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Needham, MA Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Needham is about the same as Massachusetts average and is lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Needham is about the same as Massachusetts average and is lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #175

Needham, MA
0.58
Massachusetts
0.70
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

Needham, MA
0.0000
Massachusetts
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, #296

Needham, MA
91.31
Massachusetts
87.60
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 3,148 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Needham, MA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:13Dense Fog:0Drought:9
Dust Storm:0Flood:366Hail:638Heat:3Heavy Snow:87
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:2Landslide:0Strong Wind:107
Thunderstorm Winds:1,267Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:22Winter Weather:4
Other:630 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Needham, MA.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 1 historical earthquake event that had a recorded magnitude of 3.5 or above found in or near Needham, MA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
27.11963-10-164.52042.5-70.8

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 31 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Needham, MA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
8.81956-11-21242°10'N / 71°10'W0.10 Mile17 Yards003K0Norfolk
15.41958-07-11242°30'N / 71°18'W1.50 Miles17 Yards00250K0Middlesex
15.51953-06-09342°06'N / 71°29'W42°03'N / 71°14'W13.10 Miles667 Yards0152.5M0Norfolk
16.11953-06-09342°03'N / 71°14'W42°03'N / 71°12'W012.5M0Bristol
20.01963-05-20242°24'N / 71°36'W0.30 Mile50 Yards003K0Worcester
21.31958-08-25242°32'N / 71°00'W1.00 Mile50 Yards003K0Middlesex
22.11953-06-09342°10'N / 71°46'W42°06'N / 71°29'W14.90 Miles667 Yards012.5M0Worcester
22.61974-09-29342°36'N / 71°14'W42°37'N / 71°12'W01250K0Middlesex
23.91970-10-03342°33'N / 71°32'W42°34'N / 71°31'W10250K0Middlesex
24.81956-11-21242°24'N / 71°42'W0.10 Mile17 Yards002.5M0Worcester
24.81963-05-20242°24'N / 71°42'W1.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Worcester
25.21972-07-21242°41'N / 71°25'W42°35'N / 71°20'W7.60 Miles37 Yards042.5M0Middlesex
27.91967-11-18241°58'N / 70°54'W0.10 Mile17 Yards000K0Plymouth
28.61966-08-31242°18'N / 71°48'W1.00 Mile67 Yards000K0Worcester
29.21965-08-28242°42'N / 71°20'W2.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Middlesex
31.21957-07-05242°32'N / 71°45'W0.50 Mile20 Yards003K0Worcester
31.41953-06-09442°28'N / 72°10'W42°18'N / 71°31'W34.90 Miles900 Yards901228250.0M0Worcester
32.71951-08-21242°42'N / 71°08'W42°46'N / 70°58'W9.30 Miles100 Yards003K0Essex
32.91970-10-03342°20'N / 72°10'W42°33'N / 71°32'W35.40 Miles60 Yards00250K0Worcester
35.41986-08-07241°46'N / 71°27'W41°49'N / 71°26'W4.00 Miles1000 Yards0202.5M0Providence
35.81961-07-02242°50'N / 71°16'W42°46'N / 71°12'W5.10 Miles400 Yards01250K0Rockingham
37.41962-10-12242°08'N / 71°58'W42°05'N / 71°54'W4.10 Miles133 Yards0025K0Worcester
37.81956-11-21242°48'N / 71°00'W0.80 Mile17 Yards0025K0Essex
40.51979-08-10242°19'N / 72°08'W42°19'N / 71°56'W9.70 Miles30 Yards222.5M0Worcester
40.61981-06-22342°30'N / 72°02'W42°33'N / 71°54'W7.10 Miles167 Yards0325K0Worcester
41.01951-08-21242°50'N / 71°08'W42°54'N / 71°04'W4.90 Miles67 Yards003K0Rockingham
46.21963-06-09243°00'N / 71°30'W42°52'N / 71°24'W10.00 Miles77 Yards00250K0Hillsborough
47.51968-07-17242°50'N / 71°48'W0.10 Mile17 Yards0025K0Hillsborough
48.12006-05-21242°55'N / 70°51'W42°55'N / 70°51'W0.10 Mile20 Yards023K0Rockingham
 Brief Description: A small, but rather intense, tornado touched down on Interstate 95 about two miles south of the Hampton Toll Booths in the town of Hampton Falls. While several funnel clouds were observed over southeastern New Hampshire that Sunday evening, the actual tornado touched down just as one of the funnel clouds approached I-95. The tornado then lifted off the ground about 100 yards after crossing I-95. The most significant damage was to a truck parked along the side of the highway. The trucked was lifted off the ground briefly by the tornado, thrown about 10 feet, landed on the passenger side, and then rolled 1 1/4 times ending up on its roof. Two men were in the truck at the time and were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. After interviews with the occupants and eyewitness reports which indicated that the vehicle was lifted into the air, the tornado intensity was classified as F2 on the Fujita scale. These reports were consistent with the ground-based assessment.
49.11972-08-09242°33'N / 72°08'W42°41'N / 72°03'W9.70 Miles10 Yards0125K0Worcester
49.31953-06-09342°58'N / 70°58'W1.50 Miles100 Yards0525K0Rockingham


* 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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