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Felton, DE Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Felton is lower than Delaware average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Felton is lower than Delaware average and is lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #61

Felton, DE
0.12
Delaware
1.54
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

Felton, DE
0.0000
Delaware
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, #55

Felton, DE
77.53
Delaware
107.77
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 3,189 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Felton, DE were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:4Cold:35Dense Fog:36Drought:92
Dust Storm:0Flood:334Hail:238Heat:141Heavy Snow:66
High Surf:23Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:197
Thunderstorm Winds:1,189Tropical Storm:2Wildfire:13Winter Storm:30Winter Weather:94
Other:695 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Felton, DE.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
49.41973-02-283.81439.72-75.44

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 19 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Felton, DE.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
0.51967-01-27239°01'N / 75°35'W0.50 Mile50 Yards07250K0Kent
5.51992-07-31239°01'N / 75°31'W39°02'N / 75°26'W4.00 Miles20 Yards00250K0Kent
6.01977-06-09239°02'N / 75°28'W0.20 Mile40 Yards01250K0Kent
13.01983-07-21239°10'N / 75°43'W1.00 Mile20 Yards29250K0Kent
14.71984-07-18238°48'N / 75°35'W1.50 Miles80 Yards0025K0Sussex
22.71971-07-30239°04'N / 76°03'W39°08'N / 75°55'W8.30 Miles300 Yards0025K0Queen Anne's
23.81976-03-21239°13'N / 75°56'W0.20 Mile100 Yards00250K0Queen Anne's
31.41954-07-01239°27'N / 75°44'W1.00 Mile50 Yards003K0New Castle
38.81975-07-13239°30'N / 75°13'W1.50 Miles77 Yards0025.0M0Cumberland
39.21971-08-27238°55'N / 74°56'W39°19'N / 74°47'W28.70 Miles40 Yards00250K0Cape May
42.81981-05-15239°36'N / 75°50'W1.50 Miles27 Yards022.5M0Cecil
43.01956-05-06239°15'N / 74°50'W0.20 Mile40 Yards0025K0Cape May
43.41955-08-12238°32'N / 75°04'W38°33'N / 75°01'W2.70 Miles133 Yards013K0Sussex
43.61990-05-10239°29'N / 75°02'W0.50 Mile200 Yards00250K0Cumberland
45.21961-04-28339°40'N / 75°34'W0.30 Mile30 Yards0025K0New Castle
45.21959-07-19239°31'N / 76°07'W0.80 Mile50 Yards0025K0Harford
47.01980-06-29239°31'N / 76°10'W2.00 Miles150 Yards010250K0Harford
48.12004-09-28239°41'N / 75°36'W39°44'N / 75°35'W5.00 Miles150 Yards001.0M0New Castle
 Brief Description: An F2 (on the Fujita scale) tornado touched down in northern New Castle County with maximum winds estimated at 130 mph. The path length was 5.0 miles long with a maximum path width of 150 yards. The tornado touched down near and was observed at the New Castle County Airport. The northern end of the tornado track was in Elsmere. Significant damage did occur along the path of this tornado, particularly to some of the planes at the airport and industrial buildings near the airport. In addition, five persons were injured. The tornado damaged five C-130 cargo planes at the New Castle County Airport, caused thousands of pounds of jet fuel to spill and damaged hangers. It tore through the Newport Industrial Park along Delaware State Route 141. It tossed long strips of metal siding into the air and onto roads. Windows were shattered, walls peeled away and trees and light poles were snapped. The roof and whole side of the United Electric Supply building was torn away. Delaware State Route 141 and some nearby side streets were closed. Gas service was shut off to prevent explosions. On Bellecor Drive, a self-storage facility suffered major damage. One man at the business was injured after he was trapped under a fallen refrigerator. Three people were injured at the airport itself. A man in Elsmere was hit by a fallen tree limb. The tornado also caused damaged to homes in Wilmington Manor and Chelsea Estates near the airport. In Elsmere, the tornado tore shingles and vent covers from the Corpus Christi Elementary School. The ensuing heavy rain damaged the gymnasium. In the Red Clay Consolidated School District, the tornado also caused minor damage to the Richardson Park Elementary School.
49.01988-08-17239°43'N / 75°28'W1.50 Miles400 Yards00250K0Salem


* 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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