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Fairbanks, IN Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #50

Fairbanks, IN

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

Fairbanks, IN

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, #832

Fairbanks, IN

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 3,545 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Fairbanks, IN were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:4Cold:17Dense Fog:11Drought:11
Dust Storm:0Flood:814Hail:733Heat:45Heavy Snow:49
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:17Landslide:0Strong Wind:43
Thunderstorm Winds:1,602Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:83Winter Weather:27

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Fairbanks, IN.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 2 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Fairbanks, IN.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 74 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Fairbanks, IN.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
7.11974-05-30239°05'N / 87°37'W003K0Crawford
11.91969-09-05239°14'N / 87°22'W0025K0Sullivan
15.11957-06-11239°06'N / 87°19'W0.20 Mile70 Yards0025K0Sullivan
19.11963-04-29339°02'N / 87°28'W39°07'N / 87°02'W23.90 Miles50 Yards00250K0Sullivan
21.51967-10-24239°28'N / 87°25'W003K0Vigo
23.61990-06-02238°50'N / 87°31'W38°52'N / 87°26'W4.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0Knox
26.01958-05-03239°33'N / 87°39'W39°34'N / 87°32'W5.90 Miles33 Yards000K0Edgar
26.21986-05-15239°32'N / 87°42'W39°35'N / 87°34'W5.00 Miles33 Yards000K0Edgar
26.41990-06-02238°46'N / 87°40'W38°50'N / 87°31'W1.00 Mile50 Yards01250K0Lawrence
27.21960-06-22339°32'N / 87°21'W00250K0Vigo
27.91958-05-03239°34'N / 87°32'W39°36'N / 87°30'W1.90 Miles200 Yards0025K0Vigo
28.11957-12-18338°56'N / 88°03'W38°59'N / 87°59'W4.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Jasper
28.61967-10-24239°35'N / 87°27'W013K0Vigo
30.01959-02-10338°45'N / 87°24'W38°48'N / 87°22'W3.30 Miles100 Yards0025K0Knox
30.11956-04-03238°44'N / 87°41'W38°46'N / 87°38'W3.30 Miles33 Yards0025K0Lawrence
30.21956-02-25238°45'N / 87°55'W38°48'N / 87°39'W14.60 Miles450 Yards022.5M0Lawrence
30.31988-10-17239°36'N / 87°31'W39°38'N / 87°30'W1.50 Miles200 Yards02250K0Vigo
31.31990-06-02239°03'N / 87°07'W39°07'N / 86°54'W10.00 Miles50 Yards002.5M0Greene
31.41956-02-25238°46'N / 87°23'W38°47'N / 87°15'W7.20 Miles900 Yards0125K0Knox
31.61988-10-17239°38'N / 87°30'W39°38'N / 87°28'W2.00 Miles200 Yards02250K0Vermillion
31.71984-05-25239°33'N / 87°56'W0.10 Mile3 Yards00250K0Edgar
31.71974-04-01338°43'N / 87°44'W38°45'N / 87°41'W3.30 Miles200 Yards0025K0Lawrence
32.11973-05-27239°12'N / 87°18'W39°39'N / 86°50'W39.80 Miles50 Yards00250K0Sullivan
32.71990-06-02438°57'N / 88°16'W39°03'N / 88°01'W12.50 Miles200 Yards06250K0Jasper
33.91962-04-30238°52'N / 87°27'W38°40'N / 87°02'W26.20 Miles33 Yards00250K0Knox
35.21958-07-11339°29'N / 88°05'W39°27'N / 88°10'W4.70 Miles30 Yards0325K0Coles
35.51956-02-25238°47'N / 87°15'W38°50'N / 87°00'W13.80 Miles900 Yards0025K0Daviess
35.61971-05-06238°38'N / 87°42'W38°42'N / 87°30'W11.50 Miles50 Yards0025K0Lawrence
36.51956-04-03239°25'N / 86°58'W0025K0Tippecanoe
36.71963-04-29339°37'N / 87°16'W39°39'N / 87°10'W5.60 Miles100 Yards00250K0Parke
37.01990-06-02239°43'N / 87°35'W39°43'N / 87°31'W4.00 Miles100 Yards000K0Edgar
37.21971-05-06238°42'N / 87°30'W38°38'N / 87°15'W14.10 Miles50 Yards01250K0Knox
37.91956-02-25238°44'N / 88°05'W38°45'N / 87°55'W8.80 Miles450 Yards002.5M0Richland
38.11990-06-02239°42'N / 87°43'W39°46'N / 87°31'W11.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Edgar
38.31957-05-21238°42'N / 87°59'W38°43'N / 87°55'W3.60 Miles150 Yards0025K0Richland
38.62002-09-20238°40'N / 87°14'W38°43'N / 87°14'W1.10 Miles150 Yards0025K10KDaviess
 Brief Description: A tornado formed along a squall line in Pike county then moved across Knox and into Daviess counties. A few homes were destroyed in Knox county and several were damaged. A conservation officer in his vehicle was thrown an eighth of a mile by the tornado.
39.01990-06-02239°43'N / 87°31'W39°46'N / 87°27'W4.00 Miles100 Yards06250K0Vermillion
39.01963-04-19238°37'N / 87°38'W38°37'N / 87°29'W7.90 Miles250 Yards0122.5M0Knox
40.21989-01-07438°35'N / 87°42'W38°37'N / 87°26'W12.00 Miles100 Yards05250K0Knox
40.81974-08-10339°06'N / 88°20'W0025K0Jasper
40.91963-04-19238°34'N / 87°40'W38°37'N / 87°38'W3.30 Miles250 Yards010250K0Lawrence
41.11974-08-10339°33'N / 88°11'W003K0Coles
41.21977-08-21339°21'N / 88°28'W39°15'N / 88°12'W15.70 Miles77 Yards0025K0Cumberland
41.62006-04-16239°02'N / 88°21'W39°03'N / 88°19'W1.50 Miles150 Yards0000Jasper
 Brief Description: A tornado formed just north of 700th Avenue in Effingham County, on the Effingham/Jasper County line. It produced minor tree and barn damage to a farm at this location, and tracked to the northeast. The tornado struck a mobile home just inside the Jasper County line, and completely destroyed the home. The debris was blown several hundred yards into a field, with the home's refrigerator blown 1/4 mile into a field. The debris from the mobile home struck an adjacent automobile, and crushed the roof. The car was also pushed about 15 feet in the direction of impact. The tornado continued northeast, causing significant tree damage, and minor damage to a few homes and outbuildings.
41.62002-09-20238°33'N / 87°26'W38°40'N / 87°15'W11.50 Miles150 Yards021.0M20KKnox
 Brief Description: A tornado formed along a squall line in Pike county then moved across Knox and into Daviess counties. A few homes were destroyed in Knox county and several were damaged. A conservation officer in his vehicle was thrown an eighth of a mile by the tornado.
41.91974-08-10239°35'N / 88°10'W003K0Coles
41.91986-05-15238°40'N / 87°10'W0.20 Mile10 Yards0025K0Daviess
42.01960-05-06239°30'N / 88°18'W39°42'N / 88°00'W20.90 Miles130 Yards0025K0Coles
42.01965-11-26238°43'N / 88°05'W0.50 Mile20 Yards0525K0Richland
42.11990-06-02239°46'N / 87°31'W39°48'N / 87°23'W6.50 Miles150 Yards00250K0Vermillion
42.41961-03-06339°06'N / 88°32'W38°59'N / 88°10'W21.20 Miles33 Yards03250K0Effingham
42.81963-04-22339°48'N / 87°32'W39°48'N / 87°30'W000K0Vermillion
42.92005-11-15338°41'N / 87°08'W38°47'N / 86°55'W10.00 Miles440 Yards03111.6M0Daviess
 Brief Description: An F3 tornado touched down near Washington, Indiana on the afternoon of 15 November 2005, and proceeded northeast for 12 miles, lifting at Crane Naval Base in Martin County. The tornado was up to 1/4 mile wide at times. The worst damage occurred 4 miles northeast of Montgomery. K&K Industries sits at that site. Abe Knepp, the owner, is also a chaplain for Daviess County Emergency Management, and was monitoring law enforcement radio traffic while at work. His decision to send his 120 employees home early likely saved several lives, as the plant was destroyed by the tornado 30 minutes after it was cleared. 123 homes and 20 businesses sustained damage in Daviess County. Despite the amount of damage, only one of the 31 reported injuries was considered serious. An area of severe thunderstorms moved through central Indiana on the afternoon and evening of 15 November 2005, fueled by abnormally warm conditions which had been the rule across the region for the first half of the month. One strongly rotating supercell produced three tornadoes, two of them rated strong F3, over southern portions of central Indiana. Additional severe weather occurred with other supercells and squall line storms across central Indiana. Thanks to early warnings and heightened awareness of the severe weather threat, no one was killed by the tornadoes, and only one serious injury was reported.
43.41963-04-22339°48'N / 87°55'W39°48'N / 87°32'W20.20 Miles1600 Yards02025K0Edgar
43.51963-04-19238°33'N / 87°44'W38°34'N / 87°40'W3.60 Miles250 Yards00250K0Wabash
45.32006-04-16239°01'N / 88°26'W39°02'N / 88°22'W4.00 Miles200 Yards0000Effingham
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down in a wooded area just southwest of the intersection of 700th Avenue and 2000th Street. It tracked east-northeast, and struck a farmstead on 2000th St., destroying a barn, 4 outbuildings and several grain bins. The tornado struck a homestead about 1 mile to the east of the farm, snapping off dozens of trees and causing minor roof damage to a well-built home. About a mile to the east of the home, the tornado struck two homesteads. Considerable tree damage was noted at this location, 3 outbuildings were destroyed, and an attached garage was destroyed when the overhead door failed and the side wall was blown out. Further east, on 2300th St. and about 1 mile north of 700th Ave, a well-built home had an attached garage destroyed, the front porch roof torn off, and two second story dormers torn off. A final farmstead was damaged near 800th Ave. North and the Effingham/Jasper County line. Two outbuildings on the farm were completely destroyed, and a small combine in one of the buildings was flipped into an adjacent pond. An antenna tower was blown over next to the house and the home sustained siding, roofing and window damage.
45.61989-01-07438°29'N / 87°47'W38°35'N / 87°42'W7.00 Miles200 Yards05025.0M0Wabash
46.01967-12-11238°31'N / 87°31'W0025K0Knox
46.11969-08-09238°40'N / 87°02'W0025K0Daviess
46.71998-03-28239°28'N / 88°23'W39°29'N / 88°21'W1.50 Miles220 Yards033.0M0Coles
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down 1 mile southwest of Mattoon and travelled to the northeast. It damaged 4 homes in the initial touchdown area and then crossed a set of railroad tracks turning over 4 empty 30-ton coal cars. After crossing the railroad tracks, the tornado hit a self-storage facility, where six of the ten buildings in the complex were destroyed. The tin and steel girder buildings were not bolted down to the cement slabs, so they were lifted up, "wadded up" into a big pile, and deposited downstream about 200 yards. Further to the northeast, it damaged or destroyed numerous homes and businesses before lifting. It remained aloft for several blocks, then touched down again, tearing off treetops and damaging several roofs in the area. It lifted again and touched down a final time about a block away. Damage in this area was to tree tops and roofs. Overall, the tornado was on the ground for 1.5 miles and it either damaged or destroyed 120 homes and businesses. Damage is estimated between $2.5 and $3 million. Two people sustained minor injuries and one 9 year old child was seriously injured when a picture frame blew off the wall, hit her in the back, and cut her, causing her left lung to partially collapse.
47.01976-06-24239°18'N / 86°44'W39°20'N / 86°42'W2.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0Owen
47.61961-07-21239°31'N / 86°48'W1.00 Mile20 Yards0025K0Putnam
47.61990-06-02438°39'N / 88°18'W38°43'N / 88°05'W12.00 Miles300 Yards00250K0Richland
47.91975-04-18239°11'N / 86°42'W39°13'N / 86°40'W1.90 Miles50 Yards01250K0Owen
48.11990-06-02338°39'N / 87°03'W38°41'N / 86°54'W6.50 Miles200 Yards00250K0Daviess
48.51994-04-26238°55'N / 88°29'W38°59'N / 88°23'W6.00 Miles50 Yards03500K0Effingham
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down 2 miles southwest of Eberle and destroyed a two-car garage. Several trees were also downed near this site. The tornado moved east-northeast and struck a two-story home just west of Eberle, partially placing the home on its side. This is where F2 damage occurred. Two children received minor injuries while the father was significantly injured after his neck was punctured by a two inch piece of glass. A small shed and siding from a barn was damaged as the tornado continued just north of Eberle. Several farm buildings and grain bins were damaged before the tornado lifted 4 miles northeast of Eberle.
48.51990-06-02438°29'N / 87°26'W38°31'N / 87°17'W9.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Pike
48.61974-03-29239°29'N / 88°24'W01250K0Coles
48.91990-06-02438°31'N / 87°17'W38°31'N / 87°15'W3.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Knox
49.41990-06-02438°31'N / 87°15'W38°32'N / 87°11'W4.40 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Pike
49.51990-06-02438°27'N / 87°35'W38°29'N / 87°26'W7.50 Miles200 Yards012.5M0Gibson
49.81990-06-02438°28'N / 87°29'W38°28'N / 87°26'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0025.0M0Gibson
49.81973-08-12239°54'N / 87°40'W000K0Vermilion
49.91969-05-10239°34'N / 86°58'W39°38'N / 86°40'W16.50 Miles400 Yards07250K0Putnam

* 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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