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The chance of earthquake damage in Harvey is lower than Arkansas average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Harvey 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, #449

Harvey, AR
0.12
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

Harvey, 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, #678

Harvey, AR
149.24
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 3,671 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Harvey, AR were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:1Dense Fog:0Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:337Hail:1,574Heat:1Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:0
Thunderstorm Winds:1,661Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:97 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Harvey, AR.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 1 historical earthquake event that had a recorded magnitude of 3.5 or above found in or near Harvey, AR.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
29.91977-06-024.31034.61-94.19

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 76 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Harvey, AR.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
12.41995-10-26234°44'N / 93°41'W34°47'N / 93°29'W12.50 Miles800 Yards0000Yell
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down approximately four miles north of Sims in Montgomery County. The tornado travelled north-eastward just over 12 miles, crossing into Yell County around 2130 CST, before lifting near the town of Aly in Yell County. The tornado moved through the Ouachita National Forest. Damage along the path of the tornado consisted of extensive timber damage.
16.61980-04-07235°02'N / 94°03'W35°08'N / 93°42'W20.90 Miles200 Yards01250K0Logan
17.61951-10-23235°00'N / 93°30'W040K0Yell
18.31957-04-07234°54'N / 94°06'W34°57'N / 94°03'W4.70 Miles300 Yards003K0Scott
18.91952-11-17234°42'N / 94°17'W34°57'N / 93°54'W27.80 Miles100 Yards0225K0Scott
19.11980-04-07235°08'N / 93°42'W35°08'N / 93°41'W00250K0Yell
20.11961-03-12234°35'N / 94°05'W34°42'N / 93°54'W13.20 Miles200 Yards0025K0Polk
21.11967-03-25235°08'N / 93°56'W1.00 Mile33 Yards050K0Logan
22.31980-04-07234°51'N / 93°24'W34°52'N / 93°20'W4.10 Miles150 Yards00250K0Yell
24.51999-03-05234°37'N / 94°12'W34°40'N / 94°00'W12.00 Miles200 Yards0000Polk
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in northern Polk County. The tornado tracked through rural areas, but caused some property damage. The roof of a home was damaged a couple of miles southeast of Acorn. The tornado caused mostly tree damage, with numerous trees downed or snapped. The tornado tracked 12 miles before dissipating.
28.72003-05-01234°33'N / 94°05'W34°27'N / 93°56'W10.00 Miles200 Yards0000Polk
 Brief Description: A strong tornado touched down in eastern Polk County. The tornado destroyed three barns, knocked the porch off a house and blew part of the roof off another house. Extensive tree and power line damage was noted along the path of the tornado. Some trees were blown onto homes and a camper was blown over. The tornado continued moving southeast into Montgomery County.
29.12003-05-01234°28'N / 93°56'W34°27'N / 93°53'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0000Montgomery
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved from southeast Polk County into southwest Montgomery County about 8.5 miles south-southwest of Pine Ridge. Widespread tree damage was noted along the path of the tornado. The tornado lifted about 9 miles south of Pine Ridge.
30.21959-03-31335°18'N / 93°45'W2.00 Miles300 Yards0025K0Logan
30.41961-11-02235°18'N / 93°42'W1.50 Miles100 Yards003K0Logan
30.81971-05-23234°37'N / 94°26'W34°35'N / 93°58'W26.70 Miles600 Yards00250K0Polk
31.31976-03-26335°03'N / 93°25'W35°08'N / 93°09'W16.10 Miles100 Yards042.5M0Yell
31.41982-12-23235°19'N / 93°44'W0.60 Mile80 Yards00250K0Logan
31.51982-12-23235°19'N / 93°43'W0.50 Mile100 Yards00250K0Logan
31.81961-03-12234°52'N / 93°12'W2.00 Miles417 Yards0025K0Perry
31.82009-04-09334°32'N / 94°19'W34°37'N / 94°05'W15.00 Miles1075 Yards330130.0M0KPolk
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado began to the west-southwest of Mena, then tracked through the northwest side of Mena. According to the Polk County Judge, 165 houses were destroyed, 701 houses had major damage, and more than 11,000 trees were blown down. The Polk County Courthouse, county jail, Mena City Hall, and the police and fire departments were damaged in downtown Mena, as were several businesses. Mena Middle School, also located downtown, was structurally damaged beyond repair. A nursing home was also damaged. Most of the city lost electricity. The tornado then tracked to the northeast, badly damaging several industrial buildings. There was considerable roof damage at Rich Mountain Community College, and lesser damage to the hospital. As the tornado continued to the northeast, a tractor dealership was destroyed. A number of rural residences and farms were damaged as the tornado moved out into rural Polk County. North of Ink, damage was noted along Polk 74 and Polk 71; these same areas had been damaged by a tornado on October 6, 2008. Three fatalities occurred on the northwest side of Mena. One was a woman at a Masonic Lodge, and the others were a man and woman at separate residences. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Low pressure aloft approached from the west and collided with moisture and instability. Thunderstorms developed in eastern Oklahoma during the afternoon, then became more numerous as they entered western Arkansas during the evening. The storms brought a few tornadoes and numerous hailstorms to Arkansas during the evening hours.
32.81955-03-20235°17'N / 93°44'W35°22'N / 93°32'W12.60 Miles60 Yards0025K0Logan
34.31957-05-11235°19'N / 93°31'W000K0Logan
35.52006-01-12235°07'N / 93°21'W35°11'N / 93°08'W13.00 Miles75 Yards0000Yell
 Brief Description: A strong tornado touched down in northern Yell County, about 5 miles southwest of Chickalah. Estimated winds with the tornado were around 140 mph. A house was severely damaged. An abandoned mobile home, used for storage, was badly damaged. A few chicken houses had major damage, and a number of others had parts of the roofs taken off. A travel trailer was overturned, with numerous sheds and outbuildings destroyed. A number of power lines and power poles were blown down. Hundreds of trees were either snapped off or uprooted. A mobile home was also destroyed by fire, apparently due to a fallen power line. The tornado tracked to the east-northeast for about 13 miles before moving into southern Pope County.
36.41953-03-14335°13'N / 93°57'W35°33'N / 93°22'W40.10 Miles880 Yards00250K0Logan
36.51952-11-17234°34'N / 94°24'W34°42'N / 94°17'W11.40 Miles100 Yards0025K0Polk
36.61980-04-07235°08'N / 94°22'W35°08'N / 94°16'W5.40 Miles100 Yards08250K0Sebastian
36.81982-12-23334°11'N / 93°55'W34°29'N / 93°46'W20.00 Miles400 Yards02925.0M0Hot Spring
36.91968-04-19435°12'N / 94°16'W2.00 Miles300 Yards142702.5M0Sebastian
36.91954-02-19235°13'N / 94°15'W1.00 Mile33 Yards000K0Sebastian
38.21973-11-24234°36'N / 93°12'W34°38'N / 93°07'W5.40 Miles133 Yards0025K0Garland
38.21975-02-22235°05'N / 93°15'W35°13'N / 93°07'W11.90 Miles80 Yards0025K0Yell
38.91973-04-20235°23'N / 93°30'W1.50 Miles500 Yards0225K0Logan
39.21993-11-13234°26'N / 94°27'W34°37'N / 94°11'W20.00 Miles100 Yards01150.0M0Polk
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down in Polk County and traveled approximately 20 miles before it lifted. Even though the tornado was not on the ground continuously, it still managed to cause extensive damage to several towns along its path. The tornado initially touched down approximately 2.50 miles west of Cove, along Highway 4. The storm passed through Cove where it damaged and destroyed several homes and businesses. The tornado then struck the Hatfield area where it destroyed or damaged a number of homes. The tornado continued moving northeastward and struck the southwest part of Mena. In Mena, a large number of homes and businesses sustained damage. Most of the buildings that were struck were either destroyed or received major damage. Eleven people in Mena were treated for minor injuries. A local park in Mena lost a number of large trees. Some of these trees were over 100 years old. A number of buildings in Mena were damaged as a result of trees falling on the structures. The tornado finally lifted about three miles northeast of Mena, in the community of Hillcrest, where it destroyed a few mobile homes and damaged several others. Initial estimates placed the damage at over $6 million.
41.21953-03-14335°17'N / 93°17'W35°19'N / 93°15'W2.70 Miles880 Yards003K0Yell
41.21961-03-12235°27'N / 93°45'W35°28'N / 93°43'W1.90 Miles17 Yards04250K0Franklin
41.32005-11-27234°24'N / 93°18'W34°32'N / 93°08'W13.80 Miles100 Yards0100Garland
 Brief Description: A strong tornado tracked into southwestern Garland County from Hot Spring County. The tornado rolled a mobile home into a tree, with a man injured near Pearcy. In the same area, several homes had mainly roof damage. The tornado then hit areas on the west side of Lake Hamilton, with structural damage to several homes and docks destroyed. Along the way, numerous trees were uprooted or snapped with power lines downed. The tornado dissipated roughly 3 miles southeast of Mountain Pine.
41.32005-11-27234°21'N / 93°21'W34°25'N / 93°18'W4.20 Miles100 Yards0000Hot Spring
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in western Hot Spring County around 3 miles southeast of Bonnerdale and tracked quickly to the northeast. The tornado caused mainly tree and power line damage before moving into southwestern Garland County.
41.41960-05-05235°21'N / 93°20'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0225K0Johnson
41.81965-03-16235°27'N / 93°35'W0025K0Johnson
41.91977-11-15234°35'N / 94°25'W0.50 Mile30 Yards0025K0Polk
41.91955-11-15235°02'N / 93°03'W1.50 Miles73 Yards00250K0Perry
42.41999-03-05235°27'N / 93°36'W35°27'N / 93°29'W7.00 Miles200 Yards0000Johnson
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in southern Johnson County. Toward the town of Hartman, the tornado heavily damaged or destroyed a couple of barns. Farther northeast toward Clarksville, every piece of tin was removed from a chicken house. Chickens were thrown from the house and from nearby houses. Up to 10,000 chickens were lost in the storm. Numerous trees were also downed. The tornado tracked about 7 miles before dissipating just southwest of Clarksville
42.51999-03-05234°16'N / 93°55'W34°15'N / 93°54'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0000Pike
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved out of Howard County (Shreveport County Warning Area) into western Pike County. The tornado was weakening, but still heavily damaged a trailer and knocked down a few trees. The tornado tracked only half a mile into Pike County before dissipating.
42.91961-05-05234°31'N / 93°08'W2.00 Miles300 Yards06250K0Garland
43.41955-05-26334°42'N / 93°04'W34°44'N / 92°58'W6.20 Miles1000 Yards03250K0Garland
43.62006-01-12235°12'N / 93°08'W35°13'N / 93°06'W1.70 Miles75 Yards0000Pope
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved out of Yell County and into Pope County about 5.3 miles south of Russellville. Winds were estimated around 140 mph. The tornado downed a number of trees and power lines. Several houses sustained roof damage. The tornado dissipated roughly 5.5 miles south-southeast of Russellville.
44.51979-04-11234°15'N / 94°22'W34°28'N / 94°08'W20.10 Miles440 Yards0172.5M0Polk
44.71953-03-13235°00'N / 94°32'W003K0Le Flore
44.71980-04-07335°27'N / 93°30'W35°29'N / 93°27'W3.60 Miles1707 Yards0762.5M0Johnson
44.81953-05-10235°16'N / 93°10'W35°17'N / 93°08'W2.30 Miles200 Yards000K0Pope
44.82009-04-09234°37'N / 94°33'W34°39'N / 94°27'W7.00 Miles550 Yards04100K0KLe Flore
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado destroyed a mobile home, injuring four occupants, two of which were severely injured. Several other mobile homes were also severely damaged and a permanent home was damaged. Numerous trees were snapped or uprooted. Based on this damage, maximum winds were estimated to be between 120 and 130 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Widespread severe thunderstorms occurred across eastern Oklahoma during the late afternoon and evening hours of the 9th.
45.01961-03-12234°52'N / 92°58'W2.00 Miles417 Yards000K0Perry
45.11999-03-05234°14'N / 93°39'W34°14'N / 93°27'W10.00 Miles250 Yards0000Pike
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in eastern Pike County. The tornado moved through mostly rural areas, so property damage was minimal. However, numerous trees were downed. The tornado was on the ground for around 10 miles before moving into western Clark County.
45.31999-03-05234°12'N / 93°55'W34°13'N / 93°45'W10.00 Miles200 Yards0000Pike
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned south of a dissipating tornado in western Pike County. The former tornado tracked mostly through rural areas and caused little in the way of property damage. However, tree damage was extensive...especially just to the southeast of Newhope. The tornado tracked about 10 miles before dissipating.
45.71954-02-15335°29'N / 93°29'W1.00 Mile100 Yards024250K0Johnson
46.21982-12-23234°30'N / 93°05'W34°33'N / 93°02'W4.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Garland
46.41960-04-14335°28'N / 93°24'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Johnson
46.91950-01-13334°24'N / 94°22'W0.60 Mile17 Yards113K0Polk
47.31953-03-14335°19'N / 93°15'W35°24'N / 93°07'W9.50 Miles880 Yards073K0Pope
47.51982-01-22234°30'N / 93°03'W2.50 Miles20 Yards01250K0Garland
47.51958-06-25235°08'N / 94°32'W0.50 Mile200 Yards0125K0Le Flore
47.81967-03-05334°29'N / 93°05'W34°30'N / 93°01'W4.30 Miles67 Yards06250K0Garland
48.41980-04-07335°08'N / 94°33'W0.50 Mile127 Yards092.5M0Le Flore
48.41999-04-26235°17'N / 93°08'W35°20'N / 93°04'W6.50 Miles150 Yards0200Pope
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in southern Pope County. The tornado developed near Russellville and moved northeast. The tornado destroyed a concrete block building, and two people were injured inside. An apartment complex lost its roof, some storage buildings were heavily damaged, 15 homes suffered structural damage, and 50 homes had minor damage...mostly to roof shingles. A number of chicken houses sustained damage as well, and trees and power lines were blown down. The tornado dissipated about 5 miles northeast of Russellville.
48.41958-11-17234°19'N / 93°18'W34°19'N / 93°09'W8.60 Miles33 Yards0025K0Hot Spring
48.52000-03-26234°51'N / 94°38'W34°49'N / 94°36'W4.00 Miles300 Yards001.2M0Le Flore
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down 1.5 miles northwest of Hodgen and moved southeast passing near the town of Hodgen before lifting 2 miles southeast of Hodgen. Three mobile homes were destroyed and as many as eight others were damaged. In addition, two broiler houses were destroyed, killing all the chickens inside. A few other agriculture structures were damaged and a few power lines were blown down.
48.51961-03-12235°28'N / 93°48'W35°38'N / 93°22'W26.90 Miles17 Yards114250K0Johnson
48.61999-03-05334°14'N / 93°30'W34°13'N / 93°18'W13.00 Miles400 Yards002.0M0Clark
 Brief Description: A strong tornado produced in eastern Pike County moved into western Clark County. The tornado hit the town of Alpine and caused extensive tree and property damage. More than two dozen homes and almost a dozen mobile homes were heavily damaged or destroyed. In nearby Amity, a high school basketball game was cancelled when a Tornado Warning was issued. The tornado continued east of Alpine into a forested area and downed numerous trees. Just south of the tornado, yet another tornado was spawned with both tornadoes causing over 2 million dollars in tree damage across Clark County. The second tornado tracked across much of eastern Clark County. The first tornado was on the ground for about 13 miles before dissipating.
48.71981-07-21235°12'N / 94°31'W0.50 Mile30 Yards0025K0Kiowa
48.91957-01-22235°33'N / 93°40'W35°34'N / 93°32'W7.40 Miles33 Yards000K0Johnson
49.01978-05-07235°16'N / 93°09'W35°15'N / 92°56'W12.30 Miles50 Yards0025K0Pope
49.11960-04-14335°28'N / 94°17'W35°31'N / 94°03'W13.60 Miles833 Yards03250K0Crawford
49.11967-12-21235°21'N / 94°24'W35°23'N / 94°21'W3.80 Miles833 Yards0625K0Sebastian
49.11999-03-05234°10'N / 94°13'W34°16'N / 94°02'W18.70 Miles250 Yards0060K0Howard
 Brief Description: Tornado entered Howard County from Polk County, moved across Howard County, then into Pike County. Damage was largely confined to rural wooded area with little or no population. A mobile home was heavily damaged and scores of trees were toppled along the tornado path.
49.31957-01-22234°19'N / 93°10'W34°22'N / 93°10'W3.40 Miles880 Yards0025K0Hot Spring
49.91965-05-08235°21'N / 94°25'W35°24'N / 94°21'W5.10 Miles100 Yards08250K0Sebastian


* 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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