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The chance of earthquake damage in Adams is lower than Oklahoma average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Adams is much lower than Oklahoma average and is higher than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #486

Adams, OK
0.04
Oklahoma
0.31
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

Adams, OK
0.0000
Oklahoma
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, #770

Adams, OK
166.16
Oklahoma
363.83
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 3,027 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Adams, OK were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:2Cold:1Dense Fog:0Drought:3
Dust Storm:0Flood:67Hail:2,027Heat:0Heavy Snow:21
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:3Landslide:0Strong Wind:35
Thunderstorm Winds:793Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:6Winter Storm:7Winter Weather:1
Other:61 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Adams, OK.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
26.11974-02-154.62436.5-100.69

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 59 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Adams, OK.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
11.41961-06-03236°54'N / 101°00'W000K0Texas
13.51967-07-03236°50'N / 101°16'W0125K0Texas
13.71968-06-08236°50'N / 100°50'W0.80 Mile33 Yards003K0Beaver
14.92008-06-18236°40'N / 100°54'W36°31'N / 100°49'W12.00 Miles200 Yards00200K0KBeaver
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado start and end times were estimated. The tornado touched down at approximately 2000 CST about six miles northwest of Bryans Corner and traveled south southeast across U.S. Highway 412 and Oklahoma State Highway 3. The Emergency Manager reported significant damage on the west side of U.S. Highway 83 and the north and south side of Oklahoma State Highway 3. The tornado knocked down thirty-five power poles and caused extensive damage to a large framed metal barn. The tornado also lifted a twenty-four foot aluminum stock trailer airborne and moved it one hundred yards. The trailer weighed approximately four thousand pounds. A residence also lost the back side and and the east half of their roof and another residence lost an outbuilding. No injuries were reported. The tornado finally dissipated at approximately 2015 CST seven miles south of Bryans Corner. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms producing damaging winds and large hail moved across the central and eastern Oklahoma Panhandle during the evening hours. Severe thunderstorms also produced a tornado in the eastern Oklahoma Panhandle which caused extensive damage. No injuries were reported however.
16.51982-03-19436°36'N / 101°00'W36°49'N / 100°31'W29.00 Miles50 Yards07250K0Beaver
16.61982-03-19436°25'N / 101°05'W36°35'N / 101°00'W5.00 Miles880 Yards002.5M0Ochiltree
17.41978-04-30236°30'N / 100°55'W36°35'N / 100°48'W8.60 Miles100 Yards00250K0Ochiltree
20.91961-06-03236°38'N / 100°42'W1.30 Miles33 Yards000K0Beaver
21.72003-05-15237°02'N / 100°57'W37°03'N / 100°56'W2.50 Miles100 Yards006.0M0Seward
 Brief Description: The tornado began 1 mile west of town and first tore through the northwest part of Liberal destroying several mobile homes and throwing a pickup into the debris. Other homes in the area received heavy roof damage.
21.91993-05-05336°30'N / 101°23'W36°39'N / 101°24'W12.00 Miles500 Yards00500K500KTexas
22.02003-05-15237°02'N / 100°56'W37°03'N / 100°55'W2.50 Miles100 Yards008.0M0Seward
 Brief Description: The second tornado stayed mainly in town. It destroyed several buildings and caused significant roof and tree damage.
22.81993-05-05336°53'N / 101°21'W37°07'N / 101°16'W11.00 Miles1200 Yards0050K50KTexas
24.21963-07-15336°46'N / 100°37'W000K0Beaver
24.51969-06-07236°52'N / 101°28'W003K0Texas
24.91975-11-19236°42'N / 101°30'W0.30 Mile270 Yards00250K0Texas
25.11963-07-15236°44'N / 100°36'W000K0Beaver
26.31982-03-18237°07'N / 100°59'W0.50 Mile30 Yards0025K0Seward
26.92001-04-10236°31'N / 100°41'W36°41'N / 100°31'W12.00 Miles200 Yards00450K0Beaver
 Brief Description: An official storm damage survey was made and the tornado path length and width were estimated. Extensive damage to two homes...several barns...farm equipment...power poles...trees and a windmill. Severe thunderstorms with large hail...damaging winds...and tornadoes affected much of the Oklahoma panhandle during the evening hours. A total of one hundred and twenty-two power poles were blown down due to the wind and tornadoes in Beaver county alone.
27.41950-05-04236°24'N / 100°48'W36°25'N / 100°46'W1.90 Miles50 Yards113250K0Ochiltree
27.91967-07-03236°25'N / 100°45'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Ochiltree
29.11957-06-10236°20'N / 100°55'W003K0Ochiltree
30.21971-06-09436°16'N / 101°24'W36°26'N / 101°12'W15.90 Miles1760 Yards000K0Hansford
32.41953-05-27237°10'N / 101°18'W000K0Stevens
32.81987-05-25336°16'N / 101°03'W36°16'N / 100°59'W3.00 Miles700 Yards00250K0Ochiltree
33.11989-06-06337°11'N / 101°01'W37°14'N / 100°50'W12.00 Miles500 Yards0025K0Seward
33.41987-03-22236°33'N / 100°31'W36°42'N / 100°25'W10.00 Miles83 Yards0625K0Beaver
33.81977-05-01236°54'N / 100°30'W36°56'N / 100°28'W2.70 Miles100 Yards000K0Beaver
33.81962-05-27236°29'N / 100°32'W000K0Lipscomb
34.71951-06-23237°11'N / 101°21'W1525K0Stevens
36.11970-09-06236°44'N / 100°24'W0025K0Beaver
36.81974-06-21337°12'N / 100°42'W37°10'N / 100°40'W2.70 Miles30 Yards0225K0Seward
37.12007-03-28236°43'N / 100°24'W36°49'N / 100°22'W6.00 Miles100 Yards0058K0KBeaver
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado began just south of the Bar-B Ranch and moved north damaging much of the ranch property...mainly along the western edge. A large horse trailer and several other utility trailers were destroyed as they bounced and rolled and/or became airborne for significant distances. The horse trailer was displaced more than one hundred and fifty yards from its original location. Several power poles and trees were snapped at the base within the path of the tornado. A large grain silo was toppled with parts of the roof of the silo carried over one hundred yards. No injuries were reported. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms during the early evening hours produced deadly tornadoes...damaging winds and hail across the central and eastern Oklahoma panhandle. Heavy rains caused flash flooding in the eastern Oklahoma panhandle during the late night and early morning hours. A couple was killed in Beaver County when a tornado struck their home.
37.31982-06-14236°12'N / 101°05'W36°12'N / 101°00'W5.20 Miles100 Yards00250K0Ochiltree
37.52003-05-15237°15'N / 100°56'W37°18'N / 100°56'W4.90 Miles100 Yards00150K0Seward
 Brief Description: The tornado began 15 miles north and 1.5 miles west of the center of Liberal and ended 18 miles north and 2 miles east. One home received minor roof damage and broken windows. The second home was destroyed with debris from the home traveling 1/4 of a mile.
37.61982-06-14236°12'N / 101°12'W36°12'N / 101°05'W7.00 Miles100 Yards010250K0Hansford
37.91971-06-09236°16'N / 101°24'W0025K0Hansford
38.21982-03-19436°04'N / 101°37'W36°25'N / 101°05'W48.00 Miles880 Yards052.5M0Hansford
38.31962-05-27336°11'N / 100°53'W36°14'N / 100°50'W4.50 Miles200 Yards0132.5M0Ochiltree
38.91993-05-05437°07'N / 101°16'W37°27'N / 101°13'W21.00 Miles800 Yards005.0M50KStevens
 Brief Description: A 1/2 mile wide F4 tornado quickly developed near the area where the previous tornado roped out. The tornado developed six miles southeast of Hugoton. At the beginning, a multiple vortex tornado was observed. The tornado moved to the north and gradually turned and moved to the northeast. The tornado roped out two miles north of the Stevens/Grant County line. The tornado passed 4 1/2 miles to the east of Hugoton and 2 1/2 miles to the west of Moscow. A farmstead 4 1/2 miles southwest of Moscow was completely destroyed. At least 30 irrigation systems were also destroyed. A female teenager in bare feet received a cut on the foot when she stepped on broken glass at the farmstead.
39.02007-03-28236°31'N / 100°23'W36°37'N / 100°23'W16.00 Miles150 Yards20102K0KBeaver
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado originated in northern Lipscomb County five miles east of Booker at 1816 CST. The tornado moved northward and entered Beaver County at 1828 CST. Damage occurred on a farmstead about one mile into Beaver County severely damaging several outbuildings and a grain bin. Little or no damage occurred to the home. The tornado continued north...briefly became a large multi vortex tornado...and then consolidated into one large funnel...snapping power poles and large trees. The tornado struck and destroyed a single family home at 1850 CST where two fatalities occurred. It appeared that the couple killed in the tornado did seek refuge in their small bathroom...which was destroyed. In addition to the small home...a storage barn was destroyed and two vehicles were moved as much as twenty yards. A horse trailer was destoyed as it bounced and rolled for approximately fifty yards. The tornado continued moving north for approximately another six or seven miles...damaging only power poles...fences...and trees before it lifted. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms during the early evening hours produced deadly tornadoes...damaging winds and hail across the central and eastern Oklahoma panhandle. Heavy rains caused flash flooding in the eastern Oklahoma panhandle during the late night and early morning hours. A couple was killed in Beaver County when a tornado struck their home.
39.11990-05-31336°10'N / 101°03'W36°12'N / 100°48'W14.00 Miles1407 Yards002.5M0Ochiltree
39.61962-05-27236°11'N / 100°53'W1.00 Mile83 Yards000K0Ochiltree
39.61951-06-06337°35'N / 101°22'W37°02'N / 100°56'W44.80 Miles33 Yards0325K0Grant
39.71996-05-26237°12'N / 100°56'W37°24'N / 100°51'W14.00 Miles450 Yards00200K140KSeward
 Brief Description: 2 irrigation sprinklers destroyed...fertilizer tanks carried over 1 mile...2 houses damaged...fence destroyed...trees uprooted...hay bales tossed...30 foot radio tower blown down...wheat plants pulled up...farm building heavily damaged...flood irrigation pipe scattered about.
39.81990-05-31236°10'N / 101°18'W36°12'N / 101°11'W5.50 Miles600 Yards002.5M0Hansford
40.41987-05-25336°12'N / 101°24'W36°15'N / 101°24'W3.00 Miles530 Yards0025K0Hansford
40.92001-04-10236°08'N / 101°12'W36°11'N / 101°11'W4.00 Miles200 Yards02750K0Hansford
 Brief Description: An official storm damage survey was made on the tornado path length and width. The tornado destroyed several grain bins and a grain elevator to Agco facility. Extensive damage also occurred at a local farm...including the home...barns and equipment. Several power poles also were blown down. Severe thunderstorms producing large hail...damaging winds...and tornadoes occurred across the western Texas panhandle during the early evening hours and then moved east and northeast across the central and eastern Texas panhandle during the late evening hours.
42.02001-04-06237°06'N / 101°39'W37°11'N / 101°36'W6.60 Miles350 Yards02100K0Morton
 Brief Description: Rapidly moving tornado completely destroyed a mobile home. Female occupant ended up in some bushes and had a broken arm. Male occupant had debris in his eye. Their truck was rolled into trees and nearby outbuildings were demolished. Location of this home was north of Rolla. Elsewhere, 20 power poles were taken down, damage was done to buildings in Rolla with a garage losing its roof. Several silos were damaged or destroyed in the path of the tornado.
42.91994-04-09237°09'N / 100°46'W37°16'N / 100°19'W7.00 Miles1000 Yards0850K0Seward
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down 3.5 WSW of Kismet at 1535 CST and moved ENE across Highway 54 and east into Meade County where it ended at 1610 CST at a point one southeast of Meade. Speed of movement was 35 mph with total path length of 26 miles. In Seward County the tornado struck a car and mobile home 2 E of Kismet at 1540 CST. Two adults were in the car and one adult and five children were in the mobile home. All eight sustained minor injuries and the mobile home was demolished. The tornado had a maximum path width of 1,000 yards in Seward County, but expanded to a maximum width of a mile southeast of Plains in Meade County.
43.81951-06-05236°32'N / 101°48'W003K0Texas
44.41958-06-21237°16'N / 100°35'W37°09'N / 100°25'W12.20 Miles30 Yards0025K0Meade
45.21978-04-30336°22'N / 100°26'W36°30'N / 100°14'W14.40 Miles100 Yards0025K0Lipscomb
45.51987-06-02236°27'N / 100°19'W36°32'N / 100°16'W6.00 Miles1600 Yards0025K0Lipscomb
47.21990-05-31236°05'N / 100°58'W36°03'N / 100°51'W3.00 Miles450 Yards00250K0Ochiltree
47.41987-05-03237°26'N / 100°58'W37°25'N / 101°01'W3.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Haskell
47.61951-05-14236°52'N / 101°54'W000K0Texas
48.11951-05-14236°54'N / 101°54'W003K0Texas
48.82007-05-23236°10'N / 100°31'W36°13'N / 100°29'W7.00 Miles440 Yards0023K0KLipscomb
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado developed just north of County Road Z and just east of State Highway 23 or about nineteen miles south of Booker at 2140 CST. The tornado traveled north northeast causing damage to trees...power poles...barns...and full oil drums. The tornado was confirmed by photographs. The tornado dissipated about twelve miles west of Lipscomb or north of Farm to Market Road 3260 and east of State Highway 23. No injuries were reported. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening hours produced numerous tornadoes...large hail...prolonged flooding and flash flooding...and damaging winds across the central and northeastern Texas Panhandle. No injuries were reported.
49.61996-05-26237°24'N / 100°51'W37°28'N / 100°47'W6.00 Miles150 Yards00100K0Haskell
 Brief Description: 2 irrigation sprinklers destroyed...fertilizer tanks carried over 1 mile...2 houses damaged...fence destroyed...trees uprooted...hay bales tossed...30 foot radio tower blown down...wheat plants pulled up...farm building heavily damaged...flood irrigation pipe scattered about.


* 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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