Lawrence, PA Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
The chance of earthquake damage in Lawrence is about the same as Pennsylvania average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Lawrence is lower than Pennsylvania average and is lower than the national average.
Earthquake Index, #2431
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, #1673
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 5,123 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Lawrence, PA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||929||Hail:||946||Heat:||3||Heavy Snow:||45|
|High Surf:||0||Hurricane:||0||Ice Storm:||21||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||70|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||2,959||Tropical Storm:||0||Wildfire:||0||Winter Storm:||21||Winter Weather:||2|
No volcano is found in or near Lawrence, PA.
Historical Earthquake Events
No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Lawrence, PA.
No historical earthquake events found in or near Lawrence, PA.
Historical Tornado Events
A total of 37 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Lawrence, PA.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|12.4||1963-08-03||3||40°19'N / 79°53'W||2||70||25.0M||0||Allegheny|
|13.1||1990-06-30||2||40°07'N / 80°09'W||0.20 Mile||250 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Washington|
|13.9||1975-06-04||2||40°35'N / 80°13'W||40°11'N / 79°32'W||45.30 Miles||30 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Beaver|
|13.9||1956-05-13||2||40°22'N / 79°52'W||0.70 Mile||200 Yards||0||5||250K||0||Allegheny|
|15.0||1983-05-22||2||40°17'N / 79°53'W||40°18'N / 79°47'W||5.00 Miles||200 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Allegheny|
|23.2||1954-06-26||2||40°15'N / 79°41'W||0||4||25K||0||Westmoreland|
|23.2||1956-05-12||2||40°37'N / 80°17'W||0||0||250K||0||Beaver|
|25.1||1983-05-22||2||40°18'N / 79°47'W||40°20'N / 79°30'W||14.00 Miles||200 Yards||0||6||2.5M||0||Westmoreland|
|29.9||1964-06-15||2||40°18'N / 79°33'W||2.00 Miles||800 Yards||0||4||250K||0||Westmoreland|
|30.6||1965-11-16||2||40°05'N / 79°37'W||40°06'N / 79°36'W||0||3||250K||0||Westmoreland|
|30.9||1965-11-16||2||40°06'N / 79°36'W||40°07'N / 79°35'W||0||3||250K||0||Fayette|
|31.0||1980-06-03||4||40°39'N / 79°44'W||40°37'N / 79°42'W||1.90 Miles||33 Yards||0||20||250.0M||0||Allegheny|
|32.1||1985-05-31||3||40°47'N / 80°09'W||40°43'N / 79°44'W||22.00 Miles||243 Yards||6||80||25.0M||0||Butler|
|33.1||1968-06-25||2||39°51'N / 80°19'W||0||1||250K||0||Greene|
|33.4||1980-06-03||4||40°37'N / 79°42'W||40°36'N / 79°33'W||7.60 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||250.0M||0||Westmoreland|
|34.6||1954-06-10||2||40°45'N / 80°15'W||40°51'N / 80°11'W||7.30 Miles||33 Yards||0||1||25K||0||Beaver|
|34.9||1986-10-01||2||39°55'N / 79°45'W||39°54'N / 79°40'W||4.50 Miles||100 Yards||0||2||2.5M||0||Fayette|
|35.7||1985-05-31||3||40°49'N / 80°28'W||40°47'N / 80°09'W||17.00 Miles||243 Yards||3||40||25.0M||0||Beaver|
|35.9||1981-04-28||2||40°44'N / 79°44'W||0.50 Mile||33 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Butler|
|37.0||1980-06-03||4||40°36'N / 79°33'W||40°35'N / 79°30'W||2.30 Miles||33 Yards||0||120||250.0M||0||Armstrong|
|37.8||1976-07-11||3||40°21'N / 79°30'W||40°16'N / 79°18'W||11.80 Miles||67 Yards||1||17||2.5M||0||Westmoreland|
|38.2||1981-07-20||2||40°51'N / 80°00'W||0||0||250K||0||Butler|
|38.7||1983-05-22||2||40°20'N / 79°30'W||40°27'N / 79°17'W||13.00 Miles||200 Yards||0||4||2.5M||0||Westmoreland|
|38.9||1954-06-10||2||40°51'N / 80°11'W||40°53'N / 80°10'W||0||2||25K||0||Lawrence|
|39.2||1980-05-12||2||40°24'N / 79°23'W||2.20 Miles||20 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Westmoreland|
|40.1||1980-06-03||2||40°32'N / 79°28'W||40°32'N / 79°22'W||4.90 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Indiana|
|40.8||1954-04-27||2||40°13'N / 80°53'W||1.00 Mile||33 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Jefferson|
|43.6||1997-08-15||2||40°20'N / 79°19'W||40°21'N / 79°16'W||3.50 Miles||200 Yards||0||2||800K||10K||Westmoreland|
|Brief Description: A severe thunderstorm produced a tornado that produced substantial damage in a residential area east-northeast of Latrobe along the foothills of the Chestnut Ridge. The tornado first touched down 1 mile west of Derry. The tornado completely destroyed a large tier of metal stadium bleachers at a high school football field and wrapped them against a utility pole. A nearby roof of a business was damaged and a mobile home was completely destroyed and a few mobile homes sustained damage. The tornado then tracked through a rural area, damaging some farm buildings and downing field corn. The tornado continued its rapid (estimated forward speed 50-60 miles per hour) northeast track and caused significant damage in a mobile home park in Derry. The tornado crossed Route 217 and downed trees across railroad tracks and then entered a residential area in Millwood. One frame house in Millwood was severely damaged and part of a room addition collapsed and trapped a resident, who was treated at the scene. A resident of a mobile home sustained minor injuries as well. Numerous trees were uprooted and large branches and power lines were downed along the track of the storm. One home along Route 217 had a branch embedded into the house siding. The tornado was estimated to have wind speeds of between 90 and 120 miles per hour, briefly attaining an F-2 rating on the Fujita Tornado Scale. All tolled, 7-8 mobile homes were destroyed (3 totally decimated), 10-12 sustained major damage, 15-18 sustained minor damage. One frame house was heavily damaged and about 10 sustained minor damage. One car was destroyed when a tree fell on it. Parked next to the auto was another car with two occupants that were not injured. About 10 other cars were damaged. An open-air church in Millwood was also heavily damaged. The tornado appeared to have dissipated as it entered the heavily wooded slopes of the Chestnut Ridge.|
|44.0||1967-07-24||2||40°49'N / 80°41'W||40°49'N / 80°33'W||6.50 Miles||277 Yards||0||2||250K||0||Columbiana|
|44.6||1971-07-13||2||39°46'N / 79°50'W||39°42'N / 79°37'W||12.20 Miles||70 Yards||0||4||250K||0||Fayette|
|46.6||1966-04-23||2||40°42'N / 79°24'W||1.00 Mile||17 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Armstrong|
|47.2||1954-06-01||2||40°55'N / 79°48'W||40°57'N / 79°44'W||3.00 Miles||150 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Butler|
|47.8||1998-06-02||2||39°45'N / 79°39'W||39°43'N / 79°34'W||5.00 Miles||300 Yards||0||0||3.0M||2.0M||Fayette|
|Brief Description: An F2 tornado passed southeast through southern Fayette County PA, the northeast tip of Preston County WV, and into northwest Garrett County MD. The total length of the tornado as it passed across these three counties was 12 miles. Damage included a completely destroyed dairy barn, two completely destroyed house trailers, and at least 21 other structures heavily damaged, many with roofs partially or completely peeled off. Several cows were killed, with one cow thrown through the air over 100 yards. A clearly visible 300-yard wide, 1-mile long swath of trees which were completely sheared/uprooted was present near the Pennsylvania/West Virginia state border. One Fayette County official estimated at least two million dollars damage in lost timber alone in that county. Despite the damage, interviews with law enforcement officials, paramedics and local residents revealed no injuries occurred.|
|48.0||1983-05-22||2||40°27'N / 79°17'W||40°30'N / 79°11'W||6.00 Miles||200 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Indiana|
|49.5||1985-05-31||2||40°53'N / 80°51'W||40°50'N / 80°35'W||15.00 Miles||220 Yards||0||20||25.0M||0||Columbiana|
|49.5||1977-09-24||2||41°00'N / 80°21'W||0||0||2.5M||0||Lawrence|
|49.9||1981-07-26||2||40°34'N / 79°14'W||0||0||250K||0||Indiana|
* 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.