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

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

Earthquake Index, #455

Bingham, IL
0.14
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

Bingham, IL
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, #1258

Bingham, IL
181.51
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 2,778 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Bingham, IL were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:4Cold:19Dense Fog:20Drought:20
Dust Storm:0Flood:238Hail:786Heat:35Heavy Snow:34
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:16Landslide:0Strong Wind:47
Thunderstorm Winds:1,420Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:57Winter Weather:18
Other:64 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Bingham, IL.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
30.41983-05-154.6938.77-89.57
19.01981-04-083.5138.87-89.38
41.11985-12-293.5538.55-88.96

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 66 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Bingham, IL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
2.81950-01-03339°06'N / 89°18'W39°07'N / 89°14'W3.60 Miles130 Yards03250K0Montgomery
10.31954-07-21238°52'N / 89°13'W39°10'N / 88°55'W26.10 Miles200 Yards01250K0Fayette
10.92006-04-02239°09'N / 89°29'W39°22'N / 89°06'W20.00 Miles200 Yards0000Montgomery
 Brief Description: A tornado first formed on the south side of Hillsboro where it caused a narrow path of sign and window damage at a car dealership and two gasoline stations, and blew metal sheeting into nearby trees at a home improvement store. It then destroyed barns one mile southeast of Irving and 2 miles south of Witt. The barn damage south of Witt was rated F1. The tornado then destroyed a metal shed 3 miles south of Nokomis and lofted the sheet metal up to a mile downstream. It also caused minor damage to a grain bin on a farm about three miles southeast of Nokomis. It then caused major damage to a machine shed three miles east of Nokomis where the sheet metal was blown one half mile downstream. The tornado then intensified to nearly 200 yards wide where it toppled and destroyed two high tension electric power line towers about 5 miles east of Nokomis. The damage was rated low end F2. The tornado then weakened and destroyed another grain bin and caused minor damage before dissipating near the Shelby County line.
13.21984-11-09238°53'N / 89°14'W39°01'N / 88°56'W18.00 Miles150 Yards0112.5M0Fayette
14.12000-05-12238°55'N / 89°18'W38°55'N / 89°17'W1.50 Miles100 Yards0000Bond
 Brief Description: A second tornado formed about 100 yards southeast of the initial tornado in Bond County and traveled east for about 1.5 miles. The tornado traveled through a heavily wooded area destroying hundreds of large trees.
19.11984-11-09238°49'N / 89°25'W38°53'N / 89°14'W12.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Bond
19.81999-06-01238°59'N / 88°56'W39°05'N / 88°47'W10.00 Miles150 Yards0000Fayette
 Brief Description: A tornado produced a 10 mile intermittent damage path across Fayette County in the St. Elmo area. The tornado first formed southeast of Brownstown damaging 2 large machine sheds. The tornado crossed Route 170 knocking over a tractor-trailer. About 2 miles southwest of St. Elmo it destroyed several green houses. About 1 mile southwest of St. Elmo a large warehouse was destroyed. Several large steel beams supporting the warehouse were severely twisted. Also in this area, a 300 feet radio tower was destroyed, a mobile home and 3 homes were destroyed. The tornado weakened as it moved northeast of St. Elmo damaging a few outbuildings and downing trees.
20.01976-02-16239°23'N / 89°05'W1.00 Mile80 Yards00250K0Christian
21.81990-05-12239°04'N / 89°37'W0.20 Mile100 Yards00250K0Montgomery
23.51950-12-02338°48'N / 89°36'W38°54'N / 89°23'W13.30 Miles200 Yards2252.5M0Bond
23.51974-08-10239°09'N / 89°39'W2.70 Miles20 Yards003K0Montgomery
25.01959-08-04239°27'N / 89°47'W39°12'N / 89°24'W26.70 Miles33 Yards0025K0Macoupin
27.11959-10-10238°57'N / 90°09'W39°07'N / 89°16'W48.70 Miles33 Yards00250K0Madison
27.41964-04-02239°26'N / 89°31'W39°27'N / 89°29'W1.30 Miles20 Yards0025K0Christian
27.51999-06-01339°19'N / 89°40'W39°26'N / 89°32'W10.00 Miles200 Yards1400Montgomery
 Brief Description: A tornado first formed about 1 mile southwest of I-55 west of Raymond. The tornado moved northeast hitting a rest area along I-55. Six tractor-trailer trucks were overturned at the rest area, killing one driver and injuring 4 others. Two other trucks were also overturned just north of the rest area. The tornado continued northeast and intensified causing damage at two farms. Numerous barns and other outbuildings were destroyed and one house severely damaged. The occupant of the house escape injury by taking shelter in an interior closet. M54VE
27.51999-06-01239°22'N / 89°02'W39°30'N / 88°47'W15.50 Miles450 Yards042.0M0Shelby
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down on the east side of Lake Pana in Shelby County. Four homes and one mobile home were destroyed. A woman in the mobile home was injured and hospitalised for a time. A mile northeast near Route 16, several more homes were damaged or destroyed and two people in one of the destroyed homes were injured. Debris was scattered in the nearby fields. For the next four miles, several homes sustained moderate damage, numerous outbuildings and grain bins were either damaged or destroyed, and one woman sustained minor cuts and bruises. As the tornado moved to the northeast into the Westervelt area, numerous trees were blown down, buildings sustained minor damage, and 9 large grain bins were destroyed. The tornado remained on the ground for another 4.5 miles, knocking down trees and power lines before lifting and dissipating 2 miles southwest of Findlay. Damage was estimated around $2 million.
27.51959-03-15239°06'N / 88°42'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0225K0Effingham
28.11964-04-02239°25'N / 89°35'W39°26'N / 89°31'W3.60 Miles20 Yards0425K0Montgomery
29.31976-03-20339°25'N / 89°40'W39°26'N / 89°30'W8.80 Miles27 Yards04250K0Montgomery
29.81958-04-05338°27'N / 89°41'W38°58'N / 89°08'W46.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0Clinton
29.81976-03-20339°28'N / 89°32'W39°29'N / 89°30'W00250K0Christian
30.41960-06-22239°10'N / 88°39'W00250K0Effingham
31.01976-07-28338°50'N / 89°40'W0025K0Madison
32.41950-12-02338°45'N / 89°40'W38°48'N / 89°36'W4.70 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Madison
32.81950-12-02239°00'N / 89°55'W39°04'N / 89°43'W11.50 Miles50 Yards1325K0Macoupin
33.31978-05-12239°25'N / 89°42'W39°29'N / 89°37'W6.20 Miles33 Yards00250K0Montgomery
34.91975-07-08239°37'N / 89°11'W0.10 Mile3 Yards000K0Christian
35.71990-06-02239°29'N / 88°53'W39°32'N / 88°41'W8.00 Miles600 Yards022.5M0Shelby
36.61996-04-19238°35'N / 89°03'W38°42'N / 88°45'W20.00 Miles150 Yards077.0M0Marion
 Brief Description: Marion County was declared a Federal Disaster Area as a tornado, reaching F2 strength at its peak, created a 20 mile path of destruction from south of Odin to east of Salem. The bulk of the damage occurred on the south side of the city of Salem. The tornado moved through the county Fairgrounds, destroying numerous buildings and ripping the roofs off others. Two 2-ton trucks were turned 180 degrees by the tornado. Red Cross damage assessment teams determined that 6 mobile homes and 2 homes were destroyed in the Marion area. Another 46 homes and mobile homes were damaged. At least 23 businesses in Marion were damaged, 17 in one shopping center. Power was out to over 4000 residents. Two more homes were destroyed about 5 miles east of Marion. In one of the mobile homes destroyed on the south side of Marion, a mother and her 4 year old son took the ride of their lives. They were on the couch when the tornado struck, and ended up about 100 yards away in the middle of the debris. Both escaped serious injury. Total damage was estimated between 5 and 7 million dollars. There were only 7 injuries, all minor, primarily cuts and bruises.
37.01978-05-12239°07'N / 90°03'W39°25'N / 89°42'W27.90 Miles700 Yards01250K0Macoupin
37.31967-12-21238°38'N / 89°32'W1.00 Mile50 Yards002.5M0Clinton
39.11967-01-24239°29'N / 89°46'W2.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Macoupin
39.51960-04-17238°55'N / 88°40'W39°05'N / 88°19'W21.90 Miles200 Yards0025K0Effingham
39.71955-10-06239°16'N / 88°30'W1.00 Mile33 Yards003K0Shelby
39.91990-05-09239°30'N / 89°46'W0.20 Mile50 Yards00250K0Macoupin
40.01977-08-21339°26'N / 88°39'W39°21'N / 88°28'W11.20 Miles77 Yards6562.5M0Shelby
40.31956-02-25438°37'N / 89°42'W38°37'N / 89°31'W9.70 Miles500 Yards002.5M0Clinton
41.41973-06-04239°32'N / 89°46'W000K0Morgan
42.12006-04-02239°41'N / 89°01'W39°42'N / 88°55'W4.50 Miles300 Yards0000Macon
 Brief Description: The tornado completely destroyed a large barn, causing debris to be blown more than a mile to the northeast. It also damaged trees and did minor damage to a roof.
42.11964-04-02239°40'N / 89°32'W39°42'N / 89°27'W4.50 Miles77 Yards0025K0Sangamon
42.11953-03-14238°24'N / 89°28'W38°37'N / 88°44'W42.30 Miles200 Yards00250K0Washington
42.21950-12-02238°58'N / 90°03'W39°00'N / 89°55'W7.30 Miles50 Yards0025K0Madison
42.71998-04-15238°30'N / 89°02'W38°32'N / 88°58'W4.00 Miles300 Yards0000Marion
 Brief Description: The thunderstorm which spawned the tornado from Cravat to Walnut Hill produced another twin/multiple vortex tornado from just northeast of Walnut Hill to the intersection of Interstate 57 and Illinois Route 161. The tornado moved through a heavily wooded area and destroyed several barns/farm implement buildings, one mobile home, and damaged several homes. The tornado narrowed in width, losing its twin characteristics as it approached the intersection of Interstate 57 and State Route 161. Six homes were damaged, one mobile home destroyed, and eleven barn/farm implement buildings were either damaged or completely destroyed. Two tractor trailers were overturned by the tornado near the intersection of I-57/161.
43.01976-03-20238°29'N / 89°10'W38°30'N / 89°08'W1.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Marion
43.31994-04-26238°55'N / 88°29'W38°59'N / 88°23'W6.00 Miles50 Yards03500K0Effingham
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down 2 miles southwest of Eberle and destroyed a two-car garage. Several trees were also downed near this site. The tornado moved east-northeast and struck a two-story home just west of Eberle, partially placing the home on its side. This is where F2 damage occurred. Two children received minor injuries while the father was significantly injured after his neck was punctured by a two inch piece of glass. A small shed and siding from a barn was damaged as the tornado continued just north of Eberle. Several farm buildings and grain bins were damaged before the tornado lifted 4 miles northeast of Eberle.
43.71998-04-15238°29'N / 89°03'W38°30'N / 89°03'W0.50 Mile350 Yards0050K0Marion
 Brief Description: A tornado which formed in Jefferson County near Cravat moved northeast into Marion County at Walnut Hill. Witnesses who saw the tornado noted a twin structure; two vortices very close to one another. Three homes suffered exterior wall or roof damage while five barns/farm implement buildings were destroyed. Trees were also uprooted.
44.02006-04-16239°01'N / 88°26'W39°02'N / 88°22'W4.00 Miles200 Yards0000Effingham
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down in a wooded area just southwest of the intersection of 700th Avenue and 2000th Street. It tracked east-northeast, and struck a farmstead on 2000th St., destroying a barn, 4 outbuildings and several grain bins. The tornado struck a homestead about 1 mile to the east of the farm, snapping off dozens of trees and causing minor roof damage to a well-built home. About a mile to the east of the home, the tornado struck two homesteads. Considerable tree damage was noted at this location, 3 outbuildings were destroyed, and an attached garage was destroyed when the overhead door failed and the side wall was blown out. Further east, on 2300th St. and about 1 mile north of 700th Ave, a well-built home had an attached garage destroyed, the front porch roof torn off, and two second story dormers torn off. A final farmstead was damaged near 800th Ave. North and the Effingham/Jasper County line. Two outbuildings on the farm were completely destroyed, and a small combine in one of the buildings was flipped into an adjacent pond. An antenna tower was blown over next to the house and the home sustained siding, roofing and window damage.
44.51964-03-08238°27'N / 89°38'W38°38'N / 89°34'W13.10 Miles40 Yards0025K0Clinton
44.71980-04-08239°38'N / 88°43'W0.50 Mile60 Yards0025K0Moultrie
45.11960-03-29239°21'N / 90°00'W003K0Macoupin
45.41982-12-02338°31'N / 89°42'W38°35'N / 89°36'W10.50 Miles100 Yards2025.0M0Clinton
45.51977-08-06339°38'N / 89°43'W39°41'N / 89°40'W4.10 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Sangamon
46.61961-03-06339°06'N / 88°32'W38°59'N / 88°10'W21.20 Miles33 Yards03250K0Effingham
46.91975-08-14239°45'N / 89°31'W1.00 Mile30 Yards0025K0Sangamon
47.11998-04-15238°25'N / 89°05'W38°28'N / 89°01'W5.00 Miles250 Yards01400K0Jefferson
 Brief Description: Six houses sustained major damage in Cravat. One house was moved about 10 feet off of its foundation with the back portion of the house destroyed. One truck and some farm machinery were tossed 50 feet. Several small barns and outbuildings were destroyed. A truck driver sustained broken ribs when his tractor trailer was lifted up by the tornado. The trailer was lifted up into a vertical position before being set back down and rolling over. Several mobile homes were overturned.
47.21974-08-10339°06'N / 88°20'W0025K0Jasper
47.21988-05-08239°45'N / 89°32'W0.10 Mile50 Yards00250K0Sangamon
47.42006-04-16239°02'N / 88°21'W39°03'N / 88°19'W1.50 Miles150 Yards0000Jasper
 Brief Description: A tornado formed just north of 700th Avenue in Effingham County, on the Effingham/Jasper County line. It produced minor tree and barn damage to a farm at this location, and tracked to the northeast. The tornado struck a mobile home just inside the Jasper County line, and completely destroyed the home. The debris was blown several hundred yards into a field, with the home's refrigerator blown 1/4 mile into a field. The debris from the mobile home struck an adjacent automobile, and crushed the roof. The car was also pushed about 15 feet in the direction of impact. The tornado continued northeast, causing significant tree damage, and minor damage to a few homes and outbuildings.
47.51983-05-01238°34'N / 89°50'W38°37'N / 89°45'W4.00 Miles100 Yards0202.5M0St. Clair
48.11977-08-06239°37'N / 89°51'W39°38'N / 89°48'W2.30 Miles350 Yards000K0Sangamon
48.41988-11-15338°40'N / 89°59'W38°42'N / 89°52'W6.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Madison
48.81976-03-20238°22'N / 89°41'W38°29'N / 89°10'W29.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Washington
48.91977-08-21339°21'N / 88°28'W39°15'N / 88°12'W15.70 Miles77 Yards0025K0Cumberland
49.21957-12-18238°25'N / 89°01'W38°26'N / 88°56'W4.50 Miles33 Yards0225K0Jefferson
49.81958-05-03238°40'N / 90°00'W38°43'N / 89°56'W4.70 Miles10 Yards0125K0Madison
49.91950-01-03338°49'N / 90°06'W38°50'N / 90°02'W3.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0Madison


* 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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