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The chance of earthquake damage in Lee County is about the same as North Carolina average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Lee County is about the same as North Carolina average and is lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #62

Lee County
0.01
North Carolina
0.18
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

Lee County
0.0000
North Carolina
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, #55

Lee County
105.42
North Carolina
115.21
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 14,515 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Lee County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:3Cold:42Dense Fog:15Drought:92
Dust Storm:0Flood:1,384Hail:4,381Heat:24Heavy Snow:200
High Surf:2Hurricane:13Ice Storm:57Landslide:3Strong Wind:163
Thunderstorm Winds:7,160Tropical Storm:14Wildfire:4Winter Storm:117Winter Weather:198
Other:643 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Lee County.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Lee County.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 45 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Lee County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
13.41956-04-06235°30'N / 79°04'W35°33'N / 78°49'W14.40 Miles100 Yards0025K0Lee
16.51965-10-07235°39'N / 79°24'W35°41'N / 79°18'W6.10 Miles27 Yards0025K0Chatham
19.41981-02-11235°12'N / 79°23'W35°15'N / 79°16'W7.60 Miles800 Yards00250K0Moore
21.21971-01-05235°15'N / 78°55'W1.50 Miles150 Yards00250K0Harnett
21.41982-06-16235°32'N / 78°49'W35°33'N / 78°47'W3.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Harnett
21.81991-03-29235°42'N / 79°28'W35°52'N / 79°03'W25.00 Miles300 Yards00250K0Chatham
23.61982-06-16235°33'N / 78°47'W35°35'N / 78°45'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Wake
24.81966-11-02235°30'N / 78°44'W35°31'N / 78°44'W1.10 Miles77 Yards00250K0Harnett
25.91963-09-29235°06'N / 79°06'W35°09'N / 78°55'W11.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Cumberland
28.41991-03-29235°52'N / 79°03'W35°53'N / 79°03'W1.00 Mile300 Yards000K0Orange
30.01954-08-17235°47'N / 79°33'W2.10 Miles110 Yards00250K0Randolph
30.31992-11-23335°28'N / 78°41'W35°28'N / 78°35'W4.00 Miles100 Yards000K0Harnett
30.31981-02-11235°05'N / 79°30'W35°08'N / 79°26'W5.20 Miles700 Yards002.5M0Moore
30.51952-04-05235°48'N / 78°53'W35°54'N / 78°53'W6.90 Miles300 Yards0025K0Wake
32.41981-02-11235°00'N / 79°04'W35°04'N / 78°54'W10.50 Miles33 Yards00250K0Cumberland
32.71971-02-22335°05'N / 78°55'W35°10'N / 78°39'W16.10 Miles500 Yards2602.5M0Cumberland
32.91986-05-19234°59'N / 79°00'W35°03'N / 79°02'W6.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Cumberland
33.91981-02-11234°59'N / 79°05'W35°00'N / 79°04'W1.90 Miles847 Yards10250K0Hoke
34.11956-03-18235°52'N / 78°48'W0.30 Mile100 Yards003K0Wake
36.11969-04-18235°52'N / 79°36'W0125K0Randolph
37.01989-05-05235°55'N / 78°58'W36°02'N / 78°54'W8.70 Miles100 Yards0025.0M0Durham
38.21986-05-19234°52'N / 79°13'W34°59'N / 79°00'W13.00 Miles100 Yards05250K0Hoke
38.41966-11-02235°31'N / 78°44'W36°00'N / 78°26'W37.40 Miles77 Yards09250K0Wake
39.01965-10-07335°39'N / 79°50'W1.00 Mile33 Yards1425K0Randolph
39.21996-09-16235°15'N / 78°32'W35°15'N / 78°32'W1.40 Miles100 Yards00200K0Sampson
 Brief Description: The tornado first touched down about 5 miles southwest of the community of Spivey. A tin roof on a farm house was peeled back and two chimneys were toppled. Two farm sheds were destroyed on the same property. The tornado crossed Williams Lake Road where a mobile home was destroyed and its remains strewn 100 yards to the northeast across an open field and into a wooded area. The storm continued northeast and destroyed four turkey houses and a wooded area was reduced to splinters. The storm continued moving northeast, crossed Ottis Tew Road and struck a wooden house. A large portion of the roof was deposited on the east side of the home. Another portion of the roof was deposited in a tree on the northeast side of the house. Splintered pieces of wood from the house and tree branches were driven into the ground. Windows on the south side of the house were broken. The southeast corner of the home had indentations caused by flying debris. Trees in the yard were twisted, uprooted and stripped of their limbs. Tin from the turkey houses and out buildings was wrapped around trees.
39.71991-03-29235°38'N / 80°01'W35°51'N / 79°35'W28.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Randolph
40.71984-04-04236°01'N / 78°53'W1.70 Miles67 Yards042.5M0Durham
41.01984-03-28434°55'N / 78°55'W34°56'N / 78°53'W2.00 Miles2640 Yards002.5M0Cumberland
41.41976-05-15235°16'N / 79°58'W35°31'N / 79°50'W18.80 Miles400 Yards072.5M0Montgomery
41.81977-10-01235°48'N / 79°50'W35°53'N / 79°42'W9.40 Miles40 Yards00250K0Randolph
42.72009-03-27234°52'N / 78°58'W34°54'N / 78°57'W2.00 Miles50 Yards0135K0KRobeson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service Storm Survey confirmed an EF-2 Tornado touched down about 3 miles east of Parkton, North Carolina. The tornado first touched down along W Parkton Tobermory Road, halfway between Highway 301 and Interstate 95, with no significant damage. The tornado tracked north-northeast and intensified to EF-2 with winds to 130 mph as it impacted structures along E Everette Road. One mobile home was completely destroyed and an adult female was thrown by the tornado. The woman suffered minor injuries. Also at this location, the tornado destroyed a two story home that was empty at the time. The tornado continued to track to the north-northeast and eventually lifted across a wooded area. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A stationary boundary was located from GSB to POB southward through the Piedmont of South Carolina at mid-afternoon. A short-wave across the Georgia-South Carolina border was lifting northward across the area during the afternoon. Instability was marginal. Winds were virtually unidirectional, but there was modest speed shear through the lowest 3 kft.
43.21992-11-23336°05'N / 79°11'W36°07'N / 79°04'W5.50 Miles1200 Yards210250K0Orange
43.31981-02-11235°47'N / 78°30'W1.90 Miles800 Yards02250K0Wake
44.21988-11-28435°52'N / 78°45'W35°58'N / 78°27'W20.00 Miles400 Yards2105250.0M0Wake
44.41984-03-28434°45'N / 79°22'W34°55'N / 78°55'W25.00 Miles2640 Yards22802.5M0Robeson
45.61969-04-18334°40'N / 79°30'W34°58'N / 78°57'W37.40 Miles440 Yards00250K0Scotland
46.91984-03-28334°52'N / 78°48'W34°58'N / 78°36'W11.00 Miles1407 Yards21125.0M0Cumberland
47.31984-03-28334°50'N / 78°52'W34°52'N / 78°48'W4.00 Miles1407 Yards0025.0M0Bladen
47.41957-04-08434°45'N / 79°18'W34°50'N / 78°56'W21.60 Miles50 Yards06250K0Robeson
47.41992-11-23335°28'N / 78°35'W35°38'N / 78°05'W31.00 Miles100 Yards0122.5M0Johnston
47.61957-04-08434°50'N / 78°56'W34°55'N / 78°35'W20.70 Miles150 Yards08250K0Cumberland
47.71964-08-29334°48'N / 79°26'W34°52'N / 79°32'W7.30 Miles50 Yards015250K0Scotland
48.41976-10-09234°46'N / 79°26'W34°50'N / 79°22'W6.10 Miles20 Yards00250K0Scotland
48.81964-08-29334°52'N / 79°32'W34°55'N / 79°47'W14.60 Miles50 Yards000K0Richmond
49.31963-09-29234°28'N / 79°06'W35°16'N / 78°20'W70.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0Robeson


* 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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