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

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Earthquake Index, #574

Oceola, OH

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

Oceola, OH

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, #551

Oceola, OH

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 4,444 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Oceola, OH were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:2Cold:11Dense Fog:1Drought:8
Dust Storm:0Flood:548Hail:1,048Heat:8Heavy Snow:65
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:24Landslide:0Strong Wind:110
Thunderstorm Winds:2,391Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:99Winter Weather:15

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Oceola, OH.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Oceola, OH.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 71 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Oceola, OH.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
12.51973-05-10240°42'N / 83°07'W40°40'N / 82°51'W13.90 Miles267 Yards003K0Marion
13.51973-05-10240°46'N / 83°30'W40°42'N / 83°07'W20.40 Miles267 Yards0025K0Wyandot
14.51992-07-13241°03'N / 83°19'W41°03'N / 82°59'W16.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Seneca
15.51964-06-15240°56'N / 83°22'W07250K0Wyandot
15.81965-11-16241°00'N / 82°58'W41°04'N / 82°53'W5.90 Miles500 Yards00250K0Seneca
15.92000-05-23240°40'N / 82°54'W40°40'N / 82°54'W3.00 Miles200 Yards00200K0Marion
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down near Lyons Road approximately four miles west of the Town of Martel. The observed damage path was approximately three miles in length and was oriented west to east. The width of the path varied between 100 and 200 yards. Five homes were damaged and two mobile homes destroyed. One of the mobile homes was found wrapped around a large tree.
17.71980-07-05240°40'N / 82°51'W0.20 Mile33 Yards0125K0Morrow
17.91965-04-11341°04'N / 83°08'W41°07'N / 82°51'W15.00 Miles300 Yards430250K0Seneca
18.01975-08-13240°44'N / 82°47'W0.50 Mile20 Yards00250K0Crawford
18.51961-02-18241°06'N / 83°12'W1.50 Miles440 Yards00250K0Seneca
19.51964-06-15240°52'N / 83°28'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Wyandot
21.01971-05-06240°31'N / 83°12'W40°34'N / 83°04'W7.40 Miles150 Yards03250K0Marion
21.71977-06-30240°53'N / 82°41'W0.50 Mile50 Yards00250K0Richland
22.01970-05-13240°33'N / 82°56'W053K0Morrow
22.31973-05-10341°14'N / 83°26'W41°06'N / 82°42'W39.10 Miles27 Yards102.5M0Seneca
22.52002-11-10341°06'N / 83°10'W41°14'N / 82°54'W21.00 Miles100 Yards1212.8M0Seneca
 Brief Description: An F1 tornado touched down southwest of Tiffin near the Seneca County Airport. The tornado moved east northeast and strengthened to F3 intesity as it crossed U.S. Highway 224 and moved into Tiffin. The Honey Creek subdivision along County Road 19 near US 224 was hard hit. Six homes on Nantucket Drive in the subdivision were destroyed and many other homes damaged. As the tornado continued across the southern part of Tiffin it leveled a business along State Route 231 and destroyed several homes on Siesta Drive just east of State Route 231. A retirement community along St. Francis Avenue and just north of Siesta Drive was also hard hit by the tornado. Eight homes in the community were destroyed with five more damaged enough to be declared uninhabitable. Another 25 homes sustained lesser amounts of damage and several cars were found lying upside down. The tornado weakened to F2 intensity as it crossed State Route 100 and moved over Greenlawn Cemetary. From the cemetary, the tornado began to move in more of a northeasterly direction and briefly weakened to F1 intensity as it passed to the east of Heidelburg College. The tornado reintensified to F2 as it crossed State Route 18 and continued northeast across open country where it damaged many more homes and buildings. The tornado reached strong F3 intensity for several miles to the northwest and north of Republic. A 24 year old male was killed and two other people seriously injured when a home in Scipio Township on County Road 38 near County Road 43 was swept off of it's foundation. Two other homes nearby were also leveled. The tornado remained on the ground for another ten miles and gradually weakened to F2 intensity. It finally lifted south of State Route 18 near Fireside. Later, the same parent thunderstorm spawned another tornado a few miles away in Huron County. Overall, this tornado destroyed 32 homes and businesses, heavily damaged another eight and slightly damaged around 70 homes in Seneca County. Dozens of cars were also damaged and destroyed with downed trees and power poles numbering in the hundreds. The damage path from this tornado was roughly 21 miles in length and over 200 yards in width at times. M24PH
22.71979-08-08240°31'N / 83°08'W1.20 Miles50 Yards00250K0Marion
23.81960-08-21240°30'N / 83°11'W40°30'N / 83°05'W4.50 Miles880 Yards0025K0Marion
24.11975-11-10240°54'N / 83°33'W0.30 Mile30 Yards00250K0Hancock
24.91981-06-13340°30'N / 82°54'W40°33'N / 82°51'W3.80 Miles350 Yards45625.0M0Morrow
25.41973-05-10240°40'N / 82°51'W40°38'N / 82°31'W17.30 Miles267 Yards003K0Morrow
26.62008-05-31241°05'N / 83°31'W41°08'N / 83°25'W6.00 Miles100 Yards061.0M0KHancock
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down in northeastern Hancock County about two miles southwest of Arcadia near the intersection of Township Roads 214 and 254. The tornado continued northeast for about six miles before moving into Seneca County on the south end of Fostoria. The total tornado path length was over eight miles. The track was parallel to State Route 12 and about a mile to the south of the road. The tornado was initially an EF1 but strengthened to EF2 intensity after crossing County Road 330. The tornado returned to EF1 intensity just before reaching County Road 23 on the southwest edge of Fostoria. The damage path had a maximum width of around 100 yards. Around a dozen properties sustained damage from this tornado. At least two homes were destroyed with several others heavily damaged. Many outbuildings were also damaged. Hundreds of trees were toppled along the damage path. At least six people were treated at a Fostoria hospital for cuts and bruises. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front trailing an area of low pressure over the central Great Lakes moved into western Ohio during the late evening hours of May 30th. Showers and thunderstorms developed in advance of this front and moved across northern Ohio during the early morning hours of May 31st. A few of these thunderstorms became severe with one producing a tornado.
26.91951-04-28241°00'N / 83°40'W41°06'N / 83°24'W15.20 Miles33 Yards052.5M0Hancock
28.11989-11-15240°26'N / 82°56'W40°36'N / 82°37'W21.00 Miles73 Yards002.5M0Morrow
28.21972-08-17241°02'N / 82°37'W2.80 Miles183 Yards00250K0Huron
28.32002-11-10241°07'N / 83°30'W41°07'N / 83°30'W3.50 Miles50 Yards0011.0M0Hancock
 Brief Description: An F1 tornado touched down to the northeast of Arcadia in northeastern Hancock County. The initial touchdown occurred just south of State Route 12 and to the east of County Road 330. From this location the tornado moved northeast and strengthened to F2 intensity as it entered the southwest end of Fostoria. Two businesses were heavily damaged on the outskirts of Fostoria along State Route 12. One of the two, a fertilizer business, had two of it's four buildings completely leveled and the remaining two heavily damaged. A nearby gas storage facility had two large storage tanks damaged. Nearby, the tornado derailed two railroad cars near the West Tiffin Street crossing and toppled 19 high voltage transmission poles interrupting power for a large area. Extensive damage was done to neighborhoods on the southwest side of Tiffin with Jeannette Drive, Vickie Lane and West Tiffin Streets hardest hit. As the tornado neared downtown Fostoria it tore the roof off of a high school which allowed rain water to enter the building and damage all three floors. Total damage to the school was estimated to be well over $500,000. Just east of the school, the community hospital was hit and sustained over $1 million in damage. The tornado lifted just east of the hospital and touched down a second time on the northeast side of Fostoria (Seneca County). In Fostoria, eight homes were destroyed with nine more homes damaged enough to be declared uninhabitable. An additional 60 to 70 homes sustained minor damage with dozens of cars damaged in varying amounts. Hundreds of trees and power poles were downed along the damage path which was around 50 yards in width.
28.41983-05-02241°01'N / 82°36'W2.00 Miles50 Yards02250K0Huron
29.21965-04-11240°25'N / 83°01'W40°28'N / 82°50'W9.90 Miles400 Yards0222.5M0Morrow
29.41985-03-28240°40'N / 82°35'W2.00 Miles77 Yards002.5M0Richland
29.41990-06-22240°36'N / 82°40'W40°35'N / 82°37'W3.00 Miles200 Yards012.5M0Morrow
29.51970-05-14240°30'N / 82°45'W40°32'N / 82°43'W3.00 Miles700 Yards07250K0Morrow
29.91989-11-15240°36'N / 82°37'W40°38'N / 82°36'W2.00 Miles73 Yards002.5M0Richland
30.01973-05-10341°06'N / 82°42'W41°02'N / 82°30'W11.00 Miles50 Yards51002.5M0Huron
30.21986-03-10241°03'N / 82°41'W41°10'N / 82°35'W8.00 Miles200 Yards1102.5M0Huron
30.61971-06-02341°05'N / 84°00'W40°59'N / 83°15'W39.60 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Putnam
30.71965-04-11240°23'N / 83°15'W40°25'N / 83°01'W12.30 Miles400 Yards4352.5M0Delaware
31.31972-08-17240°54'N / 82°30'W0.10 Mile30 Yards0025K0Richland
31.31989-11-27241°05'N / 82°48'W41°16'N / 82°34'W15.00 Miles73 Yards012.5M0Huron
32.11971-06-02340°55'N / 84°00'W40°56'N / 83°24'W31.50 Miles200 Yards0025K0Allen
32.91980-07-09241°01'N / 83°41'W0.20 Mile50 Yards003K0Hancock
33.51965-04-11240°22'N / 83°16'W40°23'N / 83°15'W0525K0Union
33.61965-04-11440°52'N / 83°52'W40°57'N / 83°36'W14.70 Miles400 Yards24250K0Hancock
34.31977-06-30241°18'N / 82°50'W0.70 Mile50 Yards00250K0Huron
34.31990-06-22240°35'N / 82°37'W40°41'N / 82°23'W19.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Richland
34.41953-06-08441°16'N / 83°26'W41°25'N / 82°50'W32.60 Miles100 Yards000K0Sandusky
34.82000-09-20241°15'N / 82°42'W41°15'N / 82°42'W1.50 Miles100 Yards01250K15KHuron
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down north of Monroeville along State Route 99 near Mead Road. The tornado traveled east for 2.5 miles along State Route 113 and dissipated in Erie County near the corner of Higbee and Livengood Roads. The tornado was not on the ground the entire length and had a damage path approximately 100 yards in width. A mobile home, small outbuilding, barn, garage and a camper were destroyed in Huron County. An adult male inside the mobile home was slightly injured. The damage path of the tornado was clearly visible through corn fields and debris from the destroyed buildings was strewn along the path and in some case thrown well outside the path. Ears of corn were found shucked, apparently by the tornado. Several hundred trees were downed along the damage path.
36.51980-04-08241°17'N / 83°29'W1.50 Miles100 Yards07250K0Wood
36.62002-11-10340°23'N / 83°32'W40°26'N / 83°27'W7.00 Miles300 Yards02500K0Union
 Brief Description: The tornado moved into the northwest part of the county from Logan County, tracking northeast across rural areas. Nine homes were damaged, four of which were completely destroyed. Half a dozen barn and sheds were destroyed. A 400-foot metal hi-tension cellular tower was toppled and destroyed and numerous cars were totalled. The worst damage occurred to a modular home along Newton-Perkins Road. Two individuals in the home were severely injured.
37.01973-05-10240°38'N / 82°31'W40°37'N / 82°23'W6.60 Miles267 Yards01425K0Richland
37.11982-04-03240°30'N / 82°33'W0.80 Mile50 Yards09250K0Knox
37.71965-08-25240°42'N / 82°24'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Richland
40.11953-06-08441°15'N / 83°50'W41°16'N / 83°26'W20.50 Miles33 Yards380K0Wood
40.12000-09-20241°18'N / 82°37'W41°18'N / 82°37'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00175K10KErie
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down north of Monroeville in Huron County and traveled east along State Route 113 into southern Erie County. The tornado dissipated near the corner of Higbee and Livengood Roads after destroying a farm house. The destroyed house was ripped from its foundation, moved 40 feet and knocked over. A second house and a small barn were also slightly damaged. The tornado traveled approximately one mile in Erie County and had a damage path about 100 yards wide. Debris from the homes was thrown well outside the damage path which was clearly visible through corn fields. Ears of corn were shucked, apparently by the tornado and some ears had many kernels removed. Several dozen trees were downed along the damage path.
41.62002-11-10340°21'N / 83°33'W40°21'N / 83°33'W2.00 Miles300 Yards0030K0Logan
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down across the extreme eastern part of the county and moved northeast, continuing into Union County. Two semi trailers and a shed roof were damaged.
41.91973-05-10241°02'N / 82°30'W40°57'N / 82°08'W19.70 Miles667 Yards06250K0Ashland
42.91957-06-11240°18'N / 82°42'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Knox
43.41981-06-08240°32'N / 82°25'W40°32'N / 82°20'W3.80 Miles50 Yards02250K0Knox
44.31970-04-02240°24'N / 82°29'W2.00 Miles150 Yards01250K0Knox
44.31982-03-31240°24'N / 82°29'W1.00 Mile200 Yards04250K0Knox
45.31992-07-12241°11'N / 82°21'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Huron
46.21992-07-12241°27'N / 82°43'W2.00 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Erie
46.42002-11-10240°57'N / 82°13'W40°57'N / 82°13'W5.50 Miles50 Yards001.6M0Ashland
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down two miles southwest of Polk near the intersection of County Road 601 and Township Road 902. A new home at this location was destroyed. The tornado then traveled northeast across the western and northern portions of Polk. Two homes on the west side of Polk were heavily damaged and a small barn was leveled just north of town. Another 10 to 12 buildings, including two public buildings sustained minor damage in Polk. From Polk, the tornado traveled northeast across rural areas and passed just to the west of Albion. Two homes along County Road 620 just west of Township Road 521 lost entire roofs and had exterior walls partially or entirely knocked down. A nearby barn was leveled with debris thrown as much as one half mile. A small boat tethered in a pond near the barn was found a quarter mile away and the pond itself was filled with debris. A church in the area had it's steeple toppled. The tornado continued northeast and damaged several more homes and buildings. The tornado moved into Medina County just east of County Road 175. In the county, a total of five homes were either completely destroyed or declared unlivable with another 11 homes sustaining enough damage to require significant repairs. Approximately 30 additional homes and buildings suffered minor damage. A few dozen cars sustained varying amounts of damage. The tornado was on the ground in Ashland County for approximately five and a half miles with the damage path no more than 50 yards in width.
46.61973-05-08240°06'N / 83°07'W40°15'N / 82°51'W17.30 Miles67 Yards00250K0Franklin
46.81992-07-12241°22'N / 83°40'W0.10 Mile100 Yards0525K0Wood
47.01998-06-24241°31'N / 82°57'W41°31'N / 82°57'W3.50 Miles100 Yards01320.0M5.0MOttawa
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down approximately 10 miles west of Port Clinton and just west of the Davis Bessie power plant. Winds were between 113 and 157 miles per hour. Considerable damage occurred, with some barns completely destroyed and an apartment complex heavily damaged. Sixty three homes were destroyed, 63 sustained major damage, 238 had minor damage, semi trucks and mobile homes were overturned and trees and utility poles were downed. Loss of power lines outside Davis Bessie triggered a shutdown and a second stage alert; power was out for several days in places. A state of emergency was declared and all roads were closed in the county. Many buildings were destroyed and trees were downed at Camp Perry. A tree containing an eagle's nest with 2 eaglets was blown down. One of the eaglets survived.
48.41953-06-08441°13'N / 83°54'W41°15'N / 83°50'W3.30 Miles33 Yards510K0Henry
49.01992-07-12241°31'N / 83°22'W41°34'N / 83°10'W10.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Ottawa
49.11953-06-08441°25'N / 82°50'W41°28'N / 82°20'W26.00 Miles33 Yards2230K0Erie
49.72000-09-20240°08'N / 82°50'W40°11'N / 82°47'W5.00 Miles100 Yards021.0M0Delaware
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down in the southeastern part of the county, along Harlem road and then raced rapidly eastward to the Licking county line. Two high tension power line towers were bent over and 14 houses were either damaged or destroyed.
49.82002-11-10241°31'N / 82°57'W41°35'N / 82°51'W10.00 Miles50 Yards0413.5M0Ottawa
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down south of Port Clinton and then moved northeast entering the city just west of the intersection of Wilcox Road and Fulton Road. The tornado moved through the heart of the city reaching Lake Erie at Lakeview Park. From there, the tornado moved northeast over Lake Erie to Catawba Island where it finally dissipated after a ten mile long damage path. Four people suffered minor injuries as a result of the tornado. Hardest hit was the Lakeview Park area where two condominiums were blown off their stilts into Lake Erie and many other structures where destroyed. The initial storm damage in Port Clinton occurred along 11th Street where several homes were heavily damaged or destroyed. Significant damage also occurred near 8th and Fulton Streets. As the tornado moved through the city, it damaged the local high school and a hospital. Significant damage also occurred on Catawba Island with several homes damaged and destroyed before the tornado finally dissipated. A total of 24 homes and 16 apartments were destroyed along the damage path with approximately 60 additional homes damaged enough to be deemed uninhabitable. Another 80 structures sustained minor to moderate amounts of damage. The damage path was typically no more than 50 yards in width. Dozens of vehicles were damaged or destroyed by the tornado and hundreds of trees and power poles were toppled.
49.82000-09-20240°11'N / 82°44'W40°16'N / 82°29'W16.00 Miles100 Yards001.0M100KLicking
 Brief Description: A tornado tracked out of Delaware county across the northwestern part of the county and then continued into Knox county. The storm lifted briefly in spots but maintained a 25 mile track across the three counties, mainly in rural areas. Eleven homes received major damage and 4 received minor damage. Several barns and outbuildings were also destroyed. Twelve buildings at the Buckeye Egg Company were destroyed, trapping one million chickens inside.

* 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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