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

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

Earthquake Index, #528

Hahira, GA
0.03
Georgia
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

Hahira, GA
0.0000
Georgia
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, #430

Hahira, GA
158.48
Georgia
179.92
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 1,921 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Hahira, GA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:28Dense Fog:47Drought:25
Dust Storm:0Flood:78Hail:379Heat:10Heavy Snow:10
High Surf:0Hurricane:17Ice Storm:3Landslide:0Strong Wind:21
Thunderstorm Winds:1,132Tropical Storm:27Wildfire:6Winter Storm:5Winter Weather:4
Other:129 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Hahira, GA.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Hahira, GA.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 60 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Hahira, GA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
7.01963-04-06231°00'N / 83°34'W31°00'N / 83°26'W8.00 Miles300 Yards0025K0Brooks
8.21968-12-03230°54'N / 83°18'W0.10 Mile27 Yards003K0Lowndes
12.41970-06-22231°10'N / 83°27'W0.30 Mile33 Yards0025K0Cook
13.71967-05-22230°49'N / 83°17'W0.50 Mile500 Yards0025K0Lowndes
14.41961-12-18230°48'N / 83°18'W0.50 Mile37 Yards0025K0Lowndes
15.51966-07-08230°47'N / 83°18'W30°48'N / 83°15'W3.30 Miles300 Yards01250K0Lowndes
17.21971-04-29230°47'N / 83°40'W30°51'N / 83°30'W11.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Brooks
20.21963-03-26230°48'N / 83°38'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Brooks
23.81982-04-25230°57'N / 82°59'W1.00 Mile400 Yards052.5M0Lanier
26.32000-02-14231°18'N / 83°38'W31°21'N / 83°35'W5.00 Miles200 Yards0102.0M0Tift
 Brief Description: A strong tornado crossed U.S. Highway 319 from extreme northeast Colquitt County into extreme southwest Tift County, just south of Omega. Twelve mobile homes and eight pre-fabricated homes were destroyed. Numerous frame homes were damaged, including some moved off their block foundations. Ten persons were injured. Numerous trees and power lines were down. Just northeast of Omega, a school bus was blown into a nearby home. Tift County was declared a federal disaster area. Reported by the Tift County EMA.
26.92009-02-19330°49'N / 83°48'W30°49'N / 83°46'W1.00 Mile500 Yards00100K0KThomas
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The same supercell which spawned the EF-2 tornado near Thomasville produced another tornado, which touched down along Five Forks Road about two miles north of U.S. Highway 84. Numerous trees were snapped or twisted. Many power lines were down and several county roads were impassible due to fallen debris. The tornado was rated an EF-3 based on the debarked trees on the east side of Salem Road. The tornado lifted before crossing State Road 33. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Just after midnight on the 19th, a long track supercell thunderstorm spawned an EF-2 tornado south of Cairo in Grady County. The tornado raced to the east into Thomas County, causing EF-2 damage just south of Thomasville. A second tornado developed and produced EF-3 damage near Boston.
26.92000-02-14231°19'N / 83°38'W31°20'N / 83°37'W1.00 Mile200 Yards10500K0Colquitt
 Brief Description: A strong tornado tore through extreme northeast Colquitt County near Crosland toppling trees and power lines before it moved into extreme southwest Tift County. Several mobile homes were damaged. One woman was killed in a mobile home just northeast of Crosland when a large tree and another mobile home were blown against her home. Colquitt County was declared a federal disaster area. Reported by a amateur radio operator and the Colquitt County EMA. F43MH
28.01979-11-11230°47'N / 83°47'W0.10 Mile50 Yards002.5M0Thomas
28.31952-05-11331°22'N / 83°15'W31°24'N / 83°12'W4.30 Miles200 Yards0102.5M0Berrien
28.51988-04-19230°36'N / 83°15'W2.00 Miles30 Yards00250K0Hamilton
29.81951-05-23231°18'N / 83°50'W31°16'N / 83°41'W9.20 Miles50 Yards0025K0Colquitt
31.02005-12-05230°58'N / 82°52'W30°58'N / 82°51'W3.00 Miles100 Yards0000Clinch
 Brief Description: A mini-supercell storm over western Clinch county tracked north-northeast roughly along Highway 84. At 310 pm tornado damage was reported near Du Pont. A home was damaged at 2371 Edward Lee Road, which is about 2 miles east of downtown Du Pont. Numerous trees and power lines were also down mainly south of Du Pont along Olive Leaf Road. An NWS Storm Survey the day after the tornado revealed F2 damage. The tornado path was narrow (50 yards), but the circulation damaged several structures near Du Pont including a brick carport and porch. A semi-truck was lifted on top of another semi, and much of a blueberry packaging structure was destroyed. Winds were estimated at 120-150 mph.
32.61989-10-01231°04'N / 83°56'W31°15'N / 83°52'W10.00 Miles100 Yards2122.5M0Colquitt
32.91969-05-15231°28'N / 83°28'W2.00 Miles33 Yards003K0Tift
32.91969-04-18231°03'N / 84°35'W31°26'N / 83°08'W89.60 Miles233 Yards0025K0Grady
35.11988-04-19330°27'N / 83°25'W30°32'N / 83°12'W12.00 Miles300 Yards41825.0M0Madison
37.51964-04-08231°22'N / 82°55'W5.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Atkinson
38.02000-02-14331°05'N / 84°01'W31°04'N / 84°01'W4.50 Miles300 Yards111.0M0Mitchell
 Brief Description: A strong tornado tracked northeast from extreme northwest Thomas County into extreme southeast Mitchell County. Numerous homes were damaged as well as downed trees and power lines. One man died from injuries sustained when the tornado destroyed his mobile home and neighboring woodframe home two miles north of Meigs. Reported by the Mitchell County EMA. M73MH
38.22009-02-19230°48'N / 84°04'W30°48'N / 83°54'W10.00 Miles400 Yards0010.0M0KThomas
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado crossed from adjacent Grady County into Thomas County along Lower Cairo Road where it caused extensive damage to a pine forest plantation. Three homes on the south side of the tornado's path were damaged, with one home losing part of its roof. A barn and two garages were damaged or destroyed. Along its path toward U.S. Highway 319 and Cindy Road, numerous pine trees were snapped or uprooted and fell on homes. Brookwood School and its grounds sustained significant damage, including a hole in the roof of the main building. The tornado crossed U.S. Highway 319 near Metcalf Road and moved toward the Southwest Georgia State Hospital just south of Pinetree Boulevard. It snapped more pine trees and removed two air conditioning units from the roof of one of the hospital buildings. Another hospital building was heavily damaged. The tornado began to weaken as it approached U.S. Highway 19 south of Glen Arven Country Club, and crossed U.S. Highway 19 just south of Sunset Drive. Damage in this area was limited to power lines and a few trees. Before lifting, the tornado moved across County Farm Road at the Thomas County Landfill, where a storage building was damaged with debris blown several hundred yards. According to the Thomas County Emergency Management Agency, nine mobile homes were destroyed, 29 single family homes were destroyed, and a total of 170 structures were damaged. About 4,200 residents were without power. The Governor declared a state of emergency in Thomas County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Just after midnight on the 19th, a long track supercell thunderstorm spawned an EF-2 tornado south of Cairo in Grady County. The tornado raced to the east into Thomas County, causing EF-2 damage just south of Thomasville. A second tornado developed and produced EF-3 damage near Boston.
38.21955-04-02231°32'N / 83°31'W31°33'N / 83°28'W3.80 Miles880 Yards0025K0Tift
38.31967-05-22231°33'N / 83°25'W0.50 Mile30 Yards0025K0Tift
39.91952-01-22231°17'N / 84°00'W31°20'N / 83°54'W6.80 Miles350 Yards08250K0Colquitt
40.31988-11-05230°22'N / 83°21'W30°28'N / 83°15'W8.00 Miles50 Yards1325K0Madison
40.71968-11-11331°21'N / 83°56'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Worth
40.72007-03-02231°30'N / 83°45'W31°31'N / 83°42'W3.00 Miles200 Yards00500K0KWorth
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An EF-2 tornado touched down on Sumner Lakes Road just south of Sumner. One mobile home was completely destroyed, with the debris blown several hundred yards away. The four occupants inside received warning of the approaching tornado and promptly vacated the home for a reinforced shelter. Of the two dozen structures that were damaged, half were heavily damaged. Numerous utility poles and trees in the path of the tornado were snapped. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms developed during the afternoon of March 1 ahead of advancing warm front across southwest Georgia, producing several reports of wind damage. Later that evening into the predawn hours of March 2, a squall line formed ahead of a cold front, with several reports of wind damage and tornadoes across portions of southwest and south central Georgia. One of the tornadoes tore through a mobile home park just north of Newton, killing six and injuring three.
40.81964-12-25231°31'N / 83°44'W31°32'N / 83°39'W5.40 Miles300 Yards03250K0Worth
40.81964-12-25231°32'N / 83°39'W31°37'N / 83°24'W15.80 Miles300 Yards00250K0Tift
41.51969-12-25230°24'N / 83°18'W013K0Madison
41.71952-01-22231°16'N / 84°01'W31°17'N / 84°00'W1.90 Miles350 Yards00250K0Mitchell
42.22002-11-12231°26'N / 82°56'W31°27'N / 82°51'W3.00 Miles200 Yards02500K50KCoffee
 Brief Description: Tornado touched down in field along the Atkinson-Coffee County line near Marshal Corbet Road. Just inside of Coffee county one wood frame structure had a portion of its roof removed. Three large 100 yard long chicken houses were totally destroyed and machinery tossed about. One automobile was picked up and landed on the roof of a brick structure. Extensive roof damage to brick structure. Several work sheds destroyed. Trees snapped off and twisted at tops with debris wrapped in tree tops. Numerous large live oak trees felled. Clear evidence of rotation was noted by investigating officials. The storm continued north in a discontinuous path doing damage to cotton fields. the tornado crossed Highway 135 at the Satilla River with trees again snapped and twisted at the tops. Approximately 1 mile north of the Satilla River the tornado passed over an airstrip destroying a hanger/office structure and severely damaging a crop dusting aircraft. Debris from the destroyed chicken houses was identified at this site some 3 miles from its point of origin. This was the final discernable touchdown, although there was some evidence from debris further north that the system continued as a funnel cloud just above tree top level into southeast Douglas.
43.01952-01-28231°31'N / 83°47'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Worth
43.32007-03-02231°26'N / 83°53'W31°30'N / 83°51'W5.00 Miles150 Yards02275K0KWorth
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado, rated EF-2, was spawned from the same supercell thunderstorm that produced the earlier tornado in Worth County. It touched down near McCarty Road. A brick frame house sustained severe roof damage with a couple of exterior walls collapsing. Two vehicles parked outside were carried into a nearby field. Large oak trees were uprooted, with one falling on a house. One mobile home was flipped over and rolled into a nearby tree. The tornado then moved northeast into a forest and uprooted hundreds of pines. It flattened a house, causing two minor injuries, before lifting just west of State Highway 33. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms developed during the afternoon of March 1 ahead of advancing warm front across southwest Georgia, producing several reports of wind damage. Later that evening into the predawn hours of March 2, a squall line formed ahead of a cold front, with several reports of wind damage and tornadoes across portions of southwest and south central Georgia. One of the tornadoes tore through a mobile home park just north of Newton, killing six and injuring three.
44.02000-02-14331°01'N / 84°12'W31°00'N / 84°03'W8.50 Miles300 Yards6153.5M3.0MGrady
 Brief Description: A strong tornado tore through northern Grady County, then crossed into extreme northwest Thomas County. Fifteen homes were destroyed and numerous damaged. Fifteen persons were injured, mostly from flying debris. Six fatalities were confirmed by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency: four deaths in mobile homes and two in a woodframe home. Scores of pecan trees were uprooted, pine trees snapped and power lines toppled. Farmers suffered major losses to irrigation equipment, trailers and shelters. Eight chicken houses were flattened, killing a half million chickens. Grady County was declared a federal disaster area. Reported by the Grady County EMA. M64PH, F63PH, F54MH, M85MH, F1MH, F28MH
44.42000-02-14331°04'N / 84°09'W31°06'N / 84°06'W2.00 Miles300 Yards00500K0Thomas
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved from the northeast corner of Grady County into extreme northwest Thomas County near Meigs. A few homes were damaged with numerous downed trees and power lines. Reported by the Thomas County EMA.
44.41966-05-16231°26'N / 83°56'W1.00 Mile400 Yards0025K0Worth
44.92003-03-20231°22'N / 84°02'W31°24'N / 83°57'W6.00 Miles400 Yards20750K0Worth
 Brief Description: The F2 tornado traveled northeast from northeast Mitchell County into southwest Worth County. It damaged a few dozen homes and destroyed several others. Two persons were killed when their mobile home was destroyed. Numerous trees and power lines were down. A state of emergency was declared for Worth County. Reported by the Worth County EMA and CAP/NWS aerial survey team. F77MH, M50MH
45.01975-01-12231°27'N / 84°00'W31°41'N / 83°30'W33.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Worth
45.31972-06-19231°29'N / 82°52'W1.50 Miles50 Yards00250K0Coffee
45.51969-04-18231°26'N / 83°08'W31°34'N / 82°38'W30.80 Miles233 Yards0282.5M0Coffee
45.62009-02-19230°48'N / 84°10'W30°48'N / 84°04'W6.00 Miles250 Yards001.0M0KGrady
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down near Rawls and Lewis Roads just west of Georgia Highway 93. Damage along Rawls Road was limited to uprooted or snapped trees. One horse trailer was tipped over. The tornado continued eastward and moved a double wide modular home off its foundation on the west side of Holstein Lane. On the east side of Holstein Lane, a large cinder-block building was severely damaged, with the top level of the structure destroyed and lower west- and south-side facing walls collapsed. Three large grain silos south of the building were damaged or destroyed, and two large barns 50 yards to the east were destroyed. The tornado crossed Georgia Highway 93 just north of Lewis Road and plowed through a pine forest along the north side of Lower Cairo Road. Before crossing into Thomas County, over 95 percent of the trees near Plantation Drive adjacent to Lower Cairo Road were snapped. According to the Grady County Emergency Management Agency, a total of 15 homes were damaged, with about 300 residents without power. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Just after midnight on the 19th, a long track supercell thunderstorm spawned an EF-2 tornado south of Cairo in Grady County. The tornado raced to the east into Thomas County, causing EF-2 damage just south of Thomasville. A second tornado developed and produced EF-3 damage near Boston.
45.71966-05-16231°32'N / 83°50'W0.90 Mile400 Yards00250K0Worth
46.72001-03-13230°21'N / 83°02'W30°25'N / 83°04'W3.50 Miles30 Yards0080K0Hamilton
 Brief Description: One mobile home and one church were destroyed. Two vehicles damaged. Tornado ranged from F0-F2 and skipped along the path. Numerous trees and power lines were blown down.
46.91971-01-05231°31'N / 82°50'W31°30'N / 82°53'W3.30 Miles77 Yards0125K0Coffee
46.91961-04-03231°35'N / 83°59'W31°35'N / 83°35'W23.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Worth
47.01965-06-15230°24'N / 83°00'W003K0Suwannee
47.72007-03-02231°27'N / 84°00'W31°28'N / 83°58'W2.00 Miles200 Yards00175K0KWorth
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The EF-2 tornado moved into western Worth County from southeastern Dougherty County. It uprooted trees and damaged several mobile homes north of Bridgeboro before lifting. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms developed during the afternoon of March 1 ahead of advancing warm front across southwest Georgia, producing several reports of wind damage. Later that evening into the predawn hours of March 2, a squall line formed ahead of a cold front, with several reports of wind damage and tornadoes across portions of southwest and south central Georgia. One of the tornadoes tore through a mobile home park just north of Newton, killing six and injuring three.
48.41963-04-06231°08'N / 84°11'W0.80 Mile37 Yards0025K0Mitchell
48.61968-08-24231°40'N / 83°38'W0.30 Mile33 Yards012250K0Turner
48.62003-03-20331°11'N / 84°16'W31°21'N / 84°01'W19.00 Miles600 Yards42006.0M0Mitchell
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down near Branchville, and traveled northeast. Its path was similar to the February 14, 2000 tornado. The tornado intensified to F3 as it passed just south of Camilla, then weakened as it neared the Mitchell-Worth County line. The tornado destroyed 66 homes, and damaged 200 homes and businesses. Numerous trees and power lines were down. At least three dozen roads were closed by debris. The tornado claimed four lives and injured 200. The hardest hit area was in the Goodson Road area of Camilla. A state of emergency was declared for Mitchell County. Reported by the Mitchell County EMA and CAP/NWS aerial survey team. M1MH, M8MH, F40MH, M42MH
48.81972-01-13231°05'N / 84°12'W1.00 Mile150 Yards0225K0Mitchell
49.21967-06-19231°42'N / 83°15'W0.90 Mile33 Yards0025K0Ben Hill
49.31998-09-29230°18'N / 83°06'W30°21'N / 83°06'W2.00 Miles100 Yards05600K0Suwannee
 Brief Description: The tornado demolished seven homes and damaged at least 5 others. Two residents received serious injuries.
49.31996-03-06231°35'N / 83°56'W31°35'N / 83°47'W10.00 Miles200 Yards006.0M2.0MWorth
 Brief Description: A tornado began near Oak Glenn and moved east across Worth County to Shingler. Several mobile homes were destroyed along with several tractor trailers. At least four large grain bins were demolished along with other farm buildings and equipment. Damage to timber was also significant.
49.91972-12-21230°15'N / 83°12'W30°22'N / 83°03'W12.20 Miles30 Yards0025K0Suwannee
49.92000-02-13331°10'N / 84°16'W31°14'N / 84°07'W9.20 Miles300 Yards1117520.0M2.0MMitchell
 Brief Description: A strong tornado tore through two major subdivisions and four mobile home parks just south of Camilla after touching down just east of Branchville. Damage assessments from the American Red Cross and Federal Emergency Management Agency reported 200 homes destroyed and 250 homes were damaged. Two miles south of Camilla on GA Highway 112, a large trailer manufacturing plant was destroyed. Eleven fatalities were confirmed by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency, all of which resided in mobile homes. Approximately 175 persons were injured. The American Red Cross and Salvation Army opened several shelters for the homeless. Hundreds of acres of pecan trees were uprooted, pine trees snapped, and power lines toppled. Numerous irrigation systems were damaged. Property damage estimates totalled $20 million with crop losses estimated at $2 million. Mitchell County was declared a federal disaster area. Reported by the Mitchell County EMA. F55MH, F18MH, F50MH, M17MH, M47MH, F40MH, F33MH, F17MH, F25MH, F51MH, F51MH


* 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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