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Plaquemines County Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #58

Plaquemines County
0.00
Louisiana
0.03
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

Plaquemines County
0.0000
Louisiana
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, #64

Plaquemines County
69.80
Louisiana
235.86
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 1,894 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Plaquemines County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:1Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:174Hail:387Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:1
Thunderstorm Winds:1,082Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:249 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Plaquemines County.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Plaquemines County.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 3 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Plaquemines County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
14.61965-03-01229°21'N / 89°32'W0.50 Mile67 Yards0125K0Plaquemines
14.61967-10-30229°21'N / 89°32'W0.20 Mile10 Yards0125K0Plaquemines
30.41967-10-30229°36'N / 89°45'W1.00 Mile10 Yards05250K0Plaquemines


* 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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