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Hanover, MA Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Hanover is lower than Massachusetts average and is lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Hanover is lower than Massachusetts average and is much lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #300

Hanover, MA
0.35
Massachusetts
0.70
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

Hanover, MA
0.0000
Massachusetts
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, #422

Hanover, MA
51.96
Massachusetts
87.60
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 2,530 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Hanover, MA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:1Cold:5Dense Fog:0Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:326Hail:468Heat:5Heavy Snow:54
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:1Landslide:0Strong Wind:237
Thunderstorm Winds:921Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:21Winter Weather:0
Other:491 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Hanover, MA.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
26.21963-10-164.52042.5-70.8

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 18 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Hanover, MA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
11.01967-11-18241°58'N / 70°54'W0.10 Mile17 Yards000K0Plymouth
16.31956-11-21242°10'N / 71°10'W0.10 Mile17 Yards003K0Norfolk
19.21953-06-09342°03'N / 71°14'W42°03'N / 71°12'W012.5M0Bristol
26.01953-06-09342°06'N / 71°29'W42°03'N / 71°14'W13.10 Miles667 Yards0152.5M0Norfolk
29.31958-08-25242°32'N / 71°00'W1.00 Mile50 Yards003K0Middlesex
34.61958-07-11242°30'N / 71°18'W1.50 Miles17 Yards00250K0Middlesex
36.21970-08-28241°36'N / 70°54'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Bristol
37.81986-08-07241°46'N / 71°27'W41°49'N / 71°26'W4.00 Miles1000 Yards0202.5M0Providence
38.31974-09-29342°36'N / 71°14'W42°37'N / 71°12'W01250K0Middlesex
39.51953-06-09342°10'N / 71°46'W42°06'N / 71°29'W14.90 Miles667 Yards012.5M0Worcester
42.71963-05-20242°24'N / 71°36'W0.30 Mile50 Yards003K0Worcester
43.31951-08-21242°42'N / 71°08'W42°46'N / 70°58'W9.30 Miles100 Yards003K0Essex
44.21972-07-21242°41'N / 71°25'W42°35'N / 71°20'W7.60 Miles37 Yards042.5M0Middlesex
45.61970-10-03342°33'N / 71°32'W42°34'N / 71°31'W10250K0Middlesex
46.81965-08-28242°42'N / 71°20'W2.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Middlesex
47.31956-11-21242°24'N / 71°42'W0.10 Mile17 Yards002.5M0Worcester
47.31963-05-20242°24'N / 71°42'W1.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Worcester
47.41956-11-21242°48'N / 71°00'W0.80 Mile17 Yards0025K0Essex


* 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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