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Cheney, WA Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #630

Cheney, WA
0.13
Washington
4.04
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, #551

Cheney, WA
0.0000
Washington
0.0135
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, #69

Cheney, WA
14.42
Washington
9.06
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 282 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Cheney, WA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:0Drought:1
Dust Storm:0Flood:34Hail:68Heat:0Heavy Snow:3
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:7
Thunderstorm Winds:104Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:8Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:57 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Cheney, WA.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
34.91965-04-296.5N/A47.97-117.34

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 4 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Cheney, WA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
10.11954-06-15247°26'N / 117°23'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Spokane
17.81957-05-06247°29'N / 117°12'W1.50 Miles23 Yards000K0Spokane
41.11971-08-30246°55'N / 117°21'W0.50 Mile17 Yards0025K0Whitman
46.21972-04-05347°45'N / 118°31'W47°46'N / 118°28'W01250K0Lincoln


* 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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