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Oil City Micro Area Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 

The chance of earthquake damage in Oil City Area is about the same as Pennsylvania average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Oil City Area 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, #793

Oil City Area
0.00
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, #129

Oil City Area
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, #502

Oil City Area
134.28
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 12,629 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Oil City Area were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:8Cold:87Dense Fog:1Drought:39
Dust Storm:0Flood:1,687Hail:2,452Heat:39Heavy Snow:463
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:62Landslide:0Strong Wind:306
Thunderstorm Winds:6,985Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:0Winter Storm:140Winter Weather:22
Other:337 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Oil City Area.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Oil City Area.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Oil City Area.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 62 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Oil City Area.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
5.01981-08-07241°24'N / 79°51'W00250K0Venango
13.01985-05-31441°33'N / 79°37'W41°31'N / 79°32'W4.00 Miles800 Yards000K0Venango
13.41985-05-31241°13'N / 79°48'W41°12'N / 79°41'W6.00 Miles150 Yards010K0Venango
13.81985-05-31441°26'N / 79°31'W41°26'N / 79°28'W3.00 Miles350 Yards0025.0M0Forest
14.81981-07-28241°37'N / 79°46'W2.00 Miles33 Yards04250K0Crawford
16.21954-06-01241°14'N / 79°33'W41°15'N / 79°30'W003K0Clarion
18.41954-06-01241°18'N / 80°05'W033K0Mercer
20.22004-05-25241°32'N / 80°10'W41°31'N / 80°03'W7.00 Miles50 Yards003.5M0Crawford
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down three miles west of Custards and then tracked east for seven miles. The tornado finally lifted just west of Cochranton near U.S Highway 322. The damage path was continuous, up to 50 yards in width and roughly parallel to State Route 285. Significant damage occurred along the damage path. At least ten homes were damaged with two large farm buildings destroyed. Two factories west of Custards along Delano Road were also heavily damaged. One factory lost over 16,000 square feet of roofing and had much of it's inventory destroyed. The second factory was also heavily damaged on one side. Twelve semi trailers parked outside this factory were overturned and destroyed. Several dozen workers inside the factories had sought shelter prior to the arrival of the tornado and were uninjured. Hundreds of trees and dozens of power poles were downed along the damage path.
21.11972-05-02341°29'N / 80°12'W41°33'N / 80°04'W7.90 Miles33 Yards0325K0Crawford
22.81985-05-31441°29'N / 80°25'W41°31'N / 79°56'W22.50 Miles350 Yards87525.0M0Crawford
22.91985-05-31341°43'N / 79°48'W41°45'N / 79°40'W8.00 Miles427 Yards002.5M0Crawford
24.01972-05-02341°28'N / 80°13'W41°29'N / 80°12'W0025K0Mercer
24.31985-05-31341°42'N / 80°09'W41°45'N / 79°44'W23.00 Miles277 Yards200K0Crawford
27.01986-10-03241°08'N / 80°14'W41°08'N / 80°02'W9.00 Miles123 Yards002.5M0Mercer
27.11985-05-31441°31'N / 79°56'W40°44'N / 78°50'W12.50 Miles350 Yards84025.0M0Venango
27.41964-06-15241°14'N / 80°14'W04250K0Mercer
27.51985-05-31441°31'N / 79°32'W41°27'N / 78°56'W25.00 Miles800 Yards7300K0Forest
29.11985-05-31341°41'N / 79°29'W41°39'N / 79°09'W17.00 Miles800 Yards080K0Warren
29.31986-09-30241°48'N / 79°57'W0.50 Mile60 Yards012.5M0Crawford
31.41952-01-17241°36'N / 80°18'W0.50 Mile400 Yards00250K0Crawford
32.41954-06-01240°55'N / 79°48'W40°57'N / 79°44'W3.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Butler
33.91996-07-19241°05'N / 79°19'W41°04'N / 79°13'W7.50 Miles100 Yards0025K5KClarion
 Brief Description: A tornado began in Clarion County about 6 miles north of New Bethlehem. It tracked southeast into Jefferson County through Langville. The tornado lifted 1.5 miles west of Oliveburg. The tornado uprooted trees and rolled a mobile home, about a mile north of Truittsburg in Clarion County. The tornado also damaged some homes and farms, crops and downed extensive swaths of trees along its path. The tornado moved mainly in a straight line and averaged about 100 yards in width.
34.41986-09-23240°58'N / 79°26'W0.50 Mile40 Yards012.5M0Armstrong
34.71971-06-02341°52'N / 80°08'W41°56'N / 79°34'W29.30 Miles33 Yards0025K0Erie
34.71997-08-16241°54'N / 79°51'W41°54'N / 79°51'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00500K3KErie
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down and skipped along its path for several minutes. Twenty mobile homes were damaged and one was destroyed at the Maple Heights Trailer Court. A sixty by eighty foot block building was destroyed. Three houses and one business were damaged. A cornfield was flattened and several trees were downed.
34.72002-11-10241°15'N / 80°28'W41°20'N / 80°21'W7.00 Miles500 Yards1191.0M0Mercer
 Brief Description: Starting about 7:54 PM, an F2 tornado touched down near Trout Island Road, east of Sharpsville. The tornado traveled northeast at 50 mph, crossed Route 18, then ripped into Clark. It crossed Shenango River Lake and tracked to New Hamburg, where it dissipated 8:02 PM. The tornado path was 7 miles long, about 500 yards wide at its maximum, in the town of Clark. Maximum winds estimated 155 mph. Majority of damage and all injuries occurred in Clark. Fifteen homes completely destroyed, 13 major damage, 29 had minor damage. One business destroyed; 1 suffered major damage. A large number of trees were snapped or toppled. Large truck was overturned. One van was thrown across Route 258. Several other vehicles were moved by the tornado or suffered considerable damage. Strongest tornado in Mercer county since May 31,1985. M81PH
34.91985-05-31541°12'N / 80°29'W41°13'N / 80°16'W12.00 Miles450 Yards860250K0Mercer
36.11953-11-22241°55'N / 79°38'W2.00 Miles67 Yards0225K0Erie
36.31952-07-19241°56'N / 79°45'W41°55'N / 79°38'W5.60 Miles27 Yards003K0Erie
37.31985-05-31440°44'N / 78°50'W41°26'N / 79°31'W11.00 Miles350 Yards0525.0M0Venango
37.31985-05-31441°29'N / 80°31'W41°29'N / 80°25'W7.00 Miles350 Yards0525.0M0Mercer
37.31985-05-31241°39'N / 80°25'W41°41'N / 80°21'W4.00 Miles200 Yards100K0Crawford
38.41954-09-30241°15'N / 80°28'W0025K0Mercer
38.51985-05-31441°56'N / 79°57'W41°59'N / 79°38'W16.00 Miles300 Yards000K0Erie
38.61992-08-08241°04'N / 80°21'W2.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Lawrence
39.41955-07-01241°45'N / 80°22'W41°46'N / 80°20'W0025K0Crawford
39.81985-05-31441°29'N / 80°31'W41°29'N / 80°31'W0.20 Mile300 Yards0025K0Trumbull
40.21981-07-20240°51'N / 80°00'W00250K0Butler
40.71976-07-11241°19'N / 79°12'W40°58'N / 78°54'W28.70 Miles33 Yards17250K0Jefferson
41.11996-07-19241°04'N / 79°13'W40°59'N / 79°04'W2.50 Miles100 Yards0025K5KJefferson
 Brief Description: A tornado began in Clarion County about 6 miles north of New Bethlehem. It tracked southeast into Jefferson County through Langville. The tornado lifted 1.5 miles west of Oliveburg. The tornado uprooted trees and rolled a mobile home, about a mile north of Truittsburg in Clarion County. The tornado also damaged some homes and farms, crops and downed extensive swaths of trees along its path. The tornado moved mainly in a straight line and averaged about 100 yards in width.
41.31985-05-31441°59'N / 79°38'W42°00'N / 79°36'W2.00 Miles300 Yards000K0Erie
41.51985-05-31541°10'N / 80°31'W41°12'N / 80°29'W2.00 Miles450 Yards00250K0Mercer
41.61977-09-24241°00'N / 80°21'W002.5M0Lawrence
42.81985-05-31442°00'N / 79°36'W42°01'N / 79°34'W2.00 Miles300 Yards000K0Warren
42.91985-05-31441°38'N / 79°02'W41°38'N / 78°56'W3.50 Miles1000 Yards000K0Warren
42.91954-06-10240°51'N / 80°11'W40°53'N / 80°10'W0225K0Lawrence
43.21992-08-08241°06'N / 80°29'W1.50 Miles100 Yards011250K0Lawrence
43.31985-06-22241°48'N / 80°31'W41°50'N / 80°15'W14.00 Miles40 Yards00250K0Crawford
43.71985-05-31241°34'N / 78°57'W41°35'N / 78°56'W1.50 Miles300 Yards000K0Forest
44.01985-05-31541°10'N / 80°34'W41°10'N / 80°31'W3.00 Miles440 Yards00250.0M0Trumbull
45.21985-05-31241°44'N / 80°31'W41°44'N / 80°30'W1.00 Mile127 Yards000K0Crawford
45.51985-05-31442°01'N / 79°34'W42°03'N / 79°26'W8.00 Miles440 Yards002.5M0Chautauqua
46.11985-05-31340°47'N / 80°09'W40°43'N / 79°44'W22.00 Miles243 Yards68025.0M0Butler
46.21981-04-28240°44'N / 79°44'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0Butler
47.11985-05-31441°51'N / 80°31'W41°55'N / 80°17'W12.00 Miles400 Yards128225.0M0Erie
47.82001-04-09241°02'N / 80°32'W41°02'N / 80°32'W4.00 Miles75 Yards00200K0Mahoning
 Brief Description: A weak F2 tornado touched down near Lowellville in eastern Mahoning County. The tornado had a intermittent damage path approximately four miles in length and 75 yards in width. Two homes, one business and two garages suffered significant damage with around a dozen other homes sustaining minor damage.
48.01954-06-10240°45'N / 80°15'W40°51'N / 80°11'W7.30 Miles33 Yards0125K0Beaver
48.11983-05-02242°04'N / 80°02'W1.00 Mile33 Yards00250K0Erie
48.21985-05-31441°38'N / 78°56'W41°40'N / 78°50'W7.50 Miles1000 Yards000K0Mckean
48.21955-03-01341°16'N / 80°40'W2.50 Miles40 Yards16250K0Mahoning
48.31985-05-31241°35'N / 78°56'W41°37'N / 78°47'W10.50 Miles300 Yards000K0Elk
49.31985-05-31241°41'N / 80°43'W41°44'N / 80°31'W9.00 Miles220 Yards0152.5M0Ashtabula


* 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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