Hankinson, ND Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
The chance of earthquake damage in Hankinson is about the same as North Dakota average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Hankinson is higher than North Dakota average and is lower than the national average.
Earthquake Index, #23
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
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, #89
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 1,795 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Hankinson, ND were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||168||Hail:||957||Heat:||0||Heavy Snow:||0|
|High Surf:||0||Hurricane:||0||Ice Storm:||0||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||0|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||610||Tropical Storm:||0||Wildfire:||0||Winter Storm:||0||Winter Weather:||0|
No volcano is found in or near Hankinson, ND.
Historical Earthquake Events
A total of 1 historical earthquake event that had a recorded magnitude of 3.5 or above found in or near Hankinson, ND.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Depth (km)||Latitude||Longitude|
Historical Tornado Events
A total of 34 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Hankinson, ND.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|2.8||1952-07-01||3||46°04'N / 96°57'W||0.50 Mile||33 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Richland|
|13.5||1973-07-01||3||46°07'N / 97°10'W||0||0||250K||0||Richland|
|14.6||1953-05-29||2||46°12'N / 97°08'W||0||0||3K||0||Richland|
|14.8||1964-05-05||3||46°03'N / 96°36'W||46°08'N / 96°34'W||5.20 Miles||440 Yards||0||11||0K||0||Richland|
|14.9||2010-08-07||4||46°06'N / 96°37'W||46°06'N / 96°33'W||3.00 Miles||600 Yards||0||0||0K||0K||Richland|
|Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado touched down south of Tyler and tracked to the east for roughly 2.5 miles before crossing the Bois de Sioux River into Wilkin County, Minnesota. In Wilkin County, the tornado continued for another 2.5 miles and lifted about 650 pm CDT. The total track length was about 5 miles and peak winds were estimated at 175 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: By late in the day on the 7th, an east-west lying warm front had set up just north of the South Dakota border, extending eastward into west central Minnesota. South of the warm front, temperatures were in the mid to upper 80s with dew points in the lower 70s. Thunderstorms formed along and north of the warm front and several produced tornadoes.|
|16.1||1964-05-05||3||46°08'N / 96°34'W||46°08'N / 96°34'W||0||0||3K||0||Wilkin|
|16.6||1960-08-25||2||46°18'N / 97°00'W||0||0||25K||0||Richland|
|16.6||1964-05-05||2||45°48'N / 96°52'W||45°52'N / 96°49'W||4.50 Miles||100 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Roberts|
|17.7||2010-08-07||4||46°07'N / 96°33'W||46°09'N / 96°31'W||3.00 Miles||600 Yards||0||0||0K||0K||Wilkin|
|Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado began in Richland County, North Dakota, at 625 pm CDT, where it had a path length of 2.5 miles. It continued in Wilkin County, Minnesota, where it finally lifted about 2.5 miles southwest of Doran. The total path length was roughly five miles and peak winds were estimated at 175 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: By late in the day on the 7th, an east-west lying warm front had set up just north of the South Dakota border, extending eastward into west central Minnesota. South of the warm front, temperatures were in the mid to upper 80s with dew points in the lower 70s. Thunderstorms formed along and north of the warm front and several produced tornadoes.|
|24.7||2004-09-23||2||45°42'N / 96°44'W||45°45'N / 96°48'W||2.20 Miles||50 Yards||0||0||0||0||Roberts|
|Brief Description: The storm entered South Dakota from Traverse county, Minnesota where it produced a tornado. The storm produced a second tornado as it crossed Lake Traverse into South Dakota. This tornado was stronger and destroyed a house, a mobile home, and a travel trailer. Another house and travel trailer were damaged and a shed was also ripped apart. The tornado also killed three cattle.|
|25.1||1982-05-10||3||46°01'N / 96°28'W||46°01'N / 96°17'W||8.00 Miles||80 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Traverse|
|25.7||1955-07-02||3||46°31'N / 96°42'W||46°16'N / 96°32'W||18.70 Miles||440 Yards||0||3||250K||0||Wilkin|
|28.1||1964-06-08||2||46°16'N / 97°08'W||46°39'N / 97°01'W||26.90 Miles||33 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Richland|
|29.6||1955-07-02||4||46°30'N / 97°00'W||46°30'N / 96°48'W||9.10 Miles||150 Yards||2||19||250K||0||Richland|
|29.7||1982-05-10||3||46°01'N / 96°17'W||46°02'N / 96°16'W||1.00 Mile||80 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Traverse|
|32.4||1982-05-10||3||46°02'N / 96°16'W||46°04'N / 96°10'W||6.00 Miles||80 Yards||0||0||2.5M||0||Grant|
|32.4||2005-06-29||2||45°57'N / 97°37'W||46°02'N / 97°30'W||8.00 Miles||200 Yards||0||0||0||0||Sargent|
|Brief Description: Numerous trees were blown down or uprooted along the damage path. A roof was torn off a pole barn in Havana. Peak winds were estimated at 120 mph.|
|35.2||2007-07-15||2||46°30'N / 97°22'W||46°27'N / 97°19'W||3.00 Miles||200 Yards||0||0||1.0M||1.0M||Ransom|
|Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado cut a large gap in mature hardwood trees near the Sheyenne River and snapped several wooden power poles. Several sections of a large irrigation system were also tipped over. Peak winds were estimated at 115 mph. Some crops were damaged in Owego Township. EPISODE NARRATIVE: At 3 pm CST on the 15th, a stationary front was located from near Minot (ND) to Jamestown (ND) to near Sisseton (SD). South of the front, mid afternoon temperatures ranged in the mid 80s to lower 90s. To the north of the front, a meso-high had formed, with much cooler and drier air around it. The temperature across the boundary ranged from 89F at Minot, to 73F at Devils Lake, to 64F at Crookston. The upper air pattern had a western ridge and an eastern trough, putting the northern plains in northwest flow aloft. A strengthening upper jet also moved toward eastern North Dakota, giving this system good surface and upper level support. A supercell thunderstorm developed over southern Steele County around 530 pm CST and tracked across western Cass County and into eastern Ransom County before weakening after 7 pm CST. Then, another supercell thunderstorm formed over northern Steele County around 725 pm CST. This storm tracked just west of the path of the first storm, again mainly hitting central Steele County, western Cass County, and eastern Ransom County, before weakening around 915 pm CST. Both thunderstorms tracked south-southeast at speeds between 40 and 50 mph and spawned multiple tornadoes which were embedded within the overall downburst wind and hail pattern. The significant downburst wind and wind driven hail was seen in two partially overlapping paths, with each path from 5 to 7 miles wide and between 60 and 80 miles long (this damage path showed up clearly on satellite images). The strength of these winds is believed to have exceeded 80 mph with speeds over 100 mph in some localized areas. Hail sizes ranged from penny to hen egg sized. Most areas received considerable hail damage at the same time as the strong winds. Law enforcement officials and witnesses stated that the hail often persisted for longer than 5 minutes and completely covered the ground. The hail damaged roofs, windows, and siding in many homes along the damage path. Stripped and decimated corn, bean, and wheat fields were typical along the entire storm path too. The ND Farm Service Administration estimated losses occurred on over 700,000 acres in five counties. Total crop losses may exceed $250 million, with other property losses from $15 to $20 million. Cass and Steele Counties received a Presidential Disaster Declaration.|
|37.0||1968-06-09||2||45°50'N / 97°38'W||45°53'N / 97°34'W||3.80 Miles||283 Yards||0||1||250K||0||Marshall|
|37.9||1975-06-19||2||46°14'N / 97°39'W||0.30 Mile||7 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Sargent|
|38.8||1958-07-13||2||46°06'N / 97°42'W||0||0||25K||0||Sargent|
|39.8||1956-10-29||2||45°31'N / 96°40'W||0||0||0K||0||Big Stone|
|41.6||1982-04-15||2||46°17'N / 97°44'W||46°23'N / 97°37'W||7.00 Miles||440 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Ransom|
|42.4||1950-06-15||2||46°35'N / 96°20'W||46°31'N / 96°20'W||4.60 Miles||67 Yards||0||4||3K||0||Wilkin|
|42.8||1973-07-01||3||46°02'N / 97°47'W||0||0||250K||0||Sargent|
|43.1||2002-06-19||2||46°32'N / 96°17'W||46°32'N / 96°17'W||0.20 Mile||25 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Wilkin|
|Brief Description: A brief tornado touchdown demolished a 76x296 foot roof on a turkey barn.|
|43.5||2005-09-05||2||46°42'N / 96°51'W||46°42'N / 96°48'W||4.00 Miles||200 Yards||0||0||0||0||Cass|
|Brief Description: After strong winds and heavy rain hit a farmstead, a tornado followed closely behind. The tornado tracked intermittently along a 4 mile path. A 30 foot concrete silo was lifted and blown onto a machine shed. Concrete pieces spread in a 60 degree arc 40 to 50 feet from the foundation. One-half of the machine shed was demolished by silo debris. Numerous trees were also snapped off. A window was blown in and siding was ripped off the house. The peak wind speeds were estimated at 120 mph.|
|46.4||1974-07-13||2||46°19'N / 96°04'W||46°23'N / 95°57'W||6.40 Miles||500 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Otter Tail|
|47.2||1996-05-17||3||45°23'N / 96°34'W||45°33'N / 96°18'W||17.00 Miles||200 Yards||0||0||1.5M||0||Big Stone|
|Brief Description: A tornado crossing Big Stone Lake from Roberts County, South Dakota destroyed one cabin at the Meadowbrook Resort, blew the roof off another cabin, and another cabin was demolished when a big tree fell onto it. Several boats on Big Stone Lake were overturned. Approxiamately 150 buildings sustained damage or were destroyed as the tornado moved northeast across Big Stone County through the townships of Prior, Big Stone, Almond, Malta, and Moonshine. Southwest of Clinton, a pontoon boat and a camper were destroyed. East of Clinton, a farm lost all buildings with severe damage to their home. The cupboards fell off the walls and doors would not close, signifying a twisted frame. Northeast of Clinton, another farm suffered damage to all structures. Half of the roof was torn off their home. Two miles south of Johnson, a house (rambler) was completely destroyed and several barns and machine sheds were destroyed, before the tornado lifted. Many trees were uprooted in the path of the tornado across Big Stone County and much of the power was out in the County as power lines were downed.|
|48.3||1961-06-28||2||45°36'N / 97°38'W||1.00 Mile||33 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Marshall|
|48.4||1970-08-29||2||46°24'N / 97°53'W||46°26'N / 97°40'W||10.30 Miles||10 Yards||0||7||25K||0||Ransom|
|48.5||1965-05-05||2||46°42'N / 97°12'W||46°47'N / 97°12'W||5.70 Miles||83 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Cass|
|48.8||1951-07-08||2||45°22'N / 96°50'W||0||1||0K||0||Roberts|
|48.9||1957-08-12||2||46°24'N / 97°48'W||0.50 Mile||33 Yards||0||0||25K||0||Ransom|
* 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.