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Presto, PA Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #2439

Presto, PA
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, #1

Presto, 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, #1549

Presto, PA
93.82
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 5,164 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Presto, PA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:3Cold:8Dense Fog:0Drought:5
Dust Storm:0Flood:892Hail:964Heat:3Heavy Snow:55
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:27Landslide:0Strong Wind:81
Thunderstorm Winds:2,980Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:27Winter Weather:3
Other:116 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Presto, PA.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Presto, PA.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 38 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Presto, PA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
12.71975-06-04240°35'N / 80°13'W40°11'N / 79°32'W45.30 Miles30 Yards000K0Beaver
13.11963-08-03340°19'N / 79°53'W27025.0M0Allegheny
13.21956-05-13240°22'N / 79°52'W0.70 Mile200 Yards05250K0Allegheny
16.21983-05-22240°17'N / 79°53'W40°18'N / 79°47'W5.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Allegheny
18.31956-05-12240°37'N / 80°17'W00250K0Beaver
18.61990-06-30240°07'N / 80°09'W0.20 Mile250 Yards0025K0Washington
24.61954-06-26240°15'N / 79°41'W0425K0Westmoreland
25.41983-05-22240°18'N / 79°47'W40°20'N / 79°30'W14.00 Miles200 Yards062.5M0Westmoreland
26.81985-05-31340°47'N / 80°09'W40°43'N / 79°44'W22.00 Miles243 Yards68025.0M0Butler
27.11980-06-03440°39'N / 79°44'W40°37'N / 79°42'W1.90 Miles33 Yards020250.0M0Allegheny
29.21954-06-10240°45'N / 80°15'W40°51'N / 80°11'W7.30 Miles33 Yards0125K0Beaver
30.11980-06-03440°37'N / 79°42'W40°36'N / 79°33'W7.60 Miles33 Yards00250.0M0Westmoreland
30.41985-05-31340°49'N / 80°28'W40°47'N / 80°09'W17.00 Miles243 Yards34025.0M0Beaver
30.41964-06-15240°18'N / 79°33'W2.00 Miles800 Yards04250K0Westmoreland
31.41981-04-28240°44'N / 79°44'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0Butler
32.71981-07-20240°51'N / 80°00'W00250K0Butler
33.41954-06-10240°51'N / 80°11'W40°53'N / 80°10'W0225K0Lawrence
33.61965-11-16240°05'N / 79°37'W40°06'N / 79°36'W03250K0Westmoreland
33.61965-11-16240°06'N / 79°36'W40°07'N / 79°35'W03250K0Fayette
34.21980-06-03440°36'N / 79°33'W40°35'N / 79°30'W2.30 Miles33 Yards0120250.0M0Armstrong
38.11976-07-11340°21'N / 79°30'W40°16'N / 79°18'W11.80 Miles67 Yards1172.5M0Westmoreland
38.11983-05-22240°20'N / 79°30'W40°27'N / 79°17'W13.00 Miles200 Yards042.5M0Westmoreland
38.21980-06-03240°32'N / 79°28'W40°32'N / 79°22'W4.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Indiana
38.41968-06-25239°51'N / 80°19'W01250K0Greene
38.61980-05-12240°24'N / 79°23'W2.20 Miles20 Yards00250K0Westmoreland
39.31986-10-01239°55'N / 79°45'W39°54'N / 79°40'W4.50 Miles100 Yards022.5M0Fayette
39.71967-07-24240°49'N / 80°41'W40°49'N / 80°33'W6.50 Miles277 Yards02250K0Columbiana
42.01954-04-27240°13'N / 80°53'W1.00 Mile33 Yards01250K0Jefferson
42.11954-06-01240°55'N / 79°48'W40°57'N / 79°44'W3.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Butler
43.51966-04-23240°42'N / 79°24'W1.00 Mile17 Yards0025K0Armstrong
43.51997-08-15240°20'N / 79°19'W40°21'N / 79°16'W3.50 Miles200 Yards02800K10KWestmoreland
 Brief Description: A severe thunderstorm produced a tornado that produced substantial damage in a residential area east-northeast of Latrobe along the foothills of the Chestnut Ridge. The tornado first touched down 1 mile west of Derry. The tornado completely destroyed a large tier of metal stadium bleachers at a high school football field and wrapped them against a utility pole. A nearby roof of a business was damaged and a mobile home was completely destroyed and a few mobile homes sustained damage. The tornado then tracked through a rural area, damaging some farm buildings and downing field corn. The tornado continued its rapid (estimated forward speed 50-60 miles per hour) northeast track and caused significant damage in a mobile home park in Derry. The tornado crossed Route 217 and downed trees across railroad tracks and then entered a residential area in Millwood. One frame house in Millwood was severely damaged and part of a room addition collapsed and trapped a resident, who was treated at the scene. A resident of a mobile home sustained minor injuries as well. Numerous trees were uprooted and large branches and power lines were downed along the track of the storm. One home along Route 217 had a branch embedded into the house siding. The tornado was estimated to have wind speeds of between 90 and 120 miles per hour, briefly attaining an F-2 rating on the Fujita Tornado Scale. All tolled, 7-8 mobile homes were destroyed (3 totally decimated), 10-12 sustained major damage, 15-18 sustained minor damage. One frame house was heavily damaged and about 10 sustained minor damage. One car was destroyed when a tree fell on it. Parked next to the auto was another car with two occupants that were not injured. About 10 other cars were damaged. An open-air church in Millwood was also heavily damaged. The tornado appeared to have dissipated as it entered the heavily wooded slopes of the Chestnut Ridge.
44.21977-09-24241°00'N / 80°21'W002.5M0Lawrence
45.41985-05-31240°53'N / 80°51'W40°50'N / 80°35'W15.00 Miles220 Yards02025.0M0Columbiana
46.81983-05-22240°27'N / 79°17'W40°30'N / 79°11'W6.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Indiana
48.11981-07-26240°34'N / 79°14'W00250K0Indiana
48.61992-08-08241°04'N / 80°21'W2.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Lawrence
49.51971-07-13239°46'N / 79°50'W39°42'N / 79°37'W12.20 Miles70 Yards04250K0Fayette
49.82001-04-09241°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.


* 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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