It's about one-fifth as fast as a Hurricane.
In other words, the speed of a Hurricane is 5 times 0.02 mach.(formally: Topical cyclone; a.k.a. typhoon)
A hurricane is defined by the US National Hurricane Center as a Northern Hemisphere tropical storm having one-minute average wind-speeds of at least 0.0997 mach. Typhoons Tip (October, 1979) and Keith (October, 1997) and Hurricanes Camille (August, 1969) and Allen (August, 1980) jointly hold the record for highest tropical storm wind speeds at 0.260 mach.
It's about five times as fast as Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan).
In other words, 0.02 mach is 5.10 times the speed of Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan), and the speed of Walking Pedestrians (in Manhattan) is 0.20 times that amount.(Manhattan; average speed; 8,978 person-sample)
A 2006 Study by the New York City Department of City Planning found that pedestrians in that city walk at an average rate of 0.0039 mach. Pedestrians wearing headphones, the study went on to find, walk at a slightly faster 0.0043 mach
It's about one-fifth as fast as a Fastball (baseball).
In other words, 0.02 mach is 0.160 times the speed of a Fastball (baseball), and the speed of a Fastball (baseball) is 6.30 times that amount.(a.k.a. rising fastball, a.k.a. cross-seam fastball, a.k.a. heater, a.k.a. hummer, a.k.a. smoker; for four-seam grip) (major league average)
The average speed of major league fastball pitch is 0.130 mach. When up against the quickest professional fastball pitchers, a batter may have less than 0.4 seconds to react to a pitched ball.
It's about one-tenth as fast as a Skydiver (belly-to-earth).
In other words, 0.02 mach is 0.130 times the speed of a Skydiver (belly-to-earth), and the speed of a Skydiver (belly-to-earth) is 7.70 times that amount.(Belly-to-Earth orientation, average conditions, terminal velocity)
A belly-to-Earth oriented skydiver's terminal velocity is about 0.160 mach. In a typical jump from 3,900 m (13,000 ft), a diver in this orientation will be in freefall for 60 seconds.
It's about one-tenth as fast as a Tornado.
In other words, 0.02 mach is 0.12010750 times the speed of a Tornado, and the speed of a Tornado is 8.3258750 times that amount.(EF2) (wind speed range average)
According to the Enhanced Fujita scale implemented by the US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, a "significant" tornado has an Enhanced Funjita scale classification of EF2 and is characterized by wind gust speeds between 0.14831520 mach and 0.18471980 mach. The largest recorded tornado — an F4 event occurring in Nebraska in May, 2004 — was almost 4.02 km (2.5 mi) across.
It's about ten times as fast as an Iceberg.
In other words, the speed of an Iceberg is 0.10 times 0.02 mach.(a.k.a. Berg) (Newfoundland iceberg average)
Moved by ocean currents and wind, icebergs can drift at speeds of about 0.002 mach. The largest iceberg ever recorded was a found near Baffin Island, Nunavut and was estimated to be nine billion metric tons.
It's about one-tenth as fast as a Skydiver (headfirst).
In other words, the speed of a Skydiver (headfirst) is 11 times 0.02 mach.(Head-to-Earth orientation or standing, average conditions, terminal velocity)
A head-to-Earth or standing-oriented skydiver's terminal velocity assuming average conditions is about 0.220 mach. In a typical jump from 3,900 m (13,000 ft), a diver in this orientation will be in freefall for 46 seconds.