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

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

Earthquake Index, #23

Golden Valley County
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

Golden Valley County
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, #39

Golden Valley County
30.04
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 3,440 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Golden Valley County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:70Cold:28Dense Fog:1Drought:12
Dust Storm:0Flood:83Hail:1,743Heat:5Heavy Snow:54
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:4Landslide:0Strong Wind:107
Thunderstorm Winds:1,139Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:10Winter Storm:58Winter Weather:18
Other:108 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Golden Valley County.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Golden Valley County.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Golden Valley County.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 10 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Golden Valley County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
7.51952-07-19347°00'N / 104°03'W47°01'N / 103°53'W7.30 Miles33 Yards003K0Golden Valley
12.02001-07-25246°46'N / 103°53'W46°46'N / 103°53'W5.00 Miles60 Yards0000Golden Valley
 Brief Description: The tornado remained in open country but hit a farmstead causing major damage. Windows blown out. Singles and siding ripped off.
14.71952-07-19346°58'N / 104°15'W47°00'N / 104°03'W9.10 Miles33 Yards12250K0Wibaux
30.41976-06-04246°55'N / 103°12'W47°00'N / 103°12'W5.70 Miles33 Yards0025K0Stark
30.71999-06-20246°32'N / 104°11'W46°38'N / 104°17'W5.00 Miles300 Yards0000Fallon
 Brief Description: A large tornado which touched down near Ollie Road, about 3 miles east of Montana Highway 7. The tornado travelled north to County Road 616 then northwest over Beaver Creek before lifting at the Fallon/Wibaux County border. The tornado destroyed a well built cattle shed, lifted up, twisted and moved a large irrigation pipe about 100 yards and sucked the water out of a section of Beaver Creek.
33.61957-04-22246°44'N / 103°12'W0.50 Mile800 Yards003K0Stark
33.92001-07-25246°33'N / 104°17'W46°33'N / 104°17'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0000Fallon
 Brief Description: NWS Post-Storm Damage Assessment Team determined F2 tornado 200 yards wide with a path length of 2 miles. It was on the ground for 15 minutes over open range west of State Highway 7.
46.51975-06-27247°14'N / 104°44'W0025K0Dawson
48.11965-07-11246°36'N / 104°48'W46°36'N / 104°40'W5.40 Miles67 Yards0025K0Custer
49.31977-06-14246°15'N / 103°53'W46°12'N / 103°43'W8.20 Miles33 Yards01250K0Bowman


* 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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