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The chance of earthquake damage in 61841 Zip Code is lower than Illinois average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in 61841 Zip Code is lower than Illinois average and is much higher than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #1160

61841 Zip Code
0.02
Illinois
0.24
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

61841 Zip Code
0.0000
Illinois
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, #937

61841 Zip Code
208.56
Illinois
220.15
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 2,878 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of 61841 Zip Code were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:4Cold:8Dense Fog:3Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:472Hail:703Heat:12Heavy Snow:44
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:20Landslide:0Strong Wind:32
Thunderstorm Winds:1,451Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:63Winter Weather:17
Other:49 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near 61841 Zip Code.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near 61841 Zip Code.

No historical earthquake events found in or near 61841 Zip Code.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 77 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near 61841 Zip Code.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
8.41974-04-03339°57'N / 88°04'W40°07'N / 87°53'W14.90 Miles350 Yards00250K0Champaign
9.51976-03-20440°07'N / 87°57'W40°12'N / 87°41'W14.90 Miles800 Yards002.5M0Vermilion
10.11996-04-19340°07'N / 87°57'W40°08'N / 87°57'W2.00 Miles1500 Yards11300Champaign
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down half a mile to the southwest of Ogden and travelled to the northeast right through the middle of the town. The tornado destroyed 68 homes, 12 businesses, 3 churches, the library, and a grade school. Once east of town, the tornado crossed I-74, where it killed a woman who was riding in a semi with her husband. The semi and trailer were picked up and rolled into a field. The woman, who had been in the sleeper portion, was thrown about 30 yards from the truck. She was killed instantly. After rolling the semi, the tornado damaged 2 more homes before lifting and dissipating 1 mile north northeast of Ogden. Back in Ogden the damage was variable. One house would have significant damage, when a nearby structure would only have minor damage. In addition to the destroyed homes and businesses, 128 homes and 8 businesses sustained major damage and 51 homes and 12 businesses had minor damage. With it's larger width, it appears that this tornado had multiple circulations within the parent tornado. Overall, one woman was killed and thirteen people were injured. No damage estimate was available yet. F55VE
10.11961-03-06239°53'N / 88°07'W39°55'N / 87°44'W20.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Champaign
11.51973-08-12239°54'N / 87°40'W000K0Vermilion
13.21987-06-02240°07'N / 88°02'W0.10 Mile10 Yards0025K0Champaign
13.51962-07-02240°11'N / 87°59'W40°13'N / 87°51'W6.90 Miles50 Yards0025K0Champaign
16.01963-04-22339°48'N / 87°55'W39°48'N / 87°32'W20.20 Miles1600 Yards02025K0Edgar
16.51953-04-09340°14'N / 87°53'W40°15'N / 87°31'W19.20 Miles150 Yards1525.0M0Vermilion
16.71974-04-12240°06'N / 88°06'W40°16'N / 88°00'W12.50 Miles20 Yards00250K0Champaign
17.91953-04-09340°11'N / 88°13'W40°14'N / 87°53'W17.80 Miles150 Yards0525.0M0Champaign
19.41974-04-03339°59'N / 88°14'W40°02'N / 88°08'W5.90 Miles70 Yards10250K0Champaign
20.31976-03-20439°55'N / 88°27'W40°07'N / 87°57'W29.70 Miles800 Yards0112.5M0Champaign
21.11963-04-22339°48'N / 88°16'W39°48'N / 87°55'W18.40 Miles1600 Yards02025K0Douglas
21.31961-07-21240°16'N / 87°37'W40°16'N / 87°32'W3.60 Miles33 Yards0025K0Vermilion
21.51996-04-19340°04'N / 88°15'W40°05'N / 88°11'W4.00 Miles220 Yards0129.0M0Champaign
 Brief Description: A tornado briefly touched down 1 mile north of Savoy (near Rt. 45 and Curtis Road) and destroyed 3 homes under construction. Then the tornado lifted, travelled to the northeast, and touched down again 1 mile south of Urbana. The tornado destroyed 30 homes, caused moderate damage to 29 homes and one business, and minor damage to 54 homes and 4 businesses. Twelve people were injured and damage was estimated between $7 and $11 million.
22.01963-04-22339°48'N / 87°32'W39°48'N / 87°30'W000K0Vermillion
22.31960-06-23239°59'N / 88°16'W39°57'N / 88°12'W3.80 Miles800 Yards0025K0Champaign
22.51990-06-02239°42'N / 87°43'W39°46'N / 87°31'W11.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Edgar
22.61967-01-24240°05'N / 88°19'W40°09'N / 88°08'W10.40 Miles50 Yards0525K0Champaign
22.61990-06-20239°53'N / 88°14'W39°52'N / 88°10'W3.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Douglas
22.71974-04-03240°15'N / 87°38'W40°21'N / 87°33'W7.80 Miles177 Yards0122.5M0Vermilion
23.41980-06-02240°08'N / 87°24'W0025.0M0Fountain
23.81961-03-06239°48'N / 88°17'W39°53'N / 88°07'W10.30 Miles33 Yards02250K0Douglas
23.91975-11-10240°22'N / 87°50'W0.10 Mile3 Yards00250K0Vermilion
24.41990-06-20239°55'N / 88°16'W39°53'N / 88°14'W5.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Champaign
25.31990-06-02239°43'N / 87°35'W39°43'N / 87°31'W4.00 Miles100 Yards000K0Edgar
25.41990-06-02239°46'N / 87°31'W39°48'N / 87°23'W6.50 Miles150 Yards00250K0Vermillion
26.11963-04-22339°58'N / 88°28'W40°00'N / 88°09'W16.80 Miles200 Yards05250K0Champaign
26.11990-06-02239°43'N / 87°31'W39°46'N / 87°27'W4.00 Miles100 Yards06250K0Vermillion
26.21974-06-06239°50'N / 88°17'W39°52'N / 88°14'W3.30 Miles33 Yards003K0Douglas
29.01980-06-01239°48'N / 88°17'W1.00 Mile3 Yards072.5M0Douglas
30.91960-06-05240°03'N / 88°28'W39°57'N / 88°20'W9.70 Miles20 Yards01250K0Champaign
31.61973-08-14240°28'N / 87°41'W0025K0Vermilion
32.11988-10-17239°38'N / 87°30'W39°38'N / 87°28'W2.00 Miles200 Yards02250K0Vermillion
32.31988-10-17239°36'N / 87°31'W39°38'N / 87°30'W1.50 Miles200 Yards02250K0Vigo
33.11984-05-25239°33'N / 87°56'W0.10 Mile3 Yards00250K0Edgar
33.41986-05-15239°32'N / 87°42'W39°35'N / 87°34'W5.00 Miles33 Yards000K0Edgar
34.01960-05-06239°30'N / 88°18'W39°42'N / 88°00'W20.90 Miles130 Yards0025K0Coles
34.11958-05-03239°33'N / 87°39'W39°34'N / 87°32'W5.90 Miles33 Yards000K0Edgar
34.11958-05-03239°34'N / 87°32'W39°36'N / 87°30'W1.90 Miles200 Yards0025K0Vigo
34.41960-05-19240°16'N / 87°15'W0025K0Delaware
35.41974-08-10239°35'N / 88°10'W003K0Coles
35.91967-10-24239°35'N / 87°27'W013K0Vigo
37.91974-08-10339°33'N / 88°11'W003K0Coles
37.91976-04-23240°34'N / 87°53'W0025K0Iroquois
38.31974-04-03340°17'N / 87°29'W40°33'N / 87°08'W25.90 Miles700 Yards00250K0Warren
38.71960-06-05240°21'N / 88°31'W40°19'N / 88°20'W9.60 Miles33 Yards0025K0Mclean
38.81998-04-07239°40'N / 88°28'W39°45'N / 88°23'W8.00 Miles170 Yards0400Douglas
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down 2 miles south of Cadwell and travelled to the northeast. In Moultrie County it either damaged or destroyed 9 homes, as well as, numerous barns, sheds, silos, and outbuildings. One double-wide mobile home was blown from its foundation. Four people were inside at the time. Three sustained minor injuries while one sustained serious injuries, including a broken back and leg after being thrown 200 yards by the tornado. Another home nearby was moved 3 feet off its foundation. When the tornado moved into Douglas County, it either damaged or destroyed 20 homes, 6 barns, and numerous other outbuildings. Also, 69 power poles were knocked down by the tornado in both counties. In Douglas County, 4 people sustained minor injuries, including one woman whose arm and collar bone were broken. The tornado lifted and dissipated just outside the town of Bourbon. In total, 8 people sustained injuries. In Moultrie County damage is estimated around $100,000. There is no damage estimate available for Douglas County.
39.72001-10-24240°02'N / 88°35'W40°03'N / 88°33'W1.80 Miles300 Yards002.2M0Piatt
 Brief Description: An eyewitness reported that the tornado touched down on the southwest side of Monticello and traveled to the north northeast across town. It blew down numerous trees near the golf course then destroyed a storage building. In this area the tornado intensified to F2 Intensity (wind speeds of 120 to 130 mph) taking the roof of a church completely off and blew it into the roof of a nearby 2 story apartment building. The apartment building suffered severe damage and has been deemed uninhabitable. A farm implement building/business, which was close to 200 feet in length, had roughly three quarters of the building destroyed. Damage for this building was estimated at nearly $2 million, as several combines inside were severely damaged or destroyed. Debris from the building was thrown into a nearby power substation, causing a complete power outage to the town of 5,000 residents as well as neighboring communities. The tornado appeared to have lifted off the ground and stayed at tree top level for the remainder of its life through the town producing F0 damage. Numerous trees had the tops broken off and several large trees were uprooted. Once outside of town it did touch down briefly once more, damaging the roof of one home and destroying several outbuildings and a garage of another homestead about a mile north northeast of town. In this location, several 2 inch by 6 inch pieces of lumber from one of the machine sheds had shot through patio doors into the home. No injuries were reported due to the tornado. Damage is estimated around $2.2 million.
40.81953-04-09340°15'N / 87°31'W40°16'N / 86°42'W42.90 Miles750 Yards002.5M0Warren
41.41959-05-11240°00'N / 88°36'W0.10 Mile30 Yards00250K0Piatt
41.61963-04-29339°37'N / 87°16'W39°39'N / 87°10'W5.60 Miles100 Yards00250K0Parke
41.61956-03-06240°34'N / 87°29'W0.40 Mile250 Yards03250K0Benton
41.61976-04-23240°36'N / 88°02'W0025K0Iroquois
41.61958-07-11339°29'N / 88°05'W39°27'N / 88°10'W4.70 Miles30 Yards0325K0Coles
41.81960-06-22339°32'N / 87°21'W00250K0Vigo
42.11963-04-22339°57'N / 88°45'W39°58'N / 88°28'W15.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Macon
42.81976-03-20439°49'N / 88°45'W39°55'N / 88°27'W17.20 Miles800 Yards052.5M0Piatt
43.01991-08-08240°30'N / 87°19'W40°29'N / 87°15'W5.00 Miles127 Yards00250K0Benton
43.41968-05-15340°37'N / 87°42'W40°39'N / 87°34'W7.10 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Iroquois
43.51965-09-14240°28'N / 88°28'W40°28'N / 88°20'W6.60 Miles77 Yards02250K0Ford
43.81967-10-24239°28'N / 87°25'W003K0Vigo
44.11991-08-08240°29'N / 87°15'W40°27'N / 87°11'W4.00 Miles127 Yards00250K0Warren
44.31998-04-07239°39'N / 88°31'W39°39'N / 88°29'W3.00 Miles40 Yards04100K0Moultrie
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down 2 miles south of Cadwell and travelled to the northeast. In Moultrie County it either damaged or destroyed 9 homes, as well as, numerous barns, sheds, silos, and outbuildings. One double-wide mobile home was blown from its foundation. Four people were inside at the time. Three sustained minor injuries while one sustained serious injuries, including a broken back and leg after being thrown 200 yards by the tornado. Another home nearby was moved 3 feet off its foundation. When the tornado moved into Douglas County, it either damaged or destroyed 20 homes, 6 barns, and numerous other outbuildings. Also, 69 power poles were knocked down by the tornado in both counties. In Douglas County, 4 people sustained minor injuries, including one woman whose arm and collar bone were broken. The tornado lifted and dissipated just outside the town of Bourbon. In total, 8 people sustained injuries. In Moultrie County damage is estimated around $100,000. There is no damage estimate available for Douglas County.
46.21956-03-06340°38'N / 88°00'W40°44'N / 87°52'W9.40 Miles500 Yards06250K0Iroquois
46.21975-05-24240°41'N / 87°42'W0.10 Mile10 Yards0025K0Iroquois
46.71956-04-03240°06'N / 88°47'W40°08'N / 88°36'W9.50 Miles40 Yards0025K0De Witt
46.71980-06-02340°05'N / 87°04'W39°55'N / 86°48'W18.10 Miles33 Yards1162.5M0Montgomery
47.11980-06-07240°39'N / 88°14'W40°37'N / 88°11'W3.00 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Ford
47.71998-03-28239°28'N / 88°23'W39°29'N / 88°21'W1.50 Miles220 Yards033.0M0Coles
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down 1 mile southwest of Mattoon and travelled to the northeast. It damaged 4 homes in the initial touchdown area and then crossed a set of railroad tracks turning over 4 empty 30-ton coal cars. After crossing the railroad tracks, the tornado hit a self-storage facility, where six of the ten buildings in the complex were destroyed. The tin and steel girder buildings were not bolted down to the cement slabs, so they were lifted up, "wadded up" into a big pile, and deposited downstream about 200 yards. Further to the northeast, it damaged or destroyed numerous homes and businesses before lifting. It remained aloft for several blocks, then touched down again, tearing off treetops and damaging several roofs in the area. It lifted again and touched down a final time about a block away. Damage in this area was to tree tops and roofs. Overall, the tornado was on the ground for 1.5 miles and it either damaged or destroyed 120 homes and businesses. Damage is estimated between $2.5 and $3 million. Two people sustained minor injuries and one 9 year old child was seriously injured when a picture frame blew off the wall, hit her in the back, and cut her, causing her left lung to partially collapse.
48.01982-08-24240°33'N / 88°28'W40°33'N / 88°21'W5.50 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Ford
48.01965-09-14240°28'N / 88°34'W40°28'N / 88°28'W4.90 Miles77 Yards00250K0Mclean
48.31974-03-29239°29'N / 88°24'W01250K0Coles
48.51966-12-08240°03'N / 86°54'W0025K0Montgomery
49.11963-04-22240°23'N / 87°01'W1.00 Mile100 Yards003K0Tippecanoe
49.21956-05-21240°43'N / 88°01'W2.00 Miles70 Yards0025K0Iroquois


* 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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