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

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

Earthquake Index, #390

Greeley, 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

Greeley, 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, #317

Greeley, 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 2,655 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Greeley, NE were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:4Cold:8Dense Fog:0Drought:2
Dust Storm:0Flood:98Hail:1,682Heat:0Heavy Snow:7
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:6Landslide:0Strong Wind:11
Thunderstorm Winds:756Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:28Winter Weather:5

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Greeley, NE.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 1 historical earthquake event that had a recorded magnitude of 3.5 or above found in or near Greeley, NE.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 74 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Greeley, NE.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
2.71953-06-07241°28'N / 98°38'W41°41'N / 98°22'W20.10 Miles33 Yards0125K0Greeley
7.01974-04-20241°29'N / 98°45'W41°48'N / 98°33'W24.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Greeley
12.41965-05-08441°14'N / 98°40'W42°20'N / 98°15'W78.90 Miles33 Yards000K0Howard
13.51964-05-05441°24'N / 98°23'W41°33'N / 98°17'W11.30 Miles33 Yards01125K0Greeley
15.41962-04-26241°43'N / 98°47'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Valley
17.72004-07-12241°49'N / 98°44'W41°49'N / 98°43'W1.00 Mile40 Yards0090K0Wheeler
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down in open rangeland and then moved south breaking off and uprooting numerous large trees as it encountered a farmstead. One large tree fell on the roof of a home. As the tornado moved south across the road, it hit another farmstead. Again, it broke off and uprooted numerous large trees and broke many power poles. The barn and steel fencing was lifted and tossed 50 yards northwestwards into a tree belt behind the house. The roof of the home was taken off. A detached garage was demolished. Before lifting, the tornado moved through a corral south of the home where it severely injured or killed several horses. After the storm, two colts and a mare were found up in a tree.
18.41963-06-09241°38'N / 98°55'W41°40'N / 98°50'W4.10 Miles33 Yards003K0Valley
19.31966-06-05241°42'N / 98°10'W0.70 Mile33 Yards010K0Boone
19.41981-08-04241°46'N / 98°50'W0.20 Mile60 Yards00250K0Garfield
19.41965-05-08441°33'N / 98°17'W41°55'N / 98°05'W27.20 Miles33 Yards45325.0M0Boone
22.61972-07-20241°30'N / 98°56'W003K0Valley
23.11990-03-13241°17'N / 98°20'W41°25'N / 98°09'W11.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Nance
23.71955-07-08241°17'N / 98°44'W41°17'N / 98°35'W7.20 Miles33 Yards00250K0Howard
25.11974-04-20341°26'N / 99°08'W41°47'N / 98°53'W27.30 Miles880 Yards002.5M0Dawson
25.31964-05-05441°33'N / 98°17'W42°04'N / 97°56'W39.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Boone
25.71964-05-05241°07'N / 98°33'W41°23'N / 98°15'W24.00 Miles33 Yards0725K0Howard
25.81974-04-20241°12'N / 98°59'W41°29'N / 98°45'W22.80 Miles33 Yards0025K0Sherman
26.21963-08-27241°28'N / 99°04'W41°28'N / 98°55'W7.30 Miles33 Yards0025K0Valley
26.22004-07-12241°59'N / 98°40'W41°58'N / 98°40'W1.50 Miles40 Yards00130K0Wheeler
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down in an grove of trees, uprooting and breaking off numerous large trees. As the tornado moved southeastwards, it encountered a farmstead where it ripped off the roof of the home, destroyed a machine shed and garage, and broke power poles. Before lifting, the tornado moved through a field and overturned the end of a center pivot irrigation system.
26.41990-03-13241°15'N / 98°16'W41°17'N / 98°20'W2.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Merrick
26.81984-04-25341°11'N / 98°30'W41°16'N / 98°25'W8.00 Miles40 Yards01825.0M0Howard
27.41999-06-03341°36'N / 99°10'W41°42'N / 98°56'W14.00 Miles1000 Yards001.5M1.0MValley
 Brief Description: Late in the evening of June 3rd, a severe thunderstorm produced a large tornado across northwest Valley county. The thunderstorm entered the western part of the county around 11 pm. Shortly thereafter, the tornado touched down 12 miles west of Ord and snaked its way northeast before lifting after midnight about 7 miles north of Ord. This F3 tornado had a damage path almost one-half mile wide at one point. It completely destroyed two farmsteads and damaged two others along its path. At the two destroyed farmsteads, residents took shelter in the basement upon warning. The tornado tossed cars and farm equipment up to 300 feet, strewn irrigation pipe across the countryside and killed livestock. The two destroyed homes were completely wiped from the foundation. However, given sufficient warning, no one in the storms path was injured or killed.
27.41982-05-10241°13'N / 98°27'W0.30 Mile20 Yards0025K0Howard
28.01953-06-07341°42'N / 98°01'W41°49'N / 98°01'W8.00 Miles250 Yards01250K0Boone
28.11965-05-08440°52'N / 98°36'W41°33'N / 98°17'W49.90 Miles33 Yards0025.0M0Hall
28.71970-08-02241°52'N / 98°05'W2.00 Miles167 Yards00250K0Boone
29.21964-05-05241°23'N / 98°15'W41°55'N / 97°40'W47.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Nance
30.31960-08-05341°42'N / 99°12'W41°40'N / 99°00'W10.30 Miles150 Yards1225K0Valley
30.51953-06-07441°21'N / 99°06'W41°34'N / 99°03'W15.00 Miles440 Yards110250K0Valley
30.61982-05-10241°13'N / 98°15'W0.30 Mile20 Yards00250K0Merrick
32.31955-07-08241°17'N / 99°12'W41°17'N / 98°44'W24.00 Miles33 Yards113250K0Sherman
33.01999-04-21241°08'N / 98°33'W41°08'N / 98°31'W2.00 Miles30 Yards00100K0Howard
 Brief Description: Thunderstorms developed west of Holdrege in the morning and spread quickly northeast to St. Paul and Greeley by noon. Early on, the thunderstorms dumped hail and torrential rainfall northeast of Holdrege. 2.75" diameter hail was reported north of Holdrege and some areas in northwest Phelps county noted three foot hail drifts. Rain and hail teamed to produce areas of erosion across freshly tilled fields. As the storms spread northeast, a brief tornado damaged a home under construction north of Dannebrog. The tornado nearly destroyed the entire main floor. Only one wall was left standing. The owner and construction crew at the house at the time escaped injury by going to the basement just before the tornado struck. Minor roof damage occurred on a nearby house. Another brief tornado touch down occurred just south of St. Paul, causing some minor damage to outbuildings.
33.31987-07-06241°36'N / 99°12'W41°40'N / 99°08'W4.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Valley
34.91992-01-07241°09'N / 98°48'W0.10 Mile30 Yards0025K0Sherman
35.31959-05-28241°24'N / 99°13'W41°27'N / 99°06'W6.40 Miles250 Yards02250K0Valley
35.31965-05-08341°03'N / 98°45'W41°11'N / 98°39'W10.20 Miles33 Yards000K0Howard
35.71999-05-02241°05'N / 98°19'W41°10'N / 98°15'W5.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Howard
 Brief Description: As strong low pressure lifted across Nebraska and Kansas, a series of damaging tornadoes ripped across south-central Nebraska during the late afternoon and evening hours. No less than 10 tornadoes were confirmed across an area from west of Arapahoe to north of Grand Island near St. Libory. Tornado damage began around mid-afternoon near Holbrook. A brief tornado did some damage to a farmstead northwest of town. Another tornado set down in southern Gosper county and damaged or destroyed at least 3 irrigation center pivots. Tornadoes touched down near Ragan and west of Wilcox. Eventually, another twister near Macon hit two farms. With debris flying through the air, one man stood on his front porch as the tornado passed. Outbuildings, center pivots, and grain bins were heavily damaged by this tornado. Just after 6 pm, the first of three tornadoes in Adams county took aim on the region west of Kenesaw. Shortly thereafter, another tornado set down southeast of Kenesaw and moved northeast. One farm sustained damage southeast of Kenesaw as irrigation pipe littered the fields along the twister's path. Both tornadoes were on the ground at the same time. A third tornado set down west of Juniata but did no damage before lifting. Around 7 pm, a short lived tornado was observed just northwest of Wood River. This tornado destroyed grain bins, damaged a grain dryer and pulled shingles from a house nearby. Strong winds in the region also downed power lines and poles south of town. Finally, just after 8 pm, the final tornado of the evening set down in extreme western Merrick county and moved north just inside the Howard county line. This F2, multiple vortex tornado was on the ground for about 5 miles and damaged or destroyed numerous outbuildings and trees along its path.
35.91953-06-07441°20'N / 99°08'W41°21'N / 99°06'W00250K0Sherman
36.02001-10-09241°15'N / 98°00'W41°17'N / 98°00'W3.00 Miles350 Yards00300K25KMerrick
 Brief Description: Tornado crossed from Merrick County into Nance County. A powerful upper level low pressure system plowing into an unstable airmass triggered widespread severe weather across south-central Nebraska during the late afternoon and evening hours. As many as nine tornadoes were confirmed and many reports of hail were received. The tornado damage was confined to an area located north and east of Grand Island, which included Merrick, Nance, Polk, Greeley, and Hamilton counties. The tornadoes got going west of Marquette. One twister set down in Hamilton county and crossed the Platte River southeast of Chapman. Damage to outbuildings was of most significance. Other tornadoes were reported in the Marquette area, with one tornado on the ground for 12 miles from south of Marquette to southeast of Hordville. This tornado was rated an F1 and produced minor structural damage to buildings and grain bins at several farms. Power lines were lost and several trees were blown over. Numerous center pivot irrigation systems were damaged. Just before 6 pm CDT, the most damaging tornado of the day developed near the Polk and Hamilton county line, and proceeded northeast across western Polk county, leaving a path of destruction in its wake. Storm chaser reports indicated this tornado frequently became multi-vortex in nature and produced a wide swath of damage. Three miles north of Polk, a home was completely ripped from its foundation and blown into some nearby trees. The tornado was rated an F3 at this point. Along its 18 mile path, the tornado damaged over 20 center pivots, and nearly every farmstead in the path of the tornado sustained damage to the home, outbuildings, machinery or grain bins. This tornado lifted southwest of Silver Creek. Just prior to the F3 tornado in Polk county, an F2 tornado was ripping up a farmstead in northern Merrick county. This tornado was responsible for tearing the roof from a home, destroying two large metal outbuildings and damage to a half-dozen vehicles. The tornado moved north and destroyed a barn on the Nance and Merrick county line, but narrowly missed the home. Window and siding damage was noted at the home. Later that evening, one final tornado was reported. This tornado moved from south of Silver Creek to northeast of Silver Creek just before sunset. The tornado clipped the southeast side of town, resulting in damage to the post office, several cars, trees, and 13 residences in town. Fortunately, most of the damage was minor.
36.01990-03-13341°06'N / 98°14'W41°11'N / 98°12'W6.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Merrick
37.81959-06-27241°05'N / 98°43'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Howard
38.51984-06-11341°02'N / 98°28'W41°05'N / 98°22'W7.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Howard
38.81999-06-03241°31'N / 99°17'W41°34'N / 99°15'W5.50 Miles300 Yards00300K0Custer
 Brief Description: Several large hail reports were received beginning at 936 PM CDT near Berwyn. Five center pivot irrigation systems were overturned from 8 miles southwest to 7 miles west southwest of Comstock at approximately 1000 PM CDT. A tornado initially touched down 3 miles southwest of Comstock and was intermittentaly on the ground causing tree damage. The tornado then dropped down 1 mile southwest of the center of Comstock. It reached its maximum intensity as it struck a farm 1/2 mile west of Comstock. Every outbuilding on the farm was destroyed, including a large machine building and the house was heavily damaged. The tornado then crossed the Middle Loup River and struck a residence on the northwest edge of Comstock destroying three outbuildings and damaging the house. Another farm a mile north of Comstock was struck, and everything but the house was destroyed. Several vehicles in the path were damaged or destroyed.
39.51990-03-13341°02'N / 98°20'W41°06'N / 98°14'W4.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Howard
39.61974-04-20341°14'N / 99°15'W41°26'N / 99°08'W14.70 Miles880 Yards032.5M0Dawson
41.01964-04-26241°57'N / 98°10'W42°20'N / 98°10'W26.40 Miles33 Yards00250K0Antelope
41.01984-06-11341°00'N / 98°35'W41°02'N / 98°28'W7.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Hall
41.11972-07-20341°29'N / 99°36'W41°42'N / 99°02'W32.80 Miles150 Yards0025K0Custer
41.21984-04-25241°46'N / 97°45'W0.50 Mile3 Yards0125K0Madison
41.41955-09-20241°39'N / 99°23'W41°44'N / 99°15'W8.50 Miles33 Yards003K0Custer
41.81953-06-07241°15'N / 99°15'W41°20'N / 99°10'W6.60 Miles100 Yards00250K0Sherman
42.11954-05-30441°44'N / 97°44'W41°45'N / 97°43'W002.5M0Platte
42.11962-05-21341°54'N / 97°54'W42°03'N / 97°50'W10.60 Miles500 Yards002.5M0Antelope
42.11955-07-08241°17'N / 99°13'W41°17'N / 99°12'W00250K0Custer
44.81967-06-13240°52'N / 99°10'W41°15'N / 98°47'W33.00 Miles33 Yards000K0Buffalo
45.01980-06-03341°01'N / 98°24'W40°55'N / 98°23'W6.40 Miles700 Yards1252.5M0Hall
45.41961-05-30341°37'N / 99°52'W41°38'N / 98°56'W48.10 Miles33 Yards000K0Custer
45.41961-05-30341°37'N / 99°52'W41°38'N / 98°56'W48.10 Miles33 Yards000K0Custer
45.41961-05-30441°37'N / 99°52'W41°38'N / 98°56'W48.10 Miles33 Yards00250K0Custer
45.41967-06-13240°42'N / 98°59'W41°13'N / 97°50'W69.70 Miles33 Yards000K0Buffalo
45.51990-03-13340°53'N / 98°28'W41°02'N / 98°20'W17.00 Miles200 Yards002.5M0Hall
45.81974-04-26341°12'N / 99°18'W41°15'N / 99°11'W6.10 Miles33 Yards030K0Custer
45.91953-06-07241°14'N / 99°16'W41°15'N / 99°15'W00250K0Custer
46.51980-06-03340°58'N / 98°21'W40°56'N / 98°21'W2.30 Miles500 Yards14025.0M0Hall
47.01964-04-26240°56'N / 98°54'W41°00'N / 98°44'W9.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Buffalo
47.11972-07-20241°51'N / 97°40'W0.30 Mile10 Yards003K0Madison
48.21980-06-03340°56'N / 98°21'W40°55'N / 98°20'W000K0Hall
48.71962-05-21342°03'N / 97°50'W42°06'N / 97°47'W3.60 Miles500 Yards062.5M0Madison
49.01980-06-03440°55'N / 98°18'W40°55'N / 98°21'W3110250.0M0Hall
49.11973-10-09240°54'N / 98°30'W1.00 Mile33 Yards05250K0Hall
49.21980-10-16242°13'N / 98°01'W0.30 Mile60 Yards0025K0Antelope
49.31980-06-03440°55'N / 98°21'W40°54'N / 98°21'W1.10 Miles33 Yards000K0Hall
49.71969-06-25241°45'N / 97°46'W41°56'N / 97°27'W20.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Madison
49.91977-05-19240°49'N / 98°36'W40°58'N / 98°15'W20.80 Miles50 Yards00250K0Hall

* 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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