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Granite Falls, WA Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #262

Granite Falls, WA
2.33
Washington
4.04
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, #244

Granite Falls, WA
0.0095
Washington
0.0135
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, #256

Granite Falls, WA
10.44
Washington
9.06
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 200 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Granite Falls, WA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:1Dense Fog:0Drought:3
Dust Storm:0Flood:30Hail:7Heat:0Heavy Snow:21
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:42
Thunderstorm Winds:12Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:1Winter Weather:2
Other:81 

Volcanos Nearby

A total of 3 volcanoes are found in or near Granite Falls, WA.

Distance (miles)NameRegionLatitudeLongitudeElevation (foot)TypeStatusLast Eruption
39.6Glacier PeakUS-Washington, United States48.112-121.1133213StratovolcanoTephrochronologyLast known eruption 1700-1799
48.5BakerUS-Washington, United States48.786-121.823285StratovolcanoHistoricalLast known eruption 1800-1899
84.9RainierUS-Washington, United States46.87-121.7584392StratovolcanoDendrochronologyLast known eruption 1800-1899

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 26 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Granite Falls, WA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
47.61946-02-155.8N/A47.5-122.5
49.31945-04-295.5N/A47.4-121.7
45.41965-10-234.8N/A47.5-122.4
39.61969-11-104.7N/A48.52-121.4
38.31967-05-254.5N/A48.1-122.8
37.11971-12-284.42747.58-122.22
39.31967-03-074.4N/A47.8-122.7
37.31976-09-024.32448.21-122.76
37.51977-07-104.31148.53-122.45
43.31968-09-064.3N/A47.8-122.8
42.21983-08-284.25047.95-122.86
13.01969-11-014.1N/A47.92-121.85
27.61964-10-154.1N/A47.7-122.1
37.01979-11-264.12048.54-122.41
35.71978-12-3142047.58-121.85
48.51970-05-1841148.6-122.7
31.01970-02-103.93347.7-122.3
13.31980-09-193.8647.91-121.87
37.01979-03-123.82448.19-122.76
23.21981-11-123.72647.94-122.42
32.31966-06-113.7N/A47.83-122.55
22.81981-03-153.6547.99-121.5
24.11976-01-313.61848.35-122.32
38.81979-02-013.6947.53-121.92
34.81973-06-093.5N/A47.6-121.8
42.81981-11-263.52247.65-122.62

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 3 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Granite Falls, WA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
9.41986-05-13248°13'N / 122°03'W0.30 Mile33 Yards000K0Snohomish
10.61970-11-24248°06'N / 122°12'W0.30 Mile30 Yards0025K0Snohomish
43.51969-12-12347°30'N / 122°24'W47°32'N / 122°19'W3.80 Miles100 Yards01250K0King


* 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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