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The chance of earthquake damage in Iron City is about the same as Georgia average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Iron City is higher than Georgia average and is higher than the national average.

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Earthquake Index, #745

Iron City, GA
0.00
Georgia
0.08
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

Iron City, GA
0.0000
Georgia
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, #195

Iron City, GA
202.14
Georgia
179.92
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 1,454 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Iron City, GA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:12Dense Fog:1Drought:24
Dust Storm:0Flood:57Hail:294Heat:8Heavy Snow:7
High Surf:0Hurricane:3Ice Storm:4Landslide:0Strong Wind:11
Thunderstorm Winds:947Tropical Storm:14Wildfire:1Winter Storm:3Winter Weather:6
Other:62 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Iron City, GA.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Iron City, GA.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Iron City, GA.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 75 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Iron City, GA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
3.41971-02-07230°56'N / 84°58'W31°02'N / 84°45'W14.50 Miles300 Yards02250K0Seminole
6.02005-03-22231°03'N / 84°55'W31°04'N / 84°53'W2.80 Miles1000 Yards181.5M0Seminole
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down just south of U.S. Highway 84. It destroyed seven mobile homes and damaged 17 others. Many trees and power lines were down. A woman was killed when the tornado demolished her mobile home. Eight people suffered minor injuries. The storm survey was conducted by the NWS Tallahassee WCM and SOO. F34MH
6.22005-03-22331°04'N / 84°53'W31°08'N / 84°41'W15.20 Miles1250 Yards0105.5M0Miller
 Brief Description: The tornado, which crossed from Seminole County into Miller County, quickly intensified as it paralleled Highway 91. It damaged nearly 100 homes and destroyed 25 others along its path. It struck a 120+ acre farm on Nobles Road, destroying several storage buildings, welding shop, farrowing house and implement shed, and heavily damaging the family residence. Several irrigation pivots were damaged or destroyed. Many trees and power lines were down. Ten people were injured, two of those critically. The tornado weakened as it approached County Road 45. It continued its northeastward trek across County Road 310 and U.S. Highway 27, then dissipated about three miles southeast of Colquitt. The storm survey was conducted by the NWS Tallahassee WCM and SOO.
7.01971-02-07231°02'N / 84°45'W31°03'N / 84°39'W6.10 Miles300 Yards00250K0Decatur
8.81982-04-05231°08'N / 84°56'W31°08'N / 84°48'W7.00 Miles100 Yards012.5M0Miller
9.51969-04-18230°49'N / 84°47'W31°03'N / 84°35'W20.00 Miles233 Yards0125K0Decatur
11.11975-01-12230°47'N / 84°55'W31°05'N / 84°23'W37.80 Miles100 Yards0025K0Seminole
11.21982-04-05231°08'N / 84°57'W31°08'N / 84°56'W1.00 Mile100 Yards002.5M0Early
12.51988-04-18230°54'N / 84°39'W2.70 Miles80 Yards032.5M0Decatur
13.11988-04-18230°57'N / 85°10'W31°03'N / 84°54'W15.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Jackson
14.21969-04-18230°48'N / 84°48'W30°49'N / 84°47'W1.90 Miles233 Yards0025K0Seminole
15.51970-05-15230°53'N / 84°36'W0.40 Mile40 Yards00250K0Decatur
16.71973-04-26230°49'N / 84°39'W00250K0Decatur
16.91954-12-05231°14'N / 84°56'W31°15'N / 84°54'W2.70 Miles100 Yards0025K0Early
20.72005-03-22231°06'N / 85°10'W31°08'N / 85°07'W3.00 Miles200 Yards04750K0Houston
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down about a half mile west of Firetower Road. As it traveled northeast, it destroyed three barns on County Road 81, and destroyed two large homes just north of Turnpike Road. Four people were injured and transported to a hospital in Dothan. Several mobile homes were damaged, with numerous trees and power lines down. The storm survey was conducted by the NWS Tallahassee WCM and SOO.
21.11968-12-28330°45'N / 84°38'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Decatur
21.61972-01-13230°44'N / 84°39'W2.00 Miles300 Yards0325K0Decatur
21.82003-03-20230°42'N / 85°03'W30°46'N / 84°55'W8.00 Miles300 Yards03500K0Jackson
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down in Cypress, just west of Grand Ridge, and traveled northeast before lifting to the north of Sneads. Two mobile homes and a single-family home were destroyed. 15 single-family and mobile homes were damaged. Numerous trees and power lines were down. One person was seriously injured and two sustained minor injuries. Reported by the Jackson County EMA and CAP/NWS aerial survey team.
24.51975-01-12230°38'N / 85°08'W30°47'N / 84°55'W16.50 Miles50 Yards015250K0Jackson
26.71972-10-27230°45'N / 84°29'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Decatur
27.01954-12-05231°23'N / 84°56'W31°25'N / 84°50'W6.40 Miles250 Yards0225K0Early
27.02001-03-15230°50'N / 84°25'W30°50'N / 84°24'W1.00 Mile200 Yards04500K0Decatur
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down on Fewell Road in the Bell Dixon Community and tracked northeast into western Grady County. Debris was scattered over a wide area. Four persons were injured, one critically. Five homes sustained roof and window damage. Numerous trees and power lines down. One house was destroyed and eight others were severely damaged. A double-wide mobile home on Bell Dixon Road was lifted from its foundation and reduced to bits of debris in a neighboring field. Reported by the Decatur County EMA and Bainbridge Post Searchlight.
27.62004-09-15230°43'N / 85°10'W30°52'N / 85°14'W8.00 Miles500 Yards033.0M0Jackson
 Brief Description: A strong F2 tornado touched down about four miles west of Cypress. It damaged 10 mobile homes and destroyed 25 others in the Gold Drive Trailer Park. Three occupants were injured. The tornado moved northwest and damaged 10 mobile homes in the Brogdon Lane Trailer Park on U.S. Highway 90 just east of Marianna. It caused significant damage to the Federal Correctional Institution and destroyed eight vehicles. Before lifting, the tornado destroyed the Sykes Enterprise facility and some vehicles near the Marianna Municipal Airport. Reported by the Jackson County EMA.
27.61961-11-23231°24'N / 84°56'W0.90 Mile33 Yards003K0Early
28.11961-06-20231°08'N / 85°16'W0025K0Houston
29.41970-06-27230°37'N / 84°38'W0.80 Mile450 Yards003K0Gadsden
29.71961-06-20230°35'N / 84°48'W0.50 Mile33 Yards00250K0Gadsden
29.71974-01-28231°10'N / 85°17'W0.30 Mile30 Yards000K0Houston
29.81972-10-27230°37'N / 84°37'W0.30 Mile50 Yards0025K0Gadsden
30.42001-03-15230°51'N / 84°22'W30°52'N / 84°18'W5.00 Miles200 Yards091.0M0Grady
 Brief Description: The F2 tornado raced northeast from just southeast of Climax in Decatur County to just southeast of Whigham in Grady County, then dissipated. Nine persons were injured, one critically. Ten homes were damaged and two homes destroyed on Piney Grove Road four miles southwest of Whigham. A half dozen homes were damaged two miles southwest of Whigham at the intersection of Attapulgus and Cleon Roads. Additionally, ten barns and sheds were damaged and eight trailers destroyed. Numerous trees and power lines down with outages. Reported by the Grady County EMA and a SKYWARN storm spotter.
31.21972-10-27230°36'N / 84°36'W0.30 Mile50 Yards0025K0Gadsden
31.61957-11-14230°36'N / 84°35'W0.70 Mile33 Yards003K0Gadsden
32.31969-12-25230°35'N / 84°36'W00250K0Gadsden
32.51970-12-29230°48'N / 84°22'W30°48'N / 84°17'W5.10 Miles400 Yards043K0Grady
32.71967-06-01230°35'N / 84°35'W0.30 Mile33 Yards0025K0Gadsden
32.71974-04-08231°24'N / 85°08'W0025K0Henry
32.81972-05-08230°34'N / 85°00'W0.30 Mile27 Yards0025K0Calhoun
34.41971-04-29230°54'N / 84°20'W30°53'N / 84°10'W10.00 Miles300 Yards022.5M0Grady
35.41974-01-30230°39'N / 84°25'W30°39'N / 84°22'W3.30 Miles100 Yards14250K0Gadsden
36.21953-12-06231°22'N / 85°16'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0125K0Henry
36.51971-04-30231°34'N / 84°49'W31°29'N / 84°30'W19.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Calhoun
36.61972-01-13231°05'N / 84°12'W1.00 Mile150 Yards0225K0Mitchell
36.82004-09-15230°30'N / 85°03'W30°34'N / 85°07'W7.00 Miles600 Yards452.5M0Calhoun
 Brief Description: The supercell thunderstorm which spawned tornadoes in Franklin and Liberty counties, produced a strong F2 tornado, which touched down just southeast of Van Lierop Road, a few miles east of Highway 69. It crossed Highway 69 near the Stafford Creek Bridge, and peeled roofs from dozens of homes, uprooted trees, and scattered debris. The tornado then struck the Macedonia Community at Highway 69-A and Parrish Lake Road. It demolished three trailers and damaged 30 homes. The tornado picked up two neighboring mobile homes. One was thrown across a road and killed its two occupants. Another was slammed into a neighbor's house, which killed its two occupants and injured five others. Reported by the Calhoun County EMA. M55PH, F35PH, M41PH, F37PH
36.91954-03-29231°22'N / 85°17'W2.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Henry
37.02007-03-01231°19'N / 84°27'W31°24'N / 84°13'W15.00 Miles200 Yards631.3M0KBaker
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An EF-2 tornado touched down in rural Baker County west of Newton, then traveled rapidly northeast, and caused extensive damage to a mobile home park a mile north of Newton. Six people died and three were injured when their mobile homes were demolished by the tornado. A church was destroyed on State Highway 37 a few miles west of Newton. GEMA and FEMA damage assessments determined ten minor damaged homes, nine major damaged homes, and 18 destroyed homes. The tornado crossed into northern Mitchell County north of Baconton. A state of emergency was declared by the Governor. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms developed during the afternoon of March 1 ahead of advancing warm front across southwest Georgia, producing several reports of wind damage. Later that evening into the predawn hours of March 2, a squall line formed ahead of a cold front, with several reports of wind damage and tornadoes across portions of southwest and south central Georgia. One of the tornadoes tore through a mobile home park just north of Newton, killing six and injuring three.
37.41971-03-01231°13'N / 85°24'W0025K0Houston
38.11981-10-25230°27'N / 85°03'W30°33'N / 85°03'W6.90 Miles50 Yards0122.5M0Calhoun
38.21963-04-06231°08'N / 84°11'W0.80 Mile37 Yards0025K0Mitchell
38.71973-12-29331°21'N / 85°21'W31°30'N / 85°10'W15.00 Miles70 Yards022.5M0Henry
38.81971-04-30231°35'N / 84°50'W31°34'N / 84°49'W2.30 Miles100 Yards0225K0Carroll
38.92000-02-13331°10'N / 84°16'W31°14'N / 84°07'W9.20 Miles300 Yards1117520.0M2.0MMitchell
 Brief Description: A strong tornado tore through two major subdivisions and four mobile home parks just south of Camilla after touching down just east of Branchville. Damage assessments from the American Red Cross and Federal Emergency Management Agency reported 200 homes destroyed and 250 homes were damaged. Two miles south of Camilla on GA Highway 112, a large trailer manufacturing plant was destroyed. Eleven fatalities were confirmed by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency, all of which resided in mobile homes. Approximately 175 persons were injured. The American Red Cross and Salvation Army opened several shelters for the homeless. Hundreds of acres of pecan trees were uprooted, pine trees snapped, and power lines toppled. Numerous irrigation systems were damaged. Property damage estimates totalled $20 million with crop losses estimated at $2 million. Mitchell County was declared a federal disaster area. Reported by the Mitchell County EMA. F55MH, F18MH, F50MH, M17MH, M47MH, F40MH, F33MH, F17MH, F25MH, F51MH, F51MH
39.31967-12-10230°30'N / 85°06'W0025K0Calhoun
39.81961-11-23230°29'N / 84°33'W00250K0Gadsden
40.71975-01-12231°05'N / 84°23'W31°27'N / 84°00'W34.00 Miles100 Yards0152.5M0Mitchell
40.72000-02-14331°01'N / 84°12'W31°00'N / 84°03'W8.50 Miles300 Yards6153.5M3.0MGrady
 Brief Description: A strong tornado tore through northern Grady County, then crossed into extreme northwest Thomas County. Fifteen homes were destroyed and numerous damaged. Fifteen persons were injured, mostly from flying debris. Six fatalities were confirmed by the Georgia Emergency Management Agency: four deaths in mobile homes and two in a woodframe home. Scores of pecan trees were uprooted, pine trees snapped and power lines toppled. Farmers suffered major losses to irrigation equipment, trailers and shelters. Eight chicken houses were flattened, killing a half million chickens. Grady County was declared a federal disaster area. Reported by the Grady County EMA. M64PH, F63PH, F54MH, M85MH, F1MH, F28MH
41.02000-02-14331°04'N / 84°09'W31°06'N / 84°06'W2.00 Miles300 Yards00500K0Thomas
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved from the northeast corner of Grady County into extreme northwest Thomas County near Meigs. A few homes were damaged with numerous downed trees and power lines. Reported by the Thomas County EMA.
42.22001-03-15230°38'N / 85°25'W30°41'N / 85°22'W3.00 Miles300 Yards00500K0Jackson
 Brief Description: The F2 tornado that touched down near Wausau in southeast Washington County, raced northeast across the Washington-Jackson County line and hit the Round Lake community just south of Alford before it dissipated. Fifteen homes were severely damaged and two homes were destroyed. A gift shop on U.S. Highway 231 was destroyed. There were numerous downed trees and power lines. Reported by the Jackson County EMA.
42.21997-01-05231°27'N / 85°20'W31°30'N / 85°14'W6.00 Miles100 Yards00180K0.0MHenry
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down north of Newville, knocking a small wood frame house off its blocks. Two miles further east the tornado caused extensive damage to a home and destroyed another unoccupied home. A barn was destroyed and several vehicles were damaged. The tornado then damaged a house two miles further east. Finally, another two miles east it damaged a house.
42.81975-01-12230°25'N / 85°23'W30°38'N / 85°08'W21.10 Miles50 Yards00250K0Calhoun
42.91980-03-08231°12'N / 85°38'W31°14'N / 85°22'W16.00 Miles40 Yards05250K0Houston
43.42003-03-20331°11'N / 84°16'W31°21'N / 84°01'W19.00 Miles600 Yards42006.0M0Mitchell
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down near Branchville, and traveled northeast. Its path was similar to the February 14, 2000 tornado. The tornado intensified to F3 as it passed just south of Camilla, then weakened as it neared the Mitchell-Worth County line. The tornado destroyed 66 homes, and damaged 200 homes and businesses. Numerous trees and power lines were down. At least three dozen roads were closed by debris. The tornado claimed four lives and injured 200. The hardest hit area was in the Goodson Road area of Camilla. A state of emergency was declared for Mitchell County. Reported by the Mitchell County EMA and CAP/NWS aerial survey team. M1MH, M8MH, F40MH, M42MH
43.82009-02-19230°48'N / 84°10'W30°48'N / 84°04'W6.00 Miles250 Yards001.0M0KGrady
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down near Rawls and Lewis Roads just west of Georgia Highway 93. Damage along Rawls Road was limited to uprooted or snapped trees. One horse trailer was tipped over. The tornado continued eastward and moved a double wide modular home off its foundation on the west side of Holstein Lane. On the east side of Holstein Lane, a large cinder-block building was severely damaged, with the top level of the structure destroyed and lower west- and south-side facing walls collapsed. Three large grain silos south of the building were damaged or destroyed, and two large barns 50 yards to the east were destroyed. The tornado crossed Georgia Highway 93 just north of Lewis Road and plowed through a pine forest along the north side of Lower Cairo Road. Before crossing into Thomas County, over 95 percent of the trees near Plantation Drive adjacent to Lower Cairo Road were snapped. According to the Grady County Emergency Management Agency, a total of 15 homes were damaged, with about 300 residents without power. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Just after midnight on the 19th, a long track supercell thunderstorm spawned an EF-2 tornado south of Cairo in Grady County. The tornado raced to the east into Thomas County, causing EF-2 damage just south of Thomasville. A second tornado developed and produced EF-3 damage near Boston.
44.11953-12-06230°37'N / 84°17'W30°39'N / 84°09'W8.40 Miles33 Yards0025K0Leon
45.11997-01-15230°33'N / 85°21'W30°33'N / 85°21'W0.50 Mile150 Yards0150K1KCalhoun
 Brief Description: A tornado completely destroyed a frame home badly injuring a man. Other nearby homes received minor damage. Scores of trees were snapped or uprooted.
45.31960-05-07231°22'N / 84°10'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Mitchell
46.71972-06-25230°58'N / 85°36'W0.50 Mile27 Yards123K0Holmes
47.22000-12-16231°16'N / 85°37'W31°26'N / 85°24'W17.00 Miles300 Yards002.0M0Dale
 Brief Description: The F0 tornado moved northeast from extreme western Houston County into southeast Dale County. It rapidly intensified to an F2 tornado as it continued its intermittent track into the eastern portion of the county. A Midland City church annex lost parts of its roof and walls. Several homes in the Doe Run Subdivision south of Pinckard were destroyed and numerous others were damaged. In Pinckard, numerous trees and power lines were down. Many homes and businesses were damaged, some seriously. The tornado tracked northeast into western Henry County. Reported by the Dale County EMA.
47.32002-11-05231°34'N / 85°18'W31°36'N / 85°13'W6.00 Miles200 Yards1203.0M0Henry
 Brief Description: The supercell thunderstorm which spawned the tornado in Dale County, produced another tornado which touched down just west of U.S. Highway 431, and tore through the center of Abbeville. It destroyed several single-family homes and mobile homes, and severely damaged numerous other homes and businesses, including the high school. Uprooted trees and power lines littered city streets, with nearly 2,000 residents without electricity. Twenty people were injured, with a half of those hospitalized. A man died when the tornado destroyed his home on Rock Hill Circle. Henry County was declared a state disaster area. Reported by the Henry County EMA. M54PH
47.32000-02-14331°05'N / 84°01'W31°04'N / 84°01'W4.50 Miles300 Yards111.0M0Mitchell
 Brief Description: A strong tornado tracked northeast from extreme northwest Thomas County into extreme southeast Mitchell County. Numerous homes were damaged as well as downed trees and power lines. One man died from injuries sustained when the tornado destroyed his mobile home and neighboring woodframe home two miles north of Meigs. Reported by the Mitchell County EMA. M73MH
47.41984-05-03231°17'N / 85°36'W31°19'N / 85°29'W5.50 Miles200 Yards0025K0Dale
48.12007-03-02231°22'N / 84°12'W31°27'N / 84°05'W8.00 Miles200 Yards002.3M500KMitchell
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The EF-2 tornado moved northeast from Baker County into Mitchell County just west of Baconton. GEMA and FEMA assessed 26 minor damaged homes, 25 major damaged homes, and two destroyed homes. Thirteen businesses sustained minor losses. Most of the damage occurred just north of Baconton on Gravel Hill Road in the Pleasant Grove community. Over 200 acres of pecan trees were uprooted. The tornado flipped over a semi on U.S. Highway 19 about four miles north of Baconton then crossed into southeastern Dougherty County. A state of emergency was declared by the Governor. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms developed during the afternoon of March 1 ahead of advancing warm front across southwest Georgia, producing several reports of wind damage. Later that evening into the predawn hours of March 2, a squall line formed ahead of a cold front, with several reports of wind damage and tornadoes across portions of southwest and south central Georgia. One of the tornadoes tore through a mobile home park just north of Newton, killing six and injuring three.
48.51972-03-28230°24'N / 84°25'W0.20 Mile50 Yards0025K0Leon
48.51960-04-10230°28'N / 84°18'W0.10 Mile77 Yards003K0Leon
49.41952-01-28230°30'N / 84°14'W1.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Leon
49.92001-03-15230°36'N / 85°33'W30°38'N / 85°29'W7.00 Miles350 Yards1211.5M0Washington
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down in the Sunny Hills subdivision near Gin Lake in southeast Washington County, and raced northeast into southwest Jackson County. The tornado struck the Country Oaks, Buckhorn Creek, and Highview Acres communities. The hardest hit area was Highview Acres where 20 homes were damaged or destroyed. One man was killed when his mobile home was destroyed. 21 people were injured. Hundreds of trees were uprooted and debris scattered over several miles along the tornado's path. Numerous downed power lines affected 4,500 customers. Reported by the Washington County EMA.


* 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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