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Whittier, NC Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Whittier is about the same as North Carolina average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Whittier is much lower than North Carolina average and is much lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #159

Whittier, NC
0.19
North Carolina
0.18
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

Whittier, NC
0.0000
North Carolina
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, #932

Whittier, NC
34.76
North Carolina
115.21
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 3,100 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Whittier, NC were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:19Dense Fog:5Drought:56
Dust Storm:0Flood:270Hail:800Heat:9Heavy Snow:40
High Surf:0Hurricane:9Ice Storm:18Landslide:0Strong Wind:45
Thunderstorm Winds:1,549Tropical Storm:9Wildfire:1Winter Storm:44Winter Weather:41
Other:185 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Whittier, NC.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 3 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Whittier, NC.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
46.51973-11-304.7335.8-83.96
38.51979-08-263.7234.93-82.97
47.61981-05-053.51335.33-82.43

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 11 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Whittier, NC.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
9.81976-06-28235°19'N / 83°10'W0.20 Mile10 Yards00250K0Jackson
25.01974-04-03235°20'N / 83°49'W35°23'N / 83°35'W13.60 Miles33 Yards003K0Swain
30.91975-01-10235°09'N / 82°50'W35°12'N / 82°48'W4.30 Miles20 Yards0025K0Transylvania
32.81974-04-03234°58'N / 83°23'W0.30 Mile20 Yards00250K0Rabun
35.81976-02-18235°57'N / 83°13'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0102.5M0Cocke
36.81974-04-03235°16'N / 83°59'W35°20'N / 83°49'W10.50 Miles33 Yards211250K0Graham
39.51973-05-27234°48'N / 83°17'W34°57'N / 82°56'W22.50 Miles200 Yards01250K0Oconee
39.51994-06-26234°51'N / 83°02'W34°58'N / 82°56'W12.00 Miles900 Yards01500K0Oconee
41.91963-03-11236°00'N / 83°07'W36°02'N / 83°01'W6.20 Miles200 Yards11250K0Cocke
42.21973-05-27234°52'N / 82°59'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Oconee
43.81974-04-03235°47'N / 83°55'W0.50 Mile50 Yards02250K0Blount


* 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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