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Oral, SD Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #77

Oral, SD
0.05
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

Oral, 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, #398

Oral, SD
41.19
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 1,765 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Oral, 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:52Hail:1,186Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:3
Thunderstorm Winds:468Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:11Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:45 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Oral, SD.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Oral, SD.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 14 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Oral, SD.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
9.21969-07-14243°22'N / 103°23'W0.10 Mile33 Yards0025K0Fall River
12.21983-08-17243°12'N / 103°04'W0.20 Mile10 Yards0025K0Fall River
18.51983-06-19243°10'N / 103°13'W43°00'N / 103°20'W12.00 Miles40 Yards0025K0Fall River
23.91961-06-22243°31'N / 103°37'W003K0Custer
23.91966-06-22243°41'N / 103°14'W43°42'N / 103°12'W0025K0Custer
25.41999-06-04243°10'N / 102°47'W43°12'N / 102°43'W4.00 Miles400 Yards0000Shannon
 Brief Description: This is the second tornado that formed just southwest of Oglala and then moved through the town. It was smaller then the first tornado and produced its damage about a half mile east of the first tornado.
26.01999-06-04243°03'N / 102°51'W43°13'N / 102°42'W15.00 Miles875 Yards1543.2M0Shannon
 Brief Description: This was the first of two tornadoes that swept through the town of Oglala. Spotters and law enforcement reported that the tornado went up and down several times. It remained on the ground just prior to hitting Oglala and then dissipated as it moved to the northeast. There was one fatality with 54 people receiving medical care for injuries. A church and three of its surrounding buildings were destroyed, 22 mobile homes destroyed, 30 to 50 buildings damaged and a lot of hail damage to roofs and vehicles. M54MH
31.31983-06-19243°00'N / 103°20'W42°48'N / 103°17'W10.00 Miles40 Yards00250K0Dawes
35.81982-06-05243°09'N / 103°57'W43°12'N / 103°48'W7.00 Miles33 Yards01250K0Fall River
36.51965-06-11243°49'N / 103°32'W003K0Custer
39.91976-07-28242°50'N / 103°34'W0.30 Mile30 Yards003K0Sioux
41.51960-06-27242°45'N / 103°06'W00250K0Dawes
43.21966-07-23243°58'N / 103°28'W43°56'N / 103°23'W3.80 Miles440 Yards0525K0Pennington
49.81967-06-18244°04'N / 103°12'W1.00 Mile150 Yards032.5M0Pennington


* 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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