West End, NC Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
The chance of earthquake damage in West End is about the same as North Carolina average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in West End is about the same as North Carolina average and is lower than the national average.
Earthquake Index, #514
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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
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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, #451
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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 2,938 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of West End, NC were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||292||Hail:||882||Heat:||2||Heavy Snow:||13|
|High Surf:||0||Hurricane:||6||Ice Storm:||16||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||31|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||1,499||Tropical Storm:||4||Wildfire:||0||Winter Storm:||38||Winter Weather:||8|
No volcano is found in or near West End, NC.
Historical Earthquake Events
No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near West End, NC.
No historical earthquake events found in or near West End, NC.
Historical Tornado Events
A total of 46 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near West End, NC.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|10.6||1981-02-11||2||35°05'N / 79°30'W||35°08'N / 79°26'W||5.20 Miles||700 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Moore|
|11.9||1981-02-11||2||35°12'N / 79°23'W||35°15'N / 79°16'W||7.60 Miles||800 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Moore|
|22.8||1976-05-15||2||35°16'N / 79°58'W||35°31'N / 79°50'W||18.80 Miles||400 Yards||0||7||2.5M||0||Montgomery|
|25.8||1964-08-29||3||34°52'N / 79°32'W||34°55'N / 79°47'W||14.60 Miles||50 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Richmond|
|29.0||1964-08-29||3||34°48'N / 79°26'W||34°52'N / 79°32'W||7.30 Miles||50 Yards||0||15||250K||0||Scotland|
|30.5||1965-10-07||2||35°39'N / 79°24'W||35°41'N / 79°18'W||6.10 Miles||27 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Chatham|
|30.9||1963-09-29||2||35°06'N / 79°06'W||35°09'N / 78°55'W||11.00 Miles||200 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Cumberland|
|31.5||1981-02-11||2||34°59'N / 79°05'W||35°00'N / 79°04'W||1.90 Miles||847 Yards||1||0||250K||0||Hoke|
|32.1||1976-10-09||2||34°46'N / 79°26'W||34°50'N / 79°22'W||6.10 Miles||20 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Scotland|
|32.3||1965-10-07||3||35°39'N / 79°50'W||1.00 Mile||33 Yards||1||4||25K||0||Randolph|
|33.0||1982-04-27||2||35°13'N / 80°07'W||0.10 Mile||27 Yards||0||1||25K||0||Stanly|
|33.0||1986-05-19||2||34°52'N / 79°13'W||34°59'N / 79°00'W||13.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||5||250K||0||Hoke|
|33.4||1986-05-19||2||34°59'N / 79°00'W||35°03'N / 79°02'W||6.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Cumberland|
|34.5||1981-02-11||2||35°00'N / 79°04'W||35°04'N / 78°54'W||10.50 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Cumberland|
|34.7||1969-04-18||3||34°40'N / 79°30'W||34°58'N / 78°57'W||37.40 Miles||440 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Scotland|
|34.8||1971-01-05||2||35°15'N / 78°55'W||1.50 Miles||150 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Harnett|
|35.0||1976-05-15||2||34°50'N / 80°03'W||35°00'N / 79°57'W||12.80 Miles||67 Yards||0||4||25K||0||Anson|
|35.5||1957-04-08||4||34°44'N / 79°37'W||34°45'N / 79°18'W||18.00 Miles||50 Yards||0||8||250K||0||Scotland|
|36.4||1984-03-28||4||34°45'N / 79°22'W||34°55'N / 78°55'W||25.00 Miles||2640 Yards||2||280||2.5M||0||Robeson|
|36.7||1954-08-17||2||35°47'N / 79°33'W||2.10 Miles||110 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Randolph|
|37.0||1991-03-29||2||35°38'N / 80°01'W||35°51'N / 79°35'W||28.00 Miles||300 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Randolph|
|37.7||1957-04-08||4||34°44'N / 79°52'W||34°44'N / 79°37'W||14.20 Miles||133 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Marlboro|
|37.7||1963-05-17||2||35°18'N / 80°12'W||1.00 Mile||50 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Stanly|
|37.9||1984-03-28||4||34°40'N / 79°30'W||34°45'N / 79°22'W||8.00 Miles||2640 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Scotland|
|38.1||1975-03-24||2||34°59'N / 80°22'W||35°20'N / 80°02'W||30.60 Miles||100 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Union|
|38.3||1956-04-06||2||35°30'N / 79°04'W||35°33'N / 78°49'W||14.40 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Lee|
|39.3||1999-09-29||2||35°22'N / 80°13'W||35°22'N / 80°13'W||6.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||3.0M||0||Stanly|
|Brief Description: A second tornado, spawned by another thunderstorm, dropped a tornado 6 miles west of Albemarle. It destroyed a modular home, then did serious damage to the roof of a church. Several large trees were also taken down in the area. This was near the community of Lambert. The tornado then produced sporadic tree and roof damage on its way to the southern part of Albemarle. Several businesses were then heavily damaged and a lock and store facility was destroyed. The tornado then apparently dissipated.|
|39.6||1957-04-08||4||34°45'N / 79°18'W||34°50'N / 78°56'W||21.60 Miles||50 Yards||0||6||250K||0||Robeson|
|39.8||1991-03-29||2||35°42'N / 79°28'W||35°52'N / 79°03'W||25.00 Miles||300 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Chatham|
|40.0||1984-03-28||4||34°40'N / 79°30'W||34°41'N / 79°26'W||3.00 Miles||2113 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Scotland|
|41.3||1984-03-28||4||34°39'N / 79°45'W||34°40'N / 79°30'W||14.00 Miles||700 Yards||7||100||25.0M||0||Marlboro|
|41.3||2009-03-27||2||34°52'N / 78°58'W||34°54'N / 78°57'W||2.00 Miles||50 Yards||0||1||35K||0K||Robeson|
|Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service Storm Survey confirmed an EF-2 Tornado touched down about 3 miles east of Parkton, North Carolina. The tornado first touched down along W Parkton Tobermory Road, halfway between Highway 301 and Interstate 95, with no significant damage. The tornado tracked north-northeast and intensified to EF-2 with winds to 130 mph as it impacted structures along E Everette Road. One mobile home was completely destroyed and an adult female was thrown by the tornado. The woman suffered minor injuries. Also at this location, the tornado destroyed a two story home that was empty at the time. The tornado continued to track to the north-northeast and eventually lifted across a wooded area. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A stationary boundary was located from GSB to POB southward through the Piedmont of South Carolina at mid-afternoon. A short-wave across the Georgia-South Carolina border was lifting northward across the area during the afternoon. Instability was marginal. Winds were virtually unidirectional, but there was modest speed shear through the lowest 3 kft.|
|41.5||1984-03-28||4||34°38'N / 79°36'W||34°40'N / 79°30'W||5.00 Miles||2600 Yards||2||115||25.0M||0||Marlboro|
|42.3||1984-03-28||4||34°55'N / 78°55'W||34°56'N / 78°53'W||2.00 Miles||2640 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Cumberland|
|42.6||1969-04-18||2||35°52'N / 79°36'W||0||1||25K||0||Randolph|
|42.8||1977-10-01||2||35°48'N / 79°50'W||35°53'N / 79°42'W||9.40 Miles||40 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Randolph|
|43.2||1971-02-22||3||35°05'N / 78°55'W||35°10'N / 78°39'W||16.10 Miles||500 Yards||2||60||2.5M||0||Cumberland|
|43.5||1957-04-08||4||34°41'N / 79°12'W||0.80 Mile||150 Yards||0||21||250K||0||Robeson|
|44.5||1976-05-15||2||34°35'N / 79°17'W||34°43'N / 79°13'W||10.10 Miles||33 Yards||3||4||250K||0||Robeson|
|44.8||1969-04-18||2||35°06'N / 80°32'W||35°18'N / 80°07'W||27.30 Miles||300 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Union|
|45.3||1999-04-15||2||34°41'N / 79°08'W||34°41'N / 79°08'W||0.30 Mile||25 Yards||1||4||200K||0||Robeson|
|45.9||1982-06-16||2||35°32'N / 78°49'W||35°33'N / 78°47'W||3.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Harnett|
|48.3||1984-03-28||3||34°50'N / 78°52'W||34°52'N / 78°48'W||4.00 Miles||1407 Yards||0||0||25.0M||0||Bladen|
|48.3||1982-06-16||2||35°33'N / 78°47'W||35°35'N / 78°45'W||2.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Wake|
|48.4||1966-11-02||2||35°30'N / 78°44'W||35°31'N / 78°44'W||1.10 Miles||77 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Harnett|
|48.8||1984-03-28||4||34°35'N / 79°55'W||34°37'N / 79°49'W||7.00 Miles||700 Yards||0||24||25.0M||0||Chesterfield|
* 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.