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

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

Earthquake Index, #114

Woodside, PA
0.66
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

Woodside, 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, #579

Woodside, PA
142.11
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 7,466 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Woodside, PA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:5Cold:56Dense Fog:49Drought:104
Dust Storm:0Flood:1,180Hail:720Heat:190Heavy Snow:131
High Surf:26Hurricane:0Ice Storm:12Landslide:0Strong Wind:296
Thunderstorm Winds:2,793Tropical Storm:5Wildfire:63Winter Storm:123Winter Weather:241
Other:1,472 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Woodside, PA.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 3 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Woodside, PA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
46.71973-02-283.81439.72-75.44
13.61980-03-113.7540.16-75.1
16.11980-03-053.5540.19-75.16

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 43 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Woodside, PA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
5.11988-08-17240°17'N / 74°47'W40°13'N / 74°45'W4.50 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Mercer
6.41962-05-24240°19'N / 74°57'W40°18'N / 74°54'W1.90 Miles67 Yards0025K0Bucks
6.81962-05-24240°18'N / 74°54'W40°17'N / 74°37'W14.70 Miles300 Yards01250K0Mercer
7.91973-06-29240°14'N / 75°02'W40°15'N / 74°59'W1.90 Miles100 Yards0025K0Bucks
10.51958-06-13240°09'N / 74°42'W40°10'N / 74°40'W01250K0Burlington
11.31958-06-13240°10'N / 74°40'W40°11'N / 74°39'W00250K0Mercer
11.41998-06-01240°07'N / 75°02'W40°05'N / 74°57'W5.60 Miles200 Yards001.8M0Philadelphia
 Brief Description: A tornado ripped through Upper and Lower Moreland Townships as well as extreme northeast Philadelphia during the early morning of June 1st. The tornado was rated as an F1 (A weak tornado on the Fujita Scale) in Montgomery County and intensified into an F2 (or strong tornado on the Fujita Scale) within Philadelphia. The worst damage occurred within the unoccupied Byberry Industrial Park as the tornado reached its strongest intensity. Thirty-five commercial buildings were damaged, nine severely. Damage outside of the industrial park was mainly confined to downed trees. About ten homes were damaged by fallen trees. The damage within Philadelphia was discontinuous suggesting the tornado was not on the ground for its entire lifetime across the city. Damage was estimated at $1.8 million dollars. Because the buildings were unoccupied, no injuries occurred. The tornado moved into the city from Lower Moreland Township in the Bustleton/Lumar Park area around 120 a.m. EDT. Trees were split and knocked down. The tornado intensified into a strong one (F2 on the Fujita Scale) as it crossed into the Byberry Industrial Park. The worst damage was done in the area around Byberry Road, McNulty Road, Roosevelt Boulevard and Southampton Road. Five ton air conditioning units were tossed. Of the 35 commercial buildings damaged, nine were severely damaged and declared "imminently dangerous". Slabs of the roof were tossed 200 yards. Some buildings lost entire sides, had buckled steel beams, shattered windows and crushed equipment. The tornado plucked utility poles from the ground. About 20 poles were knocked over. Five teams of tree service personnel were overwhelmed. Damage south of the industrial park became sporadic as the tornado turned toward the southeast. It lifted just before the Bucks County border near Woodhaven Road just to the southeast of the Franklin Mills Mall. Its path length was about 5.6 miles and path width about 200 yards. PECO Energy reported 34,000 customers in Philadelphia lost power. Five thousand still did not have power the evening of the 1st. It was the worst non-winter storm in PECO Energy's 50 year history and the fourth worst overall. According to their lightning detection system, there were 7,000 cloud to ground lightning strikes in their service area as this line of thunderstorms moved through.
18.21990-10-18340°29'N / 74°46'W0.50 Mile100 Yards082.5M0Somerset
20.71960-06-24240°12'N / 75°15'W0.80 Mile27 Yards00250K0Montgomery
21.21958-07-14239°56'N / 75°07'W39°58'N / 74°56'W9.80 Miles27 Yards000K0Philadelphia
22.01956-08-13240°15'N / 75°18'W40°16'N / 75°15'W1.30 Miles333 Yards0025K0Montgomery
23.11989-06-09239°57'N / 75°07'W39°57'N / 75°05'W1.50 Miles50 Yards00250K0Camden
24.11989-06-09239°57'N / 75°09'W39°57'N / 75°07'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0125K0Philadelphia
24.81958-07-14239°56'N / 75°08'W39°56'N / 75°07'W003K0Philadelphia
25.51973-02-02240°36'N / 74°52'W0.30 Mile100 Yards003K0Hunterdon
29.92001-05-27240°21'N / 74°20'W40°22'N / 74°18'W1.50 Miles67 Yards001.0M0Monmouth
 Brief Description: A strong tornado (F2 on the Fujita Scale) struck extreme northern Manalapan and extreme southwest Marlboro Townships. Four houses had severe roof damage and about a dozen others suffered minor damage. A construction trailer was tossed and two vehicles were overturned. Between 150 and 200 trees were either uprooted or damaged. Tree damage was so extensive that Hawkins Road Park was closed. The area was littered with broken pieces of wood, shingles, gutters and parts of roofs. The tornado's path length was about 1.5 miles and its path width was around 200 feet. No injuries were reported. This was the first strong tornado in New Jersey since August 20, 1999 and the first strong tornado in Monmouth County since October 16, 1955. The tornado first touched down near Arbach Lane in Manalapan Township. It initially was relatively weak (F0) on the Fujita Scale, but intensified into an F1 tornado before it reached Kentucky Court. One property on Kentucky Court lost dozens of trees. The tornado also downed trees on Ivanhoe and Rowena Roads. The tornado reached its maximum strength (F2) as it passed through Debracy Court where the worst damage occurred. Four homes suffered severe roof damage. The roof and second floor of one home had to be completely repaired. The windows of another house all burst. A restored Thunderbird was damaged by flying debris that penetrated the garage door. The house apparently shifted as doors no longer closed. A third home on the block had a picnic table blown into its sunroom along with a piece of the neighbor's fence. Patio furniture was splintered throughout the block. A minivan parked in one driveway, was rolled about 40 feet. The tornado weakened to an F1 after it left Debracy Court. Nevertheless, it tore shingles from a home on Eastwood Boulevard and downed a tree onto a car. A construction trailer on Hawkins Corner Road was blown 50 feet across the street and crushed like an aluminum can. As the tornado crossed into Marlboro Township, it knocked down dozens of trees in Hawkins Road Park. The part was closed because of the uprooted trees. As the tornado exited the park, it weakened to an F0. It still knocked a tree onto a house on MacLeisch Drive and ripped shingles and gutters from homes on Guest and MacLeisch Drives. The tornado lifted as it approached Barclay Brook.
31.21961-06-08240°12'N / 75°27'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0125K0Montgomery
37.01960-06-24240°24'N / 75°37'W40°19'N / 75°28'W9.40 Miles200 Yards00250K0Berks
38.71973-06-29239°56'N / 75°29'W39°54'N / 75°27'W1.90 Miles63 Yards0025K0Delaware
39.11955-03-22339°58'N / 75°37'W40°03'N / 75°28'W9.60 Miles600 Yards10250K0Chester
39.31960-07-14239°44'N / 75°23'W39°46'N / 75°08'W13.30 Miles450 Yards060K0Gloucester
40.11982-06-29239°53'N / 74°15'W1.50 Miles23 Yards002.5M0Ocean
40.51984-07-05240°28'N / 75°35'W40°29'N / 75°32'W2.50 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Lehigh
40.51974-04-14240°49'N / 74°50'W0.50 Mile100 Yards000K0Hunterdon
41.51984-07-05240°30'N / 75°35'W40°31'N / 75°32'W2.50 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Lehigh
42.71984-07-05240°28'N / 75°38'W40°28'N / 75°35'W2.50 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Berks
43.31984-07-05240°29'N / 75°38'W40°30'N / 75°35'W2.50 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Berks
43.41955-10-16240°18'N / 74°05'W40°19'N / 74°00'W3.80 Miles100 Yards000K0Monmouth
43.51973-05-28340°51'N / 74°43'W0.40 Mile50 Yards012250K0Morris
43.61973-05-28340°48'N / 74°30'W0.40 Mile50 Yards00250K0Morris
43.81975-04-03240°02'N / 75°40'W40°05'N / 75°39'W3.00 Miles20 Yards003K0Chester
44.01981-10-26240°52'N / 74°53'W0.80 Mile400 Yards000K0Warren
45.21979-09-05239°47'N / 75°29'W2.50 Miles200 Yards05250K0New Castle
45.41960-07-14239°43'N / 75°26'W39°44'N / 75°23'W2.30 Miles450 Yards00250K0Salem
45.91984-07-05240°29'N / 75°42'W40°29'N / 75°38'W3.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Berks
46.21981-07-20240°55'N / 74°45'W40°52'N / 74°42'W3.60 Miles250 Yards000K0Morris
46.51950-07-05240°35'N / 75°42'W40°39'N / 75°28'W12.90 Miles33 Yards0225K0Lehigh
47.31981-07-20240°51'N / 75°09'W40°55'N / 75°07'W4.10 Miles67 Yards0025K0Northampton
47.81988-08-17239°43'N / 75°28'W1.50 Miles400 Yards00250K0Salem
48.61984-07-05240°27'N / 75°46'W40°28'N / 75°42'W3.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Berks
49.01984-07-05240°26'N / 75°49'W40°29'N / 75°40'W7.00 Miles300 Yards022.5M0Berks
49.21990-10-18239°47'N / 75°35'W1.00 Mile430 Yards00250K0New Castle
49.41983-07-21339°40'N / 74°17'W0.20 Mile10 Yards002.5M0Ocean


* 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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