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

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

Earthquake Index, #1349

Woodsfield, OH
0.01
Ohio
0.16
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

Woodsfield, OH
0.0000
Ohio
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, #1375

Woodsfield, OH
47.81
Ohio
156.02
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 2,820 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Woodsfield, OH were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:4Dense Fog:0Drought:2
Dust Storm:0Flood:555Hail:559Heat:2Heavy Snow:14
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:10Landslide:0Strong Wind:31
Thunderstorm Winds:1,593Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:6Winter Weather:1
Other:43 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Woodsfield, OH.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Woodsfield, OH.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Woodsfield, OH.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 23 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Woodsfield, OH.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
14.41998-06-27239°48'N / 81°23'W39°48'N / 81°23'W0.30 Mile200 Yards1175K0Noble
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado with estimated 150 MPH winds demolished a mobile home, killing a 45-year-old woman. Numerous trees along the relatively short path were sheared/downed. F45MH
26.41981-07-28239°25'N / 81°18'W39°24'N / 81°18'W1.10 Miles50 Yards05250K0Washington
26.61981-07-28239°24'N / 81°18'W39°23'N / 81°12'W5.10 Miles33 Yards03250K0Pleasants
28.81971-07-13240°08'N / 81°22'W2.00 Miles100 Yards05250K0Guernsey
31.91971-07-24239°33'N / 81°39'W1.00 Mile33 Yards00250K0Washington
33.71954-04-27240°13'N / 80°53'W1.00 Mile33 Yards01250K0Jefferson
34.51978-06-07240°04'N / 81°38'W0.80 Mile100 Yards062.5M0Guernsey
35.01968-06-25240°00'N / 81°43'W40°04'N / 81°38'W6.20 Miles177 Yards00250K0Guernsey
36.01968-06-25239°58'N / 81°45'W40°00'N / 81°43'W2.30 Miles177 Yards05250K0Muskingum
36.61986-10-01339°18'N / 80°47'W1.00 Mile200 Yards01250K0Doddridge
37.11965-11-16240°00'N / 81°46'W40°02'N / 81°42'W4.10 Miles50 Yards05250K0Muskingum
37.31969-05-08340°18'N / 81°12'W2.00 Miles300 Yards114250K0Harrison
38.51986-03-10239°58'N / 81°50'W40°00'N / 81°44'W5.00 Miles100 Yards13250K0Muskingum
40.02000-05-23240°21'N / 81°05'W40°20'N / 81°04'W3.00 Miles200 Yards00100K0Harrison
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado with maximum winds estimated at 120 MPH passed through a 3-mile section of rural Harrison County. The tornado passed over only one residence as it moved to the east but destroyed several items on the property, including a cinder-block garage, a wooden barn, and several outbuildings. A parked truck was lifted and turned about 90 degrees but was otherwise undamaged. There were several large sections of heavily wooded area along the tornado's path which were completely cleared of trees. No injuries or fatalities were reported.
40.81998-01-08239°13'N / 81°25'W39°14'N / 81°27'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00200K0Wood
 Brief Description: One mobile home along Farrow Hill Road was completely destroyed. Luckily, the owner was not at home. One church sustained roof damage. A side to a barn was ripped off. An old farm house was damaged. Some bark from a tree went through a cars windshield. One van was pushed several yards. Numerous trees were knocked down. Nobody was injured. Rare January dew points, in the upper 50s and lower 60s on the 8th, along with strong winds aloft, helped trigger severe weather. The rains from the past few days were heavier in Ohio, and eventually caused minor river flooding along the mainstem of the Ohio River. The high water was from the mouth of the Hocking River to the mouth of the Kanawha River. The crest at Pt. Pleasant was 41.5 feet. These levels closed some roads, parks, and parking lots, but did not reach into the towns.
41.21958-07-22240°14'N / 81°34'W40°20'N / 81°26'W9.50 Miles200 Yards0325K0Tuscarawas
42.91968-06-25239°51'N / 80°19'W01250K0Greene
43.31955-03-11240°17'N / 81°37'W40°17'N / 81°32'W3.30 Miles200 Yards01250K0Tuscarawas
43.71981-06-21239°32'N / 80°21'W1.00 Mile10 Yards00250K0Marion
44.12003-07-10239°15'N / 81°39'W39°16'N / 81°36'W2.50 Miles250 Yards001.5M0Wood
 Brief Description: The tornado first touched down along Raymond Street near Lubeck. Several homes were damaged here, including a brick garage, which had its roof thrown a couple hundred feet into neighboring homes. The tornado continued northeast along Smitherman Road, where it intensified to F2 strength. Eight homes were damaged at his time, including 2 homes with their roofs lifted off and thrown several hundred feet. More homes were damaged as the tornado cross Lake Washington Road. One resident took shelter in a basement bathroom. When she opened the door after the storm, there was nothing but daylight. Six RV trailers were overturned at a dealership. The tornado crossed White Acres Road damaging 6 homes. One attached garage was ripped away from a house. The tornado weakened as it crossed Route 892. Trees were mangled near Jewell Road. The storm crossed Island View Drive, but no houses suffered any significant damage. All total, on the order of 30 homes and a couple of businesses sustained damage, with a half dozen homes destroyed. About 15 power poles were snapped. Luckily, no fatalities or injuries occurred. A potent squall line developed during the early afternoon across central Ohio, on southwest to central Kentucky. This was along a prefrontal surface boundary, and well out ahead of a strong cold front. The atmosphere warmed into the 80s with surface dew points in the 70 to 75 degree range. Additional thunderstorms formed into a broken west to east line across West Virginia, ahead of the squall line. This caused flooding problems. After 1500E, the squall line accelerated eastward, moving near 50 mph. As a result of this event, a few more counties, such as Ritchie and Harrison, were added to FEMA's disaster declaration number 1474. This federal disaster was initiated during the month of June.
44.21973-08-14240°00'N / 82°00'W40°02'N / 81°46'W12.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Muskingum
44.81981-06-13240°04'N / 81°53'W40°05'N / 81°50'W2.30 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Muskingum
46.81970-09-26240°17'N / 81°41'W003K0Coshocton


* 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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