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

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

Earthquake Index, #365

Cataract, WI
0.00
Wisconsin
0.00
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

Cataract, WI
0.0000
Wisconsin
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, #575

Cataract, WI
124.29
Wisconsin
153.98
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 2,869 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Cataract, WI were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:15Cold:58Dense Fog:62Drought:17
Dust Storm:0Flood:246Hail:876Heat:39Heavy Snow:81
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:18Landslide:0Strong Wind:62
Thunderstorm Winds:1,060Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:7Winter Storm:161Winter Weather:43
Other:124 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Cataract, WI.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Cataract, WI.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 46 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Cataract, WI.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
2.41960-08-28244°04'N / 90°48'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0025K0Monroe
5.11964-05-04244°07'N / 90°57'W44°12'N / 90°47'W9.70 Miles200 Yards02250K0Jackson
8.31971-07-18244°07'N / 91°00'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Monroe
9.51986-06-26243°56'N / 90°53'W43°58'N / 90°49'W5.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Monroe
12.41988-05-08243°45'N / 90°46'W44°08'N / 90°37'W27.00 Miles800 Yards00250K0Monroe
16.01959-05-04244°19'N / 90°53'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Jackson
16.81965-05-05343°55'N / 91°21'W44°04'N / 90°57'W22.20 Miles100 Yards012.5M0La Crosse
17.91957-04-19243°58'N / 91°10'W43°58'N / 91°09'W000K0La Crosse
18.31979-05-10243°59'N / 90°30'W0025K0Monroe
19.31954-06-18244°23'N / 91°02'W44°20'N / 90°50'W10.20 Miles900 Yards00250K0Jackson
22.91959-05-26344°00'N / 91°25'W44°13'N / 91°11'W18.70 Miles67 Yards00250K0Trempealeau
24.81966-07-10244°26'N / 91°00'W44°27'N / 90°50'W7.90 Miles33 Yards0325K0Jackson
26.71980-06-05243°45'N / 91°04'W43°43'N / 91°03'W00250K0La Crosse
27.31961-05-14243°48'N / 91°13'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0La Crosse
28.81968-03-27244°18'N / 91°21'W44°22'N / 91°16'W5.70 Miles100 Yards01250K0Trempealeau
30.01983-07-03344°05'N / 90°14'W1.00 Mile50 Yards08250K0Juneau
31.21964-05-23244°27'N / 91°20'W44°32'N / 90°54'W21.90 Miles100 Yards00250K0Trempealeau
31.21965-05-05343°51'N / 91°27'W43°55'N / 91°21'W6.20 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Winona
31.41957-04-19343°44'N / 90°26'W43°50'N / 90°18'W9.00 Miles400 Yards00250K0Monroe
31.51959-05-26344°28'N / 91°06'W44°35'N / 90°56'W11.30 Miles67 Yards00250K0Jackson
31.61985-08-12243°47'N / 90°22'W43°50'N / 90°18'W5.00 Miles880 Yards002.5M0Monroe
32.31964-05-04243°51'N / 90°17'W43°57'N / 90°12'W7.70 Miles100 Yards0025K0Juneau
33.31969-06-26244°26'N / 91°08'W44°40'N / 90°55'W19.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Jackson
34.61964-05-07244°14'N / 90°13'W44°15'N / 90°08'W3.30 Miles30 Yards013K0Juneau
35.31957-04-19443°52'N / 90°11'W44°10'N / 90°05'W21.10 Miles300 Yards1025K0Juneau
36.21985-08-12243°50'N / 90°18'W44°00'N / 90°00'W17.00 Miles880 Yards2222.5M0Juneau
36.81959-05-26344°35'N / 90°56'W44°39'N / 90°53'W4.30 Miles67 Yards02250K0Clark
37.31980-06-05343°40'N / 91°13'W43°27'N / 90°46'W26.90 Miles33 Yards012.5M0Vernon
38.51966-04-19243°38'N / 90°20'W43°45'N / 90°15'W8.60 Miles17 Yards00250K0Vernon
39.01979-08-09243°39'N / 90°22'W43°39'N / 90°19'W00250K0Vernon
39.51964-05-08243°33'N / 90°29'W43°38'N / 90°24'W6.50 Miles300 Yards000K0Richland
39.71980-07-15244°37'N / 91°11'W44°37'N / 91°07'W2.70 Miles33 Yards00250K0Eau Claire
40.02005-08-18243°31'N / 90°46'W43°31'N / 90°38'W7.00 Miles40 Yards00800K194KVernon
 Brief Description: Six tornadoes affected southwest Wisconsin, which was part of an all-time one day record of 27 tornadoes hitting the state. The first tornado touched down briefly just west of Centerville (Trempealeau County). The only damage reported with this tornado was several trees knocked down just north of Highway 35 along County Road G. A second and stronger tornado occurred just north of County Highway KK, or just west of Esofea (Vernon County). There was tree, agricultural and structural damage. A moblie home, which was on cement blocks, was completely destroyed. The occupant of the mobile home was taken to a hospital with minor injuries. Another residence sustained minor damage, with windows blown out, outbuildings destroyed and a car turned 90 degrees. Power poles were snapped, corn was flattened and there was significant tree damage. The third and strongest tornado touched down just west of Liberty (Vernon County), then tracked along a continous path just north of Highway 56, to the northern most block of the town of Viola (Richland County). Three people were reported injured in Viola and almost every tree in the town was damaged or downed. Most homes in the village had at least minor damage, while a few sustained major damage, including roofs blown off. Many garages facing west or southwest were destroyed by the direct impact of the winds. Wind speeds associated with the tornado were estimated at 100 to 120 mph. The tornado path became more sporadic as it moved east of Viola across northern Richland County. The damage path extended from just north of County Highway MM and Highway 56 into Bloom City (Richland County), which apparently took a direct hit from the storm. The tornado continued on an east-southeast track, before lifting just west of Hub City (Richland County). A fourth tornado touched down along County Road N, or just east of the location where Interstate 90 and 94 split in eastern Monroe County. This tornado continued on a 10 mile track into Juneau County, ending just west of the Necedah Wildlife Refuge Headquarters. There was tree, agricultural and structural damage. A home, which was under construction, was completely destroyed. Three other homes sustained minor damage. Corn was flattened and there was significant tree damage as well. A fifth tornado touched down in the town of Muscoda (Grant County) causing minor damage to homes, but knocking down or shearing off numerous trees. This tornado crossed the Wisconsin River into the small community of Orion (Richland County). Several mobile homes were damaged, including several reportedly tossed into the air. Many trees were damaged there as well. The sixth and final tornado briefly touched down near the intersection of Highway 82 and 13 in Adams County. Mobile homes were damaged, along with nearby trees. Richland and Vernon County were declared federal disaster areas.
40.81984-10-16243°46'N / 90°05'W44°02'N / 90°02'W17.00 Miles100 Yards03250K0Juneau
40.91964-05-08243°30'N / 90°40'W43°33'N / 90°29'W9.30 Miles300 Yards02250K0Richland
41.61979-08-09243°39'N / 90°19'W43°38'N / 90°14'W2.70 Miles50 Yards00250K0Juneau
43.41964-05-08243°26'N / 90°43'W43°30'N / 90°40'W4.50 Miles300 Yards00250K0Vernon
43.51965-05-05343°41'N / 91°44'W43°51'N / 91°27'W18.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Houston
43.81953-05-10444°12'N / 91°51'W44°36'N / 91°22'W36.40 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Buffalo
44.31960-06-28244°34'N / 91°35'W44°32'N / 91°20'W12.20 Miles67 Yards0025K0Buffalo
44.41983-07-03244°38'N / 91°15'W44°43'N / 91°09'W8.00 Miles880 Yards00250K0Eau Claire
44.62005-08-18243°30'N / 90°40'W43°28'N / 90°22'W13.00 Miles40 Yards032.5M75KRichland
 Brief Description: Six tornadoes affected southwest Wisconsin, which was part of an all-time one day record of 27 tornadoes hitting the state. The first tornado touched down briefly just west of Centerville (Trempealeau County). The only damage reported with this tornado was several trees knocked down just north of Highway 35 along County Road G. A second and stronger tornado occurred just north of County Highway KK, or just west of Esofea (Vernon County). There was tree, agricultural and structural damage. A moblie home, which was on cement blocks, was completely destroyed. The occupant of the mobile home was taken to a hospital with minor injuries. Another residence sustained minor damage, with windows blown out, outbuildings destroyed and a car turned 90 degrees. Power poles were snapped, corn was flattened and there was significant tree damage. The third and strongest tornado touched down just west of Liberty (Vernon County), then tracked along a continous path just north of Highway 56, to the northern most block of the town of Viola (Richland County). Three people were reported injured in Viola and almost every tree in the town was damaged or downed. Most homes in the village had at least minor damage, while a few sustained major damage, including roofs blown off. Many garages facing west or southwest were destroyed by the direct impact of the winds. Wind speeds associated with the tornado were estimated at 100 to 120 mph. The tornado path became more sporadic as it moved east of Viola across northern Richland County. The damage path extended from just north of County Highway MM and Highway 56 into Bloom City (Richland County), which apparently took a direct hit from the storm. The tornado continued on an east-southeast track, before lifting just west of Hub City (Richland County). A fourth tornado touched down along County Road N, or just east of the location where Interstate 90 and 94 split in eastern Monroe County. This tornado continued on a 10 mile track into Juneau County, ending just west of the Necedah Wildlife Refuge Headquarters. There was tree, agricultural and structural damage. A home, which was under construction, was completely destroyed. Three other homes sustained minor damage. Corn was flattened and there was significant tree damage as well. A fifth tornado touched down in the town of Muscoda (Grant County) causing minor damage to homes, but knocking down or shearing off numerous trees. This tornado crossed the Wisconsin River into the small community of Orion (Richland County). Several mobile homes were damaged, including several reportedly tossed into the air. Many trees were damaged there as well. The sixth and final tornado briefly touched down near the intersection of Highway 82 and 13 in Adams County. Mobile homes were damaged, along with nearby trees. Richland and Vernon County were declared federal disaster areas.
45.31967-03-31243°38'N / 90°11'W43°40'N / 90°08'W1.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Wood
46.31970-09-21244°42'N / 91°13'W2.00 Miles100 Yards003K0Eau Claire
46.81967-07-22244°42'N / 90°30'W44°41'N / 90°19'W8.60 Miles100 Yards00250K0Clark
48.41953-05-10444°36'N / 91°22'W44°52'N / 91°04'W23.40 Miles100 Yards052.5M0Eau Claire


* 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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