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

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

Earthquake Index, #158

Grimes County
0.00
Texas
0.04
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

Grimes County
0.0000
Texas
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, #155

Grimes County
112.81
Texas
208.58
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 8,555 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Grimes County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:12Dense Fog:0Drought:155
Dust Storm:6Flood:1,326Hail:3,050Heat:23Heavy Snow:32
High Surf:3Hurricane:4Ice Storm:37Landslide:0Strong Wind:72
Thunderstorm Winds:3,369Tropical Storm:13Wildfire:15Winter Storm:41Winter Weather:42
Other:355 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Grimes County.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Grimes County.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 49 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Grimes County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
15.41981-02-10230°46'N / 96°00'W2.50 Miles77 Yards02250K0Grimes
16.81953-12-02230°22'N / 96°11'W250K0Washington
17.51981-05-09230°27'N / 95°45'W30°23'N / 95°43'W5.10 Miles40 Yards0225K0Montgomery
17.61983-11-19230°24'N / 96°14'W1.10 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Brazos
18.61964-05-01230°18'N / 96°12'W30°20'N / 96°07'W5.60 Miles880 Yards0025K0Washington
21.11954-04-30230°38'N / 96°20'W30°39'N / 96°19'W1.90 Miles67 Yards000K0Brazos
22.21956-04-05330°41'N / 96°22'W30°41'N / 96°17'W5.20 Miles67 Yards00250K0Brazos
26.11954-10-22230°55'N / 96°07'W30°55'N / 96°00'W7.10 Miles100 Yards0025K0Madison
26.41967-05-01230°55'N / 96°05'W0.60 Mile33 Yards003K0Madison
27.21965-09-22330°13'N / 95°44'W0.80 Mile33 Yards000K0Montgomery
28.61957-03-31230°43'N / 95°33'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0225K0Walker
29.51957-10-14330°07'N / 96°00'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Waller
30.11953-12-02230°38'N / 96°29'W0.20 Mile67 Yards0025K0Brazos
31.31957-10-14230°06'N / 96°06'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Waller
32.82000-03-10330°25'N / 96°41'W30°24'N / 96°21'W21.00 Miles800 Yards021.0M0Burleson
 Brief Description: Tornado touched down near Harmony at 1955 CST with significant tree damage including an 18 inch diameter tree blown down. A trailer was also significantly damaged. Tornado then tracked to just south of Center Line with mostly F0 tree damage along its path. Tornado then reached the Pin Oak subdivision at about 2022 CST. Several trailers, including a double-wide, were destroyed. A total of 7 homes were destroyed and another 10 severely damaged in this area, with damage reaching F2 status. Tornado then struck a ranch on the south side of FM 1361 with large trees uprooted or cut in half and windows blown out and portion of roof torn off large frame house. Several rural outbuildings at the ranch which had been bolted down were destroyed. Damage in this area was rated F3 with damage swath up to a half mile wide. Tornado then tracked to just north of Clay by 2051 CST with a narrow swath of F0 to F1 tree damage along the path. When tornado passed north of Clay before dissipating, car was blown off road and damage swath reached 200 yards wide.
33.11962-06-18230°04'N / 95°56'W000K0Waller
33.71950-06-05330°11'N / 96°24'W30°01'N / 96°03'W23.90 Miles67 Yards06250K0Washington
33.91987-11-15230°58'N / 96°04'W31°06'N / 95°58'W7.00 Miles200 Yards322.5M0Madison
34.31957-10-14230°03'N / 95°55'W0.50 Mile17 Yards0025K0Waller
34.81954-02-19230°19'N / 95°27'W30°27'N / 95°25'W9.50 Miles150 Yards07250K0Montgomery
34.91969-04-04230°30'N / 96°38'W30°35'N / 96°31'W9.00 Miles440 Yards003K0Burleson
35.11971-02-25230°10'N / 96°23'W0.30 Mile33 Yards003K0Washington
35.11971-02-25230°10'N / 96°23'W0.30 Mile33 Yards000K0Washington
36.01959-05-10330°46'N / 96°36'W30°54'N / 96°23'W15.80 Miles333 Yards073K0Robertson
38.11968-12-12330°19'N / 95°26'W30°22'N / 95°21'W6.20 Miles200 Yards00250K0Montgomery
39.71981-02-10230°48'N / 95°34'W30°50'N / 95°14'W19.90 Miles100 Yards18250K0Walker
40.11999-01-01230°50'N / 95°23'W30°46'N / 95°23'W5.00 Miles500 Yards00750K0Trinity
 Brief Description: Funnel reported over the Trinity River bridge. Storm abruptly took a right turn along the eastern shore of Lake Livingston. Tornado touched down 7 miles south of Trinity. Effected Timber Bay, Whiterock Estates, Azteck Cove and Timber Cove subdivisions. Major damage caused by trees falling on residences/vehicles. Strongest damage (and not necessarly caused by falling trees) occurred at Whiterock Estates. Resident in Timber Bay (where the first touchdown occurred) had anemometer that clocked 110 mph winds before it was blown away. Mostly F1 damage with F2 damage in Whiterock Estates.
40.31987-11-15231°06'N / 95°58'W31°09'N / 95°54'W3.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Leon
40.51954-04-30330°37'N / 97°12'W31°29'N / 95°28'W118.8 Miles880 Yards00250K0Milam
41.21989-06-07230°39'N / 96°44'W30°36'N / 96°37'W6.00 Miles150 Yards042.5M0Burleson
41.41998-10-17230°30'N / 96°41'W30°33'N / 96°41'W3.50 Miles100 Yards001.5M0Burleson
 Brief Description: Two tornadoes touched down in the Caldwell area causing substantial damage. Twenty-two homes were completely destroyed, 37 sustained major damage, and 101 homes with minor damage. Caldwell Middle School also had major damage. Tombstones weighing more than 1000 pounds were unearthed and moved.
41.61984-02-11231°05'N / 96°18'W1.50 Miles100 Yards032.5M0Leon
42.31987-11-15230°35'N / 96°41'W30°41'N / 96°42'W7.00 Miles500 Yards2122.5M0Burleson
42.61986-02-05230°01'N / 95°37'W2.50 Miles70 Yards002.5M0Harris
43.01973-02-13229°58'N / 95°43'W29°59'N / 95°40'W3.30 Miles30 Yards0125K0Harris
43.51987-11-15230°41'N / 96°42'W30°45'N / 96°41'W3.00 Miles500 Yards002.5M0Milam
43.61983-05-20230°04'N / 95°34'W30°04'N / 95°27'W7.00 Miles333 Yards152.5M0Harris
44.01997-10-23230°18'N / 95°21'W30°17'N / 95°16'W5.00 Miles440 Yards01175K0Montgomery
 Brief Description: This tornado was probably the most significant in strength and length that occurred this day. Several homes and mobile homes received major damage. There was one injury when a young boy was in a mobile home when the tornado picked it up and wrapped it around a tree. Damage to trees was extensive with many trees being snapped off above the ground. This storm was surveyed from the air and had continuous tree damage from Midway to Shepherd in San Jacinto County.
44.21961-03-16229°57'N / 96°16'W0.10 Mile80 Yards003K0Austin
44.61981-05-16230°27'N / 96°48'W30°24'N / 96°39'W9.70 Miles73 Yards01250K0Burleson
45.21957-03-20330°23'N / 96°47'W30°27'N / 96°41'W7.60 Miles880 Yards0025K0Burleson
46.41986-02-05330°02'N / 95°33'W29°59'N / 95°29'W5.00 Miles70 Yards2025.0M0Harris
46.91989-06-07230°40'N / 96°48'W30°39'N / 96°44'W4.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Milam
48.81981-05-09230°35'N / 96°52'W30°29'N / 96°45'W9.70 Miles33 Yards00250K0Burleson
49.31986-02-05229°50'N / 95°49'W29°52'N / 95°46'W4.00 Miles170 Yards00250K0Harris
49.52001-12-16230°46'N / 95°13'W30°47'N / 95°11'W3.00 Miles200 Yards022.5M0San Jacinto
 Brief Description: An F2 Tornado touched down at the Point Lookout West Estates. There were 2 minor injuries. 15 homes were destroyed, with 15 to 20 other homes receiving major damage. Trees and power lines were down. Reported by the Sheriff's office.
49.61992-11-21229°47'N / 95°46'W29°58'N / 95°36'W21.00 Miles200 Yards0525.0M0Harris
49.91986-02-05229°50'N / 95°51'W29°50'N / 95°49'W4.00 Miles170 Yards05250K0Waller
50.02006-04-29230°36'N / 95°09'W30°36'N / 95°09'W1.00 Mile30 Yards04100K0San Jacinto
 Brief Description: Tornado in the Coldspring Terrace Subdivision along Lake Livingston. Four injuries in two homes that received major damage.


* 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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