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Fork Union, VA Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #7

Fork Union, VA
1.42
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

Fork Union, 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, #470

Fork Union, VA
85.06
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 3,182 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Fork Union, VA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:1Cold:32Dense Fog:30Drought:33
Dust Storm:0Flood:352Hail:574Heat:29Heavy Snow:67
High Surf:0Hurricane:1Ice Storm:24Landslide:0Strong Wind:89
Thunderstorm Winds:1,456Tropical Storm:3Wildfire:9Winter Storm:115Winter Weather:105
Other:262 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Fork Union, VA.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
8.41984-08-174.2837.87-78.32

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 28 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Fork Union, VA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
7.21959-09-30337°52'N / 78°18'W37°54'N / 78°11'W6.50 Miles880 Yards00250K0Fluvanna
24.01962-05-08237°40'N / 77°48'W120K0Goochland
28.71959-09-30338°03'N / 78°37'W0.80 Mile200 Yards114250K0Albemarle
30.91985-07-25338°12'N / 78°25'W38°12'N / 78°25'W0.10 Mile100 Yards00250K0Albemarle
30.91985-07-25338°12'N / 78°25'W38°12'N / 78°25'W0.10 Mile100 Yards00250K0Greene
32.91965-08-17238°15'N / 78°06'W00250K0Orange
34.81962-08-09238°05'N / 78°00'W38°19'N / 77°43'W22.20 Miles33 Yards00250K0Louisa
35.31966-06-16337°31'N / 78°46'W1.00 Mile100 Yards003K0Buckingham
35.52004-09-17238°17'N / 78°26'W38°15'N / 78°26'W5.00 Miles100 Yards033.0M0Greene
 Brief Description: A tornadic thunderstorm touched down near Standardsville. A roof was torn off a building just south of U.S. Highway 33. The roof was also torn off a house just north of U.S. Highway 33. The most extensive damage occurred around Highway 621. Four dwellings and a mobile home were destroyed. Approximately 50 other structures were damaged, including a nearby country club and a concrete block building. A trailer filled with cattle gates was also destroyed.
35.61998-04-01337°53'N / 77°37'W37°53'N / 77°32'W5.00 Miles400 Yards20800K0Hanover
 Brief Description: F39PH, M1PH
37.71959-09-30338°18'N / 78°26'W2.00 Miles100 Yards1925K0Greene
38.21976-06-12238°20'N / 78°16'W0.20 Mile3 Yards0025K0Madison
39.51960-09-10237°19'N / 78°38'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Buckingham
39.81990-10-18338°18'N / 77°58'W38°20'N / 77°55'W3.50 Miles33 Yards012.5M0Orange
40.41970-06-21237°21'N / 77°43'W0025K0Chesterfield
41.02004-09-17238°16'N / 77°55'W38°23'N / 77°54'W7.00 Miles100 Yards0075K0Orange
 Brief Description: A thunderstorm produced a second tornado in Rhodesville along Route 20 in eastern Orange County. A shed, a horse trailer, and a two silos were destroyed on one farm. A tree was thrown onto a house and a mobile home was demolished. The storm continued its northward and produced sporadic and less significant damage.
41.31974-05-12237°11'N / 78°12'W0025K0Nottoway
41.51998-04-01237°53'N / 77°30'W37°54'N / 77°26'W4.00 Miles200 Yards01200K0Caroline
 Brief Description: Supercell thunderstorm produced a tornado along a 9 mile path extending from near Coatesville in northwest Hanover county eastward into south central Caroline county southeast of Ruther Glen. The damage path was nearly continuous along this track, with damage intensity ranging from F0/F1 to strong F2/F3 in a couple of locations along the path. Damage path ranged from about 200 yards wide to near one quarter of a mile wide at its widest. The most significant structural damage occurred to two homes east of Coatesville. One home was completely destroyed and another severely damaged. Numerous other homes in northwest Hanover and south central Caroline counties sustained lesser damage. In addition, two mobile homes were destroyed in Caroline county. Several churches sustained damage, and several outbuildings were severely damaged or destroyed. There were two areas along the tornado path where entire groves of pine trees were completely flattened by the tornado. There were two fatalities from the storm in the Coatesville area of northwest Hanover county and one minor injury in Caroline county.
43.71951-06-13237°33'N / 77°29'W37°36'N / 77°26'W4.10 Miles350 Yards012250K0Richmond (c)
44.72004-09-17238°21'N / 78°24'W38°28'N / 78°27'W8.00 Miles400 Yards00200K0Madison
 Brief Description: A thunderstorm that moved into Madison County from Greene County produced tornado damage near Hood. A number of homes were damaged. One aluminum garage was destroyed and a rock chimney was topped off. The tornado remained on the ground for several miles and tracked northward into the higher terrain of western Madison County. Several large areas of mature mixed forest were almost completely leveled in the Rapidan Wildlife Management Area and the Shenandoah National Park.
45.11952-04-05238°13'N / 78°50'W1.00 Mile150 Yards0225K0Augusta
46.11984-05-29237°30'N / 77°27'W0.50 Mile50 Yards002.5M0Chesterfield
46.51969-03-24237°31'N / 77°26'W0.30 Mile17 Yards01250K0Richmond (c)
47.01963-11-29238°02'N / 79°01'W0025K0Augusta
47.41983-10-13238°25'N / 77°53'W1.00 Mile40 Yards062.5M0Culpeper
47.91990-05-04337°19'N / 77°49'W37°14'N / 77°25'W8.00 Miles500 Yards002.5M0Amelia
48.91966-11-02237°05'N / 78°00'W37°07'N / 77°57'W3.60 Miles100 Yards00250K0Nottoway
49.71952-04-05238°22'N / 78°44'W38°25'N / 78°40'W4.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Rockingham


* 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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