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North Waltham, MA Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in North Waltham is higher than Massachusetts average and is lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in North Waltham 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, #93

North Waltham, MA
1.26
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

North Waltham, 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, #355

North Waltham, MA
79.10
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 2,962 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of North Waltham, 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:336Hail:605Heat:3Heavy Snow:87
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:2Landslide:0Strong Wind:107
Thunderstorm Winds:1,178Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:22Winter Weather:4
Other:596 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near North Waltham, 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 North Waltham, MA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
16.51963-10-164.52042.5-70.8

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 29 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near North Waltham, MA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
12.51958-08-25242°32'N / 71°00'W1.00 Mile50 Yards003K0Middlesex
14.31956-11-21242°10'N / 71°10'W0.10 Mile17 Yards003K0Norfolk
15.61958-07-11242°30'N / 71°18'W1.50 Miles17 Yards00250K0Middlesex
19.01974-09-29342°36'N / 71°14'W42°37'N / 71°12'W01250K0Middlesex
22.81953-06-09342°03'N / 71°14'W42°03'N / 71°12'W012.5M0Bristol
24.81953-06-09342°06'N / 71°29'W42°03'N / 71°14'W13.10 Miles667 Yards0152.5M0Norfolk
24.81972-07-21242°41'N / 71°25'W42°35'N / 71°20'W7.60 Miles37 Yards042.5M0Middlesex
25.91951-08-21242°42'N / 71°08'W42°46'N / 70°58'W9.30 Miles100 Yards003K0Essex
27.41965-08-28242°42'N / 71°20'W2.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Middlesex
27.41970-10-03342°33'N / 71°32'W42°34'N / 71°31'W10250K0Middlesex
27.71963-05-20242°24'N / 71°36'W0.30 Mile50 Yards003K0Worcester
28.31967-11-18241°58'N / 70°54'W0.10 Mile17 Yards000K0Plymouth
30.61956-11-21242°48'N / 71°00'W0.80 Mile17 Yards0025K0Essex
31.71961-07-02242°50'N / 71°16'W42°46'N / 71°12'W5.10 Miles400 Yards01250K0Rockingham
32.71956-11-21242°24'N / 71°42'W0.10 Mile17 Yards002.5M0Worcester
32.71963-05-20242°24'N / 71°42'W1.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Worcester
32.81953-06-09342°10'N / 71°46'W42°06'N / 71°29'W14.90 Miles667 Yards012.5M0Worcester
35.11951-08-21242°50'N / 71°08'W42°54'N / 71°04'W4.90 Miles67 Yards003K0Rockingham
37.11957-07-05242°32'N / 71°45'W0.50 Mile20 Yards003K0Worcester
38.01966-08-31242°18'N / 71°48'W1.00 Mile67 Yards000K0Worcester
39.91953-06-09442°28'N / 72°10'W42°18'N / 71°31'W34.90 Miles900 Yards901228250.0M0Worcester
40.02006-05-21242°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.
40.71970-10-03342°20'N / 72°10'W42°33'N / 71°32'W35.40 Miles60 Yards00250K0Worcester
42.31953-06-09342°58'N / 70°58'W1.50 Miles100 Yards0525K0Rockingham
43.71986-08-07241°46'N / 71°27'W41°49'N / 71°26'W4.00 Miles1000 Yards0202.5M0Providence
44.31963-06-09243°00'N / 71°30'W42°52'N / 71°24'W10.00 Miles77 Yards00250K0Hillsborough
47.61981-06-22342°30'N / 72°02'W42°33'N / 71°54'W7.10 Miles167 Yards0325K0Worcester
47.81962-10-12242°08'N / 71°58'W42°05'N / 71°54'W4.10 Miles133 Yards0025K0Worcester
49.91968-07-17242°50'N / 71°48'W0.10 Mile17 Yards0025K0Hillsborough


* 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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