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

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

Earthquake Index, #420

Bigelow, MO
0.11
Missouri
0.70
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

Bigelow, MO
0.0000
Missouri
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, #565

Bigelow, MO
208.63
Missouri
214.01
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 3,426 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Bigelow, MO were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:15Cold:37Dense Fog:2Drought:7
Dust Storm:0Flood:302Hail:1,568Heat:37Heavy Snow:30
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:27Landslide:0Strong Wind:33
Thunderstorm Winds:1,187Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:102Winter Weather:9
Other:70 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Bigelow, MO.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Bigelow, MO.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 86 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Bigelow, MO.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
10.82008-06-05240°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.
18.21973-04-19239°53'N / 95°28'W0.20 Mile100 Yards000K0Brown
19.91961-05-07239°58'N / 95°37'W0025K0Brown
20.61954-05-31240°23'N / 95°25'W40°26'N / 95°09'W14.20 Miles440 Yards0025K0Atchison
20.91984-06-07239°49'N / 95°43'W39°59'N / 95°26'W18.00 Miles300 Yards052.5M0Brown
21.72006-03-30239°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.
23.51955-04-23240°26'N / 95°18'W40°28'N / 95°18'W2.30 Miles100 Yards0025K0Atchison
25.01966-05-23240°27'N / 95°13'W40°28'N / 95°06'W5.70 Miles50 Yards0025K0Atchison
25.31954-05-31240°26'N / 95°09'W40°27'N / 95°01'W6.80 Miles440 Yards0025K0Morgan
25.52005-06-04239°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.
25.71964-04-12240°17'N / 94°59'W40°23'N / 94°49'W10.80 Miles80 Yards002.5M0Nodaway
26.61959-05-18339°49'N / 95°37'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Brown
26.91959-05-18239°44'N / 95°25'W1.00 Mile880 Yards003K0Brown
27.31981-04-03239°47'N / 95°00'W1.80 Miles33 Yards00250K0Doniphan
28.11984-04-26339°38'N / 95°13'W39°48'N / 95°05'W15.00 Miles1200 Yards0025.0M0Doniphan
28.21950-05-05339°39'N / 95°34'W39°51'N / 95°31'W14.00 Miles440 Yards00250K0Brown
28.41950-05-08240°23'N / 95°48'W40°17'N / 95°41'W8.80 Miles467 Yards0125K0Nemaha
28.81959-05-10240°31'N / 95°10'W0.20 Mile17 Yards0025K0Nodaway
28.91959-05-18339°44'N / 95°20'W39°39'N / 95°16'W6.50 Miles400 Yards00250K0Doniphan
29.81962-05-31239°42'N / 95°36'W39°48'N / 95°36'W6.90 Miles13 Yards000K0Brown
29.91998-06-13239°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.
30.51979-03-29440°29'N / 95°09'W40°34'N / 95°02'W8.00 Miles500 Yards040K0Nodaway
30.51994-06-25240°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)
31.71954-04-05440°33'N / 95°23'W40°35'N / 95°20'W3.00 Miles900 Yards00250K0Atchison
32.61955-05-26239°41'N / 94°59'W39°46'N / 94°53'W7.80 Miles220 Yards0125K0Doniphan
32.81967-06-11339°32'N / 95°27'W39°45'N / 95°20'W16.10 Miles33 Yards000K0Atchison
32.91954-03-18239°40'N / 95°31'W000K0Brown
33.21993-05-06239°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.
33.21956-04-02240°22'N / 95°50'W40°24'N / 95°47'W2.30 Miles100 Yards003K0Nemaha
33.71969-07-26239°47'N / 94°49'W0.10 Mile20 Yards00250K0Buchanan
33.81973-06-16239°46'N / 94°50'W6.00 Miles33 Yards0142.5M0Buchanan
33.81954-04-05440°35'N / 95°19'W40°37'N / 95°16'W3.30 Miles700 Yards0225K0Page
33.91959-05-04239°55'N / 95°49'W39°35'N / 95°38'W24.90 Miles1760 Yards00250K0Jackson
34.31968-04-16240°23'N / 95°50'W1.20 Miles33 Yards0025K0Nemaha
34.41979-08-28340°41'N / 95°22'W40°32'N / 95°13'W12.80 Miles533 Yards003K0Page
35.11952-11-16340°27'N / 95°04'W40°34'N / 94°41'W21.60 Miles600 Yards0225K0Nodaway
36.31955-04-23240°38'N / 95°14'W1.50 Miles30 Yards0025K0Page
36.41965-07-08240°32'N / 95°42'W003K0Fremont
36.41954-04-05340°36'N / 95°14'W40°40'N / 95°10'W5.20 Miles667 Yards000K0Page
36.61950-05-05339°37'N / 95°37'W39°39'N / 95°34'W3.30 Miles440 Yards012250K0Jackson
36.71963-04-28340°23'N / 95°53'W40°27'N / 95°50'W4.90 Miles300 Yards1825K0Nemaha
38.11967-01-24239°36'N / 94°56'W39°41'N / 94°53'W6.10 Miles100 Yards00250K0Buchanan
38.61975-06-18240°40'N / 95°14'W0025K0Page
38.91953-06-19239°36'N / 95°36'W000K0Jackson
38.92004-08-26240°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.
39.61969-06-29240°15'N / 94°37'W40°17'N / 94°31'W5.10 Miles100 Yards00250K0Nodaway
39.71979-03-29440°34'N / 95°02'W40°42'N / 94°55'W10.80 Miles500 Yards0162.5M0Page
39.91960-06-29239°45'N / 94°51'W39°54'N / 94°25'W25.10 Miles100 Yards0025K0Buchanan
40.01968-04-16240°40'N / 95°30'W0.50 Mile33 Yards003K0Fremont
40.11993-05-06239°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.
40.41984-04-26339°25'N / 95°25'W39°38'N / 95°13'W16.00 Miles1200 Yards0925.0M0Atchison
40.61991-04-26239°26'N / 95°19'W39°37'N / 95°07'W20.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Atchison
40.72004-08-26240°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.
40.81974-03-08239°25'N / 95°30'W39°40'N / 95°30'W17.20 Miles220 Yards00250K0Atchison
41.31958-10-08340°25'N / 94°38'W40°25'N / 94°36'W00250K0Nodaway
41.51979-10-18239°30'N / 95°36'W39°34'N / 95°25'W10.60 Miles200 Yards00250K0Atchison
42.21968-04-16240°11'N / 96°05'W0025K0Pawnee
42.21965-04-10339°32'N / 94°57'W39°40'N / 94°45'W14.00 Miles200 Yards02250K0Buchanan
42.31983-05-01240°38'N / 95°40'W40°42'N / 95°35'W7.00 Miles20 Yards032.5M0Fremont
42.71968-04-16240°43'N / 95°27'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Fremont
42.91964-09-22240°39'N / 95°14'W40°48'N / 95°07'W11.80 Miles300 Yards00250K0Page
43.11964-06-22440°42'N / 95°27'W40°46'N / 95°14'W11.90 Miles400 Yards00250K0Fremont
43.61984-04-26240°12'N / 94°33'W40°14'N / 94°24'W7.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Gentry
43.71963-04-28239°52'N / 96°15'W40°00'N / 95°55'W19.80 Miles100 Yards000K0Marshall
44.71964-04-12440°40'N / 95°14'W40°50'N / 95°06'W13.10 Miles400 Yards1282.5M0Page
44.71993-05-06239°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.
44.81965-04-10339°29'N / 95°00'W39°32'N / 94°57'W4.50 Miles200 Yards09250K0Platte
45.22004-05-29339°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.
45.91964-06-19340°43'N / 95°21'W40°50'N / 95°11'W11.50 Miles350 Yards022.5M0Page
46.01964-04-20240°45'N / 95°28'W40°47'N / 95°25'W2.70 Miles300 Yards0025K0Fremont
46.41959-05-26240°36'N / 95°38'W40°49'N / 95°45'W15.90 Miles400 Yards0025K0Fremont
47.11956-04-02339°21'N / 95°28'W39°31'N / 95°20'W13.30 Miles500 Yards012.5M0Marion
47.11971-05-18239°34'N / 94°45'W39°40'N / 94°36'W10.40 Miles50 Yards0025K0Buchanan
47.31971-05-18239°32'N / 94°48'W39°34'N / 94°45'W3.60 Miles50 Yards0225K0Buchanan
47.41965-04-10339°25'N / 95°07'W39°28'N / 95°03'W4.70 Miles200 Yards0025K0Leavenworth
47.41979-08-28340°52'N / 95°40'W40°41'N / 95°22'W19.90 Miles533 Yards2142.5M0Fremont
47.62004-05-24240°12'N / 94°33'W40°15'N / 94°15'W17.00 Miles250 Yards0110.0M0Gentry
 Brief Description: This F2 tornado was consistently on the ground from one mile south of Stanberry east-northeast through Albany. Muliple vortices were noticed on chaser video. Extensive damage was observed in Albany. Three homes were destroyed. There were 34 buildings with major damage and 70 buildings had minor damage.
47.71981-04-11240°41'N / 94°45'W40°43'N / 94°53'W6.90 Miles50 Yards022.5M0Taylor
48.41954-04-05240°40'N / 94°53'W40°43'N / 94°40'W11.50 Miles333 Yards000K0Taylor
48.71971-05-18239°40'N / 94°36'W39°45'N / 94°28'W9.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0Clinton
48.91964-06-22340°45'N / 95°36'W40°50'N / 95°29'W8.00 Miles400 Yards00250K0Fremont
49.01984-04-26339°24'N / 95°26'W39°25'N / 95°25'W1.00 Mile1200 Yards0025.0M0Jefferson
49.11984-06-07340°44'N / 95°02'W40°50'N / 94°57'W7.00 Miles100 Yards032.5M0Page
49.51964-06-19340°44'N / 95°03'W40°50'N / 94°53'W10.60 Miles200 Yards01250K0Page
49.61971-05-18239°24'N / 94°57'W39°32'N / 94°48'W12.10 Miles50 Yards0425K0Platte
49.81991-04-26239°21'N / 95°25'W39°26'N / 95°19'W5.00 Miles27 Yards022.5M0Jefferson


* 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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