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Glades County Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Glades County is about the same as Florida average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Glades County is much lower than Florida average and is lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #45

Glades County
0.00
Florida
0.01
U.S.
1.81

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

Glades County
0.0000
Florida
0.0000
U.S.
0.0023

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, #59

Glades County
88.70
Florida
185.89
U.S.
136.45

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 4,889 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Glades County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:18Dense Fog:43Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:508Hail:1,196Heat:3Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:7Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:16
Thunderstorm Winds:1,942Tropical Storm:8Wildfire:57Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:1,091 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Glades County.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Glades County.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Glades County.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 22 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Glades County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
19.81982-06-17226°47'N / 81°29'W26°50'N / 81°27'W4.00 Miles17 Yards03250K0Glades
21.61971-06-18227°13'N / 81°23'W1.00 Mile20 Yards0025K0Highlands
23.31982-06-17226°43'N / 81°30'W26°47'N / 81°29'W4.00 Miles17 Yards11250K0Hendry
31.11982-09-26227°23'N / 81°02'W4.00 Miles60 Yards17250K0Okeechobee
33.21968-11-09226°27'N / 81°16'W26°30'N / 81°10'W7.20 Miles100 Yards0025K0Hendry
33.81983-03-21227°15'N / 80°50'W27°19'N / 80°44'W5.00 Miles50 Yards042.5M0Okeechobee
34.01982-06-17227°25'N / 81°23'W1.00 Mile200 Yards090K0Highlands
34.91969-11-14227°18'N / 80°48'W27°18'N / 80°45'W3.80 Miles33 Yards0225K0Okeechobee
35.91972-06-18226°37'N / 81°38'W0.50 Mile20 Yards00250K0Lee
36.51983-02-02227°27'N / 81°24'W1.00 Mile40 Yards16250K0Highlands
36.71958-10-19326°49'N / 80°40'W26°57'N / 80°32'W12.40 Miles440 Yards124250K0Palm Beach
37.01968-11-11226°10'N / 81°50'W26°45'N / 81°00'W65.40 Miles17 Yards03250K0Collier
38.32004-08-13226°09'N / 80°56'W26°45'N / 80°56'W42.00 Miles100 Yards0050K0Hendry
 Brief Description: A long-track supercell tornado, associated with a rainband of Hurricane Charley, moved across the open Everglades before striking a building in Clewiston.
43.11958-10-19326°57'N / 80°32'W27°02'N / 80°27'W7.80 Miles440 Yards00250K0Martin
44.41970-02-03227°13'N / 81°51'W00250K0De Soto
45.31958-01-26227°13'N / 81°52'W000K0De Soto
45.31983-12-12227°13'N / 81°52'W1.00 Mile50 Yards04250K0De Soto
46.31988-11-04226°38'N / 81°51'W1.50 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Lee
46.31989-07-23226°38'N / 81°51'W1.00 Mile300 Yards002.5M0Lee
47.81965-02-23226°37'N / 81°52'W0.50 Mile67 Yards0025K0Lee
49.41968-11-09226°10'N / 81°48'W26°27'N / 81°16'W38.40 Miles100 Yards21725K0Collier
49.81963-11-10226°59'N / 82°00'W1.00 Mile27 Yards02250K0Charlotte


* 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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