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

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

Earthquake Index, #450

Sherburn, MN
0.00
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

Sherburn, 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, #310

Sherburn, MN
167.06
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 2,893 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Sherburn, MN were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:24Cold:16Dense Fog:2Drought:4
Dust Storm:0Flood:248Hail:1,264Heat:7Heavy Snow:27
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:7Landslide:0Strong Wind:32
Thunderstorm Winds:1,063Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:1Winter Storm:42Winter Weather:32
Other:124 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Sherburn, MN.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

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

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 62 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Sherburn, MN.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
0.41960-06-23243°39'N / 94°44'W2.00 Miles33 Yards003K0Martin
7.11951-06-25243°34'N / 94°46'W43°36'N / 94°29'W14.20 Miles33 Yards00250K0Martin
8.61977-05-04243°33'N / 94°38'W0025K0Martin
15.31967-04-30243°23'N / 94°41'W43°29'N / 94°47'W8.20 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Emmet
16.52006-08-01343°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.
16.61967-04-30243°25'N / 94°41'W1.00 Mile200 Yards00250K0Emmet
20.01976-06-14243°15'N / 94°47'W43°29'N / 94°36'W18.30 Miles33 Yards003K0Emmet
21.91968-03-18243°52'N / 94°24'W2.50 Miles83 Yards0025K0Watonwan
22.91976-06-14243°51'N / 95°06'W43°56'N / 95°00'W7.10 Miles300 Yards03250K0Cottonwood
23.21976-06-14243°46'N / 95°11'W43°51'N / 95°06'W6.40 Miles300 Yards03250K0Jackson
23.81968-06-13243°23'N / 95°06'W43°26'N / 95°01'W4.90 Miles200 Yards0172.5M0Dickinson
25.61960-07-11243°24'N / 95°06'W1.00 Mile300 Yards00250K0Dickinson
26.11977-08-09244°04'N / 94°46'W44°00'N / 94°41'W5.60 Miles70 Yards00250K0Watonwan
27.31963-07-16244°03'N / 94°46'W44°03'N / 94°39'W5.20 Miles1760 Yards00250K0Watonwan
27.71962-05-18244°04'N / 94°48'W43°53'N / 93°59'W42.40 Miles50 Yards0025K0Watonwan
28.51971-05-31343°30'N / 95°20'W43°38'N / 95°14'W10.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Jackson
28.51981-06-14243°29'N / 95°23'W43°30'N / 95°07'W13.10 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Dickinson
28.81990-08-18243°28'N / 95°16'W43°22'N / 95°08'W8.50 Miles63 Yards002.5M0Dickinson
29.21981-06-14243°27'N / 95°23'W43°29'N / 95°07'W13.30 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Dickinson
30.91998-03-29444°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.
31.51967-04-30243°07'N / 94°40'W43°18'N / 94°32'W14.00 Miles300 Yards00250K0Palo Alto
31.61971-05-31343°22'N / 95°19'W43°28'N / 95°13'W8.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Dickinson
31.91976-06-14243°09'N / 94°54'W43°15'N / 94°47'W8.60 Miles33 Yards003K0Palo Alto
32.91953-03-21343°16'N / 94°38'W43°18'N / 94°00'W31.80 Miles400 Yards00250K0Emmet
33.41959-05-28243°10'N / 94°54'W43°12'N / 94°51'W2.30 Miles100 Yards0025K0Palo Alto
34.61959-05-28243°12'N / 95°01'W1.00 Mile150 Yards003K0Clay
35.11998-03-29343°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.
35.91964-05-08243°26'N / 95°26'W43°29'N / 95°21'W5.10 Miles200 Yards0025K0Osceola
35.91952-06-23244°00'N / 95°17'W44°07'N / 95°05'W12.50 Miles220 Yards002.5M0Cottonwood
36.21998-03-29444°07'N / 94°54'W44°14'N / 94°22'W25.00 Miles2200 Yards11645.0M0Brown
 Brief Description: Tornado began 7 miles east of Avoca in Murray county, continued through Cottonwood, Brown, extreme Northwest Watonwan, Northwest Blue Earth, and finally lifted off 4 miles east of Courtland in Nicollet county. Total storm track was 67 miles. The tornado ripped through the village of Comfrey destroying a grain elevator and damaging 75% of the town. Much of downtown Comfrey destroyed including the town hall. School heavily damaged. 100 people made homeless. 50 homes destroyed. 130 farmsteads damaged or destroyed in Brown county. 500 dairy cows killed. One man critically injured in collapse of farmstead northwest of the town of Hanska. He died the next day. 35 buildings destroyed or damaged in far Northwest Blue Earth county. Damage estimate estimated. Property damage to extreme northwest Blue Earth county across Cambria township estimated at 2 million. Property damage to extreme northwest Watonwan county estimated at 245 thousand. M85PH
36.91991-04-26243°16'N / 95°14'W18.00 Miles60 Yards00250K0Dickinson
37.71966-07-09243°26'N / 95°25'W1.00 Mile200 Yards0025K0Osceola
38.01994-08-07243°57'N / 94°05'W5.00 Miles40 Yards0050K0Blue Earth
 Brief Description: This tornado touched down near County Road 10 in Lyra Township, 3 miles east of Vernon Center. As it tracked to the southeast, it damaged 4 barns, 2 mobile homes and 2 homes. It then entered Sterling Township, caused significant crop damage by flattening a path through a corn field. It damaged 3 more barns and 9 more homes before lifting off the ground about 1 mile east of Sterling Center. Despite the amount of damage, there were no injuries or fatalities. Overall, 12-14 buildings received structural damage and 7 barns were damaged.
39.41981-06-14243°26'N / 95°33'W43°29'N / 95°23'W8.80 Miles1533 Yards002.5M0Osceola
39.81984-06-07343°12'N / 94°13'W43°19'N / 94°05'W9.00 Miles150 Yards0525.0M0Kossuth
40.01981-06-14243°25'N / 95°33'W43°27'N / 95°23'W8.30 Miles1533 Yards002.5M0Osceola
40.01998-05-15243°01'N / 94°14'W43°28'N / 94°06'W31.30 Miles175 Yards001.0M75KKossuth
 Brief Description: Intermittent track As the system mentioned above continued to evolve, a widespread outbreak of severe weather took place over Iowa. Strong upper level dynamics moved over the state over the top of an unstable air mass. Surface dew point temperatures were in the low 70s with actual temperatures in the upper 70s to low 80s. CAPE values rose to between 2500 and 3500 J/kg. The situation became complex during the afternoon as several bands of severe thunderstorms developed. Some areas of the state were affected three times during the day as the storms raced northeast around 60 MPH. The main severe feature with the storms was high wind. There were numerous reports of wind gusts of 60 to 75 MPH. Some were even higher. One of the highest reports came from Atlantic in Cass County. Ninety one MPH winds there threw several cars and a few semi-tractortrailer trucks off of Interstate 80. High winds in Kossuth County at Algona resulted in roof damage at a nursing home there. Part of the roof was removed by the winds with the damage estimates to the building places at around $200,000. Another cluster of storms moved into north central Iowa and caused widespread damage in Cerro Gordo and Worth Counties. Both were hit with winds around 70 MPH. There were numerous other reports of damage to farm buildings around the state ranging from corn cribs damaged to barns being destroyed. Damage to trees and power lines was extensive. North of Algona, along U.S. Highway 169, seventy eight power poles were downed by the high winds resulting in a four day closure of the highway. Utility damage around the county was estimated at between $600,000 and $800,000, while insurance adjusters estimated damage around the county at $1.2 million. There were some reports of hail, especially during the first few hours of the event. The largest hail was around golf ball in size. In addition to the wind and hail, there were several tornado touch downs in the state. A tornado touched down in Kossuth County and did over $1 million in damage. The tornado destroyed 2 houses with another 10 sustaining major damage. Fifteen farmsteads were destroyed as well. Kossuth County was later declared a disaster area. There was also considerable damage to barns and other farm buildings across the county. The outflow from the tornadic storm in Kossuth County pushed an 85 MPH wind gust south into Humboldt County. The high winds blew over 41 railroad cars of the Union Pacific Railroad south of Ottosen. A band of 80 to 90 MPH winds swept across Franklin and Butler Counties. Damage was widespread. There was one report of the wind carrying the family dog over one half mile from home. The dog was later found safe and healthy. Another of the stronger tornadoes included one in Wright County that was on the ground for over 10 miles. It damaged several farm buildings along its path. Several 2 x 4's were driven into the ground north of Clarion by the tornado. Another fairly strong tornado touched down in Crawford County. The rope tornado touched down southeast of Denison. It hit a train about 3 miles east of Denison and derailed nine cars of the Union Pacific freight train. The engineer saw it coming and thought it was so small that nothing would happen. There was also minor damage to 1 house and several out buildings. There were a few other brief touch downs around the state, however no damage was reported with them. The rapid movement of the storms prevented a lot of the flooding that would have otherwise occurred. Repeat thunderstorms passing over Kossuth County did cause some urban flooding. Damage was relatively minor, however several homes reported minor flooding. As the storms moved across Hancock County, lightning struck a house in the town of Britt. The kitchen sink was blown away from the wall and all of the appliances and the electrical equipment in the house was damaged. Lightning struck very close to another house in Wright County in Belmond. A 75-year old woman received minor injuries as she was struck by lightning as she unplugged her TV near a large window.
40.41980-08-18244°06'N / 94°12'W2.80 Miles20 Yards012.5M0Blue Earth
40.71953-06-07243°00'N / 94°28'W43°13'N / 94°23'W15.20 Miles500 Yards000K0Palo Alto
40.81980-09-20343°09'N / 95°09'W1.50 Miles300 Yards0025K0Clay
40.81984-06-07243°09'N / 95°09'W2.00 Miles77 Yards00250K0Clay
41.41981-06-21244°17'N / 94°50'W44°13'N / 94°49'W3.80 Miles200 Yards00250K0Brown
41.41952-06-23244°07'N / 95°05'W44°23'N / 94°35'W30.70 Miles220 Yards052.5M0Brown
41.72010-06-25244°00'N / 94°02'W43°58'N / 94°01'W2.00 Miles40 Yards000K0KBlue Earth
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado damaged several farmsteads. A barn was caved in on a side, roofs of hog barns were blown off, trees were snapped or uprooted, and a wood pole was snapped. EPISODE NARRATIVE: During the morning of Friday June 25th, a small complex of thunderstorms developed across west-central Minnesota, and quickly moved eastward across southern Minnesota. Isolated severe weather occurred with these storms in west-central Minnesota during the morning hours. During the afternoon, a larger complex of storms developed across western Minnesota, and moved quickly across portions of central and southern Minnesota during the evening. Damage was extensive as several bow echoes, supercells, and squall lines raced across the area. There were numerous reports of structural damage to farms and homesteads, very large hail, and very large trees blown down. Softball to baseball size hail was reported near New Ulm, Minnesota, with several reports of wind damage throughout southern, and east-central Minnesota. Several significant tornadoes occurred in portions of south central Minnesota during the late afternoon, and early evening hours. Two separate severe storms moved across the Twin Cities area, one produced minor damage with hail in the late afternoon, but the second that occurred in the early evening caused more straight-line wind damage throughout the area, along with flash flooding.
42.11992-06-16243°57'N / 95°26'W44°06'N / 95°22'W7.50 Miles90 Yards000K0Cottonwood
42.41971-05-31343°20'N / 95°32'W43°27'N / 95°27'W8.60 Miles250 Yards00250K0Osceola
42.52010-06-25244°06'N / 94°08'W44°05'N / 94°07'W1.00 Mile50 Yards000K0KBlue Earth
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Barn walls collapsed and a garage was pushed off its foundation. Power poles were snapped and multiple trees uprooted. EPISODE NARRATIVE: During the morning of Friday June 25th, a small complex of thunderstorms developed across west-central Minnesota, and quickly moved eastward across southern Minnesota. Isolated severe weather occurred with these storms in west-central Minnesota during the morning hours. During the afternoon, a larger complex of storms developed across western Minnesota, and moved quickly across portions of central and southern Minnesota during the evening. Damage was extensive as several bow echoes, supercells, and squall lines raced across the area. There were numerous reports of structural damage to farms and homesteads, very large hail, and very large trees blown down. Softball to baseball size hail was reported near New Ulm, Minnesota, with several reports of wind damage throughout southern, and east-central Minnesota. Several significant tornadoes occurred in portions of south central Minnesota during the late afternoon, and early evening hours. Two separate severe storms moved across the Twin Cities area, one produced minor damage with hail in the late afternoon, but the second that occurred in the early evening caused more straight-line wind damage throughout the area, along with flash flooding.
42.92003-07-14244°07'N / 94°09'W44°07'N / 94°09'W0.50 Mile50 Yards00100K0Blue Earth
 Brief Description: The second tornado from a cyclic tornadic supercell touched down on the western edge of a farmstead. It snapped a dozen trees and demolished a barn and sheds. The roof of a house was peeled away and four vehicles were moved.
43.01968-06-13243°23'N / 95°30'W00250K0Osceola
43.71979-06-28343°15'N / 94°15'W43°01'N / 94°13'W15.90 Miles300 Yards23425.0M0Kossuth
44.61984-06-07243°13'N / 94°04'W43°19'N / 93°58'W8.00 Miles150 Yards012.5M0Kossuth
45.72004-06-11243°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.
46.12008-06-11243°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.
46.51980-07-19243°01'N / 94°25'W43°02'N / 94°23'W002.5M0Kossuth
46.62010-06-25244°16'N / 94°21'W44°15'N / 94°16'W4.00 Miles75 Yards000K0KNicollet
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down on the west side of Courtland, near Highway 14. The tornado produced EF-1 damage in the town of Courtland, where numerous trees were uprooted and many large tree branches were downed. The tornado continued east- southeast and strengthened in intensity just south of County Highway 25, where it produced EF-2 damage to multiple farmsteads. Damage included total destruction of a barn just west of the intersection of 511th avenue and County Highway 25. Widespread tree damage and snapped electrical transmission lines were also noted. EPISODE NARRATIVE: During the morning of Friday June 25th, a small complex of thunderstorms developed across west-central Minnesota, and quickly moved eastward across southern Minnesota. Isolated severe weather occurred with these storms in west-central Minnesota during the morning hours. During the afternoon, a larger complex of storms developed across western Minnesota, and moved quickly across portions of central and southern Minnesota during the evening. Damage was extensive as several bow echoes, supercells, and squall lines raced across the area. There were numerous reports of structural damage to farms and homesteads, very large hail, and very large trees blown down. Softball to baseball size hail was reported near New Ulm, Minnesota, with several reports of wind damage throughout southern, and east-central Minnesota. Several significant tornadoes occurred in portions of south central Minnesota during the late afternoon, and early evening hours. Two separate severe storms moved across the Twin Cities area, one produced minor damage with hail in the late afternoon, but the second that occurred in the early evening caused more straight-line wind damage throughout the area, along with flash flooding.
46.81998-03-29444°15'N / 94°20'W44°16'N / 94°16'W4.00 Miles2200 Yards0000Nicollet
 Brief Description: See narrative for Brown county.
47.02010-06-25244°20'N / 94°39'W44°20'N / 94°39'W000K0KBrown
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Two farmsteads were hit near the intersection of 260th Street and County Road 10, with one receiving considerable damage. A barn was 2/3 destroyed, a harvestore silo was dented in about 70 feet off the ground, a corn crib was flattened, multiple wagons were displaced approximately 50 yards, and a wooden pole rated to 118 mph was cracked at the base. EPISODE NARRATIVE: During the morning of Friday June 25th, a small complex of thunderstorms developed across west-central Minnesota, and quickly moved eastward across southern Minnesota. Isolated severe weather occurred with these storms in west-central Minnesota during the morning hours. During the afternoon, a larger complex of storms developed across western Minnesota, and moved quickly across portions of central and southern Minnesota during the evening. Damage was extensive as several bow echoes, supercells, and squall lines raced across the area. There were numerous reports of structural damage to farms and homesteads, very large hail, and very large trees blown down. Softball to baseball size hail was reported near New Ulm, Minnesota, with several reports of wind damage throughout southern, and east-central Minnesota. Several significant tornadoes occurred in portions of south central Minnesota during the late afternoon, and early evening hours. Two separate severe storms moved across the Twin Cities area, one produced minor damage with hail in the late afternoon, but the second that occurred in the early evening caused more straight-line wind damage throughout the area, along with flash flooding.
47.11984-06-07242°55'N / 94°45'W43°02'N / 94°32'W15.00 Miles100 Yards012.5M0Palo Alto
47.41984-06-07243°19'N / 93°58'W43°27'N / 93°45'W13.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Winnebago
47.71976-06-14243°55'N / 94°04'W44°15'N / 93°53'W24.60 Miles300 Yards162.5M0Blue Earth
47.91975-06-04243°02'N / 95°09'W003K0Clay
48.51981-06-21244°25'N / 94°54'W44°17'N / 94°50'W9.50 Miles200 Yards00250K0Redwood


* 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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