Athens, ME Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
The chance of earthquake damage in Athens is lower than Maine average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Athens is about the same as Maine average and is much lower than the national average.
Earthquake Index, #290
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, #173
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 847 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Athens, ME were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||166||Hail:||199||Heat:||0||Heavy Snow:||0|
|High Surf:||0||Hurricane:||0||Ice Storm:||0||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||0|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||424||Tropical Storm:||0||Wildfire:||0||Winter Storm:||0||Winter Weather:||0|
No volcano is found in or near Athens, ME.
Historical Earthquake Events
A total of 2 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Athens, ME.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Depth (km)||Latitude||Longitude|
Historical Tornado Events
A total of 7 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Athens, ME.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|6.3||1962-08-20||2||45°02'N / 69°36'W||45°02'N / 69°38'W||0||0||3K||0||Somerset|
|7.8||2000-08-09||2||44°50'N / 69°40'W||44°50'N / 69°40'W||3.00 Miles||500 Yards||0||0||0||0||Somerset|
|Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down in the town of Cornville in Somerset County downing numerous trees and damaging or destroying several buildings. The tornado touched down just after 7 pm in a wooded area just west of East Ridge Road. The tornado crossed East Ridge road and followed a path near Moody Town Road. Several buildings along Moody Town Road were damaged or destroyed by the tornado. The tornado was on the ground for approximately 7 minutes and cut a path about 3 miles long and up to 500 yards wide. Winds were estimated to have gusted to near 120 mph in the most severely damaged area, just east of East Ridge Road.|
|10.4||1961-09-04||2||44°48'N / 69°42'W||0.50 Mile||17 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Somerset|
|12.5||1971-11-07||2||44°45'N / 69°46'W||44°48'N / 69°42'W||4.10 Miles||60 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Somerset|
|41.1||1971-07-31||2||44°24'N / 69°59'W||2.00 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Kennebec|
|43.1||1971-07-31||2||44°30'N / 70°15'W||44°31'N / 70°18'W||1.90 Miles||200 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Androscoggin|
|47.4||1971-07-31||2||44°22'N / 70°10'W||0.50 Mile||10 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Androscoggin|
* 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.