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

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

Earthquake Index, #281

Old Ripley, IL
0.35
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

Old Ripley, 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, #464

Old Ripley, IL
241.20
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 2,815 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Old Ripley, IL were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:5Cold:24Dense Fog:20Drought:20
Dust Storm:0Flood:187Hail:902Heat:56Heavy Snow:30
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:11Landslide:0Strong Wind:49
Thunderstorm Winds:1,354Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:77Winter Weather:17
Other:63 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Old Ripley, IL.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 4 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Old Ripley, IL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
8.51983-05-154.6938.77-89.57
27.31974-06-0541138.62-89.94
10.41981-04-083.5138.87-89.38
40.61985-12-293.5538.55-88.96

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 88 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Old Ripley, IL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
5.21950-12-02338°48'N / 89°36'W38°54'N / 89°23'W13.30 Miles200 Yards2252.5M0Bond
6.51976-07-28338°50'N / 89°40'W0025K0Madison
8.81950-12-02338°45'N / 89°40'W38°48'N / 89°36'W4.70 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Madison
12.21959-10-10238°57'N / 90°09'W39°07'N / 89°16'W48.70 Miles33 Yards00250K0Madison
12.21990-05-12239°04'N / 89°37'W0.20 Mile100 Yards00250K0Montgomery
13.61984-11-09238°49'N / 89°25'W38°53'N / 89°14'W12.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Bond
15.22000-05-12238°55'N / 89°18'W38°55'N / 89°17'W1.50 Miles100 Yards0000Bond
 Brief Description: A second tornado formed about 100 yards southeast of the initial tornado in Bond County and traveled east for about 1.5 miles. The tornado traveled through a heavily wooded area destroying hundreds of large trees.
15.51958-04-05338°27'N / 89°41'W38°58'N / 89°08'W46.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0Clinton
16.31950-12-02239°00'N / 89°55'W39°04'N / 89°43'W11.50 Miles50 Yards1325K0Macoupin
18.01967-12-21238°38'N / 89°32'W1.00 Mile50 Yards002.5M0Clinton
18.21974-08-10239°09'N / 89°39'W2.70 Miles20 Yards003K0Montgomery
19.21956-02-25438°37'N / 89°42'W38°37'N / 89°31'W9.70 Miles500 Yards002.5M0Clinton
22.11950-01-03339°06'N / 89°18'W39°07'N / 89°14'W3.60 Miles130 Yards03250K0Montgomery
23.01950-12-02238°58'N / 90°03'W39°00'N / 89°55'W7.30 Miles50 Yards0025K0Madison
23.91988-11-15338°40'N / 89°59'W38°42'N / 89°52'W6.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Madison
23.91983-05-01238°34'N / 89°50'W38°37'N / 89°45'W4.00 Miles100 Yards0202.5M0St. Clair
24.01982-12-02338°31'N / 89°42'W38°35'N / 89°36'W10.50 Miles100 Yards2025.0M0Clinton
24.31964-03-08238°27'N / 89°38'W38°38'N / 89°34'W13.10 Miles40 Yards0025K0Clinton
25.41958-05-03238°40'N / 90°00'W38°43'N / 89°56'W4.70 Miles10 Yards0125K0Madison
26.51984-11-09238°53'N / 89°14'W39°01'N / 88°56'W18.00 Miles150 Yards0112.5M0Fayette
26.71981-04-03438°43'N / 90°08'W38°49'N / 89°57'W11.90 Miles567 Yards03225.0M0Madison
27.01950-01-03338°49'N / 90°06'W38°50'N / 90°02'W3.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0Madison
27.41960-06-30238°54'N / 90°12'W38°45'N / 89°57'W16.90 Miles33 Yards0172.5M0Madison
27.51983-05-01338°40'N / 90°10'W38°50'N / 89°56'W15.00 Miles1000 Yards0325.0M0Madison
27.61957-12-18238°51'N / 90°05'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0125K0Madison
27.81958-06-01238°40'N / 90°00'W0.50 Mile100 Yards003K0Madison
28.51954-07-21238°52'N / 89°13'W39°10'N / 88°55'W26.10 Miles200 Yards01250K0Fayette
28.51988-11-15338°37'N / 90°00'W38°40'N / 89°59'W3.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0St. Clair
29.42006-04-02239°09'N / 89°29'W39°22'N / 89°06'W20.00 Miles200 Yards0000Montgomery
 Brief Description: A tornado first formed on the south side of Hillsboro where it caused a narrow path of sign and window damage at a car dealership and two gasoline stations, and blew metal sheeting into nearby trees at a home improvement store. It then destroyed barns one mile southeast of Irving and 2 miles south of Witt. The barn damage south of Witt was rated F1. The tornado then destroyed a metal shed 3 miles south of Nokomis and lofted the sheet metal up to a mile downstream. It also caused minor damage to a grain bin on a farm about three miles southeast of Nokomis. It then caused major damage to a machine shed three miles east of Nokomis where the sheet metal was blown one half mile downstream. The tornado then intensified to nearly 200 yards wide where it toppled and destroyed two high tension electric power line towers about 5 miles east of Nokomis. The damage was rated low end F2. The tornado then weakened and destroyed another grain bin and caused minor damage before dissipating near the Shelby County line.
29.61973-07-29238°44'N / 90°05'W0025K0Madison
29.91959-08-04239°27'N / 89°47'W39°12'N / 89°24'W26.70 Miles33 Yards0025K0Macoupin
29.92003-06-10238°38'N / 90°04'W38°38'N / 89°58'W3.50 Miles150 Yards0200St. Clair
 Brief Description: A tornado first caused damage along the west side of the town of Caseyville, Illinois along Forest Blvd, just east if Interstate 255. Over twelve witnesses observed the tornado along the leading edge of the bowing squall line as they saw debris tossed several hundred feet into the air. The tornado traveled east southeast along Forest Blvd and West Lincoln Avenue. Three house trailers were severely damaged by the tornado between 85th and Black Lane. Two injuries occurred in two of the three house trailers. Numerous large trees were severed or downed by the tornado. The roof of a large machine shed on Black Lane was uplifted and displaced several hundred yards to the east. The tornado then ripped through an auto salvage area where several vehicles were over-turned, damaged or destroyed. The width of this damage area was 50 to 100 yards wide while damage intensity was rated F1. The tornado continued to travel just a bit south of due east causing damage to two homes and a camper and completely destroying another mobile home. Some of the remains of the mobile home was observed 3/4 mile to the east just west of Highway 157. Pieces of metal were wrapped around snapped power poles while one 2 x 4 board was driven into the front windshield of a pickup truck. The width of this damage area varied from 50 to 75 yards while the damage intensity was rated low-end F2. The tornado continued east and showed a convergence pattern in a nearby wheat field south of West Lincoln Ave. The tornado then caused minor damage to six new homes 100 to 300 yards south of West Lincoln Ave and 1/4 to 1/2 mile west of Highway 159. Roofs from five homes were partially uplifted and tossed 200 to 400 yards downwind to the east. One home under construction was completely destroyed. The width of the damage area varied from 75 to 150 yards. The damage intensity was rated the lower end of F1. The tornado continued east up a ridge just east of Highway 157. Several large trees were snapped or uprooted just east of 157. Additional tree damage was found along Hill Road east of Highway 157. One home on Hill Road sustained minor roof damage. The tornado crossed East O'Fallon Drive and severed or uprooted several large trees. One home sustained minor roof damage while a machine shed and garage was severely damaged. The tornado damage track ended just west of Highway 159. Width of the damage area again varied from 75 to 100 yards while the damage intensity was rated at the lower end of F1.
30.52006-04-02238°34'N / 90°00'W38°36'N / 89°57'W7.00 Miles100 Yards11100St. Clair
 Brief Description: Around 515 pm CDT the tornado first caused damage 200 yards south of the intersection of Union Hill road and Long Acre Drive in southwest Fairview Heights, Illinois. Several large trees and large limbs were downed by the tornado. The damage width at this location was 60 yards wide while damage intensity was rated F0. The tornado traveled northeast through a small subdivision southwest of Lincoln Trail (US 50) and Cathy Lane. There was minor roof damage to several homes, a two car garage was damaged and several large trees were either uprooted or snapped half way up. On the east side of Cathy Lane the roof of an apartment building was damaged while a second establishment sustained side and roof damage. Damage was rated F1 intensity while the damage width ranged from 60 to 80 yards. On the north side of US 50 several large power poles were snapped off. Other establishments along the north side of US 50 sustained various degrees of damage. Light poles and tree damage revealed a convergent damage pattern indicative of a tornado. The tornado then hit the south side of the K & G clothing store. The front center part of the roof collapsed while debris from this area was pushed along the east side of the large store. There was one fatality and 11 injuries at this store. The damage width ranged between 80 to 100 yards in this area while the damage intensity was rated lower end of F2. The tornado continued northeast across St. Clair Square Mall, Interstate 64, and then hit a church on Old Collinsville Road. The tornado damaged the steeple and roof of the church. The tornado then damaged three homes and one farm just west of the intersection of Milburn School Road and Pausch Road 2 miles northeast of Fairview Heights. Several large trees were also damaged over this area. The damage width was approximately 60 yards wide while damage Intensity was rated F1. The tornado then crossed the intersection of Kyle and Simmons Road and caused only minor roof damage to six homes in a subdivision north of Kyle Road. The tornado continued to travel northeast and caused damage to several homes in the Crown Point subdivision just south of O`Fallon-Troy Road. The roof of one home was completely uplifted and tossed over 100 yards to the northeast. The damage width was 100 yards wide while damage intensity was rated F2. The tornado then crossed O`Fallon-Troy Road and totally destroyed a machine shed at a farm. Debris from the machine shed was tossed over 1/3 mile to the northeast. Two other homes 1/4 mile north of the intersection of Weil and O`Fallon road sustained varying degrees of damage. The roof of one home was uplifted and displaced to the northeast. Several trees in this area were also damaged. The width of the tornadic damage was 100 yards while damage intensity was rated F1. Insulation debris from both homes was tossed over 300 yards across an open field and line of large trees. The total tornadic damage track was approximately 7 miles. This tornado was a type referred to as a non-supercell tornado. Given that the line of thunderstorm which produced this tornado was moving 60 mph, the tornado was only on the ground for about 8 minutes. M54BU
30.51978-05-12239°07'N / 90°03'W39°25'N / 89°42'W27.90 Miles700 Yards01250K0Macoupin
31.31967-10-24338°49'N / 90°11'W38°51'N / 90°07'W4.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0St. Charles
31.82009-06-08238°33'N / 89°55'W38°25'N / 89°46'W12.00 Miles176 Yards000K0KSt. Clair
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down just northeast of the intersection of North Green Mount Road and Lebanon Avenue in the Eagles Landing Subdivision, where up to 6 homes sustained minor to moderate damage. From this point the tornado produced a nearly continuous damage path that extended to about 1 mile southeast of the intersection of Highway 4 and Jefferson Road. It finally lifted as it approached the Kaskaskia River. The total path length of the tornado is estimated to be 12.8 miles, with an average width of damage of about one-tenth of a mile. However, straight line winds did cause lesser damage over a wider swath of up to 3 miles. The greatest damage was to a home located just west of the intersection of Highway 4 and Jefferson Road. Damage there was rated EF2 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. Elsewhere along the path of the tornado, the damage was generally in the EF0-EF1 range. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong cold front moved through the region, triggering showers and thunderstorms. Numerous reports of large hail, a tornado and some wind damage occurred with these storms.
32.01956-02-25438°30'N / 90°16'W38°37'N / 89°42'W31.60 Miles500 Yards6202.5M0St. Clair
32.71950-01-03338°46'N / 90°13'W38°49'N / 90°07'W6.20 Miles150 Yards032.5M0St. Louis
32.91973-06-04238°27'N / 89°48'W000K0St. Clair
33.31976-03-20238°22'N / 89°41'W38°29'N / 89°10'W29.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Washington
33.31999-06-01339°19'N / 89°40'W39°26'N / 89°32'W10.00 Miles200 Yards1400Montgomery
 Brief Description: A tornado first formed about 1 mile southwest of I-55 west of Raymond. The tornado moved northeast hitting a rest area along I-55. Six tractor-trailer trucks were overturned at the rest area, killing one driver and injuring 4 others. Two other trucks were also overturned just north of the rest area. The tornado continued northeast and intensified causing damage at two farms. Numerous barns and other outbuildings were destroyed and one house severely damaged. The occupant of the house escape injury by taking shelter in an interior closet. M54VE
35.71983-05-01338°38'N / 90°09'W38°40'N / 90°10'W1.00 Mile400 Yards0025K0St. Louis (c)
35.81976-03-20238°29'N / 89°10'W38°30'N / 89°08'W1.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Marion
35.91959-02-10438°39'N / 90°11'W38°40'N / 90°09'W00250K0Madison
36.81976-03-20339°25'N / 89°40'W39°26'N / 89°30'W8.80 Miles27 Yards04250K0Montgomery
36.81953-03-14238°24'N / 89°28'W38°37'N / 88°44'W42.30 Miles200 Yards00250K0Washington
36.81964-04-02239°25'N / 89°35'W39°26'N / 89°31'W3.60 Miles20 Yards0425K0Montgomery
37.01980-04-07338°50'N / 90°17'W38°52'N / 90°14'W3.00 Miles33 Yards002.5M0St. Charles
37.21957-04-25238°27'N / 89°58'W2.00 Miles300 Yards0025K0St. Clair
37.41958-04-05338°18'N / 89°52'W38°27'N / 89°41'W14.20 Miles100 Yards18250K0St. Clair
37.91988-11-15238°31'N / 90°05'W0.40 Mile50 Yards00250K0St. Clair
38.01983-05-01239°03'N / 90°15'W0.50 Mile77 Yards012.5M0Jersey
38.11957-05-21238°25'N / 90°12'W38°32'N / 89°52'W19.70 Miles150 Yards00250K0Monroe
38.11964-04-02239°26'N / 89°31'W39°27'N / 89°29'W1.30 Miles20 Yards0025K0Christian
38.11968-04-03238°24'N / 90°12'W38°35'N / 89°55'W19.80 Miles50 Yards00250K0Monroe
38.31968-05-15338°24'N / 89°54'W2.00 Miles200 Yards460250K0St. Clair
38.81978-05-12239°25'N / 89°42'W39°29'N / 89°37'W6.20 Miles33 Yards00250K0Montgomery
39.01960-03-29239°21'N / 90°00'W003K0Macoupin
39.41976-03-20238°19'N / 89°50'W38°22'N / 89°41'W8.70 Miles250 Yards00250K0St. Clair
39.51998-04-15238°29'N / 89°03'W38°30'N / 89°03'W0.50 Mile350 Yards0050K0Marion
 Brief Description: A tornado which formed in Jefferson County near Cravat moved northeast into Marion County at Walnut Hill. Witnesses who saw the tornado noted a twin structure; two vortices very close to one another. Three homes suffered exterior wall or roof damage while five barns/farm implement buildings were destroyed. Trees were also uprooted.
39.51999-06-01238°59'N / 88°56'W39°05'N / 88°47'W10.00 Miles150 Yards0000Fayette
 Brief Description: A tornado produced a 10 mile intermittent damage path across Fayette County in the St. Elmo area. The tornado first formed southeast of Brownstown damaging 2 large machine sheds. The tornado crossed Route 170 knocking over a tractor-trailer. About 2 miles southwest of St. Elmo it destroyed several green houses. About 1 mile southwest of St. Elmo a large warehouse was destroyed. Several large steel beams supporting the warehouse were severely twisted. Also in this area, a 300 feet radio tower was destroyed, a mobile home and 3 homes were destroyed. The tornado weakened as it moved northeast of St. Elmo damaging a few outbuildings and downing trees.
40.01980-04-07338°47'N / 90°20'W38°50'N / 90°17'W4.30 Miles100 Yards0152.5M0St. Louis
40.11996-04-19238°35'N / 89°03'W38°42'N / 88°45'W20.00 Miles150 Yards077.0M0Marion
 Brief Description: Marion County was declared a Federal Disaster Area as a tornado, reaching F2 strength at its peak, created a 20 mile path of destruction from south of Odin to east of Salem. The bulk of the damage occurred on the south side of the city of Salem. The tornado moved through the county Fairgrounds, destroying numerous buildings and ripping the roofs off others. Two 2-ton trucks were turned 180 degrees by the tornado. Red Cross damage assessment teams determined that 6 mobile homes and 2 homes were destroyed in the Marion area. Another 46 homes and mobile homes were damaged. At least 23 businesses in Marion were damaged, 17 in one shopping center. Power was out to over 4000 residents. Two more homes were destroyed about 5 miles east of Marion. In one of the mobile homes destroyed on the south side of Marion, a mother and her 4 year old son took the ride of their lives. They were on the couch when the tornado struck, and ended up about 100 yards away in the middle of the debris. Both escaped serious injury. Total damage was estimated between 5 and 7 million dollars. There were only 7 injuries, all minor, primarily cuts and bruises.
40.31998-04-15238°30'N / 89°02'W38°32'N / 88°58'W4.00 Miles300 Yards0000Marion
 Brief Description: The thunderstorm which spawned the tornado from Cravat to Walnut Hill produced another twin/multiple vortex tornado from just northeast of Walnut Hill to the intersection of Interstate 57 and Illinois Route 161. The tornado moved through a heavily wooded area and destroyed several barns/farm implement buildings, one mobile home, and damaged several homes. The tornado narrowed in width, losing its twin characteristics as it approached the intersection of Interstate 57 and State Route 161. Six homes were damaged, one mobile home destroyed, and eleven barn/farm implement buildings were either damaged or completely destroyed. Two tractor trailers were overturned by the tornado near the intersection of I-57/161.
40.31976-03-20339°28'N / 89°32'W39°29'N / 89°30'W00250K0Christian
40.41959-02-10438°37'N / 90°19'W38°40'N / 90°11'W7.70 Miles200 Yards1117525.0M0St. Louis (c)
41.51961-09-24238°17'N / 89°43'W38°19'N / 89°41'W2.70 Miles33 Yards0025K0Washington
41.81956-09-15238°27'N / 90°06'W1.00 Mile400 Yards0025K0St. Clair
41.81957-05-09238°51'N / 90°21'W38°56'N / 90°21'W5.70 Miles150 Yards0025K0St. Charles
41.91967-10-24338°43'N / 90°29'W38°49'N / 90°11'W17.50 Miles100 Yards02250K0St. Louis
42.01998-04-15238°25'N / 89°05'W38°28'N / 89°01'W5.00 Miles250 Yards01400K0Jefferson
 Brief Description: Six houses sustained major damage in Cravat. One house was moved about 10 feet off of its foundation with the back portion of the house destroyed. One truck and some farm machinery were tossed 50 feet. Several small barns and outbuildings were destroyed. A truck driver sustained broken ribs when his tractor trailer was lifted up by the tornado. The trailer was lifted up into a vertical position before being set back down and rolling over. Several mobile homes were overturned.
42.11967-01-24239°29'N / 89°46'W2.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Macoupin
42.11967-01-24438°41'N / 90°33'W38°49'N / 90°07'W25.00 Miles200 Yards321625.0M0St. Louis
42.81976-02-16239°23'N / 89°05'W1.00 Mile80 Yards00250K0Christian
43.01957-05-09238°48'N / 90°23'W38°51'N / 90°21'W3.60 Miles150 Yards0025K0St. Louis
43.21990-05-09239°30'N / 89°46'W0.20 Mile50 Yards00250K0Macoupin
43.82009-03-08238°15'N / 89°36'W38°16'N / 89°31'W4.00 Miles200 Yards000K0KWashington
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down 5.5 miles west southwest of Oakdale and travelled to the northeast. A house on County Highway 29 sustained moderate damage with 4 windows blown out, a wall was buckled in, and siding and shingles were blown off. At this location it also overturned and destroyed a camper and the back end of a machine shed was torn off. Further down the road, a silo and two sheds were blown down. The falling silo hit two cows, killing one of them. The tornado then snapped off 2 large double-poled wooden high tension towers at the base. Also, it destroyed several pole sheds with the debris scattered hundreds of yards and snapped off numerous trees. On another farmstead, a brand new garage was destroyed and the home sustained minimal roof and siding damage before the tornado lifted and dissipated about a mile west of Oakdale. 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.
44.01961-09-24238°15'N / 89°44'W38°17'N / 89°43'W2.30 Miles33 Yards0125K0St. Clair
44.11960-03-29238°10'N / 90°00'W38°27'N / 89°48'W22.30 Miles130 Yards0025K0Randolph
44.11983-05-01239°08'N / 90°20'W0.20 Mile17 Yards012.5M0Jersey
44.81973-05-07238°28'N / 90°12'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0025K0St. Louis
45.41973-06-04239°32'N / 89°46'W000K0Morgan
45.61957-12-18238°25'N / 89°01'W38°26'N / 88°56'W4.50 Miles33 Yards0225K0Jefferson
46.01983-05-01339°18'N / 90°16'W39°22'N / 90°10'W4.00 Miles77 Yards0152.5M0Greene
46.71988-11-15239°20'N / 90°14'W0.10 Mile50 Yards00250K0Greene
47.21985-04-05238°13'N / 89°42'W1.80 Miles50 Yards13250K0Randolph
47.71975-03-07238°30'N / 90°18'W0.10 Mile20 Yards04250K0St. Louis
48.91959-03-15239°06'N / 88°42'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0225K0Effingham


* 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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