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The chance of earthquake damage in Prien is about the same as Louisiana average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Prien 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, #58

Prien, LA

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

Prien, LA

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, #315

Prien, LA

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 1,817 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Prien, LA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:2Dense Fog:0Drought:14
Dust Storm:0Flood:157Hail:450Heat:4Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:11Ice Storm:3Landslide:0Strong Wind:8
Thunderstorm Winds:1,057Tropical Storm:14Wildfire:1Winter Storm:3Winter Weather:10

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Prien, LA.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 1 historical earthquake event that had a recorded magnitude of 3.5 or above found in or near Prien, LA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 59 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Prien, LA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
6.91971-02-12330°13'N / 93°12'W30°15'N / 93°10'W3.60 Miles150 Yards012.5M0Calcasieu
7.61957-04-27230°10'N / 93°22'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0025K0Calcasieu
8.41973-04-17330°15'N / 93°10'W0.50 Mile10 Yards0025K0Calcasieu
9.61979-10-22230°14'N / 93°22'W1.00 Mile500 Yards0112.5M0Calcasieu
10.81974-05-31230°12'N / 93°24'W30°16'N / 93°23'W5.10 Miles50 Yards00250K0Calcasieu
15.41965-01-22230°22'N / 93°12'W0.50 Mile33 Yards003K0Calcasieu
16.81992-11-21330°13'N / 93°02'W30°18'N / 92°57'W6.00 Miles73 Yards022.5M0Calcasieu
17.21970-10-11229°54'N / 93°12'W1.00 Mile200 Yards12250K0Cameron
19.61999-01-02230°05'N / 92°56'W30°07'N / 92°54'W4.00 Miles400 Yards02250K0Calcasieu
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved across southern and eastern sections of Hayes, destroying several homes and one farm. A couple was injured slightly when their permanent wood home was completely flattened in the tornado. Another home was lifted in the air and moved 75 yards from it's original location. Seven people in the home escaped with no injuries. A large trash can was found struck in a tree 50 feet up in a large oak tree, that had travelled at least one mile from it's original position.
21.71999-03-02230°23'N / 93°32'W30°20'N / 93°29'W4.00 Miles75 Yards0075K0Calcasieu
 Brief Description: A strong tornado moved into rural Calcasieu Parish between DeQuincy and Starks, tearing up trees in its path. At least one home was destroyed 12 miles northwest of Sulphur.
22.11999-01-02230°28'N / 93°14'W30°28'N / 93°14'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0050K0Beauregard
 Brief Description: A small but strong tornado moved across rural areas south of Ragley. One new mobile home that was in the path was completely destroyed. Debris was scattered for over a mile. The residents had heard the warnings and escaped the home minutes before it was destroyed.
24.41959-06-03230°27'N / 93°27'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Calcasieu
24.41984-05-20329°48'N / 93°21'W29°48'N / 93°18'W3.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Cameron
25.01972-03-20229°49'N / 93°04'W0.30 Mile50 Yards0025K0Cameron
25.51973-04-17330°10'N / 93°40'W0.50 Mile10 Yards0125K0Calcasieu
26.01975-05-08230°14'N / 92°49'W1.00 Mile100 Yards020K0Jefferson Davis
26.11974-10-28229°46'N / 93°28'W29°49'N / 93°19'W9.70 Miles50 Yards0025K0Cameron
26.51966-02-10230°06'N / 92°48'W0.20 Mile33 Yards000K0Jefferson Davis
28.21993-04-07230°25'N / 93°40'W30°40'N / 93°03'W43.00 Miles100 Yards05500K0Beauregard
 Brief Description: A cluster of thunderstorms produced a tornado that moved along an intermittent path that began 10 miles southwest of Fields. The tornado moved northeast through Fields and Singer then turned east before ending in Dry Creek. A damage survey conducted by the Beauregard Parish emergency manager showed that 3 single family homes were destroyed, 4 single family homes, 5 mobile homes and 2 businesses received major damage, and 8 single family homes, and 5 mobile homes suffered minor damage. The majority of this property damage was in the Singer and Dry Creek areas where 5 people were injured. In addition, the tornado destroyed hundreds of trees.
29.91982-09-11230°14'N / 92°45'W1.00 Mile150 Yards0025K0Jefferson Davis
30.01979-10-22229°46'N / 93°29'W1.00 Mile550 Yards062.5M0Cameron
30.21952-04-04330°10'N / 92°52'W30°16'N / 92°37'W16.50 Miles100 Yards010250K0Jefferson Davis
30.51957-03-31230°03'N / 92°48'W30°09'N / 92°40'W10.60 Miles267 Yards0025K0Jefferson Davis
31.71952-02-01230°05'N / 93°46'W1.00 Mile67 Yards0025K0Orange
32.31983-05-20329°45'N / 93°36'W29°50'N / 93°35'W5.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Cameron
34.61971-05-11230°05'N / 92°40'W0.30 Mile50 Yards003K0Jefferson Davis
34.81957-11-07430°06'N / 93°44'W29°58'N / 93°53'W12.90 Miles200 Yards1812.5M0Orange
35.21960-04-29230°18'N / 92°48'W30°24'N / 92°36'W13.80 Miles1667 Yards0425K0Jefferson Davis
35.31974-10-29330°06'N / 92°41'W30°08'N / 92°37'W4.90 Miles200 Yards01225.0M0Jefferson Davis
37.31981-06-05229°46'N / 93°41'W0.10 Mile17 Yards000K0Cameron
37.81976-03-24230°26'N / 92°42'W0.50 Mile27 Yards0025K0Jefferson Davis
38.31989-06-07230°41'N / 93°14'W30°43'N / 93°12'W5.00 Miles77 Yards06250K0Beauregard
40.01970-10-11329°55'N / 93°53'W29°58'N / 93°51'W4.30 Miles100 Yards0192.5M0Jefferson
40.31961-03-17230°25'N / 93°27'W31°00'N / 93°24'W40.40 Miles283 Yards00250K0Calcasieu
42.01957-11-07329°57'N / 93°56'W29°58'N / 93°53'W3.60 Miles200 Yards2592.5M0Jefferson
42.01956-02-14229°59'N / 93°57'W30°13'N / 93°56'W16.20 Miles33 Yards0025K0Jefferson
42.51968-02-01229°56'N / 93°55'W29°56'N / 93°54'W1.30 Miles20 Yards0025K0Jefferson
42.81967-05-01330°40'N / 92°56'W30°43'N / 92°52'W5.20 Miles750 Yards0225K0Allen
44.41977-11-08230°00'N / 92°31'W1.00 Mile27 Yards01250K0Vermilion
44.51957-03-17229°57'N / 93°57'W0.90 Mile100 Yards003K0Jefferson
44.61999-01-02230°21'N / 93°58'W30°26'N / 93°54'W8.00 Miles800 Yards1101.3M0Jasper
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado moved across southern Jasper County. At least 15 homes were destroyed, 20 received major damage, and 10 received minor damage. The worst hit area was Callier Loop, south of Buna. The fatality occurred here. A tied down mobile home rolled over at least five times, ejecting a man 100 yards and a woman 500 yards. The man received a broken back and other serious injuries, while the woman died a few days later from a broken neck, back, and internal injuries. Debris from this home was spread over a mile across the fields. Brick walls were cracked in permanent homes, pickup trucks were lifted in the air and pushed 20 feet from where they originally were parked, and any mobile home situated lengthwise north to south was rolled over and destroyed. There were several stories of people being ejected from their mobile homes, and walking away with minor injuries. This tornado moved into Newton County. Total path length for both Jasper and Newton Counties is 12.5 miles. F55MH
44.81974-10-29330°08'N / 92°37'W30°13'N / 92°22'W16.10 Miles200 Yards24025.0M0Acadia
44.81959-07-02229°54'N / 93°56'W0.10 Mile33 Yards0025K0Jefferson
44.81997-10-23230°43'N / 93°34'W30°46'N / 93°31'W4.00 Miles200 Yards04500K0Beauregard
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down around 3 miles southwest of Merryville along Highway 389 at 8:25 pm, and moved directly through the center of the town before dissipating 1 mile northeast of Merryville. Around ninety homes and businesses received some kind of damage. Most of the damage occurred when large trees fell on homes. Twelve permanent single family homes and fifteen mobile homes were destroyed. The most devastating damage occurred on Cooper Road, where several mobile homes were either picked up or rolled. People in the mobile homes survived by going to their bathrooms and covering up with blankets. Five minor injuries were reported; they were all treated and released from a local hospital.
45.22003-11-26230°45'N / 93°19'W30°51'N / 93°05'W16.00 Miles100 Yards051.0M0Beauregard
 Brief Description: A long-lasting tornado tore across northern Beauregard Parish, staying in mainly rural areas. The worst damage occurred along Highway 26 east of DeRidder, where two mobile homes were flipped over. Debris was strewn for over a half mile. One person was injured after he was thrown from the mobile home. In the Longacre community, a family of 4 climbed into a homemade storm cellar, moments before the tornado destroyed their home. They received minro bumps and brusies when the roof of the storm cellar lifted off and debris landed on them. This tornado continued into Vernon Parish.
45.21975-05-08230°10'N / 92°29'W0.50 Mile50 Yards000K0Acadia
45.32009-12-24229°58'N / 92°31'W30°03'N / 92°29'W6.00 Miles50 Yards001.0M0KVermilion
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The Gueydan Tornado began about 4 miles southwest of town near Ellis Bridge Road, blowing down a few trees Burnell Road and Humble Road. The tornado then moved north-northeastward causing extensive roof and siding damage to several homes just east of Highway 91 south of Gueydan. One tied-down mobile home was rolled over and completely destroyed, and another mobile home had its entire roof blown off. Trees and powerlines were also blown down in the area. The tornado then moved across Gueydan, causing intermittent damage to homes and trees along a narrow swath. One small outbuilding was blown into the water tower located in the northeast portion of town and destroyed. Continuing north-northeastward, the tornado blew down numerous trees at a farm on the southern end of JD Simon Road, and knocked down a power pole along Highway 713 west of Dallas Guidry Road. The tornado then curved northward, blowing down several tree limbs at a residence along Bill Searle Road west of Calvin Road, before dissipating. In total, approximately 50 homes were damaged by this tornado. 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.
45.61999-01-02230°16'N / 92°32'W30°21'N / 92°28'W10.00 Miles400 Yards00500K0Acadia
 Brief Description: A long tornado touched down in northern Acadia Parish. The most extensive damage occurred near the Richard community, where one house was nearly destroyed and another 6 received minor damage. A small airplane parked on the ground east of Iota was picked up and moved 100 yards. At least 20 homes and businesses received some form of damage along this path.
45.81980-09-06229°59'N / 93°59'W0.10 Mile200 Yards0025K0Jefferson
47.51973-12-03230°50'N / 93°17'W1.50 Miles100 Yards052.5M0Beauregard
48.01972-11-13229°51'N / 93°58'W2.30 Miles50 Yards002.5M0Jefferson
48.11952-04-04330°16'N / 92°37'W30°22'N / 92°18'W20.20 Miles100 Yards00250K0Acadia
48.21983-05-20229°57'N / 94°02'W29°58'N / 94°00'W3.00 Miles167 Yards192.5M0Jefferson
48.31970-10-11229°47'N / 93°58'W29°52'N / 93°57'W6.10 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Jefferson
48.51956-11-05229°54'N / 94°00'W0.20 Mile17 Yards003K0Jefferson
48.51957-11-07329°54'N / 94°00'W1.50 Miles33 Yards01250K0Jefferson
48.51964-08-05229°42'N / 93°52'W0.20 Mile33 Yards06250K0Jefferson
48.91974-10-28229°51'N / 93°59'W0225K0Jefferson
49.21953-05-18230°45'N / 92°48'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0125K0Allen

* 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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