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

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

Earthquake Index, #97

Loogootee, IN
0.15
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

Loogootee, 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, #597

Loogootee, IN
226.22
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 3,548 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Loogootee, IN were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:2Cold:16Dense Fog:10Drought:8
Dust Storm:0Flood:874Hail:765Heat:12Heavy Snow:41
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:12Landslide:0Strong Wind:29
Thunderstorm Winds:1,585Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:44Winter Weather:16
Other:134 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Loogootee, IN.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
38.51984-07-2841039.22-87.07

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 85 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Loogootee, IN.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
0.91990-06-02338°41'N / 86°54'W38°41'N / 86°54'W0.50 Mile200 Yards00250K0Martin
3.31990-06-02338°39'N / 87°03'W38°41'N / 86°54'W6.50 Miles200 Yards00250K0Daviess
6.51969-08-09238°40'N / 87°02'W0025K0Daviess
7.11974-05-30238°40'N / 86°47'W2.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0Martin
7.11990-06-02438°34'N / 86°55'W38°41'N / 86°41'W14.30 Miles200 Yards042.5M0Martin
7.22005-11-15338°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.
9.11971-05-06238°38'N / 87°15'W38°29'N / 86°44'W29.70 Miles50 Yards00250K0Daviess
11.41990-06-02438°32'N / 87°11'W38°34'N / 86°55'W13.50 Miles200 Yards062.5M0Daviess
13.31990-06-02438°41'N / 86°41'W38°40'N / 86°39'W2.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Orange
13.61986-05-15238°40'N / 87°10'W0.20 Mile10 Yards0025K0Daviess
14.61956-02-25238°47'N / 87°15'W38°50'N / 87°00'W13.80 Miles900 Yards0025K0Daviess
14.61967-10-24338°29'N / 86°48'W0125K0Dubois
15.11990-06-02438°40'N / 86°39'W38°41'N / 86°37'W1.30 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Lawrence
17.11998-04-15238°29'N / 87°09'W38°30'N / 87°06'W4.00 Miles50 Yards00500K0Pike
 Brief Description: The tornado destroyed two large barns and five or six smaller outbuildings. Significant damage occurred to two farm houses. Several trees and power poles were snapped off. Some two-by-fours and a large saw blade were embedded in homes.
17.22002-09-20238°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.
18.12006-05-25238°28'N / 87°07'W38°27'N / 87°05'W2.20 Miles200 Yards001.0M0Pike
 Brief Description: About five homes were destroyed. Roughly 15 other homes received major damage, primarily to roofs. Some roofs were removed. Two businesses sustained major roof damage. One mobile home was overturned and blown into a neighboring mobile home, causing extensive damage to it. Individuals were trapped in one home, but no injuries were reported. One travel trailer and one tractor trailer were overturned. Numerous trees and power lines were downed, blocking roads into the community. The damage path began just west of the intersection of Highway 356 and County Road 900E. The damage path extended east-southeast, ending just northwest of County Road 250N where it intersects the Dubois County line. Peak winds were estimated near 120 MPH.
18.71962-04-30238°52'N / 87°27'W38°40'N / 87°02'W26.20 Miles33 Yards00250K0Knox
19.41990-06-02438°31'N / 87°15'W38°32'N / 87°11'W4.40 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Pike
19.51963-03-19238°24'N / 86°50'W00250K0Dubois
21.12009-03-08338°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.
22.01990-06-02438°31'N / 87°17'W38°31'N / 87°15'W3.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Knox
22.71959-02-10238°44'N / 86°30'W00250K0Lawrence
22.71956-02-25238°46'N / 87°23'W38°47'N / 87°15'W7.20 Miles900 Yards0125K0Knox
23.52002-09-20238°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.
24.91971-05-06238°42'N / 87°30'W38°38'N / 87°15'W14.10 Miles50 Yards01250K0Knox
25.61955-03-01238°50'N / 86°29'W1.50 Miles300 Yards0025K0Lawrence
25.71954-08-01238°33'N / 86°28'W003K0Orange
26.11999-05-05238°24'N / 87°17'W38°26'N / 87°15'W3.00 Miles200 Yards00100K0Pike
 Brief Description: The tornado destroyed a mobile home and damaged about a dozen houses. Top winds were estimated near 130 MPH. There was extensive tree damage.
26.21959-02-10338°45'N / 87°24'W38°48'N / 87°22'W3.30 Miles100 Yards0025K0Knox
26.91990-06-02438°29'N / 87°26'W38°31'N / 87°17'W9.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Pike
26.91990-06-02438°28'N / 87°26'W38°29'N / 87°15'W11.00 Miles200 Yards66025.0M0Pike
27.11990-06-02438°47'N / 86°32'W38°54'N / 86°23'W11.00 Miles400 Yards1512.5M0Lawrence
28.61990-06-02239°03'N / 87°07'W39°07'N / 86°54'W10.00 Miles50 Yards002.5M0Greene
29.01999-05-05238°21'N / 87°16'W38°22'N / 87°16'W1.30 Miles150 Yards0015K0Pike
 Brief Description: A tornado with estimated top winds of 130 MPH produced a damage path about a mile long. Since the track was through rural areas, the only structural damage was to a garage. Many trees were down.
29.31996-04-19238°20'N / 87°15'W38°21'N / 87°15'W0.80 Mile100 Yards00200K0Pike
 Brief Description: Numerous trees were uprooted or snapped off. The roof was lifted off one house, which was destroyed. Ten other houses received minor to moderate wind damage. Between 10 and 15 barns and small sheds were demolished.
29.81954-04-06238°14'N / 86°51'W38°16'N / 86°48'W3.30 Miles33 Yards0025K0Dubois
32.51990-06-02238°50'N / 87°31'W38°52'N / 87°26'W4.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0Knox
32.71990-06-02438°28'N / 87°29'W38°28'N / 87°26'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0025.0M0Gibson
33.01963-04-29339°02'N / 87°28'W39°07'N / 87°02'W23.90 Miles50 Yards00250K0Sullivan
33.31963-04-19338°16'N / 86°36'W38°59'N / 86°00'W59.10 Miles1400 Yards00250K0Lawrence
33.51957-04-05238°59'N / 86°26'W003K0Lawrence
34.31967-12-11238°31'N / 87°31'W0025K0Knox
34.81974-04-03338°46'N / 86°18'W38°48'N / 86°16'W2.30 Miles177 Yards0025.0M0Lawrence
35.01963-04-19238°37'N / 87°38'W38°37'N / 87°29'W7.90 Miles250 Yards0122.5M0Knox
35.21990-06-02438°27'N / 87°35'W38°29'N / 87°26'W7.50 Miles200 Yards012.5M0Gibson
35.61989-01-07438°35'N / 87°42'W38°37'N / 87°26'W12.00 Miles100 Yards05250K0Knox
36.41957-06-11239°06'N / 87°19'W0.20 Mile70 Yards0025K0Sullivan
36.81970-04-19239°08'N / 86°39'W39°10'N / 86°33'W5.60 Miles30 Yards06250K0Monroe
37.01971-05-06238°38'N / 87°42'W38°42'N / 87°30'W11.50 Miles50 Yards0025K0Lawrence
37.51990-06-02238°46'N / 87°40'W38°50'N / 87°31'W1.00 Mile50 Yards01250K0Lawrence
37.91973-05-27239°10'N / 86°36'W30.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Monroe
38.31975-04-18239°11'N / 86°42'W39°13'N / 86°40'W1.90 Miles50 Yards01250K0Owen
40.11963-04-19238°34'N / 87°40'W38°37'N / 87°38'W3.30 Miles250 Yards010250K0Lawrence
40.41956-04-03238°44'N / 87°41'W38°46'N / 87°38'W3.30 Miles33 Yards0025K0Lawrence
40.61974-04-03538°04'N / 86°45'W38°12'N / 86°30'W16.30 Miles33 Yards26250.0M0Perry
40.71975-04-18239°13'N / 86°40'W39°14'N / 86°37'W2.70 Miles50 Yards01250K0Monroe
40.81974-04-03538°12'N / 86°30'W38°18'N / 86°17'W13.60 Miles33 Yards010K0Crawford
42.11990-06-02238°15'N / 86°26'W38°14'N / 86°18'W8.00 Miles100 Yards09250K0Crawford
42.21985-04-05238°24'N / 86°13'W1.00 Mile17 Yards0025K0Harrison
42.91990-06-02438°26'N / 87°43'W38°27'N / 87°35'W8.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Knox
43.01974-04-01338°43'N / 87°44'W38°45'N / 87°41'W3.30 Miles200 Yards0025K0Lawrence
43.21963-04-19238°33'N / 87°44'W38°34'N / 87°40'W3.60 Miles250 Yards00250K0Wabash
43.31956-04-03238°36'N / 86°07'W0122.5M0Washington
43.51956-03-07238°35'N / 86°07'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Washington
44.02009-05-14238°12'N / 87°34'W38°13'N / 87°22'W10.00 Miles125 Yards00300K0KGibson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Maximum winds were estimated near 120 mph at the beginning of the damage path. The most significant damage occurred on a farm on the north side of the Haubstadt Raceway. A 50-foot grain bin was moved off its foundation and destroyed, several large machinery buildings sustained partial losses of roofs and walls, and a race car frame on blocks was moved about 100 feet. Damage intensity decreased eastward along the path. Elsewhere along the path, a barn lost its roof, and several homes received roof damage. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A line of severe thunderstorms moved slowly southeast through the early morning hours. These storms moved through a very moist and unstable atmosphere. A small-scale bow echo produced a significant tornado.
44.21973-06-26239°10'N / 86°33'W39°14'N / 86°20'W12.40 Miles50 Yards00250K0Monroe
44.51992-11-22339°15'N / 86°39'W39°18'N / 86°34'W5.30 Miles867 Yards03250K0Monroe
45.21974-04-03538°18'N / 86°17'W38°25'N / 86°05'W13.50 Miles33 Yards2340K0Harrison
45.31963-03-16238°03'N / 87°10'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Warrick
45.51976-06-24239°18'N / 86°44'W39°20'N / 86°42'W2.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0Owen
45.51969-09-05239°14'N / 87°22'W0025K0Sullivan
45.71989-01-07438°29'N / 87°47'W38°35'N / 87°42'W7.00 Miles200 Yards05025.0M0Wabash
45.92002-09-20339°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.
46.21990-06-02438°51'N / 86°17'W39°00'N / 85°57'W18.00 Miles200 Yards092.5M0Jackson
46.51990-06-02238°14'N / 86°18'W38°14'N / 86°14'W3.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Harrison
47.11974-05-30239°05'N / 87°37'W003K0Crawford
47.21963-03-16238°34'N / 86°03'W1.00 Mile800 Yards003K0Washington
47.31989-04-03338°15'N / 87°38'W38°15'N / 87°34'W3.10 Miles100 Yards0825.0M0Gibson
47.31956-02-25238°45'N / 87°55'W38°48'N / 87°39'W14.60 Miles450 Yards022.5M0Lawrence
47.91990-06-02238°35'N / 86°04'W38°36'N / 86°00'W4.50 Miles150 Yards02250K0Washington
48.01979-04-11238°02'N / 87°20'W38°04'N / 87°16'W4.10 Miles33 Yards1225K0Warrick
48.21990-06-02338°45'N / 86°06'W38°45'N / 85°57'W8.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Washington
48.31974-04-03338°48'N / 86°16'W39°03'N / 85°53'W26.80 Miles177 Yards1210K0Jackson
49.02005-11-06337°57'N / 87°28'W38°06'N / 87°05'W21.00 Miles500 Yards43065.0M0Warrick
 Brief Description: This tornado, which crossed into Warrick County from Vanderburgh County just south of Interstate 164 (at Angel Mounds), crossed the entire county in less than 20 minutes. The tornado reached its peak intensity in Warrick County, where winds reached about 200 MPH. The peak winds occurred along Highway 261 and Lincoln Road, in an industrial park near Paradise, and in DeGonia Springs. As the tornado passed south of Boonville, the county seat of Warrick County, a teenage girl was killed in a vehicle. In the community of DeGonia Springs, three persons in a mobile home were killed. One of the victims was a woman who was 8-months pregnant. From the north side of Newburgh to DeGonia Springs, houses were severely damaged or destroyed, and vehicles were tossed. Some of the tornado victims were moved 40 feet or more. The tornado passed just to the south of Tennyson before exiting into Spencer County. M33MH, F28MH, M4MH, F18VE This was the deadliest tornado in Indiana since April 3, 1974. This tornado tracked a total of 41 miles from Henderson County, KY into Spencer County, IN. A total of at least 500 homes and buildings were destroyed or severely damaged. Much of the damage was upper F-2 to lower F-3 intensity. Although the tornado was up to 500 yards wide, the average path width was 275 yards. Of the approximately 230 injuries, 20 were critical, and 63 resulted in hospital admissions. This tornado was the more northern tornado of a pair of strong supercell tornadoes that occurred simultaneously. The southern tornado occurred in Crittenden and Webster Counties of Kentucky.
49.81974-04-03538°25'N / 86°05'W38°28'N / 86°00'W5.70 Miles33 Yards1120K0Washington


* 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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