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

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

Earthquake Index, #9

Pomaria, SC
2.67
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

Pomaria, 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, #41

Pomaria, SC
173.41
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 3,640 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Pomaria, SC were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:7Dense Fog:3Drought:35
Dust Storm:0Flood:136Hail:1,097Heat:4Heavy Snow:21
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:21Landslide:0Strong Wind:22
Thunderstorm Winds:2,130Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:29Winter Weather:18
Other:117 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Pomaria, SC.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 2 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Pomaria, SC.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
16.61945-07-265.6N/A34.5-81.5
19.11968-09-223.7N/A34-81.5

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 52 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Pomaria, SC.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
1.21960-03-30234°15'N / 81°27'W34°16'N / 81°21'W5.90 Miles57 Yards0025K0Newberry
4.21984-03-28334°19'N / 81°25'W34°20'N / 81°22'W4.00 Miles870 Yards002.5M0Newberry
5.81992-11-22334°07'N / 81°34'W34°16'N / 81°21'W18.00 Miles400 Yards00250K0Newberry
7.61973-12-13234°10'N / 81°24'W34°10'N / 81°20'W3.80 Miles20 Yards003K0Newberry
8.22008-03-15334°13'N / 81°45'W34°12'N / 81°20'W24.00 Miles1320 Yards220K0KNewberry
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: NWS Storm Survey found an EF3 tornado touched down near Silverstreet and continued east through Prosperity then crossed into Richald county where it dissipated. Many homes in Prosperity were heavily damaged. Numerous trees and powerlines were down. There were 2 injuries. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Seven supercells tracked across our South Carolina County Warning Area and produced many long-lived tornadoes that did significant damage. Over 85 homes were destroyed, around 400 had moderate damage, and estimates for the total devastation were around 40 million dollars.
9.21973-12-13334°12'N / 81°43'W34°14'N / 81°25'W17.30 Miles200 Yards152.5M0Newberry
9.81973-12-13234°12'N / 81°32'W34°12'N / 81°00'W30.50 Miles80 Yards002.5M0Newberry
12.01984-03-28234°14'N / 81°45'W34°27'N / 81°28'W23.00 Miles1000 Yards13825.0M0Newberry
12.11984-03-28334°20'N / 81°22'W34°21'N / 81°05'W15.00 Miles870 Yards0102.5M0Fairfield
12.91992-11-22234°06'N / 81°32'W34°07'N / 81°32'W1.00 Mile550 Yards002.5M0Newberry
15.61964-08-29234°08'N / 81°12'W1.00 Mile67 Yards00250K0Richland
18.12010-03-28233°59'N / 81°30'W34°02'N / 81°25'W5.00 Miles440 Yards011.0M10KLexington
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An EF2 with max winds of 125mph touched down near Ridge Road and continued northeast to Lake Murray. Around 40 homes had some form of damage with numerous trees and powerlines down. Several vehicles were also damaged and there was one minor injury. One horse was killed when a portion of a barn collapsed. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Several supercell thunderstorms moved through the CSRA and Midlands and spawned several tornadoes. Many homes were damaged in Lexington county with several others in Edgefield county. Numerous trees were also taken down.
19.21984-03-28434°22'N / 81°19'W34°25'N / 80°55'W21.00 Miles1000 Yards54925.0M0Fairfield
23.21957-04-05233°50'N / 81°32'W34°02'N / 81°15'W21.30 Miles40 Yards0125K0Lexington
23.51992-11-22333°58'N / 81°53'W34°07'N / 81°34'W21.00 Miles400 Yards192.5M0Saluda
24.41992-11-22233°53'N / 81°50'W34°06'N / 81°32'W29.00 Miles550 Yards002.5M0Saluda
25.92004-09-27234°20'N / 80°58'W34°22'N / 80°59'W2.00 Miles220 Yards11300Fairfield
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado destroyed 5 mobile homes, did moderate to severe damage to 2 framed homes and injurred 13 people. One 57 year old male died. Two vehicles were moved 20 to 30 yards. M51MH
26.11994-08-16333°55'N / 81°15'W0.30 Mile75 Yards0000Lexington
 Brief Description: Tornado completely destroyed a square stick frame home.
27.21994-08-16233°54'N / 81°15'W2.00 Miles25 Yards0000Lexington
 Brief Description: Tornado demolished the north portion of a mini-warehouse complex near the SC602 and SC6 intersection. It moved northward and overturned three cars in Redbank, blew down trees and power lines.
27.41973-12-13334°10'N / 81°54'W34°11'N / 81°52'W2.30 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Newberry
28.41976-05-15234°02'N / 81°00'W34°05'N / 80°59'W3.80 Miles40 Yards13250K0Richland
28.41957-04-08234°38'N / 81°47'W34°38'N / 81°31'W15.20 Miles100 Yards0225K0Union
29.31955-03-13233°51'N / 81°40'W33°53'N / 81°30'W9.90 Miles133 Yards210250K0Saluda
29.51975-11-12234°00'N / 81°01'W2.00 Miles50 Yards07250K0Richland
30.61960-03-30234°25'N / 82°00'W34°27'N / 81°50'W9.80 Miles50 Yards0025K0Laurens
32.81993-04-15234°42'N / 81°35'W34°46'N / 81°30'W6.00 Miles600 Yards025.0M0Union
 Brief Description: Exactly an hour after producing the first severe weather in the upstate, the supercell produced its strongest tornado in South Carolina. A high F1/low F2 tornado struck Union. Property damage resulting from the tornado's winds was estimated about $500,000. More hail damage is likely as the hail accumulated to great depths very quickly and near the tornado track was quite large. Winds were estimated from 60 to 90 mph in downtown sections where plate glass windows were blown out. There was also considerable damage to trees and power lines along with damage from the wind-driven hail. Nearer the tornado track damage was more severe with large trees crushing some homes. Mobile homes were damaged or destroyed, and a couple of houses lost roofs from the wind. The large hail quickly clogged storm drains and an estimated 2 to 3 inches of rain fell causing $50,000 in water damage to equipment in the hospital. Highest winds from south of Union to near Monarch were estimated at 115 mph in a small area. Two people were slighlty injured when a falling tree crushed their car.
34.21973-12-13334°16'N / 82°03'W34°17'N / 81°59'W4.10 Miles200 Yards012.5M0Laurens
34.71973-12-13434°11'N / 82°01'W1.00 Mile50 Yards202.5M0Greenwood
35.41997-07-23233°51'N / 81°03'W33°53'N / 81°01'W3.50 Miles200 Yards16917K25KLexington
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado producing winds to 150 mph killed a 32 year old female and injured 6 others. Two homes were destroyed and 9 others had major damage. Two apartements were destroyed (duplex). Seven mobile homes were destroyed and 94 had minor damage. Numerous trees were down and two crop fields had areas of destroyed crops. F32PH
35.41994-04-16234°45'N / 81°17'W34°47'N / 81°15'W3.00 Miles75 Yards145.0M0Chester
 Brief Description: A short-lived, but intense, mesocyclone developed along a squall line ahead of a cold front at about 0045 EST and moved into western Chester County. The mesocyclone intensified within a matter of 10 to 20 minutes into a F2 tornado that touched down four miles southwest of Lowrys and moved four miles to near Lowrys before dissipating. Three mobile homes completely disintegrated, three barns crushed, a new pickup truck was completely destoyed, four mobile homes were damaged, four people were injured (one seriously) and another killed. More than 2000 residents lost electrical power due to the tornado. F64M.
36.11973-12-13334°08'N / 82°10'W34°10'N / 81°54'W15.40 Miles150 Yards0262.5M0Greenwood
36.71980-05-23234°39'N / 81°52'W2.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Spartanburg
37.51975-11-12234°40'N / 81°52'W0.70 Mile50 Yards04250K0Edgefield
37.81969-04-18234°28'N / 80°48'W0.80 Mile67 Yards000K0Kershaw
38.32008-03-15234°10'N / 80°49'W34°10'N / 80°42'W7.00 Miles1230 Yards020K0KKershaw
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An EF2 tornado went through the Elgin community doing heavy damage to many homes including partial to total roofs gone and destroying 4 mobile homes. None of the mobiles were tied down and crumbled from rolling. Numerous trees and powerlines were down and there were 2 injuries. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Seven supercells tracked across our South Carolina County Warning Area and produced many long-lived tornadoes that did significant damage. Over 85 homes were destroyed, around 400 had moderate damage, and estimates for the total devastation were around 40 million dollars.
38.31998-05-07233°50'N / 81°53'W33°50'N / 81°47'W6.00 Miles440 Yards02500K0Edgefield
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down west of Johnston and moved into the community just after 8 pm EDT causing major damage to several homes and businesses.
39.41973-12-13334°16'N / 82°10'W34°16'N / 82°03'W6.60 Miles200 Yards022.5M0Greenwood
39.61984-03-28234°33'N / 82°05'W34°37'N / 81°55'W10.00 Miles700 Yards04325.0M0Laurens
39.91994-08-16334°38'N / 81°31'W34°59'N / 81°49'W30.00 Miles250 Yards00500K0Union And Spartanburg
 Brief Description: Tornado began near Santuc as a large multi-vortex F3 tornado. Spotters engaged the storm almost immediately and followed it as it curved north to northwest through the County. The storm had intermittent ground contact of about 30 to 40 percent but there was not a great deal of separation between areas of damage. The path width gradually diminished to about 50 yards from 0.75 mile initially, and the storm intensity gradually weakened to F2 and then to F1 at Pauline. The tornado crossed into Spartanburg County near Pacolet Mills at 1545EST. A well constructed home near Santuc was destroyed, a stationary vehicle was thrown aout 150 yds, and other homes and structures received severe damage along its path.
39.91987-08-31233°56'N / 80°51'W0.20 Mile10 Yards02250K0Richland
40.01989-11-15234°13'N / 82°07'W0.70 Mile267 Yards01250K0Greenwood
40.12005-01-13234°24'N / 82°08'W34°33'N / 82°01'W12.00 Miles350 Yards012.0M0Laurens
 Brief Description: This tornado touched down in the Ekom Community southwest of the city of Laurens, where it damaged a couple of mobile homes. The tornado then tracked northeast to the area around Laurens High School, where some small sheds were destroyed and a portion of the roof removed from a house. At the high school, the roof of a brick concession facility was blown off. Just east of the school, a mobile home was destroyed and a building received significant roof damage. The tornado continued northeast toward the Whelon Rd area, uprooting and snapping off several large trees. A small, frame guest house was damaged and a tractor overturned in this area. The tornado continued to snap and uproot large trees as it moved toward Welcome Church Rd, where 4 mobile homes were damaged and a frame home received minor roof damage. The damage path continued northeast, but ended about 200 yards north of highway 14. After briefly lifting, the tornado struck a tire distribution center just north of the highway 221 I-385 exchange. The roof of a building at the plant was damaged, which sparked a large fire in the building, burning it to the ground. An employee at the plant received minor injuries when debris fell on him. The tornado dissipated near highway 221 north of Laurens.
41.31967-05-29233°55'N / 80°50'W0.50 Mile20 Yards0325K0Richland
41.61992-11-22333°52'N / 82°08'W33°58'N / 81°53'W15.00 Miles400 Yards00250K0Edgefield
42.61998-05-07333°53'N / 82°02'W33°52'N / 81°57'W5.00 Miles880 Yards00300K0Edgefield
 Brief Description: An F3 tornado touched down near SC highway 61 and moved east to SC highway 36 taking down numerous trees and causing major and minor damage to several homes.
47.22004-09-07233°50'N / 80°45'W33°52'N / 80°47'W2.50 Miles440 Yards03100K0Richland
 Brief Description: NWS survey found 3 mobile destroyed, several others damaged along with a couple of businesses. Three people were injured. Numerous trees and powerlines down.
47.22004-09-07334°16'N / 80°35'W34°21'N / 80°36'W7.00 Miles880 Yards0100Kershaw
 Brief Description: An F3 tornado demolished several mobile homes and severely damaged cinder block horse stables at a horse farm. A large horse trailer was lifted up and placed on top of the stable. Several outbuildings were destroyed and numerous trees and powerlines were down.
48.41973-03-31434°15'N / 82°17'W34°16'N / 82°15'W2.70 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Greenwood
48.91984-03-28434°32'N / 80°38'W34°33'N / 80°37'W2.00 Miles530 Yards03125.0M0Kershaw
48.91973-05-24234°58'N / 81°16'W2.00 Miles67 Yards02250K0York
49.11997-07-23234°13'N / 80°34'W34°18'N / 80°33'W6.00 Miles125 Yards01225K0Kershaw
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado produced winds to 135 mph. Numerous trees were down. Two homes had major damage and three had minor damage. One mobile home was destroyed and three others had minor damage. One person was injured.
49.11952-05-10334°48'N / 82°08'W34°48'N / 81°51'W16.10 Miles83 Yards240K0Spartanburg


* 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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