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

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

Earthquake Index, #386

York, AL
0.04
Alabama
0.08
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

York, AL
0.0000
Alabama
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, #634

York, AL
157.84
Alabama
255.80
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 2,465 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of York, AL were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:26Dense Fog:0Drought:36
Dust Storm:0Flood:157Hail:809Heat:63Heavy Snow:17
High Surf:0Hurricane:7Ice Storm:5Landslide:0Strong Wind:42
Thunderstorm Winds:1,238Tropical Storm:8Wildfire:1Winter Storm:12Winter Weather:10
Other:34 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near York, AL.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 3 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near York, AL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
47.21971-03-143.9133.1-87.9
36.71977-05-043.6531.98-88.42
39.61978-12-113.5531.95-88.48

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 67 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near York, AL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
6.31961-12-12232°24'N / 88°23'W32°32'N / 88°00'W24.20 Miles33 Yards0025K0Sumter
11.41967-12-18332°26'N / 88°09'W32°30'N / 88°03'W7.60 Miles33 Yards0025K0Sumter
17.42000-12-16232°24'N / 88°40'W32°30'N / 88°30'W12.00 Miles440 Yards0172.1M0Lauderdale
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado caused major damage in the Marion and Dalewood Shore Lake communities, northeast of Meridian. Two houses and thirteen mobile homes were destroyed. Eleven houses and twelve mobile homes received major damage. Thirty-three houses and twenty-two mobile homes received minor damage. Three businesses were destroyed and one business had minor damage. Thousands of trees were blown down or snapped off, and numerous power poles and power lines were also downed. Seventeen people were injured, including one in critical condition.
18.11953-05-01432°15'N / 88°23'W2325K0Choctaw
20.71992-11-22232°36'N / 88°38'W32°52'N / 88°24'W23.00 Miles880 Yards00250K0Kemper
22.81986-03-12432°36'N / 88°42'W32°42'N / 88°35'W7.00 Miles440 Yards002.5M0Kemper
24.51992-03-10332°15'N / 88°47'W32°18'N / 88°27'W20.00 Miles1760 Yards3572.5M0Lauderdale
24.82007-01-05232°36'N / 88°42'W32°39'N / 88°41'W2.00 Miles250 Yards09600K0KKemper
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This strong tornado touched down in the Blackwater Community and caused extensive damage along its 2 mile path. Six homes were destroyed, five of which were mobile homes and one modular home. Nine people were injured with three serious. One car was flipped over and rolled along with extensive damage to trees and power lines along the path of this high end F2 tornado. EPISODE NARRATIVE: During the evening of Jan 4th and early morning hours of Jan 5th, a potent storm system moved across the Lower Mississippi Valley. This system was dynamic enough to generate a line of thunderstorms across Central Mississippi. This line developed within a strongly sheared environment and evolved into a squall line with bowing segments. These bowing segments proved very efficient with respect to producing damaging wind gusts and six tornadoes. The squall line matured just east of Interstate 55 around 11 pm and raced east before exiting into Alabama around 3 am.
25.71986-03-12432°25'N / 88°46'W32°36'N / 88°42'W16.00 Miles440 Yards082.5M0Lauderdale
29.01976-03-29432°22'N / 88°54'W32°26'N / 88°39'W15.40 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Lauderdale
29.31992-11-22232°54'N / 88°18'W32°57'N / 88°16'W6.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Sumter
29.71992-03-10332°35'N / 87°49'W32°39'N / 87°47'W4.00 Miles440 Yards00250K0Greene
31.91971-02-26332°49'N / 87°56'W32°50'N / 87°52'W4.30 Miles50 Yards00250K0Greene
32.31968-11-17231°58'N / 88°22'W32°06'N / 88°15'W11.50 Miles33 Yards0225K0Choctaw
32.71972-01-04232°18'N / 87°47'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Marengo
32.71986-03-12232°15'N / 88°51'W32°21'N / 88°45'W12.00 Miles120 Yards00250K0Lauderdale
32.91976-03-12232°23'N / 87°53'W32°28'N / 87°35'W18.40 Miles200 Yards01250K0Marengo
33.01977-02-23232°50'N / 87°53'W0.20 Mile30 Yards013K0Greene
33.41992-11-22232°48'N / 88°42'W32°58'N / 88°35'W11.00 Miles880 Yards11250K0Kemper
34.11969-05-08232°02'N / 88°38'W32°05'N / 88°28'W10.40 Miles100 Yards000K0Clarke
34.82010-04-24232°15'N / 88°54'W32°18'N / 88°45'W10.00 Miles1056 Yards00650K300KLauderdale
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado touched down just to the northeast of Montrose near County Road 2414, in Jasper County. This tornado tracked across 3 counties before it dissipated just before it reached Meridian. Along the path, it produced major structural roof damage to a church. Shingles and siding were blown off of a house. An outbuilding was destroyed along with damage to a grain silo. Thousands of large softwood and hardwood trees were snapped and uprooted. In addition, numerous power lines were blown down. This EF2 tornado had a total path length of 23 miles and a width of 0.6 miles. Maximum winds were around 125 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A powerful spring storm system moved across the region on April 24th and brought an outbreak of severe storms and tornadoes to the area. The most powerful and destructive storm during this event was the long track EF4 tornado which ripped a 149 mile path across the forecast area. In addition to this violent tornado, many other storms became severe and produced 5 additional tornadoes along with numerous reports of quarter to golf ball sized hail. Of the 5 tornadoes, 3 of these were strong (EF2) and occurred across, Jasper, Newton, Lauderdale, Oktibbeha, and Clay Counties.
36.01973-05-27232°04'N / 88°38'W0125K0Clarke
36.21954-12-29232°54'N / 88°42'W32°55'N / 88°40'W3.00 Miles300 Yards090K0Kemper
36.91982-04-03332°43'N / 88°55'W32°42'N / 88°50'W4.00 Miles400 Yards0025.0M0Kemper
37.11966-03-03532°49'N / 88°21'W33°12'N / 87°49'W40.70 Miles150 Yards011250K0Pickens
37.41986-03-12232°14'N / 88°49'W32°14'N / 88°53'W2.00 Miles120 Yards00250K0Clarke
37.61954-12-29232°55'N / 88°40'W33°01'N / 88°35'W8.50 Miles300 Yards000K0Noxubee
38.31992-11-22232°58'N / 88°35'W33°07'N / 88°17'W16.00 Miles880 Yards00250K0Noxubee
39.81973-05-27432°32'N / 87°48'W32°47'N / 87°28'W26.00 Miles800 Yards17225.0M0Hale
40.11992-03-10332°39'N / 87°47'W32°42'N / 87°29'W14.00 Miles440 Yards27250K0Hale
40.61973-05-27231°58'N / 88°35'W3.00 Miles440 Yards0125K0Clarke
41.01966-03-03532°34'N / 89°34'W32°49'N / 88°21'W72.80 Miles33 Yards0025.0M0Leake
41.72010-04-24232°13'N / 88°58'W32°15'N / 88°54'W4.00 Miles1056 Yards00200K100KNewton
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado touched down just to the northeast of Montrose near county road 2414, in Jasper County. This tornado tracked across 3 counties before it dissipated just before it reached Meridian. Along the path, it produced major structural roof damage to a church. Shingles and siding were blown off of a house. An outbuilding was destroyed along with damage to a grain silo. Thousands of large softwood and hardwood trees were snapped and uprooted. In addition, numerous power lines were blown. This EF2 tornado had a total path length of 23 miles and a width of 0.6 miles. Maximum winds were around 125 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A powerful spring storm system moved across the region on April 24th and brought an outbreak of severe storms and tornadoes to the area. The most powerful and destructive storm during this event was the long track EF4 tornado which ripped a 149 mile path across the forecast area. In addition to this violent tornado, many other storms became severe and produced 5 additional tornadoes along with numerous reports of quarter to golf ball sized hail. Of the 5 tornadoes, 3 of these were strong (EF2) and occurred across, Jasper, Newton, Lauderdale, Oktibbeha, and Clay Counties.
41.91973-03-16232°37'N / 87°40'W32°40'N / 87°31'W9.50 Miles33 Yards00250K0Hale
42.11958-02-26231°47'N / 88°27'W32°00'N / 88°12'W20.90 Miles67 Yards00250K0Choctaw
42.21954-02-20232°34'N / 89°01'W32°37'N / 89°00'W3.60 Miles100 Yards05250K0Neshoba
42.51970-03-19232°42'N / 87°36'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Hale
42.82005-08-29232°35'N / 89°00'W32°37'N / 89°02'W3.00 Miles100 Yards0070K400KNeshoba
 Brief Description: This strong tornado touched down just south of the House Community and tracked west-northwest for 3 miles. Several hundred trees were uprooted or snapped along the path with a few outbuildings and homes damaged by fallen trees. Additionally, numerous power lines were taken down as the tornado tracked across a few county roads as well as State Highway 492.
42.82004-11-24232°10'N / 87°44'W32°14'N / 87°34'W11.90 Miles200 Yards02135K0Marengo
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down just north of the Shiloh Community on CR 73. Three mobile homes received extensive damage and two homes suffered moderate damage. The tornado moved northeast and damaged a carport and mobile home near Thomaston. Numerous trees and power lines were blown down or snapped off along the entire path of the tornado. Two people suffered minor injuries. The tornado damage path was 11.9 miles long and 200 yards wide at its widest point. Begin: 32 09.23/87 44.23 End: 32 14.79/87 33.97
42.91973-05-27232°04'N / 88°49'W0125K0Clarke
43.11977-04-04333°03'N / 88°33'W33°09'N / 88°27'W9.10 Miles587 Yards0125K0Calhoun
43.21957-11-18331°58'N / 88°47'W32°00'N / 88°38'W9.00 Miles77 Yards0025K0Clarke
43.31977-04-04332°53'N / 88°55'W32°54'N / 88°50'W5.10 Miles33 Yards00250K0Kemper
43.51973-11-27232°42'N / 89°00'W000K0Neshoba
43.81975-02-23232°47'N / 88°58'W0.50 Mile33 Yards00250K0Neshoba
44.32007-01-05232°43'N / 89°01'W32°43'N / 89°00'W1.00 Mile150 Yards00150K0KNeshoba
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This strong tornado briefly touched down between the Tucker and Bloomfield Communities. One brick home had its entire roof blown off, a large outbuilding was destroyed and a tractor was picked up and rolled. Additionally, numerous trees were snapped and uprooted along the short path. EPISODE NARRATIVE: During the evening of Jan 4th and early morning hours of Jan 5th, a potent storm system moved across the Lower Mississippi Valley. This system was dynamic enough to generate a line of thunderstorms across Central Mississippi. This line developed within a strongly sheared environment and evolved into a squall line with bowing segments. These bowing segments proved very efficient with respect to producing damaging wind gusts and six tornadoes. The squall line matured just east of Interstate 55 around 11 pm and raced east before exiting into Alabama around 3 am.
44.91982-04-03332°46'N / 89°06'W32°43'N / 88°55'W13.00 Miles400 Yards0025.0M0Neshoba
45.11976-03-20232°35'N / 89°10'W32°45'N / 88°55'W18.50 Miles33 Yards00250K0Neshoba
45.21961-12-11232°47'N / 87°40'W32°52'N / 87°34'W8.30 Miles150 Yards0025K0Hale
45.31967-03-06232°26'N / 87°32'W32°27'N / 87°30'W2.30 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Perry
45.71977-04-04332°49'N / 89°00'W32°53'N / 88°55'W6.60 Miles100 Yards00250K0Neshoba
46.11965-02-11232°34'N / 89°07'W32°43'N / 89°01'W11.90 Miles220 Yards0025K0Newton
46.62005-08-29232°29'N / 89°05'W32°29'N / 89°06'W1.00 Mile75 Yards0050K150KNewton
 Brief Description: This strong tornado briefly touched down off Good Hope Road just North-Northeast of Decatur. As the tornado crossed Good Hope Road, nearly all the trees within a 1/2 mile area were uprooted or damaged. These trees were laying in all directions and were very large with most trees 3 to 4 feet in diameter. Additionally, one home sustained shingle damage off Good Hope Road.
47.31992-11-22233°06'N / 88°24'W33°16'N / 88°19'W15.00 Miles440 Yards015250K0Noxubee
47.51973-03-16232°54'N / 87°40'W32°55'N / 87°36'W4.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Hale
47.71953-05-04233°07'N / 88°34'W33°13'N / 88°27'W9.60 Miles100 Yards0225K0Noxubee
48.11971-02-26232°06'N / 88°58'W1.00 Mile33 Yards000K0Jasper
48.22004-11-24332°56'N / 88°59'W33°00'N / 88°50'W12.00 Miles600 Yards122.5M0Winston
 Brief Description: This strong tornado moved into Winston county from Neshoba county and tracked northeast for 12 miles before moving into Noxubee county. Just inside the Winston county line four large chicken houses were destroyed. As the tornado tracked northeast across State Route 393 and 397, a few hundred trees were uprooted and snapped. Several homes sustained minor roof damage. One home was totally destroyed on McBrayer Road. Pieces of the home was blown and scattered across a field for 1/4 mile. Here three vehicles were moved with two of them landing on top of tree debris and the other thrown into a ditch. This home was where the two injuries and one fatality occurred. The tornado was at its widest point here and as it tracked northeast hundreds of trees were blown down. The tornado moved into Noxubee county 2 miles southeast of Ferns Springs. The total path length across northern Neshoba, southeast Winston and western Noxubee county was 21 miles. M44PH
48.52010-04-24232°09'N / 89°06'W32°13'N / 88°58'W10.00 Miles1056 Yards00400K600KJasper
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado touched down just to the northeast of Montrose near County Road 2414, in Jasper County. This tornado tracked across 3 counties before it dissipated just before it reached Meridian. Along the path, it produced major structural roof damage to a church. Shingles and siding were blown off of a house. An outbuilding was destroyed along with damage to a grain silo. Thousands of large softwood and hardwood trees were snapped and uprooted. In addition, numerous power lines were blown down. This EF2 tornado had a total path length of 23 miles and a width of 0.6 miles. Maximum winds were around 125 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A powerful spring storm system moved across the region on April 24th and brought an outbreak of severe storms and tornadoes to the area. The most powerful and destructive storm during this event was the long track EF4 tornado which ripped a 149 mile path across the forecast area. In addition to this violent tornado, many other storms became severe and produced 5 additional tornadoes along with numerous reports of quarter to golf ball sized hail. Of the 5 tornadoes, 3 of these were strong (EF2) and occurred across, Jasper, Newton, Lauderdale, Oktibbeha, and Clay Counties.
48.51954-02-20232°26'N / 89°14'W32°34'N / 89°01'W15.60 Miles100 Yards05250K0Newton
48.61954-06-03232°29'N / 89°10'W32°34'N / 89°05'W7.60 Miles300 Yards0325K0Newton
48.61965-02-11333°12'N / 88°12'W1.50 Miles100 Yards018250K0Pickens
48.62008-03-03231°51'N / 88°46'W31°57'N / 88°41'W8.00 Miles350 Yards00400K500KClarke
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado started in a rural area and downed trees and limbs along its path until causing its most intense damage at it crossed County Road 250. Here, it moved a large two story frame house several feet off its foundation, along with blowing out numerous windows and causing roof damage. Additionally, many dozens of large trees were snapped and uprooted in the vicinity. The tornado continued to move north northeast, causing extensive tree damage with hundreds of trees snapped or uprooted. Very near the end point, just east southeast of the DeSoto Community, roof damage occurred to two homes. Maximum wind speed was 115 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong upper level system and evolving surface low moved across the region late on March 3rd. These features combined to bring a potent weather system to the area and a healthy round of severe thunderstorms from late afternoon through around midnight. It was a line of thunderstorms which brought most of the severe weather, but a few supercells did occur just ahead of the line. Ten tornadoes occurred, two of which were strong (EF-2), along with a good deal of wind damage as the line pushed east across Mississippi.
49.31982-01-03332°15'N / 89°10'W32°23'N / 89°03'W11.00 Miles300 Yards1172.5M0Newton
49.61976-03-29432°17'N / 89°20'W32°22'N / 88°54'W26.00 Miles33 Yards082.5M0Newton
49.81986-03-12332°16'N / 89°07'W32°19'N / 89°06'W10.00 Miles123 Yards012.5M0Newton
49.82004-11-24232°55'N / 89°00'W32°55'N / 88°59'W1.00 Mile150 Yards0060K0Neshoba
 Brief Description: A second, slightly stronger tornado, touched down 1 mile to the east southeast of where the first one dissipated. Damage began and remained on Asa Thomas Road as the tornado moved into Winston county. Severe tree damage occurred along Asa Thomas Road along with several power lines blown down. The tornado was on the ground for 1 mile before moving into southeast Winston county where it stayed on the ground for 21 miles across Winston and western Noxubee counties.


* 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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