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

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Earthquake Index, #789

Quitman, TX

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

Quitman, TX

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, #498

Quitman, TX

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 3,836 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Quitman, TX were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:1Dense Fog:0Drought:6
Dust Storm:0Flood:471Hail:1,471Heat:4Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:2Ice Storm:2Landslide:0Strong Wind:2
Thunderstorm Winds:1,808Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:0Winter Storm:5Winter Weather:4

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Quitman, TX.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

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

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 124 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Quitman, TX.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
0.91979-05-03332°47'N / 95°31'W32°49'N / 95°24'W7.20 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Wood
7.71961-03-28232°43'N / 95°25'W32°40'N / 95°22'W4.70 Miles280 Yards0025K0Wood
8.31964-04-05232°40'N / 95°29'W32°41'N / 95°27'W2.70 Miles1760 Yards00250K0Wood
9.11975-04-29232°40'N / 95°29'W0025K0Wood
9.31962-03-24332°40'N / 95°30'W0.50 Mile100 Yards082.5M0Wood
10.71982-04-02232°42'N / 95°18'W2.00 Miles150 Yards0125K0Wood
10.71993-10-18232°50'N / 95°37'W32°52'N / 95°37'W10.00 Miles100 Yards00500K0Wood
 Brief Description: This tornado developed from the same mesocyclone which produced the tornado southeast of Emory. As the tornado moved across the southwest inlets of Lake Fork Reservoir and traversed the southern end of the lake, several buildings and homes were destroyed. Most of the damage was to the Brady Marina, The Minnow Bucket Restaurant, two mobile homes, and a recreational vehicle. The tornado then moved across open country, and lifted two miles NNW Quitman near FM 2225.
10.72003-05-06232°41'N / 95°27'W32°44'N / 95°08'W18.00 Miles880 Yards05330K0Wood
 Brief Description: A strong cyclic supercell tornado developed over Mineola, Texas while a strong tornado developed shortly there after and moved to the east northeast. Numerous Pine, Oak, and other species of trees were either snapped or pushed over along the entire tornado track. Power lines were taken down across many locations along the track as well. The tornado moved over a small community of Pine Mills and destroyed 1 old frame home and 2 old mobile homes while damaging 9 others. Four injuries occurred including 1 broken leg. This tornado moved into Upshur, Harrison, and Marion Counties of northeast Texas.
12.21981-05-13232°41'N / 95°37'W32°40'N / 95°35'W2.70 Miles33 Yards00250K0Wood
12.41973-12-03332°48'N / 95°41'W32°48'N / 95°38'W3.00 Miles27 Yards000K0Rains
12.91981-05-13232°42'N / 95°19'W32°40'N / 95°13'W6.50 Miles50 Yards0025K0Wood
13.01981-05-13232°42'N / 95°39'W32°41'N / 95°37'W2.70 Miles200 Yards00250K0Van Zandt
14.31966-04-23232°57'N / 95°17'W32°57'N / 95°17'W0025K0Wood
14.31966-05-23232°57'N / 95°17'W3.00 Miles33 Yards000K0Wood
15.01993-10-18232°50'N / 95°42'W2.00 Miles100 Yards10500K0Rains
 Brief Description: A tornado developed 1 SE Emory and moved two miles southeast. A man was killed and his mobile home was destroyed. (M57M)
15.11965-05-09232°35'N / 95°31'W0.30 Mile33 Yards0025K0Smith
15.31994-04-29232°46'N / 95°48'W32°52'N / 95°37'W12.00 Miles100 Yards005.0M0Wood
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down just inside the Rains County line on Highway 19, then moved northeast for 12 miles before lifting at FM 515 Lake Fork Reservoir. The tornado entered Wood County at 5 NNW Alba. One house and one church were destroyed, one house was unroofed, one RV unroofed, roof damage was done to a house, and extensive tree and power line damage occured.
16.71961-03-26233°01'N / 95°31'W33°03'N / 95°28'W3.80 Miles250 Yards0125K0Hopkins
16.91975-11-19232°52'N / 95°10'W000K0Wood
17.81969-05-14333°03'N / 95°29'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0Hopkins
18.31961-03-26233°02'N / 95°24'W33°04'N / 95°20'W4.70 Miles250 Yards0025K0Hopkins
19.51962-03-24232°31'N / 95°23'W1.00 Mile50 Yards00250K0Smith
20.41968-06-24232°30'N / 95°25'W0.50 Mile33 Yards003K0Smith
21.31991-11-19232°31'N / 95°17'W2.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Smith
21.52010-01-20232°34'N / 95°52'W32°39'N / 95°37'W15.00 Miles100 Yards001.0M0KVan Zandt
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A NWS survey team found evidence of a long track tornado in Van Zandt County. The tornado touched down near CR 859 north of Highway 64 on the northwest side of Canton and traveled approximately 15 miles in a northeast direction. Numerous structures were damaged along the track of the tornado which ended near the Silver Lake community in the extreme Northeast corner of the county. Along the damage path, a single family home lost its entire roof and part of its exterior walls. A number of large trees were uprooted and several sheds and outbuildings suffered extensive damage. A small church was destroyed in the community of Starr. A total of 150 homes suffered damage, but only one injury was reported. Based on the damage, the tornado was rated an EF-2 with peak winds in the 110 to 120 mph range. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe storms developed in an area of strong low-level lift ahead of an approaching upper level low pressure system and a slowly advancing cold front. Severe weather reports were limited to east of Interstate 35, and five tornadoes were confirmed in Henderson, Van Zandt, and Hopkins counties. Two tornadoes were rated EF-2s, one was rated an EF-1, and the remaining two were EF-0s. The Van Zandt County tornado was a long track tornado that traveled over 15 miles.
24.41991-11-19232°26'N / 95°21'W32°29'N / 95°17'W7.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Smith
25.11992-05-11233°03'N / 95°47'W33°07'N / 95°38'W4.00 Miles400 Yards0025K0Hopkins
25.61974-10-31233°08'N / 95°36'W33°10'N / 95°32'W4.70 Miles40 Yards012.5M0Hopkins
25.71980-10-16233°08'N / 95°35'W33°10'N / 95°34'W2.70 Miles77 Yards00250K0Hopkins
25.91979-04-11233°07'N / 95°36'W33°12'N / 95°30'W8.30 Miles150 Yards00250K0Hopkins
27.61971-12-14233°10'N / 95°37'W0.50 Mile20 Yards000K0Hopkins
27.71990-03-14232°52'N / 95°56'W32°55'N / 95°53'W4.00 Miles50 Yards000K0Rains
27.91973-03-10233°10'N / 95°38'W0.50 Mile150 Yards0025K0Hopkins
29.11973-06-03232°44'N / 94°57'W0025K0Upshur
29.81987-11-15232°25'N / 95°07'W32°32'N / 95°05'W6.00 Miles300 Yards00250K0Smith
30.31979-05-03232°54'N / 95°02'W32°58'N / 94°52'W10.80 Miles200 Yards00250K0Camp
30.61957-04-26232°21'N / 95°19'W32°24'N / 95°14'W6.10 Miles100 Yards062.5M0Smith
30.61961-03-26333°08'N / 95°13'W33°13'N / 95°08'W7.60 Miles60 Yards0125K0Franklin
31.61958-07-06232°21'N / 95°19'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Smith
31.71950-02-11232°21'N / 95°12'W32°25'N / 95°12'W4.60 Miles100 Yards05250K0Smith
31.81960-01-14233°08'N / 95°49'W0.30 Mile33 Yards013K0Hopkins
32.51967-05-01232°57'N / 94°55'W1.00 Mile50 Yards003K0Camp
32.51971-12-14232°33'N / 94°58'W0.30 Mile20 Yards0025K0Gregg
32.61966-04-23232°20'N / 95°34'W32°20'N / 95°34'W00250K0Henderson
32.72003-05-06232°44'N / 95°08'W32°47'N / 94°38'W27.20 Miles440 Yards0060K0Upshur
 Brief Description: A strong cyclic supercell tornado developed over Mineola, Texas while a strong tornado developed shortly there after and moved to the east northeast. Numerous Pine, Oak, and other species of trees were either snapped or pushed over along the entire tornado track. Power lines were taken down across many locations along the track as well. The only structure in the path of this tornado was a construction trailer which was rolled over several times east of Gilmer, Texas. This tornado moved into Upshur County from Wood County and continued into Harrison and Marion Counties of northeast Texas.
33.31967-04-13232°30'N / 95°57'W32°30'N / 95°51'W6.10 Miles100 Yards003K0Van Zandt
33.31999-05-04333°11'N / 95°10'W33°15'N / 95°10'W2.10 Miles25 Yards0000Franklin
 Brief Description: Supercells developed in unstable airmass ahead of strong upper low over central plains states. Damage confined to broken branches off trees and snapped twigs. This tornado moved into Titus county, TX.
34.01954-05-02232°32'N / 94°57'W32°32'N / 94°57'W000K0Gregg
34.31988-04-01332°35'N / 94°55'W32°45'N / 94°50'W11.00 Miles440 Yards092.5M0Upshur
34.51979-04-11232°22'N / 95°48'W32°24'N / 95°46'W3.30 Miles150 Yards003K0Van Zandt
34.51988-04-01332°33'N / 94°55'W32°35'N / 94°55'W2.00 Miles440 Yards002.5M0Gregg
35.01957-04-26232°44'N / 94°57'W32°42'N / 94°45'W11.90 Miles67 Yards0025K0Upshur
36.11969-04-27233°06'N / 95°57'W1.00 Mile20 Yards003K0Hunt
36.21965-05-09232°23'N / 95°50'W2.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Van Zandt
36.61962-03-24233°16'N / 95°44'W2.00 Miles300 Yards0025K0Hopkins
36.71979-04-01232°21'N / 95°06'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Smith
37.01961-03-26333°13'N / 95°08'W33°17'N / 95°05'W5.40 Miles60 Yards0025K0Titus
37.11984-02-11232°50'N / 96°05'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Leon
37.51961-03-26233°20'N / 95°22'W0.80 Mile280 Yards0025K0Hopkins
37.61998-01-05232°14'N / 95°21'W32°17'N / 95°18'W4.20 Miles75 Yards00120K0Smith
 Brief Description: HP Supercell developed along a quasi-stationary front and moved northeast. This Supercell produced a family of three tornadoes, numerous microbursts and giant hail. A meso was detected by dopplar radar with the HP supercell. In this supercell an F2 tornado was produced. As the supercell developed, massive mid level convergence occurred resulting in giant hail. The evolution continued resulting in a bow echo pattern where two additional weak tornadoes occurred in the northern comma heads In the first tornado, damage consisted of numerous snapped and fallen trees. Fifteen homes and three businesses were either moderately or severely damaged including roofs removed on two homes. Southwestern Bell phone truck heavily damaged from a fallen tree and a Ford Aerostar Van was crushed almost beyond recognition. Several telephone poles were tilted to a 45 degree angle.
37.91979-03-19233°11'N / 94°59'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Titus
38.21974-06-07233°09'N / 95°57'W0025K0Hunt
38.71979-04-01232°14'N / 95°18'W32°16'N / 95°16'W3.60 Miles100 Yards01250K0Smith
38.81981-05-09232°26'N / 95°00'W32°26'N / 94°52'W7.70 Miles73 Yards0025K0Gregg
39.01955-04-06233°20'N / 95°22'W33°21'N / 95°12'W9.80 Miles33 Yards000K0Hopkins
39.11967-04-13232°12'N / 95°18'W32°20'N / 95°06'W14.90 Miles40 Yards0025K0Smith
39.41970-03-03233°12'N / 94°58'W1.00 Mile27 Yards000K0Titus
40.71961-03-26333°10'N / 94°54'W0.20 Mile33 Yards023K0Titus
40.81989-06-07233°22'N / 95°06'W33°13'N / 95°02'W12.00 Miles200 Yards000K0Titus
40.81979-04-01332°35'N / 94°48'W32°39'N / 94°45'W5.60 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Gregg
41.01979-04-11232°15'N / 95°54'W32°22'N / 95°48'W10.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Henderson
41.71961-03-26333°14'N / 94°57'W09250K0Titus
41.91954-05-02332°13'N / 95°40'W040K0Henderson
42.01958-06-06333°05'N / 96°05'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Hunt
42.11996-04-19233°17'N / 95°54'W33°16'N / 95°53'W0.50 Mile50 Yards00150K0Hunt
 Brief Description: Two mobile homes were destroyed, two homes were damaged, and trees and power lines were blown down by a tornado.
42.21979-02-23332°10'N / 95°28'W32°12'N / 95°21'W7.30 Miles33 Yards010K0Smith
42.31987-11-15332°09'N / 95°12'W32°18'N / 95°09'W12.00 Miles500 Yards2625.0M0Smith
42.51960-05-20233°08'N / 96°04'W33°08'N / 96°03'W1.90 Miles17 Yards003K0Hunt
42.61957-04-26332°23'N / 94°54'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Gregg
42.61965-09-22332°36'N / 94°45'W0025K0Upshur
42.71957-04-03232°53'N / 94°43'W000K0Morris
42.91987-11-15232°42'N / 94°45'W32°48'N / 94°40'W7.00 Miles900 Yards092.5M0Upshur
43.02000-04-23233°10'N / 94°56'W33°13'N / 94°49'W7.00 Miles150 Yards00145K0Titus
 Brief Description: This tornado developed in a high precipitation supercell as it moved eastward across the county. Small to moderate pine and oak trees were snapped and broken. A mobile home dealership in Cookville, TX was moderately damaged and several homes suffered shingle loss. This tornado continued into Morris County, TX. The F2 rating is from the Morris County, TX segment of this tornado.
43.01967-07-03232°11'N / 95°18'W0.10 Mile100 Yards000K0Smith
43.01979-03-02232°11'N / 95°18'W0.10 Mile150 Yards0225K0Smith
43.11999-05-04333°12'N / 95°08'W33°20'N / 94°47'W19.20 Miles100 Yards10330K0Titus
 Brief Description: Seven homes were destroyed. Two of the homes were swept from their slabs. F79PH
43.31999-05-04232°23'N / 94°53'W32°23'N / 94°53'W1.80 Miles100 Yards006.0M0Gregg
 Brief Description: Numerous homes and businesses damages. This tornado continued into Rusk County, TX then reentered Gregg County, TX.
43.31999-05-04232°23'N / 94°53'W32°23'N / 94°53'W0.30 Mile150 Yards0000Rusk
 Brief Description: Open field with no structures.
43.31999-05-04232°23'N / 94°53'W32°23'N / 94°53'W0.10 Mile100 Yards0025K0Gregg
 Brief Description: Minor damage to homes and a school lost a few shingles. This tornado is continued from the Gregg County to Rusk County, TX tornado event.
43.41971-12-14233°08'N / 96°06'W33°15'N / 95°57'W11.90 Miles440 Yards022.5M0Hunt
43.41967-12-21333°06'N / 96°06'W0.10 Mile33 Yards00250K0Hunt
43.41970-03-03332°18'N / 94°59'W0.50 Mile67 Yards0025K0Rusk
43.51985-05-13233°06'N / 96°06'W33°13'N / 96°01'W8.00 Miles77 Yards0232.5M0Hunt
43.91973-06-03233°22'N / 95°07'W0025K0Titus
43.91979-02-23332°09'N / 95°30'W32°10'N / 95°28'W3.00 Miles33 Yards000K0Henderson
44.31977-04-18233°23'N / 95°45'W000K0Delta
44.31968-12-12232°17'N / 94°59'W2.00 Miles50 Yards000K0Rusk
44.51975-01-10233°02'N / 94°44'W0.30 Mile213 Yards0025K0Morris
44.61958-01-14233°08'N / 96°06'W0.30 Mile33 Yards003K0Hunt
44.61954-04-30332°55'N / 94°43'W32°56'N / 94°40'W3.30 Miles50 Yards0025K0Morris
44.81961-11-22232°22'N / 94°52'W2.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Gregg
45.31954-06-02233°24'N / 95°42'W33°27'N / 95°37'W5.90 Miles1000 Yards1825K0Delta
45.31957-04-26332°29'N / 94°43'W32°21'N / 94°54'W14.20 Miles50 Yards0025K0Gregg
45.51973-01-20232°09'N / 95°17'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0125K0Smith
45.61959-11-04332°02'N / 95°51'W32°19'N / 95°35'W25.10 Miles67 Yards03250K0Henderson
46.21973-11-24233°04'N / 94°43'W1.00 Mile200 Yards003K0Morris
46.61990-05-16233°08'N / 94°45'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Morris
46.61961-11-02232°26'N / 94°46'W32°29'N / 94°44'W4.30 Miles17 Yards003K0Gregg
46.72000-04-23233°05'N / 94°45'W33°05'N / 94°41'W4.20 Miles200 Yards0012K0Morris
 Brief Description: Numerous large pine and oak trees snapped and broken. A roof was partially removed from a brick house and a chain link fence wrapped in a pine tree about 50 feet up. This was one of several tornadoes which occurred. This tornado continued into Cass County, TX.
46.81999-05-04232°23'N / 94°53'W32°25'N / 94°42'W8.90 Miles150 Yards0219.0M0Gregg
 Brief Description: Major damage to homes and businesses. Stoneridge Apartment complex lost portions of its roof and walls collapsed. The complex was condemned. This tornado is separate from the Gree County to Rusk County to Gregg County tornado event which occurred at the same time.
46.81990-05-30232°15'N / 94°58'W1.50 Miles100 Yards000K0Rusk
47.21950-02-11232°59'N / 94°38'W33°00'N / 94°42'W4.50 Miles67 Yards06250K0Cass
47.31984-10-18233°16'N / 94°55'W33°19'N / 94°51'W5.00 Miles50 Yards12250K0Titus
47.61961-05-04233°28'N / 95°16'W0.80 Mile1000 Yards000K0Red River
47.71957-04-26232°27'N / 94°44'W0.20 Mile50 Yards000K0Gregg
47.91958-05-03332°21'N / 95°13'W32°34'N / 94°14'W59.20 Miles440 Yards00250K0Gregg
48.61990-05-30232°15'N / 94°55'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Rusk
48.71970-04-19232°30'N / 94°41'W1.20 Miles33 Yards00250K0Gregg
48.81974-04-21232°44'N / 96°17'W1.00 Mile200 Yards000K0Kaufman
48.91974-05-25233°30'N / 95°23'W0025K0Lamar
49.41961-03-26233°04'N / 96°14'W3.00 Miles880 Yards0025K0Hunt
49.51991-04-26232°11'N / 95°01'W32°11'N / 94°59'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Smith
49.61970-09-20232°30'N / 94°40'W0.50 Mile33 Yards003K0Harrison
49.82009-12-23232°29'N / 94°41'W32°34'N / 94°37'W7.00 Miles200 Yards001.0M0KHarrison
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An EF2 tornado touched down on the East side of Longview, just west of the intersections of E Cotton Street. and Industrial Drive. The tornado then tracked north northeast causing damage to several industrial buildings along Industrial Drive, it crossed Industrial Drive just south of Hwy. 80 causing significant damage to the Fed Ex building and other surrounding industrial businesses. The tornado then crossed Hwy. 80, causing significant tree and roof damage to several homes in a residential neighborhood. The track continued north northeast as the tornado crossed Loop 281 just south of Page Road. The tornado caused major roof damage to a home on Page Road before continuing northward. The storm continued to cause tree and roof damage in a residential area before crossing Peter Bonner Road near Sandy Lane. More tree and roof damage was observed as the storm tracked into a rural area, ending south of FM 449 on Keasler Road around 4:56 PM. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong upper level storm system moved its way out of the southern Great Basin and into the Southern Plains during the afternoon hours of December 23rd. Strong southerly flow was found ahead of this storm system with dewpoint temperatures in the lower to middle 60s noted northward to the Interstate 20 corridor of northeast Texas and northern Louisiana. Impressive deep layer shear was noted in the warm sector across the region which was conducive for discrete storm cells during the afternoon and evening across northeast Texas. These storms spawned tornadoes and produced large hail across portions of northeast Texas. The storm system moved eastward during the predawn hours of December 24th with again, numerous storms producing tornadoes across southern Arkansas and northern Louisiana. In addition to all the storm damage...these storms were prolific rain makers with numerous reports of flash flooding across the region as well.

* 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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