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Hancock County Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Hancock County is about the same as Maine average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Hancock County is lower than 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, #12

Hancock County
0.26
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

Hancock County
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, #16

Hancock County
5.89
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 1,599 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Hancock County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:2Cold:11Dense Fog:0Drought:9
Dust Storm:0Flood:277Hail:337Heat:1Heavy Snow:36
High Surf:0Hurricane:1Ice Storm:2Landslide:0Strong Wind:58
Thunderstorm Winds:698Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:3Winter Weather:3
Other:161 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Hancock County.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 1 historical earthquake event that had a recorded magnitude of 3.5 or above found in or near Hancock County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
43.91983-08-123.61244.97-67.68

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 2 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Hancock County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
35.31959-08-16245°03'N / 68°36'W2.00 Miles27 Yards003K0Penobscot
43.41961-09-15244°30'N / 67°36'W44°44'N / 67°23'W19.10 Miles33 Yards0125K0Washington


* 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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