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

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

Earthquake Index, #89

Lane County
0.00
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

Lane County
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, #89

Lane County
0.00
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 16,143 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Lane County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:20Cold:17Dense Fog:1Drought:19
Dust Storm:1Flood:390Hail:10,475Heat:21Heavy Snow:72
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:19Landslide:0Strong Wind:133
Thunderstorm Winds:4,460Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:1Winter Storm:75Winter Weather:28
Other:411 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Lane County.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Lane County.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 58 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Lane County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
11.71972-04-30338°39'N / 100°29'W1.00 Mile50 Yards023K0Lane
12.91972-04-30338°32'N / 100°22'W38°41'N / 100°13'W13.10 Miles300 Yards0025K0Lane
13.31964-05-05238°33'N / 100°44'W38°37'N / 100°37'W7.60 Miles33 Yards0025K0Scott
13.61962-06-16338°25'N / 100°15'W38°26'N / 100°12'W2.70 Miles50 Yards03250K0Ness
14.31962-06-16338°08'N / 100°43'W38°25'N / 100°15'W31.90 Miles50 Yards00250K0Finney
15.41962-06-16238°15'N / 100°43'W38°20'N / 100°31'W12.20 Miles50 Yards000K0Finney
18.31979-08-28238°46'N / 100°35'W38°39'N / 100°42'W10.10 Miles200 Yards00250K0Gove
22.51960-05-22238°11'N / 100°38'W003K0Finney
22.61950-07-02238°28'N / 100°53'W1.00 Mile90 Yards002.5M0Scott
23.02007-03-28338°15'N / 100°02'W38°29'N / 100°06'W16.00 Miles1320 Yards00325K0KNess
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado originated in Hodgeman county and entered Ness county at 925 PM. This large tornado destroyed or heavily damaged 5 homes in Ness county. Hundreds of power poles were broken along with 7 pivot irrigation sprinklers and lots of damage to trees. There were also at least 20 head of cattle dead from this tornado in Ness county. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Major tornado outbreak and severe weather swept across parts of western Kansas. Fortunately, there were no injuries or fatalities despite major destruction.
23.31964-04-19238°16'N / 100°08'W0025K0Hodgeman
23.92008-05-23238°29'N / 100°03'W38°37'N / 100°01'W12.00 Miles1410 Yards000K0KNess
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This was a large tornado that produced EF2 damage. It turned northwest towards the end of its life cycle but dissipated before reaching Arnold. Damage was done to trees, large power poles, a large tank, a barn and hay bales. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An anonymously strong upper level system allowed everything to come together at the surface to produced what is perhaps the biggest tornado outbreak to ever occur in the Dodge City CWA! Fifty-five tornadoes were documented during that afternoon and evening! Some of the tornadoes were very large and damaging. The character of the supercell thunderstorms that day had similarities to the storms that produced the Greensburg tornado a little over a year after. In fact there was one tornado that was just as large and perhaps could have been just as damaging that was headed towards the small Kiowa county town but fortunately turned and dissipated.
24.41951-06-20238°28'N / 101°22'W38°29'N / 100°28'W48.60 Miles33 Yards0025K0Wichita
25.62008-05-23238°33'N / 100°00'W38°33'N / 100°00'W1.00 Mile75 Yards000K0KNess
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This was a satellite tornado that moved south on the west side of its large parent tornado. EF2 damage was done to trees (uprooted). EPISODE NARRATIVE: An anonymously strong upper level system allowed everything to come together at the surface to produced what is perhaps the biggest tornado outbreak to ever occur in the Dodge City CWA! Fifty-five tornadoes were documented during that afternoon and evening! Some of the tornadoes were very large and damaging. The character of the supercell thunderstorms that day had similarities to the storms that produced the Greensburg tornado a little over a year after. In fact there was one tornado that was just as large and perhaps could have been just as damaging that was headed towards the small Kiowa county town but fortunately turned and dissipated.
25.81968-05-13338°29'N / 101°08'W39°08'N / 99°20'W106.8 Miles320 Yards0025K0Scott
26.61965-05-07238°06'N / 100°24'W013K0Finney
27.01972-04-30338°33'N / 100°02'W38°37'N / 99°56'W6.80 Miles440 Yards003K0Ness
27.41971-06-09238°31'N / 100°01'W38°27'N / 99°54'W7.70 Miles117 Yards01250K0Ness
27.81954-06-10238°06'N / 100°18'W7.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Finney
29.41972-05-22238°11'N / 100°05'W38°17'N / 99°58'W9.40 Miles10 Yards000K0Hodgeman
29.71956-07-12238°29'N / 101°07'W38°20'N / 100°54'W15.50 Miles33 Yards1025K0Scott
31.81978-05-30238°04'N / 100°42'W38°00'N / 100°30'W11.70 Miles17 Yards00250K0Finney
32.02007-03-28338°04'N / 100°04'W38°16'N / 100°00'W13.00 Miles1320 Yards00210K0KHodgeman
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This large tornado destroyed three homes and did damage to one other. Hundreds of power poles were broken along with a handful of pivot irrigation sprinklers and barns. Trees also sustained major damage. There were also at least 50 head of cattle dead from this tornado in Hodgeman county. Parts of the debris from a shed were found 40 miles north. A wedding book registry was found intact 34 miles from the original location in a home that was destroyed. This tornado continued into Ness county at 925 PM CDT. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Major tornado outbreak and severe weather swept across parts of western Kansas. Fortunately, there were no injuries or fatalities despite major destruction.
32.41960-05-23238°01'N / 100°33'W003K0Finney
32.92009-04-18238°01'N / 100°15'W38°04'N / 100°13'W3.00 Miles300 Yards000K0KFinney
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This was a multiple vortex tornado that heavily damaged a farm that included outbuildings and some damage to the home itself. There was also some tree damage. The tornado moved slowly and steadily into Hodgeman county at 224 PM CDT. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms developed under a cold core upper low and were capable or producing tornadoes and hail. Some of the hail was deep enough on the highway in Finney county in the vicinity of Kalvesta the the Department of Transportation had to get snow plows out to clear the highway.
35.22008-05-23338°36'N / 99°52'W38°42'N / 99°50'W6.00 Miles715 Yards000K0KNess
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado caused EF3 damage to trees and an old stone home. A farm implement was carried 1/2 mile south of it's original starting point. EF3 damage was also done to trees. Another home sustained EF1 damage. There were numerous power poles taken down and at least 5 head of cattle perished in the tornado. The tornado moved into Trego county at 19:42 CDT. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An anonymously strong upper level system allowed everything to come together at the surface to produced what is perhaps the biggest tornado outbreak to ever occur in the Dodge City CWA! Fifty-five tornadoes were documented during that afternoon and evening! Some of the tornadoes were very large and damaging. The character of the supercell thunderstorms that day had similarities to the storms that produced the Greensburg tornado a little over a year after. In fact there was one tornado that was just as large and perhaps could have been just as damaging that was headed towards the small Kiowa county town but fortunately turned and dissipated.
35.71971-05-17238°44'N / 100°05'W38°47'N / 99°44'W19.10 Miles33 Yards00250K0Trego
35.71960-05-04238°38'N / 99°50'W000K0Ness
36.81959-09-17238°09'N / 99°56'W013K0Hodgeman
36.91972-04-30438°05'N / 100°06'W38°16'N / 99°43'W24.30 Miles77 Yards01250K0Hodgeman
37.01968-05-13338°26'N / 101°10'W38°29'N / 101°08'W3.60 Miles320 Yards0425K0Wichita
37.11978-05-30238°00'N / 100°30'W37°54'N / 100°13'W16.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Gray
37.41956-07-12238°29'N / 101°12'W38°29'N / 101°07'W4.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Wichita
37.91977-05-18237°44'N / 101°04'W38°15'N / 100°30'W47.10 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Finney
38.02008-05-23238°42'N / 99°50'W38°43'N / 99°49'W3.00 Miles715 Yards000K0KTrego
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado moved out of Ness county at 19:42 CDT. EF2 damage was done to trees and fences. Otherwise, this is a sparely populated area (farms and vegetation). EPISODE NARRATIVE: An anonymously strong upper level system allowed everything to come together at the surface to produced what is perhaps the biggest tornado outbreak to ever occur in the Dodge City CWA! Fifty-five tornadoes were documented during that afternoon and evening! Some of the tornadoes were very large and damaging. The character of the supercell thunderstorms that day had similarities to the storms that produced the Greensburg tornado a little over a year after. In fact there was one tornado that was just as large and perhaps could have been just as damaging that was headed towards the small Kiowa county town but fortunately turned and dissipated.
38.02008-05-23438°56'N / 100°17'W39°06'N / 100°19'W11.00 Miles1320 Yards022.5M0KGove
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A large wedge tornado developed about 9 miles SSW of Quinter and moved north, then northwest, eventually dissipating 2 miles SE of Park. This tornado caused extensive damage to several homes, including EF4 damage to one home which was completely destroyed. A car and a pickup truck were tossed or bounced 200 yards at the residence. Nearby, two other homes suffered extensive damage. This tornado caused two injuries, including the driver of a vehicle which was thrown off Interstate 70, and an older male attempting to get into his storm cellar when he was struck by flying debris. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Intense supercell thunderstorms moved north across the region during the afternoon and evening hours producing 10 tornadoes, including an F4 tornado just SW of Quinter. Extremely heavy rainfall also resulted in flooding in many areas. Many of these thunderstorms occurred in the same areas as the storms the previous day.
38.31965-05-07237°57'N / 100°40'W013K0Finney
39.11950-08-06237°58'N / 100°46'W003K0Finney
39.32005-06-09338°51'N / 100°00'W38°55'N / 99°54'W6.00 Miles200 Yards0000Trego
 Brief Description: Significant damage was done to several farms, outbuildings and trees. One 1500 pound heifer was thrown 1/4 mile. The tornado actually made a loop traveling back west, south then back to the north and it dissipated rather rapidly (from video). Some of the structures were protected in a ravine but still sustained major damage. Several cottonwood trees with six foot diameter trunks were pulled out of the ground. This tornado did high-end F3 damage.
40.21991-05-16337°56'N / 100°09'W38°05'N / 99°55'W22.00 Miles880 Yards02250K0Hodgeman
40.21967-06-23338°02'N / 101°00'W37°55'N / 100°40'W19.80 Miles33 Yards13025.0M0Finney
40.41968-06-13238°06'N / 99°54'W0025K0Hodgeman
41.21973-06-28238°00'N / 100°58'W37°59'N / 100°50'W7.20 Miles60 Yards00250K0Finney
41.41971-10-17237°57'N / 100°55'W38°00'N / 100°50'W5.60 Miles127 Yards0725K0Finney
42.01972-04-30338°27'N / 99°43'W38°26'N / 99°40'W2.70 Miles200 Yards00250K0Ness
42.11990-04-25338°37'N / 99°44'W38°41'N / 99°42'W4.00 Miles500 Yards002.5M0Ness
43.71972-04-30438°16'N / 99°43'W38°18'N / 99°41'W2.30 Miles77 Yards00250K0Ness
43.91978-05-30237°54'N / 100°13'W37°52'N / 100°10'W3.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Ford
43.91954-04-25239°03'N / 100°06'W0025K0Trego
44.71950-08-06239°08'N / 100°38'W39°07'N / 100°28'W8.70 Miles33 Yards00250K0Gove
44.71967-06-23338°09'N / 101°15'W38°02'N / 101°00'W15.80 Miles33 Yards000K0Kearny
46.01972-05-22238°00'N / 99°54'W38°02'N / 99°49'W5.10 Miles33 Yards000K0Hodgeman
46.21959-05-28238°37'N / 99°39'W38°39'N / 99°37'W2.30 Miles100 Yards0025K0Ness
46.51955-07-13237°49'N / 100°20'W0.30 Mile33 Yards003K0Gray
48.61990-04-25338°41'N / 99°42'W38°47'N / 99°33'W10.00 Miles500 Yards002.5M0Trego
49.32008-05-23238°45'N / 99°41'W38°53'N / 99°38'W9.00 Miles1760 Yards000K0KTrego
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This 1.0 mile wide tornado moved over a sparsely populated area (including vegetation) but did EF2 damage to trees, power poles and a house. A large outbuilding was completely destroyed. Oil tanks ruptured and there were several head of cattle killed. Also a combine was rolled. Since this tornado moved north along a road, there was 2.4 miles of power poles taken down. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An anonymously strong upper level system allowed everything to come together at the surface to produced what is perhaps the biggest tornado outbreak to ever occur in the Dodge City CWA! Fifty-five tornadoes were documented during that afternoon and evening! Some of the tornadoes were very large and damaging. The character of the supercell thunderstorms that day had similarities to the storms that produced the Greensburg tornado a little over a year after. In fact there was one tornado that was just as large and perhaps could have been just as damaging that was headed towards the small Kiowa county town but fortunately turned and dissipated.
49.41951-06-27439°02'N / 99°53'W0.80 Mile300 Yards51002.5M0Trego
49.61954-06-10238°08'N / 101°16'W0025K0Kearny


* 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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