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

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

Earthquake Index, #1024

Saxton, PA
0.06
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

Saxton, 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, #2435

Saxton, PA
47.62
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 2,219 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Saxton, PA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:2Cold:18Dense Fog:0Drought:6
Dust Storm:0Flood:338Hail:322Heat:4Heavy Snow:58
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:8Landslide:0Strong Wind:31
Thunderstorm Winds:1,326Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:1Winter Storm:26Winter Weather:0
Other:78 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Saxton, PA.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

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

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 12 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Saxton, PA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
31.01956-05-13240°15'N / 78°50'W01250K0Somerset
32.11996-07-19240°33'N / 78°45'W40°30'N / 78°39'W6.00 Miles100 Yards0000Cambria
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down around 11:10 a.m. EST 2 miles east of Colver and tracked 6 miles southeast before ending 1 mile west of Loretto. The path width was 100 yards. Two homes and a barn were destroyed by this storm. Several roofs and a second barn were also damaged. A central suction vortex was visible in crop damage.
33.31980-06-09240°39'N / 78°39'W40°35'N / 78°32'W7.40 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Cambria
35.61996-07-19240°43'N / 78°35'W40°39'N / 78°28'W8.40 Miles200 Yards0000Cambria
 Brief Description: An F1 to weak F2 tornado touched down in Clearfield County near New Washington around 10:15 a.m. EST. The tornado moved southeast approximately 19 miles along a curved path crossing Five Points into Cambria County across Glendale Lake before ending 2 miles east of Frugality. This storm damaged several mobile homes and farms in Five Points, picked a boat out of the water on Glendale Lake and felled many trees along its path. A herringbone tree pattern was apparent along with suction vortex damage to crops.
37.41989-11-20240°37'N / 77°49'W40°39'N / 77°47'W3.50 Miles1230 Yards0025K0Huntingdon
40.11991-09-18240°40'N / 77°49'W40°42'N / 77°47'W4.00 Miles330 Yards03250K0Huntingdon
40.21961-04-16340°03'N / 77°31'W00250K0Cumberland
40.81989-06-20240°22'N / 77°30'W2.00 Miles23 Yards0125K0Perry
41.01975-06-05240°45'N / 77°55'W00250K0Centre
43.31951-05-11240°07'N / 79°07'W40°03'N / 78°59'W8.00 Miles33 Yards0125K0Somerset
45.41952-07-23240°37'N / 77°34'W0425K0Mifflin
47.31955-08-19240°24'N / 77°23'W0025K0Chester


* 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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