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Sterling, ND Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #15

Sterling, ND
0.01
North Dakota
0.00
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

Sterling, ND
0.0000
North 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, #211

Sterling, ND
75.67
North Dakota
81.79
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 1,188 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Sterling, ND were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:49Cold:36Dense Fog:0Drought:2
Dust Storm:0Flood:39Hail:552Heat:1Heavy Snow:16
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:7Landslide:0Strong Wind:33
Thunderstorm Winds:326Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:3Winter Storm:57Winter Weather:6
Other:61 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Sterling, ND.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 1 historical earthquake event that had a recorded magnitude of 3.5 or above found in or near Sterling, ND.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
28.31968-07-084.4N/A46.5-100.6

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 21 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Sterling, ND.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
14.01956-06-17247°00'N / 100°45'W47°08'N / 99°59'W37.10 Miles50 Yards00250K0Burleigh
16.21952-07-01447°03'N / 100°30'W47°09'N / 100°06'W19.80 Miles150 Yards125250K0Burleigh
20.91957-07-16247°10'N / 100°17'W003K0Burleigh
21.01953-05-29546°33'N / 100°35'W46°38'N / 100°28'W7.40 Miles600 Yards00250K0Emmons
21.11981-07-30346°40'N / 100°42'W46°39'N / 100°37'W3.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Burleigh
22.01999-06-03246°50'N / 99°54'W46°51'N / 99°50'W4.00 Miles50 Yards00400K0Kidder
23.21985-05-30247°12'N / 100°17'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Burleigh
25.82000-11-01246°57'N / 100°46'W46°56'N / 100°58'W5.00 Miles100 Yards0055K0Burleigh
 Brief Description: Tornado touched down in a sparsely developed area in open country along highway 1804. The tornado skipped in a west..northwest direction. One home was heavily damaged. Several bales of hay were destroyed. The tornado crossed the Missouri River into Morton county.
26.91978-05-25346°50'N / 100°54'W2.50 Miles30 Yards00250K0Morton
27.61959-08-25246°30'N / 100°06'W1.00 Mile33 Yards000K0Emmons
27.91974-08-19246°30'N / 100°05'W0025K0Emmons
28.01974-05-26246°29'N / 100°08'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Emmons
28.81953-05-29546°27'N / 100°40'W46°33'N / 100°35'W7.40 Miles600 Yards220250K0Morton
29.91981-07-30346°44'N / 101°08'W46°40'N / 100°42'W20.90 Miles500 Yards00250K0Morton
32.31955-07-01346°23'N / 100°18'W46°25'N / 100°15'W1.30 Miles40 Yards0025K0Emmons
32.91952-07-01447°09'N / 100°06'W47°12'N / 99°30'W28.20 Miles150 Yards01250K0Burleigh
33.11974-08-19246°35'N / 99°46'W020K0Logan
38.42001-07-17247°08'N / 99°40'W47°04'N / 99°31'W10.00 Miles880 Yards001.0M0Kidder
 Brief Description: Tornado reported to be 1/2 mile wide at times. The tornado remained in open country before entering into Stutsman county. Damage was contained to metal and double poled high power line towers. A farmstead in the path of the tornado sustained $200,000 in damage. (see Stutsman county report on same tornado.)
44.71982-07-04246°39'N / 99°30'W46°41'N / 99°22'W5.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Stutsman
45.01955-08-03247°20'N / 101°00'W003K0Mclean
46.91964-05-05246°01'N / 100°02'W46°36'N / 99°30'W47.50 Miles33 Yards00250K0Emmons


* 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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