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

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

Earthquake Index, #101

Rutland, 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

Rutland, 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, #94

Rutland, SD
174.52
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 3,064 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Rutland, SD were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:42Cold:11Dense Fog:1Drought:11
Dust Storm:0Flood:172Hail:1,549Heat:2Heavy Snow:50
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:9Landslide:0Strong Wind:43
Thunderstorm Winds:997Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:1Winter Storm:35Winter Weather:73
Other:68 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Rutland, 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 Rutland, SD.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
12.61982-07-113.6544.01-96.72

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 63 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Rutland, SD.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
5.01970-06-15344°09'N / 96°57'W44°10'N / 96°54'W00250K0Lake
6.21956-06-29244°00'N / 96°58'W44°00'N / 96°53'W3.00 Miles33 Yards003K0Lake
12.01961-06-21344°00'N / 97°05'W44°31'N / 96°43'W39.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Minnehaha
12.11956-06-29244°00'N / 96°53'W44°02'N / 96°34'W15.60 Miles33 Yards013K0Moody
12.21965-05-24244°00'N / 97°10'W44°07'N / 97°13'W7.90 Miles33 Yards000K0Lake
13.12000-07-11243°58'N / 97°10'W43°57'N / 97°07'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0050K0Lake
 Brief Description: A tornado destroyed storage sheds, lighting, fencing, and caused other damage at Lake County Speedway. The tornado also damaged crops over a small area.
13.11965-05-24244°00'N / 97°11'W000K0Lake
15.31992-08-09243°52'N / 96°56'W3.00 Miles250 Yards002.5M0Lake
17.71957-06-10243°51'N / 97°05'W000K0Lake
18.41992-06-16344°21'N / 97°07'W44°19'N / 97°04'W2.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Brookings
18.91992-06-16243°47'N / 96°56'W43°51'N / 96°51'W5.00 Miles50 Yards002.5M0Minnehaha
20.51992-06-16344°21'N / 97°10'W44°21'N / 97°07'W2.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Kingsbury
20.91965-05-08243°46'N / 96°49'W43°49'N / 96°54'W4.50 Miles10 Yards0025K0Clay
21.01987-07-11243°50'N / 96°44'W43°50'N / 96°42'W5.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Minnehaha
22.01961-06-21344°33'N / 97°32'W44°00'N / 97°05'W43.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Kingsbury
26.42008-06-05243°43'N / 96°46'W43°45'N / 96°44'W3.00 Miles100 Yards000K0KMinnehaha
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado caused damage to silos, farm buildings, power lines, and numerous trees. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Thunderstorms produced numerous events of tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds over southeast South Dakota from late morning through the evening of June 5th. The thunderstorms also produced heavy rain which resulted in flash flooding at several locations.
26.71992-06-16344°05'N / 97°32'W44°11'N / 97°26'W3.00 Miles73 Yards002.5M0Miner
28.71969-06-25243°51'N / 96°24'W44°06'N / 96°23'W17.00 Miles120 Yards00250K0Pipestone
29.11971-06-19244°27'N / 96°39'W000K0Brookings
29.41984-06-07244°01'N / 97°32'W0.10 Mile60 Yards00250K0Miner
29.71971-06-19244°38'N / 97°06'W44°22'N / 96°27'W36.80 Miles33 Yards000K0Hamlin
30.21965-05-08243°57'N / 97°30'W43°59'N / 97°34'W3.30 Miles243 Yards0025K0Miner
31.81954-05-27243°47'N / 97°33'W43°51'N / 97°23'W9.00 Miles90 Yards0025K0Mccook
32.72007-05-05244°04'N / 97°36'W44°04'N / 97°37'W1.00 Mile100 Yards0020K0KMiner
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado damaged outbuildings and destroyed a hunting lodge. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Numerous thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening of May 5th produced large hail, damaging winds, several tornadoes, and flash flooding in southeast South Dakota. Significant damage was reported from several locations.
33.11962-05-12243°32'N / 96°59'W43°41'N / 96°58'W10.10 Miles880 Yards0025K0Minnehaha
33.31971-06-19244°34'N / 96°52'W003K0Deuel
33.51993-05-07343°36'N / 97°18'W43°42'N / 97°11'W10.00 Miles100 Yards005.0M0Mccook
 Brief Description: A tornado caused extensive damage in the Canistota area. Four metal grain storage bins were severely damaged and the roof was blown off the grain elevator. A large roof was blown off a building in Canistota resulting in rain seeping through the floors of the building. The roof blew into another building causing damage, and the flying debris took out power lines and transformers. The storm nearly totaled a farm including the house, and destroyed barns on other farms. Buildings were damaged in Montrose and a farm and metal buildings were lost on a farm east of Montrose.
34.71973-07-01243°50'N / 97°33'W0.50 Mile67 Yards0125K0Mccook
35.21962-05-16244°10'N / 97°39'W000K0Miner
35.21969-06-25243°40'N / 96°25'W43°51'N / 96°24'W12.30 Miles120 Yards05250K0Rock
37.11964-06-22243°29'N / 96°50'W43°38'N / 96°48'W10.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Lincoln
37.31986-07-18244°34'N / 97°27'W44°35'N / 97°06'W14.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Hamlin
38.01986-07-18244°34'N / 96°42'W44°35'N / 96°29'W17.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Deuel
38.01968-06-21244°24'N / 96°28'W44°22'N / 96°08'W16.40 Miles30 Yards010K0Lincoln
38.11998-05-30443°45'N / 97°37'W43°42'N / 97°26'W7.00 Miles1600 Yards615017.0M400KMccook
 Brief Description: The tornado from Hanson County destroyed most of Spencer as it strengthened and continued to grow. Most homes, other buildings, and other structures in Spencer were completely levelled. Debris and belongings were scattered over a large area, and one receipt blown from Spencer was found just west of Chandler, MN about 80 miles east of Spencer. The tornado killed 6 and injured 150 in Spencer. The tornado continued southeast from Spencer, widened, then weakened, and dissipated 4 miles southwest of Salem with another tornado then forming from the same storm. The tornado caused additional damage to trees, power lines, crops, and buildings on farms after moving southeast of Spencer. F70PH, F77PH, F93PH, F68PH, M62PH, F85PH
38.11998-05-30243°42'N / 97°26'W43°36'N / 97°24'W6.00 Miles700 Yards00900K100KMccook
 Brief Description: A tornado spawned by the same storm which produced the Spencer tornado damaged farms, crops, trees, and power lines in southern McCook County.
38.21956-08-08243°33'N / 96°46'W000K0Minnehaha
38.31962-05-15244°00'N / 97°42'W44°04'N / 97°44'W4.10 Miles33 Yards020K0Miner
38.82006-09-16243°33'N / 97°30'W43°42'N / 97°17'W12.00 Miles100 Yards00100K0Mccook
 Brief Description: A tornado affected 3 farmsteads, destroying numerous outbuildings, damaging farm equipment and a home, killing at least 5 cattle and injuring others. The tornado also damaged a hog confinement building and overturned a semi trailer on Interstate 90.
39.82007-05-05243°45'N / 97°38'W43°51'N / 97°39'W7.00 Miles400 Yards0010K0KHanson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado caused damage to trees and a junk yard after crossing over from McCook County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Numerous thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening of May 5th produced large hail, damaging winds, several tornadoes, and flash flooding in southeast South Dakota. Significant damage was reported from several locations.
40.62007-05-05243°43'N / 97°36'W43°46'N / 97°37'W4.00 Miles400 Yards0050K0KMccook
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado damaged a house on the west side of Spencer and caused tree damage before crossing into western Hanson County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Numerous thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening of May 5th produced large hail, damaging winds, several tornadoes, and flash flooding in southeast South Dakota. Significant damage was reported from several locations.
41.12003-06-24244°25'N / 97°39'W44°26'N / 97°37'W2.20 Miles200 Yards00200K0Kingsbury
 Brief Description: A tornado caused heavy damage to farm buildings including homes.
41.31998-05-30343°45'N / 97°41'W43°43'N / 97°33'W7.00 Miles700 Yards001.0M100KHanson
 Brief Description: A large and strengthening tornado destroyed buildings and other property on five farms and also destroyed trees and power lines before crossing the eastern edge of Hanson County.
41.81956-06-29243°44'N / 96°16'W000K0Rock
43.01971-10-01243°33'N / 97°23'W0025K0Mccook
43.11954-06-19343°29'N / 96°43'W43°30'N / 96°40'W003K0Lincoln
43.22003-06-24444°17'N / 97°46'W44°25'N / 97°43'W10.00 Miles1000 Yards043.0M0Kingsbury
 Brief Description: A tornado destroyed or heavily damaged all buildings, other structures, and vehicles in the small town of Manchester. Propane and fuel oil tanks were destroyed. Many homes were stripped to the foundation. Of the six residents of the town, four were injured and were transported to hospitals. Three were deemed to be seriously injured, but non of the injuries were life threatening. One of the injured was in a basement, one was blown out of the home on the way to the same basement, and two were in a mobile home which was destroyed. The tornado damaged crops, trees, and power lines south of Manchester prior to reaching the town. The tornado also heavily damaged several farms north of Manchester, including two farms on which several buildings including the homes were destroyed. One of the farms was a "Centennial Farm". About 12 cattle were killed and others injured. The amount of crop damage was not known. During its path, the tornado was observed to have multiple vortices. The tornado was observed and video taped by numerous storm chasers and researchers. Researchers also deployed weather sensors around the town of Manchester. One of these sensors recorded a 100 millibar pressure drop as the tornado passed.
43.51955-04-19244°17'N / 96°09'W44°25'N / 96°09'W9.20 Miles80 Yards00250K0Lincoln
44.31985-04-20343°54'N / 96°06'W43°55'N / 96°05'W0.80 Mile250 Yards002.5M0Pipestone
44.51992-06-16243°59'N / 97°50'W0.50 Mile50 Yards0125K0Miner
44.81965-05-24343°30'N / 97°30'W43°34'N / 97°20'W9.00 Miles20 Yards003K0Mccook
45.71969-08-08243°42'N / 98°00'W43°38'N / 97°19'W34.30 Miles33 Yards0125K0Davison
45.81985-04-20343°55'N / 96°05'W44°01'N / 96°00'W7.20 Miles250 Yards022.5M0Murray
45.91993-05-07243°35'N / 97°33'W2.00 Miles75 Yards00500K0Hutchinson
 Brief Description: A tornado carried a 60 X 120 foot metal pole barn into the tops of four grain bins causing extensive damage. The tornado also destroyed many small buildings and blew roofs off larger buildings on many farms in the area.
45.91993-05-07243°35'N / 97°33'W1.00 Mile75 Yards00500K0Mccook
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down on several farms destroying two pole barns, a grain bin, and a barn roof.
46.01955-07-07444°29'N / 96°12'W30.00 Miles33 Yards1132.5M0Lyon
46.91998-05-30243°46'N / 97°49'W43°44'N / 97°43'W6.00 Miles200 Yards0050K0Hanson
 Brief Description: A tornado damaged trees and power lines.
47.51966-05-22243°24'N / 97°00'W003K0Turner
47.61954-06-18243°25'N / 97°16'W43°28'N / 97°18'W2.70 Miles33 Yards003K0Turner
47.71993-05-07243°28'N / 96°29'W43°31'N / 96°27'W1.50 Miles70 Yards00500K0Lyon
 Brief Description: Border Crosser, went into Minnehaha County, SD at 1500CST. Intense thunderstorms developed ahead of an approaching cold front. This line was the first wave of storms to form. The bulk of the severe weather passed to the west and north of Iowa. One very large cell formed over the northwest corner of the state. It produced a tornado northwest of Larchwood, in the northwest corner of Lyon County. Buildings were damaged on three farms. A total of 10 buildings were destroyed as well as two silos. On one of the farms, the owner watched as a 1500 pound fertilizer tank was lifted 50 feet into the air and blew past his window. Total damage to the three farmsteads affected amounted to about $200,000. The only injury that occurred was to a bull on one of the farms. The bull sustained a broken leg. The tornado passed into southeast South Dakota shortly after this damage occurred. It was a border crossing tornado.
48.61981-07-22244°47'N / 97°06'W00250K0Hamlin
48.71956-05-10243°25'N / 97°15'W1.30 Miles100 Yards000K0Turner
48.92003-06-24243°23'N / 97°08'W43°24'N / 97°08'W1.50 Miles200 Yards003.0M0Turner
 Brief Description: A tornado heavily damaged or destroyed numerous structures at the county fairgrounds, uprooted numerous trees, and blew down power lines, resulting in power outages which lasted up to a day. The tornado damaged other structures in Parker including homes and the county courthouse. One home was shifted off its foundation and received broken windows and damaged siding. Some of the damage resulted from falling trees or wind blown debris.


* 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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