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Blackstone, MA Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #359

Blackstone, MA
0.29
Massachusetts
0.70
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

Blackstone, MA
0.0000
Massachusetts
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, #308

Blackstone, MA
89.78
Massachusetts
87.60
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 3,089 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Blackstone, MA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:2Cold:8Dense Fog:0Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:366Hail:628Heat:8Heavy Snow:74
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:5Landslide:0Strong Wind:144
Thunderstorm Winds:1,295Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:26Winter Weather:1
Other:532 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Blackstone, MA.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 1 historical earthquake event that had a recorded magnitude of 3.5 or above found in or near Blackstone, MA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
49.01963-10-164.52042.5-70.8

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 28 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Blackstone, MA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
8.11953-06-09342°10'N / 71°46'W42°06'N / 71°29'W14.90 Miles667 Yards012.5M0Worcester
9.21953-06-09342°06'N / 71°29'W42°03'N / 71°14'W13.10 Miles667 Yards0152.5M0Norfolk
16.11953-06-09342°03'N / 71°14'W42°03'N / 71°12'W012.5M0Bristol
17.71986-08-07241°46'N / 71°27'W41°49'N / 71°26'W4.00 Miles1000 Yards0202.5M0Providence
20.61956-11-21242°10'N / 71°10'W0.10 Mile17 Yards003K0Norfolk
21.21962-10-12242°08'N / 71°58'W42°05'N / 71°54'W4.10 Miles133 Yards0025K0Worcester
22.71966-08-31242°18'N / 71°48'W1.00 Mile67 Yards000K0Worcester
25.11963-05-20242°24'N / 71°36'W0.30 Mile50 Yards003K0Worcester
26.41956-11-21242°24'N / 71°42'W0.10 Mile17 Yards002.5M0Worcester
26.41963-05-20242°24'N / 71°42'W1.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Worcester
28.61953-06-09442°28'N / 72°10'W42°18'N / 71°31'W34.90 Miles900 Yards901228250.0M0Worcester
32.11979-08-10242°19'N / 72°08'W42°19'N / 71°56'W9.70 Miles30 Yards222.5M0Worcester
32.21970-10-03342°20'N / 72°10'W42°33'N / 71°32'W35.40 Miles60 Yards00250K0Worcester
32.71967-11-18241°58'N / 70°54'W0.10 Mile17 Yards000K0Plymouth
33.91958-07-11242°30'N / 71°18'W1.50 Miles17 Yards00250K0Middlesex
35.81970-10-03342°33'N / 71°32'W42°34'N / 71°31'W10250K0Middlesex
35.91957-07-05242°32'N / 71°45'W0.50 Mile20 Yards003K0Worcester
38.01963-05-20242°18'N / 72°12'W42°21'N / 72°08'W3.80 Miles17 Yards0025K0Worcester
38.81951-08-20241°52'N / 72°15'W0025K0Tolland
40.21981-06-22342°30'N / 72°02'W42°33'N / 71°54'W7.10 Miles167 Yards0325K0Worcester
40.71958-09-07241°54'N / 72°18'W1.30 Miles100 Yards02250K0Tolland
41.81972-07-21242°41'N / 71°25'W42°35'N / 71°20'W7.60 Miles37 Yards042.5M0Middlesex
42.41974-09-29342°36'N / 71°14'W42°37'N / 71°12'W01250K0Middlesex
43.61958-08-25242°32'N / 71°00'W1.00 Mile50 Yards003K0Middlesex
44.41970-08-28241°36'N / 70°54'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Bristol
45.01965-08-19241°58'N / 72°28'W41°56'N / 72°20'W6.60 Miles120 Yards0025K0Tolland
46.71965-08-28242°42'N / 71°20'W2.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Middlesex
49.11972-08-09242°33'N / 72°08'W42°41'N / 72°03'W9.70 Miles10 Yards0125K0Worcester


* 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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