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Dorset, OH Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #1182

Dorset, OH
0.02
Ohio
0.16
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

Dorset, OH
0.0000
Ohio
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, #968

Dorset, OH
136.68
Ohio
156.02
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 3,792 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Dorset, OH were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:6Cold:45Dense Fog:1Drought:26
Dust Storm:0Flood:451Hail:842Heat:26Heavy Snow:196
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:36Landslide:0Strong Wind:138
Thunderstorm Winds:1,811Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:0Winter Storm:96Winter Weather:16
Other:101 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Dorset, OH.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Dorset, OH.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 56 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Dorset, OH.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
3.31985-05-31241°41'N / 80°43'W41°44'N / 80°31'W9.00 Miles220 Yards0152.5M0Ashtabula
5.01956-07-08241°36'N / 80°57'W41°48'N / 80°34'W23.90 Miles880 Yards00250K0Ashtabula
7.71985-06-22241°43'N / 81°01'W41°48'N / 80°31'W27.00 Miles40 Yards02250K0Ashtabula
8.21967-07-24241°36'N / 80°57'W41°45'N / 80°42'W16.40 Miles600 Yards02250K0Ashtabula
9.01985-05-31241°44'N / 80°31'W41°44'N / 80°30'W1.00 Mile127 Yards000K0Crawford
11.81985-05-31341°31'N / 80°51'W41°33'N / 80°44'W6.00 Miles440 Yards0102.5M0Ashtabula
13.31985-05-31441°50'N / 80°33'W41°51'N / 80°31'W2.00 Miles300 Yards00250K0Ashtabula
14.61985-05-31241°39'N / 80°25'W41°41'N / 80°21'W4.00 Miles200 Yards100K0Crawford
15.41985-05-31441°29'N / 80°31'W41°29'N / 80°31'W0.20 Mile300 Yards0025K0Trumbull
16.81985-05-31441°29'N / 80°31'W41°29'N / 80°25'W7.00 Miles350 Yards0525.0M0Mercer
17.21955-07-01241°45'N / 80°22'W41°46'N / 80°20'W0025K0Crawford
17.51985-06-22241°48'N / 80°31'W41°50'N / 80°15'W14.00 Miles40 Yards00250K0Crawford
19.01985-06-22241°41'N / 81°03'W41°43'N / 81°01'W2.40 Miles40 Yards00250K0Geauga
19.21963-04-19241°48'N / 81°00'W0025K0Ashtabula
19.31985-05-31341°26'N / 81°00'W41°31'N / 80°51'W9.00 Miles440 Yards0202.5M0Trumbull
19.61952-01-17241°36'N / 80°18'W0.50 Mile400 Yards00250K0Crawford
19.81985-05-31441°51'N / 80°31'W41°55'N / 80°17'W12.00 Miles400 Yards128225.0M0Erie
27.41972-05-02341°28'N / 80°13'W41°29'N / 80°12'W0025K0Mercer
27.51969-07-04241°48'N / 81°15'W41°45'N / 81°07'W7.20 Miles100 Yards040250K0Lake
28.11985-05-31441°29'N / 80°25'W41°31'N / 79°56'W22.50 Miles350 Yards87525.0M0Crawford
28.31955-03-01341°16'N / 80°40'W2.50 Miles40 Yards16250K0Mahoning
29.61972-05-02341°29'N / 80°12'W41°33'N / 80°04'W7.90 Miles33 Yards0325K0Crawford
29.72002-11-10241°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
30.51977-09-18242°01'N / 80°21'W42°02'N / 80°15'W4.50 Miles33 Yards072.5M0Erie
30.62004-05-25241°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.
31.21954-09-30241°15'N / 80°28'W0025K0Mercer
31.31959-10-06241°21'N / 81°13'W41°24'N / 81°01'W10.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Geauga
34.81985-05-31541°12'N / 81°02'W41°10'N / 80°34'W23.50 Miles440 Yards10250250.0M0Trumbull
35.11985-05-31541°10'N / 80°31'W41°12'N / 80°29'W2.00 Miles450 Yards00250K0Mercer
35.71985-05-31541°12'N / 80°29'W41°13'N / 80°16'W12.00 Miles450 Yards860250K0Mercer
35.81985-05-31541°10'N / 80°34'W41°10'N / 80°31'W3.00 Miles440 Yards00250.0M0Trumbull
36.01978-06-07241°09'N / 80°46'W41°10'N / 80°43'W002.5M0Trumbull
37.01956-08-05341°09'N / 80°42'W41°08'N / 80°41'W00250K0Trumbull
37.51985-05-31341°42'N / 80°09'W41°45'N / 79°44'W23.00 Miles277 Yards200K0Crawford
37.81986-09-30241°48'N / 79°57'W0.50 Mile60 Yards012.5M0Crawford
37.91964-06-15241°14'N / 80°14'W04250K0Mercer
38.11956-08-05341°08'N / 80°41'W41°07'N / 80°40'W20250K0Mahoning
39.61985-05-31541°12'N / 81°09'W41°12'N / 81°02'W6.50 Miles440 Yards00250.0M0Portage
39.81954-06-01241°18'N / 80°05'W033K0Mercer
40.91992-08-08241°06'N / 80°29'W1.50 Miles100 Yards011250K0Lawrence
42.11987-06-27241°04'N / 80°39'W1.50 Miles40 Yards00250K0Mahoning
42.21983-05-02242°04'N / 80°02'W1.00 Mile33 Yards00250K0Erie
43.01976-02-16241°04'N / 80°50'W1.50 Miles600 Yards00250K0Mahoning
44.51963-04-19241°02'N / 80°52'W41°02'N / 80°34'W15.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Mahoning
44.71971-06-02341°52'N / 80°08'W41°56'N / 79°34'W29.30 Miles33 Yards0025K0Erie
44.71997-08-16241°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.
44.92001-04-09241°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.
45.21992-08-08241°04'N / 80°21'W2.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Lawrence
45.61973-06-03341°11'N / 81°20'W41°11'N / 81°10'W8.40 Miles100 Yards0125K0Portage
45.91966-09-29341°27'N / 81°33'W41°27'N / 81°27'W4.50 Miles60 Yards0202.5M0Cuyahoga
46.31981-08-07241°24'N / 79°51'W00250K0Venango
46.61986-10-03241°08'N / 80°14'W41°08'N / 80°02'W9.00 Miles123 Yards002.5M0Mercer
46.61981-07-28241°37'N / 79°46'W2.00 Miles33 Yards04250K0Crawford
48.32002-11-10241°19'N / 81°30'W41°19'N / 81°26'W3.30 Miles100 Yards0010.2M0Summit
 Brief Description: A small F0/F1 tornado touched down in Macedonia near the intersection of Valley View Drive (SR 631) and Aurora Road and moved northeast. The tornado gradually strengthened and reached F2 intensity as it crossed State Route 14 and moved into Twinsburg. After a track of just over three miles the tornado weakened to F1 intensity and crossed into Cuyahoga County south of Glenwillow. Extensive damage was done in Macedonia and Twinsburg. In Macedonia, 60 homes were damaged including two that were destroyed and 15 others were damaged enough to be declared uninhabitable. The most severe damage in the county occurred in the Glenwood Preserve neighborhood on the north side of Twinsburg. Extensive damage was done on Andover Drive and Deeplake Circle where several homes were leveled and a total of 45 homes damaged. Damage estimates in Twinsburg alone were well over $5 million. The damage path was continuous and about 100 yards in width. Dozens of cars were damaged or destroyed and hundreds of trees and power poles downed in Summit County.
49.01985-05-31441°56'N / 79°57'W41°59'N / 79°38'W16.00 Miles300 Yards000K0Erie
49.51977-09-24241°00'N / 80°21'W002.5M0Lawrence


* 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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