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

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

Earthquake Index, #66

Lake Butler, 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

Lake Butler, 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, #812

Lake Butler, FL
124.80
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 2,664 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Lake Butler, 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:116Hail:655Heat:1Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:7
Thunderstorm Winds:1,437Tropical Storm:5Wildfire:54Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:1
Other:388 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Lake Butler, FL.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Lake Butler, FL.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 44 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Lake Butler, FL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
7.92006-12-25230°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.
12.11978-04-19229°51'N / 82°24'W1.00 Mile50 Yards06250K0Alachua
15.31971-02-07229°57'N / 82°06'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0125K0Bradford
19.11971-02-07229°57'N / 82°02'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Clay
21.12008-03-07230°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.
21.41960-02-25330°12'N / 82°38'W0.80 Mile100 Yards00250K0Columbia
21.41983-04-23229°52'N / 82°45'W29°56'N / 82°36'W4.00 Miles80 Yards022.5M0Columbia
22.11970-02-03229°42'N / 82°18'W0025K0Alachua
23.71974-05-12230°17'N / 82°07'W30°17'N / 82°04'W3.30 Miles33 Yards01250K0Baker
24.21966-09-28229°40'N / 82°21'W0.50 Mile33 Yards00250K0Alachua
24.71984-02-27229°47'N / 82°01'W29°50'N / 82°00'W3.00 Miles30 Yards02250K0Clay
25.41986-03-14229°39'N / 82°19'W2.00 Miles10 Yards002.5M0Alachua
27.11978-05-04229°34'N / 82°27'W29°41'N / 82°17'W12.80 Miles300 Yards042.5M0Alachua
28.51956-09-24229°54'N / 82°48'W0025K0Suwannee
30.51974-05-12230°17'N / 82°04'W30°19'N / 81°50'W14.20 Miles33 Yards00250K0Duval
31.21957-06-08229°38'N / 82°37'W003K0Alachua
32.31974-03-21230°20'N / 82°46'W30°20'N / 82°43'W3.60 Miles200 Yards0125K0Columbia
32.81983-04-23229°43'N / 82°54'W29°52'N / 82°45'W11.00 Miles80 Yards042.5M0Gilchrist
34.31973-04-04229°33'N / 82°06'W29°36'N / 82°04'W4.50 Miles67 Yards00250K0Alachua
34.91983-02-02229°31'N / 82°16'W0.30 Mile20 Yards04250K0Alachua
34.92007-04-15230°31'N / 82°15'W2.00 Miles300 Yards000K0KBaker
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An EF2 tornado tracked across rural farmland in extreme northeast Baker county, just southwest of Moniac. A residence off of Moccasin Creek Road had an out building destroyed, widespread tree damage and minor damage to the primary residence. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A surface low rapidly deepened over NC during the early morning hours of April 15, 2007, as the parent upper level trough phased with the surface feature. A squall line of severe storms preceding a cold front moved through northeast Florida during the early morning hours of April 15th and produced multiple supercells.
35.41975-02-06230°02'N / 83°02'W30°05'N / 82°50'W12.60 Miles100 Yards0025K0Suwannee
36.71970-07-03229°46'N / 82°53'W003K0Gilchrist
36.71970-08-25229°56'N / 82°57'W000K0Lafayette
37.31957-06-08230°06'N / 81°46'W30°10'N / 81°42'W6.40 Miles27 Yards0025K0Clay
37.41954-06-10230°09'N / 82°57'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0125K0Suwannee
38.32001-03-29229°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.
39.51960-06-04230°00'N / 81°41'W003K0Clay
41.31957-06-08230°18'N / 81°44'W0.90 Mile33 Yards0025K0Duval
41.61973-04-04229°36'N / 82°04'W29°40'N / 81°33'W31.40 Miles67 Yards04250K0Putnam
41.71974-05-12230°05'N / 81°41'W30°05'N / 81°37'W4.30 Miles100 Yards02250K0Duval
42.11957-06-08230°14'N / 81°41'W0025K0Duval
42.41972-01-22229°50'N / 81°40'W0.30 Mile50 Yards043K0Clay
44.91996-02-02230°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.
45.81984-02-27330°03'N / 83°10'W30°02'N / 83°03'W7.00 Miles100 Yards01250K0Lafayette
46.02004-08-12230°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.
46.21975-02-06230°00'N / 83°12'W30°02'N / 83°02'W10.30 Miles100 Yards042.5M0Lafayette
46.91967-05-22229°37'N / 81°50'W29°40'N / 81°33'W17.40 Miles20 Yards0225K0Putnam
47.21965-06-15230°24'N / 83°00'W003K0Suwannee
48.11964-06-06230°24'N / 81°42'W30°25'N / 81°39'W3.60 Miles27 Yards00250K0Duval
48.31995-04-24229°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.
49.12001-03-13230°21'N / 83°02'W30°25'N / 83°04'W3.50 Miles30 Yards0080K0Hamilton
 Brief Description: One mobile home and one church were destroyed. Two vehicles damaged. Tornado ranged from F0-F2 and skipped along the path. Numerous trees and power lines were blown down.
49.91998-09-29230°18'N / 83°06'W30°21'N / 83°06'W2.00 Miles100 Yards05600K0Suwannee
 Brief Description: The tornado demolished seven homes and damaged at least 5 others. Two residents received serious injuries.
50.01977-12-05229°38'N / 81°42'W29°40'N / 81°33'W9.40 Miles40 Yards110250K0Putnam


* 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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