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The chance of earthquake damage in New Canton is higher than Virginia average and is lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in New Canton is lower than Virginia average and is lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #83

New Canton, VA
0.57
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

New Canton, 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, #537

New Canton, VA
72.18
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 2,993 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of New Canton, VA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:1Cold:28Dense Fog:22Drought:29
Dust Storm:0Flood:322Hail:537Heat:28Heavy Snow:54
High Surf:0Hurricane:1Ice Storm:18Landslide:0Strong Wind:73
Thunderstorm Winds:1,449Tropical Storm:2Wildfire:7Winter Storm:103Winter Weather:87
Other:232 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near New Canton, VA.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
15.81984-08-174.2837.87-78.32

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 27 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near New Canton, VA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
16.91959-09-30337°52'N / 78°18'W37°54'N / 78°11'W6.50 Miles880 Yards00250K0Fluvanna
27.11962-05-08237°40'N / 77°48'W120K0Goochland
27.21966-06-16337°31'N / 78°46'W1.00 Mile100 Yards003K0Buckingham
29.11960-09-10237°19'N / 78°38'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Buckingham
32.11974-05-12237°11'N / 78°12'W0025K0Nottoway
33.11959-09-30338°03'N / 78°37'W0.80 Mile200 Yards114250K0Albemarle
37.61970-06-21237°21'N / 77°43'W0025K0Chesterfield
39.11985-07-25338°12'N / 78°25'W38°12'N / 78°25'W0.10 Mile100 Yards00250K0Albemarle
39.11985-07-25338°12'N / 78°25'W38°12'N / 78°25'W0.10 Mile100 Yards00250K0Greene
41.41966-11-02237°05'N / 78°00'W37°07'N / 77°57'W3.60 Miles100 Yards00250K0Nottoway
42.71998-04-01337°53'N / 77°37'W37°53'N / 77°32'W5.00 Miles400 Yards20800K0Hanover
 Brief Description: F39PH, M1PH
43.21983-05-22337°05'N / 77°58'W37°05'N / 77°55'W2.50 Miles37 Yards00250K0Nottoway
43.31965-08-17238°15'N / 78°06'W00250K0Orange
43.82004-09-17238°17'N / 78°26'W38°15'N / 78°26'W5.00 Miles100 Yards033.0M0Greene
 Brief Description: A tornadic thunderstorm touched down near Standardsville. A roof was torn off a building just south of U.S. Highway 33. The roof was also torn off a house just north of U.S. Highway 33. The most extensive damage occurred around Highway 621. Four dwellings and a mobile home were destroyed. Approximately 50 other structures were damaged, including a nearby country club and a concrete block building. A trailer filled with cattle gates was also destroyed.
43.81983-05-22337°05'N / 77°55'W37°06'N / 77°53'W1.00 Mile37 Yards00250K0Dinwiddie
45.01990-05-04337°19'N / 77°49'W37°14'N / 77°25'W8.00 Miles500 Yards002.5M0Amelia
45.31962-08-09238°05'N / 78°00'W38°19'N / 77°43'W22.20 Miles33 Yards00250K0Louisa
45.41993-08-06236°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.
45.41983-10-13236°59'N / 78°36'W37°03'N / 78°30'W5.00 Miles30 Yards00250K0Charlotte
46.01959-09-30338°18'N / 78°26'W2.00 Miles100 Yards1925K0Greene
46.01951-06-13237°33'N / 77°29'W37°36'N / 77°26'W4.10 Miles350 Yards012250K0Richmond (c)
47.31984-05-29237°30'N / 77°27'W0.50 Mile50 Yards002.5M0Chesterfield
47.71963-11-29238°02'N / 79°01'W0025K0Augusta
47.71976-06-12238°20'N / 78°16'W0.20 Mile3 Yards0025K0Madison
48.01969-03-24237°31'N / 77°26'W0.30 Mile17 Yards01250K0Richmond (c)
48.41998-04-01237°53'N / 77°30'W37°54'N / 77°26'W4.00 Miles200 Yards01200K0Caroline
 Brief Description: Supercell thunderstorm produced a tornado along a 9 mile path extending from near Coatesville in northwest Hanover county eastward into south central Caroline county southeast of Ruther Glen. The damage path was nearly continuous along this track, with damage intensity ranging from F0/F1 to strong F2/F3 in a couple of locations along the path. Damage path ranged from about 200 yards wide to near one quarter of a mile wide at its widest. The most significant structural damage occurred to two homes east of Coatesville. One home was completely destroyed and another severely damaged. Numerous other homes in northwest Hanover and south central Caroline counties sustained lesser damage. In addition, two mobile homes were destroyed in Caroline county. Several churches sustained damage, and several outbuildings were severely damaged or destroyed. There were two areas along the tornado path where entire groves of pine trees were completely flattened by the tornado. There were two fatalities from the storm in the Coatesville area of northwest Hanover county and one minor injury in Caroline county.
49.31952-04-05238°13'N / 78°50'W1.00 Mile150 Yards0225K0Augusta


* 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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