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Spring Creek, SD Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Spring Creek is about the same as South Dakota average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Spring Creek is 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, #47

Spring Creek, SD
0.08
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

Spring Creek, 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, #334

Spring Creek, SD
60.16
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 1,082 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Spring Creek, 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:23Hail:704Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:0
Thunderstorm Winds:324Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:4Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:27 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Spring Creek, SD.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 2 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Spring Creek, SD.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
32.41964-03-285.14142.9-101.6
32.41964-03-285.14142.9-101.6

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 17 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Spring Creek, SD.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
6.21979-09-07243°09'N / 100°55'W1.00 Mile133 Yards00250K0Todd
13.31962-06-15342°56'N / 101°07'W06250K0Cherry
13.61973-07-08243°15'N / 100°50'W1.00 Mile133 Yards003K0Hutchinson
15.01974-07-02243°08'N / 100°55'W43°05'N / 100°33'W18.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Todd
15.11977-07-10243°00'N / 101°18'W43°01'N / 101°17'W000K0Bennett
19.01975-07-19242°56'N / 100°58'W42°55'N / 100°33'W20.90 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Cherry
23.01971-06-15243°18'N / 100°39'W010K0Todd
23.71961-07-27243°19'N / 100°39'W5.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Todd
23.81977-07-10242°55'N / 101°36'W43°00'N / 101°18'W15.90 Miles30 Yards00250K0Cherry
25.02009-07-13242°49'N / 100°45'W0025K0KCherry
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down briefly on the north side of the Bob Kruger ranch. The tornado lifted an old trailer home south southwestward about 20 yards and destroyed it. It also moved a hay baler 10 yards and turned it around. It snapped off numerous tree limbs, tore metal siding off a quonset, and destroyed a metal wind break. Numerous storm chasers captured the intense supercell on video. Chasers reported inflow winds into the supercell of up to 70 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A very intense supercell moved out of central South Dakota and into north central Nebraska producing an isolated tornado and damaging inflow winds. Another isolated thunderstorm also developed over southwest Nebraska with large hail and strong wind gusts.
26.52003-07-03243°13'N / 101°35'W43°12'N / 101°30'W3.00 Miles100 Yards0075K0Bennett
 Brief Description: A supercell thunderstorm moved southeastward across western Jackson County and Bennett County. The storm dropped up to golf ball sized hail and produced a tornado north of Tuthill. The tornado touched down about a mile north of the junction of highways 18 and 73, where it destroyed a garage. The tornado moved south-southeast and destroyed a mobile home just to the southeast of the highway intersection and then dissipated just north of Tuthill. No one was injured.
35.21963-06-06343°08'N / 101°56'W43°18'N / 101°30'W24.40 Miles1167 Yards00250K0Bennett
37.11953-06-02242°27'N / 102°12'W42°56'N / 100°46'W80.00 Miles33 Yards000K0Sheridan
38.21971-06-04243°30'N / 100°29'W0.30 Mile50 Yards000K0Mellette
40.91953-06-14243°28'N / 101°30'W43°50'N / 101°16'W27.70 Miles440 Yards0025K0Davison
42.81972-07-27242°37'N / 101°32'W1.00 Mile440 Yards003K0Cherry
47.01956-06-05242°56'N / 100°08'W000K0Keya Paha


* 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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