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The chance of earthquake damage in Royalton is about the same as Minnesota average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Royalton 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, #157

Royalton, 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

Royalton, 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, #662

Royalton, MN
105.85
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 2,085 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Royalton, 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:60Hail:1,038Heat:7Heavy Snow:19
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:2Landslide:0Strong Wind:14
Thunderstorm Winds:810Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:26Winter Weather:0
Other:96 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Royalton, MN.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

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

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 37 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Royalton, MN.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
5.31981-03-25245°50'N / 94°11'W3.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0Morrison
5.81997-09-18245°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.
5.91970-07-18245°45'N / 94°15'W2.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Benton
15.91961-06-30246°01'N / 94°06'W0025K0Morrison
16.32001-06-13245°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.
17.41958-06-04245°36'N / 94°35'W45°36'N / 94°18'W13.30 Miles400 Yards02250K0Stearns
18.11977-06-17245°42'N / 93°58'W0.70 Mile33 Yards00250K0Benton
18.21982-09-12245°45'N / 93°56'W0.80 Mile3 Yards00250K0Benton
19.51980-09-03345°32'N / 94°13'W45°35'N / 94°09'W3.80 Miles60 Yards11525.0M0Stearns
19.81953-03-21245°35'N / 94°05'W13250K0Stearns
20.71992-06-16245°40'N / 93°56'W0.30 Mile30 Yards000K0Benton
21.91996-10-26245°35'N / 94°38'W45°38'N / 94°36'W5.00 Miles350 Yards0300Stearns
 Brief Description: House collapsed on top of family. Outbuildings destroyed.
22.81997-09-18346°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
25.91967-07-22245°28'N / 94°11'W45°28'N / 94°08'W1.90 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Stearns
26.91964-05-05345°35'N / 94°47'W45°39'N / 94°44'W4.30 Miles300 Yards00250K0Stearns
30.21967-07-22245°28'N / 94°08'W45°26'N / 93°50'W14.50 Miles200 Yards1122.5M0Sherburne
31.41997-09-18346°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.
31.51980-09-03245°38'N / 94°53'W1.00 Mile150 Yards002.5M0Stearns
34.21959-07-08246°04'N / 93°40'W0.50 Mile300 Yards00250K0Mille Lacs
36.82001-06-13246°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.
38.01977-08-26346°21'N / 94°30'W46°24'N / 94°19'W8.90 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Cass
39.01985-07-03246°18'N / 93°50'W46°17'N / 93°49'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0025K0Crow Wing
39.01985-07-03246°17'N / 93°49'W46°16'N / 93°46'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Aitkin
41.11992-06-16245°14'N / 94°04'W45°20'N / 93°51'W10.00 Miles80 Yards000K0Wright
41.21985-07-03246°16'N / 93°46'W46°07'N / 93°27'W22.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Mille Lacs
42.21991-07-05346°28'N / 94°20'W46°25'N / 94°16'W5.00 Miles33 Yards032.5M0Crow Wing
42.31997-07-01245°18'N / 93°56'W45°17'N / 93°49'W5.00 Miles550 Yards0000Wright
 Brief Description: Two tornadoes converged on the Prairie Acres housing development 1 south of Monticello at about the same time. Extensive damage in area.
43.11973-06-25346°24'N / 94°02'W46°24'N / 93°49'W10.00 Miles200 Yards022.5M0Crow Wing
43.31981-06-13245°35'N / 93°28'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Isanti
43.82000-07-08246°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.
44.01991-07-05346°28'N / 94°21'W46°28'N / 94°20'W1.00 Mile43 Yards000K0Cass
44.21997-07-01245°16'N / 93°49'W45°18'N / 93°49'W2.00 Miles400 Yards0000Wright
44.41977-08-26346°24'N / 94°19'W46°32'N / 94°00'W17.40 Miles33 Yards0112.5M0Crow Wing
44.91981-06-14245°13'N / 93°59'W2.90 Miles440 Yards00250K0Wright
47.21977-08-26246°28'N / 94°46'W46°31'N / 94°19'W21.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Cass
48.82000-07-08246°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.
50.01997-07-01345°07'N / 94°01'W45°10'N / 93°56'W5.00 Miles800 Yards0000Wright
 Brief Description: House completely destroyed on west side of Birch Lake.


* 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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