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Bressler, PA Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Bressler is about the same as Pennsylvania average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Bressler 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, #743

Bressler, PA
0.12
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

Bressler, 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, #181

Bressler, PA
155.37
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 3,658 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Bressler, PA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:2Cold:10Dense Fog:2Drought:12
Dust Storm:0Flood:521Hail:632Heat:22Heavy Snow:45
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:13Landslide:0Strong Wind:34
Thunderstorm Winds:2,135Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:3Winter Storm:29Winter Weather:2
Other:195 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Bressler, PA.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 2 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Bressler, PA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
17.01964-05-124.53340.2-76.5
32.41984-04-234.4539.92-76.36

Historical Tornado Events

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

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
1.51977-04-05240°15'N / 76°50'W2.00 Miles67 Yards012.5M0Dauphin
3.71970-03-26240°16'N / 76°46'W2.50 Miles50 Yards00250K0Dauphin
5.91985-07-31240°10'N / 76°54'W40°09'N / 76°51'W3.00 Miles20 Yards02250K0Lancaster
8.01967-10-18240°13'N / 76°45'W40°19'N / 76°36'W10.20 Miles30 Yards011250K0Dauphin
10.51992-10-09240°07'N / 76°57'W2.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0York
12.11970-07-02240°09'N / 76°37'W1.00 Mile1760 Yards0025K0Lancaster
12.92004-07-14340°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.
13.01969-07-27240°04'N / 76°42'W0.30 Mile100 Yards00250K0York
13.01991-05-06240°05'N / 76°40'W1.00 Mile100 Yards03250K0Lancaster
13.31957-11-19240°18'N / 76°35'W2.00 Miles13 Yards0025K0Lebanon
15.81963-03-27240°00'N / 76°51'W40°03'N / 76°32'W17.00 Miles20 Yards0025K0York
16.21980-06-07240°02'N / 77°01'W40°02'N / 76°57'W3.30 Miles33 Yards002.5M0York
18.51980-06-07240°01'N / 77°04'W40°02'N / 77°01'W2.30 Miles800 Yards002.5M0Adams
20.21956-06-13239°57'N / 76°43'W0225K0York
20.31989-06-15239°58'N / 76°40'W40°02'N / 76°30'W9.00 Miles100 Yards03250K0York
21.71961-07-29239°58'N / 76°40'W39°59'N / 76°30'W8.80 Miles500 Yards002.5M0York
23.01967-09-21240°25'N / 77°11'W0.10 Mile30 Yards00250K0Perry
23.11980-06-07339°56'N / 77°01'W1.50 Miles400 Yards00250K0Adams
23.11989-06-15240°02'N / 76°30'W40°02'N / 76°26'W4.00 Miles100 Yards03250K0Lancaster
23.91953-11-23240°06'N / 76°24'W0.10 Mile20 Yards003K0Lancaster
24.71952-04-05339°48'N / 76°59'W39°57'N / 76°43'W17.50 Miles33 Yards042.5M0York
25.61975-10-11240°17'N / 76°29'W40°10'N / 76°11'W17.50 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Lebanon
25.71950-07-05240°36'N / 76°45'W003K0Dauphin
25.71992-07-17240°24'N / 76°23'W1.00 Mile30 Yards00250K0Lebanon
25.91989-06-15240°02'N / 76°26'W40°00'N / 76°24'W3.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Lancaster
28.11961-07-29239°59'N / 76°30'W40°02'N / 76°15'W13.40 Miles500 Yards022.5M0Lancaster
29.01990-06-08239°49'N / 76°54'W1.00 Mile60 Yards01250K0York
30.71976-03-21239°56'N / 77°15'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Adams
31.01953-09-12240°40'N / 76°41'W40°39'N / 76°35'W4.70 Miles50 Yards003K0Northumberland
31.31970-06-18340°24'N / 76°18'W40°24'N / 76°14'W1.90 Miles880 Yards152.5M0Lebanon
31.91955-08-19240°24'N / 77°23'W0025K0Chester
32.51954-04-25239°50'N / 77°14'W39°48'N / 76°59'W13.30 Miles500 Yards0025K0Adams
33.02001-09-24239°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.
33.21978-08-28239°48'N / 77°02'W39°45'N / 77°00'W3.30 Miles20 Yards003K0Adams
35.61978-08-28239°45'N / 77°00'W39°43'N / 76°59'W1.90 Miles33 Yards003K0York
37.01989-06-20240°22'N / 77°30'W2.00 Miles23 Yards0125K0Perry
38.31950-11-04340°12'N / 76°07'W40°16'N / 76°04'W4.70 Miles100 Yards01250K0Lancaster
38.91961-04-16340°03'N / 77°31'W00250K0Cumberland
40.91978-08-28239°43'N / 76°59'W39°34'N / 76°47'W14.80 Miles33 Yards000K0Frederick
41.81983-05-22339°42'N / 77°14'W39°43'N / 77°12'W1.00 Mile37 Yards0025K0Carroll
42.41980-04-09240°44'N / 77°19'W40°43'N / 77°17'W00250K0Snyder
42.71974-08-17239°57'N / 76°06'W0.70 Mile33 Yards0025K0Lancaster
42.92004-09-18239°42'N / 76°22'W39°44'N / 76°22'W2.00 Miles125 Yards00350K0Harford
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down near a residence off Grier Nursery Road. The storm destroyed two mobile homes, the side of a barn was blown out, structural damage to two homes were noted, and numerous large healthy trees were twisted off near the bases.
43.01983-05-22339°42'N / 77°15'W39°42'N / 77°14'W1.00 Mile37 Yards0025K0Frederick
43.31978-08-28240°51'N / 76°48'W40°52'N / 76°46'W0025K0Northumberland
43.71998-05-31239°54'N / 76°10'W39°55'N / 76°03'W7.00 Miles880 Yards0000Lancaster
 Brief Description: The tornado struck about 12:30am EDT in the early morning hours of Monday, June 1st. Initial touchdown was just south of Quarryville. The tornado traveled east along a 7 mile path to Ninepoints. Damage was most extensive in the Ninepoints area and was rated an F2 intensity (112 to 157 mph). The width of the F2 damage was probably 100 to 200 yards wide with lesser damage extending out to 1/2 mile. At least 6 homes had significant damage. One home had the roof and second floor removed. Several barns were damaged and at least one destroyed. Trees were blown down on a number of homes. One person reported sighting the tornado. Only one minor injury was reported.
43.71950-11-04340°16'N / 76°04'W40°24'N / 75°56'W11.20 Miles100 Yards00250K0Berks
43.81978-08-28240°53'N / 76°52'W40°51'N / 76°48'W3.30 Miles50 Yards0125K0Snyder
45.81979-05-23239°35'N / 77°00'W2.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Carroll
47.41952-07-23240°37'N / 77°34'W0425K0Mifflin
48.21979-10-05240°21'N / 75°55'W1.00 Mile40 Yards0125K0Berks
49.11992-08-28239°57'N / 75°58'W2.00 Miles100 Yards03250K0Chester


* 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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