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Hickory, PA Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Hickory is about the same as Pennsylvania average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Hickory 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, #2465

Hickory, PA
0.00
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

Hickory, 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, #1922

Hickory, PA
77.79
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 5,186 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Hickory, PA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:3Cold:9Dense Fog:0Drought:5
Dust Storm:0Flood:965Hail:950Heat:4Heavy Snow:59
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:29Landslide:0Strong Wind:94
Thunderstorm Winds:2,923Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:27Winter Weather:3
Other:115 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Hickory, PA.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Hickory, PA.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 34 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Hickory, PA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
14.81990-06-30240°07'N / 80°09'W0.20 Mile250 Yards0025K0Washington
22.21956-05-12240°37'N / 80°17'W00250K0Beaver
22.31963-08-03340°19'N / 79°53'W27025.0M0Allegheny
23.41975-06-04240°35'N / 80°13'W40°11'N / 79°32'W45.30 Miles30 Yards000K0Beaver
23.61956-05-13240°22'N / 79°52'W0.70 Mile200 Yards05250K0Allegheny
24.81983-05-22240°17'N / 79°53'W40°18'N / 79°47'W5.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Allegheny
30.81968-06-25239°51'N / 80°19'W01250K0Greene
31.01954-04-27240°13'N / 80°53'W1.00 Mile33 Yards01250K0Jefferson
32.91954-06-26240°15'N / 79°41'W0425K0Westmoreland
34.81985-05-31340°49'N / 80°28'W40°47'N / 80°09'W17.00 Miles243 Yards34025.0M0Beaver
35.01983-05-22240°18'N / 79°47'W40°20'N / 79°30'W14.00 Miles200 Yards062.5M0Westmoreland
35.11954-06-10240°45'N / 80°15'W40°51'N / 80°11'W7.30 Miles33 Yards0125K0Beaver
36.71985-05-31340°47'N / 80°09'W40°43'N / 79°44'W22.00 Miles243 Yards68025.0M0Butler
38.71980-06-03440°39'N / 79°44'W40°37'N / 79°42'W1.90 Miles33 Yards020250.0M0Allegheny
39.41965-11-16240°05'N / 79°37'W40°06'N / 79°36'W03250K0Westmoreland
39.51967-07-24240°49'N / 80°41'W40°49'N / 80°33'W6.50 Miles277 Yards02250K0Columbiana
39.81964-06-15240°18'N / 79°33'W2.00 Miles800 Yards04250K0Westmoreland
39.81965-11-16240°06'N / 79°36'W40°07'N / 79°35'W03250K0Fayette
40.01954-06-10240°51'N / 80°11'W40°53'N / 80°10'W0225K0Lawrence
40.72000-05-23240°21'N / 81°05'W40°20'N / 81°04'W3.00 Miles200 Yards00100K0Harrison
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado with maximum winds estimated at 120 MPH passed through a 3-mile section of rural Harrison County. The tornado passed over only one residence as it moved to the east but destroyed several items on the property, including a cinder-block garage, a wooden barn, and several outbuildings. A parked truck was lifted and turned about 90 degrees but was otherwise undamaged. There were several large sections of heavily wooded area along the tornado's path which were completely cleared of trees. No injuries or fatalities were reported.
41.31986-10-01239°55'N / 79°45'W39°54'N / 79°40'W4.50 Miles100 Yards022.5M0Fayette
41.51981-07-20240°51'N / 80°00'W00250K0Butler
41.71980-06-03440°37'N / 79°42'W40°36'N / 79°33'W7.60 Miles33 Yards00250.0M0Westmoreland
42.61981-04-28240°44'N / 79°44'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0Butler
44.41985-05-31240°53'N / 80°51'W40°50'N / 80°35'W15.00 Miles220 Yards02025.0M0Columbiana
45.81980-06-03440°36'N / 79°33'W40°35'N / 79°30'W2.30 Miles33 Yards0120250.0M0Armstrong
47.11969-05-08340°18'N / 81°12'W2.00 Miles300 Yards114250K0Harrison
47.71976-07-11340°21'N / 79°30'W40°16'N / 79°18'W11.80 Miles67 Yards1172.5M0Westmoreland
47.81978-10-12340°48'N / 80°55'W40°53'N / 80°49'W7.30 Miles250 Yards042.5M0Columbiana
48.51983-05-22240°20'N / 79°30'W40°27'N / 79°17'W13.00 Miles200 Yards042.5M0Westmoreland
48.71977-09-24241°00'N / 80°21'W002.5M0Lawrence
49.11955-03-11240°53'N / 80°50'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Columbiana
49.51971-07-13239°46'N / 79°50'W39°42'N / 79°37'W12.20 Miles70 Yards04250K0Fayette
49.51980-06-03240°32'N / 79°28'W40°32'N / 79°22'W4.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Indiana


* 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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