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

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

Earthquake Index, #656

Red Oak, VA
0.06
Virginia
0.20
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

Red Oak, VA
0.0000
Virginia
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, #582

Red Oak, VA
65.27
Virginia
88.66
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 3,178 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Red Oak, VA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:1Cold:29Dense Fog:11Drought:66
Dust Storm:0Flood:339Hail:698Heat:24Heavy Snow:89
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:30Landslide:3Strong Wind:93
Thunderstorm Winds:1,446Tropical Storm:3Wildfire:1Winter Storm:77Winter Weather:123
Other:145 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Red Oak, VA.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Red Oak, VA.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Red Oak, VA.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 22 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Red Oak, VA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
10.01988-08-29236°42'N / 78°27'W36°46'N / 78°27'W4.00 Miles3 Yards012.5M0Mecklenburg
13.81969-03-24336°38'N / 78°48'W0.10 Mile20 Yards1425K0Halifax
14.51962-01-06236°35'N / 78°44'W003K0Halifax
17.21983-10-13236°59'N / 78°36'W37°03'N / 78°30'W5.00 Miles30 Yards00250K0Charlotte
17.92010-10-27236°34'N / 78°52'W36°36'N / 78°49'W4.00 Miles200 Yards0040K0KHalifax
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down near Highway 96 in the Mayo Community and continued intermittently on the ground for a mile. It destroyed one barn, blew several roofs off sheds, moved one house off its foundation, and downed hundreds of trees. The tornado then strengthened to EF2 status along a 2 mile continuous path, from Watts Trail through North Fork Church Road to Lowery road. In this path approximately 15 telephone poles were snapped off, thousands of trees were downed, and 3 homes had windows blown out, roofs damaged, or trees falling on them. Numerous barns and outbuildings were also destroyed. the tornado then weakened as it approached Lowery Road before lifting. Near Lowery Road one home was damaged with windows blown out and roof damage. Several large trees were also downed along with 2 barns and 3 outbuildings destroyed. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong low pressure system over Minnesota pushed a front across our area. Very strong winds aloft set the stage for damaging wind gusts and tornadoes. Enough instability was present ahead of this front to enhance the severe threat. An area of severe thunderstorms and embedded supercells moved into the Piedmont of Virginia late in the evening of the 26th into early on the 27th. These storms produced areas of wind damage and two tornadoes.
23.61995-10-27236°30'N / 78°56'W36°33'N / 78°54'W4.00 Miles75 Yards00250K0Person
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down on SR 1514. A home was destroyed and two others were significantly damaged on U.S. 501 North. Many trees and power lines were downed. Three mobile homes destroyed.
24.11952-11-19236°26'N / 78°43'W1.00 Mile50 Yards01250K0Granville
31.91995-10-27236°20'N / 78°29'W36°20'N / 78°25'W3.00 Miles50 Yards0010.0M0Vance
 Brief Description: A tornado first touched down 4 W of Henderson near Interstate 85. The storm moved north and crossed Interstate 85. Sporadic damage occurred to mostly pine trees around the Ruin Creek Road area until the storm hit the Camperland business sales lot. Here, 25 RV's and five Uhauls were destroyed. The roof of the business was blown off. A few blocks away a medical clinic was destroyed. For several blocks down the road, there was damage to roofs of a department store, grocery, hospital, and shopping center.
32.91966-11-02236°43'N / 78°02'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Brunswick
35.11964-07-12236°29'N / 79°11'W36°31'N / 79°08'W3.60 Miles50 Yards00250K0Person
36.71974-05-12237°11'N / 78°12'W0025K0Nottoway
37.51960-09-10237°19'N / 78°38'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Buckingham
38.81995-10-27236°13'N / 78°32'W2.00 Miles75 Yards00250K0Granville
 Brief Description: A tornado touched in the community of Corinth. Numerous large trees were downed and a new home lost its roof. Numerous barns and farm outbuildings were destroyed. At the intersection of Highway 96 and SR 1643, a home was damaged when a large tree was blown onto the home and the roof was lifted off. Numerous 100-year-old trees were twisted and snapped. A truck and cement outbuilding were also destroyed.
42.01964-07-12236°24'N / 79°20'W36°29'N / 79°11'W10.00 Miles50 Yards01250K0Caswell
42.31969-10-02236°27'N / 78°00'W36°30'N / 77°55'W5.60 Miles100 Yards00250K0Warren
42.31966-11-02237°05'N / 78°00'W37°07'N / 77°57'W3.60 Miles100 Yards00250K0Nottoway
42.81966-11-02236°15'N / 78°11'W36°18'N / 78°09'W3.80 Miles77 Yards00250K0Warren
43.21977-06-25237°04'N / 79°21'W37°02'N / 79°18'W3.60 Miles40 Yards0025K0Pittsylvania
43.31983-05-22337°05'N / 77°58'W37°05'N / 77°55'W2.50 Miles37 Yards00250K0Nottoway
45.61983-05-22337°05'N / 77°55'W37°06'N / 77°53'W1.00 Mile37 Yards00250K0Dinwiddie
47.51964-07-12236°59'N / 79°28'W37°02'N / 79°24'W4.90 Miles100 Yards003K0Pittsylvania
48.11966-11-02236°00'N / 78°26'W36°15'N / 78°11'W22.20 Miles77 Yards00250K0Franklin


* 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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