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Forest Hill, WV Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Forest Hill is about the same as West Virginia average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Forest Hill 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, #46

Forest Hill, WV
0.16
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

Forest Hill, 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, #347

Forest Hill, WV
31.53
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 2,510 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Forest Hill, WV were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:1Cold:38Dense Fog:0Drought:34
Dust Storm:0Flood:425Hail:793Heat:22Heavy Snow:98
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:17Landslide:1Strong Wind:82
Thunderstorm Winds:870Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:11Winter Storm:32Winter Weather:7
Other:78 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Forest Hill, WV.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 3 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Forest Hill, WV.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
13.41969-11-204.3N/A37.4-81
42.01968-03-083.9N/A37-80.5
25.61974-05-303.6837.38-80.42

Historical Tornado Events

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

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
3.41965-04-08237°30'N / 80°49'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Summers
16.41976-07-11237°36'N / 80°34'W37°33'N / 80°31'W4.10 Miles33 Yards00250K0Monroe
17.51965-04-12237°24'N / 81°06'W003K0Mercer
20.51974-04-04337°48'N / 81°01'W37°50'N / 80°58'W3.30 Miles33 Yards000K0Raleigh
20.91990-06-22237°38'N / 80°28'W37°41'N / 80°30'W4.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Monroe
21.11974-04-04337°40'N / 81°16'W37°42'N / 81°06'W9.20 Miles33 Yards0122.5M0Raleigh
21.51990-06-22237°41'N / 80°30'W37°42'N / 80°29'W1.00 Mile150 Yards00250K0Greenbrier
22.31974-04-04337°50'N / 80°58'W37°54'N / 80°47'W10.80 Miles33 Yards182.5M0Fayette
26.11975-04-24237°47'N / 80°28'W6.00 Miles67 Yards0025K0Greenbrier
30.61974-04-04337°54'N / 80°47'W38°01'N / 80°29'W18.10 Miles33 Yards032.5M0Greenbrier
34.71961-02-25237°59'N / 81°09'W3.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Fayette
46.51990-05-26238°09'N / 81°13'W0.50 Mile250 Yards0025K0Fayette


* 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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