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.
Earthquake Index, #382
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
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
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:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||90||Hail:||1,501||Heat:||0||Heavy Snow:||10|
|High Surf:||0||Hurricane:||0||Ice Storm:||1||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||16|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||618||Tropical Storm:||0||Wildfire:||10||Winter Storm:||28||Winter Weather:||1|
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)||Date||Magnitude||Depth (km)||Latitude||Longitude|
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)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|2.8||1966-07-22||2||44°18'N / 105°30'W||44°14'N / 105°31'W||3.60 Miles||67 Yards||0||6||25K||0||Campbell|
|4.7||1959-05-27||2||44°14'N / 105°36'W||44°23'N / 105°32'W||10.60 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Campbell|
|10.8||1988-05-06||2||44°11'N / 105°21'W||1.50 Miles||50 Yards||0||2||2.5M||0||Campbell|
|11.4||1975-06-25||2||44°18'N / 105°30'W||44°17'N / 105°10'W||16.30 Miles||67 Yards||0||1||0K||0||Campbell|
|29.5||1953-06-12||2||43°52'N / 105°16'W||2.00 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Campbell|
|30.0||1984-05-31||2||44°18'N / 104°57'W||0.50 Mile||20 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Crook|
|31.9||1975-07-30||2||43°49'N / 105°52'W||43°47'N / 105°37'W||12.40 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Campbell|
|35.9||2005-08-12||2||43°44'N / 105°28'W||43°43'N / 105°28'W||1.50 Miles||450 Yards||2||13||5.0M||0||Campbell|
|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.