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Ripplemead, VA Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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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.

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

Earthquake Index, #119

Ripplemead, VA
0.40
Virginia
0.20
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

Ripplemead, VA
0.0000
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, #875

Ripplemead, VA
28.74
Virginia
88.66
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 2,909 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:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:1Cold:41Dense Fog:0Drought:27
Dust Storm:0Flood:484Hail:938Heat:22Heavy Snow:100
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:29Landslide:0Strong Wind:86
Thunderstorm Winds:1,038Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:3Winter Storm:31Winter Weather:9
Other:99 

Volcanos Nearby

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)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
21.71969-11-204.3N/A37.4-81
28.11968-03-083.9N/A37-80.5
10.21974-05-303.6837.38-80.42

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)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
12.71976-07-11237°36'N / 80°34'W37°33'N / 80°31'W4.10 Miles33 Yards00250K0Monroe
13.61965-04-08237°30'N / 80°49'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Summers
19.11990-06-22237°38'N / 80°28'W37°41'N / 80°30'W4.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Monroe
21.21990-06-22237°41'N / 80°30'W37°42'N / 80°29'W1.00 Mile150 Yards00250K0Greenbrier
27.21965-04-12237°24'N / 81°06'W003K0Mercer
27.61975-04-24237°47'N / 80°28'W6.00 Miles67 Yards0025K0Greenbrier
35.11974-04-04237°18'N / 80°02'W37°19'N / 79°55'W6.50 Miles177 Yards002.5M0Roanoke
35.61974-04-04337°50'N / 80°58'W37°54'N / 80°47'W10.80 Miles33 Yards182.5M0Fayette
35.81974-04-04337°48'N / 81°01'W37°50'N / 80°58'W3.30 Miles33 Yards000K0Raleigh
35.91953-05-17237°12'N / 80°00'W1.00 Mile880 Yards0025K0Roanoke
37.31974-04-04337°40'N / 81°16'W37°42'N / 81°06'W9.20 Miles33 Yards0122.5M0Raleigh
38.71974-04-04337°54'N / 80°47'W38°01'N / 80°29'W18.10 Miles33 Yards032.5M0Greenbrier
46.11977-08-21236°44'N / 80°32'W1.00 Mile30 Yards0025K0Carroll
46.42004-09-17237°15'N / 79°47'W37°17'N / 79°46'W3.00 Miles300 Yards0000Bedford
 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.
49.61996-06-09237°10'N / 79°45'W37°10'N / 79°45'W0.10 Mile30 Yards0000Franklin


* 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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