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

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

Earthquake Index, #291

Centerville, MO
0.39
Missouri
0.70
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

Centerville, MO
0.0000
Missouri
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, #1117

Centerville, MO
137.94
Missouri
214.01
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 1,514 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Centerville, MO were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:2Dense Fog:0Drought:2
Dust Storm:0Flood:229Hail:655Heat:29Heavy Snow:3
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:2Landslide:0Strong Wind:2
Thunderstorm Winds:548Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:1Winter Storm:17Winter Weather:2
Other:22 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Centerville, MO.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 5 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Centerville, MO.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
29.51965-03-065.3N/A37.83-91.17
29.31965-10-215.2N/A37.85-91.08
31.01967-07-213.9N/A37.5-90.4
37.51974-08-113.6436.92-91.17
46.71976-12-133.5537.8-90.24

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 61 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Centerville, MO.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
8.92006-09-22237°32'N / 91°01'W37°35'N / 90°48'W12.80 Miles550 Yards0000Reynolds
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down 2.5 miles southeast of Oates, in Reynolds County, near Forest Road 2329, then traveled northeast crossing Route J near the intersection with County Road 829. At this location it removed the roof of a pole barn, caused damage to the roof of a house and uprooted and snapped numerous trees. The damage path was around 200 yards wide and was rated F1 in intensity. As it traveled northeast, it snapped, uprooted and twisted numerous trees and caused minor roof damage to a manufactured home. As the tornado crossed Highway 49, two and a half miles north of the town of Black, it caused considerable damage. Numerous trees were snapped and uprooted, an unanchored manufactured home sustained heavy damage and was shifted 30 feet. Two automobiles were lifted distances ranging from 10 to 50 yards and two other homes sustained varying degrees of damage directly from the tornado and from fallen trees. A well defined convergent pattern was evident in the debris and eyewitnesses indicate the tornado had a multiple vortex structure. The damage path was around a third of a mile wide and was rated a high end F1 in this location. Further to the northeast, the tornado crossed Route MM around eight tenths of a mile north of Monterey. At this location an uninhabited home was completely destroyed with the walls pulled from numerous anchor bolts attached to the concrete foundation. Also, a wooden power pole was snapped at the base and numerous trees were snapped. The damage path was around a quarter of a mile wide and was rated a low end F2 in this location. The tornado then tracked northeast into Iron County about three tenths of a mile north of Munger. No injuries or deaths were reported.
12.11970-04-12237°15'N / 90°57'W37°17'N / 90°52'W5.10 Miles100 Yards01250K0Reynolds
15.91972-04-21237°21'N / 90°44'W37°23'N / 90°38'W5.70 Miles50 Yards0425K0Iron
16.52006-03-11237°24'N / 90°49'W37°35'N / 90°31'W13.00 Miles450 Yards0000Iron
 Brief Description: The tornado that started in Reynolds entered Iron County and crossed Highway 49 between Chloride and Sabula causing considerable tree damage in the Mark Twain National Forest. The damage through the forest was about one quarter mile wide. The tornado crossed Route E west of Patterson Mountain where it damaged a barn and the roof and siding of a home. The tornado then continued into Madison County.
19.52006-09-22237°38'N / 90°46'W37°39'N / 90°40'W4.80 Miles100 Yards0000Iron
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down 6 miles west of Pilot Knob on Route N where it destroyed a mobile home and blew down several trees and numerous tree limbs. The damage path was about 40 yards wide and was rated F1 in intensity. The tornado then traveled east towards Snow Hollow Lake. A ranch home was severely damaged along the north side of the lake. The tornado then hit several large trees along the east side of the lake. The damage path was 100 yards wide in this location with F2 intensity. The tornado continued moving to the east for another mile before lifting and dissipating. No injuries or deaths were reported.
20.31967-12-21437°41'N / 91°08'W37°44'N / 91°04'W5.10 Miles200 Yards052.5M0Iron
20.31950-01-25237°36'N / 90°41'W37°38'N / 90°39'W2.30 Miles300 Yards05250K0Iron
20.41972-04-21237°23'N / 90°38'W37°25'N / 90°33'W5.10 Miles50 Yards0025K0Iron
21.61982-12-02237°23'N / 90°36'W37°27'N / 90°32'W5.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Iron
24.81974-04-14237°46'N / 90°47'W1.50 Miles50 Yards000K0Washington
25.21964-03-25337°03'N / 91°01'W37°06'N / 90°47'W13.30 Miles300 Yards0025K0Carter
26.61982-12-02237°27'N / 90°32'W37°34'N / 90°26'W8.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Madison
27.01957-05-21337°33'N / 91°30'W37°37'N / 91°20'W10.20 Miles440 Yards0225K0Dent
27.01964-03-25337°06'N / 90°47'W37°10'N / 90°31'W15.30 Miles300 Yards0025K0Wayne
27.41957-05-21337°46'N / 90°55'W37°51'N / 90°39'W15.50 Miles400 Yards0125.0M0Washington
28.11967-12-21437°44'N / 91°04'W37°57'N / 90°45'W22.80 Miles200 Yards3472.5M0Washington
29.11973-11-24237°09'N / 91°21'W1.00 Mile60 Yards31250K0Shannon
29.41972-04-21237°25'N / 90°33'W37°31'N / 90°18'W15.20 Miles50 Yards0025K0Madison
31.01966-12-08337°51'N / 90°47'W37°52'N / 90°45'W1.30 Miles200 Yards00250K0Washington
31.81973-05-07237°24'N / 90°28'W37°34'N / 90°18'W14.60 Miles100 Yards00250K0Madison
32.11968-04-03237°21'N / 90°28'W37°28'N / 90°17'W12.80 Miles500 Yards00250K0Madison
32.51966-12-08337°52'N / 90°45'W37°53'N / 90°44'W02250K0Washington
32.71957-05-21436°57'N / 91°10'W37°00'N / 91°01'W9.10 Miles500 Yards775250K0Carter
33.21969-06-22437°44'N / 90°33'W37°44'N / 90°25'W7.20 Miles440 Yards4142.5M0St. Francois
33.51960-02-09237°42'N / 90°33'W37°46'N / 90°24'W9.30 Miles100 Yards0025K0St. Francois
33.72002-04-24437°00'N / 91°01'W36°55'N / 90°40'W20.50 Miles300 Yards0215.0M0Carter
 Brief Description: The tornado damage path began on the west side of Van Buren, right along the Current River, and crossed U.S. Route 60 very close to the Current River bridge. Two businesses in Van Buren, a lodge and a restaurant, were heavily damaged by F-2 intensity winds. The tornado travelled southeast across hilly and forested terrain until reaching the community of Ellsinore. Damage on the south side of Ellsinore was severe, where about 7 businesses were destroyed. Most of the damage at Ellsinore, which was inflicted by F-4 intensity winds, occurred along and near U.S. Highway 60. Across Carter County, 13 homes were destroyed and 12 homes suffered major damage. The tornado then moved into the Mark Twain National Forest and crossed into Butler County north of Highway 60.
34.21957-05-21337°51'N / 90°39'W37°52'N / 90°37'W1.30 Miles400 Yards0025.0M0St. Francois
34.32010-12-31236°56'N / 90°51'W36°58'N / 90°49'W3.00 Miles200 Yards00200K0KCarter
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down near County Road 223, where a tin roof was peeled up on a small outbuilding. A gate and fence were blown about 50 feet. The tornado reached its maximum width and its peak intensity as it crossed County Road 225. This is where a permanent home suffered partial wall and roof loss, a mobile home was blown 15 feet off its foundation, and over one hundred trees were uprooted. The residents of the mobile home took refuge in the laundry room, which was the only room not destroyed. Residents of both homes were provided food and shelter by the Red Cross. A large oak tree fell on a vehicle, causing major damage to the vehicle. Two other vehicles were damaged by debris. A shed and outbuildings were destroyed. A bicycle was blown up into a tree. A twin-pole high voltage transmission tower was partially blown over. The tornado crossed U.S. Highway 60, then struck a sawmill on Highway FF. The 40-by-100 foot sawmill was destroyed. None of the eight workers in the sawmill were injured, possibly because they jumped into a sawdust pit. A home near the sawmill lost part of its roof (less than 20 percent), and dozens of large trees were uprooted. As the tornado crossed County Road 327, a few more trees were blown down. Part of a metal roof from a small barn was blown into a tree. Due to damage to the high-voltage transmission lines, over 1,500 customers from Van Buren to Ellsinore were without power for up to four hours. A National Weather Service damage survey confirmed a convergent signature to the debris pattern. A person in the area reported witnessing the tornado. Peak winds in this tornado were estimated near 120 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A pre-frontal line of thunderstorms developed ahead of a cold front over western Missouri. The broken line of storms extended southwestward across southeast Missouri. Isolated bowing segments and supercells were embedded within portions of the line. The storms existed within a narrow axis of marginal instability with mixed layer capes at or below 500 j/kg. A low level jet axis along the Mississippi River provided more than sufficient vertical wind shear for embedded supercells with isolated tornadoes.
34.91982-12-24436°48'N / 91°12'W37°05'N / 90°59'W18.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Carter
35.52004-04-24236°54'N / 90°47'W37°00'N / 90°43'W7.60 Miles200 Yards05600K0Carter
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down about one mile south of the intersection of U.S. Highway 60 and County Highway 233 in eastern Carter County. The tornado tracked north-northeast, passing only about a mile west of the town of Ellsinore. The tornado damage path ended on County Road 365 less than one half mile before reaching the Wayne County line. Peak winds in the tornado were estimated at 150 MPH. Most of the injured were in a mobile home on the north side of U.S. Highway 60. Their mobile home was picked up and thrown into some trees. One person was critically injured. The critically injured person was paralyzed when her back and neck was broken, and she was airlifted to a St. Louis area hospital. Another person received a broken arm, and most of the remaining injuries were scrapes and cuts. The tornado destroyed a total of three mobile homes, a storage facility, and numerous sheds. Two homes and one business were severely damaged. Numerous vehicles were damaged. A warm front extending across southeast Missouri was the focus for tornadic thunderstorms. The storms developed during the warmth of the afternoon and produced a few tornadoes, isolated dime size hail, and several reports of flash flooding.
36.21964-03-25337°10'N / 90°31'W37°15'N / 90°13'W17.40 Miles300 Yards02625K0Wayne
36.72009-05-08237°04'N / 91°39'W37°12'N / 91°22'W17.00 Miles880 Yards0050K13.0MShannon
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado is a continuation of the southeastern Texas County tornado. A National Weather Service storm survey revealed that an EF-2 tornado entered rural west central Shannon County from southeastern Texas County. This tornado tracked across forested areas of west central and central Shannon County, uprooting and snapping numerous trees. The Missouri Department of Conservation announced that the tornado and other high winds from this event resulted in $13M of damage to trees. The tornado also damaged a sawmill along its path. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An intense squall line impacted extreme southeast Kansas and the Missouri Ozarks with mainly damaging winds. However, 19 tornadoes along with large hail was also observed. Due to the straight line nature of the winds, damage was widespread and intense.
37.01984-11-09237°56'N / 90°48'W37°58'N / 90°44'W3.00 Miles340 Yards11525.0M0Washington
37.11952-03-18237°45'N / 90°30'W37°47'N / 90°21'W8.50 Miles100 Yards0125K0St. Francois
37.12006-09-22237°36'N / 90°28'W37°39'N / 90°11'W18.00 Miles880 Yards0100Madison
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down just west of Route K approximately one mile north of Highway 72. As it traveled east, numerous trees and tree limbs were blown down. The tornado moved across U.S. Highway 67 about 4 miles northwest of Fredericktown, knocking down additional trees and tree limbs. The damage path was about 50 yards wide with a damage intensity of F0. As it approached the Fredericktown Municipal Airport, along Copper Mines Road, it began to produce multiple vortices. Two tornadic damage tracks were uncovered across a lake west of Highway OO along County Roads 271 and 272. Over 20 homes, mobile homes and machine sheds sustained varying degrees of damage. Several witnesses observed twin tornadoes merging into one large tornado over this area. The width of the damage path of the northern track was approximately 150 yards wide while the southern damage path was about 100 yards wide. The damage intensity ranged from F1 to F2 in this location. As the large tornado crossed Highway OO, five homes, four mobile homes and several machine sheds sustained varying degrees of damage. The damage path was 300 yards wide and high end F1 intensity. The tornado continued east along County Road 217. Four homes sustained F1 to F2 damage with debris from two of the homes thrown between 50 to 100 yards to the east. Also, numerous trees were either snapped or uprooted in this area. The width of the damage path in this area was about 250 yards. Further east, two tornadic damage tracks were uncovered about half a mile to a mile north of the intersection of County Roads 215 and 217. Four homes sustained varying degrees of damage while one mobile home was completely destroyed. One person was critically injured near the destroyed mobile home. Debris from the mobile home was tossed over 150 yards to the east. The width of the northern damage path was about 150 yards, while the width of the southern track was about 50 yards. The damage was rated high end F1 in this location. Witnesses observed the twin tornadoes merge again into one large funnel as it crossed a second small lake north of County Road 217. Four homes and several machine sheds sustained damage. Also, over a thousand trees around the lake were snapped or uprooted. The damage path was a quarter of a mile wide in this location and was rated F1 to low end F2. The tornado continued eastward into northeast Madison County crossing County Road 219 just south of the Madison/St. Francois County line. Three homes were damaged and three machine sheds were destroyed, as well as thousands of trees snapped or uprooted. The width of the damage path in this area was half a mile and was rated F2. The tornado then crossed into extreme southeastern St. Francois County near Martin Road.
37.11957-05-21337°52'N / 90°37'W37°53'N / 90°31'W5.40 Miles400 Yards84925.0M0St. Francois
37.21963-06-10237°52'N / 90°33'W2.00 Miles50 Yards02250K0St. Francois
37.31969-06-22437°57'N / 91°06'W38°00'N / 90°44'W20.20 Miles800 Yards2222.5M0Washington
37.31971-05-24237°51'N / 90°54'W38°01'N / 90°29'W25.40 Miles50 Yards00250K0Washington
37.51973-06-03237°51'N / 90°31'W0025K0St. Francois
37.91984-10-18336°52'N / 91°24'W37°05'N / 91°16'W16.00 Miles440 Yards102.5M0Shannon
38.11969-06-22437°44'N / 90°25'W37°43'N / 90°19'W5.60 Miles440 Yards002.5M0St. Francois
38.31982-12-02236°49'N / 91°04'W36°57'N / 90°58'W9.50 Miles200 Yards00250K0Carter
38.91982-12-24236°48'N / 91°04'W36°57'N / 90°58'W10.00 Miles300 Yards112.5M0Carter
39.01957-12-18237°41'N / 90°21'W37°42'N / 90°18'W2.70 Miles33 Yards1125K0St. Francois
39.51963-05-16237°40'N / 90°21'W37°42'N / 90°16'W4.90 Miles50 Yards00250K0St. Francois
39.92002-04-24237°25'N / 90°18'W37°26'N / 90°10'W9.00 Miles800 Yards0300Madison
 Brief Description: A tornado hit Madison County, first causing damage about 9 miles south of Fredericktown along Highway 67. A mobile home was destroyed and a frame house lost its roof. The tornado moved east through a heavily wooded area uprooting and damaging trees. The tornado reached Marquand, a small town of about 400 people, about 4 pm and caused considerable damage. Large trees were uprooted or snapped off and nearly every structure in a 3 to 4 block area was damaged. The Fire Station was completely destroyed as was a restaurant that was next to it. Several other frame buildings lost all or parts of their roofs. A State Emergency Management Agency damage assessment reported that 6 homes were destroyed, 12 homes suffered major damage, and 22 homes had minor damage. There were 3 minor injuries reported.
41.41969-06-22437°43'N / 90°19'W37°43'N / 90°16'W2.30 Miles440 Yards002.5M0St. Francois
42.61973-05-26237°25'N / 90°11'W3.00 Miles200 Yards000K0Madison
45.01982-12-02236°46'N / 91°05'W36°49'N / 91°04'W4.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Ripley
45.71968-04-03237°35'N / 91°48'W37°38'N / 91°44'W4.70 Miles100 Yards003K0Texas
46.01952-03-18237°47'N / 90°21'W37°53'N / 90°13'W9.90 Miles100 Yards0025K0Ste. Genevieve
47.41982-12-24236°43'N / 91°07'W36°48'N / 91°04'W7.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Ripley
47.52002-04-24436°54'N / 90°41'W36°48'N / 90°20'W20.00 Miles650 Yards01430.0M0Butler
 Brief Description: The tornado crossed into Butler County in the Mark Twain National Forest, then proceded east-southeast, passing 6 to 7 miles north of Poplar Bluff. An upscale residential subdivision beyond the northern outskirts of Poplar Bluff, just off U.S. Route 67, received extensive damage. At least two well-constructed homes were levelled by peak winds estimated around 210 MPH. A total of 50 homes were destroyed in Butler County, 16 others received major damage, and 30 homes received minor damage. Most of the damaged homes were north of Poplar Bluff. Total damage figures for Butler County included timber losses in the national forest. The total number of injuries requiring hospital care that were directly attributed to the storm was 16. Five of the injured were admitted in critical condition. There were no fatalities from the storm. A woman who lived off U.S. Highway 67 took shelter in her bathtub. She reported that she and the bathtub were blown about 200 feet. She was reportedly found in the median of the highway. She was treated for a cracked sternum, broken ribs, a broken toe, and bruised lungs. In another incident on Highway 67, a large chunk of asphalt was blown through a vehicle's window, striking one of the people inside. The car was extensively damaged when it was blown off the road, but the 3 people inside received only cuts and bruises.
48.11968-04-03237°25'N / 90°05'W2.50 Miles50 Yards0025K0Bollinger
48.22003-05-06237°16'N / 90°07'W37°16'N / 90°06'W0.80 Mile100 Yards0040K0Bollinger
 Brief Description: A mobile home, a house, and a barn was destroyed. Most of the damage was on County Road 702. Peak winds were estimated around 130 MPH. A supercellular severe thunderstorm tracked northeast across Bollinger and Cape Girardeau Counties, producing several tornadoes and hail up to golf ball size. Other severe thunderstorms north of the supercell's path produced damaging wind gusts and large hail.
48.21974-04-14238°03'N / 91°24'W38°05'N / 91°17'W6.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Crawford
48.81968-04-03237°30'N / 91°53'W37°35'N / 91°48'W7.20 Miles100 Yards003K0Texas
49.01988-03-24237°20'N / 91°55'W37°24'N / 91°47'W12.00 Miles50 Yards052.5M0Texas
49.32010-12-31236°49'N / 90°31'W36°49'N / 90°31'W00250K0KButler
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado briefly touched down in the vicinity of a residence along County Road 421. About one-third of the roof of the well-built residence was removed, landing about 1,000 feet away in a field. Seven people were in the residence at the time. They were not in the basement, but nobody was injured. Other damage consisted of several uprooted and snapped trees, shingles off a small shed, a damaged antenna tower, and damaged fences. A National Weather Service damage survey indicated a convergent orientation to the debris. Peak winds in this tornado were estimated around 120 mph. The average path width was 50 yards. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A pre-frontal line of thunderstorms developed ahead of a cold front over western Missouri. The broken line of storms extended southwestward across southeast Missouri. Isolated bowing segments and supercells were embedded within portions of the line. The storms existed within a narrow axis of marginal instability with mixed layer capes at or below 500 j/kg. A low level jet axis along the Mississippi River provided more than sufficient vertical wind shear for embedded supercells with isolated tornadoes.
49.32006-09-22237°38'N / 90°09'W37°40'N / 90°03'W6.00 Miles400 Yards00150K0Perry
 Brief Description: The tornado entered Perry County from the extreme southeast corner of St. Francois County. The tornado was at its strongest along and north of County Road 738, shortly after entering Perry County. In this area, the damage path was about 400 yards wide, and peak winds were estimated near 120 MPH. A farm building was levelled, roofs were torn off houses, and dozens of acres of trees were flattened. The tornado weakened to F-1 intensity as it crossed Highway BB, where nearly 100 trees were uprooted and roofs were partially damaged. The path width was estimated around 200 yards at Highway BB. As the tornado continued east across County Road 730, a barn was destroyed, and dozens of trees were down. The path width was about 100 yards when the tornado reached Lake Perry, close to where it lifted along Highway T. At a campground on Lake Perry, recreational vehicles were overturned and damaged by falling trees. The path ended southwest of Silver Lake at Highway T. The average path width was 200 yards. In total, hundreds of acres of timber were flattened, several barns were destroyed, and others were severely damaged. Shingles and decking were ripped off several homes. The parent supercell that produced this tornado later produced a separate F-4 tornado in eastern parts of Perry County.


* 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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