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The chance of earthquake damage in 68766 Zip Code is about the same as Nebraska average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in 68766 Zip Code is lower than Nebraska average and is about the same as the national average.

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Earthquake Index, #113

68766 Zip Code

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

68766 Zip Code

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, #493

68766 Zip Code

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 2,189 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of 68766 Zip Code were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:10Cold:37Dense Fog:0Drought:1
Dust Storm:0Flood:90Hail:1,387Heat:5Heavy Snow:11
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:2Landslide:0Strong Wind:13
Thunderstorm Winds:573Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:31Winter Weather:6

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near 68766 Zip Code.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 2 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near 68766 Zip Code.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 42 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near 68766 Zip Code.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
11.02003-06-09342°32'N / 98°48'W42°26'N / 98°25'W23.00 Miles880 Yards005.7M1.3MHolt
 Brief Description: As the tornado initially touched down, it encountered a farmstead and destroyed three barns, a detached garage, and 3 large metal grain binds, and also ripped off a portion of the house roof, broke windows, and uprooted and snapped off 90% of the trees around the farmstead. As the tornado moved southeast, it hit two more farmsteads where it completely overturned a modular home, destroyed barns, snapped off nearly all trees. Further along the path to the southeast, the tornado threw farm machinery one quarter mile into a grove of trees. Then it hit another farm where it ripped off an attached garage on a house, broke most windows in the house, moved an old home off its foundation 2 feet, and killed one cow and extensively injured 14 other cows. A barn was also destroyed at a dairy farm across the road to the southeast. The tornado then moved southeast mainly across farmland destroying fields of corn and soybeans, overturning 200 hundred center pivot irrigation systems, snapping off 1,000 power poles, and breaking off numerous large trees. As the tornado passed 3 miles north of O'Neill, it destroyed storage sheds at numerous homesteads. Baseball size hail associated with the storm punctured holes in vinyl siding and broke windows and skylights in homes. Finally just before dissipating 2 miles north of Page, the tornado lifted the front porch on a home which then took off the roof and one exterior wall of the home.
17.91996-06-19242°31'N / 98°46'W42°29'N / 98°43'W3.00 Miles350 Yards001.0M0Holt
23.51964-04-26241°57'N / 98°10'W42°20'N / 98°10'W26.40 Miles33 Yards00250K0Antelope
24.81980-10-16242°13'N / 98°01'W0.30 Mile60 Yards0025K0Antelope
25.71975-06-21242°27'N / 97°54'W0.50 Mile50 Yards003K0Knox
26.21992-05-15242°46'N / 98°39'W1.00 Mile50 Yards00250K0Holt
29.31962-05-29442°41'N / 98°27'W43°00'N / 98°40'W24.20 Miles300 Yards000K0Holt
29.81998-10-28242°32'N / 98°58'W42°34'N / 98°58'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0050K0Holt
 Brief Description: Tornado touched down on the northeast edge of Atkinson and remained on the ground for nearly 1 mile. The tornado destroyed a pole barn. It also carried a metal shed 100 yards and damaged trees and feed bunks. The tornado touched down two more times, once 1 mile north of Atkinson, just east of Highway 11, and again 2 miles north of Atkinson, just west of Highway 11, doing minor tree damage.
30.41965-05-08342°06'N / 99°06'W42°44'N / 98°54'W44.80 Miles33 Yards0025.0M0Holt
31.11950-06-13242°36'N / 97°53'W42°39'N / 97°49'W4.10 Miles33 Yards010125K0Knox
32.51960-06-15242°17'N / 97°55'W42°17'N / 97°41'W11.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Antelope
33.71965-05-08441°55'N / 98°05'W42°30'N / 97°33'W48.60 Miles33 Yards0025.0M0Antelope
34.01992-05-15242°44'N / 98°56'W0.50 Mile50 Yards00250K0Holt
34.42004-07-12241°59'N / 98°40'W41°58'N / 98°40'W1.50 Miles40 Yards00130K0Wheeler
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down in an grove of trees, uprooting and breaking off numerous large trees. As the tornado moved southeastwards, it encountered a farmstead where it ripped off the roof of the home, destroyed a machine shed and garage, and broke power poles. Before lifting, the tornado moved through a field and overturned the end of a center pivot irrigation system.
36.31985-04-20242°35'N / 98°04'W42°53'N / 97°34'W35.00 Miles440 Yards002.5M0Knox
36.71962-05-21342°52'N / 98°43'W43°00'N / 98°35'W11.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Boyd
37.01960-06-14242°18'N / 97°42'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Pierce
39.01992-05-15242°49'N / 98°58'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Holt
39.12008-06-05242°25'N / 99°13'W42°33'N / 99°07'W10.00 Miles50 Yards00150K15KHolt
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A supercell tornado touched down just north-northeast of Rose in Rock County and entered Holt County approximately 13 miles south-southwest of Stuart and continued for another 10 miles before dissipating 3 miles south-southeast of Stuart. In Holt County, the multiple vortex tornado broke off power poles, destroyed outbuildings, overturned several center pivot irrigation systems, snapped and uprooted numerous large trees, damaged roofs, and moved vehicles. The tornado maintained the EF2 rating in both Rock and Holt Counties. The average path width in Holt County was 30 yards with the maximum width of 50 yards. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Supercell thunderstorms developed along a nearly stationary front across southwest Nebraska during the afternoon hours of June 4th and continued through the afternoon of June 5th. The storms produced very large hail during the overninght and morning hours, then some tornadoes during the afternoon of June 5th.
39.21962-05-21342°03'N / 97°50'W42°06'N / 97°47'W3.60 Miles500 Yards062.5M0Madison
40.21962-05-21343°00'N / 98°35'W43°00'N / 98°35'W000K0Charles Mix
40.41973-06-18242°21'N / 97°46'W42°12'N / 97°31'W16.20 Miles33 Yards00250K0Pierce
40.51954-07-29243°03'N / 98°20'W42°59'N / 98°18'W4.10 Miles33 Yards000K0Charles Mix
40.61973-06-24243°01'N / 98°18'W1125K0Charles Mix
41.71962-05-21342°06'N / 97°47'W42°26'N / 97°27'W28.50 Miles500 Yards002.5M0Pierce
41.91962-05-21341°54'N / 97°54'W42°03'N / 97°50'W10.60 Miles500 Yards002.5M0Antelope
42.41970-08-02241°52'N / 98°05'W2.00 Miles167 Yards00250K0Boone
44.31962-06-05342°52'N / 97°54'W42°59'N / 97°47'W9.50 Miles1760 Yards00250K0Bon Homme
44.41954-06-18342°51'N / 97°53'W42°59'N / 97°46'W10.60 Miles33 Yards0025K0Bon Homme
45.01965-05-08441°14'N / 98°40'W42°20'N / 98°15'W78.90 Miles33 Yards000K0Howard
45.72004-07-12241°49'N / 98°44'W41°49'N / 98°43'W1.00 Mile40 Yards0090K0Wheeler
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down in open rangeland and then moved south breaking off and uprooting numerous large trees as it encountered a farmstead. One large tree fell on the roof of a home. As the tornado moved south across the road, it hit another farmstead. Again, it broke off and uprooted numerous large trees and broke many power poles. The barn and steel fencing was lifted and tossed 50 yards northwestwards into a tree belt behind the house. The roof of the home was taken off. A detached garage was demolished. Before lifting, the tornado moved through a corral south of the home where it severely injured or killed several horses. After the storm, two colts and a mare were found up in a tree.
45.71975-05-06442°12'N / 97°34'W42°16'N / 97°32'W4.10 Miles300 Yards000K0Pierce
45.71964-05-05441°33'N / 98°17'W42°04'N / 97°56'W39.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Boone
46.81992-05-15242°45'N / 99°13'W1.00 Mile50 Yards00250K0Holt
46.82009-06-24242°38'N / 99°19'W42°35'N / 99°16'W5.00 Miles20 Yards00200K15KRock
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down north of Newport and overturned 2 center pivot irrigation systems, moved a 5000 bushel gran bin approximately 75 yards, snapped a large electrical transmission line pole, snapped a smaller wooden power pole, broke off numerous tree limbs, damaged the roof of an outbuilding, and picked up and spun around an empty grain truck traveling on Highway 20. The truck was heading west and was picked up and deposited in the south ditch. A storm chaser on Highway 20 also witnessed the tornado. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A supercell dropped south out of South Dakota and into north central Nebraska late in the evening. The supercell produced strong winds...large hail...and 2 brief tornadoes.
48.22007-05-05242°57'N / 97°49'W43°01'N / 97°49'W4.00 Miles100 Yards0050K0KBon Homme
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado blew over a shed, damaged several outbuildings, and flipped over a hog shed. A house was damaged when hit by debris from the hog shed. The tornado also shifted a two car garage off its foundation, damaged the adjoining house, blew a chimney off the roof, twisted a windmill, and caused tree damage. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Numerous thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening of May 5th produced large hail, damaging winds, several tornadoes, and flash flooding in southeast South Dakota. Significant damage was reported from several locations.
48.61953-06-07242°08'N / 97°36'W42°15'N / 97°25'W12.10 Miles33 Yards0225K0Pierce
48.91953-06-07241°57'N / 97°40'W42°10'N / 97°31'W16.60 Miles33 Yards000K0Madison
49.11959-05-30242°43'N / 97°37'W42°49'N / 97°29'W9.30 Miles33 Yards12250K0Knox
49.61965-05-08441°33'N / 98°17'W41°55'N / 98°05'W27.20 Miles33 Yards45325.0M0Boone
49.72007-05-05242°45'N / 97°30'W42°48'N / 97°35'W6.00 Miles500 Yards031.0M0KKnox
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A grain bin was damaged as this tornado initially touched down along with two or three large power line support structures northwest of Crofton. The tornado tracked toward Lewis and Clark Lake taking the roof off of a house and destroying a garage. The tornado also caused other roof damage as it continued tracking toward Lewis and Clark Lake. When it reached the lake it caused significant damage to a recreation area and marina. The tornado also caused 3 minor injuries when it apparently lifted a large SUV off the ground and carried it a hundred feet or so before setting it down with the windows blown in. Numerous campers and boats were flipped or missing at the recreation area, along with vehicle damage. About $1 million in damage was estimated to have occurred at the recreation area. Many trees were also toppled. This tornado and others in Knox county downed 30 to 40 power poles. A Storage building in the area was also severely damaged. This tornado started as one tornado to the southwest was lifting and a weaker one to the northeast was forming. There were several reports by the public of multiple tornadoes in the area, either from the three tornadoes mentioned here, or from multiple vortexes within this tornado. The tornado crossed Lewis and Clark Lake and did f1 damage in South Dakota. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A warm front that was along the Kansas and Nebraska border early Saturday morning May 5th, lifted north during the day bringing widespread heavy rain and severe weather, including tornadoes, to eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa. The warm front was part of a large upper level system that brought several days of severe weather and flooding to the region. Heavy rain and flooding was reported with some of the activity Saturday morning, along with isolated severe thunderstorm reports. However, during the afternoon the severe weather became more widespread over northeast Nebraska where supercells spawned several tornadoes. At this time, thunderstorms, some severe with heavy rain, produced flash flooding over parts of southeast Nebraska. By evening the severe weather, including supercell producing tornadoes, shifted into southwest Iowa, although isolated severe thunderstorms persisted over parts of eastern Nebraska until after midnight cdt.
49.81956-05-10242°59'N / 97°52'W43°04'N / 97°49'W5.60 Miles100 Yards020K0Bon Homme

* 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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