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

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

Earthquake Index, #656

Goshen, AL
0.01
Alabama
0.08
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

Goshen, AL
0.0000
Alabama
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, #434

Goshen, AL
207.99
Alabama
255.80
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 1,835 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Goshen, AL were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:38Dense Fog:0Drought:23
Dust Storm:0Flood:101Hail:477Heat:58Heavy Snow:3
High Surf:0Hurricane:2Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:7
Thunderstorm Winds:1,042Tropical Storm:6Wildfire:0Winter Storm:1Winter Weather:2
Other:75 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Goshen, AL.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Goshen, AL.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 74 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Goshen, AL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
0.51974-01-20231°43'N / 86°07'W0025K0Pike
5.71965-09-29231°42'N / 86°13'W0225K0Crenshaw
5.71958-02-06231°43'N / 86°07'W31°50'N / 85°59'W11.30 Miles200 Yards0025K0Pike
7.51962-01-05231°45'N / 86°00'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Pike
8.11961-04-27231°40'N / 86°00'W0225K0Pike
8.41973-11-20231°43'N / 86°16'W0025K0Crenshaw
9.91972-07-03231°48'N / 85°59'W0.30 Mile200 Yards00250K0Pike
11.21969-05-18231°33'N / 86°14'W31°35'N / 86°08'W6.40 Miles33 Yards0025K0Crenshaw
13.61986-11-26231°46'N / 85°58'W31°49'N / 85°51'W8.00 Miles150 Yards01250K0Pike
17.41974-12-19331°56'N / 85°58'W0.50 Mile100 Yards013K0Pike
18.01971-03-03331°43'N / 85°49'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Pike
18.41974-12-19331°43'N / 85°53'W31°50'N / 85°45'W11.30 Miles300 Yards00250K0Pike
20.71994-03-09231°36'N / 85°50'W31°36'N / 85°46'W3.00 Miles100 Yards00500K50KCoffee
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down about two miles east of Frisco in the New Hope Community causing extensive damage. Five homes and two mobile homes were damaged; one chicken house was destroyed and five others were damaged. Two houses had the roofs blown completely off.
21.01971-03-02331°41'N / 85°58'W31°44'N / 85°34'W23.80 Miles33 Yards0025K0Pike
21.11971-09-17331°25'N / 86°10'W0.30 Mile100 Yards0025K0Coffee
21.21973-04-18231°25'N / 86°04'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0142.5M0Coffee
21.51984-03-05231°33'N / 85°49'W0.90 Mile50 Yards04250K0Coffee
22.42006-11-15231°37'N / 85°49'W31°48'N / 85°40'W15.00 Miles650 Yards00500K0KPike
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado, which is believed to have initially touched down just across the Coffee County line near the Roeton community, entered Pike County about 1.5 miles southwest of Hamilton Crossroads. The tornado track crossed US Highway 231, State Highway 10, and State Highway 130 before crossing the Pea River into western Barbour County. Numerous trees were blown down or snapped off along the path. Numerous structures suffered significant damage, including a water tower that completely collapsed, a fire department building, and several homes. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong storm system brought severe weather and heavy rainfall to much of Central Alabama.
23.81986-11-25331°23'N / 85°56'W31°33'N / 85°46'W14.00 Miles200 Yards032.5M0Coffee
24.61986-11-25331°33'N / 85°46'W31°38'N / 85°42'W8.00 Miles200 Yards012.5M0Dale
24.81956-05-03331°36'N / 86°33'W31°37'N / 86°30'W3.80 Miles83 Yards0225K0Covington
25.21969-04-18431°56'N / 86°27'W32°13'N / 86°00'W32.80 Miles500 Yards00250K0Crenshaw
25.81983-05-16331°23'N / 85°56'W1.50 Miles150 Yards01250K0Coffee
26.61976-03-31231°23'N / 86°23'W31°24'N / 86°20'W3.80 Miles40 Yards00250K0Covington
27.01969-04-18431°50'N / 86°38'W31°56'N / 86°27'W12.80 Miles500 Yards211250K0Butler
27.71964-04-28232°03'N / 86°29'W31°59'N / 86°24'W6.80 Miles33 Yards00250K0Lowndes
28.72007-03-01232°01'N / 86°27'W32°04'N / 86°25'W3.00 Miles400 Yards0450K0KLowndes
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: What would eventually become a large tornado first touched down in far southeastern Lowndes County, along US Highway 31 in the Sandy Ridge Community. The tornado tracked northeastward, roughly parallel to US 31, before moving into extreme southwestern Montgomery County. During its short path in Lowndes County, the tornado damaged several structures and downed numerous trees. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A powerful spring storm system brought an outbreak of tornadoes, damaging winds, and large hail to Central Alabama.
29.02006-11-15231°48'N / 85°39'W31°50'N / 85°38'W3.00 Miles650 Yards005K0KBarbour
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The Hamilton Crossroads tornado crossed from Pike into Barbour County, and traveled another 3 miles before lifting. Damage in the Barbour County portion was relatively minor, and consisted of mainly downed trees. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong storm system brought severe weather and heavy rainfall to much of Central Alabama.
29.91959-03-21231°20'N / 85°52'W31°22'N / 85°51'W2.70 Miles150 Yards0025K0Coffee
30.11957-06-28231°46'N / 86°43'W31°51'N / 86°32'W12.30 Miles133 Yards00250K0Butler
31.22006-11-15231°12'N / 86°22'W31°23'N / 86°13'W16.00 Miles300 Yards001.0M0KCovington
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado first touched down near Hillcrest Ponds around the junction of county roads 34 and 45, then moved northeast, before lifting back into the clouds near county road 70 just west of Friendship. Considerable damage occurred along the path of the tornado. The first residence hit had two large grain silos torn from their foundations. One was thrown roughly 15 yards, the other about 150 yards across the road and into a nearby pasture. Another home sustained considerable damage when an outbuilding was lifted by the tornado and thrown into the home. Several other homes along the path of the tornado suffered roof damage. The most significant and widespread damage along the path of the tornado occurred near Opine, where up to six commercial poultry farm buildings were destroyed or heavily damaged. Approximately 130,000 chickens were killed. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Strong southerly winds developed ahead of a cold front and caused low level shear to increase across the area. This low level shear aided in the development of several tornadoes across the area.
31.71973-12-29331°19'N / 85°54'W31°20'N / 85°48'W5.90 Miles67 Yards0112.5M0Coffee
32.31986-11-25331°38'N / 85°42'W31°53'N / 85°27'W22.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Barbour
32.42007-03-01431°16'N / 85°55'W31°22'N / 85°46'W10.00 Miles500 Yards950250.0M0KCoffee
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down just southwest of the Enterprise Municipal Airport. It caused minor damage to some houses. Four chicken houses were destroyed. The tornado then traveled northeast and quickly intensified as it moved into the Enterprise city limits. It severely damaged the high school just north of the downtown. Eight students were killed as walls collapsed on them while they took shelter in the interior hallways. Fifty more were injured. The football stadium was destroyed. Many vehicles surrounding the schools were overturned or tossed about. Several state roads were impassible due to debris and fallen utility poles and lines. The ninth fatality occurred where an elderly woman was standing behind a living room window of her home as the glass shattered. A nearby elementary school was heavily damaged with no deaths or injuries reported there. Damage near the high school and in northeast Enterprise reached low end EF-4. Damage assessments indicated 239 homes destroyed, 374 homes with major damage, 529 homes with minor damage, and 251 homes affected. Coffee County was declared a federal disaster area, with preliminary FEMA individual assistance figures totalling over $1 million. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms developed ahead of a warm front over the Florida Panhandle and moved northeast across southeast Alabama and into extreme southwest Georgia during the afternoon hours of March 1. The strongest tornado, classified an EF-4, killed nine and injured 50 in Enterprise, Alabama.
32.61972-01-13231°20'N / 85°48'W31°23'N / 85°44'W5.20 Miles100 Yards488250K0Dale
32.71979-11-25231°52'N / 86°40'W31°59'N / 86°35'W9.40 Miles50 Yards0025K0Butler
33.01954-04-16231°19'N / 85°49'W31°20'N / 85°48'W1.30 Miles100 Yards000K0Coffee
33.11957-06-28231°31'N / 86°40'W31°35'N / 86°38'W5.20 Miles200 Yards00250K0Butler
33.21955-10-16231°19'N / 85°50'W31°19'N / 85°48'W1.90 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Coffee
33.21979-07-11231°24'N / 86°37'W31°29'N / 86°33'W7.10 Miles100 Yards040K0Covington
33.31972-01-13231°19'N / 85°48'W31°20'N / 85°48'W1.10 Miles100 Yards00250K0Coffee
33.51973-12-30331°27'N / 85°39'W1.50 Miles120 Yards0143K0Dale
33.51983-12-28231°17'N / 86°38'W31°29'N / 86°26'W15.00 Miles80 Yards01250K0Covington
33.71984-03-05231°21'N / 85°44'W31°27'N / 85°39'W8.00 Miles50 Yards01425.0M0Dale
34.41954-04-16231°20'N / 85°48'W31°27'N / 85°34'W16.00 Miles100 Yards0125K0Dale
34.61957-06-28231°48'N / 85°40'W31°58'N / 85°28'W16.50 Miles100 Yards0125K0Barbour
34.61973-12-29331°20'N / 85°48'W31°20'N / 85°42'W5.70 Miles67 Yards002.5M0Dale
34.71979-11-25231°59'N / 86°35'W32°10'N / 86°30'W13.50 Miles50 Yards01225K0Lowndes
35.21955-10-16231°19'N / 85°48'W31°25'N / 85°35'W14.50 Miles100 Yards052.5M0Dale
35.61980-05-20231°44'N / 85°35'W31°52'N / 85°28'W11.50 Miles50 Yards0125K0Barbour
35.91969-04-18432°13'N / 86°00'W32°13'N / 85°53'W6.80 Miles500 Yards03250K0Bullock
36.51962-01-05231°18'N / 86°30'W003K0Covington
36.81957-06-28231°27'N / 86°42'W31°31'N / 86°40'W5.20 Miles200 Yards02250K0Covington
37.31963-04-29232°11'N / 86°31'W32°12'N / 86°21'W9.80 Miles400 Yards00250K0Lowndes
38.71956-12-23232°08'N / 86°25'W32°25'N / 86°01'W30.50 Miles100 Yards010K0Montgomery
39.01957-06-28231°26'N / 86°42'W31°27'N / 86°42'W1.10 Miles200 Yards00250K0Conecuh
39.51957-06-28232°09'N / 86°35'W32°15'N / 86°24'W12.80 Miles117 Yards0025K0Lowndes
39.91957-06-28231°24'N / 86°54'W31°38'N / 86°37'W23.20 Miles440 Yards00250K0Conecuh
42.71966-11-10232°18'N / 86°30'W32°16'N / 86°21'W9.30 Miles50 Yards0025K0Lowndes
43.21964-12-24231°48'N / 86°53'W31°50'N / 86°49'W4.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Butler
43.21975-01-10232°18'N / 86°24'W2.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Montgomery
43.71972-01-13331°36'N / 85°24'W31°43'N / 85°22'W8.40 Miles200 Yards02250K0Henry
44.11996-03-06232°20'N / 86°08'W32°23'N / 86°05'W4.00 Miles200 Yards2171.5M0Montgomery
 Brief Description: The fourth in a series of four tornadoes across southern and eastern Montgomery cut a swath of destruction about 4 miles in length in an area just outside the city limits of Montgomery. The tornado began in an open field just south of a small housing development called Ranchette Estates. The tornado travelled on a path toward the northeast moving across the Country Estates Mobile Home Park where two men were killed and a number of others were injured. The tornado continued toward the northeast damaging the Georgia Washington Junior High School. It ended shortly after damaging a number of houses in the Bridlebrook Farms sub-division. About 40 homes were damaged in the Bridlebrook Farms area while nearly all of the mobile homes in Country Estates were damaged or destroyed. Total path length was about 4 miles with a path width of 200 yards. This tornado actually represents the fifth damaging event that occurred in Montgomery County between 5:12 am and about 5:30 am. M25MH, M30MH
44.12006-11-15232°19'N / 86°14'W32°24'N / 86°05'W7.00 Miles250 Yards06500K0KMontgomery
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The Montgomery tornado touched down approximately 1.4 miles southwest of the Shakespeare Festival, and tracked northeastward across the Woodmere and Beauvoir Lakes Subdivisions. The tornado then crossed Interstate 85 at Bell Road and continued northeastward to the Atlanta Highway, just west of Taylor Road. Numerous trees were snapped off or downed along the path with minor roof damage to numerous homes. Near the Atlanta Highway, the tornado crossed the A.U.M. ball field complex and struck the Montgomery Postal Processing and Distribution Center and Post Office. The main doors of the post office were blown in and portions of the roof were lifted off to the north. Numerous trees were snapped off at ground level on the south and west sides of the building. A tractor trailer was completely turned around and moved 30 yards and flipped over. Other postal vehicles and cars in the parking lot were moved or received significant damage. Just to the north, the tornado produced major damage to the Fun Zone Skating Rink. This was a large metal building structure which was nearly totally destroyed. Several vehicles were tossed around and significantly damaged or crushed by debris from the building. As the tornado crossed the Atlanta Highway, several metal power poles were either significantly bent or downed. At the Saddleback Ridge Apartment Complex, at least two apartment buildings lost their roofs and portions of the second floor. The tornado continued another 2.25 miles northeastward, ending in a field just south of Wares Ferry Road. Six people suffered minor injuries. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong storm system brought severe weather and heavy rainfall to much of Central Alabama.
44.32000-12-16231°16'N / 85°37'W31°26'N / 85°24'W17.00 Miles300 Yards002.0M0Dale
 Brief Description: The F0 tornado moved northeast from extreme western Houston County into southeast Dale County. It rapidly intensified to an F2 tornado as it continued its intermittent track into the eastern portion of the county. A Midland City church annex lost parts of its roof and walls. Several homes in the Doe Run Subdivision south of Pinckard were destroyed and numerous others were damaged. In Pinckard, numerous trees and power lines were down. Many homes and businesses were damaged, some seriously. The tornado tracked northeast into western Henry County. Reported by the Dale County EMA.
44.81956-12-23231°25'N / 87°21'W32°08'N / 86°25'W73.90 Miles100 Yards000K0Monroe
44.81996-03-18232°09'N / 86°45'W32°17'N / 86°29'W16.00 Miles100 Yards02100K25KLowndes
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado began about 1.5 miles south of Gordonville in central Lowndes County at 7:12 pm and noved northeasterly taking it south and east of Moses and just north of Hayneville. The tornado crossed County Road 21 5 to 6 miles north-northeast Hayneville. The tornado crossed the Lowndes-Montgomery county line just south of U. S. 80 around 7:39 pm and dissipated about three miles into Montgomery County around 7:43 pm. Two people were injured when a couple of mobile homes were destroyed on Highway 21 north of Hayneville.
44.91984-05-03231°17'N / 85°36'W31°19'N / 85°29'W5.50 Miles200 Yards0025K0Dale
45.61972-01-13331°43'N / 85°22'W31°50'N / 85°20'W8.40 Miles200 Yards00250K0Barbour
46.11997-12-24231°12'N / 85°38'W31°12'N / 85°38'W3.00 Miles300 Yards05500K0Houston
 Brief Description: Tornado skipped through a mobile home park along County Road 9 and Market Street. Two mobile homes destroyed with more than a dozen damaged. Large power poles and trees toppled. Winds overturned small airplane off County Road 81 near Harmon School. A large tree blown onto a house on County Road 75. Residence destroyed on Alabama Highway 84 West in Wicksburg.
47.51980-04-12231°02'N / 86°06'W31°07'N / 85°35'W31.10 Miles150 Yards01250K0Geneva
47.61975-01-10232°18'N / 85°41'W1.00 Mile100 Yards09250K0Macon
49.12000-12-16231°01'N / 85°54'W31°04'N / 85°51'W4.50 Miles100 Yards192.5M0Geneva
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down on West Hendrix Avenue, just north of Highway 27 South, then tore through the Devco Community, Geneva, AL and continued on through the Bellwood Community just east of Highway 85 before lifting. In its wake, the tornado damaged up to 100 homes and destroyed five mobile homes, damaged or destroyed 15 vehicles, and downed numerous trees and power lines. About 6,000 county businesses and homes were without power until the following day. One woman was killed when her mobile home was hurled about 200 feet and destroyed. Nine others were injured, one of them seriously. Geneva County was declared a federal disaster area. Reported by the Geneva County EMA. F35MH
49.41984-05-03332°22'N / 86°24'W32°26'N / 86°22'W6.00 Miles800 Yards5372.5M0Montgomery


* 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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