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17812 Zip Code Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in 17812 Zip Code is about the same as Pennsylvania average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in 17812 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, #1156

17812 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

17812 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, #1585

17812 Zip Code
85.11
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 3,128 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of 17812 Zip Code were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:3Cold:22Dense Fog:18Drought:54
Dust Storm:0Flood:408Hail:432Heat:92Heavy Snow:69
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:13Landslide:0Strong Wind:99
Thunderstorm Winds:1,718Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:1Winter Storm:46Winter Weather:51
Other:101 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near 17812 Zip Code.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near 17812 Zip Code.

No historical earthquake events found in or near 17812 Zip Code.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 26 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near 17812 Zip Code.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
3.91980-04-09240°44'N / 77°19'W40°43'N / 77°17'W00250K0Snyder
19.71952-07-23240°37'N / 77°34'W0425K0Mifflin
22.41978-08-28240°53'N / 76°52'W40°51'N / 76°48'W3.30 Miles50 Yards0125K0Snyder
22.51967-09-21240°25'N / 77°11'W0.10 Mile30 Yards00250K0Perry
24.61978-08-28240°51'N / 76°48'W40°52'N / 76°46'W0025K0Northumberland
24.91955-08-19240°24'N / 77°23'W0025K0Chester
26.81950-07-05240°36'N / 76°45'W003K0Dauphin
29.51989-06-20240°22'N / 77°30'W2.00 Miles23 Yards0125K0Perry
30.21985-05-31341°11'N / 77°09'W41°08'N / 76°58'W11.00 Miles910 Yards22025.0M0Lycoming
30.21991-09-18240°40'N / 77°49'W40°42'N / 77°47'W4.00 Miles330 Yards03250K0Huntingdon
30.91989-11-20240°37'N / 77°49'W40°39'N / 77°47'W3.50 Miles1230 Yards0025K0Huntingdon
31.51985-05-31341°08'N / 76°58'W41°09'N / 76°55'W4.00 Miles910 Yards22025.0M0Union
31.61953-09-12240°40'N / 76°41'W40°39'N / 76°35'W4.70 Miles50 Yards003K0Northumberland
32.81985-05-31341°09'N / 76°55'W41°07'N / 76°50'W4.00 Miles2640 Yards22025.0M0Northumberland
34.51976-07-29341°12'N / 77°16'W41°14'N / 76°47'W25.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Lycoming
36.01975-06-05240°45'N / 77°55'W00250K0Centre
36.51985-05-31441°10'N / 77°52'W41°13'N / 77°19'W29.00 Miles3330 Yards0025.0M0Clinton
39.71977-04-05240°15'N / 76°50'W2.00 Miles67 Yards012.5M0Dauphin
40.71970-03-26240°16'N / 76°46'W2.50 Miles50 Yards00250K0Dauphin
41.31966-08-16241°18'N / 77°00'W41°18'N / 76°54'W4.50 Miles100 Yards0125K0Lycoming
43.71967-10-18240°13'N / 76°45'W40°19'N / 76°36'W10.20 Miles30 Yards011250K0Dauphin
44.31985-07-31240°10'N / 76°54'W40°09'N / 76°51'W3.00 Miles20 Yards02250K0Lancaster
45.51992-10-09240°07'N / 76°57'W2.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0York
45.51957-11-19240°18'N / 76°35'W2.00 Miles13 Yards0025K0Lebanon
46.32004-07-14340°17'N / 76°35'W40°17'N / 76°35'W7.50 Miles500 Yards0018.0M0Lebanon
 Brief Description: Thunderstorms spawned a strong F3 tornado in southern Lebanon County during the afternoon of July 14. The tornado first touched down in far western Lebanon County at 3:05 pm EDT, about 1 mile west of the town of Campbelltown. The tornado traveled east, and struck a housing development about one quarter mile south of Route 322. A total of 32 homes were destroyed, with another 37 homes sustaining significant damage. An additional 50 homes and 9 farm buildings in the area were damaged by downburst winds associated with the thunderstorm which spawned the tornado. The tornado continued along a path to the east for seven and one half miles. The tornado crossed Route 322 west of Mount Pleasant, and continued east, mainly across fields, until it lifted up about 2 miles northwest of the town of Cornwall at 3:15 pm EDT. The width of the tornado was one quarter mile. Although the tornadic damage was confined to the path described, additional damage occurred outside this path, again associated with downburst winds from the parent thunderstorm. Winds were estimated between 175 and 200 MPH, making this a strong F3 tornado on the Fujita scale. The tornado injured 24 persons, one critically. There were no deaths. The American Red Cross opened a mass care center, where over 50 people required assistance with sheltering. Between 25,000 and 30,000 customers lost power in Lebanon and Berks Counties as a result of the storms.
46.81985-05-31441°12'N / 77°57'W41°10'N / 77°52'W4.50 Miles3330 Yards0025.0M0Centre


* 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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