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The chance of earthquake damage in Carpentersville is about the same as Illinois average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Carpentersville is about the same as 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, #799

Carpentersville, IL
0.04
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

Carpentersville, 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, #851

Carpentersville, IL
212.03
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 4,550 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Carpentersville, IL were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:8Cold:60Dense Fog:102Drought:40
Dust Storm:0Flood:409Hail:1,110Heat:87Heavy Snow:60
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:15Landslide:0Strong Wind:90
Thunderstorm Winds:2,090Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:3Winter Storm:87Winter Weather:59
Other:330 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Carpentersville, IL.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Carpentersville, IL.

Historical Tornado Events

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

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
4.71967-04-21442°09'N / 88°16'W42°12'N / 88°12'W4.30 Miles150 Yards032.5M0Mchenry
5.61978-08-15242°11'N / 88°22'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Mchenry
6.31956-08-23242°02'N / 88°17'W0025K0Kane
8.51967-04-21242°00'N / 88°17'W0.30 Mile33 Yards00250K0Kane
8.71965-04-11442°13'N / 88°23'W42°17'N / 88°13'W9.10 Miles400 Yards6750K0Mchenry
9.41967-04-21442°12'N / 88°12'W42°13'N / 88°06'W4.50 Miles150 Yards1972.5M0Lake
12.01965-04-11442°17'N / 88°13'W42°17'N / 88°11'W000K0Lake
12.21963-04-19242°18'N / 88°18'W00250K0Mchenry
12.31980-07-16242°07'N / 88°32'W1.40 Miles440 Yards00250K0Kane
14.31966-06-09242°06'N / 88°01'W000K0Cook
14.81959-10-08242°20'N / 88°14'W2.00 Miles90 Yards01250K0Mchenry
15.31975-06-17242°05'N / 88°00'W1.50 Miles20 Yards00250K0Cook
18.01965-05-26241°54'N / 88°10'W41°59'N / 87°55'W13.80 Miles70 Yards011250K0Du Page
18.51966-06-09242°06'N / 87°56'W2.50 Miles33 Yards1300K0Cook
19.31967-04-21442°17'N / 88°42'W42°21'N / 88°26'W14.00 Miles1200 Yards04025.0M0Mchenry
19.51972-07-17241°52'N / 88°08'W002.5M0Du Page
21.31973-04-21241°51'N / 88°06'W0.20 Mile33 Yards0025K0Cook
21.41958-10-09242°25'N / 88°43'W42°24'N / 88°12'W26.20 Miles33 Yards102.5M0Mchenry
21.81954-05-27241°46'N / 88°20'W41°51'N / 88°13'W7.90 Miles200 Yards0025K0Kendall
22.11965-05-26241°59'N / 87°55'W42°00'N / 87°53'W00250K0Cook
22.71959-09-26241°58'N / 87°58'W42°02'N / 87°48'W9.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Du Page
22.81958-10-09242°24'N / 88°12'W42°23'N / 87°52'W16.70 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Lake
23.01966-04-19241°49'N / 88°07'W0.50 Mile40 Yards00250K0Du Page
23.31970-04-30242°00'N / 87°54'W42°03'N / 87°49'W4.90 Miles33 Yards0925K0Cook
23.61972-08-25242°02'N / 87°51'W1.80 Miles200 Yards012.5M0Cook
24.01976-03-12241°55'N / 87°55'W41°56'N / 87°54'W0252.5M0Du Page
24.11965-04-11242°23'N / 88°01'W42°22'N / 87°55'W4.50 Miles200 Yards00250K0Lake
24.41965-11-12241°48'N / 88°06'W1.00 Mile20 Yards0025K0Du Page
24.61997-05-18242°25'N / 88°03'W42°22'N / 87°54'W6.00 Miles75 Yards0000Lake
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down on the southeast side of Lindenhurst and damaged trees and the roofs of several homes. The tornado reached F2 intensity near Sand Lake Road and Route 45 where 2 barns were destroyed, two foot diameter oak trees were broken off or uprooted and the roof was taken off a nursery. Signs were blown down along Sand Lake Road and Stearns School Road. A subdivision on the north side of Gurnee had damage to trees, a chimney blown off a house, windows broken, walls damaged, a garage door blown in and a fence blown down. Three quater inch hail also occurred in Lindenhurst.
25.21976-03-12341°43'N / 88°14'W41°51'N / 88°00'W14.80 Miles30 Yards032.5M0Du Page
25.31971-08-24241°46'N / 88°11'W1.00 Mile83 Yards02250K0Du Page
26.31976-03-12241°56'N / 87°54'W42°06'N / 87°42'W15.10 Miles150 Yards2412.5M0Cook
26.61975-06-18242°03'N / 88°51'W42°02'N / 88°45'W4.70 Miles27 Yards01250K0De Kalb
26.61972-09-28442°17'N / 87°52'W42°22'N / 87°50'W5.20 Miles220 Yards0202.5M0Lake
27.21958-08-06241°44'N / 88°22'W2.00 Miles70 Yards00250K0Kane
27.81967-04-21442°13'N / 88°55'W42°17'N / 88°42'W11.50 Miles1200 Yards24410250K0Boone
28.12008-01-07342°25'N / 88°42'W42°27'N / 88°36'W6.00 Miles100 Yards012.0M0KMchenry
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down at 330 pm CST about 1.2 miles north of Popular Grove in Boone County and ended at 348 pm about 3.2 miles north northeast of Harvard in McHenry County. The tornado crossed the Boone McHenry County line near Hunter Road, about 2.1 miles west northwest of Chemung. The tornado crossed Hunter Road into McHenry County and continued to track northeast across Ryan Road as an EF0 and caused mainly minor tree damage. It crossed White Oaks Road then it uprooted a hardwood tree and snapped off pine trees at their base along Maxon Road. This damage continued to be EF0 damage with winds estimated to 80 mph. The tornado intensified as it moved toward the town of Lawrence, where it produced the worst damage in McHenry County. Significant damage occurred in the town of Lawrence, particularly at a house that had more than half of its roof ripped off and garage blown down. The tornado then moved across the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad where it blew 12 railroad freight cars of the track. The train was moving at the time the tornado hit it, so as the main engine stopped, the remaining cars on the track continued along it and slammed into the front part of the train. This caused a few more cars to derail, including one containing hazardous materials that caused the evacuation of the town of Lawrence. The damage in Lawrence was rated as EF2 with winds up to 110 mph. As the tornado moved east of Lawrence it once again started to weaken with some tree damage and shingles off of a few houses on the northeast side of town. It then ran along Oak Grove Road for a stretch where it produced EF1 damage with a hardwood tree snapped at its base and knocked over an old, weakly structured barn. The tornado headed across farm fields and headed for Highway 14 where it damaged a metal barn and sheared a few trees. As it crossed Highway 14, it flipped a semi-trailer and injured the driver at a truck stop weigh station. It continued across Oak Grove Road where it lifted. The maximum width of the tornado in McHenry County was around 50 yards. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms developed ahead of a strong cold front across northern Illinois during the afternoon hours of January 7th. The storms moved southeast across east central Illinois during the early to mid evening hours.
30.52008-01-07342°23'N / 88°49'W42°25'N / 88°42'W7.00 Miles100 Yards042.0M0KBoone
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down at 330 pm CST about 1.2 miles north of Popular Grove in Boone County and ended at 348 pm about 3.2 miles north northeast of Harvard in McHenry County. The tornado crossed the Boone McHenry County line near Hunter Road, about 3 miles northeast of Capron. The first signs of damage were at Quail Trap Road just east of Popular Grove Road where trees were damaged and sections of roofing were removed from a shed. The tornado intensified to EF2 intensity at Edwards Apple Orchard on Centerville Road. A large barn was destroyed and other buildings were severely damaged. Large trees were snapped or uprooted. The tornado reached its maximum intensity of EF3 at the northeast corner of Centerville Road and Beaverton Road. A two story farm house and garage were leveled and large trees were stripped of all branches. The tornado was about 100 yards wide through this area. The tornado continued east northeast across Stimes Road and eventually crossed the Boone McHenry County line near Hunter Road. Most of the damage through this part of the tornado path was EF1, though it weakened to EF0 near the county line. There was damage to trees, power lines, barns and sheds. A few farm houses had shingles or small sections of roof damaged. Four injuries were reported. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms developed ahead of a strong cold front across northern Illinois during the afternoon hours of January 7th. The storms moved southeast across east central Illinois during the early to mid evening hours.
31.01976-03-12341°38'N / 88°21'W41°43'N / 88°14'W7.80 Miles30 Yards002.5M0Kendall
31.42008-01-07342°33'N / 88°18'W42°36'N / 88°08'W9.00 Miles200 Yards01513.7M0KKenosha
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado in western Kenosha County was a continuation of the tornado that spun up 2.27 mils NE of Pell Lake in southeastern Walworth County. It crossed into Kenosha County about 0.4 mile north of where CTH U in Walworth County crosses the county line and becomes CTH F in Walworth County. The tornado continued northeast to just east of the intersection of STH 50 and CTH O, crossed STH 83 just north of 51st Street just north of New Munster Creek, passed through the Village of Wheatland, turned more east and crossed 308th Ave. just north of Peterson Creek, and then dissipated near a pond between CTH PH and 41st Street (Town Rd). Fifteen people in the Civil Town of Wheatland sustained minor injuries. Also in the Civil Town of Wheatland, 7 homes were affected, 25 sustained minor damage, 27 had major damage, and 25 were destroyed. In the Civil Town of Brighton, 10 homes were affected, 3 had minor damage, 3 had major damage, and 4 were destroyed. About 160 people were homeless due to residential damage. This tornado traveled over frozen ponds and creeks, as well as snow piles leftover from recent snowmelt. Average path width was about 100 yards. The wind speed was estimated at 150 to 160 mph (DI 2 - FR12, DOD 8). For a couple homes, the visual damage suggested an EF4 rating, however insufficient anchoring allowed these structures to fail at a lower wind speed. Additionally, other nearby damage indicators didn't support an EF4 rating. The specific starting location in Kenosha County was 42.556342,-88.30533, and the ending location was 42.60061,-88.13524. For plotting purposes, here are a couple mid-point locations of this tornadoe's path: crossing of STH 83 - 42.59297, -88.22230, and the crossing of CTH B - 42.59756, -88.15928. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Very rare, mid-winter, severe storms affected parts of south-central and southeast Wisconsin on January 7th - in the form of two tornadoes and scattered, large, hailstones, and downburst winds. The last time a tornado occurred in January in Wisconsin was on the 24th in 1967 in Green and Rock Counties (25-mile track). On January 7th, a low pressure moved northeast through western Wisconsin, allowing a warm front to push through southern Wisconsin. Temperatures rose into the lower to mid 60s over southeast Wisconsin with surface dewpoints peaking in the mid to upper 50s, resulting in moderate amounts of instablity. Strong, veering winds from the surface to the jet stream level generated sufficient wind shear that supported rotating updrafts in scattered supercell thunderstorms over southeast Wisconsin. A supercell thunderstorm, that had spun up a tornado in northeastern Illinois previously, then crossed the state line into south-central Walworth County (southeast of the city of Walworth) where it intesified and eventually spun up a tornado near Pell Lake that traveled into western Kenosha County. Another supercell spun up a tornado over the northern reaches of the city of Kensoha. Other scattered thunderstorms on this day across south-central and southeast Wisconsin dumped large hail up to 3/4 inch in diameter.
31.52010-11-22242°19'N / 88°58'W42°26'N / 88°39'W18.00 Miles200 Yards065.0M0KWinnebago
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Based on an eyewitness report, a tornado touched in the backyard of a home just west of Interstate 39, on the eastern edge of a subdivision. The tornado then blew over a school bus near the intersection of Argyle and Harlem Roads. There were six people on the bus, the driver and five children. All six people were taken to the hospital but none of the injuries were serious. The tornado then knocked down eleven electrical high tension towers just southwest of the same intersection. The tornado continued northeast into western Boone county, and moved across largely open rural fields towards the town of Caledonia. Significant damage occured to at least six buildings in Caledonia, with approximately 20 additional buildings sustaining minor damage. Several large trees were snapped or uprooted and a grain bin was partially collapsed. The tornado then continued northeast from Caledonia, downing several power poles, and causing damage ranging from blown off roofs to completely destroying at least three farm outbuildings. One of these buildings, located 2 miles northwest of Capron, had also been damaged during the January 2008 tornado. The tornado path, consisting mainly of sporadic tree damage at this point, then continued to a location roughly one mile west of Lawrence, where the tornado appears to have dissipated at 325 pm. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Strong to severe thunderstorms moved across parts of northern Illinois during the afternoon hours of November 22nd. These storms produced two tornadoes, hail, heavy rain and some flooding.
32.11990-08-28541°41'N / 88°21'W41°38'N / 88°15'W5.20 Miles600 Yards00250K0Kendall
32.61976-04-20242°27'N / 87°50'W0.80 Mile50 Yards0225K0Lake
32.61996-04-19242°27'N / 87°50'W42°27'N / 87°50'W2.00 Miles100 Yards026.6M0Lake
 Brief Description: The roof was torn off an apartment building. Over 400 homes and businesses sustained damage and 32 received major damage. Five trucks were overturned at a plant. Homes and garages had roof damage. Numerous trees were damaged or blown down. Injuries included a child with a broken leg and a woman cut by glass.
33.91976-06-13441°42'N / 87°56'W41°44'N / 87°55'W00250K0Du Page
34.71976-06-13441°40'N / 88°00'W41°42'N / 87°56'W3.30 Miles1760 Yards2232.5M0Cook
35.21991-03-27341°38'N / 88°04'W41°40'N / 88°01'W2.80 Miles200 Yards0025.0M0Will
35.61991-03-27341°40'N / 88°01'W41°42'N / 87°51'W9.20 Miles200 Yards0725.0M0Cook
35.71961-03-04241°54'N / 87°42'W41°59'N / 87°35'W7.90 Miles100 Yards111525.0M0Cook
36.41984-04-27341°35'N / 88°15'W41°37'N / 88°11'W4.00 Miles200 Yards152.5M0Will
36.41957-04-19242°39'N / 88°20'W42°39'N / 88°18'W00250K0Walworth
36.41957-04-19242°39'N / 88°18'W42°39'N / 88°14'W2.70 Miles50 Yards02250K0Racine
36.91966-03-21242°36'N / 88°42'W42°40'N / 88°19'W19.80 Miles200 Yards012.5M0Walworth
37.21991-03-27341°35'N / 88°06'W41°38'N / 88°04'W3.00 Miles200 Yards0025.0M0Will
38.41990-08-28541°38'N / 88°15'W41°31'N / 88°06'W11.20 Miles600 Yards29350250.0M0Will
38.51984-04-27341°33'N / 88°20'W41°35'N / 88°15'W5.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Kendall
38.51966-03-21242°40'N / 88°19'W42°41'N / 88°03'W13.30 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Racine
40.41972-04-06241°32'N / 88°12'W41°34'N / 88°04'W6.80 Miles50 Yards122250K0Will
40.91958-08-30242°19'N / 89°03'W0025K0Winnebago
41.61972-04-06241°31'N / 88°11'W41°33'N / 88°05'W5.10 Miles50 Yards00250K0Will
41.71958-08-15241°46'N / 89°28'W41°30'N / 88°04'W74.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Lee
42.61967-04-21441°40'N / 87°50'W41°44'N / 87°33'W15.00 Miles200 Yards3350025.0M0Cook
44.71965-11-12241°27'N / 88°15'W41°34'N / 87°48'W24.50 Miles120 Yards29025.0M0Will
44.81972-09-28242°46'N / 88°25'W1.50 Miles50 Yards00250K0Walworth
45.11993-08-15241°31'N / 87°58'W0.30 Mile20 Yards00500K0Will
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down briefly in a New Lenox subdivision. On house was nearly destroyed. The roof was torn off and there was severe damage to one wall. Another home sustained minor damage and trees were damaged.
45.41978-06-25241°32'N / 88°41'W0.90 Mile300 Yards0025K0La Salle
45.51958-10-08242°25'N / 89°28'W42°25'N / 88°43'W38.10 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Stephenson
45.61956-08-23241°35'N / 87°47'W03250K0Cook
45.91959-10-08242°46'N / 88°04'W2.20 Miles33 Yards0225K0Racine
46.31965-11-12241°34'N / 87°48'W41°34'N / 87°47'W0025.0M0Cook
46.41955-04-18242°45'N / 88°40'W42°45'N / 88°35'W3.30 Miles33 Yards01250K0Walworth
46.51971-11-01242°31'N / 89°03'W42°33'N / 88°59'W3.00 Miles100 Yards01250K0Rock
46.81962-06-23241°36'N / 87°43'W0.50 Mile100 Yards010250K0Cook
47.31972-09-28242°48'N / 88°09'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Racine
48.31965-11-12241°24'N / 88°28'W41°27'N / 88°15'W11.40 Miles120 Yards0025.0M0Grundy
49.81980-06-06242°49'N / 88°34'W0.30 Mile33 Yards00250K0Walworth


* 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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