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Ellensburg Micro Area Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 

The chance of earthquake damage in Ellensburg Area is much lower than Washington average and is lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Ellensburg Area is about the same as Washington average and is much lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #87

Ellensburg Area
1.20
Washington
4.04
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, #52

Ellensburg Area
0.0090
Washington
0.0135
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, #915

Ellensburg Area
1.93
Washington
9.06
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 555 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Ellensburg Area were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:1Blizzard:0Cold:2Dense Fog:0Drought:4
Dust Storm:4Flood:93Hail:88Heat:0Heavy Snow:27
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:46
Thunderstorm Winds:99Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:18Winter Storm:1Winter Weather:2
Other:170 

Volcanos Nearby

A total of 6 volcanoes are found in or near Ellensburg Area.

Distance (miles)NameRegionLatitudeLongitudeElevation (foot)TypeStatusLast Eruption
53.9RainierUS-Washington, United States46.87-121.7584392StratovolcanoDendrochronologyLast known eruption 1800-1899
71.1Glacier PeakUS-Washington, United States48.112-121.1133213StratovolcanoTephrochronologyLast known eruption 1700-1799
74.2AdamsUS-Washington, United States46.206-121.493742StratovolcanoTephrochronologyLast known eruption A.D. 1-1499
95.6St. HelensUS-Washington, United States46.2-122.182549StratovolcanoHistoricalLast known eruption 1964 or later
98.7Indian HeavenUS-Washington, United States45.93-121.821513Shield volcanoRadiocarbonLast known eruption B.C. (Holocene)
126.3BakerUS-Washington, United States48.786-121.823285StratovolcanoHistoricalLast known eruption 1800-1899

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 8 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Ellensburg Area.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
47.01974-04-204.9546.76-121.52
36.11984-04-114.3847.53-120.19
12.01981-02-184.2N/A47.21-120.9
13.51983-12-053.8646.93-120.7
31.61983-11-143.8646.67-120.59
22.61978-06-273.7146.86-120.96
31.61979-07-283.7N/A46.67-120.59
14.01977-07-133.6N/A47.06-120.96

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 1 historical tornado event that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Ellensburg Area.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
37.21957-04-30246°36'N / 120°30'W1.00 Mile23 Yards003K0Yakima


* 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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