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Hooker County Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Hooker County is about the same as Nebraska average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Hooker County is much lower than Nebraska average and is much lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #24

Hooker County
0.03
Nebraska
0.04
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

Hooker County
0.0000
Nebraska
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, #83

Hooker County
33.32
Nebraska
205.07
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 7,081 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Hooker County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:6Cold:2Dense Fog:0Drought:3
Dust Storm:0Flood:138Hail:5,122Heat:0Heavy Snow:7
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:22
Thunderstorm Winds:1,570Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:5Winter Storm:31Winter Weather:0
Other:175 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Hooker 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 Hooker County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
49.31978-05-074.31542.3-101.93

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 7 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Hooker County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
26.11977-05-18242°10'N / 101°33'W42°19'N / 101°13'W19.70 Miles50 Yards0025K0Cherry
28.41999-06-04242°01'N / 100°36'W42°05'N / 100°35'W4.00 Miles250 Yards0050K0Thomas
 Brief Description: The tornado, observed by numerous storm chasers, including the VORTEX team, and the general public, touched down in Thomas County 3 miles north northwest of Thedford and was on the ground for 15 miles before lifting in southeast Cherry County 6 miles east southeast of Brownlee. The path was over rangeland destroying 9 windmills, several miles of fences and nemerous trees. This was the most significant of 6 tornadoes produced by the same supercell thunderstorm.
32.61965-05-24241°29'N / 100°30'W41°59'N / 100°34'W34.60 Miles33 Yards000K0Logan
35.91962-05-15242°17'N / 100°37'W0025K0Cherry
36.01999-06-04242°05'N / 100°30'W42°15'N / 100°30'W19.00 Miles250 Yards0050K0Cherry
 Brief Description: This was a continuation of the Thomas county tornado that initially touched down 3 miles north north west of Thedford and traveled into Cherry county.
36.91986-08-06241°56'N / 100°21'W41°59'N / 100°27'W10.00 Miles70 Yards002.5M0Thomas
43.51986-08-06242°03'N / 100°12'W41°56'N / 100°21'W9.00 Miles70 Yards002.5M0Blaine


* 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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