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Marvin, NC Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #277

Marvin, NC
0.11
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

Marvin, NC
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, #301

Marvin, NC
136.83
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 4,353 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Marvin, NC were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:9Dense Fog:2Drought:35
Dust Storm:0Flood:354Hail:1,276Heat:4Heavy Snow:22
High Surf:0Hurricane:4Ice Storm:25Landslide:0Strong Wind:21
Thunderstorm Winds:2,215Tropical Storm:2Wildfire:0Winter Storm:63Winter Weather:35
Other:286 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Marvin, NC.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Marvin, NC.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Marvin, NC.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 37 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Marvin, NC.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
7.61950-05-14235°00'N / 80°41'W2.00 Miles33 Yards050K0Union
10.31989-05-05434°59'N / 80°44'W35°06'N / 80°33'W13.00 Miles500 Yards1625.0M0Union
10.81968-06-07235°00'N / 80°35'W35°12'N / 80°45'W16.70 Miles200 Yards0025K0Mecklenburg
12.61992-03-10235°07'N / 81°00'W35°09'N / 80°57'W3.40 Miles180 Yards0182.5M0Mecklenburg
13.22004-09-07235°05'N / 81°02'W35°06'N / 81°01'W2.00 Miles200 Yards00150K0Mecklenburg
 Brief Description: This tornado moved north from South Carolina, and produced widespread damage to trees and power lines along its 2-mile path across the southwest corner of Mecklenburg County. The roof of a well-constructed home was blown off, and several other homes incurred shingle damage. A sheet of wallboard was torn off a garage wall and blown away. There was additional damage to automobiles and homes due to fallen trees.
14.21990-10-18334°59'N / 80°41'W35°01'N / 80°27'W12.00 Miles100 Yards02250K0Union
15.21983-03-06234°59'N / 80°33'W2.00 Miles33 Yards092.5M0Union
17.31973-05-28235°06'N / 81°06'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0York
18.01973-05-28235°12'N / 80°59'W35°18'N / 80°52'W9.60 Miles100 Yards00250K0Mecklenburg
20.41965-09-12235°18'N / 80°48'W0.30 Mile70 Yards0025K0Mecklenburg
23.12008-05-09235°15'N / 81°10'W35°16'N / 81°00'W9.00 Miles75 Yards007.0M0KGaston
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado track began just southeast of Gastonia and continued well into Mecklenburg County on the northwest side of Charlotte. Where the tornado first touched down, part of the roof was blown off the roof of an office building near the intersection of Union Rd and Garrison Bvd. The tornado continued east-northeast to the Garrison Blvd, S New Hope Rd area, where numerous homes and businesses received minor to moderate roof damage and numerous large trees were uprooted. The tornado produced sporadic, mainly minor damage as it moved through McAdenville, where it crossed I-85, blowing several cars off the interstate. The most significant damage was observed in the Catawba Heights/ Belmont area, near I-85, where much of the metal roof was peeled from a large wharehouse, causing 7 million dollars in damage. Another industrial business in this area lost most of its roof. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A mini-supercell thunderstorms produced a tornado with a nearly 20 mile path through the Gastonia and Charlotte metro areas during the early morning hours of May 9th.
24.21980-05-18235°06'N / 80°26'W35°07'N / 80°23'W3.30 Miles50 Yards00250K0Union
25.51973-05-24234°58'N / 81°16'W2.00 Miles67 Yards02250K0York
28.31999-09-29235°16'N / 80°26'W35°16'N / 80°26'W0.10 Mile50 Yards0025K0Stanly
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down briefly and took the entire roof off a brick ranch. No other damage was noted in the area. A spotter was tracking the funnel.
30.01957-04-08434°38'N / 80°35'W34°39'N / 80°28'W6.80 Miles133 Yards00250K0Lancaster
30.31994-04-16234°45'N / 81°17'W34°47'N / 81°15'W3.00 Miles75 Yards145.0M0Chester
 Brief Description: A short-lived, but intense, mesocyclone developed along a squall line ahead of a cold front at about 0045 EST and moved into western Chester County. The mesocyclone intensified within a matter of 10 to 20 minutes into a F2 tornado that touched down four miles southwest of Lowrys and moved four miles to near Lowrys before dissipating. Three mobile homes completely disintegrated, three barns crushed, a new pickup truck was completely destoyed, four mobile homes were damaged, four people were injured (one seriously) and another killed. More than 2000 residents lost electrical power due to the tornado. F64M.
30.91969-04-18235°06'N / 80°32'W35°18'N / 80°07'W27.30 Miles300 Yards00250K0Union
32.11984-03-28434°33'N / 80°37'W34°36'N / 80°35'W2.00 Miles530 Yards0525.0M0Lancaster
33.81984-03-28434°32'N / 80°38'W34°33'N / 80°37'W2.00 Miles530 Yards03125.0M0Kershaw
36.51975-03-24234°59'N / 80°22'W35°20'N / 80°02'W30.60 Miles100 Yards01250K0Union
37.11969-04-18234°28'N / 80°48'W0.80 Mile67 Yards000K0Kershaw
37.52006-11-15235°31'N / 81°04'W35°30'N / 81°04'W1.00 Mile30 Yards000K0KLincoln
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: NWS survey found tornado damage path on the western shores of Lake Norman near Denver. Most of the damage was concentrated in the Lake Shore Rd and Blade Trail areas. Hundreds of trees were downed, many blocking roads, with some down on homes. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A narrow line of showers and thunderstorms developed ahead of a strong cold front during the evening hours of November 15th. As the line moved into North Carolina a series of tornadoes formed along a break in the line. In all, four tornadoes touched down from the east side of Gastonia to a few miles east of Statesville. The strongest tornado produced a small area of F2 damage. One person later died from injuries suffered in the last tornado in Iredell County. Areas of damaging straight line winds also occurred in other parts of the line.
40.41963-05-17235°18'N / 80°12'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Stanly
42.11999-09-29235°22'N / 80°13'W35°22'N / 80°13'W6.00 Miles100 Yards003.0M0Stanly
 Brief Description: A second tornado, spawned by another thunderstorm, dropped a tornado 6 miles west of Albemarle. It destroyed a modular home, then did serious damage to the roof of a church. Several large trees were also taken down in the area. This was near the community of Lambert. The tornado then produced sporadic tree and roof damage on its way to the southern part of Albemarle. Several businesses were then heavily damaged and a lock and store facility was destroyed. The tornado then apparently dissipated.
42.21982-04-27235°13'N / 80°07'W0.10 Mile27 Yards0125K0Stanly
42.71957-04-08434°39'N / 80°28'W34°44'N / 79°52'W34.50 Miles133 Yards016250K0Chesterfield
43.51990-02-10235°12'N / 81°33'W0.40 Mile50 Yards00250K0Cleveland
45.11993-04-15234°42'N / 81°35'W34°46'N / 81°30'W6.00 Miles600 Yards025.0M0Union
 Brief Description: Exactly an hour after producing the first severe weather in the upstate, the supercell produced its strongest tornado in South Carolina. A high F1/low F2 tornado struck Union. Property damage resulting from the tornado's winds was estimated about $500,000. More hail damage is likely as the hail accumulated to great depths very quickly and near the tornado track was quite large. Winds were estimated from 60 to 90 mph in downtown sections where plate glass windows were blown out. There was also considerable damage to trees and power lines along with damage from the wind-driven hail. Nearer the tornado track damage was more severe with large trees crushing some homes. Mobile homes were damaged or destroyed, and a couple of houses lost roofs from the wind. The large hail quickly clogged storm drains and an estimated 2 to 3 inches of rain fell causing $50,000 in water damage to equipment in the hospital. Highest winds from south of Union to near Monarch were estimated at 115 mph in a small area. Two people were slighlty injured when a falling tree crushed their car.
45.61984-03-28434°22'N / 81°19'W34°25'N / 80°55'W21.00 Miles1000 Yards54925.0M0Fairfield
45.92005-01-14235°34'N / 80°23'W35°34'N / 80°23'W0.30 Mile100 Yards00500K0Rowan
 Brief Description: Two metal industrial buildings sustained major damage and a barn was flattened. A home next to the barn also received minor roof damage. Several trees were snapped or uprooted.
46.12004-09-27234°20'N / 80°58'W34°22'N / 80°59'W2.00 Miles220 Yards11300Fairfield
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado destroyed 5 mobile homes, did moderate to severe damage to 2 framed homes and injurred 13 people. One 57 year old male died. Two vehicles were moved 20 to 30 yards. M51MH
46.71976-05-15234°50'N / 80°03'W35°00'N / 79°57'W12.80 Miles67 Yards0425K0Anson
47.71984-03-28234°34'N / 80°10'W2.00 Miles530 Yards0025K0Chesterfield
49.01994-03-27235°03'N / 82°03'W35°24'N / 81°14'W25.00 Miles75 Yards00500K0Spartanburg
49.72004-09-07334°16'N / 80°35'W34°21'N / 80°36'W7.00 Miles880 Yards0100Kershaw
 Brief Description: An F3 tornado demolished several mobile homes and severely damaged cinder block horse stables at a horse farm. A large horse trailer was lifted up and placed on top of the stable. Several outbuildings were destroyed and numerous trees and powerlines were down.
49.91969-04-18235°01'N / 81°42'W0.50 Mile83 Yards0025K0Cherokee
49.91994-08-16334°38'N / 81°31'W34°59'N / 81°49'W30.00 Miles250 Yards00500K0Union And Spartanburg
 Brief Description: Tornado began near Santuc as a large multi-vortex F3 tornado. Spotters engaged the storm almost immediately and followed it as it curved north to northwest through the County. The storm had intermittent ground contact of about 30 to 40 percent but there was not a great deal of separation between areas of damage. The path width gradually diminished to about 50 yards from 0.75 mile initially, and the storm intensity gradually weakened to F2 and then to F1 at Pauline. The tornado crossed into Spartanburg County near Pacolet Mills at 1545EST. A well constructed home near Santuc was destroyed, a stationary vehicle was thrown aout 150 yds, and other homes and structures received severe damage along its path.


* 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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