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

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

Earthquake Index, #22

Maine
0.42
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, #14

Maine
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, #41

Maine
21.21
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 3,954 other weather extremes events from 1950 to 2010 were recorded in Maine. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:25Cold:48Dense Fog:1Drought:10
Dust Storm:0Flood:589Hail:753Heat:1Heavy Snow:242
High Surf:7Hurricane:1Ice Storm:10Landslide:0Strong Wind:259
Thunderstorm Winds:1,455Tropical Storm:2Wildfire:0Winter Storm:153Winter Weather:12
Other:386 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Maine.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 9 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in Maine.

DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
1924-09-306.1N/A47.6-69.7
1973-06-155.21245.32-70.91
1983-05-294.3244.49-70.4
1979-04-184.1443.95-69.75
1984-01-193.81244.89-67.3
1983-08-123.61244.97-67.68
1979-07-283.51143.29-70.44
1983-05-273.51045.54-69.46
1985-04-123.5245.36-70.7

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 19 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in Maine.

DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
1954-07-07245°17'N / 67°12'W45°11'N / 67°17'W7.60 Miles10 Yards0125K0Waldo
1954-08-11247°01'N / 68°01'W1.00 Mile27 Yards1125K0Aroostook
1957-09-16245°48'N / 68°18'W45°48'N / 68°13'W2.70 Miles50 Yards003K0Aroostook
1958-08-15247°00'N / 68°36'W47°00'N / 68°14'W17.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Aroostook
1959-08-16245°03'N / 68°36'W2.00 Miles27 Yards003K0Penobscot
1961-09-04244°48'N / 69°42'W0.50 Mile17 Yards00250K0Somerset
1961-09-15244°30'N / 67°36'W44°44'N / 67°23'W19.10 Miles33 Yards0125K0Washington
1962-08-20245°02'N / 69°36'W45°02'N / 69°38'W003K0Somerset
1963-05-14243°16'N / 70°50'W43°16'N / 70°50'W0.50 Mile50 Yards003K0York
1966-10-10243°26'N / 70°47'W0.20 Mile50 Yards0025K0York
1971-06-30245°52'N / 68°36'W45°52'N / 68°19'W13.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Penobscot
1971-07-31244°30'N / 70°15'W44°31'N / 70°18'W1.90 Miles200 Yards01250K0Androscoggin
1971-07-31244°22'N / 70°10'W0.50 Mile10 Yards00250K0Androscoggin
1971-07-31244°24'N / 69°59'W2.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Kennebec
1971-11-07244°45'N / 69°46'W44°48'N / 69°42'W4.10 Miles60 Yards0025K0Somerset
1971-11-07245°24'N / 68°30'W45°28'N / 68°26'W5.10 Miles3 Yards0025K0Penobscot
1971-11-07245°24'N / 68°08'W0.10 Mile17 Yards000K0Penobscot
1996-07-08244°17'N / 69°58'W44°11'N / 69°57'W1.50 Miles200 Yards0015K0Kennebec
 Brief Description: Strong thunderstorms produced an F-2 tornado with winds estimated to be 130 mph that touched down near the west shore of Cobbosseecontee Lake. The tornado cut a path about 200 yards wide and about 1.5 miles long as it moved across the lake, hitting a point of land and a small island. Numerous tall pines 2 feet in diameter were snapped off by the tornado with damage to a vehicle, a cabin, and a summer home from falling trees. The tornado also overturned a boat and flipped a floating dock out of the water.
2000-08-09244°50'N / 69°40'W44°50'N / 69°40'W3.00 Miles500 Yards0000Somerset
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down in the town of Cornville in Somerset County downing numerous trees and damaging or destroying several buildings. The tornado touched down just after 7 pm in a wooded area just west of East Ridge Road. The tornado crossed East Ridge road and followed a path near Moody Town Road. Several buildings along Moody Town Road were damaged or destroyed by the tornado. The tornado was on the ground for approximately 7 minutes and cut a path about 3 miles long and up to 500 yards wide. Winds were estimated to have gusted to near 120 mph in the most severely damaged area, just east of East Ridge Road.


* 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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