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Freedom, ME Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #313

Freedom, ME
0.16
Maine
0.42
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

Freedom, ME
0.0000
Maine
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, #238

Freedom, ME
18.18
Maine
21.21
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 924 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Freedom, ME were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:1Dense Fog:0Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:176Hail:215Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:0
Thunderstorm Winds:447Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:85 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Freedom, ME.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
42.61979-04-184.1443.95-69.75

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 7 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Freedom, ME.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
31.31971-11-07244°45'N / 69°46'W44°48'N / 69°42'W4.10 Miles60 Yards0025K0Somerset
31.41961-09-04244°48'N / 69°42'W0.50 Mile17 Yards00250K0Somerset
32.12000-08-09244°50'N / 69°40'W44°50'N / 69°40'W3.00 Miles500 Yards0000Somerset
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down in the town of Cornville in Somerset County downing numerous trees and damaging or destroying several buildings. The tornado touched down just after 7 pm in a wooded area just west of East Ridge Road. The tornado crossed East Ridge road and followed a path near Moody Town Road. Several buildings along Moody Town Road were damaged or destroyed by the tornado. The tornado was on the ground for approximately 7 minutes and cut a path about 3 miles long and up to 500 yards wide. Winds were estimated to have gusted to near 120 mph in the most severely damaged area, just east of East Ridge Road.
35.41971-07-31244°24'N / 69°59'W2.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Kennebec
37.51996-07-08244°17'N / 69°58'W44°11'N / 69°57'W1.50 Miles200 Yards0015K0Kennebec
 Brief Description: Strong thunderstorms produced an F-2 tornado with winds estimated to be 130 mph that touched down near the west shore of Cobbosseecontee Lake. The tornado cut a path about 200 yards wide and about 1.5 miles long as it moved across the lake, hitting a point of land and a small island. Numerous tall pines 2 feet in diameter were snapped off by the tornado with damage to a vehicle, a cabin, and a summer home from falling trees. The tornado also overturned a boat and flipped a floating dock out of the water.
42.81962-08-20245°02'N / 69°36'W45°02'N / 69°38'W003K0Somerset
44.71971-07-31244°22'N / 70°10'W0.50 Mile10 Yards00250K0Androscoggin


* 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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