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

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

Earthquake Index, #362

Mcgrath, MN
0.00
Minnesota
0.01
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

Mcgrath, MN
0.0000
Minnesota
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, #804

Mcgrath, MN
65.22
Minnesota
135.90
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 1,143 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Mcgrath, MN were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:4Cold:17Dense Fog:1Drought:7
Dust Storm:0Flood:33Hail:438Heat:8Heavy Snow:65
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:7Landslide:0Strong Wind:12
Thunderstorm Winds:472Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:43Winter Weather:2
Other:34 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Mcgrath, MN.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Mcgrath, MN.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 25 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Mcgrath, MN.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
8.71997-09-18246°07'N / 93°26'W46°07'N / 93°04'W17.00 Miles450 Yards0000Kanabec
 Brief Description: 2 homes severely damaged. Large barn destroyed. Numerous trees and power lines down.
10.41968-06-30346°12'N / 93°04'W0.10 Mile10 Yards003K0Aitkin
10.91985-07-03246°07'N / 93°27'W46°05'N / 93°18'W8.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Kanabec
16.31985-07-03246°16'N / 93°46'W46°07'N / 93°27'W22.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Mille Lacs
22.31959-07-08246°04'N / 93°40'W0.50 Mile300 Yards00250K0Mille Lacs
24.81985-07-03246°17'N / 93°49'W46°16'N / 93°46'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Aitkin
25.21997-09-18346°05'N / 93°50'W46°05'N / 93°40'W8.00 Miles800 Yards0000Mille Lacs
 Brief Description: Several buildings destroyed and numerous other buildings damaged. Hundreds of trees down. A number of cattle killed in barn collapse. Damage estimate included in entry for Morrison county. Total path length from 1 NE of Lastup to Onamia was 17 miles.
26.21970-07-07246°24'N / 92°47'W46°24'N / 92°46'W0025K0Pine
26.51985-07-03246°18'N / 93°50'W46°17'N / 93°49'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0025K0Crow Wing
32.91973-06-25346°24'N / 94°02'W46°24'N / 93°49'W10.00 Miles200 Yards022.5M0Crow Wing
34.71997-09-18346°04'N / 94°03'W46°03'N / 93°51'W9.00 Miles800 Yards111.7M0Morrison
 Brief Description: Several buildings destroyed and numerous other buildings damaged. Hundreds of trees down. A number of cattle killed in barn collapse. One man injured when the tornado engulfed his car and threw it into a nearby woods. A second man critically injured when his garage collapsed. He died several weeks later. Total path length of tornado from 1 NE of Lastrup to Onamia was 17 miles. M57PH
36.51970-07-07246°24'N / 92°46'W46°21'N / 92°18'W22.30 Miles123 Yards02250K0Carlton
37.31996-10-26246°35'N / 93°53'W46°35'N / 93°53'W0.70 Mile150 Yards0050K0Crow Wing
 Brief Description: A marginally F2 tornado made two brief touchdowns in a rural area of east central Crow Wing County. The tornado was confirmed by the county's Emergency Services Coordinator and trained spotters. Damage was concentrated on a cluster of farms near the Mississippi River. About ten buildings on one farm suffered extensive damage. The roof and doors were torn off a hay barn, and a dump truck was pushed about six feet into the side of a shed. Other outbuildings were knocked down, and a garage was shifted on its foundation. There was some structural damage and many uprooted trees on two nearby farms. Length and width of path and dollar amount of damage are estimated.
37.61966-06-11446°39'N / 94°21'W46°50'N / 92°50'W72.80 Miles333 Yards00250K0Crow Wing
40.02010-06-17245°43'N / 92°52'W45°48'N / 92°46'W7.00 Miles400 Yards02283K0KPine
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The severe storm that produced the tornado tracked northeast along the Saint Croix River Valley on the Minnesota-Wisconsin state border. Although the tornado crossed through mostly recreational land, residents between Rush City and Rock Creek in MN, as well as Grantsburg to Yellow Lake in WI were impacted. The maximum path width was a quarter mile, or 400 yards, with an average path width of 400 to 600 ft. The tornado exited Pine County at around 1955 CST, continuing on in Burnett County, WI, where it lifted at 2001 CST, about 3.5 miles northwest of Grantsburg, WI. The total path length was about 6.5 miles. The worst of the damage occurred in far southeast Pine County and was evidence of a strong EF2 tornado with estimated winds of 110-135 mph. This rating was based on the total destruction of a strapped down mobile home and the extensive uprooting/snapping of trees where the tornado crossed Minnesota State Highway 70. Two people in a mobile home were injured. Multiple homes sustained significant damage. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A significant, widespread severe weather outbreak occurred across a large portion of central and east central Minnesota. A powerful mid summer storm system over the western Dakotas, combined with warm moist air surging northward from the Gulf of Mexico, provided the ingredients for tornadoes, destructive winds, and large hail across parts of the Northland. In addition, several storms in the Cass Lake and Lake Winnibigoshish area of north central Minnesota produced a large amount of one to two inch diameter hail, which is about quarter to slightly larger than golf ball size.
41.81965-05-05245°46'N / 92°46'W45°53'N / 92°31'W14.30 Miles50 Yards0025K0Burnett
42.41961-06-30246°01'N / 94°06'W0025K0Morrison
43.41977-09-08246°50'N / 93°33'W46°52'N / 93°28'W3.60 Miles660 Yards00250K0Aitkin
44.12001-06-13246°21'N / 94°12'W46°22'N / 94°10'W5.00 Miles880 Yards0000Crow Wing
 Brief Description: The tornado tore roofs off houses and blew out exterior walls. Pole barns and sheds were destroyed, and windows were blown out. Thousands of trees were knocked down, and 41 head of livestock were killed. The average path width was 1/4 mile, with the widest being 1/2 mile.
44.91977-08-26346°24'N / 94°19'W46°32'N / 94°00'W17.40 Miles33 Yards0112.5M0Crow Wing
45.31957-05-21445°35'N / 92°52'W45°43'N / 92°52'W9.20 Miles100 Yards0225K0Chisago
45.91977-08-26246°31'N / 94°19'W46°37'N / 93°55'W19.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Crow Wing
46.41982-09-12245°45'N / 93°56'W0.80 Mile3 Yards00250K0Benton
46.41981-06-13245°35'N / 93°28'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Isanti
46.61969-08-06346°54'N / 93°27'W46°56'N / 93°11'W12.50 Miles1500 Yards13250K0Aitkin


* 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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