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Canton, MA Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Canton is higher than Massachusetts average and is lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Canton 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, #107

Canton, MA
1.14
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

Canton, 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, #347

Canton, MA
81.35
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 2,729 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Canton, MA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:1Cold:3Dense Fog:0Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:345Hail:572Heat:3Heavy Snow:26
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:1Landslide:0Strong Wind:93
Thunderstorm Winds:1,152Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:10Winter Weather:0
Other:523 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Canton, 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 Canton, MA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
27.41963-10-164.52042.5-70.8

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 27 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Canton, MA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
2.51956-11-21242°10'N / 71°10'W0.10 Mile17 Yards003K0Norfolk
10.41953-06-09342°03'N / 71°14'W42°03'N / 71°12'W012.5M0Bristol
14.21953-06-09342°06'N / 71°29'W42°03'N / 71°14'W13.10 Miles667 Yards0152.5M0Norfolk
18.81967-11-18241°58'N / 70°54'W0.10 Mile17 Yards000K0Plymouth
23.71958-07-11242°30'N / 71°18'W1.50 Miles17 Yards00250K0Middlesex
25.01958-08-25242°32'N / 71°00'W1.00 Mile50 Yards003K0Middlesex
26.01953-06-09342°10'N / 71°46'W42°06'N / 71°29'W14.90 Miles667 Yards012.5M0Worcester
28.71963-05-20242°24'N / 71°36'W0.30 Mile50 Yards003K0Worcester
29.81974-09-29342°36'N / 71°14'W42°37'N / 71°12'W01250K0Middlesex
31.61986-08-07241°46'N / 71°27'W41°49'N / 71°26'W4.00 Miles1000 Yards0202.5M0Providence
33.11970-10-03342°33'N / 71°32'W42°34'N / 71°31'W10250K0Middlesex
33.11956-11-21242°24'N / 71°42'W0.10 Mile17 Yards002.5M0Worcester
33.11963-05-20242°24'N / 71°42'W1.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Worcester
33.71972-07-21242°41'N / 71°25'W42°35'N / 71°20'W7.60 Miles37 Yards042.5M0Middlesex
35.61966-08-31242°18'N / 71°48'W1.00 Mile67 Yards000K0Worcester
37.31965-08-28242°42'N / 71°20'W2.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Middlesex
38.21951-08-21242°42'N / 71°08'W42°46'N / 70°58'W9.30 Miles100 Yards003K0Essex
39.31953-06-09442°28'N / 72°10'W42°18'N / 71°31'W34.90 Miles900 Yards901228250.0M0Worcester
40.21957-07-05242°32'N / 71°45'W0.50 Mile20 Yards003K0Worcester
41.21970-10-03342°20'N / 72°10'W42°33'N / 71°32'W35.40 Miles60 Yards00250K0Worcester
41.81970-08-28241°36'N / 70°54'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Bristol
41.81962-10-12242°08'N / 71°58'W42°05'N / 71°54'W4.10 Miles133 Yards0025K0Worcester
43.01961-07-02242°50'N / 71°16'W42°46'N / 71°12'W5.10 Miles400 Yards01250K0Rockingham
43.11956-11-21242°48'N / 71°00'W0.80 Mile17 Yards0025K0Essex
47.21951-08-21242°50'N / 71°08'W42°54'N / 71°04'W4.90 Miles67 Yards003K0Rockingham
47.51979-08-10242°19'N / 72°08'W42°19'N / 71°56'W9.70 Miles30 Yards222.5M0Worcester
49.11981-06-22342°30'N / 72°02'W42°33'N / 71°54'W7.10 Miles167 Yards0325K0Worcester


* 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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