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The chance of earthquake damage in Hillister is about the same as Texas average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Hillister 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, #584

Hillister, TX
0.02
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

Hillister, 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, #1371

Hillister, TX
135.95
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 1,729 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Hillister, TX were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:1Dense Fog:0Drought:14
Dust Storm:0Flood:228Hail:573Heat:9Heavy Snow:1
High Surf:0Hurricane:6Ice Storm:5Landslide:0Strong Wind:1
Thunderstorm Winds:835Tropical Storm:6Wildfire:1Winter Storm:3Winter Weather:6
Other:40 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Hillister, TX.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
48.81964-06-034.2N/A31.3-94

Historical Tornado Events

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

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
10.21983-12-10230°30'N / 94°33'W30°34'N / 94°06'W26.00 Miles700 Yards042.5M0Tyler
10.41967-02-20230°49'N / 94°26'W0.50 Mile100 Yards00250K0Tyler
14.21999-01-29230°37'N / 94°11'W30°41'N / 94°06'W6.00 Miles400 Yards0020K0Tyler
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved across rural sections of eastern Tyler County, tearing up a large swath of trees and damaging a few out buildings. Some trees were as wide as 15 feet across and 100 feet tall. This tornado moved into rural sections of Jasper County.
17.82004-11-23230°29'N / 94°10'W30°31'N / 94°09'W3.00 Miles600 Yards10500K0Hardin
 Brief Description: A second tornado touched down in northeastern Hardin County, was was witnessed by many people. Residents could see both tornadoes on the ground for a brief time. One elderly woman was killed when several large trees fell on the mobile home she was in. Between 10 and 20 homes were damaged or destroyed, mainly near Highway 92 near the Hardin-Tyler county line. F77MH
22.12004-11-23230°31'N / 94°04'W30°34'N / 94°01'W8.00 Miles300 Yards00250K1.0MJasper
 Brief Description: As the tornado moved into rural sections of Jasper County, it snapped numerous trees, causing a large loss to the timber industry. Several homes were destroyed, but no one was injured.
23.91982-05-13330°30'N / 94°03'W30°37'N / 93°57'W8.50 Miles150 Yards11250K0Jasper
25.02004-11-23230°39'N / 94°00'W30°42'N / 93°55'W6.00 Miles500 Yards00250K1.0MJasper
 Brief Description: A second tornado formed near Kirbyville, narrowly missing downtown, but it did hit the community of Bon Ami. Around 10 to 15 homes were damaged or destroyed, and another large hit to the timber industry occurred with many trees blown down. This tornado crosses into Newton County.
25.41982-05-13230°35'N / 94°00'W30°39'N / 93°55'W6.50 Miles60 Yards00250K0Jasper
25.71992-11-21230°35'N / 94°48'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Polk
26.81976-03-30230°49'N / 94°49'W31°07'N / 94°32'W26.70 Miles1300 Yards00250K0Polk
27.21972-11-13231°03'N / 94°25'W31°05'N / 94°23'W3.30 Miles100 Yards20250K0Angelina
29.51967-10-30230°40'N / 93°53'W1.00 Mile33 Yards000K0Jasper
30.11989-05-17230°48'N / 94°53'W30°50'N / 94°50'W3.00 Miles150 Yards000K0Polk
30.51961-04-09230°40'N / 93°52'W0.80 Mile17 Yards0025K0Newton
31.41987-12-06230°53'N / 94°51'W1.00 Mile200 Yards002.5M0Polk
32.01954-04-15230°40'N / 93°51'W30°40'N / 93°50'W1.30 Miles200 Yards003K0Newton
32.91999-01-02230°21'N / 93°58'W30°26'N / 93°54'W8.00 Miles800 Yards1101.3M0Jasper
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado moved across southern Jasper County. At least 15 homes were destroyed, 20 received major damage, and 10 received minor damage. The worst hit area was Callier Loop, south of Buna. The fatality occurred here. A tied down mobile home rolled over at least five times, ejecting a man 100 yards and a woman 500 yards. The man received a broken back and other serious injuries, while the woman died a few days later from a broken neck, back, and internal injuries. Debris from this home was spread over a mile across the fields. Brick walls were cracked in permanent homes, pickup trucks were lifted in the air and pushed 20 feet from where they originally were parked, and any mobile home situated lengthwise north to south was rolled over and destroyed. There were several stories of people being ejected from their mobile homes, and walking away with minor injuries. This tornado moved into Newton County. Total path length for both Jasper and Newton Counties is 12.5 miles. F55MH
34.21999-03-02330°54'N / 93°54'W30°48'N / 93°47'W9.00 Miles500 Yards13500K0Jasper
 Brief Description: The strongest tornado of the evening developed a mile northwest of Holly Springs. Moving southeast at 50 mph, this fast moving storm damaged or destroyed over 25 homes and a church. The worst damage was done in Holly Springhs, where a brick home lost its roof and portions of two walls. This is where the elderly woman was fatally injured. Several vehicles were picked up and rolled over. This storm moved into Newotn County, producing more injuries and damages. F84PH
34.21974-10-28230°10'N / 94°07'W30°17'N / 94°09'W8.40 Miles50 Yards00250K0Hardin
34.81987-12-06230°41'N / 94°58'W1.00 Mile200 Yards00250K0Polk
35.01970-01-10230°10'N / 94°24'W1.00 Mile33 Yards003K0Hardin
35.32004-11-23230°43'N / 93°51'W30°47'N / 93°44'W9.00 Miles500 Yards00250K1.0MNewton
 Brief Description: The tornado moved across mainly rural areas of Newton County, but the storm did destroy or damage between 5 and 10 homes near the Pine Grove community. The timber industry saw a continued large loss of income due to trees blown down.
35.91961-04-08231°02'N / 94°49'W0.40 Mile17 Yards0125K0Polk
36.11994-11-05230°09'N / 94°24'W2.00 Miles700 Yards013K0Hardin
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down 1.5 miles NNW of Sour Lake and moved toward the northeast for 2 miles, crossing State Highway 326 in the process. It tracked across open fields and the only damage was to trees and fencing along the path. The tornado path averaged around 50 yards wide, increasing to nearly 0.5 miles wide at one point. The tornado was viewed by several hunters, one of whom was slightly injured when she was blown out of her stand as it passed nearby.
36.51999-03-02330°56'N / 93°51'W30°54'N / 93°49'W3.00 Miles500 Yards03250K0Newton
 Brief Description: The Holly Springs tornado moved into Newton County, tearing up the Baptist Encampment community. A mobile home was flipped over 100 feet, ejecting three people. One young girl escaped with no injuries after being thrown over 50 feet from the home. Two trucks were flipped over in their driveways and a car was moved at least 15 feet. One couple sitting on the couch in the TV watched their wood-framed home fall apart around them, and miraculously walk away.
37.31968-04-21231°12'N / 94°31'W1.00 Mile17 Yards003K0Angelina
37.31964-03-19230°08'N / 94°24'W0.20 Mile17 Yards00250K0Hardin
38.11975-10-23230°32'N / 95°03'W30°32'N / 94°57'W6.40 Miles100 Yards00250K0San Jacinto
38.51983-12-10231°12'N / 94°41'W31°14'N / 94°22'W18.00 Miles50 Yards022.5M0Angelina
38.61976-03-30230°49'N / 95°08'W30°59'N / 94°49'W22.10 Miles1300 Yards012.5M0Polk
40.42002-03-30331°07'N / 94°46'W31°20'N / 94°27'W24.30 Miles440 Yards065.0M0Angelina
 Brief Description: Numerous trees and power lines broken, snapped, and pulled out of the ground along the entire track. Several barns were severely damaged and numerous homes were with missing roofs while others suffered severe roof and structural damage. South of the Ora Community one house was totally blown off its foundation and destroyed. This tornado moved into Angelina County, TX from Polk County, TX and continued into Nacogdoches County, TX and San Augustine County, TX.
40.81967-05-01230°48'N / 95°07'W30°49'N / 94°59'W8.00 Miles67 Yards0225K0Polk
41.81992-11-21330°06'N / 95°02'W30°27'N / 94°47'W28.00 Miles300 Yards012.5M0Liberty
41.81961-09-12330°09'N / 94°44'W0.50 Mile17 Yards000K0Liberty
42.01960-06-26231°11'N / 94°46'W0.70 Mile100 Yards0025K0Angelina
42.01960-09-22231°11'N / 94°46'W0.40 Mile30 Yards00250K0Angelina
42.21974-10-28230°03'N / 94°06'W30°10'N / 94°07'W8.30 Miles50 Yards03250K0Jefferson
42.41983-01-31330°05'N / 94°11'W1.00 Mile40 Yards012.5M0Jefferson
42.91967-07-13230°06'N / 94°06'W0.10 Mile33 Yards0025K0Jefferson
43.01979-10-22230°04'N / 94°13'W1.00 Mile50 Yards002.5M0Jefferson
43.11955-05-19231°11'N / 94°48'W0.50 Mile67 Yards003K0Angelina
43.41981-04-23230°02'N / 94°20'W30°05'N / 94°07'W13.40 Miles50 Yards02250K0Jefferson
43.81974-01-19331°18'N / 94°16'W0.80 Mile400 Yards020K0San Augustine
44.01957-10-22330°15'N / 94°58'W30°15'N / 94°54'W4.30 Miles100 Yards0125K0Liberty
44.52004-11-23231°10'N / 94°53'W31°09'N / 94°52'W2.00 Miles500 Yards00100K0Trinity
 Brief Description: Seven hunters in the Davy Crockett National Forest were stranded and their vehicles severely damaged. Seventy to ninety percent of trees in path felled or damaged.
44.71954-04-30231°11'N / 94°51'W31°22'N / 94°28'W25.90 Miles883 Yards012250K0Angelina
44.81999-01-01330°00'N / 94°27'W30°03'N / 94°24'W5.50 Miles400 Yards05500K0Jefferson
 Brief Description: A strong tornado that developed in Liberty County moved into western Jefferson County, destroying several rice dryers, two mobile homes, and a brick house. Five people were injured in the mobile homes and brick house. Two people received broken necks and other injuries after they were ejected from one of the mobile homes. A fiberglass tub from the destroyed brick home was found one mile away. Cancelled checks and other paperwork were found seven miles away in southern Hardin County. This tornado was strongest southwest of Nome, and was weakening as it passed through the small community of Nome. At least 20 homes received minor damage such as shingles blown off, and many trees were blown down.
45.01957-10-14230°12'N / 94°54'W0.50 Mile200 Yards0025K0Liberty
45.11974-10-28230°04'N / 94°06'W000K0Jefferson
45.62002-03-30231°19'N / 94°26'W31°21'N / 94°20'W7.50 Miles440 Yards001.2M0Nacogdoches
 Brief Description: Numerous trees and power lines broken, snapped and pulled out of the ground along the track. Numerous homes and business were severely damaged or destroyed. This tornado moved into Nacogdoches County, TX from Polk County, TX and Angelina County, TX then continued northeast into San Augustine County, TX.
46.02006-04-29230°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.
46.51999-01-01229°58'N / 94°25'W30°02'N / 94°26'W4.00 Miles100 Yards00175K0Liberty
 Brief Description: The tornado appeared to have formed just on the other side of a canal in the Dunning's Farm area. At this point three large houses were completely destroyed with widespread tree damage. The tornado moved NE and dragged heavy farm tractors (approximately 50000 lbs) over 10 to 15 feet. The tornado moved across a wide open field and crossed into Jefferson county.
47.41956-02-14229°59'N / 93°57'W30°13'N / 93°56'W16.20 Miles33 Yards0025K0Jefferson
47.41954-04-30231°04'N / 95°07'W31°11'N / 94°51'W17.80 Miles883 Yards013250K0Trinity
47.51973-05-26230°07'N / 94°52'W30°01'N / 94°39'W14.70 Miles33 Yards04250K0Liberty
48.31959-04-08231°18'N / 94°01'W0.20 Mile50 Yards000K0Sabine
49.22001-12-16230°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.
49.42009-12-23331°18'N / 94°43'W31°22'N / 94°41'W4.00 Miles300 Yards0210.0M0KAngelina
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An EF3 tornado touched down on the south side of Lufkin, on Loop 287 near Olive Garden just west of the intersections Loop 287 and South Chestnut Street. The tornado then tracked north northeast causing roof and tree damage to several homes behind Morgan Insurance Company on Loop 287. The tornado continued its north northeastward track then crossed South Chestnut causing major damage to Gibson Funeral Home. It then tracked northward through a residential neighborhood causing more tree and roof damage, before destroying Max Welding Shop on Denman Rd. The tornado crossed Denman Road moving through another residential area causing moderate to major tree and roof damage. The tornado then destroyed the VFW building just before crossing Lufkin Avenue. More residential damage was observed between Lufkin Avenue and Atkinson Drive. The tornado crossed Atkinson Drive causing major damage by tossing several 18-wheelers parked at a trucking company on Loop 287. The tornado then crossed Loop 287, damaging Goodyear Tires and Jim Walter Homes. The storm then tracked north into a wooded area before reaching Kit McConnico Park and causing moderate to major damage to the park. The tornado lifted on the northern end of Kit McConnico Park around 10:07 PM. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong upper level storm system moved its way out of the southern Great Basin and into the Southern Plains during the afternoon hours of December 23rd. Strong southerly flow was found ahead of this storm system with dewpoint temperatures in the lower to middle 60s noted northward to the Interstate 20 corridor of northeast Texas and northern Louisiana. Impressive deep layer shear was noted in the warm sector across the region which was conducive for discrete storm cells during the afternoon and evening across northeast Texas. These storms spawned tornadoes and produced large hail across portions of northeast Texas. The storm system moved eastward during the predawn hours of December 24th with again, numerous storms producing tornadoes across southern Arkansas and northern Louisiana. In addition to all the storm damage...these storms were prolific rain makers with numerous reports of flash flooding across the region as well.
49.81961-07-24231°20'N / 94°43'W0.20 Mile17 Yards000K0Angelina
50.01997-10-23230°43'N / 93°34'W30°46'N / 93°31'W4.00 Miles200 Yards04500K0Beauregard
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down around 3 miles southwest of Merryville along Highway 389 at 8:25 pm, and moved directly through the center of the town before dissipating 1 mile northeast of Merryville. Around ninety homes and businesses received some kind of damage. Most of the damage occurred when large trees fell on homes. Twelve permanent single family homes and fifteen mobile homes were destroyed. The most devastating damage occurred on Cooper Road, where several mobile homes were either picked up or rolled. People in the mobile homes survived by going to their bathrooms and covering up with blankets. Five minor injuries were reported; they were all treated and released from a local hospital.


* 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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