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Newark, MD Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #278

Newark, MD
0.08
Maryland
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

Newark, MD
0.0000
Maryland
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, #678

Newark, MD
32.88
Maryland
121.90
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 900 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Newark, MD were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:0Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:74Hail:132Heat:2Heavy Snow:5
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:4
Thunderstorm Winds:508Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:2Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:173 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Newark, MD.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Newark, MD.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 4 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Newark, MD.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
23.11955-08-12238°32'N / 75°04'W38°33'N / 75°01'W2.70 Miles133 Yards013K0Sussex
40.01984-07-18238°48'N / 75°35'W1.50 Miles80 Yards0025K0Sussex
42.42002-04-28338°25'N / 76°18'W38°21'N / 75°49'W18.00 Miles150 Yards00150K0Dorchester
 Brief Description: Tornado path length 16-18 miles. One house and several outbuildings destroyed near Hip Roof Road. Most of the damage along tornado path rated F0 to F1.
46.61973-10-02237°42'N / 75°45'W000K0Accomack


* 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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