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

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

Earthquake Index, #1070

Wayland, OH
0.03
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

Wayland, 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, #627

Wayland, OH
165.63
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 5,543 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Wayland, OH were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:4Cold:41Dense Fog:1Drought:19
Dust Storm:0Flood:664Hail:1,405Heat:23Heavy Snow:97
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:31Landslide:0Strong Wind:136
Thunderstorm Winds:2,872Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:74Winter Weather:17
Other:159 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Wayland, OH.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

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

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 63 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Wayland, OH.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
2.91985-05-31541°12'N / 81°09'W41°12'N / 81°02'W6.50 Miles440 Yards00250.0M0Portage
9.41973-06-03341°11'N / 81°20'W41°11'N / 81°10'W8.40 Miles100 Yards0125K0Portage
10.71992-07-12241°03'N / 81°13'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Portage
14.01976-02-16241°04'N / 80°50'W1.50 Miles600 Yards00250K0Mahoning
14.21985-05-31541°12'N / 81°02'W41°10'N / 80°34'W23.50 Miles440 Yards10250250.0M0Trumbull
15.01959-10-06241°21'N / 81°13'W41°24'N / 81°01'W10.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Geauga
16.31973-06-03341°12'N / 81°26'W41°11'N / 81°20'W4.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Summit
17.21978-06-07241°09'N / 80°46'W41°10'N / 80°43'W002.5M0Trumbull
19.81956-08-05341°09'N / 80°42'W41°08'N / 80°41'W00250K0Trumbull
20.11992-07-12341°08'N / 81°29'W41°10'N / 81°26'W8.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Summit
20.51963-04-19241°02'N / 80°52'W41°02'N / 80°34'W15.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Mahoning
20.81956-08-05341°08'N / 80°41'W41°07'N / 80°40'W20250K0Mahoning
22.31955-03-01341°16'N / 80°40'W2.50 Miles40 Yards16250K0Mahoning
22.81955-03-11240°53'N / 80°50'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Columbiana
22.91987-06-27241°04'N / 80°39'W1.50 Miles40 Yards00250K0Mahoning
22.91963-04-19241°05'N / 81°30'W002.5M0Summit
23.01985-05-31341°26'N / 81°00'W41°31'N / 80°51'W9.00 Miles440 Yards0202.5M0Trumbull
23.22002-11-10241°19'N / 81°30'W41°19'N / 81°26'W3.30 Miles100 Yards0010.2M0Summit
 Brief Description: A small F0/F1 tornado touched down in Macedonia near the intersection of Valley View Drive (SR 631) and Aurora Road and moved northeast. The tornado gradually strengthened and reached F2 intensity as it crossed State Route 14 and moved into Twinsburg. After a track of just over three miles the tornado weakened to F1 intensity and crossed into Cuyahoga County south of Glenwillow. Extensive damage was done in Macedonia and Twinsburg. In Macedonia, 60 homes were damaged including two that were destroyed and 15 others were damaged enough to be declared uninhabitable. The most severe damage in the county occurred in the Glenwood Preserve neighborhood on the north side of Twinsburg. Extensive damage was done on Andover Drive and Deeplake Circle where several homes were leveled and a total of 45 homes damaged. Damage estimates in Twinsburg alone were well over $5 million. The damage path was continuous and about 100 yards in width. Dozens of cars were damaged or destroyed and hundreds of trees and power poles downed in Summit County.
24.51978-10-12340°48'N / 80°55'W40°53'N / 80°49'W7.30 Miles250 Yards042.5M0Columbiana
24.61965-11-16240°48'N / 81°15'W40°50'N / 81°08'W5.90 Miles300 Yards292.5M0Stark
26.61977-06-30240°55'N / 81°28'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0025K0Stark
27.61985-05-31541°10'N / 80°34'W41°10'N / 80°31'W3.00 Miles440 Yards00250.0M0Trumbull
27.71983-05-02341°20'N / 81°39'W41°22'N / 81°26'W12.00 Miles100 Yards12525.0M0Cuyahoga
27.91985-05-31240°53'N / 80°51'W40°50'N / 80°35'W15.00 Miles220 Yards02025.0M0Columbiana
28.61954-09-30240°45'N / 81°09'W1325K0Carroll
29.02002-04-28240°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.
29.42001-04-09241°02'N / 80°32'W41°02'N / 80°32'W4.00 Miles75 Yards00200K0Mahoning
 Brief Description: A weak F2 tornado touched down near Lowellville in eastern Mahoning County. The tornado had a intermittent damage path approximately four miles in length and 75 yards in width. Two homes, one business and two garages suffered significant damage with around a dozen other homes sustaining minor damage.
29.51985-05-31341°31'N / 80°51'W41°33'N / 80°44'W6.00 Miles440 Yards0102.5M0Ashtabula
29.81985-05-31541°10'N / 80°31'W41°12'N / 80°29'W2.00 Miles450 Yards00250K0Mercer
29.91966-09-29341°27'N / 81°33'W41°27'N / 81°27'W4.50 Miles60 Yards0202.5M0Cuyahoga
30.91992-08-08241°06'N / 80°29'W1.50 Miles100 Yards011250K0Lawrence
32.01954-09-30241°15'N / 80°28'W0025K0Mercer
33.61967-07-24240°49'N / 80°41'W40°49'N / 80°33'W6.50 Miles277 Yards02250K0Columbiana
35.62002-11-10241°15'N / 80°28'W41°20'N / 80°21'W7.00 Miles500 Yards1191.0M0Mercer
 Brief Description: Starting about 7:54 PM, an F2 tornado touched down near Trout Island Road, east of Sharpsville. The tornado traveled northeast at 50 mph, crossed Route 18, then ripped into Clark. It crossed Shenango River Lake and tracked to New Hamburg, where it dissipated 8:02 PM. The tornado path was 7 miles long, about 500 yards wide at its maximum, in the town of Clark. Maximum winds estimated 155 mph. Majority of damage and all injuries occurred in Clark. Fifteen homes completely destroyed, 13 major damage, 29 had minor damage. One business destroyed; 1 suffered major damage. A large number of trees were snapped or toppled. Large truck was overturned. One van was thrown across Route 258. Several other vehicles were moved by the tornado or suffered considerable damage. Strongest tornado in Mercer county since May 31,1985. M81PH
36.41985-05-31541°12'N / 80°29'W41°13'N / 80°16'W12.00 Miles450 Yards860250K0Mercer
36.41985-05-31441°29'N / 80°31'W41°29'N / 80°31'W0.20 Mile300 Yards0025K0Trumbull
37.31985-06-22241°41'N / 81°03'W41°43'N / 81°01'W2.40 Miles40 Yards00250K0Geauga
37.71967-07-24241°36'N / 80°57'W41°45'N / 80°42'W16.40 Miles600 Yards02250K0Ashtabula
38.11992-08-08241°04'N / 80°21'W2.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Lawrence
38.51985-05-31441°29'N / 80°31'W41°29'N / 80°25'W7.00 Miles350 Yards0525.0M0Mercer
39.21977-09-24241°00'N / 80°21'W002.5M0Lawrence
40.61956-07-08241°36'N / 80°57'W41°48'N / 80°34'W23.90 Miles880 Yards00250K0Ashtabula
41.11968-05-15240°48'N / 81°42'W1.00 Mile440 Yards0025K0Wayne
41.21962-08-20241°24'N / 81°48'W0.50 Mile500 Yards4202.5M0Cuyahoga
42.81969-07-04241°48'N / 81°15'W41°45'N / 81°07'W7.20 Miles100 Yards040250K0Lake
43.61970-07-15241°24'N / 81°51'W01250K0Cuyahoga
43.81964-06-15241°14'N / 80°14'W04250K0Mercer
44.11951-06-22241°25'N / 81°51'W1.00 Mile100 Yards002.5M0Cuyahoga
44.21953-06-08441°22'N / 81°58'W41°30'N / 81°43'W15.60 Miles33 Yards63000K0Cuyahoga
44.21985-06-22241°43'N / 81°01'W41°48'N / 80°31'W27.00 Miles40 Yards02250K0Ashtabula
44.31963-04-19241°48'N / 81°00'W0025K0Ashtabula
44.51985-05-31241°41'N / 80°43'W41°44'N / 80°31'W9.00 Miles220 Yards0152.5M0Ashtabula
45.01992-07-12341°14'N / 82°00'W41°13'N / 81°52'W7.00 Miles300 Yards042.5M0Medina
45.21965-04-11441°18'N / 82°00'W41°20'N / 81°50'W8.60 Miles400 Yards110025.0M0Cuyahoga
46.91985-05-31340°49'N / 80°28'W40°47'N / 80°09'W17.00 Miles243 Yards34025.0M0Beaver
47.01975-07-13241°10'N / 82°01'W41°12'N / 81°56'W4.10 Miles50 Yards00250K0Lorain
47.21973-05-10240°57'N / 82°08'W40°57'N / 81°44'W20.70 Miles667 Yards02250K0Wayne
48.22010-09-16240°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.
49.11985-05-31241°44'N / 80°31'W41°44'N / 80°30'W1.00 Mile127 Yards000K0Crawford
49.51976-07-31240°44'N / 81°50'W0025K0Wayne
49.81972-05-02341°28'N / 80°13'W41°29'N / 80°12'W0025K0Mercer
49.81957-05-14240°48'N / 81°54'W03250K0Wayne
49.91985-05-31241°39'N / 80°25'W41°41'N / 80°21'W4.00 Miles200 Yards100K0Crawford


* 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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