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The chance of earthquake damage in Zion is about the same as Pennsylvania average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Zion 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, #1479

Zion, PA
0.02
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

Zion, 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, #2258

Zion, PA
57.13
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 2,411 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Zion, PA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:3Cold:30Dense Fog:17Drought:53
Dust Storm:0Flood:319Hail:274Heat:86Heavy Snow:74
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:12Landslide:0Strong Wind:101
Thunderstorm Winds:1,262Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:1Winter Storm:48Winter Weather:51
Other:79 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Zion, PA.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

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

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 20 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Zion, PA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
16.51975-06-05240°45'N / 77°55'W00250K0Centre
17.11991-09-18240°40'N / 77°49'W40°42'N / 77°47'W4.00 Miles330 Yards03250K0Huntingdon
19.71985-05-31441°10'N / 77°52'W41°13'N / 77°19'W29.00 Miles3330 Yards0025.0M0Clinton
20.41989-11-20240°37'N / 77°49'W40°39'N / 77°47'W3.50 Miles1230 Yards0025K0Huntingdon
21.61985-05-31441°12'N / 77°57'W41°10'N / 77°52'W4.50 Miles3330 Yards0025.0M0Centre
21.71952-07-23240°37'N / 77°34'W0425K0Mifflin
24.31980-04-09240°44'N / 77°19'W40°43'N / 77°17'W00250K0Snyder
25.61985-05-31441°12'N / 78°04'W41°12'N / 77°57'W5.50 Miles3330 Yards0025.0M0Clinton
36.91985-05-31341°11'N / 77°09'W41°08'N / 76°58'W11.00 Miles910 Yards22025.0M0Lycoming
39.11955-08-19240°24'N / 77°23'W0025K0Chester
39.31989-06-20240°22'N / 77°30'W2.00 Miles23 Yards0125K0Perry
40.01985-05-31441°11'N / 78°40'W41°12'N / 78°04'W30.00 Miles3330 Yards0025.0M0Clearfield
40.41976-07-29341°12'N / 77°16'W41°14'N / 76°47'W25.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Lycoming
42.01985-05-31341°08'N / 76°58'W41°09'N / 76°55'W4.00 Miles910 Yards22025.0M0Union
43.61967-09-21240°25'N / 77°11'W0.10 Mile30 Yards00250K0Perry
44.91978-08-28240°53'N / 76°52'W40°51'N / 76°48'W3.30 Miles50 Yards0125K0Snyder
45.01985-05-31341°09'N / 76°55'W41°07'N / 76°50'W4.00 Miles2640 Yards22025.0M0Northumberland
46.51996-07-19240°43'N / 78°35'W40°39'N / 78°28'W8.40 Miles200 Yards0000Cambria
 Brief Description: An F1 to weak F2 tornado touched down in Clearfield County near New Washington around 10:15 a.m. EST. The tornado moved southeast approximately 19 miles along a curved path crossing Five Points into Cambria County across Glendale Lake before ending 2 miles east of Frugality. This storm damaged several mobile homes and farms in Five Points, picked a boat out of the water on Glendale Lake and felled many trees along its path. A herringbone tree pattern was apparent along with suction vortex damage to crops.
46.71966-08-16241°18'N / 77°00'W41°18'N / 76°54'W4.50 Miles100 Yards0125K0Lycoming
47.51978-08-28240°51'N / 76°48'W40°52'N / 76°46'W0025K0Northumberland


* 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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