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Dare County Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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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.

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

Earthquake Index, #97

Dare County
0.00
North Carolina
0.18
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

Dare County
0.0000
North Carolina
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, #95

Dare County
43.03
North Carolina
115.21
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 2,685 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:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:21Dense Fog:0Drought:32
Dust Storm:0Flood:219Hail:836Heat:2Heavy Snow:38
High Surf:2Hurricane:23Ice Storm:15Landslide:0Strong Wind:77
Thunderstorm Winds:1,159Tropical Storm:16Wildfire:1Winter Storm:74Winter Weather:28
Other:142 

Volcanos Nearby

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)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
23.51960-05-27235°24'N / 76°06'W0125K0Beaufort
24.41990-11-10235°14'N / 75°38'W35°22'N / 75°28'W12.00 Miles40 Yards01250K0Dare
24.91986-06-17235°27'N / 76°10'W0.50 Mile60 Yards00250K0Hyde
25.41987-03-31235°13'N / 75°33'W35°22'N / 75°31'W10.00 Miles440 Yards072.5M0Dare
25.51952-09-17335°57'N / 75°36'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Dare
27.41982-09-28236°00'N / 75°42'W0.30 Mile33 Yards02250K0Dare
30.01978-07-31236°02'N / 75°40'W0.20 Mile50 Yards14250K0Dare
35.91952-05-20235°28'N / 76°23'W1.50 Miles33 Yards020K0Hyde
36.71988-11-17235°54'N / 76°21'W35°56'N / 76°15'W7.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Tyrrell
39.31988-11-17235°53'N / 76°24'W35°54'N / 76°21'W2.00 Miles50 Yards01250K0Washington
47.71999-10-17236°13'N / 76°10'W36°13'N / 76°10'W0.20 Mile50 Yards01150K0Pasquotank
 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.
49.61964-10-04235°52'N / 77°04'W35°54'N / 76°06'W54.10 Miles50 Yards00250K0Martin


* 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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