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The chance of earthquake damage in Mc Donald is lower than Tennessee average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Mc Donald is lower than Tennessee 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, #266

Mc Donald, TN
0.19
Tennessee
0.56
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

Mc Donald, TN
0.0000
Tennessee
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, #444

Mc Donald, TN
140.53
Tennessee
175.35
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 3,741 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Mc Donald, TN were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:2Dense Fog:0Drought:20
Dust Storm:0Flood:272Hail:1,060Heat:10Heavy Snow:26
High Surf:0Hurricane:1Ice Storm:5Landslide:0Strong Wind:7
Thunderstorm Winds:2,147Tropical Storm:3Wildfire:0Winter Storm:23Winter Weather:5
Other:160 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Mc Donald, TN.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 4 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Mc Donald, TN.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
37.41964-02-184.41534.8-85.5
29.01984-10-094.21234.75-85.2
34.31979-08-133.7535.24-84.38
37.11977-07-273.5735.42-84.42

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 54 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Mc Donald, TN.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
4.41997-03-29335°09'N / 84°54'W35°09'N / 84°54'W4.00 Miles100 Yards0503.2M0Bradley
 Brief Description: In Hamilton county...the tornado first touched down in the Tiftonia community just west of downtown Chattanooga around 1:10 am EDT. As the tornado moved due east across the southern part of the county, 50 homes were completely destroyed. Another 600 homes and one business were heavily damaged. Most of the damage was concentrated in the East Brainerd community. There, about half of the 180-unit Hickory Villa apartment complex was destroyed, and 18 of 23 townhomes of the Hickory Trace complex were destroyed. Two more apartment complexes, Hickory Valley and Ledford Apartments, were severely damaged. Around 20000 homes were without electricity after the storm. Most power had been restored by Monday morning. In Bradley county...the tornado destroyed 5 poultry farms, 4 homes, and 4 mobile homes. Another 45 homes, 16 mobile homes and 3 poultry farms were damaged.
7.11963-03-19235°11'N / 84°54'W35°12'N / 84°51'W3.30 Miles150 Yards03250K0Bradley
9.71974-04-03335°06'N / 84°55'W35°14'N / 84°42'W15.40 Miles350 Yards1100250K0Bradley
11.81974-04-03335°11'N / 84°52'W35°13'N / 84°42'W9.70 Miles500 Yards20250K0Bradley
11.92010-10-26235°07'N / 85°11'W1.00 Mile100 Yards06200K0KHamilton
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: NWS storm survey determined an EF2 tornado with maximum wind speed of 125 mph and a length of 1.2 miles with a path width of 100 yards touched down in the vicinity of the Chickamauga Dam. Damage from the storm included a roof torn off an apartment complex, a cement plant demolished, several vehicles on Highway 153 damaged and numerous trees and powerlines downed. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front tracked through the region triggering scattered severe thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening hours. Storm reports contained mainly damaging thunderstorm wind, but an EF2 tornado formed in Hamilton County. Six people were injured. Tornadoes also formed in Bradley, Loudon and Marion Counties.
12.21965-04-15335°11'N / 84°52'W35°18'N / 84°45'W10.40 Miles600 Yards0502.5M0Bradley
15.01986-02-06335°14'N / 84°49'W35°14'N / 84°40'W5.00 Miles270 Yards052.5M0Bradley
15.31974-03-21235°00'N / 84°45'W0.80 Mile300 Yards07250K0Polk
16.61997-03-29335°03'N / 85°19'W35°03'N / 85°11'W8.00 Miles100 Yards04445.0M0Hamilton
 Brief Description: In Hamilton county...the tornado first touched down in the Tiftonia community just west of downtown Chattanooga around 1:10 am EDT. As the tornado moved due east across the southern part of the county, 50 homes were completely destroyed. Another 600 homes and one business were heavily damaged. Most of the damage was concentrated in the East Brainerd community. There, about half of the 180-unit Hickory Villa apartment complex was destroyed, and 18 of 23 townhomes of the Hickory Trace complex were destroyed. Two more apartment complexes, Hickory Valley and Ledford Apartments, were severely damaged. Around 20000 homes were without electricity after the storm. Most power had been restored by Monday morning. In Bradley county...the tornado destroyed 5 poultry farms, 4 homes, and 4 mobile homes. Another 45 homes, 16 mobile homes and 3 poultry farms were damaged.
18.11974-04-03335°14'N / 84°42'W35°15'N / 84°40'W2.70 Miles350 Yards003K0Polk
18.21961-03-08234°54'N / 85°18'W34°56'N / 85°02'W15.20 Miles600 Yards00250K0Catoosa
18.41995-04-21235°03'N / 85°17'W10.00 Miles75 Yards000.1M0Hamilton
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down over parts of suburban Chattanooga. The tornado most of its damage in a 16-block area. Overall 80 buildings were damaged. Of the 80 buildings damaged, 50 of them were homes and 30 of the buildings were businesses. Several apartments suffered roof damage and 43 persons were evacuated.
18.61973-12-13235°11'N / 84°39'W0.80 Mile880 Yards03250K0Polk
19.01974-04-03335°13'N / 84°42'W35°16'N / 84°38'W5.40 Miles500 Yards10250K0Polk
20.61986-02-06335°14'N / 84°39'W35°18'N / 84°39'W2.00 Miles270 Yards002.5M0Polk
21.51994-04-15335°19'N / 85°00'W35°26'N / 84°29'W15.00 Miles880 Yards175.0M0Hamilton, Meigs, Bradley And Mcminn
 Brief Description: The tornado first touched in northern Hamilton County near the town of Grasshopper and moved northeast crossing into Meigs County just south of Birchwood. One man was killed in Birchwood when his mobile home collapsed on top of him. Two others were injured in the same area. In Hamilton County, eight homes, three mobile homes, one church, and 17 barns were damaged or destroyed. The tornado continued across southern Meigs County passing near the towns of East View and Brittsville. Three persons were injured in the county. About 25 mobile homes and six barns were damaged or destroyed. The tornado then clipped the northern part of Bradley County. Two persons were injured in the county. Ten mobile homes and 17 homes were damaged. Numerous trees were knocked down as well. The tornado then crossed into McMinn County where it moved through the towns of Lamontville, Riceville, Georgetown, and Englewood. The tornado was not on the ground during the entire trip in McMinn County, but was on the ground for much of its lifetime. When the tornado went through the town of Riceville, the local elementary school lost the roof off its concession stand and the bleachers were damaged. Numerous trees were knocked down in the county as well. One person was injured in McMinn County. M57H
22.71986-02-06335°18'N / 84°39'W35°17'N / 84°36'W3.00 Miles270 Yards002.5M0Mcminn
24.11994-06-26235°20'N / 85°19'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00500K0Sequatchie
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down near Lewis Chapel. A church and a mobile home and another mobile home were destroyed. Two other homes were damaged. Several trees were blown down as well.
24.31974-04-03335°16'N / 84°38'W35°19'N / 84°33'W6.10 Miles500 Yards050250K0Mcminn
24.91956-02-18234°42'N / 85°17'W34°52'N / 84°56'W22.90 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Walker
27.12009-04-10235°21'N / 85°22'W5.00 Miles175 Yards00100K0KSequatchie
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An F2 tornado with maximum wind speeds of 120 mph occurred around 2 miles south of Dunlap. The tornado initially touched down along Frank Tate Road with a maximum wind speed of 90 mph (EF-1) and a width of 100 yards. The tornado continued in a northeast path and increased in size to an EF-2 with a maximum wind speed of 120 mph and a width of 175 yards. Several large hardwood trees were snapped off near the trunk base with extensive damage occurring in a concentrated path. The tornado continued its northeast movement and finally weakened to a EF-1 with a maximum wind speed of 100 mph as it dissipated at the foothill of Signal Mountain. A school and several homes suffered minor to moderate wind damage along the nearly 5 mile of the tornado. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front tracked across east Tennessee during the afternoon and evening hours. The resulting squall line triggered numerous thunderstorm wind damage reports along with large hail. Three tornadoes were also reported. One person was injured.
27.31974-04-03434°46'N / 84°46'W34°48'N / 84°42'W4.70 Miles200 Yards12250K0Murray
28.61952-02-29235°18'N / 84°40'W35°27'N / 84°28'W15.30 Miles587 Yards00250K0Mcminn
29.21974-04-08335°26'N / 84°37'W2.00 Miles440 Yards01250K0Mcminn
29.31964-08-12235°22'N / 85°24'W0.80 Mile33 Yards0625K0Sequatchie
29.31953-05-02435°31'N / 84°47'W35°31'N / 84°45'W2.30 Miles33 Yards48250K0Meigs
30.61963-03-19235°27'N / 84°39'W35°29'N / 84°36'W3.60 Miles200 Yards0125K0Mcminn
30.61953-05-02435°31'N / 84°45'W35°32'N / 84°43'W1.90 Miles33 Yards000K0Mcminn
31.41974-04-03434°36'N / 84°56'W34°46'N / 84°46'W14.90 Miles150 Yards0152.5M0Murray
37.01963-03-11235°00'N / 85°43'W35°09'N / 85°32'W14.70 Miles200 Yards06250K0Marion
37.51974-04-03434°34'N / 84°58'W34°36'N / 84°56'W3.30 Miles150 Yards2252.5M0Whitfield
38.21997-03-28235°28'N / 85°33'W35°29'N / 85°27'W6.00 Miles440 Yards00100K0Sequatchie
 Brief Description: The tornado started in the Savage Gulf State Natural area and went about 6 miles. It damaged 5 structures...including a grocery store in the Savage Gulf State Natural Area. The Tennessee Nitrate Technologies were completely destroyed near the junction of RT 111 and RT 8. The tornado dissipated on Mc Carver Loop Road. Tornado path length and width are approximations.
38.51992-11-22234°45'N / 85°31'W34°47'N / 85°28'W3.50 Miles500 Yards00250K0Dade
38.51980-04-28235°15'N / 84°20'W35°16'N / 84°17'W3.30 Miles50 Yards01250K0Monroe
38.71973-03-16234°34'N / 84°57'W2.00 Miles300 Yards05250K0Gordon
39.72007-11-14235°03'N / 85°41'W35°02'N / 85°39'W2.00 Miles200 Yards092.5M0KMarion
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Nine injuries resulted from the EF2 rated tornado which heavily damaged the roof of the Kimball Baptist Church as well as damaging several vehicles in the church parking lot. The tornado also destroyed several modular homes between Main Street and Interstate 24. Peak wind speed was estimated at 130 mph with a path width of 200 yards. Path length was 2 miles. EPISODE NARRATIVE: High shear with moderate instability in the warm sector ahead of strong late Fall cold front. The Event was characterized by a few wind damage reports and an EF 2 tornado (Marion County) all across Southeast Tennessee.
40.01977-03-30234°33'N / 84°51'W34°36'N / 84°40'W11.00 Miles400 Yards00250K0Gordon
40.41974-04-03234°41'N / 84°30'W34°49'N / 84°21'W12.60 Miles200 Yards032.5M0Gilmer
41.01974-04-03434°30'N / 85°03'W34°34'N / 84°58'W6.60 Miles150 Yards6252.5M0Gordon
41.11988-05-09234°46'N / 85°33'W34°45'N / 85°32'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Dekalb
41.41974-04-03234°49'N / 84°21'W34°51'N / 84°19'W3.00 Miles200 Yards022.5M0Fannin
42.01974-04-03434°57'N / 84°18'W34°58'N / 84°13'W5.10 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Fannin
42.51973-03-16234°30'N / 85°15'W34°35'N / 85°10'W7.60 Miles100 Yards012.5M0Chattooga
43.91957-11-18234°28'N / 85°16'W34°33'N / 85°02'W14.50 Miles500 Yards00250K0Chattooga
44.21974-04-03235°31'N / 84°21'W1.00 Mile200 Yards00250K0Monroe
44.21977-03-30234°37'N / 84°30'W2.00 Miles100 Yards04250K0Gilmer
44.51957-04-08234°26'N / 85°00'W34°32'N / 84°52'W10.30 Miles200 Yards05250K0Gordon
47.11952-02-13335°15'N / 85°50'W35°16'N / 85°45'W5.10 Miles400 Yards02250K0Grundy
47.31992-11-22234°40'N / 85°41'W34°45'N / 85°35'W7.00 Miles73 Yards040K0Dekalb
47.71985-04-05234°30'N / 84°36'W34°33'N / 84°31'W5.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Pickens
48.01965-04-15334°42'N / 85°42'W34°42'N / 85°35'W6.60 Miles50 Yards00250K0Dekalb
48.21988-05-09234°50'N / 85°54'W34°46'N / 85°33'W14.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0Jackson
48.72010-10-25234°39'N / 85°45'W34°44'N / 85°33'W10.00 Miles300 Yards00500K0KDekalb
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An EF-2 tornado with peak winds up to 115 mph continued it's track from Jackson into DeKalb County producing it's worst damage near the intersection of County Road 134 and 131. At this location, a cinder-block foundation shed was completely destroyed. The tornado continued northeast lifting much of a roof and portions of a brick exterior of a home along County Roady 886. It also destroyed a 20 by 20 foot shed. As the tornado moved into the town of Ider, it destroyed the bleachers and scoreboard at the Ider High School football field. The bleachers were solid concrete and were reinforced with 1/2 inch thick rebar. Additional damage was observed along Highway 75 as the tornado tracked into Dade County, Georgia. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A quasi-linear convective system (QLCS) produced three tornadoes in northeast Alabama, including one EF-2 which tracked through portions of Jackson and DeKalb Counties. Severe weather began as early as late evening on the 24th and lasted through the pre-dawn hours on the 25th. Two people were also injured by lightning in Colbert County.
49.52009-04-10234°29'N / 85°22'W34°29'N / 85°21'W00900K0KChattooga
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A damage survey conducted by the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Peachtree City, Georgia confirmed that a brief EF2 tornado had touched down approximately one mile southeast of Summerville and tracked less than one mile almost due east. The tornado was determined to have a maximum path width of 200 yards with maximum winds estimated to be 120 mph. Considerable damage was noted in the Summerville area. Over 30 homes were damaged along with 10 businesses. Most of the damage to these structures was determined to be minor. The majority of the damage occurred on Commerce Street. The brick wall of a car care center collapsed, the roof was shifted and lifted from a lumber warehouse, and windows were blown out of a barbecue restaurant. All of these events occurred on Commerce Street. At the intersection of Cleghorn and Scoggin Streets nearby, a single-wide mobile home was completely destroyed. Although the mobile home was anchored, the metal frame was ripped from the foundation and the home was tossed on its side. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A vigorous upper closed low was moving from the mid-south and Mississippi valley region into the mid-Atlantic and southeast U.S. A strong cold front accompanied the upper system. A strong low-level jet in advance of these weather systems transported warm, moist Gulf air northward into the region. With strong dynamics, hence shear, combined with an unusually moist, unstable atmosphere, the atmosphere was primed for a major weather outbreak. One round of thunderstorms passed through north Georgia during the early morning hours. A few minor severe weather events accompanied this system in northwest Georgia. Partial clearing followed the morning convection, allowing temperatures to soar into the mid 70s across much of north and central Georgia in advance of the main weather system. Scattered to numerous discrete supercell thunderstorms developed during mid-afternoon in northwest Georgia and progressed east and southeast across the remaining portions of the county warning area during the evening hours. Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes lingered into the early morning hours of the 11th across the southern counties of central Georgia. During the eight hour period from 5 pm EDT on April 10th to 1 am EDT on April 11th, a total of 14 tornadoes were confirmed to have touched down in north and central Georgia causing millions in damages. While some injuries were observed, no deaths were observed.


* 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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