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Athens, ME Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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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.

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

Earthquake Index, #290

Athens, ME
0.18
Maine
0.42
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

Athens, ME
0.0000
Maine
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, #173

Athens, ME
24.81
Maine
21.21
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 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:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:1Dense Fog:0Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:166Hail:199Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:0
Thunderstorm Winds:424Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:57 

Volcanos Nearby

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)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
48.51983-05-294.3244.49-70.4
42.11983-05-273.51045.54-69.46

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)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
6.31962-08-20245°02'N / 69°36'W45°02'N / 69°38'W003K0Somerset
7.82000-08-09244°50'N / 69°40'W44°50'N / 69°40'W3.00 Miles500 Yards0000Somerset
 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.
10.41961-09-04244°48'N / 69°42'W0.50 Mile17 Yards00250K0Somerset
12.51971-11-07244°45'N / 69°46'W44°48'N / 69°42'W4.10 Miles60 Yards0025K0Somerset
41.11971-07-31244°24'N / 69°59'W2.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Kennebec
43.11971-07-31244°30'N / 70°15'W44°31'N / 70°18'W1.90 Miles200 Yards01250K0Androscoggin
47.41971-07-31244°22'N / 70°10'W0.50 Mile10 Yards00250K0Androscoggin


* 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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