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Bessemer, PA Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #1607

Bessemer, 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

Bessemer, 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, #235

Bessemer, PA
153.50
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 5,196 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Bessemer, PA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:5Cold:12Dense Fog:0Drought:13
Dust Storm:0Flood:691Hail:1,171Heat:8Heavy Snow:91
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:32Landslide:0Strong Wind:92
Thunderstorm Winds:2,875Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:0Winter Storm:56Winter Weather:13
Other:136 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Bessemer, PA.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Bessemer, PA.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 52 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Bessemer, PA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
4.52001-04-09241°02'N / 80°32'W41°02'N / 80°32'W4.00 Miles75 Yards00200K0Mahoning
 Brief Description: A weak F2 tornado touched down near Lowellville in eastern Mahoning County. The tornado had a intermittent damage path approximately four miles in length and 75 yards in width. Two homes, one business and two garages suffered significant damage with around a dozen other homes sustaining minor damage.
7.41977-09-24241°00'N / 80°21'W002.5M0Lawrence
8.51992-08-08241°06'N / 80°29'W1.50 Miles100 Yards011250K0Lawrence
9.51992-08-08241°04'N / 80°21'W2.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Lawrence
10.41987-06-27241°04'N / 80°39'W1.50 Miles40 Yards00250K0Mahoning
12.51963-04-19241°02'N / 80°52'W41°02'N / 80°34'W15.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Mahoning
12.91967-07-24240°49'N / 80°41'W40°49'N / 80°33'W6.50 Miles277 Yards02250K0Columbiana
13.41985-05-31541°10'N / 80°34'W41°10'N / 80°31'W3.00 Miles440 Yards00250.0M0Trumbull
14.11956-08-05341°08'N / 80°41'W41°07'N / 80°40'W20250K0Mahoning
14.21985-05-31541°10'N / 80°31'W41°12'N / 80°29'W2.00 Miles450 Yards00250K0Mercer
14.41985-05-31240°53'N / 80°51'W40°50'N / 80°35'W15.00 Miles220 Yards02025.0M0Columbiana
15.41985-05-31340°49'N / 80°28'W40°47'N / 80°09'W17.00 Miles243 Yards34025.0M0Beaver
15.51956-08-05341°09'N / 80°42'W41°08'N / 80°41'W00250K0Trumbull
17.01985-05-31541°12'N / 80°29'W41°13'N / 80°16'W12.00 Miles450 Yards860250K0Mercer
18.11954-06-10240°51'N / 80°11'W40°53'N / 80°10'W0225K0Lawrence
18.21978-06-07241°09'N / 80°46'W41°10'N / 80°43'W002.5M0Trumbull
18.71954-06-10240°45'N / 80°15'W40°51'N / 80°11'W7.30 Miles33 Yards0125K0Beaver
18.91954-09-30241°15'N / 80°28'W0025K0Mercer
19.01976-02-16241°04'N / 80°50'W1.50 Miles600 Yards00250K0Mahoning
19.11955-03-11240°53'N / 80°50'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Columbiana
21.41986-10-03241°08'N / 80°14'W41°08'N / 80°02'W9.00 Miles123 Yards002.5M0Mercer
21.61985-05-31541°12'N / 81°02'W41°10'N / 80°34'W23.50 Miles440 Yards10250250.0M0Trumbull
21.81978-10-12340°48'N / 80°55'W40°53'N / 80°49'W7.30 Miles250 Yards042.5M0Columbiana
22.01955-03-01341°16'N / 80°40'W2.50 Miles40 Yards16250K0Mahoning
22.12002-11-10241°15'N / 80°28'W41°20'N / 80°21'W7.00 Miles500 Yards1191.0M0Mercer
 Brief Description: Starting about 7:54 PM, an F2 tornado touched down near Trout Island Road, east of Sharpsville. The tornado traveled northeast at 50 mph, crossed Route 18, then ripped into Clark. It crossed Shenango River Lake and tracked to New Hamburg, where it dissipated 8:02 PM. The tornado path was 7 miles long, about 500 yards wide at its maximum, in the town of Clark. Maximum winds estimated 155 mph. Majority of damage and all injuries occurred in Clark. Fifteen homes completely destroyed, 13 major damage, 29 had minor damage. One business destroyed; 1 suffered major damage. A large number of trees were snapped or toppled. Large truck was overturned. One van was thrown across Route 258. Several other vehicles were moved by the tornado or suffered considerable damage. Strongest tornado in Mercer county since May 31,1985. M81PH
22.11964-06-15241°14'N / 80°14'W04250K0Mercer
27.01981-07-20240°51'N / 80°00'W00250K0Butler
27.11956-05-12240°37'N / 80°17'W00250K0Beaver
30.71954-06-01241°18'N / 80°05'W033K0Mercer
32.61985-05-31340°47'N / 80°09'W40°43'N / 79°44'W22.00 Miles243 Yards68025.0M0Butler
34.91985-05-31541°12'N / 81°09'W41°12'N / 81°02'W6.50 Miles440 Yards00250.0M0Portage
35.01985-05-31441°29'N / 80°31'W41°29'N / 80°25'W7.00 Miles350 Yards0525.0M0Mercer
35.01985-05-31441°29'N / 80°31'W41°29'N / 80°31'W0.20 Mile300 Yards0025K0Trumbull
37.31972-05-02341°28'N / 80°13'W41°29'N / 80°12'W0025K0Mercer
37.81954-06-01240°55'N / 79°48'W40°57'N / 79°44'W3.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Butler
37.91954-09-30240°45'N / 81°09'W1325K0Carroll
38.31992-07-12241°03'N / 81°13'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Portage
38.31965-11-16240°48'N / 81°15'W40°50'N / 81°08'W5.90 Miles300 Yards292.5M0Stark
39.61985-05-31441°29'N / 80°25'W41°31'N / 79°56'W22.50 Miles350 Yards87525.0M0Crawford
41.21985-05-31341°26'N / 81°00'W41°31'N / 80°51'W9.00 Miles440 Yards0202.5M0Trumbull
41.51985-05-31341°31'N / 80°51'W41°33'N / 80°44'W6.00 Miles440 Yards0102.5M0Ashtabula
41.61972-05-02341°29'N / 80°12'W41°33'N / 80°04'W7.90 Miles33 Yards0325K0Crawford
42.01985-05-31241°13'N / 79°48'W41°12'N / 79°41'W6.00 Miles150 Yards010K0Venango
42.11973-06-03341°11'N / 81°20'W41°11'N / 81°10'W8.40 Miles100 Yards0125K0Portage
42.71959-10-06241°21'N / 81°13'W41°24'N / 81°01'W10.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Geauga
42.72004-05-25241°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.
42.91981-04-28240°44'N / 79°44'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0Butler
44.11952-01-17241°36'N / 80°18'W0.50 Mile400 Yards00250K0Crawford
44.21981-08-07241°24'N / 79°51'W00250K0Venango
46.81980-06-03440°39'N / 79°44'W40°37'N / 79°42'W1.90 Miles33 Yards020250.0M0Allegheny
47.91985-05-31241°39'N / 80°25'W41°41'N / 80°21'W4.00 Miles200 Yards100K0Crawford
48.91973-06-03341°12'N / 81°26'W41°11'N / 81°20'W4.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Summit


* 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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