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Kanopolis, KS Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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Earthquake Index, #353

Kanopolis, KS

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

Kanopolis, KS

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, #395

Kanopolis, KS

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 4,531 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Kanopolis, KS were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:4Cold:3Dense Fog:0Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:174Hail:2,544Heat:12Heavy Snow:28
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:10Landslide:0Strong Wind:39
Thunderstorm Winds:1,607Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:1Winter Storm:32Winter Weather:23

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Kanopolis, KS.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

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

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 70 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Kanopolis, KS.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
9.51972-04-30238°35'N / 98°14'W1.00 Mile30 Yards0025K0Ellsworth
10.41990-05-24338°32'N / 98°25'W38°38'N / 98°07'W16.00 Miles1320 Yards00250K0Ellsworth
15.21990-05-24338°30'N / 98°11'W38°31'N / 97°54'W12.00 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Ellsworth
15.31954-04-25238°37'N / 98°25'W000K0Ellsworth
18.51956-04-02338°31'N / 98°28'W38°36'N / 98°25'W6.10 Miles350 Yards0025K0Rice
19.41971-06-09238°28'N / 98°24'W38°30'N / 98°21'W3.60 Miles440 Yards0125K0Rice
20.31990-05-24338°29'N / 98°27'W38°32'N / 98°25'W6.00 Miles1320 Yards02250K0Rice
21.21973-09-25338°21'N / 98°01'W38°37'N / 97°46'W22.70 Miles100 Yards0025.0M0Rice
21.51956-04-02338°32'N / 98°33'W38°35'N / 98°28'W5.40 Miles33 Yards0025K0Ellsworth
22.01973-09-25238°32'N / 97°49'W00250K0Mcpherson
22.31956-04-02338°31'N / 98°31'W38°31'N / 98°28'W2.30 Miles350 Yards0025K0Barton
22.91964-05-05238°34'N / 98°36'W38°43'N / 98°33'W10.60 Miles1320 Yards0025K0Barton
23.41964-04-22338°16'N / 98°38'W38°42'N / 98°20'W34.00 Miles880 Yards00250K0Barton
24.21964-06-10238°31'N / 98°32'W0.50 Mile150 Yards00250K0Barton
24.91990-05-24338°27'N / 98°33'W38°29'N / 98°27'W4.00 Miles1320 Yards04250K0Barton
25.91956-10-29338°51'N / 98°37'W39°00'N / 98°29'W12.40 Miles200 Yards00250K0Russell
28.01952-08-07339°00'N / 98°31'W39°03'N / 98°27'W4.70 Miles33 Yards000K0Russell
28.11956-04-02338°21'N / 98°34'W38°31'N / 98°31'W11.70 Miles350 Yards0125K0Barton
28.31975-05-27338°32'N / 98°38'W0.50 Mile20 Yards00250K0Barton
28.81950-06-08438°20'N / 97°56'W38°20'N / 97°55'W00250K0Rice
29.21969-06-21338°49'N / 97°38'W2.00 Miles100 Yards06025.0M0Saline
29.51970-05-08239°02'N / 97°58'W39°09'N / 97°52'W9.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Lincoln
29.71973-09-25338°37'N / 97°46'W38°58'N / 97°28'W29.00 Miles100 Yards0625.0M0Saline
30.71962-06-24238°51'N / 97°37'W0.50 Mile27 Yards003K0Saline
31.71990-05-24338°31'N / 97°54'W38°29'N / 97°22'W30.00 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Mcpherson
31.81956-10-29339°00'N / 98°29'W39°13'N / 98°25'W15.20 Miles200 Yards02250K0Lincoln
32.51955-06-04338°15'N / 98°25'W38°17'N / 98°19'W5.90 Miles200 Yards0025K0Rice
33.71950-06-08438°20'N / 97°55'W38°20'N / 97°36'W17.10 Miles700 Yards15250K0Mcpherson
34.22008-06-11338°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.
34.41964-06-12238°31'N / 98°46'W38°42'N / 98°48'W12.60 Miles33 Yards0125K0Barton
34.61956-07-15339°12'N / 98°06'W39°12'N / 97°58'W7.10 Miles880 Yards00250K0Lincoln
35.01964-06-12238°42'N / 98°48'W38°52'N / 98°48'W11.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Russell
35.42001-04-21438°30'N / 98°47'W38°34'N / 98°46'W5.00 Miles660 Yards12843.0M0Barton
 Brief Description: Initial touchdown occurred 1 mile southwest of Hoisington. The tornado rapidly achieved F3 intensity as it entered the west side of town. Moving northeast around 20 mph, the tornado intensified to F4 within 2-3 minutes. While crossing northwest Hoisington, the tornado inflicted a path about 2 miles long and about 2 blocks wide of almost complete destruction. Damage summary: 182 homes destroyed, 52 homes with major damage, 180 homes with minor to moderate damage, 12 businesses destroyed, tore the roof off the hospital, and severed power to most (if not all) areas on the northwest and north sides of town. As the tornado exited through the north side of town it weakened rapidly, inflicting F1-F2 damage as it approached Deception Creek which runs in a southeast to northwest manner 3 miles northeast of town. Once the tornado crossed the creek, it suddenly turned toward the northwest where it damaged two farmsteads shortly before dissipating. One man, 69 years of age, was killed when a minivan fell on him. There were 28 injuries of which 3 were critical. M69PH
36.11960-04-13238°54'N / 97°32'W1.00 Mile150 Yards003K0Saline
36.61992-06-15438°22'N / 97°40'W38°27'N / 97°32'W6.00 Miles73 Yards01025.0M0Mcpherson
37.11955-04-27238°23'N / 97°37'W38°29'N / 97°31'W8.70 Miles100 Yards0025K0Mcpherson
38.31960-11-27238°23'N / 97°35'W003K0Mcpherson
38.31956-10-29339°13'N / 98°25'W39°14'N / 98°25'W1.10 Miles200 Yards00250K0Mitchell
38.71962-05-24238°09'N / 98°06'W020K0Reno
38.71974-08-30238°44'N / 98°55'W38°46'N / 98°50'W4.70 Miles67 Yards0025K0Russell
40.51956-10-29338°22'N / 98°46'W0.60 Mile147 Yards01250K0Barton
40.71966-08-06238°24'N / 98°48'W0.20 Mile200 Yards0125K0Barton
41.01992-06-15238°33'N / 97°30'W38°33'N / 97°21'W7.00 Miles73 Yards0025K0Mcpherson
42.42007-05-05239°04'N / 97°36'W39°13'N / 97°36'W11.00 Miles100 Yards150K0KOttawa
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down near the intersection of Granite Rd and 190th Rd approximately 3 miles south of the Ottawa State Fishing Lake. It lifted approximately 11 miles north of it's touchdown point, at Rifle Rd between 200th and 210th Rds. 38 structures were destroyed or damaged; including homes, mobile homes, cabins, outbuildings, and small cottages. A mobile home that was anchored to the ground was totally destroyed by the tornado. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An upper level low pressure system remained relatively stationary over the Central Plains Saturday through Monday, May 5th through May 7th. Severe weather swept across Northeast Kansas during the late evening hours the 5th, and the early morning of the 6th. Hail, strong winds, and tornadoes were all observed over the course of the evening. An F2 tornado that ripped across Ottawa County killed one woman, and injured one other when their mobile home was demolished. At least three other people were confirmed to have been injured during the tornado. NWS Storm Surveys the following day confirmed that damage was created by both tornadoes and strong winds across portions of northeast Kansas, but 6 tornadoes were confirmed. Cloud county qualified for FEMA funds.
43.41971-06-13238°10'N / 97°45'W0.50 Mile300 Yards0125K0Mcpherson
43.91974-05-13238°06'N / 97°51'W38°09'N / 97°49'W3.60 Miles100 Yards000K0Reno
44.01954-05-01238°05'N / 98°00'W0.30 Mile300 Yards003K0Reno
44.11992-06-15339°17'N / 97°50'W39°17'N / 97°46'W3.00 Miles800 Yards00250K0Ottawa
44.51950-05-04438°16'N / 98°55'W38°27'N / 98°47'W14.50 Miles150 Yards01250K0Pawnee
44.91959-05-17238°04'N / 98°01'W2.00 Miles400 Yards000K0Harper
45.51962-05-24338°03'N / 98°11'W020K0Reno
45.51973-09-25338°58'N / 97°28'W39°05'N / 97°22'W9.40 Miles100 Yards1225.0M0Ottawa
45.71991-03-26437°58'N / 98°03'W38°09'N / 97°57'W13.00 Miles300 Yards0525.0M0Reno
45.81990-03-13338°09'N / 97°44'W38°08'N / 97°42'W5.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Reno
46.11992-06-15239°20'N / 98°20'W39°24'N / 98°16'W4.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Mitchell
46.31990-03-13338°08'N / 97°42'W38°10'N / 97°40'W3.00 Miles17 Yards00250K0Harvey
46.61990-03-13338°10'N / 97°40'W38°14'N / 97°31'W10.00 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Mcpherson
46.81964-04-22238°17'N / 97°29'W003K0Mcpherson
46.81992-06-15239°23'N / 98°14'W2.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Mitchell
46.81954-08-05238°03'N / 97°57'W000K0Reno
46.91974-05-13238°09'N / 97°42'W38°22'N / 97°19'W25.60 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Mcpherson
47.11955-06-04338°04'N / 98°36'W38°10'N / 98°35'W6.80 Miles400 Yards0025K0Stafford
47.81974-05-13237°57'N / 98°04'W38°09'N / 97°42'W24.20 Miles100 Yards022.5M0Reno
47.81992-06-15239°24'N / 98°12'W2.00 Miles73 Yards000K0Mitchell
48.41964-08-31238°55'N / 99°01'W000K0Russell
48.81950-05-08239°14'N / 98°57'W39°14'N / 98°35'W19.60 Miles440 Yards0225K0Osborne
48.81973-09-25339°03'N / 97°35'W39°18'N / 97°22'W20.70 Miles67 Yards0225.0M0Ottawa
49.01992-06-15339°25'N / 98°12'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Mitchell
49.51992-06-15439°25'N / 98°13'W39°26'N / 98°10'W3.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Mitchell
49.91950-05-08239°21'N / 98°29'W39°28'N / 98°18'W12.60 Miles660 Yards00250K0Mitchell

* 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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