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

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

Earthquake Index, #61

Edmond, KS

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

Edmond, KS

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, #668

Edmond, KS

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 3,061 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Edmond, KS were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:11Cold:10Dense Fog:0Drought:10
Dust Storm:1Flood:82Hail:1,972Heat:0Heavy Snow:34
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:5Landslide:0Strong Wind:48
Thunderstorm Winds:788Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:34Winter Weather:10

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Edmond, KS.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Edmond, KS.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 53 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Edmond, KS.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
8.81979-04-19239°28'N / 99°50'W39°32'N / 99°47'W5.20 Miles400 Yards00250K0Graham
11.91962-07-14239°47'N / 99°55'W1.00 Mile100 Yards003K0Ford
13.31970-09-06239°49'N / 99°52'W0.80 Mile200 Yards003K0Norton
17.71952-06-27239°45'N / 100°07'W39°47'N / 100°05'W1.90 Miles100 Yards003K0Norton
19.21953-06-07239°21'N / 99°51'W0025K0Graham
19.51999-06-03339°50'N / 99°48'W39°58'N / 99°39'W10.00 Miles1320 Yards001.0M0Norton
 Brief Description: A large tornado dropped down just east of the town of Norton and stayed on the ground for approximately 10 miles before finally lifting north-northeast of the town of Almena. This Tornado reached around 3/4 of a mile wide at times and did major (F3) damage to a few farmsteads. Tornado also went through a stage with multiple vortices.
19.71969-06-24339°06'N / 100°02'W39°36'N / 99°26'W47.00 Miles700 Yards0025K0Trego
20.81985-05-10439°30'N / 99°25'W39°57'N / 99°29'W28.00 Miles1000 Yards002.5M0Phillips
21.11961-08-12239°28'N / 99°49'W39°12'N / 99°36'W21.60 Miles300 Yards003K0Graham
21.62005-06-09239°17'N / 99°57'W39°21'N / 99°48'W9.50 Miles400 Yards0000Graham
 Brief Description: A significant tornado (rated F2 based on damage survey) touched down 8 miles SW of Hill City near Road 220 and Road J at approximately 4:20 pm CDT. As the tornado continued northeast toward Road 260 and Road M it damaged two homes and destroyed a detached garage. One home suffered roof damage while another had part of the roof from the upper story removed. Significant and continuous tree and power pole damage was noted for one mile south of this location. Some of this damage was likely produced by an intense rear-flank downdraft accompanying the southern periphery of the tornado. As the tornado crossed Highway 283 approximately 3.5 miles south of Hill City, it caused structural damage to a hangar used as storage. A boat, a small four-wheeler and a camper were either heavily damaged or destroyed, with debris rolled or bounced between one-half and three-fourths of a mile. The tornado crossed the intersection of Road 290 and Road O producing tree damage. The tornado ultimately lifted about a half mile northeast of this location at approximately 4:48 pm CDT.
24.81985-05-10439°25'N / 99°24'W39°30'N / 99°25'W5.00 Miles1000 Yards002.5M0Rooks
25.91952-06-26239°41'N / 99°27'W39°46'N / 99°15'W12.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Phillips
26.91991-04-11339°26'N / 99°25'W39°32'N / 99°17'W6.00 Miles400 Yards012.5M0Rooks
29.31951-07-07239°15'N / 99°34'W003K0Rooks
30.01970-06-14339°34'N / 100°27'W39°41'N / 100°19'W10.60 Miles900 Yards052.5M0Decatur
30.21959-05-29239°12'N / 100°06'W39°16'N / 100°02'W5.60 Miles77 Yards0025K0Graham
30.51995-05-12239°22'N / 100°17'W0.80 Mile200 Yards00050KSheridan
 Brief Description: Tornado snapped large trees.
32.11983-06-12239°51'N / 100°23'W40°01'N / 100°10'W15.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Decatur
32.61972-09-05239°37'N / 100°27'W39°39'N / 100°25'W2.30 Miles80 Yards00250K0Decatur
34.31985-05-10339°11'N / 99°31'W39°28'N / 99°06'W30.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Rooks
34.51956-06-25240°13'N / 100°02'W40°01'N / 99°52'W16.20 Miles20 Yards0025K0Furnas
34.81972-09-05239°33'N / 100°28'W2.00 Miles100 Yards003K0Sheridan
35.51970-06-15239°08'N / 99°38'W1.50 Miles200 Yards0025K0Graham
36.01970-06-14339°29'N / 100°31'W39°34'N / 100°27'W6.60 Miles900 Yards002.5M0Sheridan
37.12008-05-23239°07'N / 100°14'W39°17'N / 100°15'W11.00 Miles1760 Yards001.0M0KSheridan
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado moved into southern Sheridan county from Gove county. It initially moved NNE, then straight north on Road 120E then turned back to the NNW before dissipating near Road 50S and 100E in Sheridan county. Approximately five miles of utility poles were broken or heavily damaged from a combination of tornado and rear flank downdraft winds. In addition, several farmsteads suffered damage to the home and outbuildings. A mobile home was blown off its supports and into a nearby home which was destroyed as a result. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Intense supercell thunderstorms moved north across the region during the afternoon and evening hours producing 10 tornadoes, including an F4 tornado just SW of Quinter. Extremely heavy rainfall also resulted in flooding in many areas. Many of these thunderstorms occurred in the same areas as the storms the previous day.
37.11991-05-30240°08'N / 99°35'W1.00 Mile50 Yards00250K0Harlan
38.01972-07-27239°15'N / 99°18'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0125K0Rooks
39.42008-05-22239°21'N / 100°30'W39°29'N / 100°31'W9.00 Miles300 Yards00750K0KSheridan
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado developed just south of highway 24 west of Hoxie, and moved north nine miles before dissipating. It produced EF2 damage at a home on highway 24, removing much of the roof of the home and destroying a large metal outbuilding. Significant tree damage also occurred. South of the highway, an irrigation pivot was overturned and a second home suffered minor damage and a small outbuilding was destroyed. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A series of intense supercell thunderstorms moved north across the area during the afternoon and early evening hours. Long-track tornadoes, flash flooding, large hail and damaging winds were reported across much of northwest Kansas into extreme southern Nebraska. Eleven tornadoes were verified by storm chasers and damage surveys.
39.51973-03-13239°14'N / 99°17'W1.00 Mile50 Yards00250K0Rooks
40.01985-05-10439°44'N / 99°09'W39°56'N / 99°05'W11.00 Miles1000 Yards012.5M0Phillips
40.92002-05-05339°03'N / 99°37'W39°07'N / 99°25'W12.80 Miles880 Yards0000Ellis
 Brief Description: This tornado entered Ellis county from Trego county at 440 PM and continued a a northeast and easterly track. It did speed up at the end of it's life and as is typical, decreased in size. Another tornado was video taped just north and west of this tornado (during the same time), but was just across the county line. A brick building (that was very sturdy) was destroyed and strewn for hundreds of yards into a field. "Huge" cottonwood trees were either uprooted or snapped off at about five feet. A 250 gallon oil tank was moved 1.5 miles and was found lodged into a grove of trees.
41.11951-06-27439°02'N / 99°53'W0.80 Mile300 Yards51002.5M0Trego
41.42002-05-05239°03'N / 99°38'W39°03'N / 99°35'W2.20 Miles350 Yards0000Trego
 Brief Description: The tornado that developed 3.5 miles north and 5.5 miles east of Ogallah (north of Riga) moved slowly northeast reaching a width of 350 yards before crossing into Ellis county at 440 PM. A shed was destroyed near the starting point of the tornado. Along it's path, 1200 pound bales of hay were pushed into a group of trees with a few of the bales stripped to the core. Power poles were downed, tin sheets were wrapped around trees and a stick was impaled into a post.
42.61954-04-25239°03'N / 100°06'W0025K0Trego
43.31985-05-10338°56'N / 99°38'W39°06'N / 99°38'W10.00 Miles300 Yards00250K0Trego
43.71959-05-20239°36'N / 99°00'W000K0Smith
43.91957-06-15339°42'N / 99°04'W39°54'N / 98°59'W14.30 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Smith
45.61969-06-22240°15'N / 99°39'W40°17'N / 99°34'W4.10 Miles33 Yards1025K0Furnas
45.81973-04-19239°52'N / 99°02'W39°56'N / 99°02'W4.60 Miles100 Yards003K0Smith
45.91972-05-22239°00'N / 99°32'W1.00 Mile220 Yards000K0Ellis
45.91972-05-22239°00'N / 99°32'W1.00 Mile220 Yards000K0Ellis
45.91972-05-22239°00'N / 99°32'W1.00 Mile220 Yards000K0Ellis
45.91974-06-05239°00'N / 99°42'W39°00'N / 99°22'W17.70 Miles70 Yards00250K0Trego
46.02001-04-10238°56'N / 99°35'W39°07'N / 99°19'W19.00 Miles300 Yards00150K0Ellis
 Brief Description: A tornado moved in from Trego county at 2209 and moved into Rooks county at 2238. It took out 50 power poles in Ellis county and damaged 13 farms. Roofs were removed on several homes and there was extensive damage done to several outbuildings and trailers. Two semis were overturned on I-70 west of Ellis causing several minor injuries. Reports of the infamous "roar" were noted in the Ellis community.
46.11968-05-13339°08'N / 99°20'W39°13'N / 99°02'W16.90 Miles320 Yards0125K0Rooks
47.01965-05-25239°45'N / 98°57'W0125K0Smith
47.51985-05-10439°56'N / 99°05'W40°00'N / 99°00'W10.00 Miles1000 Yards002.5M0Smith
48.11957-06-15339°46'N / 98°56'W2.00 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Smith
48.11958-06-30240°14'N / 100°18'W40°14'N / 100°14'W3.00 Miles33 Yards003K0Furnas
48.91963-06-11239°46'N / 98°55'W1.00 Mile20 Yards0025K0Smith
49.21980-08-01240°15'N / 99°22'W0.10 Mile30 Yards0025K0Harlan
49.32008-05-23438°56'N / 100°17'W39°06'N / 100°19'W11.00 Miles1320 Yards022.5M0KGove
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A large wedge tornado developed about 9 miles SSW of Quinter and moved north, then northwest, eventually dissipating 2 miles SE of Park. This tornado caused extensive damage to several homes, including EF4 damage to one home which was completely destroyed. A car and a pickup truck were tossed or bounced 200 yards at the residence. Nearby, two other homes suffered extensive damage. This tornado caused two injuries, including the driver of a vehicle which was thrown off Interstate 70, and an older male attempting to get into his storm cellar when he was struck by flying debris. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Intense supercell thunderstorms moved north across the region during the afternoon and evening hours producing 10 tornadoes, including an F4 tornado just SW of Quinter. Extremely heavy rainfall also resulted in flooding in many areas. Many of these thunderstorms occurred in the same areas as the storms the previous day.
49.81972-05-22238°56'N / 99°34'W2.00 Miles250 Yards0025K0Ellis

* 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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