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

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

Earthquake Index, #246

Burke, SD
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, #1

Burke, 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, #154

Burke, SD
123.27
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 1,815 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Burke, SD were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:19Cold:3Dense Fog:0Drought:6
Dust Storm:0Flood:41Hail:1,157Heat:0Heavy Snow:23
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:2Landslide:0Strong Wind:18
Thunderstorm Winds:490Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:1Winter Storm:12Winter Weather:21
Other:22 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Burke, 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 Burke, SD.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
36.11967-11-234.4N/A43.7-99.4

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 40 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Burke, SD.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
2.31965-05-08343°10'N / 99°20'W1.50 Miles20 Yards003K0Gregory
3.81954-08-01243°16'N / 99°28'W43°07'N / 99°16'W14.20 Miles33 Yards020K0Gregory
5.51962-05-15343°12'N / 99°24'W000K0Gregory
7.12002-08-09243°07'N / 99°12'W43°07'N / 99°10'W2.00 Miles200 Yards001.0M0Gregory
 Brief Description: A tornado destroyed a church, a county highway shop, several garages, several small sheds, a mobile home, a camper, and a ten thousand bushel silo. The church was ripped from its foundation, with debris and contents blown over a wide area. Tree damage includes uprooted trees, and power lines were blown down. A resulting power outage lasted for several hours. Windows in many homes and some businesses were broken. The Herrick Honey House was severely damaged, and a honey truck was tipped over. Holes were punched in the walls of some houses by flying debris.
7.91966-06-04243°14'N / 99°26'W1.00 Mile800 Yards00250K0Gregory
12.61971-10-18243°13'N / 99°32'W43°15'N / 99°32'W2.30 Miles367 Yards0025K0Turner
18.41962-05-14343°00'N / 99°02'W43°06'N / 98°55'W8.50 Miles1760 Yards000K0Charles Mix
19.01962-05-16343°04'N / 98°57'W020K0Charles Mix
19.01962-05-14342°53'N / 99°55'W43°00'N / 99°02'W45.30 Miles1760 Yards08250K0Boyd
19.41965-05-08543°00'N / 99°43'W43°26'N / 99°38'W30.10 Miles1760 Yards012.5M0Tripp
22.81957-04-18243°15'N / 99°44'W43°19'N / 99°43'W3.80 Miles33 Yards003K0Tripp
26.31957-06-30243°22'N / 99°45'W0025K0Tripp
26.31968-06-20243°23'N / 99°26'W43°44'N / 98°58'W33.50 Miles33 Yards000K0Gregory
26.41965-05-08243°11'N / 99°50'W43°13'N / 99°48'W000K0Tripp
28.51971-06-04243°23'N / 98°51'W43°26'N / 98°47'W4.30 Miles137 Yards0025K0Charles Mix
30.02010-05-22243°22'N / 99°52'W43°22'N / 99°48'W3.00 Miles150 Yards0080K0KTripp
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado tracked along East 3rd Street in Winner, blowing down carports, trees, and tractor-trailers. A large barn was destroyed east of Winner; the curved roof was blown off in one piece and tossed across a corral. Another machine shed was blown apart. Based on the extent of the damage, wind speeds were estimated around 75 mph through town with peak winds 95 to 115 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Large hail and strong wind gusts accompanied a severe thunderstorm over southern Todd and Tripp Counties. A tornado crossed the town of Winner, causing minor damage in town and destroying two barns east of town.
30.11992-05-15242°45'N / 99°13'W1.00 Mile50 Yards00250K0Holt
30.21992-05-15242°49'N / 98°58'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Holt
31.42010-05-22242°56'N / 99°55'W42°59'N / 99°45'W9.00 Miles20 Yards00120K0KKeya Paha
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: At 930 PM CDT, a tornado touched down approximately 12 miles northwest of Springview and traveled northeast for 20 minutes before lifting 11 miles north of Springview. The tornado did extensive tree damage when it touched down, then moved northeast and struck two farmsteads. At the first farmstead, a loafing shed and stock trailer were destroyed, extensive tree and fence damage occurred, and a roof was torn off an old hog building. The most extensive damage occurred north of the farmstead where six rural electric association poles where broken. The tornado continued to move northeast and destroy a windmill. Then a second farmstead was hit with the tornado destroying a 40 by 60 feet quonset building before the tornado lifted at 950 PM CDT. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Thunderstorms developed along a semi-stationary front that stretched north to south across the Central Plains. By late evening, the front extended south near Highway 83 in northeast Cherry County. The storms rapidly intensified moving northeastward and produced large hail up to 1.25 inches and two tornadoes.
33.41963-06-08242°50'N / 99°45'W0.30 Mile33 Yards003K0Keya Paha
35.21965-05-08243°40'N / 99°14'W43°43'N / 99°18'W4.30 Miles100 Yards0025K0Brule
35.91992-05-15242°44'N / 98°56'W0.50 Mile50 Yards00250K0Holt
36.41965-05-08242°21'N / 99°29'W43°00'N / 99°29'W44.90 Miles33 Yards000K0Rock
36.71962-05-21342°52'N / 98°43'W43°00'N / 98°35'W11.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Boyd
37.31954-06-10243°43'N / 99°11'W1.00 Mile30 Yards0025K0Brule
37.91962-05-21343°00'N / 98°35'W43°00'N / 98°35'W000K0Charles Mix
39.72009-06-24242°38'N / 99°19'W42°35'N / 99°16'W5.00 Miles20 Yards00200K15KRock
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down north of Newport and overturned 2 center pivot irrigation systems, moved a 5000 bushel gran bin approximately 75 yards, snapped a large electrical transmission line pole, snapped a smaller wooden power pole, broke off numerous tree limbs, damaged the roof of an outbuilding, and picked up and spun around an empty grain truck traveling on Highway 20. The truck was heading west and was picked up and deposited in the south ditch. A storm chaser on Highway 20 also witnessed the tornado. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A supercell dropped south out of South Dakota and into north central Nebraska late in the evening. The supercell produced strong winds...large hail...and 2 brief tornadoes.
40.31971-07-24343°46'N / 99°19'W2.50 Miles300 Yards000K0Brule
40.71968-06-20243°29'N / 98°51'W43°36'N / 98°27'W21.40 Miles33 Yards000K0Charles Mix
42.81986-07-28243°47'N / 99°00'W43°43'N / 98°54'W6.00 Miles80 Yards00250K0Brule
43.31992-05-15242°46'N / 98°39'W1.00 Mile50 Yards00250K0Holt
43.91962-05-29442°41'N / 98°27'W43°00'N / 98°40'W24.20 Miles300 Yards000K0Holt
45.31986-07-28243°39'N / 98°43'W43°39'N / 98°36'W3.50 Miles80 Yards0025K0Aurora
45.81956-06-05242°56'N / 100°08'W000K0Keya Paha
46.71998-10-28242°32'N / 98°58'W42°34'N / 98°58'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0050K0Holt
 Brief Description: Tornado touched down on the northeast edge of Atkinson and remained on the ground for nearly 1 mile. The tornado destroyed a pole barn. It also carried a metal shed 100 yards and damaged trees and feed bunks. The tornado touched down two more times, once 1 mile north of Atkinson, just east of Highway 11, and again 2 miles north of Atkinson, just west of Highway 11, doing minor tree damage.
47.51973-07-01243°50'N / 98°59'W0.30 Mile50 Yards0125K0Brule
48.72008-06-05242°25'N / 99°13'W42°33'N / 99°07'W10.00 Miles50 Yards00150K15KHolt
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A supercell tornado touched down just north-northeast of Rose in Rock County and entered Holt County approximately 13 miles south-southwest of Stuart and continued for another 10 miles before dissipating 3 miles south-southeast of Stuart. In Holt County, the multiple vortex tornado broke off power poles, destroyed outbuildings, overturned several center pivot irrigation systems, snapped and uprooted numerous large trees, damaged roofs, and moved vehicles. The tornado maintained the EF2 rating in both Rock and Holt Counties. The average path width in Holt County was 30 yards with the maximum width of 50 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.
48.81986-07-28243°26'N / 98°23'W1.90 Miles80 Yards00250K0Douglas
49.21965-05-08242°33'N / 99°50'W42°37'N / 99°48'W4.10 Miles33 Yards000K0Brown
49.81979-07-07242°33'N / 99°47'W42°32'N / 99°42'W3.30 Miles300 Yards012.5M0Brown


* 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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