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The chance of earthquake damage in Ghent is lower than Kentucky average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Ghent is much higher than Kentucky average and is much higher than the national average.

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Earthquake Index, #884

Ghent, KY

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

Ghent, KY

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, #13

Ghent, KY

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 4,297 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Ghent, KY were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:37Dense Fog:31Drought:22
Dust Storm:0Flood:820Hail:834Heat:32Heavy Snow:65
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:27Landslide:0Strong Wind:72
Thunderstorm Winds:2,156Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:1Winter Storm:74Winter Weather:41

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Ghent, KY.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Ghent, KY.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 109 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Ghent, KY.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
4.81992-11-22438°36'N / 85°04'W38°47'N / 84°55'W16.00 Miles60 Yards192.5M0Carroll
7.71959-02-10338°38'N / 85°00'W1.50 Miles440 Yards062.5M0Carroll
10.21974-04-03438°50'N / 85°12'W38°54'N / 85°05'W7.60 Miles1133 Yards0400K0Switzerland
10.31974-04-03438°46'N / 85°16'W38°50'N / 85°12'W5.70 Miles300 Yards0025.0M0Jefferson
10.91957-05-22238°37'N / 85°12'W0.80 Mile440 Yards0025K0Carroll
12.21992-11-22438°47'N / 84°55'W38°53'N / 84°50'W9.70 Miles73 Yards012.5M0Switzerland
15.11974-04-03438°54'N / 85°05'W39°00'N / 84°58'W9.10 Miles1133 Yards0640K0Ohio
16.91974-04-01338°30'N / 85°14'W38°32'N / 85°11'W3.30 Miles300 Yards1202.5M0Henry
16.91974-04-03438°55'N / 85°16'W38°56'N / 85°15'W000K0Ripley
17.51992-11-22438°53'N / 84°50'W38°55'N / 84°48'W1.00 Mile20 Yards003K0Boone
19.11990-06-02338°35'N / 85°25'W38°36'N / 85°19'W6.00 Miles50 Yards012.5M0Trimble
19.41999-04-09338°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.
19.51974-04-03538°58'N / 84°53'W38°59'N / 84°52'W000K0Ohio
19.81974-04-03438°39'N / 85°35'W38°55'N / 85°16'W25.00 Miles1200 Yards101750K0Jefferson
21.31974-04-03439°00'N / 84°58'W39°03'N / 84°54'W4.70 Miles667 Yards000K0Dearborn
23.31990-06-02338°35'N / 85°29'W38°35'N / 85°25'W3.80 Miles440 Yards00250K0Jefferson
24.11956-07-13238°50'N / 84°38'W1.00 Mile433 Yards0122.5M0Boone
24.22004-05-27238°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.
24.41999-04-09338°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.
24.51965-10-07238°44'N / 85°31'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Jefferson
24.91990-06-02338°26'N / 85°18'W38°24'N / 85°16'W2.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Henry
25.11999-04-09238°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.
25.41985-04-05238°44'N / 85°32'W1.00 Mile17 Yards0025K0Jefferson
25.51976-09-26338°48'N / 85°40'W38°45'N / 85°24'W14.60 Miles300 Yards11250K0Jefferson
26.01980-04-08238°57'N / 84°40'W1.50 Miles100 Yards0425K0Boone
26.21956-07-13239°05'N / 85°15'W0.20 Mile100 Yards0025K0Ripley
26.41964-03-25238°17'N / 85°27'W38°30'N / 85°07'W23.40 Miles33 Yards00250K0Shelby
26.81973-09-29239°00'N / 84°42'W0.50 Mile33 Yards00250K0Boone
27.01974-04-03538°59'N / 84°52'W39°07'N / 84°40'W14.00 Miles33 Yards0202.5M0Boone
27.11959-02-10238°34'N / 85°31'W0025K0Clark
27.11961-07-23238°34'N / 85°31'W0025K0Clark
27.61971-07-18238°20'N / 85°05'W0025K0Henry
28.41967-04-21238°53'N / 85°35'W38°54'N / 85°31'W3.00 Miles33 Yards0125K0Jefferson
28.51990-06-02338°24'N / 85°30'W38°26'N / 85°18'W8.00 Miles73 Yards052.5M0Oldham
28.92004-07-30239°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.
28.91990-06-02338°34'N / 85°38'W38°35'N / 85°29'W7.20 Miles440 Yards04250K0Clark
29.11990-06-02338°47'N / 85°41'W38°51'N / 85°30'W9.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Jefferson
29.51986-07-12238°35'N / 84°33'W0.10 Mile73 Yards0025K0Preble
29.62007-10-18338°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.
30.31990-06-02239°05'N / 85°25'W39°13'N / 85°04'W20.50 Miles440 Yards03250K0Ripley
30.41985-04-05238°39'N / 85°37'W2.00 Miles17 Yards003K0Scott
31.21974-04-03438°36'N / 85°40'W38°39'N / 85°35'W5.20 Miles1200 Yards1150K0Scott
31.42008-02-06238°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.
31.41967-04-21238°52'N / 85°39'W38°53'N / 85°35'W3.30 Miles33 Yards0125K0Jennings
32.21951-02-20238°16'N / 85°03'W0025K0Shelby
34.01990-06-02239°13'N / 85°04'W39°14'N / 84°59'W2.50 Miles440 Yards00250K0Dearborn
35.71990-06-02238°14'N / 85°14'W1.00 Mile100 Yards002.5M0Shelby
35.91979-06-29238°16'N / 84°51'W38°15'N / 84°44'W6.20 Miles40 Yards000K0Franklin
36.21974-04-03538°36'N / 85°44'W38°38'N / 85°42'W1.90 Miles33 Yards0100K0Scott
36.21974-04-03438°19'N / 85°32'W38°22'N / 85°29'W4.30 Miles33 Yards000K0Oldham
36.21990-06-02439°13'N / 84°55'W39°15'N / 84°48'W6.00 Miles880 Yards0212.5M0Dearborn
36.51974-04-03438°33'N / 85°45'W38°36'N / 85°40'W5.40 Miles1200 Yards00250.0M0Clark
36.81982-03-20238°13'N / 85°14'W1.00 Mile30 Yards0825.0M0Shelby
36.91990-06-02238°59'N / 85°47'W39°08'N / 85°26'W18.00 Miles60 Yards00250K0Jennings
37.11974-04-03438°07'N / 84°57'W38°20'N / 84°44'W18.90 Miles33 Yards485250K0Franklin
37.21990-06-02338°47'N / 85°49'W38°47'N / 85°41'W6.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Scott
37.21974-04-03539°07'N / 84°40'W39°13'N / 84°38'W6.80 Miles533 Yards31900K0Hamilton
37.31958-07-11239°05'N / 84°32'W39°05'N / 84°32'W08250K0Campbell
37.41958-07-11239°06'N / 84°33'W39°05'N / 84°32'W000K0Hamilton
37.61996-05-08238°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.
38.11968-08-09238°41'N / 85°46'W0025K0Scott
38.51963-04-19238°51'N / 85°54'W38°49'N / 85°38'W14.50 Miles1300 Yards00250K0Jackson
39.01964-06-15238°18'N / 84°38'W38°20'N / 84°31'W6.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Scott
39.11956-02-25239°16'N / 84°49'W0.50 Mile100 Yards00250K0Hamilton
39.21982-03-20238°09'N / 85°01'W38°12'N / 84°51'W10.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Franklin
40.21986-03-10238°41'N / 85°52'W38°47'N / 85°45'W9.00 Miles300 Yards0252.5M0Scott
40.61961-03-06238°45'N / 85°49'W1.00 Mile33 Yards03250K0Scott
40.71963-01-11238°41'N / 85°51'W38°44'N / 85°47'W5.10 Miles150 Yards0025K0Scott
41.01979-06-29238°15'N / 84°44'W38°17'N / 84°27'W15.50 Miles40 Yards0725K0Scott
41.51982-03-20238°07'N / 85°11'W38°09'N / 85°01'W10.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Shelby
41.51977-10-01339°15'N / 84°40'W0.70 Mile150 Yards0172.5M0Hamilton
41.71968-04-23438°40'N / 84°22'W38°42'N / 84°13'W8.00 Miles300 Yards435025.0M0Pendleton
41.91990-06-02439°15'N / 84°48'W39°17'N / 84°35'W10.00 Miles1350 Yards01425.0M0Hamilton
41.91974-04-03238°14'N / 84°39'W38°18'N / 84°29'W10.00 Miles33 Yards0202.5M0Scott
42.21963-04-19338°59'N / 86°00'W39°03'N / 85°31'W26.20 Miles33 Yards000K0Lawrence
42.51974-04-03439°09'N / 85°42'W39°21'N / 85°17'W26.10 Miles1200 Yards270K0Decatur
42.51964-03-25238°13'N / 85°32'W38°13'N / 85°27'W4.70 Miles33 Yards00250K0Jefferson
43.51970-04-23338°13'N / 84°36'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0025K0Scott
44.31990-06-02338°45'N / 85°57'W38°47'N / 85°49'W8.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Jackson
44.41990-06-02338°24'N / 85°47'W38°24'N / 85°45'W3.70 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Clark
44.52004-05-27238°30'N / 85°59'W38°25'N / 85°38'W17.90 Miles75 Yards001.0M0Clark
 Brief Description: A tornado moved from Washington County, Indiana into western Clark County in the vicinity of Borden. It briefly reached F2 intensity in the Borden area, blowing the roofs off several homes. The roof was blown off an elementary school while a graduation was in progress, but no injuries were reported. In all, the tornado destroyed or damaged 10 homes in the Borden area. The tornado continued moving east southeast across Clark County, lifting intermittently. Several witnesses spotted the tornado as it moved south of Charlestown. It caused some F1 damage in the Stacy Road and Bethany Road areas, before lifting southeast of Charlestown.
44.71974-04-03439°08'N / 85°43'W39°09'N / 85°42'W0025.0M0Bartholomew
44.71976-09-26338°56'N / 85°54'W38°57'N / 85°48'W4.90 Miles100 Yards1102.5M0Jackson
45.01974-04-03438°03'N / 85°04'W38°07'N / 84°57'W7.60 Miles33 Yards000K0Anderson
45.31986-03-10238°41'N / 85°56'W38°41'N / 85°52'W3.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Washington
45.31974-04-03438°12'N / 85°45'W38°19'N / 85°32'W14.20 Miles33 Yards32250K0Jefferson
45.51974-04-03538°28'N / 86°00'W38°36'N / 85°44'W17.00 Miles33 Yards1230K0Clark
45.91992-11-22239°09'N / 85°44'W39°12'N / 85°40'W4.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Bartholomew
46.31979-06-29238°17'N / 84°27'W38°24'N / 84°17'W12.10 Miles40 Yards000K0Harrison
46.51974-04-03338°20'N / 84°26'W38°29'N / 84°11'W17.00 Miles33 Yards02725K0Harrison
46.51992-11-22239°13'N / 85°40'W39°13'N / 85°40'W1.00 Mile50 Yards00250K0Decatur
46.61974-04-03339°06'N / 85°48'W39°07'N / 85°46'W1.30 Miles177 Yards050K0Jennings
46.72008-02-06238°21'N / 84°22'W38°22'N / 84°19'W3.00 Miles440 Yards01500K200KHarrison
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down near 812 Mt. Vernon Road, damaging a home and a barn at that location. Along Connersville Road, the tornado lifted the roofs off three homes and damaged three others. It also destroyed several barns and outbuildings, and snapped numerous hardwood trees. It damaged a few more barns and trees before lifting about a half mile southwest of Cynthiana. Several businesses in the city of Cynthiana had sign damage from 70 mph straight line winds. 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.
47.31969-08-09339°13'N / 84°31'W39°10'N / 84°18'W11.90 Miles400 Yards42402.5M0Hamilton
47.31990-06-02439°17'N / 84°35'W39°20'N / 84°35'W3.00 Miles1350 Yards0225.0M0Butler
47.31969-08-09239°25'N / 85°00'W0.70 Mile33 Yards0025K0Franklin
47.51974-04-03439°21'N / 85°17'W39°28'N / 85°11'W9.50 Miles1200 Yards2100K0Franklin
47.71964-03-25238°11'N / 85°43'W38°13'N / 85°32'W10.30 Miles33 Yards01250K0Jefferson
48.01969-05-10239°13'N / 85°47'W39°11'N / 85°40'W6.40 Miles33 Yards00250K0Bartholomew
48.11974-04-03339°03'N / 85°53'W39°06'N / 85°48'W5.40 Miles177 Yards000K0Bartholomew
48.61965-11-26238°02'N / 84°55'W38°03'N / 84°52'W2.70 Miles33 Yards082.5M0Anderson
48.71974-04-03439°11'N / 84°29'W39°18'N / 84°23'W9.40 Miles350 Yards239250K0Hamilton
49.11974-03-29238°02'N / 84°54'W1.00 Mile100 Yards02250K0Anderson
49.21956-02-25239°20'N / 84°34'W1.00 Mile500 Yards05250K0Butler
49.41990-06-02238°52'N / 84°11'W38°55'N / 84°09'W4.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Clermont
49.51996-05-08238°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.
49.71990-06-02338°22'N / 85°57'W38°24'N / 85°47'W8.30 Miles300 Yards072.5M0Floyd
49.71963-04-21238°05'N / 84°40'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0325K0Woodford
49.81996-05-28338°03'N / 85°29'W38°02'N / 85°10'W14.00 Miles850 Yards001.0M0Spencer
 Brief Description: The supercell that crossed the Ohio River from Harrison county produced the second a most destructive tornado in its long history. This second tornado formed 4 miles northwest of Brooks at 540 pm est in extreme south central Jefferson county. The tornado was initially estimated at F0-F1 intensity and moved east-southeast and quickly strengthened as it moved into north central Bullitt county near Holsclaw Hill road and Top Hill road where numerous trees were snapped off and some tree bark was stripped. At 545 pm est, the tronado then crossed near the Brooks exit at interstate 65 turning over 5 tractor trailers and damaging a Comfort Inn, Arby's and a Cracker Barrel. From there the tornado continued into the towns of Pioneer Village, Hillview and Mount Washington. Widespread severe structural damage occurred to over 1000 homes in these towns. 10 people required hospital care. The worst injury was from a man who was treated for broken ribs. The tornado was rated a strong F3 in Pioneer Village and Hillview, where winds were estimated at around 200 mph. F4 damage occurred to at least one house in Hillview which was totally leveled. Here wind speeds were estimated at 210 to 220 mph. The path width across Bullitt county was around 1/3 of a mile. Eyewitnesses and the National Weather Service survey as well as video footage revealed multiple-vortices within the parent tornado. This multiple-vortex tornado appeared to consolidate into one funnel as it moved through the Northfield subdivision near Mount Washington at 558 pm est. Here, the tornado was categorized as an F3 with wind speeds up to 200 mph. The tornado then moved into Spencer County 3 miles west of Mount Washington at 608 pm est. The tornado passed over Route 55, 1 1/2 miles south of Route 44 and Taylorsville at around 630 pm est damaging a few homes. It then passed very close to the Taylorsville Lake Dam and the ranger station at the Taylorsville lake. There, it sank and destroyed several boats, snapped and debarked numerous trees while maintaining its F3 intensity. The path width here was from 1/3 to 1/2 of a mile. Damage patterns again again suggesting multiple-vortices. The tornado then dissapated around 645 pm est just east of Little Mount. The total path length across the 3 countiess was estimated at 30 miles.

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