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

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

Earthquake Index, #392

Denham, MN

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

Denham, MN

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, #840

Denham, MN

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 941 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Denham, MN were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:4Cold:17Dense Fog:1Drought:7
Dust Storm:0Flood:33Hail:333Heat:8Heavy Snow:65
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:7Landslide:0Strong Wind:12
Thunderstorm Winds:385Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:43Winter Weather:2

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Denham, MN.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Denham, MN.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 18 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Denham, MN.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
8.41970-07-07246°24'N / 92°47'W46°24'N / 92°46'W0025K0Pine
12.71968-06-30346°12'N / 93°04'W0.10 Mile10 Yards003K0Aitkin
19.51970-07-07246°24'N / 92°46'W46°21'N / 92°18'W22.30 Miles123 Yards02250K0Carlton
22.41997-09-18246°07'N / 93°26'W46°07'N / 93°04'W17.00 Miles450 Yards0000Kanabec
 Brief Description: 2 homes severely damaged. Large barn destroyed. Numerous trees and power lines down.
27.51985-07-03246°07'N / 93°27'W46°05'N / 93°18'W8.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Kanabec
33.91985-07-03246°16'N / 93°46'W46°07'N / 93°27'W22.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Mille Lacs
39.71965-05-05245°46'N / 92°46'W45°53'N / 92°31'W14.30 Miles50 Yards0025K0Burnett
40.21959-07-08246°04'N / 93°40'W0.50 Mile300 Yards00250K0Mille Lacs
40.51966-06-11446°39'N / 94°21'W46°50'N / 92°50'W72.80 Miles333 Yards00250K0Crow Wing
41.01985-07-03246°17'N / 93°49'W46°16'N / 93°46'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Aitkin
42.12010-06-17245°43'N / 92°52'W45°48'N / 92°46'W7.00 Miles400 Yards02283K0KPine
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The severe storm that produced the tornado tracked northeast along the Saint Croix River Valley on the Minnesota-Wisconsin state border. Although the tornado crossed through mostly recreational land, residents between Rush City and Rock Creek in MN, as well as Grantsburg to Yellow Lake in WI were impacted. The maximum path width was a quarter mile, or 400 yards, with an average path width of 400 to 600 ft. The tornado exited Pine County at around 1955 CST, continuing on in Burnett County, WI, where it lifted at 2001 CST, about 3.5 miles northwest of Grantsburg, WI. The total path length was about 6.5 miles. The worst of the damage occurred in far southeast Pine County and was evidence of a strong EF2 tornado with estimated winds of 110-135 mph. This rating was based on the total destruction of a strapped down mobile home and the extensive uprooting/snapping of trees where the tornado crossed Minnesota State Highway 70. Two people in a mobile home were injured. Multiple homes sustained significant damage. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A significant, widespread severe weather outbreak occurred across a large portion of central and east central Minnesota. A powerful mid summer storm system over the western Dakotas, combined with warm moist air surging northward from the Gulf of Mexico, provided the ingredients for tornadoes, destructive winds, and large hail across parts of the Northland. In addition, several storms in the Cass Lake and Lake Winnibigoshish area of north central Minnesota produced a large amount of one to two inch diameter hail, which is about quarter to slightly larger than golf ball size.
42.21969-08-06346°54'N / 93°27'W46°56'N / 93°11'W12.50 Miles1500 Yards13250K0Aitkin
42.41985-07-03246°18'N / 93°50'W46°17'N / 93°49'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0025K0Crow Wing
43.11977-09-08246°50'N / 93°33'W46°52'N / 93°28'W3.60 Miles660 Yards00250K0Aitkin
43.11997-09-18346°05'N / 93°50'W46°05'N / 93°40'W8.00 Miles800 Yards0000Mille Lacs
 Brief Description: Several buildings destroyed and numerous other buildings damaged. Hundreds of trees down. A number of cattle killed in barn collapse. Damage estimate included in entry for Morrison county. Total path length from 1 NE of Lastup to Onamia was 17 miles.
43.51969-08-06346°57'N / 92°59'W47°01'N / 92°36'W18.40 Miles2933 Yards0202.5M0St. Louis
48.32001-06-18345°47'N / 92°39'W45°49'N / 92°02'W30.00 Miles880 Yards21610.0M0Burnett
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down at 806 pm local daylight time 1.5 miles east of Grantsburg and traveled east at an average speed of 40 mph through the village of Siren to the Washburn County line, then continued on to a point 3 miles west of Spooner. The path of the tornado averaged 1/8 to 1/4 mile, but reached its greatest width of mile as it approached Siren around 820 pm, where it did F-3 damage. Two people were killed by the tornado, and there were 16 injuries. Four hundred homes were destroyed, 200 in Siren alone, with 280 homes damaged, and 60 businesses destroyed or damaged. Most of the damage occurred in an 8-block area of Siren. Approximately 14,000 acres of trees were leveled along the tornado path. The two people killed were in Dewey Township, about 14 miles east of Siren. An 80-year-old woman was crushed by a falling wall while trying to get to the basement, and a 77-year-old man was found dead about 100 yards from his demolished home, presumably thrown there by tornado-force winds. Many buildings in the path of the tornado through Dewey Township, including the Dewey Town Hall, were destroyed as well. Power lines, trees, and buildings were also damaged or destroyed at Alpha, Falun, and Mud Hen Lake along the path of the tornado between Grantsburg and Siren. Fifteen cows were lost when a barn collapsed near Falun. Some were killed outright. Others were injured and had to be put down.
49.31957-05-21445°35'N / 92°52'W45°43'N / 92°52'W9.20 Miles100 Yards0225K0Chisago

* 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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