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The chance of earthquake damage in Geneseo is lower than Illinois average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Geneseo is lower than Illinois average and is much higher than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #1161

Geneseo, IL
0.02
Illinois
0.24
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

Geneseo, IL
0.0000
Illinois
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, #933

Geneseo, IL
206.57
Illinois
220.15
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 4,025 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Geneseo, IL were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:10Cold:45Dense Fog:35Drought:21
Dust Storm:0Flood:348Hail:967Heat:16Heavy Snow:57
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:45Landslide:1Strong Wind:49
Thunderstorm Winds:1,820Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:136Winter Weather:191
Other:284 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Geneseo, IL.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 1 historical earthquake event that had a recorded magnitude of 3.5 or above found in or near Geneseo, IL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
39.11972-09-153.7541.59-89.42

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 79 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Geneseo, IL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
0.61967-04-21241°26'N / 90°24'W41°29'N / 89°55'W25.10 Miles300 Yards00250K0Henry
2.31962-05-28241°25'N / 90°09'W00250K0Henry
5.91956-04-26241°29'N / 90°22'W41°29'N / 90°09'W10.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Henry
7.91974-04-21241°22'N / 90°03'W2.00 Miles50 Yards003K0Henry
10.61973-04-21241°26'N / 90°25'W41°29'N / 90°18'W6.40 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Henry
11.61965-04-23241°21'N / 90°20'W0.20 Mile100 Yards0025K0Henry
13.51967-04-21241°32'N / 89°58'W41°32'N / 89°52'W4.50 Miles300 Yards0025K0Henry
13.61990-03-13341°36'N / 90°17'W41°37'N / 90°20'W0.50 Mile73 Yards00250K0Scott
14.31959-08-26241°36'N / 90°17'W41°41'N / 90°14'W5.60 Miles50 Yards0025K0Rock Island
15.51959-09-26241°11'N / 90°22'W41°18'N / 90°10'W12.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Henry
17.51974-05-16241°20'N / 90°33'W41°21'N / 90°22'W9.20 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Rock Island
17.81990-03-13341°37'N / 90°20'W41°46'N / 90°13'W12.00 Miles250 Yards012.5M0Rock Island
18.31966-04-19341°30'N / 90°30'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Scott
18.31996-04-19341°12'N / 90°07'W41°11'N / 90°02'W3.00 Miles100 Yards0410.0M0Henry
 Brief Description: 10 Million in damage and 4 hospitalized as this tornado moved from Bishop Hill through Galva. At least 6 Million of damage was reported in the city limits of Galva where 150 homes were damaged, 26 received extensive damage, and 15 had to be destroyed. Extensive damage was also received to the city sewage treatment plant. A second, small and short lived tornado, did much less damage to the eastern part of town, most notably pushing over gravestones in a cemetery and downing trees.
18.61962-05-28241°13'N / 90°20'W000K0Henry
20.21973-04-21241°20'N / 90°39'W41°26'N / 90°25'W13.60 Miles33 Yards022.5M0Rock Island
20.21974-04-13241°14'N / 90°25'W0.10 Mile17 Yards013K0Mercer
22.11990-03-13341°46'N / 90°13'W41°46'N / 90°12'W3.00 Miles250 Yards002.5M0Whiteside
22.11981-03-29441°41'N / 89°57'W41°45'N / 89°53'W5.10 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Whiteside
23.11974-04-13241°12'N / 90°27'W0.10 Mile20 Yards0025K0Mercer
25.01967-01-24241°37'N / 90°35'W2.00 Miles250 Yards00250K0Scott
25.41966-03-21241°48'N / 90°00'W0025K0Whiteside
25.51974-05-13341°37'N / 90°36'W41°40'N / 90°33'W3.60 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Scott
25.51974-06-14341°23'N / 90°40'W41°18'N / 90°35'W6.80 Miles33 Yards000K0Rock Island
26.42006-04-13241°16'N / 90°37'W41°16'N / 90°35'W2.00 Miles50 Yards0030K0Mercer
 Brief Description: Rated low F2 Tornado developed just east of 240th Street at 2107 CST and tracked generally east across the far northern part of Matherville and dissipated just west of U.S. 67 east of Matherville at 2111 CST. Two homes had roof damage done to them with the sheriff's office indicating one house was completely unroofed.
26.51975-03-23241°04'N / 90°11'W1.00 Mile80 Yards0225K0Knox
28.91978-08-15341°20'N / 90°41'W41°21'N / 90°42'W00250K0Rock Island
28.91976-03-04241°02'N / 90°06'W0.10 Mile440 Yards0025K0Knox
28.91974-06-14341°18'N / 90°35'W40°56'N / 90°24'W26.90 Miles440 Yards010K0Mercer
30.31988-05-08341°46'N / 90°45'W41°52'N / 90°12'W30.00 Miles150 Yards0025.0M0Clinton
30.81967-01-24241°52'N / 90°22'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0025K0Clinton
31.62001-06-14241°29'N / 90°47'W41°33'N / 90°44'W6.40 Miles200 Yards0300Scott
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down at 501 pm CST, around a half mile east/northeast of Montpelier, near Highway 22 and the Muscatine/Scott County line. The tornado then tracked northeast into Scott County, was on the ground about 6.5 miles, and was 200 yards wide. The tornado ripped the roof off of three homes in Blue Grass, and produced lesser damage to many other homes. Three people in Blue Grass sustained minor injuries. The tornado produced F2 damage in the area around Normandy Street in Blue Grass, before lifting 2.5 miles northeast of the community at 506 pm CST.
31.81978-08-15341°16'N / 90°47'W41°20'N / 90°41'W6.40 Miles77 Yards00250K0Mercer
31.91974-06-20341°59'N / 90°16'W41°50'N / 90°12'W10.60 Miles200 Yards1202.5M0Clinton
32.21973-04-21241°16'N / 90°50'W41°20'N / 90°39'W10.20 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Mercer
32.71962-05-07341°40'N / 90°43'W10.00 Miles300 Yards00250K0Scott
33.01959-09-26241°10'N / 89°39'W41°12'N / 89°36'W1.90 Miles40 Yards0025K0Stark
33.52001-06-14241°28'N / 90°48'W41°28'N / 90°48'W0.10 Mile200 Yards0000Muscatine
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down at 501 pm CST, around a half mile east/northeast of Montpelier, near Highway 22 and the Muscatine/Scott County line. The tornado then tracked northeast into Scott County, was on the ground about 6.5 miles, and was 200 yards wide. The tornado ripped the roof off of three homes in Blue Grass, and produced lesser damage to many other homes. Three people in Blue Grass sustained minor injuries. The tornado produced F2 damage in the area around Normandy Street in Blue Grass, before lifting 2.5 miles northeast of the community at 506 pm CST.
34.01966-05-23241°41'N / 90°44'W2.00 Miles250 Yards0025K0Scott
34.31961-05-14340°54'N / 89°59'W41°07'N / 89°43'W20.20 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Peoria
34.81995-05-09341°32'N / 90°49'W7.00 Miles500 Yards003.0M0Scott
 Brief Description: This tornado destroyed 26 farm buildings, 20 of them with major damage. Nine homes were hit, one destroyed, two with major damage and six with minor damage. Seven of the nine homes were farmhouses. Roxanne Paper, with baby boy Logan in arm, was downstairs when the tornado struck. She reported that it sounded like something big was tearing through the house. The Gary Meincke farm was hit very hard. He and his wife watched the tornado touch down south of their farm at around 1630 CDT. Shortly after that they ran with their children to the basement. Debris from the Leroy Feldhahn farm near Stockton was spread over nearby Interstate 80 causing a two mile long traffic jam. Governor Terry Branstad later proclaimed a Disaster Emergency for Scott County.
35.01967-05-07241°32'N / 90°54'W41°29'N / 90°45'W8.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Muscatine
35.01976-03-04341°12'N / 89°34'W0.80 Mile100 Yards00250K0Bureau
35.61962-05-07241°48'N / 89°39'W41°43'N / 89°33'W7.20 Miles10 Yards000K0Whiteside
35.61962-05-07241°48'N / 89°39'W41°43'N / 89°33'W7.20 Miles10 Yards000K0Whiteside
35.71967-01-24241°57'N / 90°20'W00250K0Clinton
36.01959-09-26241°57'N / 90°06'W41°59'N / 90°02'W3.30 Miles40 Yards0025K0Carroll
36.51995-07-27241°45'N / 90°47'W41°43'N / 90°43'W5.50 Miles60 Yards0010K70KScott
36.91975-06-14241°10'N / 89°33'W00250K0Bureau
37.91998-06-18241°06'N / 90°48'W41°11'N / 90°43'W6.00 Miles880 Yards00110K0Mercer
 Brief Description: The tornado damaged several rural home sites. Northeast of Seaton damage was noted to farm buildings and a silo. South of Aledo seven power lines poles were snapped, and a farmhouse 4 miles west of Aledo was destroyed. The tornado also damaged or destroyed farm buildings, roofs and chimneys south of Aledo.
38.21988-05-08341°45'N / 90°47'W41°46'N / 90°45'W2.00 Miles150 Yards0025.0M0Scott
38.21965-04-24341°09'N / 89°37'W41°06'N / 89°30'W6.50 Miles43 Yards0125K0Marshall
38.31967-07-23241°07'N / 89°41'W41°03'N / 89°31'W9.40 Miles50 Yards0025K0Stark
39.11967-01-24241°47'N / 90°46'W2.00 Miles143 Yards0025K0Scott
39.51967-04-21241°37'N / 89°29'W41°38'N / 89°22'W5.60 Miles77 Yards0025K0Lee
39.81995-05-09341°35'N / 90°52'W41°43'N / 90°53'W10.00 Miles75 Yards00650K0Muscatine
39.81995-07-27241°56'N / 90°45'W41°49'N / 90°36'W10.50 Miles70 Yards00200K150KClinton
40.41957-05-21241°33'N / 91°00'W41°36'N / 90°50'W8.90 Miles100 Yards00250K0Cedar
41.51956-08-30241°48'N / 89°30'W003K0Lee
42.01972-07-17341°04'N / 89°38'W41°08'N / 89°21'W15.20 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Marshall
42.31963-04-18241°02'N / 90°45'W0025K0Warren
42.61967-01-24241°48'N / 90°50'W2.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Clinton
42.81959-09-26240°54'N / 90°38'W40°57'N / 90°33'W4.90 Miles300 Yards10250K0Warren
43.01981-07-25240°54'N / 89°46'W2.00 Miles20 Yards00250K0Peoria
44.41961-05-14340°43'N / 90°13'W40°54'N / 89°59'W17.30 Miles100 Yards082.5M0Knox
44.71967-04-21241°15'N / 89°20'W0.30 Mile30 Yards013K0Putnam
44.81961-06-07241°42'N / 90°58'W41°46'N / 90°54'W5.10 Miles200 Yards0125K0Cedar
45.01974-06-14340°56'N / 90°24'W40°43'N / 90°24'W14.90 Miles33 Yards010K0Knox
45.21967-01-24342°03'N / 90°02'W42°08'N / 89°56'W7.40 Miles77 Yards012250K0Carroll
45.71972-04-06241°54'N / 89°31'W41°43'N / 89°18'W16.60 Miles50 Yards06250K0Lee
46.42010-06-05240°48'N / 90°05'W40°46'N / 89°59'W6.00 Miles50 Yards00420K50KKnox
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down 4.5 miles west-northwest of Yates City in eastern Knox County then tracked southeastward to the Knox-Peoria County line. Large tree limbs were snapped and crops were scoured in numerous places along this path. A house had the roof torn off and much of the upper level of the structure severely damaged. The attached garage was also destroyed. In addition, a large garage was destroyed, and seven outbuildings were severely damaged. The tornado continued southeastward into Peoria County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A stationary frontal boundary extending from southern Michigan across north-central Illinois served as the focus for severe thunderstorm development during the late afternoon and evening of June 5th. A vigorous upper-level disturbance tracking across the Upper Midwest added extra wind energy to the atmosphere, allowing supercell thunderstorms to develop along the front. Eight tornadoes were spawned by the storms, mainly along a Galesburg to Eureka line. An isolated tornado formed further south across eastern Logan and western DeWitt counties as well. No injuries were reported.
46.81991-03-22241°53'N / 90°51'W41°58'N / 90°45'W7.00 Miles60 Yards002.5M0Clinton
47.01995-05-13240°44'N / 90°23'W40°49'N / 90°09'W14.00 Miles880 Yards021.6M0Knox
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down 1 N of St. Augustine and traveled to the northeast. Twelve farm structures and 14 pieces of farm equipment were destroyed. Eighteen homes were either damaged or destroyed. Numerous trees were blown over and a 10 acre orchard with over 1200 trees was destroyed. The tornado also took off the roof of the Maquon Fire Department before it lifted and dissipated 1 NE of Maquon. Two people sustained minor injuries and damage was estimated around $1.6 million.
47.51972-04-06242°03'N / 89°36'W41°54'N / 89°31'W10.90 Miles50 Yards13250K0Ogle
47.52007-06-01341°19'N / 91°07'W41°27'N / 91°01'W10.00 Miles774 Yards0615.0M0KMuscatine
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado entered into Muscatine County from Louisa County just south of Fruitland, IA. It progressed to the northeast through the center of Fruitland destroying the post office and city hall building, numerous homes, and overturning some railroad cars. The tornado weakened as it approached the southwest portions of Muscatine. In Muscatine, the western sections of town had varying degrees of damage, which was mainly confined to roof damage. At a car dealership, some cars were displaced. The tornado eventually lifted on the northeast side of Muscatine near the junction of highways 22 and 61. Debris from Muscatine and Fruitland fell in Lowden, IA. Some personal papers were found 1 to 4 miles northwest of Lowden. Lowden is approximately 30 miles NNE of Muscatine. 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.
48.22010-06-05240°46'N / 89°59'W40°46'N / 89°57'W2.00 Miles50 Yards0085.0M0KPeoria
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado crossed the Knox-Peoria County line 1.1 miles west of Elmwood, then continued southeastward through the town of Elmwood. Considerable structural damage occurred to 10 homes, 30 businesses and nearly two dozen vehicles in downtown Elmwood, amounting to approximately $85 million in damages. There was a total of about 80 people, some that were attending an outdoor festival in the downtown and some that were at a theater, that took shelter in the basement of the movie theater. As a result, there were no injuries. The tornado dissipated 1 mile east of Elmwood. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A stationary frontal boundary extending from southern Michigan across north-central Illinois served as the focus for severe thunderstorm development during the late afternoon and evening of June 5th. A vigorous upper-level disturbance tracking across the Upper Midwest added extra wind energy to the atmosphere, allowing supercell thunderstorms to develop along the front. Eight tornadoes were spawned by the storms, mainly along a Galesburg to Eureka line. An isolated tornado formed further south across eastern Logan and western DeWitt counties as well. No injuries were reported.
48.51979-08-05342°01'N / 89°35'W41°57'N / 89°30'W5.70 Miles67 Yards002.5M0Ogle
48.81975-11-09241°54'N / 90°53'W42°02'N / 90°43'W12.30 Miles200 Yards02250K0Clinton
49.71976-06-29440°48'N / 89°45'W40°50'N / 89°39'W4.90 Miles40 Yards00250K0Peoria


* 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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