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

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

Earthquake Index, #547

Louisiana, MO
0.04
Missouri
0.70
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

Louisiana, MO
0.0000
Missouri
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, #1154

Louisiana, MO
131.58
Missouri
214.01
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 2,937 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Louisiana, MO were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:4Cold:68Dense Fog:49Drought:40
Dust Storm:0Flood:290Hail:854Heat:61Heavy Snow:42
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:10Landslide:0Strong Wind:63
Thunderstorm Winds:1,282Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:56Winter Weather:43
Other:75 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Louisiana, MO.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Louisiana, MO.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 54 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Louisiana, MO.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
10.91970-06-12239°17'N / 91°04'W2.30 Miles50 Yards0025K0Pike
13.91999-04-08239°28'N / 91°03'W39°39'N / 90°39'W26.50 Miles120 Yards0000Pike
 Brief Description: After forming on the north side of Louisiana, MO, a tornado crossed the Mississippi River into Illinois and first caused damage to a boat dock along US 54. The tornado tracked northeast along US 54 destroying a barn and downing trees. The damage along the rest of the path was somewhat intermittent. Trees were downed and an occasional farm building damaged. Significant damage was noted as the tornado tracked northeast from Pittsfield. Just east of Pittsfield, two farms suffered damage. Three barns were destroyed, an equipment building heavily damaged and a grain bin destroyed. About 5 miles east-northeast of Pittsfield a home lost part of its roof and numerous trees were damaged. The last area of significant damage in Pike County was northeast of Detroit. One home lost its roof, a barn was destroyed and 2 grain bins damaged. Numerous large trees in this area were snapped off at the base.
15.01957-06-14239°33'N / 91°00'W39°34'N / 90°39'W18.50 Miles33 Yards01250K0Pike
16.31956-06-19239°42'N / 91°02'W39°36'N / 90°48'W14.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Pike
17.51999-02-11239°14'N / 90°52'W39°18'N / 90°47'W6.40 Miles100 Yards00200K0Pike
 Brief Description: The same supercell that spawned the Whiteside tornado in Lincoln County created another tornado which tracked for 20 plus miles from southwest of Annada in Pike County, MO, northeast across Calhoun County, IL, then into Pike County, IL. The first segment extended for about 6 1/2 miles from southwest of Annada to the Mississippi river west of Mozier IL. The tornado started out at F2 travelling along a bluff and destroying one home and damaging 2 others. 2 of the 4 sides of the destroyed home were blown 100 to 150 yards downwind. Several trees were downed along the path as well.
18.91999-02-11239°18'N / 90°46'W39°25'N / 90°41'W9.00 Miles100 Yards00300K0Calhoun
 Brief Description: The Annada, MO tornado crossed the Mississippi River west of Mozier and continued northeast for about 9 miles across Calhoun County, IL. The tornado reached a maximum intensity of F2 with a damage path up to 100 yards wide. The tornado first damaged a home as it crossed Highway 96 north of Mozier. A 2 car garage was destroyed, the porch destroyed and several windows were blown out. The tornado moved northeast up West Panther Creek Hollow where it reached F2 intensity. One home was destroyed with only 2 walls left standing. 2 x 4 boards became missiles with several driven into walls and into the ground. Half of the roof of another nearby home was also blown off. 3 other homes suffered minor damage. Several outbuildings were also destroyed and numerous trees were uprooted along the path.
19.01961-04-24339°42'N / 91°09'W39°39'N / 90°36'W29.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Pike
19.62006-03-13339°04'N / 91°16'W39°15'N / 90°54'W24.00 Miles300 Yards062.5M0Lincoln
 Brief Description: The tornado that formed in Montgomery County north of Bellflower moved into Lincoln County, strengthened, and caused extensive damage along Highway E on the north side of Olney. A home was completely destroyed as the tornado reached F3 intensity and was about 300 yards wide. The family at home escaped injury as they had taken shelter in the basement. About 1:35 am CST, the tornado destroyed a home and caused damage to a home business along Highway H northwest of Silex. At this point the tornado was a strong F2 and about 200 yards wide. A man in the home that was destroyed suffered a broken leg. At the home business, the home suffered roof damage and had the north side brick wall pulled off of the house. A large machine shed suffered extensive damage and a 50 foot travel trailer and the pickup truck it was attached too were blown onto their sides. The tornado continued northeast and primarily crossed over wildlife and conservation areas south of Whiteside. The tornado crossed US Highway 61 near the intersection with Highway F about 1:40 am CST and caused minor damage at a farm and a couple of homes. An old barn was destroyed, a metal shed was destroyed, a garage had the door buckled and windows blown out. A nearly constant trail of tree damage continued as the tornado approached the Lincoln Pike County line west of Dameron about 1:46 am CST.
22.71969-10-10239°14'N / 90°44'W0.30 Mile100 Yards0425K0Calhoun
24.21975-04-23239°37'N / 91°32'W39°35'N / 91°24'W7.30 Miles33 Yards0025K0Ralls
28.52006-03-13239°03'N / 91°22'W39°06'N / 91°15'W6.50 Miles300 Yards00200K0Montgomery
 Brief Description: A supercell thunderstorm produced a tornado that tracked from northeast Montgomery County, across northern Lincoln County, crossed into southeast Pike County, and then crossed the Mississippi River into Calhoun County, IL during the early morning hours of Monday, March 13, 2006. The total damage track was almost 45 miles with the tornado reaching a maximum damage width of 300 yards and a F3 rating. The tornado first formed and caused damage in northeast Montgomery County about 1:20 am CST along Union Chapel Road northwest of Bellflower. A home suffered roof damage with several trusses on the northwest side destroyed. The tornado was about 100 yards wide at this point and was rated F1. The tornado moved northeast and crossed Highway E several times. In the small community of Gamma, two homes suffered major roof damage, a barn and several outbuildings destroyed. The tornado was rated F2 at this location and was about 200 years wide. The tornado weakened and caused tree damage near the West Fork of the Cuivre River as it crossed into Lincoln County southwest of Olney.
30.02006-03-12239°24'N / 90°37'W39°32'N / 90°23'W15.00 Miles100 Yards0000Greene
 Brief Description: The tornado that stated in Calhoun County and moved across extreme southeast Pike County next moved into Greene County southwest of Hillview and caused damage at a farm in the Illinois River flood plain. Two machine sheds were destroyed while a house sustained roof, window, and siding damage. The damage was rated F1 at this location. The tornado moved across the town of Hillview at approximately 7:15 pm CST. A number of homes sustained minor damage while one two story brick building was damaged. Several large limbs and a few large trees were also down in town. The width of the damage area was approximately 100 yards and the damage intensity was F0. The tornado continued to move northeast and lay a continuous path of mainly tree damage from Hillview to Patterson. Two machine sheds at a farmstead 2 miles southwest of Patterson were destroyed. The width of the damage area was 75 yards wide and was rated F0. In the town of Patterson a number of homes sustained varying degrees of damage while one house trailer was severely damaged. The tornado continued to move northeast over farmlands northeast of Patterson to 1 mile north northeast of the small community of Barrow. Several large grain silos and machine sheds were destroyed while two farm homes sustained varying degrees of damage. Debris from the silos and machine sheds were tossed 1/8 to 1/4 mile to the northeast. The tornado also downed over a mile of high voltage power lines along Highway 106. The tornado moved across the Greene Scott County line just east of Queen Road about 2 miles northeast of Barrow. The damage intensity northeast of Barrow was rated F2.
31.32006-04-02239°32'N / 91°38'W39°34'N / 91°38'W3.50 Miles350 Yards0000Ralls
 Brief Description: The tornado formed around 425 pm CDT 1.5 miles north of Clarence Cannon Dam on County Highway J. Three businesses at this location sustained damage. A convenience store suffered minor exterior damage to shingles, siding, windows and trim. A pole barn suffered substantial roof damage from an airborne camper that was blown from an outdoor storage lot to the east. Damage from this building was scattered 200-300 feet. Four campers in the outdoor lot were damaged with two of these being completely destroyed. Two boats were also flipped over. A camper dealership was located directly across highway J. This building sustained extensive damage. An attached service bay to the south was completely leveled. The second story above the office was obliterated with only the west facing wall left standing. At least 30 campers sustained some type of damage. Eight to ten were completely destroyed. Some of the camper frames were found 150 to 200 feet north of their initial positions. Debris from this area was scattered over 1/4 mile away. Three 1x3 inch boards were found stuck in the dealerships hard packed gravel lot. There was also substantial tree damage. Cedar trees with a diameter of 12 to 15 inches were snapped off at ground level bordering the dealership lot. The tornado was 350 yards wide at this location and produced F2 damage. The tornado continued northeast for 1.3 miles and damaged a pole barn on Clinton Road. The pole barn suffered light roof and trim damage. Southwest of the pole barn, an isolated cedar tree 1.5 to 2 feet in diameter was snapped off 3 feet above the ground. The top portion of the tree was found 150 feet to the northeast. The tornado was 100 yards at this location and produced F1damage. The tornado continued 1.7 miles northeast passing through the Salt River Valley. On township road CC, there was a 2 foot square metal sign buried 4-6 inches into a tilled field. At this location, the tornado was 40 yards wide and produced F0 damage. The tornado dissipated just northeast of this location.
32.71969-10-10238°58'N / 90°59'W38°59'N / 90°56'W2.70 Miles100 Yards00250K0Lincoln
33.21977-09-23239°50'N / 91°26'W39°51'N / 91°23'W2.70 Miles150 Yards03250K0Adams
33.32003-05-10339°41'N / 91°39'W39°45'N / 91°30'W9.50 Miles200 Yards0000Marion
 Brief Description: After crossing the extreme northwest corner of Ralls County, the second tornado from the Monroe County supercell crossed back into Marion County southwest of Ely. Approximately one mile north of Ely, three farmsteads sustained varying degrees of damage including damaged or destroyed machine sheds, grain bins, and barns. The garage attached to a home one mile north of Ely was completely destroyed while the farm house sustained roof and side damage and was moved off its foundation. A relatively new home 200 yards to the east experienced severe damage with the roof of the home tossed over 1/3 mile to the northeast. Much of the south, and parts of the east and west walls of the home were destroyed. A nearby barn located 30 yards to the northwest was completely destroyed with debris tossed 1/4 mile to the north-northeast. Several two-by-four wood planks were driven into the ground at 45 to 60 degree angles and were located from 50 to 150 yards downwind from the home. The damage intensity over these areas were rated high-end F2 and low-end F3. The width of the damage area was over 200 yards. The tornado continued on a northeast path and damaged several machine sheds and homes on two additional farmsteads northwest of the town of West Ely (or 7-8 miles south-southwest of Palmyra Missouri). Numerous trees were damaged or destroyed in the path of the tornado. The width of the damage varied from 50 to 100 yards while the damage area was rated F1. The tornado traveled across U.S. Highway 61/24 and dissipated about four miles south southeast of Palmyra. One semi-tractor trailer was overturned on Highway 61/24. The damage path of the tornado at this point was less than 50 yards and rated F0 intensity.
33.91984-04-29338°57'N / 90°55'W39°01'N / 90°45'W8.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Lincoln
34.71955-04-23239°06'N / 91°34'W39°08'N / 91°33'W1.90 Miles100 Yards0025K0Montgomery
35.21961-04-24339°39'N / 90°36'W39°37'N / 90°18'W16.00 Miles33 Yards03250K0Scott
35.21993-09-22239°06'N / 91°39'W39°05'N / 91°26'W12.00 Miles120 Yards005.0M0Audrain And Montgomery
 Brief Description: A tornado with an intermittent damage track first touched down in Martinsburg where many windows were shattered and numerous large trees were blown down. The county sheriff office reported the heaviest damage in a well defined path through town. The tornado crossed into Montgomery County at about 1655 CST. In Wellsville, two eye witnesses saw a tornado approach from the northwest and split into two funnels. The tornado uprooted trees which fell on several cars and houses. A few cars were crushed. A roof off the Kiddie Kastle Day Care Center along Highway 19 was ripped off and deposited between 200 and 250 yards downwind. Extensive damage to houses occured mainly in the southeast part of town. Strong winds from the tornado tore the roof off at least two houses. A wind gust to 90 mph was reported in town but it us unknown if it was directly associated with the tornado. To the east of Wellsville, the tornado apparently tore the roof off a barn near the intersection of Highway 161 and County Road CC before lifting. No one was injured.
35.41975-05-20239°29'N / 90°24'W00250K0Greene
36.81977-09-23239°45'N / 91°44'W39°50'N / 91°26'W16.80 Miles100 Yards00250K0Marion
38.62009-03-08239°02'N / 90°34'W39°03'N / 90°33'W1.00 Mile100 Yards000K0KJersey
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down along the eastern shore of the Illinois River in the Hadley Landing Public Access Area. Two cabins sustained minor roof and siding damage while a third cabin sustained severe damage. A fourth cabin was totally destroyed. Numerous large trees were also severed or snapped off near the base of the trunk just east of the cabin. Debris from the destroyed cabin extended over 300 yards to the east northeast. The damage over this area was rated low end EF2. The tornado travelled northeastward and caused additional tree damage in the flood plain. The tornado approached the intersection of Illinois Route 100 and Coon Creek Road. A farmstead at this location sustained varying degrees of damage. One machine shed sustained roof and side damage while a small garage was totally destroyed. The farm home sustained minor roof damage before the tornado lifted and dissipated. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong cold front moved through the region triggering showers and thunderstorms. Damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes were reported with the storms.
38.71955-04-23238°58'N / 91°33'W39°06'N / 91°34'W9.10 Miles100 Yards0025K0Montgomery
38.91957-06-10239°36'N / 90°48'W39°55'N / 90°07'W42.30 Miles33 Yards0025K0Pike
39.32006-03-12239°30'N / 90°22'W39°33'N / 90°18'W4.80 Miles300 Yards0000Scott
 Brief Description: A tornado entered Scott county from Greene county (WFO Saint Louis). Tornado continued northeast into Morgan county.
40.71959-03-26239°54'N / 90°38'W39°56'N / 90°35'W3.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Brown
40.91955-04-23240°03'N / 90°56'W39°57'N / 90°41'W14.80 Miles33 Yards00250K0Adams
40.91966-10-14239°59'N / 90°45'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0202.5M0Brown
41.11955-05-26240°02'N / 91°09'W1.50 Miles500 Yards0025K0Adams
41.31956-04-27239°59'N / 90°47'W39°59'N / 90°41'W4.90 Miles900 Yards0025K0Brown
41.52006-03-13338°51'N / 91°19'W38°53'N / 91°16'W4.00 Miles300 Yards01800K0Montgomery
 Brief Description: The supercell thunderstorm that produced tornadoes in Osage, Callaway, and Montgomery counties produced another tornado in Montgomery County that formed in Jonesburg about Midnight CST March 13, 2006. Damage was first found on Highway Y where a home suffered roof damage. On West Boonslick Road a porta potty business suffered roof damage in addition to having about 20 porta potties destroyed, a few of which were missing. A garbage bin was blown about 100 yards into a field and a mobile home just north of the business was blown onto its side and destroyed. Damage in this area was rated F1 and was 100 yards wide. The tornado crossed Interstate 70 at mile marker 83 where it pushed a tractor-trailer off the highway. The tornado then produced damage as it crossed Highway E. Several homes suffered roof damage and several garage and barn type structures were destroyed. The tornado continued northeast and caused extensive damage as it crossed Oak Hall Road (County Road 250). The CC Pallet Company was destroyed and two mobile homes were destroyed. A 73 year old woman suffered broken bones and a back injury in one of the mobile homes. The tornado at this location was 200 yards wide and was rated F2. The tornado moved northeast causing tree damage as it moved across primarily open fields. Just north of Highway NN a new home was destroyed, tress were mangled and another home suffered roof damage. The tornado was rated F3 at this location and was 300 yards wide. The tornado next caused significant damage along Highway NN right at the Montgomery Warren County line about 12:10 am CST. A barn and several outbuildings were destroyed and a home suffered roof damage. The tornado was rated F1 and was about 100 yards wide at this location. The tornado then continued into Warren County. The Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency reported 8 structures destroyed, 10 with extensive damage and 14 with moderate damage. This covers homes and businesses and does not include barns and outbuildings.
42.11983-05-01238°50'N / 91°01'W0.50 Mile200 Yards032.5M0Warren
42.21981-07-20238°53'N / 91°23'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Montgomery
42.21955-08-29239°37'N / 90°24'W39°45'N / 90°16'W11.50 Miles100 Yards02250K0Scott
42.31980-05-12238°52'N / 91°20'W0.50 Mile100 Yards07250K0Montgomery
42.81974-05-30240°04'N / 91°22'W40°02'N / 91°04'W15.80 Miles200 Yards0122.5M0Adams
42.92003-05-10239°59'N / 90°55'W40°05'N / 90°43'W13.00 Miles300 Yards0000Brown
 Brief Description: The tornado that went across southeast Adams County entered Brown County about 750 pm CDT southwest of Highway 24 and Timewell. Witnesses observed a multiple vortex tornado that damaged one home, two out-buildings, several machine sheds, and several grain bins. Approximately three miles northeast of Timewell the tornado damaged another farmstead and numerous trees. Six machine sheds were destroyed while a home sustained damage to the roof and the west and south walls. A number of large trees in the vicinity of the farmstead were also damaged. Five miles northwest of Mount Sterling, several witnesses observed a multiple vortex pattern with several smaller tornadoes rotating around a larger tornado. The width of the damage area (mainly trees) varied from 50 to as large as 300 yards. Numerous trees were snapped at the base of the tree and tossed northeastward. The damage intensity was estimated from F1 to the lower end of F2. The tornado continued to travel northeast crossing county road 1500 north (5 miles north-northwest of Mount Sterling). Several large trees were either snapped half-way or uprooted at this location. Damage path width ranged from 50 to as large as 100 yards while damage intensity was estimated at the lower end of F1. The tornado damage intensified a second time as the tornado moved across Illinois Highway 99, 7 miles north of Mount Sterling. One old farm home and a large barn were completely destroyed with debris tossed 1/3 mile to the east. A second farmstead 1/2 mile east experienced damage to several machine sheds, grain bins and a barn. The nearby home sustained little damage. Several large trees in the vicinity of the barn and machine sheds were uprooted or snapped near the base of the trunk. The width of the damage pattern over this area varied from 50 to 100 yards. Damage intensity ranged from F1 to lower end of F2. Many witnesses along the track of this tornado did not hear the classic "freight train" sound as heard in other cases. Rather they heard a "swishing" type sound. Additionally, many witnesses did not observe lightning or hear thunder as the tornado passed. A special thanks to Mr. Brian Gallaher, Chief of the Mount Sterling Fire Department for providing valuable information.
43.11981-06-21238°50'N / 91°08'W38°48'N / 91°01'W6.50 Miles300 Yards16250K0Warren
43.91980-05-12238°50'N / 91°18'W0.50 Mile100 Yards00250K0Montgomery
44.41973-12-04239°35'N / 90°15'W010K0Morgan
44.41983-05-01239°08'N / 90°20'W0.20 Mile17 Yards012.5M0Jersey
44.61967-10-24238°49'N / 90°51'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0525K0St. Charles
44.81988-11-15239°20'N / 90°14'W0.10 Mile50 Yards00250K0Greene
45.71983-05-01339°18'N / 90°16'W39°22'N / 90°10'W4.00 Miles77 Yards0152.5M0Greene
45.91970-06-12339°09'N / 91°50'W16.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Audrain
46.31954-03-25338°48'N / 90°48'W38°56'N / 90°26'W21.60 Miles20 Yards0025K0St. Charles
47.02004-05-24239°43'N / 90°16'W39°44'N / 90°15'W1.20 Miles100 Yards014.0M0Morgan
 Brief Description: A small tornado touched down in the southwest section of Jacksonville near the point where Route 67 turns north. As it traveled to the northeast it quickly intensified to F2 strength destroying a furniture store, house and church and caused major damage to a motel. One occupant of the motel sustained minor injuries. The tornado then quickly weakened causing minor damage to several more homes and businesses before lifting and dissipating.
48.21990-11-27238°47'N / 90°43'W38°50'N / 90°39'W4.00 Miles50 Yards03025.0M0St. Charles
48.32006-03-12439°27'N / 92°11'W39°39'N / 91°44'W29.00 Miles500 Yards0000Monroe
 Brief Description: As the first Monroe County tornado dissipated, another formed just to the southeast. The two tornadoes traveled parallel for about 100 yards. The second tornado damaged a home shortly after forming and then continued northeast causing tree, barn and farm outbuilding damage and as it moved through rural areas near Holliday and then to Paris. About 1 mile north of Paris the tornado destroyed 2 homes, one very well built, near the Highway 15 Spur. A pickup truck was tossed over 100 yards into the living room of one home. This home had one wall that remained standing while the other was completely leveled. Debris from one home was found over a half mile to the northeast. The damage was rated F4 and was about one quarter mile wide. The tornado moved northeast and destroyed 2 mobile homes and damaged 2 other homes near US 24. Numerous trees were also either snapped or uprooted. The tornado continued through rural areas and moved into Monroe City. Several mobile homes were destroyed on the west side of town. A church sustained considerable roof and wall damage and other buildings suffered roof damage. The tornado dissipated over the northeast side of town.
48.31958-06-10238°48'N / 90°42'W0.50 Mile33 Yards00250K0St. Charles
48.31988-11-15338°48'N / 90°42'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0102.5M0St. Charles
48.71983-05-01238°47'N / 90°42'W38°49'N / 90°40'W3.00 Miles50 Yards032.5M0St. Charles
49.82006-03-12239°33'N / 90°17'W39°39'N / 90°01'W19.70 Miles300 Yards0100Morgan
 Brief Description: Continuation of tornado from Scott county. Tornado continued into Sangamon county.


* 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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