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

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

Earthquake Index, #50

Mcpherson County

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

Mcpherson County

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, #27

Mcpherson County

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 19,042 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Mcpherson County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:25Cold:37Dense Fog:12Drought:15
Dust Storm:0Flood:892Hail:10,836Heat:41Heavy Snow:94
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:44Landslide:0Strong Wind:145
Thunderstorm Winds:6,282Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:1Winter Storm:157Winter Weather:82

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Mcpherson County.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Mcpherson County.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 83 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Mcpherson County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
2.71992-06-15438°22'N / 97°40'W38°27'N / 97°32'W6.00 Miles73 Yards01025.0M0Mcpherson
3.61960-11-27238°23'N / 97°35'W003K0Mcpherson
5.11955-04-27238°23'N / 97°37'W38°29'N / 97°31'W8.70 Miles100 Yards0025K0Mcpherson
7.21990-05-24338°31'N / 97°54'W38°29'N / 97°22'W30.00 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Mcpherson
7.41950-06-08438°20'N / 97°55'W38°20'N / 97°36'W17.10 Miles700 Yards15250K0Mcpherson
11.81964-04-22238°17'N / 97°29'W003K0Mcpherson
12.11974-05-13238°09'N / 97°42'W38°22'N / 97°19'W25.60 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Mcpherson
13.21973-09-25238°32'N / 97°49'W00250K0Mcpherson
13.91990-03-13338°10'N / 97°40'W38°14'N / 97°31'W10.00 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Mcpherson
14.51973-09-25338°21'N / 98°01'W38°37'N / 97°46'W22.70 Miles100 Yards0025.0M0Rice
15.61950-06-08438°20'N / 97°56'W38°20'N / 97°55'W00250K0Rice
16.11992-06-15238°33'N / 97°30'W38°33'N / 97°21'W7.00 Miles73 Yards0025K0Mcpherson
16.81971-06-13238°10'N / 97°45'W0.50 Mile300 Yards0125K0Mcpherson
17.11990-03-13338°08'N / 97°42'W38°10'N / 97°40'W3.00 Miles17 Yards00250K0Harvey
17.91990-03-13338°09'N / 97°44'W38°08'N / 97°42'W5.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Reno
18.71974-05-13238°09'N / 97°49'W38°10'N / 97°09'W36.20 Miles100 Yards020K0Harvey
19.91990-03-13538°09'N / 97°26'W38°11'N / 97°25'W2.00 Miles1320 Yards0025.0M0Harvey
20.01990-03-13538°11'N / 97°25'W38°13'N / 97°20'W4.00 Miles1320 Yards0025.0M0Mcpherson
21.21990-03-13538°10'N / 97°23'W38°11'N / 97°22'W1.00 Mile1320 Yards0025.0M0Mcpherson
21.21974-05-13238°06'N / 97°51'W38°09'N / 97°49'W3.60 Miles100 Yards000K0Reno
22.21990-03-13538°13'N / 97°20'W38°25'N / 97°10'W16.00 Miles1320 Yards1025.0M0Marion
22.71990-05-24338°30'N / 98°11'W38°31'N / 97°54'W12.00 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Ellsworth
24.51990-03-13537°56'N / 97°43'W38°10'N / 97°23'W26.00 Miles1320 Yards15925.0M0Harvey
25.11990-05-24338°29'N / 97°22'W38°30'N / 97°02'W18.00 Miles400 Yards002.5M0Marion
25.11955-04-27238°02'N / 97°41'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Harvey
26.41962-05-24338°02'N / 97°40'W38°00'N / 97°31'W8.40 Miles33 Yards00250K0Harvey
27.11974-05-13237°57'N / 98°04'W38°09'N / 97°42'W24.20 Miles100 Yards022.5M0Reno
27.41973-09-25338°37'N / 97°46'W38°58'N / 97°28'W29.00 Miles100 Yards0625.0M0Saline
28.21971-05-31238°12'N / 97°15'W38°12'N / 97°08'W6.20 Miles200 Yards00250K0Marion
28.31962-05-24338°00'N / 97°31'W38°03'N / 97°20'W10.40 Miles33 Yards00250K0Reno
28.62008-06-11338°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.
28.81954-05-01238°05'N / 98°00'W0.30 Mile300 Yards003K0Reno
29.01954-08-05238°03'N / 97°57'W000K0Reno
29.11969-06-21338°49'N / 97°38'W2.00 Miles100 Yards06025.0M0Saline
29.31961-07-13238°02'N / 97°22'W000K0Harvey
29.81962-05-24238°09'N / 98°06'W020K0Reno
29.91963-07-12238°03'N / 97°19'W010K0Harvey
30.11991-03-26437°58'N / 98°03'W38°09'N / 97°57'W13.00 Miles300 Yards0525.0M0Reno
30.31959-05-17238°04'N / 98°01'W2.00 Miles400 Yards000K0Harper
30.31970-03-02238°03'N / 97°16'W38°10'N / 97°11'W9.10 Miles360 Yards002.5M0Harvey
30.61965-05-13337°55'N / 97°29'W38°01'N / 97°32'W7.20 Miles100 Yards00250K0Harvey
30.81956-07-21238°01'N / 97°21'W000K0Harvey
31.01970-03-02238°10'N / 97°11'W38°22'N / 97°01'W16.40 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Ellsworth
31.41962-06-24238°51'N / 97°37'W0.50 Mile27 Yards003K0Saline
34.21972-04-30238°35'N / 98°14'W1.00 Mile30 Yards0025K0Ellsworth
35.01990-03-13238°28'N / 97°05'W38°36'N / 96°58'W10.00 Miles220 Yards002.5M0Marion
35.41960-04-13238°54'N / 97°32'W1.00 Mile150 Yards003K0Saline
35.91990-05-24338°32'N / 98°25'W38°38'N / 98°07'W16.00 Miles1320 Yards00250K0Ellsworth
36.01974-05-13238°10'N / 97°09'W38°12'N / 96°56'W11.90 Miles100 Yards000K0Marion
36.01954-08-05238°10'N / 97°07'W38°23'N / 96°53'W19.60 Miles33 Yards000K0Marion
37.01950-07-01238°42'N / 97°05'W0025K0Dickinson
37.31965-06-04337°50'N / 97°50'W37°54'N / 97°44'W6.90 Miles880 Yards02250K0Reno
37.61962-05-24338°03'N / 98°11'W020K0Reno
38.61953-06-19238°36'N / 97°04'W38°36'N / 96°54'W8.80 Miles33 Yards0025K0Marion
39.41952-08-14238°41'N / 97°01'W1.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Dickinson
39.51990-03-13537°46'N / 98°01'W37°56'N / 97°43'W21.00 Miles1320 Yards0125.0M0Reno
39.81971-06-09238°28'N / 98°24'W38°30'N / 98°21'W3.60 Miles440 Yards0125K0Rice
40.01955-06-04338°15'N / 98°25'W38°17'N / 98°19'W5.90 Miles200 Yards0025K0Rice
40.11956-07-01237°49'N / 97°36'W0025K0Sedgwick
41.21954-09-09237°49'N / 97°28'W000K0Sedgwick
42.31972-04-30338°55'N / 97°14'W1.50 Miles300 Yards06250K0Dickinson
43.21990-05-24338°29'N / 98°27'W38°32'N / 98°25'W6.00 Miles1320 Yards02250K0Rice
43.81990-06-07237°47'N / 97°57'W37°52'N / 98°03'W7.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Reno
44.31954-04-25238°37'N / 98°25'W000K0Ellsworth
44.41956-04-02338°31'N / 98°28'W38°36'N / 98°25'W6.10 Miles350 Yards0025K0Rice
44.61965-09-20237°37'N / 97°16'W38°12'N / 96°57'W43.80 Miles33 Yards0025K0Sedgwick
45.21973-09-25338°58'N / 97°28'W39°05'N / 97°22'W9.40 Miles100 Yards1225.0M0Ottawa
45.21964-06-21338°57'N / 97°22'W39°02'N / 97°14'W8.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Dickinson
45.61964-04-22338°16'N / 98°38'W38°42'N / 98°20'W34.00 Miles880 Yards00250K0Barton
45.71964-06-21238°57'N / 97°11'W000K0Dickinson
46.01973-05-26337°43'N / 97°36'W37°45'N / 97°32'W4.30 Miles400 Yards01250K0Sedgwick
46.21960-04-28337°42'N / 97°35'W37°46'N / 97°29'W7.10 Miles440 Yards0625K0Sedgwick
46.41990-05-24338°27'N / 98°33'W38°29'N / 98°27'W4.00 Miles1320 Yards04250K0Barton
46.41956-04-02338°31'N / 98°31'W38°31'N / 98°28'W2.30 Miles350 Yards0025K0Barton
46.51950-05-18338°07'N / 96°49'W38°20'N / 96°49'W14.90 Miles100 Yards02250K0Chase
46.71958-06-11237°46'N / 97°20'W06250K0Sedgwick
47.51959-12-26239°02'N / 97°19'W2.00 Miles33 Yards000K0Dickinson
47.91956-04-02338°32'N / 98°33'W38°35'N / 98°28'W5.40 Miles33 Yards0025K0Ellsworth
48.31991-03-26337°48'N / 98°29'W38°07'N / 98°12'W25.00 Miles220 Yards01250K0Reno
48.41956-04-02338°21'N / 98°34'W38°31'N / 98°31'W11.70 Miles350 Yards0125K0Barton
48.61964-06-10238°31'N / 98°32'W0.50 Mile150 Yards00250K0Barton
49.21953-06-21237°45'N / 97°16'W030K0Sedgwick
49.81965-05-13337°29'N / 97°20'W37°55'N / 97°29'W31.00 Miles100 Yards010250K0Sedgwick

* 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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