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The chance of earthquake damage in Shannon is lower than Illinois average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Shannon is much lower than Illinois average and is lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #927

Shannon, IL
0.03
Illinois
0.24
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

Shannon, IL
0.0000
Illinois
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, #1521

Shannon, IL
121.56
Illinois
220.15
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 3,663 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Shannon, IL were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:10Cold:58Dense Fog:18Drought:31
Dust Storm:0Flood:315Hail:811Heat:26Heavy Snow:66
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:33Landslide:0Strong Wind:66
Thunderstorm Winds:1,727Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:5Winter Storm:155Winter Weather:69
Other:273 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Shannon, IL.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
42.21972-09-153.7541.59-89.42

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 42 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Shannon, IL.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
4.51955-04-18242°10'N / 89°55'W42°10'N / 89°44'W9.00 Miles77 Yards000K0Carroll
13.11967-01-24342°03'N / 90°02'W42°08'N / 89°56'W7.40 Miles77 Yards012250K0Carroll
15.41972-04-06242°03'N / 89°36'W41°54'N / 89°31'W10.90 Miles50 Yards13250K0Ogle
15.51979-08-05342°01'N / 89°35'W41°57'N / 89°30'W5.70 Miles67 Yards002.5M0Ogle
21.11959-09-26241°57'N / 90°06'W41°59'N / 90°02'W3.30 Miles40 Yards0025K0Carroll
21.51979-08-17242°16'N / 89°21'W0.50 Mile50 Yards00250K0Winnebago
24.41967-06-11242°24'N / 90°06'W42°26'N / 90°01'W4.30 Miles500 Yards00250K0Jo Daviess
27.31956-08-30241°48'N / 89°30'W003K0Lee
27.81966-03-21241°48'N / 90°00'W0025K0Whiteside
28.11962-05-07241°48'N / 89°39'W41°43'N / 89°33'W7.20 Miles10 Yards000K0Whiteside
28.11962-05-07241°48'N / 89°39'W41°43'N / 89°33'W7.20 Miles10 Yards000K0Whiteside
29.21972-04-06241°54'N / 89°31'W41°43'N / 89°18'W16.60 Miles50 Yards06250K0Lee
30.41974-06-20341°59'N / 90°16'W41°50'N / 90°12'W10.60 Miles200 Yards1202.5M0Clinton
31.41979-06-09242°36'N / 89°38'W2.50 Miles50 Yards05250K0Green
31.41981-03-29441°41'N / 89°57'W41°45'N / 89°53'W5.10 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Whiteside
33.01969-06-12242°37'N / 89°35'W0.30 Mile50 Yards00250K0Green
33.21967-04-16342°31'N / 89°56'W42°45'N / 89°29'W27.80 Miles500 Yards002.5M0Lafayette
33.51967-01-24241°57'N / 90°20'W00250K0Clinton
34.52007-06-01242°12'N / 90°25'W42°15'N / 90°24'W3.00 Miles350 Yards003.3M0KJackson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down about 3.5 miles south of Bellevue, IA. It moved north to county road Z15 and then northeast crossing the Mississippi River just south of Lock and Dam 12 into Jo Daviess County Illinois. Along the path, damage consisted of snapped and uprooted trees, farm out buildings, and roofs. The most significant damage occurred near the junction of county highway Z15 and 407th Avenue. A mobile home was rolled over and destroyed. The residents of the mobile home had taken shelter in the farm house about 100 feet away. The farm house only had damaged gutters. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A line of thunderstorms pivoted northeast into parts of southeast Iowa during the mid-morning hours of June 1st. Much of the area was just breaking out of a blanket of dense fog where visibilities dropped to less than a quarter mile. Dew point temperatures were in the middle 60s to around 70 degrees. The line of storms appeared to become more broken through the late morning hours, while the area from Iowa City to Waterloo appeared to stratify out into a large area of showers. Just before 12:00 pm CDT, rapid intensification of storm cells on the southeast end of the original line occurred as it moved into northern portions of Louisa County. A tornado touched down just south of Grandview, IA and moved northeast through Fruitland, IA and on to the southwest parts of Muscatine, IA. The tornado then lifted and as the storm cell continued to move northeast across Muscatine County. The super-cell re-intensified as it entered the southeast part of Cedar County just before 1 pm producing a brief tornado near Wilton, IA. The storm then moved across northwest parts of Scott County and Clinton County producing damaging wind gusts and large hail. The super-cell continued northeast into Jackson County producing a tornado near Bellevue around 2:30 pm, which moved across the Mississippi River into Jo Daviess County before lifting. The storm produced yet another tornado just south of Scales Mound, IL around 3:15 pm before moving into southwest Wisconsin and dissipating. During the early afternoon hours, additional storms strengthened on the south end of the original line of storms, which went on to produce wind damage and large hail as they moved through northwest Illinois through the late afternoon hours.
35.91990-03-13341°46'N / 90°13'W41°46'N / 90°12'W3.00 Miles250 Yards002.5M0Whiteside
37.11958-08-30242°19'N / 89°03'W0025K0Winnebago
37.71967-01-24241°52'N / 90°22'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0025K0Clinton
37.81958-10-08242°25'N / 89°28'W42°25'N / 88°43'W38.10 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Stephenson
38.31969-06-29242°36'N / 90°14'W42°39'N / 90°02'W10.40 Miles200 Yards00250K0Lafayette
38.91988-05-08342°35'N / 90°14'W42°43'N / 89°58'W16.00 Miles123 Yards00250K0Lafayette
39.61963-09-02242°43'N / 89°59'W42°43'N / 89°47'W9.90 Miles100 Yards000K0Lafayette
39.71960-11-15242°16'N / 90°30'W1.00 Mile50 Yards003K0Jackson
39.91967-04-21241°37'N / 89°29'W41°38'N / 89°22'W5.60 Miles77 Yards0025K0Lee
40.01970-09-09242°30'N / 90°25'W42°32'N / 90°17'W6.60 Miles200 Yards0025K0Lafayette
40.91955-04-19242°16'N / 90°41'W42°16'N / 90°22'W15.90 Miles50 Yards003K0Jackson
42.01990-03-13341°37'N / 90°20'W41°46'N / 90°13'W12.00 Miles250 Yards012.5M0Rock Island
42.01970-09-09242°24'N / 90°30'W42°30'N / 90°25'W7.70 Miles70 Yards000K0Jo Daviess
43.71967-04-21241°32'N / 89°58'W41°32'N / 89°52'W4.50 Miles300 Yards0025K0Henry
44.11958-05-31242°43'N / 90°09'W42°44'N / 90°06'W1.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Lafayette
44.21959-08-26241°36'N / 90°17'W41°41'N / 90°14'W5.60 Miles50 Yards0025K0Rock Island
44.31988-05-08341°46'N / 90°45'W41°52'N / 90°12'W30.00 Miles150 Yards0025.0M0Clinton
45.31971-11-01242°31'N / 89°03'W42°33'N / 88°59'W3.00 Miles100 Yards01250K0Rock
46.01998-05-15242°33'N / 90°24'W42°48'N / 90°12'W20.00 Miles150 Yards0111.7M140KLafayette
 Brief Description: A supercell thunderstorm, after dropping a couple tornadoes in northeast Iowa, eventually moved northeast into Lafayette county, creating another tornado. This tornado touched down just southwest of Benton and hopped/skipped northeast for 20 miles. It caused moderate to severe damage to 40 different farms and their outbuildings, and homes. Numerous power lines were downed. Eleven people were injured: 2 children near Cuba city, 3 children southwest of Truman, and 6 adults in a vehicle on Highway 81 south of Benton. Several farm fields sustained damage. After the F2 tornado tore through Lafayette county a series of severe thunderstorms pummeled southcentral and southeast Wisconsin with numerous reports of tree limb damage and trees downed, which in turn downed a few power lines. The highest reported wind gust was 65 mph near Reedsburg (Sauk Co.). Other notable damage included roofs and doors ripped off of buildings in Mayville (Dodge Co.) and a deck ripped off a house in Ripon (Fond du Lac Co.) where several cars where also damaged by felled trees.
47.21967-01-24342°36'N / 89°22'W42°45'N / 88°55'W24.90 Miles200 Yards00250K0Green
47.61990-03-13341°36'N / 90°17'W41°37'N / 90°20'W0.50 Mile73 Yards00250K0Scott
47.61991-03-27242°19'N / 90°39'W42°20'N / 90°38'W0.50 Mile100 Yards00250K0Jackson
49.91991-03-27242°50'N / 89°24'W42°49'N / 89°22'W4.00 Miles440 Yards000K0Green


* 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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