Tampa, FL Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
The chance of earthquake damage in Tampa is about the same as Florida average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Tampa is much higher than Florida average and is much higher than the national average.
Earthquake Index, #842
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
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, #1
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 2,961 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Tampa, FL were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||236||Hail:||732||Heat:||0||Heavy Snow:||0|
|High Surf:||0||Hurricane:||7||Ice Storm:||0||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||24|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||1,250||Tropical Storm:||8||Wildfire:||15||Winter Storm:||0||Winter Weather:||1|
No volcano is found in or near Tampa, FL.
Historical Earthquake Events
No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Tampa, FL.
No historical earthquake events found in or near Tampa, FL.
Historical Tornado Events
A total of 51 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Tampa, FL.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|1.9||1969-12-10||2||27°57'N / 82°30'W||0||0||25K||0||Hillsborough|
|2.4||1963-07-28||2||28°00'N / 82°30'W||0.80 Mile||100 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Hillsborough|
|3.9||1966-04-04||4||27°55'N / 82°48'W||28°06'N / 82°04'W||46.50 Miles||300 Yards||3||80||25.0M||0||Pinellas|
|8.4||1973-10-31||2||28°01'N / 82°40'W||28°05'N / 82°30'W||11.20 Miles||100 Yards||0||8||2.5M||0||Hillsborough|
|9.5||1972-03-31||2||27°50'N / 82°30'W||0.20 Mile||30 Yards||0||4||250K||0||Hillsborough|
|10.2||1969-07-02||2||27°51'N / 82°23'W||0||2||3K||0||Hillsborough|
|13.9||1978-05-04||3||27°55'N / 82°42'W||1.50 Miles||200 Yards||3||94||2.5M||0||Pinellas|
|14.5||1996-12-07||2||27°50'N / 82°18'W||27°50'N / 82°18'W||2.00 Miles||83 Yards||1||0||100K||0||Hillsborough|
|Brief Description: A short-lived but strong tornado touched down one eighth of a mile east of Interstate 75 and one half mile north of Big Bend Road in Riverview where it snapped a dozen tree tops. The tornado moved east and descended into the Cowley Cove mobile home complex where it widened to 250 feet and damaged nine mobile homes and snapped an additional dozen trees. Three mobile homes were completely leveled, two were severely damaged, one moderately damaged and three incurred minor damage, all on Cowley Cove Court. One human fatality, a 50 year old male, and three dogs, occurred when the occupants mobile home was lifted up by the tornadic winds and tossed nearly a 100 feet from its foundation where it disentegrated on impact. At least five parked vehicles where damaged by the tornado along with several sheds and outbuildings. Most of the damage occurred along a 3/16 mile path in the Cowley Cove mobile home complex before it lifted, moved east and sporatically touched down in rural southern Hillsborough county. The tornado dissipated nearly two miles east of it's initial touchdown north of Dixon Drive. Of note, a parked undrivable vehicle that was in the direct path of the tornado had most of it's contents sucked from the hatchback storage compartment including a removed 100 pound transmission. Inspection of the vehicle found that the hatchback skin was buckled, bowed and pushed outward from the inside of the vehicle by the transmission casing that eventually smashed upward and out through the rear hatchback window. M50MH|
|14.7||1978-12-01||2||28°11'N / 82°28'W||0.80 Mile||30 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Pasco|
|14.8||1983-12-11||2||27°46'N / 82°40'W||27°53'N / 82°39'W||8.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Pinellas|
|14.8||1972-03-31||2||27°54'N / 82°15'W||1.00 Mile||30 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Hillsborough|
|15.0||1978-01-08||2||27°55'N / 82°18'W||28°00'N / 82°10'W||10.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||2||250K||0||Hillsborough|
|16.4||1992-10-03||3||27°50'N / 82°42'W||2.60 Miles||500 Yards||3||75||25.0M||0||Pinellas|
|16.6||1951-07-22||2||27°44'N / 82°26'W||0||0||3K||0||Hillsborough|
|16.6||1970-01-06||2||27°44'N / 82°26'W||0||3||25K||0||Hillsborough|
|17.9||1961-05-05||2||27°45'N / 82°38'W||0.50 Mile||50 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Pinellas|
|18.4||1983-02-02||2||27°59'N / 82°13'W||28°03'N / 82°09'W||4.00 Miles||40 Yards||0||2||250K||0||Hillsborough|
|18.8||1992-10-03||2||27°53'N / 82°48'W||27°54'N / 82°45'W||3.00 Miles||200 Yards||1||0||2.5M||0||Pinellas|
|19.0||1973-10-31||2||27°55'N / 82°55'W||28°01'N / 82°40'W||16.70 Miles||100 Yards||0||9||2.5M||0||Pinellas|
|19.1||1967-12-28||2||27°54'N / 82°47'W||0||0||25K||0||Pinellas|
|19.2||1992-07-12||2||28°01'N / 82°47'W||28°09'N / 82°45'W||4.50 Miles||60 Yards||0||6||2.5M||0||Pinellas|
|19.6||1963-08-13||2||27°48'N / 82°47'W||27°50'N / 82°43'W||5.10 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Pinellas|
|20.1||1963-08-21||2||27°54'N / 82°48'W||0.30 Mile||27 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Pinellas|
|20.4||1981-12-15||2||27°43'N / 82°43'W||27°46'N / 82°40'W||4.70 Miles||150 Yards||0||5||250K||0||Pinellas|
|20.7||1952-05-30||2||27°56'N / 82°49'W||0.10 Mile||33 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Pinellas|
|20.9||1969-12-10||2||27°42'N / 82°38'W||1.00 Mile||150 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Pinellas|
|21.4||1963-02-19||2||28°01'N / 82°08'W||0||0||250K||0||Hillsborough|
|21.8||1953-01-09||2||27°50'N / 82°10'W||27°57'N / 82°06'W||9.20 Miles||100 Yards||0||12||25K||0||Hillsborough|
|22.6||1964-07-02||2||28°02'N / 82°07'W||0||6||25K||0||Hillsborough|
|22.6||1958-04-15||4||27°40'N / 82°37'W||0||7||25K||0||Polk|
|22.6||1978-12-01||2||28°10'N / 82°11'W||0.60 Mile||30 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Pasco|
|25.4||2006-12-25||2||28°18'N / 82°19'W||28°19'N / 82°19'W||1.00 Mile||100 Yards||0||2||3.5M||0K||Pasco|
|Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado hit the Tampa Bay Golf and Country Club which is located a few miles west of San Antonio or about 9.5 miles west southwest of Dade City. Radar showed the tornado occurred on the north side of a small bow echo that was moving to the northeast and caused additional damage north of State Road 52. The tornado caused $3.5 million in damage, two injuries, 101 damaged homes, 21 of which were considered heavily damaged, and 6 destroyed. Most of the damage was rated F0 or F1 on the Fuita tornado scale. However, damage rated as F2 occurred on the 2900 block of Caddyshack Lane. The damage looked like high end F1 damage, but the 1999 home had hurricane straps, a reinforced garage door, and other protective measures making it stronger than the average home. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A line of thunderstorms ahead of a cold front moved across the eastern Gulf of Mexico and through much of Florida. Doppler radar showed bow echoes with several of the storms.|
|25.6||1973-03-17||2||28°13'N / 82°10'W||0.30 Mile||20 Yards||0||1||25K||0||Pasco|
|25.9||1961-08-31||2||27°36'N / 82°33'W||2.00 Miles||50 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Manatee|
|31.3||1959-04-02||2||28°21'N / 82°12'W||0||12||250K||0||Pasco|
|31.7||1958-10-31||3||27°32'N / 82°38'W||27°31'N / 82°35'W||3.60 Miles||200 Yards||0||4||25K||0||Manatee|
|32.5||1971-11-29||2||28°01'N / 81°57'W||0.50 Mile||50 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Polk|
|32.5||1969-06-06||2||27°48'N / 81°59'W||0||0||0K||0||Polk|
|33.6||1968-11-09||2||28°22'N / 82°22'W||28°29'N / 82°12'W||12.90 Miles||100 Yards||0||4||2.5M||0||Pasco|
|36.1||1956-02-10||2||27°27'N / 82°32'W||0||0||0K||0||Manatee|
|37.4||1972-02-01||2||27°25'N / 82°35'W||27°27'N / 82°33'W||3.30 Miles||400 Yards||0||3||250K||0||Manatee|
|38.5||1968-10-18||2||27°25'N / 82°33'W||0.10 Mile||50 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Manatee|
|39.9||1986-02-08||2||27°53'N / 81°50'W||2.00 Miles||10 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Polk|
|40.5||1955-10-29||2||27°24'N / 82°38'W||0||0||0K||0||Manatee|
|42.7||1972-02-01||2||27°25'N / 82°10'W||0.50 Mile||100 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Manatee|
|42.9||1969-06-13||2||27°21'N / 82°31'W||0||0||3K||0||Sarasota|
|43.4||1966-04-04||4||28°06'N / 82°04'W||28°13'N / 81°32'W||33.50 Miles||300 Yards||8||450||25.0M||0||Polk|
|44.2||1951-12-18||2||27°45'N / 81°48'W||0||0||25K||0||Polk|
|47.2||1968-11-09||2||28°29'N / 82°12'W||28°39'N / 82°00'W||16.70 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Sumter|
|48.2||1966-04-04||2||27°42'N / 82°38'W||28°21'N / 80°45'W||140.0 Miles||150 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Pinellas|
|49.0||1979-05-08||2||28°04'N / 81°41'W||4.00 Miles||200 Yards||1||40||25.0M||0||Polk|
* 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.