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The chance of earthquake damage in Rhode Island is lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Rhode Island is much lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #14

Rhode Island
0.70
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, #14

Rhode Island
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, #35

Rhode Island
49.34
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 782 other weather extremes events from 1950 to 2010 were recorded in Rhode Island. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:4Cold:6Dense Fog:1Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:120Hail:93Heat:30Heavy Snow:62
High Surf:3Hurricane:0Ice Storm:2Landslide:0Strong Wind:153
Thunderstorm Winds:143Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:0Winter Storm:19Winter Weather:1
Other:144 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Rhode Island.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in Rhode Island.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Rhode Island.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 1 historical tornado event that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in Rhode Island.

DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
1986-08-07241°46'N / 71°27'W41°49'N / 71°26'W4.00 Miles1000 Yards0202.5M0Providence


* 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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