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The chance of earthquake damage in Martin County is lower than Kentucky average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Martin County is much lower than Kentucky average and is much lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #90

Martin County
0.04
Kentucky
0.24
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

Martin County
0.0000
Kentucky
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, #106

Martin County
14.20
Kentucky
136.89
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 12,429 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Martin County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:4Cold:145Dense Fog:39Drought:101
Dust Storm:0Flood:2,119Hail:2,821Heat:106Heavy Snow:266
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:55Landslide:4Strong Wind:193
Thunderstorm Winds:5,877Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:33Winter Storm:145Winter Weather:156
Other:365 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Martin County.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 1 historical earthquake event that had a recorded magnitude of 3.5 or above found in or near Martin County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
47.61979-11-093.51038.42-82.88

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 4 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Martin County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
30.51972-09-29237°54'N / 83°03'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0325K0Morgan
37.71965-04-08338°21'N / 82°35'W38°20'N / 82°31'W3.60 Miles220 Yards03250K0Wayne
39.21965-04-08338°22'N / 82°39'W38°21'N / 82°35'W3.30 Miles200 Yards00250K0Boyd
42.91980-07-12238°26'N / 82°46'W38°21'N / 82°42'W6.60 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Boyd


* 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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