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Fayetteville, WV Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Fayetteville is about the same as West Virginia average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Fayetteville is about the same as 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, #300

Fayetteville, 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

Fayetteville, 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, #341

Fayetteville, WV
31.73
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 2,341 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Fayetteville, WV were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:1Cold:55Dense Fog:7Drought:28
Dust Storm:0Flood:351Hail:664Heat:44Heavy Snow:61
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:16Landslide:0Strong Wind:42
Thunderstorm Winds:882Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:18Winter Storm:50Winter Weather:44
Other:78 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Fayetteville, WV.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 1 historical earthquake event that had a recorded magnitude of 3.5 or above found in or near Fayetteville, WV.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
46.01969-11-204.3N/A37.4-81

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 12 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Fayetteville, WV.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
5.81961-02-25237°59'N / 81°09'W3.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Fayette
8.51990-05-26238°09'N / 81°13'W0.50 Mile250 Yards0025K0Fayette
18.01974-04-04337°48'N / 81°01'W37°50'N / 80°58'W3.30 Miles33 Yards000K0Raleigh
18.51974-04-04337°50'N / 80°58'W37°54'N / 80°47'W10.80 Miles33 Yards182.5M0Fayette
26.41974-04-04337°40'N / 81°16'W37°42'N / 81°06'W9.20 Miles33 Yards0122.5M0Raleigh
26.81974-04-04337°54'N / 80°47'W38°01'N / 80°29'W18.10 Miles33 Yards032.5M0Greenbrier
39.91975-04-24237°47'N / 80°28'W6.00 Miles67 Yards0025K0Greenbrier
41.91965-04-08237°30'N / 80°49'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Summers
42.21990-06-22237°41'N / 80°30'W37°42'N / 80°29'W1.00 Mile150 Yards00250K0Greenbrier
44.01990-06-22237°38'N / 80°28'W37°41'N / 80°30'W4.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Monroe
45.61976-07-11237°36'N / 80°34'W37°33'N / 80°31'W4.10 Miles33 Yards00250K0Monroe
45.71965-04-12237°24'N / 81°06'W003K0Mercer


* 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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