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The chance of earthquake damage in Moss Point is about the same as Mississippi average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Moss Point is much lower than Mississippi average and is higher than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #346

Moss Point, MS
0.01
Mississippi
0.05
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

Moss Point, MS
0.0000
Mississippi
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, #463

Moss Point, MS
182.51
Mississippi
280.40
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 1,707 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Moss Point, MS were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:1Dense Fog:1Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:242Hail:433Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:0
Thunderstorm Winds:810Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:220 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Moss Point, MS.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Moss Point, MS.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Moss Point, MS.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 57 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Moss Point, MS.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
2.91982-04-25230°23'N / 88°32'W03250K0Jackson
5.51975-01-10230°30'N / 88°30'W0.10 Mile70 Yards00250K0Jackson
5.91977-05-02230°28'N / 88°30'W30°31'N / 88°26'W5.20 Miles440 Yards0025K0Jackson
6.41981-02-10230°31'N / 88°33'W0.50 Mile50 Yards02250K0Jackson
11.11958-02-26230°25'N / 88°51'W30°39'N / 88°29'W27.10 Miles30 Yards0125K0Jackson
13.31966-04-27230°33'N / 88°42'W0125K0Jackson
15.21985-05-21230°23'N / 88°49'W30°25'N / 88°45'W3.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Jackson
16.51960-05-07230°30'N / 88°16'W0.10 Mile100 Yards0025K0Mobile
17.11971-05-08230°25'N / 88°49'W0025K0Jackson
18.42000-11-06230°30'N / 88°14'W30°30'N / 88°14'W1.50 Miles300 Yards02100K0Mobile
 Brief Description: A thunderstorm produced an F2 tornado that first touched down near the intersection of Highway 188 and Four Mile Road. A house suffered roof damage and a couple of barns were damaged. Trees were also blown down. The tornado moved northeast and trees were blown down along County Road 15. The tornado then touched down in a Mobile Home Park. One of the homes was completely destroyed with the occupants riding out the storm huddled together inside a bathtub. The two sisters were thrown out of the home as the tornado blew it from its foundation and turned it over several times. They were found in the woods behind their home with only minor injuries. Some of the other homes in the neighborhood suffered damage with skirting and parts of roofs torn off. The tornado continued northeast and did some minor damage near Howerin Road and near the intersection of Two Mile and Beverly Roads. The tornado then lifted back into the cloud.
19.61958-02-26230°25'N / 88°52'W30°25'N / 88°51'W1.30 Miles30 Yards0025K0Harrison
20.91980-05-19230°29'N / 88°53'W30°32'N / 88°51'W4.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Jackson
21.61973-12-26230°32'N / 88°13'W30°33'N / 88°10'W3.80 Miles50 Yards0125K0Mobile
22.11988-03-03230°24'N / 88°54'W1.20 Miles30 Yards00250K0Harrison
22.21980-05-19230°27'N / 88°55'W30°29'N / 88°53'W3.60 Miles200 Yards00250K0Harrison
26.11960-05-07230°30'N / 88°06'W0.20 Mile100 Yards00250K0Mobile
26.11989-07-02230°30'N / 88°06'W1.00 Mile73 Yards00250K0Mobile
26.31967-10-30230°20'N / 88°06'W003K0Mobile
26.51982-04-25330°15'N / 88°08'W1.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Mobile
27.51980-04-13330°22'N / 89°06'W30°30'N / 88°53'W15.90 Miles400 Yards02525.0M0Harrison
29.21980-05-19230°36'N / 88°05'W0.10 Mile50 Yards0025K0Mobile
30.51971-02-12230°44'N / 88°47'W30°59'N / 88°28'W25.50 Miles33 Yards02250K0George
31.01953-03-18230°42'N / 88°07'W0.10 Mile10 Yards023K0Mobile
31.11972-05-07230°28'N / 89°03'W0.80 Mile33 Yards0025K0Harrison
31.11994-04-12230°28'N / 89°03'W2.00 Miles100 Yards2155.0M0Harrison
 Brief Description: Twenty mobile homes were totally destroyed and four brick homes were partially destroyed. At least four businesses were damaged. The two deaths and the fifteen injuries all occurred in mobile homes. Numerous trees and power lines were blown down. Damage was estimated at near one million dollars. F57M M08M
32.01980-05-16330°22'N / 89°09'W30°27'N / 88°59'W11.50 Miles800 Yards00250K0Harrison
32.21950-04-18330°40'N / 88°12'W30°51'N / 88°06'W14.00 Miles100 Yards01525K0Mobile
33.01967-05-02230°54'N / 88°35'W000K0George
33.01985-09-23230°26'N / 89°05'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Harrison
33.02004-11-24230°26'N / 89°05'W30°26'N / 89°05'W1.50 Miles50 Yards003.0M0Harrison
 Brief Description: A tornado traveled east to west on path along Dedeaux Road between Highway 49 and Three Rivers Road in the Orange Grove community. Most of the damage was rated a F1 intensity by a NWS ground survey, however there were areas of F2 damage. A large church under-construction was heavily damaged or destroyed. Three homes and five businesses received major damage while twenty homes had minor damage. Early estimates were that damage would approach 3 million dollars.
33.11973-04-07230°54'N / 88°36'W003K0George
33.11967-10-30330°23'N / 89°05'W2.00 Miles400 Yards41725.0M0Harrison
33.21968-11-03330°22'N / 89°05'W2.00 Miles123 Yards050K0Harrison
35.01980-05-19330°23'N / 89°11'W30°29'N / 89°03'W10.60 Miles800 Yards042.5M0Harrison
35.11980-05-19330°54'N / 88°39'W30°57'N / 88°37'W4.30 Miles150 Yards00250K0George
38.01976-03-27330°58'N / 88°40'W30°59'N / 88°26'W13.90 Miles300 Yards00250K0George
38.01971-02-12230°57'N / 88°35'W31°00'N / 88°33'W4.30 Miles33 Yards0125K0George
38.61977-06-16230°49'N / 88°04'W003K0Mobile
38.61997-11-21330°49'N / 88°04'W30°49'N / 88°04'W1.00 Mile300 Yards002.0M0Mobile
 Brief Description: An F3 tornado touched down just east of I-65 in Saraland near Shelton Beach Estates. The tornado skipped east northeast along the ground before lifting back into the cloud near U S Highway 43. Three homes were almost completely gone, three more suffered major damage and about sixty homes in the middle-class neighbourhood suffered some damage. Most of the damage was consistent with an F1 or F2 tornado. No one was injured. Several people knew they were under a tornado warning and were able to take cover before the storm struck. Most of the residents said they did not hear the familiar "Freight Train Sound" before the tornado struck.
40.11968-11-03330°46'N / 88°07'W30°54'N / 87°59'W12.20 Miles400 Yards014250K0Mobile
40.31970-06-02230°36'N / 87°53'W0025K0Baldwin
41.11950-04-18230°42'N / 87°55'W2.00 Miles150 Yards003K0Baldwin
41.11971-09-16230°32'N / 87°51'W1.00 Mile150 Yards00250K0Baldwin
41.41971-02-12231°00'N / 88°33'W31°03'N / 88°30'W4.70 Miles33 Yards0025K0Greene
42.51982-04-20230°18'N / 89°19'W30°21'N / 89°09'W13.00 Miles133 Yards00250K0Harrison
42.61970-02-01230°19'N / 89°14'W2.00 Miles33 Yards030K0Harrison
43.21972-05-07230°21'N / 89°15'W1.20 Miles33 Yards0025K0Harrison
43.51968-11-03230°48'N / 89°19'W30°48'N / 88°55'W23.70 Miles183 Yards0325K0Stone
43.71964-12-24230°30'N / 87°48'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0325K0Baldwin
44.61977-09-05230°19'N / 89°16'W0.10 Mile77 Yards00250K0Harrison
45.11972-05-07230°20'N / 89°18'W30°23'N / 89°16'W4.30 Miles23 Yards0025K0Harrison
46.41953-04-04230°51'N / 89°08'W0025K0Stone
47.51972-05-07230°18'N / 89°20'W30°20'N / 89°18'W3.30 Miles23 Yards0125K0Hancock
48.91967-10-30230°15'N / 87°39'W30°24'N / 87°47'W13.10 Miles33 Yards0125K0Baldwin
49.12001-10-13230°33'N / 87°43'W30°33'N / 87°43'W0.70 Mile200 Yards00200K0Baldwin
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down southeast of Robertsdale. The tornado first touched down just south of County Road 83 and Hubard road intersection where it tracked north and damaged seventeen manufactured homes and completely destroyed three others. Several large Pecan trees were also blown down. No injuries were reported.
49.52004-11-27230°29'N / 87°42'W30°29'N / 87°42'W4.50 Miles300 Yards04400K0Baldwin
 Brief Description: An F2 touched down just west of Summerdale along County Road 32. The tornado then tracked east northeast and moved through downtown Summerdale. The tornado continued moving east and went back into the clouds east of Summerdale. Most of the damage from the tornado occurred in downtown Summerdale. Bleachers from a new ball field were found about a quarter mile away next to a house. A school bus was pushed sideways 15 to 20 feet by the winds. Five homes were destroyed with 35 to 40 homes suffering damage. Four minor injuries were reported. People heard the warning and took cover before the tornado hit. This same area was hit hard by Hurricane Ivan in September.
49.91982-04-20230°16'N / 89°23'W30°18'N / 89°19'W5.00 Miles133 Yards00250K0Hancock


* 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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