Dare County Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
The chance of earthquake damage in Dare County is about the same as North Carolina average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Dare County is much lower than North Carolina average and is much lower than the national average.
Earthquake Index, #97
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
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, #95
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 2,685 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Dare County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||219||Hail:||836||Heat:||2||Heavy Snow:||38|
|High Surf:||2||Hurricane:||23||Ice Storm:||15||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||77|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||1,159||Tropical Storm:||16||Wildfire:||1||Winter Storm:||74||Winter Weather:||28|
No volcano is found in or near Dare County.
Historical Earthquake Events
No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Dare County.
No historical earthquake events found in or near Dare County.
Historical Tornado Events
A total of 12 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Dare County.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|23.5||1960-05-27||2||35°24'N / 76°06'W||0||1||25K||0||Beaufort|
|24.4||1990-11-10||2||35°14'N / 75°38'W||35°22'N / 75°28'W||12.00 Miles||40 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Dare|
|24.9||1986-06-17||2||35°27'N / 76°10'W||0.50 Mile||60 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Hyde|
|25.4||1987-03-31||2||35°13'N / 75°33'W||35°22'N / 75°31'W||10.00 Miles||440 Yards||0||7||2.5M||0||Dare|
|25.5||1952-09-17||3||35°57'N / 75°36'W||1.00 Mile||50 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Dare|
|27.4||1982-09-28||2||36°00'N / 75°42'W||0.30 Mile||33 Yards||0||2||250K||0||Dare|
|30.0||1978-07-31||2||36°02'N / 75°40'W||0.20 Mile||50 Yards||1||4||250K||0||Dare|
|35.9||1952-05-20||2||35°28'N / 76°23'W||1.50 Miles||33 Yards||0||2||0K||0||Hyde|
|36.7||1988-11-17||2||35°54'N / 76°21'W||35°56'N / 76°15'W||7.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Tyrrell|
|39.3||1988-11-17||2||35°53'N / 76°24'W||35°54'N / 76°21'W||2.00 Miles||50 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Washington|
|47.7||1999-10-17||2||36°13'N / 76°10'W||36°13'N / 76°10'W||0.20 Mile||50 Yards||0||1||150K||0||Pasquotank|
|Brief Description: A tornado associated with Hurricane Irene touched down one mile north of Weeksville. This tornado touched down near the intersection of Toxey Road and N.C. Route 34. The tornado moved due north for about two tenths (0.2) mile with a path width of 50 yards. Two trailers were totally destroyed. One trailer was flipped over and another sustained some damage. A modular home sustained significant damage with several vehicles in the front yard turned 90 degrees. An automobile was thrown up into a tree and wrapped partially around a tree. A cinderblock building sustained a wall failure and a partial collapse of the roof. Clay roofing tiles from this building were thrown 100 yards from the building. Several other structures sustained minor damage. Two trees, a pine and willow tree were completely stripped of all branches. In addition, a refrigerator was carried the entire path length of the tornado and deposited in the front yard of the modular home.|
|49.6||1964-10-04||2||35°52'N / 77°04'W||35°54'N / 76°06'W||54.10 Miles||50 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Martin|
* 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.