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Emporia Micro Area Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes


The chance of earthquake damage in Emporia Area is about the same as Kansas average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Emporia Area is 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, #612

Emporia Area

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, #129

Emporia Area

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, #302

Emporia Area

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 19,106 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Emporia Area were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:19Cold:33Dense Fog:18Drought:14
Dust Storm:0Flood:1,342Hail:9,983Heat:43Heavy Snow:79
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:35Landslide:0Strong Wind:127
Thunderstorm Winds:6,731Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:1Winter Storm:129Winter Weather:79

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Emporia Area.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Emporia Area.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 69 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Emporia Area.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
5.91987-05-18238°27'N / 96°23'W38°29'N / 96°21'W3.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Chase
7.41990-06-07238°20'N / 96°16'W38°28'N / 96°11'W10.00 Miles100 Yards01725.0M0Lyon
10.21971-07-09238°28'N / 96°16'W38°31'N / 96°12'W4.90 Miles33 Yards000K0Lyon
13.51973-04-13238°11'N / 96°09'W38°19'N / 96°12'W9.60 Miles333 Yards003K0Lyon
14.11962-05-28238°20'N / 96°07'W38°23'N / 96°05'W3.60 Miles300 Yards00250K0Lyon
14.51973-03-13238°14'N / 96°07'W38°23'N / 96°06'W10.20 Miles220 Yards0025K0Lyon
15.91962-05-26238°34'N / 96°11'W2.00 Miles200 Yards003K0Lyon
17.21958-06-12238°11'N / 96°10'W000K0Lyon
17.41956-04-02338°23'N / 96°33'W38°50'N / 95°53'W47.50 Miles500 Yards022.5M0Marion
17.91953-05-10338°21'N / 96°40'W38°56'N / 96°03'W52.20 Miles33 Yards0025K0Chase
18.11964-04-22238°19'N / 96°41'W000K0Chase
18.91974-06-08438°25'N / 96°13'W38°42'N / 95°58'W23.70 Miles1760 Yards617725.0M0Lyon
19.41991-04-26238°06'N / 96°34'W38°10'N / 96°29'W6.00 Miles100 Yards000K0Chase
19.41956-04-02338°15'N / 96°52'W38°23'N / 96°33'W19.40 Miles500 Yards002.5M0Marion
20.51964-04-22238°17'N / 96°43'W003K0Chase
21.11974-05-30238°08'N / 96°34'W38°05'N / 96°30'W4.70 Miles167 Yards002.5M0Chase
22.41974-05-30238°05'N / 96°30'W38°04'N / 96°29'W000K0Butler
23.01969-06-17238°40'N / 96°36'W38°42'N / 96°29'W6.20 Miles37 Yards06250K0Morris
23.61974-03-07238°38'N / 96°42'W38°41'N / 96°32'W9.40 Miles220 Yards00250K0Morris
23.91974-03-07238°41'N / 96°32'W38°44'N / 96°29'W4.50 Miles220 Yards00250K0Morris
24.01968-06-10238°06'N / 96°06'W1.50 Miles50 Yards03250K0Greenwood
25.41961-03-26238°01'N / 96°18'W2.00 Miles440 Yards01250K0Greenwood
27.11950-05-18338°07'N / 96°49'W38°20'N / 96°49'W14.90 Miles100 Yards02250K0Chase
27.11974-03-07238°44'N / 96°29'W38°48'N / 96°26'W5.10 Miles220 Yards00250K0Wabaunsee
28.61954-03-18238°45'N / 96°07'W003K0Wabaunsee
28.91985-08-17338°48'N / 96°24'W2.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Wabaunsee
29.51991-04-26237°56'N / 96°43'W38°06'N / 96°34'W15.00 Miles100 Yards04250K0Butler
29.81954-04-26238°04'N / 95°59'W1.00 Mile20 Yards003K0Lyon
30.41974-05-30238°04'N / 96°29'W37°49'N / 96°17'W20.40 Miles167 Yards010K0Greenwood
32.01971-06-06338°48'N / 96°37'W2.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Morris
32.51986-04-07238°03'N / 96°05'W37°57'N / 95°56'W8.60 Miles100 Yards00250K0Greenwood
33.41956-04-02438°02'N / 95°54'W38°06'N / 95°53'W4.50 Miles880 Yards0525K0Coffey
33.61990-03-13238°36'N / 96°58'W38°54'N / 96°34'W30.00 Miles220 Yards002.5M0Morris
33.71973-11-20238°17'N / 95°45'W1.00 Mile33 Yards00250K0Coffey
34.81964-05-26238°16'N / 95°44'W0025K0Coffey
35.51954-08-05238°10'N / 97°07'W38°23'N / 96°53'W19.60 Miles33 Yards000K0Marion
35.81974-03-07238°48'N / 96°26'W38°58'N / 95°57'W28.30 Miles220 Yards00250K0Wabaunsee
36.01974-06-08438°42'N / 95°58'W38°52'N / 95°54'W11.90 Miles440 Yards0025.0M0Osage
36.91953-06-19238°36'N / 97°04'W38°36'N / 96°54'W8.80 Miles33 Yards0025K0Marion
37.51990-03-13238°28'N / 97°05'W38°36'N / 96°58'W10.00 Miles220 Yards002.5M0Marion
38.01990-03-13238°54'N / 96°34'W38°56'N / 96°29'W5.00 Miles220 Yards002.5M0Geary
39.01991-04-26238°44'N / 96°15'W39°06'N / 96°00'W28.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Wabaunsee
39.41974-05-13238°10'N / 97°09'W38°12'N / 96°56'W11.90 Miles100 Yards000K0Marion
39.91956-04-02437°48'N / 95°57'W38°02'N / 95°54'W16.30 Miles880 Yards000K0Woodson
40.31991-04-26337°51'N / 95°57'W37°57'N / 95°56'W5.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Woodson
40.91970-03-02238°10'N / 97°11'W38°22'N / 97°01'W16.40 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Ellsworth
41.01958-11-17238°30'N / 95°37'W000K0Osage
41.11952-08-14238°41'N / 97°01'W1.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Dickinson
41.31990-03-13238°56'N / 96°29'W39°01'N / 96°27'W10.00 Miles220 Yards002.5M0Wabaunsee
42.32003-05-08338°35'N / 95°45'W38°42'N / 95°33'W25.00 Miles800 Yards001.5M0Osage
 Brief Description: A second tornado touched down in Osage county about 13 miles southwest of Lyndon and moved northeast for 25 miles before dissipating 6 miles south of Overbrook. The tornado was a half mile wide in places and did considerable damage to farm buildings, machinery, and fences along its path.
43.01956-04-02338°50'N / 95°53'W38°58'N / 95°57'W9.80 Miles500 Yards002.5M0Marion
43.01986-04-07237°57'N / 95°56'W37°53'N / 95°44'W14.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Woodson
43.11974-06-08438°52'N / 95°54'W38°54'N / 95°52'W1.90 Miles200 Yards000K0Shawnee
44.21955-09-21238°18'N / 95°33'W0.30 Mile33 Yards003K0Coffey
44.31991-04-26337°45'N / 96°05'W37°51'N / 95°57'W10.00 Miles50 Yards002.5M0Greenwood
44.51962-05-28238°50'N / 95°54'W38°56'N / 95°47'W0.90 Mile200 Yards00250K0Osage
44.81950-07-01238°42'N / 97°05'W0025K0Dickinson
45.71954-04-10238°20'N / 95°31'W003K0Coffey
46.01958-07-11238°55'N / 95°51'W000K0Shawnee
46.11990-05-24338°29'N / 97°22'W38°30'N / 97°02'W18.00 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Marion
46.21956-04-02437°47'N / 95°58'W37°48'N / 95°57'W1.30 Miles880 Yards0525K0Woodson
46.81971-05-31238°12'N / 97°15'W38°12'N / 97°08'W6.20 Miles200 Yards00250K0Marion
47.31960-10-29237°49'N / 96°51'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0125K0Butler
47.61978-05-23238°49'N / 95°43'W38°49'N / 95°38'W4.10 Miles30 Yards01250K0Osage
47.62003-05-08337°48'N / 95°57'W38°00'N / 95°31'W22.00 Miles350 Yards032.5M261KWoodson
 Brief Description: Damage summary: Toronto: Outbuildings destroyed. 1N Toronto: Trees & limbs downed. 1W Batesville: Large trees uprooted and sheared off, sheet metal in trees, old wood shed destroyed. 1N Batesville: Oil tank 12-15 feet high toppled (leaked profusely), power pole blown over. 2NE Batesville: House destroyed, 2 vehicles heavily damaged, pair of 2-3 foot diameter trees stripped 4 feet off ground. 3-4NE Batesville: Cattle barn & garage destroyed, windows blown out of house, large pick-up truck rolled onto side. 1N Yates Center: House & barn destroyed on Highway 75, horse trailer flipped over, large trees uprooted or snapped off at bases, broke or toppled 70 grave markers at the cemetery. 1NW Yates Center: Two-story house and 3 barns destroyed, trees completely shreaded. Yates Center: Five homes destroyed and 30 damaged. Two of the three injuries occurred at one residence with both requiring transport to a hospital. Forty-five miles of fence damaged. Stored hay contaminated by embedding of wiring and nails. Estimated crop losses: Corn: 300 acres. Wheat: 100 acres. Pasture: 1312 acres. Hay: 655 acres. Of the estimated $2.5 million damage, $1.506 million inflicted upon farming facilities. Farming facility damage breakdown: Dwellings and Service Buildings: $900,000; Structures: $6,000; Machinery & equipment: $600,000. USDA Flash Situation Report contributed greatly to this narrative. This tornado would cross just barely into extreme Northwest Allen County.
47.71960-04-16237°48'N / 96°50'W010K0Butler
48.41990-03-13538°13'N / 97°20'W38°25'N / 97°10'W16.00 Miles1320 Yards1025.0M0Marion
48.61958-06-10437°51'N / 97°01'W37°50'N / 96°51'W9.00 Miles300 Yards1552.5M0Butler
49.91958-06-12239°02'N / 96°00'W39°02'N / 95°55'W4.30 Miles200 Yards0025K0Wabaunsee

* 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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