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The chance of earthquake damage in District of Columbia is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in District of Columbia is higher than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #38

District of Columbia
0.07
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, #14

District of Columbia
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, #16

District of Columbia
163.87
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 402 other weather extremes events from 1950 to 2010 were recorded in District of Columbia. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:3Cold:15Dense Fog:10Drought:12
Dust Storm:0Flood:61Hail:19Heat:29Heavy Snow:10
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:2Landslide:0Strong Wind:30
Thunderstorm Winds:130Tropical Storm:2Wildfire:0Winter Storm:17Winter Weather:31
Other:31 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near District of Columbia.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in District of Columbia.

No historical earthquake events found in or near District of Columbia.

Historical Tornado Events

No historical tornado events that had recorded magnitudes of 2 or above found in District of Columbia.

No historical earthquake events found in or near District of Columbia.


* 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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