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Milbank, SD Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #275

Milbank, SD
0.01
South Dakota
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

Milbank, SD
0.0000
South Dakota
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, #276

Milbank, SD
79.79
South Dakota
114.73
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 1,696 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Milbank, SD 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:58Hail:949Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:0
Thunderstorm Winds:661Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:1Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:27 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Milbank, SD.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 1 historical earthquake event that had a recorded magnitude of 3.5 or above found in or near Milbank, SD.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
42.41975-07-095N/A45.67-96.04

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 18 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Milbank, SD.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
7.51955-08-28245°07'N / 96°35'W1.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Grant
9.21979-08-03245°24'N / 96°52'W45°18'N / 96°28'W20.50 Miles33 Yards00250K0Roberts
14.01951-07-08245°22'N / 96°50'W010K0Roberts
19.61996-05-17345°23'N / 96°34'W45°33'N / 96°18'W17.00 Miles200 Yards001.5M0Big Stone
 Brief Description: A tornado crossing Big Stone Lake from Roberts County, South Dakota destroyed one cabin at the Meadowbrook Resort, blew the roof off another cabin, and another cabin was demolished when a big tree fell onto it. Several boats on Big Stone Lake were overturned. Approxiamately 150 buildings sustained damage or were destroyed as the tornado moved northeast across Big Stone County through the townships of Prior, Big Stone, Almond, Malta, and Moonshine. Southwest of Clinton, a pontoon boat and a camper were destroyed. East of Clinton, a farm lost all buildings with severe damage to their home. The cupboards fell off the walls and doors would not close, signifying a twisted frame. Northeast of Clinton, another farm suffered damage to all structures. Half of the roof was torn off their home. Two miles south of Johnson, a house (rambler) was completely destroyed and several barns and machine sheds were destroyed, before the tornado lifted. Many trees were uprooted in the path of the tornado across Big Stone County and much of the power was out in the County as power lines were downed.
20.61956-10-29245°31'N / 96°40'W000K0Big Stone
30.71962-08-06245°03'N / 97°13'W00250K0Codington
31.71979-06-19244°54'N / 97°06'W002.5M0Codington
34.11983-07-18344°54'N / 97°10'W0.50 Mile100 Yards002.5M0Codington
34.71951-07-20244°54'N / 96°05'W1.00 Mile33 Yards040K0Codington
35.52004-09-23245°42'N / 96°44'W45°45'N / 96°48'W2.20 Miles50 Yards0000Roberts
 Brief Description: The storm entered South Dakota from Traverse county, Minnesota where it produced a tornado. The storm produced a second tornado as it crossed Lake Traverse into South Dakota. This tornado was stronger and destroyed a house, a mobile home, and a travel trailer. Another house and travel trailer were damaged and a shed was also ripped apart. The tornado also killed three cattle.
37.71981-07-22244°47'N / 97°06'W00250K0Hamlin
43.61964-05-05245°48'N / 96°52'W45°52'N / 96°49'W4.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Roberts
44.31992-06-16245°19'N / 95°44'W1.50 Miles13 Yards000K0Swift
44.51986-07-18244°34'N / 96°42'W44°35'N / 96°29'W17.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Deuel
45.61984-05-12344°50'N / 97°30'W44°48'N / 97°15'W13.00 Miles1320 Yards002.5M0Codington
46.51971-06-19244°34'N / 96°52'W003K0Deuel
48.01964-06-08244°58'N / 97°33'W000K0Clark
48.61953-05-10245°25'N / 95°45'W45°40'N / 95°44'W17.00 Miles440 Yards00250K0Pope


* 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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