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

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Earthquake Index, #356

Big Lake, MO

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

Big Lake, MO

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, #589

Big Lake, MO

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 3,469 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Big Lake, MO were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:14Cold:37Dense Fog:2Drought:7
Dust Storm:0Flood:301Hail:1,598Heat:37Heavy Snow:25
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:26Landslide:0Strong Wind:33
Thunderstorm Winds:1,213Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:93Winter Weather:9

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Big Lake, MO.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Big Lake, MO.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Big Lake, MO.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 84 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Big Lake, MO.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
8.52008-06-05240°04'N / 95°31'W40°12'N / 95°28'W9.00 Miles880 Yards000K0KRichardson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado started approximately 4 miles east of Falls City and traveled north northeast. Soon after the initial touchdown there was damage to the roof of a home and a church. The tornado then produced tree damage before blowing the roof off of a home and destroying several sheds and barns at another farmstead. Other tree, house, outbuilding and power pole damage was observed along its path before it crossed the Missouri River into Holt county Missouri. The damage path reached a half mile wide where high tension power poles were snapped northeast of Falls City. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A warm front and low pressure system over northern Kansas lifted northeast into southeast Nebraska and southwest Iowa as an unseasonably strong upper level low pressure system lifted from the Rockies into the northern plains. The front and upper level disturbance caused fast moving thunderstorms, a few severe, to develop during the late morning hours in northeast Nebraska. After a brief lull in the activity through early afternoon, additional thunderstorms developed over eastern Nebraska. The storms developed along 2 lines, one extended north of Columbus while the other stretched from southeast Nebraska into southwest Iowa. Several of the storms turned severe, including one supercell that produced an EF2 tornado in extreme southeast Nebraska. Besides the severe weather, a few of the thunderstorms produced additional areas of heavy rain that fell on saturated soils and caused some already high rivers to flood.
14.41973-04-19239°53'N / 95°28'W0.20 Mile100 Yards000K0Brown
15.91961-05-07239°58'N / 95°37'W0025K0Brown
16.81984-06-07239°49'N / 95°43'W39°59'N / 95°26'W18.00 Miles300 Yards052.5M0Brown
21.92005-06-04239°46'N / 95°32'W39°47'N / 95°27'W3.00 Miles100 Yards00400K0Brown
 Brief Description: Three farmsteads or businesses sustained damage with a total of 15 buildings damaged or destroyed. Several cars were rolled and a combine was moved a considerable distance. A salvage yard was near one of the houses damaged by the tornado. A hubcap from the salvage yard had become airborne and was impaled in the sheet rock in the living room of the house.
22.61959-05-18339°49'N / 95°37'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Brown
23.41954-05-31240°23'N / 95°25'W40°26'N / 95°09'W14.20 Miles440 Yards0025K0Atchison
23.71959-05-18239°44'N / 95°25'W1.00 Mile880 Yards003K0Brown
24.22006-03-30239°59'N / 94°55'W40°02'N / 94°53'W5.00 Miles800 Yards08800K0Andrew
 Brief Description: Tornado touched down southeast of Fillmore and traveled northeast 5 miles before dissipating around Highway 71 and A Highway. Three homes were nearly or completely destroyed and 8 had minor to moderate damage. Eight persons were injured.
24.51950-05-05339°39'N / 95°34'W39°51'N / 95°31'W14.00 Miles440 Yards00250K0Brown
25.81998-06-13239°54'N / 95°47'W39°54'N / 95°47'W1.00 Mile100 Yards003.5M0Nemaha
 Brief Description: A tornado ripped through downtown Sabetha causing extensive structural damage to buildings in a two block area, as well as downing power lines and several large trees. The tornado's path extended from one-half mile west to one-half mile east of the City Hall building. Eighteen buildings in downtown sustained damage with five buildings including City Hall damaged close to the point of loss. The tornado caused 2 million in damage to City Hall alone as it destroyed half the roof and walls of the building. Away from downtown several homes and vehicles were damaged from fallen trees and limbs on the fringes of the tornado or from strong straight line winds.
25.91962-05-31239°42'N / 95°36'W39°48'N / 95°36'W6.90 Miles13 Yards000K0Brown
26.21955-04-23240°26'N / 95°18'W40°28'N / 95°18'W2.30 Miles100 Yards0025K0Atchison
26.41959-05-18339°44'N / 95°20'W39°39'N / 95°16'W6.50 Miles400 Yards00250K0Doniphan
26.81984-04-26339°38'N / 95°13'W39°48'N / 95°05'W15.00 Miles1200 Yards0025.0M0Doniphan
27.31981-04-03239°47'N / 95°00'W1.80 Miles33 Yards00250K0Doniphan
27.41950-05-08240°23'N / 95°48'W40°17'N / 95°41'W8.80 Miles467 Yards0125K0Nemaha
28.51966-05-23240°27'N / 95°13'W40°28'N / 95°06'W5.70 Miles50 Yards0025K0Atchison
29.11954-05-31240°26'N / 95°09'W40°27'N / 95°01'W6.80 Miles440 Yards0025K0Morgan
29.11993-05-06239°42'N / 95°44'W39°49'N / 95°42'W8.00 Miles300 Yards00500K50KBrown
 Brief Description: The tornado began near Highway 75 about eight miles south of Fairview and moved northnortheast damaging about half dozen farmsteads before dissipating southeast of Fairview. The tornado was not on the ground continuously along its path. Debris from the tornado was reported in the sky west of Hiawatha.
29.41954-03-18239°40'N / 95°31'W000K0Brown
29.81964-04-12240°17'N / 94°59'W40°23'N / 94°49'W10.80 Miles80 Yards002.5M0Nodaway
29.81959-05-04239°55'N / 95°49'W39°35'N / 95°38'W24.90 Miles1760 Yards00250K0Jackson
29.81967-06-11339°32'N / 95°27'W39°45'N / 95°20'W16.10 Miles33 Yards000K0Atchison
32.11959-05-10240°31'N / 95°10'W0.20 Mile17 Yards0025K0Nodaway
32.31956-04-02240°22'N / 95°50'W40°24'N / 95°47'W2.30 Miles100 Yards003K0Nemaha
32.61955-05-26239°41'N / 94°59'W39°46'N / 94°53'W7.80 Miles220 Yards0125K0Doniphan
32.91950-05-05339°37'N / 95°37'W39°39'N / 95°34'W3.30 Miles440 Yards012250K0Jackson
33.31968-04-16240°23'N / 95°50'W1.20 Miles33 Yards0025K0Nemaha
33.51994-06-25240°03'N / 94°43'W0.80 Mile100 Yards125.0M0Andrew
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down southeast of Whitesville destroying 12 mobile homes. A 58-year old woman was killed and her husband injured in one of the mobile homes, which had been tied down. Another occupant sustained minor injuries after fleeing the home to seek shelter in a nearby pickup truck. The storm also damaged a workshop and buildings on a nearby farm with total damage estimates around $950,000. (F58M)
34.11979-03-29440°29'N / 95°09'W40°34'N / 95°02'W8.00 Miles500 Yards040K0Nodaway
34.11954-04-05440°33'N / 95°23'W40°35'N / 95°20'W3.00 Miles900 Yards00250K0Atchison
34.61973-06-16239°46'N / 94°50'W6.00 Miles33 Yards0142.5M0Buchanan
34.61969-07-26239°47'N / 94°49'W0.10 Mile20 Yards00250K0Buchanan
35.21953-06-19239°36'N / 95°36'W000K0Jackson
35.81963-04-28340°23'N / 95°53'W40°27'N / 95°50'W4.90 Miles300 Yards1825K0Nemaha
36.51954-04-05440°35'N / 95°19'W40°37'N / 95°16'W3.30 Miles700 Yards0225K0Page
36.71965-07-08240°32'N / 95°42'W003K0Fremont
36.91993-05-06239°28'N / 95°33'W39°38'N / 95°26'W12.00 Miles500 Yards00500K50KAtchison
 Brief Description: The tornado formed west of Arrington near Highway K116 moved north along the Delware River bottom crossing the river 0.5 miles west of Muscotah, then moved northeast through open country before dissipating five miles west of Huron near the county lake. The Tornado was not on the ground continuously but bounced up and down leaving many areas undamaged. At least four farmsteads sustained significant damage along with many trees and numerous power poles and cable. No injures or deaths were reported.
37.11979-08-28340°41'N / 95°22'W40°32'N / 95°13'W12.80 Miles533 Yards003K0Page
37.51974-03-08239°25'N / 95°30'W39°40'N / 95°30'W17.20 Miles220 Yards00250K0Atchison
37.91984-04-26339°25'N / 95°25'W39°38'N / 95°13'W16.00 Miles1200 Yards0925.0M0Atchison
37.91967-01-24239°36'N / 94°56'W39°41'N / 94°53'W6.10 Miles100 Yards00250K0Buchanan
38.21979-10-18239°30'N / 95°36'W39°34'N / 95°25'W10.60 Miles200 Yards00250K0Atchison
38.51991-04-26239°26'N / 95°19'W39°37'N / 95°07'W20.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Atchison
39.11952-11-16340°27'N / 95°04'W40°34'N / 94°41'W21.60 Miles600 Yards0225K0Nodaway
39.21955-04-23240°38'N / 95°14'W1.50 Miles30 Yards0025K0Page
39.41968-04-16240°11'N / 96°05'W0025K0Pawnee
39.51954-04-05340°36'N / 95°14'W40°40'N / 95°10'W5.20 Miles667 Yards000K0Page
39.91963-04-28239°52'N / 96°15'W40°00'N / 95°55'W19.80 Miles100 Yards000K0Marshall
40.61993-05-06239°37'N / 96°08'W39°58'N / 95°55'W23.00 Miles440 Yards005.0M50KNemaha
 Brief Description: The longest track tornado of the day moved southwest to northeast across Nemaha county miraculously producing no deaths or injuries. However significant damage occurred to about 20 different farms or farmsteads and related business, machinery and buildings. The tornado just missed populated areas and remained generally in fields and farm areas. Excessive rain in the days after the storm hampered cleanup. Property damage from the tornado was estimated at $1.1 million. In some areas the tornado was about 1/2 mile wide while in other areas damage was only about 100 yards wide. At times the tornado had multiple vortices.
41.51975-06-18240°40'N / 95°14'W0025K0Page
41.61960-06-29239°45'N / 94°51'W39°54'N / 94°25'W25.10 Miles100 Yards0025K0Buchanan
41.81968-04-16240°40'N / 95°30'W0.50 Mile33 Yards003K0Fremont
42.11965-04-10339°32'N / 94°57'W39°40'N / 94°45'W14.00 Miles200 Yards02250K0Buchanan
42.12004-08-26240°39'N / 95°36'W40°40'N / 95°33'W3.00 Miles880 Yards0000Fremont
 Brief Description: A tornado that eventually reached f2 in strength first touched down 2.5 miles southwest of Riverton. The tornado reached it's maximum intensity and maximum damage width of 1/2 mile when it destroyed a home on 270th street. The tornado also caused signifcant damage to another house, several vehicles, other farm outbuildings, crops and trees before lifting 1 mile southeast of Riverton.
42.32004-08-26240°40'N / 95°12'W40°39'N / 95°02'W7.00 Miles1200 Yards0000Page
 Brief Description: This tornado first touched down around 2 miles east of Coin and tracked 7 miles before lifting just northwest of Shambaugh. The tornado reached it's maximum intensity of f2 north of College Springs where a farmstead sustained serious damage. The roof of a house at this farmstead was removed and siding was damaged, a hay barn was flattened, grain bins were crushed and the roof of a silo and other nearby outbuildings were destroyed. Other farmsteads received damage to outbuildings and the crop and tree damage path at times widened to 3/4 of a mile.
43.51979-03-29440°34'N / 95°02'W40°42'N / 94°55'W10.80 Miles500 Yards0162.5M0Page
43.51969-06-29240°15'N / 94°37'W40°17'N / 94°31'W5.10 Miles100 Yards00250K0Nodaway
43.51983-05-01240°38'N / 95°40'W40°42'N / 95°35'W7.00 Miles20 Yards032.5M0Fremont
43.81965-04-10339°29'N / 95°00'W39°32'N / 94°57'W4.50 Miles200 Yards09250K0Platte
44.21956-04-02339°21'N / 95°28'W39°31'N / 95°20'W13.30 Miles500 Yards012.5M0Marion
44.82004-05-29339°31'N / 94°50'W39°34'N / 94°54'W5.00 Miles400 Yards0000Buchanan
 Brief Description: Large tornado entered Buchanan county just northwest of Dearborn or 7 miles southeast of Dekalb. It stayed over rural areas.
44.81968-04-16240°43'N / 95°27'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Fremont
45.41958-10-08340°25'N / 94°38'W40°25'N / 94°36'W00250K0Nodaway
45.61964-06-22440°42'N / 95°27'W40°46'N / 95°14'W11.90 Miles400 Yards00250K0Fremont
45.81965-04-10339°25'N / 95°07'W39°28'N / 95°03'W4.70 Miles200 Yards0025K0Leavenworth
46.01964-09-22240°39'N / 95°14'W40°48'N / 95°07'W11.80 Miles300 Yards00250K0Page
46.01984-04-26339°24'N / 95°26'W39°25'N / 95°25'W1.00 Mile1200 Yards0025.0M0Jefferson
47.01991-04-26239°21'N / 95°25'W39°26'N / 95°19'W5.00 Miles27 Yards022.5M0Jefferson
47.31984-04-26240°12'N / 94°33'W40°14'N / 94°24'W7.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Gentry
47.31971-05-18239°32'N / 94°48'W39°34'N / 94°45'W3.60 Miles50 Yards0225K0Buchanan
47.41962-08-06439°31'N / 95°47'W39°23'N / 95°40'W11.00 Miles667 Yards03250K0Jackson
47.41959-05-26240°36'N / 95°38'W40°49'N / 95°45'W15.90 Miles400 Yards0025K0Fremont
47.61951-05-31239°22'N / 95°24'W39°24'N / 95°21'W3.00 Miles440 Yards003K0Jefferson
47.61975-12-13240°13'N / 96°14'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Pawnee
47.71971-05-18239°34'N / 94°45'W39°40'N / 94°36'W10.40 Miles50 Yards0025K0Buchanan
47.81964-04-12440°40'N / 95°14'W40°50'N / 95°06'W13.10 Miles400 Yards1282.5M0Page
48.21964-04-20240°45'N / 95°28'W40°47'N / 95°25'W2.70 Miles300 Yards0025K0Fremont
48.71964-06-19340°43'N / 95°21'W40°50'N / 95°11'W11.50 Miles350 Yards022.5M0Page
48.91971-05-18239°24'N / 94°57'W39°32'N / 94°48'W12.10 Miles50 Yards0425K0Platte
49.32008-06-11239°30'N / 96°02'W39°34'N / 95°53'W9.00 Miles300 Yards100K0KJackson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This is the second segment of a tornado that initially touched down in Pottawatomie County and then continued northeast into Jackson County before continuing northeast and dissipating in Nemaha County. This is segment 2 of 3. Upon entering Jackson County the tornado did EF1 and EF0 damage primarily to outbuildings, power poles and large trees. As the tornado continued northeast, it moved south of Soldier causing extensive damage to two farmsteads. One residence was blown off of its foundation while another sustained extensive damage to its external walls and roof. All surrounding outbuildings were destroyed. The tornado continued northeast, striking a mobile home just south of the Nemaha County border. The mobile home was destroyed, and the occupant sustained fatal injuries. The tornado then continued northeast into Nemaha County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Two long lived supercells wreaked havoc across portions of north central and northeast Kansas on the night of June 11th. Three significant tornadoes touched down, caused millions of dollars in damage, killed two, and critically injured three citizens. The town of Chapman saw the most extensive damage. Approximately three-quarters of the town were damaged by the tornado that passed through. Numerous homes were demolished, as were both the middle school and high school. One death occured, as a result of a tree having fallen onto a young woman oustide her car, who had just placed her daughter into her car seat. The most severe, but more localized damage occurred in the Miller Ranch neighborhood in Manhattan, where several homes were completely destroyed. Several buildings on the Kansas StiThe Soldier, Kansas tornado was responsible for the other death. A man was killed in his mobile home when it flipped several times and was found a few miles from it's original location. The unoccupied home a few hundred feet from the mobile home went virtually untouched. Thousands of citizens turned up over the next few weeks to help with the clean-up effort in both Chapman and Manhattan.
49.31979-08-28340°52'N / 95°40'W40°41'N / 95°22'W19.90 Miles533 Yards2142.5M0Fremont
49.82004-05-29339°28'N / 94°48'W39°30'N / 94°49'W2.00 Miles400 Yards0030K0Platte
 Brief Description: Tornado crossed into Buchanan county 5 northwest of Camden Point. Tornado destroyed a barn, and threw an axle from a heavy truck nearly 300 yards.

* 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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