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

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

Earthquake Index, #1323

Petersburg, OH
0.01
Ohio
0.16
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

Petersburg, OH
0.0000
Ohio
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, #856

Petersburg, OH
149.03
Ohio
156.02
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 5,186 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Petersburg, OH were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:5Cold:12Dense Fog:0Drought:13
Dust Storm:0Flood:668Hail:1,189Heat:8Heavy Snow:92
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:33Landslide:0Strong Wind:96
Thunderstorm Winds:2,871Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:0Winter Storm:58Winter Weather:13
Other:127 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Petersburg, OH.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

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

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 54 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Petersburg, OH.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
7.62001-04-09241°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.
8.21967-07-24240°49'N / 80°41'W40°49'N / 80°33'W6.50 Miles277 Yards02250K0Columbiana
9.91985-05-31240°53'N / 80°51'W40°50'N / 80°35'W15.00 Miles220 Yards02025.0M0Columbiana
11.21987-06-27241°04'N / 80°39'W1.50 Miles40 Yards00250K0Mahoning
11.61977-09-24241°00'N / 80°21'W002.5M0Lawrence
11.61963-04-19241°02'N / 80°52'W41°02'N / 80°34'W15.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Mahoning
12.61992-08-08241°06'N / 80°29'W1.50 Miles100 Yards011250K0Lawrence
14.31992-08-08241°04'N / 80°21'W2.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Lawrence
15.11985-05-31340°49'N / 80°28'W40°47'N / 80°09'W17.00 Miles243 Yards34025.0M0Beaver
15.21955-03-11240°53'N / 80°50'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Columbiana
15.41956-08-05341°08'N / 80°41'W41°07'N / 80°40'W20250K0Mahoning
16.81985-05-31541°10'N / 80°34'W41°10'N / 80°31'W3.00 Miles440 Yards00250.0M0Trumbull
16.81956-08-05341°09'N / 80°42'W41°08'N / 80°41'W00250K0Trumbull
17.61978-10-12340°48'N / 80°55'W40°53'N / 80°49'W7.30 Miles250 Yards042.5M0Columbiana
17.91976-02-16241°04'N / 80°50'W1.50 Miles600 Yards00250K0Mahoning
18.11985-05-31541°10'N / 80°31'W41°12'N / 80°29'W2.00 Miles450 Yards00250K0Mercer
19.11978-06-07241°09'N / 80°46'W41°10'N / 80°43'W002.5M0Trumbull
19.31954-06-10240°45'N / 80°15'W40°51'N / 80°11'W7.30 Miles33 Yards0125K0Beaver
19.81954-06-10240°51'N / 80°11'W40°53'N / 80°10'W0225K0Lawrence
21.61985-05-31541°12'N / 80°29'W41°13'N / 80°16'W12.00 Miles450 Yards860250K0Mercer
22.21985-05-31541°12'N / 81°02'W41°10'N / 80°34'W23.50 Miles440 Yards10250250.0M0Trumbull
22.91954-09-30241°15'N / 80°28'W0025K0Mercer
24.51955-03-01341°16'N / 80°40'W2.50 Miles40 Yards16250K0Mahoning
25.31956-05-12240°37'N / 80°17'W00250K0Beaver
26.01986-10-03241°08'N / 80°14'W41°08'N / 80°02'W9.00 Miles123 Yards002.5M0Mercer
26.42002-11-10241°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
26.91964-06-15241°14'N / 80°14'W04250K0Mercer
29.01981-07-20240°51'N / 80°00'W00250K0Butler
33.71954-09-30240°45'N / 81°09'W1325K0Carroll
33.91985-05-31340°47'N / 80°09'W40°43'N / 79°44'W22.00 Miles243 Yards68025.0M0Butler
34.21985-05-31541°12'N / 81°09'W41°12'N / 81°02'W6.50 Miles440 Yards00250.0M0Portage
34.41965-11-16240°48'N / 81°15'W40°50'N / 81°08'W5.90 Miles300 Yards292.5M0Stark
35.51954-06-01241°18'N / 80°05'W033K0Mercer
35.91992-07-12241°03'N / 81°13'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Portage
38.71985-05-31441°29'N / 80°31'W41°29'N / 80°31'W0.20 Mile300 Yards0025K0Trumbull
38.91985-05-31441°29'N / 80°31'W41°29'N / 80°25'W7.00 Miles350 Yards0525.0M0Mercer
40.71973-06-03341°11'N / 81°20'W41°11'N / 81°10'W8.40 Miles100 Yards0125K0Portage
40.81954-06-01240°55'N / 79°48'W40°57'N / 79°44'W3.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Butler
42.01972-05-02341°28'N / 80°13'W41°29'N / 80°12'W0025K0Mercer
42.81985-05-31341°26'N / 81°00'W41°31'N / 80°51'W9.00 Miles440 Yards0202.5M0Trumbull
43.01959-10-06241°21'N / 81°13'W41°24'N / 81°01'W10.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Geauga
44.01985-05-31341°31'N / 80°51'W41°33'N / 80°44'W6.00 Miles440 Yards0102.5M0Ashtabula
44.31985-05-31441°29'N / 80°25'W41°31'N / 79°56'W22.50 Miles350 Yards87525.0M0Crawford
44.51981-04-28240°44'N / 79°44'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0Butler
46.31972-05-02341°29'N / 80°12'W41°33'N / 80°04'W7.90 Miles33 Yards0325K0Crawford
46.31985-05-31241°13'N / 79°48'W41°12'N / 79°41'W6.00 Miles150 Yards010K0Venango
47.31973-06-03341°12'N / 81°26'W41°11'N / 81°20'W4.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Summit
47.42004-05-25241°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.
47.72002-04-28240°51'N / 81°31'W40°52'N / 81°24'W7.20 Miles440 Yards0245.5M0Stark
 Brief Description: A strong F2 tornado touched down at 158 pm edt and caused major damage and two minor injuries along a path of just over seven miles. Major damage occurred along the path which was nearly a quarter mile in width at times. The initial touchdown occurred west of the intersection of Arlington Avenue and Windy Lane Street NW near Crystal Springs. From this location, the tornado moved east northeast through residential neighborhoods in Jackson Township. The tornado passed to the north of Lake Cable, crossed Interstate 77 near Portage Street and finally dissipated near a shopping district along State Route 297 in North Canton. The damage path was intermittent along part of its length. Over 300 homes were damaged along the damage path with 25 structures destroyed. An additional 38 buildings including three businesses were partially destroyed with 50 more structures sustaining significant roof damage. Another 197 homes and businesses suffered minor damage. A middle school building suffered extensive damage and was closed for nearly a week for repairs. A nearby high school was also damaged. Approximately 1000 trees were downed by the tornado and over 300 vehicles damaged.
47.81980-06-03440°39'N / 79°44'W40°37'N / 79°42'W1.90 Miles33 Yards020250.0M0Allegheny
48.51952-01-17241°36'N / 80°18'W0.50 Mile400 Yards00250K0Crawford
48.82000-05-23240°21'N / 81°05'W40°20'N / 81°04'W3.00 Miles200 Yards00100K0Harrison
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado with maximum winds estimated at 120 MPH passed through a 3-mile section of rural Harrison County. The tornado passed over only one residence as it moved to the east but destroyed several items on the property, including a cinder-block garage, a wooden barn, and several outbuildings. A parked truck was lifted and turned about 90 degrees but was otherwise undamaged. There were several large sections of heavily wooded area along the tornado's path which were completely cleared of trees. No injuries or fatalities were reported.
49.01981-08-07241°24'N / 79°51'W00250K0Venango
49.91992-07-12341°08'N / 81°29'W41°10'N / 81°26'W8.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Summit


* 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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