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The chance of earthquake damage in Stanton County is about the same as Kansas average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Stanton County is much lower than Kansas average and is much lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #89

Stanton County

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

Stanton County

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, #89

Stanton County

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 10,465 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Stanton County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:13Cold:14Dense Fog:1Drought:22
Dust Storm:0Flood:217Hail:7,102Heat:14Heavy Snow:58
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:16Landslide:0Strong Wind:75
Thunderstorm Winds:2,625Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:10Winter Storm:50Winter Weather:11

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Stanton County.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Stanton County.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Stanton County.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 35 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Stanton County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
5.61970-05-30237°32'N / 101°53'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Stanton
5.81972-08-22237°34'N / 101°41'W0.10 Mile220 Yards0025K0Stanton
15.31990-06-19237°42'N / 101°34'W1.50 Miles150 Yards00250K0Stanton
15.51967-07-25237°24'N / 101°36'W2.00 Miles13 Yards0025K0Stanton
16.31990-06-19237°46'N / 101°38'W1.50 Miles150 Yards00250K0Hamilton
19.21977-05-18237°22'N / 101°33'W37°24'N / 101°30'W3.30 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Stevens
25.01951-06-06237°35'N / 101°20'W033K0Grant
25.91977-05-18237°01'N / 101°59'W37°22'N / 101°33'W33.90 Miles50 Yards002.5M0Morton
27.21990-06-19237°39'N / 101°27'W37°30'N / 101°08'W20.00 Miles300 Yards022.5M0Grant
27.21977-05-18237°24'N / 101°30'W37°43'N / 101°05'W31.60 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Grant
28.12005-05-11237°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.
28.81954-05-26237°59'N / 101°46'W0.50 Mile100 Yards00250K0Hamilton
30.32001-04-06237°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.
30.72001-04-06237°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.
31.51967-06-10237°32'N / 102°27'W37°24'N / 102°15'W14.20 Miles100 Yards04250K0Baca
31.71972-05-09337°07'N / 102°00'W37°09'N / 101°58'W2.70 Miles400 Yards0025K0Morton
35.21962-05-17237°59'N / 101°47'W38°10'N / 101°47'W12.60 Miles250 Yards0025K0Hamilton
35.81951-06-23237°11'N / 101°21'W1525K0Stevens
35.81993-05-05437°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.
36.91966-07-06238°06'N / 101°48'W0125K0Hamilton
38.11977-05-18437°00'N / 102°06'W37°08'N / 102°04'W9.30 Miles440 Yards002.5M0Baca
38.51953-05-27237°10'N / 101°18'W000K0Stevens
39.21968-06-24238°04'N / 102°07'W38°05'N / 102°06'W0125K0Prowers
39.31951-06-06337°35'N / 101°22'W37°02'N / 100°56'W44.80 Miles33 Yards0325K0Grant
39.51951-05-14237°00'N / 101°54'W000K0Morton
40.41951-05-20237°58'N / 101°15'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Kearny
40.61977-05-18237°43'N / 101°05'W37°44'N / 101°04'W1.30 Miles33 Yards002.5M0Haskell
43.62007-03-28338°01'N / 102°07'W38°16'N / 102°07'W17.00 Miles900 Yards294.0M0KProwers
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: With a maximum rating of EF3 and a maximum damage path width of 900 yards, the tornado raced through Holly, causing two fatalities and nine injuries. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A few severe thunderstorms occurred over extreme southeast Colorado... producing damaging winds and large hail. One supercell generated large hail...damaging winds...and two tornadoes. The tornado which struck Holly...rural northeast Prowers County...and rural southeast Kiowa County had a maximum rating of EF3. The path width reached a maximum of around 900 yards in extreme northeast Prowers County. Prior to this...as the tornado moved through Holly...the path width was around 600 feet. Over 200 residences and other buildings were affected or destroyed. Two people were killed and nine others were injured. The damage path was around 28 miles long...extending into Kiowa County. The last substantial damage with the tornado was 12 miles north of Holly...in northeast Prowers County...where a ranch sustained high end EF3 damage. As the supercell cycled through...another tornado occurred east of Towner...and moved into Kansas.
44.81987-05-03237°26'N / 100°58'W37°25'N / 101°01'W3.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Haskell
46.01951-05-20337°54'N / 101°12'W38°01'N / 101°01'W12.80 Miles900 Yards00250K0Kearny
46.41951-05-14236°54'N / 101°54'W003K0Texas
47.21993-05-05336°53'N / 101°21'W37°07'N / 101°16'W11.00 Miles1200 Yards0050K50KTexas
48.41954-06-10238°08'N / 101°16'W0025K0Kearny
48.71951-05-14236°52'N / 101°54'W000K0Texas
48.71977-05-18236°49'N / 102°12'W37°00'N / 102°01'W16.10 Miles50 Yards000K0Cimarron

* 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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