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Peterstown, WV Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Peterstown is higher than West Virginia average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Peterstown is about the same as 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, #19

Peterstown, WV
0.29
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

Peterstown, WV
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, #405

Peterstown, WV
28.49
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 2,862 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Peterstown, WV were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:1Cold:42Dense Fog:0Drought:36
Dust Storm:0Flood:498Hail:901Heat:22Heavy Snow:114
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:30Landslide:1Strong Wind:110
Thunderstorm Winds:954Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:11Winter Storm:38Winter Weather:8
Other:95 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Peterstown, WV.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 3 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Peterstown, WV.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
11.21969-11-204.3N/A37.4-81
32.01968-03-083.9N/A37-80.5
20.61974-05-303.6837.38-80.42

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 14 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Peterstown, WV.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
7.11965-04-08237°30'N / 80°49'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Summers
16.71965-04-12237°24'N / 81°06'W003K0Mercer
18.41976-07-11237°36'N / 80°34'W37°33'N / 80°31'W4.10 Miles33 Yards00250K0Monroe
24.71990-06-22237°38'N / 80°28'W37°41'N / 80°30'W4.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Monroe
26.21990-06-22237°41'N / 80°30'W37°42'N / 80°29'W1.00 Mile150 Yards00250K0Greenbrier
28.91974-04-04337°40'N / 81°16'W37°42'N / 81°06'W9.20 Miles33 Yards0122.5M0Raleigh
30.81974-04-04337°48'N / 81°01'W37°50'N / 80°58'W3.30 Miles33 Yards000K0Raleigh
32.01975-04-24237°47'N / 80°28'W6.00 Miles67 Yards0025K0Greenbrier
32.61974-04-04337°50'N / 80°58'W37°54'N / 80°47'W10.80 Miles33 Yards182.5M0Fayette
39.61974-04-04337°54'N / 80°47'W38°01'N / 80°29'W18.10 Miles33 Yards032.5M0Greenbrier
44.81961-02-25237°59'N / 81°09'W3.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Fayette
45.41974-04-04237°18'N / 80°02'W37°19'N / 79°55'W6.50 Miles177 Yards002.5M0Roanoke
45.81953-05-17237°12'N / 80°00'W1.00 Mile880 Yards0025K0Roanoke
48.21977-08-21236°44'N / 80°32'W1.00 Mile30 Yards0025K0Carroll


* 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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