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Prairieton, IN Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #147

Prairieton, IN
0.09
Indiana
0.12
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

Prairieton, IN
0.0000
Indiana
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, #853

Prairieton, IN
150.37
Indiana
265.56
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 3,438 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Prairieton, IN were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:4Cold:16Dense Fog:12Drought:8
Dust Storm:0Flood:700Hail:759Heat:21Heavy Snow:54
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:22Landslide:0Strong Wind:41
Thunderstorm Winds:1,611Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:76Winter Weather:26
Other:88 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Prairieton, IN.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 1 historical earthquake event that had a recorded magnitude of 3.5 or above found in or near Prairieton, IN.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
25.51984-07-2841039.22-87.07

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 59 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Prairieton, IN.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
7.81967-10-24239°28'N / 87°25'W003K0Vigo
12.21969-09-05239°14'N / 87°22'W0025K0Sullivan
13.51958-05-03239°33'N / 87°39'W39°34'N / 87°32'W5.90 Miles33 Yards000K0Edgar
13.61960-06-22339°32'N / 87°21'W00250K0Vigo
14.41958-05-03239°34'N / 87°32'W39°36'N / 87°30'W1.90 Miles200 Yards0025K0Vigo
14.41986-05-15239°32'N / 87°42'W39°35'N / 87°34'W5.00 Miles33 Yards000K0Edgar
14.61967-10-24239°35'N / 87°27'W013K0Vigo
16.71988-10-17239°36'N / 87°31'W39°38'N / 87°30'W1.50 Miles200 Yards02250K0Vigo
17.81988-10-17239°38'N / 87°30'W39°38'N / 87°28'W2.00 Miles200 Yards02250K0Vermillion
21.01974-05-30239°05'N / 87°37'W003K0Crawford
21.51957-06-11239°06'N / 87°19'W0.20 Mile70 Yards0025K0Sullivan
23.51963-04-29339°37'N / 87°16'W39°39'N / 87°10'W5.60 Miles100 Yards00250K0Parke
23.61973-05-27239°12'N / 87°18'W39°39'N / 86°50'W39.80 Miles50 Yards00250K0Sullivan
23.71990-06-02239°43'N / 87°35'W39°43'N / 87°31'W4.00 Miles100 Yards000K0Edgar
24.81963-04-29339°02'N / 87°28'W39°07'N / 87°02'W23.90 Miles50 Yards00250K0Sullivan
25.31990-06-02239°43'N / 87°31'W39°46'N / 87°27'W4.00 Miles100 Yards06250K0Vermillion
25.41990-06-02239°42'N / 87°43'W39°46'N / 87°31'W11.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Edgar
25.91984-05-25239°33'N / 87°56'W0.10 Mile3 Yards00250K0Edgar
28.31990-06-02239°46'N / 87°31'W39°48'N / 87°23'W6.50 Miles150 Yards00250K0Vermillion
28.81956-04-03239°25'N / 86°58'W0025K0Tippecanoe
29.31963-04-22339°48'N / 87°32'W39°48'N / 87°30'W000K0Vermillion
31.61963-04-22339°48'N / 87°55'W39°48'N / 87°32'W20.20 Miles1600 Yards02025K0Edgar
33.31990-06-02239°03'N / 87°07'W39°07'N / 86°54'W10.00 Miles50 Yards002.5M0Greene
33.71958-07-11339°29'N / 88°05'W39°27'N / 88°10'W4.70 Miles30 Yards0325K0Coles
36.31990-06-02238°50'N / 87°31'W38°52'N / 87°26'W4.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0Knox
37.31973-08-12239°54'N / 87°40'W000K0Vermilion
37.81960-05-06239°30'N / 88°18'W39°42'N / 88°00'W20.90 Miles130 Yards0025K0Coles
38.21974-08-10239°35'N / 88°10'W003K0Coles
38.21974-08-10339°33'N / 88°11'W003K0Coles
38.81961-07-21239°31'N / 86°48'W1.00 Mile20 Yards0025K0Putnam
39.71969-05-10239°34'N / 86°58'W39°38'N / 86°40'W16.50 Miles400 Yards07250K0Putnam
39.81957-12-18338°56'N / 88°03'W38°59'N / 87°59'W4.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Jasper
40.01990-06-02238°46'N / 87°40'W38°50'N / 87°31'W1.00 Mile50 Yards01250K0Lawrence
41.91959-02-10338°45'N / 87°24'W38°48'N / 87°22'W3.30 Miles100 Yards0025K0Knox
42.21976-06-24239°18'N / 86°44'W39°20'N / 86°42'W2.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0Owen
42.61961-03-06239°53'N / 88°07'W39°55'N / 87°44'W20.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Champaign
42.61956-02-25238°46'N / 87°23'W38°47'N / 87°15'W7.20 Miles900 Yards0125K0Knox
42.91990-06-02438°57'N / 88°16'W39°03'N / 88°01'W12.50 Miles200 Yards06250K0Jasper
42.91963-04-22339°48'N / 88°16'W39°48'N / 87°55'W18.40 Miles1600 Yards02025K0Douglas
43.11992-11-22339°43'N / 86°54'W39°52'N / 86°54'W9.00 Miles867 Yards012.5M0Putnam
44.01956-04-03238°44'N / 87°41'W38°46'N / 87°38'W3.30 Miles33 Yards0025K0Lawrence
44.11956-02-25238°45'N / 87°55'W38°48'N / 87°39'W14.60 Miles450 Yards022.5M0Lawrence
44.11956-02-25238°47'N / 87°15'W38°50'N / 87°00'W13.80 Miles900 Yards0025K0Daviess
44.31962-04-30238°52'N / 87°27'W38°40'N / 87°02'W26.20 Miles33 Yards00250K0Knox
44.61977-08-21339°21'N / 88°28'W39°15'N / 88°12'W15.70 Miles77 Yards0025K0Cumberland
45.41976-03-20239°39'N / 86°52'W39°47'N / 86°41'W13.20 Miles200 Yards0025K0Putnam
45.51975-04-18239°11'N / 86°42'W39°13'N / 86°40'W1.90 Miles50 Yards01250K0Owen
45.71974-04-01338°43'N / 87°44'W38°45'N / 87°41'W3.30 Miles200 Yards0025K0Lawrence
46.61998-03-28239°28'N / 88°23'W39°29'N / 88°21'W1.50 Miles220 Yards033.0M0Coles
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down 1 mile southwest of Mattoon and travelled to the northeast. It damaged 4 homes in the initial touchdown area and then crossed a set of railroad tracks turning over 4 empty 30-ton coal cars. After crossing the railroad tracks, the tornado hit a self-storage facility, where six of the ten buildings in the complex were destroyed. The tin and steel girder buildings were not bolted down to the cement slabs, so they were lifted up, "wadded up" into a big pile, and deposited downstream about 200 yards. Further to the northeast, it damaged or destroyed numerous homes and businesses before lifting. It remained aloft for several blocks, then touched down again, tearing off treetops and damaging several roofs in the area. It lifted again and touched down a final time about a block away. Damage in this area was to tree tops and roofs. Overall, the tornado was on the ground for 1.5 miles and it either damaged or destroyed 120 homes and businesses. Damage is estimated between $2.5 and $3 million. Two people sustained minor injuries and one 9 year old child was seriously injured when a picture frame blew off the wall, hit her in the back, and cut her, causing her left lung to partially collapse.
47.21975-04-18239°13'N / 86°40'W39°14'N / 86°37'W2.70 Miles50 Yards01250K0Monroe
47.41954-06-26239°31'N / 86°38'W003K0Morgan
48.31992-11-22339°52'N / 86°54'W39°55'N / 86°53'W3.00 Miles867 Yards002.5M0Montgomery
48.31974-08-10339°06'N / 88°20'W0025K0Jasper
48.31992-11-22339°15'N / 86°39'W39°18'N / 86°34'W5.30 Miles867 Yards03250K0Monroe
48.41974-03-29239°29'N / 88°24'W01250K0Coles
49.11961-03-06239°48'N / 88°17'W39°53'N / 88°07'W10.30 Miles33 Yards02250K0Douglas
49.21971-05-06238°38'N / 87°42'W38°42'N / 87°30'W11.50 Miles50 Yards0025K0Lawrence
49.42002-09-20238°40'N / 87°14'W38°43'N / 87°14'W1.10 Miles150 Yards0025K10KDaviess
 Brief Description: A tornado formed along a squall line in Pike county then moved across Knox and into Daviess counties. A few homes were destroyed in Knox county and several were damaged. A conservation officer in his vehicle was thrown an eighth of a mile by the tornado.
49.41971-05-06238°42'N / 87°30'W38°38'N / 87°15'W14.10 Miles50 Yards01250K0Knox


* 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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