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Harrison, SD Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #193

Harrison, SD
0.03
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

Harrison, SD
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, #139

Harrison, SD
132.00
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 2,303 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Harrison, SD were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:34Cold:4Dense Fog:0Drought:6
Dust Storm:0Flood:137Hail:1,236Heat:1Heavy Snow:28
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:2Landslide:0Strong Wind:52
Thunderstorm Winds:707Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:1Winter Storm:40Winter Weather:21
Other:34 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Harrison, SD.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 2 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Harrison, SD.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
47.51967-11-234.4N/A43.7-99.4
44.81982-11-154.3543.01-97.85

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 48 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Harrison, SD.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
7.21986-07-28243°26'N / 98°23'W1.90 Miles80 Yards00250K0Douglas
9.81968-06-20243°29'N / 98°51'W43°36'N / 98°27'W21.40 Miles33 Yards000K0Charles Mix
11.01962-05-14343°24'N / 98°23'W43°30'N / 98°14'W9.70 Miles1760 Yards000K0Douglas
11.41969-06-25243°24'N / 98°14'W43°26'N / 98°22'W6.60 Miles200 Yards0225K0Douglas
14.61971-06-04243°23'N / 98°51'W43°26'N / 98°47'W4.30 Miles137 Yards0025K0Charles Mix
16.51986-07-28243°39'N / 98°43'W43°39'N / 98°36'W3.50 Miles80 Yards0025K0Aurora
19.12007-05-05343°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.
21.91954-05-27243°30'N / 98°06'W1.00 Mile137 Yards0125K0Davison
25.72003-06-24243°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.
29.81992-06-16243°43'N / 98°09'W43°50'N / 98°11'W3.00 Miles73 Yards003K0Davison
29.81992-06-16243°43'N / 98°09'W43°50'N / 98°11'W3.00 Miles73 Yards003K0Davison
29.91962-05-21343°00'N / 98°35'W43°00'N / 98°35'W000K0Charles Mix
30.51954-07-29243°03'N / 98°20'W42°59'N / 98°18'W4.10 Miles33 Yards000K0Charles Mix
30.51986-07-28243°47'N / 99°00'W43°43'N / 98°54'W6.00 Miles80 Yards00250K0Brule
30.81973-06-24243°01'N / 98°18'W1125K0Charles Mix
30.91962-05-21343°43'N / 98°03'W1.00 Mile167 Yards0322.5M0Davison
32.91962-04-26243°43'N / 98°00'W0025K0Davison
33.01962-05-16343°04'N / 98°57'W020K0Charles Mix
34.71962-05-14343°00'N / 99°02'W43°06'N / 98°55'W8.50 Miles1760 Yards000K0Charles Mix
34.81968-06-20243°23'N / 99°26'W43°44'N / 98°58'W33.50 Miles33 Yards000K0Gregory
34.91962-05-21342°52'N / 98°43'W43°00'N / 98°35'W11.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Boyd
35.91973-07-01243°50'N / 98°59'W0.30 Mile50 Yards0125K0Brule
36.11968-06-20343°41'N / 97°59'W43°39'N / 97°47'W9.90 Miles2667 Yards000K0Davison
36.91962-05-21244°01'N / 98°17'W43°52'N / 98°20'W10.40 Miles33 Yards000K0Sanborn
38.31978-06-24243°54'N / 98°07'W000K0Sanborn
38.31954-06-10243°43'N / 99°11'W1.00 Mile30 Yards0025K0Brule
38.71984-06-05243°20'N / 97°46'W0025K0Hutchinson
38.92007-05-05243°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.
39.52002-08-09243°07'N / 99°12'W43°07'N / 99°10'W2.00 Miles200 Yards001.0M0Gregory
 Brief Description: A tornado destroyed a church, a county highway shop, several garages, several small sheds, a mobile home, a camper, and a ten thousand bushel silo. The church was ripped from its foundation, with debris and contents blown over a wide area. Tree damage includes uprooted trees, and power lines were blown down. A resulting power outage lasted for several hours. Windows in many homes and some businesses were broken. The Herrick Honey House was severely damaged, and a honey truck was tipped over. Holes were punched in the walls of some houses by flying debris.
40.11965-06-28243°13'N / 97°48'W43°15'N / 97°45'W2.30 Miles73 Yards000K0Hutchinson
40.71962-05-29442°41'N / 98°27'W43°00'N / 98°40'W24.20 Miles300 Yards000K0Holt
41.11954-05-27243°37'N / 97°47'W43°38'N / 97°43'W2.30 Miles100 Yards0125K0Hanson
41.21965-05-08243°40'N / 99°14'W43°43'N / 99°18'W4.30 Miles100 Yards0025K0Brule
43.91998-05-30243°46'N / 97°49'W43°44'N / 97°43'W6.00 Miles200 Yards0050K0Hanson
 Brief Description: A tornado damaged trees and power lines.
44.32003-06-24344°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.
44.41956-05-10242°59'N / 97°52'W43°04'N / 97°49'W5.60 Miles100 Yards020K0Bon Homme
44.51965-05-08343°10'N / 99°20'W1.50 Miles20 Yards003K0Gregory
45.31954-08-01243°16'N / 99°28'W43°07'N / 99°16'W14.20 Miles33 Yards020K0Gregory
45.81971-07-24343°46'N / 99°19'W2.50 Miles300 Yards000K0Brule
46.31992-05-15242°46'N / 98°39'W1.00 Mile50 Yards00250K0Holt
46.41969-08-08243°42'N / 98°00'W43°38'N / 97°19'W34.30 Miles33 Yards0125K0Davison
46.71962-05-15343°12'N / 99°24'W000K0Gregory
47.32007-05-05242°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.
47.41965-06-26342°58'N / 97°49'W43°25'N / 97°28'W35.60 Miles163 Yards00250K0Bon Homme
47.51966-06-04243°14'N / 99°26'W1.00 Mile800 Yards00250K0Gregory
47.91992-05-15242°49'N / 98°58'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Holt
48.21962-05-14344°30'N / 98°14'W43°38'N / 98°01'W60.70 Miles1760 Yards020K0Davison
49.11962-06-05342°52'N / 97°54'W42°59'N / 97°47'W9.50 Miles1760 Yards00250K0Bon Homme


* 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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