Greensboro, MD Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
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.
Earthquake Index, #200
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
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
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:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||330||Hail:||310||Heat:||141||Heavy Snow:||66|
|High Surf:||23||Hurricane:||0||Ice Storm:||0||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||198|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||1,386||Tropical Storm:||2||Wildfire:||12||Winter Storm:||30||Winter Weather:||94|
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)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|12.4||1967-01-27||2||39°01'N / 75°35'W||0.50 Mile||50 Yards||0||7||250K||0||Kent|
|12.7||1971-07-30||2||39°04'N / 76°03'W||39°08'N / 75°55'W||8.30 Miles||300 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Queen Anne's|
|14.1||1983-07-21||2||39°10'N / 75°43'W||1.00 Mile||20 Yards||2||9||250K||0||Kent|
|17.1||1984-07-18||2||38°48'N / 75°35'W||1.50 Miles||80 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Sussex|
|17.9||1976-03-21||2||39°13'N / 75°56'W||0.20 Mile||100 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Queen Anne's|
|18.2||1992-07-31||2||39°01'N / 75°31'W||39°02'N / 75°26'W||4.00 Miles||20 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Kent|
|18.8||1977-06-09||2||39°02'N / 75°28'W||0.20 Mile||40 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Kent|
|33.0||1954-07-01||2||39°27'N / 75°44'W||1.00 Mile||50 Yards||0||0||3K||0||New Castle|
|40.8||1959-07-19||2||39°31'N / 76°07'W||0.80 Mile||50 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Harford|
|42.0||1980-06-29||2||39°31'N / 76°10'W||2.00 Miles||150 Yards||0||10||250K||0||Harford|
|43.1||2002-04-28||3||38°25'N / 76°18'W||38°21'N / 75°49'W||18.00 Miles||150 Yards||0||0||150K||0||Dorchester|
|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.|
|43.1||1981-05-15||2||39°36'N / 75°50'W||1.50 Miles||27 Yards||0||2||2.5M||0||Cecil|
|45.8||1961-06-09||3||39°12'N / 76°37'W||39°13'N / 76°36'W||0||0||250K||0||Anne Arundel|
|46.1||1979-09-05||2||39°27'N / 76°25'W||0.50 Mile||20 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Baltimore|
|48.1||1975-07-13||2||39°30'N / 75°13'W||1.50 Miles||77 Yards||0||0||25.0M||0||Cumberland|
|48.3||1973-06-16||2||39°20'N / 76°35'W||0||4||25K||0||Baltimore|
|49.1||1978-06-27||2||38°42'N / 76°40'W||38°37'N / 76°35'W||6.90 Miles||50 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Calvert|
|49.1||2002-05-02||2||39°39'N / 76°00'W||39°42'N / 75°57'W||4.50 Miles||160 Yards||0||0||330K||0||Cecil|
|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.|
|49.4||1961-04-28||3||39°40'N / 75°34'W||0.30 Mile||30 Yards||0||0||25K||0||New 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.