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The chance of earthquake damage in Alexandria is about the same as Ohio average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Alexandria is about the same as Ohio average and is higher than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #938

Alexandria, OH
0.04
Ohio
0.16
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

Alexandria, OH
0.0000
Ohio
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, #659

Alexandria, OH
163.07
Ohio
156.02
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 3,931 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Alexandria, OH were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:2Cold:12Dense Fog:2Drought:10
Dust Storm:0Flood:567Hail:883Heat:8Heavy Snow:51
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:27Landslide:0Strong Wind:95
Thunderstorm Winds:2,129Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:71Winter Weather:13
Other:61 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Alexandria, OH.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
34.41967-04-084.2N/A39.6-82.5

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 64 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Alexandria, OH.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
9.02006-10-11240°05'N / 82°47'W40°05'N / 82°47'W1.00 Mile150 Yards0050.0M0KFranklin
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down and moved through the Upper Albany West subdivision. Sixty-seven homes were damaged, sixteen of those severely and an additional eight completely destroyed. Many of the homes sustained significant roof, siding and window damage. Much of the damage was F1, with some low end F2 damage to around 120 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A squall line moved through central Ohio during the evening. Two tornadoes occurred in the Columbus metro area as the squall line moved through.
9.32000-09-20240°11'N / 82°44'W40°16'N / 82°29'W16.00 Miles100 Yards001.0M100KLicking
 Brief Description: A tornado tracked out of Delaware county across the northwestern part of the county and then continued into Knox county. The storm lifted briefly in spots but maintained a 25 mile track across the three counties, mainly in rural areas. Eleven homes received major damage and 4 received minor damage. Several barns and outbuildings were also destroyed. Twelve buildings at the Buckeye Egg Company were destroyed, trapping one million chickens inside.
10.41974-04-03240°05'N / 82°51'W40°08'N / 82°46'W5.10 Miles90 Yards00250K0Franklin
10.91965-11-27240°02'N / 82°27'W40°06'N / 82°22'W5.90 Miles300 Yards01250K0Licking
11.42000-09-20240°08'N / 82°50'W40°11'N / 82°47'W5.00 Miles100 Yards021.0M0Delaware
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down in the southeastern part of the county, along Harlem road and then raced rapidly eastward to the Licking county line. Two high tension power line towers were bent over and 14 houses were either damaged or destroyed.
11.41985-05-31340°10'N / 82°43'W40°14'N / 82°11'W27.00 Miles150 Yards12025.0M0Licking
12.21973-05-10339°55'N / 82°48'W39°55'N / 82°30'W15.80 Miles300 Yards003K0Fairfield
14.61998-08-25240°14'N / 82°29'W40°10'N / 82°16'W10.00 Miles250 Yards00300K0Licking
 Brief Description: A tornado knocked down numerous trees, destroyed 2 barns, and caused significant damage to 4 homes.
14.81958-07-22240°05'N / 82°25'W40°04'N / 82°15'W8.60 Miles200 Yards0025K0Licking
15.21957-06-11240°18'N / 82°42'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Knox
15.61971-02-22339°58'N / 82°56'W40°02'N / 82°50'W6.80 Miles100 Yards072.5M0Franklin
15.81973-05-10339°55'N / 82°30'W39°55'N / 82°20'W8.70 Miles300 Yards013K0Perry
16.21970-04-02240°07'N / 82°55'W2.00 Miles440 Yards00250K0Franklin
20.31971-05-16239°50'N / 82°48'W003K0Fairfield
20.41973-05-08240°06'N / 83°07'W40°15'N / 82°51'W17.30 Miles67 Yards00250K0Franklin
21.21981-06-13239°53'N / 82°19'W2.00 Miles250 Yards02250K0Perry
22.41970-04-02240°24'N / 82°29'W2.00 Miles150 Yards01250K0Knox
22.41982-03-31240°24'N / 82°29'W1.00 Mile200 Yards04250K0Knox
24.91973-05-10339°55'N / 83°15'W39°55'N / 82°48'W23.80 Miles300 Yards033K0Franklin
25.31958-07-22240°04'N / 82°15'W40°07'N / 82°01'W12.60 Miles33 Yards030K0Muskingum
25.91985-05-31340°14'N / 82°11'W40°14'N / 82°08'W2.00 Miles150 Yards0025.0M0Coshocton
26.81973-05-30240°03'N / 83°07'W2.00 Miles17 Yards012.5M0Franklin
27.82010-09-16239°45'N / 82°24'W39°45'N / 82°16'W7.00 Miles800 Yards01500K0KPerry
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado originiated in Fairfield County, but got stronger in western Perry County. The damage path widened as it crossed several north to south oriented roads. A convergent damage pattern was evident. Large trees were snapped along Avalon Road. A greater swath of tree and structural damage was along Otterbein Road. The damage path widened to as much as 800 yards, though the southern portion of the path was dominant. The tornado unleashed it worst winds as it continued east to encounter Palomino Road and County Township Road 138. At this stage, there was aproximately a 1 mile long and 100 yard wide path of EF2 strength winds, estimated at 110 to 120 mph. A manufactured home on Palomino Road was missing 95 percent of it roof covering and 40 to 50 percent of the roof supports and interior ceilings were missing. The woman inside was injured when a hallway door struck her in the back. There were at least 2 eyewitnesses to the actual tornado. Almost a mile east on County Township Road 138 a cluster of houses was heavily damaged. The worst damage was a newer 2 story single family home, but seemed to be of the manufactured home quality. Its roof and garage were completely blown off and thrown away. The tornado began to weaken as it headed across County Road 25. The tornado further weakened during its final 1.5 miles, ending near the intersection of County Roads 122, 123, and 134. About 8 homes were destroyed in this tornado. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front, in tandem with strong mid and upper level forcing, produced a severe weather outbreak in southeast Ohio into extreme western West Virginia during the late afternoon and evening of Thursday the 16th. The setup featured a 45 knot mid level flow and a 95 knot upper level jet. Matter of fact, a larger area of showers, associated with a warm front, had moved across southeast Ohio and West Virginia during the morning and midday hours. This kept the surface based instability at a minimum. However, new cells formed further west during the mid afternoon over western Ohio. It was this new cluster of convection that would intensify due to the strong mid and upper level dynamics. Several of the new cells formed and intensified on the southern or southwestern flank of the overall larger area of showers and thunderstorms. This area of convection stretched further to the northeast into eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania. This allowed an unimpeded low level moisture inflow into the new development. Surface dew points ahead of the cold front reached into the mid 60s. Most of the severe thunderstorms exhibited strong rotation, resulting in the spawning of 5 tornadoes. Four of these 5 tornadoes were in Ohio. One of the 4 Ohio tornadoes crossed from Fairfield County into western Perry County. Another 1 of the 4 crossed from Perry into northwestern Morgan County. One tornado patch was solely in western Athens County. The damage continued another 10 miles in Athens County from a strong rear flank downdraft. Finally, the last of the 4 tornadoes in Ohio crossed the Ohio River from northeastern Meigs County into southern Wood County in West Virginia. From storm surveys, this was the strongest tornado. The last tornado path in this outbreak was solely in western West Virginia. Luckily, there were no fatalities in southeastern Ohio. However, there was one death on the West Virginia side of the Ohio River.
28.51982-04-03240°30'N / 82°33'W0.80 Mile50 Yards09250K0Knox
29.31965-04-11240°25'N / 83°01'W40°28'N / 82°50'W9.90 Miles400 Yards0222.5M0Morrow
30.11970-05-14240°30'N / 82°45'W40°32'N / 82°43'W3.00 Miles700 Yards07250K0Morrow
30.31973-05-25240°03'N / 83°11'W00250K0Franklin
30.71989-11-15240°26'N / 82°56'W40°36'N / 82°37'W21.00 Miles73 Yards002.5M0Morrow
32.72006-10-11239°48'N / 83°06'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0060K0KPickaway
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado briefly touched down in extreme northwest Pickaway County. The damage path extended along a short length of Carson Road, just west of Interstate 71. A barn made of wood and cinder blocks was completely destroyed, with the cinder blocks being carried 200 to 300 yards away. Several pieces of wood were strewn onto neighboring properties, with some pieces impaled into the ground or asphalt. A few homes had significant roof damage and windows blown out. Large trees were snapped or uprooted along the damage path. The damage was mainly F1, with some isolated pockets of low end F2 damage up to 120 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A squall line moved through central Ohio during the evening. Two tornadoes occurred in the Columbus metro area as the squall line moved through.
32.81963-06-05239°46'N / 83°04'W0025K0Pickaway
33.01981-06-13340°30'N / 82°54'W40°33'N / 82°51'W3.80 Miles350 Yards45625.0M0Morrow
33.01981-06-08240°32'N / 82°25'W40°32'N / 82°20'W3.80 Miles50 Yards02250K0Knox
34.61970-09-03339°39'N / 82°58'W39°40'N / 82°55'W2.30 Miles100 Yards0125K0Pickaway
34.61990-06-22240°36'N / 82°40'W40°35'N / 82°37'W3.00 Miles200 Yards012.5M0Morrow
34.81965-04-11240°23'N / 83°15'W40°25'N / 83°01'W12.30 Miles400 Yards4352.5M0Delaware
36.01970-05-13240°33'N / 82°56'W053K0Morrow
36.31989-11-15240°36'N / 82°37'W40°38'N / 82°36'W2.00 Miles73 Yards002.5M0Richland
36.81958-05-22239°35'N / 82°58'W39°37'N / 82°48'W9.00 Miles30 Yards03250K0Pickaway
37.91973-05-10240°38'N / 82°31'W40°37'N / 82°23'W6.60 Miles267 Yards01425K0Richland
38.01990-06-22240°35'N / 82°37'W40°41'N / 82°23'W19.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Richland
38.21999-10-13339°36'N / 82°59'W39°37'N / 82°57'W3.50 Miles440 Yards064.0M0Pickaway
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down west of Circleville, pulling a small shed off of its foundation and destroying a section of a construction building. after this, the tornado lifted and then touched down in a more developed area in town. It destroyed a building housing two businesses and ripped the roof off of a section of a strip mall, ejecting furniture from inside the structure. A large sign weighing several hundred pounds was ripped from its foundation and blown twenty feet away. A tractor trailer with a load of 18 to 19 tons was blown over and dragged ten feet away from where it landed. The tornado then proceeded to a housing development where several homes were destroyed, several roofs ripped off, and garages either destroyed or moved from their foundations. Trees were twisted and broken off at their bases and carports were also torn from nearby houses. A cold front pushed east from Illinois and Indiana during the afternoon hours and combined with a vigorous upper level disturbance that dropped into the Ohio Valley from the lower Great Lakes region. These factors prompted a squall line to develop ahead of the cold front that moved southeast through the Wilmington Ohio (ILN) county warning area before entering northeast Kentucky and southeast Ohio.
38.81973-05-10240°40'N / 82°51'W40°38'N / 82°31'W17.30 Miles267 Yards003K0Morrow
38.91973-08-14240°00'N / 82°00'W40°02'N / 81°46'W12.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Muskingum
39.31965-04-11240°22'N / 83°16'W40°23'N / 83°15'W0525K0Union
39.41960-08-21240°30'N / 83°11'W40°30'N / 83°05'W4.50 Miles880 Yards0025K0Marion
39.81985-03-28240°40'N / 82°35'W2.00 Miles77 Yards002.5M0Richland
39.91981-06-13240°04'N / 81°53'W40°05'N / 81°50'W2.30 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Muskingum
40.01986-03-10239°43'N / 83°12'W39°45'N / 83°13'W3.00 Miles100 Yards0102.5M0Pickaway
40.21979-08-08240°31'N / 83°08'W1.20 Miles50 Yards00250K0Marion
41.51971-05-06240°31'N / 83°12'W40°34'N / 83°04'W7.40 Miles150 Yards03250K0Marion
41.71980-07-05240°40'N / 82°51'W0.20 Mile33 Yards0125K0Morrow
42.11986-03-10239°43'N / 83°16'W39°43'N / 83°13'W3.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Madison
42.51973-05-10339°55'N / 83°31'W39°55'N / 83°15'W14.10 Miles300 Yards003K0Madison
42.62000-05-23240°40'N / 82°54'W40°40'N / 82°54'W3.00 Miles200 Yards00200K0Marion
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down near Lyons Road approximately four miles west of the Town of Martel. The observed damage path was approximately three miles in length and was oriented west to east. The width of the path varied between 100 and 200 yards. Five homes were damaged and two mobile homes destroyed. One of the mobile homes was found wrapped around a large tree.
43.61965-08-25240°42'N / 82°24'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Richland
44.41986-03-10239°58'N / 81°50'W40°00'N / 81°44'W5.00 Miles100 Yards13250K0Muskingum
45.31975-08-13240°44'N / 82°47'W0.50 Mile20 Yards00250K0Crawford
45.41973-05-10240°42'N / 83°07'W40°40'N / 82°51'W13.90 Miles267 Yards003K0Marion
45.41981-06-08240°27'N / 81°55'W40°27'N / 81°52'W2.30 Miles500 Yards05250K0Holmes
45.71974-04-03239°50'N / 83°34'W39°56'N / 83°18'W15.70 Miles180 Yards00250K0Clark
46.71965-11-16240°00'N / 81°46'W40°02'N / 81°42'W4.10 Miles50 Yards05250K0Muskingum
46.81973-05-10240°34'N / 82°01'W40°32'N / 81°54'W6.20 Miles17 Yards01250K0Holmes
47.01971-02-22239°37'N / 83°15'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Fayette
47.11968-06-25239°58'N / 81°45'W40°00'N / 81°43'W2.30 Miles177 Yards05250K0Muskingum


* 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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