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Greensboro, MD Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #200

Greensboro, MD
0.11
Maryland
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

Greensboro, MD
0.0000
Maryland
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, #523

Greensboro, MD
80.16
Maryland
121.90
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 3,406 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Greensboro, MD were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:4Cold:35Dense Fog:36Drought:92
Dust Storm:0Flood:330Hail:310Heat:141Heavy Snow:66
High Surf:23Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:198
Thunderstorm Winds:1,386Tropical Storm:2Wildfire:12Winter Storm:30Winter Weather:94
Other:647 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Greensboro, MD.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Greensboro, MD.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 19 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Greensboro, MD.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
12.41967-01-27239°01'N / 75°35'W0.50 Mile50 Yards07250K0Kent
12.71971-07-30239°04'N / 76°03'W39°08'N / 75°55'W8.30 Miles300 Yards0025K0Queen Anne's
14.11983-07-21239°10'N / 75°43'W1.00 Mile20 Yards29250K0Kent
17.11984-07-18238°48'N / 75°35'W1.50 Miles80 Yards0025K0Sussex
17.91976-03-21239°13'N / 75°56'W0.20 Mile100 Yards00250K0Queen Anne's
18.21992-07-31239°01'N / 75°31'W39°02'N / 75°26'W4.00 Miles20 Yards00250K0Kent
18.81977-06-09239°02'N / 75°28'W0.20 Mile40 Yards01250K0Kent
33.01954-07-01239°27'N / 75°44'W1.00 Mile50 Yards003K0New Castle
40.81959-07-19239°31'N / 76°07'W0.80 Mile50 Yards0025K0Harford
42.01980-06-29239°31'N / 76°10'W2.00 Miles150 Yards010250K0Harford
43.12002-04-28338°25'N / 76°18'W38°21'N / 75°49'W18.00 Miles150 Yards00150K0Dorchester
 Brief Description: Tornado path length 16-18 miles. One house and several outbuildings destroyed near Hip Roof Road. Most of the damage along tornado path rated F0 to F1.
43.11981-05-15239°36'N / 75°50'W1.50 Miles27 Yards022.5M0Cecil
45.81961-06-09339°12'N / 76°37'W39°13'N / 76°36'W00250K0Anne Arundel
46.11979-09-05239°27'N / 76°25'W0.50 Mile20 Yards00250K0Baltimore
48.11975-07-13239°30'N / 75°13'W1.50 Miles77 Yards0025.0M0Cumberland
48.31973-06-16239°20'N / 76°35'W0425K0Baltimore
49.11978-06-27238°42'N / 76°40'W38°37'N / 76°35'W6.90 Miles50 Yards00250K0Calvert
49.12002-05-02239°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.
49.41961-04-28339°40'N / 75°34'W0.30 Mile30 Yards0025K0New Castle


* 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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