Afton, VA Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
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.
Earthquake Index, #155
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
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
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:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||451||Hail:||440||Heat:||28||Heavy Snow:||73|
|High Surf:||0||Hurricane:||0||Ice Storm:||23||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||81|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||1,182||Tropical Storm:||2||Wildfire:||17||Winter Storm:||100||Winter Weather:||92|
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)||Date||Magnitude||Depth (km)||Latitude||Longitude|
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)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|11.2||1963-11-29||2||38°02'N / 79°01'W||0||0||25K||0||Augusta|
|12.4||1959-09-30||3||38°03'N / 78°37'W||0.80 Mile||200 Yards||11||4||250K||0||Albemarle|
|16.7||1952-04-05||2||38°13'N / 78°50'W||1.00 Mile||150 Yards||0||2||25K||0||Augusta|
|27.1||1985-07-25||3||38°12'N / 78°25'W||38°12'N / 78°25'W||0.10 Mile||100 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Albemarle|
|27.1||1985-07-25||3||38°12'N / 78°25'W||38°12'N / 78°25'W||0.10 Mile||100 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Greene|
|29.0||1990-05-04||2||38°06'N / 79°20'W||7.00 Miles||27 Yards||2||10||2.5M||0||Augusta|
|29.3||2004-09-17||2||38°17'N / 78°26'W||38°15'N / 78°26'W||5.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||3||3.0M||0||Greene|
|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.|
|29.5||1952-04-05||2||38°22'N / 78°44'W||38°25'N / 78°40'W||4.90 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Rockingham|
|30.9||1959-09-30||3||38°18'N / 78°26'W||2.00 Miles||100 Yards||1||9||25K||0||Greene|
|31.8||1966-06-16||3||37°31'N / 78°46'W||1.00 Mile||100 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Buckingham|
|32.4||1959-09-30||3||37°52'N / 78°18'W||37°54'N / 78°11'W||6.50 Miles||880 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Fluvanna|
|35.8||1960-08-06||2||38°28'N / 78°37'W||0||0||25K||0||Rockingham|
|36.9||2004-09-17||2||38°21'N / 78°24'W||38°28'N / 78°27'W||8.00 Miles||400 Yards||0||0||200K||0||Madison|
|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.|
|39.1||1976-06-12||2||38°20'N / 78°16'W||0.20 Mile||3 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Madison|
|43.7||1965-08-17||2||38°15'N / 78°06'W||0||0||250K||0||Orange|
|46.6||1960-09-10||2||37°19'N / 78°38'W||1.00 Mile||33 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Buckingham|
* 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.