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The chance of earthquake damage in Huntington is lower than Arkansas average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Huntington 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, #562

Huntington, AR
0.04
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

Huntington, 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, #596

Huntington, AR
188.05
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 3,961 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Huntington, AR were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:4Dense Fog:0Drought:4
Dust Storm:0Flood:351Hail:1,841Heat:6Heavy Snow:8
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:12Landslide:0Strong Wind:7
Thunderstorm Winds:1,623Tropical Storm:2Wildfire:1Winter Storm:17Winter Weather:19
Other:66 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Huntington, 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 Huntington, AR.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
32.91977-06-024.31034.61-94.19

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 82 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Huntington, AR.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
4.61980-04-07235°08'N / 94°22'W35°08'N / 94°16'W5.40 Miles100 Yards08250K0Sebastian
8.21968-04-19435°12'N / 94°16'W2.00 Miles300 Yards142702.5M0Sebastian
9.41954-02-19235°13'N / 94°15'W1.00 Mile33 Yards000K0Sebastian
15.31957-04-07234°54'N / 94°06'W34°57'N / 94°03'W4.70 Miles300 Yards003K0Scott
15.51958-06-25235°08'N / 94°32'W0.50 Mile200 Yards0125K0Le Flore
16.11953-03-13235°00'N / 94°32'W003K0Le Flore
16.31981-07-21235°12'N / 94°31'W0.50 Mile30 Yards0025K0Kiowa
16.41980-04-07335°08'N / 94°33'W0.50 Mile127 Yards092.5M0Le Flore
18.41958-05-02235°16'N / 94°30'W0.30 Mile100 Yards0025K0Le Flore
19.11967-03-25235°08'N / 93°56'W1.00 Mile33 Yards050K0Logan
20.31952-11-17234°42'N / 94°17'W34°57'N / 93°54'W27.80 Miles100 Yards0225K0Scott
20.61967-12-21235°21'N / 94°24'W35°23'N / 94°21'W3.80 Miles833 Yards0625K0Sebastian
21.31976-03-26535°12'N / 94°42'W35°15'N / 94°30'W11.90 Miles440 Yards2642.5M0Le Flore
21.31965-05-08235°21'N / 94°25'W35°24'N / 94°21'W5.10 Miles100 Yards08250K0Sebastian
22.11980-04-07235°02'N / 94°03'W35°08'N / 93°42'W20.90 Miles200 Yards01250K0Logan
22.51996-04-21235°23'N / 94°25'W35°23'N / 94°25'W4.00 Miles1050 Yards240150.0M0Sebastian
23.11968-04-19234°58'N / 94°39'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0125K0Le Flore
25.01960-05-05335°23'N / 94°29'W35°26'N / 94°26'W4.50 Miles33 Yards1025K0Sequoyah
26.21973-05-26234°57'N / 94°42'W1.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Le Flore
26.22000-03-26234°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.
27.01989-05-18235°28'N / 94°21'W0.70 Mile120 Yards00250K0Crawford
27.11984-10-16235°25'N / 94°31'W0.10 Mile3 Yards0025K0Sequoyah
27.31996-04-21335°26'N / 94°21'W35°31'N / 94°17'W6.00 Miles1050 Yards049150.0M0Crawford
27.31960-05-05435°23'N / 94°33'W35°27'N / 94°30'W5.40 Miles33 Yards513250K0Sequoyah
27.81982-12-02335°29'N / 94°14'W1.00 Mile500 Yards00250K0Crawford
27.91953-04-23335°29'N / 94°13'W003K0Crawford
28.81960-04-14335°28'N / 94°17'W35°31'N / 94°03'W13.60 Miles833 Yards03250K0Crawford
30.11960-05-05335°11'N / 94°47'W35°21'N / 94°43'W12.10 Miles33 Yards00250K0Le Flore
31.31952-11-17234°34'N / 94°24'W34°42'N / 94°17'W11.40 Miles100 Yards0025K0Polk
31.81999-03-05234°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.
32.11960-05-05335°21'N / 94°43'W35°24'N / 94°42'W3.60 Miles33 Yards10250K0Sequoyah
32.21957-01-22435°24'N / 94°41'W1020250K0Sequoyah
32.31974-05-14234°50'N / 94°45'W1.00 Mile77 Yards0025K0Le Flore
32.71980-04-07235°08'N / 93°42'W35°08'N / 93°41'W00250K0Yell
32.81959-03-31335°18'N / 93°45'W2.00 Miles300 Yards0025K0Logan
33.51971-05-23234°37'N / 94°26'W34°35'N / 93°58'W26.70 Miles600 Yards00250K0Polk
33.72009-04-09234°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.
34.11961-03-12234°35'N / 94°05'W34°42'N / 93°54'W13.20 Miles200 Yards0025K0Polk
34.21982-12-23235°19'N / 93°44'W0.60 Mile80 Yards00250K0Logan
35.01982-12-23235°19'N / 93°43'W0.50 Mile100 Yards00250K0Logan
35.22009-04-09334°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.
35.31961-11-02235°18'N / 93°42'W1.50 Miles100 Yards003K0Logan
35.51977-11-15234°35'N / 94°25'W0.50 Mile30 Yards0025K0Polk
35.71960-05-05335°24'N / 94°42'W35°31'N / 94°42'W8.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Sequoyah
35.81964-04-03234°53'N / 94°51'W003K0Le Flore
35.91951-07-15234°48'N / 94°48'W000K0Kingfisher
36.41984-10-16235°38'N / 94°24'W35°34'N / 94°22'W8.00 Miles50 Yards022.5M0Crawford
36.51961-05-05434°44'N / 95°02'W34°57'N / 94°39'W26.40 Miles400 Yards1658250K0Le Flore
38.01982-05-28235°27'N / 94°46'W0.50 Mile50 Yards00250K0Sequoyah
38.51999-05-04335°34'N / 94°33'W35°38'N / 94°29'W6.50 Miles175 Yards007K0Sequoyah
 Brief Description: A significant long-track tornado first touched down in Sequoyah County 4 miles west of Short, travelling northeast for 39 miles to a point about 7 miles southwest of Fayetteville, AR. This tornado eventually reached its peak as an F3 tornado in extreme southeast Adair County. In Sequoyah County, this tornado travelled across a sparsely-populated part of the county, causing mostly tree damage. Property damage listed with this entry is just for the portion of the tornado in Sequoyah County, while the F-rating reflects the peak strength of the tornado in Adair County. Summary of events for May 3-4 1999: Following a week-long blocking weather pattern, a strong upper level trough finally moved out of the southwestern U.S. Interactions with a dryline in western Oklahoma and a slow-moving cold front brought the largest tornado outbreak in Oklahoma history from the afternoon of May 3 through the afternoon of May 4. Most notable was the F5 tornado that moved through southern parts of the Oklahoma City metro area. While the loss of life and the heaviest property damage was limited to central Oklahoma, eastern Oklahoma got into the act with a significant number of tornadoes. While there were dozens of individual storms on May 3 and 4, there are two storms in eastern Oklahoma that stand out as outstanding. The first outstanding storm moved northeast along the I-44 corridor on the evening of May 3, causing F3 damage to Stroud in Lincoln County. The storm went on to cause significant F1 damage in Sapulpa and southwestern portions of the city of Tulsa and millions of dollars in damage. The second outstanding storm got its start in southeast Oklahoma well south of McAlester. This storm moved northeast across Pushmataha, Latimer, Haskell, LeFlore and Sequoyah Counties, producing several damaging tornadoes along the way. The final tornado touched down in Sequoyah County and tracked 39 miles to near Fayetteville, AR, producing F3 damage in an unpopulated forest in Adair County. Following a very wet April that saturated area grounds, another slow-moving weather system made flash flooding another serious problem to deal with as most rainfall quickly ran off into creeks, streams and mainstem rivers. One flash flood in Vinita caused millions of dollars in damage following the flooding of dozens of homes.
38.61993-11-13234°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.
39.21984-10-16235°34'N / 94°22'W35°44'N / 94°10'W14.00 Miles50 Yards012.5M0Crawford
39.41968-05-25235°27'N / 94°48'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0125K0Sequoyah
39.51960-05-05435°23'N / 94°51'W35°27'N / 94°49'W4.90 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Sequoyah
39.51955-03-20235°17'N / 93°44'W35°22'N / 93°32'W12.60 Miles60 Yards0025K0Logan
39.51959-05-10235°29'N / 94°46'W1.50 Miles50 Yards013K0Sequoyah
39.71961-03-12235°27'N / 93°45'W35°28'N / 93°43'W1.90 Miles17 Yards04250K0Franklin
39.81960-05-05435°04'N / 95°03'W35°23'N / 94°51'W24.60 Miles200 Yards362.5M0Haskell
40.11953-03-14335°13'N / 93°57'W35°33'N / 93°22'W40.10 Miles880 Yards00250K0Logan
40.11965-06-22235°28'N / 94°48'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Sequoyah
40.21976-02-20235°31'N / 94°45'W35°33'N / 94°41'W4.50 Miles30 Yards0025K0Sequoyah
40.61996-04-21235°37'N / 94°02'W35°39'N / 94°00'W3.00 Miles400 Yards02500K0Franklin
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down just to the southwest of Fern. It moved northeastward, through the town of Fern, where 7 homes were destroyed and a number of other buildings were damaged. The tornado continued moving northeastward and lifted 3 miles northeast of Fern. A number of trees were blown down along the tornado's path. 2 people sustained minor injuries from the storm. Initial estimates place the amount of damage at around $500,000.
41.01957-04-02235°03'N / 95°01'W35°09'N / 94°58'W7.60 Miles880 Yards0225K0Haskell
41.71957-05-20335°23'N / 95°00'W35°28'N / 94°45'W15.20 Miles200 Yards003K0Delaware
42.41954-04-30335°38'N / 94°24'W35°45'N / 94°19'W9.20 Miles440 Yards00250K0Crawford
42.82003-05-01234°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.
43.71982-05-28234°31'N / 94°42'W34°33'N / 94°36'W5.00 Miles450 Yards00250K0Le Flore
43.71951-10-23235°00'N / 93°30'W040K0Yell
44.01999-05-04335°39'N / 94°33'W35°43'N / 94°30'W7.00 Miles175 Yards007K0Adair
 Brief Description: A significant long-track tornado first touched down in Sequoyah County 4 miles west of Short, moving northeast for 39 miles to a point about 7 miles southwest of Fayetteville, AR. This tornado clipped the extreme southeast portion of Adair County as the tornado reached its peak strength as an F3 tornado. Fortunately, the tornado travelled across an unpopulated portion of Adair County. However, an aerial survey by NWS personnel over extreme southeast Adair County revealed that every tree in a hardwood forest was completely leveled. Summary of events for May 3-4 1999: Following a week-long blocking weather pattern, a strong upper level trough finally moved out of the southwestern U.S. Interactions with a dryline in western Oklahoma and a slow-moving cold front brought the largest tornado outbreak in Oklahoma history from the afternoon of May 3 through the afternoon of May 4. Most notable was the F5 tornado that moved through southern parts of the Oklahoma City metro area. While the loss of life and the heaviest property damage was limited to central Oklahoma, eastern Oklahoma got into the act with a significant number of tornadoes. While there were dozens of individual storms on May 3 and 4, there are two storms in eastern Oklahoma that stand out as outstanding. The first outstanding storm moved northeast along the I-44 corridor on the evening of May 3, causing F3 damage to Stroud in Lincoln County. The storm went on to cause significant F1 damage in Sapulpa and southwestern portions of the city of Tulsa and millions of dollars in damage. The second outstanding storm got its start in southeast Oklahoma well south of McAlester. This storm moved northeast across Pushmataha, Latimer, Haskell, LeFlore and Sequoyah Counties, producing several damaging tornadoes along the way. The final tornado touched down in Sequoyah County and tracked 39 miles to near Fayetteville, AR, producing F3 damage in an unpopulated forest in Adair County. Following a very wet April that saturated area grounds, another slow-moving weather system made flash flooding another serious problem to deal with as most rainfall quickly ran off into creeks, streams and mainstem rivers. One flash flood in Vinita caused millions of dollars in damage following the flooding of dozens of homes.
44.71995-10-26234°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.
45.31957-05-11235°19'N / 93°31'W000K0Logan
45.61976-03-26434°47'N / 95°04'W34°52'N / 94°57'W8.80 Miles440 Yards14250K0Le Flore
45.81957-04-02234°50'N / 95°06'W35°03'N / 95°01'W15.70 Miles880 Yards0025K0Latimer
46.11965-03-16235°27'N / 93°35'W0025K0Johnson
46.41999-05-04335°43'N / 94°29'W35°45'N / 94°27'W3.00 Miles175 Yards003K0Crawford
 Brief Description: A significant long-track tornado first developed 4 miles west of Short, OK, moving northeast to about 7 miles southwest of Fayetteville, AR. This tornado reached its peak strength as an F3 tornado as it clipped extreme southeast Adair County, OK. This tornado then clipped extreme northwest Crawford County, passing through an unpopulated, forested area in the Ozark National Forest. An aerial survey by NWS personnel just west of the Oklahoma/Arkansas state line west of Natural Dam revealed that every tree in a hardwood forest was completely leveled. Property damage listed with this entry reflects tree damage sustained in Crawford County, while the F-rating reflects the tornado's peak strength in Adair County, OK. Summary of events for May 4 1999: Following a record tornado outbreak in Oklahoma on May 3-4, a significant severe weather outbreak affected northwest Arkansas on the morning and afternoon of May 4 as a vigorous upper level system continued to move slowly east. While there were many individual storms in the area on May 4, the most outstanding storm of the day was a supercell thunderstorm that spawned a tornado in Sequoyah County, OK, which then moved northeast for 39 miles to near Fayetteville. Other storms produced damaging winds and large hail.
47.41950-01-13334°24'N / 94°22'W0.60 Mile17 Yards113K0Polk
47.62003-05-01234°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.
48.01957-05-20335°21'N / 95°05'W35°23'N / 95°00'W5.20 Miles200 Yards013K0Mayes
48.01973-04-20235°23'N / 93°30'W1.50 Miles500 Yards0225K0Logan
48.11999-03-05235°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
49.91957-01-22235°33'N / 93°40'W35°34'N / 93°32'W7.40 Miles33 Yards000K0Johnson
49.91956-03-27234°45'N / 95°03'W1.00 Mile500 Yards00250K0Le Flore


* 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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