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

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

Earthquake Index, #476

Ansley, NE
0.01
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

Ansley, 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, #375

Ansley, NE
189.73
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 2,559 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Ansley, NE were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:5Cold:8Dense Fog:0Drought:4
Dust Storm:0Flood:56Hail:1,618Heat:0Heavy Snow:8
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:7Landslide:0Strong Wind:15
Thunderstorm Winds:718Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:41Winter Weather:7
Other:72 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Ansley, NE.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Ansley, NE.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 63 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Ansley, NE.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
7.21953-06-07241°14'N / 99°16'W41°15'N / 99°15'W00250K0Custer
8.51974-04-26341°12'N / 99°18'W41°15'N / 99°11'W6.10 Miles33 Yards030K0Custer
9.01953-06-07241°15'N / 99°15'W41°20'N / 99°10'W6.60 Miles100 Yards00250K0Sherman
9.01955-07-08241°17'N / 99°13'W41°17'N / 99°12'W00250K0Custer
10.41974-04-20341°14'N / 99°15'W41°26'N / 99°08'W14.70 Miles880 Yards032.5M0Dawson
10.71974-04-26341°20'N / 99°37'W41°23'N / 99°31'W5.60 Miles33 Yards04250K0Custer
11.62000-10-31241°20'N / 99°33'W41°28'N / 99°33'W12.00 Miles250 Yards001.0M0Custer
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down 7 miles southeast of Broken Bow and traveled 12 miles north northeast across farm and rangeland. Initial damage occurred at touchdown with a modular home destroyed. Then over the next 2 miles 3 farmsteads were struck. The first suffered heavy damage to all buildings including the house. At the second farmstead a modular home and several buildings were completely destroyed. The third farmstead suffered extensive damage to the outbuildings and minor damage to the house. The tornado then moved across highway 2 and destroyed several farm building 4 miles east of Broken Bow. Then as the tornado moved across highway 70 another farmstead was struck with several outbuildings destroyed and the house damaged. The tornado remained on the the ground and destroyed a barn 5 miles northeast of Broken Bow, then did extensive damage to a farmstead 7 miles northeast of Broken Bow where several outbuildings were destroyed or damaged and damaged the house. Tree damage was extensive along the entire path and several center pivot irrigation systems were destroyed. The tornado lifted 7 miles northeast of Broken Bow.
13.71974-04-20340°57'N / 99°26'W41°14'N / 99°15'W21.50 Miles880 Yards032.5M0Dawson
14.31953-06-07441°20'N / 99°08'W41°21'N / 99°06'W00250K0Sherman
14.61955-05-02241°23'N / 99°38'W000K0Custer
15.01959-05-28241°24'N / 99°13'W41°27'N / 99°06'W6.40 Miles250 Yards02250K0Valley
15.11970-05-12241°24'N / 99°38'W01250K0Custer
16.41990-06-01341°16'N / 99°50'W41°44'N / 99°13'W25.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Custer
18.51999-06-03241°31'N / 99°17'W41°34'N / 99°15'W5.50 Miles300 Yards00300K0Custer
 Brief Description: Several large hail reports were received beginning at 936 PM CDT near Berwyn. Five center pivot irrigation systems were overturned from 8 miles southwest to 7 miles west southwest of Comstock at approximately 1000 PM CDT. A tornado initially touched down 3 miles southwest of Comstock and was intermittentaly on the ground causing tree damage. The tornado then dropped down 1 mile southwest of the center of Comstock. It reached its maximum intensity as it struck a farm 1/2 mile west of Comstock. Every outbuilding on the farm was destroyed, including a large machine building and the house was heavily damaged. The tornado then crossed the Middle Loup River and struck a residence on the northwest edge of Comstock destroying three outbuildings and damaging the house. Another farm a mile north of Comstock was struck, and everything but the house was destroyed. Several vehicles in the path were damaged or destroyed.
19.81953-06-07441°21'N / 99°06'W41°34'N / 99°03'W15.00 Miles440 Yards110250K0Valley
21.21972-07-20341°29'N / 99°36'W41°42'N / 99°02'W32.80 Miles150 Yards0025K0Custer
21.61955-07-08241°17'N / 99°12'W41°17'N / 98°44'W24.00 Miles33 Yards113250K0Sherman
22.61953-05-09240°58'N / 99°28'W1.50 Miles33 Yards003K0Dawson
23.31961-05-30341°37'N / 99°52'W41°38'N / 98°56'W48.10 Miles33 Yards000K0Custer
23.31961-05-30341°37'N / 99°52'W41°38'N / 98°56'W48.10 Miles33 Yards000K0Custer
23.31961-05-30441°37'N / 99°52'W41°38'N / 98°56'W48.10 Miles33 Yards00250K0Custer
23.71963-08-27241°28'N / 99°04'W41°28'N / 98°55'W7.30 Miles33 Yards0025K0Valley
25.72000-10-31241°05'N / 99°53'W41°11'N / 99°47'W9.00 Miles250 Yards002.0M0Custer
 Brief Description: The tornado moved out of Dawson county into south central Custer county 7 miles south southwest of Oconto. The tornado traveled across open rangeland until destroying a modular home 1 mile south of Oconto. The tornado then moved directly through the small community of Oconto producing extensive damage. Every building along main street was either damaged or destroyed. A community center was destroyed while 19 children and 4 adults were in the basement. Over half the homes in the small town suffered minor to major damage. The community was declared a disaster areas by the governor. The tornado knocked down a power line 2 miles north of Oconto before lifting.
26.31987-07-06241°36'N / 99°12'W41°40'N / 99°08'W4.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Valley
26.51967-06-13240°52'N / 99°10'W41°15'N / 98°47'W33.00 Miles33 Yards000K0Buffalo
26.61956-06-06440°58'N / 99°06'W2.00 Miles500 Yards0025K0Buffalo
27.01974-04-20241°12'N / 98°59'W41°29'N / 98°45'W22.80 Miles33 Yards0025K0Sherman
27.51972-07-20241°30'N / 98°56'W003K0Valley
28.11955-09-20241°39'N / 99°23'W41°44'N / 99°15'W8.50 Miles33 Yards003K0Custer
28.51986-04-03241°09'N / 99°54'W41°09'N / 99°54'W1.50 Miles40 Yards00250K0Custer
29.41974-04-20341°26'N / 99°08'W41°47'N / 98°53'W27.30 Miles880 Yards002.5M0Dawson
30.31999-06-03341°36'N / 99°10'W41°42'N / 98°56'W14.00 Miles1000 Yards001.5M1.0MValley
 Brief Description: Late in the evening of June 3rd, a severe thunderstorm produced a large tornado across northwest Valley county. The thunderstorm entered the western part of the county around 11 pm. Shortly thereafter, the tornado touched down 12 miles west of Ord and snaked its way northeast before lifting after midnight about 7 miles north of Ord. This F3 tornado had a damage path almost one-half mile wide at one point. It completely destroyed two farmsteads and damaged two others along its path. At the two destroyed farmsteads, residents took shelter in the basement upon warning. The tornado tossed cars and farm equipment up to 300 feet, strewn irrigation pipe across the countryside and killed livestock. The two destroyed homes were completely wiped from the foundation. However, given sufficient warning, no one in the storms path was injured or killed.
31.01960-08-05341°42'N / 99°12'W41°40'N / 99°00'W10.30 Miles150 Yards1225K0Valley
31.71992-01-07241°09'N / 98°48'W0.10 Mile30 Yards0025K0Sherman
32.62000-10-31240°51'N / 99°51'W41°02'N / 99°46'W14.00 Miles200 Yards00125K0Dawson
 Brief Description: In a continuation of late season severe weather, a Halloween tornado moved across central and northern Dawson county and crossed into southern Custer county. The tornado, which was spawned from a large supercell thunderstorm, was on the ground in Dawson county for about 14 miles and had a maximum width of 200 yards. Most of the tornadoes path was over open country, but one farmstead in northern Dawson county did receive extensive damage. Part of the roof of the house was blown away and a barn was flattened. Pivots and other outbuildings along the tornadoes path were also damaged. Prior to the tornado itself, the same thunderstorm produced hail which covered the ground white just east of Cozad. Minor street flooding was reported in Cozad as well.
36.31963-06-09241°38'N / 98°55'W41°40'N / 98°50'W4.10 Miles33 Yards003K0Valley
36.91964-04-26240°56'N / 98°54'W41°00'N / 98°44'W9.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Buffalo
37.41959-06-27241°05'N / 98°43'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Howard
37.41965-05-08341°03'N / 98°45'W41°11'N / 98°39'W10.20 Miles33 Yards000K0Howard
37.61955-07-08241°17'N / 98°44'W41°17'N / 98°35'W7.20 Miles33 Yards00250K0Howard
38.61955-07-12240°47'N / 99°01'W40°51'N / 98°57'W5.20 Miles33 Yards003K0Buffalo
41.31985-05-10340°46'N / 99°00'W40°54'N / 98°44'W17.00 Miles500 Yards022.5M0Buffalo
41.91984-06-11240°53'N / 98°47'W0.50 Mile20 Yards0025K0Buffalo
42.41967-06-13240°43'N / 99°05'W0.50 Mile33 Yards000K0Buffalo
42.91962-04-26241°43'N / 98°47'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Valley
43.61981-08-04241°46'N / 98°50'W0.20 Mile60 Yards00250K0Garfield
43.92008-05-29240°43'N / 99°07'W40°48'N / 98°43'W22.00 Miles400 Yards0011.0M500KBuffalo
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado was the most organized tornado that hit the city of Kearney this night and was the most persistent. It appeared to stay on the ground for the majority of its 22 mile path in Buffalo County. The tornado did exit Buffalo County and entered Hall County. The tornado started in the northwest part of the city of Kearney where it damaged an apartment complex. It took the roof off of part of the complex, blew out a wall and stacked a couple of cars in the parking lot. The tornado then moved east, damaging trees in Harmon Park and took a part of the roof off a building near the hospital. At the Buffalo County Fairgrounds, it caused a portion of the Expo Center building to collapse. Two people in this building were shook up but not injured. The tornado then continued east to the Kearney Airport where it destroyed a hanger and the cooperate jet housed inside. The tornado then continued on east and northeast through rural parts of Buffalo County. Several farmsteads were hit but damage was limited to shingles removed from roofs, outbuildings damaged and empty grain bins destroyed. There were multiple power poles and lines down by this storm. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A significant severe weather outbreak occurred during the late afternoon and evening of May 29th. Several tornadoes were reported from near Elwood to north of York. Two tornadoes caused damage in the city of Kearney and one occurred just to the south of town. Another tornado damaged homes and power poles near Aurora. Another tornado started in north-central Kansas and entered south-central Nebraska near Hubbell. Very strong winds moved down a portion of Interstate 80 and pushed cars and trucks off of the roadway near Aurora. Other areas of south-central Nebraska received heavy rains and hail. Hail to the size of baseballs was reported near Arapahoe in Furnas County. These storms also produce a lot of rainfall over areas that had fairly wet ground. Several areas of flooding were noted in the Platte and Republican River valleys.
44.81975-06-18341°04'N / 100°10'W41°23'N / 100°19'W23.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Custer
45.11974-04-20241°29'N / 98°45'W41°48'N / 98°33'W24.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Greeley
45.32008-05-29240°39'N / 99°12'W40°39'N / 99°10'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0075K0KPhelps
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado started in northeast Phelps County and crossed into Buffalo County. The tornado did damage a couple of outbuildings and grain silos near the start of the damage path. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A significant severe weather outbreak occurred during the late afternoon and evening of May 29th. Several tornadoes were reported from near Elwood to north of York. Two tornadoes caused damage in the city of Kearney and one occurred just to the south of town. Another tornado damaged homes and power poles near Aurora. Another tornado started in north-central Kansas and entered south-central Nebraska near Hubbell. Very strong winds moved down a portion of Interstate 80 and pushed cars and trucks off of the roadway near Aurora. Other areas of south-central Nebraska received heavy rains and hail. Hail to the size of baseballs was reported near Arapahoe in Furnas County. These storms also produce a lot of rainfall over areas that had fairly wet ground. Several areas of flooding were noted in the Platte and Republican River valleys.
45.41999-04-21241°08'N / 98°33'W41°08'N / 98°31'W2.00 Miles30 Yards00100K0Howard
 Brief Description: Thunderstorms developed west of Holdrege in the morning and spread quickly northeast to St. Paul and Greeley by noon. Early on, the thunderstorms dumped hail and torrential rainfall northeast of Holdrege. 2.75" diameter hail was reported north of Holdrege and some areas in northwest Phelps county noted three foot hail drifts. Rain and hail teamed to produce areas of erosion across freshly tilled fields. As the storms spread northeast, a brief tornado damaged a home under construction north of Dannebrog. The tornado nearly destroyed the entire main floor. Only one wall was left standing. The owner and construction crew at the house at the time escaped injury by going to the basement just before the tornado struck. Minor roof damage occurred on a nearby house. Another brief tornado touch down occurred just south of St. Paul, causing some minor damage to outbuildings.
46.11975-04-22240°51'N / 100°03'W1.10 Miles20 Yards00250K0Dawson
46.51975-06-18441°21'N / 100°13'W41°34'N / 100°17'W15.20 Miles33 Yards003K0Custer
47.21975-06-18340°57'N / 100°11'W41°05'N / 100°15'W9.40 Miles33 Yards003K0Dawson
47.61959-07-07240°56'N / 100°10'W0025K0Dawson
47.61990-03-13340°47'N / 98°42'W40°58'N / 98°36'W12.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Hall
47.72007-04-20240°52'N / 100°12'W41°02'N / 100°10'W12.00 Miles1320 Yards092.5M50KDawson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado touched down southwest of Gothenburg and traveled north. It crossed Interstate 80 and passed about 2 miles west of the town of Gothenburg. The twister continued to the north and crossed from Dawson County into Custer County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Scattered thunderstorms developed just west of the Hastings CWA. One storm entered extreme western Dawson County and produced hail and one tornado. The tornado started south of Gothenburg and moved north. It crossed Interstate 80 where several vehicles and semis were blown off the road with several injuries reported, thankfully, none serious. At one farmstead, the twister killed nearly a dozen head of cattle. The tornado damaged or destroyed many outbuildings and farmhouses. The storm survey team rated this tornado as an EF2 based on damage to a farmhouse (FR12) that lost half of its roof and had many windows blown out (DOD6). This would have had an expected wind speed around 114 mph. Many wood utility poles (ETL) were also broken off at their base or snapped in half (DOD4). This would have an expected wind speed of 120 mph. The tornado had a maximum width around 3/4 mile about 5 miles north of Gothenburg. The storm also produced hail along its path in which the largest was softball in size.
47.91958-07-18340°47'N / 98°45'W3.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Buffalo
48.31981-08-24241°28'N / 100°17'W1.00 Mile200 Yards00250K0Logan
48.41984-06-11341°00'N / 98°35'W41°02'N / 98°28'W7.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Hall
49.11990-03-13340°43'N / 98°50'W40°47'N / 98°42'W10.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Buffalo
49.81953-06-07241°28'N / 98°38'W41°41'N / 98°22'W20.10 Miles33 Yards0125K0Greeley
49.92004-07-12241°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.


* 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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