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The chance of earthquake damage in New Middletown is about the same as Indiana average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in New Middletown is lower than Indiana average and is higher than the national average.

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Earthquake Index, #210

New Middletown, IN
0.06
Indiana
0.12
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

New Middletown, IN
0.0000
Indiana
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, #722

New Middletown, IN
203.24
Indiana
265.56
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 3,797 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of New Middletown, IN were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:1Cold:27Dense Fog:17Drought:17
Dust Storm:0Flood:594Hail:866Heat:20Heavy Snow:27
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:11Landslide:0Strong Wind:33
Thunderstorm Winds:2,037Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:1Winter Storm:25Winter Weather:20
Other:101 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near New Middletown, IN.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near New Middletown, IN.

No historical earthquake events found in or near New Middletown, IN.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 85 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near New Middletown, IN.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
7.21996-05-28238°10'N / 86°19'W38°09'N / 86°03'W10.00 Miles575 Yards0000Harrison
 Brief Description: A classic supercell thunderstorm formed over southern Dubois county and moved across Crawford and Harrison counties before moving across north central and east central Kentucky. The first tornado that the supercell produced was across Harrison county. The tornado first appeared across the far western part of the county in the southern portion of the Harrison State Forest. The tornado moved 10 miles to just 1 mile south of New Middletown before dissapating. It snapped and debarked numerous trees in rural areas and was estimated as an F2 on the Fujita scale with winds estimated at 150 mph. The path length was estimated to 1/3 of a mile.
10.61974-04-03538°00'N / 86°10'W38°03'N / 86°06'W4.90 Miles440 Yards0025K0Harrison
12.61990-06-02238°14'N / 86°18'W38°14'N / 86°14'W3.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Harrison
15.21974-04-03538°18'N / 86°17'W38°25'N / 86°05'W13.50 Miles33 Yards2340K0Harrison
15.31996-04-20238°23'N / 86°01'W38°23'N / 86°00'W1.00 Mile100 Yards01250K0Floyd
 Brief Description: 6 houses were damaged 2 miles west of Greenville due to a brief F2 tornado. Also, mobile homes were overturned near the intersection of Georgetown and Greenville Roads, and a rescue unit was deployed. There were no serious injuries, however. One man was in his mobile home when the tornado struck. The tornado sent the mobile home flying, but the man only had a few cuts. Also, a roof off one house was was lifted up by the tornado and then set back down perfectly with only a few shingles missing.
17.81974-04-03537°54'N / 86°18'W38°00'N / 86°10'W10.00 Miles440 Yards312572.5M0Meade
17.91990-06-02238°15'N / 86°26'W38°14'N / 86°18'W8.00 Miles100 Yards09250K0Crawford
18.11990-06-02338°22'N / 85°57'W38°24'N / 85°47'W8.30 Miles300 Yards072.5M0Floyd
18.61985-04-05238°24'N / 86°13'W1.00 Mile17 Yards0025K0Harrison
19.11974-04-03538°25'N / 86°05'W38°28'N / 86°00'W5.70 Miles33 Yards1120K0Washington
19.41974-04-03538°12'N / 86°30'W38°18'N / 86°17'W13.60 Miles33 Yards010K0Crawford
22.41990-06-02338°24'N / 85°47'W38°24'N / 85°45'W3.70 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Clark
23.11974-04-03438°12'N / 85°45'W38°19'N / 85°32'W14.20 Miles33 Yards32250K0Jefferson
23.31964-03-25238°11'N / 85°43'W38°13'N / 85°32'W10.30 Miles33 Yards01250K0Jefferson
23.31977-10-01237°50'N / 85°58'W2.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Hardin
23.31985-04-05238°30'N / 86°00'W1.00 Mile10 Yards002.5M0Washington
24.22004-05-27238°30'N / 85°59'W38°25'N / 85°38'W17.90 Miles75 Yards001.0M0Clark
 Brief Description: A tornado moved from Washington County, Indiana into western Clark County in the vicinity of Borden. It briefly reached F2 intensity in the Borden area, blowing the roofs off several homes. The roof was blown off an elementary school while a graduation was in progress, but no injuries were reported. In all, the tornado destroyed or damaged 10 homes in the Borden area. The tornado continued moving east southeast across Clark County, lifting intermittently. Several witnesses spotted the tornado as it moved south of Charlestown. It caused some F1 damage in the Stacy Road and Bethany Road areas, before lifting southeast of Charlestown.
24.81996-05-28438°06'N / 85°44'W38°03'N / 85°29'W15.00 Miles575 Yards010100.0M0Bullitt
 Brief Description: The supercell that crossed the Ohio River from Harrison county produced the second a most destructive tornado in its long history. This second tornado formed 4 miles northwest of Brooks at 540 pm est in extreme south central Jefferson county. The tornado was initially estimated at F0-F1 intensity and moved east-southeast and quickly strengthened as it moved into north central Bullitt county near Holsclaw Hill road and Top Hill road where numerous trees were snapped off and some tree bark was stripped. At 545 pm est, the tronado then crossed near the Brooks exit at interstate 65 turning over 5 tractor trailers and damaging a Comfort Inn, Arby's and a Cracker Barrel. From there the tornado continued into the towns of Pioneer Village, Hillview and Mount Washington. Widespread severe structural damage occurred to over 1000 homes in these towns. 10 people required hospital care. The worst injury was from a man who was treated for broken ribs. The tornado was rated a strong F3 in Pioneer Village and Hillview, where winds were estimated at around 200 mph. F4 damage occurred to at least one house in Hillview which was totally leveled. Here wind speeds were estimated at 210 to 220 mph. The path width across Bullitt county was around 1/3 of a mile. Eyewitnesses and the National Weather Service survey as well as video footage revealed multiple-vortices within the parent tornado. This multiple-vortex tornado appeared to consolidate into one funnel as it moved through the Northfield subdivision near Mount Washington at 558 pm est. Here, the tornado was categorized as an F3 with wind speeds up to 200 mph. The tornado then moved into Spencer County 3 miles west of Mount Washington at 608 pm est. The tornado passed over Route 55, 1 1/2 miles south of Route 44 and Taylorsville at around 630 pm est damaging a few homes. It then passed very close to the Taylorsville Lake Dam and the ranger station at the Taylorsville lake. There, it sank and destroyed several boats, snapped and debarked numerous trees while maintaining its F3 intensity. The path width here was from 1/3 to 1/2 of a mile. Damage patterns again again suggesting multiple-vortices. The tornado then dissapated around 645 pm est just east of Little Mount. The total path length across the 3 countiess was estimated at 30 miles.
26.01969-05-10337°57'N / 85°42'W37°57'N / 85°37'W4.30 Miles200 Yards014250K0Bullitt
27.41974-04-03538°28'N / 86°00'W38°36'N / 85°44'W17.00 Miles33 Yards1230K0Clark
27.82007-10-18237°47'N / 86°17'W37°49'N / 86°15'W3.00 Miles300 Yards00300K0KBreckinridge
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The EF-2 tornado began one mile east northeast of Stinnettsville, and moved to the northeast through Rosetta, where most of the damage occurred. A church was destroyed. A nearby home lost a large section of roof. Two large outbuildings were destroyed. A 16 foot trailer was moved and wrapped around a tree. Winds moved a 4500 pound tractor seven feet. A pickup truck was thrown 75 feet and flipped over. Numerous trees along the tornado path were uprooted or snapped. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front with strong upper level support collided with a very moist air mass over the lower Ohio Valley. The result was a widespread outbreak of severe thunderstorms, and six confirmed tornadoes. The storms produced property damage, downed trees and power lines, and large hail.
27.81963-03-16238°34'N / 86°03'W1.00 Mile800 Yards003K0Washington
28.72002-04-28237°51'N / 86°35'W37°52'N / 86°14'W19.00 Miles150 Yards17750K0Breckinridge
 Brief Description: The tornado crossed into central Breckinridge County from Perry County, IN. The tornado lifted periodically as it crossed eastern Breckinridge County, and reached the Irvington area around 0325 EST. A 52 year old male was killed in a mobile home in Irvington. Seven people were injured. A few homes were destroyed and numerous homes were damaged. Two homes had their roofs torn off. Numerous trees were uprooted, and many outbuildings were destroyed. The tornado was estimated at F2 intensity, with spots of F3 damage. M52MH
28.92003-05-11237°43'N / 86°01'W37°47'N / 85°56'W6.50 Miles120 Yards051.0M0Hardin
 Brief Description: The tornado formed southwest of Rineyville near Highway 1375. It then skipped across the countryside and reached the town of Rineyville. The tornado then moved about 3 miles northeast of Rineyville and dissipated. It did not appear to be on the ground for the entire duration. Embedded in the tornado path was significant straight line wind damage. An estimated 40 homes were damaged or destroyed. Many of the heavily damaged structures were mobile homes.
29.11956-03-07238°35'N / 86°07'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Washington
29.51990-06-02238°35'N / 86°04'W38°36'N / 86°00'W4.50 Miles150 Yards02250K0Washington
29.51974-03-29237°45'N / 85°55'W1.00 Mile100 Yards08250K0Hardin
30.31956-04-03238°36'N / 86°07'W0122.5M0Washington
30.61964-03-25238°13'N / 85°32'W38°13'N / 85°27'W4.70 Miles33 Yards00250K0Jefferson
31.21974-04-03537°44'N / 86°32'W37°54'N / 86°18'W17.10 Miles440 Yards0132.5M0Breckinridge
31.21974-04-03538°04'N / 86°45'W38°12'N / 86°30'W16.30 Miles33 Yards26250.0M0Perry
31.62006-01-02237°40'N / 85°58'W37°46'N / 85°54'W8.40 Miles150 Yards002.0M0Hardin
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down near Cecilia, blowing the roof off a barn, but only producing shingle damage on nearby residences. It did more damage when it reached St. John Road, where it destroyed a home and some farm buildings. As the tornado continued to the northeast, it produced major roof damage to homes along Rineyville Road. Next, an office building that was under construction was lifted off its foundation. A convenience store was destroyed along U.S. 31W. A few more homes received minor damage before the tornado lifted near Longview.
31.71974-04-03437°43'N / 85°54'W37°46'N / 85°45'W8.80 Miles33 Yards257250K0Hardin
31.91974-04-03438°19'N / 85°32'W38°22'N / 85°29'W4.30 Miles33 Yards000K0Oldham
33.41974-04-03437°46'N / 85°45'W37°56'N / 85°25'W21.40 Miles33 Yards124250K0Nelson
33.91974-04-03438°33'N / 85°45'W38°36'N / 85°40'W5.40 Miles1200 Yards00250.0M0Clark
34.51963-04-19338°16'N / 86°36'W38°59'N / 86°00'W59.10 Miles1400 Yards00250K0Lawrence
34.91954-08-01238°33'N / 86°28'W003K0Orange
35.52008-02-06237°39'N / 86°00'W37°40'N / 85°52'W7.00 Miles400 Yards003.0M0KHardin
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado destroyed a trailer and an outbuilding along Hansborough Road. It caused major roof damage along Bethlehem Academy Road, with one home losing the roof completely. Several boats were flipped over, and a large bus was pushed two feet. The tornado pushed in garage doors at an industrial building along Ring Road. This building also suffered significant roof damage. At Central Hardin High School, the tornado snapped concrete pillar stadium lights at the football stadium. The press box was thrown on to the playing field and destroyed. The basketball gym and a wing of the school suffered roof damage consistent with an EF2 tornado. Along Black Branch Road just east of the school complex, the tornado caused some structural damage to homes. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front along with a strong upper level low produced a squall line that crossed central Kentucky. This set off widespread severe weather, and spawned several tornadoes.
35.82008-02-06237°42'N / 85°46'W37°42'N / 85°45'W1.00 Mile300 Yards00150K0KHardin
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado knocked a trailer off its foundation at the intersection of Miller Road and Porter Lane. Another trailer near this location was completely destroyed. Another trailer along Miller Road was turned on to its roof. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front along with a strong upper level low produced a squall line that crossed central Kentucky. This set off widespread severe weather, and spawned several tornadoes.
36.11974-04-03538°36'N / 85°44'W38°38'N / 85°42'W1.90 Miles33 Yards0100K0Scott
36.72007-10-18338°28'N / 85°33'W38°30'N / 85°28'W5.00 Miles440 Yards001.0M10KClark
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An EF-3 tornado touched down near Bull Creek Road, and was on the ground intermittently before lifting near the end of Fulton Road, just short of the Ohio River. The greatest damage occurred about 10 miles east northeast of Charlestown, where a recently constructed two story home was blown off its basement and destroyed. Two large barns, a stable, a silo, and four vehicles were also damaged or destroyed on the same property. Ten other homes were damaged, with four of them receiving severe damage. Five barns and several other outbuildings were destroyed. The tornado left scour marks for nearly one half mile through corn and bean fields between Bull Creek Road and Church Road just after its initial touchdown. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front with strong upper level support collided with a very moist air mass over the lower Ohio Valley. Widespread severe thunderstorms resulted, along with three confirmed tornadoes in south central Indiana. The severe storms and tornadoes produced property damage, widespread areas with downed trees and power lines, and some large hail.
36.71986-03-10238°41'N / 85°56'W38°41'N / 85°52'W3.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Washington
37.32002-04-28237°51'N / 86°38'W37°52'N / 86°36'W2.10 Miles150 Yards012800K0Perry
 Brief Description: Five homes were destroyed. Five mobile homes were destroyed. Four other homes had damage. The roof was torn off a church. Numerous trees were uprooted and many outbuildings were destroyed.
38.91990-06-02338°34'N / 85°38'W38°35'N / 85°29'W7.20 Miles440 Yards04250K0Clark
39.01968-08-09238°41'N / 85°46'W0025K0Scott
39.21984-07-26238°02'N / 85°21'W2.50 Miles70 Yards00250K0Spencer
39.22008-02-06237°43'N / 85°37'W37°43'N / 85°36'W1.00 Mile300 Yards0050K100KNelson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A long swath of wind damage showed signs of an intermittent embedded tornado. The tornado destroyed an outbuilding, and knocked the top half off a silo. Near Patton Road, there was an enhanced area of tree damage, with the trees laying in a convergent path, consistent with tornadic damage. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front along with a strong upper level low produced a squall line that crossed central Kentucky. This set off widespread severe weather, and spawned several tornadoes.
39.31974-04-03438°36'N / 85°40'W38°39'N / 85°35'W5.20 Miles1200 Yards1150K0Scott
39.31990-06-02338°24'N / 85°30'W38°26'N / 85°18'W8.00 Miles73 Yards052.5M0Oldham
39.61963-01-11238°41'N / 85°51'W38°44'N / 85°47'W5.10 Miles150 Yards0025K0Scott
40.11974-04-03437°56'N / 85°25'W38°00'N / 85°18'W7.70 Miles33 Yards0025K0Spencer
40.11959-02-10238°34'N / 85°31'W0025K0Clark
40.11961-07-23238°34'N / 85°31'W0025K0Clark
40.31996-05-28338°03'N / 85°29'W38°02'N / 85°10'W14.00 Miles850 Yards001.0M0Spencer
 Brief Description: The supercell that crossed the Ohio River from Harrison county produced the second a most destructive tornado in its long history. This second tornado formed 4 miles northwest of Brooks at 540 pm est in extreme south central Jefferson county. The tornado was initially estimated at F0-F1 intensity and moved east-southeast and quickly strengthened as it moved into north central Bullitt county near Holsclaw Hill road and Top Hill road where numerous trees were snapped off and some tree bark was stripped. At 545 pm est, the tronado then crossed near the Brooks exit at interstate 65 turning over 5 tractor trailers and damaging a Comfort Inn, Arby's and a Cracker Barrel. From there the tornado continued into the towns of Pioneer Village, Hillview and Mount Washington. Widespread severe structural damage occurred to over 1000 homes in these towns. 10 people required hospital care. The worst injury was from a man who was treated for broken ribs. The tornado was rated a strong F3 in Pioneer Village and Hillview, where winds were estimated at around 200 mph. F4 damage occurred to at least one house in Hillview which was totally leveled. Here wind speeds were estimated at 210 to 220 mph. The path width across Bullitt county was around 1/3 of a mile. Eyewitnesses and the National Weather Service survey as well as video footage revealed multiple-vortices within the parent tornado. This multiple-vortex tornado appeared to consolidate into one funnel as it moved through the Northfield subdivision near Mount Washington at 558 pm est. Here, the tornado was categorized as an F3 with wind speeds up to 200 mph. The tornado then moved into Spencer County 3 miles west of Mount Washington at 608 pm est. The tornado passed over Route 55, 1 1/2 miles south of Route 44 and Taylorsville at around 630 pm est damaging a few homes. It then passed very close to the Taylorsville Lake Dam and the ranger station at the Taylorsville lake. There, it sank and destroyed several boats, snapped and debarked numerous trees while maintaining its F3 intensity. The path width here was from 1/3 to 1/2 of a mile. Damage patterns again again suggesting multiple-vortices. The tornado then dissapated around 645 pm est just east of Little Mount. The total path length across the 3 countiess was estimated at 30 miles.
40.51990-06-02338°45'N / 86°06'W38°45'N / 85°57'W8.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Washington
40.91985-04-05238°39'N / 85°37'W2.00 Miles17 Yards003K0Scott
41.01952-12-09337°56'N / 86°46'W37°57'N / 86°44'W1.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Perry
41.41986-03-10238°41'N / 85°52'W38°47'N / 85°45'W9.00 Miles300 Yards0252.5M0Scott
41.61970-11-19337°57'N / 86°46'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0225K0Perry
42.41961-03-06238°45'N / 85°49'W1.00 Mile33 Yards03250K0Scott
42.41954-04-06238°14'N / 86°51'W38°16'N / 86°48'W3.30 Miles33 Yards0025K0Dubois
42.61990-06-02338°45'N / 85°57'W38°47'N / 85°49'W8.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Jackson
43.51990-06-02338°35'N / 85°29'W38°35'N / 85°25'W3.80 Miles440 Yards00250K0Jefferson
44.11989-03-29237°30'N / 86°13'W37°34'N / 86°08'W7.00 Miles50 Yards002.5M0Grayson
44.51964-03-25238°17'N / 85°27'W38°30'N / 85°07'W23.40 Miles33 Yards00250K0Shelby
44.51982-03-20238°13'N / 85°14'W1.00 Mile30 Yards0825.0M0Shelby
44.51974-04-03338°46'N / 86°18'W38°48'N / 86°16'W2.30 Miles177 Yards0025.0M0Lawrence
44.61990-06-02238°14'N / 85°14'W1.00 Mile100 Yards002.5M0Shelby
44.62008-02-06237°48'N / 85°22'W37°49'N / 85°22'W1.00 Mile300 Yards02250K0KNelson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado destroyed or heavily damaage two shop buildings at a construction company. A couple trailers on the company site were rolled over. Farther along the tornado's path, it knocked a mobile home off the foundation, and rolled it over two nearby cars. Two occupants of the mobile home were injured. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front along with a strong upper level low produced a squall line that crossed central Kentucky. This set off widespread severe weather, and spawned several tornadoes.
45.11990-06-02338°26'N / 85°18'W38°24'N / 85°16'W2.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Henry
45.41963-03-19238°24'N / 86°50'W00250K0Dubois
45.71990-06-02338°47'N / 85°49'W38°47'N / 85°41'W6.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Scott
46.21967-10-24338°29'N / 86°48'W0125K0Dubois
46.21959-02-10238°44'N / 86°30'W00250K0Lawrence
46.31952-12-09337°52'N / 86°54'W37°56'N / 86°46'W8.50 Miles880 Yards000K0Hancock
46.41972-04-21337°30'N / 86°11'W1.00 Mile33 Yards04250K0Grayson
46.82000-05-23337°32'N / 86°18'W37°29'N / 86°14'W6.00 Miles100 Yards01650.0M0Grayson
 Brief Description: A storm survey was done by NWS personnel on Wednesday May 24. The survey found severe damage to residential and industrial structures. Three vortices combined into a single tornado north of Leitchfield, then moved east to southeast at 40 to 45 mph. The path moved through the northeast and east sections of Leitchfield and beyond. (Path length and width are estimated). The structural damaged evidenced the presence of an F3 tornado, with maximum winds around 175 mph. Houses that were virtually destroyed, but still had parts of their structure remaining above the main floor, were the basis of the F3 evaluation. Severe damage to nearby factories also supported the F3 evaluation.
47.31952-03-22337°32'N / 85°43'W37°33'N / 85°40'W2.70 Miles33 Yards018250K0Larue
47.31990-06-02438°40'N / 86°39'W38°41'N / 86°37'W1.30 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Lawrence
47.41990-06-02338°35'N / 85°25'W38°36'N / 85°19'W6.00 Miles50 Yards012.5M0Trimble
48.21985-04-05238°44'N / 85°32'W1.00 Mile17 Yards0025K0Jefferson
48.51990-06-02438°41'N / 86°41'W38°40'N / 86°39'W2.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Orange
48.71963-04-19238°51'N / 85°54'W38°49'N / 85°38'W14.50 Miles1300 Yards00250K0Jackson
48.81965-10-07238°44'N / 85°31'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Jefferson


* 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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