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The chance of earthquake damage in Newton Hamilton is about the same as Pennsylvania average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Newton Hamilton 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, #1262

Newton Hamilton, 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

Newton Hamilton, 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, #2352

Newton Hamilton, PA
52.40
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 2,119 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Newton Hamilton, PA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:2Cold:11Dense Fog:1Drought:10
Dust Storm:0Flood:315Hail:310Heat:22Heavy Snow:34
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:10Landslide:0Strong Wind:26
Thunderstorm Winds:1,306Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:0Winter Storm:23Winter Weather:0
Other:48 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Newton Hamilton, PA.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Newton Hamilton, PA.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 14 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Newton Hamilton, PA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
16.71989-11-20240°37'N / 77°49'W40°39'N / 77°47'W3.50 Miles1230 Yards0025K0Huntingdon
17.71989-06-20240°22'N / 77°30'W2.00 Miles23 Yards0125K0Perry
20.11991-09-18240°40'N / 77°49'W40°42'N / 77°47'W4.00 Miles330 Yards03250K0Huntingdon
20.91952-07-23240°37'N / 77°34'W0425K0Mifflin
23.81955-08-19240°24'N / 77°23'W0025K0Chester
25.01975-06-05240°45'N / 77°55'W00250K0Centre
29.01961-04-16340°03'N / 77°31'W00250K0Cumberland
34.31967-09-21240°25'N / 77°11'W0.10 Mile30 Yards00250K0Perry
36.31980-04-09240°44'N / 77°19'W40°43'N / 77°17'W00250K0Snyder
41.41996-07-19240°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.
42.61980-06-09240°39'N / 78°39'W40°35'N / 78°32'W7.40 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Cambria
44.31976-03-21239°56'N / 77°15'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Adams
46.31996-07-19240°33'N / 78°45'W40°30'N / 78°39'W6.00 Miles100 Yards0000Cambria
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down around 11:10 a.m. EST 2 miles east of Colver and tracked 6 miles southeast before ending 1 mile west of Loretto. The path width was 100 yards. Two homes and a barn were destroyed by this storm. Several roofs and a second barn were also damaged. A central suction vortex was visible in crop damage.
49.01980-06-07240°01'N / 77°04'W40°02'N / 77°01'W2.30 Miles800 Yards002.5M0Adams


* 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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