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

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

Earthquake Index, #156

Ainsworth, NE
0.03
Nebraska
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

Ainsworth, NE
0.0000
Nebraska
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, #566

Ainsworth, NE
83.93
Nebraska
205.07
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 1,497 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Ainsworth, NE were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:0Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:23Hail:1,136Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:0
Thunderstorm Winds:322Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:16 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Ainsworth, NE.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
19.81972-10-163.72342.34-99.59

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 24 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Ainsworth, NE.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
3.21965-05-08242°33'N / 99°50'W42°37'N / 99°48'W4.10 Miles33 Yards000K0Brown
5.91979-07-07242°33'N / 99°47'W42°32'N / 99°42'W3.30 Miles300 Yards012.5M0Brown
10.01965-05-08242°34'N / 100°02'W42°42'N / 100°00'W9.00 Miles33 Yards000K0Brown
11.71979-07-07242°32'N / 99°42'W42°27'N / 99°35'W7.80 Miles300 Yards003K0Rock
20.41963-06-08242°50'N / 99°45'W0.30 Mile33 Yards003K0Keya Paha
20.91965-05-08242°21'N / 99°29'W43°00'N / 99°29'W44.90 Miles33 Yards000K0Rock
28.32010-05-22242°56'N / 99°55'W42°59'N / 99°45'W9.00 Miles20 Yards00120K0KKeya Paha
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: At 930 PM CDT, a tornado touched down approximately 12 miles northwest of Springview and traveled northeast for 20 minutes before lifting 11 miles north of Springview. The tornado did extensive tree damage when it touched down, then moved northeast and struck two farmsteads. At the first farmstead, a loafing shed and stock trailer were destroyed, extensive tree and fence damage occurred, and a roof was torn off an old hog building. The most extensive damage occurred north of the farmstead where six rural electric association poles where broken. The tornado continued to move northeast and destroy a windmill. Then a second farmstead was hit with the tornado destroying a 40 by 60 feet quonset building before the tornado lifted at 950 PM CDT. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Thunderstorms developed along a semi-stationary front that stretched north to south across the Central Plains. By late evening, the front extended south near Highway 83 in northeast Cherry County. The storms rapidly intensified moving northeastward and produced large hail up to 1.25 inches and two tornadoes.
29.12009-06-24242°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.
30.01956-06-05242°56'N / 100°08'W000K0Keya Paha
31.42008-06-05242°12'N / 99°27'W42°25'N / 99°13'W20.00 Miles30 Yards0050K10KRock
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This multiple vortex tornado formed near Rose and tracked northeast for about 20 miles before exiting Rock County about 13 miles south-southeast of Newport at 1500 CST. In Rock County, the tornado broke power poles, shifted a house off its foundation a few inches, destroyed outbuildings, overturned a couple of center pivot irrigation systems, and snapped trees. The tornado maintained the EF2 intensity through Rock and Holt County. The average path width in Rock County was 30 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.
33.41962-05-14342°53'N / 99°55'W43°00'N / 99°02'W45.30 Miles1760 Yards08250K0Boyd
35.41992-05-15242°45'N / 99°13'W1.00 Mile50 Yards00250K0Holt
35.42008-06-05242°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.
41.41956-10-29441°30'N / 100°20'W42°24'N / 99°29'W75.90 Miles440 Yards00250K0Rock
42.11999-06-04242°05'N / 100°30'W42°15'N / 100°30'W19.00 Miles250 Yards0050K0Cherry
 Brief Description: This was a continuation of the Thomas county tornado that initially touched down 3 miles north north west of Thedford and traveled into Cherry county.
42.81962-05-15242°17'N / 100°37'W0025K0Cherry
44.01986-08-06242°03'N / 100°12'W41°56'N / 100°21'W9.00 Miles70 Yards002.5M0Blaine
44.61965-05-08342°06'N / 99°06'W42°44'N / 98°54'W44.80 Miles33 Yards0025.0M0Holt
45.01965-05-08243°11'N / 99°50'W43°13'N / 99°48'W000K0Tripp
45.31998-10-28242°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.
47.11965-05-08543°00'N / 99°43'W43°26'N / 99°38'W30.10 Miles1760 Yards012.5M0Tripp
48.91992-05-15242°49'N / 98°58'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Holt
48.92009-07-13242°49'N / 100°45'W0025K0KCherry
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down briefly on the north side of the Bob Kruger ranch. The tornado lifted an old trailer home south southwestward about 20 yards and destroyed it. It also moved a hay baler 10 yards and turned it around. It snapped off numerous tree limbs, tore metal siding off a quonset, and destroyed a metal wind break. Numerous storm chasers captured the intense supercell on video. Chasers reported inflow winds into the supercell of up to 70 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A very intense supercell moved out of central South Dakota and into north central Nebraska producing an isolated tornado and damaging inflow winds. Another isolated thunderstorm also developed over southwest Nebraska with large hail and strong wind gusts.
49.31986-08-06241°56'N / 100°21'W41°59'N / 100°27'W10.00 Miles70 Yards002.5M0Thomas


* 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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