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The chance of earthquake damage in Hazel is about the same as South Dakota average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Hazel 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, #320

Hazel, SD
0.01
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

Hazel, 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, #137

Hazel, SD
134.95
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 2,314 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Hazel, SD were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:45Cold:13Dense Fog:1Drought:9
Dust Storm:0Flood:119Hail:1,150Heat:2Heavy Snow:45
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:7Landslide:0Strong Wind:39
Thunderstorm Winds:744Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:1Winter Storm:38Winter Weather:43
Other:58 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Hazel, SD.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Hazel, SD.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 40 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Hazel, SD.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
4.01984-05-12344°50'N / 97°30'W44°48'N / 97°15'W13.00 Miles1320 Yards002.5M0Codington
7.71964-06-08244°47'N / 97°32'W000K0Clark
9.41962-07-07244°42'N / 97°33'W44°40'N / 97°32'W0025K0Clark
12.11953-05-29244°39'N / 97°37'W44°41'N / 97°34'W1.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Clark
13.51984-05-12344°53'N / 97°44'W44°50'N / 97°30'W14.00 Miles1320 Yards002.5M0Clark
13.71986-07-18244°34'N / 97°27'W44°35'N / 97°06'W14.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Hamlin
13.91981-07-22244°47'N / 97°06'W00250K0Hamlin
14.41983-07-18344°54'N / 97°10'W0.50 Mile100 Yards002.5M0Codington
16.61964-06-08244°58'N / 97°33'W000K0Clark
16.91979-06-19244°54'N / 97°06'W002.5M0Codington
18.51961-06-21344°59'N / 97°59'W44°33'N / 97°32'W37.10 Miles33 Yards17250K0Clark
21.71962-08-06245°03'N / 97°13'W00250K0Codington
26.12003-06-24244°25'N / 97°39'W44°26'N / 97°37'W2.20 Miles200 Yards00200K0Kingsbury
 Brief Description: A tornado caused heavy damage to farm buildings including homes.
26.41964-06-08245°05'N / 97°40'W0.50 Mile33 Yards000K0Clark
27.91963-07-26244°57'N / 97°53'W1.00 Mile1000 Yards0025K0Clark
28.11965-05-20244°27'N / 97°54'W44°35'N / 97°47'W10.40 Miles150 Yards003K0Beadle
28.51971-06-19244°34'N / 96°52'W003K0Deuel
30.51992-06-16344°21'N / 97°10'W44°21'N / 97°07'W2.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Kingsbury
32.61992-06-16344°21'N / 97°07'W44°19'N / 97°04'W2.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Brookings
32.92003-06-24244°26'N / 97°54'W44°29'N / 97°54'W2.00 Miles150 Yards0000Beadle
 Brief Description: A tornado destroyed or heavily damaged farm structures.
33.32003-06-24444°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.
33.61961-06-21344°33'N / 97°32'W44°00'N / 97°05'W43.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Kingsbury
34.71971-06-19244°38'N / 97°06'W44°22'N / 96°27'W36.80 Miles33 Yards000K0Hamlin
35.51962-07-07244°24'N / 97°54'W0.20 Mile33 Yards003K0Beadle
36.11972-07-19244°22'N / 97°52'W0.30 Mile150 Yards0025K0Beadle
39.01964-07-23244°51'N / 98°13'W44°55'N / 98°06'W6.80 Miles33 Yards0025K0Spink
39.81959-07-07245°03'N / 98°05'W0025K0Spink
40.62003-06-24344°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.
40.81986-07-18244°34'N / 96°42'W44°35'N / 96°29'W17.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Deuel
41.81971-06-19244°27'N / 96°39'W000K0Brookings
41.91961-06-21344°00'N / 97°05'W44°31'N / 96°43'W39.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Minnehaha
42.91962-05-16244°10'N / 97°39'W000K0Miner
43.41992-06-16344°05'N / 97°32'W44°11'N / 97°26'W3.00 Miles73 Yards002.5M0Miner
46.21955-08-28245°07'N / 96°35'W1.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Grant
47.11970-06-15344°09'N / 96°57'W44°10'N / 96°54'W00250K0Lake
48.01961-06-21345°28'N / 98°14'W44°59'N / 97°59'W35.40 Miles33 Yards003K0Brown
48.92006-08-24244°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.
49.02007-05-05244°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.
49.21965-05-24244°00'N / 97°10'W44°07'N / 97°13'W7.90 Miles33 Yards000K0Lake
49.81951-07-08245°22'N / 96°50'W010K0Roberts


* 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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