Crane County Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
The chance of earthquake damage in Crane County is about the same as Texas average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Crane County is much lower than Texas average and is lower than the national average.
Earthquake Index, #17
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
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, #188
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 4,783 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Crane County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:
|Dust Storm:||2||Flood:||707||Hail:||2,835||Heat:||1||Heavy Snow:||8|
|High Surf:||0||Hurricane:||0||Ice Storm:||2||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||27|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||1,131||Tropical Storm:||0||Wildfire:||0||Winter Storm:||3||Winter Weather:||8|
No volcano is found in or near Crane County.
Historical Earthquake Events
A total of 3 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Crane County.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Depth (km)||Latitude||Longitude|
Historical Tornado Events
A total of 19 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Crane County.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|6.8||1954-05-29||2||31°24'N / 102°36'W||0||2||0K||0||Crane|
|8.3||1962-07-10||2||31°24'N / 102°21'W||0||0||0K||0||Crane|
|17.2||1981-10-15||2||31°39'N / 102°22'W||1.50 Miles||30 Yards||0||2||25K||0||Ector|
|24.3||1977-04-19||3||31°25'N / 102°56'W||31°26'N / 102°52'W||4.30 Miles||200 Yards||0||18||2.5M||0||Ward|
|29.3||1960-04-26||2||31°08'N / 102°13'W||31°08'N / 102°02'W||10.90 Miles||200 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Upton|
|30.3||1987-05-25||2||31°27'N / 103°04'W||31°34'N / 102°55'W||11.00 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Ward|
|31.2||1973-05-12||2||31°51'N / 102°19'W||1.00 Mile||120 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Ector|
|32.9||2010-05-14||3||31°49'N / 102°43'W||31°54'N / 102°43'W||4.00 Miles||500 Yards||0||0||100K||0K||Ector|
|Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: At 12:15 pm CST, members of the TWISTEX research group confirmed the formation of a tornado approximately 6.5 miles south of Notrees. This tornado progressed northeastward around 20 mph, first causing damage to power poles around from 12:16 to 12:17 pm CST. As it continued to track to the northeast, the tornado caused significant damage to oil equipment from 12:19 to 12:22 pm CST. Two type 320 pump jacks, each weighing 71,000 pounds including the concrete base, were blown over. The tornado then began to weaken at 12:27 pm CST, and dissipated at 12:28 pm CST approximately 2 miles southeast of Notrees, TX. EPISODE NARRATIVE: During the late morning hours, an upper level disturbance slowly progressed over the area. At the surface, abundant low level moisture was available due to southeasterly to easterly winds. A nearly stationary frontal boundary across the Permian basin provided a focus for rapid thunderstorm development. Several supercell thunderstorms resulted in widespread severe weather in the form of tornadoes, flash flooding and large hail across the Texas Permian Basin. The supercell thunderstorms eventually diminished during the late evening hours across the southern Permian Basin.|
|34.6||1961-07-21||2||31°55'N / 102°23'W||0.50 Mile||33 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Ector|
|35.0||1977-06-30||2||31°10'N / 103°00'W||0.50 Mile||30 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Pecos|
|35.6||1954-04-21||2||31°02'N / 102°53'W||1.00 Mile||880 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Pecos|
|37.3||1990-06-01||4||31°05'N / 102°21'W||30°51'N / 101°57'W||22.00 Miles||1233 Yards||2||21||25.0M||0||Pecos|
|38.0||1954-06-01||2||30°54'N / 102°18'W||30°56'N / 102°10'W||8.30 Miles||880 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Pecos|
|39.5||1990-04-15||2||30°54'N / 102°50'W||30°57'N / 102°48'W||3.50 Miles||250 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Pecos|
|43.0||1961-05-16||2||30°54'N / 102°53'W||0.10 Mile||33 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Pecos|
|43.9||1965-05-15||3||31°58'N / 102°06'W||1.00 Mile||33 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Midland|
|45.0||1955-05-30||2||31°50'N / 103°05'W||2.00 Miles||600 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Winkler|
|47.3||1969-06-03||2||32°00'N / 102°20'W||32°09'N / 102°09'W||14.90 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Ector|
|49.4||1960-04-21||2||30°49'N / 102°56'W||0.30 Mile||67 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Pecos|
* 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.