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The chance of earthquake damage in Petersburg is higher than Illinois average and is lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Petersburg is higher than Illinois average and is much higher than the national average.

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Earthquake Index, #103

Petersburg, IL
1.03
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

Petersburg, 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, #412

Petersburg, IL
245.63
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 3,246 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Petersburg, IL were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:3Cold:17Dense Fog:30Drought:13
Dust Storm:0Flood:359Hail:874Heat:60Heavy Snow:35
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:15Landslide:0Strong Wind:50
Thunderstorm Winds:1,664Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:61Winter Weather:34
Other:31 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Petersburg, IL.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

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

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 92 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Petersburg, IL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
2.42010-12-31339°58'N / 89°51'W40°00'N / 89°48'W4.00 Miles200 Yards0112.0M0KMenard
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down on the west side of Lake Petersburg at 12:37 PM CST, then tracked northeast over the lake and across Sunny Acres Road, before lifting southeast of the intersection of Tice Road and Illinois 123 at 12:40 PM CST. A total of 29 homes sustained significant structural damage, four of which could not be repaired. Two barns were also destroyed, and nearly 100 houses and a nursing home had minor damage along the path of the tornado. One person was seriously injured when the tornado caused a large tree limb to fall on their automobile, crushing the car and trapping the occupant. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong cold front pushed across central Illinois on December 31st, triggering a line of strong to severe thunderstorms. Unseasonably warm and moist air ahead of the front aided in initial storm development, while a strong upper-level disturbance created a highly sheared environment. One of the resulting supercell thunderstorms produced an EF3 tornado that tracked across the Lake Petersburg area in Menard County, creating considerable damage.
9.01962-05-26239°53'N / 89°51'W003K0Sangamon
14.31960-06-23239°54'N / 90°00'W39°43'N / 89°38'W23.10 Miles100 Yards00250K0Sangamon
15.01957-03-14240°12'N / 89°42'W0025K0Mason
15.11960-06-23239°57'N / 90°13'W39°54'N / 90°00'W11.80 Miles100 Yards01250K0Cass
18.21968-05-15340°14'N / 89°50'W40°17'N / 89°36'W12.60 Miles600 Yards0252.5M0Mason
18.42009-08-19339°57'N / 89°33'W39°58'N / 89°28'W4.00 Miles600 Yards01711.0M75KSangamon
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down on the west side of Williamsville, just west of I-55, at 319 PM CST. It destroyed an antique mall, damaged the Casey's gas station building and collapsed the canopy over the gas pumps. One person was injured at the mall, while 2 motorcyclists were injured when they were thrown from their bikes. The tornado moved northeast through Williamsville and hit a church, throwing a 2-horse trailer onto the roof and collapsing the roof over half of the building. One person inside the church was injured. The tornado continued through the northern portion of town, causing damage to numerous trees and several homes. Two homes lost their roof and several others lost a portion of their roof. The tornado also caved in the southern end of a metal building, part of an agricultural business on the edge of town. A total of 12 additional people were injured by tornado debris in the town of Williamsville. The width of the tornado through town ranged from 100 to 150 yards. The maximum wind speed of 135 mph (EF2) in Williamsville was determined from the damage to the church. A total of 10 houses were destroyed and 35 houses damaged in Williamsville. A total of six businesses and non-residential properties were destroyed. The tornado continued east-northeast and flattened cornfields, damaged farm outbuildings and machine sheds, and damaged homes, garages, and vehicles on Lester Rd. Two houses were completely destroyed, and four others had extensive damage, as the tornado widened to 600 yards at this point. A 19-month-old baby was injured as the family home was hit by the tornado. The maximum wind speed at this point was estimated at 140 mph (EF3). The tornado continued through fields, causing extensive crop damage, until crossing into Logan County around 326 PM CST. Path length through Sangamon County was 4.5 miles. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A vigorous upper-level disturbance in conjunction with a warm front lifting northward through central Illinois triggered strong to severe thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening of August 19th. Embedded supercells within a long line of storms produced enhanced wind damage and tornadoes. Seven tornadoes touched down on August 19th, affecting parts of Scott, Morgan, Sangamon, Logan, DeWitt, McLean, and Vermilion counties. The strongest tornado was rated as an EF3 by an NWS Storm Survey as it tracked across southern Logan County. Total damages to crops and property from the 7 tornadoes were estimated to be more than $25 Million.
18.92006-03-12239°41'N / 89°58'W39°48'N / 89°39'W20.50 Miles880 Yards01900Sangamon
 Brief Description: Continuation of Morgan county tornado. The total path length of the tornado was about 65.5 miles, including a 45.0 mile path across the WFO Central Illinois service area. Damage from the storm over Scott, Morgan and rural Sangamon counties consisted of the snapping of power poles and major tree damage, either ripped up or uprooted. Numerous farm buildings (both Morton type buildings and barns) were damaged or destroyed, as were numerous grain bins. One mobile home was destroyed. This long track tornado moved into the city of Springfield before dissipating. The tornado crossed Interstate 72 near mile marker 92, around 8:20 PM. It entered the city of Springfield near Cockrell Lane and Constitution Drive, tracking to the east-northeast around 50 mph. The tornado was about 300 yards wide, and produced F2 damage to several businesses from Constitution Drive, through Parkway Pointe, to Veterans Parkway and Lindbergh Blvd. The tornado widened to about 0.4 mile wide as it continued to track east-northeast south of Wabash Avenue, between Veterans Parkway and Chatham Road. The tornado widened further, to just over 1/2 mile wide from Westchester Blvd to the village of Jerome. The damage was rated as F2 along Wabash Avenue, between Chatham Road and MacArthur Blvd. The tornado then weakened slightly, producing F1 damage, as it turned to the northeast, nearly parallel with the Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks. The damage path remained nearly 1/2 mile wide. The width of the tornado decreased to about 1/4 mile wide as it strengthened again, and turned to the north-northeast near Iles Park and in the vicinity of Oak and Myrtle Streets, between 6th and 9th Streets. The damage was rated as F2 in these locations, with roofs blown off of homes and businesses, and garages severely damaged. This tornado dissipated just north of 9th Street and South Grand Avenue. 1 injury was reported in Morgan county, with 19 injuries reported in Sangamon county. No fatalities were reported.
19.22006-03-12239°48'N / 89°39'W39°48'N / 89°35'W4.00 Miles400 Yards0000Sangamon
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down about 1/4 mile north of the Bunn Park golf course, and tracked to the northeast. The strongest damage was bounded by 15th Street, Cornell Avenue, South Grand Avenue, and Pope Avenue. Several homes had roofs torn off, with extensive damage to power poles and lines, along with numerous downed trees. The tornado continued to track northeast across Old Rochester Road, Singer Avenue, and Cook Street from White City Blvd. to a block east of Dirksen Parkway. The tornado crossed I-55 at the Clear Lake Avenue interchange, and overturned a semi truck. This tornado dissipated near Old Route 36, about 3/4 mile southwest of the Village of Clear Lake. No injuries or fatalities were reported.
19.41967-01-24340°07'N / 90°13'W40°10'N / 90°08'W5.10 Miles80 Yards1325K0Mason
20.11963-04-22339°51'N / 89°51'W39°51'N / 89°13'W33.50 Miles33 Yards15250K0Sangamon
20.31957-06-14439°45'N / 89°42'W39°46'N / 89°37'W4.30 Miles220 Yards2502.5M0Sangamon
20.81996-04-19240°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.
21.51998-04-07240°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.
22.11975-11-29240°15'N / 90°01'W40°25'N / 89°44'W18.60 Miles33 Yards00250K0Mason
22.51995-05-09339°53'N / 89°44'W40°13'N / 89°07'W40.00 Miles880 Yards0610.0M0Logan
 Brief Description: A tornado developed 3 NE of Salisbury and moved northeast lifting 5 NE of Beason in Logan County at 1756 CST. The path width varied from one-quarter to three-quarters of a mile and was on the ground for 40 miles. The tornado caused significant damage in Cantrall (three homes destroyed, 10 had major damage, 11 had minor damage, and the roof and interior of a grade school suffered extensive damage). In the Brookwood Hills Subdivision in Menard County (3 SE Athens), one home was destroyed, one had major damage, 12 homes suffered minor damage, and one farm in the area sustained damage to barns and silos. In Elkhart, 50 to 75 homes were damaged, as well as, several businesses. In Flamingo Heights subdivision (4S of Lincoln), all 23 homes were damaged. Numerous power lines, poles, trees, and a 400 foot cellular tower were blown down. With all of the damage, only six people suffered minor injuries. Preliminary damage estimates were $1 million in Sangamon County, $1 Million in Menard County, and over $8 million in Logan County.
22.92009-08-19239°39'N / 89°57'W39°43'N / 89°40'W16.00 Miles440 Yards034.0M330KSangamon
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado crossed into Sangamon County from Morgan County at 151 PM CST, then continued northeastward through the town of Loami before lifting 1.5 miles northwest of Chatham at 208 PM CST. In Loami, 13 homes were destroyed and 19 homes were severely damaged. In addition, the tornado produced damage to several homes, farm machinery sheds, trees, and crops along the remainder of its path. Three people sustained minor injuries from flying or falling debris in Loami. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A vigorous upper-level disturbance in conjunction with a warm front lifting northward through central Illinois triggered strong to severe thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening of August 19th. Embedded supercells within a long line of storms produced enhanced wind damage and tornadoes. Seven tornadoes touched down on August 19th, affecting parts of Scott, Morgan, Sangamon, Logan, DeWitt, McLean, and Vermilion counties. The strongest tornado was rated as an EF3 by an NWS Storm Survey as it tracked across southern Logan County. Total damages to crops and property from the 7 tornadoes were estimated to be more than $25 Million.
23.51968-05-15340°17'N / 89°36'W40°17'N / 89°33'W002.5M0Logan
24.32006-03-12239°48'N / 89°32'W39°54'N / 89°21'W12.50 Miles200 Yards0400Sangamon
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down 3.75 miles south of Riverton. It moved northeast, between Dawson and Buffalo (passing 1.5 miles west of Buffalo), and lifted just south of the Logan County line, 5 miles northeast of Buffalo. This tornado started at F0 strength, about 100 yards wide, and quickly strengthened to F2 intensity (120 mph) with a maximum width of 200 yards. It weakened to F1 intensity, and was about 100 yards wide when it ended. Total path was 12.5 miles in length. Damage from this storm consisted of damage to barn buildings and some significant house damage. Power poles were snapped, with major tree damage. 4 injuries were reported, but there were no fatalities
24.71988-05-08239°45'N / 89°32'W0.10 Mile50 Yards00250K0Sangamon
24.71998-04-07240°20'N / 90°04'W40°20'N / 90°03'W1.00 Mile35 Yards0000Fulton
 Brief Description: A tornado initially touched down in a farm field and overturned some irrigation equipment 3 miles east southeast of Sepo. Then it travelled to the northeast destroying a mobile home which was anchored, but the only thing left was the floor of the unit. The floor was wiped clean of all plumbing fixtures and walls with only a washing machine and water heater left on the floor. Most of the debris was deposited in the Illinois River about 50 yards away. A couple of three foot diameter trees were snapped off near the mobile home. Also, a nearby machine shed was destroyed and a motor home was rolled three times over the top of the damage and left upside down 30 feet from its original position. Just north of the mobile home, a concrete block pumping station was damaged. The roof was torn off, all of the windows broken out, and one wall was buckled. The tornado then moved across the Illinois River into Mason County. The tornado moved into the Baldwin Beach area, damaging three homes. From there the tornado, hopped and skipped along a northeasterly track, causing spotty damage to trees. The tornado finally lifted and dissipated 7 miles northeast of Buzzville in the Jake Wolf Memorial Fish Hatchery area. No injuries were reported and no damage estimate was available.
24.91996-04-19239°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.
25.31975-08-14239°45'N / 89°31'W1.00 Mile30 Yards0025K0Sangamon
25.41953-04-09240°07'N / 89°27'W40°11'N / 89°21'W6.50 Miles30 Yards0325K0Logan
25.91977-08-06339°38'N / 89°43'W39°41'N / 89°40'W4.10 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Sangamon
26.61957-06-14239°44'N / 90°13'W39°44'N / 90°10'W1.90 Miles33 Yards05250K0Morgan
26.91977-08-06239°37'N / 89°51'W39°38'N / 89°48'W2.30 Miles350 Yards000K0Sangamon
27.52003-05-10240°24'N / 89°48'W40°25'N / 89°45'W2.50 Miles100 Yards0100Mason
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down just southwest of Manito. As it traveled to the northeast it destroyed 4 homes, as well as power lines and trees. Twenty-four homes sustained minor to major damage. One elderly woman sustained minor injuries, a cut on her arm and bruises, while taking shelter in her walk-in pantry. No other injuries were reported.
28.22009-08-19339°58'N / 89°28'W40°09'N / 89°10'W20.00 Miles880 Yards027.2M1.0MLogan
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado moved into Logan county from Sangamon county at 326 PM CST and continued heading northeast. It widened to 1/2 mile at several locations along its path. The tornado destroyed 7 houses and damaged 15 others. Numerous grain bins and outbuildings were also destroyed. Crop losses were extensive along the 20 mile path and were estimated to be around $1 Million. Two people sustained injuries when the shed they were seeking shelter in was destroyed. Wind speeds were estimated at 140 mph as the tornado crossed from Sangamon County, decreasing to 110 to 120 mph as it moved to areas between Lincoln and Mt. Pulaski. The tornado continued northeast before weakening to speeds of 90 to 100 mph, with a width of 50 to 100 yards. The tornado dissipated just east of Beason at 402 PM CST. The path length in Logan County was nearly 20 miles. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A vigorous upper-level disturbance in conjunction with a warm front lifting northward through central Illinois triggered strong to severe thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening of August 19th. Embedded supercells within a long line of storms produced enhanced wind damage and tornadoes. Seven tornadoes touched down on August 19th, affecting parts of Scott, Morgan, Sangamon, Logan, DeWitt, McLean, and Vermilion counties. The strongest tornado was rated as an EF3 by an NWS Storm Survey as it tracked across southern Logan County. Total damages to crops and property from the 7 tornadoes were estimated to be more than $25 Million.
28.31985-03-28240°17'N / 89°29'W40°16'N / 89°23'W4.50 Miles800 Yards002.5M0Logan
28.32006-03-12239°56'N / 89°19'W39°59'N / 89°19'W2.50 Miles400 Yards0000Logan
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down 4 miles east of Cornland, and was on the ground for 2.5 miles before lifting 2.5 miles southwest of Mt. Pulaski. The tornado snapped numerous trees and power poles, and a 400 foot microwave tower was toppled. No injuries or fatalities were reported.
29.01990-03-08240°14'N / 90°26'W40°14'N / 90°12'W15.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Fulton
29.52004-05-24239°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.
29.61964-04-02239°40'N / 89°32'W39°42'N / 89°27'W4.50 Miles77 Yards0025K0Sangamon
30.22006-03-12239°56'N / 89°17'W39°58'N / 89°17'W3.50 Miles200 Yards0000Logan
 Brief Description: The tornado tracked from the Logan/Sangamon County line, 6 miles south of Mt. Pulaski, to 3 miles south of Mt. Pulaski. Damage from this tornado included numerous snapped trees and power poles. In addition, 3 or 4 large steel power poles were toppled. No injuries or fatalities were reported.
31.01973-07-27240°01'N / 90°26'W0025K0Cass
31.81990-11-27240°28'N / 89°44'W1.00 Mile200 Yards022.5M0Tazewell
32.11995-05-13340°25'N / 89°56'W40°31'N / 89°29'W25.00 Miles880 Yards0254.0M0Tazewell
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down along the Illinois River (3 NE of Goofy Ridge) and traveled to the northeast for 25 miles before lifting and dissipating in Tremont (Tazwell County). The tornado damaged or destroyed over 36 homes and mobile homes in Mason County and injured 23 people. Numerous trees were blown down, especially in the Sand Ridge State Forest, as well as, numerous power poles. In Tazwell County, 25 homes were either damaged or destroyed (seven homes were destroyed in a subdivision 1 S of South Pekin were two people suffered minor injuries). Numerous silos and machine sheds were destroyed. Damage was estimated around $4 million.
32.31995-05-13440°22'N / 90°18'W40°25'N / 90°07'W7.00 Miles880 Yards0456.0M0Fulton
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down 1 NE of Ipava and traveled to the northeast for seven miles, lifting and dissipating 2 NE of Lewistown. The tops of some high power line structures were broken off and 12 homes were destroyed. Numerous livestock were killed. Numerous cars and farm equipment were either damaged or destroyed. One car was thrown over a 100 yards into a farm field. Forty-five people sustained minor injuries, mainly from flying debris. Damage was estimated around $6 million.
32.71961-04-24339°37'N / 90°18'W39°34'N / 89°57'W18.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Morgan
32.82006-03-12239°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.
33.51973-06-04239°32'N / 89°46'W000K0Morgan
33.92003-05-30240°12'N / 89°20'W40°11'N / 89°10'W11.00 Miles880 Yards002.5M0Logan
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down 4 miles north of the Lincoln Weather Service Office, just southwest of Lawndale (Logan County). It traveled to the southeast blowing down numerous trees, tree limbs, power lines and power poles. It destroyed a mobile home, shoved a two-story house 15 feet off its foundation, destroyed several sheds and barns. Six to seven other homes sustained minor to major damage due to the tornado. It crossed from Logan County into DeWitt County just north of Illinois Route 10 near Beason. No injuries were reported.
34.11951-06-27340°16'N / 89°28'W40°16'N / 89°07'W18.20 Miles200 Yards1152.5M0Logan
34.41955-08-29239°37'N / 90°24'W39°45'N / 90°16'W11.50 Miles100 Yards02250K0Scott
35.71990-05-09239°30'N / 89°46'W0.20 Mile50 Yards00250K0Macoupin
35.91986-09-29240°25'N / 89°25'W2.00 Miles50 Yards002.5M0Tazewell
36.21977-05-05440°15'N / 89°15'W40°16'N / 89°14'W022.5M0Logan
36.21957-03-14239°58'N / 89°10'W0025K0Logan
36.41996-04-19240°19'N / 89°20'W40°20'N / 89°15'W4.40 Miles440 Yards001.0M0Tazewell
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down just south of the Logan/Tazewell County line (on 1350E), causing minor damage to three homes. Then the tornado travelled to the northeast, through the south side of Armington, destroying one home as well as several outbuildings. Also, 2 homes sustained major damage and 5 homes sustained minor damage. After moving through the Armington area, the tornado moved into southwestern McLean County. Here it destroyed a church and one home and caused major damage to another home in the area. Also, 8 homes sustained minor damage and numerous barns, outbuildings, grain bins, trees, and farm equipment were either damaged or destroyed. No injuries were reported. Damage was estimated around $15,000 in Logan County, $1 million in Tazewell County, and around $1 million in McLean County.
36.61973-12-04239°35'N / 90°15'W010K0Morgan
36.91957-06-10239°36'N / 90°48'W39°55'N / 90°07'W42.30 Miles33 Yards0025K0Pike
36.91967-01-24239°29'N / 89°46'W2.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Macoupin
37.31990-11-27240°06'N / 90°35'W40°11'N / 90°29'W6.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Schuyler
37.41951-11-13240°12'N / 89°43'W40°36'N / 88°59'W47.40 Miles50 Yards0025K0Mason
38.21957-03-14240°06'N / 90°35'W40°08'N / 90°32'W2.30 Miles33 Yards0025K0Schuyler
38.41976-08-11240°30'N / 90°12'W01250K0Fulton
38.51975-07-23340°34'N / 90°11'W40°32'N / 89°55'W14.00 Miles2630 Yards26925.0M0Fulton
39.01955-05-26240°33'N / 89°37'W1.50 Miles100 Yards01250K0Tazewell
39.61981-06-21340°14'N / 90°38'W40°12'N / 90°28'W8.80 Miles880 Yards1122.5M0Schuyler
39.91963-04-22339°51'N / 89°13'W39°51'N / 89°02'W9.40 Miles33 Yards00250K0Macon
40.21978-05-12239°25'N / 89°42'W39°29'N / 89°37'W6.20 Miles33 Yards00250K0Montgomery
40.42003-05-10340°28'N / 89°41'W40°39'N / 89°27'W17.50 Miles440 Yards03210.0M0Tazewell
 Brief Description: This long track tornado first touched down 3 miles southwest of South Pekin and traveled to the northeast. It destroyed several homes before reaching the eastern sections of South Pekin where it intensified to F3 strength. The tornado destroyed 50 homes, caused minor to major damage on an additional 80 homes before exiting the town. As the tornado approached Morton, it weakened briefly but quickly intensified again as it crossed the intersection of I-74 and I-155. When it crossed the highways, 8 vehicles were damaged and one injury was sustained when a car was overturned by the tornado as it crossed I-74. It destroyed several three story apartment buildings and severely damaged several others in the complex. A couple of businesses in the area were destroyed as well. It then moved through several subdivisions, damaging over 100 homes, some severely. The tornado eventually weakened and lifted 2.5 miles north of Morton. In all, 32 people were injured by the tornado, three seriously, but they have since recovered.
40.61977-05-05440°16'N / 89°14'W40°20'N / 89°07'W7.30 Miles33 Yards002.5M0De Witt
40.71990-06-19240°34'N / 90°07'W0.30 Mile100 Yards00250K0Fulton
40.81959-03-26239°54'N / 90°38'W39°56'N / 90°35'W3.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Brown
40.91996-04-19340°21'N / 89°15'W40°22'N / 89°11'W4.80 Miles880 Yards001.0M0Mclean
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down just south of the Logan/Tazewell County line (on 1350E), causing minor damage to three homes. Then the tornado travelled to the northeast, through the south side of Armington, destroying one home as well as several outbuildings. Also, 2 homes sustained major damage and 5 homes sustained minor damage. After moving through the Armington area, the tornado moved into southwestern McLean County. Here it destroyed a church and one home and caused major damage to another home in the area. Also, 8 homes sustained minor damage and numerous barns, outbuildings, grain bins, trees, and farm equipment were either damaged or destroyed. No injuries were reported. Damage was estimated around $15,000 in Logan County, $1 million in Tazewell County, and around $1 million in McLean County.
41.11951-06-27339°57'N / 89°10'W39°57'N / 88°59'W9.60 Miles300 Yards0352.5M0Logan
41.11976-03-20339°28'N / 89°32'W39°29'N / 89°30'W00250K0Christian
41.41961-04-24339°39'N / 90°36'W39°37'N / 90°18'W16.00 Miles33 Yards03250K0Scott
41.81960-05-16240°36'N / 89°39'W0025K0Tazewell
41.92003-05-10240°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.
42.01975-07-23340°33'N / 90°20'W40°33'N / 90°07'W11.10 Miles2630 Yards00250K0Fulton
42.52006-03-12239°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.
43.01976-03-20339°25'N / 89°40'W39°26'N / 89°30'W8.80 Miles27 Yards04250K0Montgomery
43.61964-04-02239°26'N / 89°31'W39°27'N / 89°29'W1.30 Miles20 Yards0025K0Christian
43.61964-04-02239°25'N / 89°35'W39°26'N / 89°31'W3.60 Miles20 Yards0425K0Montgomery
43.71996-04-19339°49'N / 89°11'W39°53'N / 88°55'W14.50 Miles440 Yards0299.0M0Macon
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down 2 miles south southwest of Niantic and travelled to the east northeast causing extensive damage. It moved into Old Harristown at 727 pm destroying 4 to 5 homes, extensively damaging the remainder of the homes, tore the roof off of the old grade school gymnasium, and destroyed a grain silo. It continued to the east northeast and moved into the westside of Decatur at the intersection of Wyckles and Center Roads after crossing I-72, destroying a church at that intersection, as well as a couple of homes. Then the tornado lifted to tree top level for a short distance till it reached Ravina Park Road. "F3" damage was seen, as the tornado demolished a house in a gully area, then continued to move to the east northeast down Ravina Park Road, causing "F2" damage. The width of the tornado was from 1 1/2 to 2 blocks wide in this area. It then crossed Oakland Avenue, destroying the Sims Lumber Company, and then it lifted to tree top level again. It dropped down again near the intersection of Bloomington Road and Pythan Avenue, causing minor damage before lifting again just east of Morgan Street. The tornado touched down once more at the intersection of Pershing and 27th, causing damage to the roofs of several buildings at a manufacturing plant and damaging the surrounding fences before lifting. Twenty-nine people were injured, two seriously and damage was estimated around $9 million.
44.61975-07-08239°37'N / 89°11'W0.10 Mile3 Yards000K0Christian
45.01974-04-03339°43'N / 89°08'W39°56'N / 88°56'W18.20 Miles350 Yards1262.5M0Macon
45.51990-03-08240°12'N / 90°54'W40°14'N / 90°26'W25.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Schuyler
46.01999-06-01339°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
46.51960-03-29239°21'N / 90°00'W003K0Macoupin
46.61960-05-25240°39'N / 89°33'W0025K0Tazewell
46.91956-04-27239°59'N / 90°47'W39°59'N / 90°41'W4.90 Miles900 Yards0025K0Brown
46.91975-05-20239°29'N / 90°24'W00250K0Greene
47.22003-05-30240°09'N / 89°05'W40°06'N / 88°51'W12.80 Miles1100 Yards049.3M0De Witt
 Brief Description: As the first tornado was weakening on the west side of Hallsville another more significant tornado developed on the east side of town. It quickly intensified to F2 intensity, destroying two homes and causing damage to several others. In one home, a family of four sought shelter in the hallway. They were briefly trapped after the walls collapsed around them, but only sustained minor injuries. The tornado maintained its intensity and traveled to the southeast towards the south side of Clinton. As it approached US 51 numerous homes and businesses were severely damaged. Seven businesses were destroyed. The tornado finally weakened and lifted one mile south of Lane. Numerous trees, power lines and power poles were blown down as well. No other injuries were reported.
47.81966-10-14239°59'N / 90°45'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0202.5M0Brown
48.91975-06-13340°41'N / 90°15'W40°40'N / 90°07'W6.60 Miles1300 Yards002.5M0Fulton
49.31982-03-12240°20'N / 90°41'W0125K0Mcdonough
49.41959-09-27240°28'N / 90°36'W40°33'N / 90°27'W9.40 Miles200 Yards01250K0Mcdonough
49.51959-08-04239°27'N / 89°47'W39°12'N / 89°24'W26.70 Miles33 Yards0025K0Macoupin


* 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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