Salem, WV Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
The chance of earthquake damage in Salem is about the same as West Virginia average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Salem is about the same as West Virginia average and is much lower than the national average.
Earthquake Index, #741
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, #327
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 2,435 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Salem, WV were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||575||Hail:||551||Heat:||0||Heavy Snow:||2|
|High Surf:||0||Hurricane:||0||Ice Storm:||0||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||6|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||1,244||Tropical Storm:||0||Wildfire:||0||Winter Storm:||0||Winter Weather:||0|
No volcano is found in or near Salem, WV.
Historical Earthquake Events
No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Salem, WV.
No historical earthquake events found in or near Salem, WV.
Historical Tornado Events
A total of 11 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Salem, WV.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|11.7||1986-10-01||3||39°18'N / 80°47'W||1.00 Mile||200 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Doddridge|
|16.2||1956-03-07||2||39°03'N / 80°34'W||1.00 Mile||60 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Lewis|
|19.5||1970-08-22||2||39°18'N / 80°12'W||1.00 Mile||127 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Harrison|
|20.6||1981-06-21||2||39°32'N / 80°21'W||1.00 Mile||10 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Marion|
|25.9||1967-05-07||2||39°20'N / 80°05'W||0||0||25K||0||Taylor|
|37.3||1981-07-28||2||39°24'N / 81°18'W||39°23'N / 81°12'W||5.10 Miles||33 Yards||0||3||250K||0||Pleasants|
|39.7||1980-06-03||3||39°32'N / 79°54'W||39°30'N / 79°52'W||2.30 Miles||150 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Monongalia|
|40.2||1981-07-28||2||39°25'N / 81°18'W||39°24'N / 81°18'W||1.10 Miles||50 Yards||0||5||250K||0||Washington|
|41.2||1968-06-25||2||39°51'N / 80°19'W||0||1||250K||0||Greene|
|46.6||1998-01-08||2||39°13'N / 81°25'W||39°14'N / 81°27'W||2.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||200K||0||Wood|
|Brief Description: One mobile home along Farrow Hill Road was completely destroyed. Luckily, the owner was not at home. One church sustained roof damage. A side to a barn was ripped off. An old farm house was damaged. Some bark from a tree went through a cars windshield. One van was pushed several yards. Numerous trees were knocked down. Nobody was injured. Rare January dew points, in the upper 50s and lower 60s on the 8th, along with strong winds aloft, helped trigger severe weather. The rains from the past few days were heavier in Ohio, and eventually caused minor river flooding along the mainstem of the Ohio River. The high water was from the mouth of the Hocking River to the mouth of the Kanawha River. The crest at Pt. Pleasant was 41.5 feet. These levels closed some roads, parks, and parking lots, but did not reach into the towns.|
|48.7||1980-06-03||3||39°30'N / 79°52'W||39°23'N / 79°29'W||21.90 Miles||33 Yards||0||15||2.5M||0||Preston|
* 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.