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The chance of earthquake damage in Jones County is about the same as South Dakota average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Jones 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, #8

Jones County
0.14
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

Jones 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, #53

Jones County
41.53
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 4,968 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Jones County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:19Cold:3Dense Fog:0Drought:6
Dust Storm:0Flood:152Hail:2,972Heat:0Heavy Snow:23
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:2Landslide:0Strong Wind:19
Thunderstorm Winds:1,662Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:14Winter Storm:12Winter Weather:21
Other:63 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Jones County.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Jones County.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Jones County.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 16 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Jones County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
9.91971-06-04243°54'N / 100°30'W0025K0Jones
18.51971-06-04243°55'N / 100°19'W000K0Lyman
25.51960-07-25243°55'N / 100°17'W43°55'N / 100°04'W10.40 Miles33 Yards0025K0Lyman
31.91968-06-20244°22'N / 100°24'W000K0Stanley
32.11973-07-23344°21'N / 100°21'W2.50 Miles500 Yards0102.5M0Hughes
32.41960-08-24244°22'N / 101°01'W44°26'N / 100°45'W13.60 Miles200 Yards0125K0Stanley
32.81971-06-04243°30'N / 100°29'W0.30 Mile50 Yards000K0Mellette
33.01974-05-19244°21'N / 101°01'W44°25'N / 100°56'W5.60 Miles33 Yards000K0Stanley
37.41974-05-19244°16'N / 101°19'W44°18'N / 101°15'W2.70 Miles33 Yards003K0Haakon
40.51953-06-14243°28'N / 101°30'W43°50'N / 101°16'W27.70 Miles440 Yards0025K0Davison
41.01987-08-05244°01'N / 99°52'W1.20 Miles80 Yards00250K0Lyman
43.91961-07-27243°19'N / 100°39'W5.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Todd
45.11971-06-15243°18'N / 100°39'W010K0Todd
45.91964-07-26244°03'N / 101°36'W0025K0Haakon
47.71992-06-30244°22'N / 99°55'W0.30 Mile30 Yards0025K0Hughes
49.01973-07-08243°15'N / 100°50'W1.00 Mile133 Yards003K0Hutchinson


* 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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