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Black Hawk, SD Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Black Hawk is about the same as South Dakota average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Black Hawk is lower than South Dakota average and is much lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #33

Black Hawk, SD
0.10
South Dakota
0.05
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

Black Hawk, SD
0.0000
South Dakota
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, #324

Black Hawk, SD
61.98
South Dakota
114.73
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 2,478 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Black Hawk, SD were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:17Cold:2Dense Fog:0Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:68Hail:1,613Heat:1Heavy Snow:14
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:1Landslide:0Strong Wind:97
Thunderstorm Winds:552Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:11Winter Storm:32Winter Weather:2
Other:68 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Black Hawk, SD.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
8.71966-06-264.1N/A44.3-103.4

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 17 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Black Hawk, SD.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
7.81991-05-11244°11'N / 103°13'W1.00 Mile300 Yards05250K0Meade
8.01991-05-11344°12'N / 103°13'W2.00 Miles500 Yards0202.5M0Meade
11.51967-06-18244°04'N / 103°12'W1.00 Mile150 Yards032.5M0Pennington
15.81966-07-23243°58'N / 103°28'W43°56'N / 103°23'W3.80 Miles440 Yards0525K0Pennington
17.51969-07-23244°18'N / 103°41'W0.20 Mile33 Yards000K0Lawrence
22.61968-06-20244°11'N / 103°56'W44°04'N / 103°43'W13.10 Miles100 Yards000K0Lawrence
26.01965-06-11243°49'N / 103°32'W003K0Custer
28.01965-07-12344°15'N / 104°03'W44°13'N / 103°49'W11.40 Miles1600 Yards00250K0Lawrence
30.51965-07-18344°36'N / 103°33'W0025K0Meade
30.91972-06-28244°33'N / 103°43'W0.10 Mile33 Yards013K0Lincoln
34.31966-06-22243°41'N / 103°14'W43°42'N / 103°12'W0025K0Custer
37.41955-09-20244°43'N / 103°25'W1.30 Miles177 Yards003K0Butte
38.71965-07-12344°15'N / 104°15'W44°15'N / 104°03'W9.40 Miles1400 Yards00250K0Crook
41.51953-05-28243°51'N / 104°19'W44°23'N / 104°06'W38.20 Miles433 Yards003K0Weston
45.41975-06-25344°14'N / 104°21'W44°22'N / 104°12'W11.50 Miles440 Yards0025K0Crook
45.61972-05-26244°45'N / 102°55'W1.50 Miles440 Yards0025K0Meade
47.11961-06-22243°31'N / 103°37'W003K0Custer


* 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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