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Costa, WV Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Costa is about the same as West Virginia average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Costa is lower than 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, #447

Costa, WV
0.03
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

Costa, 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, #605

Costa, WV
20.66
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 2,807 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Costa, WV were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:2Cold:56Dense Fog:7Drought:33
Dust Storm:0Flood:377Hail:810Heat:44Heavy Snow:67
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:16Landslide:0Strong Wind:46
Thunderstorm Winds:1,138Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:22Winter Storm:53Winter Weather:45
Other:91 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Costa, WV.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Costa, WV.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Costa, WV.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 5 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Costa, WV.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
27.91990-05-26238°09'N / 81°13'W0.50 Mile250 Yards0025K0Fayette
33.41961-02-25237°59'N / 81°09'W3.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Fayette
43.41974-04-04337°40'N / 81°16'W37°42'N / 81°06'W9.20 Miles33 Yards0122.5M0Raleigh
46.01974-04-04337°48'N / 81°01'W37°50'N / 80°58'W3.30 Miles33 Yards000K0Raleigh
46.61965-04-08338°21'N / 82°35'W38°20'N / 82°31'W3.60 Miles220 Yards03250K0Wayne


* 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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