Bowdoin, ME Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
The chance of earthquake damage in Bowdoin is higher than Maine average and is lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Bowdoin is about the same as Maine average and is much lower than the national average.
Earthquake Index, #46
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, #184
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 1,235 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Bowdoin, ME were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||171||Hail:||343||Heat:||0||Heavy Snow:||0|
|High Surf:||0||Hurricane:||0||Ice Storm:||0||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||0|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||574||Tropical Storm:||0||Wildfire:||0||Winter Storm:||0||Winter Weather:||0|
No volcano is found in or near Bowdoin, ME.
Historical Earthquake Events
A total of 2 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Bowdoin, ME.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Depth (km)||Latitude||Longitude|
Historical Tornado Events
A total of 4 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Bowdoin, ME.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|12.1||1996-07-08||2||44°17'N / 69°58'W||44°11'N / 69°57'W||1.50 Miles||200 Yards||0||0||15K||0||Kennebec|
|Brief Description: Strong thunderstorms produced an F-2 tornado with winds estimated to be 130 mph that touched down near the west shore of Cobbosseecontee Lake. The tornado cut a path about 200 yards wide and about 1.5 miles long as it moved across the lake, hitting a point of land and a small island. Numerous tall pines 2 feet in diameter were snapped off by the tornado with damage to a vehicle, a cabin, and a summer home from falling trees. The tornado also overturned a boat and flipped a floating dock out of the water.|
|23.5||1971-07-31||2||44°22'N / 70°10'W||0.50 Mile||10 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Androscoggin|
|23.7||1971-07-31||2||44°24'N / 69°59'W||2.00 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Kennebec|
|34.6||1971-07-31||2||44°30'N / 70°15'W||44°31'N / 70°18'W||1.90 Miles||200 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Androscoggin|
* 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.