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Altoona, WA Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Altoona is much lower than Washington average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Altoona 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, #538

Altoona, WA
0.29
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, #456

Altoona, WA
0.0048
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, #482

Altoona, WA
6.27
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 Altoona, WA 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:44Hail:3Heat:0Heavy Snow:1
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:5
Thunderstorm Winds:6Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:1Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:43 

Volcanos Nearby

A total of 3 volcanoes are found in or near Altoona, WA.

Distance (miles)NameRegionLatitudeLongitudeElevation (foot)TypeStatusLast Eruption
68.7St. HelensUS-Washington, United States46.2-122.182549StratovolcanoHistoricalLast known eruption 1964 or later
78.3West CraterUS-Washington, United States45.88-122.081329Volcanic fieldRadiocarbonLast known eruption B.C. (Holocene)
89.1Indian HeavenUS-Washington, United States45.93-121.821513Shield volcanoRadiocarbonLast known eruption B.C. (Holocene)

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 2 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Altoona, WA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
40.71963-12-274.5N/A45.7-123.4
26.81984-06-043.75346.21-123.06

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 1 historical tornado event that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Altoona, WA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
45.11965-11-10246°42'N / 122°54'W1.50 Miles23 Yards0025K0Lewis


* 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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