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Pottsville, TX Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #1515

Pottsville, TX
0.00
Texas
0.04
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

Pottsville, TX
0.0000
Texas
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, #1471

Pottsville, TX
123.99
Texas
208.58
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 2,497 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Pottsville, TX were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:5Dense Fog:0Drought:39
Dust Storm:0Flood:344Hail:1,293Heat:5Heavy Snow:6
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:9Landslide:0Strong Wind:6
Thunderstorm Winds:744Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:3Winter Storm:13Winter Weather:10
Other:20 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Pottsville, TX.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

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

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 31 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Pottsville, TX.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
10.21979-04-10231°45'N / 98°22'W31°54'N / 98°11'W15.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Comanche
13.01982-05-12231°38'N / 98°34'W31°42'N / 98°36'W4.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Mills
14.11982-05-12231°48'N / 98°28'W31°58'N / 98°28'W10.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Comanche
14.31982-05-12231°32'N / 98°34'W31°38'N / 98°34'W6.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Mills
14.71991-04-28231°40'N / 98°07'W0.20 Mile10 Yards00250K0Hamilton
20.01958-04-28331°54'N / 98°36'W31°57'N / 98°33'W4.90 Miles880 Yards00250K0Comanche
21.91979-04-11231°54'N / 98°11'W31°59'N / 98°04'W9.00 Miles200 Yards03250K0Hamilton
22.11976-04-19232°00'N / 98°25'W32°02'N / 98°14'W11.10 Miles300 Yards0025K0Erath
23.31982-05-12331°50'N / 98°41'W31°54'N / 98°44'W4.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Comanche
26.31973-05-24231°19'N / 98°23'W2.50 Miles250 Yards0025K0Lampasas
26.71960-05-04232°05'N / 98°24'W0.30 Mile33 Yards003K0Erath
27.21970-04-26231°55'N / 98°45'W1.00 Mile267 Yards0225K0Comanche
27.71990-04-25232°05'N / 98°28'W32°06'N / 98°27'W1.20 Miles50 Yards0025.0M0Comanche
28.91982-05-12331°54'N / 98°44'W32°03'N / 98°44'W9.00 Miles100 Yards03250K0Comanche
29.21990-04-25232°06'N / 98°27'W32°08'N / 98°25'W2.80 Miles50 Yards0025.0M0Erath
32.51993-10-12232°07'N / 98°37'W25.00 Miles800 Yards0125.0M0Comanche
 Brief Description: Ten houses were destroyed, and 12 persons were injured.
33.01960-10-13231°47'N / 98°57'W31°48'N / 98°53'W4.30 Miles17 Yards012.5M0Brown
37.11971-04-28232°13'N / 98°12'W00250K0Erath
37.61976-04-19531°43'N / 99°04'W31°49'N / 98°56'W10.50 Miles440 Yards0112.5M0Brown
38.71994-04-26232°04'N / 97°52'W1.00 Mile100 Yards01500K0Bosque
 Brief Description: Tornado number one was on the ground intermittently for about one mile. A grain silo was unroofed, one house destroyed, two mobile homes destroyed, a barn was destroyed, and at least 20 telephone poles were blown down. There was one minor injury.
39.71976-04-19332°04'N / 98°53'W2.20 Miles250 Yards000K0Comanche
41.01954-02-19232°13'N / 98°41'W32°15'N / 98°39'W3.00 Miles17 Yards0225K0Eastland
44.11966-04-19232°04'N / 97°45'W2.00 Miles880 Yards003K0Bosque
44.51976-05-31232°22'N / 98°20'W32°19'N / 98°19'W4.10 Miles33 Yards000K0Erath
44.91971-05-09231°43'N / 97°36'W0.10 Mile67 Yards000K0Bosque
45.41978-04-30231°52'N / 97°37'W003K0Bosque
46.91956-03-21231°17'N / 97°44'W0.80 Mile33 Yards0025K0Coryell
47.11976-04-20231°08'N / 97°55'W0.10 Mile33 Yards000K0Coryell
47.11977-09-15231°08'N / 97°55'W0025K0Coryell
47.31981-05-15231°11'N / 98°57'W31°10'N / 98°49'W8.00 Miles150 Yards000K0San Saba
50.01980-06-20231°50'N / 97°33'W31°48'N / 97°30'W4.30 Miles100 Yards01250K0Bosque


* 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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