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The chance of earthquake damage in Bartley is higher than Nebraska average and is lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Bartley is lower than Nebraska 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, #11

Bartley, NE
0.60
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

Bartley, 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, #468

Bartley, NE
140.86
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 2,813 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Bartley, NE were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:4Cold:6Dense Fog:0Drought:6
Dust Storm:0Flood:86Hail:1,814Heat:0Heavy Snow:14
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:1Landslide:0Strong Wind:17
Thunderstorm Winds:788Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:17Winter Weather:2
Other:58 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Bartley, NE.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

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

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 34 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Bartley, NE.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
2.61958-06-30240°14'N / 100°18'W40°14'N / 100°14'W3.00 Miles33 Yards003K0Furnas
5.91996-08-10240°16'N / 100°25'W40°11'N / 100°25'W6.00 Miles300 Yards00750K0Red Willow
 Brief Description: TORNADO MOVED SOUTH SOUTHWEST AT 30 MPH THROUGH THE WEST PORTION OF INDIANOLA. DAMAGE INCLUDED NUMEROUS TREES UPROOTED, A GARAGE DESTROYED, SECTIONS OF ROOFS BLOWN OFF, CAMPERS FLIPPED, AND WINDOWS, TV ANTENNAES, GRAIN BINS, GUTTERS, AND SHINGLES DAMAGED. AT TWO MILES SOUTHWEST OF INDIANOLA, TORNADO CURVED SOUTHEAST BEFORE DISSIPATING. A POWER FAILURE PREVENTED SIRENS FROM BEING ACTIVATED IN INDIANOLA.
14.61975-07-21240°21'N / 100°07'W40°20'N / 100°00'W5.70 Miles33 Yards0025K0Furnas
16.01975-06-18340°22'N / 100°22'W40°35'N / 100°25'W15.00 Miles33 Yards003K0Frontier
17.51990-06-15440°15'N / 100°45'W40°16'N / 100°32'W8.00 Miles2640 Yards002.5M0Red Willow
21.21956-06-25240°13'N / 100°02'W40°01'N / 99°52'W16.20 Miles20 Yards0025K0Furnas
21.91960-05-18240°33'N / 100°10'W4.50 Miles33 Yards01250K0Frontier
22.11983-06-12239°51'N / 100°23'W40°01'N / 100°10'W15.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Decatur
23.81957-07-02240°31'N / 100°36'W000K0Frontier
25.51954-04-20340°35'N / 100°08'W40°34'N / 100°01'W5.90 Miles1760 Yards0025K0Frontier
28.72007-04-20240°38'N / 100°16'W40°42'N / 100°16'W4.00 Miles220 Yards00240K0KFrontier
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado formed 4 miles southeast of Moorefield and tracked north for 4 miles before exiting Frontier County about 3 miles east northeast of Moorefield at 825 PM CST. The tornado continued into Lincoln County for another 13 miles before dissipating at 846 PM CST. As it touched down in Frontier County, it immediately hit a farmstead and took off the roof and attached garage on the house, collapsed a grain bin and carried a horse trailer across the road about 50 yards. The tornado continued north through fields overturning 3 pivot irrigation systems and several power poles before destroying a metal building on another farmstead. The tornado continued north across Highway 23 and traveled just west of one farmstead...breaking windows in the home and destroying a grain bin...and then east of another farmstead where it destroyed one small shed, took part of the roof off a hay barn, scattered irrigation pipe, destroyed a wind mill, and pulled a fence line out of the ground. Numerous trees were broken and uprooted along the path of the tornado. In Lincoln County, it continued to produce extensive damage at 2 more farmsteads. At one of these farmsteads, two adults were injured as their house was destroyed. The tornado was rated F2 in Frontier County and F3 in Lincoln County. The average path width in Frontier County was 220 yards. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Supercells developed rapidly and became tornadic across southwest Nebraska during the evening of April 20th.
30.21977-05-30240°37'N / 100°01'W40°37'N / 99°58'W1.90 Miles50 Yards000K0Frontier
31.71975-06-18340°33'N / 100°21'W40°52'N / 100°24'W21.90 Miles33 Yards003K0Frontier
34.41992-07-29240°45'N / 100°16'W0.40 Mile50 Yards0025K0Lincoln
34.92007-04-20340°42'N / 100°16'W40°49'N / 100°19'W12.00 Miles440 Yards02180K0KLincoln
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado formed 4 miles southeast of Moorefield in Frontier County and entered Lincoln County about 23 miles south southeast of Brady at 8:25 PM CST. The tornadic supercell continued for another 12 miles before dissipating 14 miles south of Brady at 8:46 PM CST. In addition to power poles and trees being snapped off, the tornado hit 2 farmsteads. At the first farmstead, it completely destroyed one large storage building and took off the roof and northeast exterior wall of the home. At the farmstead across the road, the tornado completely destroyed an unanchored farm house and 3 storage sheds. The 2 occupants in the home were on the main floor of the home when the tornado hit and were carried with the debris 50 feet. The tornado was rated F2 in Frontier County and F3 in Lincoln County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Supercells developed rapidly and became tornadic across southwest Nebraska during the evening of April 20th.
35.31952-06-27239°45'N / 100°07'W39°47'N / 100°05'W1.90 Miles100 Yards003K0Norton
36.11990-06-15440°09'N / 101°14'W40°15'N / 100°45'W20.00 Miles2640 Yards012.5M0Hitchcock
36.71962-05-18240°39'N / 100°39'W40°50'N / 100°31'W14.20 Miles33 Yards0025K0Frontier
37.01969-06-22240°15'N / 99°39'W40°17'N / 99°34'W4.10 Miles33 Yards1025K0Furnas
37.91956-10-29340°07'N / 100°07'W40°41'N / 99°07'W65.50 Miles33 Yards00250K0Furnas
38.11970-09-06239°49'N / 99°52'W0.80 Mile200 Yards003K0Norton
38.51962-07-14239°47'N / 99°55'W1.00 Mile100 Yards003K0Ford
39.21991-05-30240°08'N / 99°35'W1.00 Mile50 Yards00250K0Harlan
39.31999-06-03339°50'N / 99°48'W39°58'N / 99°39'W10.00 Miles1320 Yards001.0M0Norton
 Brief Description: A large tornado dropped down just east of the town of Norton and stayed on the ground for approximately 10 miles before finally lifting north-northeast of the town of Almena. This Tornado reached around 3/4 of a mile wide at times and did major (F3) damage to a few farmsteads. Tornado also went through a stage with multiple vortices.
40.51969-06-10240°32'N / 99°38'W2.00 Miles400 Yards000K0Phelps
43.11975-06-18240°43'N / 100°14'W41°02'N / 100°17'W21.80 Miles33 Yards0025K0Lincoln
43.21972-09-05239°37'N / 100°27'W39°39'N / 100°25'W2.30 Miles80 Yards00250K0Decatur
43.51975-04-22240°51'N / 100°03'W1.10 Miles20 Yards00250K0Dawson
43.51970-06-14339°34'N / 100°27'W39°41'N / 100°19'W10.60 Miles900 Yards052.5M0Decatur
44.01951-08-24239°47'N / 100°55'W39°48'N / 100°51'W3.30 Miles100 Yards0025K0Rawlins
47.61959-07-07240°56'N / 100°10'W0025K0Dawson
48.21998-10-16240°27'N / 99°34'W40°41'N / 99°25'W18.00 Miles500 Yards00400K1.0MPhelps
 Brief Description: An unusual October severe weather outbreak spawned a tornado which tore across parts of Phelps and western Buffalo counties. The tornado set down a few miles southwest of Loomis and rapidly moved northeast. Along its path in Phelps county, grain bins were damaged, power poles snapped and a roof was torn from a large storage building. One farmstead northeast of Loomis sustained major damage. The roof was ripped from the house and two walls were moved from the foundation. A pole barn was destroyed. Both the house and barn were a total loss. Once the storm crossed the Platte River, the tornado hit a trailer house just west of Elm Creek and deposited the shattered remains about 200 feet north of its original location. The tornado continued to move north and shortly dissipated. Another tornado formed from a different storm in northern Dawson county. This tornado passed through a farmstead causing tree damage, blew over grain bins, and damaged other buildings. The house sustained only minor damage.
48.62007-04-20240°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.
49.21972-09-05239°33'N / 100°28'W2.00 Miles100 Yards003K0Sheridan


* 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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