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

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

Earthquake Index, #2330

West Alexander, 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

West Alexander, 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, #2304

West Alexander, PA
54.65
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 4,612 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of West Alexander, PA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:2Cold:8Dense Fog:0Drought:5
Dust Storm:0Flood:904Hail:849Heat:3Heavy Snow:47
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:26Landslide:0Strong Wind:83
Thunderstorm Winds:2,568Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:26Winter Weather:2
Other:89 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near West Alexander, PA.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near West Alexander, PA.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 19 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near West Alexander, PA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
19.01990-06-30240°07'N / 80°09'W0.20 Mile250 Yards0025K0Washington
20.51968-06-25239°51'N / 80°19'W01250K0Greene
21.11954-04-27240°13'N / 80°53'W1.00 Mile33 Yards01250K0Jefferson
33.92000-05-23240°21'N / 81°05'W40°20'N / 81°04'W3.00 Miles200 Yards00100K0Harrison
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado with maximum winds estimated at 120 MPH passed through a 3-mile section of rural Harrison County. The tornado passed over only one residence as it moved to the east but destroyed several items on the property, including a cinder-block garage, a wooden barn, and several outbuildings. A parked truck was lifted and turned about 90 degrees but was otherwise undamaged. There were several large sections of heavily wooded area along the tornado's path which were completely cleared of trees. No injuries or fatalities were reported.
36.01963-08-03340°19'N / 79°53'W27025.0M0Allegheny
37.11956-05-12240°37'N / 80°17'W00250K0Beaver
37.91983-05-22240°17'N / 79°53'W40°18'N / 79°47'W5.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Allegheny
38.31956-05-13240°22'N / 79°52'W0.70 Mile200 Yards05250K0Allegheny
38.51975-06-04240°35'N / 80°13'W40°11'N / 79°32'W45.30 Miles30 Yards000K0Beaver
38.81969-05-08340°18'N / 81°12'W2.00 Miles300 Yards114250K0Harrison
40.51981-06-21239°32'N / 80°21'W1.00 Mile10 Yards00250K0Marion
44.51986-10-01239°55'N / 79°45'W39°54'N / 79°40'W4.50 Miles100 Yards022.5M0Fayette
44.71954-06-26240°15'N / 79°41'W0425K0Westmoreland
45.31971-07-13240°08'N / 81°22'W2.00 Miles100 Yards05250K0Guernsey
47.61965-11-16240°05'N / 79°37'W40°06'N / 79°36'W03250K0Westmoreland
48.01983-05-22240°18'N / 79°47'W40°20'N / 79°30'W14.00 Miles200 Yards062.5M0Westmoreland
48.91971-07-13239°46'N / 79°50'W39°42'N / 79°37'W12.20 Miles70 Yards04250K0Fayette
49.01985-05-31340°49'N / 80°28'W40°47'N / 80°09'W17.00 Miles243 Yards34025.0M0Beaver
49.31967-07-24240°49'N / 80°41'W40°49'N / 80°33'W6.50 Miles277 Yards02250K0Columbiana


* 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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