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The chance of earthquake damage in River Road is about the same as North Carolina average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in River Road is higher than North Carolina average and is higher than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #903

River Road, NC
0.00
North Carolina
0.18
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

River Road, NC
0.0000
North Carolina
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, #168

River Road, NC
154.39
North Carolina
115.21
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 1,958 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of River Road, NC were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:9Dense Fog:0Drought:15
Dust Storm:0Flood:165Hail:757Heat:0Heavy Snow:16
High Surf:0Hurricane:9Ice Storm:5Landslide:0Strong Wind:11
Thunderstorm Winds:883Tropical Storm:7Wildfire:0Winter Storm:21Winter Weather:5
Other:55 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near River Road, NC.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near River Road, NC.

No historical earthquake events found in or near River Road, NC.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 52 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near River Road, NC.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
7.21996-10-08235°29'N / 76°52'W35°29'N / 76°52'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0030K0Beaufort
 Brief Description: Trailer totally demolished and several homes damaged on Highway 92.
9.91975-03-14235°30'N / 77°00'W35°39'N / 76°40'W21.30 Miles100 Yards0202.5M0Beaufort
10.21963-05-17235°42'N / 77°00'W35°36'N / 77°06'W8.90 Miles50 Yards02250K0Beaufort
11.51953-04-16235°34'N / 77°11'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Pitt
12.51968-04-24235°25'N / 76°48'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Beaufort
13.11971-05-13235°07'N / 77°12'W35°33'N / 76°37'W44.40 Miles300 Yards00250K0Craven
13.31968-03-12235°25'N / 76°47'W1.00 Mile27 Yards00250K0Beaufort
16.61973-04-27235°28'N / 76°42'W0.50 Mile123 Yards1125K0Beaufort
18.82002-10-11235°35'N / 76°40'W35°35'N / 76°40'W3.00 Miles200 Yards003.0M0Beaufort
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down near Pantego in the Swamp Road area. The tornado destroyed one house, a mobile home as well as a hog farm. Most of the dollar damage occurred to the farm with the destruction of hog houses and heavy equipment.
21.01984-03-28435°30'N / 77°30'W35°41'N / 77°12'W20.00 Miles1223 Yards915325.0M0Pitt
24.91983-05-16235°50'N / 76°48'W35°50'N / 76°47'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Tyrrell
26.01972-05-15335°35'N / 77°31'W35°36'N / 77°22'W8.50 Miles120 Yards042.5M0Pitt
26.61983-03-18235°55'N / 76°50'W35°50'N / 76°50'W3.00 Miles17 Yards00250K0Nash
26.81983-05-16235°50'N / 76°47'W35°50'N / 76°40'W6.00 Miles100 Yards05250K0Washington
26.91965-03-17335°07'N / 76°57'W35°14'N / 76°33'W24.00 Miles100 Yards1402.5M0Pamlico
28.91963-09-29235°05'N / 76°54'W35°08'N / 76°48'W6.60 Miles30 Yards0025K0Pamlico
29.01965-03-17335°04'N / 77°06'W35°07'N / 76°57'W9.10 Miles100 Yards0402.5M0Craven
29.61977-03-04335°29'N / 77°33'W35°32'N / 77°29'W4.90 Miles60 Yards00250K0Greene
29.91999-09-15235°15'N / 76°34'W35°15'N / 76°34'W10.00 Miles50 Yards00700K0Pamlico
 Brief Description: This tornado moved over Hobucken and destroyed a mobile home, a house, tore the roof off of a school and severely damaged two churches. Between 1108 and 2110 LST on Wednesday, September 15th the Morehead City/Newport office issued 20 tornado warnings. That is an average of two warnings per hour for ten hours. At least ten of the tornadoes were reported by spotters during the event. This tornadic event was the precurser to Hurricane Floyd which made landfall on Thursday, September 16th and caused record flooding across eastern North Carolina.
29.91955-06-11235°46'N / 77°31'W35°53'N / 77°12'W19.40 Miles200 Yards00250K0Pitt
30.01957-11-08335°51'N / 77°18'W36°00'N / 77°00'W19.70 Miles150 Yards01250K0Bertie
30.41978-04-19235°08'N / 77°16'W0.70 Mile30 Yards00250K0Jones
30.71996-04-15235°28'N / 77°32'W35°28'N / 77°32'W1.30 Miles75 Yards00150K0Greene
 Brief Description: Tornado ripped the roof off a church on NC903. Sanctuary was left intact. The tornado crossed a field and totally destroyed a modular home on Gray Road one-half mile NE of the church. Family had left the house and sought refuge at a relatives home.
30.81973-09-14235°50'N / 76°45'W35°54'N / 76°34'W11.20 Miles300 Yards0025K0Washington
32.32008-02-18235°26'N / 77°34'W35°27'N / 77°33'W1.00 Mile150 Yards03500K0KGreene
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down about 1 mile north of Hookerton. The tornado was rated as EF2 and was around 150 yards wide. The tornado demolished a 2 story home shortly after touching down causing 3 minor injuries. The tornado also ripped the roof off a nearby trailer. The tornado stayed on the ground for a little over 1 mile as it moved northeast then lifted. Damage in Greene county was estimated at 300,000 dollars. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A line of thunderstorms moved across eastern North Carolina during the early morning hours on February 18th and produced high winds, some hail and three tornadoes. One thunderstorm produced the three tornadoes that moved along a northeast path across parts of Greene, Pitt, Beaufort and Martin counties. The tornadoes were rated as EF2 in Greene county, and EF1 in Pitt, Beaufort, and Martin counties. The three tornadoes produced around 500,000 dollars in damages with 3 minor injuries reported.
33.81957-11-08335°44'N / 77°40'W35°51'N / 77°18'W22.10 Miles150 Yards03250K0Edgecombe
33.81978-06-03236°00'N / 76°57'W0.80 Mile83 Yards00250K0Bertie
34.21952-05-20235°28'N / 76°23'W1.50 Miles33 Yards020K0Hyde
34.31965-03-17335°00'N / 77°13'W35°04'N / 77°06'W8.20 Miles100 Yards152.5M0Jones
34.41964-10-04235°52'N / 77°04'W35°54'N / 76°06'W54.10 Miles50 Yards00250K0Martin
34.61984-03-28435°24'N / 77°42'W35°30'N / 77°30'W13.00 Miles1223 Yards7025.0M0Greene
35.31969-04-19235°00'N / 77°00'W003K0Craven
36.11992-11-23335°58'N / 77°17'W36°01'N / 77°12'W11.00 Miles100 Yards09250K0Martin
38.51996-09-16235°13'N / 77°35'W35°15'N / 77°35'W1.00 Mile100 Yards011.0M0Lenoir
 Brief Description: Kinston Public Service complex on Highway 258 south of Kinston hit by tornado. Steel I-beams were twisted and bent upwards. Wind equipment measured 145 mph winds before it stopped working. Two other sets of wind equipment blown away. Warehouse across the street lost its roof. Damage at Lenoir Community College and Diamond Warehouse on Highway 58. Roof sheared off house on Highway 55 in Sand Hill.
38.81992-11-23335°49'N / 77°43'W35°58'N / 77°17'W24.00 Miles100 Yards02250K0Edgecombe
40.51953-03-15335°45'N / 77°44'W35°45'N / 77°34'W9.20 Miles27 Yards000K0Edgecombe
41.31992-11-23336°01'N / 77°12'W36°12'N / 76°41'W31.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Bertie
41.91975-03-14235°11'N / 77°42'W35°15'N / 77°35'W8.00 Miles67 Yards002.5M0Lenoir
42.71957-11-08335°42'N / 77°45'W35°44'N / 77°40'W5.10 Miles150 Yards01250K0Wilson
43.01999-04-15235°00'N / 77°37'W35°05'N / 77°22'W15.00 Miles900 Yards082.0M0Jones
 Brief Description: On the night of April 15, 1999 several tornadoes touched down. One multi-vortex tornado touched down in Duplin County about a half mile south of Kenansville. The tornado tracked east northeast between Pink Hill and Beulaville and just to the north of Potters HIll before entering Jones County. Once in Jones County the tornado passed just north of Hargetts crossroads and traced north of Route 41... ending near the intersection of Routes 58 and 41. The tornado track covered nearly 30 miles and ranged between a half mile to around one mile wide. An unconfirmed wind report of 165 mph was measured near Trenton. In total... hundreds of trees were knocked down, over 30 homes were destroyed, 60 homes suffered major damage, and a significant number of livestock were killed,
43.21952-05-10236°06'N / 77°15'W060K0Bertie
43.41988-11-17235°53'N / 76°24'W35°54'N / 76°21'W2.00 Miles50 Yards01250K0Washington
43.41984-03-28435°20'N / 77°47'W35°24'N / 77°42'W5.00 Miles1223 Yards0025.0M0Lenoir
45.22008-05-11234°52'N / 77°13'W34°53'N / 77°09'W4.00 Miles100 Yards005K0KJones
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down near Belgrade in Onslow County and crossed into Jones county about 1 mile to the southeast of Belgrade. The tornado was rated as an EF2 and had a total path length of 5 miles. The tornado was about 100 yards wide. Most of the structural damage occurred in Onslow county...however numerous trees were sheared off in Jones county and a porch was destroyed at one residence. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Numerous thunderstorms developed near the coast of eastern North Carolina during the late afternoon and evening hours ahead of a cold front. Unstable air ahead of the cold front combined with strong wind shear to produce rotating thunderstorms and several tornadoes were reported near the south coast in parts of Onslow...Jones and Carteret counties.
45.42008-05-11236°08'N / 77°11'W36°12'N / 76°55'W15.00 Miles200 Yards021.0M0KBertie
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Tornado first touched down about two miles north-northwest of Lewiston Woodville. The tornado path then continued east-northeast across the county producing EF0 to EF2 damage. The tornado path ended as EF0 damage about one mile south of Powellsville. Confirmed EF1 tornado damage about two miles north-northwest of Lewiston Woodville consisted of numerous trees downed on Route 308, and several trailer and brick homes damaged with some mobile homes destroyed near Piney Woods Road. Confirmed EF2 tornado damage about three miles north-northeast of Lewiston Woodville and five miles southwest of Connaritsa consisted of several mobile homes destroyed and a church demolished on Connaritsa Road. Confirmed EF1 tornado damage occurred again about four miles southwest of Powellsville. The damage was along Hexlena Road, with numerous trees downed or snapped off and extensive damage to a few mobile homes. The tornado damage ended about one mile south of Powellsville. Confirmed EF0 tornado damage occurred along Sally Freeman Road, where a porch attached to a mobile home, was demolished. Also, several trees were snapped off. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Scattered severe thunderstorms produced damaging winds, large hail and one tornado across portions of northeast North Carolina.
45.81984-03-28236°04'N / 76°35'W36°05'N / 76°32'W4.00 Miles177 Yards00250K0Chowan
46.11984-03-28336°08'N / 77°12'W36°12'N / 77°06'W6.00 Miles880 Yards6192.5M0Bertie
46.42008-05-11234°52'N / 77°14'W34°52'N / 77°13'W1.00 Mile100 Yards06150K0KOnslow
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Tornado touched down near Belgrade and moved east into southern Jones county about 1 mile southeast of Belgrade. The tornado had a path length of around 5 miles and was rated as an EF2. Several homes received moderate to severe damage with 6 minor injuries reported. Several outbuildings were destroyed and numerous trees were sheared off. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Numerous thunderstorms developed near the coast of eastern North Carolina during the late afternoon and evening hours ahead of a cold front. Unstable air ahead of the cold front combined with strong wind shear to produce rotating thunderstorms and several tornadoes were reported near the south coast in parts of Onslow...Jones and Carteret counties.
46.51986-06-17235°27'N / 76°10'W0.50 Mile60 Yards00250K0Hyde
47.81988-11-17235°54'N / 76°21'W35°56'N / 76°15'W7.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Tyrrell
48.11984-03-28236°05'N / 76°32'W36°06'N / 76°30'W2.00 Miles177 Yards11250K0Perquimans
48.51984-03-28335°16'N / 77°50'W35°19'N / 77°47'W4.00 Miles527 Yards0725.0M0Lenoir


* 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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