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

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Earthquake Index, #63

Gibson, MO

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

Gibson, MO

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Tornado Index, #509

Gibson, MO

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 2,723 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Gibson, MO were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:44Dense Fog:35Drought:42
Dust Storm:0Flood:299Hail:839Heat:52Heavy Snow:23
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:9Landslide:0Strong Wind:39
Thunderstorm Winds:1,155Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:2Winter Storm:25Winter Weather:27

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Gibson, MO.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 22 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Gibson, MO.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 92 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Gibson, MO.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
4.31973-11-24236°26'N / 89°59'W36°27'N / 89°56'W3.00 Miles33 Yards20250K0Dunklin
10.31973-11-24236°27'N / 89°56'W36°33'N / 89°48'W10.00 Miles33 Yards06250K0New Madrid
16.71990-05-17236°36'N / 90°16'W36°38'N / 90°13'W3.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Butler
16.71955-03-20236°00'N / 90°18'W36°26'N / 89°33'W51.40 Miles100 Yards00250K0Dunklin
18.11973-04-26236°12'N / 90°10'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0225K0Dunklin
18.42008-02-05236°41'N / 90°13'W36°41'N / 90°08'W4.00 Miles200 Yards00150K0KButler
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down near the intersection of Highways FF and CC. Parts of roofs were ripped off of several houses. As it moved east, it threw tin silos more than 900 yards. One of the silos hit a house and likely played a role in destroying the house. The roof and most of the exterior walls were blown off the three bedroom brick house. The family survived in a closet near the back room of the house unhurt. At the same location, an abandoned mobile home was destroyed, and the metal frame was bent. Debris from this area was spread east about 1.5 miles. Peak estimated wind speeds were near 130 mph. The damage path continued into Stoddard County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A deepening low pressure system moved northeast from Arkansas along a warm front that extended across southeast Missouri and southern Illinois. Surface dew points were in the upper 50's to lower 60's along and southeast of the warm front. A strong upper level trough over the western Plains produced a strong southwest flow of 60 to 80 knots at 500 mb. Winds at 850 mb were south to southwest around 40 knots.
18.92006-04-02336°10'N / 90°07'W36°10'N / 89°59'W14.40 Miles880 Yards001.5M0Dunklin
 Brief Description: The tornado tracked east out of Greene County, Arkansas into Dunklin County, Missouri. The tornado then continued east into Pemiscot County, Missouri. Seven homes were destroyed and thirty-three homes were damaged.
19.71964-01-24236°14'N / 90°19'W36°16'N / 90°17'W3.00 Miles300 Yards00250K0Clay
20.01951-11-13336°37'N / 89°45'W1.00 Mile27 Yards0125K0New Madrid
21.81981-04-22436°36'N / 90°23'W36°53'N / 89°27'W55.20 Miles33 Yards000K0New Madrid
22.32006-04-02336°10'N / 89°58'W36°11'N / 89°39'W17.60 Miles880 Yards213060.0M0Pemiscot
 Brief Description: The tornado continued east out of Dunklin County into Pemiscot County. The tornado lifted near the Mississippi River. There were two fatalities in Braggadocio. One hundred thirty people were injured. The most affected area was the southern portion of Caruthersville. Two hundred twenty-six homes were destroyed and five hundred forty-two homes were damaged. In addition, the city of Caruthersville's water tower was destroyed, cutting off water access to the entire city. F93VE, M69VE
23.01981-04-22436°36'N / 90°25'W36°36'N / 90°23'W1.30 Miles400 Yards02625.0M0Dunklin
23.01952-02-13236°07'N / 89°53'W36°09'N / 89°52'W2.30 Miles100 Yards000K0Pemiscot
23.21973-04-19236°08'N / 89°52'W2.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Pemiscot
23.31954-04-15236°07'N / 90°09'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Dunklin
23.71964-01-24236°11'N / 90°23'W36°14'N / 90°19'W5.10 Miles300 Yards02250K0Greene
24.01999-01-21436°17'N / 90°33'W36°24'N / 90°21'W16.00 Miles400 Yards001.0M0Clay
 Brief Description: The tornado started southeast of Knobel and tracked northeast. The most serious damage occurred early in the life of the tornado. Two homes were destroyed on County Road 238. Several other homes were damaged. Two trailer trucks were rolled over. As the tornado continued east it gradually diminished in intensity. Several trees and power lines were knocked down along the way.
24.81970-07-03236°31'N / 89°36'W2.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0New Madrid
24.91990-05-16236°27'N / 90°35'W36°30'N / 90°23'W15.00 Miles77 Yards110K0Clay
25.11952-02-13236°04'N / 89°56'W36°07'N / 89°53'W4.50 Miles100 Yards003K0Pemiscot
25.41973-05-07336°47'N / 90°18'W36°50'N / 89°43'W32.40 Miles100 Yards00250K0Stoddard
27.41964-03-04236°02'N / 90°20'W36°08'N / 90°10'W11.50 Miles100 Yards0225K0Dunklin
27.61973-05-07336°45'N / 90°21'W36°47'N / 90°18'W3.60 Miles100 Yards07250K0Butler
28.01973-11-24236°33'N / 89°48'W36°47'N / 89°26'W25.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0New Madrid
29.21968-05-15236°32'N / 90°33'W0.20 Mile20 Yards0125K0Butler
29.41975-06-05236°45'N / 90°24'W1.00 Mile100 Yards042.5M0Butler
29.62004-10-18236°03'N / 89°49'W36°03'N / 89°49'W0.50 Mile125 Yards37300K0Pemiscot
 Brief Description: The tornado struck just south of Cooter and moved east. The tornado produced substantial damage to a farm house and a couple of modular homes. The tornado killed three persons who lived at the farm another injured seven others. A large grain trailer and several trees were blown over. M86PH, F?PH, M?PH
30.61952-03-21436°03'N / 89°49'W36°04'N / 89°42'W6.50 Miles880 Yards171002.5M0Pemiscot
30.62006-04-02336°12'N / 90°48'W36°11'N / 90°11'W37.00 Miles880 Yards04725.0M0Greene
 Brief Description: A tornado continued to track east from Randolph County into Greene County and eventually continued into Dunklin County, Missouri. The hardest hit area was in the town of Marmaduke. Forty-seven injuries occurred in Marmaduke with two people being airlifted to a local hospital. One hundred and thirty houses were destroyed in Marmaduke with twenty-five mobile homes also being destroyed. A pharmacy was also destroyed in Marmaduke. Outside of Marmaduke, in the rest of the county, nineteen homes and 11 mobile homes were destroyed. In addition, seven houses and two mobile homes had major damage in the county. In all, approximately five hundred homes were affected.
30.81976-02-21336°43'N / 90°29'W36°53'N / 90°15'W17.20 Miles300 Yards1132.5M0Butler
31.51970-04-30336°36'N / 90°36'W36°40'N / 90°30'W7.10 Miles100 Yards01250K0Butler
31.51999-01-21236°23'N / 90°40'W36°25'N / 90°32'W7.00 Miles100 Yards008.0M0Clay
 Brief Description: The tornado developed east of Datto and moved northeast. Several homes were badly damaged. Several hangars were destroyed and some planes were destroyed at the Corning airport.
32.61968-04-03336°05'N / 90°28'W36°07'N / 90°25'W3.60 Miles100 Yards162.5M0Greene
33.01970-04-30336°35'N / 90°36'W36°36'N / 90°36'W1.10 Miles100 Yards00250K0Ripley
33.41957-04-03236°04'N / 90°25'W000K0Greene
34.01956-02-25236°40'N / 89°33'W36°40'N / 89°26'W6.40 Miles100 Yards0025K0New Madrid
34.11955-03-20235°59'N / 90°17'W36°00'N / 90°18'W1.30 Miles250 Yards0025K0Mississippi
34.21976-02-21336°53'N / 90°15'W36°57'N / 90°10'W6.50 Miles300 Yards030K0Stoddard
34.51952-02-13235°57'N / 90°09'W0.30 Mile33 Yards050K0Mississippi
34.51984-04-03335°56'N / 90°17'W35°58'N / 90°01'W16.00 Miles200 Yards0025.0M0Mississippi
34.91996-04-19236°48'N / 90°32'W36°46'N / 90°28'W2.50 Miles75 Yards00300K0Butler
 Brief Description: The tornado destroyed numerous barns, damaged several houses, and uprooted hundreds of trees. At one farmstead, the tornado lifted a 40-foot section of a 1 by 2 foot concrete base that had been under a wooden barn. Farm equipment such as tractors and hay balers were damaged. Large grain bins and other items were blown over a hundred feet. 18 utility poles were destroyed, knocking out power for 12 to 18 hours. A portion of U.S. Highway 60 was closed for several hours because of debris in the road.
35.61965-11-26336°03'N / 90°30'W36°05'N / 90°27'W3.60 Miles880 Yards00250K0Greene
36.21965-05-26235°53'N / 90°09'W35°57'N / 89°57'W12.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Mississippi
36.51965-04-18235°55'N / 89°57'W043K0Mississippi
36.81967-10-24236°54'N / 89°42'W36°54'N / 89°42'W0025K0Scott
37.11955-05-10235°55'N / 89°56'W35°55'N / 89°51'W4.70 Miles440 Yards00250K0Mississippi
37.22010-12-31236°49'N / 90°31'W36°49'N / 90°31'W00250K0KButler
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado briefly touched down in the vicinity of a residence along County Road 421. About one-third of the roof of the well-built residence was removed, landing about 1,000 feet away in a field. Seven people were in the residence at the time. They were not in the basement, but nobody was injured. Other damage consisted of several uprooted and snapped trees, shingles off a small shed, a damaged antenna tower, and damaged fences. A National Weather Service damage survey indicated a convergent orientation to the debris. Peak winds in this tornado were estimated around 120 mph. The average path width was 50 yards. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A pre-frontal line of thunderstorms developed ahead of a cold front over western Missouri. The broken line of storms extended southwestward across southeast Missouri. Isolated bowing segments and supercells were embedded within portions of the line. The storms existed within a narrow axis of marginal instability with mixed layer capes at or below 500 j/kg. A low level jet axis along the Mississippi River provided more than sufficient vertical wind shear for embedded supercells with isolated tornadoes.
37.41954-06-29236°03'N / 90°30'W000K0Greene
37.41967-04-13236°03'N / 90°30'W2.00 Miles100 Yards022.5M0Greene
37.51975-04-30235°54'N / 89°58'W1.00 Mile30 Yards0025K0Mississippi
38.51986-05-15236°52'N / 89°37'W36°53'N / 89°35'W3.00 Miles500 Yards0025.0M0New Madrid
38.52002-04-24436°54'N / 90°41'W36°48'N / 90°20'W20.00 Miles650 Yards01430.0M0Butler
 Brief Description: The tornado crossed into Butler County in the Mark Twain National Forest, then proceded east-southeast, passing 6 to 7 miles north of Poplar Bluff. An upscale residential subdivision beyond the northern outskirts of Poplar Bluff, just off U.S. Route 67, received extensive damage. At least two well-constructed homes were levelled by peak winds estimated around 210 MPH. A total of 50 homes were destroyed in Butler County, 16 others received major damage, and 30 homes received minor damage. Most of the damaged homes were north of Poplar Bluff. Total damage figures for Butler County included timber losses in the national forest. The total number of injuries requiring hospital care that were directly attributed to the storm was 16. Five of the injured were admitted in critical condition. There were no fatalities from the storm. A woman who lived off U.S. Highway 67 took shelter in her bathtub. She reported that she and the bathtub were blown about 200 feet. She was reportedly found in the median of the highway. She was treated for a cracked sternum, broken ribs, a broken toe, and bruised lungs. In another incident on Highway 67, a large chunk of asphalt was blown through a vehicle's window, striking one of the people inside. The car was extensively damaged when it was blown off the road, but the 3 people inside received only cuts and bruises.
38.61968-05-15435°53'N / 90°18'W35°54'N / 90°02'W8.00 Miles250 Yards0325K0Mississippi
38.91955-04-22336°40'N / 89°31'W36°43'N / 89°18'W12.40 Miles10 Yards00250K0New Madrid
39.11998-04-16435°52'N / 90°11'W35°54'N / 90°08'W5.00 Miles400 Yards212350K0Mississippi
 Brief Description: The tornado began just west of Manila and tracked northeast. The tornado demolished or heavily damaged several homes including some mobile homes. Two children were killed in one of these mobile homes. The tornado continued northeast flattening a discount department store and an gas station/food mart. Three small factory and machine shop buildings as well as a furniture store were destroyed. Several other buildings were seriously damaged. The tornado reached the main residential section of Manila destroying several homes. Numerous trees and power lines were also blown down. F5MH, M2MH
39.21997-03-01335°59'N / 90°50'W36°12'N / 90°21'W15.00 Miles200 Yards15500K0Greene
 Brief Description: M47BU The tornado moved into extreme northwest Craighead county from Jackson county. While in Craighead county, the tornado damaged a house injuring 2 persons inside the structure. The tornado then moved into the southeast corner of Lawrence county. There it damaged 13 homes and buildings including a grain bin which stored a large supply of rice. One mobile home was rolled over injuring 2 persons. Numerous trees were blown down as well. The tornado moved into Greene county where it occasionally lifted off the ground as the storm moved northeast. The most severe damage occurred near Marmaduke where 20 homes and buildings were damaged or destroyed. One man was killed when his business was damaged by the tornado. Five others were injured.
39.31955-04-22236°52'N / 89°34'W0.20 Mile10 Yards0025K0Scott
39.42008-05-02235°57'N / 89°40'W35°58'N / 89°39'W1.00 Mile40 Yards0040K0KDyer
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado briefly touched down along Chic Road, just west of the Moss Island State Wildlife Management Area. The tornado traveled northeast for roughly one mile, crossing the Great River Road before lifting. A mobile home was destroyed and several power lines were knocked down. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front approached the Midsouth during the afternoon hours of May 2nd, 2008, Numerous showers and thunderstorms developed ahead and along the front. Storms quickly became severe and produced large hail, damaging winds, flash flooding, and a few tornadoes. The severe weather continued into the early morning hours of May 3rd, 2008 with the passage of the front.
39.61995-05-18236°26'N / 89°28'W36°33'N / 89°11'W15.00 Miles150 Yards000.1M5KLake
 Brief Description: The tornado first tocuhed down about seven miles north of Tiptonville and continued to move northeast through the Reelfoot Lake area. The tornado then moved into Obion County near the town of Walnut Log and eventually moved into Fulton County, Kentucky. Two horses were killed when they were picked up by the tornado. One house had part of its roof torn off, lost part of his carport and had several windows broken. Another house lost part of its siding. Several boats and boat trailers were destroyed. A barn and six grain silos were destroyed. Some cotton trailers were blown over. Several trees and power lines were knocked down. Some crops were damaged as well.
40.22003-05-04235°51'N / 90°17'W35°54'N / 90°08'W12.00 Miles300 Yards00400K0Mississippi
 Brief Description: The tornado moved into Mississippi County from Craighead County and continued to move northeast. Three homes were destroyed and several others were damaged. A car was damaged when a tree fell on it. Six farm pivots were damaged.
40.51997-03-01435°46'N / 90°11'W35°57'N / 89°43'W20.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Mississippi
 Brief Description: A tornado developed in Mississippi county Arkansas near the town of Lennie. Three mobile homes were damaged or destroyed and a cotton trailer was over turned. The tornado touched down again in Dyer county in Tennessee. The most severe damage with the tornado occurred in Dyer county. A thirteen-year-old girl was killed at her home which was destroyed by the tornado in the town of Finley. One hundred ninety building were damaged or destroyed in Dyer county including Dyer County High School. The tornado then continued into Gibson county where eight homes were damaged or destroyed. Numerous trees and power lines were knocked down as well.
41.42003-05-04235°52'N / 90°20'W35°54'N / 90°17'W3.00 Miles300 Yards001K0Craighead
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down northeast of Black Oak and moved northeast eventually into Mississippi County. Little damage was reported with the tornado in Craighead County.
43.01986-05-15236°58'N / 89°42'W37°01'N / 89°39'W4.00 Miles400 Yards1152.5M0Scott
43.62006-04-02336°07'N / 89°31'W36°08'N / 89°12'W18.00 Miles880 Yards167020.0M0Dyer
 Brief Description: A tornado spawned from the same parent supercell that produced damaging tornadoes west of the Mississippi River moved across Dyer County during the evening of April 2nd. The most affected areas were Millsfield, Maxey, and Newbern. The F3 tornado resulted in sixteen fatalities and 70 injuries. Seventy-one homes were destroyed and one hundred eighty-two were damaged. M37MH, F40MH, M13MH, M69PH, F87PH, M66PH, F63MH, F57PH, M27MH, F26MH, F47PH, M57PH, M0PH, F67PH, M77PH, M35MH
43.71996-04-19236°36'N / 90°52'W36°35'N / 90°44'W10.00 Miles100 Yards00100K0Ripley
 Brief Description: A mobile home was overturned. Large trees fell on cars and homes.
43.81971-12-15237°01'N / 89°51'W37°05'N / 89°47'W5.70 Miles100 Yards0225K0Stoddard
43.81955-04-22236°21'N / 90°49'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0025K0Randolph
44.11953-03-22235°56'N / 89°39'W36°09'N / 89°11'W30.10 Miles100 Yards00250K0Dyer
44.21997-03-01435°57'N / 89°40'W36°07'N / 89°11'W15.00 Miles200 Yards1152.0M0Dyer
 Brief Description: F13MH A tornado developed in Mississippi county Arkansas near the town of Lennie. Three mobile homes were damaged or destroyed and a cotton trailer was over turned. The tornado touched down again in Dyer county in Tennessee. The most severe damage with the tornado occurred in Dyer county. A thirteen-year-old girl was killed at her home which was destroyed by the tornado in the town of Finley. One hundred ninety building were damaged or destroyed in Dyer county including Dyer County High School. The tornado then continued into Gibson county where eight homes were damaged or destroyed. Numerous trees and power lines were knocked down as well.
44.21973-11-24236°47'N / 89°26'W36°50'N / 89°20'W6.50 Miles33 Yards00250K0Mississippi
44.21962-02-08236°43'N / 89°19'W0.10 Mile30 Yards0025K0Mississippi
44.21986-05-15236°53'N / 89°35'W36°59'N / 89°28'W6.00 Miles500 Yards01925.0M0Scott
44.51955-03-20336°45'N / 89°22'W36°48'N / 89°20'W3.60 Miles250 Yards017250K0Mississippi
44.71952-03-21335°40'N / 90°31'W35°57'N / 89°54'W39.70 Miles880 Yards157250K0Mississippi
44.71952-03-21335°40'N / 90°31'W35°57'N / 89°54'W39.70 Miles880 Yards157250K0Mississippi
45.21957-01-22235°48'N / 90°12'W000K0Mississippi
45.91971-07-15236°36'N / 89°14'W0.20 Mile17 Yards0025K0Mississippi
46.01973-01-18236°41'N / 90°50'W36°43'N / 90°46'W4.30 Miles100 Yards01250K0Ripley
46.01973-05-07237°06'N / 89°55'W0.30 Mile27 Yards000K0Stoddard
46.51963-04-29237°05'N / 89°57'W37°07'N / 89°47'W9.40 Miles50 Yards0025K0Stoddard
46.71970-04-01236°41'N / 89°18'W36°43'N / 89°13'W5.10 Miles50 Yards0425K0Mississippi
46.82003-05-04236°00'N / 89°25'W36°07'N / 89°16'W15.00 Miles200 Yards01050.0M0Dyer
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down just southwest of Dyersburg and tracked northeast through the middle of the city. Over 70 homes were destroyed and more than 300 were damaged. Eight commercial buildings were destroyed and nearly 20 were damaged.
47.41971-07-15236°51'N / 89°21'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0625K0Mississippi
47.41981-04-22436°53'N / 89°27'W36°54'N / 89°20'W6.50 Miles33 Yards1625.0M0Mississippi
48.01959-09-26335°43'N / 90°09'W35°47'N / 89°44'W23.70 Miles667 Yards07250K0Lauderdale
48.61957-05-22236°39'N / 89°12'W0.40 Mile33 Yards0025K0Mississippi
48.61952-03-21335°57'N / 89°26'W36°08'N / 89°12'W18.10 Miles1000 Yards1030250K0Dyer
48.81999-01-17235°46'N / 90°30'W35°53'N / 90°26'W11.00 Miles75 Yards00150K0Craighead
 Brief Description: The tornado started just southwest of Lake City and tracked northeast reaching the northwest corner of Lake City and then continued northeast. Two homes were destroyed and five others were damaged in Lake City. An electrical substation was badly damaged. Several trees and power lines were also blown down.
48.91952-03-21436°06'N / 89°16'W2.00 Miles200 Yards45250K0Dyer
49.01982-04-02336°02'N / 89°23'W36°02'N / 89°15'W8.00 Miles77 Yards012.5M0Dyer
49.41963-04-29237°07'N / 89°47'W37°08'N / 89°46'W1.30 Miles50 Yards1325K0Cape Girardeau
49.81968-05-15435°47'N / 90°44'W35°53'N / 90°18'W12.60 Miles167 Yards3435025K0Craighead

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