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Cool Ridge, WV Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Cool Ridge is about the same as West Virginia average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Cool Ridge is about the same as West 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, #101

Cool Ridge, WV
0.09
West Virginia
0.06
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

Cool Ridge, WV
0.0000
West 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, #250

Cool Ridge, WV
37.79
West Virginia
34.13
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 2,385 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Cool Ridge, WV were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:1Cold:38Dense Fog:0Drought:34
Dust Storm:0Flood:398Hail:741Heat:22Heavy Snow:95
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:17Landslide:1Strong Wind:82
Thunderstorm Winds:828Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:18Winter Storm:32Winter Weather:6
Other:71 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Cool Ridge, WV.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 2 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Cool Ridge, WV.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
18.21969-11-204.3N/A37.4-81
41.91974-05-303.6837.38-80.42

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 12 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Cool Ridge, WV.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
4.91974-04-04337°40'N / 81°16'W37°42'N / 81°06'W9.20 Miles33 Yards0122.5M0Raleigh
13.01974-04-04337°48'N / 81°01'W37°50'N / 80°58'W3.30 Miles33 Yards000K0Raleigh
17.31965-04-12237°24'N / 81°06'W003K0Mercer
18.81965-04-08237°30'N / 80°49'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Summers
19.51974-04-04337°50'N / 80°58'W37°54'N / 80°47'W10.80 Miles33 Yards182.5M0Fayette
23.11961-02-25237°59'N / 81°09'W3.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Fayette
31.21976-07-11237°36'N / 80°34'W37°33'N / 80°31'W4.10 Miles33 Yards00250K0Monroe
33.41974-04-04337°54'N / 80°47'W38°01'N / 80°29'W18.10 Miles33 Yards032.5M0Greenbrier
33.61990-06-22237°41'N / 80°30'W37°42'N / 80°29'W1.00 Mile150 Yards00250K0Greenbrier
34.01990-06-22237°38'N / 80°28'W37°41'N / 80°30'W4.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Monroe
35.11990-05-26238°09'N / 81°13'W0.50 Mile250 Yards0025K0Fayette
36.01975-04-24237°47'N / 80°28'W6.00 Miles67 Yards0025K0Greenbrier


* 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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