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Fort Totten, ND Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #180

Fort Totten, ND
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

Fort Totten, ND
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, #194

Fort Totten, ND
79.23
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 1,528 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Fort Totten, ND were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:18Cold:14Dense Fog:0Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:148Hail:873Heat:0Heavy Snow:17
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:1Landslide:0Strong Wind:15
Thunderstorm Winds:389Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:31Winter Weather:3
Other:19 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Fort Totten, ND.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Fort Totten, ND.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Fort Totten, ND.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 14 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Fort Totten, ND.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
10.21966-08-05248°06'N / 98°54'W01250K0Ramsey
11.21976-06-12248°05'N / 98°50'W000K0Ramsey
17.41974-05-20247°56'N / 99°25'W47°59'N / 99°21'W3.80 Miles33 Yards00250K0Benson
17.82001-08-08248°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.
21.81974-07-11247°41'N / 99°12'W0025K0Eddy
24.72001-08-08247°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.
29.11972-07-29247°34'N / 98°47'W47°36'N / 98°44'W2.30 Miles20 Yards0025K0Foster
30.51971-06-21248°16'N / 98°31'W0.10 Mile50 Yards003K0Ramsey
32.81958-05-30347°56'N / 99°48'W48°03'N / 99°38'W10.70 Miles33 Yards0025K0Benson
34.42001-07-18347°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.
38.42004-05-19247°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.
44.01954-07-06247°42'N / 99°52'W2.00 Miles880 Yards0025K0Wells
44.01971-06-21248°40'N / 98°52'W48°32'N / 98°50'W8.90 Miles50 Yards0025K0Cavalier
46.81952-06-15347°24'N / 99°33'W1.70 Miles33 Yards0125K0Wells


* 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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