Ripplemead, VA Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
The chance of earthquake damage in Ripplemead is about the same as Virginia average and is lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Ripplemead is lower than Virginia average and is much lower than the national average.
Earthquake Index, #119
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
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, #875
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 2,909 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Ripplemead, VA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||484||Hail:||938||Heat:||22||Heavy Snow:||100|
|High Surf:||0||Hurricane:||0||Ice Storm:||29||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||86|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||1,038||Tropical Storm:||1||Wildfire:||3||Winter Storm:||31||Winter Weather:||9|
No volcano is found in or near Ripplemead, VA.
Historical Earthquake Events
A total of 3 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Ripplemead, VA.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Depth (km)||Latitude||Longitude|
Historical Tornado Events
A total of 15 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Ripplemead, VA.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|12.7||1976-07-11||2||37°36'N / 80°34'W||37°33'N / 80°31'W||4.10 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Monroe|
|13.6||1965-04-08||2||37°30'N / 80°49'W||0.50 Mile||100 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Summers|
|19.1||1990-06-22||2||37°38'N / 80°28'W||37°41'N / 80°30'W||4.00 Miles||150 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Monroe|
|21.2||1990-06-22||2||37°41'N / 80°30'W||37°42'N / 80°29'W||1.00 Mile||150 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Greenbrier|
|27.2||1965-04-12||2||37°24'N / 81°06'W||0||0||3K||0||Mercer|
|27.6||1975-04-24||2||37°47'N / 80°28'W||6.00 Miles||67 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Greenbrier|
|35.1||1974-04-04||2||37°18'N / 80°02'W||37°19'N / 79°55'W||6.50 Miles||177 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Roanoke|
|35.6||1974-04-04||3||37°50'N / 80°58'W||37°54'N / 80°47'W||10.80 Miles||33 Yards||1||8||2.5M||0||Fayette|
|35.8||1974-04-04||3||37°48'N / 81°01'W||37°50'N / 80°58'W||3.30 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Raleigh|
|35.9||1953-05-17||2||37°12'N / 80°00'W||1.00 Mile||880 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Roanoke|
|37.3||1974-04-04||3||37°40'N / 81°16'W||37°42'N / 81°06'W||9.20 Miles||33 Yards||0||12||2.5M||0||Raleigh|
|38.7||1974-04-04||3||37°54'N / 80°47'W||38°01'N / 80°29'W||18.10 Miles||33 Yards||0||3||2.5M||0||Greenbrier|
|46.1||1977-08-21||2||36°44'N / 80°32'W||1.00 Mile||30 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Carroll|
|46.4||2004-09-17||2||37°15'N / 79°47'W||37°17'N / 79°46'W||3.00 Miles||300 Yards||0||0||0||0||Bedford|
|Brief Description: At 1212 EST, an F0 tornado touched down near Dickerson Road, and the width was less than 50 yards. The tornado damage path widened and varied from 100 yards to as much as 300 yards, as it did moderate to strong F1 damage to trees. A few homes suffered only minor damage to shingles and roofs, mainly due to trees falling on them. As the F1 tornado crossed Highway 24 at 1215 EST, it continued to damage trees, and was about 75 yards wide. A poorly constructed building was demolished. As the tornado moved north, it continued to down trees. Also, a car was pivoted in a driveway but undamaged. Minor structural and roof damage to homes occurred, as the tornado increased to a weak F2. The tornado weakened to F0 by 1217 EST, downing more trees along County Road 619.|
|49.6||1996-06-09||2||37°10'N / 79°45'W||37°10'N / 79°45'W||0.10 Mile||30 Yards||0||0||0||0||Franklin|
* 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.