M0Pasquotank
31.71984-03-28236°04'N / 76°35'W36°05'N / 76°32'W4.00 Miles177 Yards00250K0Chowan
31.71984-03-28236°05'N / 76°32'W36°06'N / 76°30'W2.00 Miles177 Yards11250K0Perquimans
34.71988-11-05236°18'N / 76°13'W2.00 Miles50 Yards01250K0Pasquotank
34.71963-07-14236°20'N / 76°12'W1.00 Mile30 Yards00250K0Pasquotank
35.11978-06-03236°00'N / 76°57'W0.80 Mile83 Yards00250K0Bertie
35.31973-05-20236°22'N / 76°12'W36°23'N / 76°09'W2.70 Miles33 Yards02250K0Pasquotank
35.51967-07-16236°18'N / 76°12'W0.30 Mile100 Yards0025K0Perquimans
37.21952-05-10236°06'N / 77°15'W060K0Bertie
39.31988-11-28436°21'N / 77°34'W36°27'N / 77°25'W10.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Northampton
39.71999-10-17236°13'N / 76°10'W36°13'N / 76°10'W0.20 Mile50 Yards01150K0Pasquotank
 Brief Description: A tornado associated with Hurricane Irene touched down one mile north of Weeksville. This tornado touched down near the intersection of Toxey Road and N.C. Route 34. The tornado moved due north for about two tenths (0.2) mile with a path width of 50 yards. Two trailers were totally destroyed. One trailer was flipped over and another sustained some damage. A modular home sustained significant damage with several vehicles in the front yard turned 90 degrees. An automobile was thrown up into a tree and wrapped partially around a tree. A cinderblock building sustained a wall failure and a partial collapse of the roof. Clay roofing tiles from this building were thrown 100 yards from the building. Several other structures sustained minor damage. Two trees, a pine and willow tree were completely stripped of all branches. In addition, a refrigerator was carried the entire path length of the tornado and deposited in the front yard of the modular home.
39.81979-09-05336°59'N / 76°25'W2.50 Miles50 Yards022.5M0Newport News (c)
40.81978-04-19337°02'N / 77°01'W37°05'N / 77°00'W3.60 Miles33 Yards00250K0Surry
42.11981-09-15236°28'N / 77°33'W1.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Northampton
42.41978-04-19336°53'N / 77°34'W37°02'N / 77°01'W32.00 Miles100 Yards03250K0Sussex
42.71992-11-23335°58'N / 77°17'W36°01'N / 77°12'W11.00 Miles100 Yards09250K0Martin
42.71983-03-18235°55'N / 76°50'W35°50'N / 76°50'W3.00 Miles17 Yards00250K0Nash
43.71964-10-04235°52'N / 77°04'W35°54'N / 76°06'W54.10 Miles50 Yards00250K0Martin
43.71979-09-05237°01'N / 76°21'W0.50 Mile30 Yards09250K0Hampton (c)
43.71999-09-04237°01'N / 76°21'W37°01'N / 76°21'W1.00 Mile300 Yards067.7M0Hampton (c)
 Brief Description: Tornado touchdown in the city of Hampton. Extensive structural damage in a 3 block area. Numerous minor injuries, with 6 people transported to the hospital. Three apartment complexes and an assisted living facility condemned. Two additional apartment complexes partially condemned. There were 300 persons from apartment complexes forced to evacuate while 160 persons from the assisted living facility were forced to evacuate. Many roofs were lifted off buildings and as much as 800 vehicles were reported damaged. One 18 wheel tractor trailer was overturned. There was not a continuous damage swath, but areas where the tornado did not completely touch the ground. In some areas the tops of trees were sheared off. This tornado formed in the area ahead of the landfalling tropical storm/hurricane Dennis. There were 6600 persons without power.
43.91973-09-14235°50'N / 76°45'W35°54'N / 76°34'W11.20 Miles300 Yards0025K0Washington
44.01957-11-08335°51'N / 77°18'W36°00'N / 77°00'W19.70 Miles150 Yards01250K0Bertie
45.51983-05-16235°50'N / 76°48'W35°50'N / 76°47'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Tyrrell
45.71983-05-16235°50'N / 76°47'W35°50'N / 76°40'W6.00 Miles100 Yards05250K0Washington
46.81986-10-14236°58'N / 77°22'W37°01'N / 77°22'W2.10 Miles450 Yards00250K0Sussex
47.41953-05-02236°37'N / 77°38'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Emporia
47.61988-11-17235°53'N / 76°24'W35°54'N / 76°21'W2.00 Miles50 Yards01250K0Washington
48.01986-10-14237°01'N / 77°22'W37°07'N / 77°12'W13.90 Miles450 Yards01250K0Prince George
48.31959-10-09236°45'N / 75°59'W1.00 Mile300 Yards0025K0Suffolk (c)
48.31988-11-17235°54'N / 76°21'W35°56'N / 76°15'W7.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Tyrrell

* 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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