University Park, PA Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
The chance of earthquake damage in University Park is about the same as Pennsylvania average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in University Park is lower than Pennsylvania average and is much lower than the national average.
Earthquake Index, #1634
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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
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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, #2274
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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 1,727 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of University Park, PA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||278||Hail:||205||Heat:||4||Heavy Snow:||36|
|High Surf:||0||Hurricane:||0||Ice Storm:||7||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||28|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||1,097||Tropical Storm:||1||Wildfire:||0||Winter Storm:||21||Winter Weather:||0|
No volcano is found in or near University Park, PA.
Historical Earthquake Events
No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near University Park, PA.
No historical earthquake events found in or near University Park, PA.
Historical Tornado Events
A total of 16 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near University Park, PA.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|5.0||1975-06-05||2||40°45'N / 77°55'W||0||0||250K||0||Centre|
|9.3||1991-09-18||2||40°40'N / 77°49'W||40°42'N / 77°47'W||4.00 Miles||330 Yards||0||3||250K||0||Huntingdon|
|12.6||1989-11-20||2||40°37'N / 77°49'W||40°39'N / 77°47'W||3.50 Miles||1230 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Huntingdon|
|20.4||1952-07-23||2||40°37'N / 77°34'W||0||4||25K||0||Mifflin|
|25.9||1985-05-31||4||41°12'N / 77°57'W||41°10'N / 77°52'W||4.50 Miles||3330 Yards||0||0||25.0M||0||Centre|
|28.0||1985-05-31||4||41°12'N / 78°04'W||41°12'N / 77°57'W||5.50 Miles||3330 Yards||0||0||25.0M||0||Clinton|
|30.0||1985-05-31||4||41°10'N / 77°52'W||41°13'N / 77°19'W||29.00 Miles||3330 Yards||0||0||25.0M||0||Clinton|
|30.0||1980-04-09||2||40°44'N / 77°19'W||40°43'N / 77°17'W||0||0||250K||0||Snyder|
|35.7||1996-07-19||2||40°43'N / 78°35'W||40°39'N / 78°28'W||8.40 Miles||200 Yards||0||0||0||0||Cambria|
|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.|
|36.0||1989-06-20||2||40°22'N / 77°30'W||2.00 Miles||23 Yards||0||1||25K||0||Perry|
|37.2||1985-05-31||4||41°11'N / 78°40'W||41°12'N / 78°04'W||30.00 Miles||3330 Yards||0||0||25.0M||0||Clearfield|
|37.8||1955-08-19||2||40°24'N / 77°23'W||0||0||25K||0||Chester|
|40.4||1980-06-09||2||40°39'N / 78°39'W||40°35'N / 78°32'W||7.40 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Cambria|
|44.8||1967-09-21||2||40°25'N / 77°11'W||0.10 Mile||30 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Perry|
|48.0||1996-07-19||2||40°33'N / 78°45'W||40°30'N / 78°39'W||6.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||0||0||Cambria|
|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.|
|48.4||1985-05-31||3||41°11'N / 77°09'W||41°08'N / 76°58'W||11.00 Miles||910 Yards||2||20||25.0M||0||Lycoming|
* 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.