Benson, VT Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
The chance of earthquake damage in Benson is about the same as Vermont average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Benson is lower than Vermont average and is much lower than the national average.
Earthquake Index, #109
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, #264
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 2,109 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Benson, VT were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||249||Hail:||322||Heat:||14||Heavy Snow:||162|
|High Surf:||0||Hurricane:||0||Ice Storm:||3||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||41|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||988||Tropical Storm:||0||Wildfire:||1||Winter Storm:||92||Winter Weather:||38|
No volcano is found in or near Benson, VT.
Historical Earthquake Events
No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Benson, VT.
No historical earthquake events found in or near Benson, VT.
Historical Tornado Events
A total of 7 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Benson, VT.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|33.8||1976-06-11||2||43°19'N / 73°43'W||43°18'N / 73°41'W||0||0||250K||0||Washington|
|36.6||1969-05-29||2||43°12'N / 73°06'W||0.50 Mile||33 Yards||0||1||25K||0||Bennington|
|46.3||2002-06-05||2||43°11'N / 72°44'W||43°11'N / 72°44'W||0.10 Mile||150 Yards||0||0||75K||0||Windham|
|Brief Description: Thunderstorms, that initially developed in New York, and produced a macroburst in extreme eastern New York, moved into southern Vermont during the evening of the 5th. The storms spawned two tornados, one in Woodford Hollow, Bennington County and the other one near Wilmington, Windham County. The first touchdown, one mile north from Route 9, produced a swath 150 yards wide and a path length of one half mile. Many trees, as large as a foot in diamter, were either knocked over or ripped apart. Trees also fell on three automobiles. This tornado was assesed to be a F1 intensity, with winds estimated between 80 and 100 mph. The second tornado, 4 miles northeast of Wilmington, was even stronger despite a narrower swath of 50 yards. The path length was also about a half mile. This tornado, in addition to blowing some trees down, mostly destroyed a sturdy house on Haynes Road. The garage of the house was blown off its foundation. The family room was ripped off the end of the house, nearly killing the owner. Luckily the owner escaped without any injuries. However, antiques in the attic of the home, as well as numerous other possessions from throughout the house, were spread out for miles downwind, and a propane tanke was missing. The winds with this tornado were estimated between 125 and 150 mph. Non-tornadic thunderstorm winds blew some trees down in the town of Pownal. Lightnting struck a home in North Bennington causing a very small fire with minimal damage to the structure of the house.|
|46.6||1962-07-09||2||43°18'N / 72°36'W||43°22'N / 72°28'W||7.60 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Windsor|
|46.8||1955-10-24||2||43°22'N / 72°30'W||1.00 Mile||33 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Windsor|
|49.1||1968-08-20||3||43°06'N / 72°48'W||1.00 Mile||27 Yards||0||1||25K||0||Hillsborough|
|49.1||1955-03-22||2||43°00'N / 73°12'W||0.10 Mile||30 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Bennington|
* 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.