Surfside Beach, SC Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
The chance of earthquake damage in Surfside Beach is lower than South Carolina average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Surfside Beach is lower than South Carolina average and is lower than the national average.
Earthquake Index, #459
|Surfside Beach, SC||0.05|
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
|Surfside Beach, SC||0.0000|
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, #460
|Surfside Beach, SC||70.83|
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 1,373 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Surfside Beach, SC were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||89||Hail:||478||Heat:||1||Heavy Snow:||5|
|High Surf:||3||Hurricane:||12||Ice Storm:||1||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||12|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||596||Tropical Storm:||11||Wildfire:||4||Winter Storm:||6||Winter Weather:||4|
No volcano is found in or near Surfside Beach, SC.
Historical Earthquake Events
No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Surfside Beach, SC.
No historical earthquake events found in or near Surfside Beach, SC.
Historical Tornado Events
A total of 21 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Surfside Beach, SC.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|8.3||2001-07-06||2||33°42'N / 78°53'W||33°42'N / 78°53'W||4.00 Miles||150 Yards||0||39||8.0M||0||Horry|
|Brief Description: As a weak cold front moved south into an afternoon sea breeze boundary, slow-moving thunderstorms developed along the Horry county coast. An F0 tornado briefly touched down at 9th Ave N near the Myrtle Beach Pavilion, and soon after a waterspout formed just off the beach near 3rd Ave N. It slightly damaged the 2nd Ave N pier and then moved over the beach as it developed more strongly, causing F2 damage - overturned buses and extensive damage to vehicles and hotels along the beach to about 4nd Ave S. Moving off the beach again, the waterspout continued south about 100 yards from the shore until it came ashore between 28th Ave S and Springmaid Pier...causing a 66 knot gust over water at the Springmaid Pier anemometer. As it moved through the Seagate RV park, it did F1 damage - destroyed 10 RVs and damaged 40 more. Weakening further, the tornado crossed US Hwy Business 17 onto Myrtle Beach International Airport, doing F0 damage to trees and structures.|
|18.0||1965-05-12||2||33°50'N / 79°03'W||33°54'N / 78°48'W||15.00 Miles||40 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Horry|
|21.8||1985-06-02||2||33°56'N / 79°02'W||33°55'N / 78°57'W||5.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Horry|
|22.9||1979-09-04||2||33°49'N / 78°40'W||1.00 Mile||97 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Horry|
|23.6||1965-08-17||3||33°50'N / 78°40'W||0.30 Mile||50 Yards||0||46||250K||0||Horry|
|25.0||1979-09-04||2||33°22'N / 79°18'W||1.00 Mile||67 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Georgetown|
|25.0||2002-10-11||2||33°22'N / 79°18'W||33°22'N / 79°18'W||1.20 Miles||40 Yards||0||8||750K||0||Georgetown|
|Brief Description: Tornado touched down with strong F2 damage near the corner of Merriman and Emanuel Roads, destroying 5 manufactured homes, a car and 2 houses before continuing NE with scattered F1 damage...described as major to a total of 28 structures and minor to 78 more...including homes, businesses, churches and also trees as it traveled a mile through residential streets. The tornado continued another 0.25 mile with F0 damage to trees before moving out over marshland. Eight people were hospitalized for minor injuries, where they were treated and released.|
|26.0||1967-11-24||3||33°56'N / 79°13'W||33°57'N / 79°10'W||3.30 Miles||100 Yards||0||1||25K||0||Horry|
|29.8||1965-10-07||2||34°00'N / 79°12'W||34°01'N / 79°09'W||3.30 Miles||80 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Horry|
|32.8||1968-12-07||2||34°05'N / 78°56'W||0.30 Mile||13 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Horry|
|34.0||1984-03-28||2||34°03'N / 78°59'W||34°09'N / 78°53'W||7.00 Miles||353 Yards||0||8||250K||0||Horry|
|36.8||1967-12-01||2||34°09'N / 79°02'W||34°08'N / 78°51'W||10.50 Miles||93 Yards||0||1||25K||0||Horry|
|38.3||1967-12-01||2||34°08'N / 78°51'W||34°10'N / 78°48'W||3.80 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Columbus|
|41.1||1982-06-10||2||34°11'N / 79°10'W||34°12'N / 79°05'W||3.00 Miles||133 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Horry|
|41.6||1982-06-10||2||34°11'N / 79°14'W||34°11'N / 79°10'W||3.00 Miles||133 Yards||0||16||2.5M||0||Marion|
|41.9||1984-03-28||2||34°09'N / 78°53'W||34°15'N / 78°44'W||9.00 Miles||353 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Columbus|
|44.1||1950-10-09||3||34°10'N / 78°36'W||2.00 Miles||880 Yards||0||3||250K||0||Columbus|
|44.8||1962-02-22||2||34°11'N / 79°24'W||34°12'N / 79°15'W||8.70 Miles||100 Yards||0||1||25K||0||Marion|
|46.2||1981-05-27||2||34°01'N / 79°37'W||34°04'N / 79°34'W||4.70 Miles||100 Yards||0||6||25K||0||Florence|
|46.5||1961-06-21||2||34°11'N / 79°24'W||34°14'N / 79°18'W||6.80 Miles||167 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Marion|
|47.8||1966-04-13||2||33°52'N / 79°45'W||0.20 Mile||17 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Florence|
* 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.