Tacoma, WA Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
The chance of earthquake damage in Tacoma is much higher than Washington average and is much higher than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Tacoma is about the same as Washington average and is much lower than the national average.
Earthquake Index, #2
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, #187
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, #109
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 159 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Tacoma, WA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||19||Hail:||12||Heat:||0||Heavy Snow:||7|
|High Surf:||0||Hurricane:||0||Ice Storm:||0||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||8|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||9||Tropical Storm:||0||Wildfire:||0||Winter Storm:||0||Winter Weather:||1|
A total of 6 volcanoes are found in or near Tacoma, WA.
|Distance (miles)||Name||Region||Latitude||Longitude||Elevation (foot)||Type||Status||Last Eruption|
|42.3||Rainier||US-Washington, United States||46.87||-121.758||4392||Stratovolcano||Dendrochronology||Last known eruption 1800-1899|
|73.8||St. Helens||US-Washington, United States||46.2||-122.18||2549||Stratovolcano||Historical||Last known eruption 1964 or later|
|85.6||Adams||US-Washington, United States||46.206||-121.49||3742||Stratovolcano||Tephrochronology||Last known eruption A.D. 1-1499|
|86.3||Glacier Peak||US-Washington, United States||48.112||-121.113||3213||Stratovolcano||Tephrochronology||Last known eruption 1700-1799|
|96.2||Indian Heaven||US-Washington, United States||45.93||-121.82||1513||Shield volcano||Radiocarbon||Last known eruption B.C. (Holocene)|
|96.4||West Crater||US-Washington, United States||45.88||-122.08||1329||Volcanic field||Radiocarbon||Last known eruption B.C. (Holocene)|
Historical Earthquake Events
A total of 33 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Tacoma, WA.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Depth (km)||Latitude||Longitude|
Historical Tornado Events
A total of 2 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Tacoma, WA.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|18.9||1969-12-12||3||47°30'N / 122°24'W||47°32'N / 122°19'W||3.80 Miles||100 Yards||0||1||250K||0||King|
|43.4||1965-11-10||2||46°42'N / 122°54'W||1.50 Miles||23 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Lewis|
* 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.