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The chance of earthquake damage in Bear Lake is about the same as Pennsylvania average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Bear Lake is higher 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, #1525

Bear Lake, PA
0.01
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

Bear Lake, PA
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, #830

Bear Lake, PA
125.40
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 2,791 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Bear Lake, PA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:5Cold:41Dense Fog:0Drought:22
Dust Storm:0Flood:371Hail:452Heat:13Heavy Snow:281
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:24Landslide:0Strong Wind:109
Thunderstorm Winds:1,310Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:0Winter Storm:55Winter Weather:7
Other:100 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Bear Lake, PA.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Bear Lake, PA.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Bear Lake, PA.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 41 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Bear Lake, PA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
2.81985-05-31442°01'N / 79°34'W42°03'N / 79°26'W8.00 Miles440 Yards002.5M0Chautauqua
4.31985-05-31442°00'N / 79°36'W42°01'N / 79°34'W2.00 Miles300 Yards000K0Warren
5.91985-05-31441°59'N / 79°38'W42°00'N / 79°36'W2.00 Miles300 Yards000K0Erie
7.51965-05-16242°06'N / 79°30'W42°06'N / 79°27'W03250K0Chautauqua
8.61953-11-22241°55'N / 79°38'W2.00 Miles67 Yards0225K0Erie
10.91952-07-19241°56'N / 79°45'W41°55'N / 79°38'W5.60 Miles27 Yards003K0Erie
15.11985-05-31441°56'N / 79°57'W41°59'N / 79°38'W16.00 Miles300 Yards000K0Erie
17.11985-05-31342°02'N / 79°14'W42°08'N / 79°09'W13.00 Miles177 Yards0102.5M0Chautauqua
17.51969-06-20342°01'N / 79°38'W42°15'N / 78°48'W45.60 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Chautauqua
18.31983-05-02342°09'N / 79°37'W42°19'N / 79°05'W28.00 Miles450 Yards202.5M0Chautauqua
18.32010-07-24242°17'N / 79°35'W42°14'N / 79°27'W8.00 Miles150 Yards005.0M0KChautauqua
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An NWS ground and aerial survey confirmed an EF2 tornado. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down in the Town of Chautauqua in Chautauqua County at 440 pm EDT. Initial touchdown occurred near the Chautauqua Gorge State Forest. The along the first half of the damage path the primary damage was done to trees. As the tornado neared Mayville substantial structural damage occurred to homes and businesses. Some of the affected streets included: McKay Road, Morris Street, Valley Street, and Erie Street. The tornado then crossed Chautauqua Lake. During the aerial survey debris from the structures could be seen floating in the lake. The tornado continued across the lake into Dewittville. There is caused damage at the Camelot Golf Course. Dozens of golf carts were lost. Structural damage was done to several buildings on the course. Also in Dewittville, the tornado severely damaged three condominium buildings, including 18 condominium units, at the Chautauqua Lake Estates. This was also the final touchdown of the tornado although debris was visible for about another three-quarter mile downstream. A NWS survey concluded an EF2 rating with winds estimated at 125 mph. The county emergency manager estimated damage at $5 million.
19.01971-06-02341°52'N / 80°08'W41°56'N / 79°34'W29.30 Miles33 Yards0025K0Erie
19.01997-08-16241°54'N / 79°51'W41°54'N / 79°51'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00500K3KErie
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down and skipped along its path for several minutes. Twenty mobile homes were damaged and one was destroyed at the Maple Heights Trailer Court. A sixty by eighty foot block building was destroyed. Three houses and one business were damaged. A cornfield was flattened and several trees were downed.
21.61985-05-31341°43'N / 79°48'W41°45'N / 79°40'W8.00 Miles427 Yards002.5M0Crawford
22.41969-05-17242°16'N / 79°16'W2.00 Miles250 Yards01250K0Chautauqua
24.51985-05-31341°41'N / 79°29'W41°39'N / 79°09'W17.00 Miles800 Yards080K0Warren
26.61986-09-30241°48'N / 79°57'W0.50 Mile60 Yards012.5M0Crawford
27.71983-05-02242°04'N / 80°02'W1.00 Mile33 Yards00250K0Erie
29.31985-05-31341°42'N / 80°09'W41°45'N / 79°44'W23.00 Miles277 Yards200K0Crawford
29.41981-07-28241°37'N / 79°46'W2.00 Miles33 Yards04250K0Crawford
30.32010-07-24242°09'N / 79°01'W42°07'N / 78°52'W8.00 Miles800 Yards007.0M0KCattaraugus
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A NWS survey confirmed an EF2 tornado touched down. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down in Randolph in Chautauqua County at 525 pm EDT. The initial touchdown occurred just south of Interstate 86 between exits 15 and 16. The tornado crossed Interstate 86 and damaged a gas station near exit 16???pulling the pumps out of the ground. The tornado continued across the Village of Randolph at its maximum size and intensity. The entire Village of Randolph lost power. About a dozen homes sustained significant structural damage in the village. The tornado continued for a total distance of about seven miles. Large trees were felled. Several automobiles were destroyed by falling trees. The final damage from the tornado appeared along County Rte 394 near exit 17 off I-86 in the town of Cold Spring. A NWS survey concluded an EF2 rating with winds estimated to 125 mph. The county emergency manager estimated damage at $7 million.
32.01985-05-31441°33'N / 79°37'W41°31'N / 79°32'W4.00 Miles800 Yards000K0Venango
33.71992-07-12242°26'N / 79°20'W42°29'N / 79°16'W4.00 Miles23 Yards002.5M0Chautauqua
36.51985-05-31441°38'N / 79°02'W41°38'N / 78°56'W3.50 Miles1000 Yards000K0Warren
37.81985-05-31441°31'N / 79°32'W41°27'N / 78°56'W25.00 Miles800 Yards7300K0Forest
38.71985-05-31441°26'N / 79°31'W41°26'N / 79°28'W3.00 Miles350 Yards0025.0M0Forest
39.71985-05-31441°38'N / 78°56'W41°40'N / 78°50'W7.50 Miles1000 Yards000K0Mckean
40.81985-05-31241°34'N / 78°57'W41°35'N / 78°56'W1.50 Miles300 Yards000K0Forest
41.01977-09-18242°01'N / 80°21'W42°02'N / 80°15'W4.50 Miles33 Yards072.5M0Erie
42.61968-08-06242°24'N / 79°05'W42°14'N / 78°30'W31.80 Miles250 Yards04250K0Chautauqua
42.81985-05-31241°35'N / 78°56'W41°37'N / 78°47'W10.50 Miles300 Yards000K0Elk
44.61985-05-31441°40'N / 78°50'W41°38'N / 78°42'W6.50 Miles1000 Yards4400K0Mckean
44.71981-08-07241°24'N / 79°51'W00250K0Venango
45.02004-05-25241°32'N / 80°10'W41°31'N / 80°03'W7.00 Miles50 Yards003.5M0Crawford
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down three miles west of Custards and then tracked east for seven miles. The tornado finally lifted just west of Cochranton near U.S Highway 322. The damage path was continuous, up to 50 yards in width and roughly parallel to State Route 285. Significant damage occurred along the damage path. At least ten homes were damaged with two large farm buildings destroyed. Two factories west of Custards along Delano Road were also heavily damaged. One factory lost over 16,000 square feet of roofing and had much of it's inventory destroyed. The second factory was also heavily damaged on one side. Twelve semi trailers parked outside this factory were overturned and destroyed. Several dozen workers inside the factories had sought shelter prior to the arrival of the tornado and were uninjured. Hundreds of trees and dozens of power poles were downed along the damage path.
46.31972-05-02341°29'N / 80°12'W41°33'N / 80°04'W7.90 Miles33 Yards0325K0Crawford
46.61955-07-01241°45'N / 80°22'W41°46'N / 80°20'W0025K0Crawford
46.81985-05-31441°51'N / 80°31'W41°55'N / 80°17'W12.00 Miles400 Yards128225.0M0Erie
46.91985-06-22241°48'N / 80°31'W41°50'N / 80°15'W14.00 Miles40 Yards00250K0Crawford
47.11985-05-31241°37'N / 78°47'W41°40'N / 78°39'W7.00 Miles300 Yards000K0Mckean
48.61985-05-31441°29'N / 80°25'W41°31'N / 79°56'W22.50 Miles350 Yards87525.0M0Crawford
49.31952-01-17241°36'N / 80°18'W0.50 Mile400 Yards00250K0Crawford


* 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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