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

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

Earthquake Index, #185

Rossburg, OH
0.14
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

Rossburg, 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, #196

Rossburg, OH
202.73
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 3,837 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Rossburg, OH were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:1Cold:7Dense Fog:3Drought:5
Dust Storm:0Flood:459Hail:913Heat:4Heavy Snow:31
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:13Landslide:0Strong Wind:41
Thunderstorm Winds:2,210Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:53Winter Weather:12
Other:85 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Rossburg, OH.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 1 historical earthquake event that had a recorded magnitude of 3.5 or above found in or near Rossburg, OH.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
24.51937-03-095.5N/A40.4-84.2

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 72 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Rossburg, OH.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
4.71961-07-28340°12'N / 84°48'W40°14'N / 84°25'W20.20 Miles200 Yards02250K0Darke
5.61955-03-11240°12'N / 84°48'W40°12'N / 84°30'W15.60 Miles500 Yards02250K0Randolph
10.81961-07-28340°11'N / 84°49'W40°12'N / 84°48'W003K0Randolph
11.41963-05-27240°07'N / 84°40'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Darke
12.91955-11-15340°06'N / 84°38'W40°06'N / 84°46'W14.40 Miles400 Yards0725K0Randolph
12.91955-11-15340°06'N / 84°46'W40°06'N / 84°38'W6.60 Miles300 Yards012.5M0Darke
19.91963-03-19240°03'N / 84°52'W2.50 Miles300 Yards00250K0Randolph
20.91955-03-11240°18'N / 85°02'W0025K0Randolph
20.91961-09-24340°11'N / 85°13'W40°12'N / 84°49'W20.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Randolph
21.01980-04-08239°59'N / 84°33'W1.00 Mile100 Yards002.5M0Darke
21.11986-03-10340°02'N / 84°59'W40°06'N / 84°52'W7.60 Miles440 Yards0025.0M0Randolph
21.31974-04-03440°18'N / 85°03'W40°19'N / 85°02'W000K0Jay
21.51961-06-08240°11'N / 84°15'W00250K0Miami
22.41992-11-22339°56'N / 84°38'W39°59'N / 84°33'W8.00 Miles500 Yards02125.0M0Darke
23.41965-04-11440°21'N / 84°23'W40°23'N / 84°02'W18.40 Miles300 Yards3502.5M0Shelby
24.01961-07-28340°16'N / 84°11'W0.50 Mile200 Yards022250K0Shelby
26.71957-04-05240°22'N / 85°08'W003K0Jay
27.01981-06-08240°17'N / 84°09'W40°18'N / 84°06'W1.30 Miles200 Yards02250K0Shelby
27.11974-04-03440°06'N / 85°14'W40°18'N / 85°03'W16.70 Miles1400 Yards1120K0Randolph
27.41961-07-28240°21'N / 85°09'W0225K0Jay
27.61980-04-08240°19'N / 85°14'W40°21'N / 85°05'W7.90 Miles87 Yards00250K0Jay
29.31992-11-22339°47'N / 84°45'W39°56'N / 84°38'W12.00 Miles500 Yards0025.0M0Preble
30.41992-07-12240°41'N / 84°45'W40°44'N / 84°48'W3.00 Miles73 Yards00250K0Mercer
30.61967-02-15240°03'N / 85°08'W0.50 Mile10 Yards003K0Randolph
30.61965-04-11440°38'N / 85°03'W40°42'N / 84°48'W13.70 Miles33 Yards13725.0M0Adams
30.71965-04-11440°42'N / 84°48'W40°44'N / 84°42'W5.10 Miles33 Yards2242.5M0Mercer
31.01967-05-28239°54'N / 84°57'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0Wayne
31.51992-02-18440°44'N / 84°34'W2.80 Miles40 Yards062.5M0Van Wert
31.72002-11-10340°40'N / 84°55'W40°44'N / 84°51'W5.00 Miles200 Yards00125K0Adams
 Brief Description: This tornado touched down 2 miles northeast of Berne and moved just northeast of Salem before lifting. An NWS ground survey found F3 damage at times 200 yards wide northeast of Berne. Much of the damage was to extremely well built Amish barns and homes. A mobile home was also destroyed near Salem.
32.81965-04-11440°44'N / 84°42'W40°46'N / 84°23'W16.50 Miles33 Yards04250K0Van Wert
33.12006-03-31240°45'N / 84°37'W40°46'N / 84°35'W2.00 Miles300 Yards001.0M0Van Wert
 Brief Description: The tornado was likely produced as the result of a line of thunderstorms overtaking an isolated supercell thunderstorm ahead of the line. The circulation which produced the tornado intensified shortly after the merger of the line and isolated supercell. The tornado developed near the intersection of Burris Road and Walnut Grove Church Road about 1 mile south of Ohio City. The tornado tracked to the east-northeast for roughly 2 miles before dissipating near Greenville Rd about 2 miles east of Ohio City. Damage along the first half of the tornado track was consistent with F2 intensity, with winds estimated at 140-150 mph and an initial path width of about 300 yards. In this area, 3 barns were completely destroyed, with another 5 sustaining damage. A garage was destroyed, and several houses received damage including roof, siding, and windows. Several grain bins were also damaged, along with other miscellaneous vehicle and property damage, including several tractors, a combine and other farm implements. Damage along the second half of the tornado track was consistent with F1 intensity, with the path width narrowing to about 25 yards. Several buildings sustained roof, siding, and window damage, with several instances of trailer and vehicle damage.
34.21961-09-24340°08'N / 85°19'W40°11'N / 85°13'W5.70 Miles33 Yards00250K0Shelby
34.41974-04-03440°05'N / 85°15'W40°06'N / 85°14'W000K0Delaware
35.01959-05-22239°54'N / 84°12'W003K0Miami
35.72010-10-26240°37'N / 84°10'W40°39'N / 84°07'W3.00 Miles110 Yards00230K0KAuglaize
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down in Auglaize County at 1059 EST and continued into Allen County at 1102 EST before lifting at 1103 EST. The path width was 110 yards in Auglaize County and 20 yards in Allen County. The tornado traveled for 2.53 miles in Auglaize County and then 1.39 miles in Allen County. The damage was consistent with winds around 110 miles per hour in Auglaize County and 75 miles per hour in Allen County. The tornado was rated an EF2 in Auglaize County and an EF0 in Allen County. The tornado initially touched down southwest of Cridersville where the tornado destroyed a barn. The tornado briefly lifted and then touched down in Cridersville. Damage in Cridersville included roofs blown off of houses, a house shifted off of the foundation, a house with major structural damage, and a half collapsed brick gymnasium. Objects were also impaled into the side of buildings. The tornado again briefly lifted and then touched down again in Allen County near McClain Road, north of Hume Road. At this location a quarter of a metal roof was pulled off of a metal barn. Damage estimates in Auglaize County are 230,000 dollars and in Allen County damage estimates are 8,000 dollars. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A historically deep low pressure system sent a very strong cold front into a marginally unstable, but very sheared environment. A line of storms formed west of the area overnight and moved into the region during the peak heating hours of the day. Severe wind gusts occurred along the entire line with multiple tornadoes occurring around the region as well.
35.91974-04-03440°03'N / 85°16'W40°05'N / 85°15'W1.30 Miles100 Yards0025.0M0Henry
36.51965-04-11440°34'N / 85°20'W40°38'N / 85°03'W15.30 Miles33 Yards13825.0M0Wells
36.51950-07-19240°48'N / 84°37'W40°49'N / 84°35'W000K0Van Wert
36.81961-04-25439°45'N / 84°48'W39°45'N / 84°37'W9.50 Miles77 Yards002.5M0Preble
37.81953-06-13239°44'N / 84°38'W0025K0Preble
38.81961-04-25439°44'N / 84°54'W39°45'N / 84°48'W5.10 Miles550 Yards032.5M0Wayne
39.01954-06-17240°11'N / 85°22'W000K0Delaware
39.51992-11-22239°43'N / 84°50'W39°44'N / 84°48'W1.00 Mile200 Yards002.5M0Wayne
39.61971-05-24340°29'N / 83°56'W1.00 Mile150 Yards0025K0Logan
39.81957-04-05240°11'N / 85°23'W0025K0Delaware
39.91956-04-03239°44'N / 84°53'W00250K0Wayne
41.21965-11-26340°06'N / 85°23'W0.50 Mile33 Yards00250K0Delaware
41.72002-11-10440°47'N / 84°46'W40°59'N / 84°26'W21.60 Miles880 Yards21730.0M0Van Wert
 Brief Description: This tornado touched down in the southwest corner of Van Wert County about 4 miles northeast of Willshire and moved northeast across the western portion of the city of Van Wert, and then crossed U.S. 30 and continued northeast before exiting the county about 7 miles east of Scott. NWS ground and aerial surveys showed the tornado quickly intensified to F4 about 5 miles southwest of the city of Van Wert near Zook road, where a 75 year old male was killed in his home. The tornado continued moving northeast as an F4 into the city of Van Wert, were it hit the Twin Cinemas and the Vision Industrial Park. At this point the tornado was about one half mile wide. 60 persons watching a movie in the cinemas, mostly children, took shelter before the tornado hit, with only minor injuries. Vehicles from the parking lot were thrown into the seats where the children had been sitting. An 18 year old male driving past the cinemas was thrown from his vehicle and killed. The tornado then destroyed five industries in the Vision Industrial Park, before moving north of U.S. 30, producing F4 damage to additional businesses and homes. The tornado weakened to F3 as it moved northeast and crossed into Paulding county. 164 homes were damaged in Van Wert county, and 43 were totally destroyed. 27 businesses sustained damage, with 5 totally destroyed in Vision Park. Three county engineer buildings were destroyed, with one house used by a township. Total damage in Van Wert county was near 30 million dollars. M18VE, M75PH On Sunday, November 10th, 2002 a cold front trailed from a deep surface low over northern Lake Michigan into central Missouri. Ahead of the cold front the KILN (Wilmington, OH) 1200 UTC sounding showed an unstable airmass with CAPE (Convectively Available Potential Energy) of 1148 J/kg and a Storm Relative Helicity (SRH) of 408 m/s2. Another sounding at 1800 UTC showed CAPE had increased on a modified sounding to 1313 J/kg, with SRH increasing to 587 m/s2. A broken squall line developed from Indianapolis to Fort Wayne Indiana and Defiance Ohio with the cold front. A small low topped supercell developed ahead of the line over Blackford county Indiana and was moving northeast at 50 MPH. This parent supercell produced 3 seperate tornadoes in Indiana (see StormData, Indiana, Northeast for more information) before crossing into Ohio. There the supercell intensified and a tornado touched down in Van Wert County Ohio, reaching F4 in strength as it reached the city of Van Wert. The tornado then moved northeast with a total path length of 53 miles, producing F3 damage in Paulding and Putnam counties, and F0 damage in Defiance and Henry counties.
41.81967-12-21240°44'N / 85°10'W0225K0Wells
42.41965-04-11440°33'N / 85°23'W40°34'N / 85°20'W1.90 Miles33 Yards02225.0M0Blackford
42.61992-07-02240°50'N / 85°00'W1.50 Miles50 Yards00250K0Adams
43.11974-04-03240°44'N / 85°15'W40°50'N / 85°00'W14.40 Miles177 Yards002.5M0Wells
43.31961-09-24340°07'N / 85°33'W40°08'N / 85°19'W12.00 Miles33 Yards01250K0Delaware
43.71966-06-15240°25'N / 85°27'W0025K0Grant
44.01968-04-14240°22'N / 85°28'W003K0Delaware
44.21967-12-21340°33'N / 85°24'W0025K0Blackford
44.62002-09-20240°17'N / 85°32'W40°22'N / 85°26'W11.00 Miles100 Yards003.0M15KDelaware
 Brief Description: One of Indiana's longest tracking tornados formed along a squall line on the morning of September 20. The tornado touched down near Ellettsville in Monroe county and then remained on the ground for 112 miles before lifting in Blackford county. The tornado produced F3 damage at its strongest points. Nearly 100 single family homes were destroyed, along with several mobile homes. Some apartments were also destroyed. Many businesses and hundreds of homes received damage. Several counties were declared disaster areas.
45.01970-05-14240°17'N / 83°47'W3.00 Miles350 Yards00250K0Logan
45.21962-06-18339°55'N / 85°21'W00250K0Henry
45.31992-11-22239°36'N / 84°59'W39°43'N / 84°50'W11.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Union
45.91958-06-13240°06'N / 83°50'W40°09'N / 83°45'W5.10 Miles33 Yards00250K0Champaign
46.71956-06-24240°50'N / 85°07'W40°52'N / 85°07'W2.30 Miles33 Yards003K0Wells
46.81986-08-26240°54'N / 85°01'W40°55'N / 84°56'W5.00 Miles3 Yards022.5M0Adams
46.91955-03-11239°40'N / 85°02'W39°40'N / 85°00'W1.30 Miles847 Yards00250K0Union
46.91961-04-25439°40'N / 85°18'W39°44'N / 84°54'W21.60 Miles550 Yards002.5M0Fayette
46.91950-07-19340°43'N / 84°05'W40°50'N / 83°58'W9.70 Miles300 Yards0302.5M0Allen
48.01953-04-09340°17'N / 85°52'W40°19'N / 85°14'W33.30 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Madison
48.11998-06-11240°01'N / 85°30'W39°58'N / 85°26'W5.50 Miles200 Yards005K0Henry
 Brief Description: Second tornado from supercell began in NC Hancock County and tracked ENE into extreme SE Madison County and then ended in NW Henry county NW of New Castle. This tornado traversed mainly open country causing mostly tree damageon farms along the path. This same supercell will produce two more tornadoes further east in Henry and Randolph Counties. These tornadoes will be described below.
49.01957-04-05240°03'N / 85°31'W0125K0Henry
49.61969-05-08339°40'N / 84°08'W39°42'N / 84°06'W1.90 Miles150 Yards0252.5M0Montgomery
49.62002-09-20240°02'N / 85°31'W40°03'N / 85°32'W6.00 Miles100 Yards002.0M10KHenry
 Brief Description: A tornado formed along a squall line. Ten single family homes sustained major damage. As the tornado passed through a trailer park, 30 trailer homes sustained major damage.
49.71965-04-11440°48'N / 84°12'W40°52'N / 83°52'W17.80 Miles400 Yards111002.5M0Allen


* 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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