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Port Townsend, WA Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Port Townsend is much higher than Washington average and is much higher than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Port Townsend is about the same as Washington average and is much lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #88

Port Townsend, WA
5.70
Washington
4.04
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, #450

Port Townsend, WA
0.0049
Washington
0.0135
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, #488

Port Townsend, WA
6.04
Washington
9.06
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 203 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Port Townsend, WA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:1Dense Fog:0Drought:3
Dust Storm:0Flood:27Hail:6Heat:0Heavy Snow:22
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:42
Thunderstorm Winds:8Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:1Winter Weather:2
Other:91 

Volcanos Nearby

A total of 3 volcanoes are found in or near Port Townsend, WA.

Distance (miles)NameRegionLatitudeLongitudeElevation (foot)TypeStatusLast Eruption
63.4BakerUS-Washington, United States48.786-121.823285StratovolcanoHistoricalLast known eruption 1800-1899
77.2Glacier PeakUS-Washington, United States48.112-121.1133213StratovolcanoTephrochronologyLast known eruption 1700-1799
99.3RainierUS-Washington, United States46.87-121.7584392StratovolcanoDendrochronologyLast known eruption 1800-1899

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 29 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Port Townsend, WA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
45.41946-02-155.8N/A47.5-122.5
47.01965-10-234.8N/A47.5-122.4
49.11978-03-114.82547.42-122.71
2.01967-05-254.5N/A48.1-122.8
43.81969-02-144.5N/A48.73-123.09
43.91969-02-144.5N/A48.73-123.1
23.01967-03-074.4N/A47.8-122.7
25.71978-08-234.41748.38-123.2
46.11971-12-284.42747.58-122.22
5.81976-09-024.32448.21-122.76
22.71968-09-064.3N/A47.8-122.8
31.81977-07-104.31148.53-122.45
12.81983-08-284.25047.95-122.86
49.01978-03-314.22347.42-122.72
33.31979-11-264.12048.54-122.41
43.51964-10-154.1N/A47.7-122.1
10.91978-03-0545748.06-123
32.81970-05-1841148.6-122.7
39.01975-04-164N/A47.57-122.91
37.21970-02-103.93347.7-122.3
4.41979-03-123.82448.19-122.76
6.11974-05-163.85448.14-122.92
21.41981-11-123.72647.94-122.42
23.41966-06-113.7N/A47.83-122.55
45.01985-02-283.74747.49-122.59
26.41976-01-313.61848.35-122.32
49.11984-06-023.62147.42-122.7
14.51980-06-083.54847.98-123.01
33.91981-11-263.52247.65-122.62

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 3 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Port Townsend, WA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
27.21970-11-24248°06'N / 122°12'W0.30 Mile30 Yards0025K0Snohomish
34.51986-05-13248°13'N / 122°03'W0.30 Mile33 Yards000K0Snohomish
46.71969-12-12347°30'N / 122°24'W47°32'N / 122°19'W3.80 Miles100 Yards01250K0King


* 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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