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The chance of earthquake damage in Enfield is lower than New Hampshire average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Enfield is lower than New Hampshire average and is much lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #201

Enfield, NH
0.27
New Hampshire
1.01
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

Enfield, NH
0.0000
New Hampshire
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, #209

Enfield, NH
34.31
New Hampshire
65.04
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 2,311 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Enfield, NH were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:1Cold:42Dense Fog:1Drought:9
Dust Storm:0Flood:264Hail:364Heat:18Heavy Snow:162
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:8Landslide:0Strong Wind:124
Thunderstorm Winds:839Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:153Winter Weather:73
Other:253 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Enfield, NH.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 4 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Enfield, NH.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
32.91940-12-205.6N/A43.7-71.5
45.71940-12-245.6N/A43.75-71.25
28.51982-01-194.7743.51-71.62
28.01963-12-043.73343.6-71.6

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 13 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Enfield, NH.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
11.81973-05-11243°34'N / 71°57'W0.50 Mile150 Yards000K0Grafton
25.31962-07-09243°18'N / 72°24'W43°20'N / 72°20'W3.00 Miles100 Yards003K0Sullivan
26.11955-10-24243°22'N / 72°30'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Windsor
27.31966-08-11244°00'N / 72°06'W44°04'N / 71°56'W9.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Grafton
28.81966-08-11243°18'N / 72°28'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Windsor
28.91962-07-09243°18'N / 72°36'W43°22'N / 72°28'W7.60 Miles33 Yards0025K0Windsor
29.31962-07-09243°16'N / 72°30'W43°18'N / 72°24'W4.70 Miles33 Yards003K0Windsor
39.61972-07-03243°25'N / 71°26'W1.00 Mile40 Yards0725K0Belknap
43.32002-06-05243°11'N / 72°44'W43°11'N / 72°44'W0.10 Mile150 Yards0075K0Windham
 Brief Description: Thunderstorms, that initially developed in New York, and produced a macroburst in extreme eastern New York, moved into southern Vermont during the evening of the 5th. The storms spawned two tornados, one in Woodford Hollow, Bennington County and the other one near Wilmington, Windham County. The first touchdown, one mile north from Route 9, produced a swath 150 yards wide and a path length of one half mile. Many trees, as large as a foot in diamter, were either knocked over or ripped apart. Trees also fell on three automobiles. This tornado was assesed to be a F1 intensity, with winds estimated between 80 and 100 mph. The second tornado, 4 miles northeast of Wilmington, was even stronger despite a narrower swath of 50 yards. The path length was also about a half mile. This tornado, in addition to blowing some trees down, mostly destroyed a sturdy house on Haynes Road. The garage of the house was blown off its foundation. The family room was ripped off the end of the house, nearly killing the owner. Luckily the owner escaped without any injuries. However, antiques in the attic of the home, as well as numerous other possessions from throughout the house, were spread out for miles downwind, and a propane tanke was missing. The winds with this tornado were estimated between 125 and 150 mph. Non-tornadic thunderstorm winds blew some trees down in the town of Pownal. Lightnting struck a home in North Bennington causing a very small fire with minimal damage to the structure of the house.
43.81998-05-31243°02'N / 71°57'W43°02'N / 71°57'W0.50 Mile85 Yards0030K0Hillsborough
 Brief Description: A short-duration minimal F2 tornado moved along a half-mile long track which averaged 85 yards wide in Antrim in northwest Hillsborough County. A National Weather Service survey team investigated the damaging effects of this tornado and spoke with many eyewitnesses. One resident recalled seeing the NWS' Tornado Warning (which specifically mentioned Antrim) scroll on Cable TV a few minutes before the tornado struck. The tornado began at Nahor Hill and travelled north-northeast about a half mile before ending up just past the Great Brook Elementary School. Along the middle of its path, a wooded stretch sustained severe tree damage. Most of the trees were either uprooted or snapped in half...and they fell in different directions. A small boat was flipped over and a camper-trailer was turned around and flipped over. A single family home had some shingles torn off. An apartment complex resident said he saw the metal garbage dumpster rise a short distance while a dark gray-black cloud went by. At the elementary school, a wall was damaged. Only minor damage and no injuries occurred as a result of this tornado, but had the track been only a few hundred yards to the east, it could have caused significant damage to the center of the small town of Antrim.
44.31961-07-02243°06'N / 71°42'W2.00 Miles17 Yards003K0Hillsborough
48.11999-07-06243°20'N / 71°18'W43°20'N / 71°18'W4.50 Miles300 Yards0000Belknap
 Brief Description: Severe thunderstorm winds caused damage statewide as downed trees blocked roads and caused power outages. The winds also damaged several buildings. In Sanbornton, a 60 foot pine tree fell on a car killing the driver. An F2 tornado touched down in Pittsfield, moved through Barnstead, and then into Strafford before lifting off the ground, snapping and uprooting hundreds of trees, and damaging several homes. In Lebanon, a 50 x 70 ft section of the City Hall's copper roof was peeled back by the wind. In Hanover, a portion of a roof at Dartmouth College was blown off by the wind. In Claremont, the wind ripped the roof off a bandstand. The wind left 80,000 customers without electrical service statewide. Numerous trees were reported down in towns throughout the state and numerous roads throughout the state were closed. The heavy rain that accompanied the thunderstorms caused some of the small rivers and streams to rise rapidly. In Lincoln, two brothers swimming in the East Branch of the Pemigewasset River were swept away by the rapidly rising water; one of the boys was bounced down the river for about a quarter mile before grabbing hold of a rock in the water. A 14-tear-old boy was injured in Piermont when lightning struck nearby and entered the cabin through electrical wires. Lightning also caused fires in several homes and buildings.
49.91968-08-20343°06'N / 72°48'W1.00 Mile27 Yards0125K0Hillsborough


* 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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