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The chance of earthquake damage in Keystone Heights is about the same as Florida average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Keystone Heights is lower than Florida average and is higher than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #57

Keystone Heights, FL
0.02
Florida
0.01
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

Keystone Heights, FL
0.0000
Florida
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, #681

Keystone Heights, FL
148.77
Florida
185.89
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 2,730 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Keystone Heights, FL were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:0Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:122Hail:660Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:8
Thunderstorm Winds:1,446Tropical Storm:5Wildfire:67Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:1
Other:421 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Keystone Heights, FL.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Keystone Heights, FL.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Keystone Heights, FL.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 45 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Keystone Heights, FL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
2.41984-02-27229°47'N / 82°01'W29°50'N / 82°00'W3.00 Miles30 Yards02250K0Clay
11.71971-02-07229°57'N / 82°02'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Clay
12.41971-02-07229°57'N / 82°06'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0125K0Bradford
14.51973-04-04229°33'N / 82°06'W29°36'N / 82°04'W4.50 Miles67 Yards00250K0Alachua
16.91973-04-04229°36'N / 82°04'W29°40'N / 81°33'W31.40 Miles67 Yards04250K0Putnam
16.91970-02-03229°42'N / 82°18'W0025K0Alachua
19.21986-03-14229°39'N / 82°19'W2.00 Miles10 Yards002.5M0Alachua
20.61966-09-28229°40'N / 82°21'W0.50 Mile33 Yards00250K0Alachua
22.31972-01-22229°50'N / 81°40'W0.30 Mile50 Yards043K0Clay
22.51978-04-19229°51'N / 82°24'W1.00 Mile50 Yards06250K0Alachua
22.61967-05-22229°37'N / 81°50'W29°40'N / 81°33'W17.40 Miles20 Yards0225K0Putnam
22.72001-03-29229°52'N / 81°45'W30°02'N / 81°40'W12.00 Miles150 Yards001.1M0Clay
 Brief Description: Tornado was mainly F0-F1. Large trees were uprooted and power lines were blown down. Two homes were destroyed, 4 with major damage, and 50 with minor damage. A total of 56 homes in the Highlands Avenue area were damaged.
22.71978-05-04229°34'N / 82°27'W29°41'N / 82°17'W12.80 Miles300 Yards042.5M0Alachua
23.01983-02-02229°31'N / 82°16'W0.30 Mile20 Yards04250K0Alachua
25.11995-04-24229°39'N / 81°44'W29°45'N / 81°31'W10.00 Miles350 Yards051.1M0St. Johns
 Brief Description: A tornado touched town about five and a half miles west of Palatka travelled east northeast, lifting about one and a half miles northeast of Palatka. In Putnam County more than 200 building were damaged with 11 totally destroyed and over 150 vehicles were damaged. Winds were measured at 93 mph. In St Johns County, damage was confined mainly to trees downed. Damaged to buildings was mainly roof damage but several mobile homes were completely destroyed. Included in the damage was a hospital, community college and church.
25.81960-06-04230°00'N / 81°41'W003K0Clay
26.11977-12-05229°38'N / 81°42'W29°40'N / 81°33'W9.40 Miles40 Yards110250K0Putnam
30.31957-06-08230°06'N / 81°46'W30°10'N / 81°42'W6.40 Miles27 Yards0025K0Clay
31.01974-05-12230°05'N / 81°41'W30°05'N / 81°37'W4.30 Miles100 Yards02250K0Duval
31.21973-04-04229°40'N / 81°33'W29°42'N / 81°30'W4.10 Miles67 Yards00250K0St. Johns
32.32006-12-25230°06'N / 82°25'W30°08'N / 82°24'W3.00 Miles300 Yards010K0KColumbia
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Columbia County Emergency Management reports damage to 12 homes and one home destroyed. A business was also destroyed. Extensive damage was reported in the community of Woodborough along Scenic Lake drive as well as along Moore road northwest of Lake City. One minor injury was reported with minor lacerations. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A vigorous short wave trough and squall line moved across north Florida on Christmas Day resulting in severe weather across the northern and central portions of the state and a tornado near Lake City, Columbia County, Florida.
34.91974-05-12230°17'N / 82°07'W30°17'N / 82°04'W3.30 Miles33 Yards01250K0Baker
36.21974-05-12230°17'N / 82°04'W30°19'N / 81°50'W14.20 Miles33 Yards00250K0Duval
36.41957-06-08229°38'N / 82°37'W003K0Alachua
36.51971-02-07329°54'N / 81°33'W29°55'N / 81°20'W13.10 Miles200 Yards00250K0St. Johns
37.61957-06-08230°14'N / 81°41'W0025K0Duval
38.01961-04-09229°47'N / 81°26'W29°49'N / 81°22'W5.10 Miles200 Yards0225K0St. Johns
39.31983-04-23229°52'N / 82°45'W29°56'N / 82°36'W4.00 Miles80 Yards022.5M0Columbia
40.11957-06-08230°18'N / 81°44'W0.90 Mile33 Yards0025K0Duval
40.61983-04-09229°10'N / 82°14'W29°14'N / 82°03'W10.00 Miles60 Yards00250K0Marion
42.41964-01-12229°11'N / 82°12'W003K0Marion
43.01975-03-18229°55'N / 81°20'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0St. Johns
43.41962-11-21229°10'N / 81°52'W29°11'N / 81°49'W3.60 Miles70 Yards00250K0Marion
43.81996-02-02230°19'N / 81°43'W30°22'N / 81°40'W6.00 Miles80 Yards002.8M0Duval
 Brief Description: The tornado touched-down at Park Street and Cassat Avenue and moved to just north of I-10/I-95. Sixty one homes reported minor damage, three with major damage. Four businesses reported major damage had 12 RVs valued up to 70K overturned. Trees, power lines and traffic lights were blown down along the path.
45.82008-03-07230°11'N / 82°39'W30°12'N / 82°37'W1.00 Mile800 Yards154.0M0KColumbia
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: National Weather Service Storm Survey of the tornado track indicated most damage was EF1 scale with a small area of EF2 damage near NE Denver Street opposite a large field. Numerous Trees and power lines were snapped or blown over by the storm. Truck and trailers were also blown over in an industrial park. Nineteen homes were destroyed, twenty-one suffered major damage, and twenty had minor damage. Two businesses were destroyed with six suffering major damage. One female fatality occurred when a tree went through her mobile home. A male indirect fatality occurred when trying to connect a power generator. The mesocyclone which spanned this tornado was tracked across Taylor, Lafayette, and Suwannee Counties prior to this touchdown and it later spanned tornadoes in Baker, Charlton and Nassau Counties. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A squall line with severe weather and several tornadoes moved across north Florida and southeast Georgia.
45.91958-04-15329°52'N / 81°18'W29°53'N / 81°15'W3.60 Miles73 Yards09250K0St. Johns
46.11960-02-25330°12'N / 82°38'W0.80 Mile100 Yards00250K0Columbia
46.71956-09-24229°54'N / 82°48'W0025K0Suwannee
47.51983-04-23229°43'N / 82°54'W29°52'N / 82°45'W11.00 Miles80 Yards042.5M0Gilchrist
48.21978-04-19229°04'N / 82°03'W29°06'N / 81°58'W5.60 Miles100 Yards0142.5M0Marion
48.32004-08-12230°28'N / 81°48'W30°24'N / 81°41'W7.00 Miles1 Yards0000Duval
 Brief Description: 1500: Tornado sighted on ground at the intersection of Imeson and Pritchard Rd. 1500: 3 train cars derailed in Edgewood area of town. 1500: Tornado progressing toward the Edgewood area...ripping up trees in its path. 1505: Tornado about 1 mile from Trained Storm Spotter who was at 601 Crestwood Ave. Tornado was observed in the Norwood and Edgewood areas of town. 1530: Trees on home at Francis and Cleveland Roads and 3056 Francis Road. Tree on house along Pettiford Drive. Powerlines down across the Edgewood area. Mobile home overturned on Edgewood Ave and U.S. 1 (New Kings Road). 6 trees broken. A police sub-station off of U.S. 1 and Edgewood had 6 cars and 1 tractor trailer damaged. Report from Trained Storm Spotter. 1530: Roof ripped off of grocery store at Ina Road and Imeson. Building bricks were broken off and hit 11 cars which caused damage. Trees down on homes at 6024 and 6026 Bagley Road. 1550: Radio reports of damage and debris along New Kings Road. Damage included downed and snapped trees and destroyed billboards. Road closures along New Kings Road heard at 1550 EST. 1550: Debris in trailer park including mattresses on roofs. 1600: Tornado sighted near West 45th Street and U.S. 1 in northwest Jacksonville. 1615: Numerous trees down and snapped in the Edgewood area of Jacksonville.
48.31964-06-06230°24'N / 81°42'W30°25'N / 81°39'W3.60 Miles27 Yards00250K0Duval
48.81975-12-31329°05'N / 82°10'W2.00 Miles200 Yards1262.5M0Marion
49.51973-03-08229°04'N / 82°06'W1.50 Miles100 Yards06250K0Marion
49.81950-03-16229°39'N / 81°13'W1.50 Miles150 Yards003K0St. Johns


* 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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