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The chance of earthquake damage in Nesmith is lower than South Carolina average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Nesmith is lower than South Carolina average and is lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #417

Nesmith, SC
0.09
South Carolina
0.49
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

Nesmith, SC
0.0000
South Carolina
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, #425

Nesmith, SC
91.13
South Carolina
136.91
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 2,183 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Nesmith, SC were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:2Dense Fog:1Drought:9
Dust Storm:0Flood:121Hail:763Heat:2Heavy Snow:5
High Surf:1Hurricane:5Ice Storm:3Landslide:0Strong Wind:12
Thunderstorm Winds:1,076Tropical Storm:5Wildfire:2Winter Storm:2Winter Weather:6
Other:168 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Nesmith, SC.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
48.41972-02-034.5533.5-80.4

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 29 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Nesmith, SC.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
20.01966-04-13233°52'N / 79°45'W0.20 Mile17 Yards003K0Florence
22.51978-05-04233°40'N / 80°02'W33°44'N / 79°52'W10.70 Miles33 Yards00250K0Williamsburg
23.31979-09-04233°22'N / 79°18'W1.00 Mile67 Yards002.5M0Georgetown
23.32002-10-11233°22'N / 79°18'W33°22'N / 79°18'W1.20 Miles40 Yards08750K0Georgetown
 Brief Description: Tornado touched down with strong F2 damage near the corner of Merriman and Emanuel Roads, destroying 5 manufactured homes, a car and 2 houses before continuing NE with scattered F1 damage...described as major to a total of 28 structures and minor to 78 more...including homes, businesses, churches and also trees as it traveled a mile through residential streets. The tornado continued another 0.25 mile with F0 damage to trees before moving out over marshland. Eight people were hospitalized for minor injuries, where they were treated and released.
28.01996-09-16233°55'N / 79°55'W33°55'N / 79°53'W1.50 Miles150 Yards0075K0KSumter
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado produced estimated winds of 120 mph when it touched down in extreme eastern Sumter county. The twister was about 150 yds wide and had a damage path 1.5 miles long. Three out-buildings were completely destroyed with the contents severely damaged. One ttree fell on a Ford Mustang and totalled it. Another tree fell on a home. The roof of a two story house was ripped off and the upstairs ceiling caved in. A farm combine was also turned over and damaged. Initial damage estimates were set at around $75K.
29.31981-05-27234°01'N / 79°37'W34°04'N / 79°34'W4.70 Miles100 Yards0625K0Florence
29.41967-03-12234°01'N / 79°45'W1.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Florence
31.21967-11-24333°56'N / 79°13'W33°57'N / 79°10'W3.30 Miles100 Yards0125K0Horry
31.91964-07-03234°03'N / 79°46'W2.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Richland
32.01953-01-08234°01'N / 79°46'W34°07'N / 79°39'W9.60 Miles150 Yards02250K0Florence
35.31965-10-07234°00'N / 79°12'W34°01'N / 79°09'W3.30 Miles80 Yards00250K0Horry
35.91967-03-12234°02'N / 79°56'W34°08'N / 79°46'W11.70 Miles100 Yards0025K0Florence
36.21998-09-03233°11'N / 80°00'W33°15'N / 79°57'W7.00 Miles430 Yards092.8M0Berkeley
 Brief Description: Seventy-three (73) homes were damaged, fourteen mobile homes destroyed and seven (7) homes destroyed. The Fairlawn sobdivision, just southeast of Moncks corner was hardest hit.
39.41985-06-02233°56'N / 79°02'W33°55'N / 78°57'W5.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Horry
39.81963-09-29233°53'N / 80°13'W33°55'N / 80°08'W5.40 Miles100 Yards0025K0Sumter
39.81978-05-04233°26'N / 80°29'W33°40'N / 80°02'W30.50 Miles150 Yards01250K0Clarendon
39.92001-07-06233°42'N / 78°53'W33°42'N / 78°53'W4.00 Miles150 Yards0398.0M0Horry
 Brief Description: As a weak cold front moved south into an afternoon sea breeze boundary, slow-moving thunderstorms developed along the Horry county coast. An F0 tornado briefly touched down at 9th Ave N near the Myrtle Beach Pavilion, and soon after a waterspout formed just off the beach near 3rd Ave N. It slightly damaged the 2nd Ave N pier and then moved over the beach as it developed more strongly, causing F2 damage - overturned buses and extensive damage to vehicles and hotels along the beach to about 4nd Ave S. Moving off the beach again, the waterspout continued south about 100 yards from the shore until it came ashore between 28th Ave S and Springmaid Pier...causing a 66 knot gust over water at the Springmaid Pier anemometer. As it moved through the Seagate RV park, it did F1 damage - destroyed 10 RVs and damaged 40 more. Weakening further, the tornado crossed US Hwy Business 17 onto Myrtle Beach International Airport, doing F0 damage to trees and structures.
40.11988-08-28233°40'N / 80°16'W0.80 Mile200 Yards112.5M0Clarendon
40.91965-05-12233°50'N / 79°03'W33°54'N / 78°48'W15.00 Miles40 Yards0025K0Horry
42.12006-05-14234°12'N / 79°45'W34°13'N / 79°45'W0.60 Mile150 Yards001.3M0Florence
 Brief Description: A Storm Survey concluded a tornado moved through the Glendale community of Florence. The majority of damage was F1 with a path 1000 yards long and up to 150 yards wide. There was a small area (150 yards long 20 yards wide) of heavier F2 damage, with winds estimated at 120 mph. Sixty homes were damaged, six of which had major structural damage, largely due to snapped and uprooted trees. The Quinby area had penny to golfball size hail, with trees and power lines down. The Florence county tax assessor estimated the damage at 1.3 million dollars.
42.11962-02-22234°11'N / 79°24'W34°12'N / 79°15'W8.70 Miles100 Yards0125K0Marion
42.71961-06-21234°11'N / 79°24'W34°14'N / 79°18'W6.80 Miles167 Yards01250K0Marion
44.51982-06-10234°11'N / 79°14'W34°11'N / 79°10'W3.00 Miles133 Yards0162.5M0Marion
47.11982-06-10234°11'N / 79°10'W34°12'N / 79°05'W3.00 Miles133 Yards002.5M0Horry
48.62010-04-25234°16'N / 79°54'W34°17'N / 79°51'W3.00 Miles75 Yards006.3M0KDarlington
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service Storm Survey Team confirmed an EF2 tornado with winds estimated to 115 mph. The tornado first touched down near Syracuse Street and Rogers Road. An unanchored double-wide mobile home was rolled off its foundation and onto its side. Several trees along Syracuse Street were uprooted or snapped or had large branches broken off. Several homes suffered minor to moderate shingle damage, largely as a result of fallen trees or branches. The damage was rated EF1 with winds to 90 mph. After briefly lifting, the tornado touched down as it approached Highway 401 and caused major damage to a large steel building. Two bay doors were blown in and a large portion of the roof was lifted and blown off. Sheet metal from the roof was strewn for about 200 yards. A small wooden garage and building were destroyed before the tornado lifted near Highway 401. The damage was rated EF1 with winds to 100 mph. The tornado touched down one last time between Lightly Street and Southern Pine Street. Numerous hardwood trees were uprooted or snapped. A few of these trees, with diameters up to 24 inches, were snapped a few feet from the ground. There was significant damage to some residential homes, primarily the result of falling trees or branches. The tornado continued across Highway 52 business where several businesses and structures sustained minor to moderate damage. A set of car wash bays were blown over and a church lost many shingles and a small portion of its roof. The tornado then continued east of Highway 52 business through a residential neighborhood. Several large trees up to 20 inches in diameter were uprooted. A large section of roof was blown off a home. Cain Elementary School suffered significant damage. Many awnings at the school were damaged or destroyed and one building lost half its roof. Shortly after causing the roof damage to Cain Elementary, the tornado caused more tree damage as it lifted through the treetops. As these trees or their branches fell, several residences sustained minor to moderate damage to include some roof shingle damage. The damage was rated EF2 with winds to 115 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A thunderstorm developed along a surface boundary during the evening. The thunderstorm developed supercell characteristics soon after moving into Darlington County and spawned several tornadoes over its lifetime.
48.71968-12-07234°05'N / 78°56'W0.30 Mile13 Yards0025K0Horry
48.91980-05-20234°14'N / 80°06'W34°12'N / 79°57'W9.00 Miles200 Yards062.5M0Darlington
49.41984-03-28234°03'N / 78°59'W34°09'N / 78°53'W7.00 Miles353 Yards08250K0Horry
49.52007-04-15333°47'N / 80°30'W33°58'N / 80°15'W19.00 Miles300 Yards150K0KSumter
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An EF3 tornado traveled from southwest to northeast of Sumter destroying a seven mobile homes, severely damaging nine framed homes, and doing light to moderate damage to an additional 62 mobile and framed homes. There was 1 fatality and 3 injuries. The tornado touched down as an EF1 and ended as an EF3 where the fatality occurred at a mobile home on hwy 76. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front with strong dynamics and windshear pushed into the area late Saturday and early Sunday. Hail and microbursts accompanied the first wave of storms while the second wave of storms produced a half dozen tornadoes. The largest was an EF3 that killed on person and injured 3 others.


* 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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