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The chance of earthquake damage in Chestnut Hill is about the same as Massachusetts average and is lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Chestnut Hill 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, #189

Chestnut Hill, MA
0.54
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

Chestnut Hill, 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, #323

Chestnut Hill, MA
87.08
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 3,093 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Chestnut Hill, MA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:13Dense Fog:0Drought:9
Dust Storm:0Flood:359Hail:633Heat:3Heavy Snow:87
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:2Landslide:0Strong Wind:107
Thunderstorm Winds:1,235Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:22Winter Weather:4
Other:619 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Chestnut Hill, 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 Chestnut Hill, MA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
22.11963-10-164.52042.5-70.8

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 30 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Chestnut Hill, MA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
10.51956-11-21242°10'N / 71°10'W0.10 Mile17 Yards003K0Norfolk
14.51958-07-11242°30'N / 71°18'W1.50 Miles17 Yards00250K0Middlesex
16.81958-08-25242°32'N / 71°00'W1.00 Mile50 Yards003K0Middlesex
18.81953-06-09342°03'N / 71°14'W42°03'N / 71°12'W012.5M0Bristol
19.71953-06-09342°06'N / 71°29'W42°03'N / 71°14'W13.10 Miles667 Yards0152.5M0Norfolk
20.21974-09-29342°36'N / 71°14'W42°37'N / 71°12'W01250K0Middlesex
23.31963-05-20242°24'N / 71°36'W0.30 Mile50 Yards003K0Worcester
24.41972-07-21242°41'N / 71°25'W42°35'N / 71°20'W7.60 Miles37 Yards042.5M0Middlesex
25.01970-10-03342°33'N / 71°32'W42°34'N / 71°31'W10250K0Middlesex
27.11953-06-09342°10'N / 71°46'W42°06'N / 71°29'W14.90 Miles667 Yards012.5M0Worcester
27.61967-11-18241°58'N / 70°54'W0.10 Mile17 Yards000K0Plymouth
27.81965-08-28242°42'N / 71°20'W2.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Middlesex
28.31956-11-21242°24'N / 71°42'W0.10 Mile17 Yards002.5M0Worcester
28.31963-05-20242°24'N / 71°42'W1.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Worcester
29.11951-08-21242°42'N / 71°08'W42°46'N / 70°58'W9.30 Miles100 Yards003K0Essex
32.91966-08-31242°18'N / 71°48'W1.00 Mile67 Yards000K0Worcester
33.51961-07-02242°50'N / 71°16'W42°46'N / 71°12'W5.10 Miles400 Yards01250K0Rockingham
33.71957-07-05242°32'N / 71°45'W0.50 Mile20 Yards003K0Worcester
34.21956-11-21242°48'N / 71°00'W0.80 Mile17 Yards0025K0Essex
35.21953-06-09442°28'N / 72°10'W42°18'N / 71°31'W34.90 Miles900 Yards901228250.0M0Worcester
36.31970-10-03342°20'N / 72°10'W42°33'N / 71°32'W35.40 Miles60 Yards00250K0Worcester
37.91951-08-21242°50'N / 71°08'W42°54'N / 71°04'W4.90 Miles67 Yards003K0Rockingham
39.21986-08-07241°46'N / 71°27'W41°49'N / 71°26'W4.00 Miles1000 Yards0202.5M0Providence
42.31962-10-12242°08'N / 71°58'W42°05'N / 71°54'W4.10 Miles133 Yards0025K0Worcester
43.71981-06-22342°30'N / 72°02'W42°33'N / 71°54'W7.10 Miles167 Yards0325K0Worcester
44.12006-05-21242°55'N / 70°51'W42°55'N / 70°51'W0.10 Mile20 Yards023K0Rockingham
 Brief Description: A small, but rather intense, tornado touched down on Interstate 95 about two miles south of the Hampton Toll Booths in the town of Hampton Falls. While several funnel clouds were observed over southeastern New Hampshire that Sunday evening, the actual tornado touched down just as one of the funnel clouds approached I-95. The tornado then lifted off the ground about 100 yards after crossing I-95. The most significant damage was to a truck parked along the side of the highway. The trucked was lifted off the ground briefly by the tornado, thrown about 10 feet, landed on the passenger side, and then rolled 1 1/4 times ending up on its roof. Two men were in the truck at the time and were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. After interviews with the occupants and eyewitness reports which indicated that the vehicle was lifted into the air, the tornado intensity was classified as F2 on the Fujita scale. These reports were consistent with the ground-based assessment.
44.71979-08-10242°19'N / 72°08'W42°19'N / 71°56'W9.70 Miles30 Yards222.5M0Worcester
45.01963-06-09243°00'N / 71°30'W42°52'N / 71°24'W10.00 Miles77 Yards00250K0Hillsborough
45.81953-06-09342°58'N / 70°58'W1.50 Miles100 Yards0525K0Rockingham
48.31968-07-17242°50'N / 71°48'W0.10 Mile17 Yards0025K0Hillsborough


* 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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