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

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Earthquake Index, #1150

Warsaw, OH
0.02
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

Warsaw, 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, #959

Warsaw, OH
137.71
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 4,088 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Warsaw, 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:543Hail:954Heat:8Heavy Snow:55
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:26Landslide:0Strong Wind:100
Thunderstorm Winds:2,213Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:70Winter Weather:12
Other:82 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Warsaw, OH.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

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

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 60 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Warsaw, OH.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
9.71981-06-08240°27'N / 81°55'W40°27'N / 81°52'W2.30 Miles500 Yards05250K0Holmes
10.91985-05-31340°14'N / 82°11'W40°14'N / 82°08'W2.00 Miles150 Yards0025.0M0Coshocton
14.91973-05-10240°34'N / 82°01'W40°32'N / 81°54'W6.20 Miles17 Yards01250K0Holmes
17.11970-09-26240°17'N / 81°41'W003K0Coshocton
18.31958-07-22240°04'N / 82°15'W40°07'N / 82°01'W12.60 Miles33 Yards030K0Muskingum
19.51981-06-13240°04'N / 81°53'W40°05'N / 81°50'W2.30 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Muskingum
21.81998-08-25240°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.
22.71955-03-11240°17'N / 81°37'W40°17'N / 81°32'W3.30 Miles200 Yards01250K0Tuscarawas
22.91973-08-14240°00'N / 82°00'W40°02'N / 81°46'W12.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Muskingum
23.72006-06-22240°37'N / 81°47'W40°37'N / 81°42'W6.00 Miles100 Yards00750K0Holmes
 Brief Description: During the late afternoon hours of June 22nd, a severe thunderstorm moved across eastern Holmes County and produced a tornado. This tornado touched down at 5:30 pm just west of Mt Hope and tracked east through Winesburg and then exited the county. The tornado had a damage path in Holmes County roughly six miles in length and 50 to 100 yards in width. The majority of the damage was classified as F1, but there were several areas of F2 damage evident. Along the path, numerous structures were damaged and hundreds of trees toppled or snapped. A barn was heavily damaged near where the tornado first touched down. Two houses nearby sustained siding and roof damage. A home on State Route 241 just outside of Mt. Hope was destroyed and several buildings at a factory in Mt. Hope sustained major damage. Metal roofs were torn off of these factory buildings with debris found as far as a mile away. Wooden beams from the buildings were thrown and pierced metal garage doors. Empty box trailers were overturned and one box trailer was even torn from its frame. The tornado continued east from Mt Hope and damaged several more homes on it's way to Winesburg. One house had it's second floor torn off. A second factory near Winesburg lost large sections of roof. In Winesburg, a few homes sustained roof damage. The tornado continued into Tuscarawas County and caused damage there. Later, the same parent thunderstorm produced another tornado west of Waynesburg in southeastern Stark County.
23.91981-06-08240°32'N / 82°25'W40°32'N / 82°20'W3.80 Miles50 Yards02250K0Knox
25.11958-07-22240°05'N / 82°25'W40°04'N / 82°15'W8.60 Miles200 Yards0025K0Licking
25.51985-05-31340°10'N / 82°43'W40°14'N / 82°11'W27.00 Miles150 Yards12025.0M0Licking
25.81970-04-02240°24'N / 82°29'W2.00 Miles150 Yards01250K0Knox
25.81982-03-31240°24'N / 82°29'W1.00 Mile200 Yards04250K0Knox
26.21965-11-16240°00'N / 81°46'W40°02'N / 81°42'W4.10 Miles50 Yards05250K0Muskingum
26.61958-07-22240°14'N / 81°34'W40°20'N / 81°26'W9.50 Miles200 Yards0325K0Tuscarawas
26.91978-06-07240°04'N / 81°38'W0.80 Mile100 Yards062.5M0Guernsey
26.91986-03-10239°58'N / 81°50'W40°00'N / 81°44'W5.00 Miles100 Yards13250K0Muskingum
27.11968-06-25240°00'N / 81°43'W40°04'N / 81°38'W6.20 Miles177 Yards00250K0Guernsey
28.21968-06-25239°58'N / 81°45'W40°00'N / 81°43'W2.30 Miles177 Yards05250K0Muskingum
28.41965-11-27240°02'N / 82°27'W40°06'N / 82°22'W5.90 Miles300 Yards01250K0Licking
28.81976-07-31240°44'N / 81°50'W0025K0Wayne
28.82003-11-12240°27'N / 81°31'W40°30'N / 81°27'W3.50 Miles175 Yards01160K0Tuscarawas
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down near May Rd just off Route 52 southwest of New Philadelphia. It moved east northeast at 45 mph, damaging several homes along Crooked Run Rd. Several homes had significant damage with roofs taken completely off; some walls were toppled. Several garages and barns suffered significant damage. Few garages completely destroyed. A least one mobile home was knocked off its foundation.Many trees and power lines were downed. Tornado went across Interstate 77 and into New Philadelphia, where 12 homes had scattered damage. Crooked Run Rd had the most significant damage. Path length 3.5 miles; path width 175 yards; maximum winds estimated 120 mph.
30.91973-05-10240°38'N / 82°31'W40°37'N / 82°23'W6.60 Miles267 Yards01425K0Richland
31.01982-04-03240°30'N / 82°33'W0.80 Mile50 Yards09250K0Knox
31.92010-09-16240°46'N / 81°57'W40°48'N / 81°45'W11.00 Miles150 Yards0035.0M0KWayne
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down in Wayne County two miles southwest of downtown Wooster around 5:26 pm. This tornado strengthened to EF2 intensity and continued on the ground for over 11 miles before finally lifting two miles west of Dalton. Extensive damage occurred along the damage path with dozens of homes and buildings damaged. After the initial touchdown, the tornado quickly intensified to an EF2 as it continued on the ground to the east northeast. The tornado crossed Prairie Lane and Timken Road and then moved across St. Mary's Cemetery. Damage at the cemetery was extensive with 80 of 81 large trees knocked down and over two hundred gravestones broken or toppled. From the cemetery, the tornado crossed Madison Avenue and moved across the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC). Significant damage occurred on the OADRC campus with several buildings severely damaged. A laboratory in one the buildings was destroyed. Two historic homes on the property sustained significant roof damage and several greenhouses were destroyed. Two barns and a machine shop were also leveled. The 102 year old Secrest Arboretum on the campus lost over 800 trees and many research projects were damaged or destroyed. The tornado tossed and destroyed several vehicles and a lot of farm machinery was also damaged or destroyed. From the OARDC campus, the tornado continued east along Secrest Road damaging or destroying several homes and buildings. The tornado weakened to EF1 intensity as it crossed Sylvan Road and to an EF0 as it crossed Barnard Road. The tornado then remained either an EF0 or EF1 until it lifted near the intersection of Kidron Road and Old Lincoln Way just west of Dalton. A total of nine homes were either destroyed or sustained major damage. Another 90 homes sustained lesser amounts of damage. In addition, at least 50 barns, garages and other outbuildings were damaged of destroyed. Thousands of trees were also toppled along the damage path which was up to 150 yards in width. Twenty eight utility poles were knocked down in Wooster alone and high tension transmission lines were also torn down by the tornado. The downed transmission lines affected four substations and resulted in around a third of Wayne County loosing power right after the tornado. The OARDC campus was closed for over a week and two local school districts had to close on September 17th because of the power outages. Only one very minor injury was reported. EPISODE NARRATIVE: During the late morning hours on September 16th, a warm front lifted northward through Ohio allowing for a significant destabilization of the atmosphere. By early afternoon, a severe thunderstorm watch was issued for most of northern Ohio. Severe thunderstorms swept across Ohio ahead of a cold front beginning in the mid afternoon and lasting well into the evening. Two devastating tornadoes occurred in northern Ohio. An EF2 tornado touched down in Wayne County near Wooster. This tornado left an eleven and a half mile long damage path and damaged over a hundred homes and buildings. A second tornado touched down in southern Holmes County. This tornado was rated an EF1 and was on the ground for about three miles.
32.22003-11-12240°48'N / 81°56'W40°48'N / 81°56'W12.00 Miles125 Yards0321.0M0Wayne
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down southwest of Wooster near the intersection of U.S. Route 250 and Old Lincoln Highway (County Road 30A). Several businesses were heavily damaged near the site of the initial touchdown. The tornado then crossed State Route 302 and moved over open farmland and into a business park on the southwest side of Wooster. Several more business were damaged in this area. The tornado continued east through residential neighborhoods just north of downtown Wooster. The tornado exited the city near the intersection of State Routes 3/83 and 585. A factory near this location was heavily damaged. The tornado continued east into Green Township and strengthened to F2 intensity at it crossed Geyers Road. Two more businesses were heavily damaged in this area. The tornado weakened to F1 intensity just after severely damaging a home on Canal Road near Eby Road. The tornado continued across open farmland for another four miles before finally lifting just southwest of Orrville near the intersection of Back Orrville Road and North Crown Hill Road. The damage path was around 12 miles in length and up to 125 yards in width. Around 15 businesses and over 100 homes were damaged by this tornado. Ten semi trailers were overturned at one factory and over 30 cars heavily damaged at an automobile dealership. Many other automobiles were damaged along the damage path. In addition, hundreds of trees and dozens of power poles were downed.
32.51957-05-14240°48'N / 81°54'W03250K0Wayne
32.71965-08-25240°42'N / 82°24'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Richland
32.92000-09-20240°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.
33.31990-06-22240°35'N / 82°37'W40°41'N / 82°23'W19.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Richland
35.41981-06-13239°53'N / 82°19'W2.00 Miles250 Yards02250K0Perry
35.71968-05-15240°48'N / 81°42'W1.00 Mile440 Yards0025K0Wayne
36.21971-07-13240°08'N / 81°22'W2.00 Miles100 Yards05250K0Guernsey
36.31973-05-10339°55'N / 82°30'W39°55'N / 82°20'W8.70 Miles300 Yards013K0Perry
36.91957-06-11240°18'N / 82°42'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Knox
37.31989-11-15240°36'N / 82°37'W40°38'N / 82°36'W2.00 Miles73 Yards002.5M0Richland
38.01990-06-22240°36'N / 82°40'W40°35'N / 82°37'W3.00 Miles200 Yards012.5M0Morrow
38.21985-03-28240°40'N / 82°35'W2.00 Miles77 Yards002.5M0Richland
40.51970-05-14240°30'N / 82°45'W40°32'N / 82°43'W3.00 Miles700 Yards07250K0Morrow
41.91973-05-10240°40'N / 82°51'W40°38'N / 82°31'W17.30 Miles267 Yards003K0Morrow
42.21969-05-08340°18'N / 81°12'W2.00 Miles300 Yards114250K0Harrison
42.51973-05-10240°57'N / 82°08'W40°57'N / 81°44'W20.70 Miles667 Yards02250K0Wayne
42.61989-11-15240°26'N / 82°56'W40°36'N / 82°37'W21.00 Miles73 Yards002.5M0Morrow
43.92002-11-10240°57'N / 82°13'W40°57'N / 82°13'W5.50 Miles50 Yards001.6M0Ashland
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down two miles southwest of Polk near the intersection of County Road 601 and Township Road 902. A new home at this location was destroyed. The tornado then traveled northeast across the western and northern portions of Polk. Two homes on the west side of Polk were heavily damaged and a small barn was leveled just north of town. Another 10 to 12 buildings, including two public buildings sustained minor damage in Polk. From Polk, the tornado traveled northeast across rural areas and passed just to the west of Albion. Two homes along County Road 620 just west of Township Road 521 lost entire roofs and had exterior walls partially or entirely knocked down. A nearby barn was leveled with debris thrown as much as one half mile. A small boat tethered in a pond near the barn was found a quarter mile away and the pond itself was filled with debris. A church in the area had it's steeple toppled. The tornado continued northeast and damaged several more homes and buildings. The tornado moved into Medina County just east of County Road 175. In the county, a total of five homes were either completely destroyed or declared unlivable with another 11 homes sustaining enough damage to require significant repairs. Approximately 30 additional homes and buildings suffered minor damage. A few dozen cars sustained varying amounts of damage. The tornado was on the ground in Ashland County for approximately five and a half miles with the damage path no more than 50 yards in width.
44.12010-09-16239°45'N / 82°24'W39°45'N / 82°16'W7.00 Miles800 Yards01500K0KPerry
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado originiated in Fairfield County, but got stronger in western Perry County. The damage path widened as it crossed several north to south oriented roads. A convergent damage pattern was evident. Large trees were snapped along Avalon Road. A greater swath of tree and structural damage was along Otterbein Road. The damage path widened to as much as 800 yards, though the southern portion of the path was dominant. The tornado unleashed it worst winds as it continued east to encounter Palomino Road and County Township Road 138. At this stage, there was aproximately a 1 mile long and 100 yard wide path of EF2 strength winds, estimated at 110 to 120 mph. A manufactured home on Palomino Road was missing 95 percent of it roof covering and 40 to 50 percent of the roof supports and interior ceilings were missing. The woman inside was injured when a hallway door struck her in the back. There were at least 2 eyewitnesses to the actual tornado. Almost a mile east on County Township Road 138 a cluster of houses was heavily damaged. The worst damage was a newer 2 story single family home, but seemed to be of the manufactured home quality. Its roof and garage were completely blown off and thrown away. The tornado began to weaken as it headed across County Road 25. The tornado further weakened during its final 1.5 miles, ending near the intersection of County Roads 122, 123, and 134. About 8 homes were destroyed in this tornado. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front, in tandem with strong mid and upper level forcing, produced a severe weather outbreak in southeast Ohio into extreme western West Virginia during the late afternoon and evening of Thursday the 16th. The setup featured a 45 knot mid level flow and a 95 knot upper level jet. Matter of fact, a larger area of showers, associated with a warm front, had moved across southeast Ohio and West Virginia during the morning and midday hours. This kept the surface based instability at a minimum. However, new cells formed further west during the mid afternoon over western Ohio. It was this new cluster of convection that would intensify due to the strong mid and upper level dynamics. Several of the new cells formed and intensified on the southern or southwestern flank of the overall larger area of showers and thunderstorms. This area of convection stretched further to the northeast into eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania. This allowed an unimpeded low level moisture inflow into the new development. Surface dew points ahead of the cold front reached into the mid 60s. Most of the severe thunderstorms exhibited strong rotation, resulting in the spawning of 5 tornadoes. Four of these 5 tornadoes were in Ohio. One of the 4 Ohio tornadoes crossed from Fairfield County into western Perry County. Another 1 of the 4 crossed from Perry into northwestern Morgan County. One tornado patch was solely in western Athens County. The damage continued another 10 miles in Athens County from a strong rear flank downdraft. Finally, the last of the 4 tornadoes in Ohio crossed the Ohio River from northeastern Meigs County into southern Wood County in West Virginia. From storm surveys, this was the strongest tornado. The last tornado path in this outbreak was solely in western West Virginia. Luckily, there were no fatalities in southeastern Ohio. However, there was one death on the West Virginia side of the Ohio River.
44.22002-11-10240°58'N / 82°06'W40°59'N / 82°00'W5.00 Miles100 Yards001K0Wayne
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down about four miles south of West Salem just east of State Route 301 along Pleasant Home Road. The tornado then traveled northeast for approximately five miles before dissipating two and one half miles southwest of Burbank near the intersection of Britton and Franchester Roads. Extensive damage was done along the damage path which was mostly around 50 yards in width but up to several hundred feet wide along Palmer Road. A home on Pleasant Home Road was heavily damaged as were three other homes on Easton Road to the west of Wohlganuth Road. Two more homes were severely damaged on Wohlganuth Road. A home and six outbuildings were destroyed as the tornado crossed Palmer Road about a mile east of State Route 539 (Wohlganuth Road). A second home was leveled on Ruff Road just to the west of Stratton Road. Finally, a home was heavily damaged near where the tornado dissipated. Several other homes and buildings sustained minor damage. Many vehicles were also damaged. At least 20 power poles were snapped and several hundred trees downed along the damage path.
44.32000-09-20240°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.
44.82006-10-11240°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.
44.91973-05-10339°55'N / 82°48'W39°55'N / 82°30'W15.80 Miles300 Yards003K0Fairfield
45.41974-04-03240°05'N / 82°51'W40°08'N / 82°46'W5.10 Miles90 Yards00250K0Franklin
45.92002-04-28240°51'N / 81°31'W40°52'N / 81°24'W7.20 Miles440 Yards0245.5M0Stark
 Brief Description: A strong F2 tornado touched down at 158 pm edt and caused major damage and two minor injuries along a path of just over seven miles. Major damage occurred along the path which was nearly a quarter mile in width at times. The initial touchdown occurred west of the intersection of Arlington Avenue and Windy Lane Street NW near Crystal Springs. From this location, the tornado moved east northeast through residential neighborhoods in Jackson Township. The tornado passed to the north of Lake Cable, crossed Interstate 77 near Portage Street and finally dissipated near a shopping district along State Route 297 in North Canton. The damage path was intermittent along part of its length. Over 300 homes were damaged along the damage path with 25 structures destroyed. An additional 38 buildings including three businesses were partially destroyed with 50 more structures sustaining significant roof damage. Another 197 homes and businesses suffered minor damage. A middle school building suffered extensive damage and was closed for nearly a week for repairs. A nearby high school was also damaged. Approximately 1000 trees were downed by the tornado and over 300 vehicles damaged.
46.91972-08-17240°54'N / 82°30'W0.10 Mile30 Yards0025K0Richland
47.81981-06-13340°30'N / 82°54'W40°33'N / 82°51'W3.80 Miles350 Yards45625.0M0Morrow
48.21973-05-10241°02'N / 82°30'W40°57'N / 82°08'W19.70 Miles667 Yards06250K0Ashland
48.62002-11-10241°02'N / 82°08'W41°02'N / 82°08'W4.00 Miles50 Yards00750K0Medina
 Brief Description: A tornado moved into the county from Ashland County just to the east of Firestone Road. The tornado then traveled northeast through Homerville and finally dissipated about a mile and a half northeast of the town. The first significant damage in the county occurred along Williams Road where a newer two story home lost it's roof and most of the second floor. Several other homes and buildings in this area sustained minor damage. In Homerville, an auto repair shop was destroyed and several homes sustained moderate to minor damage. A barn was destroyed just southwest of town. Many cars were damaged and dozens of trees downed. The tornado was on the ground in Medina County for approximately four miles and had a damage path no more than 50 yards in width.
48.91977-06-30240°55'N / 81°28'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0025K0Stark
49.31998-06-27239°48'N / 81°23'W39°48'N / 81°23'W0.30 Mile200 Yards1175K0Noble
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado with estimated 150 MPH winds demolished a mobile home, killing a 45-year-old woman. Numerous trees along the relatively short path were sheared/downed. F45MH
49.41975-08-13240°44'N / 82°47'W0.50 Mile20 Yards00250K0Crawford


* 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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