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State Park, SC Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in State Park is about the same as South Carolina average and is lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in State Park is higher than South Carolina average and is higher than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #100

State Park, SC
0.32
South Carolina
0.49
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

State Park, SC
0.0000
South 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, #152

State Park, SC
158.32
South Carolina
136.91
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 3,394 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of State Park, SC were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:6Dense Fog:2Drought:33
Dust Storm:0Flood:100Hail:1,041Heat:3Heavy Snow:9
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:16Landslide:0Strong Wind:12
Thunderstorm Winds:2,036Tropical Storm:2Wildfire:0Winter Storm:31Winter Weather:18
Other:85 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near State Park, SC.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 2 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near State Park, SC.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
41.51945-07-265.6N/A34.5-81.5
31.11968-09-223.7N/A34-81.5

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 49 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near State Park, SC.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
2.61976-05-15234°02'N / 81°00'W34°05'N / 80°59'W3.80 Miles40 Yards13250K0Richland
6.91975-11-12234°00'N / 81°01'W2.00 Miles50 Yards07250K0Richland
12.71987-08-31233°56'N / 80°51'W0.20 Mile10 Yards02250K0Richland
13.02008-03-15234°10'N / 80°49'W34°10'N / 80°42'W7.00 Miles1230 Yards020K0KKershaw
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An EF2 tornado went through the Elgin community doing heavy damage to many homes including partial to total roofs gone and destroying 4 mobile homes. None of the mobiles were tied down and crumbled from rolling. Numerous trees and powerlines were down and there were 2 injuries. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Seven supercells tracked across our South Carolina County Warning Area and produced many long-lived tornadoes that did significant damage. Over 85 homes were destroyed, around 400 had moderate damage, and estimates for the total devastation were around 40 million dollars.
13.71964-08-29234°08'N / 81°12'W1.00 Mile67 Yards00250K0Richland
14.21967-05-29233°55'N / 80°50'W0.50 Mile20 Yards0325K0Richland
15.91997-07-23233°51'N / 81°03'W33°53'N / 81°01'W3.50 Miles200 Yards16917K25KLexington
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado producing winds to 150 mph killed a 32 year old female and injured 6 others. Two homes were destroyed and 9 others had major damage. Two apartements were destroyed (duplex). Seven mobile homes were destroyed and 94 had minor damage. Numerous trees were down and two crop fields had areas of destroyed crops. F32PH
17.92004-09-27234°20'N / 80°58'W34°22'N / 80°59'W2.00 Miles220 Yards11300Fairfield
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado destroyed 5 mobile homes, did moderate to severe damage to 2 framed homes and injurred 13 people. One 57 year old male died. Two vehicles were moved 20 to 30 yards. M51MH
18.71973-12-13234°12'N / 81°32'W34°12'N / 81°00'W30.50 Miles80 Yards002.5M0Newberry
20.22004-09-07233°50'N / 80°45'W33°52'N / 80°47'W2.50 Miles440 Yards03100K0Richland
 Brief Description: NWS survey found 3 mobile destroyed, several others damaged along with a couple of businesses. Three people were injured. Numerous trees and powerlines down.
20.21994-08-16333°55'N / 81°15'W0.30 Mile75 Yards0000Lexington
 Brief Description: Tornado completely destroyed a square stick frame home.
20.91994-08-16233°54'N / 81°15'W2.00 Miles25 Yards0000Lexington
 Brief Description: Tornado demolished the north portion of a mini-warehouse complex near the SC602 and SC6 intersection. It moved northward and overturned three cars in Redbank, blew down trees and power lines.
22.51984-03-28434°22'N / 81°19'W34°25'N / 80°55'W21.00 Miles1000 Yards54925.0M0Fairfield
22.81984-03-28334°20'N / 81°22'W34°21'N / 81°05'W15.00 Miles870 Yards0102.5M0Fairfield
23.51973-12-13234°10'N / 81°24'W34°10'N / 81°20'W3.80 Miles20 Yards003K0Newberry
26.01997-07-23234°13'N / 80°34'W34°18'N / 80°33'W6.00 Miles125 Yards01225K0Kershaw
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado produced winds to 135 mph. Numerous trees were down. Two homes had major damage and three had minor damage. One mobile home was destroyed and three others had minor damage. One person was injured.
26.22004-09-07334°16'N / 80°35'W34°21'N / 80°36'W7.00 Miles880 Yards0100Kershaw
 Brief Description: An F3 tornado demolished several mobile homes and severely damaged cinder block horse stables at a horse farm. A large horse trailer was lifted up and placed on top of the stable. Several outbuildings were destroyed and numerous trees and powerlines were down.
26.61957-04-05233°50'N / 81°32'W34°02'N / 81°15'W21.30 Miles40 Yards0125K0Lexington
27.31960-03-30234°15'N / 81°27'W34°16'N / 81°21'W5.90 Miles57 Yards0025K0Newberry
27.71969-04-18234°28'N / 80°48'W0.80 Mile67 Yards000K0Kershaw
28.72010-03-28233°59'N / 81°30'W34°02'N / 81°25'W5.00 Miles440 Yards011.0M10KLexington
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An EF2 with max winds of 125mph touched down near Ridge Road and continued northeast to Lake Murray. Around 40 homes had some form of damage with numerous trees and powerlines down. Several vehicles were also damaged and there was one minor injury. One horse was killed when a portion of a barn collapsed. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Several supercell thunderstorms moved through the CSRA and Midlands and spawned several tornadoes. Many homes were damaged in Lexington county with several others in Edgefield county. Numerous trees were also taken down.
28.91992-11-22334°07'N / 81°34'W34°16'N / 81°21'W18.00 Miles400 Yards00250K0Newberry
29.21984-03-28334°19'N / 81°25'W34°20'N / 81°22'W4.00 Miles870 Yards002.5M0Newberry
32.22004-12-10233°39'N / 80°47'W33°39'N / 80°47'W0.50 Mile60 Yards0100Calhoun
 Brief Description: Damage survey found an F2 tornado tore most of the concrete roof off a warehouse and damaged several vehicles and other outbuildings.
32.41992-11-22234°06'N / 81°32'W34°07'N / 81°32'W1.00 Mile550 Yards002.5M0Newberry
33.82008-03-15334°13'N / 81°45'W34°12'N / 81°20'W24.00 Miles1320 Yards220K0KNewberry
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: NWS Storm Survey found an EF3 tornado touched down near Silverstreet and continued east through Prosperity then crossed into Richald county where it dissipated. Many homes in Prosperity were heavily damaged. Numerous trees and powerlines were down. There were 2 injuries. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Seven supercells tracked across our South Carolina County Warning Area and produced many long-lived tornadoes that did significant damage. Over 85 homes were destroyed, around 400 had moderate damage, and estimates for the total devastation were around 40 million dollars.
35.41973-12-13334°12'N / 81°43'W34°14'N / 81°25'W17.30 Miles200 Yards152.5M0Newberry
35.92004-09-07233°53'N / 80°23'W33°55'N / 80°23'W4.00 Miles500 Yards031.7M0Sumter
 Brief Description: Emergency manager reported 55 homes damaged, 9 destroyed, and 3 injuries.
36.02004-12-10333°34'N / 80°50'W33°36'N / 80°49'W1.50 Miles80 Yards0100Orangeburg
 Brief Description: Damage survey found an F3 tornado demolished a brick church, completely destroyed 2 mobile homes and several outbuildings. The main damage occurred on Coulter road.
36.61990-10-22233°35'N / 80°47'W0.10 Mile20 Yards14250K0Calhoun
36.71984-03-28434°32'N / 80°38'W34°33'N / 80°37'W2.00 Miles530 Yards03125.0M0Kershaw
37.02007-04-15333°47'N / 80°30'W33°58'N / 80°15'W19.00 Miles300 Yards150K0KSumter
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An EF3 tornado traveled from southwest to northeast of Sumter destroying a seven mobile homes, severely damaging nine framed homes, and doing light to moderate damage to an additional 62 mobile and framed homes. There was 1 fatality and 3 injuries. The tornado touched down as an EF1 and ended as an EF3 where the fatality occurred at a mobile home on hwy 76. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front with strong dynamics and windshear pushed into the area late Saturday and early Sunday. Hail and microbursts accompanied the first wave of storms while the second wave of storms produced a half dozen tornadoes. The largest was an EF3 that killed on person and injured 3 others.
37.41978-07-25233°34'N / 81°08'W0.10 Mile10 Yards0025K0Orangeburg
38.51955-03-13233°51'N / 81°40'W33°53'N / 81°30'W9.90 Miles133 Yards210250K0Saluda
39.01998-03-08233°32'N / 81°05'W33°32'N / 81°04'W1.30 Miles75 Yards0080K0Orangeburg
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado tracked along highway 4 near Pine Hill. It picked up 2 mobile homes, took them 35 ft into the air, and brought them down on top of a 35 ft by 75 ft cinder block building 30 yards away completely destroying the mobile homes and the building. Other damage was done to a couple other mobile and permanent homes, and also to a church roof. A second 12 ft by 24 ft cinder block building was also demolished.
39.41984-03-28434°33'N / 80°37'W34°36'N / 80°35'W2.00 Miles530 Yards0525.0M0Lancaster
40.11958-04-22233°35'N / 80°39'W33°36'N / 80°34'W5.10 Miles100 Yards0025K0Calhoun
40.51984-03-28234°14'N / 81°45'W34°27'N / 81°28'W23.00 Miles1000 Yards13825.0M0Newberry
41.21966-10-01234°13'N / 80°20'W34°15'N / 80°12'W8.20 Miles117 Yards0825K0Lee
41.61992-11-22233°53'N / 81°50'W34°06'N / 81°32'W29.00 Miles550 Yards002.5M0Saluda
41.61976-05-15233°28'N / 81°02'W33°31'N / 81°03'W3.80 Miles40 Yards03250K0Orangeburg
43.51992-11-22333°58'N / 81°53'W34°07'N / 81°34'W21.00 Miles400 Yards192.5M0Saluda
44.31958-04-22233°36'N / 80°34'W33°37'N / 80°21'W12.60 Miles100 Yards1125K0Clarendon
44.51968-05-17234°12'N / 80°12'W1.00 Mile20 Yards013K0Darlington
44.61963-09-28233°30'N / 81°17'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0125K0Orangeburg
45.61957-04-08434°38'N / 80°35'W34°39'N / 80°28'W6.80 Miles133 Yards00250K0Lancaster
47.21963-09-29233°53'N / 80°13'W33°55'N / 80°08'W5.40 Miles100 Yards0025K0Sumter
49.71988-08-28233°40'N / 80°16'W0.80 Mile200 Yards112.5M0Clarendon
49.71994-04-16234°45'N / 81°17'W34°47'N / 81°15'W3.00 Miles75 Yards145.0M0Chester
 Brief Description: A short-lived, but intense, mesocyclone developed along a squall line ahead of a cold front at about 0045 EST and moved into western Chester County. The mesocyclone intensified within a matter of 10 to 20 minutes into a F2 tornado that touched down four miles southwest of Lowrys and moved four miles to near Lowrys before dissipating. Three mobile homes completely disintegrated, three barns crushed, a new pickup truck was completely destoyed, four mobile homes were damaged, four people were injured (one seriously) and another killed. More than 2000 residents lost electrical power due to the tornado. F64M.


* 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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