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97117 Zip Code Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in 97117 Zip Code is about the same as Oregon average and is lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in 97117 Zip Code is about the same as Oregon average and is much lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #107

97117 Zip Code
0.47
Oregon
0.62
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, #308

97117 Zip Code
0.0099
Oregon
0.0291
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, #122

97117 Zip Code
15.08
Oregon
8.38
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 318 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of 97117 Zip Code were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:0Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:82Hail:24Heat:0Heavy Snow:5
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:21
Thunderstorm Winds:32Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:154 

Volcanos Nearby

A total of 6 volcanoes are found in or near 97117 Zip Code.

Distance (miles)NameRegionLatitudeLongitudeElevation (foot)TypeStatusLast Eruption
60.7West CraterUS-Washington, United States45.88-122.081329Volcanic fieldRadiocarbonLast known eruption B.C. (Holocene)
66.2St. HelensUS-Washington, United States46.2-122.182549StratovolcanoHistoricalLast known eruption 1964 or later
73.7Indian HeavenUS-Washington, United States45.93-121.821513Shield volcanoRadiocarbonLast known eruption B.C. (Holocene)
79.2HoodUS-Oregon, United States45.374-121.6943426StratovolcanoHistoricalLast known eruption 1800-1899
95.1AdamsUS-Washington, United States46.206-121.493742StratovolcanoTephrochronologyLast known eruption A.D. 1-1499
97.3JeffersonUS-Oregon, United States44.692-121.83199StratovolcanoVarve CountLast known eruption A.D. 1-1499

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 4 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near 97117 Zip Code.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
24.01964-10-015.3N/A45.7-122.8
29.91962-11-064.8N/A45.63-122.67
7.21963-12-274.5N/A45.7-123.4
41.41984-06-043.75346.21-123.06

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 2 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near 97117 Zip Code.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
31.71972-04-05345°36'N / 122°38'W45°36'N / 122°38'W00250K0Multnomah
36.11972-04-05345°36'N / 122°38'W45°38'N / 122°27'W8.70 Miles440 Yards630025.0M0Clark


* 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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