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The chance of earthquake damage in Lake Ozark is lower than Missouri average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Lake Ozark is lower than Missouri average and is higher than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #659

Lake Ozark, MO
0.02
Missouri
0.70
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

Lake Ozark, MO
0.0000
Missouri
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, #877

Lake Ozark, MO
166.80
Missouri
214.01
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 3,649 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Lake Ozark, MO were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:11Dense Fog:1Drought:11
Dust Storm:0Flood:637Hail:1,479Heat:52Heavy Snow:14
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:18Landslide:0Strong Wind:9
Thunderstorm Winds:1,295Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:12Winter Storm:52Winter Weather:3
Other:55 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Lake Ozark, MO.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Lake Ozark, MO.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Lake Ozark, MO.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 62 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Lake Ozark, MO.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
9.21954-05-28238°12'N / 92°49'W38°13'N / 92°47'W2.30 Miles100 Yards0225K0Morgan
9.51966-10-14238°06'N / 92°31'W38°09'N / 92°27'W4.90 Miles50 Yards0025K0Miller
9.81961-03-05238°16'N / 92°46'W38°23'N / 92°40'W9.60 Miles50 Yards00250K0Morgan
11.41966-10-14238°02'N / 92°35'W38°03'N / 92°34'W0025K0Camden
11.41966-10-14238°21'N / 92°39'W38°23'N / 92°37'W2.30 Miles50 Yards0025K0Miller
11.61954-05-28238°09'N / 92°52'W38°12'N / 92°49'W4.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Camden
12.01970-05-09238°01'N / 92°45'W38°04'N / 92°41'W4.90 Miles50 Yards0025K0Camden
12.81961-03-05238°23'N / 92°40'W38°23'N / 92°40'W00250K0Morgan
13.22006-03-12238°17'N / 92°51'W38°17'N / 92°51'W6.00 Miles100 Yards05850K0Morgan
 Brief Description: A tornado initially touched down southwest of Gravois Mills and tracked through the city. 20 homes were destroyed while another 10 were damaged. This tornado was spawned from the same cyclic supercell that produced tornadoes back in Hickory, Polk, Dade, and Barton counties.
14.51986-10-03238°20'N / 92°28'W38°22'N / 92°25'W6.70 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Miller
16.51966-10-14237°54'N / 92°48'W38°02'N / 92°35'W14.90 Miles50 Yards0025K0Camden
17.41990-06-07238°27'N / 92°35'W0.50 Mile73 Yards0025.0M0Moniteau
18.01986-10-03238°22'N / 92°25'W38°24'N / 92°22'W3.30 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Cole
18.32003-05-04337°54'N / 92°50'W37°59'N / 92°34'W14.00 Miles400 Yards4275.0M1.0MCamden
 Brief Description: A long lived cyclic supercell that had a history of producing large and destructive tornadoes spawned another large tornado in rural south central Camden County. This tornado then tracked northeast into more populated areas south of Camdenton, where it claimed the lives of four local residents. Approximately 50 homes and outbuildings were destroyed along with significant agricultural loss. Roy Wright age 53, was deceased from being tossed from his mobile home as the tornado struck. George and Betty Jones ages 75 and 76, were taking cover in there bath tub while the tornado directly struck their frame home. They were deceased from being tossed into a field about three feet from each other. Grace Racy was taking shelter in her frame home while the tornado approached. She suffered a broken back along with other critical injuries from being tossed and hit by flying debris. She deceased about a month and a half after the event of complications from the injuries. F83PH, M53MH, M75PH, F76PH
18.71982-03-15238°18'N / 92°59'W38°20'N / 92°54'W5.00 Miles600 Yards00250K0Morgan
18.91982-07-09238°00'N / 92°52'W0.50 Mile40 Yards0025K0Camden
19.71954-04-30238°26'N / 92°50'W38°28'N / 92°47'W3.60 Miles400 Yards000K0Morgan
26.51980-04-07237°51'N / 92°25'W37°52'N / 92°24'W032.5M0Camden
27.01966-10-14238°33'N / 92°40'W38°38'N / 92°34'W7.60 Miles50 Yards0025K0Moniteau
27.51954-05-28238°15'N / 93°08'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Benton
30.11967-10-24238°38'N / 92°34'W0.50 Mile50 Yards003K0Moniteau
30.21966-10-14238°38'N / 92°34'W38°38'N / 92°32'W0025K0Moniteau
31.01980-05-12238°34'N / 92°48'W38°44'N / 92°26'W22.70 Miles50 Yards0025K0Moniteau
31.41978-05-12237°56'N / 92°16'W37°59'N / 92°01'W13.90 Miles400 Yards042.5M0Pulaski
34.21988-11-15237°49'N / 92°14'W37°51'N / 92°11'W3.00 Miles50 Yards002.5M0Pulaski
35.22008-03-31237°42'N / 92°40'W37°41'N / 92°38'W2.00 Miles75 Yards00500K0KLaclede
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service storm survey revealed that an EF-2 tornado caused damage to several homes and businesses on the north side of Lebanon. A bus was also overturned at Esther Elemetary School. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Eleven tornadoes and significant flash flooding occurred in response to several clusters of thunderstorms impacting the Missouri Ozarks. The ground was saturated from record rainfall in both the months of February and March. Record flooding occurred along Lake Taneycomo as high releases from Table Rock Lake Dam flooded all lowlands along Taneycomo, including numerous frame and mobile homes.
36.01973-04-20338°18'N / 93°17'W38°34'N / 93°10'W19.40 Miles100 Yards04250K0Benton
37.61966-10-14237°44'N / 92°14'W37°53'N / 92°04'W13.70 Miles150 Yards062.5M0Pulaski
37.82003-05-04337°47'N / 93°12'W37°48'N / 92°59'W14.00 Miles880 Yards2103.8M0KDallas
 Brief Description: This is a continuation of the Polk County tornado that entered the northwestern portion of Dallas County near the Polk-Hickory-Dallas County lines. The tornado then tracked through rural areas and small communities of northern Dallas County where it destroyed approximately 48 homes and outbuildings and claimed the lives of two local residents. Bob and Robin Moroni ages 49 and 47, were sleeping in their modular home when the tornado struck. They were both deceased from being thrown several yards from their location. M49PH, F47PH
38.11995-11-10237°41'N / 92°46'W37°37'N / 92°36'W10.00 Miles200 Yards003.0M0Laclede
 Brief Description: A tornado skipped across the Lebanon area, destroying several buildings including the Tracker Marine plant, and heavily damaging another 30 homes.
38.41980-05-12238°44'N / 92°26'W38°44'N / 92°25'W0025K0Cole
38.52008-01-07337°54'N / 92°03'W37°54'N / 92°01'W2.00 Miles400 Yards031.0M0KPulaski
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service storm survey revealed that an EF-3 tornado tracked across a rural section of northeast Pulaski County. A few homes and several outbuildings were destroyed. The tornado then tracked into northeast Phelps County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An unusual mid winter tornado outbreak occurred over southwest and central Missouri. 31 tornadoes struck the region within a 15 hour time frame on 7 January into early morning 8 January. Two tornadoes intensified to EF-3 status while five tornadoes caused EF-2 damage. All other tornadoes during this outbreak were surveyed and given EF-0 and EF-1 status. Multiple training supercells spawned most of these tornadoes that occurred along the Interstate 44 corridor. Toward the end of this episode, a broken squall line spawned numerous EF-0 and EF-1 tornadoes across the southern Missouri Ozarks.
38.61978-05-12237°59'N / 92°01'W38°01'N / 91°55'W5.60 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Phelps
39.21973-04-20238°32'N / 93°13'W2.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Benton
39.42009-05-08237°37'N / 92°33'W37°39'N / 92°33'W2.00 Miles440 Yards00500K0KLaclede
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service storm survey revealed that an EF-2 tornado touched down near the small community of Oakland. This tornado damaged numerous outbuildings and destroyed a mobile home. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An intense squall line impacted extreme southeast Kansas and the Missouri Ozarks with mainly damaging winds. However, 19 tornadoes along with large hail was also observed. Due to the straight line nature of the winds, damage was widespread and intense.
40.32008-01-07337°54'N / 92°01'W37°56'N / 91°57'W5.00 Miles400 Yards00110K0KPhelps
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service storm survey revealed that an EF-3 tornado tracked into northeast Phelps County. The tornado impacted areas on the northern edge of Jerome destroying one home and several oubuildings. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An unusual mid winter tornado outbreak occurred over southwest and central Missouri. 31 tornadoes struck the region within a 15 hour time frame on 7 January into early morning 8 January. Two tornadoes intensified to EF-3 status while five tornadoes caused EF-2 damage. All other tornadoes during this outbreak were surveyed and given EF-0 and EF-1 status. Multiple training supercells spawned most of these tornadoes that occurred along the Interstate 44 corridor. Toward the end of this episode, a broken squall line spawned numerous EF-0 and EF-1 tornadoes across the southern Missouri Ozarks.
41.21960-11-15237°35'N / 92°40'W37°38'N / 92°24'W14.90 Miles200 Yards0325K0Laclede
41.42006-03-12337°51'N / 93°26'W37°59'N / 93°10'W17.00 Miles200 Yards0191.0M0Hickory
 Brief Description: A large tornado touched down over rural southwest Hickory County and tracked near the Pomme De Terre lake damn. The tornado eventually tore through an intersection known as Carsons Corner causing signficant structural damage along with 19 injuries.
41.62003-05-04237°48'N / 93°12'W37°48'N / 93°12'W1.00 Mile500 Yards000K0KHickory
 Brief Description: This is a continuation of the Polk County tornado that entered the extreme southeastern corner of Hickory County prior to moving into Dallas County. A few trees were downed, however, no damage to any structures were observed.
42.72008-01-07337°29'N / 92°46'W37°41'N / 92°24'W25.00 Miles300 Yards0128.0M0KLaclede
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This is an extension of the Webster County tornado. A National Weather Service storm survey revealed that an EF-3 tornado tracked across Laclede County. Numerous homes and outbuildings south of Lebanon were destroyed while 12 were injured. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An unusual mid winter tornado outbreak occurred over southwest and central Missouri. 31 tornadoes struck the region within a 15 hour time frame on 7 January into early morning 8 January. Two tornadoes intensified to EF-3 status while five tornadoes caused EF-2 damage. All other tornadoes during this outbreak were surveyed and given EF-0 and EF-1 status. Multiple training supercells spawned most of these tornadoes that occurred along the Interstate 44 corridor. Toward the end of this episode, a broken squall line spawned numerous EF-0 and EF-1 tornadoes across the southern Missouri Ozarks.
42.91982-04-16238°05'N / 91°57'W38°07'N / 91°45'W13.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Maries
43.02010-12-31337°41'N / 92°11'W37°45'N / 92°05'W8.00 Miles500 Yards0490.0M0KPulaski
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A NWS storm survey team determined that a tornado occurred over Fort Leonard Wood. Numerous homes were destroyed on the east side of the base. Several homes suffered complete wall damage. A total of 159 homes were damaged with 41 destroyed and 32 others with significant damage. Extensive to moderate damage occurred to numerous military training areas, moderate damage occurred to installation utility systems, and extensive damage occurred in one installation family housing area. The water treatment plant on the base was severely damage which completely lost its second level of the building. The tornado disrupted the base's power supply system, shut off the water system, and damaged gas lines on the base. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Between the evening of the 30th and the morning of the 31st, two separate lines of thunderstorms produced significant severe weather across southwest Missouri including damaging wind, large hail, and deadly tornadoes. The first round of storms lifted out of Arkansas late on the evening of the 30th and the second round moved out of western Kansas shortly before daybreak on the 31st.
43.12008-01-07237°34'N / 92°48'W37°36'N / 92°42'W5.00 Miles300 Yards00100K0KLaclede
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service storm survey revealed that an EF-2 tornado tracked across rural southwest Laclede County. The tornado was tracking directly toward Lebanon, but lifted approximately two miles out of town. One home and numerous outbuildings were destroyed. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An unusual mid winter tornado outbreak occurred over southwest and central Missouri. 31 tornadoes struck the region within a 15 hour time frame on 7 January into early morning 8 January. Two tornadoes intensified to EF-3 status while five tornadoes caused EF-2 damage. All other tornadoes during this outbreak were surveyed and given EF-0 and EF-1 status. Multiple training supercells spawned most of these tornadoes that occurred along the Interstate 44 corridor. Toward the end of this episode, a broken squall line spawned numerous EF-0 and EF-1 tornadoes across the southern Missouri Ozarks.
43.32006-03-12238°37'N / 93°17'W38°40'N / 93°07'W11.20 Miles500 Yards162.5M0Pettis
 Brief Description: F2 tornado touched down 6.5 miles east of Green Ridge at 1612 CST and moved northeast. The tornado caused the death of one woman...when the trailer she was fleeing was blown on top of her. Another 6 people were injured as well. Numerous homes suffered varying degrees of damage. The tornado lifted one mile southwest of Smithton at 1625 CST. F39MH
43.91960-11-15237°33'N / 92°43'W37°35'N / 92°40'W3.30 Miles200 Yards0025K0Laclede
44.01982-05-14238°50'N / 92°44'W1.00 Mile77 Yards0025K0Cooper
44.31973-04-20338°25'N / 93°24'W5.00 Miles50 Yards003K0Pettis
44.81958-11-17237°35'N / 92°53'W37°35'N / 92°53'W0025K0Webster
45.21980-05-12238°44'N / 92°25'W38°52'N / 92°10'W16.20 Miles33 Yards0025K0Boone
45.61973-04-20238°42'N / 93°11'W2.00 Miles50 Yards082.5M0Pettis
45.91966-10-14237°31'N / 92°29'W37°35'N / 92°26'W5.20 Miles33 Yards0025K0Laclede
45.91982-03-15338°05'N / 93°35'W38°15'N / 93°22'W14.00 Miles700 Yards012.5M0Benton
46.01992-09-07238°52'N / 92°55'W38°50'N / 92°44'W10.20 Miles60 Yards00250K0Cooper
47.01973-04-20238°50'N / 92°57'W2.30 Miles50 Yards0025K0Cooper
47.21973-04-20338°27'N / 93°28'W38°34'N / 93°21'W10.10 Miles100 Yards00250K0Benton
47.32008-03-31237°37'N / 93°09'W37°39'N / 93°05'W5.00 Miles300 Yards031.0M0KDallas
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service storm survey revealed that an EF-2 tornado impacted a section of Dallas County, including the city of Buffalo. Approximately 40 homes were heavily damaged or destroyed, and three people were injured. The path of destruction extended over an industrial plant and flipped airplanes at the Buffalo Airport. Maximum wind speeds were estimated at 120 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Eleven tornadoes and significant flash flooding occurred in response to several clusters of thunderstorms impacting the Missouri Ozarks. The ground was saturated from record rainfall in both the months of February and March. Record flooding occurred along Lake Taneycomo as high releases from Table Rock Lake Dam flooded all lowlands along Taneycomo, including numerous frame and mobile homes.
47.71952-08-21238°41'N / 93°16'W38°42'N / 93°14'W1.30 Miles300 Yards11325.0M0Pettis
47.71983-05-01338°27'N / 91°55'W38°29'N / 91°43'W9.00 Miles400 Yards032.5M0Osage
48.11990-11-27338°53'N / 92°27'W1.00 Mile50 Yards00250K0Boone
49.01980-05-12338°40'N / 93°25'W38°44'N / 93°08'W15.80 Miles300 Yards02325.0M0Pettis
49.21977-05-04338°38'N / 93°24'W38°43'N / 93°13'W11.20 Miles700 Yards02425.0M0Pettis
49.31973-05-26238°49'N / 92°10'W3.00 Miles50 Yards01250K0Boone


* 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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