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The chance of earthquake damage in New Bedford is about the same as Illinois average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in New Bedford 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, #733

New Bedford, IL
0.05
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

New Bedford, 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, #1425

New Bedford, IL
151.50
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 3,960 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of New Bedford, IL were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:12Cold:54Dense Fog:31Drought:30
Dust Storm:0Flood:311Hail:963Heat:16Heavy Snow:62
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:47Landslide:1Strong Wind:68
Thunderstorm Winds:1,773Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:152Winter Weather:161
Other:279 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near New Bedford, 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 New Bedford, IL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
16.41972-09-153.7541.59-89.42

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 62 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near New Bedford, IL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
10.41967-04-21241°32'N / 89°58'W41°32'N / 89°52'W4.50 Miles300 Yards0025K0Henry
17.11967-04-21241°37'N / 89°29'W41°38'N / 89°22'W5.60 Miles77 Yards0025K0Lee
17.51981-03-29441°41'N / 89°57'W41°45'N / 89°53'W5.10 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Whiteside
18.11962-05-07241°48'N / 89°39'W41°43'N / 89°33'W7.20 Miles10 Yards000K0Whiteside
18.11962-05-07241°48'N / 89°39'W41°43'N / 89°33'W7.20 Miles10 Yards000K0Whiteside
19.91974-04-21241°22'N / 90°03'W2.00 Miles50 Yards003K0Henry
22.91976-03-04341°12'N / 89°34'W0.80 Mile100 Yards00250K0Bureau
22.91956-08-30241°48'N / 89°30'W003K0Lee
23.01967-04-21241°26'N / 90°24'W41°29'N / 89°55'W25.10 Miles300 Yards00250K0Henry
23.11959-09-26241°10'N / 89°39'W41°12'N / 89°36'W1.90 Miles40 Yards0025K0Stark
23.31962-05-28241°25'N / 90°09'W00250K0Henry
24.71966-03-21241°48'N / 90°00'W0025K0Whiteside
25.31975-06-14241°10'N / 89°33'W00250K0Bureau
26.01972-04-06241°54'N / 89°31'W41°43'N / 89°18'W16.60 Miles50 Yards06250K0Lee
26.91967-04-21241°15'N / 89°20'W0.30 Mile30 Yards013K0Putnam
27.91965-04-24341°09'N / 89°37'W41°06'N / 89°30'W6.50 Miles43 Yards0125K0Marshall
28.01956-04-26241°29'N / 90°22'W41°29'N / 90°09'W10.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Henry
28.81996-04-19341°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.
29.31959-08-26241°36'N / 90°17'W41°41'N / 90°14'W5.60 Miles50 Yards0025K0Rock Island
29.41951-12-06341°20'N / 89°11'W41°39'N / 89°07'W21.90 Miles150 Yards11250K0Bureau
30.02004-04-20241°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.
30.21967-07-23241°07'N / 89°41'W41°03'N / 89°31'W9.40 Miles50 Yards0025K0Stark
30.71972-07-17341°04'N / 89°38'W41°08'N / 89°21'W15.20 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Marshall
30.81990-03-13341°46'N / 90°13'W41°46'N / 90°12'W3.00 Miles250 Yards002.5M0Whiteside
31.21990-03-13341°36'N / 90°17'W41°37'N / 90°20'W0.50 Mile73 Yards00250K0Scott
31.31990-03-13341°37'N / 90°20'W41°46'N / 90°13'W12.00 Miles250 Yards012.5M0Rock Island
32.71965-11-12241°12'N / 89°18'W41°15'N / 89°08'W8.70 Miles50 Yards00250K0Putnam
33.11972-04-06242°03'N / 89°36'W41°54'N / 89°31'W10.90 Miles50 Yards13250K0Ogle
33.31973-04-21241°26'N / 90°25'W41°29'N / 90°18'W6.40 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Henry
33.71965-04-23241°21'N / 90°20'W0.20 Mile100 Yards0025K0Henry
33.81979-08-05342°01'N / 89°35'W41°57'N / 89°30'W5.70 Miles67 Yards002.5M0Ogle
34.01959-09-26241°11'N / 90°22'W41°18'N / 90°10'W12.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Henry
34.72004-04-20341°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
35.11959-09-26241°19'N / 89°08'W41°21'N / 89°02'W5.10 Miles33 Yards0025K0La Salle
35.41961-05-14340°54'N / 89°59'W41°07'N / 89°43'W20.20 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Peoria
35.81975-06-14241°13'N / 89°09'W1.00 Mile167 Yards00250K0La Salle
36.21959-09-26241°57'N / 90°06'W41°59'N / 90°02'W3.30 Miles40 Yards0025K0Carroll
36.51974-09-12241°11'N / 89°10'W0.30 Mile600 Yards0025K0Putnam
37.21974-09-12241°17'N / 89°04'W003K0La Salle
37.81962-05-28241°13'N / 90°20'W000K0Henry
38.21974-06-20341°59'N / 90°16'W41°50'N / 90°12'W10.60 Miles200 Yards1202.5M0Clinton
38.51976-03-04241°02'N / 90°06'W0.10 Mile440 Yards0025K0Knox
39.01975-03-23241°04'N / 90°11'W1.00 Mile80 Yards0225K0Knox
40.11974-05-16241°20'N / 90°33'W41°21'N / 90°22'W9.20 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Rock Island
40.41966-04-19341°30'N / 90°30'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Scott
41.01974-04-13241°14'N / 90°25'W0.10 Mile17 Yards013K0Mercer
41.51967-01-24241°52'N / 90°22'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0025K0Clinton
42.12004-04-20241°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.
42.31981-07-25240°54'N / 89°46'W2.00 Miles20 Yards00250K0Peoria
42.31967-01-24342°03'N / 90°02'W42°08'N / 89°56'W7.40 Miles77 Yards012250K0Carroll
43.11973-04-21241°20'N / 90°39'W41°26'N / 90°25'W13.60 Miles33 Yards022.5M0Rock Island
43.61974-04-13241°12'N / 90°27'W0.10 Mile20 Yards0025K0Mercer
43.81967-01-24241°57'N / 90°20'W00250K0Clinton
44.41988-05-08341°46'N / 90°45'W41°52'N / 90°12'W30.00 Miles150 Yards0025.0M0Clinton
45.21974-05-13341°37'N / 90°36'W41°40'N / 90°33'W3.60 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Scott
45.31967-01-24241°37'N / 90°35'W2.00 Miles250 Yards00250K0Scott
45.61955-04-18242°10'N / 89°55'W42°10'N / 89°44'W9.00 Miles77 Yards000K0Carroll
46.01987-08-16241°22'N / 88°51'W1.00 Mile10 Yards00250K0La Salle
48.01976-06-29440°48'N / 89°45'W40°50'N / 89°39'W4.90 Miles40 Yards00250K0Peoria
48.41974-06-14341°23'N / 90°40'W41°18'N / 90°35'W6.80 Miles33 Yards000K0Rock Island
48.51974-06-14341°18'N / 90°35'W40°56'N / 90°24'W26.90 Miles440 Yards010K0Mercer
48.72006-04-13241°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.


* 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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