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West Van Lear, KY Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in West Van Lear is lower than Kentucky average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in West Van Lear is much lower than Kentucky average and is much lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #712

West Van Lear, KY
0.04
Kentucky
0.24
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

West Van Lear, KY
0.0000
Kentucky
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, #836

West Van Lear, KY
17.04
Kentucky
136.89
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 3,715 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of West Van Lear, KY were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:1Cold:62Dense Fog:1Drought:34
Dust Storm:0Flood:637Hail:859Heat:40Heavy Snow:101
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:16Landslide:1Strong Wind:42
Thunderstorm Winds:1,688Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:8Winter Storm:28Winter Weather:69
Other:128 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near West Van Lear, KY.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 2 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near West Van Lear, KY.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
43.51979-11-093.51038.42-82.88
46.81983-08-173.5838.47-82.86

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 4 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near West Van Lear, KY.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
16.11972-09-29237°54'N / 83°03'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0325K0Morgan
39.91965-04-08338°21'N / 82°35'W38°20'N / 82°31'W3.60 Miles220 Yards03250K0Wayne
40.01965-04-08338°22'N / 82°39'W38°21'N / 82°35'W3.30 Miles200 Yards00250K0Boyd
41.31980-07-12238°26'N / 82°46'W38°21'N / 82°42'W6.60 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Boyd


* 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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