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The chance of earthquake damage in Midway is lower than Arkansas average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Midway is lower than Arkansas average and is much higher than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #471

Midway, AR
0.11
Arkansas
0.57
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

Midway, AR
0.0000
Arkansas
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, #488

Midway, AR
210.23
Arkansas
272.21
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 3,123 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Midway, AR were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:1Dense Fog:0Drought:7
Dust Storm:0Flood:475Hail:1,251Heat:5Heavy Snow:5
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:3Landslide:0Strong Wind:4
Thunderstorm Winds:1,286Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:2Winter Storm:9Winter Weather:0
Other:75 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Midway, AR.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Midway, AR.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 78 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Midway, AR.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
5.11961-05-07336°12'N / 92°30'W36°30'N / 92°18'W23.50 Miles333 Yards012.5M0Marion
6.51971-12-14336°18'N / 92°33'W36°22'N / 92°13'W19.10 Miles880 Yards02250K0Baxter
6.61985-11-18336°18'N / 92°29'W36°27'N / 92°14'W21.00 Miles440 Yards0325.0M0Baxter
6.92008-02-05236°16'N / 92°31'W36°19'N / 92°27'W5.00 Miles880 Yards13515.8M0KBaxter
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado moved from Marion County, north-northeast of Rea Valley, into Baxter County, just east-southeast of Cotter. A survey by the Red Cross indicated 21 houses were destroyed, 23 suffered major damage, 35 had minor damage, and 147 others were affected. In addition, 9 mobile homes were destroyed, 12 suffered major damage, 10 had minor damage, and 10 others were affected. One fatality occurred in a mobile home park. Most of the residential structures were in the area around Gassville. A number of businesses in Gassville, along U.S. Highway 62/412, were damaged. Numerous trees, power lines, and power poles were blown down. The tornado dissipated before reaching Mountain Home. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Early on the 5th, a strong storm system approached from the Plains. Ahead of the system, breezy southerly winds provided well above normal temperatures and abundant moisture. Warmth and moisture destabilized the atmosphere and fueled developing thunderstorms. A cold front moved across the state causing numerous severe storms and several tornadoes. One of the tornadoes tracked from Yell County to Sharp County, staying on the ground for 121.84 miles. This track length set a record for the longest tornado path ever recorded in Arkansas. The continuous track was confirmed by two National Weather Service meteorologists who flew the track with the Civil Air Patrol. The final track was based on ground surveys, the Civil Air Patrol flight, and an aerial mapping flight performed for the Arkansas Forestry Commission.
7.21973-05-07236°28'N / 92°23'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Baxter
8.81968-05-15336°23'N / 92°23'W36°23'N / 92°15'W7.30 Miles200 Yards32525K0Baxter
9.81971-12-14336°15'N / 92°36'W36°18'N / 92°33'W4.50 Miles880 Yards08250K0Marion
11.81985-11-18336°11'N / 92°40'W36°18'N / 92°29'W13.00 Miles440 Yards31325.0M0Marion
13.01996-04-22236°13'N / 92°44'W36°19'N / 92°34'W12.00 Miles200 Yards061.0M0Marion
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down 3 1/2 miles southwest of Yellville. It moved north-northeastward, passing just to the north of the town of Summit. The tornado then began moving in more of a northeasterly direction, passing just to the north of Flippin and then lifted 4 miles north-northeast of Flippin. A number of homes and some businesses sustained damage along the tornado's path. Several trailers were either damaged or destroyed. 6 people sustained minor injuries. A number of trees and power lines were also blown down. Initial estimates place the amount of damage at $1,000,000.
14.01961-05-07336°30'N / 92°18'W36°32'N / 92°15'W3.60 Miles300 Yards00250K0Ozark
18.11968-06-24236°10'N / 92°16'W36°18'N / 92°10'W10.80 Miles100 Yards023K0Baxter
18.81961-05-07336°07'N / 92°47'W36°18'N / 92°40'W14.20 Miles1760 Yards392.5M0Marion
19.31968-06-24236°18'N / 92°10'W36°23'N / 92°06'W6.80 Miles100 Yards003K0Fulton
19.81961-05-07336°32'N / 92°15'W36°35'N / 92°07'W8.00 Miles300 Yards01250K0Ozark
20.11982-04-02336°26'N / 92°07'W1.50 Miles880 Yards22250K0Fulton
21.51982-12-02236°09'N / 92°50'W36°18'N / 92°46'W10.00 Miles220 Yards00250K0Hot Spring
22.31982-04-02436°34'N / 92°13'W36°37'N / 92°06'W6.00 Miles500 Yards0025.0M0Ozark
25.21961-03-12236°37'N / 92°08'W36°38'N / 92°07'W1.30 Miles150 Yards00250K0Ozark
25.41983-03-26236°11'N / 92°51'W2.00 Miles293 Yards00250K0Marion
26.61961-05-07236°04'N / 92°52'W36°07'N / 92°41'W10.80 Miles333 Yards0025K0Searcy
27.21961-05-07336°35'N / 92°07'W36°37'N / 92°00'W6.80 Miles300 Yards00250K0Howell
28.01982-12-24236°47'N / 92°35'W36°48'N / 92°32'W3.00 Miles200 Yards02250K0Ozark
28.21982-12-02236°06'N / 92°53'W36°09'N / 92°50'W5.00 Miles220 Yards00250K0Dallas
29.21961-03-12236°38'N / 92°07'W36°42'N / 92°02'W6.50 Miles150 Yards111250K0Howell
29.71982-04-02336°19'N / 93°00'W1.00 Mile100 Yards052.5M0Boone
30.71961-05-08236°02'N / 92°48'W1.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Searcy
31.11968-06-24236°42'N / 92°04'W0.20 Mile50 Yards0025K0Howell
31.71961-05-07336°37'N / 92°00'W36°38'N / 91°58'W1.90 Miles300 Yards08250K0Howell
31.72001-02-24236°16'N / 91°58'W36°20'N / 91°52'W8.00 Miles300 Yards1300Fulton
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in southern Fulton County about 3 miles west of Union. The tornado moved quickly northeast, and caused considerable damage. Roofs were damaged at several homes, with a dairly barn heavily damaged. Three mobile homes were destroyed. In one of the mobile homes about 5.5 miles southwest of Salem, four people were injured. An 18 month old boy died from his injuries the next day after being transported to a hospital in Little Rock. There was extensive tree damage, with many cedar trees twisted or downed. The tornado travelled about 8 miles before dissipating 3.8 miles southwest of Salem.
32.22007-03-01336°36'N / 92°07'W36°42'N / 91°52'W14.00 Miles200 Yards10750K0KHowell
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This is an extension of the Ozark County tornado. A National Weather Service storm survey revealed that a large tornado ripped through rural sections of southwest Howell County, Missouri. The community of Caulfield experienced a direct hit. Numerous farms and structures were damaged or destroyed. One fatality occurred as the tornado ripped through a mobile home northeast of Caulfield. Four other injuries occurred in the same mobile home. The tornado lifted approximately one mile southwest of the West Plains city limits. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Several severe thunderstorms impacted southern Missouri during the morning hours of March 1st. A classic supercell moved from northern Arkansas and into Ozark and Howell counties. This storm produced an EF-3 tornado that touched down southwest of Caulfield, Missouri, and tracked to areas southwest of West Plains, Missouri. One fatality occurred from this storm as the tornado ripped through a mobile home in rural Howell County.
32.41957-05-21236°48'N / 92°48'W36°52'N / 92°33'W14.50 Miles500 Yards00250K0Taney
33.31991-03-21236°08'N / 93°01'W36°10'N / 92°58'W4.00 Miles100 Yards0122.5M0Boone
33.51982-12-24236°48'N / 92°32'W36°57'N / 92°18'W14.00 Miles200 Yards02250K0Douglas
33.81957-05-13236°12'N / 91°55'W2.00 Miles400 Yards0125K0Izard
34.31982-04-02436°37'N / 92°06'W36°45'N / 91°51'W14.00 Miles500 Yards22825.0M0Howell
34.71958-04-03235°54'N / 92°36'W00250K0Searcy
34.81973-05-07235°54'N / 92°38'W35°54'N / 92°35'W2.70 Miles150 Yards00250K0Searcy
35.71973-05-07236°44'N / 92°04'W36°45'N / 91°56'W7.40 Miles100 Yards0125K0Howell
36.51978-05-12235°55'N / 92°19'W35°54'N / 92°06'W12.10 Miles200 Yards00250K0Stone
36.61959-03-14236°28'N / 91°51'W36°30'N / 91°48'W3.60 Miles417 Yards11525K0Fulton
36.81996-03-24236°09'N / 91°55'W36°15'N / 91°48'W11.00 Miles50 Yards00180K0Izard
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down 4 1/2 miles south of Oxford where it damaged several homes and outbuildings. A mobile home was also flipped over. The tornado remained on the ground for approximately 11 miles before lifting 1 1/2 miles north-northeast of Wiseman. Several other homes and businesses sustained roof damage. Another mobile home was destroyed. A number of trees and power lines were also knocked down along the tornado's path. Damage along the track of the tornado was mostly F1. However, some structural damage was consistent with an F2 rating. Initial estimates place the amount of damage at around $175,000.
37.11961-03-12236°16'N / 93°14'W36°30'N / 93°03'W19.00 Miles333 Yards04250K0Boone
37.61953-03-14235°53'N / 92°14'W36°11'N / 91°42'W36.20 Miles333 Yards00250K0Stone
38.11973-04-20336°09'N / 93°09'W36°15'N / 93°05'W7.80 Miles500 Yards1192.5M0Boone
38.11996-04-14435°49'N / 92°21'W35°56'N / 92°07'W16.00 Miles880 Yards552.5M0Stone
 Brief Description: The tornado first touched down 4 miles northwest of Fox. It moved northeastward, passing south of Timbo, where some homes were damaged or destroyed and a number of trees were blown down. The tornado continued moving northeastward, causing some spotty damage through much of the county until the storm was 3.5 miles southwest of Allison. There, a house was completely destroyed and the first fatality occurred at approximately 730 pm CDT. The tornado then moved into Allison at around 738 pm CDT, damaging a resort area and destroying a bathhouse. The storm then struck a campground near the resort. As the tornado moved through the campground area, trees were downed on recreational vehicles, and several camping trailers were either overturned or tossed into a nearby creek. Four people were killed at the campground. The tornado exited Stone County at 739 pm CDT. Five people also sustained minor injuries. Damage along the track of the tornado was mostly F3. However, some structural damage was consistant with an F4 rating. Initial estimates place the amount of damage at around $2,500,000. M71MH, F64MH, M65MH, F65MH, F53PH
38.71996-04-14435°56'N / 92°06'W36°12'N / 91°43'W28.00 Miles880 Yards2305.0M0Izard
 Brief Description: The Stone County tornado moved into Izard County at Sylamore at 739 pm CDT. The tornado destroyed several cabins. Luckily, the cabins were evacuated before the tornado arrived. Just east of the cabins, the tornado moved into a small subdivision where several homes were damaged and one destroyed. Two occupants in the destroyed home were thrown several hundred feet and killed. The storm continued to track northeastward along Highway 9, where isolated damage was noted. The tornado reached Melbourne around 800 pm CDT, damaging or destroying a number of homes and businesses. A Ford dealership was destroyed with a number of new cars totalled. A housing project and local community college were also damaged in Melbourne. The tornado continued northeast toward the town of Franklin and then lifted 3 miles southeast of Horseshoe Bend. Some downed trees were the only noted damage along the last few miles of the tornado's path. 30 people sustained minor injuries from the storm. Damage along the track of the tornado was mostly F3. However, some damage was consistant with an F4 rating. Initial estimates place the amount of damage at $5,000,000. M54PH, F50PH
38.91961-03-12236°42'N / 92°02'W36°47'N / 91°49'W13.30 Miles150 Yards00250K0Howell
39.31955-11-16236°40'N / 91°54'W36°42'N / 91°50'W4.30 Miles1000 Yards0225K0Howell
39.41982-12-02335°47'N / 92°25'W35°53'N / 92°15'W11.00 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Stone
39.71974-04-13236°57'N / 92°39'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Douglas
40.31960-05-06236°56'N / 92°46'W36°57'N / 92°40'W5.70 Miles50 Yards00250K0Douglas
40.31956-02-14236°04'N / 91°54'W36°05'N / 91°50'W4.10 Miles33 Yards000K0Izard
40.41988-11-15235°45'N / 92°21'W35°55'N / 92°10'W13.00 Miles400 Yards04250K0Stone
40.72009-05-08236°54'N / 92°49'W36°56'N / 92°48'W2.00 Miles880 Yards0020K0KDouglas
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service storm survey revealed that an EF-2 tornado touched down two miles west of Goodhope and tracked northeast for about two and a half miles. The tornado tore a roof off of a home along with damaging numerous trees. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An intense squall line impacted extreme southeast Kansas and the Missouri Ozarks with mainly damaging winds. However, 19 tornadoes along with large hail was also observed. Due to the straight line nature of the winds, damage was widespread and intense.
40.91961-03-12235°45'N / 92°51'W35°55'N / 92°35'W18.80 Miles833 Yards02250K0Searcy
40.91950-03-26336°09'N / 91°50'W36°12'N / 91°45'W5.70 Miles200 Yards01250K0Izard
41.11959-03-14236°30'N / 91°48'W36°35'N / 91°43'W7.30 Miles50 Yards003K0Howell
41.11982-12-02235°50'N / 93°06'W36°06'N / 92°53'W19.00 Miles220 Yards00250K0Clark
41.31976-02-21236°43'N / 91°51'W0.90 Mile70 Yards01250K0Howell
42.32009-05-08236°55'N / 92°52'W36°56'N / 92°50'W2.00 Miles1320 Yards00200K0KDouglas
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service storm survey revealed that an EF-2 tornado with winds up to 130 mph touched down approximately one mile north of Merritt. The tornado tracked northeast along a two and a half mile path before lifting northwest of Goodhope. The tornado damaged two homes, several outbuildings, and numerous trees. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An intense squall line impacted extreme southeast Kansas and the Missouri Ozarks with mainly damaging winds. However, 19 tornadoes along with large hail was also observed. Due to the straight line nature of the winds, damage was widespread and intense.
42.41950-12-02336°07'N / 91°50'W36°11'N / 91°43'W7.80 Miles33 Yards000K0Izard
42.81972-04-07335°47'N / 92°20'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Craighead
44.11996-03-05336°00'N / 92°00'W36°00'N / 91°42'W15.50 Miles150 Yards021.0M0Izard
 Brief Description: The tornado first touched down 7 miles southwest of Melbourne. It moved east-northeastward, passing near the small community of Lunerburg, where it damaged and destroyed some homes and other structures. The tornado continued moving east-northeastward and hit the town of Mount Pleasant. A number of homes, mobile homes and other buildings were either damaged or destroyed. 2 people in Mount Pleasant sustained minor injuries. Numerous trees and power lines were also blown down along the tornado's path. The tornado exited Izard County about 3 1/2 miles northeast of Mount Pleasant at 815 pm. Damage along the track of the tornado was mostly F2. However, some structural damage was consistent with an F3 rating. Initial estimates place the amount of damage at around $1,000,000. An assessment of structural and other damage in Izard County revealed: 17 homes damaged; 5 completely destroyed 13 mobile homes damaged; 6 completely destroyed 24 outbuildings damaged; 10 completely destroyed 10 barns damaged; 6 completely destroyed 3 chicken houses destroyed 2 to 3 head of cattle killed
44.11982-12-02236°58'N / 92°20'W37°04'N / 92°17'W6.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Douglas
44.32008-02-05335°56'N / 91°57'W36°09'N / 91°40'W22.00 Miles880 Yards22011.5M0KIzard
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado moved out of Stone County, northeast of Mountain View, into Izard County, just northwest of Guion. A survey by the Federal Emergency Management Agency indicated 106 residential structures (houses and mobile homes) suffered damage. This included 43 residences destroyed, 14 with major damage, 36 with minor damage, and 13 others affected. A cattle farmer lost hundreds of cattle to the tornado. Two fatalities occurred: One in a mobile home in the Rose Trail area, and the other in a mobile home at Zion. The tornado continued into Sharp County, in the area northwest of Evening Shade. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Early on the 5th, a strong storm system approached from the Plains. Ahead of the system, breezy southerly winds provided well above normal temperatures and abundant moisture. Warmth and moisture destabilized the atmosphere and fueled developing thunderstorms. A cold front moved across the state causing numerous severe storms and several tornadoes. One of the tornadoes tracked from Yell County to Sharp County, staying on the ground for 121.84 miles. This track length set a record for the longest tornado path ever recorded in Arkansas. The continuous track was confirmed by two National Weather Service meteorologists who flew the track with the Civil Air Patrol. The final track was based on ground surveys, the Civil Air Patrol flight, and an aerial mapping flight performed for the Arkansas Forestry Commission.
44.72008-02-05435°42'N / 92°16'W35°56'N / 91°57'W23.00 Miles1320 Yards1729.0M0KStone
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado moved from Van Buren County, north of Shirley, into Stone County, south-southwest of Rushing. According to a Red Cross survey, 24 houses were destroyed, 11 suffered major damage, 11 had minor damage, and 21 others were affected. Mobile home damage included 14 destroyed, 4 with major damage, 4 with minor damage, and 6 others affected. Major damage to businesses occurred near the intersection of Arkansas Highways 5 and 14 on the southeast side of Mountain View. A car dealership was destroyed and some of the cars on the sales lot were thrown across the highway. One car was lofted over a building across the highway and then thrown down into a ravine. Nearby, a utility pole was pulled up by the tornado, and then a large part of the pole was jammed back into the ground with all the wires still attached. The Stone County Medical Center suffered substantial damage, and a number of doctors' offices nearby were destroyed. Other businesses destroyed included a body shop, a paint shop, and a car parts store. A fire station had major damage. A major electrical transmission line outside of Mountain View was destroyed. It was nearly a week before the line could be rebuilt and power restored. One person was killed in a house just east of the Highway 5/14 intersection. The tornado continued into Izard County, in the area just northwest of Guion. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Early on the 5th, a strong storm system approached from the Plains. Ahead of the system, breezy southerly winds provided well above normal temperatures and abundant moisture. Warmth and moisture destabilized the atmosphere and fueled developing thunderstorms. A cold front moved across the state causing numerous severe storms and several tornadoes. One of the tornadoes tracked from Yell County to Sharp County, staying on the ground for 121.84 miles. This track length set a record for the longest tornado path ever recorded in Arkansas. The continuous track was confirmed by two National Weather Service meteorologists who flew the track with the Civil Air Patrol. The final track was based on ground surveys, the Civil Air Patrol flight, and an aerial mapping flight performed for the Arkansas Forestry Commission.
46.11973-03-13237°00'N / 92°49'W2.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0Douglas
46.12009-05-08336°52'N / 91°55'W36°53'N / 91°53'W2.00 Miles800 Yards00500K0KHowell
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service storm survey revealed that an EF-3 tornado impacted a rural area just north of Pomona. The tornado destroyed a frame home. Several cars were thrown 50 yards while two school buses were knocked over. One mobile home and one travel trailer were destroyed, and two outbuildings along with an auto shop were destroyed. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An intense squall line impacted extreme southeast Kansas and the Missouri Ozarks with mainly damaging winds. However, 19 tornadoes along with large hail was also observed. Due to the straight line nature of the winds, damage was widespread and intense.
46.41974-04-13237°01'N / 92°26'W37°06'N / 92°18'W9.20 Miles177 Yards0225K0Wright
46.71990-05-12237°04'N / 92°39'W37°04'N / 92°26'W10.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Douglas
46.91967-12-20236°53'N / 92°04'W37°01'N / 91°55'W12.30 Miles150 Yards0225K0Howell
47.01961-03-12236°37'N / 93°23'W36°43'N / 93°07'W16.30 Miles50 Yards00250K0Stone
47.21982-12-02335°38'N / 92°35'W35°47'N / 92°25'W12.00 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Van Buren
47.41990-05-12237°04'N / 92°26'W37°05'N / 92°20'W8.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Wright
48.21979-04-11337°01'N / 92°07'W37°02'N / 92°06'W000K0Douglas
49.21968-06-24236°30'N / 91°36'W2.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0Oregon
49.21973-03-13236°34'N / 93°20'W2.50 Miles300 Yards0425K0Stone
49.71982-12-24436°11'N / 91°37'W36°15'N / 91°36'W5.00 Miles440 Yards00250K0Sharp


* 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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