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

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

Earthquake Index, #2415

Vowinckel, 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

Vowinckel, 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, #1226

Vowinckel, PA
108.26
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 2,622 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Vowinckel, PA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:2Cold:27Dense Fog:0Drought:17
Dust Storm:0Flood:360Hail:355Heat:12Heavy Snow:153
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:25Landslide:0Strong Wind:70
Thunderstorm Winds:1,465Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:0Winter Storm:48Winter Weather:6
Other:81 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Vowinckel, PA.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

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

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 43 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Vowinckel, PA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
5.41985-05-31441°31'N / 79°32'W41°27'N / 78°56'W25.00 Miles800 Yards7300K0Forest
13.61985-05-31441°26'N / 79°31'W41°26'N / 79°28'W3.00 Miles350 Yards0025.0M0Forest
18.61985-05-31341°41'N / 79°29'W41°39'N / 79°09'W17.00 Miles800 Yards080K0Warren
18.91954-06-01241°14'N / 79°33'W41°15'N / 79°30'W003K0Clarion
19.01985-05-31241°34'N / 78°57'W41°35'N / 78°56'W1.50 Miles300 Yards000K0Forest
19.91985-05-31441°33'N / 79°37'W41°31'N / 79°32'W4.00 Miles800 Yards000K0Venango
20.31985-05-31441°38'N / 79°02'W41°38'N / 78°56'W3.50 Miles1000 Yards000K0Warren
20.51976-07-11241°19'N / 79°12'W40°58'N / 78°54'W28.70 Miles33 Yards17250K0Jefferson
20.91985-05-31441°31'N / 79°56'W40°44'N / 78°50'W12.50 Miles350 Yards84025.0M0Venango
22.41985-05-31440°44'N / 78°50'W41°26'N / 79°31'W11.00 Miles350 Yards0525.0M0Venango
22.81996-07-19241°05'N / 79°19'W41°04'N / 79°13'W7.50 Miles100 Yards0025K5KClarion
 Brief Description: A tornado began in Clarion County about 6 miles north of New Bethlehem. It tracked southeast into Jefferson County through Langville. The tornado lifted 1.5 miles west of Oliveburg. The tornado uprooted trees and rolled a mobile home, about a mile north of Truittsburg in Clarion County. The tornado also damaged some homes and farms, crops and downed extensive swaths of trees along its path. The tornado moved mainly in a straight line and averaged about 100 yards in width.
23.51985-05-31241°35'N / 78°56'W41°37'N / 78°47'W10.50 Miles300 Yards000K0Elk
24.71985-05-31441°38'N / 78°56'W41°40'N / 78°50'W7.50 Miles1000 Yards000K0Mckean
26.61996-07-19241°04'N / 79°13'W40°59'N / 79°04'W2.50 Miles100 Yards0025K5KJefferson
 Brief Description: A tornado began in Clarion County about 6 miles north of New Bethlehem. It tracked southeast into Jefferson County through Langville. The tornado lifted 1.5 miles west of Oliveburg. The tornado uprooted trees and rolled a mobile home, about a mile north of Truittsburg in Clarion County. The tornado also damaged some homes and farms, crops and downed extensive swaths of trees along its path. The tornado moved mainly in a straight line and averaged about 100 yards in width.
29.41985-05-31441°40'N / 78°50'W41°38'N / 78°42'W6.50 Miles1000 Yards4400K0Mckean
29.71985-05-31241°13'N / 79°48'W41°12'N / 79°41'W6.00 Miles150 Yards010K0Venango
30.21963-09-03341°25'N / 78°44'W41°27'N / 78°34'W8.40 Miles100 Yards0202.5M0Elk
31.21985-05-31241°37'N / 78°47'W41°40'N / 78°39'W7.00 Miles300 Yards000K0Mckean
31.31981-07-28241°37'N / 79°46'W2.00 Miles33 Yards04250K0Crawford
32.01986-09-23240°58'N / 79°26'W0.50 Mile40 Yards012.5M0Armstrong
32.01981-08-07241°24'N / 79°51'W00250K0Venango
34.51985-05-31341°43'N / 79°48'W41°45'N / 79°40'W8.00 Miles427 Yards002.5M0Crawford
35.11985-05-31441°38'N / 78°42'W41°33'N / 78°30'W11.50 Miles1000 Yards000K0Elk
40.41996-07-19240°55'N / 78°55'W40°52'N / 78°48'W6.50 Miles200 Yards03200K10KIndiana
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down in Jefferson County and traveled southeast into northeast Indiana County, the tornado continued into the State Game Lands and exited Indiana County 4 miles north-north east of Glen Campbell and then entered Clearfield County. The tornado's path was 200 feet wide at its greatest width in Indiana County. Just some tree damage occurred in Jefferson County. The tornado strengthened and caused greater damage in Indiana County. Just east of Rossiter, the tornado tore the roof off of a barn. A child, playing outside, sought shelter in the barn. The roof lifted off and three of the four walls collapsed. The child was not injured. A horse that was inside the barn was sucked out and carried approximately 75 feet in the air into a field. The tornado traveled then traveled up a hill and significantly damaged one mobile home and destroyed a second. The second mobile home was carried at least 75 yards across a road and smashed against a row of trees. Three people were inside the mobile home and were injured, one critically. The tornado at this time was at it's strongest, at the upper end of F2. A nearby wood frame house was destroyed and dense areas of trees were felled or snapped. About a dozen homes sustained damage along the path, 5 were damaged extensively. Thirty pound cinder blocks from a garage were thrown approximately 300 yards up a nearby hill where a stronger suction vortex was noted. The tornado tracked into the State Game Lands and a 50 yard path of downed and twisted 100 to 150 foot trees was noted into the densely forested region.
41.01953-11-22241°55'N / 79°38'W2.00 Miles67 Yards0225K0Erie
42.81954-06-01240°55'N / 79°48'W40°57'N / 79°44'W3.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Butler
42.81985-05-31341°42'N / 80°09'W41°45'N / 79°44'W23.00 Miles277 Yards200K0Crawford
43.11952-07-19241°56'N / 79°45'W41°55'N / 79°38'W5.60 Miles27 Yards003K0Erie
44.71954-06-01241°18'N / 80°05'W033K0Mercer
45.11985-05-31441°59'N / 79°38'W42°00'N / 79°36'W2.00 Miles300 Yards000K0Erie
45.51985-05-31442°00'N / 79°36'W42°01'N / 79°34'W2.00 Miles300 Yards000K0Warren
45.61985-05-31442°01'N / 79°34'W42°03'N / 79°26'W8.00 Miles440 Yards002.5M0Chautauqua
46.11986-09-30241°48'N / 79°57'W0.50 Mile60 Yards012.5M0Crawford
46.12004-05-25241°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.
46.81971-06-02341°52'N / 80°08'W41°56'N / 79°34'W29.30 Miles33 Yards0025K0Erie
46.81997-08-16241°54'N / 79°51'W41°54'N / 79°51'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00500K3KErie
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down and skipped along its path for several minutes. Twenty mobile homes were damaged and one was destroyed at the Maple Heights Trailer Court. A sixty by eighty foot block building was destroyed. Three houses and one business were damaged. A cornfield was flattened and several trees were downed.
46.91985-05-31342°02'N / 79°14'W42°08'N / 79°09'W13.00 Miles177 Yards0102.5M0Chautauqua
46.91951-06-27240°35'N / 79°15'W40°52'N / 79°11'W19.70 Miles33 Yards003K0Armstrong
47.21985-05-31441°11'N / 78°40'W41°12'N / 78°04'W30.00 Miles3330 Yards0025.0M0Clearfield
47.31972-05-02341°29'N / 80°12'W41°33'N / 80°04'W7.90 Miles33 Yards0325K0Crawford
47.91985-05-31441°56'N / 79°57'W41°59'N / 79°38'W16.00 Miles300 Yards000K0Erie
49.41966-04-23240°42'N / 79°24'W1.00 Mile17 Yards0025K0Armstrong
49.61965-05-16242°06'N / 79°30'W42°06'N / 79°27'W03250K0Chautauqua


* 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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