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Ethel, WV Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Ethel is about the same as West Virginia average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Ethel is lower than West Virginia average and is much lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #344

Ethel, WV
0.04
West Virginia
0.06
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

Ethel, WV
0.0000
West Virginia
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, #701

Ethel, WV
16.53
West Virginia
34.13
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 3,031 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Ethel, WV were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:2Cold:56Dense Fog:7Drought:33
Dust Storm:0Flood:471Hail:834Heat:44Heavy Snow:66
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:16Landslide:1Strong Wind:46
Thunderstorm Winds:1,234Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:24Winter Storm:53Winter Weather:44
Other:100 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Ethel, WV.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Ethel, WV.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Ethel, WV.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 5 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Ethel, WV.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
40.41974-04-04337°40'N / 81°16'W37°42'N / 81°06'W9.20 Miles33 Yards0122.5M0Raleigh
41.31961-02-25237°59'N / 81°09'W3.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Fayette
41.91990-05-26238°09'N / 81°13'W0.50 Mile250 Yards0025K0Fayette
49.11974-04-04337°48'N / 81°01'W37°50'N / 80°58'W3.30 Miles33 Yards000K0Raleigh
49.11965-04-08338°21'N / 82°35'W38°20'N / 82°31'W3.60 Miles220 Yards03250K0Wayne


* 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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