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Brunsville, IA Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #26

Brunsville, IA

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

Brunsville, IA

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, #588

Brunsville, IA

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 3,486 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Brunsville, IA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:36Cold:41Dense Fog:0Drought:9
Dust Storm:0Flood:275Hail:1,630Heat:9Heavy Snow:28
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:9Landslide:0Strong Wind:48
Thunderstorm Winds:1,211Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:61Winter Weather:53

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Brunsville, IA.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Brunsville, IA.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 78 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Brunsville, IA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
3.51963-03-16242°48'N / 96°12'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Plymouth
4.11965-06-07342°52'N / 96°18'W42°48'N / 96°05'W11.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Plymouth
5.11978-07-05242°54'N / 96°33'W42°47'N / 96°10'W20.80 Miles30 Yards002.5M0Plymouth
5.41991-08-07242°47'N / 96°10'W1.50 Miles63 Yards00250K0Plymouth
7.11967-06-14242°53'N / 96°10'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Plymouth
7.71964-09-07242°42'N / 96°15'W2.00 Miles250 Yards00250K0Plymouth
9.71964-05-08342°47'N / 96°10'W42°49'N / 95°59'W9.30 Miles200 Yards0025K0Plymouth
10.71954-05-27242°49'N / 96°05'W42°51'N / 96°02'W2.30 Miles200 Yards0025K0Plymouth
12.71953-06-07242°45'N / 96°36'W42°52'N / 96°26'W11.30 Miles200 Yards000K0Plymouth
13.31978-07-05243°02'N / 96°15'W42°56'N / 96°03'W11.90 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Sioux
13.61967-06-14342°48'N / 96°35'W42°52'N / 96°29'W6.20 Miles500 Yards03250K0Plymouth
17.01987-07-07243°01'N / 96°29'W43°00'N / 96°27'W2.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Sioux
17.71966-06-02243°06'N / 96°24'W43°02'N / 96°11'W11.50 Miles300 Yards0025K0Sioux
18.01963-06-09242°46'N / 96°37'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0225K0Plymouth
19.51964-05-05342°34'N / 96°21'W43°11'N / 95°26'W62.90 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Plymouth
19.51964-05-05342°31'N / 96°25'W42°34'N / 96°21'W4.10 Miles300 Yards072.5M0Woodbury
19.51964-09-07242°47'N / 95°58'W42°47'N / 95°48'W7.90 Miles200 Yards00250K0Plymouth
19.91970-07-14242°36'N / 96°00'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Plymouth
20.11968-09-22343°01'N / 96°04'W43°04'N / 95°59'W4.70 Miles50 Yards002.5M0Sioux
20.71991-08-07242°49'N / 95°54'W42°49'N / 95°49'W3.00 Miles80 Yards0025K0Plymouth
21.41987-07-07243°04'N / 96°37'W43°01'N / 96°29'W6.00 Miles50 Yards000K0Union
23.71991-08-07242°49'N / 95°49'W42°45'N / 95°47'W5.00 Miles80 Yards0025K0Cherokee
24.31975-05-22242°28'N / 96°22'W0025K0Woodbury
24.81973-06-18242°29'N / 96°04'W2.00 Miles400 Yards210250K0Woodbury
25.21968-06-13242°27'N / 96°20'W0.10 Mile100 Yards0025K0Woodbury
25.41979-05-08342°27'N / 96°10'W0425K0Woodbury
25.71968-04-03242°59'N / 95°49'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0O'brien
26.21973-06-18242°28'N / 96°03'W1.00 Mile300 Yards05250K0Woodbury
26.21979-08-08243°04'N / 95°53'W0.40 Mile100 Yards002.5M0Sioux
26.52008-05-01243°08'N / 96°18'W43°15'N / 96°22'W9.00 Miles400 Yards000.5M0KSioux
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado damaged numerous trees, including large trees uprooted, blew windows out of a home, destroyed a metal shed, blew two windows and part of a wall out of a metal building, damaged at least three grain bins, destroyed or damaged numerous outbuildings and small sheds, blew down or snapped off at least 15 power poles, bent a metal light pole, tipped one wagon and blew the top off another, blew down a barb wire fence and pushed fence posts almost to the ground, destroyed a hog barn, and flattened corn stubble, before crossing the county line into Lyon County. Contents inside several damaged or destroyed buildings and sheds were also damaged, especially on one farm where damaged buildings housed a farm and trucking business. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Thunderstorms produced 5 confirmed tornadoes over extreme northwest Iowa during the early evening hours of May 1st. One large long track tornado caused considerable damage, while the other 4 tornadoes were short lived and weak.
27.31986-07-28442°32'N / 96°41'W42°25'N / 96°25'W20.00 Miles73 Yards0125.0M0Dakota
27.41970-07-01243°09'N / 96°36'W43°08'N / 96°32'W2.30 Miles1320 Yards0025K0Lincoln
28.01965-06-07342°55'N / 96°48'W000K0Union
29.72001-08-17242°27'N / 96°34'W42°26'N / 96°34'W1.50 Miles400 Yards033.0M0Dakota
 Brief Description: A tornado completely destroyed at least ten houses and heavily damaged several others. The tornado heavily damaged the town school, including taking most of the roof off the school. The only church in town and a telephone company building were also heavily damaged. Power lines, poles, and trees were blown down, and electricity and water service were knocked out. Three empty box cars on the southeast side of Jackson were toppled. Three injuries included a woman with a broken leg and cuts rescued from the rubble of a house, and two children with minor injuries.
30.41958-04-01242°44'N / 95°42'W42°51'N / 95°38'W8.30 Miles200 Yards0025K0Cherokee
31.21983-09-05242°23'N / 96°04'W2.50 Miles127 Yards00250K0Woodbury
31.31981-06-13243°10'N / 95°53'W003K0Sioux
31.31981-09-26242°47'N / 96°53'W0025K0Clay
31.51954-06-19243°17'N / 96°18'W43°15'N / 96°15'W2.30 Miles880 Yards0025K0Lyon
31.61986-07-28442°41'N / 96°58'W42°32'N / 96°41'W20.00 Miles73 Yards0025.0M0Dixon
31.61984-06-07242°39'N / 95°44'W42°46'N / 95°35'W10.00 Miles77 Yards002.5M0Cherokee
32.11952-06-23442°45'N / 95°51'W42°54'N / 95°25'W24.10 Miles400 Yards042.5M0Cherokee
33.01994-07-05342°20'N / 96°18'W1.80 Miles150 Yards00500K5KWoodbury
33.81967-08-16242°47'N / 96°56'W0025K0Clay
34.01970-07-14243°10'N / 96°48'W43°07'N / 96°44'W3.80 Miles33 Yards1125.0M0Lincoln
34.71986-07-28442°25'N / 96°23'W42°12'N / 96°11'W11.50 Miles73 Yards01250.0M0Woodbury
36.11980-05-29242°39'N / 96°59'W42°41'N / 96°55'W3.30 Miles60 Yards002.5M0Dixon
36.41984-06-11242°47'N / 96°59'W0025K0Clay
37.71980-07-19243°01'N / 95°37'W43°04'N / 95°34'W3.30 Miles160 Yards002.5M0O'brien
39.61965-06-07243°04'N / 97°02'W43°07'N / 96°52'W8.60 Miles210 Yards000K0Clay
39.61963-05-12242°13'N / 96°12'W42°18'N / 95°55'W15.20 Miles50 Yards0025K0Woodbury
40.11965-06-07242°54'N / 97°03'W000K0Clay
40.32008-06-11242°58'N / 95°32'W43°03'N / 95°30'W6.00 Miles300 Yards00200K0KO'brien
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado destroyed several outbuildings, moved a 1.5 ton wagon, heavily damaged a machine shed containing farm equipment and also damaged a nearby house on the same farm. Also destroyed another machine shed at a different location, destroyed a pole barn, damaged a grain bin, broke or blew down several power poles and power lines, and caused tree damage. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Thunderstorms produced several tornadoes, along with large hail, damaging winds, and flash flooding in northwest Iowa during the late afternoon and early evening of June 11th.
40.91986-04-26243°21'N / 96°23'W43°27'N / 96°19'W9.50 Miles70 Yards002.5M0Lyon
42.21998-06-23242°12'N / 96°15'W42°12'N / 96°15'W2.00 Miles50 Yards0000Monona
 Brief Description: House destroyed.
42.31963-03-16242°47'N / 95°26'W2.00 Miles250 Yards003K0Cherokee
42.71964-06-22243°07'N / 96°53'W43°21'N / 96°53'W16.10 Miles33 Yards000K0Lincoln
43.21986-04-26243°18'N / 96°40'W43°24'N / 96°44'W5.00 Miles40 Yards00250K0Lincoln
43.51986-07-28442°11'N / 96°14'W42°11'N / 96°10'W1.00 Mile73 Yards00250.0M0Monona
43.81986-04-26243°16'N / 96°55'W43°15'N / 96°51'W6.00 Miles50 Yards002.5M0Lincoln
44.11978-07-06243°28'N / 96°24'W43°26'N / 96°07'W14.20 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Lyon
44.52003-06-24243°08'N / 96°58'W43°11'N / 97°03'W7.00 Miles400 Yards0000Turner
 Brief Description: A tornado damaged farm buildings and equipment, as well as crops, trees, and power lines.
44.71963-06-09242°23'N / 97°20'W42°35'N / 96°43'W34.10 Miles33 Yards00250K0Cedar
44.81998-05-28242°33'N / 97°08'W42°33'N / 97°01'W8.00 Miles250 Yards0100Cedar
 Brief Description: Three farms damaged. Eight to ten power poles downed 8 -10 miles east southeast of Hartington. Injury occurred about 9 miles east of Hartington southeast of the Highway 84/57 interchange.
45.01986-04-26243°14'N / 96°56'W43°16'N / 96°55'W6.00 Miles50 Yards002.5M0Turner
45.31986-04-26243°24'N / 96°02'W43°28'N / 95°56'W8.50 Miles120 Yards122.5M0Lyon
45.71965-05-05243°10'N / 95°29'W43°24'N / 95°47'W21.80 Miles33 Yards003K0O'brien
45.72010-06-25243°26'N / 95°57'W43°24'N / 95°51'W5.00 Miles450 Yards00500K0KLyon
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado destroyed two hog confinement buildings, killing about 12 hogs, numerous outbuildings, a metal farm building, tore the roof off a house and damaged at least 6 other houses, and caused damage to other farm buildings, power lines, vehicles, and trees, before moving out of Lyon County and into Osceola County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Thunderstorms produced tornadoes, one that caused considerable damage and at least two injuries along a 14 mile path, along with damaging winds, in northwest Iowa during the evening of June 25th.
45.81992-05-16242°22'N / 97°01'W42°21'N / 96°50'W8.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Dixon
45.91984-06-07242°25'N / 95°35'W42°35'N / 95°21'W16.00 Miles150 Yards012.5M0Ida
46.72010-06-25443°24'N / 95°51'W43°22'N / 95°42'W8.00 Miles800 Yards0133.0M0KOsceola
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado destroyed at least two houses, injuring two people in one of them. the tornado also destroyed several garages and severely damaged several other homes, destroyed at least 4 hog confinement buildings, several barns and silos, and numerous outbuildings. The tornado destroyed three vehicles that had been parked under an Iowa Highway 60 overpass, injuring 11 people in the vehicles, and removing the engine from one of the vehicles. The tornado damaged power lines, causing power outages, and caused damage to trees and crops. The tornado also destroyed a shelter belt and severely damaged heavy farm equipment, removing the wheels from some of the vehicles. Much of the damage occurred a short distance west to south of the town of Sibley. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Thunderstorms produced tornadoes, one that caused considerable damage and at least two injuries along a 14 mile path, along with damaging winds, in northwest Iowa during the evening of June 25th.
47.01967-06-14242°09'N / 96°29'W0.50 Mile33 Yards00250K0Thurston
47.42003-06-24243°14'N / 96°56'W43°19'N / 96°59'W7.00 Miles300 Yards00500K0Turner
 Brief Description: A tornado, after crossing into Turner County from Lincoln County, heavily damaged farm buildings, including one farm home demolished, and roof and window damage to at least two other farm homes. The tornado also caused an unknown amount of crop damage.
47.91971-10-01343°02'N / 95°29'W43°09'N / 95°19'W11.20 Miles33 Yards00250K0O'brien
48.11993-05-07243°28'N / 96°29'W43°31'N / 96°27'W1.50 Miles70 Yards00500K0Lyon
 Brief Description: Border Crosser, went into Minnehaha County, SD at 1500CST. Intense thunderstorms developed ahead of an approaching cold front. This line was the first wave of storms to form. The bulk of the severe weather passed to the west and north of Iowa. One very large cell formed over the northwest corner of the state. It produced a tornado northwest of Larchwood, in the northwest corner of Lyon County. Buildings were damaged on three farms. A total of 10 buildings were destroyed as well as two silos. On one of the farms, the owner watched as a 1500 pound fertilizer tank was lifted 50 feet into the air and blew past his window. Total damage to the three farmsteads affected amounted to about $200,000. The only injury that occurred was to a bull on one of the farms. The bull sustained a broken leg. The tornado passed into southeast South Dakota shortly after this damage occurred. It was a border crossing tornado.
48.61992-05-16242°24'N / 97°02'W42°22'N / 97°01'W2.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Cedar
49.21971-05-31343°13'N / 95°57'W43°30'N / 95°20'W36.50 Miles100 Yards000K0O'brien
49.21982-06-06243°24'N / 95°43'W2.00 Miles67 Yards002.5M0Osceola

* 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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