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The chance of earthquake damage in Perry is lower than Illinois average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Perry is much 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, #1010

Perry, IL
0.03
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

Perry, 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, #1433

Perry, IL
149.68
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 2,857 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Perry, IL were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:4Cold:38Dense Fog:38Drought:26
Dust Storm:0Flood:340Hail:831Heat:37Heavy Snow:33
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:6Landslide:0Strong Wind:57
Thunderstorm Winds:1,285Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:43Winter Weather:38
Other:81 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Perry, IL.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Perry, IL.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 58 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Perry, IL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
10.11961-04-24339°42'N / 91°09'W39°39'N / 90°36'W29.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Pike
11.81959-03-26239°54'N / 90°38'W39°56'N / 90°35'W3.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Brown
12.81956-06-19239°42'N / 91°02'W39°36'N / 90°48'W14.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Pike
13.91966-10-14239°59'N / 90°45'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0202.5M0Brown
13.91956-04-27239°59'N / 90°47'W39°59'N / 90°41'W4.90 Miles900 Yards0025K0Brown
15.41955-04-23240°03'N / 90°56'W39°57'N / 90°41'W14.80 Miles33 Yards00250K0Adams
15.41957-06-10239°36'N / 90°48'W39°55'N / 90°07'W42.30 Miles33 Yards0025K0Pike
16.01957-06-14239°33'N / 91°00'W39°34'N / 90°39'W18.50 Miles33 Yards01250K0Pike
16.41999-04-08239°28'N / 91°03'W39°39'N / 90°39'W26.50 Miles120 Yards0000Pike
 Brief Description: After forming on the north side of Louisiana, MO, a tornado crossed the Mississippi River into Illinois and first caused damage to a boat dock along US 54. The tornado tracked northeast along US 54 destroying a barn and downing trees. The damage along the rest of the path was somewhat intermittent. Trees were downed and an occasional farm building damaged. Significant damage was noted as the tornado tracked northeast from Pittsfield. Just east of Pittsfield, two farms suffered damage. Three barns were destroyed, an equipment building heavily damaged and a grain bin destroyed. About 5 miles east-northeast of Pittsfield a home lost part of its roof and numerous trees were damaged. The last area of significant damage in Pike County was northeast of Detroit. One home lost its roof, a barn was destroyed and 2 grain bins damaged. Numerous large trees in this area were snapped off at the base.
17.72003-05-10239°59'N / 90°55'W40°05'N / 90°43'W13.00 Miles300 Yards0000Brown
 Brief Description: The tornado that went across southeast Adams County entered Brown County about 750 pm CDT southwest of Highway 24 and Timewell. Witnesses observed a multiple vortex tornado that damaged one home, two out-buildings, several machine sheds, and several grain bins. Approximately three miles northeast of Timewell the tornado damaged another farmstead and numerous trees. Six machine sheds were destroyed while a home sustained damage to the roof and the west and south walls. A number of large trees in the vicinity of the farmstead were also damaged. Five miles northwest of Mount Sterling, several witnesses observed a multiple vortex pattern with several smaller tornadoes rotating around a larger tornado. The width of the damage area (mainly trees) varied from 50 to as large as 300 yards. Numerous trees were snapped at the base of the tree and tossed northeastward. The damage intensity was estimated from F1 to the lower end of F2. The tornado continued to travel northeast crossing county road 1500 north (5 miles north-northwest of Mount Sterling). Several large trees were either snapped half-way or uprooted at this location. Damage path width ranged from 50 to as large as 100 yards while damage intensity was estimated at the lower end of F1. The tornado damage intensified a second time as the tornado moved across Illinois Highway 99, 7 miles north of Mount Sterling. One old farm home and a large barn were completely destroyed with debris tossed 1/3 mile to the east. A second farmstead 1/2 mile east experienced damage to several machine sheds, grain bins and a barn. The nearby home sustained little damage. Several large trees in the vicinity of the barn and machine sheds were uprooted or snapped near the base of the trunk. The width of the damage pattern over this area varied from 50 to 100 yards. Damage intensity ranged from F1 to lower end of F2. Many witnesses along the track of this tornado did not hear the classic "freight train" sound as heard in other cases. Rather they heard a "swishing" type sound. Additionally, many witnesses did not observe lightning or hear thunder as the tornado passed. A special thanks to Mr. Brian Gallaher, Chief of the Mount Sterling Fire Department for providing valuable information.
18.81961-04-24339°39'N / 90°36'W39°37'N / 90°18'W16.00 Miles33 Yards03250K0Scott
23.01955-08-29239°37'N / 90°24'W39°45'N / 90°16'W11.50 Miles100 Yards02250K0Scott
23.21973-07-27240°01'N / 90°26'W0025K0Cass
25.12003-05-10240°07'N / 90°40'W40°09'N / 90°35'W6.00 Miles150 Yards0000Schuyler
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down 5.5 miles west of Rushville. It destroyed a house, as well as a barn. The tornado traveled to the northeast blowing down numerous trees and power lines. Also, numerous silos, barns and machine sheds were either damaged or destroyed. The tornado lifted and dissipated 3 miles north northwest of Rushville. No injuries were reported.
25.21957-03-14240°06'N / 90°35'W40°08'N / 90°32'W2.30 Miles33 Yards0025K0Schuyler
25.42006-03-12239°24'N / 90°37'W39°32'N / 90°23'W15.00 Miles100 Yards0000Greene
 Brief Description: The tornado that stated in Calhoun County and moved across extreme southeast Pike County next moved into Greene County southwest of Hillview and caused damage at a farm in the Illinois River flood plain. Two machine sheds were destroyed while a house sustained roof, window, and siding damage. The damage was rated F1 at this location. The tornado moved across the town of Hillview at approximately 7:15 pm CST. A number of homes sustained minor damage while one two story brick building was damaged. Several large limbs and a few large trees were also down in town. The width of the damage area was approximately 100 yards and the damage intensity was F0. The tornado continued to move northeast and lay a continuous path of mainly tree damage from Hillview to Patterson. Two machine sheds at a farmstead 2 miles southwest of Patterson were destroyed. The width of the damage area was 75 yards wide and was rated F0. In the town of Patterson a number of homes sustained varying degrees of damage while one house trailer was severely damaged. The tornado continued to move northeast over farmlands northeast of Patterson to 1 mile north northeast of the small community of Barrow. Several large grain silos and machine sheds were destroyed while two farm homes sustained varying degrees of damage. Debris from the silos and machine sheds were tossed 1/8 to 1/4 mile to the northeast. The tornado also downed over a mile of high voltage power lines along Highway 106. The tornado moved across the Greene Scott County line just east of Queen Road about 2 miles northeast of Barrow. The damage intensity northeast of Barrow was rated F2.
26.22004-05-24239°43'N / 90°16'W39°44'N / 90°15'W1.20 Miles100 Yards014.0M0Morgan
 Brief Description: A small tornado touched down in the southwest section of Jacksonville near the point where Route 67 turns north. As it traveled to the northeast it quickly intensified to F2 strength destroying a furniture store, house and church and caused major damage to a motel. One occupant of the motel sustained minor injuries. The tornado then quickly weakened causing minor damage to several more homes and businesses before lifting and dissipating.
27.31990-11-27240°06'N / 90°35'W40°11'N / 90°29'W6.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Schuyler
27.51955-05-26240°02'N / 91°09'W1.50 Miles500 Yards0025K0Adams
27.71975-05-20239°29'N / 90°24'W00250K0Greene
28.32006-03-12239°30'N / 90°22'W39°33'N / 90°18'W4.80 Miles300 Yards0000Scott
 Brief Description: A tornado entered Scott county from Greene county (WFO Saint Louis). Tornado continued northeast into Morgan county.
29.31999-02-11239°18'N / 90°46'W39°25'N / 90°41'W9.00 Miles100 Yards00300K0Calhoun
 Brief Description: The Annada, MO tornado crossed the Mississippi River west of Mozier and continued northeast for about 9 miles across Calhoun County, IL. The tornado reached a maximum intensity of F2 with a damage path up to 100 yards wide. The tornado first damaged a home as it crossed Highway 96 north of Mozier. A 2 car garage was destroyed, the porch destroyed and several windows were blown out. The tornado moved northeast up West Panther Creek Hollow where it reached F2 intensity. One home was destroyed with only 2 walls left standing. 2 x 4 boards became missiles with several driven into walls and into the ground. Half of the roof of another nearby home was also blown off. 3 other homes suffered minor damage. Several outbuildings were also destroyed and numerous trees were uprooted along the path.
29.71957-06-14239°44'N / 90°13'W39°44'N / 90°10'W1.90 Miles33 Yards05250K0Morgan
29.81973-12-04239°35'N / 90°15'W010K0Morgan
30.01961-05-14339°43'N / 91°18'W40°43'N / 90°13'W89.60 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Pike
30.31990-03-08240°12'N / 90°54'W40°14'N / 90°26'W25.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Schuyler
30.31990-03-08240°12'N / 90°57'W40°12'N / 90°54'W2.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Hancock
31.01974-05-30240°04'N / 91°22'W40°02'N / 91°04'W15.80 Miles200 Yards0122.5M0Adams
31.81981-06-21340°14'N / 90°38'W40°12'N / 90°28'W8.80 Miles880 Yards1122.5M0Schuyler
32.31996-04-19239°44'N / 90°12'W39°44'N / 90°05'W6.00 Miles880 Yards01400K0Morgan
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down 2 miles east of Jacksonville, at the MOBIL Chemical Plant, moving east over a portion of the Jacksonville Correctional Facility. "F2" damage was found along this portion of the tornado path. The tornado then lifted and remained aloft for 2 miles before touching down again. It remained on the ground for 2 more miles, lifting 1 mile north of Orleans. Two railroad cars were turned over at the MOBIL Chemical Plant, which itself sustained some roof damage. Also, it damaged two guard towers, a greenhouse, and a fence at the prison. To the east of the prison, one home was destroyed, 3 sustained major damage, and several farm buildings were either damaged or destroyed. One person sustained minor injuries at the prison and damage was estimated around $400,000.
32.71973-09-30340°14'N / 90°56'W000K0Hancock
34.12006-03-12239°33'N / 90°17'W39°39'N / 90°01'W19.70 Miles300 Yards0100Morgan
 Brief Description: Continuation of tornado from Scott county. Tornado continued into Sangamon county.
34.21998-04-07240°05'N / 90°16'W40°06'N / 90°13'W3.00 Miles66 Yards0000Mason
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down 3 miles southwest of Snicarte. It moved a two story frame house three feet off its foundation with its TV antenna wrapped over the top of the house. An exterior wall on the far side of the house was blown off. Some roof and siding damage also occurred with two 3 foot diameter trees next to the house uprooted. Just north of the house 3 outbuildings were destroyed as well as two grain bins. The tornado continued on a northeast track, skipping along the path tipping over some irrigation equipment, destroying another barn, and knocking over numerous large pine trees before dissipating. No injuries were reported and no damage estimate was available.
34.91974-04-13240°14'N / 90°57'W40°18'N / 90°55'W4.30 Miles500 Yards0102.5M0Hancock
35.31960-06-23239°57'N / 90°13'W39°54'N / 90°00'W11.80 Miles100 Yards01250K0Cass
35.31977-09-23239°50'N / 91°26'W39°51'N / 91°23'W2.70 Miles150 Yards03250K0Adams
35.61961-04-24339°37'N / 90°18'W39°34'N / 89°57'W18.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Morgan
35.81999-02-11239°14'N / 90°52'W39°18'N / 90°47'W6.40 Miles100 Yards00200K0Pike
 Brief Description: The same supercell that spawned the Whiteside tornado in Lincoln County created another tornado which tracked for 20 plus miles from southwest of Annada in Pike County, MO, northeast across Calhoun County, IL, then into Pike County, IL. The first segment extended for about 6 1/2 miles from southwest of Annada to the Mississippi river west of Mozier IL. The tornado started out at F2 travelling along a bluff and destroying one home and damaging 2 others. 2 of the 4 sides of the destroyed home were blown 100 to 150 yards downwind. Several trees were downed along the path as well.
37.91969-10-10239°14'N / 90°44'W0.30 Mile100 Yards0425K0Calhoun
38.21982-03-12240°20'N / 90°41'W0125K0Mcdonough
38.41970-06-12239°17'N / 91°04'W2.30 Miles50 Yards0025K0Pike
38.61990-03-08240°14'N / 90°26'W40°14'N / 90°12'W15.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Fulton
39.11967-01-24340°07'N / 90°13'W40°10'N / 90°08'W5.10 Miles80 Yards1325K0Mason
40.31975-04-23239°37'N / 91°32'W39°35'N / 91°24'W7.30 Miles33 Yards0025K0Ralls
40.41974-04-13240°18'N / 90°55'W40°26'N / 90°41'W15.20 Miles500 Yards00250K0Mcdonough
41.31988-11-15239°20'N / 90°14'W0.10 Mile50 Yards00250K0Greene
41.91983-05-01339°18'N / 90°16'W39°22'N / 90°10'W4.00 Miles77 Yards0152.5M0Greene
42.52003-05-10240°12'N / 91°20'W40°27'N / 90°55'W28.40 Miles200 Yards00400K0Hancock
 Brief Description: Tornado developed in Adams County (WFO LSX) and moved northeast, entering Hancock county 1.2 miles southeast of Tioga at 1749 CST. The tornado moved in a northeast direction for 10.7 miles, passing 2.5 miles south of Basco where F2 damage was noted, and then turned slightly right. The tornado continued northeast for 17.7 miles, passing 1.2 miles south of Bentley and exited into McDonough County 3.9 miles SE of Fountain Green at 1830 CST. Most damage along the path in Hancock County was F0 and F1. The tornado was on the ground for a total of 28.4 miles in Hancock County.
44.22003-05-10339°41'N / 91°39'W39°45'N / 91°30'W9.50 Miles200 Yards0000Marion
 Brief Description: After crossing the extreme northwest corner of Ralls County, the second tornado from the Monroe County supercell crossed back into Marion County southwest of Ely. Approximately one mile north of Ely, three farmsteads sustained varying degrees of damage including damaged or destroyed machine sheds, grain bins, and barns. The garage attached to a home one mile north of Ely was completely destroyed while the farm house sustained roof and side damage and was moved off its foundation. A relatively new home 200 yards to the east experienced severe damage with the roof of the home tossed over 1/3 mile to the northeast. Much of the south, and parts of the east and west walls of the home were destroyed. A nearby barn located 30 yards to the northwest was completely destroyed with debris tossed 1/4 mile to the north-northeast. Several two-by-four wood planks were driven into the ground at 45 to 60 degree angles and were located from 50 to 150 yards downwind from the home. The damage intensity over these areas were rated high-end F2 and low-end F3. The width of the damage area was over 200 yards. The tornado continued on a northeast path and damaged several machine sheds and homes on two additional farmsteads northwest of the town of West Ely (or 7-8 miles south-southwest of Palmyra Missouri). Numerous trees were damaged or destroyed in the path of the tornado. The width of the damage varied from 50 to 100 yards while the damage area was rated F1. The tornado traveled across U.S. Highway 61/24 and dissipated about four miles south southeast of Palmyra. One semi-tractor trailer was overturned on Highway 61/24. The damage path of the tornado at this point was less than 50 yards and rated F0 intensity.
44.41977-09-23239°45'N / 91°44'W39°50'N / 91°26'W16.80 Miles100 Yards00250K0Marion
45.02003-05-10240°08'N / 91°30'W40°13'N / 91°21'W10.00 Miles300 Yards0400Adams
 Brief Description: The tornado that hit Canton, Missouri crossed the Mississippi River Lock and Dam 20 just southwest of Meyer. The tornado was weak, F0 in intensity, as it moved east northeast across the Illinois flood plain causing only sporadic tree damage. The tornado began to strengthen as it moved off the flood plain and severely damaged a home and garage along County Road 603 about 1 mile southwest of Lima. The tornado reached its maximum strength just southwest of Lima where it caused major damage. The tornado cut a 200-300 yard wide path of damage across the north side of Lima. About 40-50 structures were damaged by the tornado. Several barns and similar type buildings were destroyed as were 2 mobile homes. One frame house lost its entire roof with several others suffering major roof damage. There were only 4 injuries as everyone took shelter in basements or interior rooms.
46.72006-03-13339°04'N / 91°16'W39°15'N / 90°54'W24.00 Miles300 Yards062.5M0Lincoln
 Brief Description: The tornado that formed in Montgomery County north of Bellflower moved into Lincoln County, strengthened, and caused extensive damage along Highway E on the north side of Olney. A home was completely destroyed as the tornado reached F3 intensity and was about 300 yards wide. The family at home escaped injury as they had taken shelter in the basement. About 1:35 am CST, the tornado destroyed a home and caused damage to a home business along Highway H northwest of Silex. At this point the tornado was a strong F2 and about 200 yards wide. A man in the home that was destroyed suffered a broken leg. At the home business, the home suffered roof damage and had the north side brick wall pulled off of the house. A large machine shed suffered extensive damage and a 50 foot travel trailer and the pickup truck it was attached too were blown onto their sides. The tornado continued northeast and primarily crossed over wildlife and conservation areas south of Whiteside. The tornado crossed US Highway 61 near the intersection with Highway F about 1:40 am CST and caused minor damage at a farm and a couple of homes. An old barn was destroyed, a metal shed was destroyed, a garage had the door buckled and windows blown out. A nearly constant trail of tree damage continued as the tornado approached the Lincoln Pike County line west of Dameron about 1:46 am CST.
47.21964-04-21340°25'N / 90°44'W40°30'N / 90°29'W14.10 Miles17 Yards0025K0Mcdonough
47.41996-04-19240°12'N / 90°09'W40°18'N / 90°02'W9.00 Miles250 Yards0100Mason
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down in Bath causing major damage to one home and minor damage to 11 homes. Also, 2 trailers were destroyed. In one of the trailers a woman sustained minor injuries when the tornado hit it. After going through Bath, the tornado continued to the northeast where it destroyed and uprooted numerous trees in the Bath Cemetery, blew down numerous power lines, destroyed numerous farm buildings and picked up a semi-truck and blew it into a nearby field. Only the one minor injury was reported and no damage estimate was available.
48.11962-05-26239°53'N / 89°51'W003K0Sangamon
49.71960-03-29239°21'N / 90°00'W003K0Macoupin
49.82006-04-02239°32'N / 91°38'W39°34'N / 91°38'W3.50 Miles350 Yards0000Ralls
 Brief Description: The tornado formed around 425 pm CDT 1.5 miles north of Clarence Cannon Dam on County Highway J. Three businesses at this location sustained damage. A convenience store suffered minor exterior damage to shingles, siding, windows and trim. A pole barn suffered substantial roof damage from an airborne camper that was blown from an outdoor storage lot to the east. Damage from this building was scattered 200-300 feet. Four campers in the outdoor lot were damaged with two of these being completely destroyed. Two boats were also flipped over. A camper dealership was located directly across highway J. This building sustained extensive damage. An attached service bay to the south was completely leveled. The second story above the office was obliterated with only the west facing wall left standing. At least 30 campers sustained some type of damage. Eight to ten were completely destroyed. Some of the camper frames were found 150 to 200 feet north of their initial positions. Debris from this area was scattered over 1/4 mile away. Three 1x3 inch boards were found stuck in the dealerships hard packed gravel lot. There was also substantial tree damage. Cedar trees with a diameter of 12 to 15 inches were snapped off at ground level bordering the dealership lot. The tornado was 350 yards wide at this location and produced F2 damage. The tornado continued northeast for 1.3 miles and damaged a pole barn on Clinton Road. The pole barn suffered light roof and trim damage. Southwest of the pole barn, an isolated cedar tree 1.5 to 2 feet in diameter was snapped off 3 feet above the ground. The top portion of the tree was found 150 feet to the northeast. The tornado was 100 yards at this location and produced F1damage. The tornado continued 1.7 miles northeast passing through the Salt River Valley. On township road CC, there was a 2 foot square metal sign buried 4-6 inches into a tilled field. At this location, the tornado was 40 yards wide and produced F0 damage. The tornado dissipated just northeast of this location.
49.91983-05-01239°08'N / 90°20'W0.20 Mile17 Yards012.5M0Jersey


* 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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