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

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

Earthquake Index, #14

East Gull Lake, MN
0.06
Minnesota
0.01
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

East Gull Lake, MN
0.0000
Minnesota
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, #580

East Gull Lake, MN
116.64
Minnesota
135.90
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 1,440 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of East Gull Lake, MN were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:7Cold:24Dense Fog:2Drought:11
Dust Storm:0Flood:32Hail:655Heat:8Heavy Snow:29
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:3Landslide:0Strong Wind:21
Thunderstorm Winds:548Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:53Winter Weather:0
Other:47 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near East Gull Lake, MN.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near East Gull Lake, MN.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 40 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near East Gull Lake, MN.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
3.21977-08-26346°21'N / 94°30'W46°24'N / 94°19'W8.90 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Cass
3.71991-07-05346°28'N / 94°20'W46°25'N / 94°16'W5.00 Miles33 Yards032.5M0Crow Wing
4.41991-07-05346°28'N / 94°21'W46°28'N / 94°20'W1.00 Mile43 Yards000K0Cass
8.92001-06-13246°21'N / 94°12'W46°22'N / 94°10'W5.00 Miles880 Yards0000Crow Wing
 Brief Description: The tornado tore roofs off houses and blew out exterior walls. Pole barns and sheds were destroyed, and windows were blown out. Thousands of trees were knocked down, and 41 head of livestock were killed. The average path width was 1/4 mile, with the widest being 1/2 mile.
10.41977-08-26346°24'N / 94°19'W46°32'N / 94°00'W17.40 Miles33 Yards0112.5M0Crow Wing
10.71977-08-26246°28'N / 94°46'W46°31'N / 94°19'W21.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Cass
16.01977-08-26246°31'N / 94°19'W46°37'N / 93°55'W19.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Crow Wing
16.41966-06-11446°38'N / 94°22'W46°39'N / 94°21'W00250K0Crow Wing
20.61973-06-25346°24'N / 94°02'W46°24'N / 93°49'W10.00 Miles200 Yards022.5M0Crow Wing
21.32000-07-08246°22'N / 94°49'W46°21'N / 94°47'W2.00 Miles20 Yards0100Todd
 Brief Description: Roofs blown off homes and one business. At least one dozen homes damaged. Numerous large trees down. One minor injury in Staples due to flying glass. Tornado crossed over from Wadena county.
25.71996-10-26246°35'N / 93°53'W46°35'N / 93°53'W0.70 Mile150 Yards0050K0Crow Wing
 Brief Description: A marginally F2 tornado made two brief touchdowns in a rural area of east central Crow Wing County. The tornado was confirmed by the county's Emergency Services Coordinator and trained spotters. Damage was concentrated on a cluster of farms near the Mississippi River. About ten buildings on one farm suffered extensive damage. The roof and doors were torn off a hay barn, and a dump truck was pushed about six feet into the side of a shed. Other outbuildings were knocked down, and a garage was shifted on its foundation. There was some structural damage and many uprooted trees on two nearby farms. Length and width of path and dollar amount of damage are estimated.
26.51985-07-03246°18'N / 93°50'W46°17'N / 93°49'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0025K0Crow Wing
26.92001-06-13245°59'N / 94°32'W46°04'N / 94°26'W4.00 Miles50 Yards00200K0Morrison
 Brief Description: One home lost its roof. Several sheds and outbuildings blown down. Two additional homes sustained minor damage.
27.92000-07-08246°24'N / 95°01'W46°21'N / 94°52'W8.00 Miles100 Yards03500K0Wadena
 Brief Description: A tornado that formed near Verndale intensified as it reached the Aldrich area. A mobile home, garage, barn, and 3 vehicles were destroyed 3 miles east of Aldrich. Two people, inside the mobile home when the tornado hit, suffered cuts, bruises, and a sprained ankle. The couples' son, sitting inside a car parked outside the mobile home, also sustained cuts and bruises. A horse trailer was pushed into his car and then into some nearby trees. Quite a bit of tree damage occurred along the damage path. The tornado then passed out of Wadena county and into Todd county.
28.11969-08-06346°43'N / 94°44'W46°51'N / 94°25'W17.30 Miles167 Yards042.5M0Cass
28.41985-07-03246°17'N / 93°49'W46°16'N / 93°46'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Aitkin
29.21977-08-26246°26'N / 95°10'W46°28'N / 94°46'W19.00 Miles33 Yards02250K0Wadena
29.41961-06-30246°01'N / 94°06'W0025K0Morrison
30.11969-08-06446°47'N / 94°13'W46°50'N / 94°01'W9.90 Miles833 Yards002.5M0Crow Wing
30.81997-09-18346°04'N / 94°03'W46°03'N / 93°51'W9.00 Miles800 Yards111.7M0Morrison
 Brief Description: Several buildings destroyed and numerous other buildings damaged. Hundreds of trees down. A number of cattle killed in barn collapse. One man injured when the tornado engulfed his car and threw it into a nearby woods. A second man critically injured when his garage collapsed. He died several weeks later. Total path length of tornado from 1 NE of Lastrup to Onamia was 17 miles. M57PH
33.41966-07-10246°26'N / 95°07'W46°20'N / 95°00'W8.50 Miles33 Yards00250K0Wadena
34.82010-06-17446°25'N / 95°09'W46°31'N / 95°01'W8.00 Miles1936 Yards0200K0KWadena
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This multi-vortex wedge tornado began in Otter Tail County about 3 miles southwest of the city of Wadena at 459 PM CDT. It tracked for about 2 miles in Otter Tail County, then it continued for another 8 miles in Wadena County. The tornado ravaged the western half of the community of Wadena. Numerous homes were flattened to the ground and at least one was completely swept from its foundation and destroyed. Public and industrial buildings were wrecked, the fairgrounds were damaged, and headstones in the cemetery were overturned. School buses and vehicles were propelled through the air for hundreds of yards. The tornado hit on the day of the Wadena all-school reunion, so many additional people were in the area. Roughly 100 people were displaced from their homes. Peak winds were estimated at 170 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Conditions were ripe by the afternoon of the 17th for a major severe weather outbreak. A surface low had moved into east central North Dakota with an occluded front extending to the southeast. Warm and humid air was in place ahead of the front, with a much drier airmass pushing in behind it. The 500mb low was located over northwest North Dakota with a nice southwest to northeast upper jet pushing into eastern North Dakota. Two lines of convection formed by late afternoon, one from Roseau County down toward Eastern Otter Tail County and the other over east central North Dakota. Nearly all the cells that formed took on a classic hook shape with rotation very evident on radar imagery. Multiple tornado warnings were issued before the event wound down by mid evening. The strongest tornadoes were determined to be EF4 tornadoes, two in west central Minnesota and one in northeast North Dakota.
36.51997-09-18346°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.
36.71997-09-18245°53'N / 94°18'W45°53'N / 94°06'W8.00 Miles300 Yards0000Morrison
 Brief Description: Several buildings severely damaged. Numerous trees and power lines down.
38.01996-10-26246°35'N / 95°06'W46°38'N / 95°06'W4.00 Miles75 Yards00750K0Wadena
 Brief Description: This tornado followed a path along Highway 71 and passed through the west side of Sebeka. One car dealership reported approximately 40 vehicles damaged, at a loss of $250,000. Numerous farm buildings and businesses were also damaged.
38.12001-06-13346°16'N / 95°09'W46°17'N / 95°07'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0010K0Todd
 Brief Description: NWS Grand Forks damage survey revealed an F3 tornado touch down in Otter Tail County, one mile NW of Parkers Prairie at 1753 CST. It tracked to just southeast of Wrightstown, for an 11 mile path in Otter Tail County. It then continued on for one mile in Todd County where it dissipated 3 WNW of Bertha. Total path length 12 miles.
38.22010-06-17446°24'N / 95°10'W46°25'N / 95°09'W2.00 Miles1936 Yards000K0KOtter Tail
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado touched down in Otter Tail County and tracked northeastward for about 2 miles before crossing into Wadena County just southwest of the Wadena city limits. The tornado developed rapidly into a multi-vortex wedge type tornado as it approached Wadena. The tornado continued in Wadena County another 8 miles and ended about 516 PM CDT. Otter Tail County received mainly extreme tree damage with peak winds estimated at 170 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Conditions were ripe by the afternoon of the 17th for a major severe weather outbreak. A surface low had moved into east central North Dakota with an occluded front extending to the southeast. Warm and humid air was in place ahead of the front, with a much drier airmass pushing in behind it. The 500mb low was located over northwest North Dakota with a nice southwest to northeast upper jet pushing into eastern North Dakota. Two lines of convection formed by late afternoon, one from Roseau County down toward Eastern Otter Tail County and the other over east central North Dakota. Nearly all the cells that formed took on a classic hook shape with rotation very evident on radar imagery. Multiple tornado warnings were issued before the event wound down by mid evening. The strongest tornadoes were determined to be EF4 tornadoes, two in west central Minnesota and one in northeast North Dakota.
38.61985-07-03246°16'N / 93°46'W46°07'N / 93°27'W22.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Mille Lacs
38.81969-08-06446°50'N / 94°01'W46°54'N / 93°46'W12.30 Miles833 Yards12702.5M0Cass
40.31981-03-25245°50'N / 94°11'W3.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0Morrison
40.41959-07-08246°04'N / 93°40'W0.50 Mile300 Yards00250K0Mille Lacs
41.42005-06-20246°25'N / 95°14'W46°26'N / 95°13'W0.30 Mile200 Yards0000Otter Tail
 Brief Description: A potato warehouse was completely torn apart by the tornado and debris was scattered several hundred feet downwind (east). Other nearby structures were not seriously damaged. A turkey barn roof was also partially removed. Estimated wind speeds were around 150 mph.
42.32008-06-06246°45'N / 95°04'W46°49'N / 95°03'W5.00 Miles450 Yards015.0M500KWadena
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down near the south end of Stocking Lake and tracked north-northeast for nearly 14 miles. It crossed into Hubbard County about 4 miles north-northeast of Menagha by 920 am CDT. It then tracked an additional 9 miles and lifted about 3 miles northeast of Park Rapids by 934 am CDT. The maximum tornado width was about 450 yards with peak winds of 130 mph. Eight large turkey barns were destroyed and several homes damaged along with hundreds of acres of forest. One man working near a turkey barn was injured. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A vertically stacked cold-core low pressure system moved into the Red River Valley and brought ideal conditions for low topped mini supercells. A negatively tilted 500 mb trough, diffluent height field, and a strong upper level disturbance were all present. At the surface, there was even a warm front east of the low, toward Hubbard and Wadena Counties.
43.11966-06-11446°39'N / 94°21'W46°50'N / 92°50'W72.80 Miles333 Yards00250K0Crow Wing
44.02001-06-13346°10'N / 95°20'W46°17'N / 95°09'W11.00 Miles100 Yards035.0M0Otter Tail
 Brief Description: The tornado caused quite a bit of damage along its path across southeast Otter Tail county before it crossed into Todd county. At one farmstead, 9 people huddled inside a house with no basement as its roof was torn off. Nobody was injured, but another trailer home nearby was completely destroyed. Many irrigation systems were overturned, trees, power poles, and lines snapped, and grain bins destroyed by the strong wind. An estimated 100 poles were broken off leaving nearly 1,100 people without power. At another farm, a 40x80 foot pole barn was wrecked. About 6 miles northeast of Parkers Prairie, a man and his two kids rode out the storm in their minivan inside a quonset. Trees all around them and the quonset were crumpled by the wind, yet they survived. Another farmstead lost a house, trailer home, and two silos. A turkey barn containing 12,000 turkeys was also hit, with an estimated 60 percent of the turkeys perishing.
45.51970-07-18245°45'N / 94°15'W2.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Benton
46.12008-06-06246°49'N / 95°03'W46°57'N / 95°01'W9.00 Miles450 Yards015.0M800KHubbard
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado originated in Wadena County, 1 mile east of Menagha, at 914 am CDT. It continued north-northeast where it crossed Hinds Lakes and passed along the east edge of Park Rapids. It lifted about 3 miles northeast of Park Rapids by 934 am CDT. Maximum tornado width was about 450 yards with peak winds of 130 mph. The tornado destroyed one home and hundreds of acres of forest. Several homes and businesses from Hinds Lake to Park Rapids received damage. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A vertically stacked cold-core low pressure system moved into the Red River Valley and brought ideal conditions for low topped mini supercells. A negatively tilted 500 mb trough, diffluent height field, and a strong upper level disturbance were all present. At the surface, there was even a warm front east of the low, toward Hubbard and Wadena Counties.
49.01969-08-06446°54'N / 93°46'W46°58'N / 93°34'W10.10 Miles833 Yards002.5M0Aitkin
49.41991-07-05247°06'N / 94°07'W2.50 Miles13 Yards000K0Cass
49.51982-09-12245°45'N / 93°56'W0.80 Mile3 Yards00250K0Benton


* 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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