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Westport, PA Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Westport is about the same as Pennsylvania average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Westport 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, #2396

Westport, 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

Westport, 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, #2333

Westport, PA
53.34
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 1,508 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Westport, PA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:1Cold:11Dense Fog:0Drought:6
Dust Storm:0Flood:182Hail:227Heat:0Heavy Snow:27
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:5Landslide:0Strong Wind:24
Thunderstorm Winds:976Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:19Winter Weather:0
Other:30 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Westport, PA.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

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

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 15 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Westport, PA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
9.51985-05-31441°12'N / 78°04'W41°12'N / 77°57'W5.50 Miles3330 Yards0025.0M0Clinton
10.21985-05-31441°12'N / 77°57'W41°10'N / 77°52'W4.50 Miles3330 Yards0025.0M0Centre
20.71985-05-31441°10'N / 77°52'W41°13'N / 77°19'W29.00 Miles3330 Yards0025.0M0Clinton
23.81985-05-31441°11'N / 78°40'W41°12'N / 78°04'W30.00 Miles3330 Yards0025.0M0Clearfield
27.41954-06-12241°41'N / 78°11'W0.20 Mile67 Yards0025K0Potter
30.41962-06-14241°46'N / 78°01'W0.20 Mile33 Yards003K0Potter
37.21963-09-03341°25'N / 78°44'W41°27'N / 78°34'W8.40 Miles100 Yards0202.5M0Elk
38.41985-05-31441°38'N / 78°42'W41°33'N / 78°30'W11.50 Miles1000 Yards000K0Elk
40.01975-06-05240°45'N / 77°55'W00250K0Centre
40.62003-07-21341°55'N / 77°56'W41°55'N / 77°56'W2.50 Miles200 Yards00200K0Potter
 Brief Description: A team from the National Weather Service office in State College surveyed damage and interviewed residents and emergency management officials in Potter county. The team determined that an F3 tornado touched down in Potter county around 4:00 pm Monday July 21 2003. The tornado first touched down about 2 miles southwest of the town of Ellisburg...where it downed hundreds of trees. The tornado continued to the northeast...where it hit the Smoker Farm. The barn and house were completely destroyed...and one of three silos was tipped over. A second home on Smoker Road was also extensively damaged and is uninhabitable. In addition...a car was picked up and thrown 600 yards. A farm tractor was lifted into the trees. The tornado path was 2 1/2 miles long...while the width was about 200 yards. Based on the damage...the tornado was mainly an F2...but rated as a weak F3 at its peak with winds of 160 mph. There were two injuries, but no deaths.
45.21991-09-18240°40'N / 77°49'W40°42'N / 77°47'W4.00 Miles330 Yards03250K0Huntingdon
45.31985-05-31241°37'N / 78°47'W41°40'N / 78°39'W7.00 Miles300 Yards000K0Mckean
47.61985-05-31341°11'N / 77°09'W41°08'N / 76°58'W11.00 Miles910 Yards22025.0M0Lycoming
47.91985-05-31441°40'N / 78°50'W41°38'N / 78°42'W6.50 Miles1000 Yards4400K0Mckean
48.61989-11-20240°37'N / 77°49'W40°39'N / 77°47'W3.50 Miles1230 Yards0025K0Huntingdon


* 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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