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Beckley, WV Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Beckley is about the same as West Virginia average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Beckley is about the same as West Virginia average and is much lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #168

Beckley, WV
0.06
West Virginia
0.06
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

Beckley, WV
0.0000
West Virginia
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, #223

Beckley, WV
40.44
West Virginia
34.13
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 2,360 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Beckley, WV were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:1Cold:36Dense Fog:0Drought:37
Dust Storm:0Flood:408Hail:700Heat:23Heavy Snow:85
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:15Landslide:1Strong Wind:70
Thunderstorm Winds:849Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:21Winter Storm:32Winter Weather:6
Other:76 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Beckley, WV.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
27.21969-11-204.3N/A37.4-81
48.81974-05-303.6837.38-80.42

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 12 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Beckley, WV.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
6.31974-04-04337°40'N / 81°16'W37°42'N / 81°06'W9.20 Miles33 Yards0122.5M0Raleigh
9.71974-04-04337°48'N / 81°01'W37°50'N / 80°58'W3.30 Miles33 Yards000K0Raleigh
14.51961-02-25237°59'N / 81°09'W3.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Fayette
16.91974-04-04337°50'N / 80°58'W37°54'N / 80°47'W10.80 Miles33 Yards182.5M0Fayette
26.01965-04-12237°24'N / 81°06'W003K0Mercer
26.21990-05-26238°09'N / 81°13'W0.50 Mile250 Yards0025K0Fayette
26.71965-04-08237°30'N / 80°49'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Summers
31.51974-04-04337°54'N / 80°47'W38°01'N / 80°29'W18.10 Miles33 Yards032.5M0Greenbrier
36.51976-07-11237°36'N / 80°34'W37°33'N / 80°31'W4.10 Miles33 Yards00250K0Monroe
37.01990-06-22237°41'N / 80°30'W37°42'N / 80°29'W1.00 Mile150 Yards00250K0Greenbrier
37.91990-06-22237°38'N / 80°28'W37°41'N / 80°30'W4.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Monroe
37.91975-04-24237°47'N / 80°28'W6.00 Miles67 Yards0025K0Greenbrier


* 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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