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

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

Earthquake Index, #1

Sabine County

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

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, #102

Sabine County

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 10,906 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:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:2Cold:8Dense Fog:0Drought:81
Dust Storm:0Flood:910Hail:4,024Heat:16Heavy Snow:23
High Surf:0Hurricane:10Ice Storm:31Landslide:0Strong Wind:32
Thunderstorm Winds:5,405Tropical Storm:18Wildfire:14Winter Storm:18Winter Weather:22

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

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 66 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
6.01966-08-12231°20'N / 93°45'W2.00 Miles50 Yards000K0Sabine
9.31974-03-20331°21'N / 94°00'W31°35'N / 93°50'W18.90 Miles77 Yards000K0Sabine
10.21959-04-08231°18'N / 94°01'W0.20 Mile50 Yards000K0Sabine
10.91975-05-07231°20'N / 93°40'W000K0Sabine
15.21974-03-20331°32'N / 93°59'W1.00 Mile100 Yards000K0Sabine
17.11974-03-20331°31'N / 94°07'W31°32'N / 93°59'W8.20 Miles100 Yards040K0San Augustine
20.81991-02-19231°32'N / 94°09'W31°35'N / 94°03'W5.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0San Augustine
21.92002-03-30231°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.
22.21957-04-03231°37'N / 94°03'W2.00 Miles33 Yards003K0Shelby
24.01991-02-19331°30'N / 94°15'W31°33'N / 94°09'W5.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0San Augustine
24.61974-01-19331°18'N / 94°16'W0.80 Mile400 Yards020K0San Augustine
24.81974-03-20331°35'N / 93°50'W31°43'N / 93°26'W26.00 Miles200 Yards152.5M0Sabine
26.22003-11-17231°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.
26.51954-04-30231°30'N / 93°36'W31°35'N / 93°20'W16.70 Miles100 Yards1625K0Sabine
26.61954-04-30231°22'N / 94°28'W31°33'N / 94°06'W25.10 Miles883 Yards00250K0Nacogdoches
27.61983-05-19331°36'N / 93°32'W31°37'N / 93°28'W3.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Sabine
29.31999-03-02231°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.
29.51999-03-02330°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.
30.81957-11-16331°34'N / 93°24'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0125K0Sabine
31.32002-03-30231°19'N / 94°26'W31°21'N / 94°20'W7.50 Miles440 Yards001.2M0Nacogdoches
 Brief Description: Numerous trees and power lines broken, snapped and pulled out of the ground along the track. Numerous homes and business were severely damaged or destroyed. This tornado moved into Nacogdoches County, TX from Polk County, TX and Angelina County, TX then continued northeast into San Augustine County, TX.
32.01950-02-12331°38'N / 93°39'W31°50'N / 93°28'W17.60 Miles100 Yards525250K0Sabine
32.11976-03-30231°19'N / 93°24'W31°22'N / 93°13'W11.30 Miles50 Yards00250K0Vernon
34.11999-03-02330°54'N / 93°54'W30°48'N / 93°47'W9.00 Miles500 Yards13500K0Jasper
 Brief Description: The strongest tornado of the evening developed a mile northwest of Holly Springs. Moving southeast at 50 mph, this fast moving storm damaged or destroyed over 25 homes and a church. The worst damage was done in Holly Springhs, where a brick home lost its roof and portions of two walls. This is where the elderly woman was fatally injured. Several vehicles were picked up and rolled over. This storm moved into Newotn County, producing more injuries and damages. F84PH
35.21976-02-17231°43'N / 94°14'W31°55'N / 93°55'W23.10 Miles50 Yards000K0Shelby
35.51974-03-20331°35'N / 93°50'W31°47'N / 92°58'W23.10 Miles77 Yards018250K0Natchitoches
35.81993-04-14231°37'N / 93°26'W31°38'N / 93°15'W10.00 Miles125 Yards035.0M500KSabine And Natchitoches
36.31964-04-26231°48'N / 94°10'W31°47'N / 94°11'W1.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Shelby
37.01974-10-28231°09'N / 93°16'W0.20 Mile100 Yards012250K0Vernon
37.31950-02-12331°48'N / 94°12'W31°48'N / 94°11'W1.90 Miles50 Yards315250K0Shelby
37.51976-03-30231°16'N / 93°21'W31°22'N / 93°05'W17.20 Miles77 Yards02250K0Vernon
37.61972-11-13231°03'N / 94°25'W31°05'N / 94°23'W3.30 Miles100 Yards20250K0Angelina
37.71973-01-21231°50'N / 94°08'W31°53'N / 94°00'W8.70 Miles200 Yards03250K0Shelby
38.01976-03-30231°22'N / 93°13'W31°23'N / 93°12'W1.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Sabine
39.31999-03-02231°40'N / 94°25'W31°39'N / 94°24'W1.30 Miles150 Yards0015K0Shelby
 Brief Description: This was a segment of a tornado which traversed Nacogdoches and San Augustine Counties. Damage was mainly forestry however a large did crushed a mobile home with moderate damage.
40.01999-03-02231°41'N / 94°25'W31°39'N / 94°25'W2.50 Miles150 Yards00250K0Nacogdoches
 Brief Description: The damage was 150 yards wide that began in a rural area, 1/4 mile north of the intersection of Hwy 95 and FM 1878. Damage consisted of a chimney blown down, a large cedar tree snapped in half then blown 20 yards from the stump. A Tyson chicken barn was completely demolished with about 300 chickens killed. Forestry damage consisted of numerous trees fallen. A tin roofing from the chicken barns was tangled in many trees up to 1.2 miles away.
40.11980-10-27331°50'N / 93°30'W31°48'N / 93°25'W5.60 Miles500 Yards00250K0Sabine
40.51968-04-21231°12'N / 94°31'W1.00 Mile17 Yards003K0Angelina
40.71983-12-10231°12'N / 94°41'W31°14'N / 94°22'W18.00 Miles50 Yards022.5M0Angelina
41.11974-03-20231°52'N / 94°11'W0.50 Mile77 Yards00250K0Shelby
41.12004-11-23230°43'N / 93°51'W30°47'N / 93°44'W9.00 Miles500 Yards00250K1.0MNewton
 Brief Description: The tornado moved across mainly rural areas of Newton County, but the storm did destroy or damage between 5 and 10 homes near the Pine Grove community. The timber industry saw a continued large loss of income due to trees blown down.
42.51967-01-26231°24'N / 93°08'W1.00 Mile33 Yards003K0Grant
43.71976-02-17231°55'N / 93°55'W32°02'N / 93°43'W14.20 Miles50 Yards03250K0De Soto
44.01965-02-11331°37'N / 94°41'W31°58'N / 94°05'W42.70 Miles200 Yards00250K0Nacogdoches
44.41999-04-03231°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.
44.51987-11-15331°52'N / 94°11'W32°00'N / 94°08'W8.00 Miles200 Yards0152.5M0Shelby
44.81961-03-27331°43'N / 94°35'W31°44'N / 94°21'W13.80 Miles200 Yards24250K0Nacogdoches
44.91999-04-03331°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.
45.11959-03-20231°54'N / 94°14'W31°57'N / 94°10'W5.40 Miles880 Yards000K0Shelby
45.42002-03-30331°07'N / 94°46'W31°20'N / 94°27'W24.30 Miles440 Yards065.0M0Angelina
 Brief Description: Numerous trees and power lines broken, snapped, and pulled out of the ground along the entire track. Several barns were severely damaged and numerous homes were with missing roofs while others suffered severe roof and structural damage. South of the Ora Community one house was totally blown off its foundation and destroyed. This tornado moved into Angelina County, TX from Polk County, TX and continued into Nacogdoches County, TX and San Augustine County, TX.
45.41997-10-23230°43'N / 93°34'W30°46'N / 93°31'W4.00 Miles200 Yards04500K0Beauregard
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down around 3 miles southwest of Merryville along Highway 389 at 8:25 pm, and moved directly through the center of the town before dissipating 1 mile northeast of Merryville. Around ninety homes and businesses received some kind of damage. Most of the damage occurred when large trees fell on homes. Twelve permanent single family homes and fifteen mobile homes were destroyed. The most devastating damage occurred on Cooper Road, where several mobile homes were either picked up or rolled. People in the mobile homes survived by going to their bathrooms and covering up with blankets. Five minor injuries were reported; they were all treated and released from a local hospital.
45.51992-11-21231°12'N / 93°08'W31°16'N / 93°03'W6.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Vernon
46.21953-12-03232°00'N / 93°42'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0325K0Winn
46.62004-11-23230°39'N / 94°00'W30°42'N / 93°55'W6.00 Miles500 Yards00250K1.0MJasper
 Brief Description: A second tornado formed near Kirbyville, narrowly missing downtown, but it did hit the community of Bon Ami. Around 10 to 15 homes were damaged or destroyed, and another large hit to the timber industry occurred with many trees blown down. This tornado crosses into Newton County.
46.71954-04-15230°40'N / 93°51'W30°40'N / 93°50'W1.30 Miles200 Yards003K0Newton
46.71961-04-09230°40'N / 93°52'W0.80 Mile17 Yards0025K0Newton
46.81967-10-30230°40'N / 93°53'W1.00 Mile33 Yards000K0Jasper
47.02003-04-06231°27'N / 94°44'W31°34'N / 94°31'W13.80 Miles220 Yards0000Nacogdoches
 Brief Description: A classic supercell thunderstorm moved northeastward across Angelina County, TX into Nacogdoches County, TX producing a strong tornado. Damage was confined to uprooted and snapped trees.
47.12000-04-23232°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.
47.81954-04-30231°11'N / 94°51'W31°22'N / 94°28'W25.90 Miles883 Yards012250K0Angelina
48.32004-11-23231°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.
48.61974-03-20331°43'N / 93°26'W31°49'N / 92°57'W30.00 Miles200 Yards000K0Natchitoches
48.71973-12-03230°50'N / 93°17'W1.50 Miles100 Yards052.5M0Beauregard
48.81950-02-12331°50'N / 93°28'W32°00'N / 93°16'W16.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Natchitoches
49.12000-04-23331°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.
49.61976-03-30231°23'N / 93°12'W31°29'N / 92°50'W22.70 Miles33 Yards00250K0Natchitoches
49.91953-03-22231°06'N / 93°13'W31°42'N / 92°48'W48.10 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Vernon

* 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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