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Crane County Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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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.

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

Earthquake Index, #17

Crane County
0.10
Texas
0.04
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

Crane County
0.0000
Texas
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, #188

Crane County
73.95
Texas
208.58
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 4,783 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:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:1Drought:20
Dust Storm:2Flood:707Hail:2,835Heat:1Heavy Snow:8
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:2Landslide:0Strong Wind:27
Thunderstorm Winds:1,131Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:3Winter Weather:8
Other:38 

Volcanos Nearby

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)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
47.91976-01-254.1231.9-103.08
16.81982-01-043.9531.18-102.49
9.61978-03-023.51131.56-102.51

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)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
6.81954-05-29231°24'N / 102°36'W020K0Crane
8.31962-07-10231°24'N / 102°21'W000K0Crane
17.21981-10-15231°39'N / 102°22'W1.50 Miles30 Yards0225K0Ector
24.31977-04-19331°25'N / 102°56'W31°26'N / 102°52'W4.30 Miles200 Yards0182.5M0Ward
29.31960-04-26231°08'N / 102°13'W31°08'N / 102°02'W10.90 Miles200 Yards003K0Upton
30.31987-05-25231°27'N / 103°04'W31°34'N / 102°55'W11.00 Miles100 Yards000K0Ward
31.21973-05-12231°51'N / 102°19'W1.00 Mile120 Yards00250K0Ector
32.92010-05-14331°49'N / 102°43'W31°54'N / 102°43'W4.00 Miles500 Yards00100K0KEctor
 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.
34.61961-07-21231°55'N / 102°23'W0.50 Mile33 Yards000K0Ector
35.01977-06-30231°10'N / 103°00'W0.50 Mile30 Yards000K0Pecos
35.61954-04-21231°02'N / 102°53'W1.00 Mile880 Yards003K0Pecos
37.31990-06-01431°05'N / 102°21'W30°51'N / 101°57'W22.00 Miles1233 Yards22125.0M0Pecos
38.01954-06-01230°54'N / 102°18'W30°56'N / 102°10'W8.30 Miles880 Yards003K0Pecos
39.51990-04-15230°54'N / 102°50'W30°57'N / 102°48'W3.50 Miles250 Yards002.5M0Pecos
43.01961-05-16230°54'N / 102°53'W0.10 Mile33 Yards00250K0Pecos
43.91965-05-15331°58'N / 102°06'W1.00 Mile33 Yards00250K0Midland
45.01955-05-30231°50'N / 103°05'W2.00 Miles600 Yards0025K0Winkler
47.31969-06-03232°00'N / 102°20'W32°09'N / 102°09'W14.90 Miles33 Yards000K0Ector
49.41960-04-21230°49'N / 102°56'W0.30 Mile67 Yards0025K0Pecos


* 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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