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

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Earthquake Index, #492

Burr Oak, 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

Burr Oak, 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, #1046

Burr Oak, 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 3,612 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Burr Oak, IA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:32Cold:110Dense Fog:65Drought:14
Dust Storm:0Flood:317Hail:1,170Heat:52Heavy Snow:92
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:23Landslide:0Strong Wind:98
Thunderstorm Winds:1,207Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:6Winter Storm:216Winter Weather:54

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Burr Oak, IA.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Burr Oak, IA.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 64 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Burr Oak, IA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
9.31965-05-05343°30'N / 92°01'W43°41'N / 91°44'W18.80 Miles100 Yards062.5M0Fillmore
10.01965-05-05443°25'N / 92°05'W43°27'N / 92°02'W2.30 Miles200 Yards0025K0Winneshiek
11.51965-09-09243°23'N / 92°04'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Howard
13.41965-05-05443°23'N / 92°09'W43°25'N / 92°05'W3.30 Miles200 Yards0025K0Howard
15.01965-08-25243°19'N / 91°59'W43°10'N / 91°46'W14.70 Miles150 Yards01250K0Winneshiek
17.41968-05-15243°20'N / 92°11'W43°17'N / 92°06'W4.70 Miles250 Yards0025K0Howard
17.61987-07-29243°16'N / 91°43'W43°13'N / 91°38'W3.00 Miles30 Yards002.5M0Winneshiek
20.11967-03-30243°11'N / 92°06'W43°14'N / 92°02'W4.10 Miles100 Yards0025K0Howard
21.81973-06-04243°09'N / 91°46'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Winneshiek
22.11988-03-24243°07'N / 92°02'W43°11'N / 91°56'W7.00 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Winneshiek
22.21987-07-29243°13'N / 91°38'W43°14'N / 91°29'W7.00 Miles30 Yards002.5M0Allamakee
25.01965-05-05443°23'N / 92°33'W43°23'N / 92°09'W19.90 Miles200 Yards0525K0Howard
25.21965-05-05343°41'N / 91°44'W43°51'N / 91°27'W18.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Houston
25.51953-05-10443°30'N / 92°23'W43°51'N / 92°10'W26.20 Miles33 Yards162.5M0Fillmore
26.31977-07-14243°42'N / 92°16'W43°48'N / 92°08'W9.20 Miles1500 Yards0102.5M0Fillmore
26.61953-05-10443°27'N / 92°24'W43°30'N / 92°23'W1.90 Miles33 Yards020K0Howard
26.71988-03-24243°04'N / 92°02'W43°07'N / 92°02'W2.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Fayette
26.81953-05-20343°12'N / 92°24'W43°26'N / 92°19'W16.50 Miles400 Yards000K0Chickasaw
27.11971-06-24343°04'N / 91°49'W10250K0Fayette
27.71994-07-19243°15'N / 92°26'W43°16'N / 92°15'W8.50 Miles40 Yards0050K5KHoward
28.31971-07-12443°13'N / 92°23'W43°05'N / 92°05'W17.50 Miles1320 Yards002.5M0Chickasaw
28.61968-05-15543°13'N / 92°29'W43°28'N / 92°20'W18.60 Miles600 Yards0123K0Howard
29.21971-07-12443°03'N / 92°03'W43°04'N / 92°03'W1.10 Miles1320 Yards042.5M0Fayette
32.21971-07-12443°14'N / 92°27'W43°13'N / 92°23'W2.30 Miles1320 Yards042.5M0Howard
32.31980-06-05243°58'N / 91°51'W43°53'N / 91°51'W5.70 Miles100 Yards00250K0Winona
33.81965-05-05243°30'N / 92°36'W43°48'N / 92°22'W23.60 Miles33 Yards0025K0Mower
34.01956-07-17243°04'N / 92°16'W43°02'N / 92°13'W2.30 Miles200 Yards010K0Chickasaw
34.52004-06-11343°24'N / 92°33'W43°32'N / 92°33'W8.00 Miles150 Yards00190K30KHoward
 Brief Description: A small but intense supercell thunderstorm produced three tornadoes in northeast Iowa. The first tornado touched down about 4 miles southeast of New Haven (Mitchell County), south of 320th Street and between Walnut and Windfall Avenue. It tracked north, primarily in open fields, and lifted between 350th and 360th Street east of New Haven, or just west of Windfall Avenue. The tornado was rated an F1. The second tornado touched down just east of the Mitchell-Howard County line, about 4 miles south of Riceville (Howard County), and also moved straight north. It downed a few trees, but primarily crossed open fields until it reached the southeast side of Riceville. It damaged a few sheds and buildings in Riceville, with mainly tin roofing material and siding blown off. The tornado lifted in Riceville and was rated an F0. The third and most significant tornado formed about 2 miles north of Riceville, again just east of the Mitchell-Howard County line. The tornado tracked north, just east of the county line or Addison Avenue. It grew in strength and at one point was approximately 150 yards wide, hitting several homes and farms (F2 damage). One home lost the roof and all buildings. The tornado was so close to the county line that debris was thrown across Addison Avenue into Mitchell County at times. The dirt and young crops were scoured by the tornado. The tornado crossed into Minnesota just southwest of Le Roy (Mower County), hitting a home directly on the state line. The home, which was built in1900, and several buildings on the lot, were completely demolished (F3 damage).
34.81953-05-10443°51'N / 92°10'W44°00'N / 92°05'W10.80 Miles33 Yards162.5M0Olmsted
35.22004-06-11343°30'N / 92°33'W43°33'N / 92°34'W4.00 Miles150 Yards003.0M20KMower
 Brief Description: A tornado crossed the Minnesota-Iowa state line just southwest of Le Roy (Mower County) causing considerable damage. One home right on the state line was completely destroyed, but there were no injuries or deaths. The tornado was approximately 150 yards wide at times and apparently reached F3 damage intensity right on the state line around 6:05 p.m. The tornado then started to weaken, but did heavy damage to a grain company (Koch Industries)(F2 damage) about 2 miles west of Le Roy and continued north, crossing Highway 56 just before 6:10 p.m. The tornado lifted approximately 4 miles northwest of Le Roy in open fields. There were also brief tornado touch downs (all rated F0) near Dexter (Mower County) and Le Roy, as well as areas along the Mower-Fillmore County line west of Spring Valley (Fillmore County).
36.31999-07-08244°00'N / 91°54'W43°58'N / 91°51'W3.50 Miles100 Yards022.0M60KWinona
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down just northwest of Lewiston (Winona County), then moved into the middle of town and intensified. Numerous homes along Main Street had extensive damage with broken windows, damaged roofs and downed trees. One home had the entire roof taken off, while at least 4 cars were demolished from debris landing on them. A farm southeast of town had every building destroyed, except the house. Of the 1,300 population in Lewiston, only two people sustained minor injuries. Elsewhere across southeast Minnesota, spotters and law enforcement officials reported hail up to 2 inches in diameter along with trees and power lines knocked down.
37.31965-05-05343°51'N / 91°27'W43°55'N / 91°21'W6.20 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Winona
37.71968-05-15543°10'N / 92°33'W43°13'N / 92°29'W4.10 Miles600 Yards000K0Chickasaw
37.91993-08-09243°04'N / 92°27'W43°04'N / 92°20'W5.00 Miles55 Yards02500K50KChickasaw
38.41962-09-16243°51'N / 92°25'W43°53'N / 92°21'W3.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Olmsted
38.91965-08-25243°04'N / 91°23'W43°01'N / 91°18'W4.70 Miles100 Yards00250K0Clayton
38.91964-05-04243°13'N / 91°12'W43°19'N / 91°04'W9.20 Miles200 Yards00250K0Allamakee
39.01965-05-05443°23'N / 92°43'W43°23'N / 92°33'W7.90 Miles150 Yards0025K0Floyd
39.91994-07-07242°58'N / 92°29'W43°04'N / 92°16'W9.50 Miles100 Yards00500K5KChickasaw
40.01961-05-14243°48'N / 91°13'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0La Crosse
41.21967-04-30243°56'N / 92°21'W44°00'N / 92°14'W6.80 Miles33 Yards0025.0M0Olmsted
41.71966-04-19242°51'N / 92°07'W42°55'N / 92°07'W4.60 Miles250 Yards0025K0Bremer
42.11953-05-10342°57'N / 91°20'W43°03'N / 91°17'W6.60 Miles400 Yards00250K0Clayton
42.61971-07-12242°53'N / 92°03'W42°49'N / 91°57'W6.40 Miles100 Yards00250K0Fayette
42.71962-05-22243°53'N / 92°29'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0Olmsted
43.31995-07-27243°34'N / 92°44'W43°36'N / 92°41'W3.50 Miles40 Yards0005.0MMower
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down in Adams and moved northeast touching down several times. Several buildings were damaged or destroyed. Many trees uprooted. A church in Adams lost its steeple and bell tower.
43.31979-07-03243°57'N / 92°24'W0.50 Mile100 Yards002.5M0Olmsted
43.51986-09-28243°09'N / 92°37'W0.20 Mile23 Yards02250K0Floyd
43.71964-05-04243°15'N / 91°04'W43°25'N / 90°57'W12.60 Miles200 Yards02250K0Crawford
43.91982-05-17243°58'N / 92°05'W44°12'N / 91°57'W14.00 Miles800 Yards00250K0Winona
44.11980-06-05343°40'N / 91°13'W43°27'N / 90°46'W26.90 Miles33 Yards012.5M0Vernon
44.41971-07-12242°50'N / 92°06'W42°50'N / 92°03'W00250K0Bremer
44.51980-06-05243°45'N / 91°04'W43°43'N / 91°03'W00250K0La Crosse
44.61953-05-10444°00'N / 92°05'W44°12'N / 91°51'W17.80 Miles33 Yards052.5M0Winona
44.81981-04-10242°50'N / 92°06'W0.80 Mile100 Yards002.5M0Bremer
45.01980-06-05243°43'N / 91°03'W42°42'N / 91°01'W70.20 Miles33 Yards00250K0Vernon
45.81962-09-16443°58'N / 92°27'W0.50 Mile33 Yards034250K0Olmsted
46.21965-05-05443°17'N / 92°49'W43°23'N / 92°43'W8.20 Miles150 Yards0625K0Floyd
46.71964-04-13243°57'N / 92°28'W44°00'N / 92°28'W3.40 Miles50 Yards00250K0Olmsted
48.31968-05-15542°40'N / 91°56'W42°51'N / 91°51'W13.10 Miles500 Yards515625.0M0Fayette
48.71985-05-30342°51'N / 91°32'W42°53'N / 91°08'W20.00 Miles500 Yards22525.0M0Clayton
48.81964-08-27243°06'N / 92°42'W1.00 Mile77 Yards0025K0Floyd
49.01990-06-13242°51'N / 91°24'W42°53'N / 91°15'W8.00 Miles67 Yards00250K0Clayton
49.71957-04-19243°58'N / 91°10'W43°58'N / 91°09'W000K0La Crosse

* 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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