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

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

Earthquake Index, #122

Herington, KS
0.04
Kansas
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

Herington, KS
0.0000
Kansas
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, #481

Herington, KS
206.75
Kansas
252.53
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 4,072 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Herington, KS were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:4Cold:8Dense Fog:9Drought:4
Dust Storm:0Flood:271Hail:2,087Heat:23Heavy Snow:24
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:10Landslide:0Strong Wind:33
Thunderstorm Winds:1,414Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:53Winter Weather:29
Other:103 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Herington, KS.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Herington, KS.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 79 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Herington, KS.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
3.71990-03-13238°36'N / 96°58'W38°54'N / 96°34'W30.00 Miles220 Yards002.5M0Morris
10.51974-03-07238°38'N / 96°42'W38°41'N / 96°32'W9.40 Miles220 Yards00250K0Morris
11.71952-08-14238°41'N / 97°01'W1.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Dickinson
12.01971-06-06338°48'N / 96°37'W2.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Morris
12.11953-06-19238°36'N / 97°04'W38°36'N / 96°54'W8.80 Miles33 Yards0025K0Marion
14.11969-06-17238°40'N / 96°36'W38°42'N / 96°29'W6.20 Miles37 Yards06250K0Morris
15.21950-07-01238°42'N / 97°05'W0025K0Dickinson
15.81974-03-07238°41'N / 96°32'W38°44'N / 96°29'W4.50 Miles220 Yards00250K0Morris
16.81990-03-13238°28'N / 97°05'W38°36'N / 96°58'W10.00 Miles220 Yards002.5M0Marion
19.01974-03-07238°44'N / 96°29'W38°48'N / 96°26'W5.10 Miles220 Yards00250K0Wabaunsee
20.62008-06-11338°54'N / 97°07'W38°59'N / 96°57'W13.00 Miles880 Yards1320.2M0KDickinson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This is the first segment of a tornado that moved through 2 counties. This tornado continued northeast out of Dickinson County and dissipated shortly after entering Geary County. The tornado first touched down at a farmstead to the north-northwest of the town of Enterprise. A grain bin was destroyed, and some tree damage was observed. Damage was also noted to another farmstead where a grain bin was destroyed, as were a center pivot and several power poles. The tornado then entered Chapman on the southwest side. It was reported that 70 homes were completely destroyed, and 215 damaged. In all, three-quarters of the buildings in town sustained damage. Two churches were demolished. The town's middle school and high school were both severely damaged. Approximately 100 residents were in the locker rooms of the high school seeking shelter from the storm when the tornado struck. Trees across town were twisted and nearly stripped of their leaves and branches. For the most part, the downtown business section received only minor damage. Once outside the town, another farmstead was hit which damaged trees and outbuildings before lifting to the northeast of town. Debris from the town was littered for several miles east of the town. Dozens of individuals sustained minor injuries. Three were critically injured. One death was reported when a tree was blown onto a woman who had just put here daughter into the carseat of her vehicle. Thousands of volunteers took part in the clean-up effort over the next few weeks. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Two long lived supercells wreaked havoc across portions of north central and northeast Kansas on the night of June 11th. Three significant tornadoes touched down, caused millions of dollars in damage, killed two, and critically injured three citizens. The town of Chapman saw the most extensive damage. Approximately three-quarters of the town were damaged by the tornado that passed through. Numerous homes were demolished, as were both the middle school and high school. One death occured, as a result of a tree having fallen onto a young woman oustide her car, who had just placed her daughter into her car seat. The most severe, but more localized damage occurred in the Miller Ranch neighborhood in Manhattan, where several homes were completely destroyed. Several buildings on the Kansas StiThe Soldier, Kansas tornado was responsible for the other death. A man was killed in his mobile home when it flipped several times and was found a few miles from it's original location. The unoccupied home a few hundred feet from the mobile home went virtually untouched. Thousands of citizens turned up over the next few weeks to help with the clean-up effort in both Chapman and Manhattan.
20.91990-03-13238°54'N / 96°34'W38°56'N / 96°29'W5.00 Miles220 Yards002.5M0Geary
22.61985-08-17338°48'N / 96°24'W2.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Wabaunsee
24.31953-05-10338°21'N / 96°40'W38°56'N / 96°03'W52.20 Miles33 Yards0025K0Chase
24.41951-05-21239°02'N / 96°58'W000K0Geary
26.01990-03-13238°56'N / 96°29'W39°01'N / 96°27'W10.00 Miles220 Yards002.5M0Wabaunsee
26.01990-05-24338°29'N / 97°22'W38°30'N / 97°02'W18.00 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Marion
26.61964-06-21238°57'N / 97°11'W000K0Dickinson
27.21956-04-02338°15'N / 96°52'W38°23'N / 96°33'W19.40 Miles500 Yards002.5M0Marion
27.51972-04-30338°55'N / 97°14'W1.50 Miles300 Yards06250K0Dickinson
27.51964-04-22238°19'N / 96°41'W000K0Chase
28.61987-05-18238°27'N / 96°23'W38°29'N / 96°21'W3.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Chase
29.41964-04-22238°17'N / 96°43'W003K0Chase
31.51954-08-05238°10'N / 97°07'W38°23'N / 96°53'W19.60 Miles33 Yards000K0Marion
32.01966-06-08339°04'N / 96°46'W39°16'N / 96°46'W13.80 Miles660 Yards0502.5M0Riley
32.21956-04-02338°23'N / 96°33'W38°50'N / 95°53'W47.50 Miles500 Yards022.5M0Marion
32.62008-06-11439°07'N / 96°42'W39°12'N / 96°34'W9.00 Miles440 Yards000K0KRiley
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down to the southwest of Manahattan on a farm, and first destroyed a large machine shed, and threw a grain cart into an adjacent field. The tornado tracked to the northeast and destroyed several homes that were in the process of being built. Then, the tornado entered the Miller Ranch area of Manhattan, where the EF-4 damage was observed. Fifteen well built homes were completely destroyed. Nearby in the Amherst residential area, approximately thirty homes were damaged. A local newspaper reported that 45 residences in Manhattan were destroyed, 142 were damaged, and 637 were affected by the tornado. Ninety three apartments or duplexes, twenty mobile homes, and ten total businesses were impacted. Thereafter, the windows at the Little Apple Honda/Toyota car dealership were blown out, and several cars on the lots were tossed. A nearby hardware store and several self-storage units were demolished. Other nearby businesses were also damaged. The Lee Elementary School was then damaged. The tornado continued toward the Kansas State University campus. There, the roof was blown off a fraternity house, windows were blown out of buildings, the USDA Wind Erosion Labratory roof was damaged, and debris from damage to the southwest was blown across the campus. Summer classes at the University were shuffled around to find appropriate, undamaged buildings to hold summer students. New student orientation was also going on the week the tornado struck. It was reported that $20 million dollars in damage was done to the KSU campus alone. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Two long lived supercells wreaked havoc across portions of north central and northeast Kansas on the night of June 11th. Three significant tornadoes touched down, caused millions of dollars in damage, killed two, and critically injured three citizens. The town of Chapman saw the most extensive damage. Approximately three-quarters of the town were damaged by the tornado that passed through. Numerous homes were demolished, as were both the middle school and high school. One death occured, as a result of a tree having fallen onto a young woman oustide her car, who had just placed her daughter into her car seat. The most severe, but more localized damage occurred in the Miller Ranch neighborhood in Manhattan, where several homes were completely destroyed. Several buildings on the Kansas StiThe Soldier, Kansas tornado was responsible for the other death. A man was killed in his mobile home when it flipped several times and was found a few miles from it's original location. The unoccupied home a few hundred feet from the mobile home went virtually untouched. Thousands of citizens turned up over the next few weeks to help with the clean-up effort in both Chapman and Manhattan.
33.11950-05-18338°07'N / 96°49'W38°20'N / 96°49'W14.90 Miles100 Yards02250K0Chase
33.31964-06-21338°57'N / 97°22'W39°02'N / 97°14'W8.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Dickinson
34.01971-07-09238°28'N / 96°16'W38°31'N / 96°12'W4.90 Miles33 Yards000K0Lyon
34.21970-03-02238°10'N / 97°11'W38°22'N / 97°01'W16.40 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Ellsworth
34.71962-05-26238°34'N / 96°11'W2.00 Miles200 Yards003K0Lyon
35.11974-03-07238°48'N / 96°26'W38°58'N / 95°57'W28.30 Miles220 Yards00250K0Wabaunsee
35.31992-06-15238°33'N / 97°30'W38°33'N / 97°21'W7.00 Miles73 Yards0025K0Mcpherson
35.81959-12-26239°02'N / 97°19'W2.00 Miles33 Yards000K0Dickinson
35.91966-06-08239°08'N / 97°09'W39°13'N / 97°01'W8.90 Miles100 Yards0025K0Clay
36.11990-03-13538°13'N / 97°20'W38°25'N / 97°10'W16.00 Miles1320 Yards1025.0M0Marion
36.61954-04-05239°11'N / 96°55'W39°17'N / 96°46'W10.40 Miles33 Yards000K0Geary
37.01954-03-18238°45'N / 96°07'W003K0Wabaunsee
37.61990-06-07238°20'N / 96°16'W38°28'N / 96°11'W10.00 Miles100 Yards01725.0M0Lyon
38.21974-05-13238°10'N / 97°09'W38°12'N / 96°56'W11.90 Miles100 Yards000K0Marion
39.31991-04-26238°44'N / 96°15'W39°06'N / 96°00'W28.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Wabaunsee
39.61974-06-08438°25'N / 96°13'W38°42'N / 95°58'W23.70 Miles1760 Yards617725.0M0Lyon
39.81973-09-25338°58'N / 97°28'W39°05'N / 97°22'W9.40 Miles100 Yards1225.0M0Ottawa
39.91973-09-25339°05'N / 97°22'W39°08'N / 97°18'W4.70 Miles100 Yards0025.0M0Dickinson
39.92008-06-11338°45'N / 97°40'W38°51'N / 97°24'W16.00 Miles225 Yards002.6M0KSaline
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Widespread damage was noted to several homes, businesses, and trees along the tornadoes path. One cabinet making business had a 10000 square foot section of roof removed, with a total of 20000 square feet of damage to the structure as a sprinkler main broke pouring water onto the factory floor. Several homes sustained damage due to garage doors collapsing in the wind and ultimately lifting the roofs off of the homes. One home sustained slightly more damage than the rest, as two exterior walls were also blown out. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Supercell thunderstorms erupted along a strong cold front across Central Kansas. The supercell storms produced destructive hail and damaging winds, along with tornadoes across Central, Kansas. A few strong tornadoes touched down just south of Salina, Kansas. The supercells would continue to track to the northeast and eventually produce the tornadoes that would hit Chapman, Kansas and Manhattan, Kansas.
40.71971-05-31238°12'N / 97°15'W38°12'N / 97°08'W6.20 Miles200 Yards00250K0Marion
41.11965-06-21239°16'N / 96°33'W0025K0Pottawatomie
41.61960-04-13238°54'N / 97°32'W1.00 Mile150 Yards003K0Saline
42.21991-04-26238°06'N / 96°34'W38°10'N / 96°29'W6.00 Miles100 Yards000K0Chase
43.61974-05-30238°08'N / 96°34'W38°05'N / 96°30'W4.70 Miles167 Yards002.5M0Chase
44.11973-09-25339°08'N / 97°18'W39°23'N / 97°07'W19.80 Miles100 Yards02025.0M0Clay
44.31973-09-25338°37'N / 97°46'W38°58'N / 97°28'W29.00 Miles100 Yards0625.0M0Saline
44.61960-05-16239°12'N / 97°20'W0.30 Mile100 Yards0025K0Clay
44.81962-05-28238°20'N / 96°07'W38°23'N / 96°05'W3.60 Miles300 Yards00250K0Lyon
44.91951-05-25339°16'N / 97°11'W39°19'N / 97°08'W4.10 Miles440 Yards10250K0Clay
45.01962-06-24238°51'N / 97°37'W0.50 Mile27 Yards003K0Saline
45.31955-04-27238°23'N / 97°37'W38°29'N / 97°31'W8.70 Miles100 Yards0025K0Mcpherson
45.41969-06-21338°49'N / 97°38'W2.00 Miles100 Yards06025.0M0Saline
46.21973-04-13238°11'N / 96°09'W38°19'N / 96°12'W9.60 Miles333 Yards003K0Lyon
46.41973-03-13238°14'N / 96°07'W38°23'N / 96°06'W10.20 Miles220 Yards0025K0Lyon
46.61974-05-30238°05'N / 96°30'W38°04'N / 96°29'W000K0Butler
46.61990-03-13538°11'N / 97°25'W38°13'N / 97°20'W4.00 Miles1320 Yards0025.0M0Mcpherson
46.91964-04-22238°17'N / 97°29'W003K0Mcpherson
47.01990-05-24338°31'N / 97°54'W38°29'N / 97°22'W30.00 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Mcpherson
47.11970-03-02238°03'N / 97°16'W38°10'N / 97°11'W9.10 Miles360 Yards002.5M0Harvey
47.11973-09-26239°21'N / 97°05'W2.50 Miles33 Yards00250K0Clay
47.11974-06-08438°42'N / 95°58'W38°52'N / 95°54'W11.90 Miles440 Yards0025.0M0Osage
47.51959-05-04239°15'N / 97°23'W39°15'N / 97°18'W3.80 Miles100 Yards00250K0Ottawa
47.71960-11-27238°23'N / 97°35'W003K0Mcpherson
47.71992-06-15438°22'N / 97°40'W38°27'N / 97°32'W6.00 Miles73 Yards01025.0M0Mcpherson
47.71960-05-19439°09'N / 96°20'W39°11'N / 95°57'W20.60 Miles33 Yards01225.0M0Wabaunsee
47.91990-03-13538°10'N / 97°23'W38°11'N / 97°22'W1.00 Mile1320 Yards0025.0M0Mcpherson
48.21991-04-26237°56'N / 96°43'W38°06'N / 96°34'W15.00 Miles100 Yards04250K0Butler
48.61973-09-25339°03'N / 97°35'W39°18'N / 97°22'W20.70 Miles67 Yards0225.0M0Ottawa
49.01974-05-13238°09'N / 97°42'W38°22'N / 97°19'W25.60 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Mcpherson
49.21979-10-18239°17'N / 97°22'W39°26'N / 96°58'W23.70 Miles400 Yards0112.5M0Clay
49.51956-04-02338°50'N / 95°53'W38°58'N / 95°57'W9.80 Miles500 Yards002.5M0Marion
49.71958-06-12238°11'N / 96°10'W000K0Lyon


* 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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