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Marshall County Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #50

Marshall County
0.01
West Virginia
0.06
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

Marshall County
0.0000
West 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, #18

Marshall County
41.68
West Virginia
34.13
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 14,218 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Marshall County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:7Cold:76Dense Fog:1Drought:37
Dust Storm:0Flood:2,425Hail:3,040Heat:42Heavy Snow:198
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:56Landslide:0Strong Wind:218
Thunderstorm Winds:7,632Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:1Winter Storm:99Winter Weather:22
Other:363 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Marshall County.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Marshall County.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Marshall County.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 14 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Marshall County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
18.81968-06-25239°51'N / 80°19'W01250K0Greene
27.41954-04-27240°13'N / 80°53'W1.00 Mile33 Yards01250K0Jefferson
28.01981-06-21239°32'N / 80°21'W1.00 Mile10 Yards00250K0Marion
33.01990-06-30240°07'N / 80°09'W0.20 Mile250 Yards0025K0Washington
37.91998-06-27239°48'N / 81°23'W39°48'N / 81°23'W0.30 Mile200 Yards1175K0Noble
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado with estimated 150 MPH winds demolished a mobile home, killing a 45-year-old woman. Numerous trees along the relatively short path were sheared/downed. F45MH
38.81986-10-01339°18'N / 80°47'W1.00 Mile200 Yards01250K0Doddridge
39.82000-05-23240°21'N / 81°05'W40°20'N / 81°04'W3.00 Miles200 Yards00100K0Harrison
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado with maximum winds estimated at 120 MPH passed through a 3-mile section of rural Harrison County. The tornado passed over only one residence as it moved to the east but destroyed several items on the property, including a cinder-block garage, a wooden barn, and several outbuildings. A parked truck was lifted and turned about 90 degrees but was otherwise undamaged. There were several large sections of heavily wooded area along the tornado's path which were completely cleared of trees. No injuries or fatalities were reported.
41.51971-07-13240°08'N / 81°22'W2.00 Miles100 Yards05250K0Guernsey
41.51969-05-08340°18'N / 81°12'W2.00 Miles300 Yards114250K0Harrison
44.41981-07-28239°24'N / 81°18'W39°23'N / 81°12'W5.10 Miles33 Yards03250K0Pleasants
45.51981-07-28239°25'N / 81°18'W39°24'N / 81°18'W1.10 Miles50 Yards05250K0Washington
45.81970-08-22239°18'N / 80°12'W1.00 Mile127 Yards002.5M0Harrison
47.71967-05-07239°20'N / 80°05'W0025K0Taylor
47.91980-06-03339°32'N / 79°54'W39°30'N / 79°52'W2.30 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Monongalia


* 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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