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The chance of earthquake damage in Corning is about the same as Kansas average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Corning is lower than Kansas average and is higher than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #142

Corning, KS
0.04
Kansas
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

Corning, KS
0.0000
Kansas
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, #519

Corning, KS
199.10
Kansas
252.53
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 4,257 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Corning, KS were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:9Cold:21Dense Fog:10Drought:7
Dust Storm:0Flood:307Hail:2,090Heat:25Heavy Snow:22
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:18Landslide:0Strong Wind:39
Thunderstorm Winds:1,429Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:1Winter Storm:71Winter Weather:22
Other:186 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Corning, KS.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Corning, KS.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 78 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Corning, KS.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
9.32008-06-11239°30'N / 96°02'W39°34'N / 95°53'W9.00 Miles300 Yards100K0KJackson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This is the second segment of a tornado that initially touched down in Pottawatomie County and then continued northeast into Jackson County before continuing northeast and dissipating in Nemaha County. This is segment 2 of 3. Upon entering Jackson County the tornado did EF1 and EF0 damage primarily to outbuildings, power poles and large trees. As the tornado continued northeast, it moved south of Soldier causing extensive damage to two farmsteads. One residence was blown off of its foundation while another sustained extensive damage to its external walls and roof. All surrounding outbuildings were destroyed. The tornado continued northeast, striking a mobile home just south of the Nemaha County border. The mobile home was destroyed, and the occupant sustained fatal injuries. The tornado then continued northeast into Nemaha County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Two long lived supercells wreaked havoc across portions of north central and northeast Kansas on the night of June 11th. Three significant tornadoes touched down, caused millions of dollars in damage, killed two, and critically injured three citizens. The town of Chapman saw the most extensive damage. Approximately three-quarters of the town were damaged by the tornado that passed through. Numerous homes were demolished, as were both the middle school and high school. One death occured, as a result of a tree having fallen onto a young woman oustide her car, who had just placed her daughter into her car seat. The most severe, but more localized damage occurred in the Miller Ranch neighborhood in Manhattan, where several homes were completely destroyed. Several buildings on the Kansas StiThe Soldier, Kansas tornado was responsible for the other death. A man was killed in his mobile home when it flipped several times and was found a few miles from it's original location. The unoccupied home a few hundred feet from the mobile home went virtually untouched. Thousands of citizens turned up over the next few weeks to help with the clean-up effort in both Chapman and Manhattan.
9.31993-05-06239°37'N / 96°08'W39°58'N / 95°55'W23.00 Miles440 Yards005.0M50KNemaha
 Brief Description: The longest track tornado of the day moved southwest to northeast across Nemaha county miraculously producing no deaths or injuries. However significant damage occurred to about 20 different farms or farmsteads and related business, machinery and buildings. The tornado just missed populated areas and remained generally in fields and farm areas. Excessive rain in the days after the storm hampered cleanup. Property damage from the tornado was estimated at $1.1 million. In some areas the tornado was about 1/2 mile wide while in other areas damage was only about 100 yards wide. At times the tornado had multiple vortices.
12.72008-06-11239°27'N / 96°06'W39°30'N / 96°02'W5.00 Miles200 Yards100K0KPottawatomie
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This is the first segment of an EF-2 tornado that began in Pottawatomie County, moved northeast into Jackson County and continued northeast into Nemaha County before dissipating. This is segment 1 of 3 for the tornado path. In Pottawatomie County the tornado touched down near a farmstead south of Havensville and compromised some of the external walls of a residence as well as tearing a large portion of the roof off of the residence. Extensive damage was noted to outbuildings and trees near the residence. The tornado continued northeast damaging mainly rural areas of northeastern Pottawatomie County damaging trees and power poles. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Two long lived supercells wreaked havoc across portions of north central and northeast Kansas on the night of June 11th. Three significant tornadoes touched down, caused millions of dollars in damage, killed two, and critically injured three citizens. The town of Chapman saw the most extensive damage. Approximately three-quarters of the town were damaged by the tornado that passed through. Numerous homes were demolished, as were both the middle school and high school. One death occured, as a result of a tree having fallen onto a young woman oustide her car, who had just placed her daughter into her car seat. The most severe, but more localized damage occurred in the Miller Ranch neighborhood in Manhattan, where several homes were completely destroyed. Several buildings on the Kansas StiThe Soldier, Kansas tornado was responsible for the other death. A man was killed in his mobile home when it flipped several times and was found a few miles from it's original location. The unoccupied home a few hundred feet from the mobile home went virtually untouched. Thousands of citizens turned up over the next few weeks to help with the clean-up effort in both Chapman and Manhattan.
17.41959-05-04239°55'N / 95°49'W39°35'N / 95°38'W24.90 Miles1760 Yards00250K0Jackson
18.01993-05-06239°42'N / 95°44'W39°49'N / 95°42'W8.00 Miles300 Yards00500K50KBrown
 Brief Description: The tornado began near Highway 75 about eight miles south of Fairview and moved northnortheast damaging about half dozen farmsteads before dissipating southeast of Fairview. The tornado was not on the ground continuously along its path. Debris from the tornado was reported in the sky west of Hiawatha.
18.21963-04-28239°48'N / 96°19'W39°52'N / 96°15'W5.60 Miles100 Yards000K0Marshall
18.51978-05-31339°22'N / 96°02'W39°28'N / 95°43'W18.10 Miles1300 Yards312.5M0Jackson
19.31963-04-28239°52'N / 96°15'W40°00'N / 95°55'W19.80 Miles100 Yards000K0Marshall
19.51982-06-08239°22'N / 95°58'W39°26'N / 95°47'W10.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Jackson
20.31979-10-18239°20'N / 96°01'W39°30'N / 95°36'W24.90 Miles200 Yards00250K0Jackson
21.31998-06-13239°54'N / 95°47'W39°54'N / 95°47'W1.00 Mile100 Yards003.5M0Nemaha
 Brief Description: A tornado ripped through downtown Sabetha causing extensive structural damage to buildings in a two block area, as well as downing power lines and several large trees. The tornado's path extended from one-half mile west to one-half mile east of the City Hall building. Eighteen buildings in downtown sustained damage with five buildings including City Hall damaged close to the point of loss. The tornado caused 2 million in damage to City Hall alone as it destroyed half the roof and walls of the building. Away from downtown several homes and vehicles were damaged from fallen trees and limbs on the fringes of the tornado or from strong straight line winds.
21.61962-08-06439°31'N / 95°47'W39°23'N / 95°40'W11.00 Miles667 Yards03250K0Jackson
23.11953-06-19239°36'N / 95°36'W000K0Jackson
23.31950-05-05339°37'N / 95°37'W39°39'N / 95°34'W3.30 Miles440 Yards012250K0Jackson
23.71962-05-31239°42'N / 95°36'W39°48'N / 95°36'W6.90 Miles13 Yards000K0Brown
23.81978-05-31339°19'N / 96°23'W39°22'N / 96°02'W18.90 Miles1300 Yards00250K0Pottawatomie
24.51959-05-18339°49'N / 95°37'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Brown
26.51979-10-18239°15'N / 96°21'W39°20'N / 96°01'W18.60 Miles200 Yards05250K0Pottawatomie
26.71950-05-05339°39'N / 95°34'W39°51'N / 95°31'W14.00 Miles440 Yards00250K0Brown
26.91961-10-12239°19'N / 95°47'W1.00 Mile33 Yards003K0Jackson
27.21954-03-18239°40'N / 95°31'W000K0Brown
28.61959-05-02239°51'N / 96°39'W39°37'N / 96°28'W18.70 Miles33 Yards0025K0Marshall
29.01979-10-18239°30'N / 95°36'W39°34'N / 95°25'W10.60 Miles200 Yards00250K0Atchison
29.21974-03-08239°25'N / 95°30'W39°40'N / 95°30'W17.20 Miles220 Yards00250K0Atchison
29.41984-06-07239°49'N / 95°43'W39°59'N / 95°26'W18.00 Miles300 Yards052.5M0Brown
29.51993-05-06239°28'N / 95°33'W39°38'N / 95°26'W12.00 Miles500 Yards00500K50KAtchison
 Brief Description: The tornado formed west of Arrington near Highway K116 moved north along the Delware River bottom crossing the river 0.5 miles west of Muscotah, then moved northeast through open country before dissipating five miles west of Huron near the county lake. The Tornado was not on the ground continuously but bounced up and down leaving many areas undamaged. At least four farmsteads sustained significant damage along with many trees and numerous power poles and cable. No injures or deaths were reported.
29.72005-06-04239°46'N / 95°32'W39°47'N / 95°27'W3.00 Miles100 Yards00400K0Brown
 Brief Description: Three farmsteads or businesses sustained damage with a total of 15 buildings damaged or destroyed. Several cars were rolled and a combine was moved a considerable distance. A salvage yard was near one of the houses damaged by the tornado. A hubcap from the salvage yard had become airborne and was impaled in the sheet rock in the living room of the house.
29.81991-04-26239°14'N / 95°52'W39°16'N / 95°49'W7.00 Miles27 Yards003K0Jackson
30.41968-04-16239°04'N / 96°10'W39°24'N / 95°35'W38.70 Miles33 Yards0025K0Wabaunsee
30.61961-05-07239°58'N / 95°37'W0025K0Brown
32.61984-04-26239°14'N / 95°43'W39°21'N / 95°34'W10.00 Miles400 Yards012.5M0Jackson
32.81967-06-11339°10'N / 95°40'W39°32'N / 95°27'W27.80 Miles33 Yards00250K0Shawnee
32.91959-05-18239°44'N / 95°25'W1.00 Mile880 Yards003K0Brown
33.71973-04-19239°53'N / 95°28'W0.20 Mile100 Yards000K0Brown
33.91967-06-11339°32'N / 95°27'W39°45'N / 95°20'W16.10 Miles33 Yards000K0Atchison
34.21991-04-26239°06'N / 96°00'W39°14'N / 95°52'W9.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Shawnee
34.41960-05-19439°09'N / 96°20'W39°11'N / 95°57'W20.60 Miles33 Yards01225.0M0Wabaunsee
34.51960-05-19439°11'N / 95°57'W39°13'N / 95°35'W19.60 Miles880 Yards1912.5M0Shawnee
36.41984-04-26339°24'N / 95°26'W39°25'N / 95°25'W1.00 Mile1200 Yards0025.0M0Jefferson
36.51968-04-16240°11'N / 96°05'W0025K0Pawnee
36.91956-04-02339°21'N / 95°28'W39°31'N / 95°20'W13.30 Miles500 Yards012.5M0Marion
36.91966-05-11339°10'N / 95°48'W39°12'N / 95°37'W9.90 Miles660 Yards0025K0Shawnee
37.01974-03-08239°12'N / 95°30'W39°25'N / 95°30'W14.90 Miles220 Yards00250K0Shawnee
38.41956-04-02338°58'N / 95°57'W39°21'N / 95°28'W37.00 Miles790 Yards012.5M0Marion
38.61967-06-07240°07'N / 96°56'W40°14'N / 95°40'W67.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Jefferson
38.71965-06-21239°16'N / 96°33'W0025K0Pottawatomie
38.81959-05-18339°44'N / 95°20'W39°39'N / 95°16'W6.50 Miles400 Yards00250K0Doniphan
39.01984-04-26339°25'N / 95°25'W39°38'N / 95°13'W16.00 Miles1200 Yards0925.0M0Atchison
39.21984-04-26239°06'N / 95°53'W0.60 Mile100 Yards04250K0Shawnee
39.61951-05-31239°22'N / 95°24'W39°24'N / 95°21'W3.00 Miles440 Yards003K0Jefferson
39.71991-04-26239°21'N / 95°25'W39°26'N / 95°19'W5.00 Miles27 Yards022.5M0Jefferson
40.21975-12-13240°13'N / 96°14'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Pawnee
40.21960-05-19239°07'N / 95°40'W39°09'N / 95°44'W4.10 Miles33 Yards003K0Shawnee
40.71960-05-19439°13'N / 95°35'W39°14'N / 95°26'W7.90 Miles880 Yards01250K0Jefferson
40.91962-08-06239°11'N / 95°34'W000K0Jefferson
41.41981-07-19239°08'N / 95°39'W0.30 Mile150 Yards09250K0Shawnee
41.61959-05-29239°49'N / 96°47'W010K0Marshall
42.41962-08-06239°10'N / 95°33'W000K0Jefferson
42.81974-03-08238°58'N / 95°57'W39°12'N / 95°30'W29.00 Miles220 Yards00250K0Shawnee
43.21958-06-12239°02'N / 96°00'W39°02'N / 95°55'W4.30 Miles200 Yards0025K0Wabaunsee
43.52008-06-05240°04'N / 95°31'W40°12'N / 95°28'W9.00 Miles880 Yards000K0KRichardson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado started approximately 4 miles east of Falls City and traveled north northeast. Soon after the initial touchdown there was damage to the roof of a home and a church. The tornado then produced tree damage before blowing the roof off of a home and destroying several sheds and barns at another farmstead. Other tree, house, outbuilding and power pole damage was observed along its path before it crossed the Missouri River into Holt county Missouri. The damage path reached a half mile wide where high tension power poles were snapped northeast of Falls City. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A warm front and low pressure system over northern Kansas lifted northeast into southeast Nebraska and southwest Iowa as an unseasonably strong upper level low pressure system lifted from the Rockies into the northern plains. The front and upper level disturbance caused fast moving thunderstorms, a few severe, to develop during the late morning hours in northeast Nebraska. After a brief lull in the activity through early afternoon, additional thunderstorms developed over eastern Nebraska. The storms developed along 2 lines, one extended north of Columbus while the other stretched from southeast Nebraska into southwest Iowa. Several of the storms turned severe, including one supercell that produced an EF2 tornado in extreme southeast Nebraska. Besides the severe weather, a few of the thunderstorms produced additional areas of heavy rain that fell on saturated soils and caused some already high rivers to flood.
44.21991-04-26239°26'N / 95°19'W39°37'N / 95°07'W20.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Atchison
44.61988-11-15239°03'N / 95°41'W39°07'N / 95°36'W5.00 Miles70 Yards0222.5M0Shawnee
44.91970-11-08239°05'N / 95°38'W1.00 Mile300 Yards0025K0Shawnee
45.81958-07-03240°14'N / 96°28'W40°18'N / 96°16'W11.20 Miles33 Yards01250K0Pawnee
46.41975-06-02240°07'N / 96°40'W0.20 Mile27 Yards00250K0Gage
46.91984-04-26339°38'N / 95°13'W39°48'N / 95°05'W15.00 Miles1200 Yards0025.0M0Doniphan
47.22008-06-11439°07'N / 96°42'W39°12'N / 96°34'W9.00 Miles440 Yards000K0KRiley
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down to the southwest of Manahattan on a farm, and first destroyed a large machine shed, and threw a grain cart into an adjacent field. The tornado tracked to the northeast and destroyed several homes that were in the process of being built. Then, the tornado entered the Miller Ranch area of Manhattan, where the EF-4 damage was observed. Fifteen well built homes were completely destroyed. Nearby in the Amherst residential area, approximately thirty homes were damaged. A local newspaper reported that 45 residences in Manhattan were destroyed, 142 were damaged, and 637 were affected by the tornado. Ninety three apartments or duplexes, twenty mobile homes, and ten total businesses were impacted. Thereafter, the windows at the Little Apple Honda/Toyota car dealership were blown out, and several cars on the lots were tossed. A nearby hardware store and several self-storage units were demolished. Other nearby businesses were also damaged. The Lee Elementary School was then damaged. The tornado continued toward the Kansas State University campus. There, the roof was blown off a fraternity house, windows were blown out of buildings, the USDA Wind Erosion Labratory roof was damaged, and debris from damage to the southwest was blown across the campus. Summer classes at the University were shuffled around to find appropriate, undamaged buildings to hold summer students. New student orientation was also going on the week the tornado struck. It was reported that $20 million dollars in damage was done to the KSU campus alone. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Two long lived supercells wreaked havoc across portions of north central and northeast Kansas on the night of June 11th. Three significant tornadoes touched down, caused millions of dollars in damage, killed two, and critically injured three citizens. The town of Chapman saw the most extensive damage. Approximately three-quarters of the town were damaged by the tornado that passed through. Numerous homes were demolished, as were both the middle school and high school. One death occured, as a result of a tree having fallen onto a young woman oustide her car, who had just placed her daughter into her car seat. The most severe, but more localized damage occurred in the Miller Ranch neighborhood in Manhattan, where several homes were completely destroyed. Several buildings on the Kansas StiThe Soldier, Kansas tornado was responsible for the other death. A man was killed in his mobile home when it flipped several times and was found a few miles from it's original location. The unoccupied home a few hundred feet from the mobile home went virtually untouched. Thousands of citizens turned up over the next few weeks to help with the clean-up effort in both Chapman and Manhattan.
47.21973-09-25339°44'N / 96°58'W40°00'N / 96°47'W20.70 Miles100 Yards0025.0M0Marshall
47.21953-08-02240°05'N / 96°45'W40°05'N / 96°42'W1.90 Miles33 Yards003K0Gage
47.71966-06-08538°55'N / 95°55'W39°05'N / 95°35'W21.10 Miles880 Yards16450250.0M0Shawnee
47.91960-05-19339°14'N / 95°26'W39°13'N / 95°13'W11.50 Miles33 Yards010K0Jefferson
48.22001-04-11240°15'N / 96°30'W40°16'N / 96°29'W2.00 Miles50 Yards02400K0Gage
 Brief Description: A tornado caused extensive damage in Virginia with most of the damage occurring along a 4 block long and 1 block wide stretch through the center of town. One house was almost completely destroyed causing minor injuries to 2 people living there. Six other homes and businesses sustained extensive damage, and trees and other debris were scattered all over the community.
48.61980-05-31239°03'N / 95°34'W2.00 Miles220 Yards00250K0Shawnee
49.02006-04-06239°47'N / 96°52'W40°00'N / 96°56'W17.00 Miles440 Yards00750K0Washington
 Brief Description: This tornado touched down at 420pm cst 5 miles north of Barnes and was on the ground for 17 miles before crossing the state line into Gage County, Nebraska 3.5 miles east-northeast of Hollenberg, Kansas...or about 3 miles south and 0.5 miles west of Odell, Nebraska. It was caused by a supercell thunderstorm and was sighted by many storm chasers and storm spotters. Most of the damage with this tornado was rated as F0 or F1. However, strong F2 damage was noted near the intersection of Highways 36 and 148, where one brick home had the roof torn off and some of the exterior walls knocked down. The occupants of the home were in the basement and had to be helped from the damaged home by emergency personel. Four outbuildings were also damaged at this location. Elsewhere, the tornado caused damage to one other home and five additional outbuildings as well as many trees, and one home was completely destroyed just southeast of Hanover.
49.11950-05-08240°23'N / 95°48'W40°17'N / 95°41'W8.80 Miles467 Yards0125K0Nemaha
49.81958-07-03240°09'N / 96°51'W40°14'N / 96°28'W20.90 Miles33 Yards01250K0Gage
49.81983-05-06338°54'N / 95°52'W39°03'N / 95°35'W19.00 Miles150 Yards12525.0M0Shawnee


* 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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