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

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

Earthquake Index, #395

Maxwell, NE
0.01
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

Maxwell, NE
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, #509

Maxwell, NE
122.15
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 2,490 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Maxwell, NE were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:0Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:62Hail:1,759Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:0
Thunderstorm Winds:605Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:64 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Maxwell, NE.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Maxwell, NE.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 29 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Maxwell, NE.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
7.22000-05-17340°57'N / 100°22'W41°02'N / 100°32'W11.50 Miles1000 Yards02750K25KLincoln
 Brief Description: The same supercell thunderstorm that had earlier produced the twin tornadoes 20 miles south of Brady produced a large tornado that touched down 6 miles south of Brady and moved toward the northwest lifting 4 miles south of Maxwell. Two women were injured when their home blew down around them. The tornado destroyed three homes and heavily damaged three others. Numerous outbuildings were damaged or destroyed. Four center pivot irrigation systems were destroyed and extensive damage was done to agricultural equipment. Over 75 power and telephone poles were destroyed along with miles of wire. The tornado reached it's maximum intensity of F3 shortly after touchdown when it heavily damaged a brick home and completely destroyed a large steel building. Later in it's path, the tornado leveled a frame home and blew several vehicles over and around the home. The path of the tornado was clearly visible where crops had been stripped from the ground. This tornado received extensive national coverage because of great video taken from chasers.
13.11956-10-29440°42'N / 101°13'W41°30'N / 100°20'W71.80 Miles440 Yards02250K0Lincoln
13.41989-06-25341°10'N / 100°47'W41°15'N / 100°39'W8.00 Miles123 Yards022.5M0Lincoln
13.41967-06-14240°59'N / 100°45'W7.00 Miles33 Yards000K0Lincoln
16.61975-06-18340°57'N / 100°11'W41°05'N / 100°15'W9.40 Miles33 Yards003K0Dawson
17.91975-06-18341°04'N / 100°10'W41°23'N / 100°19'W23.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Custer
19.81975-06-18240°43'N / 100°14'W41°02'N / 100°17'W21.80 Miles33 Yards0025K0Lincoln
19.92007-04-20240°52'N / 100°12'W41°02'N / 100°10'W12.00 Miles1320 Yards092.5M50KDawson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado touched down southwest of Gothenburg and traveled north. It crossed Interstate 80 and passed about 2 miles west of the town of Gothenburg. The twister continued to the north and crossed from Dawson County into Custer County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Scattered thunderstorms developed just west of the Hastings CWA. One storm entered extreme western Dawson County and produced hail and one tornado. The tornado started south of Gothenburg and moved north. It crossed Interstate 80 where several vehicles and semis were blown off the road with several injuries reported, thankfully, none serious. At one farmstead, the twister killed nearly a dozen head of cattle. The tornado damaged or destroyed many outbuildings and farmhouses. The storm survey team rated this tornado as an EF2 based on damage to a farmhouse (FR12) that lost half of its roof and had many windows blown out (DOD6). This would have had an expected wind speed around 114 mph. Many wood utility poles (ETL) were also broken off at their base or snapped in half (DOD4). This would have an expected wind speed of 120 mph. The tornado had a maximum width around 3/4 mile about 5 miles north of Gothenburg. The storm also produced hail along its path in which the largest was softball in size.
21.21959-07-07240°56'N / 100°10'W0025K0Dawson
23.41962-05-18240°39'N / 100°39'W40°50'N / 100°31'W14.20 Miles33 Yards0025K0Frontier
24.51990-05-18241°02'N / 100°56'W41°20'N / 101°01'W20.00 Miles73 Yards00250K0Lincoln
25.32007-04-20340°42'N / 100°16'W40°49'N / 100°19'W12.00 Miles440 Yards02180K0KLincoln
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado formed 4 miles southeast of Moorefield in Frontier County and entered Lincoln County about 23 miles south southeast of Brady at 8:25 PM CST. The tornadic supercell continued for another 12 miles before dissipating 14 miles south of Brady at 8:46 PM CST. In addition to power poles and trees being snapped off, the tornado hit 2 farmsteads. At the first farmstead, it completely destroyed one large storage building and took off the roof and northeast exterior wall of the home. At the farmstead across the road, the tornado completely destroyed an unanchored farm house and 3 storage sheds. The 2 occupants in the home were on the main floor of the home when the tornado hit and were carried with the debris 50 feet. The tornado was rated F2 in Frontier County and F3 in Lincoln County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Supercells developed rapidly and became tornadic across southwest Nebraska during the evening of April 20th.
25.71972-07-27341°12'N / 101°00'W41°10'N / 101°00'W2.30 Miles100 Yards0025K0Lincoln
25.91975-06-18341°23'N / 100°19'W41°28'N / 100°21'W5.40 Miles33 Yards13250K0Logan
26.41992-07-29240°45'N / 100°16'W0.40 Mile50 Yards0025K0Lincoln
26.71975-06-18340°33'N / 100°21'W40°52'N / 100°24'W21.90 Miles33 Yards003K0Frontier
29.41975-04-22240°51'N / 100°03'W1.10 Miles20 Yards00250K0Dawson
29.61981-08-24241°28'N / 100°17'W1.00 Mile200 Yards00250K0Logan
29.91975-06-18441°21'N / 100°13'W41°34'N / 100°17'W15.20 Miles33 Yards003K0Custer
31.52007-04-20240°38'N / 100°16'W40°42'N / 100°16'W4.00 Miles220 Yards00240K0KFrontier
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado formed 4 miles southeast of Moorefield and tracked north for 4 miles before exiting Frontier County about 3 miles east northeast of Moorefield at 825 PM CST. The tornado continued into Lincoln County for another 13 miles before dissipating at 846 PM CST. As it touched down in Frontier County, it immediately hit a farmstead and took off the roof and attached garage on the house, collapsed a grain bin and carried a horse trailer across the road about 50 yards. The tornado continued north through fields overturning 3 pivot irrigation systems and several power poles before destroying a metal building on another farmstead. The tornado continued north across Highway 23 and traveled just west of one farmstead...breaking windows in the home and destroying a grain bin...and then east of another farmstead where it destroyed one small shed, took part of the roof off a hay barn, scattered irrigation pipe, destroyed a wind mill, and pulled a fence line out of the ground. Numerous trees were broken and uprooted along the path of the tornado. In Lincoln County, it continued to produce extensive damage at 2 more farmsteads. At one of these farmsteads, two adults were injured as their house was destroyed. The tornado was rated F2 in Frontier County and F3 in Lincoln County. The average path width in Frontier County was 220 yards. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Supercells developed rapidly and became tornadic across southwest Nebraska during the evening of April 20th.
32.91986-04-03241°09'N / 99°54'W41°09'N / 99°54'W1.50 Miles40 Yards00250K0Custer
36.22000-10-31241°05'N / 99°53'W41°11'N / 99°47'W9.00 Miles250 Yards002.0M0Custer
 Brief Description: The tornado moved out of Dawson county into south central Custer county 7 miles south southwest of Oconto. The tornado traveled across open rangeland until destroying a modular home 1 mile south of Oconto. The tornado then moved directly through the small community of Oconto producing extensive damage. Every building along main street was either damaged or destroyed. A community center was destroyed while 19 children and 4 adults were in the basement. Over half the homes in the small town suffered minor to major damage. The community was declared a disaster areas by the governor. The tornado knocked down a power line 2 miles north of Oconto before lifting.
38.62000-10-31240°51'N / 99°51'W41°02'N / 99°46'W14.00 Miles200 Yards00125K0Dawson
 Brief Description: In a continuation of late season severe weather, a Halloween tornado moved across central and northern Dawson county and crossed into southern Custer county. The tornado, which was spawned from a large supercell thunderstorm, was on the ground in Dawson county for about 14 miles and had a maximum width of 200 yards. Most of the tornadoes path was over open country, but one farmstead in northern Dawson county did receive extensive damage. Part of the roof of the house was blown away and a barn was flattened. Pivots and other outbuildings along the tornadoes path were also damaged. Prior to the tornado itself, the same thunderstorm produced hail which covered the ground white just east of Cozad. Minor street flooding was reported in Cozad as well.
39.01957-07-02240°31'N / 100°36'W000K0Frontier
41.01960-05-18240°33'N / 100°10'W4.50 Miles33 Yards01250K0Frontier
42.01954-04-20340°35'N / 100°08'W40°34'N / 100°01'W5.90 Miles1760 Yards0025K0Frontier
42.31975-06-18340°22'N / 100°22'W40°35'N / 100°25'W15.00 Miles33 Yards003K0Frontier
42.41977-05-30240°37'N / 100°01'W40°37'N / 99°58'W1.90 Miles50 Yards000K0Frontier
45.21965-05-24241°29'N / 100°30'W41°59'N / 100°34'W34.60 Miles33 Yards000K0Logan


* 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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