Gales Creek, OR Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
The chance of earthquake damage in Gales Creek is lower than Oregon average and is lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Gales Creek is about the same as Oregon average and is much lower than the national average.
Earthquake Index, #89
|Gales Creek, OR||0.40|
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, #281
|Gales Creek, OR||0.0098|
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, #94
|Gales Creek, OR||15.21|
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 323 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Gales Creek, OR were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||82||Hail:||24||Heat:||0||Heavy Snow:||5|
|High Surf:||0||Hurricane:||0||Ice Storm:||0||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||21|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||33||Tropical Storm:||0||Wildfire:||0||Winter Storm:||0||Winter Weather:||0|
A total of 6 volcanoes are found in or near Gales Creek, OR.
|Distance (miles)||Name||Region||Latitude||Longitude||Elevation (foot)||Type||Status||Last Eruption|
|61.2||West Crater||US-Washington, United States||45.88||-122.08||1329||Volcanic field||Radiocarbon||Last known eruption B.C. (Holocene)|
|67.2||St. Helens||US-Washington, United States||46.2||-122.18||2549||Stratovolcano||Historical||Last known eruption 1964 or later|
|74.2||Indian Heaven||US-Washington, United States||45.93||-121.82||1513||Shield volcano||Radiocarbon||Last known eruption B.C. (Holocene)|
|78.8||Hood||US-Oregon, United States||45.374||-121.694||3426||Stratovolcano||Historical||Last known eruption 1800-1899|
|95.8||Adams||US-Washington, United States||46.206||-121.49||3742||Stratovolcano||Tephrochronology||Last known eruption A.D. 1-1499|
|96.1||Jefferson||US-Oregon, United States||44.692||-121.8||3199||Stratovolcano||Varve Count||Last known eruption A.D. 1-1499|
Historical Earthquake Events
A total of 5 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Gales Creek, OR.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Depth (km)||Latitude||Longitude|
Historical Tornado Events
A total of 2 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Gales Creek, OR.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|31.7||1972-04-05||3||45°36'N / 122°38'W||45°36'N / 122°38'W||0||0||250K||0||Multnomah|
|36.1||1972-04-05||3||45°36'N / 122°38'W||45°38'N / 122°27'W||8.70 Miles||440 Yards||6||300||25.0M||0||Clark|
* 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.