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

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

Earthquake Index, #2

Maui County
1.70
Hawaii
13.37
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, #3

Maui County
0.0882
Hawaii
0.2155
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, #4

Maui County
1.90
Hawaii
7.95
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 422 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Maui County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:0Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:83Hail:2Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:1Landslide:0Strong Wind:0
Thunderstorm Winds:3Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:15Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:318 

Volcanos Nearby

A total of 6 volcanoes are found in or near Maui County.

Distance (miles)NameRegionLatitudeLongitudeElevation (foot)TypeStatusLast Eruption
19.8KahoolaweHawaiian Is, United States20.57-156.57450Shield volcanoHoloceneUnknown
24.9HaleakalaHawaiian Is, United States20.708-156.253055Shield volcanoHistoricalLast known eruption 1700-1799
85.0KoolauHawaiian Is, United States21.37-157.8941Shield volcanoHoloceneUnknown
93.3HualalaiHawaiian Is, United States19.692-155.872523Shield volcanoHistoricalLast known eruption 1800-1899
102.4Mauna KeaHawaiian Is, United States19.82-155.474206Shield volcanoRadiocarbonLast known eruption B.C. (Holocene)
115.1Mauna LoaHawaiian Is, United States19.475-155.6084170Shield volcanoHistoricalLast known eruption 1964 or later

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 15 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Maui County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
40.01938-01-236.8N/A21-156
41.61981-03-055.1N/A21.43-156.8
49.51976-02-215.13320.21-156.27
18.21970-10-254.9821.01-156.83
28.91981-03-064.9N/A21.16-156.91
20.31979-08-144.52420.82-156.29
48.01981-08-224.41020.18-156.43
46.11973-10-134.31520.63-155.93
23.61976-05-244.1N/A20.8-156.24
25.11972-03-274.13821.03-156.26
24.51963-03-253.93520.78-156.23
46.81971-03-313.81420.28-156.22
11.41965-07-073.61320.72-156.5
23.51977-07-293.5820.77-156.25
35.51979-01-023.51220.95-156.06

Historical Tornado Events

No historical tornado events that had recorded magnitudes of 2 or above found in or near Maui County.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Maui County.


* 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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