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

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

Earthquake Index, #1506

Washington, TX
0.00
Texas
0.04
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

Washington, TX
0.0000
Texas
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, #1260

Washington, TX
150.75
Texas
208.58
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 2,082 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Washington, TX were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:0Drought:66
Dust Storm:4Flood:340Hail:720Heat:16Heavy Snow:11
High Surf:0Hurricane:2Ice Storm:17Landslide:0Strong Wind:32
Thunderstorm Winds:741Tropical Storm:5Wildfire:6Winter Storm:21Winter Weather:19
Other:82 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Washington, TX.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Washington, TX.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Washington, TX.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 53 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Washington, TX.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
2.61964-05-01230°18'N / 96°12'W30°20'N / 96°07'W5.60 Miles880 Yards0025K0Washington
5.71953-12-02230°22'N / 96°11'W250K0Washington
8.61983-11-19230°24'N / 96°14'W1.10 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Brazos
13.01950-06-05330°11'N / 96°24'W30°01'N / 96°03'W23.90 Miles67 Yards06250K0Washington
13.61957-10-14230°06'N / 96°06'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Waller
14.61971-02-25230°10'N / 96°23'W0.30 Mile33 Yards003K0Washington
14.61971-02-25230°10'N / 96°23'W0.30 Mile33 Yards000K0Washington
15.81957-10-14330°07'N / 96°00'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Waller
21.11962-06-18230°04'N / 95°56'W000K0Waller
21.82000-03-10330°25'N / 96°41'W30°24'N / 96°21'W21.00 Miles800 Yards021.0M0Burleson
 Brief Description: Tornado touched down near Harmony at 1955 CST with significant tree damage including an 18 inch diameter tree blown down. A trailer was also significantly damaged. Tornado then tracked to just south of Center Line with mostly F0 tree damage along its path. Tornado then reached the Pin Oak subdivision at about 2022 CST. Several trailers, including a double-wide, were destroyed. A total of 7 homes were destroyed and another 10 severely damaged in this area, with damage reaching F2 status. Tornado then struck a ranch on the south side of FM 1361 with large trees uprooted or cut in half and windows blown out and portion of roof torn off large frame house. Several rural outbuildings at the ranch which had been bolted down were destroyed. Damage in this area was rated F3 with damage swath up to a half mile wide. Tornado then tracked to just north of Clay by 2051 CST with a narrow swath of F0 to F1 tree damage along the path. When tornado passed north of Clay before dissipating, car was blown off road and damage swath reached 200 yards wide.
22.61957-10-14230°03'N / 95°55'W0.50 Mile17 Yards0025K0Waller
23.71961-03-16229°57'N / 96°16'W0.10 Mile80 Yards003K0Austin
26.11954-04-30230°38'N / 96°20'W30°39'N / 96°19'W1.90 Miles67 Yards000K0Brazos
27.11965-09-22330°13'N / 95°44'W0.80 Mile33 Yards000K0Montgomery
28.11981-05-09230°27'N / 95°45'W30°23'N / 95°43'W5.10 Miles40 Yards0225K0Montgomery
28.91956-04-05330°41'N / 96°22'W30°41'N / 96°17'W5.20 Miles67 Yards00250K0Brazos
29.51969-04-04230°30'N / 96°38'W30°35'N / 96°31'W9.00 Miles440 Yards003K0Burleson
30.11953-12-02230°38'N / 96°29'W0.20 Mile67 Yards0025K0Brazos
33.01983-01-31229°47'N / 96°08'W29°50'N / 96°08'W3.00 Miles60 Yards042.5M0Austin
33.01954-04-30230°08'N / 96°49'W30°12'N / 96°37'W12.80 Miles880 Yards0025K0Fayette
33.91981-05-16230°27'N / 96°48'W30°24'N / 96°39'W9.70 Miles73 Yards01250K0Burleson
34.21957-03-20330°23'N / 96°47'W30°27'N / 96°41'W7.60 Miles880 Yards0025K0Burleson
34.31998-10-17230°30'N / 96°41'W30°33'N / 96°41'W3.50 Miles100 Yards001.5M0Burleson
 Brief Description: Two tornadoes touched down in the Caldwell area causing substantial damage. Twenty-two homes were completely destroyed, 37 sustained major damage, and 101 homes with minor damage. Caldwell Middle School also had major damage. Tombstones weighing more than 1000 pounds were unearthed and moved.
35.01981-02-10230°46'N / 96°00'W2.50 Miles77 Yards02250K0Grimes
35.51998-10-18229°49'N / 95°56'W29°49'N / 95°56'W1.00 Mile50 Yards1175K0Waller
 Brief Description: Tornado destroyed mobile home. One person killed and another injured in the home. Nine other homes damaged and 2 barns destroyed. M47MH
36.01957-03-20330°16'N / 96°50'W30°19'N / 96°44'W7.20 Miles33 Yards0225K0Lee
36.01962-02-23230°15'N / 96°47'W2.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0Lee
36.21973-02-13229°58'N / 95°43'W29°59'N / 95°40'W3.30 Miles30 Yards0125K0Harris
37.41986-02-05229°50'N / 95°51'W29°50'N / 95°49'W4.00 Miles170 Yards05250K0Waller
37.71989-06-07230°39'N / 96°44'W30°36'N / 96°37'W6.00 Miles150 Yards042.5M0Burleson
37.91986-02-05229°50'N / 95°49'W29°52'N / 95°46'W4.00 Miles170 Yards00250K0Harris
38.41986-02-05230°01'N / 95°37'W2.50 Miles70 Yards002.5M0Harris
38.81987-11-15230°35'N / 96°41'W30°41'N / 96°42'W7.00 Miles500 Yards2122.5M0Burleson
40.21957-03-20330°19'N / 96°55'W30°23'N / 96°47'W9.30 Miles1760 Yards0225K0Lee
41.01992-11-21229°47'N / 95°46'W29°58'N / 95°36'W21.00 Miles200 Yards0525.0M0Harris
41.21981-05-09230°35'N / 96°52'W30°29'N / 96°45'W9.70 Miles33 Yards00250K0Burleson
42.21959-05-10330°46'N / 96°36'W30°54'N / 96°23'W15.80 Miles333 Yards073K0Robertson
42.51960-02-17229°46'N / 95°48'W29°48'N / 95°44'W4.90 Miles100 Yards0325K0Harris
42.61987-11-15230°41'N / 96°42'W30°45'N / 96°41'W3.00 Miles500 Yards002.5M0Milam
42.81983-05-20230°04'N / 95°34'W30°04'N / 95°27'W7.00 Miles333 Yards152.5M0Harris
43.41989-06-07230°40'N / 96°48'W30°39'N / 96°44'W4.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Milam
44.01986-02-05330°02'N / 95°33'W29°59'N / 95°29'W5.00 Miles70 Yards2025.0M0Harris
44.01967-05-01230°55'N / 96°05'W0.60 Mile33 Yards003K0Madison
44.21954-10-22230°55'N / 96°07'W30°55'N / 96°00'W7.10 Miles100 Yards0025K0Madison
44.81992-11-21229°41'N / 95°48'W29°47'N / 95°46'W4.00 Miles200 Yards0625.0M0Harris
45.01954-02-19230°19'N / 95°27'W30°27'N / 95°25'W9.50 Miles150 Yards07250K0Montgomery
45.71983-05-20229°54'N / 96°06'W29°55'N / 95°00'W4.00 Miles333 Yards12250K0Harris
46.41987-11-15230°11'N / 96°57'W1.50 Miles200 Yards082.5M0Lee
47.21968-12-12330°19'N / 95°26'W30°22'N / 95°21'W6.20 Miles200 Yards00250K0Montgomery
47.31964-02-04229°36'N / 96°20'W29°37'N / 96°17'W3.80 Miles880 Yards01250K0Colorado
47.91957-03-31230°43'N / 95°33'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0225K0Walker
48.81954-04-30230°06'N / 96°58'W30°08'N / 96°59'W3.00 Miles880 Yards02250K0Lee
49.91971-02-25229°48'N / 96°48'W0.50 Mile50 Yards000K0Fayette


* 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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