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The chance of earthquake damage in Harrell is lower than Arkansas average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Harrell is much lower than Arkansas average and is higher than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #535

Harrell, AR
0.06
Arkansas
0.57
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

Harrell, AR
0.0000
Arkansas
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, #628

Harrell, AR
178.57
Arkansas
272.21
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 2,149 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Harrell, AR were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:0Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:265Hail:773Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:0
Thunderstorm Winds:1,065Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:46 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Harrell, AR.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Harrell, AR.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 71 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Harrell, AR.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
3.21968-05-10233°32'N / 92°27'W1.00 Mile50 Yards003K0Calhoun
5.01955-10-28233°32'N / 92°29'W0.50 Mile7 Yards003K0Calhoun
8.91979-04-08333°32'N / 92°46'W33°25'N / 92°20'W26.20 Miles880 Yards012.5M0Calhoun
13.41979-04-08333°25'N / 92°20'W33°22'N / 92°06'W14.00 Miles1320 Yards002.5M0Bradley
14.91965-09-21233°20'N / 92°33'W003K0Union
16.41954-04-10233°26'N / 92°10'W33°37'N / 92°04'W13.90 Miles100 Yards0025K0Bradley
17.31965-02-09333°30'N / 92°06'W1.50 Miles167 Yards01250K0Bradley
17.82009-10-29233°38'N / 92°40'W33°39'N / 92°40'W1.00 Mile1250 Yards001.8M0KCalhoun
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado began in a wooded area of the Highland Industrial Park and then tore through the Arkansas Fire Training Academy. At the academy, the Apparatus Building was heavily damaged, walls were blown out of the Smoke Building, a large part of the roof was torn off the Administration and Classroom Building, and vehicles belonging to the students were tossed around and overturned. About 60 staff members and students were in the Administration and Classroom Building, but they were aware of the tornado warning that was in effect and had taken shelter in small, interior rooms. There were no injuries. Trees, power lines, and power poles were blown down. The tornado then continued into the Ouachita County portion of the Highland Industrial Park. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A large storm system in the Rockies headed through the Plains into the upper Midwest on the 29th. Rain increased ahead of the system, and became widespread in Arkansas. Meanwhile, a cold front arrived from the west. Because the system was so far to the north, it did not give the front much push. The front slowed down, which prolonged the rain. The result was widespread flash flooding, which gave way to areal flooding and river flooding. Winds changed direction and speed up through the atmosphere, a favorable condition for tornadoes. However, instability was sufficient only in southern Arkansas for the development of tornadoes.
18.51975-03-28433°33'N / 92°07'W33°37'N / 92°04'W5.40 Miles250 Yards75125.0M0Bradley
18.72001-11-26233°35'N / 92°13'W33°42'N / 92°01'W10.50 Miles200 Yards0000Bradley
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in northern Bradley County. The tornado first touched down 4 miles east-northeast of Banks and traveled to the northeast. The most severe damage occurred in the McKinney community, or about 7 miles northeast of Banks, where a number of mobile homes were destroyed. Several of these mobile homes were blown completely into pieces, some of which were used for storage. A couple of other houses suffered considerable damage as well. Some barns and sheds were also destroyed. The tornado continued to track into Cleveland County.
19.32007-02-24233°16'N / 92°16'W33°25'N / 92°00'W19.00 Miles440 Yards06200K0KBradley
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A strong tornado touched down in Bradley County, about 11 miles southwest of Ingalls. Tornado damage occurred in the Mt. Olive community, about 13 miles south of Warren. A house suffered major damage and a mobile home was destroyed. An elderly woman was injured in the house, and a family of five was injured in the mobile home. Three other homes had minor damage, and several sheds and outbuildings were destroyed. Thousands of trees were blown down, as were a number of power poles and power lines. The tornado continued to move northeastward into Drew County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms affected parts of Central and Southeast Arkansas during the afternoon of the 24th. Several isolated supercells moved across the region and produced tornadoes.
21.21990-03-14233°49'N / 92°25'W2.00 Miles200 Yards16250K0Dallas
21.41982-12-03333°33'N / 92°48'W33°41'N / 92°42'W10.00 Miles250 Yards072.5M0Ouachita
21.41972-06-20333°21'N / 92°05'W0.30 Mile150 Yards0025K0Bradley
21.41972-03-28333°09'N / 92°28'W33°15'N / 92°20'W10.40 Miles880 Yards002.5M0Union
24.72008-03-14233°43'N / 92°09'W33°44'N / 91°58'W9.00 Miles350 Yards001.0M0KCleveland
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An old, unoccupied house was destroyed. Two houses had much of the roofs blown off. A house trailer was destroyed by falling trees. Several chicken houses were destroyed. Roof and shingle damage occurred to several other houses. A number of barns and outbuildings were damaged. Hundreds of trees were blown down. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A storm system was in the Texas Panhandle during the early evening of the 14th. At the same time, a warm front lifted to the north ahead of the system. Strong to severe thunderstorms developed along and north of the front.
25.31978-12-03233°48'N / 92°42'W33°54'N / 92°26'W16.80 Miles33 Yards00250K0Dallas
25.72001-11-26233°42'N / 92°07'W33°47'N / 91°59'W9.30 Miles200 Yards0000Cleveland
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved from northeast Bradley County into southeast Cleveland County. Two houses sustained major damage and several other houses had roof damage. A large farm shed was destroyed as were two barns. A chicken house also had major damage. One mobile home was destroyed and another was damaged. Several hundred trees were also blown down. The tornado lifted about 2.2 miles south-southeast of Pansy.
26.31991-04-13233°12'N / 92°40'W2.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Union
27.11978-12-03233°44'N / 92°49'W33°48'N / 92°42'W8.40 Miles250 Yards00250K0Ouachita
28.11953-01-07233°50'N / 92°10'W33°52'N / 92°06'W4.50 Miles100 Yards023K0Cleveland
28.12009-10-29233°39'N / 92°52'W33°48'N / 92°46'W11.00 Miles1250 Yards00200K0KOuachita
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado caused a massive tree blowdown soon after touching down. It then passed west of Velie and near Amy. One house had part of one wall and a portion of its roof torn off, part of the roof was torn off a mobile home, another mobile home was blown off its foundation, and several outbuildings were damaged. The tornado exited Ouachita County about 3 1/3 miles east-northeast of Smead and continued into Dallas County about 3 2/3 miles west-southwest of Holly Springs. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A large storm system in the Rockies headed through the Plains into the upper Midwest on the 29th. Rain increased ahead of the system, and became widespread in Arkansas. Meanwhile, a cold front arrived from the west. Because the system was so far to the north, it did not give the front much push. The front slowed down, which prolonged the rain. The result was widespread flash flooding, which gave way to areal flooding and river flooding. Winds changed direction and speed up through the atmosphere, a favorable condition for tornadoes. However, instability was sufficient only in southern Arkansas for the development of tornadoes.
28.52007-02-24333°01'N / 92°43'W33°12'N / 92°19'W26.00 Miles250 Yards050K0KUnion
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A strong tornado developed under a supercell thunderstorm which moved northeast across the county. Damage was largely confined to heavily wooded areas with less than 20 structures sustaining damage. Six of these structures received heavy damage near the community of Strong, Arkansas. Numerous snapped and fallen large trees were also observed. The extent of the damage ranged from shingles off some homes to others completely demolished. Of the 6 homes that were severly damaged...two were mobile homes. The tornado began in extreme southwest Union County near Junction City where a metal roof was blown off a pharmacy on Route 167. The tornado produced sporadic tree damage along Welloo and Welch roads. Moving northeast...the tornado downed additional trees across Caledonia and Iron Mountain roads. The tornado continued in a northeast direction...crossing Hwy 82 and intensified as it crossed Old Strong highway. Here a well build brick home was mostly demolished. The tornado traveled a half mile east and demolished a double wide trailer blowing the debris 150 to 200 yards downstream. Several other homes were affected from this storm before the storm lifted near the community of New London. Five injuries were reported from this tornado with no fatalities. At the most damaging point of the storm after it crossed Hwy 82...the storm was rated an EF3 on the new enhanced Fujita scale. A monetary damage amount was not available for this publication. The Damage Indicator for the event was (DI): FR 12 while the Degree of Damage for the event was (DOD): 8. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A vigorous upper level storm system moved into the southern plains and lower mississippi valley during the morning and afternoon hours of the 24th. The atmosphere became very unstable ahead of this system as a dryline moved into southwest Arkansas during the late morning and afternoon hours. Severe thunderstorms developed rapidly in the ustable airmass and enough shear was present such that tornadoes developed across portions of southwest Arkansas.
28.82005-01-12333°01'N / 92°44'W33°14'N / 92°27'W24.00 Miles900 Yards2133.0M0Union
 Brief Description: The tornado that moved through Claiborne Parish Louisiana moved northeast into Union County Arkansas. The tornado first struck the community of Junction City, Arkansas just north of the Arkansas, Louisiana state line. From the area surveyed, the tornado was on the ground continuously from touchdown to end. For the early part of the track, the damage was confined to minor damage to homes with numerous trees downed from Junction City to near Tatum Rd approximately 8 miles south of El Dorado. In Junction City, two people were injured when a tree fell on their home as they were in bed. As the tornado approached Tatum Rd, it appears to have intensified significantly while growing wider in its destruction. It was through the area from Tatum Rd, across Hwy 7 and into the vicinity of Rushwood Rd that the storm did its greatest damage. Numerous homes, both mobile and well constructed frame homes were either destroyed or heavily damaged. A number of vehicles were rolled and tossed through the air, landing several yards from their initial location. It was in the area of Tatum Rd through Rushwood Rd that two fatalities occurred, both of them elderly residents. The majority of the injuries also occurred in this area. After leaving the Rushwood Rd area, the storm began to weaken and decreasing in path width. Except for minor structural damage to buildings in Lawson, trees downed or broken was the main damage for the latter part of the track. M83MH, F83MH
29.71972-03-28233°11'N / 92°48'W33°13'N / 92°43'W5.40 Miles880 Yards032.5M0Union
30.81973-03-10233°37'N / 91°55'W33°47'N / 91°55'W11.50 Miles67 Yards0025K0Drew
31.21979-04-08333°43'N / 93°05'W33°32'N / 92°46'W22.20 Miles440 Yards0172.5M0Ouachita
31.81978-04-17233°17'N / 91°58'W33°21'N / 91°50'W9.10 Miles500 Yards03250K0Ashley
31.91980-10-17233°28'N / 91°51'W1.50 Miles77 Yards12250K0Drew
32.21960-05-06233°52'N / 92°17'W33°58'N / 91°58'W19.30 Miles33 Yards0025K0Cleveland
33.61957-01-22233°08'N / 92°02'W33°10'N / 91°59'W3.80 Miles33 Yards0025K0Ashley
34.31978-12-03233°10'N / 92°54'W33°12'N / 92°48'W6.40 Miles50 Yards17250K0Union
34.61950-02-12233°16'N / 92°57'W33°21'N / 92°57'W5.70 Miles100 Yards0025K0Union
35.01982-04-25234°01'N / 92°23'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Cleveland
35.31978-12-03333°00'N / 92°35'W33°02'N / 92°32'W3.80 Miles100 Yards000K0Union
35.82003-05-16233°57'N / 92°41'W34°05'N / 92°23'W19.80 Miles500 Yards0000Dallas
 Brief Description: A strong tornado touched down over northern Dallas County about 3.5 miles southwest of Princeton. The tornado tracked to the northeast, downing numerous trees and damaging the roofs of several homes. The tornado moved across the northern part of Farindale, where several more homes were damaged. The tornado continued moving northeast into southern Grant County.
35.92003-04-24233°07'N / 92°51'W33°01'N / 92°36'W16.70 Miles125 Yards0000Union
 Brief Description: A strong tornado developed under a supercell which moved east across the southern portion of the county. Damage was largely confined to heavily wooded areas with only a few structures suffering light to moderate damage. Numerous snapped and fallen large trees were observed.
36.11957-05-23333°37'N / 91°50'W33°39'N / 91°45'W5.20 Miles27 Yards00250K0Drew
36.11988-01-19233°08'N / 91°57'W33°18'N / 91°49'W15.00 Miles600 Yards0132.5M0Ashley
36.21999-01-21333°55'N / 92°38'W34°06'N / 92°34'W11.00 Miles500 Yards0000Dallas
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in eastern Dallas County. The tornado tracked through mostly rural areas, but knocked down a lot of trees. An aerial survey confirmed that there was at least one forested area where almost every tree had been blown over in a swath almost a quarter mile wide. The tornado dissipated near the town of Bunn.
37.01967-04-13233°07'N / 91°58'W2.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Ashley
37.21961-09-12233°00'N / 92°39'W33°01'N / 92°37'W3.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Union
37.51979-04-11233°09'N / 91°57'W33°14'N / 91°48'W10.40 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Ashley
38.11978-12-03332°58'N / 92°37'W33°00'N / 92°35'W3.60 Miles33 Yards000K0Union
38.61961-09-12232°58'N / 92°36'W33°00'N / 92°39'W4.10 Miles100 Yards0025K0Union
38.91957-12-19433°26'N / 93°08'W33°31'N / 93°01'W8.80 Miles33 Yards0025K0Ouachita
39.42001-11-26233°51'N / 91°57'W33°57'N / 91°51'W10.50 Miles150 Yards0000Lincoln
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in southwest Lincoln County. The tornado damaged about 30 residences, which included both houses and mobile homes. Numerous outbuildings were destroyed, a few chicken houses were damaged and several buildings in Star City suffered damage. Hundreds of trees were also blown down. The tornado dissipated just to the northeast of Star City.
39.42002-12-18232°53'N / 92°32'W33°00'N / 92°24'W16.20 Miles110 Yards001.0M0Union
 Brief Description: A strong tornado developed under a supercell moving northeast across the parish. As the tornado developed in Union Parish, Louisiana, eyewitness reports described the tornado as resembling a stove pipe with screaming winds sounding like a banshee. Where the tornado originally touched down, a bowl like appearance was carved into the woods when viewing the initial impact point horizontally. The tornado then continued northeast across a combination of farmland and wooded region destroying 2 mobile homes and severely damaging 6 wooden houses. As the tornado moved into Union County, Arkansas, the tornado moved across only heavily wooded area void of structures.
39.81967-05-06233°57'N / 92°51'W1.00 Mile200 Yards00250K0Dallas
40.01973-04-24233°13'N / 93°00'W0.50 Mile100 Yards003K0Union
41.42003-05-16234°05'N / 92°23'W34°08'N / 92°18'W6.00 Miles500 Yards0000Grant
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved from Dallas County into Grant County about 6 miles southwest of Grapevine. The tornado downed numerous trees and damaged the roofs of several homes. The tornado dissipated 2 miles southeast of Grapevine.
41.62007-02-24233°42'N / 91°48'W33°47'N / 91°40'W10.00 Miles50 Yards00100K0KDrew
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A strong tornado touched down in Drew County, about 4.5 miles north of Monticello. Damage along the track of the tornado consisted of downed trees onto a vehicle and mobile home. Windows were blown out of a house, a large metal shop building was destroyed, and a metal barn sustained major damage. The tornado continued moving to the northeast into Lincoln County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms affected parts of Central and Southeast Arkansas during the afternoon of the 24th. Several isolated supercells moved across the region and produced tornadoes.
42.31996-05-27334°01'N / 92°54'W34°04'N / 92°38'W15.00 Miles440 Yards00130K0Dallas
 Brief Description: The Clark County tornado moved into Dallas County about a mile south-southwest of Dalark at 315 pm CDT. The storm travelled east-northeastward and struck the town of Manning around 330 pm CDT. 16 homes in Manning were either damaged or destroyed, half of which were mobile homes. The storm continued moving northeastward and lifted 2 miles southeast of Tulip around 340 pm CDT. Damage along the remainder of the storm's path consisted of downed trees and power lines. Initial estimates place the amount of damage at around $130,000.
42.31962-04-30233°12'N / 93°02'W2.00 Miles417 Yards0225K0Columbia
43.01984-11-09333°45'N / 93°06'W33°47'N / 93°04'W3.00 Miles880 Yards0025K0Ouachita
43.21979-04-08333°15'N / 91°53'W33°12'N / 91°35'W17.70 Miles1320 Yards01325.0M0Ashley
43.61978-12-03332°50'N / 92°44'W33°00'N / 92°35'W14.50 Miles100 Yards010K0Union
44.22007-02-24233°44'N / 91°45'W33°47'N / 91°38'W7.00 Miles650 Yards000K0KDrew
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A strong tornado touched down in Drew County, about 8 miles north-northeast of Monticello. A large swath of timber was blown down in the northern part of the County, west of the town of Florence. The tornado continued moving northeastward into Lincoln County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms affected parts of Central and Southeast Arkansas during the afternoon of the 24th. Several isolated supercells moved across the region and produced tornadoes.
44.61984-11-09333°44'N / 93°09'W33°45'N / 93°06'W3.00 Miles880 Yards0025K0Nevada
45.32009-04-09233°00'N / 92°00'W33°02'N / 91°46'W14.00 Miles600 Yards00600K50KAshley
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado tracked across rural southern Ashley County and snapped and uprooted hundreds of large hardwood and softwood trees. Forty two homes were damaged with approximately 15 homes that were heavily damaged or destroyed. The most intense damage was along Meridian Church Road in southwest Ashley County. Here, intense tree damage resulted in several cross roads being blocked by dozens of trees, and several mobile homes and houses were destroyed by the winds and fallen trees. This was the area rated EF2 with 130 mph winds. Over the last several miles of the track, the tornado was narrower and damage was primarily in the EF1 category. EPISODE NARRATIVE: During the afternoon and evening of April 9th and overnight hours of the 10th, an outbreak of severe storms and tornadoes occurred across the ArkLaMiss region and pushed east through northern Louisiana and into northern Mississippi. While the majority of the severe weather occurred out of the NWS Jackson, MS service area, several reports of large hail and wind damage were reported along with a few tornadoes. One of the strongest storms moved east across Ashley County Arkansas. This storm produced an EF2 tornado over the southwest and southern sections, and contained a swath of quarter to golf ball sized hail which occurred across the entire length of the county. In looking at this event, which occurred over two days (April 9-10), in a regional view, this was likely the biggest severe weather and tornado outbreak during the spring of 2009. This event contained numerous strong tornadoes along with hundreds of large hail reports which stretched from the Southern Plains to several other southern States.
46.11999-05-04333°15'N / 93°13'W33°16'N / 93°04'W9.00 Miles100 Yards00600K0Columbia
 Brief Description: Two frame homes were demolished, several frame homes suffered roof damage, 1 church and 3 businesses suffered roof and frame damage. Many trees were snapped and uprooted. Damage estimates includes timber damage.
46.31957-12-19433°21'N / 93°15'W33°26'N / 93°08'W8.90 Miles33 Yards2925K0Columbia
47.11953-12-05232°48'N / 92°40'W32°54'N / 92°33'W9.70 Miles33 Yards01625K0Union
47.51999-04-03332°49'N / 92°52'W33°00'N / 92°44'W14.50 Miles600 Yards003.5M0Claiborne
 Brief Description: About 15 homes were severely damaged. Numerous large trees uprooted or snapped off.
47.81957-05-23233°21'N / 93°13'W33°25'N / 93°13'W4.60 Miles880 Yards0025K0Columbia
48.61983-11-19332°50'N / 92°38'W2.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Union
48.72007-02-24233°48'N / 91°40'W33°49'N / 91°36'W5.00 Miles200 Yards00100K0KLincoln
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A strong tornado moved out of Drew County and into Lincoln County about 5.2 miles south-southwest of Garrett Bridge. Damage along the path of the tornado consisted of hundreds of downed trees. Part of a house was destroyed and several shop buildings sustained damage. The tornado dissipated about 3.5 miles southeast of Garrett Bridge. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms affected parts of Central and Southeast Arkansas during the afternoon of the 24th. Several isolated supercells moved across the region and produced tornadoes.
49.31954-02-19234°11'N / 92°07'W1.20 Miles167 Yards0125K0Jefferson
49.31956-04-03233°18'N / 91°35'W2.10 Miles207 Yards003K0Ashley
49.42008-05-02234°09'N / 92°34'W34°18'N / 92°14'W22.00 Miles200 Yards003.5M0KGrant
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado exited Dallas County, north-northeast of Carthage, and moved into Grant County, south-southeast of Leola. About 10 residences (houses and mobile homes) were destroyed, nine had major damage, and approximately 35 had minor damage. Several barns and outbuildings were destroyed. One church also suffered damage. The majority of the damage was in the area around the Crossroads community. There was extensive timber damage. One major power transmission line was knocked down, as were a number of other power lines and poles. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A line of thunderstorms pushed into western Arkansas early on the morning of May 2nd. During the morning and afternoon hours, severe thunderstorms developed out ahead of the line and produced tornadoes.
49.81972-04-15232°42'N / 92°30'W32°56'N / 91°50'W41.90 Miles50 Yards0025K0Union


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