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Bristol County Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Bristol County is about the same as Rhode Island average and is lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Bristol County is lower than Rhode Island average and is much lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #3

Bristol County
0.70
Rhode Island
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

Bristol County
0.0000
Rhode Island
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, #3

Bristol County
37.56
Rhode Island
49.34
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 6,923 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Bristol County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:4Cold:25Dense Fog:1Drought:9
Dust Storm:0Flood:756Hail:1,440Heat:34Heavy Snow:176
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:8Landslide:0Strong Wind:402
Thunderstorm Winds:2,936Tropical Storm:2Wildfire:0Winter Storm:53Winter Weather:8
Other:1,069 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Bristol County.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Bristol County.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Bristol County.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 10 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Bristol County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
10.01986-08-07241°46'N / 71°27'W41°49'N / 71°26'W4.00 Miles1000 Yards0202.5M0Providence
21.21970-08-28241°36'N / 70°54'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Bristol
24.11953-06-09342°03'N / 71°14'W42°03'N / 71°12'W012.5M0Bristol
25.81953-06-09342°06'N / 71°29'W42°03'N / 71°14'W13.10 Miles667 Yards0152.5M0Norfolk
26.81967-11-18241°58'N / 70°54'W0.10 Mile17 Yards000K0Plymouth
32.41956-11-21242°10'N / 71°10'W0.10 Mile17 Yards003K0Norfolk
34.31953-06-09342°10'N / 71°46'W42°06'N / 71°29'W14.90 Miles667 Yards012.5M0Worcester
43.41962-10-12242°08'N / 71°58'W42°05'N / 71°54'W4.10 Miles133 Yards0025K0Worcester
45.31951-12-18241°22'N / 70°32'W000K0Dukes
48.81966-08-31242°18'N / 71°48'W1.00 Mile67 Yards000K0Worcester


* 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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