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Bangor Metro Area Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 

The chance of earthquake damage in Bangor Area is about the same as Maine average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Bangor Area 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, #239

Bangor Area
0.24
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, #129

Bangor Area
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, #798

Bangor Area
14.33
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 1,780 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Bangor Area were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:2Cold:11Dense Fog:0Drought:10
Dust Storm:0Flood:316Hail:353Heat:1Heavy Snow:36
High Surf:0Hurricane:1Ice Storm:2Landslide:0Strong Wind:58
Thunderstorm Winds:835Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:3Winter Weather:3
Other:149 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Bangor Area.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 1 historical earthquake event that had a recorded magnitude of 3.5 or above found in or near Bangor Area.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
40.21983-05-273.51045.54-69.46

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 5 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Bangor Area.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
9.71971-11-07245°24'N / 68°30'W45°28'N / 68°26'W5.10 Miles3 Yards0025K0Penobscot
23.71959-08-16245°03'N / 68°36'W2.00 Miles27 Yards003K0Penobscot
25.41971-11-07245°24'N / 68°08'W0.10 Mile17 Yards000K0Penobscot
34.21957-09-16245°48'N / 68°18'W45°48'N / 68°13'W2.70 Miles50 Yards003K0Aroostook
34.21971-06-30245°52'N / 68°36'W45°52'N / 68°19'W13.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Penobscot


* 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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