Lancaster, MN Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
The chance of earthquake damage in Lancaster is about the same as Minnesota average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Lancaster is much lower than Minnesota average and is much lower than the national average.
Earthquake Index, #530
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
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, #820
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 994 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Lancaster, MN were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||87||Hail:||468||Heat:||1||Heavy Snow:||16|
|High Surf:||0||Hurricane:||0||Ice Storm:||6||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||18|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||269||Tropical Storm:||0||Wildfire:||0||Winter Storm:||33||Winter Weather:||0|
No volcano is found in or near Lancaster, MN.
Historical Earthquake Events
No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Lancaster, MN.
No historical earthquake events found in or near Lancaster, MN.
Historical Tornado Events
A total of 9 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Lancaster, MN.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|8.1||2005-06-23||2||48°56'N / 96°56'W||48°57'N / 96°55'W||1.00 Mile||200 Yards||0||0||0||0||Kittson|
|Brief Description: A brief touchdown occurred in Orleans. The tornado destroyed six large grain bins at the elevator and one small storage shed. Peak winds were estimated at 120 mph.|
|10.1||2005-07-02||2||48°56'N / 97°00'W||48°57'N / 96°58'W||2.00 Miles||200 Yards||0||0||0||0||Kittson|
|Brief Description: Twin vortices merged to form one tornado, which tracked for two miles. The tornado demolished two steel grain bins and blew the debris one-half mile downwind. Peak winds were estimated at 130 mph.|
|12.0||1978-05-26||2||48°55'N / 97°03'W||0.50 Mile||20 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Grand Forks|
|12.2||2005-07-02||2||48°55'N / 97°04'W||48°54'N / 97°03'W||1.50 Miles||200 Yards||0||0||0||0||Kittson|
|Brief Description: The tornado demolished 3 large grain bins, tore the doors off a large steel building, and blew down a small radio tower. Peak winds were estimated at 140 mph.|
|12.4||2005-07-02||2||48°51'N / 97°07'W||48°52'N / 97°02'W||4.00 Miles||200 Yards||0||0||0||0||Kittson|
|Brief Description: This tornado moved east-northeast along a 4 mile curved path and damaged several grain bins, uprooted numerous trees, and demolished portions of a barn 4 miles west of Northcote. Peak winds were estimated at 130 mph.|
|12.7||2004-05-19||3||48°55'N / 97°05'W||48°55'N / 97°03'W||1.50 Miles||150 Yards||0||0||200K||0||Kittson|
|Brief Description: The tornado demolished 4 structures. One of the structures, a 30x40 foot machine shed, was swept from its foundation and thrown into the adjacent fields. Tools from the shed were driven into the banks of a nearby highway. Other debris was spread over a mile away. Many trees were torn up.|
|13.1||2005-07-02||2||48°53'N / 97°05'W||48°55'N / 97°05'W||1.50 Miles||200 Yards||0||0||0||0||Kittson|
|Brief Description: The tornado snapped off 2 power poles and tore 2 steel grain bins from their foundations. The steel debris was carried over one mile downwind. Peak winds were estimated at 120 mph.|
|33.9||1997-06-27||2||48°48'N / 96°02'W||48°42'N / 96°07'W||11.00 Miles||150 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Roseau|
|Brief Description: A tornado damaged 2 homes, several farm buildings, and 2 steel grain bins as it struck 10 miles north and 2 miles east of Greenbush. One man barely made it out of his trailer home before the tornado struck. As the tornado travelled between the 2 homes, it came close to a tractor plowing a field. A man in the tractor had glass blown into his eyes as the glass tractor cab shattered. A third home, 3 miles east and 2 miles north of Greenbush, was shifted off its foundation as the tornado passed. The tornado crossed highway 11, damaging a fourth home located 3 miles east of Greenbush, before dissipating.|
|48.2||1999-07-14||2||48°12'N / 97°08'W||48°11'N / 97°06'W||2.00 Miles||150 Yards||0||0||100K||0||Marshall|
|Brief Description: The tornado lifted the roof off a warehouse, depositing it nearly 2 miles away to the southeast. A 6-ton truck was also pushed nearly 150 yards.|
* 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.