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

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

Earthquake Index, #257

Round Lake, 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

Round Lake, 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, #80

Round Lake, 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 2,705 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Round Lake, MN were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:14Cold:5Dense Fog:0Drought:4
Dust Storm:0Flood:238Hail:1,317Heat:1Heavy Snow:14
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:4Landslide:0Strong Wind:20
Thunderstorm Winds:989Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:1Winter Storm:16Winter Weather:31

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Round Lake, MN.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Round Lake, MN.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 75 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Round Lake, MN.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
5.51981-06-14243°26'N / 95°33'W43°29'N / 95°23'W8.80 Miles1533 Yards002.5M0Osceola
6.81964-05-08243°26'N / 95°26'W43°29'N / 95°21'W5.10 Miles200 Yards0025K0Osceola
7.21981-06-14243°25'N / 95°33'W43°27'N / 95°23'W8.30 Miles1533 Yards002.5M0Osceola
7.71966-07-09243°26'N / 95°25'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0025K0Osceola
9.71971-05-31343°30'N / 95°20'W43°38'N / 95°14'W10.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Jackson
10.11971-05-31343°20'N / 95°32'W43°27'N / 95°27'W8.60 Miles250 Yards00250K0Osceola
10.71968-06-13243°23'N / 95°30'W00250K0Osceola
11.51981-06-14243°29'N / 95°23'W43°30'N / 95°07'W13.10 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Dickinson
12.11981-06-14243°27'N / 95°23'W43°29'N / 95°07'W13.30 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Dickinson
13.21971-05-31343°22'N / 95°19'W43°28'N / 95°13'W8.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Dickinson
15.01971-05-31343°13'N / 95°57'W43°30'N / 95°20'W36.50 Miles100 Yards000K0O'brien
15.51982-06-06243°24'N / 95°43'W2.00 Miles67 Yards002.5M0Osceola
16.01990-08-18243°28'N / 95°16'W43°22'N / 95°08'W8.50 Miles63 Yards002.5M0Dickinson
16.41977-05-27243°28'N / 95°48'W43°37'N / 95°48'W10.30 Miles60 Yards00250K0Nobles
16.61956-05-10243°37'N / 95°48'W43°42'N / 95°43'W6.50 Miles880 Yards00250K0Nobles
18.52010-06-25443°24'N / 95°51'W43°22'N / 95°42'W8.00 Miles800 Yards0133.0M0KOsceola
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado destroyed at least two houses, injuring two people in one of them. the tornado also destroyed several garages and severely damaged several other homes, destroyed at least 4 hog confinement buildings, several barns and silos, and numerous outbuildings. The tornado destroyed three vehicles that had been parked under an Iowa Highway 60 overpass, injuring 11 people in the vehicles, and removing the engine from one of the vehicles. The tornado damaged power lines, causing power outages, and caused damage to trees and crops. The tornado also destroyed a shelter belt and severely damaged heavy farm equipment, removing the wheels from some of the vehicles. Much of the damage occurred a short distance west to south of the town of Sibley. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Thunderstorms produced tornadoes, one that caused considerable damage and at least two injuries along a 14 mile path, along with damaging winds, in northwest Iowa during the evening of June 25th.
19.31965-05-05243°10'N / 95°29'W43°24'N / 95°47'W21.80 Miles33 Yards003K0O'brien
19.81986-04-26243°28'N / 95°56'W43°35'N / 95°48'W10.00 Miles40 Yards022.5M0Nobles
20.91960-07-11243°24'N / 95°06'W1.00 Mile300 Yards00250K0Dickinson
22.21991-04-26243°16'N / 95°14'W18.00 Miles60 Yards00250K0Dickinson
22.61968-06-13243°23'N / 95°06'W43°26'N / 95°01'W4.90 Miles200 Yards0172.5M0Dickinson
23.02010-06-25243°26'N / 95°57'W43°24'N / 95°51'W5.00 Miles450 Yards00500K0KLyon
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado destroyed two hog confinement buildings, killing about 12 hogs, numerous outbuildings, a metal farm building, tore the roof off a house and damaged at least 6 other houses, and caused damage to other farm buildings, power lines, vehicles, and trees, before moving out of Lyon County and into Osceola County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Thunderstorms produced tornadoes, one that caused considerable damage and at least two injuries along a 14 mile path, along with damaging winds, in northwest Iowa during the evening of June 25th.
24.91976-06-14243°46'N / 95°11'W43°51'N / 95°06'W6.40 Miles300 Yards03250K0Jackson
26.42004-06-11243°08'N / 95°23'W43°12'N / 95°18'W5.50 Miles200 Yards00500K0Clay
 Brief Description: A tornado destroyed a hog barn, killing ten hogs, destroyed a greenhouse, destroyed a barn, outbuildings, a machine shed and a garage, and damaged several other farm structures including a horse barn. Several horses were injured. At least two houses were damaged, with windows blown out. Several vehicles were also damaged. Numerous power lines and trees were blown down. The tornado also damaged crops.
26.61986-04-26243°24'N / 96°02'W43°28'N / 95°56'W8.50 Miles120 Yards122.5M0Lyon
28.01998-03-29243°48'N / 95°54'W43°48'N / 95°54'W0.10 Mile75 Yards00200K0Nobles
 Brief Description: A tornado destroyed farm buildings...uprooted numerous trees...and overturned a tractor trailer.
28.72000-07-25243°38'N / 96°03'W43°40'N / 96°00'W3.00 Miles200 Yards00150K0Nobles
 Brief Description: A tornado damaged buildings, vehicles, and trees on a farm. The tornado destroyed the west side of the house, blew three grain bins away and wrapped them around trees. The tornado also blew the top of a barn off, killing at least 4 calves inside.
29.31998-03-29243°47'N / 95°57'W43°47'N / 95°57'W0.10 Mile75 Yards00400K0Nobles
 Brief Description: A tornado destroyed buildings...trees in shelter belts...and numerous pieces of farm equipment...and killed two cattle.
31.01971-10-01343°02'N / 95°29'W43°09'N / 95°19'W11.20 Miles33 Yards00250K0O'brien
31.21980-09-20343°09'N / 95°09'W1.50 Miles300 Yards0025K0Clay
31.21984-06-07243°09'N / 95°09'W2.00 Miles77 Yards00250K0Clay
32.31976-06-14243°51'N / 95°06'W43°56'N / 95°00'W7.10 Miles300 Yards03250K0Cottonwood
32.61959-05-28243°12'N / 95°01'W1.00 Mile150 Yards003K0Clay
32.91981-06-13243°10'N / 95°53'W003K0Sioux
33.41992-06-16543°48'N / 96°01'W43°51'N / 96°00'W3.00 Miles280 Yards0025.0M0Nobles
33.91992-06-16243°57'N / 95°26'W44°06'N / 95°22'W7.50 Miles90 Yards000K0Cottonwood
34.11992-06-16243°59'N / 95°46'W0.50 Mile30 Yards000K0Murray
34.71980-07-19243°01'N / 95°37'W43°04'N / 95°34'W3.30 Miles160 Yards002.5M0O'brien
35.01992-06-16543°51'N / 96°00'W44°00'N / 95°51'W13.00 Miles280 Yards13525.0M0Murray
35.12008-06-11243°00'N / 95°16'W43°09'N / 95°06'W13.00 Miles100 Yards00300K0KClay
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado destroyed or heavily damaged numerous outbuildings on at least 8 affected farmsteads, with damaged buildings including several large sheds. The tornado damaged numerous grain bins, most of which were carried off their foundations, with some being carried as much as a half mile. The ornado also overturned a camper, blew the top off a silo, destroyed a garage, broke windows on a house, and caused considerable damage to trees, power poles, and power lines. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Thunderstorms produced several tornadoes, along with large hail, damaging winds, and flash flooding in northwest Iowa during the late afternoon and early evening of June 11th.
35.61992-06-16243°55'N / 95°59'W43°56'N / 95°54'W4.00 Miles40 Yards000K0Murray
36.62008-06-11242°58'N / 95°32'W43°03'N / 95°30'W6.00 Miles300 Yards00200K0KO'brien
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado destroyed several outbuildings, moved a 1.5 ton wagon, heavily damaged a machine shed containing farm equipment and also damaged a nearby house on the same farm. Also destroyed another machine shed at a different location, destroyed a pole barn, damaged a grain bin, broke or blew down several power poles and power lines, and caused tree damage. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Thunderstorms produced several tornadoes, along with large hail, damaging winds, and flash flooding in northwest Iowa during the late afternoon and early evening of June 11th.
37.71998-03-29343°59'N / 95°26'W44°06'N / 94°56'W39.50 Miles900 Yards0330.0M0Cottonwood
 Brief Description: A strong tornado which began in Murray County tracked across Cottonwood County and then further northeast. The tornado destroyed numerous farms, farm equipment, buildings, trees, power lines and poles, vehicles, and other structures in its path. A vehicle was tossed a hundred yards as it hit the first farm in southwest Cottonwood County. People in the basement of the house on this farm received minor injuries. The tornado also destroyed a church near Jeffers, and destroyed numerous homes in the southern part of Comfrey, a city which is only partly in Cottonwood County.
37.71967-04-30243°23'N / 94°41'W43°29'N / 94°47'W8.20 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Emmet
37.71960-06-23243°39'N / 94°44'W2.00 Miles33 Yards003K0Martin
38.41975-06-04243°02'N / 95°09'W003K0Clay
38.41954-04-26243°03'N / 95°18'W42°58'N / 95°10'W8.40 Miles33 Yards000K0Clay
38.51979-08-08243°04'N / 95°53'W0.40 Mile100 Yards002.5M0Sioux
38.71959-05-28243°10'N / 94°54'W43°12'N / 94°51'W2.30 Miles100 Yards0025K0Palo Alto
38.71952-06-23244°00'N / 95°17'W44°07'N / 95°05'W12.50 Miles220 Yards002.5M0Cottonwood
39.31976-06-14243°09'N / 94°54'W43°15'N / 94°47'W8.60 Miles33 Yards003K0Palo Alto
39.41992-06-16443°57'N / 95°54'W44°03'N / 95°58'W7.00 Miles160 Yards0325.0M0Murray
39.51992-06-16244°00'N / 95°51'W44°09'N / 95°38'W13.00 Miles40 Yards000K0Murray
39.81978-07-06243°28'N / 96°24'W43°26'N / 96°07'W14.20 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Lyon
40.21985-04-20343°54'N / 96°06'W43°55'N / 96°05'W0.80 Mile250 Yards002.5M0Pipestone
40.41967-04-30243°25'N / 94°41'W1.00 Mile200 Yards00250K0Emmet
40.81976-06-14243°15'N / 94°47'W43°29'N / 94°36'W18.30 Miles33 Yards003K0Emmet
41.11985-04-20343°55'N / 96°05'W44°01'N / 96°00'W7.20 Miles250 Yards022.5M0Murray
42.01956-06-29243°44'N / 96°16'W000K0Rock
42.01977-05-04243°33'N / 94°38'W0025K0Martin
42.01968-04-03242°59'N / 95°49'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0O'brien
42.51951-06-25243°34'N / 94°46'W43°36'N / 94°29'W14.20 Miles33 Yards00250K0Martin
44.11968-09-22343°01'N / 96°04'W43°04'N / 95°59'W4.70 Miles50 Yards002.5M0Sioux
44.41954-06-19243°17'N / 96°18'W43°15'N / 96°15'W2.30 Miles880 Yards0025K0Lyon
45.01986-04-26243°21'N / 96°23'W43°27'N / 96°19'W9.50 Miles70 Yards002.5M0Lyon
46.01992-06-16344°06'N / 95°49'W44°12'N / 95°51'W9.00 Miles80 Yards000K0Murray
46.02006-08-01343°54'N / 94°43'W43°53'N / 94°40'W1.50 Miles440 Yards002.0M0Watonwan
 Brief Description: Initial damage occurred at farmstead just east of the Watonwan/Cottonwood line. Damage included the partial removal of roofs off two large sheds, along with scattered downed trees. The tornado then moved across corn and bean fields. Another farmstead was hit just southwest of the intersection of County Roads 10 and 2. This was the location of the F3 damage. A house was leveled, a 60 foot concrete base silo was toppled and rolled. Virtually all barns, sheds and outbuildings were completely destroyed.
46.41968-06-13544°10'N / 95°45'W44°12'N / 95°42'W2.30 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Murray
46.42004-06-11342°55'N / 95°03'W42°59'N / 95°00'W6.00 Miles400 Yards0050K0Clay
 Brief Description: A large cone shaped tornado tore a steel bridge from a road. The tornado raised a large debris cloud as it moved over open country, causing damage to crops and power lines. The tornado moved into Clay County after forming just south of the County Line.
48.81968-06-13544°12'N / 95°42'W44°16'N / 95°35'W6.80 Miles150 Yards91502.5M0Lyon
49.01998-03-29444°05'N / 94°51'W44°06'N / 94°52'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0000Watonwan
 Brief Description: Tornado moving through southern Brown county brushed extreme northwest Watonwan county. See Brown county narrative.
49.31967-04-30243°07'N / 94°40'W43°18'N / 94°32'W14.00 Miles300 Yards00250K0Palo Alto
49.42008-05-01243°08'N / 96°18'W43°15'N / 96°22'W9.00 Miles400 Yards000.5M0KSioux
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado damaged numerous trees, including large trees uprooted, blew windows out of a home, destroyed a metal shed, blew two windows and part of a wall out of a metal building, damaged at least three grain bins, destroyed or damaged numerous outbuildings and small sheds, blew down or snapped off at least 15 power poles, bent a metal light pole, tipped one wagon and blew the top off another, blew down a barb wire fence and pushed fence posts almost to the ground, destroyed a hog barn, and flattened corn stubble, before crossing the county line into Lyon County. Contents inside several damaged or destroyed buildings and sheds were also damaged, especially on one farm where damaged buildings housed a farm and trucking business. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Thunderstorms produced 5 confirmed tornadoes over extreme northwest Iowa during the early evening hours of May 1st. One large long track tornado caused considerable damage, while the other 4 tornadoes were short lived and weak.
49.41992-06-16344°12'N / 95°51'W44°14'N / 95°43'W3.00 Miles80 Yards000K0Lyon
49.81952-06-23442°45'N / 95°51'W42°54'N / 95°25'W24.10 Miles400 Yards042.5M0Cherokee

* 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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