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

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

Earthquake Index, #324

Pearlington, MS
0.01
Mississippi
0.05
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

Pearlington, MS
0.0000
Mississippi
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, #483

Pearlington, MS
176.20
Mississippi
280.40
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 1,341 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Pearlington, MS were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:1Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:129Hail:285Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:1
Thunderstorm Winds:763Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:162 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Pearlington, MS.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Pearlington, MS.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 62 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Pearlington, MS.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
6.31980-04-13230°14'N / 89°37'W30°22'N / 89°25'W15.10 Miles300 Yards00250K0Hancock
12.71972-03-02230°18'N / 89°26'W30°18'N / 89°22'W4.10 Miles200 Yards02250K0Hancock
13.01961-09-11230°20'N / 89°46'W30°20'N / 89°50'W4.30 Miles100 Yards0225K0St. Tammany
13.81980-05-19330°14'N / 89°27'W30°23'N / 89°19'W13.10 Miles800 Yards0825.0M0Hancock
14.62004-11-24230°18'N / 89°51'W30°21'N / 89°49'W4.00 Miles50 Yards04750K0St. Tammany
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down along an intermittent path approximately 4 miles long on the northwest side of Slidell. A NWS ground survey indicated that minor damage occurred to the south of US Highway 190 and near Centennial Park subdivision. The tornado continued to track north-northeast with the greatest damage, F2 intensity, occurring just southwest of the airport. The tornado damaged about 152 houses in the Bel Air subdivision off Airport Road with nine of the homes being declared uninhabitable. Four people received injuries during the storm and were treated at an area hospital and released. A wind gust of 70 mph (61 knots) was recorded at the automated weather equipment (ASOS) at the Slidell Airport.
14.81977-05-02230°17'N / 89°24'W30°20'N / 89°20'W5.40 Miles20 Yards0025K0Hancock
15.41982-04-20230°16'N / 89°23'W30°18'N / 89°19'W5.00 Miles133 Yards00250K0Hancock
16.31973-04-07230°28'N / 89°30'W0025K0Hancock
17.81972-05-07230°18'N / 89°20'W30°20'N / 89°18'W3.30 Miles23 Yards0125K0Hancock
18.11987-02-15230°29'N / 89°42'W30°31'N / 89°41'W3.00 Miles100 Yards02250K0Pearl River
20.61972-05-07230°20'N / 89°18'W30°23'N / 89°16'W4.30 Miles23 Yards0025K0Harrison
20.71977-09-05230°19'N / 89°16'W0.10 Mile77 Yards00250K0Harrison
21.01987-11-16230°31'N / 89°29'W30°32'N / 89°26'W3.00 Miles73 Yards00250K0Hancock
22.31972-05-07230°21'N / 89°15'W1.20 Miles33 Yards0025K0Harrison
22.61970-02-01230°19'N / 89°14'W2.00 Miles33 Yards030K0Harrison
22.71982-04-20230°18'N / 89°19'W30°21'N / 89°09'W13.00 Miles133 Yards00250K0Harrison
29.91953-07-17229°57'N / 90°02'W30°01'N / 89°58'W6.40 Miles33 Yards02250K0Orleans
30.52007-02-13230°00'N / 90°03'W30°01'N / 90°01'W1.00 Mile50 Yards1101.0M0KOrleans
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down just south of the intersections of Franklin Avenue and Prentiss Street and moved east northeast across the southern portion of Pontchartrain Park to the Industrial Canal. Roofs were blown off of several homes and the upper portions of two story houses were partially collapsed. One fatality occurred when a travel trailer was destroyed and the 86 year old occupant was fatally injured. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Isolated supercell thunderstorms developed in the early morning hours over sections of southeast Louisiana well in advance of a squall line associated with a strong upper air storm system and cold front moving through the lower Mississippi Valley. These rogue rotating supercell storms produced tornadoes as well as large hail and isolated wind damage. A tornado in Jefferson Parish destroyed 23 houses and damaged 231 others. Tornadoes in Orleans Parish destroyed 32 houses and damaged 295 others.
31.11973-05-26230°42'N / 89°36'W0425K0Pearl River
31.41995-05-08229°57'N / 90°00'W0.80 Mile40 Yards00250K0St. Bernard
 Brief Description: A strong tornado touched down briefly overturning eight railroad tank cars and heavily damaging several commercial buildings. Property damage was estimated. Tornado path width and length estimated. St Tammany Parish
31.71980-05-19330°23'N / 89°11'W30°29'N / 89°03'W10.60 Miles800 Yards042.5M0Harrison
32.11968-11-03330°22'N / 89°05'W2.00 Miles123 Yards050K0Harrison
32.41967-10-30330°23'N / 89°05'W2.00 Miles400 Yards41725.0M0Harrison
32.51964-10-03229°58'N / 90°07'W30°02'N / 90°01'W7.70 Miles83 Yards022.5M0Orleans
32.91964-10-04230°23'N / 90°08'W1.00 Mile183 Yards0025K0St. Tammany
33.61985-09-23230°26'N / 89°05'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Harrison
33.62004-11-24230°26'N / 89°05'W30°26'N / 89°05'W1.50 Miles50 Yards003.0M0Harrison
 Brief Description: A tornado traveled east to west on path along Dedeaux Road between Highway 49 and Three Rivers Road in the Orange Grove community. Most of the damage was rated a F1 intensity by a NWS ground survey, however there were areas of F2 damage. A large church under-construction was heavily damaged or destroyed. Three homes and five businesses received major damage while twenty homes had minor damage. Early estimates were that damage would approach 3 million dollars.
33.71981-06-22229°57'N / 90°03'W2.30 Miles20 Yards0025K0Orleans
33.91980-05-16330°22'N / 89°09'W30°27'N / 88°59'W11.50 Miles800 Yards00250K0Harrison
34.71971-03-10230°00'N / 90°07'W30°00'N / 90°06'W1.30 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Orleans
35.91997-11-21230°29'N / 90°13'W30°29'N / 90°04'W9.00 Miles200 Yards0433.5M0St. Tammany
 Brief Description: A severe thunderstorm produced a tornado as it moved into St. Tammany Parish. The tornado was first observed by the State Police on Interstate Highway 12 west of Covington. From data collected on a ground, damage survey by the National Weather Service, the tornado moved on a path slightly north of due east. The tornado moved across the downtown area of Covington and continued east for nearly 2 miles before lifting off the ground. Most of the damage along path indicated F1 damage, however, several areas near downtown Covington were classified as F2 damage. Parish officials reported 43 injuries were reported with tornado, though most were relatively minor. Six persons required and overnight stay in a hospital, including three pregnant women. Most of the damage to homes was due to large pine trees which had been toppled onto houses. In downtown Covington, a few large buildings lost roofs, had windows blown out, or suffered substantial damage. A large parish building suffered $500,000 damage. Media reports indicated cleanup would cost several million dollars. Just east of the downtown area, several cars were lifted and moved tens of feet by the tornado, and an empty tractor-trailer truck rig was blown over. Nearly 50 cars in a parking lot had their windows blown out by debris or by rapid pressure drop. The same parent thunderstorm spawned another tornado just south of Talisheek damaging a barn and a house. The damage path length at Talisheek was estimated. American Red Cross reports indicated 69 single family homes were destroyed or had major damage in St. Tammany Parish. Four public buildings were also heavily damaged.
36.12006-02-02229°57'N / 90°06'W29°57'N / 90°06'W2.50 Miles150 Yards00500K0Orleans
 Brief Description: The tornado which moved through the east portions of Metaire continued to move northeast through the Lakeview and Lakefront neighborhoods of New Orleans. The area where the tornado impacted had previously been flooded by Hurricane Katrina, and most homes were unoccupied. Several homes suffered substantial damage to roofs, windows blown out, and power poles blown down. Several two story homes suffered substantial damage to the second floor with roof removed and walls blown out. A large communication tower was toppled at a former state policebuilding. The tornado moved into Lake Pontchartrain as a waterspout.
36.31972-05-07230°28'N / 89°03'W0.80 Mile33 Yards0025K0Harrison
36.31994-04-12230°28'N / 89°03'W2.00 Miles100 Yards2155.0M0Harrison
 Brief Description: Twenty mobile homes were totally destroyed and four brick homes were partially destroyed. At least four businesses were damaged. The two deaths and the fifteen injuries all occurred in mobile homes. Numerous trees and power lines were blown down. Damage was estimated at near one million dollars. F57M M08M
38.02007-02-13229°54'N / 90°09'W29°58'N / 90°06'W6.00 Miles50 Yards0152.0M0KOrleans
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado crossed the Mississippi River form Jefferson Parish and moved on a northerly course through portions of the Uptown and Carrollton areas with continuous damage noted. The damage path became isolated as the tornado appeared to turn more northeast with damage to a warehouse noted in the Mid City area. Significant damage was observed to houses and commercial structures. The roofs and portions of roofs were removed from a number of houses. The collapse of some exterior walls was also noted. The damage observed indicated an intensity in the mid to upper range of an EF 2 tornado on the Enhanced Fujita Scale with winds estimated to be in the 125-130 mph range. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Isolated supercell thunderstorms developed in the early morning hours over sections of southeast Louisiana well in advance of a squall line associated with a strong upper air storm system and cold front moving through the lower Mississippi Valley. These rogue rotating supercell storms produced tornadoes as well as large hail and isolated wind damage. A tornado in Jefferson Parish destroyed 23 houses and damaged 231 others. Tornadoes in Orleans Parish destroyed 32 houses and damaged 295 others.
38.01971-03-10229°59'N / 90°13'W30°00'N / 90°07'W6.20 Miles300 Yards172.5M0Jefferson
38.21983-04-22229°54'N / 90°06'W2.00 Miles100 Yards03250K0Jefferson
38.71980-04-13330°22'N / 89°06'W30°30'N / 88°53'W15.90 Miles400 Yards02525.0M0Harrison
38.71968-11-03230°48'N / 89°39'W30°48'N / 89°19'W19.80 Miles180 Yards0025K0Pearl River
38.92007-02-13229°54'N / 90°07'W2.00 Miles50 Yards092.0M0KJefferson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado moved along a northerly path from Lapalco Boulevard to the Mississippi River roughly following Avenue C and Avenue D. Significant damage was observed to residential and commercial structures that indicated an intensity in the mid to upper range of an EF 2 tornado on the Enhanced Fujita Scale with winds estimated to be in the 125-130 mph range. Some of the most impressive structural damage observed was to an older, two story motel building which had its roof removed and a portion of the second floor walls caved in. The tornado crossed the Mississippi River into Orleans Parish. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Isolated supercell thunderstorms developed in the early morning hours over sections of southeast Louisiana well in advance of a squall line associated with a strong upper air storm system and cold front moving through the lower Mississippi Valley. These rogue rotating supercell storms produced tornadoes as well as large hail and isolated wind damage. A tornado in Jefferson Parish destroyed 23 houses and damaged 231 others. Tornadoes in Orleans Parish destroyed 32 houses and damaged 295 others.
39.21964-10-03230°48'N / 89°39'W30°50'N / 89°37'W3.30 Miles33 Yards000K0Pearl River
39.41964-10-03229°56'N / 90°13'W29°58'N / 90°07'W6.50 Miles83 Yards032.5M0Jefferson
40.11974-11-20230°38'N / 90°11'W30°35'N / 90°05'W7.10 Miles33 Yards0025K0St. Tammany
40.41980-05-19230°50'N / 89°38'W0.30 Mile50 Yards0025K0Pearl River
40.41972-03-16230°02'N / 90°14'W0.50 Mile67 Yards02250K0Jefferson
41.21951-09-27229°52'N / 90°08'W1.00 Mile20 Yards0025K0Jefferson
41.31974-10-29230°02'N / 90°15'W0.20 Mile20 Yards00250K0Jefferson
43.31988-03-03230°24'N / 88°54'W1.20 Miles30 Yards00250K0Harrison
43.51972-05-07230°51'N / 89°32'W30°54'N / 89°30'W4.30 Miles50 Yards0025K0Pearl River
44.51958-02-26230°48'N / 89°39'W30°59'N / 89°27'W17.40 Miles50 Yards04250K0Pearl River
44.61980-05-19230°27'N / 88°55'W30°29'N / 88°53'W3.60 Miles200 Yards00250K0Harrison
45.61967-10-30229°36'N / 89°45'W1.00 Mile10 Yards05250K0Plaquemines
45.71969-05-08230°53'N / 89°23'W2.00 Miles30 Yards0025K0Pearl River
46.01958-02-26230°25'N / 88°52'W30°25'N / 88°51'W1.30 Miles30 Yards0025K0Harrison
46.31996-02-19230°49'N / 89°40'W31°01'N / 89°24'W23.00 Miles430 Yards010700K0Pearl River
 Brief Description: A strong tornado touched down just northwest of the White Sand community. The most significant damage occurred in the initial 2.2 miles just to the north of the White Sand community where ten people were injured; five seriously, requiring hospitalization. The most serious was a woman who suffered a broken back, broken ribs and a punctured lung. The tornado continued on the ground continuously to just north of Poplarville, then intermittently to near Hillsdale. The county suffered considerable property damage with five houses destroyed, 10 had major damage and 14 minor damage. Nine mobile homes were destroyed, 3 sustained major damage and 5 minor damage. Numerous barns and other buildings were damaged. Several farm animals were killed. Large areas of 8 to 12 inch diameter trees were downed. The tornado path was surveyed by National Weather Service employees.
47.51980-05-19230°29'N / 88°53'W30°32'N / 88°51'W4.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Jackson
47.51971-09-16230°28'N / 90°20'W30°31'N / 90°22'W4.10 Miles150 Yards00250K0Tangipahoa
47.91968-11-03230°48'N / 89°19'W30°48'N / 88°55'W23.70 Miles183 Yards0325K0Stone
48.11970-10-13229°42'N / 90°06'W1.00 Mile50 Yards00250K0Jefferson
48.21976-03-27230°54'N / 89°37'W30°59'N / 89°23'W15.00 Miles440 Yards0125K0Pearl River
48.31966-01-28329°55'N / 90°19'W0.10 Mile17 Yards0025K0St. Charles
48.41971-05-08230°25'N / 88°49'W0025K0Jackson


* 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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