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Midkiff, WV Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Midkiff is about the same as West Virginia average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Midkiff is lower than 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, #274

Midkiff, WV
0.05
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

Midkiff, WV
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, #517

Midkiff, WV
23.74
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 3,235 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Midkiff, WV were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:2Cold:74Dense Fog:7Drought:47
Dust Storm:0Flood:475Hail:866Heat:57Heavy Snow:72
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:16Landslide:0Strong Wind:61
Thunderstorm Winds:1,328Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:16Winter Storm:61Winter Weather:45
Other:108 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Midkiff, WV.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 2 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Midkiff, WV.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
45.71979-11-093.51038.42-82.88
46.31983-08-173.5838.47-82.86

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 6 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Midkiff, WV.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
27.31965-04-08338°21'N / 82°35'W38°20'N / 82°31'W3.60 Miles220 Yards03250K0Wayne
31.01965-04-08338°22'N / 82°39'W38°21'N / 82°35'W3.30 Miles200 Yards00250K0Boyd
37.71980-07-12238°26'N / 82°46'W38°21'N / 82°42'W6.60 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Boyd
44.62000-06-15238°45'N / 82°24'W38°46'N / 82°21'W2.50 Miles150 Yards00100K0Gallia
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down near Burnette Road, then moved east across Hannan Trace Road, before dissipating east of Rocky Fork Road. In the vicinity of Hannan Trace Road, the tornado width was 150 yards and destroyed 3 barns. Wooden pieces of the barn, from 1 to 5 feet in length, became projectiles. The wood was scattered about the area, with some pieces wedged into the ground. The storm was rated as an F2 in this area. Elsewhere along its path, the tornado was weaker. Two homes received minor damage. Farm equipment and one truck were also damaged.
48.21968-04-23538°48'N / 82°35'W38°49'N / 82°12'W20.60 Miles400 Yards017250K0Gallia
48.71990-05-26238°09'N / 81°13'W0.50 Mile250 Yards0025K0Fayette


* 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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