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

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

Earthquake Index, #310

Oscar, LA
0.01
Louisiana
0.03
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

Oscar, LA
0.0000
Louisiana
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, #279

Oscar, LA
217.21
Louisiana
235.86
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 1,620 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Oscar, LA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:5Dense Fog:1Drought:13
Dust Storm:0Flood:124Hail:344Heat:3Heavy Snow:2
High Surf:0Hurricane:8Ice Storm:6Landslide:0Strong Wind:9
Thunderstorm Winds:954Tropical Storm:9Wildfire:0Winter Storm:5Winter Weather:6
Other:131 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Oscar, LA.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Oscar, LA.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 82 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Oscar, LA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
5.11972-02-29330°32'N / 91°23'W1.00 Mile200 Yards03250K0West Baton Rouge
5.61995-12-17230°33'N / 91°33'W0.20 Mile20 Yards01200K0Pointe Coupee
 Brief Description: Fifteen mobile homes were destroyed, four sustained major damage and two minor damage. A child was injured when struck by a Christmas tree. A National Weather Service official surveyed the damage area.
9.31957-10-15330°34'N / 91°44'W30°39'N / 91°29'W15.90 Miles100 Yards119250K0Pointe Coupee
12.41989-06-08230°23'N / 91°24'W30°26'N / 91°20'W5.00 Miles77 Yards002.5M0West Baton Rouge
14.11989-06-08230°21'N / 91°29'W30°23'N / 91°24'W5.00 Miles77 Yards2302.5M0Iberville
14.81989-06-08230°31'N / 91°15'W30°31'N / 91°11'W3.50 Miles60 Yards022.5M0West Baton Rouge
17.71961-11-13230°36'N / 91°10'W30°39'N / 91°10'W3.40 Miles50 Yards01250K0East Baton Rouge
18.61983-01-31230°23'N / 91°14'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0West Baton Rouge
19.01989-06-08230°31'N / 91°11'W30°33'N / 91°06'W6.00 Miles60 Yards0582.5M0East Baton Rouge
19.71958-11-14230°28'N / 91°09'W2.00 Miles17 Yards0025K0East Baton Rouge
21.31984-10-14330°39'N / 91°09'W30°43'N / 91°06'W5.00 Miles150 Yards03250K0East Baton Rouge
22.31975-05-08230°25'N / 91°11'W30°24'N / 91°05'W6.20 Miles50 Yards000K0East Baton Rouge
22.81973-04-26330°30'N / 91°05'W0.30 Mile70 Yards0025K0East Baton Rouge
23.81965-06-27230°21'N / 91°09'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0East Baton Rouge
23.91954-02-19230°54'N / 91°35'W0.50 Mile100 Yards143K0West Feliciana
24.71992-11-21230°52'N / 91°16'W30°50'N / 91°08'W4.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0West Feliciana
24.81971-09-16330°27'N / 91°02'W30°33'N / 91°04'W7.30 Miles83 Yards032.5M0East Baton Rouge
25.81968-11-30230°48'N / 91°48'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0125K0St. Landry
26.61952-04-04230°24'N / 91°55'W30°24'N / 91°48'W7.20 Miles67 Yards00250K0St. Martin
27.01957-10-15330°28'N / 92°05'W30°34'N / 91°44'W22.00 Miles100 Yards010250K0St. Landry
27.51983-01-31230°28'N / 91°56'W30°34'N / 91°54'W7.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0St. Landry
27.81984-10-14330°43'N / 91°06'W30°52'N / 91°02'W11.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0East Feliciana
28.21983-02-09330°34'N / 92°00'W30°34'N / 91°52'W7.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0St. Landry
28.71992-11-21230°50'N / 91°08'W30°52'N / 91°04'W9.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0East Feliciana
30.21977-04-20230°25'N / 90°59'W0.20 Mile67 Yards01250K0East Baton Rouge
30.91972-05-12230°08'N / 91°21'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Iberville
31.21969-12-25330°08'N / 91°21'W30°11'N / 91°08'W13.50 Miles50 Yards0125K0Iberville
31.51957-11-07330°58'N / 91°42'W31°00'N / 91°40'W3.60 Miles50 Yards05250K0Pointe Coupee
31.52007-02-13230°13'N / 91°51'W30°16'N / 91°48'W4.00 Miles300 Yards031.5M0KSt. Martin
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Wind speeds were estimated between 110 and 120 mph, or on the low end of EF2. This tornado was spawned by the same storm that produced the Youngsville tornado. The tornado began southwest of the intersection of Poydras Highway and Eunice Road and moved northeast, ending past Nursery Highway. Several brick homes had roofs removed near the highs school, with one home losing most of its second floor. A total of 44 homes were damaged or destroyed, with 80 homes impacted by the tornado. Three injuries occurred in a small brick home where the roof blew off, causing a brick wall and other debris to land on them. Several trees were damaged or uprooted. This was the strongest tornado in southwest Louisiana since the November 23 2004 tornado outbreak. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An approaching cold front resulted in showers and thunderstroms across southwest Louisiana, some of which became severe. Several tornadoes touched down across Acadiana.
32.91953-11-21230°11'N / 91°56'W30°22'N / 91°51'W13.60 Miles300 Yards00250K0St. Martin
33.21977-04-21330°18'N / 91°57'W30°19'N / 91°54'W3.80 Miles440 Yards1112.5M0St. Martin
34.81961-03-30230°57'N / 91°55'W30°54'N / 91°50'W6.20 Miles800 Yards01250K0Avoyelles
35.01992-11-21230°05'N / 91°52'W30°16'N / 91°47'W13.00 Miles73 Yards03250K0St. Martin
35.11989-06-08230°38'N / 90°54'W30°40'N / 90°51'W2.50 Miles50 Yards0025K0Livingston
35.21973-12-04230°28'N / 91°10'W30°42'N / 90°34'W39.10 Miles80 Yards002.5M0East Baton Rouge
35.61989-05-18230°52'N / 91°01'W30°52'N / 90°55'W5.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0East Feliciana
36.11952-04-04230°22'N / 92°08'W30°24'N / 91°55'W13.20 Miles67 Yards433250K0St. Landry
36.61967-05-01230°05'N / 91°13'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0125K0Iberville
36.91986-11-20231°01'N / 91°10'W31°01'N / 91°04'W5.00 Miles173 Yards00250K0Wilkinson
37.01983-05-20330°55'N / 91°56'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Avoyelles
37.11989-06-08230°40'N / 90°51'W30°38'N / 90°50'W1.50 Miles50 Yards0025K0St. Helena
37.61953-05-16230°25'N / 92°14'W30°34'N / 91°56'W20.60 Miles150 Yards03250K0St. Landry
37.61983-02-09330°25'N / 92°10'W30°34'N / 92°00'W13.00 Miles150 Yards072.5M0St. Landry
38.82001-11-24231°03'N / 91°48'W31°03'N / 91°48'W1.00 Mile10 Yards0350K0Avoyelles
 Brief Description: A short-lived tornado destroyed a mobile home, injuring 3 people. One man was thrown from the trailer towards the road in front of the house, and his 15 month old daughter was thrown 50 feet to the right of the trailer. A woman was buried in the rubble. All three suffered minor injuries. Trees and power lines were also blown down.
39.31971-05-11230°31'N / 92°07'W0.10 Mile17 Yards000K0St. Landry
39.31980-10-18230°19'N / 92°03'W04250K0Lafayette
39.91965-01-08230°18'N / 92°03'W1.00 Mile33 Yards003K0Lafayette
40.41957-11-13330°21'N / 92°07'W30°22'N / 92°04'W3.60 Miles200 Yards000K0Plaquemines
41.51974-02-18230°58'N / 91°59'W0.50 Mile23 Yards0025K0Avoyelles
41.81975-04-30230°02'N / 91°53'W30°05'N / 91°47'W7.10 Miles50 Yards01250K0Iberia
41.91974-10-29330°11'N / 92°04'W30°12'N / 91°57'W7.30 Miles167 Yards01250K0Lafayette
42.01953-11-21230°06'N / 91°59'W30°11'N / 91°56'W6.80 Miles300 Yards02250K0Lafayette
42.01992-06-13230°14'N / 92°06'W30°19'N / 92°03'W6.00 Miles60 Yards00250K0Lafayette
42.41950-03-19230°06'N / 91°00'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Ascension
42.41965-01-22230°06'N / 91°00'W1.00 Mile267 Yards00250K0Ascension
42.41976-01-25230°06'N / 91°00'W1.10 Miles33 Yards072.5M0Ascension
42.71992-11-01230°05'N / 91°54'W0.50 Mile40 Yards0025K0St. Martin
43.22002-10-29230°36'N / 92°10'W30°38'N / 92°12'W5.00 Miles20 Yards005.0M0St. Landry
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved across the small community of Prairie Ronde, destroying the school. Several neighboring houses also received major damage.
43.32009-12-24230°46'N / 92°09'W30°51'N / 92°07'W6.00 Miles50 Yards00500K0KSt. Landry
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The Whiteville Tornado touched down near Interstate 49 about 2 miles southwest of the community, then moved north-northeastward. Upon reaching Parish Road 5-230, the tornado destroyed an outbuilding and blew down numerous trees along Bayou Boeuf. A home was damaged south of Highway 182 just east of Bayou Boeuf, and two mobile homes received roof damage along Sonnier Road. The tornado then struck the Resurrection Catholic Church, obliterating the building and damaging several tombstones and tombs in the nearby graveyard. A farm located just north of the church received major damage, with one large rice silo blown 50 yards southwestward into the bayou and another rice silo severely damaged. Two tractor trailers at the farm were also damaged, with one blown by the tornado into a jack-knife position, and the other having a large tree fall onto it. Continuing north-northeastward across open fields, the tornado then blew down numerous trees along WPA Road. No damage occurred for the next few miles as the tornado moved across open farmland and crossed into Avoyelles Parish. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A powerful upper level storm system moved across the Southern Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley from Wednesday, December 23, 2009, through Thursday, December 24, 2009. Numerous showers and elevated thunderstorms, including some supercells, repeatedly developed and moved northward across much of southwest Louisiana and the northern Gulf of Mexico from late Wednesday evening into Thursday morning. As the main upper level system approached Louisiana early Thursday morning, a squall line developed across east Texas and moved rapidly eastward across Louisiana, causing several reports of wind damage in southern Louisiana. Meanwhile, some of the elevated supercells became surface-based and tracked north-northeastward across south-central and east-central Louisiana, spawning at least a dozen tornadoes. In addition, the widespread rainfall caused flooding in some of these same areas. In total, at least 12 tornadoes affected portions of Vermilion, Acadia, St. Landry, Evangeline, and Avoyelles Parishes within a two hour timespan from 7-9 AM. Seven tornadoes affected Acadia Parish alone, the biggest single outbreak of tornadoes ever recorded in that parish. Three tornadoes were rated EF2, three were rated EF1, and six were rated EF0. Other tornadoes likely occurred that were reported by area residents but could not be confirmed by NWS storm surveys. These included a likely tornado just east of I-49 in extreme northeastern Evangeline Parish, a possible tornado about 8 miles southwest of Gueydan, and another east of Palmetto in far northeastern St. Landry Parish. This was the largest outbreak of tornadoes in the NWS Lake Charles county warning area since November 23, 2004.
43.31992-11-21230°03'N / 91°55'W30°05'N / 91°52'W2.00 Miles73 Yards01250K0Iberia
43.41957-11-07330°21'N / 92°10'W30°21'N / 92°07'W3.30 Miles200 Yards25250K0St. Landry
43.71987-02-15229°58'N / 91°12'W30°00'N / 91°10'W3.00 Miles173 Yards04250K0Assumption
43.91975-05-08230°45'N / 90°45'W000K0St. Helena
44.01969-04-12330°12'N / 90°54'W30°17'N / 90°45'W10.70 Miles100 Yards01250K0Ascension
44.11983-02-09330°24'N / 92°11'W30°25'N / 92°10'W1.00 Mile150 Yards002.5M0Acadia
44.61984-06-07231°02'N / 91°59'W1.00 Mile100 Yards03250K0Avoyelles
44.81975-03-18230°02'N / 91°56'W30°04'N / 91°53'W4.10 Miles50 Yards02250K0Iberia
44.91969-12-06230°09'N / 92°02'W0.50 Mile33 Yards003K0Lafayette
45.21977-03-28230°12'N / 92°11'W30°12'N / 91°59'W12.00 Miles100 Yards012.5M0Lafayette
45.61982-09-11231°04'N / 91°58'W0.80 Mile100 Yards00250K0Avoyelles
45.81957-11-07330°21'N / 92°12'W30°21'N / 92°10'W2.30 Miles200 Yards25250K0Acadia
46.81982-01-30229°59'N / 91°04'W3.00 Miles10 Yards0125K0Assumption
46.91952-04-04229°52'N / 91°37'W29°56'N / 91°33'W6.40 Miles20 Yards032.5M0St. Mary
47.51953-05-16230°24'N / 92°14'W30°25'N / 92°14'W1.10 Miles150 Yards00250K0Acadia
47.62004-01-25230°09'N / 92°06'W30°09'N / 92°05'W1.00 Mile10 Yards031.0M0Lafayette
 Brief Description: A short-lived tornado destroyed two brick homes and two mobile homes, and damaged at least another 15 homes and businesses. One lady broke her shoulder when the mobile home she was in flipped over, trapping her. The other two injuries were minor - cuts and bruises.
48.61983-01-31330°56'N / 92°10'W30°59'N / 92°07'W5.00 Miles100 Yards12250K0Avoyelles
49.12002-10-29230°32'N / 92°17'W30°36'N / 92°17'W5.00 Miles50 Yards23100K0Evangeline
 Brief Description: The tornado in St. Landry Parish moved into Evangeline Parish, and picked up a mobile home over 100 yards, before it landed and completely fell apart. Two ladies in the home were killed instantly. Three other people in the home survived with broken bones and bruises. Debris was scattered over a quarter of a mile away from the mobile home. Several other mobile homes were damaged in this area, and many trees and power lines were blown down. F16MH, F33MH
49.12008-05-15230°07'N / 92°09'W30°10'N / 92°05'W5.00 Miles200 Yards00300K0KLafayette
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This is a continuation of the tornado that began west of Maurice in Vermilion Parish. It strengthened to EF-2 intensity before dissipating a mile west of the Acadiana Mall. Near the Duhon and West Broussard Road intersection, one permanent home had the roof completely blown off, hitting the neighboring house and causing extensive damage. The two people inside the roof-less home escaped injury. Other homes along the path received minor roof or siding damage, and many trees were blown down. EPISODE NARRATIVE: As a cold front approached, a squall line developed. Additional storms sprung up in front of the squall line, and where storms merged, a few tornadoes touched down. Along the squall line, winds of 60 mph blew down trees and caused minor damage to homes.
49.71992-03-05230°30'N / 92°19'W30°31'N / 92°16'W3.00 Miles173 Yards042.5M0St. Landry
49.81974-01-19229°57'N / 91°02'W0.30 Mile27 Yards003K0Assumption
49.91953-02-06330°29'N / 90°42'W30°30'N / 90°33'W9.10 Miles400 Yards2212.5M0Livingston
49.91964-10-03229°55'N / 91°06'W1.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Assumption


* 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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