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

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

Earthquake Index, #668

University Center, 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

University Center, 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, #494

University Center, MI
136.55
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 2,565 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of University Center, MI were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:22Cold:19Dense Fog:7Drought:2
Dust Storm:0Flood:129Hail:642Heat:10Heavy Snow:169
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:26Landslide:0Strong Wind:51
Thunderstorm Winds:1,259Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:105Winter Weather:40
Other:84 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near University Center, MI.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near University Center, MI.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 56 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near University Center, MI.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
3.81957-06-22243°35'N / 83°55'W0025K0Bay
9.41984-06-12343°35'N / 83°56'W43°42'N / 83°44'W10.00 Miles500 Yards022.5M0Bay
10.61965-04-11243°33'N / 83°52'W43°37'N / 83°41'W9.90 Miles33 Yards02250K0Bay
13.51999-05-31243°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.
13.61953-06-05243°22'N / 83°52'W43°26'N / 83°47'W5.60 Miles33 Yards0025K0Saginaw
15.31982-06-15243°19'N / 84°18'W43°25'N / 83°58'W19.00 Miles300 Yards032.5M0Saginaw
17.61956-05-12243°18'N / 84°08'W43°20'N / 84°03'W3.80 Miles100 Yards0025K0Saginaw
19.51996-06-21343°20'N / 83°45'W43°20'N / 83°45'W1.00 Mile100 Yards005.0M0Saginaw
21.61965-04-11243°34'N / 83°38'W43°39'N / 83°29'W9.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Tuscola
23.01973-07-31243°53'N / 84°00'W43°54'N / 83°56'W2.30 Miles20 Yards0025K0Bay
24.11984-08-07243°22'N / 83°35'W0.40 Mile40 Yards00250K0Tuscola
28.51986-04-28243°10'N / 84°15'W43°13'N / 84°14'W8.10 Miles40 Yards002.5M0Saginaw
30.31997-07-02343°10'N / 83°43'W43°10'N / 83°43'W2.00 Miles1000 Yards00600K0Genesee
30.71974-04-14243°28'N / 84°35'W2.50 Miles30 Yards0125K0Midland
31.11955-06-07243°50'N / 84°29'W43°53'N / 84°25'W3.80 Miles100 Yards0025K0Gladwin
31.81997-07-02343°11'N / 83°37'W43°11'N / 83°37'W1.70 Miles1500 Yards113.8M0Genesee
32.41954-08-24243°06'N / 83°51'W1.30 Miles17 Yards000K0Genesee
32.51956-05-12243°18'N / 84°33'W43°16'N / 84°28'W3.80 Miles800 Yards14250K0Gratiot
33.01984-06-12343°42'N / 83°44'W43°57'N / 83°08'W38.00 Miles500 Yards002.5M0Huron
33.61965-04-11243°22'N / 84°36'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Gratiot
33.81971-08-10243°10'N / 83°35'W0.30 Mile300 Yards01250K0Genesee
33.81953-06-08543°06'N / 83°51'W43°06'N / 83°39'W9.60 Miles833 Yards11678525.0M0Genesee
34.01965-04-11243°23'N / 84°37'W0.10 Mile50 Yards0025K0Gratiot
34.01965-04-11243°23'N / 84°37'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0025K0Gratiot
34.31971-05-24243°29'N / 83°23'W43°35'N / 83°13'W10.40 Miles1100 Yards01250K0Tuscola
35.21957-09-21243°00'N / 84°11'W43°06'N / 83°46'W21.90 Miles33 Yards003K0Shiawassee
36.81953-06-08543°06'N / 83°39'W43°09'N / 83°28'W9.30 Miles833 Yards0025.0M0Genesee
36.91982-06-15243°13'N / 84°38'W43°15'N / 84°30'W5.90 Miles50 Yards00250K0Gratiot
37.01977-07-04244°03'N / 83°41'W2.50 Miles90 Yards01250K0Arenac
37.51977-09-17243°02'N / 83°48'W2.00 Miles60 Yards01250K0Genesee
38.71986-04-28242°54'N / 84°15'W43°10'N / 84°15'W18.40 Miles40 Yards002.5M0Shiawassee
38.81953-06-08543°09'N / 83°28'W43°10'N / 83°25'W05925.0M0Lapeer
38.91956-06-26243°11'N / 84°41'W43°17'N / 84°33'W9.20 Miles33 Yards02250K0Gratiot
39.01968-06-11243°10'N / 84°34'W43°10'N / 84°31'W1025K0Gratiot
40.11967-04-16243°00'N / 84°12'W0.30 Mile20 Yards01250K0Shiawassee
40.31974-07-04243°41'N / 83°15'W43°45'N / 83°10'W5.70 Miles33 Yards0025K0Huron
41.11984-08-08243°00'N / 83°46'W42°59'N / 83°43'W3.00 Miles60 Yards002.5M0Genesee
41.21984-08-08343°00'N / 83°42'W0.80 Mile67 Yards00250K0Genesee
41.21965-04-11243°18'N / 84°50'W43°23'N / 84°40'W9.70 Miles440 Yards01250K0Gratiot
41.21975-05-21244°01'N / 84°31'W1.60 Miles33 Yards003K0Gladwin
41.31965-10-07243°47'N / 84°45'W2.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0Isabella
41.41974-07-14343°03'N / 83°33'W1.00 Mile33 Yards00250K0Genesee
41.41974-09-17243°01'N / 83°38'W0.80 Mile33 Yards0025K0Genesee
41.41990-10-04243°02'N / 83°40'W43°00'N / 83°36'W3.00 Miles50 Yards012.5M0Genesee
42.01974-04-12244°10'N / 83°56'W0.80 Mile100 Yards003K0Ogemaw
42.11982-06-15243°21'N / 83°15'W43°22'N / 83°08'W6.00 Miles80 Yards00250K0Tuscola
42.31976-03-30344°08'N / 84°13'W44°10'N / 84°12'W000K0Gladwin
42.81954-04-07242°57'N / 83°50'W0225K0Genesee
43.11993-04-24244°09'N / 84°08'W44°13'N / 83°55'W7.00 Miles440 Yards0350K0Arenac And Ogemaw
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down in Alger in extreme northwest Arenac County around 1822 EST. The tornado moved northeast and lifted briefly after crossing Highway M-33. The tornado touched down with greater strength just before crossing into Ogemaw County where the Rifle River crosses the Ogemaw/Arenac County line. The tornado then moved into Mills Township/Skidway Lake through a subdivision comprised mainly of mobile homes and cottages, reaching F2 strength. It lifted briefly, about 0.75 mile northeast of the river, then touched down again and traveled another 6 miles, moving out of dense woods and into mostly open fields. A total of 17 mobile homes, 3 homes or cottages, 7 travel trailers, 4 garages, a barn, and 3 vehicles were destroyed or badly damaged. Six people, in 3 of the mobile homes that were completely destroyed were warned by the approaching roar, and in each case, took some action that ultimately saved their lives. Three were hospitalized with injuries. The tornado lifted just west of Prescott. Tree and power line damage occurred with the tornado itself, and up to 0.1 mile either side of the tornado path. Structure damage and personal property loss in Ogemaw County is estimated at around $250,000, with another $110,000 in tree damage or loss.
43.81984-08-30243°04'N / 84°32'W2.50 Miles27 Yards00250K0Clinton
43.91956-05-12443°00'N / 83°41'W42°58'N / 83°33'W6.60 Miles100 Yards31162.5M0Genesee
45.61977-03-28243°01'N / 84°30'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Clinton
47.11965-04-11442°54'N / 84°22'W42°56'N / 84°14'W6.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Shiawassee
47.71986-09-29242°52'N / 83°48'W42°55'N / 83°41'W5.60 Miles400 Yards00250K0Genesee
48.61976-03-30344°10'N / 84°12'W44°20'N / 84°09'W11.40 Miles100 Yards010250K0Ogemaw
49.21965-04-11243°15'N / 84°56'W43°18'N / 84°50'W5.40 Miles440 Yards00250K0Montcalm


* 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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