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Thurmond, WV Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Thurmond is about the same as West Virginia average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Thurmond is about the same as West 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, #256

Thurmond, WV
0.05
West Virginia
0.06
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

Thurmond, WV
0.0000
West 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, #289

Thurmond, WV
35.47
West Virginia
34.13
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 2,307 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Thurmond, WV were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:1Cold:55Dense Fog:7Drought:28
Dust Storm:0Flood:359Hail:655Heat:44Heavy Snow:61
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:16Landslide:0Strong Wind:42
Thunderstorm Winds:850Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:21Winter Storm:50Winter Weather:44
Other:74 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Thurmond, WV.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 1 historical earthquake event that had a recorded magnitude of 3.5 or above found in or near Thurmond, WV.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
39.01969-11-204.3N/A37.4-81

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 12 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Thurmond, WV.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
4.11961-02-25237°59'N / 81°09'W3.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Fayette
11.11974-04-04337°48'N / 81°01'W37°50'N / 80°58'W3.30 Miles33 Yards000K0Raleigh
12.91974-04-04337°50'N / 80°58'W37°54'N / 80°47'W10.80 Miles33 Yards182.5M0Fayette
15.01990-05-26238°09'N / 81°13'W0.50 Mile250 Yards0025K0Fayette
20.01974-04-04337°40'N / 81°16'W37°42'N / 81°06'W9.20 Miles33 Yards0122.5M0Raleigh
24.31974-04-04337°54'N / 80°47'W38°01'N / 80°29'W18.10 Miles33 Yards032.5M0Greenbrier
34.91965-04-08237°30'N / 80°49'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Summers
35.61975-04-24237°47'N / 80°28'W6.00 Miles67 Yards0025K0Greenbrier
37.11990-06-22237°41'N / 80°30'W37°42'N / 80°29'W1.00 Mile150 Yards00250K0Greenbrier
38.71990-06-22237°38'N / 80°28'W37°41'N / 80°30'W4.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Monroe
38.71965-04-12237°24'N / 81°06'W003K0Mercer
39.61976-07-11237°36'N / 80°34'W37°33'N / 80°31'W4.10 Miles33 Yards00250K0Monroe


* 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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