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

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

Earthquake Index, #41

Cuming County
0.02
Nebraska
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

Cuming County
0.0000
Nebraska
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, #35

Cuming County
200.99
Nebraska
205.07
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 14,066 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Cuming County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:104Cold:133Dense Fog:1Drought:23
Dust Storm:2Flood:982Hail:6,922Heat:26Heavy Snow:94
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:41Landslide:0Strong Wind:181
Thunderstorm Winds:4,837Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:1Winter Storm:242Winter Weather:106
Other:371 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Cuming County.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Cuming County.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Cuming County.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 68 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Cuming County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
5.21967-08-01241°59'N / 96°50'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Cuming
13.51954-06-17342°05'N / 97°03'W42°07'N / 96°42'W17.90 Miles163 Yards00250K0Stanton
17.31954-06-17342°07'N / 96°42'W42°12'N / 96°42'W5.70 Miles163 Yards10250K0Thurston
17.71950-07-15441°48'N / 96°36'W41°44'N / 96°25'W10.00 Miles440 Yards0332.5M0Burt
20.01991-05-27341°53'N / 96°28'W41°56'N / 96°20'W6.00 Miles1760 Yards022.5M0Burt
20.01991-05-28241°56'N / 96°24'W1.00 Mile440 Yards00250K0Burt
20.91963-04-28241°35'N / 97°01'W41°40'N / 96°47'W13.10 Miles300 Yards0025K0Colfax
20.91992-06-16241°52'N / 96°25'W41°55'N / 96°21'W4.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Burt
21.31982-05-20241°37'N / 96°55'W41°37'N / 96°52'W2.00 Miles30 Yards003K0Dodge
22.51967-06-14242°09'N / 96°29'W0.50 Mile33 Yards00250K0Thurston
23.81984-06-17241°53'N / 97°15'W1.00 Mile50 Yards00250K0Stanton
23.81953-06-19242°13'N / 97°01'W013K0Wayne
24.01970-06-15242°02'N / 97°25'W42°28'N / 96°25'W59.10 Miles33 Yards000K0Madison
24.71982-05-20241°34'N / 97°04'W41°37'N / 96°55'W5.00 Miles30 Yards003K0Colfax
24.81977-05-04341°36'N / 97°08'W41°43'N / 97°07'W7.60 Miles200 Yards00250K0Colfax
24.81975-05-06341°58'N / 97°12'W42°12'N / 97°14'W15.90 Miles167 Yards01250K0Stanton
24.81964-04-20242°14'N / 97°01'W003K0Wayne
25.01998-06-23241°36'N / 97°04'W41°36'N / 96°59'W2.70 Miles1000 Yards0000Colfax
 Brief Description: Debris on highway.
26.31955-05-26242°14'N / 97°00'W42°19'N / 96°55'W6.50 Miles167 Yards0025K0Wayne
26.41962-05-07241°36'N / 96°30'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0525K0Dodge
28.41954-05-30441°59'N / 97°22'W42°03'N / 97°17'W5.90 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Stanton
29.01955-06-17242°15'N / 97°06'W42°21'N / 96°56'W10.60 Miles40 Yards003K0Wayne
30.01960-06-15241°42'N / 96°17'W0025K0Burt
31.31992-05-16242°22'N / 97°01'W42°21'N / 96°50'W8.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Dixon
31.91970-06-15241°26'N / 96°57'W41°33'N / 96°08'W42.90 Miles600 Yards000K0Butler
33.51965-05-08241°25'N / 97°21'W41°44'N / 97°09'W24.00 Miles33 Yards000K0Platte
33.91998-06-23242°12'N / 96°15'W42°12'N / 96°15'W2.00 Miles50 Yards0000Monona
 Brief Description: House destroyed.
34.51992-05-16242°24'N / 97°02'W42°22'N / 97°01'W2.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Cedar
34.81990-03-13441°26'N / 97°02'W41°27'N / 97°00'W4.00 Miles440 Yards0025.0M0Colfax
35.41986-07-28442°11'N / 96°14'W42°11'N / 96°10'W1.00 Mile73 Yards00250.0M0Monona
36.71998-06-23241°29'N / 97°18'W41°33'N / 97°13'W6.00 Miles1760 Yards0174.0M500KPlatte
 Brief Description: Two farm houses destroyed. Six farm houses severely damaged. One house blown off foundation. Bar destroyed. Center pivots overturned. Severe crop damage.
37.01991-06-04241°54'N / 97°33'W41°54'N / 97°28'W3.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Madison
37.51986-07-28442°25'N / 96°23'W42°12'N / 96°11'W11.50 Miles73 Yards01250.0M0Woodbury
37.81953-06-07242°15'N / 97°25'W42°25'N / 97°07'W18.90 Miles33 Yards0425K0Cedar
38.02001-08-17242°27'N / 96°34'W42°26'N / 96°34'W1.50 Miles400 Yards033.0M0Dakota
 Brief Description: A tornado completely destroyed at least ten houses and heavily damaged several others. The tornado heavily damaged the town school, including taking most of the roof off the school. The only church in town and a telephone company building were also heavily damaged. Power lines, poles, and trees were blown down, and electricity and water service were knocked out. Three empty box cars on the southeast side of Jackson were toppled. Three injuries included a woman with a broken leg and cuts rescued from the rubble of a house, and two children with minor injuries.
38.12008-06-11241°48'N / 96°06'W41°51'N / 96°01'W5.00 Miles440 Yards000K0KHarrison
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This is a continuation of the tornado that initially touched down in Burt county Nebraska, about 4.5 miles west of Little Sioux Iowa. The tornado eventually reached EF3 strength in Monona county when it hit a boyscout camp where 4 fatalities and 48 injuries occurred. The tornado crossed into Harrison county near mile marker 97 on Interstate 29 where a semi-truck was flipped. The tornado snapped power poles northeast of there with an estimated strength of EF2 in Harrison county. The tornado then crossed into Monona county Iowa about 4 miles north of Little Sioux. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A very strong and unseasonably cold upper level low pressure system that was tracking across the northern plains brought a strong low level jet to the region during the early morning hours of June 11th. The warm and unstable air that worked north into the region helped spawn early morning severe thunderstorms across eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa. Later that day as the upper level system worked into the central Dakotas, a cold front pushed across the region. This helped set off another round of thunderstorms that developed over east central Nebraska by late afternoon. Isolated small supercell thunderstorms initially developed ahead of the cold front over eastern Nebraska, but they were quickly overtaken by a broken line of larger supercell thunderstorms, some of the heavy precipitation type, that developed along the cold front. Cell mergers and training were observed well into the evening hours as the activity quickly spread across southwest Iowa. The storms produced a total of 8 confirmed tornadoes in the Omaha/Valley warning area which covers eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa.
38.21994-07-05342°20'N / 96°18'W1.80 Miles150 Yards00500K5KWoodbury
38.41964-08-10242°25'N / 97°07'W0025K0Cedar
38.51953-06-07241°21'N / 97°04'W41°25'N / 96°57'W6.90 Miles33 Yards02250K0Butler
38.51967-06-13241°59'N / 97°23'W41°05'N / 97°17'W62.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Stanton
38.81953-06-07241°33'N / 96°15'W41°34'N / 96°10'W4.10 Miles33 Yards0125K0Washington
38.91954-05-30441°45'N / 97°43'W41°59'N / 97°22'W24.00 Miles167 Yards6232.5M0Madison
40.01952-08-13341°28'N / 97°17'W41°26'N / 97°13'W3.30 Miles1300 Yards000K0Colfax
40.21964-05-06241°19'N / 96°48'W41°21'N / 96°45'W2.30 Miles33 Yards0025K0Saunders
40.51986-07-28442°32'N / 96°41'W42°25'N / 96°25'W20.00 Miles73 Yards0125.0M0Dakota
41.01967-06-13241°45'N / 97°47'W41°59'N / 97°23'W26.00 Miles33 Yards01250K0Madison
41.01963-06-09242°23'N / 97°20'W42°35'N / 96°43'W34.10 Miles33 Yards00250K0Cedar
41.51953-06-07242°08'N / 97°36'W42°15'N / 97°25'W12.10 Miles33 Yards0225K0Pierce
42.41953-06-07241°57'N / 97°40'W42°10'N / 97°31'W16.60 Miles33 Yards000K0Madison
42.51969-06-25241°45'N / 97°46'W41°56'N / 97°27'W20.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Madison
42.51952-08-13341°21'N / 97°10'W41°15'N / 96°23'W41.10 Miles1300 Yards010K0Butler
43.62008-06-11341°51'N / 96°01'W41°54'N / 95°52'W7.00 Miles440 Yards4480K0KMonona
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado tragically hit a boyscout camp north of Little Sioux Iowa killing 4 young scouts. The tornado initially touched down in Burt county Nebraska, crossed into Harrison county Iowa near mile marker 97 on Interstate 29, and then finally crossed into Monona county Iowa about 4 miles north of Little Sioux. In Monona county the tornado entered the Little Sioux Scout Ranch, destroying the rangers home near the entrance of the park giving it a rating of EF3. The storm then blew down trees and destroyed bunk houses at the camp. Four scouts were killed in one bunk house when a brick chimney collapsed on them. In total 48 people were injured at the camp. The tornado continued to topple trees as it tracked into Preparation Canyon State Park. Just before it entered the park a farmstead sustained damage. The tornado hit another farmstead about 2.5 miles southwest of Moorhead where trees were blown down and sheds damaged. The tornado then began to weaken and finally lifted about 2 miles southwest of Moorhead. The total path length was around 14 miles. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A very strong and unseasonably cold upper level low pressure system that was tracking across the northern plains brought a strong low level jet to the region during the early morning hours of June 11th. The warm and unstable air that worked north into the region helped spawn early morning severe thunderstorms across eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa. Later that day as the upper level system worked into the central Dakotas, a cold front pushed across the region. This helped set off another round of thunderstorms that developed over east central Nebraska by late afternoon. Isolated small supercell thunderstorms initially developed ahead of the cold front over eastern Nebraska, but they were quickly overtaken by a broken line of larger supercell thunderstorms, some of the heavy precipitation type, that developed along the cold front. Cell mergers and training were observed well into the evening hours as the activity quickly spread across southwest Iowa. The storms produced a total of 8 confirmed tornadoes in the Omaha/Valley warning area which covers eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa.
43.61968-06-13242°27'N / 96°20'W0.10 Mile100 Yards0025K0Woodbury
43.71975-05-22242°28'N / 96°22'W0025K0Woodbury
44.31963-05-12242°13'N / 96°12'W42°18'N / 95°55'W15.20 Miles50 Yards0025K0Woodbury
44.51970-06-10241°17'N / 96°57'W0025K0Butler
44.81975-05-06442°12'N / 97°34'W42°16'N / 97°32'W4.10 Miles300 Yards000K0Pierce
44.81991-05-28241°56'N / 95°57'W41°56'N / 95°53'W5.00 Miles60 Yards00250K0Monona
45.41972-07-20241°51'N / 97°40'W0.30 Mile10 Yards003K0Madison
46.21998-05-28242°33'N / 97°08'W42°33'N / 97°01'W8.00 Miles250 Yards0100Cedar
 Brief Description: Three farms damaged. Eight to ten power poles downed 8 -10 miles east southeast of Hartington. Injury occurred about 9 miles east of Hartington southeast of the Highway 84/57 interchange.
46.32003-06-23442°30'N / 97°19'W42°32'N / 97°04'W13.00 Miles1200 Yards103.7M0Cedar
 Brief Description: An eventual f4 tornado began its destructive path around 6 miles southwest of Coleridge. The tornado moved northeast and crossed the northern sections of the city uprooting trees, downing power lines and destroying a couple of grain bins. A construction business in a garage was also destroyed. The tornado then continued northeast of town hitting a large hog farm. At this farm a 70-year-old man was killed while in a storage shed when a tractor that was flipped by the winds crushed him. Many livestock were also killed by debris or flung through the air by the deadly winds. In one case cattle were carried over a mile then left dead in a pile. The tornado then widened to around 3/4 of a mile, reaching its maximum intensity. Numerous vehicles were tossed at this location and a complete farmstead was flattened. Trees were also stripped and debarked. The tornado remained around 3/4 of a mile wide for a few more miles before turning slightly to the southeast and diminishing, but not before hitting 2 more farmsteads and moving one house off of its foundation. In total, 11 homes received substantial damage and between 100 and 200 utility poles were downed. M70EQ
47.81986-07-28442°41'N / 96°58'W42°32'N / 96°41'W20.00 Miles73 Yards0025.0M0Dixon
47.91964-05-05342°31'N / 96°25'W42°34'N / 96°21'W4.10 Miles300 Yards072.5M0Woodbury
48.01959-05-20241°14'N / 96°37'W12.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Saunders
48.71979-05-08342°27'N / 96°10'W0425K0Woodbury
48.91962-05-21342°06'N / 97°47'W42°26'N / 97°27'W28.50 Miles500 Yards002.5M0Pierce
48.92009-03-23241°33'N / 95°57'W41°40'N / 95°55'W9.00 Miles440 Yards000K0KHarrison
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down near highway 30 about 1.5 miles west of the interchange between Interstate 29 and Highway 30, or about 3 miles west of Missouri Valley Iowa. The tornado was at its strongest and widest within a mile of its touchdown point, becoming weaker with more intermittent damage farther north. Near the touchdown point, a barn sustained roof damage and a windmill was knocked down. One-half mile north of Highway 30, 54 empty grain rail cars were derailed. One mile north of Highway 30, along 305th St., two residences were impacted by the tornado. A 100-year-old single family residence directly in its path was completely destroyed, with all walls collapsed and debris relocated about 50 feet north of the foundation. The debris collected over the site of a cinder block garage, which also partially collapsed. About 100 yards north of the garage site, a machine shed was collapsed onto a combine inside, which had been moved by the wind. Trees near the house sustained some broken limbs and treetops, and a power pole was snapped. The damage at this site was given an EF2 rating. Another residence one-quarter mile to its west sustained minor siding and shingle damage and windows were broken. Seven of the eight outbuildings at that residence were collapsed, with debris strewn into nearby fields. Damage at the two houses indicated a path width of one quarter mile at that point, the widest along the path of the tornado. The tornado continued northward, overturning two semis on Interstate 29. From there to a point about 3 miles southwest of Magnolia, near the intersection of the Loess Hills Trail and Melody Oaks Trail, intermittent light damage to trees and roofs of a couple of outbuildings was noted. From this point, the survey team determined the damage path narrowed to 100 yards or less based on scattered tree and outbuilding damage, with EF0 intensity north of Interstate 29. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An intense upper level low pressure system tracked from eastern Colorado into southeast South Dakota from March 23rd to March 24th. This caused a surface low pressure system to move from western Nebraska into southeast South Dakota during that time. As the low tracked northeast, a dry-line moved into eastern Nebraska during the afternoon of March 23rd. With surface temperatures in the 60s and 70s, and dewpoint temperatures in the 50s, ample instability was in place to allow a line of severe thunderstorms to develop as the dry-line punched eastward. Several fast moving and low-topped supercell thunderstorms were embedded in the line, and one cell produced cyclic tornadoes from southeast of Lincoln into western Iowa. The storms in the line were moving north northeast at between 50 and 60 mph. In addition to the severe weather, strong southerly gradient winds prevailed ahead of the low pressure. In some cases the winds gusted between 50 and 60 mph for several hours across parts of eastern Nebraska.
49.11983-09-05242°23'N / 96°04'W2.50 Miles127 Yards00250K0Woodbury


* 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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