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

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Earthquake Index, #1486

Loda, 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

Loda, 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, #797

Loda, 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 2,197 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Loda, IL were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:2Cold:12Dense Fog:2Drought:4
Dust Storm:0Flood:273Hail:619Heat:9Heavy Snow:20
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:7Landslide:0Strong Wind:28
Thunderstorm Winds:1,134Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:35Winter Weather:8

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Loda, IL.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

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

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 87 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Loda, IL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
6.21976-04-23240°36'N / 88°02'W0025K0Iroquois
10.61980-06-07240°39'N / 88°14'W40°37'N / 88°11'W3.00 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Ford
10.71976-04-23240°34'N / 87°53'W0025K0Iroquois
13.71956-03-06340°38'N / 88°00'W40°44'N / 87°52'W9.40 Miles500 Yards06250K0Iroquois
14.11956-05-21240°43'N / 88°01'W2.00 Miles70 Yards0025K0Iroquois
16.41975-11-10240°22'N / 87°50'W0.10 Mile3 Yards00250K0Vermilion
17.41965-09-14240°28'N / 88°28'W40°28'N / 88°20'W6.60 Miles77 Yards02250K0Ford
17.61982-08-24240°33'N / 88°28'W40°33'N / 88°21'W5.50 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Ford
19.31973-03-31240°47'N / 87°58'W0025K0Iroquois
19.71954-05-31240°40'N / 88°06'W40°53'N / 87°44'W24.20 Miles400 Yards02250K0Iroquois
20.91973-08-14240°28'N / 87°41'W0025K0Vermilion
21.11965-09-14240°49'N / 88°00'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0225K0Iroquois
21.31953-04-09340°11'N / 88°13'W40°14'N / 87°53'W17.80 Miles150 Yards0525.0M0Champaign
22.31960-06-05240°21'N / 88°31'W40°19'N / 88°20'W9.60 Miles33 Yards0025K0Mclean
22.81975-05-24240°41'N / 87°42'W0.10 Mile10 Yards0025K0Iroquois
23.11974-04-12240°06'N / 88°06'W40°16'N / 88°00'W12.50 Miles20 Yards00250K0Champaign
23.41962-07-02240°11'N / 87°59'W40°13'N / 87°51'W6.90 Miles50 Yards0025K0Champaign
23.41965-09-14240°28'N / 88°34'W40°28'N / 88°28'W4.90 Miles77 Yards00250K0Mclean
24.51978-06-25240°46'N / 88°34'W40°46'N / 88°15'W16.40 Miles400 Yards00250K0Livingston
24.51968-05-15340°37'N / 87°42'W40°39'N / 87°34'W7.10 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Iroquois
25.01974-04-03340°31'N / 88°37'W40°34'N / 88°29'W7.40 Miles350 Yards00250K0Mclean
26.11992-06-17240°53'N / 87°57'W0.10 Mile20 Yards01250K0Iroquois
26.61950-03-27240°34'N / 88°36'W40°36'N / 88°33'W3.00 Miles50 Yards003K0Mclean
27.41953-04-09340°14'N / 87°53'W40°15'N / 87°31'W19.20 Miles150 Yards1525.0M0Vermilion
27.71987-06-02240°07'N / 88°02'W0.10 Mile10 Yards0025K0Champaign
27.81980-06-07240°52'N / 88°46'W40°39'N / 88°14'W31.50 Miles880 Yards002.5M0Livingston
27.81996-04-19340°07'N / 87°57'W40°08'N / 87°57'W2.00 Miles1500 Yards11300Champaign
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down half a mile to the southwest of Ogden and travelled to the northeast right through the middle of the town. The tornado destroyed 68 homes, 12 businesses, 3 churches, the library, and a grade school. Once east of town, the tornado crossed I-74, where it killed a woman who was riding in a semi with her husband. The semi and trailer were picked up and rolled into a field. The woman, who had been in the sleeper portion, was thrown about 30 yards from the truck. She was killed instantly. After rolling the semi, the tornado damaged 2 more homes before lifting and dissipating 1 mile north northeast of Ogden. Back in Ogden the damage was variable. One house would have significant damage, when a nearby structure would only have minor damage. In addition to the destroyed homes and businesses, 128 homes and 8 businesses sustained major damage and 51 homes and 12 businesses had minor damage. With it's larger width, it appears that this tornado had multiple circulations within the parent tornado. Overall, one woman was killed and thirteen people were injured. No damage estimate was available yet. F55VE
28.21976-03-20440°07'N / 87°57'W40°12'N / 87°41'W14.90 Miles800 Yards002.5M0Vermilion
28.41956-04-03240°55'N / 88°12'W2.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0Ford
28.71967-01-24240°05'N / 88°19'W40°09'N / 88°08'W10.40 Miles50 Yards0525K0Champaign
28.71986-09-29240°42'N / 88°35'W40°45'N / 88°31'W4.00 Miles50 Yards002.5M0Livingston
29.51974-04-03240°15'N / 87°38'W40°21'N / 87°33'W7.80 Miles177 Yards0122.5M0Vermilion
31.31956-03-06240°34'N / 87°29'W0.40 Mile250 Yards03250K0Benton
31.41996-04-19340°04'N / 88°15'W40°05'N / 88°11'W4.00 Miles220 Yards0129.0M0Champaign
 Brief Description: A tornado briefly touched down 1 mile north of Savoy (near Rt. 45 and Curtis Road) and destroyed 3 homes under construction. Then the tornado lifted, travelled to the northeast, and touched down again 1 mile south of Urbana. The tornado destroyed 30 homes, caused moderate damage to 29 homes and one business, and minor damage to 54 homes and 4 businesses. Twelve people were injured and damage was estimated between $7 and $11 million.
31.51961-07-21240°16'N / 87°37'W40°16'N / 87°32'W3.60 Miles33 Yards0025K0Vermilion
31.51982-08-24240°31'N / 88°53'W40°33'N / 88°28'W18.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Mclean
31.81986-09-29240°45'N / 88°39'W40°42'N / 88°35'W5.00 Miles50 Yards002.5M0Mclean
31.91954-04-07340°53'N / 88°25'W41°00'N / 88°13'W13.00 Miles400 Yards00250K0Livingston
33.81974-04-03339°57'N / 88°04'W40°07'N / 87°53'W14.90 Miles350 Yards00250K0Champaign
34.11990-06-22241°00'N / 87°55'W40°59'N / 87°53'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Iroquois
34.81990-06-22241°01'N / 87°56'W41°00'N / 87°55'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Kankakee
34.91976-06-29240°39'N / 88°43'W0025K0Mclean
35.11976-03-20439°55'N / 88°27'W40°07'N / 87°57'W29.70 Miles800 Yards0112.5M0Champaign
35.41956-03-06240°38'N / 88°46'W40°38'N / 88°42'W2.30 Miles200 Yards0025K0Mclean
35.61974-04-03339°59'N / 88°14'W40°02'N / 88°08'W5.90 Miles70 Yards10250K0Champaign
36.01981-04-13240°37'N / 88°45'W002.5M0Mclean
36.81962-04-30240°47'N / 87°28'W0525K0Newton
38.51969-09-04241°01'N / 87°45'W2.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Kankakee
38.81963-04-22339°58'N / 88°28'W40°00'N / 88°09'W16.80 Miles200 Yards05250K0Champaign
38.91960-06-23239°59'N / 88°16'W39°57'N / 88°12'W3.80 Miles800 Yards0025K0Champaign
39.01970-06-16240°37'N / 88°50'W40°40'N / 88°46'W4.30 Miles40 Yards0025K0Mclean
39.61960-06-05240°03'N / 88°28'W39°57'N / 88°20'W9.70 Miles20 Yards01250K0Champaign
39.91960-06-04240°32'N / 89°05'W40°03'N / 88°28'W46.50 Miles20 Yards00250K0Mclean
40.01976-07-28240°44'N / 88°47'W0025K0Mclean
40.42004-05-23240°43'N / 88°51'W40°45'N / 88°44'W5.30 Miles216 Yards0000Mclean
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down 3 miles southeast of Gridley damaging several farm buildings. It then traveled to the northeast increasing in intensity 1.5 miles south southwest of Meadows causing moderate damage to several more farm buildings. The tornado continued to intensify reaching F2 intensity right before it crossed over into Livingston County. There were no buildings on the McLean County side of the road but the survey team determined that the damage to the buildings on the Livingston County side of the road was of F2 intensity. The tornado then traveled into Livingston County (NWS Chicago's warning area). No injuries were reported.
40.91974-04-03340°17'N / 87°29'W40°33'N / 87°08'W25.90 Miles700 Yards00250K0Warren
41.32004-05-23240°46'N / 88°45'W40°52'N / 88°46'W7.80 Miles240 Yards0000Livingston
 Brief Description: A tornado moved into Livingston County from McLean County, 1.7 miles northwest of Chenoa. A farm house was unroofed and a double-wide mobile home, outbuildings and grain bins were destroyed. The tornado ended 8 miles southwest of Pontiac or 2.5 miles southwest of Ocoya. At its strongest point, the tornado was 240 yards wide, with wind speeds between 130 and 140 mph. For additional information on this tornado, see Storm Data for ILLINOIS, Central.
41.61991-08-08240°30'N / 87°19'W40°29'N / 87°15'W5.00 Miles127 Yards00250K0Benton
41.82001-10-24240°02'N / 88°35'W40°03'N / 88°33'W1.80 Miles300 Yards002.2M0Piatt
 Brief Description: An eyewitness reported that the tornado touched down on the southwest side of Monticello and traveled to the north northeast across town. It blew down numerous trees near the golf course then destroyed a storage building. In this area the tornado intensified to F2 Intensity (wind speeds of 120 to 130 mph) taking the roof of a church completely off and blew it into the roof of a nearby 2 story apartment building. The apartment building suffered severe damage and has been deemed uninhabitable. A farm implement building/business, which was close to 200 feet in length, had roughly three quarters of the building destroyed. Damage for this building was estimated at nearly $2 million, as several combines inside were severely damaged or destroyed. Debris from the building was thrown into a nearby power substation, causing a complete power outage to the town of 5,000 residents as well as neighboring communities. The tornado appeared to have lifted off the ground and stayed at tree top level for the remainder of its life through the town producing F0 damage. Numerous trees had the tops broken off and several large trees were uprooted. Once outside of town it did touch down briefly once more, damaging the roof of one home and destroying several outbuildings and a garage of another homestead about a mile north northeast of town. In this location, several 2 inch by 6 inch pieces of lumber from one of the machine sheds had shot through patio doors into the home. No injuries were reported due to the tornado. Damage is estimated around $2.2 million.
42.02000-05-08240°25'N / 88°54'W40°26'N / 88°50'W4.00 Miles400 Yards04175K0Mclean
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down half a mile north of Shamrock. It traveled east northeast causing minor to moderate damage to several machine sheds and barns. The most severe damage was to a two story house 2 miles north northwest of Downs. The 3 to 5 year old house sustained major damage with the roof lifted off and two exterior walls caved in. Four family members sustained minor cuts and bruises. A neighbor's house sustained minor damage, mainly due to flying debris from the destroyed home.
42.31954-04-07341°00'N / 88°13'W41°15'N / 87°45'W29.60 Miles400 Yards113250K0Kankakee
42.61956-04-03240°06'N / 88°47'W40°08'N / 88°36'W9.50 Miles40 Yards0025K0De Witt
42.81982-04-02341°03'N / 87°59'W41°12'N / 87°51'W12.00 Miles750 Yards01525.0M0Kankakee
42.92010-06-05341°03'N / 87°45'W41°04'N / 87°36'W8.00 Miles175 Yards01600K0KKankakee
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado began 3 miles northwest of St. Anne in Kankakee county. The tornado developed just west of 6000E Road and tracked to the east, where it produced damage to a home and a garage along the road. At this location, a single family home collapsed upon itself, leaving it inhabitable. The garage sustained damage to its roof and exterior walls. The tornado was rated EF2 with winds estimated at around 113 mph. The tornado continued to move to the east northeast, where it increased in intensity as it encountered yet another family home at the intersection of Route 1 and 4000S Road. This home and the garage/barn next to it sustained considerable damage, leaving the home inhabitable. The damage to the home consisted of all the walls collapsing, with all remaining debris from the house tossed to the northeast. The garage walls collapsed with the contents tossed to the east. Two four-wheelers and a four-door automobile inside the garage were lifted and flipped over as the tornado passed. Further north along Route 1, there was minor structural damage to a couple of homes and several trees uprooted. Damage at this location was rated EF3 with winds estimated at around 142 mph and a path width of 175 yards. As this tornado continued to the northeast, it lost its intensity as it came across another residence at the intersection of 4000S Road and 8500E Road. Here, a house sustained partial damage to its roof with several surrounding trees having limbs sheared at the top. The tornado weakened at this point, and damage was rated EF1 with winds estimated at around 97 mph and a path width of 50 yards. The tornado moved to the northeast through a wooded area, causing damage to many trees along its way. The more significant damage occurred near the intersection of 13000E Road and Gamble Road in the Hopkins Park area, where several healthy large hardwood tree tops were sheared or broken. Some homes were damaged by falling trees. The tornado continued to weaken and damage was rated EF1, with winds estimated at around 88 mph, and a path width of 50 yards. It was along 13000E Road where the tornado appeared to lift, with no other damage evident beyond this point. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms, including a few long tracked supercells moved across central and northern Illinois, producing damaging winds, hail and tornadoes.
43.31961-03-06239°53'N / 88°07'W39°55'N / 87°44'W20.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Champaign
43.51976-03-12341°00'N / 87°42'W41°05'N / 87°32'W10.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Kankakee
43.51987-07-06240°55'N / 87°26'W0.90 Mile250 Yards032.5M0Newton
43.61990-06-20239°55'N / 88°16'W39°53'N / 88°14'W5.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Champaign
43.92010-06-05241°05'N / 88°31'W41°05'N / 88°24'W6.00 Miles300 Yards1133.0M0KLivingston
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The beginning of the Dwight tornado occurred about 6 miles west of Dwight and about a quarter mile south of IL Route 17. On N 2200 E Road, 0.3 miles south of IL Route 17, a farm house sustained damage to windows, siding, and shingles, with many trees uprooted or damaged. Outbuildings were also damaged. The tornado at this point was rated EF1, with a path width of 70 yards. Debris from this farm was spread 200 yards wide across the field at N 2300E Road. The tornado proceeded to strike the golf course at N 2400 E Road, where numerous large trees were snapped and uprooted. Golf cart sheds were unroofed or severely damaged. At this point the tornado was rated low end EF2 with a path width of 300 yards. The tornado then moved east across Interstate 55 and moved into Dwight, damaging a lumber yard and other businesses. At Williams Street and old Route 66 a mobile home park was hit. Fourteen people were injured. One person who was seriously injured, later died. At the mobile home park, 35 mobile homes were destroyed. Damage here was rated EF2. Large trees were uprooted and power poles were snapped at the railroad tracks. At a ball field a little farther east, trees and fences were damaged and an announcer's booth was destroyed. Slightly farther east, there was minor damage to a church, but the church's garage was destroyed. There was damage to the high school auditorium roof and facade, and a greenhouse. A storage garage was destroyed at the high school. The tornado then continued east into a subdivision between Philmar Street and Prospect Avenue, where many large trees were downed on top of homes. At Sunset Drive and Wilmac Street a garage door and roof were taken off. A roof was taken off a house on Linden Street a half block west of Il Route 47. Three houses were uninhabitable and had to be destroyed. More than 100 homes had some damage. Damage in Dwight was rated high end EF1 to low end EF2. The tornado dissipated in an open field east of Route 47. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms, including a few long tracked supercells moved across central and northern Illinois, producing damaging winds, hail and tornadoes.
44.21954-06-01240°42'N / 87°16'W003K0Benton
44.31980-06-02240°08'N / 87°24'W0025.0M0Fountain
44.81990-06-20239°53'N / 88°14'W39°52'N / 88°10'W3.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Douglas
45.11959-05-11240°00'N / 88°36'W0.10 Mile30 Yards00250K0Piatt
45.21991-08-08240°29'N / 87°15'W40°27'N / 87°11'W4.00 Miles127 Yards00250K0Warren
45.71963-04-17441°11'N / 88°06'W41°08'N / 87°37'W25.20 Miles130 Yards1502.5M0Kankakee
45.91965-11-12240°18'N / 88°54'W0.30 Mile10 Yards0025K0Mclean
46.42004-04-20241°05'N / 87°37'W41°06'N / 87°37'W3.00 Miles50 Yards0000Kankakee
 Brief Description: The tornado began in an open field and moved north northeast along county road 11000 East, knocking down trees and limbs. The tornado intensified from County Road 2630 South to 2430 South where homes were damaged, a mobile home was destroyed and large trees were knocked down or damaged. The most intense damage occurred at a church where the roof was taken off and walls were pushed down. The tornado continued across a farm field knocking over 2 pivot irrigation systems. It ended near 1000 South where trees were damaged.
46.71960-05-19240°16'N / 87°15'W0025K0Delaware
47.01974-06-06239°50'N / 88°17'W39°52'N / 88°14'W3.30 Miles33 Yards003K0Douglas
47.11961-03-06239°48'N / 88°17'W39°53'N / 88°07'W10.30 Miles33 Yards02250K0Douglas
47.71963-04-22339°57'N / 88°45'W39°58'N / 88°28'W15.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Macon
47.71973-08-12239°54'N / 87°40'W000K0Vermilion
48.81975-05-20241°12'N / 88°19'W2.00 Miles50 Yards01250K0Grundy
49.51988-04-05241°11'N / 88°17'W41°16'N / 88°09'W7.00 Miles50 Yards000K0Grundy
49.51963-04-22339°48'N / 88°16'W39°48'N / 87°55'W18.40 Miles1600 Yards02025K0Douglas
49.51955-12-03240°57'N / 88°57'W41°11'N / 88°25'W32.00 Miles33 Yards000K0La Salle
49.52010-06-05341°06'N / 88°43'W41°05'N / 88°34'W9.00 Miles440 Yards00750K0KLivingston
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Very quickly after the tornado that hit Streator lifted, yet another tornado touched down over extreme northern Livingston county approximately one quarter mile south of the county line and about a half mile west of 1100 E Road. Shortly after touching down, this tornado caused severe damage to homes on 1100 E Road and destroyed a barn as well. There were also several large trees downed in this location. As the tornado continued eastward, it completely collapsed a metal truss high tension electrical tower and bent over several other metal truss electrical towers in its path, which is consistent with low end EF3 damage. At this time the tornado was moving through an extremely rural area, however there was also a lone hardwood tree in its path that was debarked, with only large de-leafed branches remaining. The tornado continued eastward crossing Illinois Route 170 just south of the LaSalle and Livingston county line where hardwood trees were snapped. Large trees were broken at a farm house and a machine shed and grain bins were destroyed. The tornado then moved eastward for several more miles downing multiple trees and resulting in some minor structural damage between 1700 E Road and 1800 E Road. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms, including a few long tracked supercells moved across central and northern Illinois, producing damaging winds, hail and tornadoes.

* 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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