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The chance of earthquake damage in Sabine County is higher than Louisiana average and is lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Sabine County is lower than Louisiana average and is higher than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #2

Sabine County
0.48
Louisiana
0.03
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

Sabine County
0.0000
Louisiana
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, #50

Sabine County
193.57
Louisiana
235.86
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 11,273 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Sabine County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:2Cold:6Dense Fog:1Drought:60
Dust Storm:0Flood:834Hail:4,317Heat:10Heavy Snow:20
High Surf:0Hurricane:8Ice Storm:24Landslide:0Strong Wind:34
Thunderstorm Winds:5,623Tropical Storm:16Wildfire:11Winter Storm:15Winter Weather:20
Other:272 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Sabine County.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 4 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Sabine County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
9.91964-04-284.4N/A31.7-93.6
31.61964-06-034.2N/A31.3-94
14.41964-04-243.7N/A31.6-93.8
14.81964-04-243.7N/A31.5-93.8

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 71 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Sabine County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
4.81983-05-19331°36'N / 93°32'W31°37'N / 93°28'W3.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Sabine
5.61954-04-30231°30'N / 93°36'W31°35'N / 93°20'W16.70 Miles100 Yards1625K0Sabine
7.61974-03-20331°35'N / 93°50'W31°43'N / 93°26'W26.00 Miles200 Yards152.5M0Sabine
9.41957-11-16331°34'N / 93°24'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0125K0Sabine
12.01950-02-12331°38'N / 93°39'W31°50'N / 93°28'W17.60 Miles100 Yards525250K0Sabine
12.61974-03-20331°35'N / 93°50'W31°47'N / 92°58'W23.10 Miles77 Yards018250K0Natchitoches
13.61993-04-14231°37'N / 93°26'W31°38'N / 93°15'W10.00 Miles125 Yards035.0M500KSabine And Natchitoches
16.91975-05-07231°20'N / 93°40'W000K0Sabine
18.71980-10-27331°50'N / 93°30'W31°48'N / 93°25'W5.60 Miles500 Yards00250K0Sabine
19.31966-08-12231°20'N / 93°45'W2.00 Miles50 Yards000K0Sabine
21.11976-03-30231°19'N / 93°24'W31°22'N / 93°13'W11.30 Miles50 Yards00250K0Vernon
22.01974-03-20331°21'N / 94°00'W31°35'N / 93°50'W18.90 Miles77 Yards000K0Sabine
24.31976-03-30231°22'N / 93°13'W31°23'N / 93°12'W1.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Sabine
25.01974-03-20331°32'N / 93°59'W1.00 Mile100 Yards000K0Sabine
25.91974-03-20331°43'N / 93°26'W31°49'N / 92°57'W30.00 Miles200 Yards000K0Natchitoches
26.31976-03-30231°16'N / 93°21'W31°22'N / 93°05'W17.20 Miles77 Yards02250K0Vernon
27.11950-02-12331°50'N / 93°28'W32°00'N / 93°16'W16.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Natchitoches
27.41967-01-26231°24'N / 93°08'W1.00 Mile33 Yards003K0Grant
28.52000-04-23331°58'N / 93°28'W31°57'N / 93°24'W4.30 Miles200 Yards00500K0De Soto
 Brief Description: A high precipitation supercell produced a tornado as part of an outbreak of tornados across the region. Damage consisted of large pine trees snapped and oak trees blown down. Most damage to residences were from fallen trees. A number of outbuildings were damaged by fallen trees and wind. This tornado continued into Red River Parish, LA.
29.01974-03-20331°31'N / 94°07'W31°32'N / 93°59'W8.20 Miles100 Yards040K0San Augustine
29.11957-04-03231°37'N / 94°03'W2.00 Miles33 Yards003K0Shelby
29.32003-11-17231°08'N / 93°29'W31°09'N / 93°28'W1.00 Mile20 Yards001.0M0Newton
 Brief Description: Seven homes were destroyed, and 11 were damaged from a short-lived tornado on River Road just below the Toledo Bend Dam.
29.81997-01-23231°57'N / 93°27'W32°00'N / 93°23'W5.00 Miles400 Yards0000De Soto
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down in southwest Rambin, moved northeast through Rambin, then lifted. Damage consisted of numerous trees twisted and snapped or completely uprooted. Four houses sustained major damage. Other houses were damaged from trees falling into them. A mobile home was lifted and blown 100 yds. No injuries or deaths.
30.02000-04-23331°57'N / 93°23'W31°57'N / 93°17'W7.00 Miles200 Yards00500K0Red River
 Brief Description: A high precipitation supercell produced a tornado as part of a tornado outbreak across the region. Damage consisted of large pine trees snapped and oak trees blown down. Most damage to residences were from fallen trees. A number of outbuildings were damaged by either fallen trees or wind. This tornado entered from De Soto Parish, LA and exited into Natchitoches Parish, LA.
30.51968-03-11331°46'N / 93°06'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Natchitoches
30.61982-04-20231°58'N / 93°21'W0025K0Red River
31.51953-12-03232°00'N / 93°42'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0325K0Winn
31.72000-04-23232°03'N / 93°42'W31°58'N / 93°39'W8.50 Miles150 Yards00750K0De Soto
 Brief Description: A high precipitation supercell produced a tornado as part of an outbreak of tornados across the region. Damage consisted of large pine and oak trees uprooted or snapped. A mobile home was split in half from a fallen oak. Most damage to residences were from fallen trees. A number of outbuildings were damaged by fallen trees and wind.
31.81991-02-19231°32'N / 94°09'W31°35'N / 94°03'W5.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0San Augustine
31.91983-05-19331°47'N / 93°05'W2.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Natchitoches
32.41976-02-17231°55'N / 93°55'W32°02'N / 93°43'W14.20 Miles50 Yards03250K0De Soto
32.41959-04-08231°18'N / 94°01'W0.20 Mile50 Yards000K0Sabine
33.11976-03-30231°23'N / 93°12'W31°29'N / 92°50'W22.70 Miles33 Yards00250K0Natchitoches
33.21974-10-28231°09'N / 93°16'W0.20 Mile100 Yards012250K0Vernon
33.92000-04-23331°57'N / 93°16'W31°55'N / 93°06'W8.00 Miles200 Yards001.0M0Natchitoches
 Brief Description: A supercell produced a tornado as part of an outbreak of tornados across the region. Damage consisted of large pine trees snapped and oak trees blown down. Most damage to residences were from fallen trees. Two steel utility power towers were destroyed. A number of outbuildings were also damaged. Moved through De Soto Parish then across Red River Parish and into Natchitoches Parish.
34.31953-03-22231°06'N / 93°13'W31°42'N / 92°48'W48.10 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Vernon
34.41973-01-20232°00'N / 93°27'W32°05'N / 93°22'W7.70 Miles100 Yards0025K0Red River
34.52004-11-23231°19'N / 93°04'W31°22'N / 93°00'W10.00 Miles600 Yards03500K0Vernon
 Brief Description: A strong tornado formed in rural sections of Vernon Parish, blowing down many trees and power lines, before hitting the small community of Hutton. 10 to 15 homes were damaged or destroyed. Several people were injured, none seriously.
35.11976-02-17231°43'N / 94°14'W31°55'N / 93°55'W23.10 Miles50 Yards000K0Shelby
35.61992-11-21231°12'N / 93°08'W31°16'N / 93°03'W6.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Vernon
36.21973-01-21231°50'N / 94°08'W31°53'N / 94°00'W8.70 Miles200 Yards03250K0Shelby
36.52001-11-26231°53'N / 93°11'W31°57'N / 93°01'W15.20 Miles100 Yards0040K0Natchitoches
 Brief Description: Damage was confined mostly to trees and tree limbs. A row of Pecan trees was knocked over at the beginning of the path. Some power lines were down, a mobile home had its roof stripped and a home had its chimney and roof damaged.
37.81991-02-19331°30'N / 94°15'W31°33'N / 94°09'W5.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0San Augustine
38.41999-04-03331°58'N / 94°00'W32°00'N / 93°58'W2.60 Miles150 Yards01500K0De Soto
 Brief Description: Numerous homes with moderate to severe damage. Some roofs removed or partially removed. Church steeple knocked over and portion of roof missing. Numerous trees uprooted or snapped. This tornado was associated with a supercell which developed over the area as a speed max moved out of Texas and into Louisiana. This is a continuation of the Shelby County, Texas tornado.
38.81976-03-30231°22'N / 93°05'W31°30'N / 92°45'W21.70 Miles33 Yards01250K0Natchitoches
39.21974-03-20331°47'N / 92°58'W31°48'N / 92°56'W2.70 Miles77 Yards000K0Winn
39.32004-11-23231°20'N / 92°57'W31°29'N / 92°53'W20.00 Miles300 Yards011.0M0Natchitoches
 Brief Description: A SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM PRODUCED A DAMAGING TORNADO THAT MOVED INTO THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF NATCHITOCHES PARISH. THE STORM MOVED IN A NORTHEAST DIRECTION...CROSSING HWY 119 EAST OF GORUM AND HWY 1 NEAR THE COMMUNITY OF GALBRAITH AND THEN PROCEEDED TO MOVE ALONG HWY 490 FOR APPROXIMATELY TWO MILES BEFORE THE HIGHWAY CURVED AWAY FROM THE STORM'S PATH. THE STORM THEN CROSSED THE CANE RIVER NORTH OF THE COMMUNITY OF MARCO AND CROSSED THE RED RIVER...MOVING INTO GRANT PARISH. THE PATH WIDTH RANGED FROM 100 TO 300 YARDS AND APPEARS TO HAVE STAYED ON THE GROUND CONTINUOUSLY FOR SOME 20 MILES. PRIOR TO IT'S MOVING ALONG HWY 490...IT WAS IN MAINLY RURAL FORESTED AREAS AND OTHER THAN EXTENSIVE TREE DAMAGE...RESULTED IN ONLY ISOLATED MINOR DAMAGE TO FARM OUTBUILDINGS. AS THE STORM MOVED ALONG HWY 490...IT DAMAGED OR DESTROYED TREES AND PROPERTY EITHER SIDE OF THE ROAD FOR A TWO MILE STRETCH. SEVERAL HOMES SUSTAINED MODERATE TO MAJOR DAMAGE INCLUDING TWO FRAME HOMES WHICH WERE DESTROYED AND TWO MOBILE HOMES DESTROYED. THE ONLY INJURY WAS ONE LADY WHO SUFFERED BROKEN RIBS AND A PUNCTURED LUNG.
39.61964-04-26231°48'N / 94°10'W31°47'N / 94°11'W1.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Shelby
39.81999-03-02231°37'N / 94°14'W31°37'N / 94°14'W5.50 Miles150 Yards00100K0San Augustine
 Brief Description: This was a continuation of the Nacogdoches tornado. Damage was mainly forestry consisting of numerous trees fallen and limbs snapped. Three homes had major roof damage and a carport was completely destroyed. Two large bails of rain saturated hay (Approximately 1500 lbs each dry weight) were moved about 25 yards.
40.01954-08-16232°05'N / 93°50'W32°07'N / 93°47'W4.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0De Soto
40.31950-05-01231°33'N / 92°54'W31°34'N / 92°51'W3.60 Miles100 Yards07250K0Natchitoches
40.32002-03-30231°21'N / 94°19'W31°27'N / 94°07'W15.20 Miles220 Yards0000San Augustine
 Brief Description: Numerous trees snapped and felled along the extreme western portion of the track. A few power lines were also toppled northeast of Townsend. This tornado moved into San Augustine County, TX from Nacogdoches County, TX, Angelina County, TX and Polk County, TX.
40.71950-02-12331°48'N / 94°12'W31°48'N / 94°11'W1.90 Miles50 Yards315250K0Shelby
40.91999-04-03231°57'N / 94°02'W31°58'N / 94°07'W2.80 Miles50 Yards0015K0Shelby
 Brief Description: Minor roof damage to a few homes and outbuildings. Damage largely confined to trees uprooted or snapped. This is a continuation of the DeSoto Parish, Louisiana tornado.
41.41950-02-12332°00'N / 93°16'W32°11'N / 93°12'W13.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0Natchitoches
42.31974-03-20231°52'N / 94°11'W0.50 Mile77 Yards00250K0Shelby
43.21954-04-30231°22'N / 94°28'W31°33'N / 94°06'W25.10 Miles883 Yards00250K0Nacogdoches
43.61987-11-15331°52'N / 94°11'W32°00'N / 94°08'W8.00 Miles200 Yards0152.5M0Shelby
43.91967-04-13232°10'N / 93°20'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0125K0Red River
45.31959-03-20231°54'N / 94°14'W31°57'N / 94°10'W5.40 Miles880 Yards000K0Shelby
45.41974-01-19331°18'N / 94°16'W0.80 Mile400 Yards020K0San Augustine
45.51950-02-12431°58'N / 94°00'W32°21'N / 93°46'W29.80 Miles100 Yards00250K0De Soto
45.71987-11-15332°00'N / 94°08'W32°06'N / 94°02'W8.00 Miles200 Yards052.5M0Panola
47.31999-03-02330°56'N / 93°51'W30°54'N / 93°49'W3.00 Miles500 Yards03250K0Newton
 Brief Description: The Holly Springs tornado moved into Newton County, tearing up the Baptist Encampment community. A mobile home was flipped over 100 feet, ejecting three people. One young girl escaped with no injuries after being thrown over 50 feet from the home. Two trucks were flipped over in their driveways and a car was moved at least 15 feet. One couple sitting on the couch in the TV watched their wood-framed home fall apart around them, and miraculously walk away.
48.01953-12-03431°04'N / 93°03'W31°10'N / 92°49'W15.50 Miles300 Yards7202.5M0Vernon
48.31978-07-15232°15'N / 93°42'W0.70 Mile50 Yards0025K0De Soto
48.81976-03-30231°30'N / 92°45'W31°30'N / 92°43'W1.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Rapides
48.91974-03-20331°49'N / 92°57'W31°55'N / 92°40'W20.00 Miles200 Yards000K0Winn
49.31987-11-15332°06'N / 94°02'W32°17'N / 93°52'W13.00 Miles500 Yards12325.0M0De Soto
49.71985-04-23232°14'N / 93°52'W32°14'N / 93°51'W0.50 Mile200 Yards000K0Caddo
50.01985-04-23232°14'N / 93°51'W32°17'N / 93°43'W7.50 Miles200 Yards000K0De 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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