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

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

Earthquake Index, #1116

Harwood, TX
0.01
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

Harwood, TX
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, #1405

Harwood, TX
132.70
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 2,347 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Harwood, TX were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:1Dense Fog:1Drought:47
Dust Storm:2Flood:764Hail:762Heat:2Heavy Snow:8
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:8Landslide:0Strong Wind:37
Thunderstorm Winds:627Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:4Winter Storm:15Winter Weather:19
Other:49 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Harwood, TX.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Harwood, TX.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 47 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Harwood, TX.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
2.41961-08-04229°42'N / 97°31'W0.10 Mile100 Yards033K0Caldwell
9.81957-04-26229°41'N / 97°39'W003K0Caldwell
13.71965-04-15229°51'N / 97°31'W29°54'N / 97°25'W6.90 Miles50 Yards000K0Caldwell
13.81973-10-11229°39'N / 97°16'W29°45'N / 97°15'W7.10 Miles50 Yards0025K0Gonzales
14.31965-08-28229°51'N / 97°37'W0.50 Mile33 Yards000K0Caldwell
15.21973-10-11229°45'N / 97°15'W29°46'N / 97°15'W1.10 Miles50 Yards0125K0Fayette
17.41971-02-25229°53'N / 97°40'W29°57'N / 97°29'W11.90 Miles50 Yards000K0Caldwell
20.71961-11-12229°54'N / 97°43'W1.00 Mile433 Yards0025K0Caldwell
27.11980-08-10230°00'N / 97°10'W30°05'N / 97°28'W18.80 Miles77 Yards000K0Bastrop
27.21953-12-01329°30'N / 97°56'W29°32'N / 97°52'W5.10 Miles1760 Yards010250K0Guadalupe
28.31969-05-22229°36'N / 97°57'W003K0Guadalupe
28.91967-05-01229°39'N / 97°58'W0.50 Mile20 Yards003K0Guadalupe
29.41953-04-28330°00'N / 97°10'W0.50 Mile200 Yards0325K0Bastrop
29.41965-05-18230°00'N / 97°10'W1.00 Mile17 Yards003K0Bastrop
29.61956-10-20229°35'N / 97°58'W1.00 Mile33 Yards013K0Guadalupe
29.71991-02-19229°16'N / 97°38'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Gonzales
29.81991-01-14229°59'N / 97°12'W30°02'N / 97°08'W5.00 Miles60 Yards00250K0Bastrop
29.81961-11-12229°52'N / 97°56'W003K0Hays
30.11955-05-18229°34'N / 97°10'W29°20'N / 96°57'W20.70 Miles300 Yards0025K0Lavaca
32.81985-04-22230°02'N / 97°51'W0.50 Mile50 Yards00250K0Hays
32.92007-07-21229°26'N / 97°58'W29°28'N / 97°58'W2.00 Miles150 Yards0050K0KGuadalupe
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: At approximately 4:25 am CST a tornado estimated to be an EF-2 touched down about 9 miles south of Seguin and 1/4 mile southeast of CR411. The tornado moved northward along SH123 for nearly 1 mile before turning slightly to the north northwest and crossing CR410. It damaged three outbuildings, a residence and a store, but no one was injured. The tornado ranged in width from 50 yards up to 150 yards. The total track length was approximately 2 miles. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Thunderstorms associated with a persistent upper level low produced heavy rain and flash flooding through the morning on July 21.
33.01965-05-18229°16'N / 97°46'W0.50 Mile33 Yards003K0Gonzales
33.11980-08-10229°54'N / 97°52'W29°54'N / 98°05'W13.10 Miles200 Yards02025.0M0Caldwell
33.21954-07-06229°42'N / 96°54'W29°43'N / 96°58'W4.50 Miles50 Yards000K0Colorado
35.41967-09-20329°21'N / 97°04'W29°21'N / 97°00'W4.30 Miles333 Yards042.5M0Lavaca
35.61961-09-04229°37'N / 98°04'W29°37'N / 98°05'W1.90 Miles33 Yards003K0Guadalupe
35.61976-03-30230°02'N / 97°55'W2.50 Miles200 Yards01250K0Hays
35.81955-05-19229°27'N / 96°57'W2.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0Lavaca
36.41965-01-21229°37'N / 96°53'W0.80 Mile50 Yards0025K0Fayette
36.91966-05-21229°42'N / 98°06'W2.00 Miles880 Yards000K0Cottle
37.91967-09-20329°39'N / 98°07'W5.00 Miles67 Yards00250K0Comal
39.01972-03-20229°26'N / 96°56'W29°26'N / 96°52'W4.50 Miles50 Yards0025K0Lavaca
40.01971-02-25229°48'N / 96°50'W0.50 Mile50 Yards000K0Fayette
41.31976-03-30230°00'N / 98°04'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Hays
41.31967-09-20329°27'N / 96°51'W2.00 Miles167 Yards0325K0Lavaca
42.01971-02-25229°48'N / 96°48'W0.50 Mile50 Yards000K0Fayette
42.21955-06-05229°42'N / 96°47'W000K0Colorado
42.31971-02-25229°44'N / 96°47'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0025K0Colorado
42.72007-03-31229°23'N / 96°52'W29°22'N / 96°52'W0475K0KLavaca
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: To the southeast of Hallettsville, and southeast of the first tornado, a second tornado touched down near 0345 CST. This was just off FM530 on Road 16C, near the community of Light Chapel. This tornado touched down just south of a mobile home and began moving toward the northeast. A father, along with two sons and a daughter, had just arrived home less than an hour before the touchdown and had fallen asleep when the storm struck. The father reported feeling a jolt that awakened him as severe thunderstorm winds ahead of the tornado struck the mobile home. He reported that it became quiet again and then the mobile home exploded as the tornado stuck. He and his three children were blown and tossed almost 150 feet, coming to rest on the top of the former south wall of his mobile home. Broken glass was everywhere, but, in spite of cuts and bruises, they took shelter in a small nearby roofless shack as hail continued to fall. He then walked, carrying an injured son and daughter, to a neighbor???s house to call for help. His truck, parked under an awning just south of the mobile home was rolled and crushed. Had he and his children arrived only a few minutes later at their home, they could easily have been killed. That all have recovered except for minor bruises and cuts can only be considered a miracle. The father???s comments were that it???s all okay ??? we???re okay. What was destroyed is just ???stuff.??? Based on the destroyed mobile home, which had been tied down, and the rolled and twisted metal frame, the tornado was rated EF-2 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. Winds were estimated at 115 mph. The tornado path length was placed at four-tenths of a mile with a path width of 75 yards. EPISODE NARRATIVE: In the early morning hours of March 31, both supercells and short bow echoes began to form along the north-south aligned cold front after it crossed the IH-35 corridor. Moving into the eastern portion of South Central Texas, these storms produced heavy rainfall, large hail, and two tornadoes.
42.91980-08-10230°15'N / 97°39'W30°18'N / 97°43'W5.40 Miles150 Yards04250.0M0Travis
43.11954-04-30230°06'N / 96°58'W30°08'N / 96°59'W3.00 Miles880 Yards02250K0Lee
45.71957-04-24330°16'N / 97°22'W30°23'N / 97°17'W9.60 Miles880 Yards01250K0Bastrop
45.81967-09-21229°34'N / 96°44'W1.00 Mile33 Yards003K0Colorado
46.91994-05-13229°23'N / 96°47'W0.20 Mile50 Yards0050K5KLavaca
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down near Vienna, destroying a mobile home and a house, knocking down power lines and covering the roadway with debris. One witness reported hearing a sound like a "freight train."
47.41987-11-15230°11'N / 96°57'W1.50 Miles200 Yards082.5M0Lee
47.71959-05-10330°17'N / 97°43'W30°25'N / 97°37'W11.00 Miles667 Yards00250K0Travis
49.91980-04-07330°23'N / 97°15'W30°21'N / 97°13'W3.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Lee


* 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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