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

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

Earthquake Index, #406

Ford, VA
0.10
Virginia
0.20
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

Ford, VA
0.0000
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, #260

Ford, VA
116.07
Virginia
88.66
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 2,651 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Ford, VA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:10Dense Fog:2Drought:39
Dust Storm:0Flood:179Hail:521Heat:1Heavy Snow:26
High Surf:0Hurricane:2Ice Storm:11Landslide:0Strong Wind:47
Thunderstorm Winds:1,422Tropical Storm:2Wildfire:0Winter Storm:76Winter Weather:75
Other:238 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Ford, VA.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Ford, VA.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 33 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Ford, VA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
4.21993-08-06236°59'N / 78°08'W37°15'N / 77°28'W38.00 Miles175 Yards005.0M0Lunenburg, Nottoway, Dinwiddie And Chesterfield
 Brief Description: The tornado first touched down 1 mile northeast of Kenbridge in Lunenburg County at 1243 EDT, where roofs were blown off of a briquet plant and a furniture company building. Damage estimates in Lunenburg County were $300,000. The tornado moved northeast into southeast Nottoway County and strengthened. It leveled a barn, some outbuildings and trees on Route 46 near the west edge of Fort Pickett Military Reservation. Damages in Nottoway County were estimated at $100,000. It continued northeast into Dinwiddie County and the Fort Pickett Military Reservation where it did minimal damage. It moved northeast to the town of Ford where the most significant damage in the county occurred. It destroyed a house and a shed and knocked down numerous telephone poles, and large trees. The tornado tracked northeast into the southeast part of Chesterfield County and lifted about 5 miles west of Colonial Heights.
9.61983-05-22337°05'N / 77°55'W37°06'N / 77°53'W1.00 Mile37 Yards00250K0Dinwiddie
10.71990-05-04337°19'N / 77°49'W37°14'N / 77°25'W8.00 Miles500 Yards002.5M0Amelia
11.81983-05-22337°05'N / 77°58'W37°05'N / 77°55'W2.50 Miles37 Yards00250K0Nottoway
13.01970-06-21237°21'N / 77°43'W0025K0Chesterfield
13.11966-11-02237°05'N / 78°00'W37°07'N / 77°57'W3.60 Miles100 Yards00250K0Nottoway
18.81984-05-08337°13'N / 77°25'W2.00 Miles1500 Yards0025.0M0Petersburg (c)
21.01990-04-02237°21'N / 77°27'W0.20 Mile100 Yards002.5M0Chesterfield
21.31970-06-21237°12'N / 77°22'W00250K0Petersburg (c)
22.31986-10-14336°47'N / 77°46'W36°54'N / 77°40'W12.00 Miles800 Yards002.5M0Brunswick
23.01993-08-06437°12'N / 77°26'W37°19'N / 77°16'W12.00 Miles250 Yards424650.0M0Dinwiddie, Prince George And Chesterfield
 Brief Description: The most devastating tornado of the day touched down one mile southwest of Petersburg at approximately 1330 EDT. This tornado rapidly grew in size and strength as it moved northeast into the commercial historic district of Petersburg. Numerous homes and businesses sustained major damage. Damage estimates for the area were $15 million. Forty people were injured. The tornado crossed the river into Colonial Heights and struck one of the area's shopping districts. It destroyed some buildings and did major damage to numerous other buildings including the the Wal-Mart, where three people were killed and nearly 200 were injured. Total damage estimates in Colonial Heights were $29.5 million. The tornado crossed the Appomattox River again into Prince George County where it struck a sand and gravel pit company. A block building collapsed and numerous vehicles and other equipment were destroyed. One person was killed. Damage estimates were $750,000. It then moved into the northern section of Hopewell, where it ripped into the Riverside Park Apartment Complex, tearing the roofs off of several buildings. Minor damage was done to another 49 homes, major damage to 13 homes and 2 were destroyed. The tornado weakened then dissipated near the confluence of the Appomattox and James Rivers. Eight people were reported injured and damage estimates were $2.2 million. (F48O) (F40O) (F56O) (M28O)
24.31986-10-14236°58'N / 77°22'W37°01'N / 77°22'W2.10 Miles450 Yards00250K0Sussex
24.71974-05-12237°11'N / 78°12'W0025K0Nottoway
25.81986-10-14237°16'N / 77°18'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Prince George
26.61986-10-14237°01'N / 77°22'W37°07'N / 77°12'W13.90 Miles450 Yards01250K0Prince George
26.91969-07-06237°13'N / 77°16'W0.50 Mile200 Yards0025K0Prince George
28.51984-05-29237°30'N / 77°27'W0.50 Mile50 Yards002.5M0Chesterfield
28.91984-05-08337°18'N / 77°18'W37°19'N / 77°13'W5.00 Miles1500 Yards0152.5M0Hopewell (c)
29.01978-04-19336°53'N / 77°34'W37°02'N / 77°01'W32.00 Miles100 Yards03250K0Sussex
30.01969-03-24237°31'N / 77°26'W0.30 Mile17 Yards01250K0Richmond (c)
32.71951-06-13237°33'N / 77°29'W37°36'N / 77°26'W4.10 Miles350 Yards012250K0Richmond (c)
34.51966-11-02236°43'N / 78°02'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Brunswick
34.91962-05-08237°40'N / 77°48'W120K0Goochland
38.31953-05-02236°37'N / 77°38'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Emporia
41.61978-04-19337°02'N / 77°01'W37°05'N / 77°00'W3.60 Miles33 Yards00250K0Surry
45.11983-10-13236°59'N / 78°36'W37°03'N / 78°30'W5.00 Miles30 Yards00250K0Charlotte
45.41984-05-08237°20'N / 77°04'W37°22'N / 76°51'W15.00 Miles1000 Yards002.5M0Charlotte
46.51986-10-14337°18'N / 76°57'W37°19'N / 76°54'W5.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Charlotte
48.71988-08-29236°42'N / 78°27'W36°46'N / 78°27'W4.00 Miles3 Yards012.5M0Mecklenburg
48.91969-10-02236°27'N / 78°00'W36°30'N / 77°55'W5.60 Miles100 Yards00250K0Warren
49.41981-09-15236°28'N / 77°33'W1.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Northampton
49.61960-09-10237°19'N / 78°38'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Buckingham
49.71990-10-18337°37'N / 77°06'W37°40'N / 77°03'W5.00 Miles430 Yards102.5M0King William


* 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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