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The chance of earthquake damage in 06782 Zip Code is lower than Connecticut average and is lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in 06782 Zip Code is higher than Connecticut average and is about the same as the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #282

06782 Zip Code
0.35
Connecticut
0.94
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

06782 Zip Code
0.0000
Connecticut
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, #19

06782 Zip Code
142.40
Connecticut
100.22
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 3,578 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of 06782 Zip Code were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:2Cold:10Dense Fog:0Drought:2
Dust Storm:0Flood:365Hail:766Heat:28Heavy Snow:55
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:5Landslide:0Strong Wind:82
Thunderstorm Winds:1,909Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:18Winter Weather:4
Other:332 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near 06782 Zip Code.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 2 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near 06782 Zip Code.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
43.81981-11-213.8641.13-72.56
43.81981-10-213.5641.13-72.56

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 38 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near 06782 Zip Code.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
4.31951-08-21241°37'N / 73°25'W41°48'N / 72°36'W43.90 Miles100 Yards09250K0Litchfield
4.51973-06-12241°37'N / 73°07'W1.50 Miles23 Yards000K0Litchfield
5.61989-07-10241°36'N / 73°07'W41°34'N / 73°05'W2.00 Miles100 Yards02025.0M0Litchfield
6.51989-07-10241°34'N / 73°05'W41°33'N / 73°02'W3.00 Miles100 Yards05025.0M0New Haven
6.51962-05-24341°33'N / 73°07'W41°34'N / 72°56'W9.30 Miles120 Yards1452.5M0New Haven
7.01971-07-29341°33'N / 73°03'W02250K0New Haven
8.21973-09-18241°36'N / 72°54'W000K0New Haven
8.21962-06-18241°46'N / 73°05'W0.10 Mile67 Yards0025K0Litchfield
8.31984-07-05241°40'N / 72°57'W41°43'N / 72°50'W3.00 Miles200 Yards000K0Hartford
8.41962-05-24341°34'N / 72°56'W41°36'N / 72°53'W2.30 Miles120 Yards052.5M0Hartford
10.51955-10-24241°30'N / 73°03'W0.50 Mile200 Yards003K0New Haven
10.92001-06-23241°48'N / 73°07'W41°48'N / 73°07'W0.50 Mile200 Yards00250K0Litchfield
 Brief Description: A warm front, moving into Connecticut, produced a line of showers and isolated thunderstorms during the early afternoon of June 23. One cell developed into a supercell which then spawned two tornados in Litchfield County. The first tornado touched down in the northern end of the town of Washington, on a golf course near Lake Waramaug, cutting a path 50 yards wide and a mile in length. It hit during a lull of a golf tornament that was going on there, damaging the fourth hole of the course as well as destroying a metal fence around a tennis court. This tornado also demolished a storage building. This was ranked as an F1 Tornado, with winds estimated between 75 and 100 mph, by National Weather Service Personnel. The tornado also took out many trees around this area. The tornado lifted back up, but then reformed from the cell as the storm moved into the cities of Torrington and Winstead. This second tornado was ranked on the Fujita scale as an F2 with winds estimated between 100 and 130 mph. It touched down near the Torrington Middle School, over the Midget Football Field cutting a swath two hundred yards wide and a half a mile in length. The tornado destroyed an 8,000 dollar shed that had recently been completed by the Midget Football League. The second twister also demolished the bleachers and part of a roof at the Torrington Middle school. In addition, hundreds of large trees were uprooted. Powerlines were also destroyed. One person was injured when a portion of the blown off roof fell on him, resulting in bone fractures.
15.01989-07-10241°50'N / 73°20'W41°43'N / 73°14'W10.00 Miles73 Yards0425.0M0Litchfield
16.91973-08-31241°44'N / 72°44'W0025K0Hartford
21.91989-07-10441°23'N / 72°54'W41°19'N / 72°55'W3.00 Miles100 Yards040250.0M0New Haven
24.51976-06-30242°00'N / 73°08'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Litchfield
25.31950-07-12241°34'N / 72°34'W10.00 Miles33 Yards003K0Middlesex
25.41954-05-10242°00'N / 72°53'W0.80 Mile17 Yards003K0Hartford
28.41951-08-21341°35'N / 72°30'W08250K0Middlesex
28.61979-10-03441°53'N / 72°40'W42°03'N / 72°42'W11.30 Miles1400 Yards3500250.0M0Hartford
29.31966-08-11242°02'N / 73°18'W42°03'N / 73°14'W2.70 Miles100 Yards0025K0Litchfield
29.81966-08-11242°03'N / 73°14'W42°06'N / 73°05'W8.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Berkshire
30.31959-05-12242°00'N / 73°24'W0.50 Mile100 Yards003K0Litchfield
30.41973-09-06241°48'N / 72°32'W41°49'N / 72°27'W3.30 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Hartford
34.91954-05-10341°55'N / 72°28'W0.30 Mile33 Yards0225K0Tolland
35.21955-07-12242°06'N / 73°22'W0.50 Mile33 Yards000K0Berkshire
35.61950-07-14241°16'N / 73°30'W5.00 Miles100 Yards03250K0Fairfield
36.51975-07-24242°06'N / 72°40'W0.30 Mile33 Yards0025K0Hampden
36.91989-07-10241°25'N / 73°41'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0525.0M0Putnam
38.01997-07-03242°10'N / 73°13'W42°13'N / 73°09'W4.50 Miles600 Yards001.5M0Berkshire
 Brief Description: On July 3, a fast moving cold front crossed Berkshire County during the afternoon and evening hours. The front initiated four tornadoes. The Richmond F1 tornado is a continuation of the F2 tornado which occurred in Columbia County. This tornado downed trees and produced minor damage to one house as it diminished in the Richmond area. The tornado in the Town of Florida began at the intersection of South County Road and Savoy Road. The F1 tornado tracked eastward and terminated just south of Florida near state route 2. The tornado removed all the shingles off the roof of a residence and a prefabricated steeple was blown off a church. Many trees were also downed along its path. The F2 tornado which began in the Monterey area started at the intersection of Wellman Road and New Marlborough Road. The tornado tracked northeast across state route 23 and Lake Garfield to Hayes Pond where it merged with the second tornado. At the north end of Hayes Pond the tornado diminished. This tornado downed hundreds of trees, damaged ten to twenty homes and destroyed two vehicles. The damage was most extensive along the north shore of Lake Garfield at Elephant Rock Road, Hopi Road, Mt. Hunger Road and Norwalk Acres Road. The second F2 tornado began near the intersection of Tyringham Road and West Center Road. It then tracked across Hayes Pond where it momentarily merged with the other tornado. The tornado then proceeded northeast where it ended near the intersection of state route 8 and Merrit Road. This tornado produced extensive tree damage, destroyed one vehicle and damaged fifteen to twenty homes. The most extensive damage occurred along West Center Road near Hayes Pond. Baseball size hail was also observed at Hayes Pond with this storm. Two people were struck by lightning at the Great Barrington Fairgrouds. They were both hospitalized and released.
38.71997-07-03242°11'N / 73°10'W42°14'N / 73°06'W3.70 Miles600 Yards001.5M0Berkshire
 Brief Description: On July 3, a fast moving cold front crossed Berkshire County during the afternoon and evening hours. The front initiated four tornadoes. The Richmond F1 tornado is a continuation of the F2 tornado which occurred in Columbia County. This tornado downed trees and produced minor damage to one house as it diminished in the Richmond area. The tornado in the Town of Florida began at the intersection of South County Road and Savoy Road. The F1 tornado tracked eastward and terminated just south of Florida near state route 2. The tornado removed all the shingles off the roof of a residence and a prefabricated steeple was blown off a church. Many trees were also downed along its path. The F2 tornado which began in the Monterey area started at the intersection of Wellman Road and New Marlborough Road. The tornado tracked northeast across state route 23 and Lake Garfield to Hayes Pond where it merged with the second tornado. At the north end of Hayes Pond the tornado diminished. This tornado downed hundreds of trees, damaged ten to twenty homes and destroyed two vehicles. The damage was most extensive along the north shore of Lake Garfield at Elephant Rock Road, Hopi Road, Mt. Hunger Road and Norwalk Acres Road. The second F2 tornado began near the intersection of Tyringham Road and West Center Road. It then tracked across Hayes Pond where it momentarily merged with the other tornado. The tornado then proceeded northeast where it ended near the intersection of state route 8 and Merrit Road. This tornado produced extensive tree damage, destroyed one vehicle and damaged fifteen to twenty homes. The most extensive damage occurred along West Center Road near Hayes Pond. Baseball size hail was also observed at Hayes Pond with this storm. Two people were struck by lightning at the Great Barrington Fairgrouds. They were both hospitalized and released.
38.81971-07-29241°23'N / 73°45'W41°27'N / 73°42'W4.50 Miles33 Yards00250K0Putnam
39.01965-08-19241°58'N / 72°28'W41°56'N / 72°20'W6.60 Miles120 Yards0025K0Tolland
41.91958-09-07241°54'N / 72°18'W1.30 Miles100 Yards02250K0Tolland
43.11971-07-19241°06'N / 73°26'W1.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Fairfield
43.41951-08-20241°52'N / 72°15'W0025K0Tolland
46.41966-08-11242°12'N / 72°38'W42°16'N / 72°33'W5.60 Miles67 Yards00250K0Hampden
49.41973-08-28442°22'N / 73°25'W42°16'N / 73°23'W6.40 Miles313 Yards43625.0M0Berkshire


* 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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