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

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

Earthquake Index, #530

Peterson, MN

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

Peterson, MN

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, #529

Peterson, MN

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 3,431 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Peterson, MN were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:19Cold:58Dense Fog:60Drought:13
Dust Storm:0Flood:269Hail:1,220Heat:45Heavy Snow:91
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:20Landslide:0Strong Wind:62
Thunderstorm Winds:1,202Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:6Winter Storm:183Winter Weather:43

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Peterson, MN.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Peterson, MN.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 53 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Peterson, MN.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
9.51980-06-05243°58'N / 91°51'W43°53'N / 91°51'W5.70 Miles100 Yards00250K0Winona
12.11965-05-05343°41'N / 91°44'W43°51'N / 91°27'W18.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Houston
13.71999-07-08244°00'N / 91°54'W43°58'N / 91°51'W3.50 Miles100 Yards022.0M60KWinona
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down just northwest of Lewiston (Winona County), then moved into the middle of town and intensified. Numerous homes along Main Street had extensive damage with broken windows, damaged roofs and downed trees. One home had the entire roof taken off, while at least 4 cars were demolished from debris landing on them. A farm southeast of town had every building destroyed, except the house. Of the 1,300 population in Lewiston, only two people sustained minor injuries. Elsewhere across southeast Minnesota, spotters and law enforcement officials reported hail up to 2 inches in diameter along with trees and power lines knocked down.
13.71965-05-05343°30'N / 92°01'W43°41'N / 91°44'W18.80 Miles100 Yards062.5M0Fillmore
17.41953-05-10443°51'N / 92°10'W44°00'N / 92°05'W10.80 Miles33 Yards162.5M0Olmsted
18.51977-07-14243°42'N / 92°16'W43°48'N / 92°08'W9.20 Miles1500 Yards0102.5M0Fillmore
22.41982-05-17243°58'N / 92°05'W44°12'N / 91°57'W14.00 Miles800 Yards00250K0Winona
22.51965-05-05343°51'N / 91°27'W43°55'N / 91°21'W6.20 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Winona
22.61953-05-10444°00'N / 92°05'W44°12'N / 91°51'W17.80 Miles33 Yards052.5M0Winona
23.41953-05-10443°30'N / 92°23'W43°51'N / 92°10'W26.20 Miles33 Yards162.5M0Fillmore
26.01967-04-30243°56'N / 92°21'W44°00'N / 92°14'W6.80 Miles33 Yards0025.0M0Olmsted
27.01965-05-05443°25'N / 92°05'W43°27'N / 92°02'W2.30 Miles200 Yards0025K0Winneshiek
28.01962-09-16243°51'N / 92°25'W43°53'N / 92°21'W3.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Olmsted
29.41982-05-17244°12'N / 91°57'W44°13'N / 91°54'W3.00 Miles800 Yards00250K0Wabasha
30.31965-09-09243°23'N / 92°04'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Howard
30.31965-05-05443°23'N / 92°09'W43°25'N / 92°05'W3.30 Miles200 Yards0025K0Howard
30.41979-07-03243°57'N / 92°24'W0.50 Mile100 Yards002.5M0Olmsted
30.71961-05-14243°48'N / 91°13'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0La Crosse
33.11962-05-22243°53'N / 92°29'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0Olmsted
33.21962-09-16443°58'N / 92°27'W0.50 Mile33 Yards034250K0Olmsted
33.71982-05-17244°13'N / 91°54'W44°20'N / 91°49'W9.00 Miles200 Yards032.5M0Buffalo
33.91965-05-05243°30'N / 92°36'W43°48'N / 92°22'W23.60 Miles33 Yards0025K0Mower
34.11964-04-13243°57'N / 92°28'W44°00'N / 92°28'W3.40 Miles50 Yards00250K0Olmsted
34.51959-05-26344°00'N / 91°25'W44°13'N / 91°11'W18.70 Miles67 Yards00250K0Trempealeau
35.31953-05-10443°27'N / 92°24'W43°30'N / 92°23'W1.90 Miles33 Yards020K0Howard
35.71957-04-19243°58'N / 91°10'W43°58'N / 91°09'W000K0La Crosse
36.51968-05-15243°20'N / 92°11'W43°17'N / 92°06'W4.70 Miles250 Yards0025K0Howard
36.71965-05-05343°55'N / 91°21'W44°04'N / 90°57'W22.20 Miles100 Yards012.5M0La Crosse
37.81965-08-25243°19'N / 91°59'W43°10'N / 91°46'W14.70 Miles150 Yards01250K0Winneshiek
38.11965-05-05443°23'N / 92°33'W43°23'N / 92°09'W19.90 Miles200 Yards0525K0Howard
38.51987-07-29243°16'N / 91°43'W43°13'N / 91°38'W3.00 Miles30 Yards002.5M0Winneshiek
38.81980-06-05243°45'N / 91°04'W43°43'N / 91°03'W00250K0La Crosse
40.62004-06-11343°30'N / 92°33'W43°33'N / 92°34'W4.00 Miles150 Yards003.0M20KMower
 Brief Description: A tornado crossed the Minnesota-Iowa state line just southwest of Le Roy (Mower County) causing considerable damage. One home right on the state line was completely destroyed, but there were no injuries or deaths. The tornado was approximately 150 yards wide at times and apparently reached F3 damage intensity right on the state line around 6:05 p.m. The tornado then started to weaken, but did heavy damage to a grain company (Koch Industries)(F2 damage) about 2 miles west of Le Roy and continued north, crossing Highway 56 just before 6:10 p.m. The tornado lifted approximately 4 miles northwest of Le Roy in open fields. There were also brief tornado touch downs (all rated F0) near Dexter (Mower County) and Le Roy, as well as areas along the Mower-Fillmore County line west of Spring Valley (Fillmore County).
41.21987-07-29243°13'N / 91°38'W43°14'N / 91°29'W7.00 Miles30 Yards002.5M0Allamakee
41.71967-03-30243°11'N / 92°06'W43°14'N / 92°02'W4.10 Miles100 Yards0025K0Howard
41.91953-05-20343°12'N / 92°24'W43°26'N / 92°19'W16.50 Miles400 Yards000K0Chickasaw
42.22004-06-11343°24'N / 92°33'W43°32'N / 92°33'W8.00 Miles150 Yards00190K30KHoward
 Brief Description: A small but intense supercell thunderstorm produced three tornadoes in northeast Iowa. The first tornado touched down about 4 miles southeast of New Haven (Mitchell County), south of 320th Street and between Walnut and Windfall Avenue. It tracked north, primarily in open fields, and lifted between 350th and 360th Street east of New Haven, or just west of Windfall Avenue. The tornado was rated an F1. The second tornado touched down just east of the Mitchell-Howard County line, about 4 miles south of Riceville (Howard County), and also moved straight north. It downed a few trees, but primarily crossed open fields until it reached the southeast side of Riceville. It damaged a few sheds and buildings in Riceville, with mainly tin roofing material and siding blown off. The tornado lifted in Riceville and was rated an F0. The third and most significant tornado formed about 2 miles north of Riceville, again just east of the Mitchell-Howard County line. The tornado tracked north, just east of the county line or Addison Avenue. It grew in strength and at one point was approximately 150 yards wide, hitting several homes and farms (F2 damage). One home lost the roof and all buildings. The tornado was so close to the county line that debris was thrown across Addison Avenue into Mitchell County at times. The dirt and young crops were scoured by the tornado. The tornado crossed into Minnesota just southwest of Le Roy (Mower County), hitting a home directly on the state line. The home, which was built in1900, and several buildings on the lot, were completely demolished (F3 damage).
42.21968-05-15543°13'N / 92°29'W43°28'N / 92°20'W18.60 Miles600 Yards0123K0Howard
43.71953-05-10444°12'N / 91°51'W44°36'N / 91°22'W36.40 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Buffalo
44.01964-08-28244°17'N / 92°21'W44°20'N / 92°20'W2.70 Miles67 Yards00250K0Wabasha
44.21973-06-04243°09'N / 91°46'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Winneshiek
44.61994-07-19243°15'N / 92°26'W43°16'N / 92°15'W8.50 Miles40 Yards0050K5KHoward
44.71988-03-24243°07'N / 92°02'W43°11'N / 91°56'W7.00 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Winneshiek
44.81980-06-05343°40'N / 91°13'W43°27'N / 90°46'W26.90 Miles33 Yards012.5M0Vernon
45.81968-03-27244°18'N / 91°21'W44°22'N / 91°16'W5.70 Miles100 Yards01250K0Trempealeau
46.01995-07-27243°34'N / 92°44'W43°36'N / 92°41'W3.50 Miles40 Yards0005.0MMower
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down in Adams and moved northeast touching down several times. Several buildings were damaged or destroyed. Many trees uprooted. A church in Adams lost its steeple and bell tower.
47.21971-07-18244°07'N / 91°00'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Monroe
48.41971-07-12443°13'N / 92°23'W43°05'N / 92°05'W17.50 Miles1320 Yards002.5M0Chickasaw
48.61981-04-29244°12'N / 92°39'W44°12'N / 92°36'W022.5M0Olmsted
48.71971-07-12443°14'N / 92°27'W43°13'N / 92°23'W2.30 Miles1320 Yards042.5M0Howard
48.81965-05-05443°23'N / 92°43'W43°23'N / 92°33'W7.90 Miles150 Yards0025K0Floyd
49.11988-03-24243°04'N / 92°02'W43°07'N / 92°02'W2.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Fayette
49.81971-06-24343°04'N / 91°49'W10250K0Fayette

* 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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