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

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

Earthquake Index, #1046

Preston, MO
0.00
Missouri
0.70
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

Preston, MO
0.0000
Missouri
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, #964

Preston, MO
155.85
Missouri
214.01
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 3,646 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Preston, MO were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:1Cold:11Dense Fog:1Drought:11
Dust Storm:0Flood:648Hail:1,545Heat:54Heavy Snow:14
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:19Landslide:0Strong Wind:9
Thunderstorm Winds:1,225Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:13Winter Storm:59Winter Weather:1
Other:35 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Preston, MO.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Preston, MO.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 61 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Preston, MO.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
5.02006-03-12337°51'N / 93°26'W37°59'N / 93°10'W17.00 Miles200 Yards0191.0M0Hickory
 Brief Description: A large tornado touched down over rural southwest Hickory County and tracked near the Pomme De Terre lake damn. The tornado eventually tore through an intersection known as Carsons Corner causing signficant structural damage along with 19 injuries.
9.82003-05-04237°48'N / 93°12'W37°48'N / 93°12'W1.00 Mile500 Yards000K0KHickory
 Brief Description: This is a continuation of the Polk County tornado that entered the extreme southeastern corner of Hickory County prior to moving into Dallas County. A few trees were downed, however, no damage to any structures were observed.
12.22003-05-04337°47'N / 93°12'W37°48'N / 92°59'W14.00 Miles880 Yards2103.8M0KDallas
 Brief Description: This is a continuation of the Polk County tornado that entered the northwestern portion of Dallas County near the Polk-Hickory-Dallas County lines. The tornado then tracked through rural areas and small communities of northern Dallas County where it destroyed approximately 48 homes and outbuildings and claimed the lives of two local residents. Bob and Robin Moroni ages 49 and 47, were sleeping in their modular home when the tornado struck. They were both deceased from being thrown several yards from their location. M49PH, F47PH
17.02003-05-04237°44'N / 93°38'W37°48'N / 93°14'W23.00 Miles400 Yards003.7M1.0MPolk
 Brief Description: This tornado is a continuation of the Cedar County tornado that produced F-3 damage in the city of Stockton. The tornado remained on the ground across rural sections of northern Polk County. The tornado destroyed 180 homes and outbuildings while damaging 70. The structural damage was estimated at 3.7 million dollars, with an additional one million dollars of agricultural loss. The tornado continued on the ground into extreme southeastern Hickory County.
19.31982-07-09238°00'N / 92°52'W0.50 Mile40 Yards0025K0Camden
21.11982-03-15338°05'N / 93°35'W38°15'N / 93°22'W14.00 Miles700 Yards012.5M0Benton
21.81954-05-28238°15'N / 93°08'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Benton
21.92008-03-31237°37'N / 93°09'W37°39'N / 93°05'W5.00 Miles300 Yards031.0M0KDallas
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service storm survey revealed that an EF-2 tornado impacted a section of Dallas County, including the city of Buffalo. Approximately 40 homes were heavily damaged or destroyed, and three people were injured. The path of destruction extended over an industrial plant and flipped airplanes at the Buffalo Airport. Maximum wind speeds were estimated at 120 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Eleven tornadoes and significant flash flooding occurred in response to several clusters of thunderstorms impacting the Missouri Ozarks. The ground was saturated from record rainfall in both the months of February and March. Record flooding occurred along Lake Taneycomo as high releases from Table Rock Lake Dam flooded all lowlands along Taneycomo, including numerous frame and mobile homes.
25.81954-05-28238°09'N / 92°52'W38°12'N / 92°49'W4.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Camden
27.91970-05-09238°01'N / 92°45'W38°04'N / 92°41'W4.90 Miles50 Yards0025K0Camden
27.92003-05-04337°54'N / 92°50'W37°59'N / 92°34'W14.00 Miles400 Yards4275.0M1.0MCamden
 Brief Description: A long lived cyclic supercell that had a history of producing large and destructive tornadoes spawned another large tornado in rural south central Camden County. This tornado then tracked northeast into more populated areas south of Camdenton, where it claimed the lives of four local residents. Approximately 50 homes and outbuildings were destroyed along with significant agricultural loss. Roy Wright age 53, was deceased from being tossed from his mobile home as the tornado struck. George and Betty Jones ages 75 and 76, were taking cover in there bath tub while the tornado directly struck their frame home. They were deceased from being tossed into a field about three feet from each other. Grace Racy was taking shelter in her frame home while the tornado approached. She suffered a broken back along with other critical injuries from being tossed and hit by flying debris. She deceased about a month and a half after the event of complications from the injuries. F83PH, M53MH, M75PH, F76PH
28.41966-10-14237°54'N / 92°48'W38°02'N / 92°35'W14.90 Miles50 Yards0025K0Camden
28.81971-12-14237°25'N / 93°16'W37°38'N / 93°06'W17.40 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Polk
29.11954-05-28238°12'N / 92°49'W38°13'N / 92°47'W2.30 Miles100 Yards0225K0Morgan
29.42009-05-08237°31'N / 93°03'W37°34'N / 93°00'W4.00 Miles400 Yards022.0M0KDallas
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service storm survey revealed that an EF-2 tornado touched down two miles west of Charity and tracked northeast over an intermittent path. The tornado destroyed three frame homes and numerous outbuildings. One indirect fatality and another injury resulted from this tornado. A man and his wife were both injured when their house was destroyed. He later died from a heart attack while being transported to the hospital. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An intense squall line impacted extreme southeast Kansas and the Missouri Ozarks with mainly damaging winds. However, 19 tornadoes along with large hail was also observed. Due to the straight line nature of the winds, damage was widespread and intense.
29.81982-03-15238°18'N / 92°59'W38°20'N / 92°54'W5.00 Miles600 Yards00250K0Morgan
30.51958-11-17237°35'N / 92°53'W37°35'N / 92°53'W0025K0Webster
30.82006-03-12238°17'N / 92°51'W38°17'N / 92°51'W6.00 Miles100 Yards05850K0Morgan
 Brief Description: A tornado initially touched down southwest of Gravois Mills and tracked through the city. 20 homes were destroyed while another 10 were damaged. This tornado was spawned from the same cyclic supercell that produced tornadoes back in Hickory, Polk, Dade, and Barton counties.
31.21982-03-15337°54'N / 93°52'W38°03'N / 93°42'W15.00 Miles500 Yards0025.0M0St. Clair
32.21958-11-17237°27'N / 93°03'W37°35'N / 92°53'W12.80 Miles127 Yards0025K0Webster
33.01990-03-13237°28'N / 93°17'W2.00 Miles600 Yards002.5M0Polk
33.11973-04-20237°58'N / 93°51'W38°02'N / 93°47'W5.70 Miles17 Yards0025K0St. Clair
33.42004-05-26237°58'N / 93°57'W37°58'N / 93°42'W12.00 Miles200 Yards01500K0St. Clair
 Brief Description: An F-2 tornado touched down seven miles west of Roscoe...eventually tracking through the middle of this small community. Numerous homes and building were heavily damaged or destroyed. Minutes later the tornado dissipated south of Osceola. One injury occurred from flying debris.
34.01973-04-20338°18'N / 93°17'W38°34'N / 93°10'W19.40 Miles100 Yards04250K0Benton
34.41973-04-20338°25'N / 93°24'W5.00 Miles50 Yards003K0Pettis
35.21995-11-10237°41'N / 92°46'W37°37'N / 92°36'W10.00 Miles200 Yards003.0M0Laclede
 Brief Description: A tornado skipped across the Lebanon area, destroying several buildings including the Tracker Marine plant, and heavily damaging another 30 homes.
35.22008-03-31237°42'N / 92°40'W37°41'N / 92°38'W2.00 Miles75 Yards00500K0KLaclede
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service storm survey revealed that an EF-2 tornado caused damage to several homes and businesses on the north side of Lebanon. A bus was also overturned at Esther Elemetary School. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Eleven tornadoes and significant flash flooding occurred in response to several clusters of thunderstorms impacting the Missouri Ozarks. The ground was saturated from record rainfall in both the months of February and March. Record flooding occurred along Lake Taneycomo as high releases from Table Rock Lake Dam flooded all lowlands along Taneycomo, including numerous frame and mobile homes.
35.32008-01-07237°34'N / 92°48'W37°36'N / 92°42'W5.00 Miles300 Yards00100K0KLaclede
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service storm survey revealed that an EF-2 tornado tracked across rural southwest Laclede County. The tornado was tracking directly toward Lebanon, but lifted approximately two miles out of town. One home and numerous outbuildings were destroyed. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An unusual mid winter tornado outbreak occurred over southwest and central Missouri. 31 tornadoes struck the region within a 15 hour time frame on 7 January into early morning 8 January. Two tornadoes intensified to EF-3 status while five tornadoes caused EF-2 damage. All other tornadoes during this outbreak were surveyed and given EF-0 and EF-1 status. Multiple training supercells spawned most of these tornadoes that occurred along the Interstate 44 corridor. Toward the end of this episode, a broken squall line spawned numerous EF-0 and EF-1 tornadoes across the southern Missouri Ozarks.
35.41966-10-14238°02'N / 92°35'W38°03'N / 92°34'W0025K0Camden
37.81961-03-05238°16'N / 92°46'W38°23'N / 92°40'W9.60 Miles50 Yards00250K0Morgan
38.41960-11-15237°33'N / 92°43'W37°35'N / 92°40'W3.30 Miles200 Yards0025K0Laclede
39.41999-05-04337°59'N / 93°56'W38°01'N / 93°56'W3.00 Miles200 Yards0150K0St. Clair
 Brief Description: A tornado downed trees just north of Highway 82 near the intersection of OO Highway. The tornado skipped across an open field and increased in intensity just before striking and completely destroying a modular home, spreading debris nearly a mile away. One person in the home was injured.
39.52003-05-04337°37'N / 94°05'W37°45'N / 93°38'W25.00 Miles880 Yards33740.0M3.0MCedar
 Brief Description: A large tornado laid out a path of destruction across the entire county. During this time, it took a path through the center of Stockton, which is the most populated community in the county. 350 homes, businesses, and outbuildings were destroyed while 650 received major damage. 37 local residents sustained injuries as three individuals lost their lives. The tornado continued on the ground into northern Polk County. Rob Hewitt age 40, was taking cover in his frame home while the tornado completely destroyed the structure. He was deceased from flying debris. Mark Wilcox age 34, was leaving his home to help a neighbor when the tornado approached. He was caught outdoors and deceased from flying debris. John Cassell age 86, was handicapped and refused to take cover in his basement prior to the tornado occurrence. He was then deceased upon the passage of the tornado. His wife who took cover in the basement survived the event. M40PH, M34OU, M86PH
40.61973-04-20338°27'N / 93°28'W38°34'N / 93°21'W10.10 Miles100 Yards00250K0Benton
40.91973-04-20238°32'N / 93°13'W2.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Benton
41.21973-04-20337°34'N / 93°48'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Cedar
41.22008-01-07337°18'N / 93°04'W37°29'N / 92°46'W21.00 Miles300 Yards2610.0M0KWebster
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado is an extension of the Greene County tornado. A National Weather Service storm survey revealed that an EF-3 tornado tracked across northern Webster County and into southern Laclede County. Numerous homes and outbuildings were destroyed. Six injuries and two fatalities occurred in rural areas north of Marshfield. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An unusual mid winter tornado outbreak occurred over southwest and central Missouri. 31 tornadoes struck the region within a 15 hour time frame on 7 January into early morning 8 January. Two tornadoes intensified to EF-3 status while five tornadoes caused EF-2 damage. All other tornadoes during this outbreak were surveyed and given EF-0 and EF-1 status. Multiple training supercells spawned most of these tornadoes that occurred along the Interstate 44 corridor. Toward the end of this episode, a broken squall line spawned numerous EF-0 and EF-1 tornadoes across the southern Missouri Ozarks.
41.41954-04-30238°26'N / 92°50'W38°28'N / 92°47'W3.60 Miles400 Yards000K0Morgan
41.71982-03-15337°47'N / 94°03'W37°54'N / 93°53'W14.00 Miles500 Yards1025.0M0Cedar
41.71966-10-14238°06'N / 92°31'W38°09'N / 92°27'W4.90 Miles50 Yards0025K0Miller
41.92009-05-08237°37'N / 92°33'W37°39'N / 92°33'W2.00 Miles440 Yards00500K0KLaclede
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service storm survey revealed that an EF-2 tornado touched down near the small community of Oakland. This tornado damaged numerous outbuildings and destroyed a mobile home. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An intense squall line impacted extreme southeast Kansas and the Missouri Ozarks with mainly damaging winds. However, 19 tornadoes along with large hail was also observed. Due to the straight line nature of the winds, damage was widespread and intense.
42.01958-09-16237°48'N / 93°59'W37°50'N / 93°57'W2.30 Miles50 Yards00250K0Cedar
42.12006-03-12237°45'N / 94°06'W37°52'N / 93°50'W16.00 Miles300 Yards15800K0Cedar
 Brief Description: This tornado is a continuation of the Vernon County tornado. The tornado increased in intensity as it tracked across Cedar County. 47 structures were damaged and 26 were destroyed including homes and businesses. Five injuries and one fatality resulted. A 77 year old man died six days later in the hospital from blunt trauma injuries he sustained from flying debris. He apparently was attempting to move into his basement as the tornado struck his frame home near Virgil City. The tornado exited Cedar County east of Cedar Springs and continued into St. Clair County. M77PH
42.32008-01-07337°29'N / 92°46'W37°41'N / 92°24'W25.00 Miles300 Yards0128.0M0KLaclede
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This is an extension of the Webster County tornado. A National Weather Service storm survey revealed that an EF-3 tornado tracked across Laclede County. Numerous homes and outbuildings south of Lebanon were destroyed while 12 were injured. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An unusual mid winter tornado outbreak occurred over southwest and central Missouri. 31 tornadoes struck the region within a 15 hour time frame on 7 January into early morning 8 January. Two tornadoes intensified to EF-3 status while five tornadoes caused EF-2 damage. All other tornadoes during this outbreak were surveyed and given EF-0 and EF-1 status. Multiple training supercells spawned most of these tornadoes that occurred along the Interstate 44 corridor. Toward the end of this episode, a broken squall line spawned numerous EF-0 and EF-1 tornadoes across the southern Missouri Ozarks.
42.41971-12-14237°15'N / 93°23'W37°25'N / 93°16'W13.10 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Greene
42.61961-03-05238°23'N / 92°40'W38°23'N / 92°40'W00250K0Morgan
43.11966-10-14238°21'N / 92°39'W38°23'N / 92°37'W2.30 Miles50 Yards0025K0Miller
43.61960-11-15237°35'N / 92°40'W37°38'N / 92°24'W14.90 Miles200 Yards0325K0Laclede
44.21980-04-07237°51'N / 92°25'W37°52'N / 92°24'W032.5M0Camden
44.31989-05-22237°18'N / 93°15'W1.00 Mile30 Yards00250K0Greene
44.41973-04-19438°32'N / 93°32'W10.00 Miles880 Yards0525K0Henry
45.41956-12-04238°16'N / 93°56'W38°23'N / 93°51'W9.10 Miles33 Yards0225K0Henry
45.72008-01-07337°16'N / 93°09'W37°18'N / 93°05'W5.00 Miles300 Yards101.0M0KGreene
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service storm survey revealed that an EF-3 tornado tracked across rural east central Greene County causing extensive damage to homes and outbuildings north of Strafford. An 84 year old female was killed when her wood constructed home was destroyed by the tornado. The tornado continued into Webster County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An unusual mid winter tornado outbreak occurred over southwest and central Missouri. 31 tornadoes struck the region within a 15 hour time frame on 7 January into early morning 8 January. Two tornadoes intensified to EF-3 status while five tornadoes caused EF-2 damage. All other tornadoes during this outbreak were surveyed and given EF-0 and EF-1 status. Multiple training supercells spawned most of these tornadoes that occurred along the Interstate 44 corridor. Toward the end of this episode, a broken squall line spawned numerous EF-0 and EF-1 tornadoes across the southern Missouri Ozarks.
45.82008-01-07237°16'N / 93°04'W37°20'N / 92°56'W9.00 Miles200 Yards001.0M0KWebster
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This is an extension of the Greene County tornado. A National Weather Service storm survey revealed that an EF-2 tornado tracked across rural west central Webster County and along the Interstate 44 corridor. The tornado lifted just prior to moving into Marshfield near York Road. Damage occurred to several homes and outbuildings. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An unusual mid winter tornado outbreak occurred over southwest and central Missouri. 31 tornadoes struck the region within a 15 hour time frame on 7 January into early morning 8 January. Two tornadoes intensified to EF-3 status while five tornadoes caused EF-2 damage. All other tornadoes during this outbreak were surveyed and given EF-0 and EF-1 status. Multiple training supercells spawned most of these tornadoes that occurred along the Interstate 44 corridor. Toward the end of this episode, a broken squall line spawned numerous EF-0 and EF-1 tornadoes across the southern Missouri Ozarks.
45.91961-04-25237°24'N / 93°42'W1.00 Mile250 Yards0025K0Dade
48.42006-03-12238°37'N / 93°17'W38°40'N / 93°07'W11.20 Miles500 Yards162.5M0Pettis
 Brief Description: F2 tornado touched down 6.5 miles east of Green Ridge at 1612 CST and moved northeast. The tornado caused the death of one woman...when the trailer she was fleeing was blown on top of her. Another 6 people were injured as well. Numerous homes suffered varying degrees of damage. The tornado lifted one mile southwest of Smithton at 1625 CST. F39MH
48.62008-01-07237°13'N / 93°10'W37°16'N / 93°04'W7.00 Miles300 Yards001.0M0KGreene
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service storm survey revealed that an EF-2 tornado tracked across rural areas of east central Greene County south of Strafford. Several homes and outbuildings sustained damage prior to the tornado tracking into Webster County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An unusual mid winter tornado outbreak occurred over southwest and central Missouri. 31 tornadoes struck the region within a 15 hour time frame on 7 January into early morning 8 January. Two tornadoes intensified to EF-3 status while five tornadoes caused EF-2 damage. All other tornadoes during this outbreak were surveyed and given EF-0 and EF-1 status. Multiple training supercells spawned most of these tornadoes that occurred along the Interstate 44 corridor. Toward the end of this episode, a broken squall line spawned numerous EF-0 and EF-1 tornadoes across the southern Missouri Ozarks.
48.61973-04-20337°27'N / 93°51'W37°27'N / 93°51'W002.5M0Dade
49.01990-06-07238°27'N / 92°35'W0.50 Mile73 Yards0025.0M0Moniteau
49.21966-10-14237°31'N / 92°29'W37°35'N / 92°26'W5.20 Miles33 Yards0025K0Laclede
50.01959-09-26437°21'N / 92°40'W37°26'N / 92°34'W7.80 Miles100 Yards00250K0Wright


* 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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