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The chance of earthquake damage in 17240 Zip Code is about the same as Pennsylvania average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in 17240 Zip Code is lower than Pennsylvania average and is lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #1070

17240 Zip Code
0.03
Pennsylvania
0.17
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

17240 Zip Code
0.0000
Pennsylvania
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, #1522

17240 Zip Code
89.19
Pennsylvania
109.77
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 3,080 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of 17240 Zip Code were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:2Cold:10Dense Fog:1Drought:10
Dust Storm:0Flood:481Hail:485Heat:22Heavy Snow:38
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:11Landslide:0Strong Wind:35
Thunderstorm Winds:1,817Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:1Winter Storm:21Winter Weather:1
Other:144 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near 17240 Zip Code.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near 17240 Zip Code.

No historical earthquake events found in or near 17240 Zip Code.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 31 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near 17240 Zip Code.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
7.71961-04-16340°03'N / 77°31'W00250K0Cumberland
15.51989-06-20240°22'N / 77°30'W2.00 Miles23 Yards0125K0Perry
20.11955-08-19240°24'N / 77°23'W0025K0Chester
23.01976-03-21239°56'N / 77°15'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Adams
27.81967-09-21240°25'N / 77°11'W0.10 Mile30 Yards00250K0Perry
29.71980-06-07240°01'N / 77°04'W40°02'N / 77°01'W2.30 Miles800 Yards002.5M0Adams
32.21952-07-23240°37'N / 77°34'W0425K0Mifflin
32.51980-06-07240°02'N / 77°01'W40°02'N / 76°57'W3.30 Miles33 Yards002.5M0York
33.31992-10-09240°07'N / 76°57'W2.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0York
33.31980-06-07339°56'N / 77°01'W1.50 Miles400 Yards00250K0Adams
34.01954-04-25239°50'N / 77°14'W39°48'N / 76°59'W13.30 Miles500 Yards0025K0Adams
35.31989-11-20240°37'N / 77°49'W40°39'N / 77°47'W3.50 Miles1230 Yards0025K0Huntingdon
35.91983-05-22339°42'N / 77°15'W39°42'N / 77°14'W1.00 Mile37 Yards0025K0Frederick
36.11983-05-22339°42'N / 77°14'W39°43'N / 77°12'W1.00 Mile37 Yards0025K0Carroll
37.21985-07-31240°10'N / 76°54'W40°09'N / 76°51'W3.00 Miles20 Yards02250K0Lancaster
38.51991-09-18240°40'N / 77°49'W40°42'N / 77°47'W4.00 Miles330 Yards03250K0Huntingdon
39.51978-08-28239°48'N / 77°02'W39°45'N / 77°00'W3.30 Miles20 Yards003K0Adams
40.01977-04-05240°15'N / 76°50'W2.00 Miles67 Yards012.5M0Dauphin
42.22001-09-24239°44'N / 76°59'W39°48'N / 76°56'W5.00 Miles200 Yards00900K0York
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down near Grand Valley Road at 17:33 EST about 5 miles South of Hanover PA. The tornado proceded northward, through Parkville then lifting to the north of Blooming Grove at 17:40 EST. The path of the tornado was about 5 miles in length but not always on the ground while the width varied from 50 to 200 yards. The top wind speeds were estimated at 110 to 120 mph. There were no injuries or deaths. Significant damage included 8 homes with roofs torn off, brick and structural damage to several additional homes, 50 to 75 trees knocked down, 38 cars damaged at a car dealership, significant roof and water damage to a middle school and administration building, and significant structural damage to a store complex northwest of Blooming Grove.
42.31980-04-09240°44'N / 77°19'W40°43'N / 77°17'W00250K0Snyder
42.41978-08-28239°45'N / 77°00'W39°43'N / 76°59'W1.90 Miles33 Yards003K0York
42.71990-06-08239°49'N / 76°54'W1.00 Mile60 Yards01250K0York
43.01952-04-05339°48'N / 76°59'W39°57'N / 76°43'W17.50 Miles33 Yards042.5M0York
43.61970-03-26240°16'N / 76°46'W2.50 Miles50 Yards00250K0Dauphin
45.01975-06-05240°45'N / 77°55'W00250K0Centre
46.81969-07-27240°04'N / 76°42'W0.30 Mile100 Yards00250K0York
47.71956-06-13239°57'N / 76°43'W0225K0York
47.71963-03-27240°00'N / 76°51'W40°03'N / 76°32'W17.00 Miles20 Yards0025K0York
48.41967-10-18240°13'N / 76°45'W40°19'N / 76°36'W10.20 Miles30 Yards011250K0Dauphin
48.41991-05-06240°05'N / 76°40'W1.00 Mile100 Yards03250K0Lancaster
49.81979-05-23239°35'N / 77°00'W2.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Carroll


* 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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