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26624 Zip Code Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in 26624 Zip Code is about the same as West Virginia average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in 26624 Zip Code is lower than West Virginia average and is much lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #665

26624 Zip Code
0.02
West Virginia
0.06
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

26624 Zip Code
0.0000
West Virginia
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, #817

26624 Zip Code
11.36
West Virginia
34.13
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 1,744 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of 26624 Zip Code were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:27Dense Fog:0Drought:13
Dust Storm:0Flood:306Hail:496Heat:19Heavy Snow:22
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:2Landslide:0Strong Wind:12
Thunderstorm Winds:770Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:2Winter Storm:5Winter Weather:3
Other:67 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near 26624 Zip Code.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near 26624 Zip Code.

No historical earthquake events found in or near 26624 Zip Code.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 4 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near 26624 Zip Code.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
25.91956-03-07239°03'N / 80°34'W1.00 Mile60 Yards01250K0Lewis
40.11986-10-01339°18'N / 80°47'W1.00 Mile200 Yards01250K0Doddridge
45.51990-05-26238°09'N / 81°13'W0.50 Mile250 Yards0025K0Fayette
48.91998-01-08239°13'N / 81°25'W39°14'N / 81°27'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00200K0Wood
 Brief Description: One mobile home along Farrow Hill Road was completely destroyed. Luckily, the owner was not at home. One church sustained roof damage. A side to a barn was ripped off. An old farm house was damaged. Some bark from a tree went through a cars windshield. One van was pushed several yards. Numerous trees were knocked down. Nobody was injured. Rare January dew points, in the upper 50s and lower 60s on the 8th, along with strong winds aloft, helped trigger severe weather. The rains from the past few days were heavier in Ohio, and eventually caused minor river flooding along the mainstem of the Ohio River. The high water was from the mouth of the Hocking River to the mouth of the Kanawha River. The crest at Pt. Pleasant was 41.5 feet. These levels closed some roads, parks, and parking lots, but did not reach into the towns.


* 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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