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

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Earthquake Index, #1179

Eleroy, IL

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

Eleroy, IL

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, #1486

Eleroy, IL

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 3,882 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Eleroy, IL were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:10Cold:57Dense Fog:18Drought:31
Dust Storm:0Flood:290Hail:893Heat:26Heavy Snow:64
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:31Landslide:0Strong Wind:65
Thunderstorm Winds:1,872Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:5Winter Storm:151Winter Weather:69

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Eleroy, IL.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Eleroy, IL.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 59 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Eleroy, IL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
11.91955-04-18242°10'N / 89°55'W42°10'N / 89°44'W9.00 Miles77 Yards000K0Carroll
16.21967-06-11242°24'N / 90°06'W42°26'N / 90°01'W4.30 Miles500 Yards00250K0Jo Daviess
19.61979-06-09242°36'N / 89°38'W2.50 Miles50 Yards05250K0Green
20.21967-01-24342°03'N / 90°02'W42°08'N / 89°56'W7.40 Miles77 Yards012250K0Carroll
20.91967-04-16342°31'N / 89°56'W42°45'N / 89°29'W27.80 Miles500 Yards002.5M0Lafayette
21.51979-08-17242°16'N / 89°21'W0.50 Mile50 Yards00250K0Winnebago
21.61969-06-12242°37'N / 89°35'W0.30 Mile50 Yards00250K0Green
26.61979-08-05342°01'N / 89°35'W41°57'N / 89°30'W5.70 Miles67 Yards002.5M0Ogle
26.81972-04-06242°03'N / 89°36'W41°54'N / 89°31'W10.90 Miles50 Yards13250K0Ogle
27.21963-09-02242°43'N / 89°59'W42°43'N / 89°47'W9.90 Miles100 Yards000K0Lafayette
27.71969-06-29242°36'N / 90°14'W42°39'N / 90°02'W10.40 Miles200 Yards00250K0Lafayette
27.91988-05-08342°35'N / 90°14'W42°43'N / 89°58'W16.00 Miles123 Yards00250K0Lafayette
29.71959-09-26241°57'N / 90°06'W41°59'N / 90°02'W3.30 Miles40 Yards0025K0Carroll
32.61970-09-09242°30'N / 90°25'W42°32'N / 90°17'W6.60 Miles200 Yards0025K0Lafayette
32.81958-05-31242°43'N / 90°09'W42°44'N / 90°06'W1.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Lafayette
33.92007-06-01242°12'N / 90°25'W42°15'N / 90°24'W3.00 Miles350 Yards003.3M0KJackson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down about 3.5 miles south of Bellevue, IA. It moved north to county road Z15 and then northeast crossing the Mississippi River just south of Lock and Dam 12 into Jo Daviess County Illinois. Along the path, damage consisted of snapped and uprooted trees, farm out buildings, and roofs. The most significant damage occurred near the junction of county highway Z15 and 407th Avenue. A mobile home was rolled over and destroyed. The residents of the mobile home had taken shelter in the farm house about 100 feet away. The farm house only had damaged gutters. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A line of thunderstorms pivoted northeast into parts of southeast Iowa during the mid-morning hours of June 1st. Much of the area was just breaking out of a blanket of dense fog where visibilities dropped to less than a quarter mile. Dew point temperatures were in the middle 60s to around 70 degrees. The line of storms appeared to become more broken through the late morning hours, while the area from Iowa City to Waterloo appeared to stratify out into a large area of showers. Just before 12:00 pm CDT, rapid intensification of storm cells on the southeast end of the original line occurred as it moved into northern portions of Louisa County. A tornado touched down just south of Grandview, IA and moved northeast through Fruitland, IA and on to the southwest parts of Muscatine, IA. The tornado then lifted and as the storm cell continued to move northeast across Muscatine County. The super-cell re-intensified as it entered the southeast part of Cedar County just before 1 pm producing a brief tornado near Wilton, IA. The storm then moved across northwest parts of Scott County and Clinton County producing damaging wind gusts and large hail. The super-cell continued northeast into Jackson County producing a tornado near Bellevue around 2:30 pm, which moved across the Mississippi River into Jo Daviess County before lifting. The storm produced yet another tornado just south of Scales Mound, IL around 3:15 pm before moving into southwest Wisconsin and dissipating. During the early afternoon hours, additional storms strengthened on the south end of the original line of storms, which went on to produce wind damage and large hail as they moved through northwest Illinois through the late afternoon hours.
34.61958-10-08242°25'N / 89°28'W42°25'N / 88°43'W38.10 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Stephenson
36.21998-05-15242°33'N / 90°24'W42°48'N / 90°12'W20.00 Miles150 Yards0111.7M140KLafayette
 Brief Description: A supercell thunderstorm, after dropping a couple tornadoes in northeast Iowa, eventually moved northeast into Lafayette county, creating another tornado. This tornado touched down just southwest of Benton and hopped/skipped northeast for 20 miles. It caused moderate to severe damage to 40 different farms and their outbuildings, and homes. Numerous power lines were downed. Eleven people were injured: 2 children near Cuba city, 3 children southwest of Truman, and 6 adults in a vehicle on Highway 81 south of Benton. Several farm fields sustained damage. After the F2 tornado tore through Lafayette county a series of severe thunderstorms pummeled southcentral and southeast Wisconsin with numerous reports of tree limb damage and trees downed, which in turn downed a few power lines. The highest reported wind gust was 65 mph near Reedsburg (Sauk Co.). Other notable damage included roofs and doors ripped off of buildings in Mayville (Dodge Co.) and a deck ripped off a house in Ripon (Fond du Lac Co.) where several cars where also damaged by felled trees.
36.31958-08-30242°19'N / 89°03'W0025K0Winnebago
36.51970-09-09242°24'N / 90°30'W42°30'N / 90°25'W7.70 Miles70 Yards000K0Jo Daviess
38.01974-06-20341°59'N / 90°16'W41°50'N / 90°12'W10.60 Miles200 Yards1202.5M0Clinton
38.01960-11-15242°16'N / 90°30'W1.00 Mile50 Yards003K0Jackson
38.81966-03-21241°48'N / 90°00'W0025K0Whiteside
39.01991-03-27242°50'N / 89°24'W42°49'N / 89°22'W4.00 Miles440 Yards000K0Green
39.11956-08-30241°48'N / 89°30'W003K0Lee
39.31955-04-19242°16'N / 90°41'W42°16'N / 90°22'W15.90 Miles50 Yards003K0Jackson
39.31955-04-18242°53'N / 89°35'W42°51'N / 89°24'W9.20 Miles100 Yards00250K0Dane
39.41967-01-24342°36'N / 89°22'W42°45'N / 88°55'W24.90 Miles200 Yards00250K0Green
39.51967-01-24241°57'N / 90°20'W00250K0Clinton
40.01984-06-07242°44'N / 90°20'W42°48'N / 90°14'W6.00 Miles40 Yards00250K0Lafayette
40.11960-11-15242°47'N / 89°20'W42°50'N / 89°17'W3.00 Miles67 Yards003K0Rock
40.41971-11-01242°31'N / 89°03'W42°33'N / 88°59'W3.00 Miles100 Yards01250K0Rock
40.41969-06-29242°54'N / 89°52'W42°56'N / 89°47'W3.80 Miles100 Yards00250K0Iowa
40.51972-04-06241°54'N / 89°31'W41°43'N / 89°18'W16.60 Miles50 Yards06250K0Lee
40.51962-05-07241°48'N / 89°39'W41°43'N / 89°33'W7.20 Miles10 Yards000K0Whiteside
40.51962-05-07241°48'N / 89°39'W41°43'N / 89°33'W7.20 Miles10 Yards000K0Whiteside
40.91984-06-07242°48'N / 90°14'W42°52'N / 90°09'W5.00 Miles40 Yards00250K0Iowa
41.31988-05-08242°48'N / 89°21'W42°51'N / 89°15'W5.00 Miles173 Yards00250K0Rock
42.01991-03-27242°49'N / 89°22'W42°51'N / 89°13'W7.00 Miles440 Yards002.5M0Rock
42.11998-06-25242°45'N / 89°11'W42°45'N / 89°08'W2.50 Miles100 Yards00845K3KRock
 Brief Description: Severe thunderstorms packing winds between 60 and 70 mph and producing hail between 1 and 2 inches in diameter caused significant damage to property and crops. Kenosha and Racine counties experienced some of the worst destruction with 40,000 homes and businesses left without power due to the high number of trees and power lines downed. In the city of Racine a tree fell on a home and another tree crushed an automobile. In Kenosha county, siding was ripped off the side of a Bristol business and metal signs were blown down on Interstate 94. Hidden among the thunderstorms was a lone F2 tornado that took aim on northern Rock county, destroying 3 homes and damaging 4 others. A barn and 2 sheds were also destoyed. Three garages and 3 cars were damaged and a 20 foot beam was found anchored in the ground at a 45-degree angle in the storms aftermath. Fortunately there were no deaths or injuries. This tornado touched down just southwest of a railroad track 2.3 miles west/northwest of Leyden and lifted just east of Highway 184, 1 mile north/northeast of Leyden. Eyewitness reports suggest that this slow moving tornado had a second vortex at one time, and at another time it was nearly stationary for a couple minutes. The slow movement enhanced the destruction. At least 3 individuals video-taped it. Maximum winds were estimated to be about 150 mph.
42.11969-06-04242°50'N / 90°34'W42°42'N / 90°07'W24.40 Miles200 Yards00250K0Grant
42.11985-05-30242°55'N / 89°49'W42°57'N / 89°25'W21.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Dane
43.21965-05-15242°55'N / 90°04'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0125K0Iowa
43.31981-03-29441°41'N / 89°57'W41°45'N / 89°53'W5.10 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Whiteside
43.61955-04-18242°50'N / 90°08'W43°02'N / 89°55'W17.30 Miles67 Yards000K0Iowa
44.71967-01-24241°52'N / 90°22'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0025K0Clinton
45.01991-03-27242°19'N / 90°39'W42°20'N / 90°38'W0.50 Mile100 Yards00250K0Jackson
45.01966-07-13242°43'N / 90°30'W42°44'N / 90°26'W2.70 Miles200 Yards00250K0Grant
45.31990-03-13341°46'N / 90°13'W41°46'N / 90°12'W3.00 Miles250 Yards002.5M0Whiteside
45.81970-10-09242°43'N / 89°02'W42°51'N / 89°10'W11.10 Miles50 Yards01250K0Rock
46.01970-09-09342°30'N / 90°40'W42°33'N / 90°35'W4.70 Miles300 Yards000K0Dubuque
46.41992-06-17342°53'N / 89°32'W43°01'N / 89°16'W16.00 Miles400 Yards03025.0M0Dane
46.71991-03-27242°17'N / 90°42'W42°19'N / 90°39'W1.00 Mile100 Yards01250K0Dubuque
46.81966-07-09242°30'N / 90°40'W42°30'N / 90°38'W0025K0Dubuque
47.31970-10-09242°51'N / 89°10'W42°54'N / 89°13'W3.30 Miles50 Yards00250K0Dane
47.71983-07-03442°58'N / 90°08'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0025K0Iowa
47.71970-09-09242°41'N / 90°40'W42°47'N / 90°23'W15.70 Miles200 Yards00250K0Grant
48.41984-06-07542°58'N / 89°59'W43°05'N / 89°50'W10.00 Miles450 Yards9200250K0Iowa
48.72005-08-18342°55'N / 89°26'W42°56'N / 89°03'W17.00 Miles600 Yards12334.3M750KDane
 Brief Description: A strong and destructive tornado spun up at 1715CST about 2.8 miles southeast of the geographic center of Fitchburg (or 2.0 miles north of center of Oregon), about 400 yards southwest of the intersection of CTH MM and Schnieder Rd. It continued east-southeast to the southern edge of Lake Kegonsa and tore through residential neighborhoods about 1/3 to 1/2 mile north of CTH B (Civil Towns of Dunn and Pleasant Springs, and far-northern Stoughton). It moved over the crossing of CTH A with Interstate 90/39, and stayed close to CTH A to its exit point at 1905CST where CTH A crosses into Jefferson County, about 2.8 miles south-southwest of Rockdale. One person was crushed to death in their basement from fireplace and chimney bricks that crashed through the floor. Twenty-three (23) other people were directly injured. In addition, Emergency Management officials received reports of 2 other indirectly-related deaths associated with this strong tornado. In these two cases, the people were already very ill or suffering from a life-ending disease. Injuries they received during the tornado contributed (secondary) to their death, but were not the primary cause of death, based on medical examiner reports. Consequently, these additional two deaths do not appear in the official death tally in the header strip of this event. Numerous homes, businesses, farm buildings, vehicles, power-lines, trees, and other personal effects were either damaged or destroyed along its path that grew to a maximum width of about 600 yards north of Stoughton. As for residential structures, 220 sustained minor damage, 84 had major damage, and 69 were destroyed. As for business structures, 6 sustained minor damage, 1 had major damage, and 1 was destroyed. As for agricultural structures, 5 sustained minor damage, 5 had major damage, and 40 were destroyed. Total estimated damage amounts (directly-related) for private and public sectors combined was $35.06 M, broken down to $34.31 M in property damage and $750 K in crop losses, for the tornado segment in Dane County. This tornado was probably the 3rd most costly tornado in Wisconsin's recorded history (1996 Oakfield tornado and 1984 Barneveld tornadoes were more costly). The $34.31 M in property damage was broken down to private losses (total of 32.29 M) and public losses (total of $2.02 M), per Emergency Manager reports and NWS estimates. The private losses included a total of $25.45 M for residential structures, $1.29 M for businesses, $4.25 M for agricultural structures, $1.00 M for damage to vehicles, boats, and other personal effects, $200 K to agricultural machinery and tools, and $96 K in public road system damage. The public losses making up part of the $34.31 M consisted of $2.02 M in damage to public utility systems. The $750 K in damage attributed to crop losses occurred on an estimated 1,550 acres of land. Additional monetary costs incurred in the public sector (totaling $1.84 M) which are considered indirectly-related damage expenses, and not included in the "direct" totals listed in the header-strip of this event, include: $1.38 M in debris clearance, $308 K in protective measures, and miscellaneous damage/expenses of $144 K. Therefore, the grand total of direct and indirect damage amounts and expenses attributed to this tornado segment in Dane county totaled about $36.89 M. Just south of the tornado, extending out another mile or so, tree and power-line damage resulted from rear-flank downdraft damage - in some cases south to STH 51. This damage is separate from tornado damage, and isn't included in the numbers in previous sentences. Debris from this tornado was lofted by the parent's updraft and carried downstream to scattered locations in the counties of Jefferson, Waukesha, Milwaukee, Walworth, Racine, and Kenosha. This tornado was extensively photographed and video-taped by storm spotters (amateur radio operators, etc.), storm chasers, and private citizens. On occasions, this tornado displayed multiple-vortex characteristics. Due to partial back-building (to the west-southwest) of the supercell's updraft tower, this tornado moved slowly, and was described by some eyewitnesses and spotters as being nearly stationary at times north of Stoughton. The overall slow movement (supercell moved at 12-17 knots, or 10-15 mph), coupled with structures that were not thoroughly reinforced (based on NWS damage survey), allowed the tornado's cyclonic winds to more severely damage buildings in its path. Consequently, although some of the worst damage resembled what would be left by a F4 tornado for well-built homes, this tornado was rated at the top of the F3 category with estimated winds near 174 knots (200 mph). The F3 category has estimated wind speeds of 137-179 knots (158-206 mph). A sampling of newspaper headlines and personal quotes included: "The Sky Just Exploded," "Hard to Believe There Weren't More Deaths," "New Technology Lowers Tornado Deaths," "Counting Losses, Blessings," "It Was Probably The Most Intense Storm In The Country This Year," "It's a Mess Out Here," and "I've Never Experienced Anything Like This." The tornado cut electrical power for 1700 customers in the Stoughton area. The estimated average path length was about 175 yards. M54PH The largest single-day tornado outbreak in Wisconsin recorded history for south-central and southeast Wisconsin occurred on August 18, 2005. Sixteen tornadoes were documented on this day in south-central and southeast Wisconsin, a new single-day record. A line of supercells developed and pushed across south-central Wisconsin during the afternoon hours, and then pushed east across southeast Wisconsin during the evening hours. Most of the tornadoes were associated with two supercells. One main supercell tracked across Sauk County and then into Columbia, producing one F0 and one F2 tornado. The F2 tornado crossed into Columbia County. Another main supercell produced an F3 tornado that devastated the area north of city of Stoughton (Dane Co.), and a weaker F1 tornado just south of the city of Rockdale (Dane Co.). This supercell then tracked into southwestern Jefferson County a short time later, producing two F0 tornadoes and four F1 tornadoes. The sixteen (16) tornadoes contributed largely to both the new state record of 27 tornadoes on a single day, and 62 tornadoes for a calendar year. In additiion, there were scattered reports of funnel clouds, damaging straight-line, downburst winds, and large hail across south-central and southeast Wisconsin. The total direct damage estimate for the afternoon and evening tornado and severe weather outbreak in south-central and southeast Wisconsin on August 18th was about $36.6 M ($35.7 property and $948 K crop). Additional indirect costs totaled almost $1.9 M, resulting in a total direct and direct cost of about $38.5 M. Synoptically, a surface low pressure system was located over extreme southeast Minnesota early in the afternoon. A warm front extended east southeast from the low with dew points pooling in the lower 70s along it. The surface low moved east into east central Wisconsin by 2100CST that evening. Favorable wind shear associated with the warm front, combined with the strong instability supplied by the heat and humidity, helped to produce numerous tornadic supercells.

* 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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