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Cochituate, MA Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Cochituate is lower than Massachusetts average and is lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Cochituate 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, #231

Cochituate, MA
0.46
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

Cochituate, 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, #260

Cochituate, MA
97.49
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 3,253 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Cochituate, 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:360Hail:676Heat:3Heavy Snow:87
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:2Landslide:0Strong Wind:107
Thunderstorm Winds:1,342Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:22Winter Weather:4
Other:628 

Volcanos Nearby

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

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
30.61963-10-164.52042.5-70.8

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 33 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Cochituate, MA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
12.21958-07-11242°30'N / 71°18'W1.50 Miles17 Yards00250K0Middlesex
13.61963-05-20242°24'N / 71°36'W0.30 Mile50 Yards003K0Worcester
14.61956-11-21242°10'N / 71°10'W0.10 Mile17 Yards003K0Norfolk
17.51953-06-09342°06'N / 71°29'W42°03'N / 71°14'W13.10 Miles667 Yards0152.5M0Norfolk
18.21970-10-03342°33'N / 71°32'W42°34'N / 71°31'W10250K0Middlesex
18.41956-11-21242°24'N / 71°42'W0.10 Mile17 Yards002.5M0Worcester
18.41963-05-20242°24'N / 71°42'W1.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Worcester
19.41953-06-09342°10'N / 71°46'W42°06'N / 71°29'W14.90 Miles667 Yards012.5M0Worcester
20.41953-06-09342°03'N / 71°14'W42°03'N / 71°12'W012.5M0Bristol
20.61974-09-29342°36'N / 71°14'W42°37'N / 71°12'W01250K0Middlesex
21.11972-07-21242°41'N / 71°25'W42°35'N / 71°20'W7.60 Miles37 Yards042.5M0Middlesex
22.91958-08-25242°32'N / 71°00'W1.00 Mile50 Yards003K0Middlesex
22.91966-08-31242°18'N / 71°48'W1.00 Mile67 Yards000K0Worcester
24.71957-07-05242°32'N / 71°45'W0.50 Mile20 Yards003K0Worcester
25.31953-06-09442°28'N / 72°10'W42°18'N / 71°31'W34.90 Miles900 Yards901228250.0M0Worcester
25.71965-08-28242°42'N / 71°20'W2.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Middlesex
26.61970-10-03342°20'N / 72°10'W42°33'N / 71°32'W35.40 Miles60 Yards00250K0Worcester
32.01951-08-21242°42'N / 71°08'W42°46'N / 70°58'W9.30 Miles100 Yards003K0Essex
33.21961-07-02242°50'N / 71°16'W42°46'N / 71°12'W5.10 Miles400 Yards01250K0Rockingham
33.31962-10-12242°08'N / 71°58'W42°05'N / 71°54'W4.10 Miles133 Yards0025K0Worcester
34.01967-11-18241°58'N / 70°54'W0.10 Mile17 Yards000K0Plymouth
34.11981-06-22342°30'N / 72°02'W42°33'N / 71°54'W7.10 Miles167 Yards0325K0Worcester
34.81979-08-10242°19'N / 72°08'W42°19'N / 71°56'W9.70 Miles30 Yards222.5M0Worcester
37.21956-11-21242°48'N / 71°00'W0.80 Mile17 Yards0025K0Essex
37.31986-08-07241°46'N / 71°27'W41°49'N / 71°26'W4.00 Miles1000 Yards0202.5M0Providence
39.41951-08-21242°50'N / 71°08'W42°54'N / 71°04'W4.90 Miles67 Yards003K0Rockingham
41.61963-05-20242°18'N / 72°12'W42°21'N / 72°08'W3.80 Miles17 Yards0025K0Worcester
41.71968-07-17242°50'N / 71°48'W0.10 Mile17 Yards0025K0Hillsborough
42.11963-06-09243°00'N / 71°30'W42°52'N / 71°24'W10.00 Miles77 Yards00250K0Hillsborough
42.61972-08-09242°33'N / 72°08'W42°41'N / 72°03'W9.70 Miles10 Yards0125K0Worcester
48.02006-05-21242°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.
48.31953-06-09342°58'N / 70°58'W1.50 Miles100 Yards0525K0Rockingham
49.81997-07-03242°57'N / 71°51'W42°57'N / 71°51'W2.00 Miles250 Yards00250K0Hillsborough
 Brief Description: Very severe thunderstorms moved through Cheshire and Hillsborough Counties, producing two tornadoes, microbursts, damaging thunderstorm winds, and large hail. It appears that a microburst hit Hinsdale and both a microburst and weak tornado affected the town of Swanzey, just south of Keene, in Cheshire County. A horse barn was destroyed and an ice arena damaged at the Cheshire Fairgrounds. Pieces of aluminum were wrapped around street lamps and two-by-fours were driven into the metal sides and roof of the ice arena. One person was slightly injured by flying glass fragments when her car windows were blown in. Many trees were uprooted or blown down. Damage was estimated at approximately $500,000 at the Fairgrounds. There was evidence of both straight-line wind damage and some rotation associated with this storm. In Hillsborough County, a tornado touched down in the western portion of the town of Greenfield just to the west of Otter Lake. It then moved to the northeast, damaging a sawmill, destroying a recycling facility, and damaging some buildings at a campground. Wood and aluminum buildings were torn apart or blown over. Many large trees were broken off near their bases and hundreds more had their tops broken off. There were no injuries reported. Trees were reported blown down in Marlborough and a microburst may have occurred in nearby Dublin, where numerous trees and tree limbs were blown down along the shore of the Howe Reservoir. All of the aforementioned damage was along a path cut by the same thunderstorm complex. However, trees also were reported blown down in the towns of Walpole and Marlow in northern Cheshire County from a separate cluster of thunderstorms. About 1,700 electric customers in the Monadnock Region lost power during the storms. Most of the outages occurred in the towns of Marlborough, Marlow, Richmond, Swanzey, and Winchester. Another 100 lost power in Walpole. Statewide, about 10,000 electric customers lost power.


* 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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