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Wasco County Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Wasco County is lower than Oregon average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Wasco County is about the same as Oregon average and is much lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #15

Wasco County
0.19
Oregon
0.62
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, #9

Wasco County
0.0304
Oregon
0.0291
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, #32

Wasco County
0.45
Oregon
8.38
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 711 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Wasco County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:0Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:76Hail:253Heat:0Heavy Snow:3
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:8
Thunderstorm Winds:118Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:31Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:222 

Volcanos Nearby

A total of 15 volcanoes are found in or near Wasco County.

Distance (miles)NameRegionLatitudeLongitudeElevation (foot)TypeStatusLast Eruption
29.5HoodUS-Oregon, United States45.374-121.6943426StratovolcanoHistoricalLast known eruption 1800-1899
45.0JeffersonUS-Oregon, United States44.692-121.83199StratovolcanoVarve CountLast known eruption A.D. 1-1499
59.3Blue Lake CraterUS-Oregon, United States44.42-121.771230MaarRadiocarbonLast known eruption B.C. (Holocene)
61.6Indian HeavenUS-Washington, United States45.93-121.821513Shield volcanoRadiocarbonLast known eruption B.C. (Holocene)
65.9Sand Mountain FieldUS-Oregon, United States44.38-121.931664Cinder coneRadiocarbonLast known eruption B.C. (Holocene)
66.3WashingtonUS-Oregon, United States44.332-121.8372376Shield volcanoRadiocarbonLast known eruption A.D. 1-1499
66.3West CraterUS-Washington, United States45.88-122.081329Volcanic fieldRadiocarbonLast known eruption B.C. (Holocene)
69.2BelknapUS-Oregon, United States44.285-121.8412095Shield volcanoRadiocarbonLast known eruption A.D. 1-1499
73.6AdamsUS-Washington, United States46.206-121.493742StratovolcanoTephrochronologyLast known eruption A.D. 1-1499
74.8North Sister FieldUS-Oregon, United States44.17-121.773074Complex volcanoRadiocarbonLast known eruption A.D. 1-1499
79.3South SisterUS-Oregon, United States44.1-121.773157Complex volcanoRadiocarbonLast known eruption B.C. (Holocene)
85.8BachelorUS-Oregon, United States43.979-121.6882763StratovolcanoTephrochronologyLast known eruption B.C. (Holocene)
86.6St. HelensUS-Washington, United States46.2-122.182549StratovolcanoHistoricalLast known eruption 1964 or later
99.7Newberry VolcanoUS-Oregon, United States43.722-121.2292434Shield volcanoRadiocarbonLast known eruption A.D. 1-1499
121.1RainierUS-Washington, United States46.87-121.7584392StratovolcanoDendrochronologyLast known eruption 1800-1899

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 2 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Wasco County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
19.61976-04-134.61545.22-120.77
18.71976-04-174.2245.08-120.8

Historical Tornado Events

No historical tornado events that had recorded magnitudes of 2 or above found in or near Wasco County.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Wasco County.


* 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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