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Adams County Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Adams County is much lower than Washington average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Adams County 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, #34

Adams County
0.07
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, #28

Adams County
0.0000
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, #19

Adams County
6.42
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 840 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Adams County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:1Dense Fog:1Drought:4
Dust Storm:4Flood:87Hail:229Heat:0Heavy Snow:9
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:17
Thunderstorm Winds:312Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:20Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:156 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Adams County.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 1 historical earthquake event that had a recorded magnitude of 3.5 or above found in or near Adams County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
36.91973-12-204.1146.9-119.3

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 1 historical tornado event that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Adams County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
49.21966-03-14246°30'N / 117°48'W1.00 Mile13 Yards003K0Columbia


* 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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