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

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

Earthquake Index, #442

Gering, NE

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

Gering, NE

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, #431

Gering, NE

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 1,734 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Gering, NE were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:25Cold:5Dense Fog:1Drought:3
Dust Storm:0Flood:48Hail:1,163Heat:0Heavy Snow:26
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:69
Thunderstorm Winds:325Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:1Winter Storm:17Winter Weather:1

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Gering, NE.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Gering, NE.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 27 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Gering, NE.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
5.51955-06-27441°56'N / 103°48'W41°47'N / 103°20'W26.00 Miles33 Yards229250K0Scotts Bluff
6.01985-05-27341°45'N / 103°39'W41°44'N / 103°38'W1.50 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Scotts Bluff
9.41991-06-09341°48'N / 103°31'W41°50'N / 103°27'W3.50 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Scotts Bluff
10.21977-06-14241°48'N / 103°30'W41°46'N / 103°27'W1.90 Miles70 Yards000K0Scotts Bluff
13.61977-06-09241°46'N / 103°27'W41°45'N / 103°23'W2.30 Miles70 Yards00250K0Scotts Bluff
16.61998-05-21241°56'N / 103°58'W41°58'N / 103°55'W4.00 Miles50 Yards0015K2KScotts Bluff
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down 3 miles southwest of Morrill and moved within 1 mile east southeast of Morrill. A two-car garage was destroyed and a roof ripped off a shed, 2 miles southwest of Morrill. Windows were blown out in a mobile home park and a barn was destroyed just to the southeast of Morrill. Shingles were blown off a house to the east southeast of Morrill.
16.61951-05-30241°54'N / 103°30'W41°44'N / 103°11'W19.70 Miles33 Yards070K0Scotts Bluff
17.71985-05-27341°44'N / 103°38'W41°28'N / 103°23'W21.50 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Banner
17.91955-06-27441°47'N / 103°20'W41°46'N / 103°19'W003K0Morrill
23.12005-06-27241°40'N / 103°35'W41°21'N / 103°29'W17.00 Miles250 Yards00300K0Banner
 Brief Description: Tornado moved SSE across parts of eastern Banner county, remaining over open country. Some power lines, power transmission towers and poles blown down as well as trees uprooted. Damage to irrigation pivots also reported.
26.61983-06-20242°12'N / 103°48'W0.30 Mile40 Yards00250K0Sioux
30.71960-08-21242°03'N / 104°11'W0.10 Mile33 Yards000K0Goshen
31.11957-05-19241°45'N / 103°07'W41°47'N / 103°01'W5.10 Miles67 Yards0025K0Scotts Bluff
32.71963-06-14241°48'N / 104°18'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0Goshen
34.81955-06-26341°58'N / 104°19'W2.00 Miles27 Yards000K0Goshen
35.31958-06-01241°46'N / 102°59'W41°46'N / 102°59'W003K0Morrill
35.72009-06-05241°37'N / 104°22'W41°36'N / 104°13'W8.00 Miles100 Yards0010K0KGoshen
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A widely observed tornado moved across open country of far southern Goshen county. Only minor damage was caused, mainly to a few power poles and trees. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Scattered severe thunderstorms produced large hail and a tornado over parts of southeast Wyoming.
37.01967-04-12241°58'N / 104°24'W42°07'N / 104°15'W12.60 Miles50 Yards0025K0Goshen
37.11954-06-06241°14'N / 103°39'W41°23'N / 103°19'W19.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Kimball
37.71978-07-28242°18'N / 104°02'W1.00 Mile200 Yards00250K0Goshen
40.51985-05-27341°28'N / 103°23'W41°13'N / 103°04'W25.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Cheyenne
41.91977-06-29241°14'N / 103°28'W41°15'N / 103°26'W0025K0Kimball
42.01977-06-29241°15'N / 103°26'W41°15'N / 103°23'W0025K0Cheyenne
44.41975-06-25242°02'N / 102°57'W42°16'N / 102°53'W16.20 Miles30 Yards00250K0Box Butte
45.01990-05-24241°26'N / 104°25'W41°29'N / 104°21'W5.00 Miles400 Yards003K0Laramie
46.01960-06-20341°23'N / 103°23'W41°09'N / 102°59'W26.10 Miles750 Yards0025K0Kimball
49.21976-05-29241°20'N / 104°21'W000K0Laramie

* 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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