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

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

Earthquake Index, #572

Monroe, OK
0.03
Oklahoma
0.31
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

Monroe, OK
0.0000
Oklahoma
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, #739

Monroe, OK
195.10
Oklahoma
363.83
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 4,000 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Monroe, OK were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:4Dense Fog:0Drought:4
Dust Storm:0Flood:367Hail:1,901Heat:6Heavy Snow:8
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:12Landslide:0Strong Wind:7
Thunderstorm Winds:1,584Tropical Storm:2Wildfire:1Winter Storm:17Winter Weather:19
Other:68 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Monroe, OK.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 1 historical earthquake event that had a recorded magnitude of 3.5 or above found in or near Monroe, OK.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
32.11977-06-024.31034.61-94.19

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 80 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Monroe, OK.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
1.21953-03-13235°00'N / 94°32'W003K0Le Flore
7.81968-04-19234°58'N / 94°39'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0125K0Le Flore
9.91958-06-25235°08'N / 94°32'W0.50 Mile200 Yards0125K0Le Flore
10.11980-04-07335°08'N / 94°33'W0.50 Mile127 Yards092.5M0Le Flore
10.81973-05-26234°57'N / 94°42'W1.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Le Flore
12.32000-03-26234°51'N / 94°38'W34°49'N / 94°36'W4.00 Miles300 Yards001.2M0Le Flore
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down 1.5 miles northwest of Hodgen and moved southeast passing near the town of Hodgen before lifting 2 miles southeast of Hodgen. Three mobile homes were destroyed and as many as eight others were damaged. In addition, two broiler houses were destroyed, killing all the chickens inside. A few other agriculture structures were damaged and a few power lines were blown down.
14.51981-07-21235°12'N / 94°31'W0.50 Mile30 Yards0025K0Kiowa
14.91980-04-07235°08'N / 94°22'W35°08'N / 94°16'W5.40 Miles100 Yards08250K0Sebastian
16.91976-03-26535°12'N / 94°42'W35°15'N / 94°30'W11.90 Miles440 Yards2642.5M0Le Flore
17.21974-05-14234°50'N / 94°45'W1.00 Mile77 Yards0025K0Le Flore
19.11958-05-02235°16'N / 94°30'W0.30 Mile100 Yards0025K0Le Flore
20.11968-04-19435°12'N / 94°16'W2.00 Miles300 Yards142702.5M0Sebastian
20.41964-04-03234°53'N / 94°51'W003K0Le Flore
20.81951-07-15234°48'N / 94°48'W000K0Kingfisher
21.21961-05-05434°44'N / 95°02'W34°57'N / 94°39'W26.40 Miles400 Yards1658250K0Le Flore
21.61954-02-19235°13'N / 94°15'W1.00 Mile33 Yards000K0Sebastian
23.21960-05-05335°11'N / 94°47'W35°21'N / 94°43'W12.10 Miles33 Yards00250K0Le Flore
24.72009-04-09234°37'N / 94°33'W34°39'N / 94°27'W7.00 Miles550 Yards04100K0KLe Flore
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado destroyed a mobile home, injuring four occupants, two of which were severely injured. Several other mobile homes were also severely damaged and a permanent home was damaged. Numerous trees were snapped or uprooted. Based on this damage, maximum winds were estimated to be between 120 and 130 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Widespread severe thunderstorms occurred across eastern Oklahoma during the late afternoon and evening hours of the 9th.
25.31957-04-07234°54'N / 94°06'W34°57'N / 94°03'W4.70 Miles300 Yards003K0Scott
26.61952-11-17234°34'N / 94°24'W34°42'N / 94°17'W11.40 Miles100 Yards0025K0Polk
26.61952-11-17234°42'N / 94°17'W34°57'N / 93°54'W27.80 Miles100 Yards0225K0Scott
27.11967-12-21235°21'N / 94°24'W35°23'N / 94°21'W3.80 Miles833 Yards0625K0Sebastian
27.61965-05-08235°21'N / 94°25'W35°24'N / 94°21'W5.10 Miles100 Yards08250K0Sebastian
27.71996-04-21235°23'N / 94°25'W35°23'N / 94°25'W4.00 Miles1050 Yards240150.0M0Sebastian
28.01957-04-02235°03'N / 95°01'W35°09'N / 94°58'W7.60 Miles880 Yards0225K0Haskell
28.71977-11-15234°35'N / 94°25'W0.50 Mile30 Yards0025K0Polk
28.71960-05-05335°21'N / 94°43'W35°24'N / 94°42'W3.60 Miles33 Yards10250K0Sequoyah
29.01960-05-05335°23'N / 94°29'W35°26'N / 94°26'W4.50 Miles33 Yards1025K0Sequoyah
29.41984-10-16235°25'N / 94°31'W0.10 Mile3 Yards0025K0Sequoyah
29.41960-05-05435°04'N / 95°03'W35°23'N / 94°51'W24.60 Miles200 Yards362.5M0Haskell
29.41960-05-05435°23'N / 94°33'W35°27'N / 94°30'W5.40 Miles33 Yards513250K0Sequoyah
29.81957-01-22435°24'N / 94°41'W1020250K0Sequoyah
30.21976-03-26434°47'N / 95°04'W34°52'N / 94°57'W8.80 Miles440 Yards14250K0Le Flore
30.91957-04-02234°50'N / 95°06'W35°03'N / 95°01'W15.70 Miles880 Yards0025K0Latimer
32.31971-05-23234°37'N / 94°26'W34°35'N / 93°58'W26.70 Miles600 Yards00250K0Polk
32.51982-05-28234°31'N / 94°42'W34°33'N / 94°36'W5.00 Miles450 Yards00250K0Le Flore
33.71999-03-05234°37'N / 94°12'W34°40'N / 94°00'W12.00 Miles200 Yards0000Polk
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in northern Polk County. The tornado tracked through rural areas, but caused some property damage. The roof of a home was damaged a couple of miles southeast of Acorn. The tornado caused mostly tree damage, with numerous trees downed or snapped. The tornado tracked 12 miles before dissipating.
33.82009-04-09334°32'N / 94°19'W34°37'N / 94°05'W15.00 Miles1075 Yards330130.0M0KPolk
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado began to the west-southwest of Mena, then tracked through the northwest side of Mena. According to the Polk County Judge, 165 houses were destroyed, 701 houses had major damage, and more than 11,000 trees were blown down. The Polk County Courthouse, county jail, Mena City Hall, and the police and fire departments were damaged in downtown Mena, as were several businesses. Mena Middle School, also located downtown, was structurally damaged beyond repair. A nursing home was also damaged. Most of the city lost electricity. The tornado then tracked to the northeast, badly damaging several industrial buildings. There was considerable roof damage at Rich Mountain Community College, and lesser damage to the hospital. As the tornado continued to the northeast, a tractor dealership was destroyed. A number of rural residences and farms were damaged as the tornado moved out into rural Polk County. North of Ink, damage was noted along Polk 74 and Polk 71; these same areas had been damaged by a tornado on October 6, 2008. Three fatalities occurred on the northwest side of Mena. One was a woman at a Masonic Lodge, and the others were a man and woman at separate residences. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Low pressure aloft approached from the west and collided with moisture and instability. Thunderstorms developed in eastern Oklahoma during the afternoon, then became more numerous as they entered western Arkansas during the evening. The storms brought a few tornadoes and numerous hailstorms to Arkansas during the evening hours.
33.91960-05-05335°24'N / 94°42'W35°31'N / 94°42'W8.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Sequoyah
34.11993-11-13234°26'N / 94°27'W34°37'N / 94°11'W20.00 Miles100 Yards01150.0M0Polk
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down in Polk County and traveled approximately 20 miles before it lifted. Even though the tornado was not on the ground continuously, it still managed to cause extensive damage to several towns along its path. The tornado initially touched down approximately 2.50 miles west of Cove, along Highway 4. The storm passed through Cove where it damaged and destroyed several homes and businesses. The tornado then struck the Hatfield area where it destroyed or damaged a number of homes. The tornado continued moving northeastward and struck the southwest part of Mena. In Mena, a large number of homes and businesses sustained damage. Most of the buildings that were struck were either destroyed or received major damage. Eleven people in Mena were treated for minor injuries. A local park in Mena lost a number of large trees. Some of these trees were over 100 years old. A number of buildings in Mena were damaged as a result of trees falling on the structures. The tornado finally lifted about three miles northeast of Mena, in the community of Hillcrest, where it destroyed a few mobile homes and damaged several others. Initial estimates placed the damage at over $6 million.
34.21989-05-18235°28'N / 94°21'W0.70 Mile120 Yards00250K0Crawford
34.31967-03-25235°08'N / 93°56'W1.00 Mile33 Yards050K0Logan
34.51960-05-05435°23'N / 94°51'W35°27'N / 94°49'W4.90 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Sequoyah
34.61956-03-27234°45'N / 95°03'W1.00 Mile500 Yards00250K0Le Flore
34.81982-05-28235°27'N / 94°46'W0.50 Mile50 Yards00250K0Sequoyah
35.01976-03-26434°46'N / 95°05'W34°47'N / 95°04'W1.90 Miles440 Yards00250K0Latimer
35.31996-04-21335°26'N / 94°21'W35°31'N / 94°17'W6.00 Miles1050 Yards049150.0M0Crawford
35.61968-05-25235°27'N / 94°48'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0125K0Sequoyah
36.21957-05-20335°23'N / 95°00'W35°28'N / 94°45'W15.20 Miles200 Yards003K0Delaware
36.41962-05-28234°39'N / 95°06'W34°46'N / 95°01'W9.30 Miles200 Yards0025K0Pushmataha
36.61965-06-22235°28'N / 94°48'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Sequoyah
36.71980-04-07235°02'N / 94°03'W35°08'N / 93°42'W20.90 Miles200 Yards01250K0Logan
36.91959-05-10235°29'N / 94°46'W1.50 Miles50 Yards013K0Sequoyah
37.41960-05-05434°58'N / 95°18'W35°04'N / 95°03'W15.70 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Latimer
37.61982-12-02335°29'N / 94°14'W1.00 Mile500 Yards00250K0Crawford
38.01953-04-23335°29'N / 94°13'W003K0Crawford
38.21961-03-12234°35'N / 94°05'W34°42'N / 93°54'W13.20 Miles200 Yards0025K0Polk
39.21976-02-20235°31'N / 94°45'W35°33'N / 94°41'W4.50 Miles30 Yards0025K0Sequoyah
39.51957-05-20335°21'N / 95°05'W35°23'N / 95°00'W5.20 Miles200 Yards013K0Mayes
39.51961-05-05234°24'N / 94°48'W34°30'N / 94°41'W9.50 Miles400 Yards000K0Mccurtain
39.81960-04-14335°28'N / 94°17'W35°31'N / 94°03'W13.60 Miles833 Yards03250K0Crawford
40.01983-11-22334°39'N / 95°07'W34°41'N / 95°05'W3.00 Miles100 Yards032.5M0Pushmataha
41.11998-06-08235°05'N / 95°14'W35°05'N / 95°14'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0060K0Haskell
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado destroyed one single family dwelling, while another single family dwelling received major damage. Summary of events for the evening of June 8 and the early morning of June 9 1998: A classic southern plains severe weather event shaped up on the afternoon and evening of June 8 as a number of isolated severe thunderstorms developed over central Oklahoma to the east of a dryline. The first severe thunderstorm to affect eastern Oklahoma scraped the northwestern part of Osage County, causing a report of a severe thunderstorm gust. This storm quickly died as it entered Kansas. A second more serious severe thunderstorm formed west of Oklahoma City and tracked all the way to the Arkansas state line south of Fort Smith, traversing Pittsburg, Haskell, and Le Flore Counties. This storm travelled east along an instability axis and a warm front. From a radar perspective, this storm was impressive in that it kept a classic, well-defined hook on its entire journey across southeast Oklahoma. From a human perspective, this storm was impressive in that it produced ten tornadoes in southeast Oklahoma, hail as large as golfballs, damaging thunderstorm winds, and torrential flooding rains. A third cluster of severe thunderstorms developed over Creek County and moved east across Okmulgee, Muskogee, Cherokee, and Adair Counties before weakening as it entered Arkansas. These storms slowed their movement across Muskogee County and regeneration along the southwest flank of the storms caused torrential rainfalls that dumped nearly three inches of rain in northern Muskogee, southern Cherokee, southern Adair, and northern Sequoyah Counties. In addition to flooding rains, these storms produced hail as large as nickels and damaging thunderstorm winds.
41.61950-01-13334°24'N / 94°22'W0.60 Mile17 Yards113K0Polk
42.11999-05-04335°34'N / 94°33'W35°38'N / 94°29'W6.50 Miles175 Yards007K0Sequoyah
 Brief Description: A significant long-track tornado first touched down in Sequoyah County 4 miles west of Short, travelling northeast for 39 miles to a point about 7 miles southwest of Fayetteville, AR. This tornado eventually reached its peak as an F3 tornado in extreme southeast Adair County. In Sequoyah County, this tornado travelled across a sparsely-populated part of the county, causing mostly tree damage. Property damage listed with this entry is just for the portion of the tornado in Sequoyah County, while the F-rating reflects the peak strength of the tornado in Adair County. Summary of events for May 3-4 1999: Following a week-long blocking weather pattern, a strong upper level trough finally moved out of the southwestern U.S. Interactions with a dryline in western Oklahoma and a slow-moving cold front brought the largest tornado outbreak in Oklahoma history from the afternoon of May 3 through the afternoon of May 4. Most notable was the F5 tornado that moved through southern parts of the Oklahoma City metro area. While the loss of life and the heaviest property damage was limited to central Oklahoma, eastern Oklahoma got into the act with a significant number of tornadoes. While there were dozens of individual storms on May 3 and 4, there are two storms in eastern Oklahoma that stand out as outstanding. The first outstanding storm moved northeast along the I-44 corridor on the evening of May 3, causing F3 damage to Stroud in Lincoln County. The storm went on to cause significant F1 damage in Sapulpa and southwestern portions of the city of Tulsa and millions of dollars in damage. The second outstanding storm got its start in southeast Oklahoma well south of McAlester. This storm moved northeast across Pushmataha, Latimer, Haskell, LeFlore and Sequoyah Counties, producing several damaging tornadoes along the way. The final tornado touched down in Sequoyah County and tracked 39 miles to near Fayetteville, AR, producing F3 damage in an unpopulated forest in Adair County. Following a very wet April that saturated area grounds, another slow-moving weather system made flash flooding another serious problem to deal with as most rainfall quickly ran off into creeks, streams and mainstem rivers. One flash flood in Vinita caused millions of dollars in damage following the flooding of dozens of homes.
42.71984-10-16235°38'N / 94°24'W35°34'N / 94°22'W8.00 Miles50 Yards022.5M0Crawford
44.42003-05-01234°33'N / 94°05'W34°27'N / 93°56'W10.00 Miles200 Yards0000Polk
 Brief Description: A strong tornado touched down in eastern Polk County. The tornado destroyed three barns, knocked the porch off a house and blew part of the roof off another house. Extensive tree and power line damage was noted along the path of the tornado. Some trees were blown onto homes and a camper was blown over. The tornado continued moving southeast into Montgomery County.
45.71957-01-22235°15'N / 95°18'W35°17'N / 95°12'W6.10 Miles50 Yards003K0Haskell
46.21979-04-11234°15'N / 94°22'W34°28'N / 94°08'W20.10 Miles440 Yards0172.5M0Polk
46.31975-12-05234°53'N / 95°20'W34°55'N / 95°19'W2.30 Miles350 Yards032.5M0Latimer
47.21973-05-26335°34'N / 95°06'W35°36'N / 94°46'W18.70 Miles250 Yards06250K0Sequoyah
47.31960-05-05434°53'N / 95°18'W34°38'N / 95°18'W17.20 Miles200 Yards131002.5M0Latimer
47.61980-04-07235°08'N / 93°42'W35°08'N / 93°41'W00250K0Yell
47.61984-10-16235°34'N / 94°22'W35°44'N / 94°10'W14.00 Miles50 Yards012.5M0Crawford
47.81999-05-04335°39'N / 94°33'W35°43'N / 94°30'W7.00 Miles175 Yards007K0Adair
 Brief Description: A significant long-track tornado first touched down in Sequoyah County 4 miles west of Short, moving northeast for 39 miles to a point about 7 miles southwest of Fayetteville, AR. This tornado clipped the extreme southeast portion of Adair County as the tornado reached its peak strength as an F3 tornado. Fortunately, the tornado travelled across an unpopulated portion of Adair County. However, an aerial survey by NWS personnel over extreme southeast Adair County revealed that every tree in a hardwood forest was completely leveled. Summary of events for May 3-4 1999: Following a week-long blocking weather pattern, a strong upper level trough finally moved out of the southwestern U.S. Interactions with a dryline in western Oklahoma and a slow-moving cold front brought the largest tornado outbreak in Oklahoma history from the afternoon of May 3 through the afternoon of May 4. Most notable was the F5 tornado that moved through southern parts of the Oklahoma City metro area. While the loss of life and the heaviest property damage was limited to central Oklahoma, eastern Oklahoma got into the act with a significant number of tornadoes. While there were dozens of individual storms on May 3 and 4, there are two storms in eastern Oklahoma that stand out as outstanding. The first outstanding storm moved northeast along the I-44 corridor on the evening of May 3, causing F3 damage to Stroud in Lincoln County. The storm went on to cause significant F1 damage in Sapulpa and southwestern portions of the city of Tulsa and millions of dollars in damage. The second outstanding storm got its start in southeast Oklahoma well south of McAlester. This storm moved northeast across Pushmataha, Latimer, Haskell, LeFlore and Sequoyah Counties, producing several damaging tornadoes along the way. The final tornado touched down in Sequoyah County and tracked 39 miles to near Fayetteville, AR, producing F3 damage in an unpopulated forest in Adair County. Following a very wet April that saturated area grounds, another slow-moving weather system made flash flooding another serious problem to deal with as most rainfall quickly ran off into creeks, streams and mainstem rivers. One flash flood in Vinita caused millions of dollars in damage following the flooding of dozens of homes.
48.21959-03-31335°18'N / 93°45'W2.00 Miles300 Yards0025K0Logan
48.81992-05-11234°41'N / 95°27'W34°49'N / 95°12'W16.00 Miles400 Yards01250K0Latimer
49.21954-04-30335°38'N / 94°24'W35°45'N / 94°19'W9.20 Miles440 Yards00250K0Crawford
49.51982-12-23235°19'N / 93°44'W0.60 Mile80 Yards00250K0Logan
49.71954-05-25235°22'N / 95°16'W003K0Muskogee


* 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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