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

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

Earthquake Index, #645

Sneads Ferry, NC
0.01
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

Sneads Ferry, 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, #558

Sneads Ferry, NC
99.82
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 1,803 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Sneads Ferry, NC were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:4Dense Fog:0Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:207Hail:695Heat:0Heavy Snow:4
High Surf:0Hurricane:10Ice Storm:1Landslide:0Strong Wind:6
Thunderstorm Winds:731Tropical Storm:5Wildfire:1Winter Storm:14Winter Weather:2
Other:123 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Sneads Ferry, NC.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Sneads Ferry, NC.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 34 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Sneads Ferry, NC.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
11.81982-09-26234°24'N / 77°28'W1.00 Mile17 Yards0025K0Pender
13.41972-10-24234°45'N / 77°23'W0.70 Mile150 Yards0025K0Onslow
13.61986-07-02234°45'N / 77°25'W1.50 Miles33 Yards310250K0Onslow
22.41954-11-02234°22'N / 77°42'W0025K0Pender
23.22008-05-11234°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.
24.72008-05-11234°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.
27.71999-09-15234°41'N / 76°55'W34°41'N / 76°55'W2.00 Miles20 Yards00300K0Carteret
 Brief Description: Tornado touched down at Emerald Isle Point. 5 homes were damaged...2 received major damage while another 2 were destroyed. 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.
28.62004-08-13234°24'N / 77°53'W34°28'N / 77°50'W5.00 Miles500 Yards3291.3M0Pender
 Brief Description: The remnants of Tropical Storm Bonnie produced a tornado that touched down just south of Rocky Point and moved northeast, causing F0-F2 damage. Damage (F0) was first observed near West Strawberry Lane, with roof damage to a couple of structures. The tornado crossed I-40, just southeast of Rocky Point. It then tracked across Martin Marietta Access Road, causing f0-f1 tree damage. The tornado intensified to f1-f2 as it moved into a small community along Hwy 210. Significant damage occurred on Clayton Lane, Nixon Avenue, and Pickett Road. The tornado reached peak intensity as it moved across Cart Wheel Road, where several homes were completely leveled. It continued to track northeast, with F1 tree damage. The tornado crossed the Northeast Cape Fear River and finally dissipated near Shaw Highway, approximately one mile north of Hwy 210. The following is a summary of damage from Pender County Emergency Management. 17 homes destroyed 25 other homes suffered major damage 34 other homes suffered minor damage 2 businesses suffered major damage 1 business suffered minor damage M26MH, F1MH, M28MH
29.71978-04-19234°56'N / 77°38'W34°57'N / 77°35'W3.30 Miles50 Yards03250K0Onslow
29.81969-08-05234°36'N / 77°54'W0.30 Mile50 Yards0025K0Pender
34.21999-04-15235°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,
34.71974-06-01234°56'N / 77°47'W012.5M0Duplin
35.31965-03-17335°00'N / 77°13'W35°04'N / 77°06'W8.20 Miles100 Yards152.5M0Jones
36.71965-07-15234°42'N / 78°00'W0025K0Duplin
37.11967-12-03234°42'N / 76°45'W0.10 Mile27 Yards00250K0Carteret
37.51978-04-19234°50'N / 78°02'W34°52'N / 77°50'W11.60 Miles70 Yards00250K0Duplin
37.51969-04-19235°00'N / 77°00'W003K0Craven
37.71999-04-15234°57'N / 77°57'W34°59'N / 77°41'W15.00 Miles900 Yards0114.0M0Duplin
 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,
39.51962-06-13234°18'N / 78°00'W0025K0Brunswick
40.21996-04-15234°54'N / 77°57'W34°54'N / 77°57'W1.50 Miles75 Yards00450K0Duplin
 Brief Description: Eyewitnesses saw a tornado as it destroyed 3 hog houses on NC11 south of Kenansville. Travelled NE downing trees which blocked the highway and struck another hog farm about a mile away destroying 4 hog buildings.
40.41978-04-19235°08'N / 77°16'W0.70 Mile30 Yards00250K0Jones
40.91996-04-15234°55'N / 77°57'W34°55'N / 77°57'W1.00 Mile75 Yards0370K0Duplin
 Brief Description: Tornado on Williamson Road ripped the roof off one trailer and totally destroyed another trailer. Three people were slightly injured.
40.91996-04-15234°55'N / 77°57'W34°55'N / 77°57'W0.80 Mile75 Yards00200K0Duplin
 Brief Description: Three turkey barns totally destroyed and the roof of a vacant house was partially blown off on NC50. Thousands of baby turkeys were killed.
42.11965-03-17335°04'N / 77°06'W35°07'N / 76°57'W9.10 Miles100 Yards0402.5M0Craven
42.11974-06-01234°49'N / 78°03'W00250K0Duplin
42.31961-06-21234°57'N / 77°57'W1.00 Mile50 Yards00250K0Duplin
44.31957-04-08334°50'N / 78°05'W8.00 Miles150 Yards029250K0Duplin
45.81996-04-15235°01'N / 77°57'W35°02'N / 77°57'W1.00 Mile75 Yards0000Duplin
 Brief Description: Tornado destroyed 2 hog houses and damaged a third along Highway 903.
48.01975-03-14235°11'N / 77°42'W35°15'N / 77°35'W8.00 Miles67 Yards002.5M0Lenoir
48.11989-03-20234°42'N / 76°33'W0.20 Mile100 Yards00250K0Carteret
48.11990-09-15234°42'N / 76°33'W0.50 Mile40 Yards00250K0Carteret
48.21975-03-14234°58'N / 78°04'W35°00'N / 78°02'W3.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Duplin
48.21996-09-16235°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.
48.51963-09-29235°05'N / 76°54'W35°08'N / 76°48'W6.60 Miles30 Yards0025K0Pamlico


* 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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