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Lewistown Micro Area Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 

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

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

Earthquake Index, #557

Lewistown Area
0.03
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, #129

Lewistown Area
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, #676

Lewistown Area
63.58
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 10,794 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Lewistown Area were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:4Cold:58Dense Fog:34Drought:67
Dust Storm:0Flood:1,451Hail:1,723Heat:122Heavy Snow:162
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:41Landslide:0Strong Wind:201
Thunderstorm Winds:6,202Tropical Storm:2Wildfire:8Winter Storm:126Winter Weather:101
Other:492 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Lewistown Area.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Lewistown Area.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Lewistown Area.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 19 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Lewistown Area.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
2.81952-07-23240°37'N / 77°34'W0425K0Mifflin
9.51989-11-20240°37'N / 77°49'W40°39'N / 77°47'W3.50 Miles1230 Yards0025K0Huntingdon
10.61991-09-18240°40'N / 77°49'W40°42'N / 77°47'W4.00 Miles330 Yards03250K0Huntingdon
18.11989-06-20240°22'N / 77°30'W2.00 Miles23 Yards0125K0Perry
18.21975-06-05240°45'N / 77°55'W00250K0Centre
18.51980-04-09240°44'N / 77°19'W40°43'N / 77°17'W00250K0Snyder
19.21955-08-19240°24'N / 77°23'W0025K0Chester
26.61967-09-21240°25'N / 77°11'W0.10 Mile30 Yards00250K0Perry
39.21961-04-16340°03'N / 77°31'W00250K0Cumberland
40.11985-05-31441°10'N / 77°52'W41°13'N / 77°19'W29.00 Miles3330 Yards0025.0M0Clinton
42.21985-05-31441°12'N / 77°57'W41°10'N / 77°52'W4.50 Miles3330 Yards0025.0M0Centre
44.81978-08-28240°53'N / 76°52'W40°51'N / 76°48'W3.30 Miles50 Yards0125K0Snyder
45.41985-05-31441°12'N / 78°04'W41°12'N / 77°57'W5.50 Miles3330 Yards0025.0M0Clinton
45.61950-07-05240°36'N / 76°45'W003K0Dauphin
47.01978-08-28240°51'N / 76°48'W40°52'N / 76°46'W0025K0Northumberland
47.61996-07-19240°43'N / 78°35'W40°39'N / 78°28'W8.40 Miles200 Yards0000Cambria
 Brief Description: An F1 to weak F2 tornado touched down in Clearfield County near New Washington around 10:15 a.m. EST. The tornado moved southeast approximately 19 miles along a curved path crossing Five Points into Cambria County across Glendale Lake before ending 2 miles east of Frugality. This storm damaged several mobile homes and farms in Five Points, picked a boat out of the water on Glendale Lake and felled many trees along its path. A herringbone tree pattern was apparent along with suction vortex damage to crops.
47.81985-05-31341°11'N / 77°09'W41°08'N / 76°58'W11.00 Miles910 Yards22025.0M0Lycoming
48.31977-04-05240°15'N / 76°50'W2.00 Miles67 Yards012.5M0Dauphin
49.11992-10-09240°07'N / 76°57'W2.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0York


* 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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