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

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

Earthquake Index, #609

Crystal, MI
0.00
Michigan
0.04
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

Crystal, MI
0.0000
Michigan
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, #446

Crystal, MI
151.58
Michigan
140.33
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 2,336 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Crystal, MI were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:4Cold:7Dense Fog:3Drought:2
Dust Storm:0Flood:108Hail:601Heat:8Heavy Snow:79
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:17Landslide:0Strong Wind:35
Thunderstorm Winds:1,318Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:57Winter Weather:6
Other:91 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Crystal, MI.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Crystal, MI.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 60 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Crystal, MI.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
0.81965-04-11243°15'N / 84°56'W43°18'N / 84°50'W5.40 Miles440 Yards00250K0Montcalm
8.81965-04-11243°18'N / 84°50'W43°23'N / 84°40'W9.70 Miles440 Yards01250K0Gratiot
14.51956-06-26243°11'N / 84°41'W43°17'N / 84°33'W9.20 Miles33 Yards02250K0Gratiot
15.21994-07-04243°06'N / 85°05'W0.30 Mile150 Yards00500K0Montcalm
 Brief Description: A brick, ranch style home in Fairplain Township was totally destroyed by an apparent tornado. No one actually saw a tornado, but the debris pattern and localization of the damage strongly suggested a tornado rather than straight-line thunderstorm winds. Seven people were in the home at the time, but no one was injured. A small shed was also torn up. The path length and width were estimated from the debris pattern. Trees up to 10 inches in diameter were broken off at the ground in a counter-clockwise pattern.
15.61956-05-12243°26'N / 85°07'W43°31'N / 84°58'W9.10 Miles33 Yards00250K0Montcalm
16.11965-04-11243°23'N / 84°37'W0.10 Mile50 Yards0025K0Gratiot
16.11965-04-11243°23'N / 84°37'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0025K0Gratiot
16.21956-05-12243°06'N / 84°51'W43°02'N / 84°39'W10.70 Miles33 Yards032.5M0Clinton
16.41965-04-11243°22'N / 84°36'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Gratiot
17.01982-06-15243°13'N / 84°38'W43°15'N / 84°30'W5.90 Miles50 Yards00250K0Gratiot
19.51968-06-11243°10'N / 84°34'W43°10'N / 84°31'W1025K0Gratiot
19.71956-05-12243°18'N / 84°33'W43°16'N / 84°28'W3.80 Miles800 Yards14250K0Gratiot
20.71968-04-23343°49'N / 85°22'W43°06'N / 85°05'W51.40 Miles100 Yards032.5M0Osceola
20.71974-04-14243°28'N / 84°35'W2.50 Miles30 Yards0125K0Midland
20.71956-04-03543°18'N / 85°20'W43°20'N / 85°17'W1.90 Miles400 Yards0025K0Montcalm
23.21967-04-21442°56'N / 84°48'W43°01'N / 84°35'W12.00 Miles50 Yards082.5M0Clinton
23.41984-08-30243°04'N / 84°32'W2.50 Miles27 Yards00250K0Clinton
25.31976-03-20242°53'N / 85°06'W42°57'N / 84°55'W9.90 Miles50 Yards0025K0Ionia
26.81951-08-15242°54'N / 84°53'W43°00'N / 84°20'W28.50 Miles333 Yards00250K0Clinton
26.91977-03-28243°01'N / 84°30'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Clinton
27.61967-04-21242°52'N / 84°55'W42°53'N / 84°53'W06250K0Ionia
27.61989-11-27242°50'N / 84°55'W42°55'N / 84°53'W6.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Ionia
31.11966-04-20243°29'N / 85°27'W0.10 Mile33 Yards0025K0Mecosta
32.01968-08-05242°56'N / 85°33'W42°43'N / 84°33'W52.70 Miles50 Yards00250K0Kent
32.91968-09-09243°13'N / 85°33'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0125K0Kent
33.61986-04-28243°10'N / 84°15'W43°13'N / 84°14'W8.10 Miles40 Yards002.5M0Saginaw
33.91965-04-11442°51'N / 84°39'W42°54'N / 84°22'W14.50 Miles100 Yards18250K0Clinton
34.31965-04-11443°03'N / 85°39'W43°12'N / 85°27'W14.20 Miles300 Yards000K0Kent
34.91956-04-03542°56'N / 85°47'W43°18'N / 85°20'W33.80 Miles400 Yards413025K0Kent
35.91965-10-07243°47'N / 84°45'W2.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0Isabella
36.51977-04-02242°52'N / 84°28'W42°53'N / 84°23'W3.30 Miles223 Yards06250K0Clinton
36.71986-04-28242°54'N / 84°15'W43°10'N / 84°15'W18.40 Miles40 Yards002.5M0Shiawassee
37.01962-04-30242°45'N / 84°45'W0.80 Mile50 Yards003K0Eaton
39.01982-06-15243°19'N / 84°18'W43°25'N / 83°58'W19.00 Miles300 Yards032.5M0Saginaw
39.11965-04-11442°54'N / 84°22'W42°56'N / 84°14'W6.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Shiawassee
39.11967-04-21242°55'N / 85°30'W0.30 Mile27 Yards0025K0Kent
40.01967-04-16243°00'N / 84°12'W0.30 Mile20 Yards01250K0Shiawassee
40.71956-05-12243°18'N / 84°08'W43°20'N / 84°03'W3.80 Miles100 Yards0025K0Saginaw
41.41967-04-21242°43'N / 85°27'W42°48'N / 85°11'W14.50 Miles500 Yards0125K0Barry
41.41974-06-09243°42'N / 85°29'W1.50 Miles100 Yards02250K0Mecosta
41.61965-04-11342°39'N / 85°18'W42°46'N / 85°04'W14.10 Miles33 Yards05250K0Barry
42.01956-04-03342°45'N / 85°32'W42°52'N / 85°20'W12.60 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Barry
42.51968-04-23343°42'N / 85°29'W43°49'N / 85°22'W9.50 Miles100 Yards082.5M0Mecosta
43.31999-05-31243°39'N / 84°14'W43°40'N / 84°12'W1.80 Miles200 Yards00150K0Midland
 Brief Description: Warm, moist air blanketed lower Michigan, as a low pressure system moved slowly north along a nearly stationary cold front in Wisconsin. A number of showers and thunderstorms developed in the warm sector. There was only one severe weather event, but that unfortunately was a strong tornado that hit the north side of the city of Midland. Touchdown occurred at an apartment complex on the west side of Eastman Avenue (which is the US-10 business loop into downtown Midland). Power lines and trees were downed on both sides of Eastman Avenue, although little damage was done to structures. The tornado strengthened as it moved northeast across Woodpark Drive, uprooting trees, blowing out windows, and removing rain gutters and siding. Some trees were downed onto nearby homes. The tornado reached its maximum intensity as it crossed Wackerly Road. It struck a Holiday Inn Convention Center, located between Wackerly Road and the US-10 freeway. The roof of the convention center was blown off, with some debris blown across the freeway. An air conditioner from the roof was tossed onto a nearby parked car. Several doors to the convention center were blown out. A trash can from the hotel area was blown onto US-10, where it struck a car. The tornado weakened as it crossed the US-10 freeway. It moved through the parking lot of a Target store, at the southeast corner of Midland Mall. An outdoor shopping cart holder was thrown into a nearby field, and several trees were destroyed. As the tornado continued northeast, it downed a pair of large trees midway between a nursery and a WalMart. Toward the end of its path, the tornado struck a church on Jefferson Avenue, just south of Letts Road. Large limbs were downed here, and siding was torn off some of the church buildings. A youth center under construction was partially deroofed. This tornado tied for the strongest to strike Midland County since 1950. The only previous F2 tornado occurred on April 14 1974. The May 31 1999 tornado was the first tornado of any strength to hit Midland County since June 17 1992.
44.11967-04-21242°38'N / 84°44'W42°42'N / 84°32'W10.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Eaton
44.21967-04-21342°54'N / 85°46'W42°57'N / 85°30'W13.60 Miles400 Yards03225.0M0Kent
44.21965-04-11443°02'N / 85°47'W43°03'N / 85°39'W6.20 Miles300 Yards51422.5M0Kent
44.81978-08-19242°50'N / 84°15'W2.00 Miles230 Yards08250K0Shiawassee
44.91975-06-17243°26'N / 85°46'W1.50 Miles60 Yards100K0Newaygo
45.21976-04-21242°48'N / 84°16'W42°51'N / 84°14'W3.00 Miles83 Yards012.5M0Shiawassee
45.51985-06-08243°58'N / 85°32'W43°41'N / 85°16'W24.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Mecosta
45.71961-09-22243°05'N / 85°47'W43°07'N / 85°46'W0025K0Kent
46.21955-06-07243°50'N / 84°29'W43°53'N / 84°25'W3.80 Miles100 Yards0025K0Gladwin
46.81986-08-26242°38'N / 84°38'W42°38'N / 84°34'W3.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Eaton
46.92007-08-24342°35'N / 84°49'W42°37'N / 84°45'W7.00 Miles300 Yards0540.0M0KEaton
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A NWS storm survey team determined that an EF-3 (Enhanced-Fujita Tornado Scale Rating) tornado with wind speeds estimated at 140 mph produced the most severe damage along a path from M-50 just north of Kinsel Highway to just west of M-100 and Vermontville Highway near Potterville, Michigan. The storm survey indicated a tornado path which was 200 to 300 yards wide and 6.5 miles long. Fifteen homes were either destroyed or severely damaged. A roof was blown off a single story home and windward facing walls were blown in. The majority of the roof and garage from this home were not found. A roof was blown off of a two story home and the upper story front walls were blown in. Additional damage included the partial collapse of the upper story of a home, and another house was blown off of the foundation. Two barns were destroyed and another incurred heavy damage just west of Potterville. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An EF-3 tornado struck Eaton county and resulted in five injuries but no fatalities. An EF-1 tornado struck Ingham county but did not produce any injuries or fatalities.
47.31955-08-06242°39'N / 85°17'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0125K0Barry
47.71961-09-22243°02'N / 85°49'W43°05'N / 85°47'W2.70 Miles2000 Yards0125K0Ottawa
47.71955-05-28242°25'N / 85°03'W42°45'N / 84°43'W28.40 Miles100 Yards01250K0Eaton
48.01986-08-26242°38'N / 84°34'W42°39'N / 84°27'W7.60 Miles50 Yards00250K0Ingham
48.21985-07-15242°44'N / 84°28'W42°42'N / 84°11'W15.60 Miles200 Yards00250K0Ingham


* 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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