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

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

Earthquake Index, #107

Wood County

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

Wood County

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, #38

Wood County

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 16,316 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Wood County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:5Cold:8Dense Fog:13Drought:113
Dust Storm:2Flood:1,686Hail:6,675Heat:21Heavy Snow:87
High Surf:0Hurricane:7Ice Storm:35Landslide:0Strong Wind:87
Thunderstorm Winds:7,044Tropical Storm:9Wildfire:14Winter Storm:54Winter Weather:75

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Wood County.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Wood County.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Wood County.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 128 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Wood County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
4.61979-05-03332°47'N / 95°31'W32°49'N / 95°24'W7.20 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Wood
6.41961-03-28232°43'N / 95°25'W32°40'N / 95°22'W4.70 Miles280 Yards0025K0Wood
7.42003-05-06232°41'N / 95°27'W32°44'N / 95°08'W18.00 Miles880 Yards05330K0Wood
 Brief Description: A strong cyclic supercell tornado developed over Mineola, Texas while a strong tornado developed shortly there after and moved to the east northeast. Numerous Pine, Oak, and other species of trees were either snapped or pushed over along the entire tornado track. Power lines were taken down across many locations along the track as well. The tornado moved over a small community of Pine Mills and destroyed 1 old frame home and 2 old mobile homes while damaging 9 others. Four injuries occurred including 1 broken leg. This tornado moved into Upshur, Harrison, and Marion Counties of northeast Texas.
7.51982-04-02232°42'N / 95°18'W2.00 Miles150 Yards0125K0Wood
9.01964-04-05232°40'N / 95°29'W32°41'N / 95°27'W2.70 Miles1760 Yards00250K0Wood
9.61981-05-13232°42'N / 95°19'W32°40'N / 95°13'W6.50 Miles50 Yards0025K0Wood
10.01975-04-29232°40'N / 95°29'W0025K0Wood
10.61962-03-24332°40'N / 95°30'W0.50 Mile100 Yards082.5M0Wood
12.81966-04-23232°57'N / 95°17'W32°57'N / 95°17'W0025K0Wood
12.81966-05-23232°57'N / 95°17'W3.00 Miles33 Yards000K0Wood
13.81975-11-19232°52'N / 95°10'W000K0Wood
14.41993-10-18232°50'N / 95°37'W32°52'N / 95°37'W10.00 Miles100 Yards00500K0Wood
 Brief Description: This tornado developed from the same mesocyclone which produced the tornado southeast of Emory. As the tornado moved across the southwest inlets of Lake Fork Reservoir and traversed the southern end of the lake, several buildings and homes were destroyed. Most of the damage was to the Brady Marina, The Minnow Bucket Restaurant, two mobile homes, and a recreational vehicle. The tornado then moved across open country, and lifted two miles NNW Quitman near FM 2225.
14.71981-05-13232°41'N / 95°37'W32°40'N / 95°35'W2.70 Miles33 Yards00250K0Wood
15.91965-05-09232°35'N / 95°31'W0.30 Mile33 Yards0025K0Smith
15.91981-05-13232°42'N / 95°39'W32°41'N / 95°37'W2.70 Miles200 Yards00250K0Van Zandt
16.11973-12-03332°48'N / 95°41'W32°48'N / 95°38'W3.00 Miles27 Yards000K0Rains
18.41961-03-26233°01'N / 95°31'W33°03'N / 95°28'W3.80 Miles250 Yards0125K0Hopkins
18.41961-03-26233°02'N / 95°24'W33°04'N / 95°20'W4.70 Miles250 Yards0025K0Hopkins
18.41962-03-24232°31'N / 95°23'W1.00 Mile50 Yards00250K0Smith
18.81993-10-18232°50'N / 95°42'W2.00 Miles100 Yards10500K0Rains
 Brief Description: A tornado developed 1 SE Emory and moved two miles southeast. A man was killed and his mobile home was destroyed. (M57M)
19.11994-04-29232°46'N / 95°48'W32°52'N / 95°37'W12.00 Miles100 Yards005.0M0Wood
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down just inside the Rains County line on Highway 19, then moved northeast for 12 miles before lifting at FM 515 Lake Fork Reservoir. The tornado entered Wood County at 5 NNW Alba. One house and one church were destroyed, one house was unroofed, one RV unroofed, roof damage was done to a house, and extensive tree and power line damage occured.
19.31991-11-19232°31'N / 95°17'W2.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Smith
19.31969-05-14333°03'N / 95°29'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0Hopkins
19.71968-06-24232°30'N / 95°25'W0.50 Mile33 Yards003K0Smith
22.81991-11-19232°26'N / 95°21'W32°29'N / 95°17'W7.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Smith
24.12010-01-20232°34'N / 95°52'W32°39'N / 95°37'W15.00 Miles100 Yards001.0M0KVan Zandt
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A NWS survey team found evidence of a long track tornado in Van Zandt County. The tornado touched down near CR 859 north of Highway 64 on the northwest side of Canton and traveled approximately 15 miles in a northeast direction. Numerous structures were damaged along the track of the tornado which ended near the Silver Lake community in the extreme Northeast corner of the county. Along the damage path, a single family home lost its entire roof and part of its exterior walls. A number of large trees were uprooted and several sheds and outbuildings suffered extensive damage. A small church was destroyed in the community of Starr. A total of 150 homes suffered damage, but only one injury was reported. Based on the damage, the tornado was rated an EF-2 with peak winds in the 110 to 120 mph range. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe storms developed in an area of strong low-level lift ahead of an approaching upper level low pressure system and a slowly advancing cold front. Severe weather reports were limited to east of Interstate 35, and five tornadoes were confirmed in Henderson, Van Zandt, and Hopkins counties. Two tornadoes were rated EF-2s, one was rated an EF-1, and the remaining two were EF-0s. The Van Zandt County tornado was a long track tornado that traveled over 15 miles.
25.31973-06-03232°44'N / 94°57'W0025K0Upshur
26.91987-11-15232°25'N / 95°07'W32°32'N / 95°05'W6.00 Miles300 Yards00250K0Smith
27.11979-05-03232°54'N / 95°02'W32°58'N / 94°52'W10.80 Miles200 Yards00250K0Camp
27.51974-10-31233°08'N / 95°36'W33°10'N / 95°32'W4.70 Miles40 Yards012.5M0Hopkins
27.61979-04-11233°07'N / 95°36'W33°12'N / 95°30'W8.30 Miles150 Yards00250K0Hopkins
27.71980-10-16233°08'N / 95°35'W33°10'N / 95°34'W2.70 Miles77 Yards00250K0Hopkins
28.01992-05-11233°03'N / 95°47'W33°07'N / 95°38'W4.00 Miles400 Yards0025K0Hopkins
28.91957-04-26232°21'N / 95°19'W32°24'N / 95°14'W6.10 Miles100 Yards062.5M0Smith
29.02003-05-06232°44'N / 95°08'W32°47'N / 94°38'W27.20 Miles440 Yards0060K0Upshur
 Brief Description: A strong cyclic supercell tornado developed over Mineola, Texas while a strong tornado developed shortly there after and moved to the east northeast. Numerous Pine, Oak, and other species of trees were either snapped or pushed over along the entire tornado track. Power lines were taken down across many locations along the track as well. The only structure in the path of this tornado was a construction trailer which was rolled over several times east of Gilmer, Texas. This tornado moved into Upshur County from Wood County and continued into Harrison and Marion Counties of northeast Texas.
29.01971-12-14232°33'N / 94°58'W0.30 Mile20 Yards0025K0Gregg
29.31967-05-01232°57'N / 94°55'W1.00 Mile50 Yards003K0Camp
29.61961-03-26333°08'N / 95°13'W33°13'N / 95°08'W7.60 Miles60 Yards0125K0Franklin
29.61950-02-11232°21'N / 95°12'W32°25'N / 95°12'W4.60 Miles100 Yards05250K0Smith
29.71971-12-14233°10'N / 95°37'W0.50 Mile20 Yards000K0Hopkins
30.21958-07-06232°21'N / 95°19'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Smith
30.21973-03-10233°10'N / 95°38'W0.50 Mile150 Yards0025K0Hopkins
30.51954-05-02232°32'N / 94°57'W32°32'N / 94°57'W000K0Gregg
30.51988-04-01332°35'N / 94°55'W32°45'N / 94°50'W11.00 Miles440 Yards092.5M0Upshur
30.91988-04-01332°33'N / 94°55'W32°35'N / 94°55'W2.00 Miles440 Yards002.5M0Gregg
31.21957-04-26232°44'N / 94°57'W32°42'N / 94°45'W11.90 Miles67 Yards0025K0Upshur
31.41990-03-14232°52'N / 95°56'W32°55'N / 95°53'W4.00 Miles50 Yards000K0Rains
32.41999-05-04333°11'N / 95°10'W33°15'N / 95°10'W2.10 Miles25 Yards0000Franklin
 Brief Description: Supercells developed in unstable airmass ahead of strong upper low over central plains states. Damage confined to broken branches off trees and snapped twigs. This tornado moved into Titus county, TX.
32.91966-04-23232°20'N / 95°34'W32°20'N / 95°34'W00250K0Henderson
34.11979-04-01232°21'N / 95°06'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Smith
34.91960-01-14233°08'N / 95°49'W0.30 Mile33 Yards013K0Hopkins
35.61981-05-09232°26'N / 95°00'W32°26'N / 94°52'W7.70 Miles73 Yards0025K0Gregg
35.91961-03-26333°13'N / 95°08'W33°17'N / 95°05'W5.40 Miles60 Yards0025K0Titus
35.91967-04-13232°30'N / 95°57'W32°30'N / 95°51'W6.10 Miles100 Yards003K0Van Zandt
36.01979-03-19233°11'N / 94°59'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Titus
36.21979-04-11232°22'N / 95°48'W32°24'N / 95°46'W3.30 Miles150 Yards003K0Van Zandt
36.41998-01-05232°14'N / 95°21'W32°17'N / 95°18'W4.20 Miles75 Yards00120K0Smith
 Brief Description: HP Supercell developed along a quasi-stationary front and moved northeast. This Supercell produced a family of three tornadoes, numerous microbursts and giant hail. A meso was detected by dopplar radar with the HP supercell. In this supercell an F2 tornado was produced. As the supercell developed, massive mid level convergence occurred resulting in giant hail. The evolution continued resulting in a bow echo pattern where two additional weak tornadoes occurred in the northern comma heads In the first tornado, damage consisted of numerous snapped and fallen trees. Fifteen homes and three businesses were either moderately or severely damaged including roofs removed on two homes. Southwestern Bell phone truck heavily damaged from a fallen tree and a Ford Aerostar Van was crushed almost beyond recognition. Several telephone poles were tilted to a 45 degree angle.
37.11979-04-01332°35'N / 94°48'W32°39'N / 94°45'W5.60 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Gregg
37.21967-04-13232°12'N / 95°18'W32°20'N / 95°06'W14.90 Miles40 Yards0025K0Smith
37.31979-04-01232°14'N / 95°18'W32°16'N / 95°16'W3.60 Miles100 Yards01250K0Smith
37.51970-03-03233°12'N / 94°58'W1.00 Mile27 Yards000K0Titus
38.01961-03-26233°20'N / 95°22'W0.80 Mile280 Yards0025K0Hopkins
38.11965-05-09232°23'N / 95°50'W2.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Van Zandt
38.51961-03-26333°10'N / 94°54'W0.20 Mile33 Yards023K0Titus
38.91965-09-22332°36'N / 94°45'W0025K0Upshur
39.01955-04-06233°20'N / 95°22'W33°21'N / 95°12'W9.80 Miles33 Yards000K0Hopkins
39.11962-03-24233°16'N / 95°44'W2.00 Miles300 Yards0025K0Hopkins
39.21987-11-15232°42'N / 94°45'W32°48'N / 94°40'W7.00 Miles900 Yards092.5M0Upshur
39.21957-04-03232°53'N / 94°43'W000K0Morris
39.41957-04-26332°23'N / 94°54'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Gregg
39.51969-04-27233°06'N / 95°57'W1.00 Mile20 Yards003K0Hunt
39.51989-06-07233°22'N / 95°06'W33°13'N / 95°02'W12.00 Miles200 Yards000K0Titus
39.91961-03-26333°14'N / 94°57'W09250K0Titus
40.11999-05-04232°23'N / 94°53'W32°23'N / 94°53'W1.80 Miles100 Yards006.0M0Gregg
 Brief Description: Numerous homes and businesses damages. This tornado continued into Rusk County, TX then reentered Gregg County, TX.
40.11999-05-04232°23'N / 94°53'W32°23'N / 94°53'W0.30 Mile150 Yards0000Rusk
 Brief Description: Open field with no structures.
40.11999-05-04232°23'N / 94°53'W32°23'N / 94°53'W0.10 Mile100 Yards0025K0Gregg
 Brief Description: Minor damage to homes and a school lost a few shingles. This tornado is continued from the Gregg County to Rusk County, TX tornado event.
40.41987-11-15332°09'N / 95°12'W32°18'N / 95°09'W12.00 Miles500 Yards2625.0M0Smith
40.71970-03-03332°18'N / 94°59'W0.50 Mile67 Yards0025K0Rusk
40.72000-04-23233°10'N / 94°56'W33°13'N / 94°49'W7.00 Miles150 Yards00145K0Titus
 Brief Description: This tornado developed in a high precipitation supercell as it moved eastward across the county. Small to moderate pine and oak trees were snapped and broken. A mobile home dealership in Cookville, TX was moderately damaged and several homes suffered shingle loss. This tornado continued into Morris County, TX. The F2 rating is from the Morris County, TX segment of this tornado.
40.81984-02-11232°50'N / 96°05'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Leon
41.21954-04-30332°55'N / 94°43'W32°56'N / 94°40'W3.30 Miles50 Yards0025K0Morris
41.41975-01-10233°02'N / 94°44'W0.30 Mile213 Yards0025K0Morris
41.41999-05-04333°12'N / 95°08'W33°20'N / 94°47'W19.20 Miles100 Yards10330K0Titus
 Brief Description: Seven homes were destroyed. Two of the homes were swept from their slabs. F79PH
41.51979-02-23332°10'N / 95°28'W32°12'N / 95°21'W7.30 Miles33 Yards010K0Smith
41.51974-06-07233°09'N / 95°57'W0025K0Hunt
41.61961-11-22232°22'N / 94°52'W2.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Gregg
41.61968-12-12232°17'N / 94°59'W2.00 Miles50 Yards000K0Rusk
41.71967-07-03232°11'N / 95°18'W0.10 Mile100 Yards000K0Smith
41.71979-03-02232°11'N / 95°18'W0.10 Mile150 Yards0225K0Smith
41.91957-04-26332°29'N / 94°43'W32°21'N / 94°54'W14.20 Miles50 Yards0025K0Gregg
42.51954-05-02332°13'N / 95°40'W040K0Henderson
42.61979-04-11232°15'N / 95°54'W32°22'N / 95°48'W10.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Henderson
43.11961-11-02232°26'N / 94°46'W32°29'N / 94°44'W4.30 Miles17 Yards003K0Gregg
43.11973-06-03233°22'N / 95°07'W0025K0Titus
43.21973-11-24233°04'N / 94°43'W1.00 Mile200 Yards003K0Morris
43.41999-05-04232°23'N / 94°53'W32°25'N / 94°42'W8.90 Miles150 Yards0219.0M0Gregg
 Brief Description: Major damage to homes and businesses. Stoneridge Apartment complex lost portions of its roof and walls collapsed. The complex was condemned. This tornado is separate from the Gree County to Rusk County to Gregg County tornado event which occurred at the same time.
43.61979-02-23332°09'N / 95°30'W32°10'N / 95°28'W3.00 Miles33 Yards000K0Henderson
43.82000-04-23233°05'N / 94°45'W33°05'N / 94°41'W4.20 Miles200 Yards0012K0Morris
 Brief Description: Numerous large pine and oak trees snapped and broken. A roof was partially removed from a brick house and a chain link fence wrapped in a pine tree about 50 feet up. This was one of several tornadoes which occurred. This tornado continued into Cass County, TX.
43.91990-05-16233°08'N / 94°45'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Morris
43.91950-02-11232°59'N / 94°38'W33°00'N / 94°42'W4.50 Miles67 Yards06250K0Cass
44.11990-05-30232°15'N / 94°58'W1.50 Miles100 Yards000K0Rusk
44.11973-01-20232°09'N / 95°17'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0125K0Smith
44.21957-04-26232°27'N / 94°44'W0.20 Mile50 Yards000K0Gregg
44.31958-05-03332°21'N / 95°13'W32°34'N / 94°14'W59.20 Miles440 Yards00250K0Gregg
45.01996-04-19233°17'N / 95°54'W33°16'N / 95°53'W0.50 Mile50 Yards00150K0Hunt
 Brief Description: Two mobile homes were destroyed, two homes were damaged, and trees and power lines were blown down by a tornado.
45.11970-04-19232°30'N / 94°41'W1.20 Miles33 Yards00250K0Gregg
45.41984-10-18233°16'N / 94°55'W33°19'N / 94°51'W5.00 Miles50 Yards12250K0Titus
45.61958-06-06333°05'N / 96°05'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Hunt
45.71990-05-30232°15'N / 94°55'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Rusk
46.01970-09-20232°30'N / 94°40'W0.50 Mile33 Yards003K0Harrison
46.01960-05-20233°08'N / 96°04'W33°08'N / 96°03'W1.90 Miles17 Yards003K0Hunt
46.22009-12-23232°29'N / 94°41'W32°34'N / 94°37'W7.00 Miles200 Yards001.0M0KHarrison
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An EF2 tornado touched down on the East side of Longview, just west of the intersections of E Cotton Street. and Industrial Drive. The tornado then tracked north northeast causing damage to several industrial buildings along Industrial Drive, it crossed Industrial Drive just south of Hwy. 80 causing significant damage to the Fed Ex building and other surrounding industrial businesses. The tornado then crossed Hwy. 80, causing significant tree and roof damage to several homes in a residential neighborhood. The track continued north northeast as the tornado crossed Loop 281 just south of Page Road. The tornado caused major roof damage to a home on Page Road before continuing northward. The storm continued to cause tree and roof damage in a residential area before crossing Peter Bonner Road near Sandy Lane. More tree and roof damage was observed as the storm tracked into a rural area, ending south of FM 449 on Keasler Road around 4:56 PM. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong upper level storm system moved its way out of the southern Great Basin and into the Southern Plains during the afternoon hours of December 23rd. Strong southerly flow was found ahead of this storm system with dewpoint temperatures in the lower to middle 60s noted northward to the Interstate 20 corridor of northeast Texas and northern Louisiana. Impressive deep layer shear was noted in the warm sector across the region which was conducive for discrete storm cells during the afternoon and evening across northeast Texas. These storms spawned tornadoes and produced large hail across portions of northeast Texas. The storm system moved eastward during the predawn hours of December 24th with again, numerous storms producing tornadoes across southern Arkansas and northern Louisiana. In addition to all the storm damage...these storms were prolific rain makers with numerous reports of flash flooding across the region as well.
46.31959-11-04332°02'N / 95°51'W32°19'N / 95°35'W25.10 Miles67 Yards03250K0Henderson
46.61977-04-18233°23'N / 95°45'W000K0Delta
46.71971-12-14233°08'N / 96°06'W33°15'N / 95°57'W11.90 Miles440 Yards022.5M0Hunt
46.91985-05-13233°06'N / 96°06'W33°13'N / 96°01'W8.00 Miles77 Yards0232.5M0Hunt
47.01967-12-21333°06'N / 96°06'W0.10 Mile33 Yards00250K0Hunt
47.01991-04-26232°11'N / 95°01'W32°11'N / 94°59'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Smith
47.11954-06-02233°24'N / 95°42'W33°27'N / 95°37'W5.90 Miles1000 Yards1825K0Delta
47.61961-05-04233°28'N / 95°16'W0.80 Mile1000 Yards000K0Red River
48.01991-04-26232°11'N / 94°59'W32°11'N / 94°57'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Rusk
48.11958-01-14233°08'N / 96°06'W0.30 Mile33 Yards003K0Hunt
48.11999-05-04232°26'N / 94°40'W32°26'N / 94°40'W0.80 Mile75 Yards0000Harrison
 Brief Description: Wooded region and open field.
48.41961-04-27232°45'N / 94°33'W2.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Marion
49.51974-05-25233°30'N / 95°23'W0025K0Lamar
49.52000-04-23233°14'N / 94°48'W33°15'N / 94°39'W9.80 Miles150 Yards0028K0Morris
 Brief Description: This tornado developed in a high precipitation supercell as it moved eastward across the county. Numerous large pine and oak trees were snapped and broken. Several barns were damaged but the tornado stayed mostly across rural farmland and forests. This tornado is a continuation of the Titus County, TX tornado.
49.81955-04-12332°03'N / 95°31'W32°05'N / 95°26'W5.60 Miles300 Yards07250K0Anderson
49.91991-04-26332°03'N / 95°18'W32°05'N / 95°15'W3.00 Miles200 Yards01250K0Cherokee

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