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Brookings Micro Area Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 

The chance of earthquake damage in Brookings Area is about the same as South Dakota average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Brookings Area is higher than South Dakota 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, #615

Brookings Area
0.02
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, #129

Brookings Area
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, #475

Brookings Area
145.17
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 9,524 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Brookings Area were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:98Cold:30Dense Fog:3Drought:14
Dust Storm:0Flood:591Hail:4,827Heat:12Heavy Snow:81
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:13Landslide:0Strong Wind:112
Thunderstorm Winds:3,336Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:3Winter Storm:131Winter Weather:82
Other:191 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Brookings Area.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
25.61982-07-113.6544.01-96.72

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 41 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Brookings Area.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
8.61971-06-19244°38'N / 97°06'W44°22'N / 96°27'W36.80 Miles33 Yards000K0Hamlin
8.91971-06-19244°27'N / 96°39'W000K0Brookings
9.61961-06-21344°00'N / 97°05'W44°31'N / 96°43'W39.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Minnehaha
13.51971-06-19244°34'N / 96°52'W003K0Deuel
14.81992-06-16344°21'N / 97°07'W44°19'N / 97°04'W2.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Brookings
16.31970-06-15344°09'N / 96°57'W44°10'N / 96°54'W00250K0Lake
17.01986-07-18244°34'N / 96°42'W44°35'N / 96°29'W17.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Deuel
17.11992-06-16344°21'N / 97°10'W44°21'N / 97°07'W2.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Kingsbury
24.61968-06-21244°24'N / 96°28'W44°22'N / 96°08'W16.40 Miles30 Yards010K0Lincoln
25.11956-06-29244°00'N / 96°53'W44°02'N / 96°34'W15.60 Miles33 Yards013K0Moody
26.21961-06-21344°33'N / 97°32'W44°00'N / 97°05'W43.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Kingsbury
26.81956-06-29244°00'N / 96°58'W44°00'N / 96°53'W3.00 Miles33 Yards003K0Lake
27.21986-07-18244°34'N / 97°27'W44°35'N / 97°06'W14.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Hamlin
29.41965-05-24244°00'N / 97°10'W44°07'N / 97°13'W7.90 Miles33 Yards000K0Lake
30.41955-07-07444°29'N / 96°12'W30.00 Miles33 Yards1132.5M0Lyon
31.81981-07-22244°47'N / 97°06'W00250K0Hamlin
32.01955-04-19244°17'N / 96°09'W44°25'N / 96°09'W9.20 Miles80 Yards00250K0Lincoln
32.31965-05-24244°00'N / 97°11'W000K0Lake
33.52000-07-11243°58'N / 97°10'W43°57'N / 97°07'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0050K0Lake
 Brief Description: A tornado destroyed storage sheds, lighting, fencing, and caused other damage at Lake County Speedway. The tornado also damaged crops over a small area.
34.31969-06-25243°51'N / 96°24'W44°06'N / 96°23'W17.00 Miles120 Yards00250K0Pipestone
35.81992-08-09243°52'N / 96°56'W3.00 Miles250 Yards002.5M0Lake
37.71987-07-11243°50'N / 96°44'W43°50'N / 96°42'W5.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Minnehaha
37.81992-06-16344°05'N / 97°32'W44°11'N / 97°26'W3.00 Miles73 Yards002.5M0Miner
38.91992-06-16243°47'N / 96°56'W43°51'N / 96°51'W5.00 Miles50 Yards002.5M0Minnehaha
39.01957-06-10243°51'N / 97°05'W000K0Lake
39.11979-06-19244°54'N / 97°06'W002.5M0Codington
40.41983-07-18344°54'N / 97°10'W0.50 Mile100 Yards002.5M0Codington
40.51965-05-08243°46'N / 96°49'W43°49'N / 96°54'W4.50 Miles10 Yards0025K0Clay
41.42003-06-24244°25'N / 97°39'W44°26'N / 97°37'W2.20 Miles200 Yards00200K0Kingsbury
 Brief Description: A tornado caused heavy damage to farm buildings including homes.
41.61984-05-12344°50'N / 97°30'W44°48'N / 97°15'W13.00 Miles1320 Yards002.5M0Codington
42.31962-07-07244°42'N / 97°33'W44°40'N / 97°32'W0025K0Clark
43.91953-05-29244°39'N / 97°37'W44°41'N / 97°34'W1.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Clark
44.11984-06-07244°01'N / 97°32'W0.10 Mile60 Yards00250K0Miner
44.52008-06-05243°43'N / 96°46'W43°45'N / 96°44'W3.00 Miles100 Yards000K0KMinnehaha
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado caused damage to silos, farm buildings, power lines, and numerous trees. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Thunderstorms produced numerous events of tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds over southeast South Dakota from late morning through the evening of June 5th. The thunderstorms also produced heavy rain which resulted in flash flooding at several locations.
44.61962-05-16244°10'N / 97°39'W000K0Miner
45.52007-05-05244°04'N / 97°36'W44°04'N / 97°37'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0020K0KMiner
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado damaged outbuildings and destroyed a hunting lodge. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Numerous thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening of May 5th produced large hail, damaging winds, several tornadoes, and flash flooding in southeast South Dakota. Significant damage was reported from several locations.
45.81964-06-08244°47'N / 97°32'W000K0Clark
46.11965-05-08243°57'N / 97°30'W43°59'N / 97°34'W3.30 Miles243 Yards0025K0Miner
46.91969-06-25243°40'N / 96°25'W43°51'N / 96°24'W12.30 Miles120 Yards05250K0Rock
46.91985-04-20343°55'N / 96°05'W44°01'N / 96°00'W7.20 Miles250 Yards022.5M0Murray
47.61985-04-20343°54'N / 96°06'W43°55'N / 96°05'W0.80 Mile250 Yards002.5M0Pipestone


* 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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