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Ophir, KY Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Ophir is about the same as Kentucky average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Ophir is much lower than Kentucky average and is much lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #545

Ophir, KY
0.05
Kentucky
0.24
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

Ophir, KY
0.0000
Kentucky
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, #746

Ophir, KY
34.33
Kentucky
136.89
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 3,862 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Ophir, KY were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:1Cold:60Dense Fog:1Drought:34
Dust Storm:0Flood:699Hail:880Heat:39Heavy Snow:68
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:14Landslide:0Strong Wind:44
Thunderstorm Winds:1,825Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:4Winter Storm:26Winter Weather:26
Other:141 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Ophir, KY.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
36.11979-11-093.51038.42-82.88
39.71983-08-173.5838.47-82.86

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 10 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Ophir, KY.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
2.01972-09-29237°54'N / 83°03'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0325K0Morgan
36.81980-07-12238°26'N / 82°46'W38°21'N / 82°42'W6.60 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Boyd
37.91965-04-08338°22'N / 82°39'W38°21'N / 82°35'W3.30 Miles200 Yards00250K0Boyd
39.21965-04-08338°21'N / 82°35'W38°20'N / 82°31'W3.60 Miles220 Yards03250K0Wayne
41.11978-08-30237°52'N / 83°49'W37°52'N / 83°43'W5.20 Miles800 Yards0025K0Powell
45.11961-06-09337°40'N / 83°48'W37°40'N / 83°46'W1.30 Miles150 Yards1252.5M0Lee
45.31980-07-12238°41'N / 83°03'W38°26'N / 82°46'W23.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Greenup
46.01974-04-03337°59'N / 83°53'W38°02'N / 83°49'W4.90 Miles33 Yards02250K0Montgomery
46.81961-06-09337°40'N / 83°50'W37°40'N / 83°48'W1.30 Miles150 Yards0382.5M0Estill
49.91977-08-03237°42'N / 83°55'W37°42'N / 83°52'W2.30 Miles30 Yards0025K0Estill


* 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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