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Cohasset, MA Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Cohasset is lower than Massachusetts average and is lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Cohasset is lower than Massachusetts average and is much lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #294

Cohasset, MA
0.35
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

Cohasset, 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, #417

Cohasset, MA
55.01
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 2,443 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Cohasset, MA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:5Dense Fog:0Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:304Hail:468Heat:4Heavy Snow:50
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:202
Thunderstorm Winds:921Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:20Winter Weather:0
Other:469 

Volcanos Nearby

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

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
18.51963-10-164.52042.5-70.8

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 21 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Cohasset, MA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
18.51956-11-21242°10'N / 71°10'W0.10 Mile17 Yards003K0Norfolk
18.91967-11-18241°58'N / 70°54'W0.10 Mile17 Yards000K0Plymouth
22.81958-08-25242°32'N / 71°00'W1.00 Mile50 Yards003K0Middlesex
24.11953-06-09342°03'N / 71°14'W42°03'N / 71°12'W012.5M0Bristol
29.81953-06-09342°06'N / 71°29'W42°03'N / 71°14'W13.10 Miles667 Yards0152.5M0Norfolk
30.81958-07-11242°30'N / 71°18'W1.50 Miles17 Yards00250K0Middlesex
33.01974-09-29342°36'N / 71°14'W42°37'N / 71°12'W01250K0Middlesex
36.61951-08-21242°42'N / 71°08'W42°46'N / 70°58'W9.30 Miles100 Yards003K0Essex
39.71972-07-21242°41'N / 71°25'W42°35'N / 71°20'W7.60 Miles37 Yards042.5M0Middlesex
40.31956-11-21242°48'N / 71°00'W0.80 Mile17 Yards0025K0Essex
41.71965-08-28242°42'N / 71°20'W2.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Middlesex
41.71963-05-20242°24'N / 71°36'W0.30 Mile50 Yards003K0Worcester
42.01953-06-09342°10'N / 71°46'W42°06'N / 71°29'W14.90 Miles667 Yards012.5M0Worcester
42.61970-10-03342°33'N / 71°32'W42°34'N / 71°31'W10250K0Middlesex
43.91970-08-28241°36'N / 70°54'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Bristol
44.21986-08-07241°46'N / 71°27'W41°49'N / 71°26'W4.00 Miles1000 Yards0202.5M0Providence
44.61961-07-02242°50'N / 71°16'W42°46'N / 71°12'W5.10 Miles400 Yards01250K0Rockingham
46.11951-08-21242°50'N / 71°08'W42°54'N / 71°04'W4.90 Miles67 Yards003K0Rockingham
46.61956-11-21242°24'N / 71°42'W0.10 Mile17 Yards002.5M0Worcester
46.61963-05-20242°24'N / 71°42'W1.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Worcester
47.32006-05-21242°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.


* 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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