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Fairton, NJ Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #617

Fairton, NJ
0.22
New Jersey
0.80
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

Fairton, NJ
0.0000
New Jersey
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, #383

Fairton, NJ
85.83
New Jersey
88.59
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 4,969 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Fairton, NJ were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:6Cold:58Dense Fog:58Drought:143
Dust Storm:0Flood:626Hail:394Heat:229Heavy Snow:102
High Surf:26Hurricane:0Ice Storm:2Landslide:0Strong Wind:311
Thunderstorm Winds:1,737Tropical Storm:4Wildfire:29Winter Storm:66Winter Weather:172
Other:1,006 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Fairton, NJ.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
26.91973-02-283.81439.72-75.44

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 33 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Fairton, NJ.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
8.81975-07-13239°30'N / 75°13'W1.50 Miles77 Yards0025.0M0Cumberland
12.11990-05-10239°29'N / 75°02'W0.50 Mile200 Yards00250K0Cumberland
21.81956-05-06239°15'N / 74°50'W0.20 Mile40 Yards0025K0Cape May
25.81971-08-27238°55'N / 74°56'W39°19'N / 74°47'W28.70 Miles40 Yards00250K0Cape May
26.11960-07-14239°44'N / 75°23'W39°46'N / 75°08'W13.30 Miles450 Yards060K0Gloucester
26.51960-07-14239°43'N / 75°26'W39°44'N / 75°23'W2.30 Miles450 Yards00250K0Salem
27.21977-06-09239°02'N / 75°28'W0.20 Mile40 Yards01250K0Kent
27.41988-08-17239°43'N / 75°28'W1.50 Miles400 Yards00250K0Salem
27.81961-04-28339°40'N / 75°34'W0.30 Mile30 Yards0025K0New Castle
28.01992-07-31239°01'N / 75°31'W39°02'N / 75°26'W4.00 Miles20 Yards00250K0Kent
28.51954-07-01239°27'N / 75°44'W1.00 Mile50 Yards003K0New Castle
30.71983-07-21239°10'N / 75°43'W1.00 Mile20 Yards29250K0Kent
30.82004-09-28239°41'N / 75°36'W39°44'N / 75°35'W5.00 Miles150 Yards001.0M0New Castle
 Brief Description: An F2 (on the Fujita scale) tornado touched down in northern New Castle County with maximum winds estimated at 130 mph. The path length was 5.0 miles long with a maximum path width of 150 yards. The tornado touched down near and was observed at the New Castle County Airport. The northern end of the tornado track was in Elsmere. Significant damage did occur along the path of this tornado, particularly to some of the planes at the airport and industrial buildings near the airport. In addition, five persons were injured. The tornado damaged five C-130 cargo planes at the New Castle County Airport, caused thousands of pounds of jet fuel to spill and damaged hangers. It tore through the Newport Industrial Park along Delaware State Route 141. It tossed long strips of metal siding into the air and onto roads. Windows were shattered, walls peeled away and trees and light poles were snapped. The roof and whole side of the United Electric Supply building was torn away. Delaware State Route 141 and some nearby side streets were closed. Gas service was shut off to prevent explosions. On Bellecor Drive, a self-storage facility suffered major damage. One man at the business was injured after he was trapped under a fallen refrigerator. Three people were injured at the airport itself. A man in Elsmere was hit by a fallen tree limb. The tornado also caused damaged to homes in Wilmington Manor and Chelsea Estates near the airport. In Elsmere, the tornado tore shingles and vent covers from the Corpus Christi Elementary School. The ensuing heavy rain damaged the gymnasium. In the Red Clay Consolidated School District, the tornado also caused minor damage to the Richardson Park Elementary School.
31.81967-01-27239°01'N / 75°35'W0.50 Mile50 Yards07250K0Kent
31.91979-09-05239°47'N / 75°29'W2.50 Miles200 Yards05250K0New Castle
33.41987-07-21239°21'N / 74°35'W0.50 Mile100 Yards033K0Atlantic
34.61990-10-18239°47'N / 75°35'W1.00 Mile430 Yards00250K0New Castle
36.81981-05-15239°36'N / 75°50'W1.50 Miles27 Yards022.5M0Cecil
37.91989-06-09239°47'N / 75°41'W2.00 Miles100 Yards012.5M0New Castle
38.91958-07-14239°56'N / 75°08'W39°56'N / 75°07'W003K0Philadelphia
39.91973-06-29239°56'N / 75°29'W39°54'N / 75°27'W1.90 Miles63 Yards0025K0Delaware
40.01989-06-09239°57'N / 75°09'W39°57'N / 75°07'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0125K0Philadelphia
40.21976-03-21239°13'N / 75°56'W0.20 Mile100 Yards00250K0Queen Anne's
40.21989-06-09239°57'N / 75°07'W39°57'N / 75°05'W1.50 Miles50 Yards00250K0Camden
40.51970-11-04239°22'N / 74°27'W0.50 Mile100 Yards00250K0Atlantic
41.01958-07-14239°56'N / 75°07'W39°58'N / 74°56'W9.80 Miles27 Yards000K0Philadelphia
41.01979-09-05239°46'N / 75°44'W39°48'N / 75°48'W4.10 Miles63 Yards142.5M0Chester
44.41984-07-18238°48'N / 75°35'W1.50 Miles80 Yards0025K0Sussex
45.51971-07-30239°04'N / 76°03'W39°08'N / 75°55'W8.30 Miles300 Yards0025K0Queen Anne's
45.82002-05-02239°39'N / 76°00'W39°42'N / 75°57'W4.50 Miles160 Yards00330K0Cecil
 Brief Description: The first F2 (on the Fujita Scale) tornado in 21 years struck Cecil County during the late afternoon of the 2nd. About 21 homes, silos, sheds and barns sustained moderate to extensive damage. One family was displaced as their house was condemned because of the wind damage. Many large trees and utility poles were splintered, uprooted or snapped. Marble size hail was also reported. No serious injuries were reported. Damage was estimated at $330,000. The path length was 4.5 miles. The maximum path width was 160 yards. The tornado initially touched down just to the west of England Creamery Road about 5 miles southeast of Rising Sun at 538 p.m. EDT. The tornado's intensity was F0 to F1 as it moved across England Creamery and Trinity Church Roads. One house on Trinity Church Road had its windows broken, its porch splintered and its roof damaged. A second house on the road had its porch torn away and shingles ripped from the roof. The homeowner's barn and its content was destroyed. Their lawn chairs and hedge trimmers were found half a mile away. One of the two points that the tornado reached its maximum intensity of F2 occurred when it moved through the Tailwind Estates on Steeplechase Lane. Three homes were heavily damaged. One house (the condemned one) had half its roof torn away and its chimney crash through its deck. The homeowner's SUV vehicle was displaced 25 feet and a shed on the block was tossed over 100 yards. The tornado's intensity again peaked at F2 as it moved through a wooded area north of Old Elm Road and west of Blue Ball Road. Extensive tree damage occurred. The second floor of a new home under construction in the area also collapsed. During the last half mile of its existence, the tornado weakened and did not remain on the ground the entire time. It dissipated around the intersection of Fairview Road and Maryland State Route 273 at 545 p.m. EDT.
46.81992-07-17239°54'N / 75°47'W39°55'N / 75°43'W4.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Chester
47.31955-03-22339°58'N / 75°37'W40°03'N / 75°28'W9.60 Miles600 Yards10250K0Chester
49.41959-07-19239°31'N / 76°07'W0.80 Mile50 Yards0025K0Harford


* 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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