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The chance of earthquake damage in Elliottsburg is about the same as Pennsylvania average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Elliottsburg 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, #1144

Elliottsburg, PA
0.04
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

Elliottsburg, 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, #1438

Elliottsburg, PA
98.50
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 3,032 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Elliottsburg, 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:461Hail:489Heat:24Heavy Snow:43
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:12Landslide:0Strong Wind:34
Thunderstorm Winds:1,830Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:0Winter Storm:25Winter Weather:0
Other:87 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Elliottsburg, PA.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 1 historical earthquake event that had a recorded magnitude of 3.5 or above found in or near Elliottsburg, PA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
44.91964-05-124.53340.2-76.5

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 39 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Elliottsburg, PA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
4.01955-08-19240°24'N / 77°23'W0025K0Chester
6.61967-09-21240°25'N / 77°11'W0.10 Mile30 Yards00250K0Perry
10.51989-06-20240°22'N / 77°30'W2.00 Miles23 Yards0125K0Perry
19.71952-07-23240°37'N / 77°34'W0425K0Mifflin
21.81980-04-09240°44'N / 77°19'W40°43'N / 77°17'W00250K0Snyder
27.21961-04-16340°03'N / 77°31'W00250K0Cumberland
27.31977-04-05240°15'N / 76°50'W2.00 Miles67 Yards012.5M0Dauphin
27.71992-10-09240°07'N / 76°57'W2.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0York
28.61985-07-31240°10'N / 76°54'W40°09'N / 76°51'W3.00 Miles20 Yards02250K0Lancaster
30.01980-06-07240°01'N / 77°04'W40°02'N / 77°01'W2.30 Miles800 Yards002.5M0Adams
30.11989-11-20240°37'N / 77°49'W40°39'N / 77°47'W3.50 Miles1230 Yards0025K0Huntingdon
30.11970-03-26240°16'N / 76°46'W2.50 Miles50 Yards00250K0Dauphin
31.11980-06-07240°02'N / 77°01'W40°02'N / 76°57'W3.30 Miles33 Yards002.5M0York
32.01991-09-18240°40'N / 77°49'W40°42'N / 77°47'W4.00 Miles330 Yards03250K0Huntingdon
32.11950-07-05240°36'N / 76°45'W003K0Dauphin
33.01976-03-21239°56'N / 77°15'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Adams
34.71967-10-18240°13'N / 76°45'W40°19'N / 76°36'W10.20 Miles30 Yards011250K0Dauphin
36.31980-06-07339°56'N / 77°01'W1.50 Miles400 Yards00250K0Adams
38.91957-11-19240°18'N / 76°35'W2.00 Miles13 Yards0025K0Lebanon
39.12004-07-14340°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.
39.31953-09-12240°40'N / 76°41'W40°39'N / 76°35'W4.70 Miles50 Yards003K0Northumberland
39.61975-06-05240°45'N / 77°55'W00250K0Centre
39.81969-07-27240°04'N / 76°42'W0.30 Mile100 Yards00250K0York
40.21978-08-28240°53'N / 76°52'W40°51'N / 76°48'W3.30 Miles50 Yards0125K0Snyder
40.61970-07-02240°09'N / 76°37'W1.00 Mile1760 Yards0025K0Lancaster
40.61991-05-06240°05'N / 76°40'W1.00 Mile100 Yards03250K0Lancaster
41.41978-08-28240°51'N / 76°48'W40°52'N / 76°46'W0025K0Northumberland
42.01963-03-27240°00'N / 76°51'W40°03'N / 76°32'W17.00 Miles20 Yards0025K0York
42.31954-04-25239°50'N / 77°14'W39°48'N / 76°59'W13.30 Miles500 Yards0025K0Adams
44.11952-04-05339°48'N / 76°59'W39°57'N / 76°43'W17.50 Miles33 Yards042.5M0York
44.51956-06-13239°57'N / 76°43'W0225K0York
46.31990-06-08239°49'N / 76°54'W1.00 Mile60 Yards01250K0York
46.41978-08-28239°48'N / 77°02'W39°45'N / 77°00'W3.30 Miles20 Yards003K0Adams
47.51989-06-15239°58'N / 76°40'W40°02'N / 76°30'W9.00 Miles100 Yards03250K0York
48.12001-09-24239°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.
48.61961-07-29239°58'N / 76°40'W39°59'N / 76°30'W8.80 Miles500 Yards002.5M0York
48.71983-05-22339°42'N / 77°14'W39°43'N / 77°12'W1.00 Mile37 Yards0025K0Carroll
49.11983-05-22339°42'N / 77°15'W39°42'N / 77°14'W1.00 Mile37 Yards0025K0Frederick
49.61978-08-28239°45'N / 77°00'W39°43'N / 76°59'W1.90 Miles33 Yards003K0York


* 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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