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Summerton, SC Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Summerton is about the same as South Carolina average and is lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Summerton is about the same as South Carolina 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, #91

Summerton, SC
0.34
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

Summerton, 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, #303

Summerton, SC
140.99
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 3,453 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Summerton, SC were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:3Dense Fog:0Drought:21
Dust Storm:0Flood:147Hail:1,132Heat:13Heavy Snow:5
High Surf:0Hurricane:3Ice Storm:8Landslide:0Strong Wind:15
Thunderstorm Winds:1,960Tropical Storm:7Wildfire:1Winter Storm:8Winter Weather:2
Other:128 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Summerton, SC.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 3 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Summerton, SC.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
49.91974-11-224.71832.9-80.15
7.61972-02-034.5533.5-80.4
24.41967-10-233.8N/A33.4-80.7

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 38 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Summerton, SC.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
6.11958-04-22233°36'N / 80°34'W33°37'N / 80°21'W12.60 Miles100 Yards1125K0Clarendon
6.51978-05-04233°26'N / 80°29'W33°40'N / 80°02'W30.50 Miles150 Yards01250K0Clarendon
6.71988-08-28233°40'N / 80°16'W0.80 Mile200 Yards112.5M0Clarendon
13.51998-03-08233°23'N / 80°27'W33°27'N / 80°24'W5.00 Miles100 Yards00220K0Orangeburg
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado did major damage to a horse farm and race track. Several of the horses were injured. Debris from the horse farm was found as far as 3 miles away. Major damage was also done to a home and a couple of mobile homes. Minor damage was also done to a couple of mobile and permanent homes.
14.71958-04-22233°35'N / 80°39'W33°36'N / 80°34'W5.10 Miles100 Yards0025K0Calhoun
18.92007-04-15333°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.
20.62004-09-07233°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.
23.01963-09-29233°53'N / 80°13'W33°55'N / 80°08'W5.40 Miles100 Yards0025K0Sumter
24.11978-05-04233°40'N / 80°02'W33°44'N / 79°52'W10.70 Miles33 Yards00250K0Williamsburg
24.81990-10-22233°35'N / 80°47'W0.10 Mile20 Yards14250K0Calhoun
25.02004-12-10233°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.
27.22004-12-10333°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.
29.32004-09-07233°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.
33.91996-09-16233°55'N / 79°55'W33°55'N / 79°53'W1.50 Miles150 Yards0075K0KSumter
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado produced estimated winds of 120 mph when it touched down in extreme eastern Sumter county. The twister was about 150 yds wide and had a damage path 1.5 miles long. Three out-buildings were completely destroyed with the contents severely damaged. One ttree fell on a Ford Mustang and totalled it. Another tree fell on a home. The roof of a two story house was ripped off and the upstairs ceiling caved in. A farm combine was also turned over and damaged. Initial damage estimates were set at around $75K.
34.41998-09-03233°11'N / 80°00'W33°15'N / 79°57'W7.00 Miles430 Yards092.8M0Berkeley
 Brief Description: Seventy-three (73) homes were damaged, fourteen mobile homes destroyed and seven (7) homes destroyed. The Fairlawn sobdivision, just southeast of Moncks corner was hardest hit.
34.92008-03-15333°14'N / 80°51'W33°14'N / 80°41'W10.00 Miles1320 Yards000K0KOrangeburg
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Extensive damage in Branchville. One home was destroyed and 16 had other moderate to major damage. One mobile home was destroyed and a half dozen had moderate to major damage. Seven buildings in downtown were destroyed, including a couple of 3 layer deep brick buildings. Thirteen others had major damage and 5 had minor damage. Amazingly there were no injuries or deaths. 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.
35.11967-05-29233°55'N / 80°50'W0.50 Mile20 Yards0325K0Richland
36.61987-08-31233°56'N / 80°51'W0.20 Mile10 Yards02250K0Richland
36.91983-04-23333°19'N / 80°56'W33°20'N / 80°52'W4.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Orangeburg
39.11966-04-13233°52'N / 79°45'W0.20 Mile17 Yards003K0Florence
40.41976-05-15233°28'N / 81°02'W33°31'N / 81°03'W3.80 Miles40 Yards03250K0Orangeburg
41.81998-03-08233°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.
42.21968-05-17234°12'N / 80°12'W1.00 Mile20 Yards013K0Darlington
43.11997-07-23233°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
43.91966-10-01234°13'N / 80°20'W34°15'N / 80°12'W8.20 Miles117 Yards0825K0Lee
44.01967-03-12234°02'N / 79°56'W34°08'N / 79°46'W11.70 Miles100 Yards0025K0Florence
44.61998-05-10233°01'N / 80°07'W32°59'N / 80°02'W10.00 Miles666 Yards175.0M0Berkeley
 Brief Description: After two brief earler touchdowns in Dorchester County, the supercell crossed Interstate 26 into Berkeley County where the most extensive damage occurred. There were 442 homes damaged (17 destroyed, 113 major damage, and the remainder had minor damage. Areas hardest hit were Frankie Lane and Royale Road, where numerous mobile homes were located. There was a 90 year old female who was injured severely when her mobile home was flipped and throuwn more than 40 feet. She died several hours later. Several eye witnesses reported seeing vortices rotating around the main funnel. This fact was born out by the damage pattern in several areas. F90MH
44.91967-03-12234°01'N / 79°45'W1.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Florence
45.01978-07-25233°34'N / 81°08'W0.10 Mile10 Yards0025K0Orangeburg
45.42008-03-15234°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.
45.71964-07-03234°03'N / 79°46'W2.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Richland
46.41980-05-20234°14'N / 80°06'W34°12'N / 79°57'W9.00 Miles200 Yards062.5M0Darlington
46.81997-07-23234°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.
47.01975-11-12234°00'N / 81°01'W2.00 Miles50 Yards07250K0Richland
47.41983-04-23333°14'N / 81°13'W33°19'N / 80°56'W16.00 Miles200 Yards042.5M0Bamberg
48.31976-05-15234°02'N / 81°00'W34°05'N / 80°59'W3.80 Miles40 Yards13250K0Richland
48.91953-01-08234°01'N / 79°46'W34°07'N / 79°39'W9.60 Miles150 Yards02250K0Florence
49.82010-04-25234°16'N / 80°01'W34°16'N / 80°01'W1.00 Mile50 Yards03750K0KDarlington
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service Storm Survey Team confirmed an EF2 tornado with winds estimated to 130 mph. The tornado first touched down in a stand of pine trees, snapping approximately 30 of them several feet off the ground. The largest of the snapped trees was 12 inches in diameter. The tornado then moved east into a cluster of homes and mobile homes along East 7 Pines Street. One mobile home was blown 20 yards off its frame and was completely destroyed. The debris was blown into another single wide mobile home which was subsequently destroyed. A large pecan tree was uprooted before the tornado lifted off the ground. The damage was rated EF1 with winds to 100 mph. The second touchdown occurred a few hundred yards to the east. The tornado moved over a stand of trees and descended practically on top of a two story single family residence located on East 7 Pines Street. This dwelling was blown off its foundation and flipped over onto two automobiles and in the process was completely destroyed. Three people were in the home at the time. They took shelter in an interior hallway moments before the tornado struck. They were transported to the hospital, treated for minor injuries and released. A Ford Ranger Pickup was lifted and dropped approximately 50 yards away. A horse trailer was lifted and dropped 100 yards away. A large wood framed workshop and horse barn were also destroyed. The tornado moved east approximately two tenths of a mile and damaged or uprooted several trees as it lifted. The damage was rated EF2 with winds to 130 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A thunderstorm developed along a surface boundary during the evening. The thunderstorm developed supercell characteristics soon after moving into Darlington County and spawned several tornadoes over its lifetime.


* 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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