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Echo, MN Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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The chance of earthquake damage in Echo is about the same as Minnesota average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Echo is about the same as Minnesota 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, #247

Echo, 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

Echo, 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, #411

Echo, 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 2,126 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Echo, MN were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:26Cold:17Dense Fog:1Drought:5
Dust Storm:0Flood:81Hail:985Heat:7Heavy Snow:30
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:6Landslide:0Strong Wind:30
Thunderstorm Winds:767Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:1Winter Storm:60Winter Weather:27

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Echo, MN.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

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

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 44 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Echo, MN.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
3.21992-06-16244°31'N / 95°25'W44°39'N / 95°20'W12.00 Miles60 Yards000K0Redwood
6.81981-06-21244°47'N / 95°34'W44°39'N / 95°20'W14.40 Miles200 Yards00250K0Yellow Medicine
10.21992-06-16244°31'N / 95°15'W44°36'N / 95°12'W8.00 Miles30 Yards000K0Redwood
10.81992-06-16244°34'N / 95°10'W44°40'N / 95°13'W5.50 Miles23 Yards000K0Redwood
11.21992-06-16244°47'N / 95°25'W2.50 Miles13 Yards000K0Renville
11.41992-06-16244°39'N / 95°11'W5.00 Miles23 Yards000K0Renville
11.91981-08-05244°45'N / 95°15'W00250K0Renville
14.71981-06-23244°50'N / 95°20'W44°47'N / 95°12'W6.80 Miles150 Yards00250K0Renville
15.51992-06-16344°21'N / 95°22'W44°30'N / 95°09'W13.00 Miles80 Yards000K0Redwood
15.71981-06-21244°39'N / 95°20'W44°25'N / 94°54'W26.60 Miles200 Yards00250K0Redwood
16.01992-06-16244°40'N / 95°06'W44°43'N / 95°06'W3.00 Miles13 Yards000K0Renville
17.11992-06-16244°44'N / 95°06'W2.00 Miles20 Yards000K0Renville
17.31981-06-23244°32'N / 95°05'W1.00 Mile20 Yards002.5M0Redwood
19.02000-07-25444°54'N / 95°40'W44°49'N / 95°33'W9.00 Miles167 Yards11520.0M0Yellow Medicine
 Brief Description: The tornado first touched down in rural Yellow Medicine County, 8 miles west, and 3 miles north of Granite Falls. The tornado lifted before exiting Granite Falls, leaving the most concentrated damage path two miles long, and 500 feet wide, through a primarily residential area of Granite Falls. Most of the damage in Granite Falls was caused by F2 to F3 wind speeds. However, this tornado has been classified as a minimal F4 tornado, based on the twisted wreckage of an overturned railroad car near the intersection of 9th Avenue and 14th street in Granite Falls. M82PH
20.21992-06-16344°14'N / 95°35'W44°27'N / 95°29'W16.00 Miles90 Yards000K0Redwood
21.01992-06-16344°47'N / 95°51'W44°47'N / 95°42'W6.00 Miles23 Yards000K0Yellow Medicine
22.11992-06-16344°47'N / 95°48'W2.50 Miles100 Yards0625.0M0Yellow Medicine
23.41992-06-16244°19'N / 95°37'W2.00 Miles30 Yards000K0Lyon
25.01968-06-13544°16'N / 95°35'W44°18'N / 95°36'W002.5M0Redwood
29.11968-06-13544°12'N / 95°42'W44°16'N / 95°35'W6.80 Miles150 Yards91502.5M0Lyon
32.71981-06-21244°25'N / 94°54'W44°17'N / 94°50'W9.50 Miles200 Yards00250K0Redwood
33.41992-06-16344°12'N / 95°51'W44°14'N / 95°43'W3.00 Miles80 Yards000K0Lyon
34.01968-06-13544°10'N / 95°45'W44°12'N / 95°42'W2.30 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Murray
36.02008-07-11345°04'N / 95°08'W45°05'N / 94°58'W8.00 Miles200 Yards020K0KKandiyohi
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Three homes were destroyed and eight others were damaged. Barns and sheds were destroyed, along with two businesses, including two turkey barns. At Highway 71 and County Rd. 19 a small trailer was turned on its side, and several farm tractors were turned on their sides. Two minor injuries occurred at a turkey barn 2.5 miles South of Downtown Willmar. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Instability ahead of a cold front which moved from the Central Dakotas on the morning of the 11th, to the Eastern half of Minnesota by the early evening hours, was the prime ingredient for scattered to numerous severe thunderstorms across the region, during this period.
38.11951-07-20244°54'N / 96°05'W1.00 Mile33 Yards040K0Codington
38.41952-06-23244°07'N / 95°05'W44°23'N / 94°35'W30.70 Miles220 Yards052.5M0Brown
38.71992-06-16344°06'N / 95°49'W44°12'N / 95°51'W9.00 Miles80 Yards000K0Murray
38.71981-06-21244°17'N / 94°50'W44°13'N / 94°49'W3.80 Miles200 Yards00250K0Brown
39.72003-06-24244°40'N / 94°36'W44°42'N / 94°37'W3.50 Miles880 Yards001.0M0Sibley
 Brief Description: The third tornado in a series touched down in Sibley County and moved straight north, occasionally stalling in place for minutes at a time. It heavily damaged two farmsteads, where all outbuildings and sheds were destroyed, and the houses sustained significant damage. It entered Renville County at 1845 CST and then into Buffalo Lake.
39.82003-06-24244°43'N / 94°37'W44°45'N / 94°37'W2.00 Miles880 Yards0514.0M0Renville
 Brief Description: This third tornado entered Renville County at 1845 CST and entered the city of Buffalo Lake, where damage was significant. Five people sustained minor injuries. Roofs were blown off the Lutheran Church, as well as a number of homes and businesses. Sheds and garages were blown down, a grain elevator was destroyed, and hundreds of trees were broken. Video and a storm survey determined the tornado was multiple vortex. 29 houses were damaged beyond repair, 51 sustained major damage, and 120 more suffered minor damage.
40.01955-07-07444°29'N / 96°12'W30.00 Miles33 Yards1132.5M0Lyon
40.51952-06-23244°00'N / 95°17'W44°07'N / 95°05'W12.50 Miles220 Yards002.5M0Cottonwood
40.91955-04-19244°17'N / 96°09'W44°25'N / 96°09'W9.20 Miles80 Yards00250K0Lincoln
41.11992-06-16244°00'N / 95°51'W44°09'N / 95°38'W13.00 Miles40 Yards000K0Murray
41.21992-06-16243°57'N / 95°26'W44°06'N / 95°22'W7.50 Miles90 Yards000K0Cottonwood
41.61998-03-29343°59'N / 95°26'W44°06'N / 94°56'W39.50 Miles900 Yards0330.0M0Cottonwood
 Brief Description: A strong tornado which began in Murray County tracked across Cottonwood County and then further northeast. The tornado destroyed numerous farms, farm equipment, buildings, trees, power lines and poles, vehicles, and other structures in its path. A vehicle was tossed a hundred yards as it hit the first farm in southwest Cottonwood County. People in the basement of the house on this farm received minor injuries. The tornado also destroyed a church near Jeffers, and destroyed numerous homes in the southern part of Comfrey, a city which is only partly in Cottonwood County.
42.52010-06-25244°20'N / 94°39'W44°20'N / 94°39'W000K0KBrown
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Two farmsteads were hit near the intersection of 260th Street and County Road 10, with one receiving considerable damage. A barn was 2/3 destroyed, a harvestore silo was dented in about 70 feet off the ground, a corn crib was flattened, multiple wagons were displaced approximately 50 yards, and a wooden pole rated to 118 mph was cracked at the base. EPISODE NARRATIVE: During the morning of Friday June 25th, a small complex of thunderstorms developed across west-central Minnesota, and quickly moved eastward across southern Minnesota. Isolated severe weather occurred with these storms in west-central Minnesota during the morning hours. During the afternoon, a larger complex of storms developed across western Minnesota, and moved quickly across portions of central and southern Minnesota during the evening. Damage was extensive as several bow echoes, supercells, and squall lines raced across the area. There were numerous reports of structural damage to farms and homesteads, very large hail, and very large trees blown down. Softball to baseball size hail was reported near New Ulm, Minnesota, with several reports of wind damage throughout southern, and east-central Minnesota. Several significant tornadoes occurred in portions of south central Minnesota during the late afternoon, and early evening hours. Two separate severe storms moved across the Twin Cities area, one produced minor damage with hail in the late afternoon, but the second that occurred in the early evening caused more straight-line wind damage throughout the area, along with flash flooding.
45.71998-03-29444°05'N / 94°51'W44°06'N / 94°52'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0000Watonwan
 Brief Description: Tornado moving through southern Brown county brushed extreme northwest Watonwan county. See Brown county narrative.
46.72001-06-11245°19'N / 95°37'W45°16'N / 95°29'W8.00 Miles150 Yards0710.0M0Swift
 Brief Description: After several brief tornadoes around Danvers, a much larger tornado struck the east side of Benson and travelled southeast along Highway 212. 71 structures were damaged, including 4 homes and 7 businesses that had to be demolished. The tornado lifted off in DeGraff, but not before damaging one last grain bin, taking the roof off a grain elevator, and knocking several sheds down in DeGraff. Seven people were injured when they fled a van just as the tornado was hitting the vehicle on the eastern edge of Benson. One boy was critically injured but survived and was discharged from the hospital two weeks later. Damage listed encompasses damages from all tornadoes and wind events in Swift County.
46.71968-06-21244°24'N / 96°28'W44°22'N / 96°08'W16.40 Miles30 Yards010K0Lincoln
47.41992-06-16243°59'N / 95°46'W0.50 Mile30 Yards000K0Murray
47.81977-07-27244°53'N / 94°32'W44°53'N / 94°29'W0025K0Meeker
48.61952-06-23245°18'N / 95°30'W45°21'N / 95°20'W8.40 Miles220 Yards002.5M0Swift
49.21998-03-29444°07'N / 94°54'W44°14'N / 94°22'W25.00 Miles2200 Yards11645.0M0Brown
 Brief Description: Tornado began 7 miles east of Avoca in Murray county, continued through Cottonwood, Brown, extreme Northwest Watonwan, Northwest Blue Earth, and finally lifted off 4 miles east of Courtland in Nicollet county. Total storm track was 67 miles. The tornado ripped through the village of Comfrey destroying a grain elevator and damaging 75% of the town. Much of downtown Comfrey destroyed including the town hall. School heavily damaged. 100 people made homeless. 50 homes destroyed. 130 farmsteads damaged or destroyed in Brown county. 500 dairy cows killed. One man critically injured in collapse of farmstead northwest of the town of Hanska. He died the next day. 35 buildings destroyed or damaged in far Northwest Blue Earth county. Damage estimate estimated. Property damage to extreme northwest Blue Earth county across Cambria township estimated at 2 million. Property damage to extreme northwest Watonwan county estimated at 245 thousand. M85PH

* 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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