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Riverview, FL Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #838

Riverview, FL
0.00
Florida
0.01
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

Riverview, FL
0.0000
Florida
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, #26

Riverview, FL
302.36
Florida
185.89
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 3,203 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Riverview, FL were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:21Dense Fog:43Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:285Hail:790Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:7Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:27
Thunderstorm Winds:1,308Tropical Storm:8Wildfire:21Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:1
Other:692 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Riverview, FL.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Riverview, FL.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 61 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Riverview, FL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
0.61996-12-07227°50'N / 82°18'W27°50'N / 82°18'W2.00 Miles83 Yards10100K0Hillsborough
 Brief Description: A short-lived but strong tornado touched down one eighth of a mile east of Interstate 75 and one half mile north of Big Bend Road in Riverview where it snapped a dozen tree tops. The tornado moved east and descended into the Cowley Cove mobile home complex where it widened to 250 feet and damaged nine mobile homes and snapped an additional dozen trees. Three mobile homes were completely leveled, two were severely damaged, one moderately damaged and three incurred minor damage, all on Cowley Cove Court. One human fatality, a 50 year old male, and three dogs, occurred when the occupants mobile home was lifted up by the tornadic winds and tossed nearly a 100 feet from its foundation where it disentegrated on impact. At least five parked vehicles where damaged by the tornado along with several sheds and outbuildings. Most of the damage occurred along a 3/16 mile path in the Cowley Cove mobile home complex before it lifted, moved east and sporatically touched down in rural southern Hillsborough county. The tornado dissipated nearly two miles east of it's initial touchdown north of Dixon Drive. Of note, a parked undrivable vehicle that was in the direct path of the tornado had most of it's contents sucked from the hatchback storage compartment including a removed 100 pound transmission. Inspection of the vehicle found that the hatchback skin was buckled, bowed and pushed outward from the inside of the vehicle by the transmission casing that eventually smashed upward and out through the rear hatchback window. M50MH
5.11969-07-02227°51'N / 82°23'W023K0Hillsborough
6.11972-03-31227°54'N / 82°15'W1.00 Mile30 Yards0025K0Hillsborough
10.11951-07-22227°44'N / 82°26'W003K0Hillsborough
10.11970-01-06227°44'N / 82°26'W0325K0Hillsborough
10.21978-01-08227°55'N / 82°18'W28°00'N / 82°10'W10.00 Miles100 Yards02250K0Hillsborough
11.41953-01-09227°50'N / 82°10'W27°57'N / 82°06'W9.20 Miles100 Yards01225K0Hillsborough
11.91972-03-31227°50'N / 82°30'W0.20 Mile30 Yards04250K0Hillsborough
14.71969-12-10227°57'N / 82°30'W0025K0Hillsborough
14.91966-04-04427°55'N / 82°48'W28°06'N / 82°04'W46.50 Miles300 Yards38025.0M0Pinellas
15.21983-02-02227°59'N / 82°13'W28°03'N / 82°09'W4.00 Miles40 Yards02250K0Hillsborough
16.91963-02-19228°01'N / 82°08'W00250K0Hillsborough
17.01963-07-28228°00'N / 82°30'W0.80 Mile100 Yards003K0Hillsborough
18.41964-07-02228°02'N / 82°07'W0625K0Hillsborough
19.71969-06-06227°48'N / 81°59'W000K0Polk
20.71961-05-05227°45'N / 82°38'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0025K0Pinellas
21.61983-12-11227°46'N / 82°40'W27°53'N / 82°39'W8.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Pinellas
21.61961-08-31227°36'N / 82°33'W2.00 Miles50 Yards003K0Manatee
21.91969-12-10227°42'N / 82°38'W1.00 Mile150 Yards01250K0Pinellas
22.01958-04-15427°40'N / 82°37'W0725K0Polk
23.01973-10-31228°01'N / 82°40'W28°05'N / 82°30'W11.20 Miles100 Yards082.5M0Hillsborough
24.21992-10-03327°50'N / 82°42'W2.60 Miles500 Yards37525.0M0Pinellas
24.31981-12-15227°43'N / 82°43'W27°46'N / 82°40'W4.70 Miles150 Yards05250K0Pinellas
24.71978-12-01228°10'N / 82°11'W0.60 Mile30 Yards00250K0Pasco
24.91978-05-04327°55'N / 82°42'W1.50 Miles200 Yards3942.5M0Pinellas
25.41971-11-29228°01'N / 81°57'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0025K0Polk
26.61978-12-01228°11'N / 82°28'W0.80 Mile30 Yards00250K0Pasco
27.21963-08-13227°48'N / 82°47'W27°50'N / 82°43'W5.10 Miles100 Yards0025K0Pinellas
27.81958-10-31327°32'N / 82°38'W27°31'N / 82°35'W3.60 Miles200 Yards0425K0Manatee
28.31973-03-17228°13'N / 82°10'W0.30 Mile20 Yards0125K0Pasco
29.01986-02-08227°53'N / 81°50'W2.00 Miles10 Yards00250K0Polk
29.11992-10-03227°53'N / 82°48'W27°54'N / 82°45'W3.00 Miles200 Yards102.5M0Pinellas
29.41972-02-01227°25'N / 82°10'W0.50 Mile100 Yards00250K0Manatee
29.41956-02-10227°27'N / 82°32'W000K0Manatee
29.71967-12-28227°54'N / 82°47'W0025K0Pinellas
30.71963-08-21227°54'N / 82°48'W0.30 Mile27 Yards003K0Pinellas
31.31951-12-18227°45'N / 81°48'W0025K0Polk
31.31973-10-31227°55'N / 82°55'W28°01'N / 82°40'W16.70 Miles100 Yards092.5M0Pinellas
31.41972-02-01227°25'N / 82°35'W27°27'N / 82°33'W3.30 Miles400 Yards03250K0Manatee
32.01968-10-18227°25'N / 82°33'W0.10 Mile50 Yards0025K0Manatee
32.11952-05-30227°56'N / 82°49'W0.10 Mile33 Yards003K0Pinellas
33.31992-07-12228°01'N / 82°47'W28°09'N / 82°45'W4.50 Miles60 Yards062.5M0Pinellas
33.42006-12-25228°18'N / 82°19'W28°19'N / 82°19'W1.00 Mile100 Yards023.5M0KPasco
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado hit the Tampa Bay Golf and Country Club which is located a few miles west of San Antonio or about 9.5 miles west southwest of Dade City. Radar showed the tornado occurred on the north side of a small bow echo that was moving to the northeast and caused additional damage north of State Road 52. The tornado caused $3.5 million in damage, two injuries, 101 damaged homes, 21 of which were considered heavily damaged, and 6 destroyed. Most of the damage was rated F0 or F1 on the Fuita tornado scale. However, damage rated as F2 occurred on the 2900 block of Caddyshack Lane. The damage looked like high end F1 damage, but the 1999 home had hurricane straps, a reinforced garage door, and other protective measures making it stronger than the average home. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A line of thunderstorms ahead of a cold front moved across the eastern Gulf of Mexico and through much of Florida. Doppler radar showed bow echoes with several of the storms.
35.31969-06-13227°21'N / 82°31'W003K0Sarasota
35.61955-10-29227°24'N / 82°38'W000K0Manatee
36.81959-04-02228°21'N / 82°12'W012250K0Pasco
38.41966-04-04428°06'N / 82°04'W28°13'N / 81°32'W33.50 Miles300 Yards845025.0M0Polk
39.91966-04-04227°42'N / 82°38'W28°21'N / 80°45'W140.0 Miles150 Yards00250K0Pinellas
41.31963-05-29227°54'N / 81°38'W02250K0Polk
41.41979-05-08228°04'N / 81°41'W4.00 Miles200 Yards14025.0M0Polk
41.41968-11-09228°22'N / 82°22'W28°29'N / 82°12'W12.90 Miles100 Yards042.5M0Pasco
43.31973-03-17228°06'N / 81°40'W0.30 Mile20 Yards0025K0Polk
44.31963-02-19227°54'N / 81°35'W0.20 Mile33 Yards00250K0Polk
45.11997-12-27228°04'N / 81°40'W28°08'N / 81°36'W5.80 Miles150 Yards0186.0M0Polk
 Brief Description: A strong F2 tornado touched down in the Lake Region mobile home park along U.S. Highway 27 and County Road 544 in Polk county. Several mobile homes sustained major to severe damage. Residents of Haines City who heard the tornado described that the sound resembled a high-pitched whine. The F2 tornado moved northeast and travelled across U.S. Highway 27 and caused significant wall and roof damage to several well built wood, mixed brick and mobile homes over mainly south and east Haines City from County Road 544 northeast to County Road 580. The Boone Middle School over eastern Haines City had heavy damage to a main building while eleven portable classrooms were destroyed or heavily damaged. Numerous trees were uprooted or snapped half way up from the base. Several orange trees were sheared near the base along County Road 544. Several power poles were snapped and power lines downed along the path of the F2 tornado. Total damage was estimated at six million dollars. Seventy-five homes were destroyed, another 75-100 suffered major damage while another 75-100 received minor damage. Most of the homes destroyed were mobile or pre-fabricated homes. Also, at least ten vehicles were damaged or destroyed by the tornado. Nearly 2,000 electrical customers were without power from power poles and lines blown down by the tornadic wind. Most injuries that occurred during the tornado touchdown resulted from wind blown debris.
46.81971-12-03227°08'N / 82°28'W27°11'N / 82°25'W4.90 Miles100 Yards0325K0Sarasota
47.21951-12-18227°47'N / 81°32'W000K0Polk
47.81971-12-03227°07'N / 82°23'W27°09'N / 82°18'W5.90 Miles50 Yards0025K0Sarasota
49.51968-11-09227°06'N / 82°27'W27°08'N / 82°24'W4.10 Miles100 Yards02250K0Sarasota
49.81964-06-06228°06'N / 81°33'W0025K0Polk
49.81958-01-26227°13'N / 81°52'W000K0De Soto
49.81983-12-12227°13'N / 81°52'W1.00 Mile50 Yards04250K0De Soto


* 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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