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Chincoteague Island, VA Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #995

Chincoteague Island, VA
0.01
Virginia
0.20
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

Chincoteague Island, VA
0.0000
Virginia
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, #1013

Chincoteague Island, VA
19.37
Virginia
88.66
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 647 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Chincoteague Island, VA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:0Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:58Hail:105Heat:2Heavy Snow:4
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:3
Thunderstorm Winds:326Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:2Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:147 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Chincoteague Island, VA.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Chincoteague Island, VA.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Chincoteague Island, VA.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 2 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Chincoteague Island, VA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
28.51973-10-02237°42'N / 75°45'W000K0Accomack
44.21955-08-12238°32'N / 75°04'W38°33'N / 75°01'W2.70 Miles133 Yards013K0Sussex


* 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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