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

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Earthquake Index, #281

Kurtz, IN
0.04
Indiana
0.12
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

Kurtz, IN
0.0000
Indiana
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, #259

Kurtz, IN
273.82
Indiana
265.56
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 3,720 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Kurtz, IN were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:1Cold:13Dense Fog:10Drought:8
Dust Storm:0Flood:664Hail:811Heat:14Heavy Snow:38
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:14Landslide:0Strong Wind:28
Thunderstorm Winds:1,870Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:51Winter Weather:22
Other:176 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Kurtz, IN.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Kurtz, IN.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 124 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Kurtz, IN.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
3.41990-06-02438°51'N / 86°17'W39°00'N / 85°57'W18.00 Miles200 Yards092.5M0Jackson
4.41974-04-03338°48'N / 86°16'W39°03'N / 85°53'W26.80 Miles177 Yards1210K0Jackson
10.61996-05-08238°58'N / 85°58'W38°58'N / 85°54'W5.50 Miles200 Yards001.3M0Jackson
 Brief Description: A strong tornado developed just west of Seymour and moved across the downtown area causing major damage before lifting. In all, nine businesses sustained major damage, eighty-eight homes were damaged and seven homes were destroyed. Three mobile homes were also destroyed. The Seymour highschool also received damage.
12.61968-04-14339°04'N / 85°58'W39°06'N / 85°55'W3.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Bartholomew
15.21976-09-26338°56'N / 85°54'W38°57'N / 85°48'W4.90 Miles100 Yards1102.5M0Jackson
15.51974-04-03338°46'N / 86°18'W38°48'N / 86°16'W2.30 Miles177 Yards0025.0M0Lawrence
16.31957-04-05238°59'N / 86°26'W003K0Lawrence
16.41990-06-02338°45'N / 86°06'W38°45'N / 85°57'W8.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Washington
17.01974-04-03339°03'N / 85°53'W39°06'N / 85°48'W5.40 Miles177 Yards000K0Bartholomew
18.91971-05-24239°12'N / 85°58'W39°13'N / 85°56'W002.5M0Bartholomew
19.51990-06-02338°45'N / 85°57'W38°47'N / 85°49'W8.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Jackson
19.91990-06-02438°47'N / 86°32'W38°54'N / 86°23'W11.00 Miles400 Yards1512.5M0Lawrence
20.21963-04-19338°59'N / 86°00'W39°03'N / 85°31'W26.20 Miles33 Yards000K0Lawrence
20.81974-04-03339°06'N / 85°48'W39°07'N / 85°46'W1.30 Miles177 Yards050K0Jennings
21.31955-03-01238°50'N / 86°29'W1.50 Miles300 Yards0025K0Lawrence
21.81963-04-19238°51'N / 85°54'W38°49'N / 85°38'W14.50 Miles1300 Yards00250K0Jackson
22.81961-03-06238°45'N / 85°49'W1.00 Mile33 Yards03250K0Scott
22.91973-06-26239°10'N / 86°33'W39°14'N / 86°20'W12.40 Miles50 Yards00250K0Monroe
23.51986-03-10238°41'N / 85°56'W38°41'N / 85°52'W3.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Washington
23.91986-03-10238°41'N / 85°52'W38°47'N / 85°45'W9.00 Miles300 Yards0252.5M0Scott
24.31990-06-02338°47'N / 85°49'W38°47'N / 85°41'W6.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Scott
24.32008-06-03239°19'N / 86°08'W39°20'N / 86°05'W3.00 Miles150 Yards00200K0KBrown
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: In Brown County near Peoga damaged occurred to twenty to thirty homes, a barn, powerlines, trees, and a carport due to a tornado. One indirect injury occurred when I firefighter suffered heat stroke. In Johnson County at Camp Atterbury forty buildings were damaged, dozens of vehicles including a 6,000 pound Humvee and a bus were tossed and crushed, the chapel was damaged, and a trailer was tossed on top of a building. Also in Johnson County in Edinburgh 59 buildings were damaged or destroyed. One woman suffered an ankle injury during the tornado. Damaged occurred in Shelby County to a gas station. One woman at the gas station sustained minor injuries when her car windows were blown out. The tornado touched down at 2024 EST in Brown County near the intersection of Sweetwater Trail and Beech Tree Road. The tornado tracked to the northeast for 2.83 miles before crossing into Johnson County approximately 1000 feet west of County Road 900 at 2030 EST. The tornado continued to track to the northeast for 7.19 miles until 2046 EST when the tornado entered Shelby County just south of the County Road 900 and West State Road 252 intersection. The tornado lifted at 2047 EST in Shelby County after tracking to the northeast and lifting at exit 80 on Interstate 65. The tornado was an EF-2 while in Brown County causing 200 thousand dollars in damage. The tornado was an EF-2 while in Johnson County causing 23 million dollars in damage. The tornado weakened to an EF-1 while in Shelby County causing 15 thousand dollars in damage. Based on damage indicators, at the tornadoes peak intensity wind speeds were around 130 miles per hour. The tornado formed from a supercell and was on the ground for 23 minutes or 10.59 miles. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A powerful weather system moved through central Indiana on the night of June 3rd. Associated with this system were damaging straight line thunderstorm winds and tornadoes. Three tornadoes developed from supercells. An EF-1 tornado moved through Decatur County, an EF-2 tornado moved through Brown and Johnson Counties, and then weakened to an EF-1 in Shelby County, and another tornado began as an EF-0 in Shelby County and intensified to an EF-3 in Rush County.
24.91963-01-11238°41'N / 85°51'W38°44'N / 85°47'W5.10 Miles150 Yards0025K0Scott
25.41974-04-03439°08'N / 85°43'W39°09'N / 85°42'W0025.0M0Bartholomew
25.71963-04-19338°16'N / 86°36'W38°59'N / 86°00'W59.10 Miles1400 Yards00250K0Lawrence
25.81956-04-03238°36'N / 86°07'W0122.5M0Washington
25.91959-02-10238°44'N / 86°30'W00250K0Lawrence
26.12008-06-03239°20'N / 86°05'W39°21'N / 85°57'W7.00 Miles150 Yards0323.0M0KJohnson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: In Brown County near Peoga damaged occurred to twenty to thirty homes, a barn, powerlines, trees, and a carport due to a tornado. One indirect injury occurred when I firefighter suffered heat stroke. In Johnson County at Camp Atterbury forty buildings were damaged, dozens of vehicles including a 6,000 pound Humvee and a bus were tossed and crushed, the chapel was damaged, and a trailer was tossed on top of a building. Also in Johnson County in Edinburgh 59 buildings were damaged or destroyed. One woman suffered an ankle injury during the tornado. Damaged occurred in Shelby County to a gas station. One woman at the gas station sustained minor injuries when her car windows were blown out. The tornado touched down at 2024 EST in Brown County near the intersection of Sweetwater Trail and Beech Tree Road. The tornado tracked to the northeast for 2.83 miles before crossing into Johnson County approximately 1000 feet west of County Road 900 at 2030 EST. The tornado continued to track to the northeast for 7.19 miles until 2046 EST when the tornado entered Shelby County just south of the County Road 900 and West State Road 252 intersection. The tornado lifted at 2047 EST in Shelby County after tracking to the northeast and lifting at exit 80 on Interstate 65. The tornado was an EF-2 while in Brown County causing 200 thousand dollars in damage. The tornado was an EF-2 while in Johnson County causing 23 million dollars in damage. The tornado weakened to an EF-1 while in Shelby County causing 15 thousand dollars in damage. Based on damage indicators, at the tornadoes peak intensity wind speeds were around 130 miles per hour. The tornado formed from a supercell and was on the ground for 23 minutes or 10.59 miles. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A powerful weather system moved through central Indiana on the night of June 3rd. Associated with this system were damaging straight line thunderstorm winds and tornadoes. Three tornadoes developed from supercells. An EF-1 tornado moved through Decatur County, an EF-2 tornado moved through Brown and Johnson Counties, and then weakened to an EF-1 in Shelby County, and another tornado began as an EF-0 in Shelby County and intensified to an EF-3 in Rush County.
26.22009-03-08338°51'N / 86°36'W38°51'N / 86°35'W1.00 Mile1408 Yards01420K0KLawrence
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This brief but powerful tornado had a steady track to the east-northeast, creating damage consistent of an EF3 strength tornado. A rating of EF3 corresponds with winds of 136 to 165 MPH. The maximum width of the tornado was approximately 1/8 mile. It completely destroyed the above ground portions of two homes, seriously damaged a trailer home, and created lesser damage to two other homes. It picked a full size school bus up, turned it around and onto its side, and moved it uphill onto the foundation of what had been an occupied home. The damage estimate is very rough. EPISODE NARRATIVE: By late morning a warm front stretched approximately from low pressure over northeast Missouri through central Illinois to between Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, Indiana while the cold front trailed from the low into Oklahoma. At 1040 EST tornado watch number 49 was issued for much of western Indiana, much of Illinois, and locations south, effective until 1600 EST. National Weather Service radar showed scattered storms in the watch area in Indiana, better organized storms firing up over eastern Iowa and western Illinois, and an area of rain north of the warm front. At 1400 EST radar showed a broken line of storms with isolated supercells and line segments extending from northern Indiana south-southwestward through southern Indiana into western Kentucky with an eastward movement at 40-45 knots along central and northern portions of the line. The thermodynamic environment was marginally unstable but becoming more unstable with time. Supporting factors for severe weather were: large-scale atmospheric ascent, forcing associated with an ejecting short wave trough, significant shear, and increasing sunshine along and behind the warm front as it lifted north. At 1343 EST the first severe weather report occurred with a measured thunderstorm wind gust of 91 MPH in Vincennes in Knox county. An additional tornado watch, watch number 50, was issued at 1355 EST to cover the rest of Indiana east of watch number 49. At this point 90+ knot mid-level winds and 55+ knot 850 millibar winds were across the region. Portions of the watches were canceled starting shortly before 1600 EST. By the end of the severe weather episode an EF3 tornado had touched down in Lawrence County just west of Bedford. Portions of Daviess county experienced wind gusts of 80 to 90 MPH, while Tippecanoe, Clinton and Howard Counties had gusts from 60 to 70 mph. Significant damage occurred to several homes and farms in Lawrence County.
26.71969-05-10239°13'N / 85°47'W39°11'N / 85°40'W6.40 Miles33 Yards00250K0Bartholomew
26.91990-06-02238°35'N / 86°04'W38°36'N / 86°00'W4.50 Miles150 Yards02250K0Washington
26.91992-11-22239°09'N / 85°44'W39°12'N / 85°40'W4.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Bartholomew
26.91992-07-30339°22'N / 86°08'W39°21'N / 85°58'W7.00 Miles200 Yards0252.5M0Johnson
26.91956-03-07238°35'N / 86°07'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Washington
28.01968-08-09238°41'N / 85°46'W0025K0Scott
28.01970-04-19239°08'N / 86°39'W39°10'N / 86°33'W5.60 Miles30 Yards06250K0Monroe
28.41967-04-21238°52'N / 85°39'W38°53'N / 85°35'W3.30 Miles33 Yards0125K0Jennings
28.41963-03-16238°34'N / 86°03'W1.00 Mile800 Yards003K0Washington
28.51973-05-27239°10'N / 86°36'W30.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Monroe
28.61990-06-02238°59'N / 85°47'W39°08'N / 85°26'W18.00 Miles60 Yards00250K0Jennings
29.91973-06-17239°23'N / 85°57'W0.30 Mile50 Yards0025K0Bartholomew
30.01992-11-22239°13'N / 85°40'W39°13'N / 85°40'W1.00 Mile50 Yards00250K0Decatur
30.71967-12-11239°16'N / 85°42'W003K0Bartholomew
30.91990-06-02338°47'N / 85°41'W38°51'N / 85°30'W9.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Jefferson
31.01973-05-27239°12'N / 86°27'W39°37'N / 86°06'W34.30 Miles50 Yards00250K0Monroe
31.61967-04-21238°53'N / 85°35'W38°54'N / 85°31'W3.00 Miles33 Yards0125K0Jefferson
31.72002-09-20339°14'N / 86°37'W39°20'N / 86°31'W10.50 Miles150 Yards0010.0M20KMonroe
 Brief Description: One of Indiana's longest tracking tornados formed along a squall line on the morning of September 20. The tornado touched down near Ellettsville in Monroe county and then remained on the ground for 112 miles before lifting in Blackford county. The tornado produced F3 damage at its strongest points. Nearly 100 single family homes were destroyed, along with several mobile homes. Some apartments were also destroyed. Many businesses and hundreds of homes received damage. Several counties were declared disaster areas.
31.92005-11-15339°21'N / 85°47'W39°21'N / 85°47'W8.00 Miles300 Yards015.0M0Shelby
 Brief Description: A strong F3 tornado touched down in northern Bartholomew county on 15 November 2005, continuing into southeast Shelby county, where it would do the majority of its damage. No one was killed by this powerful tornado, despite areas of severe damage, and only one minor injury was reported. A resident sustained an ankle injury when moving quickly down into his basement with his family to take cover. The worst damage along the tornado's path took place along and near Vandalia Road just east of the town of Geneva, where a large hog farm was severely damaged, and an old farm house was blown off its foundation. The structural integrity of the destroyed home was insufficient to justify a violent rating. Around 25 properties were damaged in this largely rural area, with six declared total losses. 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.
32.51975-04-18239°13'N / 86°40'W39°14'N / 86°37'W2.70 Miles50 Yards01250K0Monroe
33.01992-11-22339°15'N / 86°39'W39°18'N / 86°34'W5.30 Miles867 Yards03250K0Monroe
33.21974-04-03538°36'N / 85°44'W38°38'N / 85°42'W1.90 Miles33 Yards0100K0Scott
33.41985-04-05238°30'N / 86°00'W1.00 Mile10 Yards002.5M0Washington
33.51974-04-03538°28'N / 86°00'W38°36'N / 85°44'W17.00 Miles33 Yards1230K0Clark
33.51975-04-18239°11'N / 86°42'W39°13'N / 86°40'W1.90 Miles50 Yards01250K0Owen
34.01990-06-02438°40'N / 86°39'W38°41'N / 86°37'W1.30 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Lawrence
34.41954-08-01238°33'N / 86°28'W003K0Orange
34.71954-10-11339°27'N / 86°07'W39°30'N / 86°03'W4.70 Miles100 Yards20250K0Johnson
34.91976-09-26338°48'N / 85°40'W38°45'N / 85°24'W14.60 Miles300 Yards11250K0Jefferson
35.11957-07-04239°27'N / 85°54'W00250K0Shelby
35.21999-04-09238°53'N / 85°30'W38°54'N / 85°28'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00100K0Jefferson
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down in Dupont taking the roof off and structurally damaging one home. The storm also damaged to a lesser extent several homes and barns along its path. The storm then intensified as it moved into Jennings county.
35.51990-06-02438°41'N / 86°41'W38°40'N / 86°39'W2.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Orange
35.51985-04-05238°39'N / 85°37'W2.00 Miles17 Yards003K0Scott
35.61974-04-03438°33'N / 85°45'W38°36'N / 85°40'W5.40 Miles1200 Yards00250.0M0Clark
35.71956-02-25239°26'N / 86°26'W2.00 Miles60 Yards0325K0Morgan
36.11985-04-05238°44'N / 85°32'W1.00 Mile17 Yards0025K0Jefferson
36.31974-04-03438°36'N / 85°40'W38°39'N / 85°35'W5.20 Miles1200 Yards1150K0Scott
36.71999-04-09338°55'N / 85°27'W38°55'N / 85°27'W1.00 Mile400 Yards00250K0Jennings
 Brief Description: A strong F3 tornado moved across the extreme southeastern part of the county significantly damaging 2 homes and destroying 4 barns. 2 high tension power line towers were toppled as well. The tornado then moved northeast out of the Indianapolis CWA.
36.91965-10-07238°44'N / 85°31'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Jefferson
37.01974-04-03538°25'N / 86°05'W38°28'N / 86°00'W5.70 Miles33 Yards1120K0Washington
37.01986-03-10339°22'N / 86°31'W39°35'N / 86°14'W15.00 Miles440 Yards092.5M0Morgan
37.21973-06-19239°20'N / 85°40'W39°22'N / 85°36'W4.10 Miles50 Yards0025K0Decatur
37.42002-09-20339°22'N / 86°32'W39°35'N / 86°15'W20.00 Miles150 Yards02815.0M30KMorgan
 Brief Description: One of Indiana's longest tracking tornados formed along a squall line on the morning of September 20. The tornado touched down near Ellettsville in Monroe county and then remained on the ground for 112 miles before lifting in Blackford county. The tornado produced F3 damage at its strongest points. Nearly 100 single family homes were destroyed, along with several mobile homes. Some apartments were also destroyed. Many businesses and hundreds of homes received damage. Several counties were declared disaster areas.
37.61956-02-25239°31'N / 86°10'W00250K0Johnson
37.81961-11-16239°27'N / 85°47'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0Shelby
38.91992-11-22339°24'N / 86°31'W39°35'N / 86°19'W15.00 Miles867 Yards002.5M0Morgan
39.11992-11-22339°26'N / 85°53'W39°33'N / 85°47'W10.00 Miles50 Yards002.5M0Shelby
39.21974-04-03439°09'N / 85°42'W39°21'N / 85°17'W26.10 Miles1200 Yards270K0Decatur
39.41962-05-26239°32'N / 86°16'W0025K0Morgan
39.41976-06-24239°18'N / 86°44'W39°20'N / 86°42'W2.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0Owen
39.41956-02-25239°29'N / 85°48'W2.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Shelby
39.52004-05-27238°30'N / 85°59'W38°25'N / 85°38'W17.90 Miles75 Yards001.0M0Clark
 Brief Description: A tornado moved from Washington County, Indiana into western Clark County in the vicinity of Borden. It briefly reached F2 intensity in the Borden area, blowing the roofs off several homes. The roof was blown off an elementary school while a graduation was in progress, but no injuries were reported. In all, the tornado destroyed or damaged 10 homes in the Borden area. The tornado continued moving east southeast across Clark County, lifting intermittently. Several witnesses spotted the tornado as it moved south of Charlestown. It caused some F1 damage in the Stacy Road and Bethany Road areas, before lifting southeast of Charlestown.
39.62004-07-30239°03'N / 85°25'W39°04'N / 85°23'W2.00 Miles133 Yards02465K0Ripley
 Brief Description: A tornado moved along a two mile path from southwest of Holton into town. One house, one mobile home and two small planes were destroyed. Thirty-six other structures sustained major damage. Numerous trees were uprooted along the path of the tornado.
39.91985-04-05238°24'N / 86°13'W1.00 Mile17 Yards0025K0Harrison
40.11974-04-03438°39'N / 85°35'W38°55'N / 85°16'W25.00 Miles1200 Yards101750K0Jefferson
40.91971-03-15239°31'N / 85°51'W39°31'N / 85°48'W1.30 Miles200 Yards05250K0Shelby
41.01974-05-30238°40'N / 86°47'W2.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0Martin
41.31996-04-20238°23'N / 86°01'W38°23'N / 86°00'W1.00 Mile100 Yards01250K0Floyd
 Brief Description: 6 houses were damaged 2 miles west of Greenville due to a brief F2 tornado. Also, mobile homes were overturned near the intersection of Georgetown and Greenville Roads, and a rescue unit was deployed. There were no serious injuries, however. One man was in his mobile home when the tornado struck. The tornado sent the mobile home flying, but the man only had a few cuts. Also, a roof off one house was was lifted up by the tornado and then set back down perfectly with only a few shingles missing.
41.31990-06-02338°34'N / 85°38'W38°35'N / 85°29'W7.20 Miles440 Yards04250K0Clark
42.22002-09-20339°32'N / 86°13'W39°38'N / 86°07'W7.50 Miles150 Yards0025.0M10KJohnson
 Brief Description: One of Indiana's longest tracking tornados formed along a squall line on the morning of September 20. The tornado touched down near Ellettsville in Monroe county and then remained on the ground for 112 miles before lifting in Blackford county. The tornado produced F3 damage at its strongest points. Nearly 100 single family homes were destroyed, along with several mobile homes. Some apartments were also destroyed. Many businesses and hundreds of homes received damage. Several counties were declared disaster areas.
42.21958-07-31339°31'N / 85°46'W0025K0Shelby
42.61974-04-03538°18'N / 86°17'W38°25'N / 86°05'W13.50 Miles33 Yards2340K0Harrison
43.11990-06-02338°22'N / 85°57'W38°24'N / 85°47'W8.30 Miles300 Yards072.5M0Floyd
43.31959-02-10238°34'N / 85°31'W0025K0Clark
43.31961-07-23238°34'N / 85°31'W0025K0Clark
43.41990-06-02438°34'N / 86°55'W38°41'N / 86°41'W14.30 Miles200 Yards042.5M0Martin
43.51992-07-30239°31'N / 86°39'W39°29'N / 86°30'W6.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Morgan
43.71999-04-09338°53'N / 85°25'W38°59'N / 85°13'W15.00 Miles450 Yards021.4M0Ripley
 Brief Description: A tornado moved into Jefferson Proving Grounds from Jennings county and moved northeast across the county. Four mobile homes were destroyed and 4 were damaged. One house was destroyed while 8 had heavy damage and 20 minor damage. Twenty-one barns were destroyed, 6 had heavy damage, and 14 received minor damage. Seventeen outbuildings were destroyed while 4 had heavy damage and 11 minor damage. Four vehicles received major damage and 3 had minor damage. Five pieces of farm equipment were destroyed while 4 incurred major damage. Seven livestock were lost with 2 being killed and 2 injured. Trees were also downed in the path.
44.21990-06-02338°24'N / 85°47'W38°24'N / 85°45'W3.70 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Clark
44.71969-05-10239°29'N / 86°03'W39°37'N / 85°27'W33.20 Miles33 Yards00250K0Johnson
44.72006-03-31239°37'N / 86°06'W39°37'N / 85°58'W7.00 Miles350 Yards003.0M0Johnson
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down just west of Interstate 65 and Main Street in Greenwood on the evening of 31 March 2006. This tornado was on the ground for 25 minutes, covered an area 17 miles long, and caused significant damage to several homes and businesses along its path, which continued into neighboring Shelby County. At its peak, near the small town of London in Shelby County, the tornado was a strong F2, with a width of four tenths of a mile. The tornado lifted near US 52 and State Road 9 in north central Shelby County. According to the American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis, more than 140 homes were damaged, some of them severely. Fortunately, no fatalities or life-threatening injuries were reported, although at least one driver, Megan Mahoney of Chesterfield, MO, sustained a concussion when her car was rolled or tossed off of Interstate 74 in Shelby County and into the yard of a home over 150 feet away. This was the third significant tornado in just over three and a half years to affect the southern suburbs of the Indianapolis metropolitan area. Severe thunderstorms which formed over northwest central Indiana quickly transitioned to a powerful and expanding squall line with embedded supercells that moved southeast through central Indiana during the afternoon and evening of 31 March 2006. Two tornadoes touched down in the 9-county Indianapolis metropolitan area, one of which was on the ground for 17 miles and did an estimated 8 million dollars in damage.
45.41990-06-02338°35'N / 85°29'W38°35'N / 85°25'W3.80 Miles440 Yards00250K0Jefferson
45.61986-03-10339°35'N / 86°14'W39°41'N / 85°59'W15.00 Miles440 Yards032.5M0Johnson
46.01990-06-02338°41'N / 86°54'W38°41'N / 86°54'W0.50 Mile200 Yards00250K0Martin
46.21954-06-26239°31'N / 86°38'W003K0Morgan
46.22008-06-03339°27'N / 85°37'W39°30'N / 85°30'W7.00 Miles150 Yards181.0M0KRush
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down in Shelby County at 2004 EST 200 meters north of the County Road South 500 East and County Road East 500 South intersection. The tornado tracked to the east northeast for 2.93 miles before entering Rush County at 2012 EST near County Road South 1000 West just south of County Road East 450 South. The tornado continued to the northeast for 6.75 miles until lifting at 2030 EST. The tornado lifted 200 meters east of County Road South 400 West and 400 meters north of West State Road 244. The tornado was on the ground for a total of 9.68 miles and 26 minutes. The tornado was an EF-0 with wind speeds around 75 miles per hour while in Shelby County, however intensified to an EF-3 tornado while in Rush County with wind speeds around 150 miles per hour. The tornado had a width of 150 yards. The tornado formed from a supercell storm. While in Shelby County the tornado damaged 34 structures with the hardest hit areas being Middletown and Waldron. 27 of the damaged structures were in Middletown with 4 of these being completely destroyed. Trees and powerlines were also blown down and a semi-trailer was blown off Interstate 74. In Rush County 8 people were injured including a man and a woman who were pinned beneath a wall in Moscow. A 67 year old woman in Moscow was injured from a large tree limb that impaled her in the chest and later passed away due to those injuries on August 17th. The historic Moscow Covered Bridge was destroyed in addition to extensive damage to the Moscow school. Dozens of houses were severely damaged or destroyed including some houses that were swept completely off the foundation. Approximately 200,000 dollars in damage occurred in Shelby County and approximately one million dollars in damage occurred in Rush County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A powerful weather system moved through central Indiana on the night of June 3rd. Associated with this system were damaging straight line thunderstorm winds and tornadoes. Three tornadoes developed from supercells. An EF-1 tornado moved through Decatur County, an EF-2 tornado moved through Brown and Johnson Counties, and then weakened to an EF-1 in Shelby County, and another tornado began as an EF-0 in Shelby County and intensified to an EF-3 in Rush County.
46.71968-05-15239°37'N / 86°26'W39°37'N / 86°22'W3.60 Miles33 Yards000K0Morgan
46.91974-04-03438°55'N / 85°16'W38°56'N / 85°15'W000K0Ripley
47.62007-10-18338°28'N / 85°33'W38°30'N / 85°28'W5.00 Miles440 Yards001.0M10KClark
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An EF-3 tornado touched down near Bull Creek Road, and was on the ground intermittently before lifting near the end of Fulton Road, just short of the Ohio River. The greatest damage occurred about 10 miles east northeast of Charlestown, where a recently constructed two story home was blown off its basement and destroyed. Two large barns, a stable, a silo, and four vehicles were also damaged or destroyed on the same property. Ten other homes were damaged, with four of them receiving severe damage. Five barns and several other outbuildings were destroyed. The tornado left scour marks for nearly one half mile through corn and bean fields between Bull Creek Road and Church Road just after its initial touchdown. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front with strong upper level support collided with a very moist air mass over the lower Ohio Valley. Widespread severe thunderstorms resulted, along with three confirmed tornadoes in south central Indiana. The severe storms and tornadoes produced property damage, widespread areas with downed trees and power lines, and some large hail.
47.71990-06-02239°03'N / 87°07'W39°07'N / 86°54'W10.00 Miles50 Yards002.5M0Greene
47.81956-07-13239°05'N / 85°15'W0.20 Mile100 Yards0025K0Ripley
48.01986-03-10239°34'N / 85°56'W39°43'N / 85°50'W10.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Shelby
48.01986-03-10239°34'N / 85°56'W39°43'N / 85°50'W10.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Shelby
48.31961-04-25439°35'N / 85°48'W39°36'N / 85°37'W9.60 Miles550 Yards012.5M0Shelby
48.31968-05-15239°37'N / 86°32'W39°37'N / 86°26'W5.20 Miles33 Yards05250K0Hendricks
48.51969-08-09239°39'N / 85°53'W00250K0Shelby
48.81990-06-02338°35'N / 85°25'W38°36'N / 85°19'W6.00 Miles50 Yards012.5M0Trimble
48.91974-04-03339°35'N / 85°52'W39°42'N / 85°47'W8.90 Miles440 Yards0225.0M0Shelby
49.01959-02-10239°41'N / 86°09'W0.40 Mile50 Yards0025K0Marion
49.11990-06-02239°05'N / 85°25'W39°13'N / 85°04'W20.50 Miles440 Yards03250K0Ripley
49.31986-03-10339°41'N / 85°59'W39°40'N / 85°56'W2.00 Miles440 Yards0102.5M0Marion
49.32006-03-31239°38'N / 85°57'W39°41'N / 85°47'W10.00 Miles700 Yards015.0M0Shelby
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down just west of Interstate 65 and Main Street in Greenwood on the evening of 31 March 2006. This tornado was on the ground for 25 minutes, covered an area 17 miles long, and caused significant damage to several homes and businesses along its path, which continued into neighboring Shelby County. At its peak, near the small town of London in Shelby County, the tornado was a strong F2, with a width of four tenths of a mile. The tornado lifted near US 52 and State Road 9 in north central Shelby County. According to the American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis, more than 140 homes were damaged, some of them severely. Fortunately, no fatalities or life-threatening injuries were reported, although at least one driver, Megan Mahoney of Chesterfield, MO, sustained a concussion when her car was rolled or tossed off of Interstate 74 in Shelby County and into the yard of a home over 150 feet away. This was the third significant tornado in just over three and a half years to affect the southern suburbs of the Indianapolis metropolitan area. Severe thunderstorms which formed over northwest central Indiana quickly transitioned to a powerful and expanding squall line with embedded supercells that moved southeast through central Indiana during the afternoon and evening of 31 March 2006. Two tornadoes touched down in the 9-county Indianapolis metropolitan area, one of which was on the ground for 17 miles and did an estimated 8 million dollars in damage.
49.51967-10-24338°29'N / 86°48'W0125K0Dubois
49.61974-04-03438°46'N / 85°16'W38°50'N / 85°12'W5.70 Miles300 Yards0025.0M0Jefferson
49.61986-03-10339°40'N / 85°56'W39°40'N / 85°50'W3.00 Miles440 Yards002.5M0Shelby


* 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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