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The chance of earthquake damage in Rolla Unified School District 217 is about the same as Kansas average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Rolla Unified School District 217 is much lower than Kansas 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, #148

Rolla Unified School District 217
0.01
Kansas
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

Rolla Unified School District 217
0.0000
Kansas
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, #287

Rolla Unified School District 217
130.67
Kansas
252.53
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 2,941 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Rolla Unified School District 217 were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:1Cold:4Dense Fog:1Drought:1
Dust Storm:0Flood:57Hail:1,947Heat:14Heavy Snow:10
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:7Landslide:0Strong Wind:4
Thunderstorm Winds:785Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:14Winter Weather:2
Other:94 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Rolla Unified School District 217.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Rolla Unified School District 217.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Rolla Unified School District 217.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 43 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Rolla Unified School District 217.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
3.82001-04-06237°06'N / 101°39'W37°11'N / 101°36'W6.60 Miles350 Yards02100K0Morton
 Brief Description: Rapidly moving tornado completely destroyed a mobile home. Female occupant ended up in some bushes and had a broken arm. Male occupant had debris in his eye. Their truck was rolled into trees and nearby outbuildings were demolished. Location of this home was north of Rolla. Elsewhere, 20 power poles were taken down, damage was done to buildings in Rolla with a garage losing its roof. Several silos were damaged or destroyed in the path of the tornado.
6.41977-05-18237°01'N / 101°59'W37°22'N / 101°33'W33.90 Miles50 Yards002.5M0Morton
14.61967-07-25237°24'N / 101°36'W2.00 Miles13 Yards0025K0Stanton
14.91977-05-18237°22'N / 101°33'W37°24'N / 101°30'W3.30 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Stevens
16.51951-06-23237°11'N / 101°21'W1525K0Stevens
18.81972-05-09337°07'N / 102°00'W37°09'N / 101°58'W2.70 Miles400 Yards0025K0Morton
19.11951-05-14237°00'N / 101°54'W000K0Morton
19.31953-05-27237°10'N / 101°18'W000K0Stevens
23.01993-05-05336°53'N / 101°21'W37°07'N / 101°16'W11.00 Miles1200 Yards0050K50KTexas
23.31993-05-05437°07'N / 101°16'W37°27'N / 101°13'W21.00 Miles800 Yards005.0M50KStevens
 Brief Description: A 1/2 mile wide F4 tornado quickly developed near the area where the previous tornado roped out. The tornado developed six miles southeast of Hugoton. At the beginning, a multiple vortex tornado was observed. The tornado moved to the north and gradually turned and moved to the northeast. The tornado roped out two miles north of the Stevens/Grant County line. The tornado passed 4 1/2 miles to the east of Hugoton and 2 1/2 miles to the west of Moscow. A farmstead 4 1/2 miles southwest of Moscow was completely destroyed. At least 30 irrigation systems were also destroyed. A female teenager in bare feet received a cut on the foot when she stepped on broken glass at the farmstead.
24.41951-05-14236°54'N / 101°54'W003K0Texas
24.71969-06-07236°52'N / 101°28'W003K0Texas
25.41977-05-18437°00'N / 102°06'W37°08'N / 102°04'W9.30 Miles440 Yards002.5M0Baca
25.91972-08-22237°34'N / 101°41'W0.10 Mile220 Yards0025K0Stanton
26.41951-05-14236°52'N / 101°54'W000K0Texas
26.81970-05-30237°32'N / 101°53'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Stanton
28.61951-06-06337°35'N / 101°22'W37°02'N / 100°56'W44.80 Miles33 Yards0325K0Grant
30.92001-04-06237°25'N / 101°17'W37°35'N / 101°12'W14.00 Miles150 Yards00235K0Grant
 Brief Description: Tornado crossed into Grant county from Stevens county at 1647. Three pivot sprinklers were destroyed, 2 grain bins, a silo, machine shed and horse trailer were also damaged or destroyed. A roof was taken off a building and an empty rail car was overturned.
32.01977-05-18236°49'N / 102°12'W37°00'N / 102°01'W16.10 Miles50 Yards000K0Cimarron
32.01977-05-18237°24'N / 101°30'W37°43'N / 101°05'W31.60 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Grant
32.11951-06-06237°35'N / 101°20'W033K0Grant
32.61967-07-03236°50'N / 101°16'W0125K0Texas
32.91990-06-19237°39'N / 101°27'W37°30'N / 101°08'W20.00 Miles300 Yards022.5M0Grant
35.01975-11-19236°42'N / 101°30'W0.30 Mile270 Yards00250K0Texas
35.31990-06-19237°42'N / 101°34'W1.50 Miles150 Yards00250K0Stanton
37.11982-03-18237°07'N / 100°59'W0.50 Mile30 Yards0025K0Seward
38.22005-05-11237°36'N / 101°21'W37°44'N / 101°14'W13.20 Miles250 Yards00350K0Grant
 Brief Description: This tornado traveled into Kearny county before roping out. At 2ne of Ulysses part of a barn roof was blown off and a large tree was uprooted. Several horses were slightly injured. Then at 5ne of Ulysses an abandoned mobile home was destroyed. At six miles northeast of Ulysses, two pivot sprinklers were mangled, large trees were snapped at the base and several power poles were destroyed. Several grain bins (full of wheat) were completely swept away and the grain was scattered for some distance. Remnants of the grain bins were not found in the local vicinity. Farther northeast along the track several more pivot sprinklers were destroyed. It is estimated that if this tornado had made a direct hit, it would have likely caused at least high-end F3 damage.
39.61987-05-03237°26'N / 100°58'W37°25'N / 101°01'W3.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Haskell
39.71990-06-19237°46'N / 101°38'W1.50 Miles150 Yards00250K0Hamilton
39.82003-05-15237°15'N / 100°56'W37°18'N / 100°56'W4.90 Miles100 Yards00150K0Seward
 Brief Description: The tornado began 15 miles north and 1.5 miles west of the center of Liberal and ended 18 miles north and 2 miles east. One home received minor roof damage and broken windows. The second home was destroyed with debris from the home traveling 1/4 of a mile.
39.91989-06-06337°11'N / 101°01'W37°14'N / 100°50'W12.00 Miles500 Yards0025K0Seward
40.42003-05-15237°02'N / 100°57'W37°03'N / 100°56'W2.50 Miles100 Yards006.0M0Seward
 Brief Description: The tornado began 1 mile west of town and first tore through the northwest part of Liberal destroying several mobile homes and throwing a pickup into the debris. Other homes in the area received heavy roof damage.
41.11961-06-03236°54'N / 101°00'W000K0Texas
41.32003-05-15237°02'N / 100°56'W37°03'N / 100°55'W2.50 Miles100 Yards008.0M0Seward
 Brief Description: The second tornado stayed mainly in town. It destroyed several buildings and caused significant roof and tree damage.
41.71977-05-18436°39'N / 102°24'W37°00'N / 102°06'W29.30 Miles440 Yards0025K0Cimarron
42.31996-05-26237°12'N / 100°56'W37°24'N / 100°51'W14.00 Miles450 Yards00200K140KSeward
 Brief Description: 2 irrigation sprinklers destroyed...fertilizer tanks carried over 1 mile...2 houses damaged...fence destroyed...trees uprooted...hay bales tossed...30 foot radio tower blown down...wheat plants pulled up...farm building heavily damaged...flood irrigation pipe scattered about.
42.81967-06-10237°32'N / 102°27'W37°24'N / 102°15'W14.20 Miles100 Yards04250K0Baca
45.01993-05-05336°30'N / 101°23'W36°39'N / 101°24'W12.00 Miles500 Yards00500K500KTexas
46.31951-06-05236°32'N / 101°48'W003K0Texas
48.41977-05-18237°43'N / 101°05'W37°44'N / 101°04'W1.30 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Haskell
48.71996-05-26237°24'N / 100°51'W37°28'N / 100°47'W6.00 Miles150 Yards00100K0Haskell
 Brief Description: 2 irrigation sprinklers destroyed...fertilizer tanks carried over 1 mile...2 houses damaged...fence destroyed...trees uprooted...hay bales tossed...30 foot radio tower blown down...wheat plants pulled up...farm building heavily damaged...flood irrigation pipe scattered about.
48.81972-07-28237°30'N / 100°51'W1.30 Miles440 Yards07250K0Haskell
49.52010-05-31237°04'N / 102°36'W36°59'N / 102°27'W9.00 Miles300 Yards0030K0KBaca
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado moved southeast, crossing US Highway 287 south of Campo. Eight power poles were snapped off west of the highway and on County Road C. Two windmills were also hit, and a storage shed was tipped over and moved 20 feet. The tornado ended shortly before the Oklahoma state line. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A very long-lasting, slow moving supercell storm produced large hail and three tornadoes from west central to southeast Baca County.


* 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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