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

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

Earthquake Index, #650

Mineral, IL
0.06
Illinois
0.24
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

Mineral, IL
0.0000
Illinois
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, #1310

Mineral, IL
174.54
Illinois
220.15
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 4,263 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Mineral, IL were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:13Cold:76Dense Fog:58Drought:45
Dust Storm:0Flood:316Hail:1,016Heat:36Heavy Snow:67
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:50Landslide:1Strong Wind:91
Thunderstorm Winds:1,853Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:164Winter Weather:194
Other:283 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Mineral, IL.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
25.91972-09-153.7541.59-89.42

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 73 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Mineral, IL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
11.11974-04-21241°22'N / 90°03'W2.00 Miles50 Yards003K0Henry
11.21967-04-21241°32'N / 89°58'W41°32'N / 89°52'W4.50 Miles300 Yards0025K0Henry
16.41962-05-28241°25'N / 90°09'W00250K0Henry
17.51967-04-21241°26'N / 90°24'W41°29'N / 89°55'W25.10 Miles300 Yards00250K0Henry
17.61959-09-26241°10'N / 89°39'W41°12'N / 89°36'W1.90 Miles40 Yards0025K0Stark
18.11996-04-19341°12'N / 90°07'W41°11'N / 90°02'W3.00 Miles100 Yards0410.0M0Henry
 Brief Description: 10 Million in damage and 4 hospitalized as this tornado moved from Bishop Hill through Galva. At least 6 Million of damage was reported in the city limits of Galva where 150 homes were damaged, 26 received extensive damage, and 15 had to be destroyed. Extensive damage was also received to the city sewage treatment plant. A second, small and short lived tornado, did much less damage to the eastern part of town, most notably pushing over gravestones in a cemetery and downing trees.
18.81976-03-04341°12'N / 89°34'W0.80 Mile100 Yards00250K0Bureau
21.01975-06-14241°10'N / 89°33'W00250K0Bureau
22.91965-04-24341°09'N / 89°37'W41°06'N / 89°30'W6.50 Miles43 Yards0125K0Marshall
22.91956-04-26241°29'N / 90°22'W41°29'N / 90°09'W10.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Henry
23.41981-03-29441°41'N / 89°57'W41°45'N / 89°53'W5.10 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Whiteside
24.01967-07-23241°07'N / 89°41'W41°03'N / 89°31'W9.40 Miles50 Yards0025K0Stark
24.31959-09-26241°11'N / 90°22'W41°18'N / 90°10'W12.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Henry
25.81961-05-14340°54'N / 89°59'W41°07'N / 89°43'W20.20 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Peoria
25.91965-04-23241°21'N / 90°20'W0.20 Mile100 Yards0025K0Henry
26.51972-07-17341°04'N / 89°38'W41°08'N / 89°21'W15.20 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Marshall
27.11967-04-21241°37'N / 89°29'W41°38'N / 89°22'W5.60 Miles77 Yards0025K0Lee
27.51973-04-21241°26'N / 90°25'W41°29'N / 90°18'W6.40 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Henry
27.61967-04-21241°15'N / 89°20'W0.30 Mile30 Yards013K0Putnam
27.71976-03-04241°02'N / 90°06'W0.10 Mile440 Yards0025K0Knox
28.21962-05-28241°13'N / 90°20'W000K0Henry
28.21959-08-26241°36'N / 90°17'W41°41'N / 90°14'W5.60 Miles50 Yards0025K0Rock Island
28.31975-03-23241°04'N / 90°11'W1.00 Mile80 Yards0225K0Knox
28.71962-05-07241°48'N / 89°39'W41°43'N / 89°33'W7.20 Miles10 Yards000K0Whiteside
28.71962-05-07241°48'N / 89°39'W41°43'N / 89°33'W7.20 Miles10 Yards000K0Whiteside
29.01990-03-13341°36'N / 90°17'W41°37'N / 90°20'W0.50 Mile73 Yards00250K0Scott
30.01966-03-21241°48'N / 90°00'W0025K0Whiteside
31.11990-03-13341°37'N / 90°20'W41°46'N / 90°13'W12.00 Miles250 Yards012.5M0Rock Island
31.81974-04-13241°14'N / 90°25'W0.10 Mile17 Yards013K0Mercer
32.12004-04-20241°15'N / 89°17'W41°18'N / 89°11'W6.80 Miles880 Yards058.0M0Putnam
 Brief Description: Rated very high end F2 The low topped supercell that produced 2 earlier tornadoes in Stark and Marshall/Bureau counties continued to be a cyclic tornado producer. The deadliest and longest lived tornado started at 1644 CST, 0.7 miles North Northeast of Florid in Putnam County and moved northeast toward Granville. The long lived nature of the tornado was due to it riding along a warm front pushing through Putnam and La Salle counties. Satellite imagery indicated a strengthening mesocyclone at 1625 CST (2225 Z) with the formation of a new line of feeder clouds into the supercell, and KDVN 88D velocity data showed a strengthening TVS signature by 1635 CST (2235 Z). Witnesses reported a multiple vortex tornado just prior to its arrival in Granville. The tornado hit Granville at 1647-1648 CST which coincided with the failure of the main power feed into town. The town was bisected by the half mile wide tornado with 12 buildings destroyed, 45 with major damage, and 26 with minor damage (mainly residential). The Granville State National Bank lost its roof and Hopkins Elementary School lost the roof over the old gymnasium with damage in nearly all the classrooms. Significant damage also occurred to Granville Drugs, the only drug store in town. In a strange twist of irony, the town had finally recovered from a major fire 4 years earlier that decimated much of the business district. The tornado continued northeast out of Granville and crossed over into La Salle County (WFO LOT) at 1653 CST (2253 Z), 3.8 miles Northeast of Granville. The Granville/Utica tornado was the first significant test of a new statewide mutual aid response agreement. In Granville 5 people were injured by the tornado, including an eldery female who suffered a heart attack during the tornado and was eventually Life Flighted to a Peoria hospital. Injuries were low due to the 32 minutes of lead time before the tornado struck Granville. Damage in Granville is estimated to be at least $8 million with the school suffering at least $3.5 million in damage.
32.41974-05-16241°20'N / 90°33'W41°21'N / 90°22'W9.20 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Rock Island
32.81990-03-13341°46'N / 90°13'W41°46'N / 90°12'W3.00 Miles250 Yards002.5M0Whiteside
33.51981-07-25240°54'N / 89°46'W2.00 Miles20 Yards00250K0Peoria
33.71956-08-30241°48'N / 89°30'W003K0Lee
33.91965-11-12241°12'N / 89°18'W41°15'N / 89°08'W8.70 Miles50 Yards00250K0Putnam
34.21974-04-13241°12'N / 90°27'W0.10 Mile20 Yards0025K0Mercer
35.31966-04-19341°30'N / 90°30'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Scott
36.11973-04-21241°20'N / 90°39'W41°26'N / 90°25'W13.60 Miles33 Yards022.5M0Rock Island
36.31951-12-06341°20'N / 89°11'W41°39'N / 89°07'W21.90 Miles150 Yards11250K0Bureau
36.81972-04-06241°54'N / 89°31'W41°43'N / 89°18'W16.60 Miles50 Yards06250K0Lee
37.41974-09-12241°11'N / 89°10'W0.30 Mile600 Yards0025K0Putnam
37.41975-06-14241°13'N / 89°09'W1.00 Mile167 Yards00250K0La Salle
38.42004-04-20341°18'N / 89°11'W41°20'N / 89°01'W9.00 Miles250 Yards8700La Salle
 Brief Description: The tornado entered LaSalle County from Putnam County, approximately 3 miles northeast of the town of Standard, producing F0 intensity damage in a wooded area southwest of Peru. As the tornado continued northeast, F2 intensity damage was done to several homes in a subdivision near the intersection of East 250th and 2569th Roads. Several roofs were blown off homes along with damage to external walls. Significant tree damage was done as well. Path width was estimated at 50 yards at this location. The tornado then continued northeast, crossing the Illinois River twice as it moved toward the town of Utica, downing a steel high tension tower on the north bank of the river, immediately west of Illinois 251. The tornado moved into the southwest side of Utica where it was F0 intensity. Homes along Washington Street only had tree and minor roof damage. A church steeple was damaged on Division between Johnson and Washington. Roofs and trees were more severely damaged on the south side of Johnson Street. The tornado rapidly increased to F3 intensity on the north side of Johnson Street where one home had its roof taken off and north walls blown out. A machinery building was completely destroyed on the south side of the canal and a semi-tractor trailer was blown into the canal. A large grain bin was blown across the canal and flattened. The tornado then moved north of the canal into the heart of town where several homes were severely damaged, garages were destroyed and brick buildings collapsed. Eight people died and seven were rescued from the basement of a turn of the century sandstone building at Clark and Church Streets. The tornado was approximately 250 yards wide at this point. On the east edge of the vortex along Mill Street, in downtown, buildings suffered damage to facades, roofs and windows. East of Mill Street there was damage to trees and minor roof damage. In the northeast section of town a mobile home was overturned on Grove, just east of Mill Street. The vortex crossed the railroad tracks and apparently dissipated on a steep bluff on the northeast side of town. At the top of the hill there were some trees and limbs down and some debris deposited. See Storm Data for Northwest and Central Illinois for results of Tornado Damage Survey for Putnam and Bureau Counties, IL M63BU, F41BU, F67BU, F81BU, M18BU, M49BU, F50BU, M47BU
38.71974-06-14341°18'N / 90°35'W40°56'N / 90°24'W26.90 Miles440 Yards010K0Mercer
39.21959-09-26241°19'N / 89°08'W41°21'N / 89°02'W5.10 Miles33 Yards0025K0La Salle
39.71976-06-29440°48'N / 89°45'W40°50'N / 89°39'W4.90 Miles40 Yards00250K0Peoria
40.42006-04-13241°16'N / 90°37'W41°16'N / 90°35'W2.00 Miles50 Yards0030K0Mercer
 Brief Description: Rated low F2 Tornado developed just east of 240th Street at 2107 CST and tracked generally east across the far northern part of Matherville and dissipated just west of U.S. 67 east of Matherville at 2111 CST. Two homes had roof damage done to them with the sheriff's office indicating one house was completely unroofed.
40.51974-09-12241°17'N / 89°04'W003K0La Salle
41.01974-06-14341°23'N / 90°40'W41°18'N / 90°35'W6.80 Miles33 Yards000K0Rock Island
41.71974-06-20341°59'N / 90°16'W41°50'N / 90°12'W10.60 Miles200 Yards1202.5M0Clinton
41.91967-01-24241°37'N / 90°35'W2.00 Miles250 Yards00250K0Scott
41.91961-05-14340°43'N / 90°13'W40°54'N / 89°59'W17.30 Miles100 Yards082.5M0Knox
42.11959-09-26241°57'N / 90°06'W41°59'N / 90°02'W3.30 Miles40 Yards0025K0Carroll
42.21974-05-13341°37'N / 90°36'W41°40'N / 90°33'W3.60 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Scott
42.62010-06-05240°48'N / 90°05'W40°46'N / 89°59'W6.00 Miles50 Yards00420K50KKnox
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down 4.5 miles west-northwest of Yates City in eastern Knox County then tracked southeastward to the Knox-Peoria County line. Large tree limbs were snapped and crops were scoured in numerous places along this path. A house had the roof torn off and much of the upper level of the structure severely damaged. The attached garage was also destroyed. In addition, a large garage was destroyed, and seven outbuildings were severely damaged. The tornado continued southeastward into Peoria County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A stationary frontal boundary extending from southern Michigan across north-central Illinois served as the focus for severe thunderstorm development during the late afternoon and evening of June 5th. A vigorous upper-level disturbance tracking across the Upper Midwest added extra wind energy to the atmosphere, allowing supercell thunderstorms to develop along the front. Eight tornadoes were spawned by the storms, mainly along a Galesburg to Eureka line. An isolated tornado formed further south across eastern Logan and western DeWitt counties as well. No injuries were reported.
43.12010-06-05240°46'N / 89°59'W40°46'N / 89°57'W2.00 Miles50 Yards0085.0M0KPeoria
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado crossed the Knox-Peoria County line 1.1 miles west of Elmwood, then continued southeastward through the town of Elmwood. Considerable structural damage occurred to 10 homes, 30 businesses and nearly two dozen vehicles in downtown Elmwood, amounting to approximately $85 million in damages. There was a total of about 80 people, some that were attending an outdoor festival in the downtown and some that were at a theater, that took shelter in the basement of the movie theater. As a result, there were no injuries. The tornado dissipated 1 mile east of Elmwood. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A stationary frontal boundary extending from southern Michigan across north-central Illinois served as the focus for severe thunderstorm development during the late afternoon and evening of June 5th. A vigorous upper-level disturbance tracking across the Upper Midwest added extra wind energy to the atmosphere, allowing supercell thunderstorms to develop along the front. Eight tornadoes were spawned by the storms, mainly along a Galesburg to Eureka line. An isolated tornado formed further south across eastern Logan and western DeWitt counties as well. No injuries were reported.
43.21967-01-24241°52'N / 90°22'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0025K0Clinton
43.41972-04-06242°03'N / 89°36'W41°54'N / 89°31'W10.90 Miles50 Yards13250K0Ogle
44.21979-08-05342°01'N / 89°35'W41°57'N / 89°30'W5.70 Miles67 Yards002.5M0Ogle
44.41978-08-15341°20'N / 90°41'W41°21'N / 90°42'W00250K0Rock Island
44.61988-05-08341°46'N / 90°45'W41°52'N / 90°12'W30.00 Miles150 Yards0025.0M0Clinton
45.31965-09-14340°45'N / 89°43'W40°44'N / 89°35'W6.60 Miles200 Yards0302.5M0Peoria
46.21967-01-24240°48'N / 89°24'W2.50 Miles73 Yards0025K0Mclean
46.81967-01-24241°57'N / 90°20'W00250K0Clinton
46.81978-08-15341°16'N / 90°47'W41°20'N / 90°41'W6.40 Miles77 Yards00250K0Mercer
47.22004-04-20241°21'N / 89°00'W41°24'N / 88°51'W9.00 Miles400 Yards0000La Salle
 Brief Description: The tornado formed on the ridge northeast of Utica and moved across County Road 2803, west of 10th Street. A garage was destroyed and trees were damaged. The tornado became a wide multiple vortex tornado at this point. It caused damage to 2 homes, trees and outbuildings on Route 6, west of 11th Street. Part of the roof of a house was torn off. A storage building was damaged and a garage roof removed on 11th Street. A garage and grain bin were destroyed on County Road 2950. The tornado crossed I-80 at 12th Street damaging a building and flipping a semi-tractor trailer. The driver was not injured. North of I-80 a small satellite tornado formed behind the large parent tornado. It had a damage path 2 miles long and 5 to 20 yards wide. Its track was about 1/4 to 3/4 mile south of the main track. It caused no damage. The main tornado destroyed a machine shed on 13th Street and knocked down power poles. On 31st Street west of 14th big pine trees were snapped and a house suffered roof damage. A barn was destroyed on 14th north of 31st. On 32nd Street west of 15th, a two story house was hit. The top floor was mostly destroyed. A machine shed was destroyed on 16th between 32nd and 33rd. The tornado ended at 33rd and Route 23 where there was minor tree damage.
47.31973-04-21241°16'N / 90°50'W41°20'N / 90°39'W10.20 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Mercer
47.51995-05-13240°44'N / 90°23'W40°49'N / 90°09'W14.00 Miles880 Yards021.6M0Knox
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down 1 N of St. Augustine and traveled to the northeast. Twelve farm structures and 14 pieces of farm equipment were destroyed. Eighteen homes were either damaged or destroyed. Numerous trees were blown over and a 10 acre orchard with over 1200 trees was destroyed. The tornado also took off the roof of the Maquon Fire Department before it lifted and dissipated 1 NE of Maquon. Two people sustained minor injuries and damage was estimated around $1.6 million.
48.41974-06-14340°56'N / 90°24'W40°43'N / 90°24'W14.90 Miles33 Yards010K0Knox
49.42010-06-05240°45'N / 89°24'W40°45'N / 89°23'W1.00 Mile250 Yards00560K30KTazewell
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down 2.9 miles north of Washington in northern Tazewell County, then continued eastward to the Tazewell-Woodford County line. Numerous trees and power poles were snapped along the path of the tornado. Three large outbuildings and two hog sheds were destroyed. In addition, the roof of a farm house was lifted off, the roof of another house was severely damaged, a garage was destroyed, and a grain bin was blown one quarter of a mile into a field. The tornado then continued eastward into Woodford County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A stationary frontal boundary extending from southern Michigan across north-central Illinois served as the focus for severe thunderstorm development during the late afternoon and evening of June 5th. A vigorous upper-level disturbance tracking across the Upper Midwest added extra wind energy to the atmosphere, allowing supercell thunderstorms to develop along the front. Eight tornadoes were spawned by the storms, mainly along a Galesburg to Eureka line. An isolated tornado formed further south across eastern Logan and western DeWitt counties as well. No injuries were reported.
49.61967-01-24342°03'N / 90°02'W42°08'N / 89°56'W7.40 Miles77 Yards012250K0Carroll
49.61962-05-07341°40'N / 90°43'W10.00 Miles300 Yards00250K0Scott
49.82003-05-30240°51'N / 89°18'W40°47'N / 89°11'W7.30 Miles150 Yards0000Woodford
 Brief Description: Several homes sustained major damage and several sheds were destroyed by the tornado. It also blew down numerous trees, tree limbs, power lines and power poles. As the tornado approached Roanoke, it weakened quite a bit with only minor tree damage reported through town before the tornado lifted and dissipated on the southeast side of town. No injuries were reported.


* 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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