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

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

Earthquake Index, #154

O'neill, NE
0.03
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

O'neill, 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, #489

O'neill, NE
133.28
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 1,987 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of O'neill, 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:69Hail:1,385Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:0
Thunderstorm Winds:513Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:20 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near O'neill, NE.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 1 historical earthquake event that had a recorded magnitude of 3.5 or above found in or near O'neill, NE.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
25.61975-05-134.3N/A42.12-98.45

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 30 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near O'neill, NE.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
2.52003-06-09342°32'N / 98°48'W42°26'N / 98°25'W23.00 Miles880 Yards005.7M1.3MHolt
 Brief Description: As the tornado initially touched down, it encountered a farmstead and destroyed three barns, a detached garage, and 3 large metal grain binds, and also ripped off a portion of the house roof, broke windows, and uprooted and snapped off 90% of the trees around the farmstead. As the tornado moved southeast, it hit two more farmsteads where it completely overturned a modular home, destroyed barns, snapped off nearly all trees. Further along the path to the southeast, the tornado threw farm machinery one quarter mile into a grove of trees. Then it hit another farm where it ripped off an attached garage on a house, broke most windows in the house, moved an old home off its foundation 2 feet, and killed one cow and extensively injured 14 other cows. A barn was also destroyed at a dairy farm across the road to the southeast. The tornado then moved southeast mainly across farmland destroying fields of corn and soybeans, overturning 200 hundred center pivot irrigation systems, snapping off 1,000 power poles, and breaking off numerous large trees. As the tornado passed 3 miles north of O'Neill, it destroyed storage sheds at numerous homesteads. Baseball size hail associated with the storm punctured holes in vinyl siding and broke windows and skylights in homes. Finally just before dissipating 2 miles north of Page, the tornado lifted the front porch on a home which then took off the roof and one exterior wall of the home.
5.51996-06-19242°31'N / 98°46'W42°29'N / 98°43'W3.00 Miles350 Yards001.0M0Holt
 Brief Description: TORNADO ON THE GROUND FOR 3 MILES. THREE FARMSTEADS HEAVILY DAMAGED. THREE HEAD OF LIVESTOCK KILLED. HEAVY DAMAGE TO LARGE POWER TRANSMISSION LINE. CENTER PIVOT IRRIGAION SYSTEM DESTROYED.
17.41998-10-28242°32'N / 98°58'W42°34'N / 98°58'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0050K0Holt
 Brief Description: Tornado touched down on the northeast edge of Atkinson and remained on the ground for nearly 1 mile. The tornado destroyed a pole barn. It also carried a metal shed 100 yards and damaged trees and feed bunks. The tornado touched down two more times, once 1 mile north of Atkinson, just east of Highway 11, and again 2 miles north of Atkinson, just west of Highway 11, doing minor tree damage.
18.31965-05-08342°06'N / 99°06'W42°44'N / 98°54'W44.80 Miles33 Yards0025.0M0Holt
21.11992-05-15242°46'N / 98°39'W1.00 Mile50 Yards00250K0Holt
23.81992-05-15242°44'N / 98°56'W0.50 Mile50 Yards00250K0Holt
26.52008-06-05242°25'N / 99°13'W42°33'N / 99°07'W10.00 Miles50 Yards00150K15KHolt
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A supercell tornado touched down just north-northeast of Rose in Rock County and entered Holt County approximately 13 miles south-southwest of Stuart and continued for another 10 miles before dissipating 3 miles south-southeast of Stuart. In Holt County, the multiple vortex tornado broke off power poles, destroyed outbuildings, overturned several center pivot irrigation systems, snapped and uprooted numerous large trees, damaged roofs, and moved vehicles. The tornado maintained the EF2 rating in both Rock and Holt Counties. The average path width in Holt County was 30 yards with the maximum width of 50 yards. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Supercell thunderstorms developed along a nearly stationary front across southwest Nebraska during the afternoon hours of June 4th and continued through the afternoon of June 5th. The storms produced very large hail during the overninght and morning hours, then some tornadoes during the afternoon of June 5th.
26.71962-05-29442°41'N / 98°27'W43°00'N / 98°40'W24.20 Miles300 Yards000K0Holt
29.51992-05-15242°49'N / 98°58'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Holt
32.61962-05-21342°52'N / 98°43'W43°00'N / 98°35'W11.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Boyd
33.01964-04-26241°57'N / 98°10'W42°20'N / 98°10'W26.40 Miles33 Yards00250K0Antelope
33.62004-07-12241°59'N / 98°40'W41°58'N / 98°40'W1.50 Miles40 Yards00130K0Wheeler
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down in an grove of trees, uprooting and breaking off numerous large trees. As the tornado moved southeastwards, it encountered a farmstead where it ripped off the roof of the home, destroyed a machine shed and garage, and broke power poles. Before lifting, the tornado moved through a field and overturned the end of a center pivot irrigation system.
34.42009-06-24242°38'N / 99°19'W42°35'N / 99°16'W5.00 Miles20 Yards00200K15KRock
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado touched down north of Newport and overturned 2 center pivot irrigation systems, moved a 5000 bushel gran bin approximately 75 yards, snapped a large electrical transmission line pole, snapped a smaller wooden power pole, broke off numerous tree limbs, damaged the roof of an outbuilding, and picked up and spun around an empty grain truck traveling on Highway 20. The truck was heading west and was picked up and deposited in the south ditch. A storm chaser on Highway 20 also witnessed the tornado. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A supercell dropped south out of South Dakota and into north central Nebraska late in the evening. The supercell produced strong winds...large hail...and 2 brief tornadoes.
35.21992-05-15242°45'N / 99°13'W1.00 Mile50 Yards00250K0Holt
36.31980-10-16242°13'N / 98°01'W0.30 Mile60 Yards0025K0Antelope
36.62008-06-05242°12'N / 99°27'W42°25'N / 99°13'W20.00 Miles30 Yards0050K10KRock
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This multiple vortex tornado formed near Rose and tracked northeast for about 20 miles before exiting Rock County about 13 miles south-southeast of Newport at 1500 CST. In Rock County, the tornado broke power poles, shifted a house off its foundation a few inches, destroyed outbuildings, overturned a couple of center pivot irrigation systems, and snapped trees. The tornado maintained the EF2 intensity through Rock and Holt County. The average path width in Rock County was 30 yards. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Supercell thunderstorms developed along a nearly stationary front across southwest Nebraska during the afternoon hours of June 4th and continued through the afternoon of June 5th. The storms produced very large hail during the overninght and morning hours, then some tornadoes during the afternoon of June 5th.
37.41962-05-21343°00'N / 98°35'W43°00'N / 98°35'W000K0Charles Mix
38.01975-06-21242°27'N / 97°54'W0.50 Mile50 Yards003K0Knox
41.91954-07-29243°03'N / 98°20'W42°59'N / 98°18'W4.10 Miles33 Yards000K0Charles Mix
42.11950-06-13242°36'N / 97°53'W42°39'N / 97°49'W4.10 Miles33 Yards010125K0Knox
42.21973-06-24243°01'N / 98°18'W1125K0Charles Mix
43.91962-05-14343°00'N / 99°02'W43°06'N / 98°55'W8.50 Miles1760 Yards000K0Charles Mix
44.61962-05-16343°04'N / 98°57'W020K0Charles Mix
44.72004-07-12241°49'N / 98°44'W41°49'N / 98°43'W1.00 Mile40 Yards0090K0Wheeler
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down in open rangeland and then moved south breaking off and uprooting numerous large trees as it encountered a farmstead. One large tree fell on the roof of a home. As the tornado moved south across the road, it hit another farmstead. Again, it broke off and uprooted numerous large trees and broke many power poles. The barn and steel fencing was lifted and tossed 50 yards northwestwards into a tree belt behind the house. The roof of the home was taken off. A detached garage was demolished. Before lifting, the tornado moved through a corral south of the home where it severely injured or killed several horses. After the storm, two colts and a mare were found up in a tree.
44.91960-06-15242°17'N / 97°55'W42°17'N / 97°41'W11.50 Miles100 Yards0025K0Antelope
45.01965-05-08242°21'N / 99°29'W43°00'N / 99°29'W44.90 Miles33 Yards000K0Rock
45.81965-05-08441°55'N / 98°05'W42°30'N / 97°33'W48.60 Miles33 Yards0025.0M0Antelope
46.21985-04-20242°35'N / 98°04'W42°53'N / 97°34'W35.00 Miles440 Yards002.5M0Knox
47.81965-05-08441°14'N / 98°40'W42°20'N / 98°15'W78.90 Miles33 Yards000K0Howard
48.91981-08-04241°46'N / 98°50'W0.20 Mile60 Yards00250K0Garfield


* 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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