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

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

Earthquake Index, #705

Shields, MI
0.00
Michigan
0.04
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

Shields, MI
0.0000
Michigan
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, #433

Shields, MI
156.14
Michigan
140.33
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 2,571 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Shields, MI were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:8Cold:10Dense Fog:4Drought:2
Dust Storm:0Flood:138Hail:681Heat:9Heavy Snow:84
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:23Landslide:0Strong Wind:41
Thunderstorm Winds:1,413Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:60Winter Weather:16
Other:82 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Shields, MI.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Shields, MI.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 64 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Shields, MI.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
4.61982-06-15243°19'N / 84°18'W43°25'N / 83°58'W19.00 Miles300 Yards032.5M0Saginaw
7.01956-05-12243°18'N / 84°08'W43°20'N / 84°03'W3.80 Miles100 Yards0025K0Saginaw
12.51953-06-05243°22'N / 83°52'W43°26'N / 83°47'W5.60 Miles33 Yards0025K0Saginaw
13.91957-06-22243°35'N / 83°55'W0025K0Bay
17.21996-06-21343°20'N / 83°45'W43°20'N / 83°45'W1.00 Mile100 Yards005.0M0Saginaw
17.71986-04-28243°10'N / 84°15'W43°13'N / 84°14'W8.10 Miles40 Yards002.5M0Saginaw
18.11999-05-31243°39'N / 84°14'W43°40'N / 84°12'W1.80 Miles200 Yards00150K0Midland
 Brief Description: Warm, moist air blanketed lower Michigan, as a low pressure system moved slowly north along a nearly stationary cold front in Wisconsin. A number of showers and thunderstorms developed in the warm sector. There was only one severe weather event, but that unfortunately was a strong tornado that hit the north side of the city of Midland. Touchdown occurred at an apartment complex on the west side of Eastman Avenue (which is the US-10 business loop into downtown Midland). Power lines and trees were downed on both sides of Eastman Avenue, although little damage was done to structures. The tornado strengthened as it moved northeast across Woodpark Drive, uprooting trees, blowing out windows, and removing rain gutters and siding. Some trees were downed onto nearby homes. The tornado reached its maximum intensity as it crossed Wackerly Road. It struck a Holiday Inn Convention Center, located between Wackerly Road and the US-10 freeway. The roof of the convention center was blown off, with some debris blown across the freeway. An air conditioner from the roof was tossed onto a nearby parked car. Several doors to the convention center were blown out. A trash can from the hotel area was blown onto US-10, where it struck a car. The tornado weakened as it crossed the US-10 freeway. It moved through the parking lot of a Target store, at the southeast corner of Midland Mall. An outdoor shopping cart holder was thrown into a nearby field, and several trees were destroyed. As the tornado continued northeast, it downed a pair of large trees midway between a nursery and a WalMart. Toward the end of its path, the tornado struck a church on Jefferson Avenue, just south of Letts Road. Large limbs were downed here, and siding was torn off some of the church buildings. A youth center under construction was partially deroofed. This tornado tied for the strongest to strike Midland County since 1950. The only previous F2 tornado occurred on April 14 1974. The May 31 1999 tornado was the first tornado of any strength to hit Midland County since June 17 1992.
18.81965-04-11243°33'N / 83°52'W43°37'N / 83°41'W9.90 Miles33 Yards02250K0Bay
19.61984-06-12343°35'N / 83°56'W43°42'N / 83°44'W10.00 Miles500 Yards022.5M0Bay
23.71956-05-12243°18'N / 84°33'W43°16'N / 84°28'W3.80 Miles800 Yards14250K0Gratiot
24.61954-08-24243°06'N / 83°51'W1.30 Miles17 Yards000K0Genesee
24.81984-08-07243°22'N / 83°35'W0.40 Mile40 Yards00250K0Tuscola
24.91997-07-02343°10'N / 83°43'W43°10'N / 83°43'W2.00 Miles1000 Yards00600K0Genesee
25.81974-04-14243°28'N / 84°35'W2.50 Miles30 Yards0125K0Midland
25.81957-09-21243°00'N / 84°11'W43°06'N / 83°46'W21.90 Miles33 Yards003K0Shiawassee
26.71965-04-11243°22'N / 84°36'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Gratiot
27.31953-06-08543°06'N / 83°51'W43°06'N / 83°39'W9.60 Miles833 Yards11678525.0M0Genesee
27.41965-04-11243°23'N / 84°37'W0.10 Mile50 Yards0025K0Gratiot
27.41965-04-11243°23'N / 84°37'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0025K0Gratiot
27.91982-06-15243°13'N / 84°38'W43°15'N / 84°30'W5.90 Miles50 Yards00250K0Gratiot
28.01986-04-28242°54'N / 84°15'W43°10'N / 84°15'W18.40 Miles40 Yards002.5M0Shiawassee
28.11997-07-02343°11'N / 83°37'W43°11'N / 83°37'W1.70 Miles1500 Yards113.8M0Genesee
28.91965-04-11243°34'N / 83°38'W43°39'N / 83°29'W9.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Tuscola
29.21968-06-11243°10'N / 84°34'W43°10'N / 84°31'W1025K0Gratiot
29.51967-04-16243°00'N / 84°12'W0.30 Mile20 Yards01250K0Shiawassee
29.91977-09-17243°02'N / 83°48'W2.00 Miles60 Yards01250K0Genesee
30.11971-08-10243°10'N / 83°35'W0.30 Mile300 Yards01250K0Genesee
30.11956-06-26243°11'N / 84°41'W43°17'N / 84°33'W9.20 Miles33 Yards02250K0Gratiot
32.81953-06-08543°06'N / 83°39'W43°09'N / 83°28'W9.30 Miles833 Yards0025.0M0Genesee
33.21973-07-31243°53'N / 84°00'W43°54'N / 83°56'W2.30 Miles20 Yards0025K0Bay
33.51984-08-30243°04'N / 84°32'W2.50 Miles27 Yards00250K0Clinton
33.81984-08-08243°00'N / 83°46'W42°59'N / 83°43'W3.00 Miles60 Yards002.5M0Genesee
34.41965-04-11243°18'N / 84°50'W43°23'N / 84°40'W9.70 Miles440 Yards01250K0Gratiot
34.41984-08-08343°00'N / 83°42'W0.80 Mile67 Yards00250K0Genesee
34.41954-04-07242°57'N / 83°50'W0225K0Genesee
35.01977-03-28243°01'N / 84°30'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Clinton
35.41974-09-17243°01'N / 83°38'W0.80 Mile33 Yards0025K0Genesee
35.41990-10-04243°02'N / 83°40'W43°00'N / 83°36'W3.00 Miles50 Yards012.5M0Genesee
35.81955-06-07243°50'N / 84°29'W43°53'N / 84°25'W3.80 Miles100 Yards0025K0Gladwin
36.41965-04-11442°54'N / 84°22'W42°56'N / 84°14'W6.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Shiawassee
36.41953-06-08543°09'N / 83°28'W43°10'N / 83°25'W05925.0M0Lapeer
36.51974-07-14343°03'N / 83°33'W1.00 Mile33 Yards00250K0Genesee
37.81956-05-12443°00'N / 83°41'W42°58'N / 83°33'W6.60 Miles100 Yards31162.5M0Genesee
39.61971-05-24243°29'N / 83°23'W43°35'N / 83°13'W10.40 Miles1100 Yards01250K0Tuscola
39.91986-09-29242°52'N / 83°48'W42°55'N / 83°41'W5.60 Miles400 Yards00250K0Genesee
41.31978-08-19242°50'N / 84°15'W2.00 Miles230 Yards08250K0Shiawassee
41.41977-04-02242°52'N / 84°28'W42°53'N / 84°23'W3.30 Miles223 Yards06250K0Clinton
41.51975-08-29242°49'N / 84°03'W1.50 Miles83 Yards0025K0Shiawassee
41.81956-05-12243°06'N / 84°51'W43°02'N / 84°39'W10.70 Miles33 Yards032.5M0Clinton
41.91965-04-11243°15'N / 84°56'W43°18'N / 84°50'W5.40 Miles440 Yards00250K0Montcalm
41.91976-04-21242°48'N / 84°16'W42°51'N / 84°14'W3.00 Miles83 Yards012.5M0Shiawassee
42.01951-08-15242°54'N / 84°53'W43°00'N / 84°20'W28.50 Miles333 Yards00250K0Clinton
42.21965-10-07243°47'N / 84°45'W2.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0Isabella
42.61984-06-12343°42'N / 83°44'W43°57'N / 83°08'W38.00 Miles500 Yards002.5M0Huron
43.41965-04-11442°51'N / 84°39'W42°54'N / 84°22'W14.50 Miles100 Yards18250K0Clinton
43.61967-04-21442°56'N / 84°48'W43°01'N / 84°35'W12.00 Miles50 Yards082.5M0Clinton
44.41982-06-15243°21'N / 83°15'W43°22'N / 83°08'W6.00 Miles80 Yards00250K0Tuscola
46.91975-05-21244°01'N / 84°31'W1.60 Miles33 Yards003K0Gladwin
47.52007-08-24242°46'N / 83°45'W42°48'N / 83°40'W4.00 Miles440 Yards0113.0M0KGenesee
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This is the same tornado that began in Livingston County's Cohoctah Township. The tornado crossed into Genesee County approximately 3 miles west southwest of Fenton at 1649EST. The City of Fenton sustained the greatest amount of damage where the tornado path widened to approximately one-quarter mile, including the snapping and uprooting of hundreds of trees, de-roofing of both residential and municipal structures, and the partial collapse of a large retail structure near the intersection of Owen Road and U.S. 23. Of the approximately 250 homes/buildings damaged in Fenton, two were destroyed and five sustained major damage. The tornado was rated as EF2 in Fenton with wind speeds estimated at approximately 130 MPH. The average path width in Genesee County was 350 yards. One person in Fenton received minor injuries after being struck by flying glass. The tornado exited Genesee County one mile east of Fenton at 1700EST and then continued in Oakland County for another 5.5 miles. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Four tornadoes moved through portions of Southeast Michigan on August 24th, leading to an estimated $25M in total damages. One long-track tornado cut a path of EF0 to EF2 damage across Livingston, Geneseee, and Oakland Counties. Fenton was the hardest hit area, prompting the Governor of Michigan to declare a state of emergency there. Tornadoes also touched down in eastern Shiawassee County (rated as EF0), northwestern Washtenaw County (rated as EF0), and southwestern Lapeer County (rated as EF1). Thousands of trees were lost to the tornadoes. Although hundreds of homes and buildings were damaged, many destroyed, remarkably only one person was injured (minor cuts from flying glass) and there were no direct fatalities. One man died (indirect) of a heart attack during the cleanup process in Fenton. In addition to the tornadoes, there were widespread reports of severe thunderstorm wind gusts producing downed trees, limbs, and power lines. The hardest hit areas with respect to severe thunderstorm winds included areas around Flint, Lapeer, St. Clair, Chelsea, Monroe, and many locations in Livingston, Oakland, Macomb, Wayne and Lenawee Counties.
47.81977-07-04244°03'N / 83°41'W2.50 Miles90 Yards01250K0Arenac
47.91974-07-04243°41'N / 83°15'W43°45'N / 83°10'W5.70 Miles33 Yards0025K0Huron
48.32007-08-24242°42'N / 84°00'W42°46'N / 83°45'W14.00 Miles440 Yards007.0M0KLivingston
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado first touched down approximately 4 miles northeast of Fowlerville at 1630EST between Owosso and Fleming Roads approximately three-fourths of a mile north of Chase Lake Road in Cohoctah Township, Livingston County. Tornado damage was observed from the ground continuously for 14 miles in Livingston County through Cohoctah Township, Deerfield Township and northwest Tyrone Township where the tornado entered Genesee County and the City of Fenton. The tornado damaged 71 homes/buildings and leveled hundreds of trees in Livingston County. Eight homes were destroyed in Cohoctah and Deerfield Townships. The damage along the path was predominately consistent with EF1 scale damage (associated with approximately 100 MPH winds). However, there were 2 sections in Livingston County consistent with EF2 scale damage (and associated with approximately 130 mph winds). The first section of EF2 damage occurred along Schrepfer Road in Cohoctah Township, where a single family dwelling was destroyed. The second section of EF2 damage occurred near the intersection of Center and Mack Roads in Deerfield Township, where substantial structural and tree damage was observed. A third and final section of EF2 damage occurred in Genesee County through the City of Fenton. The average path width in Livingston County was 200 yards. The tornado exited Livingston County across Bennett Lake Road approximately a half mile west of U.S. 23 at 1649EST. It then continued for 4 miles across southeastern Genesee County and for another 5.5 miles in western Oakland County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Four tornadoes moved through portions of Southeast Michigan on August 24th, leading to an estimated $25M in total damages. One long-track tornado cut a path of EF0 to EF2 damage across Livingston, Geneseee, and Oakland Counties. Fenton was the hardest hit area, prompting the Governor of Michigan to declare a state of emergency there. Tornadoes also touched down in eastern Shiawassee County (rated as EF0), northwestern Washtenaw County (rated as EF0), and southwestern Lapeer County (rated as EF1). Thousands of trees were lost to the tornadoes. Although hundreds of homes and buildings were damaged, many destroyed, remarkably only one person was injured (minor cuts from flying glass) and there were no direct fatalities. One man died (indirect) of a heart attack during the cleanup process in Fenton. In addition to the tornadoes, there were widespread reports of severe thunderstorm wind gusts producing downed trees, limbs, and power lines. The hardest hit areas with respect to severe thunderstorm winds included areas around Flint, Lapeer, St. Clair, Chelsea, Monroe, and many locations in Livingston, Oakland, Macomb, Wayne and Lenawee Counties.
48.41951-05-03242°42'N / 84°03'W42°44'N / 84°00'W2.30 Miles150 Yards00250K0Livingston
48.91971-07-05242°43'N / 83°56'W0.30 Mile100 Yards0025K0Livingston


* 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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