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Whiting, WY Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Whiting is lower than Wyoming average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Whiting is higher than Wyoming average and is much lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #197

Whiting, WY
0.04
Wyoming
0.38
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, #37

Whiting, WY
0.0000
Wyoming
0.0006
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, #38

Whiting, WY
57.50
Wyoming
30.94
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 557 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Whiting, WY were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:0Drought:2
Dust Storm:0Flood:18Hail:430Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:0
Thunderstorm Winds:93Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:14 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Whiting, WY.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 2 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Whiting, WY.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
46.11984-10-185.53342.38-105.72
41.81983-02-134542.23-105.73

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 9 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Whiting, WY.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
9.01955-06-27341°53'N / 105°01'W2.00 Miles100 Yards033K0Platte
28.31955-06-26242°22'N / 104°44'W42°22'N / 104°40'W2.30 Miles20 Yards000K0Goshen
33.21967-04-12241°58'N / 104°24'W42°07'N / 104°15'W12.60 Miles50 Yards0025K0Goshen
33.71955-06-26341°58'N / 104°19'W2.00 Miles27 Yards000K0Goshen
37.41963-06-14241°48'N / 104°18'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0Goshen
40.51960-08-21242°03'N / 104°11'W0.10 Mile33 Yards000K0Goshen
44.62009-06-05241°37'N / 104°22'W41°36'N / 104°13'W8.00 Miles100 Yards0010K0KGoshen
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A widely observed tornado moved across open country of far southern Goshen county. Only minor damage was caused, mainly to a few power poles and trees. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Scattered severe thunderstorms produced large hail and a tornado over parts of southeast Wyoming.
48.61990-05-24241°26'N / 104°25'W41°29'N / 104°21'W5.00 Miles400 Yards003K0Laramie
50.01982-06-05242°35'N / 105°38'W42°35'N / 105°30'W7.00 Miles33 Yards0125K0Converse


* 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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