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Gillette Micro Area Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 

The chance of earthquake damage in Gillette Area is lower than Wyoming average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Gillette Area is higher than Wyoming average and is much lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #382

Gillette Area
0.08
Wyoming
0.38
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, #129

Gillette Area
0.0000
Wyoming
0.0006
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, #718

Gillette Area
43.45
Wyoming
30.94
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 2,385 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Gillette Area were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:13Cold:3Dense Fog:0Drought:2
Dust Storm:0Flood:90Hail:1,501Heat:0Heavy Snow:10
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:1Landslide:0Strong Wind:16
Thunderstorm Winds:618Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:10Winter Storm:28Winter Weather:1
Other:92 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Gillette Area.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 3 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Gillette Area.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
23.11984-09-085.62044.24-106.02
20.21984-05-2951844.23-105.96
32.71976-09-034.81044.04-106.15

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 8 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Gillette Area.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
2.81966-07-22244°18'N / 105°30'W44°14'N / 105°31'W3.60 Miles67 Yards0625K0Campbell
4.71959-05-27244°14'N / 105°36'W44°23'N / 105°32'W10.60 Miles33 Yards0025K0Campbell
10.81988-05-06244°11'N / 105°21'W1.50 Miles50 Yards022.5M0Campbell
11.41975-06-25244°18'N / 105°30'W44°17'N / 105°10'W16.30 Miles67 Yards010K0Campbell
29.51953-06-12243°52'N / 105°16'W2.00 Miles33 Yards003K0Campbell
30.01984-05-31244°18'N / 104°57'W0.50 Mile20 Yards0025K0Crook
31.91975-07-30243°49'N / 105°52'W43°47'N / 105°37'W12.40 Miles33 Yards000K0Campbell
35.92005-08-12243°44'N / 105°28'W43°43'N / 105°28'W1.50 Miles450 Yards2135.0M0Campbell
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down 1 mile north of Wright and traveled southeast into the town. It crossed Wyoming Highway 387, slammed into a mobile home park, and dissipated a half mile from the highway before reaching the elementary school and Wright Blvd on the southeast edge of the park. It damaged 120 of the approximately 250 homes in the park; 91 were completely destroyed. Roofs, porches, siding, and trees sustained light damage from the strong wind gusts. Two people were killed and 13 injured; all were in mobile homes. M53MH, M97MH


* 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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