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98920 Zip Code Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in 98920 Zip Code is much lower than Washington average and is lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in 98920 Zip Code is about the same as Washington average and is much lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #500

98920 Zip Code
0.33
Washington
4.04
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, #123

98920 Zip Code
0.0126
Washington
0.0135
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, #546

98920 Zip Code
4.66
Washington
9.06
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 103 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of 98920 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:21Hail:25Heat:0Heavy Snow:2
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:2
Thunderstorm Winds:17Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:12Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:24 

Volcanos Nearby

A total of 6 volcanoes are found in or near 98920 Zip Code.

Distance (miles)NameRegionLatitudeLongitudeElevation (foot)TypeStatusLast Eruption
44.3AdamsUS-Washington, United States46.206-121.493742StratovolcanoTephrochronologyLast known eruption A.D. 1-1499
63.4RainierUS-Washington, United States46.87-121.7584392StratovolcanoDendrochronologyLast known eruption 1800-1899
66.7Indian HeavenUS-Washington, United States45.93-121.821513Shield volcanoRadiocarbonLast known eruption B.C. (Holocene)
76.4St. HelensUS-Washington, United States46.2-122.182549StratovolcanoHistoricalLast known eruption 1964 or later
79.3West CraterUS-Washington, United States45.88-122.081329Volcanic fieldRadiocarbonLast known eruption B.C. (Holocene)
88.3HoodUS-Oregon, United States45.374-121.6943426StratovolcanoHistoricalLast known eruption 1800-1899

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 9 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near 98920 Zip Code.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
39.21981-05-285346.53-121.41
49.81974-04-204.9546.76-121.52
39.71981-05-284.6346.53-121.42
21.31981-02-024446.26-121
18.31983-11-143.8646.67-120.59
36.61983-12-053.8646.93-120.7
18.31979-07-283.7N/A46.67-120.59
35.71978-06-273.7146.86-120.96
48.31977-07-133.6N/A47.06-120.96

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 1 historical tornado event that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near 98920 Zip Code.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
14.41957-04-30246°36'N / 120°30'W1.00 Mile23 Yards003K0Yakima


* 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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