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The chance of earthquake damage in Myrtle Springs is about the same as Texas average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Myrtle Springs is higher than Texas average and is much higher than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #782

Myrtle Springs, TX
0.01
Texas
0.04
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

Myrtle Springs, TX
0.0000
Texas
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, #771

Myrtle Springs, TX
222.39
Texas
208.58
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 3,817 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Myrtle Springs, TX were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:2Dense Fog:0Drought:47
Dust Storm:0Flood:493Hail:1,382Heat:10Heavy Snow:12
High Surf:0Hurricane:2Ice Storm:8Landslide:0Strong Wind:9
Thunderstorm Winds:1,760Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:2Winter Storm:17Winter Weather:10
Other:62 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Myrtle Springs, TX.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Myrtle Springs, TX.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Myrtle Springs, TX.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 107 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Myrtle Springs, TX.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
8.81967-04-13232°30'N / 95°57'W32°30'N / 95°51'W6.10 Miles100 Yards003K0Van Zandt
11.42010-01-20232°34'N / 95°52'W32°39'N / 95°37'W15.00 Miles100 Yards001.0M0KVan Zandt
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A NWS survey team found evidence of a long track tornado in Van Zandt County. The tornado touched down near CR 859 north of Highway 64 on the northwest side of Canton and traveled approximately 15 miles in a northeast direction. Numerous structures were damaged along the track of the tornado which ended near the Silver Lake community in the extreme Northeast corner of the county. Along the damage path, a single family home lost its entire roof and part of its exterior walls. A number of large trees were uprooted and several sheds and outbuildings suffered extensive damage. A small church was destroyed in the community of Starr. A total of 150 homes suffered damage, but only one injury was reported. Based on the damage, the tornado was rated an EF-2 with peak winds in the 110 to 120 mph range. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe storms developed in an area of strong low-level lift ahead of an approaching upper level low pressure system and a slowly advancing cold front. Severe weather reports were limited to east of Interstate 35, and five tornadoes were confirmed in Henderson, Van Zandt, and Hopkins counties. Two tornadoes were rated EF-2s, one was rated an EF-1, and the remaining two were EF-0s. The Van Zandt County tornado was a long track tornado that traveled over 15 miles.
16.81984-02-11232°50'N / 96°05'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Leon
17.71965-05-09232°23'N / 95°50'W2.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Van Zandt
18.21981-05-13232°42'N / 95°39'W32°41'N / 95°37'W2.70 Miles200 Yards00250K0Van Zandt
18.51990-03-14232°52'N / 95°56'W32°55'N / 95°53'W4.00 Miles50 Yards000K0Rains
18.81994-04-29232°46'N / 95°48'W32°52'N / 95°37'W12.00 Miles100 Yards005.0M0Wood
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down just inside the Rains County line on Highway 19, then moved northeast for 12 miles before lifting at FM 515 Lake Fork Reservoir. The tornado entered Wood County at 5 NNW Alba. One house and one church were destroyed, one house was unroofed, one RV unroofed, roof damage was done to a house, and extensive tree and power line damage occured.
18.91979-04-11232°22'N / 95°48'W32°24'N / 95°46'W3.30 Miles150 Yards003K0Van Zandt
19.91981-05-13232°41'N / 95°37'W32°40'N / 95°35'W2.70 Miles33 Yards00250K0Wood
19.91993-10-18232°50'N / 95°42'W2.00 Miles100 Yards10500K0Rains
 Brief Description: A tornado developed 1 SE Emory and moved two miles southeast. A man was killed and his mobile home was destroyed. (M57M)
20.21973-12-03332°48'N / 95°41'W32°48'N / 95°38'W3.00 Miles27 Yards000K0Rains
21.31963-03-11332°35'N / 96°18'W2.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Kaufman
21.51974-04-21232°44'N / 96°17'W1.00 Mile200 Yards000K0Kaufman
22.41979-04-11232°15'N / 95°54'W32°22'N / 95°48'W10.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Henderson
23.31970-04-25232°40'N / 96°20'W0.10 Mile10 Yards100K0Kaufman
24.31993-10-18232°50'N / 95°37'W32°52'N / 95°37'W10.00 Miles100 Yards00500K0Wood
 Brief Description: This tornado developed from the same mesocyclone which produced the tornado southeast of Emory. As the tornado moved across the southwest inlets of Lake Fork Reservoir and traversed the southern end of the lake, several buildings and homes were destroyed. Most of the damage was to the Brady Marina, The Minnow Bucket Restaurant, two mobile homes, and a recreational vehicle. The tornado then moved across open country, and lifted two miles NNW Quitman near FM 2225.
24.61965-05-09232°35'N / 95°31'W0.30 Mile33 Yards0025K0Smith
25.01972-03-24232°37'N / 96°22'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Kaufman
25.51962-03-24332°40'N / 95°30'W0.50 Mile100 Yards082.5M0Wood
26.51975-04-29232°40'N / 95°29'W0025K0Wood
27.51964-04-05232°40'N / 95°29'W32°41'N / 95°27'W2.70 Miles1760 Yards00250K0Wood
28.11972-10-22232°17'N / 96°12'W1.30 Miles440 Yards000K0Henderson
28.11972-10-22232°17'N / 96°12'W1.30 Miles440 Yards01250K0Henderson
29.41966-04-23232°20'N / 95°34'W32°20'N / 95°34'W00250K0Henderson
30.31979-05-03332°47'N / 95°31'W32°49'N / 95°24'W7.20 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Wood
31.41968-06-24232°30'N / 95°25'W0.50 Mile33 Yards003K0Smith
32.01961-03-28232°43'N / 95°25'W32°40'N / 95°22'W4.70 Miles280 Yards0025K0Wood
32.21954-05-02332°13'N / 95°40'W040K0Henderson
32.41970-04-18232°58'N / 96°19'W0025K0Rockwall
32.81958-06-06333°05'N / 96°05'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Hunt
32.91969-04-27233°06'N / 95°57'W1.00 Mile20 Yards003K0Hunt
33.01962-03-24232°31'N / 95°23'W1.00 Mile50 Yards00250K0Smith
33.51959-11-04332°02'N / 95°51'W32°19'N / 95°35'W25.10 Miles67 Yards03250K0Henderson
34.21967-12-21333°06'N / 96°06'W0.10 Mile33 Yards00250K0Hunt
34.41992-05-11233°03'N / 95°47'W33°07'N / 95°38'W4.00 Miles400 Yards0025K0Hopkins
35.11961-03-26233°04'N / 96°14'W3.00 Miles880 Yards0025K0Hunt
35.81960-01-14233°08'N / 95°49'W0.30 Mile33 Yards013K0Hopkins
35.91960-05-20233°08'N / 96°04'W33°08'N / 96°03'W1.90 Miles17 Yards003K0Hunt
36.31974-06-07233°09'N / 95°57'W0025K0Hunt
36.41958-01-14233°08'N / 96°06'W0.30 Mile33 Yards003K0Hunt
37.01976-05-23232°54'N / 96°29'W0.10 Mile33 Yards003K0Rockwall
37.41982-04-02232°42'N / 95°18'W2.00 Miles150 Yards0125K0Wood
37.61985-05-13233°06'N / 96°06'W33°13'N / 96°01'W8.00 Miles77 Yards0232.5M0Hunt
37.81985-05-13232°21'N / 96°31'W32°23'N / 96°30'W4.50 Miles77 Yards0162.5M0Dallas
37.81991-11-19232°26'N / 95°21'W32°29'N / 95°17'W7.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Smith
37.91959-10-04332°46'N / 96°35'W32°59'N / 96°27'W16.90 Miles67 Yards00250K0Dallas
37.92003-05-06232°41'N / 95°27'W32°44'N / 95°08'W18.00 Miles880 Yards05330K0Wood
 Brief Description: A strong cyclic supercell tornado developed over Mineola, Texas while a strong tornado developed shortly there after and moved to the east northeast. Numerous Pine, Oak, and other species of trees were either snapped or pushed over along the entire tornado track. Power lines were taken down across many locations along the track as well. The tornado moved over a small community of Pine Mills and destroyed 1 old frame home and 2 old mobile homes while damaging 9 others. Four injuries occurred including 1 broken leg. This tornado moved into Upshur, Harrison, and Marion Counties of northeast Texas.
38.11971-12-14232°46'N / 96°36'W32°47'N / 96°32'W4.30 Miles167 Yards042.5M0Dallas
38.31961-03-26233°01'N / 95°31'W33°03'N / 95°28'W3.80 Miles250 Yards0125K0Hopkins
38.71991-11-19232°31'N / 95°17'W2.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Smith
39.11968-05-13232°56'N / 96°30'W0.40 Mile33 Yards0025K0Collin
39.11981-05-13232°42'N / 95°19'W32°40'N / 95°13'W6.50 Miles50 Yards0025K0Wood
39.41969-05-14333°03'N / 95°29'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0Hopkins
39.51971-12-14233°08'N / 96°06'W33°15'N / 95°57'W11.90 Miles440 Yards022.5M0Hunt
40.81958-07-06232°21'N / 95°19'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Smith
41.21981-05-09332°03'N / 95°47'W32°03'N / 95°42'W5.10 Miles33 Yards00250K0Henderson
41.41973-03-10233°10'N / 95°38'W0.50 Mile150 Yards0025K0Hopkins
41.41984-12-13332°43'N / 96°38'W32°47'N / 96°38'W3.10 Miles500 Yards0025.0M0Dallas
41.61959-10-04332°59'N / 96°27'W33°08'N / 96°25'W10.70 Miles67 Yards05250K0Collin
41.61979-02-23332°09'N / 95°30'W32°10'N / 95°28'W3.00 Miles33 Yards000K0Henderson
41.81971-12-14233°10'N / 95°37'W0.50 Mile20 Yards000K0Hopkins
41.91980-10-16233°08'N / 95°35'W33°10'N / 95°34'W2.70 Miles77 Yards00250K0Hopkins
41.92010-01-20232°03'N / 95°41'W32°04'N / 95°40'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0030K0KHenderson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A NWS Storm Survey concluded a tornado touched down about 3 miles south of the town of Larue and tracked northeast for about a mile. A total of seven homes were damaged, and the exterior walls collapsed on some structures. The Larue Church of Christ suffered extensive damage. This tornado was rated an EF-2 with estimated maximum winds around 130 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe storms developed in an area of strong low-level lift ahead of an approaching upper level low pressure system and a slowly advancing cold front. Severe weather reports were limited to east of Interstate 35, and five tornadoes were confirmed in Henderson, Van Zandt, and Hopkins counties. Two tornadoes were rated EF-2s, one was rated an EF-1, and the remaining two were EF-0s. The Van Zandt County tornado was a long track tornado that traveled over 15 miles.
42.21974-10-31233°08'N / 95°36'W33°10'N / 95°32'W4.70 Miles40 Yards012.5M0Hopkins
42.21957-04-26232°21'N / 95°19'W32°24'N / 95°14'W6.10 Miles100 Yards062.5M0Smith
42.51961-11-02232°14'N / 96°30'W0.20 Mile33 Yards000K0Navarro
43.01984-12-13332°47'N / 96°38'W32°53'N / 96°38'W6.90 Miles500 Yards02825.0M0Dallas
43.21979-04-11233°07'N / 95°36'W33°12'N / 95°30'W8.30 Miles150 Yards00250K0Hopkins
43.22010-10-24232°11'N / 96°33'W32°15'N / 96°27'W7.00 Miles480 Yards041.0M0KNavarro
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A strong EF2 tornado hit the town of Rice damaging several homes, derailing train cars, damaging a school, and overturning cars on the interstate. The tornado began about 4 miles outside the town limits of Rice and first damaged two homes near NW 050 road. One of the homes was completely destroyed. About a mile and half later, the tornado struck another home causing the exterior walls to collapse and taking the roof off the home. Next, the tornado entered the town of Rice and moved over a train track derailing 11 train cars. One of the train cars ended up in the nearby baseball field of the high school. The baseball field and nearby football stadium was also damaged, and the softball field was completely destroyed. Power poles and bleachers were damaged at the football and baseball field. At the softball field, the fences, dugouts, scorekeepers stand, scoreboard, light poles, and bleachers were all destroyed. The tornado then damaged an intermediate school causing one wall to lean and peeling the roof off the gymnasium. Next, the tornado crossed Interstate 45 where it overturned a few cars and trapped some people. One 18 wheeler carrying a dump truck lost the dump truck which fell onto a car traveling in the other direction. The driver of the car sustained minor cuts. East of the interstate, the tornado damaged 4 more homes causing mainly roof damage to the homes. The roof damage east of the interstate was mostly EF1 intensity. A total of 4 persons were injured during this tornado. All were transported to area hospitals with minor, non-life threatening injuries. In addition to the structural damage, trees were snapped along the path of the tornado. The maximum sustained winds were estimated to be 135 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms developed along and east of Interstate 35 in association with a dryline across north Texas. The storms produced large amounts of hail which damaged hundreds, if not thousands, of roofs. In Hunt County alone, emergency officials estimated nearly 500 homes had some form of roof damage. In addition, a strong EF2 tornado moved through Rice damaging the new intermediate school, several homes, derailing train cars and overturning vehicles on Interstate 45. A second EF0 tornado damaged 10 homes near Lone Oak.
43.31979-02-23332°10'N / 95°28'W32°12'N / 95°21'W7.30 Miles33 Yards010K0Smith
43.41981-05-09331°57'N / 95°54'W32°03'N / 95°47'W9.90 Miles100 Yards00250K0Anderson
43.51967-05-01232°10'N / 96°27'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Navarro
43.71998-01-05232°14'N / 95°21'W32°17'N / 95°18'W4.20 Miles75 Yards00120K0Smith
 Brief Description: HP Supercell developed along a quasi-stationary front and moved northeast. This Supercell produced a family of three tornadoes, numerous microbursts and giant hail. A meso was detected by dopplar radar with the HP supercell. In this supercell an F2 tornado was produced. As the supercell developed, massive mid level convergence occurred resulting in giant hail. The evolution continued resulting in a bow echo pattern where two additional weak tornadoes occurred in the northern comma heads In the first tornado, damage consisted of numerous snapped and fallen trees. Fifteen homes and three businesses were either moderately or severely damaged including roofs removed on two homes. Southwestern Bell phone truck heavily damaged from a fallen tree and a Ford Aerostar Van was crushed almost beyond recognition. Several telephone poles were tilted to a 45 degree angle.
43.91971-04-28232°21'N / 96°37'W1.00 Mile100 Yards020250K0Ellis
43.91958-08-12232°55'N / 96°38'W32°55'N / 96°35'W3.00 Miles300 Yards003K0Dallas
44.01974-06-07233°13'N / 96°13'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0125K0Hunt
44.11966-04-23232°57'N / 95°17'W32°57'N / 95°17'W0025K0Wood
44.11966-05-23232°57'N / 95°17'W3.00 Miles33 Yards000K0Wood
44.21961-03-26233°02'N / 95°24'W33°04'N / 95°20'W4.70 Miles250 Yards0025K0Hopkins
44.61977-08-22232°06'N / 96°23'W0.20 Mile33 Yards0025K0Navarro
44.71981-10-13331°57'N / 96°09'W32°03'N / 96°08'W7.20 Miles100 Yards0125K0Navarro
44.91994-04-25432°36'N / 96°45'W32°40'N / 96°40'W6.00 Miles800 Yards348500K0Dallas
 Brief Description: The Lancaster tornado was on the ground for approximately 6 miles and was 1/2 mile wide, producing upper F3 to lower F4 damage. Two hundred twenty-three homes were destroyed, 227 damaged, 58 businesses destroyed. Severe damage was done to one elementary and one junior high school. Eighty percent of the historic downtown square was destroyed. (F73O)(F70O)(M71O)
45.01996-04-19233°17'N / 95°54'W33°16'N / 95°53'W0.50 Mile50 Yards00150K0Hunt
 Brief Description: Two mobile homes were destroyed, two homes were damaged, and trees and power lines were blown down by a tornado.
45.21990-01-19232°55'N / 96°38'W0.80 Mile50 Yards012.5M0Dallas
45.51969-10-12332°40'N / 96°50'W32°59'N / 96°32'W28.00 Miles200 Yards023K0Dallas
45.71983-11-22232°21'N / 96°41'W32°21'N / 96°37'W3.00 Miles40 Yards062.5M0Ellis
45.91962-03-24233°16'N / 95°44'W2.00 Miles300 Yards0025K0Hopkins
46.01950-02-11232°21'N / 95°12'W32°25'N / 95°12'W4.60 Miles100 Yards05250K0Smith
46.01979-04-01232°14'N / 95°18'W32°16'N / 95°16'W3.60 Miles100 Yards01250K0Smith
46.41957-08-17232°06'N / 96°28'W32°06'N / 96°24'W4.10 Miles1333 Yards0025K0Navarro
46.41969-10-12332°59'N / 96°32'W33°14'N / 96°27'W17.90 Miles200 Yards003K0Collin
47.01955-04-12332°03'N / 95°31'W32°05'N / 95°26'W5.60 Miles300 Yards07250K0Anderson
47.31996-01-17232°36'N / 96°45'W32°36'N / 96°45'W0.50 Mile50 Yards00750K0Dallas
 Brief Description: Tornado number two developed near I-35/Idlewild Ct. and lifted near Marsalis/Pleasant Run Rd.
47.61965-05-10232°06'N / 96°28'W8.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Navarro
47.61975-07-03232°06'N / 96°28'W0025K0Navarro
47.61983-08-18232°06'N / 96°28'W2.50 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Navarro
47.71975-11-19232°52'N / 95°10'W000K0Wood
47.91977-09-12233°01'N / 96°37'W2.50 Miles167 Yards0025K0Collin
48.01967-07-03232°11'N / 95°18'W0.10 Mile100 Yards000K0Smith
48.01979-03-02232°11'N / 95°18'W0.10 Mile150 Yards0225K0Smith
48.01985-10-18233°08'N / 96°30'W2.00 Miles150 Yards02250K0Collin
48.91955-05-11232°06'N / 96°30'W000K0Navarro
49.41973-04-15332°05'N / 96°28'W32°05'N / 96°31'W3.80 Miles200 Yards030K0Navarro
49.51969-04-27233°03'N / 96°43'W33°08'N / 96°27'W16.50 Miles200 Yards045250K0Collin
49.51967-04-13232°12'N / 95°18'W32°20'N / 95°06'W14.90 Miles40 Yards0025K0Smith
49.71958-04-27233°12'N / 96°35'W33°12'N / 96°19'W15.40 Miles50 Yards00250K0Collin
49.81987-11-15232°25'N / 95°07'W32°32'N / 95°05'W6.00 Miles300 Yards00250K0Smith


* 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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