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

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

Earthquake Index, #1515

Desdemona, TX
0.00
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

Desdemona, TX
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, #1133

Desdemona, TX
164.37
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 3,232 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Desdemona, TX were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:1Dense Fog:0Drought:30
Dust Storm:0Flood:381Hail:1,788Heat:5Heavy Snow:7
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:7Landslide:0Strong Wind:9
Thunderstorm Winds:938Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:6Winter Storm:16Winter Weather:12
Other:32 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Desdemona, TX.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Desdemona, TX.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 48 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Desdemona, TX.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
7.51954-02-19232°13'N / 98°41'W32°15'N / 98°39'W3.00 Miles17 Yards0225K0Eastland
12.71993-10-12232°07'N / 98°37'W25.00 Miles800 Yards0125.0M0Comanche
 Brief Description: Ten houses were destroyed, and 12 persons were injured.
14.11976-05-31232°22'N / 98°20'W32°19'N / 98°19'W4.10 Miles33 Yards000K0Erath
14.31990-04-25232°06'N / 98°27'W32°08'N / 98°25'W2.80 Miles50 Yards0025.0M0Erath
15.21990-04-25232°05'N / 98°28'W32°06'N / 98°27'W1.20 Miles50 Yards0025.0M0Comanche
16.21970-10-22232°23'N / 98°49'W1.00 Mile33 Yards000K0Eastland
17.31960-05-04232°05'N / 98°24'W0.30 Mile33 Yards003K0Erath
17.51957-04-19232°24'N / 98°50'W0.30 Mile17 Yards003K0Eastland
20.91975-03-17232°16'N / 98°56'W32°23'N / 98°54'W8.50 Miles33 Yards00250K0Eastland
21.71971-04-28232°13'N / 98°12'W00250K0Erath
23.61976-04-19232°00'N / 98°25'W32°02'N / 98°14'W11.10 Miles300 Yards0025K0Erath
24.01979-05-21332°34'N / 98°49'W2.00 Miles1320 Yards000K0Stephens
24.31982-05-12331°54'N / 98°44'W32°03'N / 98°44'W9.00 Miles100 Yards03250K0Comanche
24.61976-04-19332°04'N / 98°53'W2.20 Miles250 Yards000K0Comanche
25.31982-05-12332°29'N / 98°14'W32°31'N / 98°10'W5.00 Miles100 Yards02250K0Erath
25.51958-04-28331°54'N / 98°36'W31°57'N / 98°33'W4.90 Miles880 Yards00250K0Comanche
28.41970-04-26231°55'N / 98°45'W1.00 Mile267 Yards0225K0Comanche
28.91982-05-12231°48'N / 98°28'W31°58'N / 98°28'W10.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Comanche
30.21982-05-12332°31'N / 98°10'W32°33'N / 98°05'W4.00 Miles100 Yards003K0Palo Pinto
30.81982-05-12331°50'N / 98°41'W31°54'N / 98°44'W4.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Comanche
33.71979-10-30332°37'N / 98°59'W32°48'N / 98°45'W18.60 Miles127 Yards002.5M0Stephens
35.21979-04-11231°54'N / 98°11'W31°59'N / 98°04'W9.00 Miles200 Yards03250K0Hamilton
36.41979-04-10231°45'N / 98°22'W31°54'N / 98°11'W15.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Comanche
37.31994-05-29232°11'N / 99°12'W32°07'N / 99°09'W6.00 Miles200 Yards03500K0Callahan
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down near Cottonwood and moved southeast through Cross Plains doing heavy damage. Eighteen homes were destroyed and one hundred were damaged. Ninety percent of the businesses in town were damaged.
37.51955-06-04232°03'N / 99°08'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Brown
39.01977-04-20232°24'N / 99°18'W32°24'N / 99°08'W9.70 Miles33 Yards000K0Callahan
40.51960-10-13231°47'N / 98°57'W31°48'N / 98°53'W4.30 Miles17 Yards012.5M0Brown
43.41982-05-12231°38'N / 98°34'W31°42'N / 98°36'W4.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Mills
43.41994-04-26232°04'N / 97°52'W1.00 Mile100 Yards01500K0Bosque
 Brief Description: Tornado number one was on the ground intermittently for about one mile. A grain silo was unroofed, one house destroyed, two mobile homes destroyed, a barn was destroyed, and at least 20 telephone poles were blown down. There was one minor injury.
44.01989-05-04232°29'N / 97°52'W32°27'N / 97°48'W3.50 Miles500 Yards0220K0Hood
44.21973-04-22232°17'N / 99°19'W0.30 Mile100 Yards003K0Callahan
44.61959-09-03232°45'N / 98°01'W0.30 Mile200 Yards003K0Parker
44.61976-04-19232°27'N / 97°49'W0.20 Mile33 Yards000K0Hood
44.61976-04-19531°43'N / 99°04'W31°49'N / 98°56'W10.50 Miles440 Yards0112.5M0Brown
46.21970-04-26232°00'N / 99°24'W32°07'N / 99°12'W14.20 Miles440 Yards0025K0Coleman
46.51977-07-27232°27'N / 97°47'W0.70 Mile250 Yards003K0Hood
46.82003-05-15232°30'N / 99°20'W32°30'N / 99°19'W1.50 Miles800 Yards0050K0Shackelford
 Brief Description: Two tornadoes paralleled one another. This tornado was the southern tornado track and destroyed oil storage tanks, oil equipment, a small building, and a couple of recreational vehicles. A trained spotter reported that this tornado was multiple vortex. The survey team noted separate damage areas south and southwest of the main track. A warm front was located near Abilene as strong upper level energy moved in from the west. Several thunderstorms developed along and to the north of the front with two storms becoming supercells and producing most of the severe weather that evening. One supercell moved across Fisher county into Jones county with only reports of hail and funnel clouds. Another supercell formed to the south of the first supercell just to the northwest of Abilene. This supercell became the dominant storm just north of Abilene and continued to intensify as it moved across Shackelford county and continued east to near Ranger. One tornado was reported in extreme southern Jones county just north of Abilene and four more tornadoes were confirmed across southern Shackelford county.
47.21962-06-01232°20'N / 99°22'W012.5M0Callahan
47.21986-02-02232°39'N / 97°56'W32°44'N / 97°52'W10.00 Miles100 Yards02250K0Parker
47.52003-05-15232°33'N / 99°18'W32°33'N / 99°20'W1.50 Miles450 Yards003K0Shackelford
 Brief Description: This was the northern tornado track of the two that paralleled one another. This tornado snapped and stripped large trees and ripped up some T post fence along it's path. It seems that the tree damage was more severe on this track. A warm front was located near Abilene as strong upper level energy moved in from the west. Several thunderstorms developed along and to the north of the front with two storms becoming supercells and producing most of the severe weather that evening. One supercell moved across Fisher county into Jones county with only reports of hail and funnel clouds. Another supercell formed to the south of the first supercell just to the northwest of Abilene. This supercell became the dominant storm just north of Abilene and continued to intensify as it moved across Shackelford county and continued east to near Ranger. One tornado was reported in extreme southern Jones county just north of Abilene and four more tornadoes were confirmed across southern Shackelford county.
47.81976-04-19232°31'N / 97°47'W0.20 Mile33 Yards000K0Hood
48.31975-06-08232°59'N / 98°25'W000K0Palo Pinto
48.71991-04-12232°17'N / 97°45'W32°17'N / 97°42'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Somervell
49.11982-05-12231°32'N / 98°34'W31°38'N / 98°34'W6.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Mills
49.81971-04-28232°28'N / 97°50'W32°32'N / 97°39'W11.70 Miles33 Yards00250K0Hood
49.81991-04-12232°15'N / 97°45'W32°14'N / 97°40'W3.00 Miles150 Yards000K0Somervell
49.91966-04-19232°04'N / 97°45'W2.00 Miles880 Yards003K0Bosque
49.91990-04-05232°49'N / 97°58'W0.20 Mile10 Yards000K0Parker


* 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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