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Eddy County Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Eddy County is about the same as North Dakota average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Eddy County is much lower than North Dakota average and is much lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #23

Eddy County
0.00
North Dakota
0.00
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

Eddy County
0.0000
North Dakota
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, #44

Eddy County
0.00
North Dakota
81.79
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 5,225 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Eddy County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:74Cold:64Dense Fog:0Drought:4
Dust Storm:0Flood:367Hail:2,854Heat:2Heavy Snow:62
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:9Landslide:0Strong Wind:74
Thunderstorm Winds:1,457Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:6Winter Storm:89Winter Weather:9
Other:154 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Eddy County.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Eddy County.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 19 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Eddy County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
11.71972-07-29247°34'N / 98°47'W47°36'N / 98°44'W2.30 Miles20 Yards0025K0Foster
14.21974-07-11247°41'N / 99°12'W0025K0Eddy
24.12001-07-18347°41'N / 98°27'W47°43'N / 98°19'W5.00 Miles150 Yards00200K0Nelson
 Brief Description: A tornado hit the home of the Nelson county sheriff, who was out of town at the time. The tornado tore the roof off the house and destroyed the barn. A piece of farm machinery was thrown through the bedroom wall and a tractor was hurled 75 yards. The sheriff's squad car was crushed.
25.02004-05-19247°35'N / 98°26'W47°36'N / 98°22'W3.00 Miles200 Yards0000Griggs
 Brief Description: A pole barn was blown into some trees, a machine shed was demolished, and major tree damage occurred with this tornado. Members of a family were in a farm yard watching this tornado develop, and rushed to their basement just before the tornado hit.
25.01976-06-12248°05'N / 98°50'W000K0Ramsey
26.01966-08-05248°06'N / 98°54'W01250K0Ramsey
27.61974-05-20247°56'N / 99°25'W47°59'N / 99°21'W3.80 Miles33 Yards00250K0Benson
27.92001-08-08248°00'N / 99°35'W47°55'N / 99°12'W7.00 Miles250 Yards0050K0Benson
 Brief Description: The tornado began northwest of Maddock and travelled along a path intermittently to near Flora and near Oberon. A 40x60 foot metal shed was demolished. About 2 miles northeast of Maddock, a grain bin was pulled from its foundation and thrown about 500 yards. A hopper bin and concrete pad were also turned on end at this location. Many large trees were flattened all along the path until the tornado weakened from Flora to near Oberon.
34.42001-08-08247°59'N / 99°33'W47°58'N / 99°32'W2.00 Miles250 Yards00300K0Benson
 Brief Description: A grain elevator was heavily damaged and will likely be shut down for the rest of the year. Many trees were uprooted and a camper was overturned. 1.5 miles of powerline was blown down with 24 poles snapped.
37.61952-06-15347°24'N / 99°33'W1.70 Miles33 Yards0125K0Wells
40.01987-07-21347°38'N / 98°03'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Griggs
40.71968-08-23347°09'N / 98°28'W47°14'N / 98°35'W7.40 Miles100 Yards03250K0Stutsman
41.51971-06-21248°16'N / 98°31'W0.10 Mile50 Yards003K0Ramsey
41.91986-06-15247°19'N / 98°14'W2.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Griggs
42.11958-05-30347°56'N / 99°48'W48°03'N / 99°38'W10.70 Miles33 Yards0025K0Benson
42.11974-08-14247°09'N / 98°34'W47°14'N / 98°21'W11.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Stutsman
45.01968-08-23347°08'N / 98°28'W47°09'N / 98°28'W1.10 Miles100 Yards00250K0Barnes
46.21957-07-16347°15'N / 98°12'W0025K0Griggs
47.71986-06-15247°16'N / 98°08'W0.10 Mile30 Yards00250K0Griggs


* 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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