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The chance of earthquake damage in Curtiss is about the same as Wisconsin average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Curtiss is lower than Wisconsin 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, #365

Curtiss, WI

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

Curtiss, WI

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, #526

Curtiss, WI

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 1,681 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Curtiss, WI were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:1Cold:11Dense Fog:12Drought:14
Dust Storm:0Flood:75Hail:580Heat:17Heavy Snow:27
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:6Landslide:0Strong Wind:23
Thunderstorm Winds:767Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:1Winter Storm:21Winter Weather:1

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Curtiss, WI.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

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

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 56 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Curtiss, WI.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
6.21971-09-28344°50'N / 90°48'W44°59'N / 90°18'W26.40 Miles300 Yards01250K0Clark
6.41983-07-03244°51'N / 90°27'W44°53'N / 90°20'W6.00 Miles57 Yards00250K0Clark
6.91950-06-25244°55'N / 90°19'W44°58'N / 90°17'W2.70 Miles17 Yards0025K0Marathon
7.21958-06-04444°49'N / 90°56'W44°54'N / 90°04'W42.70 Miles880 Yards002.5M0Clark
7.51950-06-25244°50'N / 90°21'W44°55'N / 90°19'W5.10 Miles17 Yards1025K0Clark
9.81983-07-03244°53'N / 90°20'W44°54'N / 90°11'W6.00 Miles57 Yards00250K0Marathon
12.91969-06-26244°46'N / 90°55'W45°02'N / 90°28'W28.50 Miles100 Yards022.5M0Clark
13.11971-09-28344°59'N / 90°18'W45°02'N / 90°04'W11.60 Miles300 Yards01250K0Marathon
15.31974-04-12245°02'N / 90°10'W45°04'N / 90°09'W0025K0Marathon
16.61964-07-06245°13'N / 90°26'W45°10'N / 90°23'W3.30 Miles33 Yards023K0Taylor
17.61962-06-23244°58'N / 90°50'W44°57'N / 90°46'W2.30 Miles33 Yards003K0Clark
17.82002-09-02245°11'N / 90°49'W45°08'N / 90°30'W17.00 Miles75 Yards003.9M0Taylor
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down about a mile northwest of Gilman (Taylor County) and moved southeast into the village a couple minutes later. A few trees and homes were lightly damaged before the tornado hit the Gilman school. The roof was blown off the school gymnasium, where the high school football team had been seeking cover a minute before moving into the hallways and interior rooms. Debris was blown from the school onto the nearby football field and into homes east of Gilman. The tornado kept tracking southeast into the Chequamegon National Forest, producing occasional house damage and knocking down hundreds of trees. The path of the storm crossed Trucker Lane, Winter Sports Road and damaged several homes near Sawyer Avenue as it increased in size and strength. The worst damage was when the top story of a two story house was completely removed along Sawyer Avenue shortly before the tornado dissipated before crossing Highway 64 west of Medford (Taylor County). There were no reports of deaths or injuries. This was the first confirmed tornado in Taylor County since July 30, 1977.
18.11967-07-22244°42'N / 90°30'W44°41'N / 90°19'W8.60 Miles100 Yards00250K0Clark
19.01983-07-19244°51'N / 90°48'W1.00 Mile200 Yards003K0Clark
19.11984-06-07244°59'N / 90°55'W45°01'N / 90°44'W11.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Clark
19.11996-08-07245°04'N / 90°04'W44°54'N / 90°02'W2.50 Miles200 Yards00200K250KMarathon
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down 6.5 miles north of Stratford, tore the top portion of a home off, flattened a garage and snapped off several large trees. The storm moved east-northeast for 2.5 miles, damaging a storage shed and 30 trees on a farm. Dozens of Ginseng shelters were thrown about. The tornado was not on the ground for the entire path.
21.51961-09-03244°52'N / 90°01'W2.00 Miles33 Yards003K0Marathon
21.61966-07-03245°08'N / 90°48'W01250K0Taylor
21.71953-05-10444°52'N / 91°04'W45°30'N / 90°25'W53.90 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Chippewa
22.11971-09-28344°52'N / 90°56'W44°50'N / 90°48'W6.20 Miles300 Yards00250K0Clark
22.31960-11-15244°38'N / 90°23'W44°54'N / 89°45'W36.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Clark
22.91967-07-22244°41'N / 90°19'W44°40'N / 90°03'W12.80 Miles100 Yards02250K0Wood
23.81984-06-07244°58'N / 90°56'W44°59'N / 90°55'W1.00 Mile150 Yards00250K0Chippewa
23.91968-08-19244°52'N / 90°07'W44°52'N / 89°49'W14.30 Miles67 Yards052.5M0Marathon
26.11988-05-08244°44'N / 89°57'W44°58'N / 89°54'W13.00 Miles250 Yards022.5M0Marathon
26.91971-09-28344°55'N / 91°02'W44°52'N / 90°56'W5.40 Miles300 Yards03250K0Chippewa
30.01985-08-12244°34'N / 90°10'W44°38'N / 90°00'W10.00 Miles880 Yards01425.0M0Wood
30.71962-07-24245°12'N / 89°55'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Lincoln
31.01984-09-24244°53'N / 89°56'W44°57'N / 89°41'W12.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Marathon
32.71959-05-26344°35'N / 90°56'W44°39'N / 90°53'W4.30 Miles67 Yards02250K0Clark
33.11958-06-04344°57'N / 91°10'W44°58'N / 91°04'W4.30 Miles300 Yards032.5M0Chippewa
34.21958-06-04444°46'N / 91°16'W44°49'N / 90°56'W16.50 Miles880 Yards432.5M0Eau Claire
34.21977-07-30245°18'N / 90°55'W45°23'N / 90°50'W6.50 Miles1000 Yards000K0Taylor
36.51977-07-30245°11'N / 91°13'W45°18'N / 90°55'W16.50 Miles1000 Yards182.5M0Chippewa
37.01970-12-01244°31'N / 90°00'W2.00 Miles200 Yards003K0Wood
37.11994-04-26245°24'N / 90°22'W45°34'N / 90°16'W12.00 Miles1200 Yards00500K500KPrice
 Brief Description: Severe thunderstorm winds caused property damage just north of Downing, Dunn County. A tornado skipped along a 12-mile path in Price County from four miles southwest of Ogema to two miles northeast of Prentice. Along its path, the tornado damaged a construction company shed, knocked a garage against a home, rolled a large mobile home onto its top, demolished a cabin trailer and barn, and damaged a farm home.
37.91977-07-30245°23'N / 90°55'W45°29'N / 90°43'W11.50 Miles1000 Yards000K0Rusk
40.01969-06-26244°26'N / 91°08'W44°40'N / 90°55'W19.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Jackson
40.91959-05-26344°28'N / 91°06'W44°35'N / 90°56'W11.30 Miles67 Yards00250K0Jackson
41.01953-05-10444°36'N / 91°22'W44°52'N / 91°04'W23.40 Miles100 Yards052.5M0Eau Claire
41.81980-07-15244°37'N / 91°11'W44°37'N / 91°07'W2.70 Miles33 Yards00250K0Eau Claire
41.91970-09-21244°42'N / 91°13'W2.00 Miles100 Yards003K0Eau Claire
41.91983-07-03244°38'N / 91°15'W44°43'N / 91°09'W8.00 Miles880 Yards00250K0Eau Claire
42.41966-07-10244°26'N / 91°00'W44°27'N / 90°50'W7.90 Miles33 Yards0325K0Jackson
42.61954-06-20244°53'N / 89°37'W44°48'N / 89°33'W6.10 Miles67 Yards0025K0Marathon
43.81950-06-25245°34'N / 90°18'W45°34'N / 90°07'W8.40 Miles33 Yards00250K0Price
44.02002-09-02345°28'N / 91°08'W45°28'N / 90°49'W16.00 Miles440 Yards02725.0M0Rusk
 Brief Description: The first tornadic supercell to rake Wisconsin this day started just west of Ladysmith and tore through the downtown before moving into rural parts of eastern Rusk County. Injury totals fluctuated at first, but Rusk County Emergency Management stated there were approximately 27 injuries, none more serious than a broken leg. The NWS performed a damage survey the next day, and the most severe damage, rated F3, was in downtown Ladysmith. In this area 4 blocks wide and 16 blocks long, 40 buildings were destroyed and 159 damaged. One church was blown off its foundation, although during the damage survey, it was apparent that it had been barely attached to the foundation. A pickup truck was also picked up and thrown into a tree. Two old brick buildings collapsed. As the tornado reached the east side of Ladysmith, it weakened to F2 status. Once it left Ladysmith, the tornado continued on an eastward path, striking a number of rural farm houses and producing mostly F1 damage until it dissipated.
45.12002-09-30245°28'N / 89°54'W45°28'N / 89°50'W3.00 Miles250 Yards0075K0Lincoln
 Brief Description: Severe thunderstorms developed in unstable air in the vicinity of an east to west warm front that stretched across northern Wisconsin. These storms produced large hail, wind damage and two tornadoes. Hail to golf ball size covered the ground in the Minocqua area (Oneida co.) and golf ball to tennis ball size hail fell from Arbor Vitae (Vilas co.) to St. Germain (Vilas co.). The most significant wind damage was in southern Oneida county. In the Woodboro area (Oneida co.) a tree that was downed by high winds smashed a pickup truck. A tornado touched down in southeast Florence county. It destroyed a pole barn, a garage that was under construction and 6 to 10 outbuildings in its path. It caused minor damage to a farm home and downed 150 to 250 trees and power lines, causing numerous power outages. The tornado tracked east-northeast across the Menominee river into upper Michigan where it continued to do damage. Another tornado that touched down 8 miles west of Tomahawk (Lincoln co.) did significant damage, uprooting or snapping off thousands of trees along its path. A house in the path of the tornado sustained major structural damage. All outbuildings on the property were destroyed, a camping trailer was thrown 300 feet and a car was thrown into a tree, coming to rest at least 15 feet above the ground. Two barns were also destroyed. The storms knocked out power to around 3,000 customers in the Tomahawk area (Lincoln co.) and about 600 customers in the Rhinelander and Crandon areas.
46.01964-05-23244°27'N / 91°20'W44°32'N / 90°54'W21.90 Miles100 Yards00250K0Trempealeau
47.01975-08-24245°16'N / 91°27'W45°33'N / 90°52'W34.20 Miles400 Yards0625K0Rusk
47.71954-06-18244°23'N / 91°02'W44°20'N / 90°50'W10.20 Miles900 Yards00250K0Jackson
48.01967-07-22245°18'N / 91°32'W45°13'N / 91°07'W20.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Rusk
48.41964-05-07244°24'N / 89°50'W0.50 Mile100 Yards014250K0Wood
49.01959-05-04244°19'N / 90°53'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Jackson
49.31982-09-12245°22'N / 91°12'W45°32'N / 91°08'W12.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Rusk
49.51959-05-26245°20'N / 91°18'W2.20 Miles33 Yards0025K0Rusk

* 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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