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The chance of earthquake damage in 06828 Zip Code is lower than Connecticut average and is lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in 06828 Zip Code is lower than Connecticut average and is lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #297

06828 Zip Code
0.34
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

06828 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, #293

06828 Zip Code
87.45
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 4,451 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of 06828 Zip Code were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:3Cold:22Dense Fog:0Drought:15
Dust Storm:0Flood:888Hail:650Heat:31Heavy Snow:64
High Surf:3Hurricane:0Ice Storm:5Landslide:0Strong Wind:109
Thunderstorm Winds:1,960Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:0Winter Storm:22Winter Weather:4
Other:674 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near 06828 Zip Code.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 3 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near 06828 Zip Code.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
34.31985-10-194640.98-73.83
36.51981-11-213.8641.13-72.56
36.51981-10-213.5641.13-72.56

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 31 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near 06828 Zip Code.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
12.51971-07-19241°06'N / 73°26'W1.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Fairfield
13.31950-07-14241°16'N / 73°30'W5.00 Miles100 Yards03250K0Fairfield
20.01989-07-10441°23'N / 72°54'W41°19'N / 72°55'W3.00 Miles100 Yards040250.0M0New Haven
22.11955-10-24241°30'N / 73°03'W0.50 Mile200 Yards003K0New Haven
25.21971-07-29341°33'N / 73°03'W02250K0New Haven
25.51989-07-10241°34'N / 73°05'W41°33'N / 73°02'W3.00 Miles100 Yards05025.0M0New Haven
26.21989-07-10241°25'N / 73°41'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0525.0M0Putnam
26.21962-05-24341°33'N / 73°07'W41°34'N / 72°56'W9.30 Miles120 Yards1452.5M0New Haven
26.41989-07-10241°36'N / 73°07'W41°34'N / 73°05'W2.00 Miles100 Yards02025.0M0Litchfield
27.62006-07-12241°04'N / 73°52'W41°08'N / 73°39'W8.00 Miles300 Yards0610.1M0Westchester
 Brief Description: A weak F1 tornado touched down in Grandview On Hudson in Rockland County at approximately 3:30 pm EDT. After damaging a dock on the Rockland County shoreline, the tornado moved east to northeast, about 3 miles across the Hudson River. The tornado over turned a boat near the Tappen Zee Bridge then moved across the western shores of Westchester County over the town of Sleepy Hollow around 3:37 pm EDT. Houses and businesses along Beekman Avenue, Depeyster Street, and Chestnut Street in Sleepy Hollow experienced roof and siding damage associated with an F1 tornado intensity. The tornado continued on an east to northeast track to the Sleepy Hollow High School. A 58 mph wind gust was measured at 3:39 pm near the periphery of the tornado track. As the tornado moved into the higher terrain of Pacantico Hills, the damage to trees and structures, which included the destruction of 2 small barns, indicated that the tornado intensified to an F2. As the tornado crossed Route 9A, significant structural damage occurred to the California Closet Building. In addition, a state trooper's vehicle was lifted briefly off the ground and a tractor trailer was blown over. As the tornado moved into Mount Pleasant and Hawthorne, extensive tree damage rated as a strong F1 was observed in the vicinity of Stevens Avenue. Minor structural damage and windows blown out were observed in the Summit Lake Industrial area. The tornado then moved into the Kensico Reservoir region across Routes 22 and 120 in the North Castle area. The path width was estimated at 200 to 300 yards based on the damage survey across Westchester County.
28.11971-07-29241°23'N / 73°45'W41°27'N / 73°42'W4.50 Miles33 Yards00250K0Putnam
28.41973-06-12241°37'N / 73°07'W1.50 Miles23 Yards000K0Litchfield
30.81962-05-24341°34'N / 72°56'W41°36'N / 72°53'W2.30 Miles120 Yards052.5M0Hartford
32.01973-09-18241°36'N / 72°54'W000K0New Haven
36.11951-08-21241°37'N / 73°25'W41°48'N / 72°36'W43.90 Miles100 Yards09250K0Litchfield
36.91989-07-10240°49'N / 72°47'W0.20 Mile40 Yards010K0Suffolk
37.61984-07-05241°40'N / 72°57'W41°43'N / 72°50'W3.00 Miles200 Yards000K0Hartford
38.11970-09-27240°42'N / 73°30'W0.50 Mile77 Yards00250K0Nassau
38.51989-07-10241°50'N / 73°20'W41°43'N / 73°14'W10.00 Miles73 Yards0425.0M0Litchfield
38.81962-06-18241°46'N / 73°05'W0.10 Mile67 Yards0025K0Litchfield
40.41973-09-18240°39'N / 73°30'W40°40'N / 73°27'W1.90 Miles167 Yards000K0Nassau
40.41970-07-15240°55'N / 73°55'W2.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0Bergen
40.82001-06-23241°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.
42.31999-08-08241°00'N / 72°31'W41°00'N / 72°28'W4.00 Miles300 Yards011.0M0Suffolk
 Brief Description: A cluster of severe thunderstorms formed north of an approaching strong warm front and moved east-southeast, just north of the front. A severe thunderstorm produced a tornado along the south shore of the North Fork of Suffolk County on Long Island. The tornado touched down and lifted several times along a 4 mile path as it moved east-southeast from just southeast of Mattituck Air Base, across Marratooka Pt., Kimogener Pt. (of New Suffolk), Cutchogue Harbor, Central Nassau Pt., then lifted as it crossed Hog Neck Bay. The National Weather Service Survey showed that the tornado touched down first in southern sections of Mattituck. This was in the backyard area bounded to the west by Marratooka Road, to the north by Center Street, and to the south by Park Ave. Most damage at this location was to trees, where many tops were twisted off and several snapped off at 5 to 15 feet above the ground. This was estimated as F1 damage. The tornado "bounced" and continued east to the dirt road extension of Park Ave., where it lifted the roof off a cottage at #520. The roof of the building detached from the house and was carried about 115 feet to the northeast. The tornado continued east for about 1/2 mile, then touched down again at 10 Kimogenor Point. It ripped off the porch and part of the main roof of the house. It apparently developed a few separate vortices at this location. One twisted a 100 year old metal windmill over high tension power lines and did some significant damage to large trees. Another vortex slammed into the front porch at 2 Kimogenor Point. It ripped off the porch and a large section of the roof of the house. The lone inhabitant said he saw a "wall of water" heading toward his house and instinctively dove into the stone fireplace to protect himself as the storm hit. Winds were estimated over 100 mph over this part of the tornado's path. The tornado continued east along Jackson Ave. causing havoc with many mature trees in the area. The most significant damage occurred in the vicinity of Jackson Ave. and Fifth Street, where winds were estimated from 110 to 120 mph, due to the devastation to many large trees. This was the area where F2 damage was observed. This was also the widest path width, which was estimated at 300 yards. The tornado continued east along Jackson Ave. creating F1 damage then went over Cutchogue Harbor. Eyewitnesses from Nassau Point (Little Hog Neck) said they saw the tornado over the water just east of New Suffolk. They saw several suction vortices rotating around the main funnel. The tornado moved across Nassau Point, in the vicinity of Wunnaweta Pond, where it twisted and sheared off many trees that fell on and damaged houses. It bounced again and hit close to the ground near #6225 and #6325 Nassau Point Road. Many trees fell onto and damaged homes. These backyards were on top of a cliff overlooking Hogs Neck Bay. The tornado lifted before hitting these homes. This was the last indication of tornadic damage. The latest cost estimates of damage from the Southhold Supervisor's Office are in excess of $1 million dollars. One injury occurred as a person was struck by flying debris.
42.91950-07-12241°34'N / 72°34'W10.00 Miles33 Yards003K0Middlesex
44.51973-08-31241°44'N / 72°44'W0025K0Hartford
45.21998-09-07240°39'N / 73°41'W40°39'N / 73°41'W0.20 Mile200 Yards061.0M0Nassau
 Brief Description: The NWS confirmed that an F2 tornado was responsible for significant damage that occurred in Lynbrook. Most of the village received damage from straight line winds up to 80 mph, that was associated with a severe squall line. Downed trees covered the village with some structural damage where the F2 tornado touched down. The major path of damage was from the northwest section of Lynbrook east-southeast to the southeast section of the village. Funnel clouds were observed from near the intersection of Marshall Ave. and Burtis Street and to the southeast. A tornado was first sighted by two eyewitnesses on Hampton Place. It rose and touched down several times: Second, near Winter Street and across Glover Circle; Third, along Peninsula Blvd. between Earle and Benton Avenues; and Fourth, as a weak F2 near the intersection of Rocklyn Ave. and Merrick Road. It moved across the Long Island Railroad Tracks and Sunrise Highway before it finally dissipated. More than three hundred trees were blown over, many on houses and cars. Six people received minor injuries. Four of these were in "The Fun Zone" on Rocklyn Avenue. One woman was slightly injured by a tree that fell on her car. One police officer was also injured. An intense line of severe thunderstorms oriented from north to south developed during Labor Day afternoon ahead of a strong approaching cold front. As the storms moved east at 40 to 50 mph, they produced high winds, large hail, and an isolated tornado. Wind gusts from 60 to 80 mph downed many trees and power lines throughout the area. The cost estimates of damage included above are preliminary figures submitted by the Nassau County Office of Emergency Management. In Richmond County, the following peak wind gusts were reported: 80 mph at Great Kills, the Verranzano Bridge, and in Richmond. High winds downed trees and caused a building to collapse in Richmond. One tree fell on and injured a man in Richmond. In New York County (Manhattan), high winds caused a building to collapse. In the Bronx, high winds downed a tree that fell on 3 people resulting in 1 death and 2 injuries in the courtyard of the Edenwald Houses at 1135 East 229th Street. In Kings County (Brooklyn), high winds downed and uprooted several large trees. One tree fell on and injured a person at East 229th Street. Five to 6-foot diameter trees were uprooted east of Coney Island in the Gerritsen Beach Section, where 3 funnel clouds were also sighted and a firefighter was injured from large hail. Large trees also fell on and damaged cars in Bensonhurst. In Queens County, a peak wind gust of 62 mph was measured at both LaGuardia Airport and at JFK Airport. In Nassau County, the following peak wind gusts were reported: 75 mph in Farmingdale, 60 mph in Port Washington and Mineola and 58 mph at Farmingdale Republic Airport. High winds downed large tree limbs at Rockville Center, Baldwin, and Oceanside and downed trees in Long Beach, Massapequa, and Valley Stream. One-inch diameter hail dented cars and covered the ground in Farmingdale. In Suffolk County, high winds overturned many boats in the Great South Bay, downed large trees in West Babylon and Rocky Point and downed large tree limbs in Wading River. One person died when a thunderstorm wind gust capsized a 19 foot sail boat in Great South Bay near Copiague. A Centerport woman, 36, and her daughter, 3, were injured when a tree fell on them in the parking lot of the Ground Round Restaurant and CVS on Fort Salonga Road. The following peak wind gusts were reported: 72 mph in Babylon and 65 mph in Fire Island.
45.61956-09-06241°03'N / 74°06'W000K0Bergen
46.01971-07-29241°25'N / 74°08'W41°29'N / 74°02'W6.20 Miles83 Yards00250K0Orange
46.41951-08-21341°35'N / 72°30'W08250K0Middlesex
46.81962-08-07240°56'N / 74°04'W2.50 Miles250 Yards00250K0Bergen


* 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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