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The chance of earthquake damage in Waldo is about the same as Ohio average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Waldo 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, #739

Waldo, OH
0.04
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

Waldo, 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, #376

Waldo, OH
184.75
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 4,110 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Waldo, OH were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:2Cold:12Dense Fog:1Drought:10
Dust Storm:0Flood:498Hail:969Heat:8Heavy Snow:54
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:28Landslide:0Strong Wind:100
Thunderstorm Winds:2,257Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:81Winter Weather:15
Other:75 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Waldo, OH.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Waldo, OH.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 75 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Waldo, OH.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
3.81960-08-21240°30'N / 83°11'W40°30'N / 83°05'W4.50 Miles880 Yards0025K0Marion
4.71979-08-08240°31'N / 83°08'W1.20 Miles50 Yards00250K0Marion
4.81965-04-11240°23'N / 83°15'W40°25'N / 83°01'W12.30 Miles400 Yards4352.5M0Delaware
6.21971-05-06240°31'N / 83°12'W40°34'N / 83°04'W7.40 Miles150 Yards03250K0Marion
8.51965-04-11240°25'N / 83°01'W40°28'N / 82°50'W9.90 Miles400 Yards0222.5M0Morrow
10.11970-05-13240°33'N / 82°56'W053K0Morrow
10.81965-04-11240°22'N / 83°16'W40°23'N / 83°15'W0525K0Union
11.91981-06-13340°30'N / 82°54'W40°33'N / 82°51'W3.80 Miles350 Yards45625.0M0Morrow
16.31973-05-10240°42'N / 83°07'W40°40'N / 82°51'W13.90 Miles267 Yards003K0Marion
16.71989-11-15240°26'N / 82°56'W40°36'N / 82°37'W21.00 Miles73 Yards002.5M0Morrow
17.32000-05-23240°40'N / 82°54'W40°40'N / 82°54'W3.00 Miles200 Yards00200K0Marion
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down near Lyons Road approximately four miles west of the Town of Martel. The observed damage path was approximately three miles in length and was oriented west to east. The width of the path varied between 100 and 200 yards. Five homes were damaged and two mobile homes destroyed. One of the mobile homes was found wrapped around a large tree.
18.91980-07-05240°40'N / 82°51'W0.20 Mile33 Yards0125K0Morrow
18.91970-05-14240°30'N / 82°45'W40°32'N / 82°43'W3.00 Miles700 Yards07250K0Morrow
20.41973-05-08240°06'N / 83°07'W40°15'N / 82°51'W17.30 Miles67 Yards00250K0Franklin
21.72002-11-10340°23'N / 83°32'W40°26'N / 83°27'W7.00 Miles300 Yards02500K0Union
 Brief Description: The tornado moved into the northwest part of the county from Logan County, tracking northeast across rural areas. Nine homes were damaged, four of which were completely destroyed. Half a dozen barn and sheds were destroyed. A 400-foot metal hi-tension cellular tower was toppled and destroyed and numerous cars were totalled. The worst damage occurred to a modular home along Newton-Perkins Road. Two individuals in the home were severely injured.
22.21973-05-10240°46'N / 83°30'W40°42'N / 83°07'W20.40 Miles267 Yards0025K0Wyandot
23.11957-06-11240°18'N / 82°42'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Knox
24.61975-08-13240°44'N / 82°47'W0.50 Mile20 Yards00250K0Crawford
24.81973-05-10240°40'N / 82°51'W40°38'N / 82°31'W17.30 Miles267 Yards003K0Morrow
25.01990-06-22240°36'N / 82°40'W40°35'N / 82°37'W3.00 Miles200 Yards012.5M0Morrow
25.31970-04-02240°07'N / 82°55'W2.00 Miles440 Yards00250K0Franklin
25.42000-09-20240°08'N / 82°50'W40°11'N / 82°47'W5.00 Miles100 Yards021.0M0Delaware
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down in the southeastern part of the county, along Harlem road and then raced rapidly eastward to the Licking county line. Two high tension power line towers were bent over and 14 houses were either damaged or destroyed.
25.62002-11-10340°21'N / 83°33'W40°21'N / 83°33'W2.00 Miles300 Yards0030K0Logan
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down across the extreme eastern part of the county and moved northeast, continuing into Union County. Two semi trailers and a shed roof were damaged.
27.21989-11-15240°36'N / 82°37'W40°38'N / 82°36'W2.00 Miles73 Yards002.5M0Richland
28.21982-04-03240°30'N / 82°33'W0.80 Mile50 Yards09250K0Knox
28.31974-04-03240°05'N / 82°51'W40°08'N / 82°46'W5.10 Miles90 Yards00250K0Franklin
28.31973-05-30240°03'N / 83°07'W2.00 Miles17 Yards012.5M0Franklin
28.81973-05-25240°03'N / 83°11'W00250K0Franklin
29.92000-09-20240°11'N / 82°44'W40°16'N / 82°29'W16.00 Miles100 Yards001.0M100KLicking
 Brief Description: A tornado tracked out of Delaware county across the northwestern part of the county and then continued into Knox county. The storm lifted briefly in spots but maintained a 25 mile track across the three counties, mainly in rural areas. Eleven homes received major damage and 4 received minor damage. Several barns and outbuildings were also destroyed. Twelve buildings at the Buckeye Egg Company were destroyed, trapping one million chickens inside.
29.91985-03-28240°40'N / 82°35'W2.00 Miles77 Yards002.5M0Richland
30.52006-10-11240°05'N / 82°47'W40°05'N / 82°47'W1.00 Mile150 Yards0050.0M0KFranklin
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down and moved through the Upper Albany West subdivision. Sixty-seven homes were damaged, sixteen of those severely and an additional eight completely destroyed. Many of the homes sustained significant roof, siding and window damage. Much of the damage was F1, with some low end F2 damage to around 120 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A squall line moved through central Ohio during the evening. Two tornadoes occurred in the Columbus metro area as the squall line moved through.
31.91970-04-02240°24'N / 82°29'W2.00 Miles150 Yards01250K0Knox
31.91982-03-31240°24'N / 82°29'W1.00 Mile200 Yards04250K0Knox
32.51965-11-16240°12'N / 83°36'W0.20 Mile33 Yards0425K0Champaign
32.91990-06-22240°35'N / 82°37'W40°41'N / 82°23'W19.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Richland
33.51971-02-22339°58'N / 82°56'W40°02'N / 82°50'W6.80 Miles100 Yards072.5M0Franklin
34.51964-06-15240°52'N / 83°28'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Wyandot
35.21973-05-10240°38'N / 82°31'W40°37'N / 82°23'W6.60 Miles267 Yards01425K0Richland
35.91964-06-15240°56'N / 83°22'W07250K0Wyandot
36.01977-06-30240°53'N / 82°41'W0.50 Mile50 Yards00250K0Richland
37.61981-06-08240°32'N / 82°25'W40°32'N / 82°20'W3.80 Miles50 Yards02250K0Knox
37.61973-05-10339°55'N / 83°15'W39°55'N / 82°48'W23.80 Miles300 Yards033K0Franklin
37.91985-05-31340°10'N / 82°43'W40°14'N / 82°11'W27.00 Miles150 Yards12025.0M0Licking
38.71970-05-14240°17'N / 83°47'W3.00 Miles350 Yards00250K0Logan
39.01975-11-10240°54'N / 83°33'W0.30 Mile30 Yards00250K0Hancock
39.61965-08-25240°42'N / 82°24'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Richland
40.51965-11-16241°00'N / 82°58'W41°04'N / 82°53'W5.90 Miles500 Yards00250K0Seneca
40.51973-05-10340°14'N / 83°50'W40°01'N / 83°36'W19.20 Miles300 Yards003K0Champaign
40.71973-05-10339°55'N / 83°31'W39°55'N / 83°15'W14.10 Miles300 Yards003K0Madison
40.91992-07-13241°03'N / 83°19'W41°03'N / 82°59'W16.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Seneca
41.41998-08-25240°14'N / 82°29'W40°10'N / 82°16'W10.00 Miles250 Yards00300K0Licking
 Brief Description: A tornado knocked down numerous trees, destroyed 2 barns, and caused significant damage to 4 homes.
42.21973-05-10340°01'N / 83°36'W39°55'N / 83°31'W8.00 Miles300 Yards043K0Clark
43.11972-08-17240°54'N / 82°30'W0.10 Mile30 Yards0025K0Richland
43.81958-06-13240°06'N / 83°50'W40°09'N / 83°45'W5.10 Miles33 Yards00250K0Champaign
43.81974-04-03239°50'N / 83°34'W39°56'N / 83°18'W15.70 Miles180 Yards00250K0Clark
43.91965-04-11341°04'N / 83°08'W41°07'N / 82°51'W15.00 Miles300 Yards430250K0Seneca
44.01973-05-10339°55'N / 82°48'W39°55'N / 82°30'W15.80 Miles300 Yards003K0Fairfield
44.61971-05-24340°29'N / 83°56'W1.00 Mile150 Yards0025K0Logan
44.61961-02-18241°06'N / 83°12'W1.50 Miles440 Yards00250K0Seneca
44.81965-11-27240°02'N / 82°27'W40°06'N / 82°22'W5.90 Miles300 Yards01250K0Licking
45.51971-06-02340°55'N / 84°00'W40°56'N / 83°24'W31.50 Miles200 Yards0025K0Allen
45.62006-10-11239°48'N / 83°06'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0060K0KPickaway
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado briefly touched down in extreme northwest Pickaway County. The damage path extended along a short length of Carson Road, just west of Interstate 71. A barn made of wood and cinder blocks was completely destroyed, with the cinder blocks being carried 200 to 300 yards away. Several pieces of wood were strewn onto neighboring properties, with some pieces impaled into the ground or asphalt. A few homes had significant roof damage and windows blown out. Large trees were snapped or uprooted along the damage path. The damage was mainly F1, with some isolated pockets of low end F2 damage up to 120 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A squall line moved through central Ohio during the evening. Two tornadoes occurred in the Columbus metro area as the squall line moved through.
45.81971-05-16239°50'N / 82°48'W003K0Fairfield
46.01965-04-11440°52'N / 83°52'W40°57'N / 83°36'W14.70 Miles400 Yards24250K0Hancock
46.11983-05-02241°01'N / 82°36'W2.00 Miles50 Yards02250K0Huron
46.61972-08-17241°02'N / 82°37'W2.80 Miles183 Yards00250K0Huron
47.01951-04-28241°00'N / 83°40'W41°06'N / 83°24'W15.20 Miles33 Yards052.5M0Hancock
47.71958-07-22240°05'N / 82°25'W40°04'N / 82°15'W8.60 Miles200 Yards0025K0Licking
47.91963-06-05239°46'N / 83°04'W0025K0Pickaway
48.61971-06-02341°05'N / 84°00'W40°59'N / 83°15'W39.60 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Putnam
48.81973-05-10341°14'N / 83°26'W41°06'N / 82°42'W39.10 Miles27 Yards102.5M0Seneca
48.92002-11-10341°06'N / 83°10'W41°14'N / 82°54'W21.00 Miles100 Yards1212.8M0Seneca
 Brief Description: An F1 tornado touched down southwest of Tiffin near the Seneca County Airport. The tornado moved east northeast and strengthened to F3 intesity as it crossed U.S. Highway 224 and moved into Tiffin. The Honey Creek subdivision along County Road 19 near US 224 was hard hit. Six homes on Nantucket Drive in the subdivision were destroyed and many other homes damaged. As the tornado continued across the southern part of Tiffin it leveled a business along State Route 231 and destroyed several homes on Siesta Drive just east of State Route 231. A retirement community along St. Francis Avenue and just north of Siesta Drive was also hard hit by the tornado. Eight homes in the community were destroyed with five more damaged enough to be declared uninhabitable. Another 25 homes sustained lesser amounts of damage and several cars were found lying upside down. The tornado weakened to F2 intensity as it crossed State Route 100 and moved over Greenlawn Cemetary. From the cemetary, the tornado began to move in more of a northeasterly direction and briefly weakened to F1 intensity as it passed to the east of Heidelburg College. The tornado reintensified to F2 as it crossed State Route 18 and continued northeast across open country where it damaged many more homes and buildings. The tornado reached strong F3 intensity for several miles to the northwest and north of Republic. A 24 year old male was killed and two other people seriously injured when a home in Scipio Township on County Road 38 near County Road 43 was swept off of it's foundation. Two other homes nearby were also leveled. The tornado remained on the ground for another ten miles and gradually weakened to F2 intensity. It finally lifted south of State Route 18 near Fireside. Later, the same parent thunderstorm spawned another tornado a few miles away in Huron County. Overall, this tornado destroyed 32 homes and businesses, heavily damaged another eight and slightly damaged around 70 homes in Seneca County. Dozens of cars were also damaged and destroyed with downed trees and power poles numbering in the hundreds. The damage path from this tornado was roughly 21 miles in length and over 200 yards in width at times. M24PH
49.01973-05-10341°06'N / 82°42'W41°02'N / 82°30'W11.00 Miles50 Yards51002.5M0Huron
49.02008-05-31241°05'N / 83°31'W41°08'N / 83°25'W6.00 Miles100 Yards061.0M0KHancock
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down in northeastern Hancock County about two miles southwest of Arcadia near the intersection of Township Roads 214 and 254. The tornado continued northeast for about six miles before moving into Seneca County on the south end of Fostoria. The total tornado path length was over eight miles. The track was parallel to State Route 12 and about a mile to the south of the road. The tornado was initially an EF1 but strengthened to EF2 intensity after crossing County Road 330. The tornado returned to EF1 intensity just before reaching County Road 23 on the southwest edge of Fostoria. The damage path had a maximum width of around 100 yards. Around a dozen properties sustained damage from this tornado. At least two homes were destroyed with several others heavily damaged. Many outbuildings were also damaged. Hundreds of trees were toppled along the damage path. At least six people were treated at a Fostoria hospital for cuts and bruises. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front trailing an area of low pressure over the central Great Lakes moved into western Ohio during the late evening hours of May 30th. Showers and thunderstorms developed in advance of this front and moved across northern Ohio during the early morning hours of May 31st. A few of these thunderstorms became severe with one producing a tornado.
49.61980-07-09241°01'N / 83°41'W0.20 Mile50 Yards003K0Hancock


* 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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