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The chance of earthquake damage in Delton is about the same as Michigan average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Delton 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, #184

Delton, MI
0.02
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

Delton, 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, #260

Delton, MI
195.15
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 2,889 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Delton, MI were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:13Cold:2Dense Fog:2Drought:1
Dust Storm:0Flood:99Hail:698Heat:3Heavy Snow:132
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:12Landslide:0Strong Wind:23
Thunderstorm Winds:1,732Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:88Winter Weather:3
Other:81 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Delton, MI.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

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

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 72 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Delton, MI.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
2.11966-06-09242°31'N / 85°23'W2.00 Miles33 Yards000K0Barry
3.31986-07-15242°33'N / 85°31'W42°25'N / 85°11'W20.00 Miles440 Yards00250K0Barry
6.11986-08-26242°35'N / 85°24'W0.60 Mile13 Yards0025K0Barry
8.52009-06-19242°23'N / 85°30'W42°23'N / 85°28'W1.00 Mile200 Yards000K0KKalamazoo
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Several trees and large branches were knocked down across North 28th Street near the tornado touchdown. The most extensive damage was located approximately two-miles northwest of Richland south of E C Avenue. The roof was torn off a ranch-style house and completely destroyed with pieces of truss carried one-half mile. Insulation was found over one-mile away from the tornado damaged home. The back deck of the home was destroyed with a large piece of the deck thrown approximately 100 yards. All trees were snapped or uprooted around the house with two uprooted trees carried 30-40 feet. Nearly 1.8 miles northwest of Richland, about 50% of trees were snapped or uprooted with numerous branches down along the tree line. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Thunderstorms developed and moved across Lake Michigan during the evening hours on June 19th. Several hours of intense rainfall occurred starting around 7:00 PM EST. The ground was already saturated from early morning thunderstorms that produced very heavy rainfall. In addition to the heavy rain, severe thunderstorms and tornadoes accompanied the thunderstorms.
9.12001-05-21242°22'N / 85°27'W42°22'N / 85°27'W1.00 Mile150 Yards00500K100KKalamazoo
 Brief Description: A F2 tornado produced maximum estimated wind speeds of 120 to 130 m.p.h. and caused extensive damage 4 miles west of Richland, in Kalamazoo county. The initial damage occurred approximately one third of a mile south of the intersection of C Avenue and 24th street, extending north for about a mile. Extensive tree damage occurred along the tornado's path, and there was structural damage to several homes. One home along the tornado's path was completely destroyed, while several others sustained significant roof and shingle damage. The home that was destroyed lost it's roof, which was carried roughly 75 yards north of the home, and it also lost most of it's interior and exterior walls. The tornado's path length was one mile long with a width of 150 yards.
9.21965-04-11342°22'N / 85°36'W42°22'N / 85°19'W14.20 Miles150 Yards017250K0Kalamazoo
12.41977-04-02442°17'N / 85°33'W42°21'N / 85°19'W12.40 Miles183 Yards0102.5M0Kalamazoo
12.51955-08-06242°39'N / 85°17'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0125K0Barry
16.21955-05-28242°07'N / 85°38'W42°25'N / 85°03'W36.20 Miles100 Yards00250K0Kalamazoo
17.11956-04-03342°32'N / 85°50'W42°45'N / 85°32'W21.20 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Ottawa
17.21980-05-13342°18'N / 85°43'W42°17'N / 85°30'W10.60 Miles450 Yards57925.0M0Kalamazoo
18.21954-05-31242°32'N / 85°46'W0.30 Mile110 Yards003K0Allegan
18.81965-04-11342°39'N / 85°18'W42°46'N / 85°04'W14.10 Miles33 Yards05250K0Barry
18.81967-04-21242°43'N / 85°27'W42°48'N / 85°11'W14.50 Miles500 Yards0125K0Barry
21.71956-04-03342°45'N / 85°32'W42°52'N / 85°20'W12.60 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Barry
22.71967-10-24242°38'N / 85°49'W0425K0Allegan
24.01956-04-03342°26'N / 85°56'W42°32'N / 85°50'W8.30 Miles200 Yards032.5M0Allegan
25.61986-07-15242°24'N / 85°11'W42°15'N / 84°45'W22.50 Miles440 Yards00250K0Calhoun
27.02009-06-19242°28'N / 86°00'W42°28'N / 85°53'W6.00 Miles400 Yards000K0KAllegan
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Damage to both trees and structures were found along the tornado path. A Circa 1940 pole barn was destroyed and numerous trees were snapped or uprooted just over a half a mile west of Chicora north of 108th Avenue. Further down the tornado's path, garage doors were blown out and carried 300 yards while two boats were blown out of the garage. The house suffered 80% shingle loss with one 2-foot diameter hole in the roof on the home's west side. This was approximately 0.35 miles north of Chicora. The most extensive damage occurred approximately one mile northeast of Chicora along 42nd Street. A roof was partially torn off of a house. A barn was blown about 20-feet off of its foundation. There were several telephone poles snapped with wires wrapped around a tree. A roof was ripped off a small unoccupied house with one wall collapsed. Debris was lofted up to one-half mile across a field. More shingle loss was found on the west side of a home located two-miles northeast of Chicora. Nearly 80% shingle loss was witnessed. Several utility poles were snapped with widespread tree damage through the area. More damage to a home was observed about a quarter-mile west of Schermerhorn Lake. The damage happened when numerous falling trees crushed it. One-quarter mile of 39th street was blocked by fallen trees. The trees were piled up to 15-feet deep on the road. As the tornado was weakening, a 30-foot metal tower was bent over half way up. This was located near the intersection of 37th Street and 109th Avenue. Minor roof damage was also noted to a home in this area. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Thunderstorms developed and moved across Lake Michigan during the evening hours on June 19th. Several hours of intense rainfall occurred starting around 7:00 PM EST. The ground was already saturated from early morning thunderstorms that produced very heavy rainfall. In addition to the heavy rain, severe thunderstorms and tornadoes accompanied the thunderstorms.
27.11975-05-20242°49'N / 85°44'W42°50'N / 85°40'W2.30 Miles33 Yards01250K0Kent
27.21991-03-27342°23'N / 84°54'W2.00 Miles400 Yards018250K0Calhoun
27.61955-05-28242°25'N / 85°03'W42°45'N / 84°43'W28.40 Miles100 Yards01250K0Eaton
27.61956-04-03342°23'N / 85°57'W42°26'N / 85°56'W2.30 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Van Buren
27.81977-04-02442°26'N / 85°01'W42°32'N / 84°43'W16.60 Miles613 Yards1442.5M0Eaton
27.81963-06-09242°46'N / 85°49'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Allegan
29.01986-09-29242°12'N / 85°51'W42°12'N / 85°47'W3.80 Miles400 Yards01250K0Van Buren
29.31968-08-05242°56'N / 85°33'W42°43'N / 84°33'W52.70 Miles50 Yards00250K0Kent
29.41967-04-21242°55'N / 85°30'W0.30 Mile27 Yards0025K0Kent
30.21974-06-20242°44'N / 85°59'W42°42'N / 85°52'W5.70 Miles20 Yards00250K0Allegan
31.21967-04-21242°30'N / 86°08'W42°42'N / 85°53'W18.60 Miles50 Yards04250K0Allegan
31.71967-04-21342°54'N / 85°46'W42°57'N / 85°30'W13.60 Miles400 Yards03225.0M0Kent
32.61989-05-30242°23'N / 86°02'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Van Buren
32.82007-08-24342°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.
34.21956-04-03342°16'N / 86°08'W42°23'N / 85°57'W12.00 Miles200 Yards092.5M0Van Buren
34.21956-04-03542°46'N / 85°59'W42°56'N / 85°47'W15.10 Miles400 Yards14200250K0Ottawa
34.51957-06-22242°52'N / 85°52'W0025K0Ottawa
34.91980-05-13342°13'N / 86°13'W42°18'N / 85°49'W21.00 Miles300 Yards0152.5M0Van Buren
35.61976-03-20242°53'N / 85°06'W42°57'N / 84°55'W9.90 Miles50 Yards0025K0Ionia
36.71989-05-30242°25'N / 86°11'W42°32'N / 86°05'W9.20 Miles100 Yards00250K0Allegan
36.91967-04-21242°52'N / 84°55'W42°53'N / 84°53'W06250K0Ionia
36.91989-11-27242°50'N / 84°55'W42°55'N / 84°53'W6.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Ionia
37.61976-03-04242°05'N / 86°13'W42°15'N / 85°47'W24.80 Miles100 Yards00250K0Van Buren
38.01962-04-30242°45'N / 84°45'W0.80 Mile50 Yards003K0Eaton
38.11954-05-31242°18'N / 86°12'W42°24'N / 86°04'W9.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Van Buren
38.11956-04-03542°40'N / 86°13'W42°46'N / 85°59'W13.50 Miles400 Yards01025K0Allegan
39.01983-07-21242°40'N / 86°12'W42°35'N / 86°07'W13.60 Miles200 Yards11250K0Allegan
39.11966-07-09241°56'N / 85°19'W0.50 Mile10 Yards0025K0St. Joseph
40.11955-07-06241°55'N / 85°29'W003K0St. Joseph
40.11989-05-30242°24'N / 86°12'W42°25'N / 86°11'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Van Buren
40.81965-04-11443°02'N / 85°47'W43°03'N / 85°39'W6.20 Miles300 Yards51422.5M0Kent
41.31967-04-21242°38'N / 84°44'W42°42'N / 84°32'W10.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Eaton
41.61983-06-30241°59'N / 84°59'W1.00 Mile40 Yards0025K0Branch
42.41986-08-26242°38'N / 84°38'W42°38'N / 84°34'W3.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Eaton
42.81965-04-11443°01'N / 85°55'W43°02'N / 85°47'W6.20 Miles300 Yards0025K0Ottawa
43.51956-04-03542°56'N / 85°47'W43°18'N / 85°20'W33.80 Miles400 Yards413025K0Kent
43.61956-05-09242°12'N / 86°10'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Van Buren
43.61961-09-22243°02'N / 85°49'W43°05'N / 85°47'W2.70 Miles2000 Yards0125K0Ottawa
44.01965-04-11443°03'N / 85°39'W43°12'N / 85°27'W14.20 Miles300 Yards000K0Kent
44.91956-03-06242°57'N / 86°07'W42°58'N / 85°57'W8.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Ottawa
45.01994-07-04243°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.
45.01986-05-15341°56'N / 84°58'W1.20 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Branch
45.21975-05-21241°55'N / 85°00'W0.80 Mile33 Yards0025K0Branch
45.61961-09-22243°05'N / 85°47'W43°07'N / 85°46'W0025K0Kent
47.11986-08-26242°38'N / 84°34'W42°39'N / 84°27'W7.60 Miles50 Yards00250K0Ingham
48.01966-07-12243°04'N / 85°57'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Ottawa
48.01992-07-13242°02'N / 86°10'W42°04'N / 86°06'W4.00 Miles80 Yards025250K0Cass
48.61979-06-07242°05'N / 86°11'W2.00 Miles60 Yards0125K0Van Buren
49.31967-04-21442°56'N / 84°48'W43°01'N / 84°35'W12.00 Miles50 Yards082.5M0Clinton
49.42010-06-05241°49'N / 85°41'W41°46'N / 85°29'W11.00 Miles200 Yards00300K0KSt. Joseph
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A survey of damage across southern St. Joseph county was performed by NWS Personnel. The damage found indicates that a circulation touched down over an open field north of Miller Road and west of Blue School Road. The tornado initially struck two barns, destroying them and sending the debris several miles downwind. The tornado then picked up a trailer at a local Port-A-Jon business. It appears that a combination of the strong winds and the trailer striking one of the guy wires, resulted in a 350 foot cell tower being blown down into an adjacent tower, causing the failure of both (DI: FST DOD:2). The tornado then continued across mainly open fields, scouring a 200 yard wide area of corn, just to the east-southeast of the cell towers and several trees along its track. The final damage occurred at a residence where minor roof damage was done to a barn, as well as more focused tree damage and a center pivot irrigation system being flipped. The tornado reached a maximum of roughly 200 yards in width and was on the ground for over 10 miles. Maximum winds are estimated at around 125 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A warm front worked north towards lower Michigan during the evening hours of the 5th. Storms were initially slow to organize, but quickly intensified and became super cellular as they moved off Lake Michigan. A combination of tornadoes and micro bursts were found in surveys across Berrien, Cass and St. Joseph counties.
49.41953-05-17241°47'N / 85°46'W41°51'N / 85°40'W6.40 Miles33 Yards003K0St. Joseph
49.51976-03-12241°47'N / 85°15'W41°48'N / 85°12'W0025K0Branch
50.01986-06-19241°55'N / 86°00'W1.30 Miles700 Yards002.5M0Cass


* 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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