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The chance of earthquake damage in Kenton County is lower than Kentucky average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Kenton County is much higher than Kentucky average and is much higher than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #89

Kenton County
0.04
Kentucky
0.24
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

Kenton County
0.0000
Kentucky
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, #12

Kenton County
221.54
Kentucky
136.89
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 15,470 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Kenton County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:1Cold:91Dense Fog:39Drought:51
Dust Storm:0Flood:2,520Hail:3,202Heat:80Heavy Snow:121
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:52Landslide:0Strong Wind:182
Thunderstorm Winds:8,508Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:1Winter Storm:141Winter Weather:61
Other:420 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Kenton County.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Kenton County.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Kenton County.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 79 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Kenton County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
7.31980-04-08238°57'N / 84°40'W1.50 Miles100 Yards0425K0Boone
8.61956-07-13238°50'N / 84°38'W1.00 Mile433 Yards0122.5M0Boone
10.11973-09-29239°00'N / 84°42'W0.50 Mile33 Yards00250K0Boone
10.61958-07-11239°05'N / 84°32'W39°05'N / 84°32'W08250K0Campbell
11.11958-07-11239°06'N / 84°33'W39°05'N / 84°32'W000K0Hamilton
13.61996-05-08238°47'N / 84°22'W38°47'N / 84°22'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0275K0Pendleton
 Brief Description: Tornado hit just south of Butler, near US 27 ripping apart a two story brick home and destroying two barns. A car was severely damaged and numerous trees and utility lines were downed.
15.01974-04-03538°59'N / 84°52'W39°07'N / 84°40'W14.00 Miles33 Yards0202.5M0Boone
15.41992-11-22438°53'N / 84°50'W38°55'N / 84°48'W1.00 Mile20 Yards003K0Boone
17.51974-04-03539°07'N / 84°40'W39°13'N / 84°38'W6.80 Miles533 Yards31900K0Hamilton
18.61974-04-03538°58'N / 84°53'W38°59'N / 84°52'W000K0Ohio
19.21969-08-09339°13'N / 84°31'W39°10'N / 84°18'W11.90 Miles400 Yards42402.5M0Hamilton
19.51992-11-22438°47'N / 84°55'W38°53'N / 84°50'W9.70 Miles73 Yards012.5M0Switzerland
19.91990-06-02238°52'N / 84°11'W38°55'N / 84°09'W4.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Clermont
21.51968-04-23438°40'N / 84°22'W38°42'N / 84°13'W8.00 Miles300 Yards435025.0M0Pendleton
22.11974-04-03439°11'N / 84°29'W39°18'N / 84°23'W9.40 Miles350 Yards239250K0Hamilton
22.41974-04-03439°00'N / 84°58'W39°03'N / 84°54'W4.70 Miles667 Yards000K0Dearborn
22.71969-08-09339°10'N / 84°18'W39°07'N / 84°07'W10.30 Miles400 Yards07250K0Clermont
23.01997-07-02338°51'N / 84°11'W38°49'N / 84°04'W12.00 Miles500 Yards002.0M0Clermont
 Brief Description: A multiple vortex tornado tracked across the southern part of the county. The tornado damaged or destroyed 56 mobile homes and 27 single family homes. Several barns and sheds were destroyed and numerous trees were downed. No serious injuries or deaths occurred with this tornado. A low pressure system with an unusually strong mid and upper level jet streak was moving across the Great Lakes with an associated cold front moving across the upper Ohio valley. Thunderstorms developed across Indiana and moved into West-Central Ohio around mid-afternoon with a distinct bow echo causing wind damage from near to Lima to southeast of Columbus. On the southern edge of the first line of storms, a supercell developed over Central Indiana. This storm evolved into a bow echo and swept across the Dayton metro area causing extensive wind damage and a brief tornado in Greene county. Another supercell developed near Cincinnati and moved southeastward along the Ohio River. This storm produced the F3 tornado in Clermont county.
23.21977-10-01339°15'N / 84°40'W0.70 Mile150 Yards0172.5M0Hamilton
24.01986-07-12238°35'N / 84°33'W0.10 Mile73 Yards0025K0Preble
24.71990-06-02439°15'N / 84°48'W39°17'N / 84°35'W10.00 Miles1350 Yards01425.0M0Hamilton
25.81999-04-09439°14'N / 84°22'W39°18'N / 84°17'W8.00 Miles440 Yards46582.0M0Hamilton
 Brief Description: A tornado began with F2 intensity in Blue Ash in the northeast corner of the county. This tornado moved through Montgomery, Symmes Township, and Loveland before entering Warren county. The intensity of the tornado was F2 and F3 at many points along the track, intensifying to a low end F4 while in Montgomery. The width of the tornado ranged from 100 yards to 1/4 mile wide. Four fatalities occurred; two in a home and the other two in vehicles. About 91 homes and apartments were destroyed along with 37 businesses. Additionally, 197 homes and apartments suffered major damage with 477 others also incurring damage. Twenty six businesses had major damage with 18 others also incurring damage. M40VE, M38VE, M58PH, F52PH
26.21990-06-02439°17'N / 84°35'W39°20'N / 84°35'W3.00 Miles1350 Yards0225.0M0Butler
26.31968-04-23439°06'N / 84°16'W39°12'N / 84°00'W15.80 Miles100 Yards1292.5M0Clermont
26.41974-04-03438°54'N / 85°05'W39°00'N / 84°58'W9.10 Miles1133 Yards0640K0Ohio
27.21990-06-02439°13'N / 84°55'W39°15'N / 84°48'W6.00 Miles880 Yards0212.5M0Dearborn
27.71956-02-25239°16'N / 84°49'W0.50 Mile100 Yards00250K0Hamilton
27.91956-02-25239°20'N / 84°34'W1.00 Mile500 Yards05250K0Butler
28.21990-06-02439°20'N / 84°35'W39°20'N / 84°19'W12.00 Miles1350 Yards0025.0M0Butler
28.81968-04-23438°42'N / 84°13'W38°45'N / 83°55'W16.40 Miles300 Yards18250K0Bracken
29.71992-11-22438°36'N / 85°04'W38°47'N / 84°55'W16.00 Miles60 Yards192.5M0Carroll
29.71956-07-19238°42'N / 84°16'W38°42'N / 83°52'W21.40 Miles33 Yards00250K0Pendleton
30.11986-03-10239°21'N / 84°23'W1.00 Mile200 Yards002.5M0Butler
30.51990-06-02439°20'N / 84°19'W39°21'N / 84°20'W2.00 Miles1350 Yards0025.0M0Warren
30.71969-05-10339°20'N / 84°46'W39°25'N / 84°20'W23.80 Miles400 Yards092.5M0Butler
32.01974-04-03439°18'N / 84°23'W39°26'N / 84°17'W10.40 Miles350 Yards00250K0Warren
32.31968-04-23238°43'N / 84°00'W000K0Bracken
32.41959-02-10338°38'N / 85°00'W1.50 Miles440 Yards062.5M0Carroll
33.01974-04-03438°50'N / 85°12'W38°54'N / 85°05'W7.60 Miles1133 Yards0400K0Switzerland
33.31990-06-02239°13'N / 85°04'W39°14'N / 84°59'W2.50 Miles440 Yards00250K0Dearborn
34.31999-04-09239°21'N / 84°11'W39°23'N / 84°16'W1.50 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Warren
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down in eastern Hamilton Township causing heavy damage to a farmstead. The roof of the house and an extension to a barn were destroyed. Further down the path, a house was skewed from its foundation.
35.71974-04-03338°29'N / 84°11'W38°31'N / 84°09'W2.30 Miles33 Yards000K0Robertson
36.51968-04-23438°45'N / 83°55'W38°46'N / 83°52'W2.70 Miles300 Yards0225K0Edmonson
38.01974-04-03338°20'N / 84°26'W38°29'N / 84°11'W17.00 Miles33 Yards02725K0Harrison
38.71974-04-03438°46'N / 85°16'W38°50'N / 85°12'W5.70 Miles300 Yards0025.0M0Jefferson
38.91974-04-03438°55'N / 85°16'W38°56'N / 85°15'W000K0Ripley
39.31968-04-23439°12'N / 84°00'W39°22'N / 83°55'W12.20 Miles300 Yards012.5M0Brown
39.91956-07-13239°05'N / 85°15'W0.20 Mile100 Yards0025K0Ripley
40.11974-04-03239°23'N / 84°14'W39°31'N / 84°10'W9.80 Miles177 Yards092.5M0Warren
40.11990-05-04239°30'N / 84°23'W0.20 Mile150 Yards15250K0Butler
40.82008-02-06238°21'N / 84°22'W38°22'N / 84°19'W3.00 Miles440 Yards01500K200KHarrison
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down near 812 Mt. Vernon Road, damaging a home and a barn at that location. Along Connersville Road, the tornado lifted the roofs off three homes and damaged three others. It also destroyed several barns and outbuildings, and snapped numerous hardwood trees. It damaged a few more barns and trees before lifting about a half mile southwest of Cynthiana. Several businesses in the city of Cynthiana had sign damage from 70 mph straight line winds. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front along with a strong upper level low produced a squall line that crossed central Kentucky. This set off widespread severe weather, and spawned several tornadoes.
40.91990-06-02239°05'N / 85°25'W39°13'N / 85°04'W20.50 Miles440 Yards03250K0Ripley
41.11960-06-22239°06'N / 83°48'W0025K0Highland
41.51986-03-10238°44'N / 83°50'W38°48'N / 83°45'W6.00 Miles143 Yards002.5M0Brown
41.61968-04-23438°46'N / 83°52'W38°48'N / 83°42'W9.10 Miles550 Yards142.5M0Brown
41.61979-06-29238°17'N / 84°27'W38°24'N / 84°17'W12.10 Miles40 Yards000K0Harrison
41.81969-08-09239°25'N / 85°00'W0.70 Mile33 Yards0025K0Franklin
41.91957-05-22238°37'N / 85°12'W0.80 Mile440 Yards0025K0Carroll
42.11999-04-09338°53'N / 85°25'W38°59'N / 85°13'W15.00 Miles450 Yards021.4M0Ripley
 Brief Description: A tornado moved into Jefferson Proving Grounds from Jennings county and moved northeast across the county. Four mobile homes were destroyed and 4 were damaged. One house was destroyed while 8 had heavy damage and 20 minor damage. Twenty-one barns were destroyed, 6 had heavy damage, and 14 received minor damage. Seventeen outbuildings were destroyed while 4 had heavy damage and 11 minor damage. Four vehicles received major damage and 3 had minor damage. Five pieces of farm equipment were destroyed while 4 incurred major damage. Seven livestock were lost with 2 being killed and 2 injured. Trees were also downed in the path.
42.11961-04-25239°18'N / 84°00'W39°19'N / 83°50'W8.80 Miles50 Yards24250K0Clinton
42.31964-06-15238°20'N / 84°31'W38°24'N / 83°56'W31.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Scott
42.41980-04-08239°32'N / 84°23'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0102.5M0Butler
42.41969-05-10339°25'N / 84°20'W39°32'N / 84°00'W19.40 Miles400 Yards010250K0Warren
42.41964-06-15238°18'N / 84°38'W38°20'N / 84°31'W6.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Scott
43.91968-04-23439°22'N / 83°55'W39°17'N / 83°52'W6.10 Miles33 Yards032.5M0Clinton
43.91960-06-30239°30'N / 84°54'W003K0Franklin
44.21975-04-02239°29'N / 84°07'W1.00 Mile50 Yards032.5M0Warren
45.91974-04-03238°14'N / 84°39'W38°18'N / 84°29'W10.00 Miles33 Yards0202.5M0Scott
45.91979-06-29238°15'N / 84°44'W38°17'N / 84°27'W15.50 Miles40 Yards0725K0Scott
46.21974-04-01338°30'N / 85°14'W38°32'N / 85°11'W3.30 Miles300 Yards1202.5M0Henry
47.01981-06-09238°37'N / 83°48'W38°37'N / 83°43'W4.10 Miles20 Yards072.5M0Mason
47.32004-07-30239°03'N / 85°25'W39°04'N / 85°23'W2.00 Miles133 Yards02465K0Ripley
 Brief Description: A tornado moved along a two mile path from southwest of Holton into town. One house, one mobile home and two small planes were destroyed. Thirty-six other structures sustained major damage. Numerous trees were uprooted along the path of the tornado.
48.51979-06-29238°16'N / 84°51'W38°15'N / 84°44'W6.20 Miles40 Yards000K0Franklin
49.01974-04-03438°39'N / 85°35'W38°55'N / 85°16'W25.00 Miles1200 Yards101750K0Jefferson
49.21999-04-09338°55'N / 85°27'W38°55'N / 85°27'W1.00 Mile400 Yards00250K0Jennings
 Brief Description: A strong F3 tornado moved across the extreme southeastern part of the county significantly damaging 2 homes and destroying 4 barns. 2 high tension power line towers were toppled as well. The tornado then moved northeast out of the Indianapolis CWA.
49.41970-04-23338°13'N / 84°36'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0025K0Scott
49.51990-09-14239°33'N / 84°03'W39°30'N / 83°59'W5.50 Miles200 Yards042.5M0Warren
49.61965-04-08239°11'N / 83°46'W39°11'N / 83°34'W10.50 Miles300 Yards00250K0Highland
49.91974-04-03439°21'N / 85°17'W39°28'N / 85°11'W9.50 Miles1200 Yards2100K0Franklin


* 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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