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

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

Earthquake Index, #52

Cayuga, ND
North Dakota

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

Cayuga, ND
North Dakota

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, #152

Cayuga, ND
North Dakota

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 1,633 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Cayuga, ND were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:0Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:161Hail:892Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:0
Thunderstorm Winds:533Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Cayuga, ND.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Cayuga, ND.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 31 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Cayuga, ND.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
10.22005-06-29245°57'N / 97°37'W46°02'N / 97°30'W8.00 Miles200 Yards0000Sargent
 Brief Description: Numerous trees were blown down or uprooted along the damage path. A roof was torn off a pole barn in Havana. Peak winds were estimated at 120 mph.
10.81973-07-01346°07'N / 97°10'W00250K0Richland
14.71953-05-29246°12'N / 97°08'W003K0Richland
15.21958-07-13246°06'N / 97°42'W0025K0Sargent
16.71975-06-19246°14'N / 97°39'W0.30 Mile7 Yards0025K0Sargent
18.21968-06-09245°50'N / 97°38'W45°53'N / 97°34'W3.80 Miles283 Yards01250K0Marshall
19.31973-07-01346°02'N / 97°47'W00250K0Sargent
20.81952-07-01346°04'N / 96°57'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0Richland
22.51982-04-15246°17'N / 97°44'W46°23'N / 97°37'W7.00 Miles440 Yards0025K0Ransom
24.01960-08-25246°18'N / 97°00'W0025K0Richland
27.62007-07-15246°30'N / 97°22'W46°27'N / 97°19'W3.00 Miles200 Yards001.0M1.0MRansom
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado cut a large gap in mature hardwood trees near the Sheyenne River and snapped several wooden power poles. Several sections of a large irrigation system were also tipped over. Peak winds were estimated at 115 mph. Some crops were damaged in Owego Township. EPISODE NARRATIVE: At 3 pm CST on the 15th, a stationary front was located from near Minot (ND) to Jamestown (ND) to near Sisseton (SD). South of the front, mid afternoon temperatures ranged in the mid 80s to lower 90s. To the north of the front, a meso-high had formed, with much cooler and drier air around it. The temperature across the boundary ranged from 89F at Minot, to 73F at Devils Lake, to 64F at Crookston. The upper air pattern had a western ridge and an eastern trough, putting the northern plains in northwest flow aloft. A strengthening upper jet also moved toward eastern North Dakota, giving this system good surface and upper level support. A supercell thunderstorm developed over southern Steele County around 530 pm CST and tracked across western Cass County and into eastern Ransom County before weakening after 7 pm CST. Then, another supercell thunderstorm formed over northern Steele County around 725 pm CST. This storm tracked just west of the path of the first storm, again mainly hitting central Steele County, western Cass County, and eastern Ransom County, before weakening around 915 pm CST. Both thunderstorms tracked south-southeast at speeds between 40 and 50 mph and spawned multiple tornadoes which were embedded within the overall downburst wind and hail pattern. The significant downburst wind and wind driven hail was seen in two partially overlapping paths, with each path from 5 to 7 miles wide and between 60 and 80 miles long (this damage path showed up clearly on satellite images). The strength of these winds is believed to have exceeded 80 mph with speeds over 100 mph in some localized areas. Hail sizes ranged from penny to hen egg sized. Most areas received considerable hail damage at the same time as the strong winds. Law enforcement officials and witnesses stated that the hail often persisted for longer than 5 minutes and completely covered the ground. The hail damaged roofs, windows, and siding in many homes along the damage path. Stripped and decimated corn, bean, and wheat fields were typical along the entire storm path too. The ND Farm Service Administration estimated losses occurred on over 700,000 acres in five counties. Total crop losses may exceed $250 million, with other property losses from $15 to $20 million. Cass and Steele Counties received a Presidential Disaster Declaration.
29.91957-08-12246°24'N / 97°48'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0Ransom
30.01970-08-29246°24'N / 97°53'W46°26'N / 97°40'W10.30 Miles10 Yards0725K0Ransom
30.21964-06-08246°16'N / 97°08'W46°39'N / 97°01'W26.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Richland
31.01964-05-05245°48'N / 96°52'W45°52'N / 96°49'W4.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Roberts
34.31957-06-20246°06'N / 98°06'W2.00 Miles30 Yards0025K0Dickey
35.01961-06-28245°36'N / 97°38'W1.00 Mile33 Yards00250K0Marshall
37.21996-05-31345°41'N / 97°59'W45°44'N / 97°55'W5.00 Miles400 Yards0000Marshall
 Brief Description: An F1 tornado organized over the parking lot of the Target Shopping Center in Aberdeen and tracked northeast towards Bath. It destroyed a green house (a large tent) and it's contents in the Target parking lot, uprooted and snapped trees as it crossed U.S. Highway 12. In addition, it took out the south wall, including a large overhead door, of a cinder block warehouse, broke windows in buildings, and lifted a box car off the train tracks. It also tipped over several semi trailers (the tractors were not attached) rolled over and destroyed a motor home, and threw a pickup truck and it's occupant about 70 feet. The occupant was sligtly injured. Between Aberdeen and Bath, the tornado contained multiple vortices as it strengthened to an F3. Most trees in a shelter belt northeast of Aberdeen were snapped or uprooted and a garage was completely destroyed. Several farms were hit 1 to 2 miles north of Bath. Many outbuildings were destroyed. Two layers of shingles were peeled off a garage and several trees were uprooted. Twelve to 15 high tension utility poles were damaged or destroyed and 17 wooden poles were destroyed along the path of the tornado. The outages caused by the tornado affected several hundred customers. The tornado continued to the northeast producing F1 damage between Bath, Putney, and Claremont. It snapped and uprooted many trees. Outbuildings like grain bins and calf barns were destroyed. Debris was deposited 1 mile away in some instances. A John Deere chopper was turned 180 degrees by the twister. The tornado continued on into Marshall County where it weakened and dissipated near Amherst. No damage was reported in Marshall county except for some trees downed.
37.31955-07-02446°30'N / 97°00'W46°30'N / 96°48'W9.10 Miles150 Yards219250K0Richland
38.32004-09-23245°42'N / 96°44'W45°45'N / 96°48'W2.20 Miles50 Yards0000Roberts
 Brief Description: The storm entered South Dakota from Traverse county, Minnesota where it produced a tornado. The storm produced a second tornado as it crossed Lake Traverse into South Dakota. This tornado was stronger and destroyed a house, a mobile home, and a travel trailer. Another house and travel trailer were damaged and a shed was also ripped apart. The tornado also killed three cattle.
38.41964-05-05346°03'N / 96°36'W46°08'N / 96°34'W5.20 Miles440 Yards0110K0Richland
38.42010-08-07446°06'N / 96°37'W46°06'N / 96°33'W3.00 Miles600 Yards000K0KRichland
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado touched down south of Tyler and tracked to the east for roughly 2.5 miles before crossing the Bois de Sioux River into Wilkin County, Minnesota. In Wilkin County, the tornado continued for another 2.5 miles and lifted about 650 pm CDT. The total track length was about 5 miles and peak winds were estimated at 175 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: By late in the day on the 7th, an east-west lying warm front had set up just north of the South Dakota border, extending eastward into west central Minnesota. South of the warm front, temperatures were in the mid to upper 80s with dew points in the lower 70s. Thunderstorms formed along and north of the warm front and several produced tornadoes.
38.61999-08-15246°34'N / 97°59'W46°31'N / 97°41'W20.00 Miles400 Yards001.2M0Ransom
 Brief Description: Most of the damage from the tornado occurred roughly 3 miles northeast of Fort Ransom, just across the Sheyenne River. One farm had a wood barn and 2 large pole barns completely destroyed. At another nearby farm, another wood barn and a pole barn were destroyed, some debris deposited several hundred feet away. Numerous large trees were broken and a feeding car was thrown a half a mile away. Thousands of large trees surrounding the path of the tornado were snapped in two, many of these along the Sheyenne River Valley.
39.31964-05-05346°08'N / 96°34'W46°08'N / 96°34'W003K0Wilkin
40.92010-08-07446°07'N / 96°33'W46°09'N / 96°31'W3.00 Miles600 Yards000K0KWilkin
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado began in Richland County, North Dakota, at 625 pm CDT, where it had a path length of 2.5 miles. It continued in Wilkin County, Minnesota, where it finally lifted about 2.5 miles southwest of Doran. The total path length was roughly five miles and peak winds were estimated at 175 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: By late in the day on the 7th, an east-west lying warm front had set up just north of the South Dakota border, extending eastward into west central Minnesota. South of the warm front, temperatures were in the mid to upper 80s with dew points in the lower 70s. Thunderstorms formed along and north of the warm front and several produced tornadoes.
42.71955-07-02346°31'N / 96°42'W46°16'N / 96°32'W18.70 Miles440 Yards03250K0Wilkin
45.01996-07-17245°29'N / 97°51'W45°30'N / 97°45'W5.00 Miles150 Yards00200K0Day
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down one mile southwest of Pierpont and traveled east northeast. Two miles east of Pierpont the tornado took out the west wall and the roof of a farmhouse, destroyed a machine shop, a garage, and six grain bins. A truck had its windshield crushed and its side was dented by debris. The tornado also brought down some power lines and several trees in its path.
45.11953-06-15245°30'N / 97°59'W45°35'N / 97°52'W7.60 Miles33 Yards003K0Day
46.12010-05-22245°51'N / 98°18'W45°52'N / 98°17'W1.00 Mile100 Yards000K0KBrown
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An eighth tornado touched down west of Hecla producing damage to one farm including tearing the roof off of an outbuilding and throwing several grain bins 100 yards or more. Widespread tree damage was also noted. The tornado continued northeast damaging another outbuilding and destroying an empty grain bin before lifting. Wind speeds were estimated between 112 and 120 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Several supercell thunderstorms developed along a very strong warm front and produced nine tornadoes from Akaska to Bowdle to Hecla. The largest of the tornadoes was an EF4 tornado which occurred near Bowdle. This tornado produced devastating damage in the Bowdle area. The other tornadoes ranged from EF0 to EF2 and caused extensive tree and building damage. Nearly one-hundred power poles were downed along with several high line towers leaving nearly a thousand customers without power. Also, very strong straight line winds and large hail up to the size of golfballs affected parts of the area causing some damage.
46.81965-05-05246°42'N / 97°12'W46°47'N / 97°12'W5.70 Miles83 Yards00250K0Cass
48.91976-08-19246°47'N / 97°21'W0.30 Mile20 Yards003K0Cass

* 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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