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

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

Earthquake Index, #548

Ashley, MI
0.01
Michigan
0.04
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

Ashley, MI
0.0000
Michigan
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, #321

Ashley, MI
182.26
Michigan
140.33
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 2,820 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Ashley, MI were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:7Cold:10Dense Fog:3Drought:2
Dust Storm:0Flood:136Hail:676Heat:8Heavy Snow:111
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:22Landslide:0Strong Wind:44
Thunderstorm Winds:1,607Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:79Winter Weather:17
Other:98 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Ashley, MI.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Ashley, MI.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 76 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Ashley, MI.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
3.61968-06-11243°10'N / 84°34'W43°10'N / 84°31'W1025K0Gratiot
5.51982-06-15243°13'N / 84°38'W43°15'N / 84°30'W5.90 Miles50 Yards00250K0Gratiot
6.81956-05-12243°18'N / 84°33'W43°16'N / 84°28'W3.80 Miles800 Yards14250K0Gratiot
7.71956-06-26243°11'N / 84°41'W43°17'N / 84°33'W9.20 Miles33 Yards02250K0Gratiot
8.81984-08-30243°04'N / 84°32'W2.50 Miles27 Yards00250K0Clinton
11.81986-04-28243°10'N / 84°15'W43°13'N / 84°14'W8.10 Miles40 Yards002.5M0Saginaw
11.91977-03-28243°01'N / 84°30'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Clinton
13.81965-04-11243°22'N / 84°36'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Gratiot
15.21965-04-11243°23'N / 84°37'W0.10 Mile50 Yards0025K0Gratiot
15.21965-04-11243°23'N / 84°37'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0025K0Gratiot
15.61986-04-28242°54'N / 84°15'W43°10'N / 84°15'W18.40 Miles40 Yards002.5M0Shiawassee
16.11956-05-12243°06'N / 84°51'W43°02'N / 84°39'W10.70 Miles33 Yards032.5M0Clinton
17.41965-04-11243°18'N / 84°50'W43°23'N / 84°40'W9.70 Miles440 Yards01250K0Gratiot
17.71951-08-15242°54'N / 84°53'W43°00'N / 84°20'W28.50 Miles333 Yards00250K0Clinton
18.31967-04-21442°56'N / 84°48'W43°01'N / 84°35'W12.00 Miles50 Yards082.5M0Clinton
19.01967-04-16243°00'N / 84°12'W0.30 Mile20 Yards01250K0Shiawassee
20.01974-04-14243°28'N / 84°35'W2.50 Miles30 Yards0125K0Midland
20.71965-04-11442°54'N / 84°22'W42°56'N / 84°14'W6.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Shiawassee
21.21982-06-15243°19'N / 84°18'W43°25'N / 83°58'W19.00 Miles300 Yards032.5M0Saginaw
21.31956-05-12243°18'N / 84°08'W43°20'N / 84°03'W3.80 Miles100 Yards0025K0Saginaw
21.31965-04-11243°15'N / 84°56'W43°18'N / 84°50'W5.40 Miles440 Yards00250K0Montcalm
21.71965-04-11442°51'N / 84°39'W42°54'N / 84°22'W14.50 Miles100 Yards18250K0Clinton
21.71977-04-02242°52'N / 84°28'W42°53'N / 84°23'W3.30 Miles223 Yards06250K0Clinton
27.01957-09-21243°00'N / 84°11'W43°06'N / 83°46'W21.90 Miles33 Yards003K0Shiawassee
27.01978-08-19242°50'N / 84°15'W2.00 Miles230 Yards08250K0Shiawassee
27.51976-04-21242°48'N / 84°16'W42°51'N / 84°14'W3.00 Miles83 Yards012.5M0Shiawassee
30.41967-04-21242°52'N / 84°55'W42°53'N / 84°53'W06250K0Ionia
30.41989-11-27242°50'N / 84°55'W42°55'N / 84°53'W6.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Ionia
31.21994-07-04243°06'N / 85°05'W0.30 Mile150 Yards00500K0Montcalm
 Brief Description: A brick, ranch style home in Fairplain Township was totally destroyed by an apparent tornado. No one actually saw a tornado, but the debris pattern and localization of the damage strongly suggested a tornado rather than straight-line thunderstorm winds. Seven people were in the home at the time, but no one was injured. A small shed was also torn up. The path length and width were estimated from the debris pattern. Trees up to 10 inches in diameter were broken off at the ground in a counter-clockwise pattern.
32.11954-08-24243°06'N / 83°51'W1.30 Miles17 Yards000K0Genesee
32.71976-03-20242°53'N / 85°06'W42°57'N / 84°55'W9.90 Miles50 Yards0025K0Ionia
33.21962-04-30242°45'N / 84°45'W0.80 Mile50 Yards003K0Eaton
33.41985-07-15242°44'N / 84°28'W42°42'N / 84°11'W15.60 Miles200 Yards00250K0Ingham
33.51975-08-29242°49'N / 84°03'W1.50 Miles83 Yards0025K0Shiawassee
34.61956-05-12243°26'N / 85°07'W43°31'N / 84°58'W9.10 Miles33 Yards00250K0Montcalm
35.01999-05-31243°39'N / 84°14'W43°40'N / 84°12'W1.80 Miles200 Yards00150K0Midland
 Brief Description: Warm, moist air blanketed lower Michigan, as a low pressure system moved slowly north along a nearly stationary cold front in Wisconsin. A number of showers and thunderstorms developed in the warm sector. There was only one severe weather event, but that unfortunately was a strong tornado that hit the north side of the city of Midland. Touchdown occurred at an apartment complex on the west side of Eastman Avenue (which is the US-10 business loop into downtown Midland). Power lines and trees were downed on both sides of Eastman Avenue, although little damage was done to structures. The tornado strengthened as it moved northeast across Woodpark Drive, uprooting trees, blowing out windows, and removing rain gutters and siding. Some trees were downed onto nearby homes. The tornado reached its maximum intensity as it crossed Wackerly Road. It struck a Holiday Inn Convention Center, located between Wackerly Road and the US-10 freeway. The roof of the convention center was blown off, with some debris blown across the freeway. An air conditioner from the roof was tossed onto a nearby parked car. Several doors to the convention center were blown out. A trash can from the hotel area was blown onto US-10, where it struck a car. The tornado weakened as it crossed the US-10 freeway. It moved through the parking lot of a Target store, at the southeast corner of Midland Mall. An outdoor shopping cart holder was thrown into a nearby field, and several trees were destroyed. As the tornado continued northeast, it downed a pair of large trees midway between a nursery and a WalMart. Toward the end of its path, the tornado struck a church on Jefferson Avenue, just south of Letts Road. Large limbs were downed here, and siding was torn off some of the church buildings. A youth center under construction was partially deroofed. This tornado tied for the strongest to strike Midland County since 1950. The only previous F2 tornado occurred on April 14 1974. The May 31 1999 tornado was the first tornado of any strength to hit Midland County since June 17 1992.
35.71977-09-17243°02'N / 83°48'W2.00 Miles60 Yards01250K0Genesee
35.91953-06-05243°22'N / 83°52'W43°26'N / 83°47'W5.60 Miles33 Yards0025K0Saginaw
36.12007-10-18242°36'N / 84°18'W42°47'N / 84°12'W17.00 Miles300 Yards2015.0M0KIngham
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service storm survey was conducted in Ingham county following the tornado that occurred on the night of October 18th. Based on extensive damage to buildings and trees the tornado was rated EF-2 with top winds estimated between 120 and 130 mph. The tornado began just northeast of Mason around 10:28 pm EDT and moved northeast at 40 to 45 mph through the town of Williamston between 10:40 and 10:45 pm. Approximately 100 structures were damaged in a subdivision on the south side of Williamston. Two fatalities occurred about 4 miles northeast of Williamston where a modular home and its 2 occupants were flipped into a pond. The tornado then moved into Shiawassee county and dissipated shortly thereafter. The last time a fatal tornado occurred in Ingham county was on August 14th, 1988 when one death resulted from a tornado that was rated F-2 on the original Fujita scale. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A late season severe weather outbreak occurred on October 18th. An EF-2 tornado struck Ingham county, resulting in millions of dollars worth of damage and two fatalities. About a hundred structures were damaged in a subdivision on the south side of Williamston in Ingham county. The two fatalities occurred about four miles northeast of Williamston, where a modular home was flipped into a pond by the tornado. There were also a tremendous amount of reports of wind damage with trees and power lines blown down, as well as several reports of three quarters to one inch diameter hail.
36.41954-04-07242°57'N / 83°50'W0225K0Genesee
36.81967-04-21242°38'N / 84°44'W42°42'N / 84°32'W10.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Eaton
37.11953-06-08543°06'N / 83°51'W43°06'N / 83°39'W9.60 Miles833 Yards11678525.0M0Genesee
37.71986-08-26242°38'N / 84°34'W42°39'N / 84°27'W7.60 Miles50 Yards00250K0Ingham
37.91996-06-21343°20'N / 83°45'W43°20'N / 83°45'W1.00 Mile100 Yards005.0M0Saginaw
38.31968-08-05242°56'N / 85°33'W42°43'N / 84°33'W52.70 Miles50 Yards00250K0Kent
38.31997-07-02343°10'N / 83°43'W43°10'N / 83°43'W2.00 Miles1000 Yards00600K0Genesee
38.81986-08-26242°38'N / 84°38'W42°38'N / 84°34'W3.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Eaton
39.21957-06-22243°35'N / 83°55'W0025K0Bay
39.22003-08-21242°40'N / 84°10'W42°40'N / 84°10'W4.50 Miles880 Yards02500K200KIngham
 Brief Description: A F2 tornado struck eastern Ingham county, causing two injuries. It also destroyed two homes. A F2 tornado struck eastern Ingham county. The tornado touched down just east of the intersection of Columbia and Kendrick Roads at 7:55 p.m. EST. It moved east and intensified. The tornado began a turn to the northeast as it approached Haywood Road just north of Columbia. When it crossed Haywood Road the tornado was about a half a mile wide. It continued to intensify as it moved northeast and was at it's strongest as it crossed Risch Road just north of Howell Road. As the tornado crossed Dennis Road just east of House Road it turned sharply to the north. The tornado lifted at 9:10 p.m., just as it was moving into Livingston county. The tornadoe's path length was 4.5 miles long and it was up to 1/2 mile wide. It was on the ground for 15 minutes and was rated as a lower F2 on the Fujita scale, which corresponds to winds of approximately 120 m.p.h. A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for Ingham county at 7:29 p.m. EST and that was upgraded to a tornado warning at 7:46 p.m. EST. Two homes were destroyed. One house collapsed and trapped two individuals inside, who suffered minor injuries. At another location a house was damaged and a barn leveled. A pickup truck was blown off the road.
39.41984-08-08243°00'N / 83°46'W42°59'N / 83°43'W3.00 Miles60 Yards002.5M0Genesee
39.71951-05-03242°42'N / 84°03'W42°44'N / 84°00'W2.30 Miles150 Yards00250K0Livingston
41.21984-08-08343°00'N / 83°42'W0.80 Mile67 Yards00250K0Genesee
41.91988-08-14242°42'N / 84°28'W42°29'N / 84°10'W3.30 Miles127 Yards102.5M0Ingham
42.01968-04-23343°49'N / 85°22'W43°06'N / 85°05'W51.40 Miles100 Yards032.5M0Osceola
42.31986-09-29242°52'N / 83°48'W42°55'N / 83°41'W5.60 Miles400 Yards00250K0Genesee
42.61971-07-05242°43'N / 83°56'W0.30 Mile100 Yards0025K0Livingston
42.81956-04-03543°18'N / 85°20'W43°20'N / 85°17'W1.90 Miles400 Yards0025K0Montcalm
43.31997-07-02343°11'N / 83°37'W43°11'N / 83°37'W1.70 Miles1500 Yards113.8M0Genesee
43.31965-10-07243°47'N / 84°45'W2.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0Isabella
43.42007-08-24342°35'N / 84°49'W42°37'N / 84°45'W7.00 Miles300 Yards0540.0M0KEaton
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A NWS storm survey team determined that an EF-3 (Enhanced-Fujita Tornado Scale Rating) tornado with wind speeds estimated at 140 mph produced the most severe damage along a path from M-50 just north of Kinsel Highway to just west of M-100 and Vermontville Highway near Potterville, Michigan. The storm survey indicated a tornado path which was 200 to 300 yards wide and 6.5 miles long. Fifteen homes were either destroyed or severely damaged. A roof was blown off a single story home and windward facing walls were blown in. The majority of the roof and garage from this home were not found. A roof was blown off of a two story home and the upper story front walls were blown in. Additional damage included the partial collapse of the upper story of a home, and another house was blown off of the foundation. Two barns were destroyed and another incurred heavy damage just west of Potterville. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An EF-3 tornado struck Eaton county and resulted in five injuries but no fatalities. An EF-1 tornado struck Ingham county but did not produce any injuries or fatalities.
43.72007-08-24242°42'N / 84°00'W42°46'N / 83°45'W14.00 Miles440 Yards007.0M0KLivingston
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado first touched down approximately 4 miles northeast of Fowlerville at 1630EST between Owosso and Fleming Roads approximately three-fourths of a mile north of Chase Lake Road in Cohoctah Township, Livingston County. Tornado damage was observed from the ground continuously for 14 miles in Livingston County through Cohoctah Township, Deerfield Township and northwest Tyrone Township where the tornado entered Genesee County and the City of Fenton. The tornado damaged 71 homes/buildings and leveled hundreds of trees in Livingston County. Eight homes were destroyed in Cohoctah and Deerfield Townships. The damage along the path was predominately consistent with EF1 scale damage (associated with approximately 100 MPH winds). However, there were 2 sections in Livingston County consistent with EF2 scale damage (and associated with approximately 130 mph winds). The first section of EF2 damage occurred along Schrepfer Road in Cohoctah Township, where a single family dwelling was destroyed. The second section of EF2 damage occurred near the intersection of Center and Mack Roads in Deerfield Township, where substantial structural and tree damage was observed. A third and final section of EF2 damage occurred in Genesee County through the City of Fenton. The average path width in Livingston County was 200 yards. The tornado exited Livingston County across Bennett Lake Road approximately a half mile west of U.S. 23 at 1649EST. It then continued for 4 miles across southeastern Genesee County and for another 5.5 miles in western Oakland County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Four tornadoes moved through portions of Southeast Michigan on August 24th, leading to an estimated $25M in total damages. One long-track tornado cut a path of EF0 to EF2 damage across Livingston, Geneseee, and Oakland Counties. Fenton was the hardest hit area, prompting the Governor of Michigan to declare a state of emergency there. Tornadoes also touched down in eastern Shiawassee County (rated as EF0), northwestern Washtenaw County (rated as EF0), and southwestern Lapeer County (rated as EF1). Thousands of trees were lost to the tornadoes. Although hundreds of homes and buildings were damaged, many destroyed, remarkably only one person was injured (minor cuts from flying glass) and there were no direct fatalities. One man died (indirect) of a heart attack during the cleanup process in Fenton. In addition to the tornadoes, there were widespread reports of severe thunderstorm wind gusts producing downed trees, limbs, and power lines. The hardest hit areas with respect to severe thunderstorm winds included areas around Flint, Lapeer, St. Clair, Chelsea, Monroe, and many locations in Livingston, Oakland, Macomb, Wayne and Lenawee Counties.
44.11974-09-17243°01'N / 83°38'W0.80 Mile33 Yards0025K0Genesee
44.11990-10-04243°02'N / 83°40'W43°00'N / 83°36'W3.00 Miles50 Yards012.5M0Genesee
44.61965-04-11243°33'N / 83°52'W43°37'N / 83°41'W9.90 Miles33 Yards02250K0Bay
45.01984-06-12343°35'N / 83°56'W43°42'N / 83°44'W10.00 Miles500 Yards022.5M0Bay
45.01971-08-10243°10'N / 83°35'W0.30 Mile300 Yards01250K0Genesee
45.61956-05-12443°00'N / 83°41'W42°58'N / 83°33'W6.60 Miles100 Yards31162.5M0Genesee
46.31955-06-07243°50'N / 84°29'W43°53'N / 84°25'W3.80 Miles100 Yards0025K0Gladwin
46.51955-05-28242°25'N / 85°03'W42°45'N / 84°43'W28.40 Miles100 Yards01250K0Eaton
46.61984-08-07243°22'N / 83°35'W0.40 Mile40 Yards00250K0Tuscola
47.41977-04-02242°31'N / 84°17'W1.50 Miles57 Yards0025K0Ingham
47.82007-08-24242°46'N / 83°45'W42°48'N / 83°40'W4.00 Miles440 Yards0113.0M0KGenesee
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This is the same tornado that began in Livingston County's Cohoctah Township. The tornado crossed into Genesee County approximately 3 miles west southwest of Fenton at 1649EST. The City of Fenton sustained the greatest amount of damage where the tornado path widened to approximately one-quarter mile, including the snapping and uprooting of hundreds of trees, de-roofing of both residential and municipal structures, and the partial collapse of a large retail structure near the intersection of Owen Road and U.S. 23. Of the approximately 250 homes/buildings damaged in Fenton, two were destroyed and five sustained major damage. The tornado was rated as EF2 in Fenton with wind speeds estimated at approximately 130 MPH. The average path width in Genesee County was 350 yards. One person in Fenton received minor injuries after being struck by flying glass. The tornado exited Genesee County one mile east of Fenton at 1700EST and then continued in Oakland County for another 5.5 miles. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Four tornadoes moved through portions of Southeast Michigan on August 24th, leading to an estimated $25M in total damages. One long-track tornado cut a path of EF0 to EF2 damage across Livingston, Geneseee, and Oakland Counties. Fenton was the hardest hit area, prompting the Governor of Michigan to declare a state of emergency there. Tornadoes also touched down in eastern Shiawassee County (rated as EF0), northwestern Washtenaw County (rated as EF0), and southwestern Lapeer County (rated as EF1). Thousands of trees were lost to the tornadoes. Although hundreds of homes and buildings were damaged, many destroyed, remarkably only one person was injured (minor cuts from flying glass) and there were no direct fatalities. One man died (indirect) of a heart attack during the cleanup process in Fenton. In addition to the tornadoes, there were widespread reports of severe thunderstorm wind gusts producing downed trees, limbs, and power lines. The hardest hit areas with respect to severe thunderstorm winds included areas around Flint, Lapeer, St. Clair, Chelsea, Monroe, and many locations in Livingston, Oakland, Macomb, Wayne and Lenawee Counties.
48.11977-04-02242°34'N / 84°02'W42°37'N / 83°56'W5.60 Miles83 Yards01250K0Livingston
48.71965-04-11342°39'N / 85°18'W42°46'N / 85°04'W14.10 Miles33 Yards05250K0Barry
48.81991-03-27242°27'N / 84°26'W42°31'N / 84°21'W5.00 Miles60 Yards00250K0Ingham
49.52001-05-21242°38'N / 83°46'W42°46'N / 83°45'W9.60 Miles200 Yards033.0M0Livingston
 Brief Description: A tornado developed near Hartland High School and Lake Walden, and moved north parallel to US-23, eventually crossing that busy highway between Clyde and Faussett Roads. There was a brief break in the damage path south of Center Road, but the tornado reformed again north of Center Road, this time back on the west side of US-23. The tornado continued north into Genesee County. Most of the damage to trees and structures was consistent with a weak tornado. However, near and north of the Majestic Golf Course, damage was considerably more intense, justifying an F2 rating. Seventy vehicles in the golf course parking lot were damaged (rolled, tossed, or struck by debris), with twelve of them totaled. Thirty five golf carts were destroyed, and a pontoon boat used to transport golfers was flipped. A large piece of a wooden footbridge was tossed through the enclosed back porch of the clubhouse. An amputee organization was having a golf outing that afternoon. Thankfully, the golf carts were equipped with G.P.S. units, and the course sent a message out on those units that a tornado was approaching. Only one person on the course suffered a minor injury (exact injury undisclosed). Three homes were destroyed near Clyde Road and US-23, as were a party store and a towing company that shared a building. A man at the party store suffered a minor hand injury, and two vehicles at the towing company were totaled. Several hundred trees were downed in this general area. Further north, several cars and semis were flipped when the tornado crossed US-23. One driver of a semi suffered a head injury when his truck overturned, though he was not seriously hurt. The TRW plant on Center Road lost a small part of its roof. Several cars in the parking of Tyrone Hills Golf Course had windows blown out. As the tornado moved across agricultural land, three cows were killed. A warm front moved slowly north into southeast Michigan, ushering in warmer and more humid air. Scattered thunderstorms developed south of the warm front around midday. They storms also moved north, at a faster pace than the warm front. A few of these storms produced tornadoes when they caught up to the warm front.


* 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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