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The chance of earthquake damage in Meherrin is about the same as Virginia average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Meherrin is lower than 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, #379

Meherrin, VA
0.10
Virginia
0.20
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

Meherrin, VA
0.0000
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, #625

Meherrin, VA
60.14
Virginia
88.66
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 2,888 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Meherrin, VA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:1Cold:29Dense Fog:10Drought:66
Dust Storm:0Flood:308Hail:540Heat:24Heavy Snow:84
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:20Landslide:1Strong Wind:92
Thunderstorm Winds:1,307Tropical Storm:3Wildfire:1Winter Storm:100Winter Weather:135
Other:167 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Meherrin, VA.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Meherrin, VA.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Meherrin, VA.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 19 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Meherrin, VA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
10.11983-10-13236°59'N / 78°36'W37°03'N / 78°30'W5.00 Miles30 Yards00250K0Charlotte
12.41974-05-12237°11'N / 78°12'W0025K0Nottoway
21.51960-09-10237°19'N / 78°38'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Buckingham
22.51966-11-02237°05'N / 78°00'W37°07'N / 77°57'W3.60 Miles100 Yards00250K0Nottoway
24.11988-08-29236°42'N / 78°27'W36°46'N / 78°27'W4.00 Miles3 Yards012.5M0Mecklenburg
24.31983-05-22337°05'N / 77°58'W37°05'N / 77°55'W2.50 Miles37 Yards00250K0Nottoway
26.61983-05-22337°05'N / 77°55'W37°06'N / 77°53'W1.00 Mile37 Yards00250K0Dinwiddie
31.51966-11-02236°43'N / 78°02'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Brunswick
32.21993-08-06236°59'N / 78°08'W37°15'N / 77°28'W38.00 Miles175 Yards005.0M0Lunenburg, Nottoway, Dinwiddie And Chesterfield
 Brief Description: The tornado first touched down 1 mile northeast of Kenbridge in Lunenburg County at 1243 EDT, where roofs were blown off of a briquet plant and a furniture company building. Damage estimates in Lunenburg County were $300,000. The tornado moved northeast into southeast Nottoway County and strengthened. It leveled a barn, some outbuildings and trees on Route 46 near the west edge of Fort Pickett Military Reservation. Damages in Nottoway County were estimated at $100,000. It continued northeast into Dinwiddie County and the Fort Pickett Military Reservation where it did minimal damage. It moved northeast to the town of Ford where the most significant damage in the county occurred. It destroyed a house and a shed and knocked down numerous telephone poles, and large trees. The tornado tracked northeast into the southeast part of Chesterfield County and lifted about 5 miles west of Colonial Heights.
36.91966-06-16337°31'N / 78°46'W1.00 Mile100 Yards003K0Buckingham
38.41969-03-24336°38'N / 78°48'W0.10 Mile20 Yards1425K0Halifax
39.21962-01-06236°35'N / 78°44'W003K0Halifax
40.21986-10-14336°47'N / 77°46'W36°54'N / 77°40'W12.00 Miles800 Yards002.5M0Brunswick
41.21970-06-21237°21'N / 77°43'W0025K0Chesterfield
42.52010-10-27236°34'N / 78°52'W36°36'N / 78°49'W4.00 Miles200 Yards0040K0KHalifax
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down near Highway 96 in the Mayo Community and continued intermittently on the ground for a mile. It destroyed one barn, blew several roofs off sheds, moved one house off its foundation, and downed hundreds of trees. The tornado then strengthened to EF2 status along a 2 mile continuous path, from Watts Trail through North Fork Church Road to Lowery road. In this path approximately 15 telephone poles were snapped off, thousands of trees were downed, and 3 homes had windows blown out, roofs damaged, or trees falling on them. Numerous barns and outbuildings were also destroyed. the tornado then weakened as it approached Lowery Road before lifting. Near Lowery Road one home was damaged with windows blown out and roof damage. Several large trees were also downed along with 2 barns and 3 outbuildings destroyed. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong low pressure system over Minnesota pushed a front across our area. Very strong winds aloft set the stage for damaging wind gusts and tornadoes. Enough instability was present ahead of this front to enhance the severe threat. An area of severe thunderstorms and embedded supercells moved into the Piedmont of Virginia late in the evening of the 26th into early on the 27th. These storms produced areas of wind damage and two tornadoes.
44.31990-05-04337°19'N / 77°49'W37°14'N / 77°25'W8.00 Miles500 Yards002.5M0Amelia
47.81969-10-02236°27'N / 78°00'W36°30'N / 77°55'W5.60 Miles100 Yards00250K0Warren
48.21952-11-19236°26'N / 78°43'W1.00 Mile50 Yards01250K0Granville
48.21995-10-27236°30'N / 78°56'W36°33'N / 78°54'W4.00 Miles75 Yards00250K0Person
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down on SR 1514. A home was destroyed and two others were significantly damaged on U.S. 501 North. Many trees and power lines were downed. Three mobile homes destroyed.


* 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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