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

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

Earthquake Index, #274

Hitchins, KY
0.12
Kentucky
0.24
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

Hitchins, KY
0.0000
Kentucky
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, #690

Hitchins, KY
55.27
Kentucky
136.89
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 3,161 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Hitchins, KY were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:1Cold:49Dense Fog:0Drought:34
Dust Storm:0Flood:577Hail:772Heat:39Heavy Snow:51
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:12Landslide:0Strong Wind:40
Thunderstorm Winds:1,443Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:2Winter Storm:23Winter Weather:15
Other:103 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Hitchins, KY.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 2 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Hitchins, KY.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
10.01979-11-093.51038.42-82.88
13.61983-08-173.5838.47-82.86

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 20 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Hitchins, KY.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
11.71980-07-12238°26'N / 82°46'W38°21'N / 82°42'W6.60 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Boyd
15.91965-04-08338°22'N / 82°39'W38°21'N / 82°35'W3.30 Miles200 Yards00250K0Boyd
19.01965-04-08338°21'N / 82°35'W38°20'N / 82°31'W3.60 Miles220 Yards03250K0Wayne
19.61980-07-12238°41'N / 83°03'W38°26'N / 82°46'W23.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Greenup
27.31972-09-29237°54'N / 83°03'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0325K0Morgan
30.71968-04-23338°43'N / 82°57'W052.5M0Greenup
31.81982-06-16238°35'N / 83°20'W38°39'N / 83°14'W7.00 Miles30 Yards03250K0Lewis
32.31982-06-16238°39'N / 83°14'W38°41'N / 83°12'W2.00 Miles30 Yards0025K0Scioto
33.41968-04-23538°42'N / 82°48'W38°47'N / 82°39'W9.80 Miles400 Yards7752.5M0Scioto
34.92003-05-10338°35'N / 83°37'W38°34'N / 83°12'W21.00 Miles200 Yards0175.0M0Lewis
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down to the southeast of Maysville, continuing east-southeast into Lewis County. The greatest damage occurred in the Heron Hill area in western Lewis County. Seventeen people were injured in Lewis County. 21 homes were destroyed, 10 homes sustained major damage and 17 homes received minor damage. Numerous barns, buildings and garages were also damaged or destroyed. The tornado appeared to skip across parts of Mason and Lewis Counties. Tornado damage ended four miles to the southeast of Vanceburg. A warm front stalled along the Ohio River, providing the focus for several clusters of thunderstorms to move across northern Kentucky during the early morning, lasting into the afternoon. Rainfall amounts from the thunderstorms generally ranged from three to five inches. The copious amounts of rain caused creeks and streams to rise out of their banks, and many roads were flooded and impassible.
38.61968-04-23538°47'N / 82°39'W38°48'N / 82°35'W3.60 Miles400 Yards010K0Lawrence
38.71968-04-23238°49'N / 82°52'W38°51'N / 82°47'W4.90 Miles100 Yards01250K0Scioto
41.21965-04-08338°52'N / 82°59'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Scioto
43.42000-06-15238°45'N / 82°24'W38°46'N / 82°21'W2.50 Miles150 Yards00100K0Gallia
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down near Burnette Road, then moved east across Hannan Trace Road, before dissipating east of Rocky Fork Road. In the vicinity of Hannan Trace Road, the tornado width was 150 yards and destroyed 3 barns. Wooden pieces of the barn, from 1 to 5 feet in length, became projectiles. The wood was scattered about the area, with some pieces wedged into the ground. The storm was rated as an F2 in this area. Elsewhere along its path, the tornado was weaker. Two homes received minor damage. Farm equipment and one truck were also damaged.
45.21968-04-23438°48'N / 83°42'W38°53'N / 82°55'W42.50 Miles550 Yards000K0Adams
45.61968-04-23538°48'N / 82°35'W38°49'N / 82°12'W20.60 Miles400 Yards017250K0Gallia
46.41982-06-16238°24'N / 83°48'W38°30'N / 83°38'W10.00 Miles30 Yards01250K0Fleming
47.31956-03-07238°57'N / 83°04'W38°57'N / 83°01'W1.90 Miles440 Yards0025K0Pike
48.62003-05-10338°37'N / 83°43'W38°37'N / 83°38'W4.00 Miles200 Yards00500K0Mason
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down to the southeast of Maysville, continuing east-southeast into Lewis County. The greatest damage occurred in the Heron Hill area in western Lewis County. Seventeen people were injured in Lewis County. 21 homes were destroyed, 10 homes sustained major damage and 17 homes received minor damage. Numerous barns, buildings and garages were also damaged or destroyed. The tornado appeared to skip across parts of Mason and Lewis Counties. Tornado damage ended four miles to the southeast of Vanceburg. A warm front stalled along the Ohio River, providing the focus for several clusters of thunderstorms to move across northern Kentucky during the early morning, lasting into the afternoon. Rainfall amounts from the thunderstorms generally ranged from three to five inches. The copious amounts of rain caused creeks and streams to rise out of their banks, and many roads were flooded and impassible.
49.31967-05-07338°36'N / 83°42'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Mason


* 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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