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Lake Tapps, WA Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Lake Tapps is lower than Washington average and is higher than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Lake Tapps 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, #224

Lake Tapps, WA
2.91
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, #118

Lake Tapps, WA
0.0143
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, #106

Lake Tapps, WA
13.04
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 146 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Lake Tapps, WA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:0Drought:1
Dust Storm:0Flood:19Hail:11Heat:0Heavy Snow:5
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:8
Thunderstorm Winds:9Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:1
Other:92 

Volcanos Nearby

A total of 6 volcanoes are found in or near Lake Tapps, WA.

Distance (miles)NameRegionLatitudeLongitudeElevation (foot)TypeStatusLast Eruption
31.6RainierUS-Washington, United States46.87-121.7584392StratovolcanoDendrochronologyLast known eruption 1800-1899
71.2St. HelensUS-Washington, United States46.2-122.182549StratovolcanoHistoricalLast known eruption 1964 or later
77.8AdamsUS-Washington, United States46.206-121.493742StratovolcanoTephrochronologyLast known eruption A.D. 1-1499
78.3Glacier PeakUS-Washington, United States48.112-121.1133213StratovolcanoTephrochronologyLast known eruption 1700-1799
91.3Indian HeavenUS-Washington, United States45.93-121.821513Shield volcanoRadiocarbonLast known eruption B.C. (Holocene)
93.4West CraterUS-Washington, United States45.88-122.081329Volcanic fieldRadiocarbonLast known eruption B.C. (Holocene)

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 35 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Lake Tapps, WA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
15.51949-04-137N/A47.25-122.5
13.21965-04-296.5N/A47.4-122.3
24.11946-02-155.8N/A47.5-122.5
34.51946-02-155.8N/A47.3-122.9
25.01945-04-295.5N/A47.4-121.7
23.21939-11-135.3N/A47.4-122.6
44.71974-04-204.9546.76-121.52
21.51965-10-234.8N/A47.5-122.4
28.41978-03-114.82547.42-122.71
43.81976-09-084.84847.38-123.08
24.21971-12-284.42747.58-122.22
46.41967-03-074.4N/A47.8-122.7
49.01968-09-064.3N/A47.8-122.8
11.71970-10-244.22547.3-122.4
28.81978-03-314.22347.42-122.72
32.61964-10-154.1N/A47.7-122.1
49.91969-11-014.1N/A47.92-121.85
15.61968-06-194N/A47.2-122.5
24.81975-04-234N/A47.08-122.65
28.41978-12-3142047.58-121.85
34.51973-07-1841146.8-121.8
38.31969-10-094N/A46.77-121.72
41.71975-04-164N/A47.57-122.91
33.01970-02-103.93347.7-122.3
49.01980-09-193.8647.91-121.87
49.11979-07-073.8546.52-122.17
26.51985-02-283.74747.49-122.59
45.01966-06-113.7N/A47.83-122.55
23.81979-02-013.6947.53-121.92
28.01984-06-023.62147.42-122.7
22.31985-03-183.55347.34-122.62
27.41969-11-283.5N/A47.4-122.7
30.81973-06-093.5N/A47.6-121.8
34.21973-02-223.52047.2-122.9
35.71981-11-263.52247.65-122.62

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 1 historical tornado event that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Lake Tapps, WA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
21.61969-12-12347°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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