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Sandwich, MA Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Sandwich is lower than Massachusetts average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Sandwich is much lower than Massachusetts average and is much lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #354

Sandwich, MA
0.29
Massachusetts
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, #1

Sandwich, MA
0.0000
Massachusetts
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, #507

Sandwich, MA
17.29
Massachusetts
87.60
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 1,409 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Sandwich, MA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:2Cold:5Dense Fog:0Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:168Hail:207Heat:5Heavy Snow:59
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:1Landslide:0Strong Wind:270
Thunderstorm Winds:345Tropical Storm:2Wildfire:0Winter Storm:22Winter Weather:0
Other:323 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Sandwich, MA.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Sandwich, MA.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Sandwich, MA.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 6 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Sandwich, MA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
23.41970-08-28241°36'N / 70°54'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Bristol
25.21967-11-18241°58'N / 70°54'W0.10 Mile17 Yards000K0Plymouth
27.01951-12-18241°22'N / 70°32'W000K0Dukes
42.11953-06-09342°03'N / 71°14'W42°03'N / 71°12'W012.5M0Bristol
44.51956-11-21242°10'N / 71°10'W0.10 Mile17 Yards003K0Norfolk
49.41953-06-09342°06'N / 71°29'W42°03'N / 71°14'W13.10 Miles667 Yards0152.5M0Norfolk


* 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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