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The chance of earthquake damage in Afton is about the same as Virginia average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Afton is lower than 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, #155

Afton, VA
0.28
Virginia
0.20
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

Afton, VA
0.0000
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, #686

Afton, VA
49.33
Virginia
88.66
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 2,814 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Afton, VA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:1Cold:32Dense Fog:23Drought:30
Dust Storm:0Flood:451Hail:440Heat:28Heavy Snow:73
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:23Landslide:0Strong Wind:81
Thunderstorm Winds:1,182Tropical Storm:2Wildfire:17Winter Storm:100Winter Weather:92
Other:239 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Afton, VA.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 1 historical earthquake event that had a recorded magnitude of 3.5 or above found in or near Afton, VA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
28.41984-08-174.2837.87-78.32

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 16 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Afton, VA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
11.21963-11-29238°02'N / 79°01'W0025K0Augusta
12.41959-09-30338°03'N / 78°37'W0.80 Mile200 Yards114250K0Albemarle
16.71952-04-05238°13'N / 78°50'W1.00 Mile150 Yards0225K0Augusta
27.11985-07-25338°12'N / 78°25'W38°12'N / 78°25'W0.10 Mile100 Yards00250K0Albemarle
27.11985-07-25338°12'N / 78°25'W38°12'N / 78°25'W0.10 Mile100 Yards00250K0Greene
29.01990-05-04238°06'N / 79°20'W7.00 Miles27 Yards2102.5M0Augusta
29.32004-09-17238°17'N / 78°26'W38°15'N / 78°26'W5.00 Miles100 Yards033.0M0Greene
 Brief Description: A tornadic thunderstorm touched down near Standardsville. A roof was torn off a building just south of U.S. Highway 33. The roof was also torn off a house just north of U.S. Highway 33. The most extensive damage occurred around Highway 621. Four dwellings and a mobile home were destroyed. Approximately 50 other structures were damaged, including a nearby country club and a concrete block building. A trailer filled with cattle gates was also destroyed.
29.51952-04-05238°22'N / 78°44'W38°25'N / 78°40'W4.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Rockingham
30.91959-09-30338°18'N / 78°26'W2.00 Miles100 Yards1925K0Greene
31.81966-06-16337°31'N / 78°46'W1.00 Mile100 Yards003K0Buckingham
32.41959-09-30337°52'N / 78°18'W37°54'N / 78°11'W6.50 Miles880 Yards00250K0Fluvanna
35.81960-08-06238°28'N / 78°37'W0025K0Rockingham
36.92004-09-17238°21'N / 78°24'W38°28'N / 78°27'W8.00 Miles400 Yards00200K0Madison
 Brief Description: A thunderstorm that moved into Madison County from Greene County produced tornado damage near Hood. A number of homes were damaged. One aluminum garage was destroyed and a rock chimney was topped off. The tornado remained on the ground for several miles and tracked northward into the higher terrain of western Madison County. Several large areas of mature mixed forest were almost completely leveled in the Rapidan Wildlife Management Area and the Shenandoah National Park.
39.11976-06-12238°20'N / 78°16'W0.20 Mile3 Yards0025K0Madison
43.71965-08-17238°15'N / 78°06'W00250K0Orange
46.61960-09-10237°19'N / 78°38'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Buckingham


* 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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