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

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

Earthquake Index, #49

Blaine County
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

Blaine County
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, #74

Blaine County
95.51
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 8,023 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Blaine County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:28Cold:12Dense Fog:0Drought:10
Dust Storm:0Flood:165Hail:5,503Heat:0Heavy Snow:36
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:9Landslide:0Strong Wind:54
Thunderstorm Winds:1,902Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:3Winter Storm:78Winter Weather:28
Other:195 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Blaine County.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 1 historical earthquake event that had a recorded magnitude of 3.5 or above found in or near Blaine County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
35.21972-10-163.72342.34-99.59

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 28 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Blaine County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
4.61956-10-29441°30'N / 100°20'W42°24'N / 99°29'W75.90 Miles440 Yards00250K0Rock
15.31986-08-06242°03'N / 100°12'W41°56'N / 100°21'W9.00 Miles70 Yards002.5M0Blaine
21.11986-08-06241°56'N / 100°21'W41°59'N / 100°27'W10.00 Miles70 Yards002.5M0Thomas
30.91965-05-24241°29'N / 100°30'W41°59'N / 100°34'W34.60 Miles33 Yards000K0Logan
31.01999-06-04242°05'N / 100°30'W42°15'N / 100°30'W19.00 Miles250 Yards0050K0Cherry
 Brief Description: This was a continuation of the Thomas county tornado that initially touched down 3 miles north north west of Thedford and traveled into Cherry county.
32.01999-06-04242°01'N / 100°36'W42°05'N / 100°35'W4.00 Miles250 Yards0050K0Thomas
 Brief Description: The tornado, observed by numerous storm chasers, including the VORTEX team, and the general public, touched down in Thomas County 3 miles north northwest of Thedford and was on the ground for 15 miles before lifting in southeast Cherry County 6 miles east southeast of Brownlee. The path was over rangeland destroying 9 windmills, several miles of fences and nemerous trees. This was the most significant of 6 tornadoes produced by the same supercell thunderstorm.
34.91975-06-18441°21'N / 100°13'W41°34'N / 100°17'W15.20 Miles33 Yards003K0Custer
35.11981-08-24241°28'N / 100°17'W1.00 Mile200 Yards00250K0Logan
36.81961-05-30341°37'N / 99°52'W41°38'N / 98°56'W48.10 Miles33 Yards000K0Custer
36.81961-05-30341°37'N / 99°52'W41°38'N / 98°56'W48.10 Miles33 Yards000K0Custer
36.81961-05-30441°37'N / 99°52'W41°38'N / 98°56'W48.10 Miles33 Yards00250K0Custer
37.91990-06-01341°16'N / 99°50'W41°44'N / 99°13'W25.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Custer
38.31955-09-20241°39'N / 99°23'W41°44'N / 99°15'W8.50 Miles33 Yards003K0Custer
38.81975-06-18341°23'N / 100°19'W41°28'N / 100°21'W5.40 Miles33 Yards13250K0Logan
40.51962-05-15242°17'N / 100°37'W0025K0Cherry
40.71970-05-12241°24'N / 99°38'W01250K0Custer
41.71972-07-20341°29'N / 99°36'W41°42'N / 99°02'W32.80 Miles150 Yards0025K0Custer
41.71955-05-02241°23'N / 99°38'W000K0Custer
42.82000-10-31241°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.
42.82008-06-05242°12'N / 99°27'W42°25'N / 99°13'W20.00 Miles30 Yards0050K10KRock
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This multiple vortex tornado formed near Rose and tracked northeast for about 20 miles before exiting Rock County about 13 miles south-southeast of Newport at 1500 CST. In Rock County, the tornado broke power poles, shifted a house off its foundation a few inches, destroyed outbuildings, overturned a couple of center pivot irrigation systems, and snapped trees. The tornado maintained the EF2 intensity through Rock and Holt County. The average path width in Rock County was 30 yards. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Supercell thunderstorms developed along a nearly stationary front across southwest Nebraska during the afternoon hours of June 4th and continued through the afternoon of June 5th. The storms produced very large hail during the overninght and morning hours, then some tornadoes during the afternoon of June 5th.
43.01979-07-07242°32'N / 99°42'W42°27'N / 99°35'W7.80 Miles300 Yards003K0Rock
44.41979-07-07242°33'N / 99°47'W42°32'N / 99°42'W3.30 Miles300 Yards012.5M0Brown
44.81974-04-26341°20'N / 99°37'W41°23'N / 99°31'W5.60 Miles33 Yards04250K0Custer
45.81999-06-03241°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.
46.31965-05-08242°33'N / 99°50'W42°37'N / 99°48'W4.10 Miles33 Yards000K0Brown
47.01987-07-06241°36'N / 99°12'W41°40'N / 99°08'W4.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Valley
48.81960-08-05341°42'N / 99°12'W41°40'N / 99°00'W10.30 Miles150 Yards1225K0Valley
48.91965-05-08242°34'N / 100°02'W42°42'N / 100°00'W9.00 Miles33 Yards000K0Brown


* 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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