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

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

Earthquake Index, #296

Hamlet, NE
0.02
Nebraska
0.04
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

Hamlet, NE
0.0000
Nebraska
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, #538

Hamlet, NE
106.17
Nebraska
205.07
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 2,611 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Hamlet, NE were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:6Cold:2Dense Fog:0Drought:1
Dust Storm:0Flood:84Hail:1,744Heat:0Heavy Snow:5
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:17
Thunderstorm Winds:671Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:29Winter Weather:0
Other:52 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Hamlet, NE.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

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

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 25 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Hamlet, NE.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
18.11990-06-15440°09'N / 101°14'W40°15'N / 100°45'W20.00 Miles2640 Yards012.5M0Hitchcock
20.11984-06-11240°23'N / 101°37'W2.00 Miles30 Yards0025K0Chase
24.51990-06-01240°38'N / 101°38'W40°42'N / 101°24'W15.00 Miles100 Yards0025.0M0Chase
25.31960-06-20240°31'N / 101°41'W1.00 Mile300 Yards0325K0Chase
26.21967-06-14240°33'N / 101°41'W000K0Chase
28.31957-07-07240°08'N / 101°59'W40°08'N / 101°20'W34.20 Miles33 Yards010K0Dundy
32.31971-10-17339°54'N / 101°14'W39°56'N / 101°10'W3.80 Miles440 Yards0025K0Rawlins
32.41990-06-15440°15'N / 100°45'W40°16'N / 100°32'W8.00 Miles2640 Yards002.5M0Red Willow
34.21995-05-21240°52'N / 101°31'W40°49'N / 101°27'W5.00 Miles1000 Yards00350K0Perkins
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down just to the northeast of Madrid and moved to the southeast at 15 miles an hour. The tornado was on the ground for approximately 15 minutes and caused damage to six pivot irrigation systems. A dozen light poles were taken out leaving Elsie without power for 12 hours. A barn, granaries, and other buildings were also severely damaged.
34.61957-07-02240°31'N / 100°36'W000K0Frontier
35.81958-04-27239°51'N / 101°14'W39°53'N / 101°09'W4.70 Miles200 Yards0025K0Rawlins
40.11991-05-02340°45'N / 101°50'W40°52'N / 101°41'W13.00 Miles173 Yards002.5M0Perkins
40.41956-07-05239°48'N / 101°13'W0025K0Rawlins
40.61956-07-05239°48'N / 101°09'W000K0Rawlins
41.81951-05-14339°47'N / 101°20'W043K0Rawlins
42.11962-05-18240°39'N / 100°39'W40°50'N / 100°31'W14.20 Miles33 Yards0025K0Frontier
42.21951-05-20339°47'N / 101°23'W000K0Rawlins
43.41969-06-24240°48'N / 101°55'W40°51'N / 101°44'W9.90 Miles20 Yards00250K0Perkins
43.61984-06-11240°13'N / 102°02'W1.00 Mile30 Yards00250K0Dundy
44.51996-08-10240°16'N / 100°25'W40°11'N / 100°25'W6.00 Miles300 Yards00750K0Red Willow
 Brief Description: TORNADO MOVED SOUTH SOUTHWEST AT 30 MPH THROUGH THE WEST PORTION OF INDIANOLA. DAMAGE INCLUDED NUMEROUS TREES UPROOTED, A GARAGE DESTROYED, SECTIONS OF ROOFS BLOWN OFF, CAMPERS FLIPPED, AND WINDOWS, TV ANTENNAES, GRAIN BINS, GUTTERS, AND SHINGLES DAMAGED. AT TWO MILES SOUTHWEST OF INDIANOLA, TORNADO CURVED SOUTHEAST BEFORE DISSIPATING. A POWER FAILURE PREVENTED SIRENS FROM BEING ACTIVATED IN INDIANOLA.
44.72007-03-28240°45'N / 101°46'W40°58'N / 101°52'W16.00 Miles900 Yards001.2M0KPerkins
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A large supercell thunderstorm originally spawned two tornadoes with the eastern tornado eventually taking over. The tornado touched down approximately 6 miles south-southwest of Grant and moved northeast for a few miles and then turned northwest to pass 3 miles west of Grant and continue northwest to near the Perkins and Keith County line approximately 12 miles north-northwest of Grant. The tornado encountered the first farm where it destroyed outbuildings and grain bins and damaged the roof of a metal storage building. Damage to the second farm included ripping off half the roof on the home. At the third farmstead, the tornado destroyed grain bins and a barn and ripped a hole in the roof of the home. The tornado also uprooted and snapped off numerous trees, broke off power poles, and overturned center pivot irrigation systems. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An intense upper level low pressure system approached Western Nebraska on March 28th. Supercells developed quickly along a dryline extending from western Cherry County southward through western Chase County. The supercells produced tornadoes, hail, and strong winds during the late afternoon and evening hours.
44.71975-06-18340°22'N / 100°22'W40°35'N / 100°25'W15.00 Miles33 Yards003K0Frontier
44.91951-08-24239°47'N / 100°55'W39°48'N / 100°51'W3.30 Miles100 Yards0025K0Rawlins
48.51967-06-14240°59'N / 100°45'W7.00 Miles33 Yards000K0Lincoln
48.82007-03-28239°33'N / 101°31'W39°54'N / 101°37'W27.00 Miles700 Yards002.0M0KCheyenne
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado tracked from Sherman county through most of Cheyenne county with a total path length of 34 miles. The tornado was on the ground for 62 minutes and produced F1-F2 damage along much of its path. In Cheyenne county, four homes were affected, all having lost the entire roof and some with outside wall damage. Tree and power pole damage was extensive as well as significant property damage including garages, outbuildings, grain bins and livestock. The tornado tracked almost straight north along Road 30 for most of its length in Cheyenne county, and then at Road U the tornado veered left and dissipated near Roads AA and 26. The tornado began at the Sherman county line near Road 30. Wildlife officials stated that 22 mule deer, 50 ducks, 4 pheasants, 4 rabbits and 2 song birds were killed. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A major Spring storm system affecting the Central High Plains produced 16 tornadoes and flash flooding, in addition to severe hail and wind. This was the most tornadoes reported in a single day in the Goodland County Warning Area. The most significant tornado was an EF2 which began in Sherman county and moved north across most of Cheyenne county in Kansas. Four homesteads suffered significant property damage along the 36 mile path length. In addition to the EF2 tornado, there were three EF1 and twelve EF0 tornadoes stretching from Greeley county Kansas into Dundy county Nebraska. No injuries or fatalities occurred.


* 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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