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The chance of earthquake damage in Ringold is lower than Oklahoma average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Ringold is much lower than Oklahoma average and is higher than the national average.

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Earthquake Index, #492

Ringold, OK
0.04
Oklahoma
0.31
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

Ringold, OK
0.0000
Oklahoma
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, #750

Ringold, OK
186.36
Oklahoma
363.83
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 2,723 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Ringold, OK were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:3Cold:3Dense Fog:10Drought:18
Dust Storm:0Flood:203Hail:1,369Heat:6Heavy Snow:29
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:11Landslide:0Strong Wind:15
Thunderstorm Winds:938Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:1Winter Storm:18Winter Weather:22
Other:77 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Ringold, OK.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Ringold, OK.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 89 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Ringold, OK.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
1.21967-04-12233°59'N / 95°06'W34°24'N / 95°06'W28.70 Miles77 Yards0025K0Mccurtain
8.41956-04-03334°09'N / 95°13'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0325K0Pushmataha
9.91982-12-23234°04'N / 95°00'W3.00 Miles100 Yards01250K0Mccurtain
11.11982-04-02534°03'N / 95°10'W34°01'N / 95°01'W7.00 Miles500 Yards042.5M0Mccurtain
11.81971-12-14233°58'N / 95°06'W34°05'N / 95°00'W9.90 Miles200 Yards0025K0Mccurtain
13.92000-04-23234°18'N / 95°22'W34°17'N / 95°13'W9.00 Miles175 Yards0025K0Pushmataha
 Brief Description: A F2 tornado touched down west of Cloudy and traveled just south of Cloudy through rural areas of Pushmataha county before lifting 9 miles later east southeast of Cloudy. Only tree damage was observered.
17.91982-04-02534°08'N / 95°34'W34°03'N / 95°10'W22.00 Miles500 Yards0252.5M0Choctaw
19.71961-07-23233°57'N / 94°54'W1.00 Mile23 Yards003K0Mccurtain
19.72000-04-23234°02'N / 94°59'W34°00'N / 94°38'W20.10 Miles50 Yards0240K0Mccurtain
 Brief Description: Numerous trees toppled and broken. Tornado was described as rope like by chasers in the area during most of its path. A house on the south side of Oak Hill was split in half from a fallen tree. The tornado moved through downtown Broken Bow and through a WalMart store. The tornado was only F0 intensity as it moved through Broken Bow and F2 near Oak Hill.
19.81999-05-04233°50'N / 95°02'W34°00'N / 94°57'W12.80 Miles100 Yards0006KMccurtain
 Brief Description: Numerous trees blown over or snapped. A Pecan orchard was laid to waste. This tornado moved into McCurtain county from Red River county, TX.
20.81982-04-02534°01'N / 95°01'W34°00'N / 94°34'W24.00 Miles500 Yards002.5M0Mccurtain
21.71983-11-22234°28'N / 95°16'W2.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Pushmataha
23.62000-04-23233°50'N / 95°16'W33°53'N / 95°03'W12.50 Miles75 Yards0000Red River
 Brief Description: Tornado occurred across farm land and wooded areas with few structures or homes present. The county sheriff, his deputy, and a farmer were talking when the tornado, which was described as a long tube, moved out of the woods to their east and crossed within several hundred yards to their north.
24.02003-05-01234°05'N / 94°48'W33°57'N / 94°38'W13.00 Miles300 Yards00260K0Mccurtain
 Brief Description: A supercell thunderstorm moved southeast across Broken Bow, OK. Two new frame homes under construction had roofs torn off. A total of 30 to 40 wood frame homes had roof and frame damage with windows broken. One home was destroyed. Numerous trees uprooted and snapped. Several power poles blown down.
24.71953-04-23233°54'N / 94°50'W1.00 Mile200 Yards01250K0Mccurtain
24.71972-10-22333°54'N / 94°50'W1.50 Miles33 Yards0125K0Mccurtain
24.81999-05-04233°50'N / 95°03'W33°51'N / 94°56'W1.80 Miles100 Yards07600K0Red River
 Brief Description: Supercells developed in unstable airmass ahead of strong upper low over central plains states. Numerous trees blown over or broken. Nine mobile homes and 1 frame home destroyed. This tornado moved into McCurtain county, OK.
25.12003-05-14233°59'N / 95°05'W33°44'N / 94°44'W26.50 Miles100 Yards0050K0Mccurtain
 Brief Description: A violent thunderstorm moved rapidly southeast across McCurtain County, OK into Bowie County, TX and Cass County, TX. This thunderstorm also produced a strong Microburst in McCurtain County southeast of Idabel, OK and again southeast of Maud, TX. Numerous trees and limbs were snapped or pushed over while several large corporate and private corn fields were ripped up. The only structure in the path of this tornado was located next to the Highway 259 bridge which crosses the Red River into Bowie County, TX.. This tornado moved into Bowie and Cass Counties, TX.
25.21982-04-02234°03'N / 95°29'W0.50 Mile30 Yards012.5M0Bryan
25.51960-05-04434°09'N / 95°37'W34°23'N / 95°25'W19.80 Miles150 Yards00250K0Pushmataha
25.61959-03-04233°53'N / 94°50'W0.80 Mile50 Yards0025K0Mccurtain
25.61962-04-30233°53'N / 94°50'W003K0Mccurtain
26.11961-05-05234°24'N / 94°48'W34°30'N / 94°41'W9.50 Miles400 Yards000K0Mccurtain
26.21972-10-22233°53'N / 94°49'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0125K0Mccurtain
27.01961-05-05334°01'N / 95°30'W0025K0Choctaw
28.41954-04-30334°00'N / 95°31'W1.00 Mile150 Yards012250K0Choctaw
29.21955-04-12234°14'N / 95°37'W34°18'N / 95°33'W6.10 Miles33 Yards000K0Pushmataha
29.72000-04-23234°20'N / 95°39'W34°19'N / 95°30'W9.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Pushmataha
 Brief Description: A F2 tornado touched down northeast of Moyers and traveled 9 miles east southeast before lifting 1 mile south of Finley. A mobile home and several outbuilding were destroyed. Some roof damage was reported to several buildings.
30.01982-05-28234°13'N / 95°38'W34°17'N / 95°34'W6.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Pushmataha
30.71991-04-26233°45'N / 95°05'W0.20 Mile10 Yards00250K0Red River
31.31953-04-23234°02'N / 94°34'W0.80 Mile17 Yards1140K0Mccurtain
31.61970-06-11234°36'N / 95°20'W00250K0Pushmataha
32.41979-04-11234°00'N / 94°36'W34°08'N / 94°28'W11.90 Miles440 Yards03250K0Mccurtain
32.71983-11-22334°39'N / 95°07'W34°41'N / 95°05'W3.00 Miles100 Yards032.5M0Pushmataha
33.31977-02-23233°53'N / 94°39'W33°54'N / 94°36'W3.30 Miles77 Yards04250K0Mccurtain
33.61960-05-04434°04'N / 95°42'W34°09'N / 95°37'W7.60 Miles150 Yards00250K0Choctaw
33.91982-05-28234°31'N / 94°42'W34°33'N / 94°36'W5.00 Miles450 Yards00250K0Le Flore
34.71969-04-27333°43'N / 95°16'W2.00 Miles440 Yards0025K0Red River
35.51962-05-28234°39'N / 95°06'W34°46'N / 95°01'W9.30 Miles200 Yards0025K0Pushmataha
36.11991-04-13233°38'N / 95°13'W33°43'N / 95°05'W12.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Red River
37.01960-05-04434°01'N / 95°42'W34°04'N / 95°42'W3.40 Miles150 Yards03250K0Choctaw
37.31982-04-02233°38'N / 95°13'W33°41'N / 95°07'W5.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Red River
37.52009-04-09234°00'N / 94°28'W34°00'N / 94°28'W001K0KMccurtain
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado first touched down in extreme east central McCurtain County just one quarter of a mile from the McCurtain County, Sevier County line. Several trees were downed on the McCurtain County side of the state line with a few power lines downed as well. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong upper level storm system along with a surface dry line/front over northeast Texas moved east during the evening hours of April 9th into the early morning hours of April 10th causing long lived supercell thunderstorms. These thunderstorms caused long track tornadoes to occur across southeast Oklahoma, southwest Arkansas, northeast Texas, and north Louisiana.
37.71982-04-02433°40'N / 95°20'W33°41'N / 95°14'W6.00 Miles250 Yards0025.0M0Red River
37.81979-04-11234°08'N / 94°28'W34°15'N / 94°22'W10.00 Miles440 Yards00250K0Sevier
38.21983-11-22234°05'N / 95°44'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0025K0Choctaw
38.41956-03-27234°45'N / 95°03'W1.00 Mile500 Yards00250K0Le Flore
40.11976-03-26434°46'N / 95°05'W34°47'N / 95°04'W1.90 Miles440 Yards00250K0Latimer
40.21991-04-26233°38'N / 95°16'W0.20 Mile10 Yards00250K0Red River
40.41974-04-21233°40'N / 95°23'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0625K0Lamar
40.41974-05-03233°40'N / 95°23'W0025K0Lamar
40.61982-04-02333°38'N / 95°02'W33°37'N / 94°46'W17.00 Miles233 Yards00250K0Red River
40.81992-05-11234°32'N / 95°38'W34°34'N / 95°40'W11.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Pushmataha
40.91992-05-11234°41'N / 95°27'W34°49'N / 95°12'W16.00 Miles400 Yards01250K0Latimer
41.01960-05-05434°53'N / 95°18'W34°38'N / 95°18'W17.20 Miles200 Yards131002.5M0Latimer
41.02008-05-10234°45'N / 95°30'W34°42'N / 95°18'W11.00 Miles580 Yards041.0M0KLatimer
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado continued from Pittsburg County. As it moved into Latimer County, the tornado destroyed a double-wide mobile home, severely damaged another home and barn, and rolled an F350 pickup truck about 50 yards. Numerous trees were snapped or uprooted as the tornado approached Yanush. In Yanush, about 50 homes were damaged, eight of those were destroyed along with one business. Numerous sheds, barns, and outbuildings were destroyed. Numerous trees and power lines were blown down. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Elevated severe thunderstorms containing large hail developed north of a warm front that was moving slowly northward across eastern Oklahoma and west central Arkansas during the morning and early afternoon of the 10th. Another round of severe thunderstorms developed late in the afternoon as a dry line approached the area from the west. Extreme instability and strong vertical wind shear resulted in the development of long-lived supercell thunderstorms that moved across eastern Oklahoma and northwestern Arkansas during the late afternoon and evening. Several of these supercells became tornadic and a few produced long-lived damaging tornadoes. One such supercell developed and moved along the Oklahoma-Kansas border and then into southwestern Missouri. This storm produced a tornado in northeastern Craig County OK that remained on the ground for 29 miles in Oklahoma, continued for about 31 miles in Newton County MO, and finally dissipated about 15 miles into Barry County MO. It produced EF-4 damage in several locations, including Picher, a small town in north-central Ottawa County OK. Twenty-one fatalities, over 350 injuries, and an estimated $60 million in property damage resulted from this tornado in Oklahoma and Missouri. Six of the fatalities and about 150 injuries occurred in Picher OK. Other strong tornadoes developed and moved across portions of Pittsburg and Latimer Counties. A EF-2 tornado was on the ground for about eight miles west of McAlester, damaging numerous homes in its path. Another EF-2 tornado developed southwest of Hartshorne in Pittsburg County and moved 19 miles before dissipating just east of Yanush in Latimer County. Four injuries resulted from that tornado and numerous homes were severely damaged or destroyed.
41.71992-05-11234°32'N / 95°44'W34°32'N / 95°38'W5.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Atoka
42.61981-05-13433°46'N / 95°42'W33°47'N / 95°33'W8.80 Miles400 Yards0302.5M0Lamar
42.72008-05-10234°34'N / 95°42'W34°33'N / 95°40'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0075K0KAtoka
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado continued into Pushmataha county before lifting 2.75 miles WSW of Adel. In Atoka County, three houses were damaged. The roof was removed and some of the exterior walls on one well-built home were collapsed. Numerous trees were uprooted or snapped above the ground. Monetary damage were estimated. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A powerful storm system strengthened over the central Plains during the day on Saturday, drawing rich gulf moisture north into eastern Oklahoma. A surface low pressure developed with a trailing cold front that moved quickly through western Oklahoma, and a dry line extending to the east of the cold front. Isolated severe thunderstorms developed near Hughes county early in the afternoon, with large hail reported in a few locations. Later in the afternoon, supercells over eastern Oklahoma expanded southwest. One supercell developed over far eastern Atoka county, producing a tornado near Daisy and large hail. Damage was reported with the tornado, but there were no injuries. Monetary damages were estimated.
43.01950-01-13334°24'N / 94°22'W0.60 Mile17 Yards113K0Polk
43.11956-04-28234°08'N / 96°04'W34°15'N / 95°36'W27.90 Miles300 Yards003K0Bryan
43.51961-03-05234°00'N / 95°50'W34°02'N / 95°47'W3.80 Miles50 Yards003K0Choctaw
43.51999-03-05234°12'N / 94°22'W34°11'N / 94°16'W8.00 Miles200 Yards0000Polk
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in southern Polk County. The tornado hit the town of Grannis and caused some property damage. Damage was most extensive at a chicken farm. Two chicken houses were completely destroyed at the farm, with one chicken house thrown into the other house. Roughly 8,000 chickens were lost. Several trees and a few power lines were downed as well. The tornado tracked about 8 miles before moving into Howard County (Shreveport County Warning Area).
43.51982-04-02334°04'N / 95°57'W34°04'N / 95°42'W8.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Choctaw
43.61982-04-02433°39'N / 95°38'W33°40'N / 95°20'W17.00 Miles250 Yards1017025.0M0Lamar
43.81976-03-26434°47'N / 95°04'W34°52'N / 94°57'W8.80 Miles440 Yards14250K0Le Flore
44.61982-04-25233°33'N / 95°20'W33°34'N / 95°06'W12.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Red River
44.61961-09-12333°34'N / 95°16'W0.50 Mile300 Yards000K0Red River
44.81951-07-15234°48'N / 94°48'W000K0Kingfisher
44.82009-04-09234°37'N / 94°33'W34°39'N / 94°27'W7.00 Miles550 Yards04100K0KLe Flore
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado destroyed a mobile home, injuring four occupants, two of which were severely injured. Several other mobile homes were also severely damaged and a permanent home was damaged. Numerous trees were snapped or uprooted. Based on this damage, maximum winds were estimated to be between 120 and 130 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Widespread severe thunderstorms occurred across eastern Oklahoma during the late afternoon and evening hours of the 9th.
45.41991-04-13233°35'N / 94°47'W2.50 Miles200 Yards0025K0Red River
45.71990-05-03233°39'N / 95°32'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0130K0Lamar
45.71973-11-20234°02'N / 94°21'W34°03'N / 94°15'W5.70 Miles100 Yards06250K0Sevier
46.32009-04-09334°00'N / 94°28'W34°08'N / 94°06'W24.00 Miles850 Yards073.5M0KSevier
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Tornado destroyed at least 10 to 12 mobile homes along US-71 just north of De Queen, AR. Numerous trees and powerlines were also uprooted or snapped. There were 7 reported injuries, all in the mobile home park north of Dequeen, Arkansas but none were life threatening. The Arkansas governor declared Sevier County a disaster area because of the tornado damage in the county. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong upper level storm system along with a surface dry line/front over northeast Texas moved east during the evening hours of April 9th into the early morning hours of April 10th causing long lived supercell thunderstorms. These thunderstorms caused long track tornadoes to occur across southeast Oklahoma, southwest Arkansas, northeast Texas, and north Louisiana.
46.31977-11-15234°35'N / 94°25'W0.50 Mile30 Yards0025K0Polk
46.51985-05-13233°37'N / 95°35'W33°40'N / 95°30'W4.00 Miles77 Yards082.5M0Lamar
46.51964-04-23233°39'N / 95°37'W33°39'N / 95°30'W6.60 Miles100 Yards0025K0Lamar
46.71961-05-05434°44'N / 95°02'W34°57'N / 94°39'W26.40 Miles400 Yards1658250K0Le Flore
46.91982-04-25233°33'N / 95°21'W33°33'N / 95°20'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Howard
47.11973-03-10233°34'N / 95°24'W1.50 Miles100 Yards0125K0Lamar
47.11982-04-02333°37'N / 94°46'W33°34'N / 94°37'W5.00 Miles233 Yards00250K0Bowie
47.11981-10-13233°39'N / 95°40'W33°43'N / 95°35'W6.60 Miles50 Yards0025K0Lamar
47.21974-04-21233°35'N / 95°27'W0.30 Mile33 Yards0025K0Lamar
47.32008-05-10234°46'N / 95°36'W34°45'N / 95°30'W8.00 Miles400 Yards00200K0KPittsburg
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado destroyed mobile homes, severely damaged permanent homes, snapped or uprooted numerous trees, destroyed barns and outbuildings, and blew down power poles and power lines. This tornado continued into Latimer County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Elevated severe thunderstorms containing large hail developed north of a warm front that was moving slowly northward across eastern Oklahoma and west central Arkansas during the morning and early afternoon of the 10th. Another round of severe thunderstorms developed late in the afternoon as a dry line approached the area from the west. Extreme instability and strong vertical wind shear resulted in the development of long-lived supercell thunderstorms that moved across eastern Oklahoma and northwestern Arkansas during the late afternoon and evening. Several of these supercells became tornadic and a few produced long-lived damaging tornadoes. One such supercell developed and moved along the Oklahoma-Kansas border and then into southwestern Missouri. This storm produced a tornado in northeastern Craig County OK that remained on the ground for 29 miles in Oklahoma, continued for about 31 miles in Newton County MO, and finally dissipated about 15 miles into Barry County MO. It produced EF-4 damage in several locations, including Picher, a small town in north-central Ottawa County OK. Twenty-one fatalities, over 350 injuries, and an estimated $60 million in property damage resulted from this tornado in Oklahoma and Missouri. Six of the fatalities and about 150 injuries occurred in Picher OK. Other strong tornadoes developed and moved across portions of Pittsburg and Latimer Counties. A EF-2 tornado was on the ground for about eight miles west of McAlester, damaging numerous homes in its path. Another EF-2 tornado developed southwest of Hartshorne in Pittsburg County and moved 19 miles before dissipating just east of Yanush in Latimer County. Four injuries resulted from that tornado and numerous homes were severely damaged or destroyed.
47.91974-05-14234°50'N / 94°45'W1.00 Mile77 Yards0025K0Le Flore
48.61964-04-23233°39'N / 95°37'W2.00 Miles23 Yards0025K0Lamar
48.61979-04-11234°15'N / 94°22'W34°28'N / 94°08'W20.10 Miles440 Yards0172.5M0Polk
49.11993-11-13234°26'N / 94°27'W34°37'N / 94°11'W20.00 Miles100 Yards01150.0M0Polk
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down in Polk County and traveled approximately 20 miles before it lifted. Even though the tornado was not on the ground continuously, it still managed to cause extensive damage to several towns along its path. The tornado initially touched down approximately 2.50 miles west of Cove, along Highway 4. The storm passed through Cove where it damaged and destroyed several homes and businesses. The tornado then struck the Hatfield area where it destroyed or damaged a number of homes. The tornado continued moving northeastward and struck the southwest part of Mena. In Mena, a large number of homes and businesses sustained damage. Most of the buildings that were struck were either destroyed or received major damage. Eleven people in Mena were treated for minor injuries. A local park in Mena lost a number of large trees. Some of these trees were over 100 years old. A number of buildings in Mena were damaged as a result of trees falling on the structures. The tornado finally lifted about three miles northeast of Mena, in the community of Hillcrest, where it destroyed a few mobile homes and damaged several others. Initial estimates placed the damage at over $6 million.
49.31964-04-03234°53'N / 94°51'W003K0Le Flore


* 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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