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The chance of earthquake damage in Hanson County is about the same as South Dakota average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Hanson County is much lower than South 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, #59

Hanson County
0.00
South Dakota
0.05
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

Hanson County
0.0000
South 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, #59

Hanson County
0.00
South Dakota
114.73
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 10,289 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Hanson County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:95Cold:22Dense Fog:2Drought:19
Dust Storm:0Flood:640Hail:5,554Heat:7Heavy Snow:85
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:14Landslide:0Strong Wind:114
Thunderstorm Winds:3,336Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:4Winter Storm:104Winter Weather:116
Other:177 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Hanson County.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 1 historical earthquake event that had a recorded magnitude of 3.5 or above found in or near Hanson County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
46.41982-11-154.3543.01-97.85

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 74 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Hanson County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
4.41968-06-20343°41'N / 97°59'W43°39'N / 97°47'W9.90 Miles2667 Yards000K0Davison
4.51954-05-27243°37'N / 97°47'W43°38'N / 97°43'W2.30 Miles100 Yards0125K0Hanson
5.01998-05-30243°46'N / 97°49'W43°44'N / 97°43'W6.00 Miles200 Yards0050K0Hanson
 Brief Description: A tornado damaged trees and power lines.
7.01969-08-08243°42'N / 98°00'W43°38'N / 97°19'W34.30 Miles33 Yards0125K0Davison
9.71998-05-30343°45'N / 97°41'W43°43'N / 97°33'W7.00 Miles700 Yards001.0M100KHanson
 Brief Description: A large and strengthening tornado destroyed buildings and other property on five farms and also destroyed trees and power lines before crossing the eastern edge of Hanson County.
10.32007-05-05243°43'N / 97°36'W43°46'N / 97°37'W4.00 Miles400 Yards0050K0KMccook
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado damaged a house on the west side of Spencer and caused tree damage before crossing into western Hanson County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Numerous thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening of May 5th produced large hail, damaging winds, several tornadoes, and flash flooding in southeast South Dakota. Significant damage was reported from several locations.
10.41962-04-26243°43'N / 98°00'W0025K0Davison
11.32007-05-05243°45'N / 97°38'W43°51'N / 97°39'W7.00 Miles400 Yards0010K0KHanson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado caused damage to trees and a junk yard after crossing over from McCook County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Numerous thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening of May 5th produced large hail, damaging winds, several tornadoes, and flash flooding in southeast South Dakota. Significant damage was reported from several locations.
12.91962-05-21343°43'N / 98°03'W1.00 Mile167 Yards0322.5M0Davison
13.91998-05-30443°45'N / 97°37'W43°42'N / 97°26'W7.00 Miles1600 Yards615017.0M400KMccook
 Brief Description: The tornado from Hanson County destroyed most of Spencer as it strengthened and continued to grow. Most homes, other buildings, and other structures in Spencer were completely levelled. Debris and belongings were scattered over a large area, and one receipt blown from Spencer was found just west of Chandler, MN about 80 miles east of Spencer. The tornado killed 6 and injured 150 in Spencer. The tornado continued southeast from Spencer, widened, then weakened, and dissipated 4 miles southwest of Salem with another tornado then forming from the same storm. The tornado caused additional damage to trees, power lines, crops, and buildings on farms after moving southeast of Spencer. F70PH, F77PH, F93PH, F68PH, M62PH, F85PH
14.01993-05-07243°35'N / 97°33'W2.00 Miles75 Yards00500K0Hutchinson
 Brief Description: A tornado carried a 60 X 120 foot metal pole barn into the tops of four grain bins causing extensive damage. The tornado also destroyed many small buildings and blew roofs off larger buildings on many farms in the area.
14.01993-05-07243°35'N / 97°33'W1.00 Mile75 Yards00500K0Mccook
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down on several farms destroying two pole barns, a grain bin, and a barn roof.
16.21973-07-01243°50'N / 97°33'W0.50 Mile67 Yards0125K0Mccook
19.01954-05-27243°47'N / 97°33'W43°51'N / 97°23'W9.00 Miles90 Yards0025K0Mccook
19.11998-05-30243°42'N / 97°26'W43°36'N / 97°24'W6.00 Miles700 Yards00900K100KMccook
 Brief Description: A tornado spawned by the same storm which produced the Spencer tornado damaged farms, crops, trees, and power lines in southern McCook County.
19.61992-06-16243°43'N / 98°09'W43°50'N / 98°11'W3.00 Miles73 Yards003K0Davison
19.61992-06-16243°43'N / 98°09'W43°50'N / 98°11'W3.00 Miles73 Yards003K0Davison
19.61954-05-27243°30'N / 98°06'W1.00 Mile137 Yards0125K0Davison
20.62006-09-16243°33'N / 97°30'W43°42'N / 97°17'W12.00 Miles100 Yards00100K0Mccook
 Brief Description: A tornado affected 3 farmsteads, destroying numerous outbuildings, damaging farm equipment and a home, killing at least 5 cattle and injuring others. The tornado also damaged a hog confinement building and overturned a semi trailer on Interstate 90.
21.01992-06-16243°59'N / 97°50'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0125K0Miner
21.61965-05-24343°30'N / 97°30'W43°34'N / 97°20'W9.00 Miles20 Yards003K0Mccook
22.01978-06-24243°54'N / 98°07'W000K0Sanborn
22.61971-10-01243°33'N / 97°23'W0025K0Mccook
22.62003-06-24243°42'N / 98°14'W43°47'N / 98°15'W6.00 Miles400 Yards00500K0Davison
 Brief Description: A tornado damaged crops, trees, and numerous buildings on several farms. On one farm the northeast corner of a home was heavily damaged, and several buildings including a barn, a grainery, and a machine shed were destroyed. Large trees were blown down.
23.71965-05-08243°57'N / 97°30'W43°59'N / 97°34'W3.30 Miles243 Yards0025K0Miner
24.01984-06-05243°20'N / 97°46'W0025K0Hutchinson
24.71962-05-15244°00'N / 97°42'W44°04'N / 97°44'W4.10 Miles33 Yards020K0Miner
26.71984-06-07244°01'N / 97°32'W0.10 Mile60 Yards00250K0Miner
27.81993-05-07343°36'N / 97°18'W43°42'N / 97°11'W10.00 Miles100 Yards005.0M0Mccook
 Brief Description: A tornado caused extensive damage in the Canistota area. Four metal grain storage bins were severely damaged and the roof was blown off the grain elevator. A large roof was blown off a building in Canistota resulting in rain seeping through the floors of the building. The roof blew into another building causing damage, and the flying debris took out power lines and transformers. The storm nearly totaled a farm including the house, and destroyed barns on other farms. Buildings were damaged in Montrose and a farm and metal buildings were lost on a farm east of Montrose.
28.32007-05-05244°04'N / 97°36'W44°04'N / 97°37'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0020K0KMiner
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado damaged outbuildings and destroyed a hunting lodge. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Numerous thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening of May 5th produced large hail, damaging winds, several tornadoes, and flash flooding in southeast South Dakota. Significant damage was reported from several locations.
29.51965-06-07243°25'N / 97°20'W000K0Turner
30.11962-05-14343°24'N / 98°23'W43°30'N / 98°14'W9.70 Miles1760 Yards000K0Douglas
30.51954-06-18243°25'N / 97°16'W43°28'N / 97°18'W2.70 Miles33 Yards003K0Turner
30.91965-06-28243°13'N / 97°48'W43°15'N / 97°45'W2.30 Miles73 Yards000K0Hutchinson
31.11969-06-25243°24'N / 98°14'W43°26'N / 98°22'W6.60 Miles200 Yards0225K0Douglas
31.21962-05-21244°01'N / 98°17'W43°52'N / 98°20'W10.40 Miles33 Yards000K0Sanborn
31.31962-05-14344°30'N / 98°14'W43°38'N / 98°01'W60.70 Miles1760 Yards020K0Davison
31.61973-04-19244°00'N / 97°54'W44°12'N / 98°12'W20.10 Miles200 Yards0225K0Sanborn
31.82007-05-05343°40'N / 98°25'W43°44'N / 98°27'W4.00 Miles200 Yards00300K0KAurora
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado destroyed a hunting lodge and nearby outbuildings. The tornado also severely damaged a house, tossed a trailer 100 yards, and caused tree damage. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Numerous thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening of May 5th produced large hail, damaging winds, several tornadoes, and flash flooding in southeast South Dakota. Significant damage was reported from several locations.
32.91956-05-10243°25'N / 97°15'W1.30 Miles100 Yards000K0Turner
34.01986-07-28243°26'N / 98°23'W1.90 Miles80 Yards00250K0Douglas
34.31962-05-16244°10'N / 97°39'W000K0Miner
34.61965-06-26342°58'N / 97°49'W43°25'N / 97°28'W35.60 Miles163 Yards00250K0Bon Homme
34.91992-06-16344°05'N / 97°32'W44°11'N / 97°26'W3.00 Miles73 Yards002.5M0Miner
35.52003-06-24344°01'N / 98°19'W44°05'N / 98°16'W5.00 Miles500 Yards00500K0Sanborn
 Brief Description: A tornado, crossing into Sanborn County from Jerauld County, destroyed or severely damaged several buildings on two farms. The tornado lifted the roof off a house. Another farmhouse had windows blown out, and shingles and aluminum siding torn off. Destroyed buildings included a barn, garage, outbuildings, and other small structures. Vehicles inside the destroyed garage were damaged. The tornado also caused tree, power line, and crop damage.
37.51957-06-10243°51'N / 97°05'W000K0Lake
37.71965-05-24244°00'N / 97°11'W000K0Lake
37.92000-07-11243°58'N / 97°10'W43°57'N / 97°07'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0050K0Lake
 Brief Description: A tornado destroyed storage sheds, lighting, fencing, and caused other damage at Lake County Speedway. The tornado also damaged crops over a small area.
38.72003-06-24243°23'N / 97°08'W43°24'N / 97°08'W1.50 Miles200 Yards003.0M0Turner
 Brief Description: A tornado heavily damaged or destroyed numerous structures at the county fairgrounds, uprooted numerous trees, and blew down power lines, resulting in power outages which lasted up to a day. The tornado damaged other structures in Parker including homes and the county courthouse. One home was shifted off its foundation and received broken windows and damaged siding. Some of the damage resulted from falling trees or wind blown debris.
39.81965-05-24244°00'N / 97°10'W44°07'N / 97°13'W7.90 Miles33 Yards000K0Lake
41.02007-05-05243°04'N / 97°54'W43°07'N / 97°55'W4.00 Miles100 Yards00100K0KBon Homme
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado damaged two farms, including a house shifted off its foundation, and several outbuildings destroyed. The tornado also caused widespread tree damage, including some trees debarked and uprooted. The tornado also blew off the tops of grain bins and blew down power lines. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Numerous thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening of May 5th produced large hail, damaging winds, several tornadoes, and flash flooding in southeast South Dakota. Significant damage was reported from several locations.
41.32007-05-05243°06'N / 97°36'W43°06'N / 97°36'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00100K0KYankton
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado destroyed 3 concrete silos, destroyed numerous outbuildings, heavily damaged a large shed, damaged a barn, caused tree damage, and caused other damage on a farm. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Numerous thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening of May 5th produced large hail, damaging winds, several tornadoes, and flash flooding in southeast South Dakota. Significant damage was reported from several locations.
41.41962-05-12243°32'N / 96°59'W43°41'N / 96°58'W10.10 Miles880 Yards0025K0Minnehaha
43.11986-07-28243°39'N / 98°43'W43°39'N / 98°36'W3.50 Miles80 Yards0025K0Aurora
43.71968-06-20243°29'N / 98°51'W43°36'N / 98°27'W21.40 Miles33 Yards000K0Charles Mix
44.11985-04-20243°11'N / 97°14'W43°18'N / 97°05'W12.00 Miles440 Yards002.5M0Turner
44.31966-05-22243°24'N / 97°00'W003K0Turner
44.51965-06-07243°08'N / 97°20'W43°10'N / 97°15'W3.60 Miles100 Yards0025K0Turner
44.52006-08-24244°19'N / 98°10'W44°15'N / 98°04'W7.00 Miles300 Yards002.0M0Beadle
 Brief Description: A tornado severely damaged 3 houses and destroyed or damaged a barn and several smaller buildings on farmsteads. The tornado knocked down power poles, with a transformer on one of the poles starting a brief fire. A tree shelter belt and crops were damaged. The amount of crop damage was not known.
44.91992-08-09243°52'N / 96°56'W3.00 Miles250 Yards002.5M0Lake
45.21965-06-07443°10'N / 97°14'W43°11'N / 97°13'W002.5M0Yankton
45.31956-05-10242°59'N / 97°52'W43°04'N / 97°49'W5.60 Miles100 Yards020K0Bon Homme
46.11992-06-16243°47'N / 96°56'W43°51'N / 96°51'W5.00 Miles50 Yards002.5M0Minnehaha
46.31965-06-07443°11'N / 97°13'W43°14'N / 97°04'W7.80 Miles647 Yards102.5M0Turner
46.32003-06-24444°17'N / 97°46'W44°25'N / 97°43'W10.00 Miles1000 Yards043.0M0Kingsbury
 Brief Description: A tornado destroyed or heavily damaged all buildings, other structures, and vehicles in the small town of Manchester. Propane and fuel oil tanks were destroyed. Many homes were stripped to the foundation. Of the six residents of the town, four were injured and were transported to hospitals. Three were deemed to be seriously injured, but non of the injuries were life threatening. One of the injured was in a basement, one was blown out of the home on the way to the same basement, and two were in a mobile home which was destroyed. The tornado damaged crops, trees, and power lines south of Manchester prior to reaching the town. The tornado also heavily damaged several farms north of Manchester, including two farms on which several buildings including the homes were destroyed. One of the farms was a "Centennial Farm". About 12 cattle were killed and others injured. The amount of crop damage was not known. During its path, the tornado was observed to have multiple vortices. The tornado was observed and video taped by numerous storm chasers and researchers. Researchers also deployed weather sensors around the town of Manchester. One of these sensors recorded a 100 millibar pressure drop as the tornado passed.
47.51972-07-19244°22'N / 97°52'W0.30 Mile150 Yards0025K0Beadle
47.71961-06-21344°33'N / 97°32'W44°00'N / 97°05'W43.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Kingsbury
48.01981-08-03343°17'N / 97°09'W43°06'N / 97°05'W12.80 Miles440 Yards00250K0Turner
48.11954-06-18343°02'N / 97°30'W43°01'N / 97°27'W0025K0Yankton
48.22007-05-05242°57'N / 97°49'W43°01'N / 97°49'W4.00 Miles100 Yards0050K0KBon Homme
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado blew over a shed, damaged several outbuildings, and flipped over a hog shed. A house was damaged when hit by debris from the hog shed. The tornado also shifted a two car garage off its foundation, damaged the adjoining house, blew a chimney off the roof, twisted a windmill, and caused tree damage. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Numerous thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening of May 5th produced large hail, damaging winds, several tornadoes, and flash flooding in southeast South Dakota. Significant damage was reported from several locations.
48.71956-06-29244°00'N / 96°58'W44°00'N / 96°53'W3.00 Miles33 Yards003K0Lake
49.01972-08-05243°01'N / 97°27'W0.30 Mile400 Yards003K0Yankton
49.72003-06-24344°22'N / 98°02'W44°24'N / 98°00'W3.50 Miles300 Yards001.5M0Beadle
 Brief Description: A tornado destroyed farm buildings and numerous trees, resulting in F3 damage southwest of Cavour. Homes and businesses within the town of Cavour were severely damaged (F2). Winds of 120 mph were measured by an anemometer on top of a grain elevator in Cavour.
49.91962-07-07244°24'N / 97°54'W0.20 Mile33 Yards003K0Beadle


* 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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