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The chance of earthquake damage in 56207 Zip Code is about the same as Minnesota average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in 56207 Zip Code is lower than Minnesota average and is lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #6

56207 Zip Code
0.11
Minnesota
0.01
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

56207 Zip Code
0.0000
Minnesota
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, #778

56207 Zip Code
92.64
Minnesota
135.90
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 1,702 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of 56207 Zip Code were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:0Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:70Hail:912Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:0
Thunderstorm Winds:654Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:1Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:65 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near 56207 Zip Code.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 1 historical earthquake event that had a recorded magnitude of 3.5 or above found in or near 56207 Zip Code.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
12.41975-07-095N/A45.67-96.04

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 29 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near 56207 Zip Code.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
16.11953-05-10245°25'N / 95°45'W45°40'N / 95°44'W17.00 Miles440 Yards00250K0Pope
17.91996-05-17345°23'N / 96°34'W45°33'N / 96°18'W17.00 Miles200 Yards001.5M0Big Stone
 Brief Description: A tornado crossing Big Stone Lake from Roberts County, South Dakota destroyed one cabin at the Meadowbrook Resort, blew the roof off another cabin, and another cabin was demolished when a big tree fell onto it. Several boats on Big Stone Lake were overturned. Approxiamately 150 buildings sustained damage or were destroyed as the tornado moved northeast across Big Stone County through the townships of Prior, Big Stone, Almond, Malta, and Moonshine. Southwest of Clinton, a pontoon boat and a camper were destroyed. East of Clinton, a farm lost all buildings with severe damage to their home. The cupboards fell off the walls and doors would not close, signifying a twisted frame. Northeast of Clinton, another farm suffered damage to all structures. Half of the roof was torn off their home. Two miles south of Johnson, a house (rambler) was completely destroyed and several barns and machine sheds were destroyed, before the tornado lifted. Many trees were uprooted in the path of the tornado across Big Stone County and much of the power was out in the County as power lines were downed.
20.21992-06-16245°19'N / 95°44'W1.50 Miles13 Yards000K0Swift
21.31984-04-26245°46'N / 95°54'W45°47'N / 95°53'W1.00 Mile800 Yards002.5M0Stevens
26.91984-04-26245°47'N / 95°53'W45°53'N / 95°43'W11.50 Miles800 Yards002.5M0Grant
28.62001-06-11245°19'N / 95°37'W45°16'N / 95°29'W8.00 Miles150 Yards0710.0M0Swift
 Brief Description: After several brief tornadoes around Danvers, a much larger tornado struck the east side of Benson and travelled southeast along Highway 212. 71 structures were damaged, including 4 homes and 7 businesses that had to be demolished. The tornado lifted off in DeGraff, but not before damaging one last grain bin, taking the roof off a grain elevator, and knocking several sheds down in DeGraff. Seven people were injured when they fled a van just as the tornado was hitting the vehicle on the eastern edge of Benson. One boy was critically injured but survived and was discharged from the hospital two weeks later. Damage listed encompasses damages from all tornadoes and wind events in Swift County.
29.11956-10-29245°31'N / 96°40'W000K0Big Stone
29.91954-08-15245°25'N / 95°30'W45°31'N / 95°24'W7.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Swift
30.71979-08-03245°24'N / 96°52'W45°18'N / 96°28'W20.50 Miles33 Yards00250K0Roberts
31.62009-07-14245°22'N / 95°28'W45°24'N / 95°24'W4.00 Miles350 Yards00250K50KSwift
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service storm survey and visual reports confirmed that a tornado moved through portions of Swift and Pope Counties in west central Minnesota where two turkey barns and several outbuildings were destroyed, with extensive tree damage throughout the entire path. Maximum damage was EF-2 with estimated winds of 111-119 mph. In the town of Swift Falls, two residences were damaged along with two garages that were destroyed. The tornado was produced minor crop damage northeast of Swift Falls. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong cold front, deep moisture and a high shear environment led to severe weather across portions of central Minnesota late Tuesday afternoon and evening of July 14th. Several individual storms developed across west central Minnesota and moved quickly northeast and spawned three tornadoes near Swift Falls, Elrosa and Spicer, Minnesota. In addition, several strong thunderstorms tracked across northern Todd and far northwestern Morrison County where two to four inches of rain fell in a short period of time. Due to the highly moist environment, and high rainfall rates, several areas of urban flooding was reported. One was in the community of Staples, and another was in St. Cloud.
33.51952-06-23245°18'N / 95°30'W45°21'N / 95°20'W8.40 Miles220 Yards002.5M0Swift
33.61964-06-18345°38'N / 95°28'W45°42'N / 95°22'W6.20 Miles200 Yards013250K0Pope
33.82009-07-14245°24'N / 95°24'W45°27'N / 95°21'W4.00 Miles350 Yards00250K50KPope
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service storm survey and visual reports confirmed that a tornado moved through portions of Swift and Pope Counties in west central Minnesota where two turkey barns and several outbuildings were destroyed, with extensive tree damage throughout the entire path. Maximum damage was EF-2 with estimated winds of 111-119 mph. In the town of Swift Falls, two residences were damaged along with two garages that were destroyed. The tornado was produced minor crop damage northeast of Swift Falls. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong cold front, deep moisture and a high shear environment led to severe weather across portions of central Minnesota late Tuesday afternoon and evening of July 14th. Several individual storms developed across west central Minnesota and moved quickly northeast and spawned three tornadoes near Swift Falls, Elrosa and Spicer, Minnesota. In addition, several strong thunderstorms tracked across northern Todd and far northwestern Morrison County where two to four inches of rain fell in a short period of time. Due to the highly moist environment, and high rainfall rates, several areas of urban flooding was reported. One was in the community of Staples, and another was in St. Cloud.
36.11955-08-28245°07'N / 96°35'W1.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Grant
37.52004-09-23245°42'N / 96°44'W45°45'N / 96°48'W2.20 Miles50 Yards0000Roberts
 Brief Description: The storm entered South Dakota from Traverse county, Minnesota where it produced a tornado. The storm produced a second tornado as it crossed Lake Traverse into South Dakota. This tornado was stronger and destroyed a house, a mobile home, and a travel trailer. Another house and travel trailer were damaged and a shed was also ripped apart. The tornado also killed three cattle.
37.71959-07-07245°40'N / 95°28'W45°48'N / 95°16'W13.00 Miles30 Yards0025K0Pope
38.21951-07-08245°22'N / 96°50'W010K0Roberts
38.21982-05-10346°01'N / 96°17'W46°02'N / 96°16'W1.00 Mile80 Yards002.5M0Traverse
38.31996-10-26245°49'N / 95°29'W45°56'N / 95°30'W9.00 Miles880 Yards0400Douglas
 Brief Description: Several homes destroyed. Car flipped over. 1 women sustained broken bones and internal injuries when a portion of her house, with her inside, was flung 200 feet onto the interstate. 500 pound fuel tank pushed over.
39.21982-05-10346°01'N / 96°28'W46°01'N / 96°17'W8.00 Miles80 Yards002.5M0Traverse
39.21982-05-10346°02'N / 96°16'W46°04'N / 96°10'W6.00 Miles80 Yards002.5M0Grant
40.91951-07-20244°54'N / 96°05'W1.00 Mile33 Yards040K0Codington
41.71987-08-15246°03'N / 95°44'W1.00 Mile50 Yards182.5M0Otter Tail
44.21964-05-05245°48'N / 96°52'W45°52'N / 96°49'W4.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Roberts
48.31964-05-05346°03'N / 96°36'W46°08'N / 96°34'W5.20 Miles440 Yards0110K0Richland
48.82010-08-07446°06'N / 96°37'W46°06'N / 96°33'W3.00 Miles600 Yards000K0KRichland
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado touched down south of Tyler and tracked to the east for roughly 2.5 miles before crossing the Bois de Sioux River into Wilkin County, Minnesota. In Wilkin County, the tornado continued for another 2.5 miles and lifted about 650 pm CDT. The total track length was about 5 miles and peak winds were estimated at 175 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: By late in the day on the 7th, an east-west lying warm front had set up just north of the South Dakota border, extending eastward into west central Minnesota. South of the warm front, temperatures were in the mid to upper 80s with dew points in the lower 70s. Thunderstorms formed along and north of the warm front and several produced tornadoes.
49.12000-07-25444°54'N / 95°40'W44°49'N / 95°33'W9.00 Miles167 Yards11520.0M0Yellow Medicine
 Brief Description: The tornado first touched down in rural Yellow Medicine County, 8 miles west, and 3 miles north of Granite Falls. The tornado lifted before exiting Granite Falls, leaving the most concentrated damage path two miles long, and 500 feet wide, through a primarily residential area of Granite Falls. Most of the damage in Granite Falls was caused by F2 to F3 wind speeds. However, this tornado has been classified as a minimal F4 tornado, based on the twisted wreckage of an overturned railroad car near the intersection of 9th Avenue and 14th street in Granite Falls. M82PH
49.61965-05-05245°54'N / 95°25'W46°12'N / 95°25'W20.70 Miles100 Yards0025K0Douglas
49.72010-08-07446°07'N / 96°33'W46°09'N / 96°31'W3.00 Miles600 Yards000K0KWilkin
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado began in Richland County, North Dakota, at 625 pm CDT, where it had a path length of 2.5 miles. It continued in Wilkin County, Minnesota, where it finally lifted about 2.5 miles southwest of Doran. The total path length was roughly five miles and peak winds were estimated at 175 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: By late in the day on the 7th, an east-west lying warm front had set up just north of the South Dakota border, extending eastward into west central Minnesota. South of the warm front, temperatures were in the mid to upper 80s with dew points in the lower 70s. Thunderstorms formed along and north of the warm front and several produced tornadoes.


* 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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