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Riverton, MN Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Riverton is about the same as Minnesota average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Riverton 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, #149

Riverton, MN
0.01
Minnesota
0.01
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

Riverton, MN
0.0000
Minnesota
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, #705

Riverton, MN
98.51
Minnesota
135.90
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 1,076 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Riverton, MN were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:3Cold:8Dense Fog:2Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:31Hail:474Heat:7Heavy Snow:19
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:2Landslide:0Strong Wind:14
Thunderstorm Winds:456Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:26Winter Weather:0
Other:34 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Riverton, MN.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

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

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 35 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Riverton, MN.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
4.91977-08-26346°24'N / 94°19'W46°32'N / 94°00'W17.40 Miles33 Yards0112.5M0Crow Wing
7.41973-06-25346°24'N / 94°02'W46°24'N / 93°49'W10.00 Miles200 Yards022.5M0Crow Wing
8.11977-08-26246°31'N / 94°19'W46°37'N / 93°55'W19.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Crow Wing
9.12001-06-13246°21'N / 94°12'W46°22'N / 94°10'W5.00 Miles880 Yards0000Crow Wing
 Brief Description: The tornado tore roofs off houses and blew out exterior walls. Pole barns and sheds were destroyed, and windows were blown out. Thousands of trees were knocked down, and 41 head of livestock were killed. The average path width was 1/4 mile, with the widest being 1/2 mile.
11.71991-07-05346°28'N / 94°20'W46°25'N / 94°16'W5.00 Miles33 Yards032.5M0Crow Wing
11.91996-10-26246°35'N / 93°53'W46°35'N / 93°53'W0.70 Mile150 Yards0050K0Crow Wing
 Brief Description: A marginally F2 tornado made two brief touchdowns in a rural area of east central Crow Wing County. The tornado was confirmed by the county's Emergency Services Coordinator and trained spotters. Damage was concentrated on a cluster of farms near the Mississippi River. About ten buildings on one farm suffered extensive damage. The roof and doors were torn off a hay barn, and a dump truck was pushed about six feet into the side of a shed. Other outbuildings were knocked down, and a garage was shifted on its foundation. There was some structural damage and many uprooted trees on two nearby farms. Length and width of path and dollar amount of damage are estimated.
13.61991-07-05346°28'N / 94°21'W46°28'N / 94°20'W1.00 Mile43 Yards000K0Cass
15.91985-07-03246°18'N / 93°50'W46°17'N / 93°49'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0025K0Crow Wing
17.71977-08-26346°21'N / 94°30'W46°24'N / 94°19'W8.90 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Cass
17.81985-07-03246°17'N / 93°49'W46°16'N / 93°46'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Aitkin
19.21966-06-11446°38'N / 94°22'W46°39'N / 94°21'W00250K0Crow Wing
23.21977-08-26246°28'N / 94°46'W46°31'N / 94°19'W21.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Cass
24.41969-08-06446°47'N / 94°13'W46°50'N / 94°01'W9.90 Miles833 Yards002.5M0Crow Wing
28.01997-09-18346°04'N / 94°03'W46°03'N / 93°51'W9.00 Miles800 Yards111.7M0Morrison
 Brief Description: Several buildings destroyed and numerous other buildings damaged. Hundreds of trees down. A number of cattle killed in barn collapse. One man injured when the tornado engulfed his car and threw it into a nearby woods. A second man critically injured when his garage collapsed. He died several weeks later. Total path length of tornado from 1 NE of Lastrup to Onamia was 17 miles. M57PH
28.11985-07-03246°16'N / 93°46'W46°07'N / 93°27'W22.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Mille Lacs
29.31969-08-06446°50'N / 94°01'W46°54'N / 93°46'W12.30 Miles833 Yards12702.5M0Cass
29.51966-06-11446°39'N / 94°21'W46°50'N / 92°50'W72.80 Miles333 Yards00250K0Crow Wing
29.71997-09-18346°05'N / 93°50'W46°05'N / 93°40'W8.00 Miles800 Yards0000Mille Lacs
 Brief Description: Several buildings destroyed and numerous other buildings damaged. Hundreds of trees down. A number of cattle killed in barn collapse. Damage estimate included in entry for Morrison county. Total path length from 1 NE of Lastup to Onamia was 17 miles.
30.51961-06-30246°01'N / 94°06'W0025K0Morrison
32.81959-07-08246°04'N / 93°40'W0.50 Mile300 Yards00250K0Mille Lacs
33.41969-08-06346°43'N / 94°44'W46°51'N / 94°25'W17.30 Miles167 Yards042.5M0Cass
36.12000-07-08246°22'N / 94°49'W46°21'N / 94°47'W2.00 Miles20 Yards0100Todd
 Brief Description: Roofs blown off homes and one business. At least one dozen homes damaged. Numerous large trees down. One minor injury in Staples due to flying glass. Tornado crossed over from Wadena county.
36.22001-06-13245°59'N / 94°32'W46°04'N / 94°26'W4.00 Miles50 Yards00200K0Morrison
 Brief Description: One home lost its roof. Several sheds and outbuildings blown down. Two additional homes sustained minor damage.
37.51977-09-08246°50'N / 93°33'W46°52'N / 93°28'W3.60 Miles660 Yards00250K0Aitkin
37.71969-08-06446°54'N / 93°46'W46°58'N / 93°34'W10.10 Miles833 Yards002.5M0Aitkin
40.21997-09-18245°53'N / 94°18'W45°53'N / 94°06'W8.00 Miles300 Yards0000Morrison
 Brief Description: Several buildings severely damaged. Numerous trees and power lines down.
40.81985-07-03246°07'N / 93°27'W46°05'N / 93°18'W8.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Kanabec
42.52000-07-08246°24'N / 95°01'W46°21'N / 94°52'W8.00 Miles100 Yards03500K0Wadena
 Brief Description: A tornado that formed near Verndale intensified as it reached the Aldrich area. A mobile home, garage, barn, and 3 vehicles were destroyed 3 miles east of Aldrich. Two people, inside the mobile home when the tornado hit, suffered cuts, bruises, and a sprained ankle. The couples' son, sitting inside a car parked outside the mobile home, also sustained cuts and bruises. A horse trailer was pushed into his car and then into some nearby trees. Quite a bit of tree damage occurred along the damage path. The tornado then passed out of Wadena county and into Todd county.
43.31977-08-26246°26'N / 95°10'W46°28'N / 94°46'W19.00 Miles33 Yards02250K0Wadena
43.51981-03-25245°50'N / 94°11'W3.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0Morrison
44.51991-07-05247°06'N / 94°07'W2.50 Miles13 Yards000K0Cass
45.11997-09-18246°07'N / 93°26'W46°07'N / 93°04'W17.00 Miles450 Yards0000Kanabec
 Brief Description: 2 homes severely damaged. Large barn destroyed. Numerous trees and power lines down.
47.21969-08-06346°54'N / 93°27'W46°56'N / 93°11'W12.50 Miles1500 Yards13250K0Aitkin
49.21982-09-12245°45'N / 93°56'W0.80 Mile3 Yards00250K0Benton
49.71970-07-18245°45'N / 94°15'W2.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Benton


* 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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