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

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

Earthquake Index, #262

Okoboji, IA

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

Okoboji, IA

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, #719

Okoboji, IA

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 2,851 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Okoboji, IA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:28Cold:10Dense Fog:0Drought:8
Dust Storm:0Flood:261Hail:1,292Heat:2Heavy Snow:27
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:8Landslide:0Strong Wind:40
Thunderstorm Winds:981Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:1Winter Storm:36Winter Weather:57

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Okoboji, IA.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Okoboji, IA.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 71 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Okoboji, IA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
2.01960-07-11243°24'N / 95°06'W1.00 Mile300 Yards00250K0Dickinson
3.71990-08-18243°28'N / 95°16'W43°22'N / 95°08'W8.50 Miles63 Yards002.5M0Dickinson
4.21968-06-13243°23'N / 95°06'W43°26'N / 95°01'W4.90 Miles200 Yards0172.5M0Dickinson
6.81971-05-31343°22'N / 95°19'W43°28'N / 95°13'W8.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Dickinson
7.91981-06-14243°27'N / 95°23'W43°29'N / 95°07'W13.30 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Dickinson
9.11981-06-14243°29'N / 95°23'W43°30'N / 95°07'W13.10 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Dickinson
9.71991-04-26243°16'N / 95°14'W18.00 Miles60 Yards00250K0Dickinson
13.71964-05-08243°26'N / 95°26'W43°29'N / 95°21'W5.10 Miles200 Yards0025K0Osceola
14.31959-05-28243°12'N / 95°01'W1.00 Mile150 Yards003K0Clay
14.31971-05-31343°30'N / 95°20'W43°38'N / 95°14'W10.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Jackson
14.41966-07-09243°26'N / 95°25'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0025K0Osceola
16.51980-09-20343°09'N / 95°09'W1.50 Miles300 Yards0025K0Clay
16.51984-06-07243°09'N / 95°09'W2.00 Miles77 Yards00250K0Clay
16.81981-06-14243°25'N / 95°33'W43°27'N / 95°23'W8.30 Miles1533 Yards002.5M0Osceola
17.21981-06-14243°26'N / 95°33'W43°29'N / 95°23'W8.80 Miles1533 Yards002.5M0Osceola
17.81971-05-31343°20'N / 95°32'W43°27'N / 95°27'W8.60 Miles250 Yards00250K0Osceola
18.21968-06-13243°23'N / 95°30'W00250K0Osceola
18.42004-06-11243°08'N / 95°23'W43°12'N / 95°18'W5.50 Miles200 Yards00500K0Clay
 Brief Description: A tornado destroyed a hog barn, killing ten hogs, destroyed a greenhouse, destroyed a barn, outbuildings, a machine shed and a garage, and damaged several other farm structures including a horse barn. Several horses were injured. At least two houses were damaged, with windows blown out. Several vehicles were also damaged. Numerous power lines and trees were blown down. The tornado also damaged crops.
19.31959-05-28243°10'N / 94°54'W43°12'N / 94°51'W2.30 Miles100 Yards0025K0Palo Alto
19.71976-06-14243°09'N / 94°54'W43°15'N / 94°47'W8.60 Miles33 Yards003K0Palo Alto
20.51967-04-30243°23'N / 94°41'W43°29'N / 94°47'W8.20 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Emmet
21.82008-06-11243°00'N / 95°16'W43°09'N / 95°06'W13.00 Miles100 Yards00300K0KClay
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado destroyed or heavily damaged numerous outbuildings on at least 8 affected farmsteads, with damaged buildings including several large sheds. The tornado damaged numerous grain bins, most of which were carried off their foundations, with some being carried as much as a half mile. The ornado also overturned a camper, blew the top off a silo, destroyed a garage, broke windows on a house, and caused considerable damage to trees, power poles, and power lines. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Thunderstorms produced several tornadoes, along with large hail, damaging winds, and flash flooding in northwest Iowa during the late afternoon and early evening of June 11th.
22.41976-06-14243°15'N / 94°47'W43°29'N / 94°36'W18.30 Miles33 Yards003K0Emmet
22.81967-04-30243°25'N / 94°41'W1.00 Mile200 Yards00250K0Emmet
24.41971-10-01343°02'N / 95°29'W43°09'N / 95°19'W11.20 Miles33 Yards00250K0O'brien
24.51975-06-04243°02'N / 95°09'W003K0Clay
25.41971-05-31343°13'N / 95°57'W43°30'N / 95°20'W36.50 Miles100 Yards000K0O'brien
26.01965-05-05243°10'N / 95°29'W43°24'N / 95°47'W21.80 Miles33 Yards003K0O'brien
26.71954-04-26243°03'N / 95°18'W42°58'N / 95°10'W8.40 Miles33 Yards000K0Clay
27.11960-06-23243°39'N / 94°44'W2.00 Miles33 Yards003K0Martin
27.61977-05-04243°33'N / 94°38'W0025K0Martin
29.01951-06-25243°34'N / 94°46'W43°36'N / 94°29'W14.20 Miles33 Yards00250K0Martin
29.01976-06-14243°46'N / 95°11'W43°51'N / 95°06'W6.40 Miles300 Yards03250K0Jackson
29.11982-06-06243°24'N / 95°43'W2.00 Miles67 Yards002.5M0Osceola
29.71967-04-30243°07'N / 94°40'W43°18'N / 94°32'W14.00 Miles300 Yards00250K0Palo Alto
30.82004-06-11342°55'N / 95°03'W42°59'N / 95°00'W6.00 Miles400 Yards0050K0Clay
 Brief Description: A large cone shaped tornado tore a steel bridge from a road. The tornado raised a large debris cloud as it moved over open country, causing damage to crops and power lines. The tornado moved into Clay County after forming just south of the County Line.
32.02010-06-25443°24'N / 95°51'W43°22'N / 95°42'W8.00 Miles800 Yards0133.0M0KOsceola
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado destroyed at least two houses, injuring two people in one of them. the tornado also destroyed several garages and severely damaged several other homes, destroyed at least 4 hog confinement buildings, several barns and silos, and numerous outbuildings. The tornado destroyed three vehicles that had been parked under an Iowa Highway 60 overpass, injuring 11 people in the vehicles, and removing the engine from one of the vehicles. The tornado damaged power lines, causing power outages, and caused damage to trees and crops. The tornado also destroyed a shelter belt and severely damaged heavy farm equipment, removing the wheels from some of the vehicles. Much of the damage occurred a short distance west to south of the town of Sibley. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Thunderstorms produced tornadoes, one that caused considerable damage and at least two injuries along a 14 mile path, along with damaging winds, in northwest Iowa during the evening of June 25th.
32.52008-06-11242°58'N / 95°32'W43°03'N / 95°30'W6.00 Miles300 Yards00200K0KO'brien
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado destroyed several outbuildings, moved a 1.5 ton wagon, heavily damaged a machine shed containing farm equipment and also damaged a nearby house on the same farm. Also destroyed another machine shed at a different location, destroyed a pole barn, damaged a grain bin, broke or blew down several power poles and power lines, and caused tree damage. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Thunderstorms produced several tornadoes, along with large hail, damaging winds, and flash flooding in northwest Iowa during the late afternoon and early evening of June 11th.
33.11980-07-19243°01'N / 95°37'W43°04'N / 95°34'W3.30 Miles160 Yards002.5M0O'brien
34.91977-05-27243°28'N / 95°48'W43°37'N / 95°48'W10.30 Miles60 Yards00250K0Nobles
35.01976-06-14243°51'N / 95°06'W43°56'N / 95°00'W7.10 Miles300 Yards03250K0Cottonwood
36.31956-05-10243°37'N / 95°48'W43°42'N / 95°43'W6.50 Miles880 Yards00250K0Nobles
37.81986-04-26243°28'N / 95°56'W43°35'N / 95°48'W10.00 Miles40 Yards022.5M0Nobles
37.91984-06-07242°55'N / 94°45'W43°02'N / 94°32'W15.00 Miles100 Yards012.5M0Palo Alto
38.32010-06-25243°26'N / 95°57'W43°24'N / 95°51'W5.00 Miles450 Yards00500K0KLyon
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado destroyed two hog confinement buildings, killing about 12 hogs, numerous outbuildings, a metal farm building, tore the roof off a house and damaged at least 6 other houses, and caused damage to other farm buildings, power lines, vehicles, and trees, before moving out of Lyon County and into Osceola County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Thunderstorms produced tornadoes, one that caused considerable damage and at least two injuries along a 14 mile path, along with damaging winds, in northwest Iowa during the evening of June 25th.
38.81984-06-07242°51'N / 94°51'W42°55'N / 94°45'W10.00 Miles100 Yards012.5M0Pocahontas
40.51981-06-13243°10'N / 95°53'W003K0Sioux
40.71953-06-07243°00'N / 94°28'W43°13'N / 94°23'W15.20 Miles500 Yards000K0Palo Alto
41.11980-07-19242°50'N / 94°50'W43°01'N / 94°25'W24.40 Miles80 Yards002.5M0Palo Alto
41.32006-08-01343°54'N / 94°43'W43°53'N / 94°40'W1.50 Miles440 Yards002.0M0Watonwan
 Brief Description: Initial damage occurred at farmstead just east of the Watonwan/Cottonwood line. Damage included the partial removal of roofs off two large sheds, along with scattered downed trees. The tornado then moved across corn and bean fields. Another farmstead was hit just southwest of the intersection of County Roads 10 and 2. This was the location of the F3 damage. A house was leveled, a 60 foot concrete base silo was toppled and rolled. Virtually all barns, sheds and outbuildings were completely destroyed.
41.81953-03-21343°16'N / 94°38'W43°18'N / 94°00'W31.80 Miles400 Yards00250K0Emmet
42.61986-04-26243°24'N / 96°02'W43°28'N / 95°56'W8.50 Miles120 Yards122.5M0Lyon
42.91953-06-07242°50'N / 94°42'W43°00'N / 94°28'W16.20 Miles833 Yards000K0Pocahontas
42.91984-06-07242°50'N / 94°42'W42°56'N / 94°35'W8.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Pocahontas
43.61979-08-08243°04'N / 95°53'W0.40 Mile100 Yards002.5M0Sioux
44.21957-06-16242°30'N / 95°24'W43°00'N / 94°45'W47.60 Miles33 Yards00250K0Ida
44.21968-04-03242°59'N / 95°49'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0O'brien
44.41963-03-16242°47'N / 95°26'W2.00 Miles250 Yards003K0Cherokee
44.81980-07-19243°01'N / 94°25'W43°02'N / 94°23'W002.5M0Kossuth
45.21998-03-29343°59'N / 95°26'W44°06'N / 94°56'W39.50 Miles900 Yards0330.0M0Cottonwood
 Brief Description: A strong tornado which began in Murray County tracked across Cottonwood County and then further northeast. The tornado destroyed numerous farms, farm equipment, buildings, trees, power lines and poles, vehicles, and other structures in its path. A vehicle was tossed a hundred yards as it hit the first farm in southwest Cottonwood County. People in the basement of the house on this farm received minor injuries. The tornado also destroyed a church near Jeffers, and destroyed numerous homes in the southern part of Comfrey, a city which is only partly in Cottonwood County.
45.91992-06-16243°57'N / 95°26'W44°06'N / 95°22'W7.50 Miles90 Yards000K0Cottonwood
46.21952-06-23442°45'N / 95°51'W42°54'N / 95°25'W24.10 Miles400 Yards042.5M0Cherokee
46.31952-06-23244°00'N / 95°17'W44°07'N / 95°05'W12.50 Miles220 Yards002.5M0Cottonwood
47.61998-03-29243°48'N / 95°54'W43°48'N / 95°54'W0.10 Mile75 Yards00200K0Nobles
 Brief Description: A tornado destroyed farm buildings...uprooted numerous trees...and overturned a tractor trailer.
48.02000-07-25243°38'N / 96°03'W43°40'N / 96°00'W3.00 Miles200 Yards00150K0Nobles
 Brief Description: A tornado damaged buildings, vehicles, and trees on a farm. The tornado destroyed the west side of the house, blew three grain bins away and wrapped them around trees. The tornado also blew the top of a barn off, killing at least 4 calves inside.
48.71979-06-28343°15'N / 94°15'W43°01'N / 94°13'W15.90 Miles300 Yards23425.0M0Kossuth
49.01998-03-29243°47'N / 95°57'W43°47'N / 95°57'W0.10 Mile75 Yards00400K0Nobles
 Brief Description: A tornado destroyed buildings...trees in shelter belts...and numerous pieces of farm equipment...and killed two cattle.
49.11977-08-09244°04'N / 94°46'W44°00'N / 94°41'W5.60 Miles70 Yards00250K0Watonwan
49.11958-04-01242°44'N / 95°42'W42°51'N / 95°38'W8.30 Miles200 Yards0025K0Cherokee
49.31984-06-07242°39'N / 95°12'W42°42'N / 95°09'W4.00 Miles100 Yards032.5M0Buena Vista
49.51968-03-18243°52'N / 94°24'W2.50 Miles83 Yards0025K0Watonwan

* 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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