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Little Compton, RI Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Little Compton is higher than Rhode Island average and is lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Little Compton is lower than Rhode Island average and is much lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #17

Little Compton, RI
1.21
Rhode Island
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

Little Compton, RI
0.0000
Rhode Island
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, #65

Little Compton, RI
25.38
Rhode Island
49.34
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 1,712 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Little Compton, RI were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:1Cold:5Dense Fog:1Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:255Hail:285Heat:6Heavy Snow:54
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:1Landslide:0Strong Wind:240
Thunderstorm Winds:459Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:21Winter Weather:0
Other:384 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Little Compton, RI.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Little Compton, RI.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Little Compton, RI.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 8 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Little Compton, RI.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
15.11970-08-28241°36'N / 70°54'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Bristol
24.21986-08-07241°46'N / 71°27'W41°49'N / 71°26'W4.00 Miles1000 Yards0202.5M0Providence
34.11951-12-18241°22'N / 70°32'W000K0Dukes
34.41967-11-18241°58'N / 70°54'W0.10 Mile17 Yards000K0Plymouth
37.51953-06-09342°03'N / 71°14'W42°03'N / 71°12'W012.5M0Bristol
40.41953-06-09342°06'N / 71°29'W42°03'N / 71°14'W13.10 Miles667 Yards0152.5M0Norfolk
45.41956-11-21242°10'N / 71°10'W0.10 Mile17 Yards003K0Norfolk
49.21953-06-09342°10'N / 71°46'W42°06'N / 71°29'W14.90 Miles667 Yards012.5M0Worcester


* 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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