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Wenatchee Metro Area Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 

The chance of earthquake damage in Wenatchee Area is much lower than Washington average and is lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Wenatchee Area is about the same as Washington average and is much lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #120

Wenatchee Area
0.80
Washington
4.04
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, #64

Wenatchee Area
0.0051
Washington
0.0135
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, #920

Wenatchee Area
1.57
Washington
9.06
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 425 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Wenatchee Area were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:1Blizzard:0Cold:1Dense Fog:0Drought:0
Dust Storm:2Flood:96Hail:98Heat:0Heavy Snow:4
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:5
Thunderstorm Winds:81Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:23Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:114 

Volcanos Nearby

A total of 4 volcanoes are found in or near Wenatchee Area.

Distance (miles)NameRegionLatitudeLongitudeElevation (foot)TypeStatusLast Eruption
43.9Glacier PeakUS-Washington, United States48.112-121.1133213StratovolcanoTephrochronologyLast known eruption 1700-1799
95.7RainierUS-Washington, United States46.87-121.7584392StratovolcanoDendrochronologyLast known eruption 1800-1899
97.6BakerUS-Washington, United States48.786-121.823285StratovolcanoHistoricalLast known eruption 1800-1899
125.5AdamsUS-Washington, United States46.206-121.493742StratovolcanoTephrochronologyLast known eruption A.D. 1-1499

Historical Earthquake Events

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

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
20.41984-04-114.3847.53-120.19
27.31979-01-194747.9-119.69

Historical Tornado Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Wenatchee Area.


* 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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