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

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

Earthquake Index, #699

Newcastle, TX

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

Newcastle, TX

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, #1221

Newcastle, TX

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 2,731 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Newcastle, TX were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:4Dense Fog:0Drought:47
Dust Storm:0Flood:162Hail:1,788Heat:6Heavy Snow:5
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:10Landslide:0Strong Wind:6
Thunderstorm Winds:651Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:4Winter Storm:16Winter Weather:10

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Newcastle, TX.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Newcastle, TX.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 42 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Newcastle, TX.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
4.31979-06-06233°12'N / 98°53'W33°13'N / 98°45'W7.90 Miles200 Yards0025K0Young
7.71994-05-29333°20'N / 98°49'W33°14'N / 98°50'W7.00 Miles600 Yards005K0Young
 Brief Description: A large tornado was video-taped by storm chasers. The tornado was on the ground for 20 minutes and moved south-southeast across open ranch land with the only known damage being to a garage and an oil storage tank.
9.11976-04-15233°07'N / 98°37'W2.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Young
10.31979-10-30233°03'N / 98°38'W33°19'N / 98°30'W20.00 Miles77 Yards05250K0Young
10.61974-06-04233°06'N / 98°36'W1.00 Mile467 Yards000K0Young
11.01979-06-06333°13'N / 98°37'W33°15'N / 98°30'W7.10 Miles400 Yards02250K0Young
11.41976-04-15233°06'N / 98°35'W2.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Young
11.92000-04-30333°22'N / 98°46'W33°22'N / 98°46'W13.00 Miles800 Yards00300K0Young
 Brief Description: A large tornado was reported from near the county line (between Elbert and Padgett) to east of Olney. A 100 year old home was completely destroyed one mile south of the Olney Airport. A total of three homes and two motor homes were destroyed. Damage was reported to a nursing home, barns, power lines and trees. Most of the damage, however, occurred in open country. April 30, 2000 - Event Narrative A big day for severe weather across northwest portions of the area. Several outflow boundaries, a dryline, and moist unstable air all helped contribute to thunderstorm development. There were several rounds of thunderstorms, the first wave was in the early morning hours, from about 3 am to 5 am. This activity developed in Young and Palo Pinto counties and moved eastward to affect Parker, Jack, Wise and Tarrant counties. Another event developed in the early evening, generally north and west of a Dallas, Glen Rose, Eastland line. Most of the activity was centered on Young, Jack, and Stephens county. A large tornado occurred near Olney (Young County) during this event. A continuation of aa tornado that began in Throckmorton county.
13.71970-04-25233°03'N / 98°35'W0.50 Mile33 Yards003K0Young
13.81985-04-21333°15'N / 98°59'W33°17'N / 98°57'W3.00 Miles400 Yards00250K0Young
14.11966-04-10233°21'N / 98°35'W1.00 Mile133 Yards000K0Young
14.71985-04-21333°14'N / 99°00'W33°15'N / 98°59'W1.50 Miles400 Yards30250K0Throckmorton
15.31951-05-18433°25'N / 98°45'W2.00 Miles200 Yards21002.5M0Young
15.91958-11-17233°23'N / 98°46'W33°28'N / 98°41'W7.60 Miles133 Yards01250K0Young
16.51985-04-21233°25'N / 98°52'W33°25'N / 98°50'W2.20 Miles300 Yards00250K0Archer
16.51955-09-25233°26'N / 98°46'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Young
16.51985-04-21233°23'N / 98°55'W33°25'N / 98°52'W2.80 Miles300 Yards02250K0Young
19.51963-04-28232°59'N / 98°58'W000K0Camp
20.71979-10-30233°19'N / 98°30'W33°25'N / 98°24'W9.10 Miles77 Yards00250K0Jack
23.91975-06-08232°59'N / 98°25'W000K0Palo Pinto
26.71986-05-14333°32'N / 98°42'W33°34'N / 98°25'W11.00 Miles250 Yards042.5M0Archer
28.61961-04-08333°36'N / 98°38'W1.00 Mile33 Yards010K0Archer
29.51955-04-06333°26'N / 98°24'W33°28'N / 98°16'W8.20 Miles33 Yards00250K0Jack
31.72002-04-07233°11'N / 99°20'W33°14'N / 99°15'W7.00 Miles1500 Yards0010K0Throckmorton
 Brief Description: Immediately after the first tornado dissipated, a second larger, more stable multiple vortex tornado developed. Tracking along a 7 mile long path across western Throckmorton County, this tornado would reach over three quarters of a mile wide. Fortunately, the tornado tracked largely over open county and damage was minimal for a tornado of this size. Partially buried fence posts were torn out of the ground and disappeared, while a 300 yard path was swept clean and a large mesquite tree was ripped out of the ground. Severe thunderstorms rolled across much of West Central Texas during the afternoon and evening hours of the 7th. Two supercells produced a total of 5 tornadoes, 3 across the northern Big Country in Throckmorton County and 2 more across the Northern Edwards Plateau in Crockett County. Although one of the tornadoes in Throckmorton was about three quarters of a mile wide and stayed on the ground for 16 minutes, it fortunately crossed open farmland, striking no homes were causing no injuries. Damage was more extensive with the southern supercell, with tennis ball size hail causing tens of thousands of dollars of damage to several ranch houses in eastern Crockett County. Other storms produced hail up to golf ball size across parts of the Concho Valley and Heartland.
33.31955-04-05232°59'N / 99°29'W33°02'N / 99°04'W24.40 Miles67 Yards03250K0Throckmorton
34.41976-04-15233°26'N / 99°16'W0.10 Mile33 Yards000K0Baylor
34.41979-10-30332°37'N / 98°59'W32°48'N / 98°45'W18.60 Miles127 Yards002.5M0Stephens
35.51986-05-14333°34'N / 98°25'W33°34'N / 98°13'W9.00 Miles250 Yards002.5M0Clay
38.11980-04-02433°36'N / 99°11'W33°41'N / 99°05'W8.40 Miles250 Yards000K0Baylor
39.01955-04-06333°28'N / 98°16'W33°28'N / 98°02'W13.50 Miles33 Yards00250K0Clay
40.41965-04-14233°03'N / 98°04'W2.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Jack
41.31957-08-12233°26'N / 99°24'W0.40 Mile100 Yards0025K0Baylor
42.31979-04-10233°37'N / 99°18'W33°42'N / 99°09'W10.40 Miles300 Yards0025K0Baylor
42.81954-05-01233°33'N / 98°09'W33°34'N / 98°08'W1.30 Miles67 Yards000K0Clay
43.61979-05-21332°34'N / 98°49'W2.00 Miles1320 Yards000K0Stephens
43.91979-04-10433°49'N / 98°39'W33°50'N / 98°38'W1.30 Miles880 Yards003K0Archer
45.91980-08-23232°55'N / 99°26'W32°52'N / 99°28'W4.30 Miles73 Yards00250K0Palo Pinto
47.41980-04-02232°57'N / 98°01'W32°54'N / 97°58'W4.50 Miles277 Yards01250K0Parker
47.81971-07-06233°36'N / 99°25'W0.30 Mile10 Yards0125K0Baylor
48.51979-04-10433°50'N / 98°38'W33°55'N / 98°26'W12.90 Miles1760 Yards421700250.0M0Wichita
48.51957-10-07233°37'N / 99°25'W2.00 Miles33 Yards003K0Baylor
48.71994-02-19232°55'N / 99°31'W0.10 Mile10 Yards0000Shackelford
 Brief Description: A brief tornado formed in open country on the Nail Ranch.

* 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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