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

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

Earthquake Index, #82

Red River County

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 River County

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, #51

Red River County

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 14,914 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Red River County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:6Cold:18Dense Fog:15Drought:130
Dust Storm:2Flood:1,323Hail:6,556Heat:51Heavy Snow:109
High Surf:0Hurricane:5Ice Storm:46Landslide:0Strong Wind:109
Thunderstorm Winds:5,999Tropical Storm:7Wildfire:17Winter Storm:96Winter Weather:95

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Red River County.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Red River County.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Red River County.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 118 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Red River County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
7.01991-04-13233°38'N / 95°13'W33°43'N / 95°05'W12.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Red River
7.31982-04-02233°38'N / 95°13'W33°41'N / 95°07'W5.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Red River
8.51982-04-02333°38'N / 95°02'W33°37'N / 94°46'W17.00 Miles233 Yards00250K0Red River
9.21991-04-26233°45'N / 95°05'W0.20 Mile10 Yards00250K0Red River
10.61982-04-25233°33'N / 95°20'W33°34'N / 95°06'W12.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Red River
12.61991-04-26233°38'N / 95°16'W0.20 Mile10 Yards00250K0Red River
13.11961-09-12333°34'N / 95°16'W0.50 Mile300 Yards000K0Red River
14.01982-04-02433°40'N / 95°20'W33°41'N / 95°14'W6.00 Miles250 Yards0025.0M0Red River
14.21969-04-27333°43'N / 95°16'W2.00 Miles440 Yards0025K0Red River
15.41991-04-13233°35'N / 94°47'W2.50 Miles200 Yards0025K0Red River
15.71999-05-04233°50'N / 95°03'W33°51'N / 94°56'W1.80 Miles100 Yards07600K0Red River
 Brief Description: Supercells developed in unstable airmass ahead of strong upper low over central plains states. Numerous trees blown over or broken. Nine mobile homes and 1 frame home destroyed. This tornado moved into McCurtain county, OK.
16.41961-05-04233°28'N / 95°16'W0.80 Mile1000 Yards000K0Red River
17.51982-04-25233°33'N / 95°21'W33°33'N / 95°20'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Howard
17.62000-04-23233°50'N / 95°16'W33°53'N / 95°03'W12.50 Miles75 Yards0000Red River
 Brief Description: Tornado occurred across farm land and wooded areas with few structures or homes present. The county sheriff, his deputy, and a farmer were talking when the tornado, which was described as a long tube, moved out of the woods to their east and crossed within several hundred yards to their north.
17.91973-06-03233°22'N / 95°07'W0025K0Titus
18.32003-05-14233°59'N / 95°05'W33°44'N / 94°44'W26.50 Miles100 Yards0050K0Mccurtain
 Brief Description: A violent thunderstorm moved rapidly southeast across McCurtain County, OK into Bowie County, TX and Cass County, TX. This thunderstorm also produced a strong Microburst in McCurtain County southeast of Idabel, OK and again southeast of Maud, TX. Numerous trees and limbs were snapped or pushed over while several large corporate and private corn fields were ripped up. The only structure in the path of this tornado was located next to the Highway 259 bridge which crosses the Red River into Bowie County, TX.. This tornado moved into Bowie and Cass Counties, TX.
19.51974-04-21233°40'N / 95°23'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0625K0Lamar
19.51974-05-03233°40'N / 95°23'W0025K0Lamar
20.01999-05-04333°23'N / 94°52'W33°27'N / 94°44'W7.50 Miles100 Yards005K0Red River
 Brief Description: Numerous trees were blown over or broken. A few out buildings were severely damaged. This tornado moved from Titus county, TX into Red River county, TX and exited into Bowie county TX.
20.51973-03-10233°34'N / 95°24'W1.50 Miles100 Yards0125K0Lamar
20.61982-04-02333°37'N / 94°46'W33°34'N / 94°37'W5.00 Miles233 Yards00250K0Bowie
20.81999-05-04233°50'N / 95°02'W34°00'N / 94°57'W12.80 Miles100 Yards0006KMccurtain
 Brief Description: Numerous trees blown over or snapped. A Pecan orchard was laid to waste. This tornado moved into McCurtain county from Red River county, TX.
21.01974-05-25233°30'N / 95°23'W0025K0Lamar
22.01959-03-04233°53'N / 94°50'W0.80 Mile50 Yards0025K0Mccurtain
22.01962-04-30233°53'N / 94°50'W003K0Mccurtain
22.61972-10-22233°53'N / 94°49'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0125K0Mccurtain
22.71989-06-07233°22'N / 95°06'W33°13'N / 95°02'W12.00 Miles200 Yards000K0Titus
23.01953-04-23233°54'N / 94°50'W1.00 Mile200 Yards01250K0Mccurtain
23.01972-10-22333°54'N / 94°50'W1.50 Miles33 Yards0125K0Mccurtain
23.21974-04-21233°35'N / 95°27'W0.30 Mile33 Yards0025K0Lamar
23.51955-04-06233°20'N / 95°22'W33°21'N / 95°12'W9.80 Miles33 Yards000K0Hopkins
24.31961-07-23233°57'N / 94°54'W1.00 Mile23 Yards003K0Mccurtain
24.61984-10-18233°16'N / 94°55'W33°19'N / 94°51'W5.00 Miles50 Yards12250K0Titus
24.91999-05-04333°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
25.11982-04-02433°39'N / 95°38'W33°40'N / 95°20'W17.00 Miles250 Yards1017025.0M0Lamar
25.81961-03-26333°13'N / 95°08'W33°17'N / 95°05'W5.40 Miles60 Yards0025K0Titus
26.21975-04-29233°30'N / 94°37'W00250K0Bowie
26.51999-05-04333°24'N / 94°44'W33°37'N / 94°29'W19.50 Miles200 Yards022125.0M0Bowie
 Brief Description: This tornado moved directly through the downtown district of De Kalb and across a high school. Numerous homes and businesses were severely damaged or destroyed. The high school suffered severe damage. Sirens sounded 15 minutes prior to arrival of the storm. The damage resulted in a Presidential Disaster Declaration. This tornado moved from Red River county, TX across Bowie county, TX into Little River county, AR.
27.01961-03-26233°20'N / 95°22'W0.80 Mile280 Yards0025K0Hopkins
27.31982-04-02333°34'N / 94°37'W33°38'N / 94°32'W4.00 Miles233 Yards02250K0Bowie
27.31961-03-26333°14'N / 94°57'W09250K0Titus
28.01990-05-03233°39'N / 95°32'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0130K0Lamar
28.01971-12-14233°58'N / 95°06'W34°05'N / 95°00'W9.90 Miles200 Yards0025K0Mccurtain
28.41985-05-13233°37'N / 95°35'W33°40'N / 95°30'W4.00 Miles77 Yards082.5M0Lamar
28.51983-03-04233°30'N / 94°37'W33°30'N / 94°32'W5.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Bowie
28.61999-05-04333°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.
28.71982-04-02534°03'N / 95°10'W34°01'N / 95°01'W7.00 Miles500 Yards042.5M0Mccurtain
29.41970-03-03233°12'N / 94°58'W1.00 Mile27 Yards000K0Titus
29.41964-04-23233°39'N / 95°37'W33°39'N / 95°30'W6.60 Miles100 Yards0025K0Lamar
30.41979-03-19233°11'N / 94°59'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Titus
30.61982-04-02534°01'N / 95°01'W34°00'N / 94°34'W24.00 Miles500 Yards002.5M0Mccurtain
30.72000-04-23234°02'N / 94°59'W34°00'N / 94°38'W20.10 Miles50 Yards0240K0Mccurtain
 Brief Description: Numerous trees toppled and broken. Tornado was described as rope like by chasers in the area during most of its path. A house on the south side of Oak Hill was split in half from a fallen tree. The tornado moved through downtown Broken Bow and through a WalMart store. The tornado was only F0 intensity as it moved through Broken Bow and F2 near Oak Hill.
30.71977-02-23233°53'N / 94°39'W33°54'N / 94°36'W3.30 Miles77 Yards04250K0Mccurtain
31.01982-12-23234°04'N / 95°00'W3.00 Miles100 Yards01250K0Mccurtain
31.11982-04-02333°39'N / 94°32'W33°38'N / 94°29'W3.00 Miles233 Yards002.5M0Mccurtain
31.22000-04-23233°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.
31.61961-03-26333°08'N / 95°13'W33°13'N / 95°08'W7.60 Miles60 Yards0125K0Franklin
32.12000-04-23233°14'N / 94°48'W33°15'N / 94°39'W9.80 Miles150 Yards0028K0Morris
 Brief Description: This tornado developed in a high precipitation supercell as it moved eastward across the county. Numerous large pine and oak trees were snapped and broken. Several barns were damaged but the tornado stayed mostly across rural farmland and forests. This tornado is a continuation of the Titus County, TX tornado.
32.31954-04-30333°24'N / 94°38'W33°35'N / 94°23'W19.20 Miles440 Yards0025K0Bowie
32.41961-03-26333°10'N / 94°54'W0.20 Mile33 Yards023K0Titus
32.71964-04-23233°39'N / 95°37'W2.00 Miles23 Yards0025K0Lamar
33.42003-05-01234°05'N / 94°48'W33°57'N / 94°38'W13.00 Miles300 Yards00260K0Mccurtain
 Brief Description: A supercell thunderstorm moved southeast across Broken Bow, OK. Two new frame homes under construction had roofs torn off. A total of 30 to 40 wood frame homes had roof and frame damage with windows broken. One home was destroyed. Numerous trees uprooted and snapped. Several power poles blown down.
33.41981-10-13233°39'N / 95°40'W33°43'N / 95°35'W6.60 Miles50 Yards0025K0Lamar
34.62003-05-14233°41'N / 94°42'W33°15'N / 94°15'W40.00 Miles100 Yards00200K0Bowie
 Brief Description: A violent thunderstorm moved rapidly southeast across McCurtain County, OK into Bowie County, TX and Cass County, TX. This thunderstorm also produced a strong microburst in McCurtain County southwest of Idabel, OK and again southeast of Maud, TX, located in Bowie County. Numerous trees and limbs were snapped or pushed over along the entire track. Several homes, mobile homes, barns, garages, and outbuildings were either damaged or destroyed. The primary damage from this event occurred southeast of Maud, TX and was also associated with a microburst with wind speeds approaching 100 mph. The microburst occurred along the east side of the tornado track.
34.81981-05-13433°46'N / 95°42'W33°47'N / 95°33'W8.80 Miles400 Yards0302.5M0Lamar
36.01971-03-12433°29'N / 94°29'W33°30'N / 94°24'W5.10 Miles880 Yards150K0Bowie
37.41982-04-02534°08'N / 95°34'W34°03'N / 95°10'W22.00 Miles500 Yards0252.5M0Choctaw
37.61954-04-30334°00'N / 95°31'W1.00 Mile150 Yards012250K0Choctaw
37.61954-06-02233°24'N / 95°42'W33°27'N / 95°37'W5.90 Miles1000 Yards1825K0Delta
37.71961-05-05334°01'N / 95°30'W0025K0Choctaw
37.71990-05-16233°08'N / 94°45'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Morris
37.91956-04-03334°09'N / 95°13'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0325K0Pushmataha
38.81982-04-02234°03'N / 95°29'W0.50 Mile30 Yards012.5M0Bryan
39.61967-04-12233°59'N / 95°06'W34°24'N / 95°06'W28.70 Miles77 Yards0025K0Mccurtain
39.61950-02-12233°20'N / 94°25'W33°27'N / 94°25'W8.00 Miles833 Yards1825K0Bowie
39.71953-04-23234°02'N / 94°34'W0.80 Mile17 Yards1140K0Mccurtain
40.41957-04-02233°29'N / 95°46'W33°34'N / 95°43'W6.50 Miles100 Yards1225K0Lamar
40.51999-05-04333°36'N / 94°28'W33°48'N / 94°14'W19.10 Miles75 Yards0000Little River
 Brief Description: Damage path consisted of numerous snapped and fallen small trees. The damage path was in a wooded region away from any population. This tornado moved into Little River county from Bowie county, TX then continued into Sevier county, AR.
41.21979-05-27233°28'N / 94°25'W33°20'N / 94°21'W10.10 Miles100 Yards003K0Bowie
41.21982-04-02333°38'N / 94°28'W33°42'N / 94°12'W13.00 Miles233 Yards002.5M0Little River
41.61957-04-02233°33'N / 95°46'W1225K0Delta
41.72000-04-23233°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.
41.81982-04-02333°38'N / 95°51'W33°38'N / 95°42'W10.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Lamar
42.52009-04-09234°00'N / 94°28'W34°00'N / 94°28'W001K0KMccurtain
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado first touched down in extreme east central McCurtain County just one quarter of a mile from the McCurtain County, Sevier County line. Several trees were downed on the McCurtain County side of the state line with a few power lines downed as well. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong upper level storm system along with a surface dry line/front over northeast Texas moved east during the evening hours of April 9th into the early morning hours of April 10th causing long lived supercell thunderstorms. These thunderstorms caused long track tornadoes to occur across southeast Oklahoma, southwest Arkansas, northeast Texas, and north Louisiana.
42.61973-11-24233°18'N / 94°25'W003K0Cass
42.71973-11-24233°04'N / 94°43'W1.00 Mile200 Yards003K0Morris
42.71979-04-11234°00'N / 94°36'W34°08'N / 94°28'W11.90 Miles440 Yards03250K0Mccurtain
43.01979-04-11233°07'N / 95°36'W33°12'N / 95°30'W8.30 Miles150 Yards00250K0Hopkins
43.41961-03-26233°02'N / 95°24'W33°04'N / 95°20'W4.70 Miles250 Yards0025K0Hopkins
43.61977-04-18233°23'N / 95°45'W000K0Delta
44.01957-04-02233°30'N / 95°48'W0025K0Lamar
44.11974-10-31233°08'N / 95°36'W33°10'N / 95°32'W4.70 Miles40 Yards012.5M0Hopkins
44.41975-01-10233°02'N / 94°44'W0.30 Mile213 Yards0025K0Morris
44.41980-10-16233°08'N / 95°35'W33°10'N / 95°34'W2.70 Miles77 Yards00250K0Hopkins
44.81990-05-16233°20'N / 94°21'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Bowie
45.31971-12-14233°10'N / 95°37'W0.50 Mile20 Yards000K0Hopkins
45.41990-05-16233°16'N / 94°23'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Cass
45.42000-04-23233°05'N / 94°38'W33°05'N / 94°33'W2.80 Miles150 Yards0000Cass
 Brief Description: This tornado was one of several which formed over Cass County, TX. Numerous pine and oak trees snapped and broken. No structures were in the path of this tornado. This tornado entered Cass County, TX from Morris County, TX.
45.51964-04-22333°26'N / 95°51'W33°30'N / 95°47'W5.90 Miles50 Yards0225K0Delta
45.61987-11-15333°04'N / 94°32'W33°14'N / 94°27'W12.20 Miles200 Yards00250K0Cass
46.01973-03-10233°10'N / 95°38'W0.50 Mile150 Yards0025K0Hopkins
46.21975-01-10233°28'N / 94°16'W4.00 Miles107 Yards00250K0Bowie
46.41962-03-24233°16'N / 95°44'W2.00 Miles300 Yards0025K0Hopkins
46.61969-05-14333°03'N / 95°29'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0Hopkins
46.91967-05-01232°57'N / 94°55'W1.00 Mile50 Yards003K0Camp
47.01977-11-01333°28'N / 94°15'W33°33'N / 94°14'W5.90 Miles50 Yards00250K0Bowie
47.41960-05-04434°01'N / 95°42'W34°04'N / 95°42'W3.40 Miles150 Yards03250K0Choctaw
47.71979-05-03232°54'N / 95°02'W32°58'N / 94°52'W10.80 Miles200 Yards00250K0Camp
47.91961-03-26233°01'N / 95°31'W33°03'N / 95°28'W3.80 Miles250 Yards0125K0Hopkins
48.21966-04-23232°57'N / 95°17'W32°57'N / 95°17'W0025K0Wood
48.21966-05-23232°57'N / 95°17'W3.00 Miles33 Yards000K0Wood
48.42000-04-23234°18'N / 95°22'W34°17'N / 95°13'W9.00 Miles175 Yards0025K0Pushmataha
 Brief Description: A F2 tornado touched down west of Cloudy and traveled just south of Cloudy through rural areas of Pushmataha county before lifting 9 miles later east southeast of Cloudy. Only tree damage was observered.
48.61960-05-04434°04'N / 95°42'W34°09'N / 95°37'W7.60 Miles150 Yards00250K0Choctaw
48.61950-02-11232°59'N / 94°38'W33°00'N / 94°42'W4.50 Miles67 Yards06250K0Cass
49.62000-04-23233°04'N / 94°36'W33°04'N / 94°24'W11.80 Miles150 Yards0000Cass
 Brief Description: Numerous large pines and oaks were snapped and broken. No structures were in the path of this tornado which was one of several that occurred in this county this day.
49.72008-04-10233°25'N / 94°14'W33°29'N / 94°11'W6.00 Miles200 Yards011.0M0KBowie
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Most of the tornado damage was north of interstate 30 with some structures showing EF2 damage. In particular, the cinderblock and brick lawnmower business just north of Hwy 82 was completely destroyed with roofing debris and lawnmower parts thrown to the west and north of the building location. A brick home several hundred yards from the lawnmower business sustained significant damage to its roof and exterior walls. A metal shop building built with large metal I-beams was completely destroyed. I-beams were twisted and thrown in a northerly and westerly direction up to 200 yards from the building location with concrete still attached. The trees between the large metal building and the interstate were uprooted or snapped in a convergent pattern...indicative of tornadic winds. In total...12 structures were damaged or destroyed between Hwy 82 and the interstate and numerous trees were downed. Three tractor trailers were flipped on interstate 30 which resulted in the interstate being shut down and there was one injury. Further south of Hwy 82 on the Lonestar Army Ammunition Depot, numerous trees were snapped or uprooted and damage to parts of the Depot were reported...although it was not surveyed. North of interstate 30 along the service road...an outbuilding sales business lost several buildings and had many others damaged. Along Farm to Market 2253, numerous trees were snapped and uprooted on either side of the road and several sheds and barns were damaged or destroyed. A greenhouse was severely damaged near the end of the track. Some homes were also damaged from fallen trees. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong pressure gradient initially across northeast Texas and northwest Louisiana during the pre dawn hours of April 10th produced non-thunderstorm wind gusts responsible for downing trees and power lines. Later that morning...a squall line entered northeast Texas and southeast Oklahoma producing mostly wind damage along with some large hail and an isolated tornado in Bowie County Texas.
50.01954-04-30333°35'N / 94°23'W33°48'N / 93°59'W27.50 Miles1760 Yards00250K0Little River
50.01999-05-04333°47'N / 94°14'W33°50'N / 94°11'W4.10 Miles25 Yards0000Sevier
 Brief Description: Damage path consisted of a few small trees and twigs broken. The tornado rating in the county was only an F0 but the overall intensity was F3 in Bowie County, TX.

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