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The chance of earthquake damage in Elmer is lower than Oklahoma average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Elmer is much lower than Oklahoma average and is much higher than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #692

Elmer, OK

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

Elmer, OK

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, #628

Elmer, OK

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 4,284 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Elmer, OK were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:1Cold:0Dense Fog:1Drought:38
Dust Storm:0Flood:117Hail:2,669Heat:2Heavy Snow:6
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:2Landslide:0Strong Wind:22
Thunderstorm Winds:1,362Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:3Winter Storm:8Winter Weather:16

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Elmer, OK.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Elmer, OK.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 86 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Elmer, OK.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
4.41960-06-07334°31'N / 99°25'W0.80 Mile100 Yards0025K0Jackson
7.11962-05-24234°35'N / 99°22'W0025K0Jackson
9.01969-07-25234°34'N / 99°14'W0.80 Mile40 Yards0025K0Jackson
10.31977-05-20234°18'N / 99°17'W34°24'N / 99°15'W7.30 Miles33 Yards003K0Wilbarger
10.31958-11-17234°34'N / 99°30'W1.00 Mile33 Yards000K0Jackson
10.61980-05-29234°38'N / 99°20'W002.5M0Jackson
11.31975-02-22234°37'N / 99°21'W34°40'N / 99°17'W5.20 Miles100 Yards28250K0Jackson
12.31982-05-11334°37'N / 99°19'W34°41'N / 99°15'W4.00 Miles350 Yards041250.0M0Jackson
12.61980-03-31234°39'N / 99°16'W0.20 Mile10 Yards003K0Jackson
14.01962-05-24234°41'N / 99°22'W003K0Jackson
14.11957-04-02234°38'N / 99°16'W34°42'N / 99°14'W5.20 Miles150 Yards0125K0Jackson
14.31977-05-20334°29'N / 99°06'W1.50 Miles200 Yards00250K0Tillman
14.41957-04-22234°34'N / 99°35'W003K0Jackson
14.71958-11-17234°29'N / 99°39'W34°40'N / 99°31'W14.80 Miles100 Yards000K0Jackson
15.01961-04-23234°41'N / 99°27'W0025K0Jackson
16.21982-05-11234°38'N / 99°30'W34°42'N / 99°33'W5.70 Miles150 Yards000K0Jackson
16.21962-07-20234°39'N / 99°33'W000K0Jackson
16.31962-07-14234°38'N / 99°08'W003K0Jackson
16.41982-05-27234°23'N / 99°11'W34°27'N / 98°58'W12.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Tillman
17.61954-05-01434°12'N / 99°11'W34°39'N / 98°55'W34.60 Miles440 Yards003K0Tillman
17.71977-05-20334°39'N / 99°16'W34°46'N / 99°09'W10.40 Miles880 Yards032.5M0Jackson
19.31982-05-11334°42'N / 99°16'W34°49'N / 99°21'W10.00 Miles700 Yards218250K0Jackson
19.51957-04-02234°42'N / 99°14'W34°46'N / 99°10'W6.20 Miles150 Yards000K0Jackson
19.81983-05-12234°46'N / 99°20'W0.10 Mile50 Yards000K0Jackson
20.01967-04-09234°12'N / 99°16'W0.30 Mile300 Yards000K0Wilbarger
20.11951-06-07234°30'N / 99°00'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Tillman
20.51977-04-19234°18'N / 99°04'W0.80 Mile200 Yards003K0Tillman
21.01955-06-17234°30'N / 98°59'W0.80 Mile440 Yards0025K0Tillman
21.11973-06-18334°24'N / 99°01'W34°25'N / 98°58'W3.30 Miles50 Yards029250K0Tillman
21.11952-06-29234°23'N / 99°00'W013K0Tillman
21.21980-05-29234°14'N / 99°28'W34°07'N / 99°17'W13.20 Miles100 Yards000K0Wilbarger
21.51954-05-01234°15'N / 99°06'W0025K0Tillman
23.41962-06-05234°09'N / 99°16'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Wilbarger
23.41992-06-07234°09'N / 99°16'W1.00 Mile100 Yards052.5M0Wilbarger
23.61979-04-10434°12'N / 99°09'W34°16'N / 98°59'W10.60 Miles880 Yards01250K0Tillman
24.01954-05-01434°04'N / 99°28'W34°12'N / 99°11'W18.60 Miles267 Yards02250K0Wilbarger
25.21968-05-16334°07'N / 99°20'W2.00 Miles23 Yards0025K0Wilbarger
25.31979-04-10434°02'N / 99°28'W34°12'N / 99°09'W21.50 Miles880 Yards116725.0M0Wilbarger
25.51964-06-20234°51'N / 99°21'W010K0Greer
26.11983-05-12234°51'N / 99°27'W0.10 Mile50 Yards003K0Greer
26.51986-05-14234°38'N / 98°57'W34°38'N / 98°54'W3.00 Miles500 Yards00250K0Kiowa
26.71957-04-22234°52'N / 99°20'W003K0Greer
27.01977-05-20234°39'N / 98°57'W34°41'N / 98°55'W3.60 Miles100 Yards0025K0Kiowa
27.51975-02-22234°40'N / 98°58'W34°43'N / 98°55'W4.50 Miles77 Yards12250K0Kiowa
29.11965-04-07234°54'N / 99°24'W0025K0Greer
30.82003-04-15234°30'N / 99°55'W34°31'N / 99°52'W3.50 Miles350 Yards0075K0Hardeman
 Brief Description: This tornado began in Hardeman County, Texas producing F2 damage before moving northeast and crossing the Red River at 1829 CST into extreme western Jackson County, Oklahoma then moving into Harmon County, Oklahoma where it dissipated. The tornado moved through a farm north of Williams, Texas causing significant damage. A hay barn, saddle shed, garage, shop, and chicken house were destroyed. The house was also damaged with broken windows, porch removed from the house, tree limbs driven through the north facing wall, and the east wall of the house separated by approximately an inch.
30.81973-06-18234°25'N / 98°49'W0.50 Mile100 Yards000K0Tillman
30.91979-04-10234°21'N / 98°54'W34°24'N / 98°45'W9.20 Miles120 Yards01250K0Tillman
32.11958-11-17334°17'N / 99°24'W34°21'N / 98°15'W65.80 Miles50 Yards040K0Cotton
32.41950-04-28334°53'N / 99°17'W35°00'N / 99°12'W9.40 Miles400 Yards11250K0Kiowa
32.81970-08-18234°20'N / 99°54'W0.80 Mile440 Yards0125K0Hardeman
33.31983-05-13234°45'N / 99°49'W34°48'N / 99°49'W3.00 Miles500 Yards00250K0Harmon
33.61973-03-13234°57'N / 99°24'W34°59'N / 99°20'W4.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Greer
33.61982-05-16333°56'N / 99°24'W34°04'N / 99°07'W15.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Wilbarger
33.71983-05-13234°48'N / 99°49'W34°49'N / 99°46'W2.00 Miles500 Yards00250K0Harmon
33.71965-05-06234°53'N / 99°43'W34°58'N / 99°29'W14.40 Miles33 Yards00250K0Greer
33.81979-04-10234°05'N / 99°02'W34°06'N / 98°57'W5.20 Miles33 Yards100K0Wilbarger
34.11979-04-10433°59'N / 99°35'W34°02'N / 99°28'W7.60 Miles880 Yards003K0Foard
34.31954-05-01433°59'N / 99°43'W34°04'N / 99°28'W15.40 Miles267 Yards0025K0Foard
34.71962-05-20233°59'N / 99°16'W1.00 Mile50 Yards000K0Wilbarger
34.81955-06-14234°40'N / 98°57'W34°51'N / 98°44'W17.60 Miles500 Yards0025K0Kiowa
35.31979-04-10234°06'N / 98°57'W34°08'N / 98°53'W4.70 Miles33 Yards000K0Wichita
35.71983-05-13234°43'N / 99°59'W34°45'N / 99°49'W10.00 Miles500 Yards00250K0Harmon
36.21965-05-06234°45'N / 99°58'W34°53'N / 99°43'W16.90 Miles33 Yards02250K0Harmon
37.81982-05-11334°58'N / 99°14'W35°04'N / 99°12'W7.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Kiowa
38.11957-04-02234°46'N / 99°10'W35°06'N / 98°46'W32.30 Miles150 Yards0025K0Kiowa
38.61983-05-13234°58'N / 99°01'W0.10 Mile50 Yards0025K0Kiowa
38.71972-05-22335°01'N / 99°40'W35°00'N / 99°30'W9.50 Miles100 Yards000K0Greer
38.91979-04-10234°08'N / 98°53'W34°18'N / 98°37'W19.10 Miles33 Yards032.5M0Tillman
40.21994-08-17233°59'N / 99°43'W2.00 Miles40 Yards00500K0Foard
40.71979-04-10233°51'N / 99°48'W34°02'N / 99°29'W22.10 Miles33 Yards01250K0Foard
40.81950-04-28335°00'N / 99°12'W35°07'N / 99°12'W8.00 Miles400 Yards00250K0Kiowa
41.11976-04-17333°52'N / 99°30'W33°59'N / 99°43'W14.70 Miles150 Yards01250K0Foard
41.81968-05-06234°52'N / 99°55'W34°55'N / 99°52'W4.70 Miles33 Yards00250K0Harmon
42.61970-04-29234°34'N / 99°25'W35°08'N / 98°05'W85.10 Miles250 Yards002.5M0Jackson
42.71981-06-01234°49'N / 100°02'W34°49'N / 99°56'W5.70 Miles50 Yards00250K0Collingsworth
43.41967-05-30234°07'N / 98°44'W34°08'N / 98°43'W1.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Wichita
45.51954-05-01334°14'N / 98°37'W34°15'N / 98°36'W1.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Tillman
46.41950-04-28335°07'N / 99°12'W35°10'N / 99°12'W3.40 Miles400 Yards00250K0Washita
46.51951-06-06234°26'N / 100°12'W34°26'N / 100°08'W3.60 Miles1760 Yards00250K0Childress
47.41982-05-11235°08'N / 99°15'W35°12'N / 99°21'W7.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Washita
47.91959-08-30334°12'N / 98°35'W2.00 Miles100 Yards01250K0Cotton
48.31954-05-01334°15'N / 98°36'W34°21'N / 98°28'W10.40 Miles33 Yards33250K0Cotton
48.52006-05-09234°25'N / 100°12'W34°25'N / 100°12'W1.50 Miles175 Yards015.7M0Childress
 Brief Description: A tornado resulted in significant (F2) damage along a one and half mile path through the north side of Childress during the evening hours of the 9th. The tornado developed in a residential are of northwest Childress at 20:30 CST. Damage in the neighborhood was characterized as weak, with numerous downed trees, street signs, and damaged roofs. A resident was injured when a tree fell and struck him, breaking his arm and causing minor lacerations. The tornado then moved east toward the high school. Damage to the high school was extensive. A local television network, KVII-TV in Amarillo, operates an automated weather station on the campus as part of a regional school net. The instrument measured a 109 MPH wind gust as the tornado ripped through the facility at 20:32 CST. Damage at Childress High School was rated F1, with large brick walls blown inn and portions of the building's roof removed. The gymnasium was declared a total loss. The tornado intensified as it continued to move east across Fair Park. A large industrial building used to house city owned emergency vehicles was completely destroyed, with extensive damage to the fleet of vehicles that were parked inside. A tennis court was destroyed by wind-blown debris, and numerous large trees were uprooted. A large stone picnic table was blown northward along the wind fields convergent axis associated with center of the tornado's path. A well-built metal bridge that spanned Park Lake was blown a considerable distance downwind. Damage along the tornado's path through the park justified a significant rating (F2) on the Fujita Tornado Damage Intensity Scale. This given the magnitude of damage observed at the industrial building site, where large steel beams were completely torn from their bolted fixtures. The damage survey indicated that the tornado quickly weakened as it continued to move east of the park, and into more rural areas in the northeastern outskirts of the city. May 9 Severe Thunderstorm and Significant Tornado Event Summary...Two isolated supercell thunderstorms developed east of a dryline that was roughly oriented along the Caprock Escarpment during the late afternoon and early evening hours of the 9th. These storms evolved into splitting supercells, and resulted in large hail up to two inches in diameter in Dickens and Motley Counties. The anticyclonic member from one of the mentioned storms propagated northward over Childress County during the early evening hours. The storm effectively lowered temperature-to-dewpoint depressions and locally backed the near-surface winds. A classic supercell subsequently propagated southeastward out of the Texas Panhandle and over Hall County. This storm interacted with the "outflow boundary" left by the departing anticyclonic storm. The southeastward propagating storm rapidly became tornadic near the northwestern corner of Childress. Large hail, damaging RFD winds, and the significant (F2) tornado resulted in nearly $6 million in damages and injured one. A school net weather instrument located at the heavily damaged Childress High School measured a peak wind gust of 109 MPH as the tornado destroyed the school's gymnasium. A second round of isolated severe storms produced large hail over the extreme southeastern Texas Panhandle as clean-up crews worked in the damaged areas.
48.81976-04-17233°52'N / 99°50'W33°54'N / 99°47'W3.80 Miles150 Yards000K0Foard
48.91955-06-17334°51'N / 100°13'W34°53'N / 99°56'W16.20 Miles67 Yards00250K0Collingsworth

* 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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