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New Germantown, PA Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in New Germantown is about the same as Pennsylvania average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in New Germantown 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, #1242

New Germantown, PA
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, #1

New Germantown, 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, #1923

New Germantown, PA
77.77
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 2,696 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of New Germantown, PA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:2Cold:8Dense Fog:1Drought:10
Dust Storm:0Flood:405Hail:437Heat:22Heavy Snow:30
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:9Landslide:0Strong Wind:28
Thunderstorm Winds:1,639Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:1Winter Storm:19Winter Weather:0
Other:84 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near New Germantown, PA.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near New Germantown, PA.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 28 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near New Germantown, PA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
8.01989-06-20240°22'N / 77°30'W2.00 Miles23 Yards0125K0Perry
13.91955-08-19240°24'N / 77°23'W0025K0Chester
15.81961-04-16340°03'N / 77°31'W00250K0Cumberland
23.41967-09-21240°25'N / 77°11'W0.10 Mile30 Yards00250K0Perry
23.81952-07-23240°37'N / 77°34'W0425K0Mifflin
27.41989-11-20240°37'N / 77°49'W40°39'N / 77°47'W3.50 Miles1230 Yards0025K0Huntingdon
29.31976-03-21239°56'N / 77°15'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Adams
30.51991-09-18240°40'N / 77°49'W40°42'N / 77°47'W4.00 Miles330 Yards03250K0Huntingdon
33.41980-06-07240°01'N / 77°04'W40°02'N / 77°01'W2.30 Miles800 Yards002.5M0Adams
34.71980-04-09240°44'N / 77°19'W40°43'N / 77°17'W00250K0Snyder
35.21992-10-09240°07'N / 76°57'W2.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0York
35.81980-06-07240°02'N / 77°01'W40°02'N / 76°57'W3.30 Miles33 Yards002.5M0York
37.31975-06-05240°45'N / 77°55'W00250K0Centre
38.11980-06-07339°56'N / 77°01'W1.50 Miles400 Yards00250K0Adams
38.31985-07-31240°10'N / 76°54'W40°09'N / 76°51'W3.00 Miles20 Yards02250K0Lancaster
39.71977-04-05240°15'N / 76°50'W2.00 Miles67 Yards012.5M0Dauphin
40.31954-04-25239°50'N / 77°14'W39°48'N / 76°59'W13.30 Miles500 Yards0025K0Adams
43.21970-03-26240°16'N / 76°46'W2.50 Miles50 Yards00250K0Dauphin
43.51983-05-22339°42'N / 77°15'W39°42'N / 77°14'W1.00 Mile37 Yards0025K0Frederick
43.51983-05-22339°42'N / 77°14'W39°43'N / 77°12'W1.00 Mile37 Yards0025K0Carroll
45.61978-08-28239°48'N / 77°02'W39°45'N / 77°00'W3.30 Miles20 Yards003K0Adams
47.61952-04-05339°48'N / 76°59'W39°57'N / 76°43'W17.50 Miles33 Yards042.5M0York
48.01990-06-08239°49'N / 76°54'W1.00 Mile60 Yards01250K0York
48.01967-10-18240°13'N / 76°45'W40°19'N / 76°36'W10.20 Miles30 Yards011250K0Dauphin
48.12001-09-24239°44'N / 76°59'W39°48'N / 76°56'W5.00 Miles200 Yards00900K0York
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down near Grand Valley Road at 17:33 EST about 5 miles South of Hanover PA. The tornado proceded northward, through Parkville then lifting to the north of Blooming Grove at 17:40 EST. The path of the tornado was about 5 miles in length but not always on the ground while the width varied from 50 to 200 yards. The top wind speeds were estimated at 110 to 120 mph. There were no injuries or deaths. Significant damage included 8 homes with roofs torn off, brick and structural damage to several additional homes, 50 to 75 trees knocked down, 38 cars damaged at a car dealership, significant roof and water damage to a middle school and administration building, and significant structural damage to a store complex northwest of Blooming Grove.
48.71978-08-28239°45'N / 77°00'W39°43'N / 76°59'W1.90 Miles33 Yards003K0York
48.81969-07-27240°04'N / 76°42'W0.30 Mile100 Yards00250K0York
49.41950-07-05240°36'N / 76°45'W003K0Dauphin


* 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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