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New Kingstown, PA Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #993

New Kingstown, PA
0.07
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 Kingstown, 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, #794

New Kingstown, PA
128.72
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 3,422 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of New Kingstown, PA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:2Cold:10Dense Fog:2Drought:12
Dust Storm:0Flood:501Hail:601Heat:23Heavy Snow:45
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:13Landslide:0Strong Wind:34
Thunderstorm Winds:2,013Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:1Winter Storm:29Winter Weather:2
Other:133 

Volcanos Nearby

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

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 2 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near New Kingstown, PA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
30.11964-05-124.53340.2-76.5
43.31984-04-234.4539.92-76.36

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 47 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near New Kingstown, PA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
10.21992-10-09240°07'N / 76°57'W2.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0York
11.51985-07-31240°10'N / 76°54'W40°09'N / 76°51'W3.00 Miles20 Yards02250K0Lancaster
12.51977-04-05240°15'N / 76°50'W2.00 Miles67 Yards012.5M0Dauphin
14.01967-09-21240°25'N / 77°11'W0.10 Mile30 Yards00250K0Perry
14.51980-06-07240°01'N / 77°04'W40°02'N / 77°01'W2.30 Miles800 Yards002.5M0Adams
14.51980-06-07240°02'N / 77°01'W40°02'N / 76°57'W3.30 Miles33 Yards002.5M0York
16.11970-03-26240°16'N / 76°46'W2.50 Miles50 Yards00250K0Dauphin
20.11955-08-19240°24'N / 77°23'W0025K0Chester
20.91980-06-07339°56'N / 77°01'W1.50 Miles400 Yards00250K0Adams
20.91967-10-18240°13'N / 76°45'W40°19'N / 76°36'W10.20 Miles30 Yards011250K0Dauphin
22.61969-07-27240°04'N / 76°42'W0.30 Mile100 Yards00250K0York
22.81976-03-21239°56'N / 77°15'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Adams
23.61991-05-06240°05'N / 76°40'W1.00 Mile100 Yards03250K0Lancaster
24.51989-06-20240°22'N / 77°30'W2.00 Miles23 Yards0125K0Perry
24.61970-07-02240°09'N / 76°37'W1.00 Mile1760 Yards0025K0Lancaster
24.61963-03-27240°00'N / 76°51'W40°03'N / 76°32'W17.00 Miles20 Yards0025K0York
25.82004-07-14340°17'N / 76°35'W40°17'N / 76°35'W7.50 Miles500 Yards0018.0M0Lebanon
 Brief Description: Thunderstorms spawned a strong F3 tornado in southern Lebanon County during the afternoon of July 14. The tornado first touched down in far western Lebanon County at 3:05 pm EDT, about 1 mile west of the town of Campbelltown. The tornado traveled east, and struck a housing development about one quarter mile south of Route 322. A total of 32 homes were destroyed, with another 37 homes sustaining significant damage. An additional 50 homes and 9 farm buildings in the area were damaged by downburst winds associated with the thunderstorm which spawned the tornado. The tornado continued along a path to the east for seven and one half miles. The tornado crossed Route 322 west of Mount Pleasant, and continued east, mainly across fields, until it lifted up about 2 miles northwest of the town of Cornwall at 3:15 pm EDT. The width of the tornado was one quarter mile. Although the tornadic damage was confined to the path described, additional damage occurred outside this path, again associated with downburst winds from the parent thunderstorm. Winds were estimated between 175 and 200 MPH, making this a strong F3 tornado on the Fujita scale. The tornado injured 24 persons, one critically. There were no deaths. The American Red Cross opened a mass care center, where over 50 people required assistance with sheltering. Between 25,000 and 30,000 customers lost power in Lebanon and Berks Counties as a result of the storms.
26.01957-11-19240°18'N / 76°35'W2.00 Miles13 Yards0025K0Lebanon
26.81961-04-16340°03'N / 77°31'W00250K0Cumberland
27.01956-06-13239°57'N / 76°43'W0225K0York
27.31952-04-05339°48'N / 76°59'W39°57'N / 76°43'W17.50 Miles33 Yards042.5M0York
28.81954-04-25239°50'N / 77°14'W39°48'N / 76°59'W13.30 Miles500 Yards0025K0Adams
30.11990-06-08239°49'N / 76°54'W1.00 Mile60 Yards01250K0York
30.31989-06-15239°58'N / 76°40'W40°02'N / 76°30'W9.00 Miles100 Yards03250K0York
30.41950-07-05240°36'N / 76°45'W003K0Dauphin
31.31961-07-29239°58'N / 76°40'W39°59'N / 76°30'W8.80 Miles500 Yards002.5M0York
31.81978-08-28239°48'N / 77°02'W39°45'N / 77°00'W3.30 Miles20 Yards003K0Adams
32.82001-09-24239°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.
34.71989-06-15240°02'N / 76°30'W40°02'N / 76°26'W4.00 Miles100 Yards03250K0Lancaster
34.81978-08-28239°45'N / 77°00'W39°43'N / 76°59'W1.90 Miles33 Yards003K0York
36.01980-04-09240°44'N / 77°19'W40°43'N / 77°17'W00250K0Snyder
36.51953-11-23240°06'N / 76°24'W0.10 Mile20 Yards003K0Lancaster
37.11983-05-22339°42'N / 77°14'W39°43'N / 77°12'W1.00 Mile37 Yards0025K0Carroll
37.21952-07-23240°37'N / 77°34'W0425K0Mifflin
37.21953-09-12240°40'N / 76°41'W40°39'N / 76°35'W4.70 Miles50 Yards003K0Northumberland
37.61989-06-15240°02'N / 76°26'W40°00'N / 76°24'W3.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Lancaster
37.91992-07-17240°24'N / 76°23'W1.00 Mile30 Yards00250K0Lebanon
37.91983-05-22339°42'N / 77°15'W39°42'N / 77°14'W1.00 Mile37 Yards0025K0Frederick
38.81975-10-11240°17'N / 76°29'W40°10'N / 76°11'W17.50 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Lebanon
39.81961-07-29239°59'N / 76°30'W40°02'N / 76°15'W13.40 Miles500 Yards022.5M0Lancaster
42.01978-08-28239°43'N / 76°59'W39°34'N / 76°47'W14.80 Miles33 Yards000K0Frederick
43.81970-06-18340°24'N / 76°18'W40°24'N / 76°14'W1.90 Miles880 Yards152.5M0Lebanon
45.01979-05-23239°35'N / 77°00'W2.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Carroll
45.41978-08-28240°53'N / 76°52'W40°51'N / 76°48'W3.30 Miles50 Yards0125K0Snyder
45.71978-08-28240°51'N / 76°48'W40°52'N / 76°46'W0025K0Northumberland
47.31989-11-20240°37'N / 77°49'W40°39'N / 77°47'W3.50 Miles1230 Yards0025K0Huntingdon
49.41991-09-18240°40'N / 77°49'W40°42'N / 77°47'W4.00 Miles330 Yards03250K0Huntingdon


* 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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