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Riviera Beach, FL Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #842

Riviera Beach, 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

Riviera Beach, 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, #728

Riviera Beach, FL
139.92
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 1,179 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Riviera Beach, FL were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:0Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:182Hail:198Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:3
Thunderstorm Winds:366Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:9Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:421 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Riviera Beach, FL.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Riviera Beach, FL.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 24 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Riviera Beach, FL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
6.01983-08-08226°42'N / 80°06'W0.30 Mile70 Yards022.5M0Palm Beach
7.01979-01-13226°41'N / 80°03'W1.00 Mile50 Yards002.5M0Palm Beach
10.51970-03-26226°56'N / 80°06'W003K0Palm Beach
13.41959-06-17226°55'N / 80°11'W27°01'N / 80°06'W8.70 Miles150 Yards00250K0Palm Beach
14.72008-08-19226°37'N / 80°13'W26°39'N / 80°16'W3.00 Miles100 Yards001.3M0KPalm Beach
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Tornado moved through a number of Equine Farms and Polo Grounds as well as two subdivisions in Wellington. Worst damage was to Palm Beach Equine Clinic, 13125 Southfield Road, where roofs were blown off of stables, power poles snapped, and many trees down in criss-crossing patterns. The Equine Veterinary roof was more than 95 percent detiled, a heavy trailer was tossed about 40 yards from its previous location northwest of the International Polo Club, and an apartment home roof near Folkstone Circle was about 70 percent detiled. Maximum estimated wind speed was around 115 MPH. Most of the track was around 70 to 80 yards wide, but at the widest point the tornado was around 100 yards in width. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Tropical Storm Fay affected South Florida on the 18th and 19th of August. The storm made landfall early in the morning of the 19th near Cape Romano, and moved over inland sections of South Florida during the morning and afternoon hours of the 19th, exiting the area near Lake Okeechobee. Fay caused tropical storm force winds, significant rainfall flooding in some areas, as well as two confirmed tornadoes.
16.21965-03-14226°33'N / 80°06'W0025K0Palm Beach
18.71964-10-14227°03'N / 80°07'W003K0Martin
21.81964-10-14226°28'N / 80°04'W022250K0Palm Beach
21.81970-07-22226°28'N / 80°04'W000K0Palm Beach
22.61958-03-18226°28'N / 80°10'W003K0Palm Beach
25.51973-02-09227°08'N / 80°12'W2.00 Miles30 Yards01250K0Martin
29.61958-10-19326°57'N / 80°32'W27°02'N / 80°27'W7.80 Miles440 Yards00250K0Martin
33.31958-10-19326°49'N / 80°40'W26°57'N / 80°32'W12.40 Miles440 Yards124250K0Palm Beach
33.81983-02-02227°15'N / 80°14'W2.00 Miles50 Yards01250K0Martin
39.71971-06-13226°12'N / 80°09'W26°13'N / 80°05'W4.50 Miles50 Yards0025K0Broward
39.81980-03-01326°10'N / 80°10'W26°15'N / 80°05'W7.80 Miles500 Yards13325.0M0Broward
45.01965-02-23326°06'N / 80°10'W26°10'N / 80°07'W5.70 Miles60 Yards06250K0Broward
46.41972-03-04226°07'N / 80°10'W2.00 Miles500 Yards06250K0Broward
46.61954-09-18327°25'N / 80°20'W2225K0St. Lucie
47.31979-05-24226°06'N / 80°08'W3.00 Miles30 Yards02250K0Broward
48.21970-01-15227°27'N / 80°18'W023K0St. Lucie
48.51961-05-26226°05'N / 80°09'W0.50 Mile50 Yards022.5M0Broward
49.31967-08-01227°28'N / 80°18'W0025K0St. Lucie
49.91983-03-17225°58'N / 80°44'W26°17'N / 80°05'W40.00 Miles60 Yards022.5M0Broward


* 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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