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Folsom, WV Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Folsom is about the same as West Virginia average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Folsom 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, #723

Folsom, WV
0.01
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

Folsom, 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, #301

Folsom, WV
34.65
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 2,724 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Folsom, WV were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:2Cold:6Dense Fog:0Drought:4
Dust Storm:0Flood:619Hail:544Heat:1Heavy Snow:38
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:16Landslide:0Strong Wind:43
Thunderstorm Winds:1,371Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:21Winter Weather:1
Other:58 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Folsom, WV.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

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

Historical Tornado Events

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

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
9.91981-06-21239°32'N / 80°21'W1.00 Mile10 Yards00250K0Marion
18.41986-10-01339°18'N / 80°47'W1.00 Mile200 Yards01250K0Doddridge
20.31970-08-22239°18'N / 80°12'W1.00 Mile127 Yards002.5M0Harrison
24.71967-05-07239°20'N / 80°05'W0025K0Taylor
28.41968-06-25239°51'N / 80°19'W01250K0Greene
28.91956-03-07239°03'N / 80°34'W1.00 Mile60 Yards01250K0Lewis
33.81980-06-03339°32'N / 79°54'W39°30'N / 79°52'W2.30 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Monongalia
39.61981-07-28239°24'N / 81°18'W39°23'N / 81°12'W5.10 Miles33 Yards03250K0Pleasants
42.11981-07-28239°25'N / 81°18'W39°24'N / 81°18'W1.10 Miles50 Yards05250K0Washington
44.71980-06-03339°30'N / 79°52'W39°23'N / 79°29'W21.90 Miles33 Yards0152.5M0Preston
45.81971-07-13239°46'N / 79°50'W39°42'N / 79°37'W12.20 Miles70 Yards04250K0Fayette
48.81990-06-30240°07'N / 80°09'W0.20 Mile250 Yards0025K0Washington


* 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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