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Irvington, VA Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #900

Irvington, VA
0.02
Virginia
0.20
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

Irvington, VA
0.0000
Virginia
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, #533

Irvington, VA
73.05
Virginia
88.66
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 1,445 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Irvington, VA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:2Dense Fog:0Drought:6
Dust Storm:0Flood:97Hail:270Heat:4Heavy Snow:4
High Surf:1Hurricane:7Ice Storm:2Landslide:0Strong Wind:11
Thunderstorm Winds:790Tropical Storm:2Wildfire:1Winter Storm:47Winter Weather:40
Other:161 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Irvington, VA.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Irvington, VA.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Irvington, VA.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 13 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Irvington, VA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
14.51981-05-11237°41'N / 76°41'W0.20 Mile20 Yards0025K0Middlesex
16.61975-04-25237°50'N / 76°38'W0025K0Richmond
17.21989-05-02237°53'N / 76°24'W37°56'N / 76°20'W5.00 Miles50 Yards000K0Northumberland
27.71966-11-02337°58'N / 76°45'W0225K0Richmond
28.31983-08-31237°58'N / 76°46'W0.20 Mile60 Yards0025K0Richmond
35.81990-10-18337°37'N / 77°06'W37°40'N / 77°03'W5.00 Miles430 Yards102.5M0King William
36.51984-05-08237°20'N / 77°04'W37°22'N / 76°51'W15.00 Miles1000 Yards002.5M0Charlotte
36.71973-10-02237°42'N / 75°45'W000K0Accomack
36.91986-10-14337°18'N / 76°57'W37°19'N / 76°54'W5.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Charlotte
37.41969-06-21237°17'N / 75°56'W0025K0Northampton
44.71979-09-05237°01'N / 76°21'W0.50 Mile30 Yards09250K0Hampton (c)
44.71999-09-04237°01'N / 76°21'W37°01'N / 76°21'W1.00 Mile300 Yards067.7M0Hampton (c)
 Brief Description: Tornado touchdown in the city of Hampton. Extensive structural damage in a 3 block area. Numerous minor injuries, with 6 people transported to the hospital. Three apartment complexes and an assisted living facility condemned. Two additional apartment complexes partially condemned. There were 300 persons from apartment complexes forced to evacuate while 160 persons from the assisted living facility were forced to evacuate. Many roofs were lifted off buildings and as much as 800 vehicles were reported damaged. One 18 wheel tractor trailer was overturned. There was not a continuous damage swath, but areas where the tornado did not completely touch the ground. In some areas the tops of trees were sheared off. This tornado formed in the area ahead of the landfalling tropical storm/hurricane Dennis. There were 6600 persons without power.
46.91979-09-05336°59'N / 76°25'W2.50 Miles50 Yards022.5M0Newport News (c)


* 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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