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The chance of earthquake damage in Reliance is much higher than Tennessee average and is higher than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Reliance is lower than Tennessee average and is lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #20

Reliance, TN
2.35
Tennessee
0.56
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

Reliance, TN
0.0000
Tennessee
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, #479

Reliance, TN
123.95
Tennessee
175.35
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 3,879 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Reliance, TN were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:2Dense Fog:0Drought:18
Dust Storm:0Flood:263Hail:1,027Heat:10Heavy Snow:16
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:6Landslide:0Strong Wind:12
Thunderstorm Winds:2,327Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:0Winter Storm:28Winter Weather:5
Other:164 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Reliance, TN.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 4 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Reliance, TN.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
49.71984-10-094.21234.75-85.2
8.11979-08-133.7535.24-84.38
16.01977-07-273.5735.42-84.42
36.21982-09-243.5835.68-84.25

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 44 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Reliance, TN.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
7.51974-04-03335°16'N / 84°38'W35°19'N / 84°33'W6.10 Miles500 Yards050250K0Mcminn
7.61973-12-13235°11'N / 84°39'W0.80 Mile880 Yards03250K0Polk
8.71986-02-06335°18'N / 84°39'W35°17'N / 84°36'W3.00 Miles270 Yards002.5M0Mcminn
8.81986-02-06335°14'N / 84°39'W35°18'N / 84°39'W2.00 Miles270 Yards002.5M0Polk
8.91974-04-03335°13'N / 84°42'W35°16'N / 84°38'W5.40 Miles500 Yards10250K0Polk
9.81974-04-03335°14'N / 84°42'W35°15'N / 84°40'W2.70 Miles350 Yards003K0Polk
12.31952-02-29235°18'N / 84°40'W35°27'N / 84°28'W15.30 Miles587 Yards00250K0Mcminn
12.41980-04-28235°15'N / 84°20'W35°16'N / 84°17'W3.30 Miles50 Yards01250K0Monroe
12.91986-02-06335°14'N / 84°49'W35°14'N / 84°40'W5.00 Miles270 Yards052.5M0Bradley
15.11974-04-03335°11'N / 84°52'W35°13'N / 84°42'W9.70 Miles500 Yards20250K0Bradley
16.71974-04-03335°06'N / 84°55'W35°14'N / 84°42'W15.40 Miles350 Yards1100250K0Bradley
16.71965-04-15335°11'N / 84°52'W35°18'N / 84°45'W10.40 Miles600 Yards0502.5M0Bradley
16.91974-04-08335°26'N / 84°37'W2.00 Miles440 Yards01250K0Mcminn
17.41994-04-15335°19'N / 85°00'W35°26'N / 84°29'W15.00 Miles880 Yards175.0M0Hamilton, Meigs, Bradley And Mcminn
 Brief Description: The tornado first touched in northern Hamilton County near the town of Grasshopper and moved northeast crossing into Meigs County just south of Birchwood. One man was killed in Birchwood when his mobile home collapsed on top of him. Two others were injured in the same area. In Hamilton County, eight homes, three mobile homes, one church, and 17 barns were damaged or destroyed. The tornado continued across southern Meigs County passing near the towns of East View and Brittsville. Three persons were injured in the county. About 25 mobile homes and six barns were damaged or destroyed. The tornado then clipped the northern part of Bradley County. Two persons were injured in the county. Ten mobile homes and 17 homes were damaged. Numerous trees were knocked down as well. The tornado then crossed into McMinn County where it moved through the towns of Lamontville, Riceville, Georgetown, and Englewood. The tornado was not on the ground during the entire trip in McMinn County, but was on the ground for much of its lifetime. When the tornado went through the town of Riceville, the local elementary school lost the roof off its concession stand and the bleachers were damaged. Numerous trees were knocked down in the county as well. One person was injured in McMinn County. M57H
19.21974-03-21235°00'N / 84°45'W0.80 Mile300 Yards07250K0Polk
19.31963-03-19235°27'N / 84°39'W35°29'N / 84°36'W3.60 Miles200 Yards0125K0Mcminn
20.21963-03-19235°11'N / 84°54'W35°12'N / 84°51'W3.30 Miles150 Yards03250K0Bradley
21.91997-03-29335°09'N / 84°54'W35°09'N / 84°54'W4.00 Miles100 Yards0503.2M0Bradley
 Brief Description: In Hamilton county...the tornado first touched down in the Tiftonia community just west of downtown Chattanooga around 1:10 am EDT. As the tornado moved due east across the southern part of the county, 50 homes were completely destroyed. Another 600 homes and one business were heavily damaged. Most of the damage was concentrated in the East Brainerd community. There, about half of the 180-unit Hickory Villa apartment complex was destroyed, and 18 of 23 townhomes of the Hickory Trace complex were destroyed. Two more apartment complexes, Hickory Valley and Ledford Apartments, were severely damaged. Around 20000 homes were without electricity after the storm. Most power had been restored by Monday morning. In Bradley county...the tornado destroyed 5 poultry farms, 4 homes, and 4 mobile homes. Another 45 homes, 16 mobile homes and 3 poultry farms were damaged.
22.31974-04-03434°57'N / 84°18'W34°58'N / 84°13'W5.10 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Fannin
23.71974-04-03235°31'N / 84°21'W1.00 Mile200 Yards00250K0Monroe
25.41953-05-02435°31'N / 84°45'W35°32'N / 84°43'W1.90 Miles33 Yards000K0Mcminn
25.91953-05-02435°31'N / 84°47'W35°31'N / 84°45'W2.30 Miles33 Yards48250K0Meigs
26.41974-04-03434°58'N / 84°13'W35°09'N / 83°57'W18.90 Miles33 Yards42625.0M0Cherokee
27.51974-04-03234°49'N / 84°21'W34°51'N / 84°19'W3.00 Miles200 Yards022.5M0Fannin
31.41974-04-03434°46'N / 84°46'W34°48'N / 84°42'W4.70 Miles200 Yards12250K0Murray
31.61974-04-03234°41'N / 84°30'W34°49'N / 84°21'W12.60 Miles200 Yards032.5M0Gilmer
35.41974-04-03235°16'N / 83°59'W35°20'N / 83°49'W10.50 Miles33 Yards211250K0Graham
35.82010-04-25235°37'N / 84°08'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0020K0KBlount
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The NWS storm survey determined a tornado tracked from Loudon County for one-half of a mile along Thompson Bridge road. It was classified as an EF2 tornado with winds estimated at 110 mph with a path width of 100 yards. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong low pressure system along with an associated cold front tracked across the area triggering thunderstorms during the evening and overnight hours. A tornado touched down in eastern Monroe County, then tracked across southern Loudon County and finally dissipated in western Blount County. Another weak tornado touched down briefly in Polk County.
37.91984-05-07235°44'N / 84°21'W1.00 Mile70 Yards00250K0Loudon
37.91974-04-03235°40'N / 84°10'W35°40'N / 84°09'W02250K0Loudon
38.12010-10-26235°07'N / 85°11'W1.00 Mile100 Yards06200K0KHamilton
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: NWS storm survey determined an EF2 tornado with maximum wind speed of 125 mph and a length of 1.2 miles with a path width of 100 yards touched down in the vicinity of the Chickamauga Dam. Damage from the storm included a roof torn off an apartment complex, a cement plant demolished, several vehicles on Highway 153 damaged and numerous trees and powerlines downed. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front tracked through the region triggering scattered severe thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening hours. Storm reports contained mainly damaging thunderstorm wind, but an EF2 tornado formed in Hamilton County. Six people were injured. Tornadoes also formed in Bradley, Loudon and Marion Counties.
39.01993-02-21235°47'N / 84°34'W35°45'N / 84°31'W10.00 Miles100 Yards00500K0Blount And Loudon
 Brief Description: The tornado that went through Loudon County continued across Blount County through the town of Friendsville and ending just west of Maryville. One large home was destroyed and several other were damaged. Numerous trees were snapped.
40.41977-03-30234°37'N / 84°30'W2.00 Miles100 Yards04250K0Gilmer
40.51974-04-03434°36'N / 84°56'W34°46'N / 84°46'W14.90 Miles150 Yards0152.5M0Murray
41.71961-03-08234°54'N / 85°18'W34°56'N / 85°02'W15.20 Miles600 Yards00250K0Catoosa
42.71997-03-29335°03'N / 85°19'W35°03'N / 85°11'W8.00 Miles100 Yards04445.0M0Hamilton
 Brief Description: In Hamilton county...the tornado first touched down in the Tiftonia community just west of downtown Chattanooga around 1:10 am EDT. As the tornado moved due east across the southern part of the county, 50 homes were completely destroyed. Another 600 homes and one business were heavily damaged. Most of the damage was concentrated in the East Brainerd community. There, about half of the 180-unit Hickory Villa apartment complex was destroyed, and 18 of 23 townhomes of the Hickory Trace complex were destroyed. Two more apartment complexes, Hickory Valley and Ledford Apartments, were severely damaged. Around 20000 homes were without electricity after the storm. Most power had been restored by Monday morning. In Bradley county...the tornado destroyed 5 poultry farms, 4 homes, and 4 mobile homes. Another 45 homes, 16 mobile homes and 3 poultry farms were damaged.
44.21956-02-18234°42'N / 85°17'W34°52'N / 84°56'W22.90 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Walker
44.61995-04-21235°03'N / 85°17'W10.00 Miles75 Yards000.1M0Hamilton
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down over parts of suburban Chattanooga. The tornado most of its damage in a 16-block area. Overall 80 buildings were damaged. Of the 80 buildings damaged, 50 of them were homes and 30 of the buildings were businesses. Several apartments suffered roof damage and 43 persons were evacuated.
45.41977-03-30234°33'N / 84°51'W34°36'N / 84°40'W11.00 Miles400 Yards00250K0Gordon
46.01994-06-26235°20'N / 85°19'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00500K0Sequatchie
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down near Lewis Chapel. A church and a mobile home and another mobile home were destroyed. Two other homes were damaged. Several trees were blown down as well.
46.81985-04-05234°30'N / 84°36'W34°33'N / 84°31'W5.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Pickens
47.31974-04-03235°20'N / 83°49'W35°23'N / 83°35'W13.60 Miles33 Yards003K0Swain
49.02009-04-10235°21'N / 85°22'W5.00 Miles175 Yards00100K0KSequatchie
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An F2 tornado with maximum wind speeds of 120 mph occurred around 2 miles south of Dunlap. The tornado initially touched down along Frank Tate Road with a maximum wind speed of 90 mph (EF-1) and a width of 100 yards. The tornado continued in a northeast path and increased in size to an EF-2 with a maximum wind speed of 120 mph and a width of 175 yards. Several large hardwood trees were snapped off near the trunk base with extensive damage occurring in a concentrated path. The tornado continued its northeast movement and finally weakened to a EF-1 with a maximum wind speed of 100 mph as it dissipated at the foothill of Signal Mountain. A school and several homes suffered minor to moderate wind damage along the nearly 5 mile of the tornado. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front tracked across east Tennessee during the afternoon and evening hours. The resulting squall line triggered numerous thunderstorm wind damage reports along with large hail. Three tornadoes were also reported. One person was injured.
49.31974-04-03434°34'N / 84°58'W34°36'N / 84°56'W3.30 Miles150 Yards2252.5M0Whitfield


* 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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