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The chance of earthquake damage in The Villages is about the same as Florida average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in The Villages is about the same as Florida average and is higher than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #219

The Villages, FL
0.01
Florida
0.01
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

The Villages, FL
0.0000
Florida
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, #423

The Villages, FL
189.69
Florida
185.89
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 2,365 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of The Villages, FL were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:78Dense Fog:54Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:72Hail:670Heat:1Heavy Snow:1
High Surf:0Hurricane:5Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:9
Thunderstorm Winds:1,144Tropical Storm:7Wildfire:21Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:303 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near The Villages, FL.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near The Villages, FL.

No historical earthquake events found in or near The Villages, FL.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 52 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near The Villages, FL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
1.12007-02-02328°52'N / 82°03'W28°54'N / 81°57'W6.00 Miles335 Yards01562.0M0KSumter
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado first touched down near the southeast corner of The Villages south of Lake Miona and moved rapidly to the east northeast at 55 MPH into Lake County. A FEMA report to Sumter County emergency management officials detailed damage to 1,145 homes with 200 destroyed during the 6 minutes the tornado was on the ground. A National Weather Service storm survey estimated maximum winds of 140 MPH. No fatalities were recorded in Sumter County and 15 injuries is a rough estimate. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A developing area of low pressure over the western Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, February 1 intensified and moved off the mid Atlantic coast Friday. Numerous thunderstorms developed out ahead of and along the associated cold front that pushed into southern Florida late Friday. The first tornado of the year to use the Enhanced Fujita Scale occurred just after 3 AM Friday in The Villages in northeast Sumter County. Several violent tornadoes were reported across central Florida early Friday morning. This violent tornado outbreak was the largest in Florida since the Kissimmee tornadoes of February 22-23, 1998. In addition to the tornadoes, gusty southwest winds ahead of the cold front combined with high tide to cause areas of minor coastal flooding along west and southwest facing shorelines north of Tampa Bay.
7.11995-01-07229°00'N / 82°07'W29°00'N / 81°55'W12.00 Miles440 Yards1202.8M0Marion
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down at 0550 EST about one mile north of Pedro in Marion County and moved east about 12 miles before lifting about three-quarters miles north of Weirsdale. A man received fatal head injuries while sitting in his car outside a mobile home when the car was rolled four times. Another 20 persons, mostly those in mobile homes, were injured. The tornado destroyed or heavily damaged 66 mobile homes with less extensive damage to another 85 dwellings, mostly mobile homes. The hardest hit communities were Lake Weir Harbor Estates and Bird Island. (M53A)
8.22007-02-02328°53'N / 81°57'W28°55'N / 81°46'W11.00 Miles450 Yards81052.0M0KLake
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The the tornado that moved out of Sumter County, crossed into Lake County just west of Lady Lake. The one quarter mile wide, F3 tornado moved across the Lady Lake area killing 8 people and injuring 10. The tornado damaged 180 residences and destroyed 101. All of the fatalities were in mobile homes. Moving east northeast at 50 MPH, the tornado lifted near Emrald Marsh Lake. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A series of powerful tornadoes swept across Sumter, Lake and Volusia counties during the early morning hours of February 2, 2007. A discontinuous swath of tornado damage was observed from near Wildwood in Sumter County to the town of Lady Lake (Lake County) to New Smyrna Beach (Volusia County). This was a distance of over 70 miles. A total of 21 fatalities occurred within Lake County. Central Florida was located in the warm sector ahead of an advancing cold front. Large scale lift was supported by a very strong jet aloft, with strong vertical shear. Instability increased overnight with temperatures and dew points increasing through the pre-dawn hours. A single long-tracked supercell thunderstorm traveled from Sumter County to the coastal waters of Volusia County during the early morning hours of February 2, 2007. Three tornadoes touched down along this track.
9.61985-08-31228°48'N / 81°52'W28°53'N / 81°50'W5.00 Miles50 Yards002.5M0Lake
12.71987-04-15228°39'N / 82°03'W28°47'N / 81°53'W12.00 Miles250 Yards00250K0Sumter
12.81978-04-19229°04'N / 82°03'W29°06'N / 81°58'W5.60 Miles100 Yards0142.5M0Marion
13.31973-03-08229°04'N / 82°06'W1.50 Miles100 Yards06250K0Marion
15.41969-11-13228°42'N / 81°59'W28°39'N / 81°59'W3.40 Miles150 Yards01250K0Sumter
16.51975-12-31329°05'N / 82°10'W2.00 Miles200 Yards1262.5M0Marion
18.62001-03-29228°59'N / 82°22'W29°08'N / 82°07'W22.00 Miles100 Yards001.5M0Marion
 Brief Description: More than 85 homes were damaged in three neighborhoods, knocking power out to 10,000 thousand of residents.
21.01988-06-25228°50'N / 82°20'W2.00 Miles40 Yards0025K0Citrus
21.21962-11-21229°10'N / 81°52'W29°11'N / 81°49'W3.60 Miles70 Yards00250K0Marion
22.61983-04-09229°10'N / 82°14'W29°14'N / 82°03'W10.00 Miles60 Yards00250K0Marion
22.81971-03-07228°35'N / 81°53'W0.30 Mile30 Yards003K0Lake
23.31964-01-12229°11'N / 82°12'W003K0Marion
23.51987-04-15228°48'N / 81°38'W28°50'N / 81°36'W3.00 Miles100 Yards172.5M0Lake
23.81968-11-09228°29'N / 82°12'W28°39'N / 82°00'W16.70 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Sumter
25.01960-03-03228°33'N / 81°53'W06250K0Lake
25.51964-04-28228°44'N / 81°37'W0.10 Mile33 Yards00250K0Orange
26.81983-04-09328°43'N / 82°29'W28°51'N / 82°21'W10.00 Miles80 Yards322.5M0Citrus
29.21982-04-09228°30'N / 81°50'W28°31'N / 81°47'W3.00 Miles20 Yards0125K0Lake
29.61998-09-03228°58'N / 82°30'W29°00'N / 82°27'W4.50 Miles50 Yards02500K0Citrus
 Brief Description: A tornado (F2), associated with an outer band of Hurricane Earl, touched down along N. Fairport Avenue, east of the intersection of County Road 495 and West Dunklin Road, six miles northeast of Crystal River. The tornado moved northeast, sporadically touched down along a narrow path, and destroyed a two story family structure, seven mobile homes and caused minor damage to an additional eight single family and sixteen mobile homes. Several large trees, sheds and power lines were downed by the tornado before it lifted and dissipated near County Road 488 and N. Circle M Avenue. Of note, a homeowner on W. Wheatfield Lane in Citrus Springs was alerted to the impending tornado by his four dogs who stubbornly refused to venture outdoors nearly ten minutes prior to the touchdown. The homeowner on W. Wheatfield Lane described the sound of the tornado similar to that of a roaring train as it passed over and damaged his home and downed nearby trees. Two injuries occurred to the occupants of the two story home that was destroyed by the tornado before it lifted and dissipated.
31.82007-02-02328°57'N / 81°35'W29°00'N / 81°22'W13.00 Miles400 Yards13946.0M0KLake
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The mesocyclone that produced the Lady Lake tornado reintensified and produced a second F3 tornado in a rural area west southwest of Paisley. The tornado move east northeast at over 50 MPH toward the Lake Mack area just west of the St. Johns river. The tornado produced a quarter mile wide track across the Lake Mack area destroying 86 residences and damaging 144. Many mobile homes were completely destroyed. Thirteen people died in mobile homes. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A series of powerful tornadoes swept across Sumter, Lake and Volusia counties during the early morning hours of February 2, 2007. A discontinuous swath of tornado damage was observed from near Wildwood in Sumter County to the town of Lady Lake (Lake County) to New Smyrna Beach (Volusia County). This was a distance of over 70 miles. A total of 21 fatalities occurred within Lake County. Central Florida was located in the warm sector ahead of an advancing cold front. Large scale lift was supported by a very strong jet aloft, with strong vertical shear. Instability increased overnight with temperatures and dew points increasing through the pre-dawn hours. A single long-tracked supercell thunderstorm traveled from Sumter County to the coastal waters of Volusia County during the early morning hours of February 2, 2007. Three tornadoes touched down along this track.
32.01982-06-11229°07'N / 82°32'W29°04'N / 82°25'W7.00 Miles60 Yards00250K0Marion
33.31998-02-22328°29'N / 81°43'W28°31'N / 81°39'W4.00 Miles200 Yards0000Lake
 Brief Description: The second tornado of the outbreak touched down in Lake County just east of Lake Louisa along Highway 27. It moved northeast at 45 mph through a rural area blowing down trees but otherwise causing little property damage. At 11:41 pm the tornado moved into Orange County.
35.31998-02-22328°31'N / 81°38'W28°38'N / 81°27'W14.00 Miles200 Yards37015.0M0Orange
 Brief Description: The Lake County tornado moved into Orange County about 5 miles southwest of Winter Garden moving northeast at 45 mph. It rapidly intensified to a category F3 tornado with estimated winds near 200 mph. The tornado moved through Winter Garden between 11:47 pm and 11:55 pm destroying a mobile home community in Winter Garden. There were three fatalities and 70 injuries. Five hundred structures were either damaged or destroyed. F68MH, M80MH, M80MH
37.11968-11-09228°22'N / 82°22'W28°29'N / 82°12'W12.90 Miles100 Yards042.5M0Pasco
39.21978-01-08228°30'N / 81°32'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Orange
39.71978-01-08228°37'N / 81°26'W28°38'N / 81°24'W3.00 Miles200 Yards0232.5M0Orange
39.81982-06-11229°10'N / 82°39'W29°07'N / 82°32'W6.00 Miles60 Yards00250K0Levy
39.91959-04-02228°21'N / 82°12'W012250K0Pasco
43.01973-01-28228°31'N / 81°26'W28°32'N / 81°25'W2.70 Miles300 Yards0162.5M0Orange
43.51972-05-20229°04'N / 81°18'W1.00 Mile23 Yards0025K0Volusia
44.12006-12-25229°01'N / 81°18'W29°04'N / 81°16'W3.00 Miles50 Yards052.5M0KVolusia
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An F2 tornado touched down just west of North Stone Street in Deland and moved northeast crossing Highway 17. It moved across the Fernwood mobile home community and continued northeast over Meadowlea Estates mobile home community. It lifted just north of Carter Road. Fifty two residences were destroyed and 162 were damaged. Five people were seriously injured. EPISODE NARRATIVE: On December 24th an area of surface low pressure developed in the Gulf of Mexico as a result of a strong upper level trough and an associated powerful branch of the subtropical jet. As this low pressure system moved into Florida, a squall line developed over the eastern Gulf of Mexico and then moved rapidly into Florida . The squall line spawned severe thunderstorms and tornadoes moving east and northeast at around 50 MPH.
44.91972-08-22229°08'N / 81°18'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Volusia
45.01983-02-02228°33'N / 81°22'W1.00 Mile20 Yards00250K0Orange
45.21998-02-23328°42'N / 81°21'W28°48'N / 81°11'W14.00 Miles200 Yards123630.0M0Seminole
 Brief Description: The Seminole County category F3 tornado was produced by the same supercell that produced the Winter Garden tornado. It initially set down near Longwood and moved northeast at 45 mph. The tornado passed through several neighborhhoods in the southeast portion of Sanford killing 12 people in mobile homes and injuring 70. It continued northeast and crossed into Volusia County 5 miles east of Sanford. The near 200 mph winds of the tornado damaged or destroy 625 structures. M9MH, F11MH, F21MH, M23MH, M26MH, M37MH, F39MH, F40MH, M41MH, M49MH, M53PH, M62MH
45.22007-02-02329°00'N / 81°22'W29°02'N / 81°09'W13.00 Miles450 Yards04252.0M0KVolusia
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado that killed 13 people in the Lake Mack area of Lake County moved east across the St. Johns River, crossed into Volusia county at Lake Beresford and moved across Deland as an F3 tornado. It was still moving east northeast at 50 MPH as it damaged 277 and destroyed 106 residences in the Deland area. The tornado finally lifted about eight miles east of Deland along Highway 44. There were no fatalities in Volusia County but 42 people were injured. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A series of powerful tornadoes swept across Sumter, Lake and Volusia counties during the early morning hours of February 2, 2007. A discontinuous swath of tornado damage was observed from near Wildwood in Sumter County to the town of Lady Lake (Lake County) to New Smyrna Beach (Volusia County). This was a distance of over 70 miles. A total of 21 fatalities occurred within Lake County. Central Florida was located in the warm sector ahead of an advancing cold front. Large scale lift was supported by a very strong jet aloft, with strong vertical shear. Instability increased overnight with temperatures and dew points increasing through the pre-dawn hours. A single long-tracked supercell thunderstorm traveled from Sumter County to the coastal waters of Volusia County during the early morning hours of February 2, 2007. Three tornadoes touched down along this track.
45.22007-02-02329°00'N / 81°22'W29°02'N / 81°09'W13.00 Miles450 Yards04252.0M0KVolusia
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado that killed 13 people in the Lake Mack area of Lake County moved east across the St. Johns River, crossed into Volusia county at Lake Beresford and moved across Deland as an F3 tornado. It was still moving east northeast at 50 MPH as it damaged 277 and destroyed 106 residences in the Deland area. The tornado finally lifted about eight miles east of Deland along Highway 44. There were no fatalities in Volusia County but 42 people were injured. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A series of powerful tornadoes swept across Sumter, Lake and Volusia counties during the early morning hours of February 2, 2007. A discontinuous swath of tornado damage was observed from near Wildwood in Sumter County to the town of Lady Lake (Lake County) to New Smyrna Beach (Volusia County). This was a distance of over 70 miles. A total of 21 fatalities occurred within Lake County. Central Florida was located in the warm sector ahead of an advancing cold front. Large scale lift was supported by a very strong jet aloft, with strong vertical shear. Instability increased overnight with temperatures and dew points increasing through the pre-dawn hours. A single long-tracked supercell thunderstorm traveled from Sumter County to the coastal waters of Volusia County during the early morning hours of February 2, 2007. Three tornadoes touched down along this track.
45.22006-12-25228°18'N / 82°19'W28°19'N / 82°19'W1.00 Mile100 Yards023.5M0KPasco
 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.
45.21972-07-05228°50'N / 81°15'W0.30 Mile50 Yards0025K0Seminole
45.31978-01-08228°38'N / 81°24'W28°45'N / 81°10'W16.30 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Seminole
45.51966-08-23228°48'N / 81°15'W0325K0Seminole
45.51983-02-02228°33'N / 81°22'W28°37'N / 81°18'W5.00 Miles50 Yards092.5M0Orange
45.71983-02-02229°31'N / 82°16'W0.30 Mile20 Yards04250K0Alachua
45.91982-04-08228°48'N / 81°16'W28°49'N / 81°13'W3.00 Miles50 Yards010250K0Seminole
46.31981-03-19328°30'N / 81°25'W28°33'N / 81°18'W8.00 Miles100 Yards012.5M0Orange
46.91950-05-15228°30'N / 81°22'W0025K0Orange
47.01973-04-04229°33'N / 82°06'W29°36'N / 82°04'W4.50 Miles67 Yards00250K0Alachua
47.71967-06-05228°30'N / 81°21'W0.10 Mile173 Yards002.5M0Orange
48.21973-03-17228°13'N / 82°10'W0.30 Mile20 Yards0125K0Pasco
49.61959-04-02228°34'N / 81°16'W19250K0Orange


* 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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