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Ohio County Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Ohio County is about the same as West Virginia average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Ohio County is higher 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, #54

Ohio County
0.00
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

Ohio County
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, #14

Ohio County
49.17
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 14,741 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Ohio County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:7Cold:55Dense Fog:0Drought:25
Dust Storm:0Flood:2,400Hail:3,180Heat:30Heavy Snow:193
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:52Landslide:0Strong Wind:246
Thunderstorm Winds:8,086Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:0Winter Storm:106Winter Weather:16
Other:344 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Ohio County.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Ohio County.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Ohio County.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 15 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Ohio County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
16.11954-04-27240°13'N / 80°53'W1.00 Mile33 Yards01250K0Jefferson
23.51968-06-25239°51'N / 80°19'W01250K0Greene
24.91990-06-30240°07'N / 80°09'W0.20 Mile250 Yards0025K0Washington
29.22000-05-23240°21'N / 81°05'W40°20'N / 81°04'W3.00 Miles200 Yards00100K0Harrison
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado with maximum winds estimated at 120 MPH passed through a 3-mile section of rural Harrison County. The tornado passed over only one residence as it moved to the east but destroyed several items on the property, including a cinder-block garage, a wooden barn, and several outbuildings. A parked truck was lifted and turned about 90 degrees but was otherwise undamaged. There were several large sections of heavily wooded area along the tornado's path which were completely cleared of trees. No injuries or fatalities were reported.
33.61969-05-08340°18'N / 81°12'W2.00 Miles300 Yards114250K0Harrison
39.51971-07-13240°08'N / 81°22'W2.00 Miles100 Yards05250K0Guernsey
39.91956-05-12240°37'N / 80°17'W00250K0Beaver
41.61981-06-21239°32'N / 80°21'W1.00 Mile10 Yards00250K0Marion
41.71963-08-03340°19'N / 79°53'W27025.0M0Allegheny
43.61983-05-22240°17'N / 79°53'W40°18'N / 79°47'W5.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Allegheny
43.81956-05-13240°22'N / 79°52'W0.70 Mile200 Yards05250K0Allegheny
43.91975-06-04240°35'N / 80°13'W40°11'N / 79°32'W45.30 Miles30 Yards000K0Beaver
45.31998-06-27239°48'N / 81°23'W39°48'N / 81°23'W0.30 Mile200 Yards1175K0Noble
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado with estimated 150 MPH winds demolished a mobile home, killing a 45-year-old woman. Numerous trees along the relatively short path were sheared/downed. F45MH
48.11958-07-22240°14'N / 81°34'W40°20'N / 81°26'W9.50 Miles200 Yards0325K0Tuscarawas
49.61967-07-24240°49'N / 80°41'W40°49'N / 80°33'W6.50 Miles277 Yards02250K0Columbiana


* 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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