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Sturgis, SD Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Sturgis is about the same as South Dakota average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Sturgis 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, #54

Sturgis, 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

Sturgis, 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, #347

Sturgis, SD
58.22
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 2,341 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Sturgis, SD were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:17Cold:2Dense Fog:0Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:63Hail:1,516Heat:1Heavy Snow:14
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:1Landslide:0Strong Wind:97
Thunderstorm Winds:518Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:11Winter Storm:32Winter Weather:2
Other:67 

Volcanos Nearby

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

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
9.51966-06-264.1N/A44.3-103.4

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 18 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Sturgis, SD.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
11.11969-07-23244°18'N / 103°41'W0.20 Mile33 Yards000K0Lawrence
13.31965-07-18344°36'N / 103°33'W0025K0Meade
13.81972-06-28244°33'N / 103°43'W0.10 Mile33 Yards013K0Lincoln
20.71991-05-11344°12'N / 103°13'W2.00 Miles500 Yards0202.5M0Meade
21.61991-05-11244°11'N / 103°13'W1.00 Mile300 Yards05250K0Meade
21.81955-09-20244°43'N / 103°25'W1.30 Miles177 Yards003K0Butte
23.81965-07-12344°15'N / 104°03'W44°13'N / 103°49'W11.40 Miles1600 Yards00250K0Lawrence
24.81968-06-20244°11'N / 103°56'W44°04'N / 103°43'W13.10 Miles100 Yards000K0Lawrence
28.41967-06-18244°04'N / 103°12'W1.00 Mile150 Yards032.5M0Pennington
32.01966-07-23243°58'N / 103°28'W43°56'N / 103°23'W3.80 Miles440 Yards0525K0Pennington
33.11965-07-12344°15'N / 104°15'W44°15'N / 104°03'W9.40 Miles1400 Yards00250K0Crook
37.81972-05-26244°45'N / 102°55'W1.50 Miles440 Yards0025K0Meade
38.11975-06-25344°14'N / 104°21'W44°22'N / 104°12'W11.50 Miles440 Yards0025K0Crook
38.91963-07-18344°59'N / 103°26'W44°57'N / 103°23'W2.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Butte
39.71953-05-28243°51'N / 104°19'W44°23'N / 104°06'W38.20 Miles433 Yards003K0Weston
40.91965-06-11243°49'N / 103°32'W003K0Custer
41.22009-07-13244°35'N / 104°25'W44°33'N / 104°14'W9.00 Miles600 Yards02300K0KCrook
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A large tornado touched down west of Cook Lake and tracked east-southeastward across the Bear Lodge Mountains, dissipating west of Wyoming Highway 111. The tornado downed about 4000 acres of Ponderosa pine trees, destroyed two metal shop buildings and a large barn at a ranch, and severely damaged a house and mobile home. Two people in the residences received very minor injuries. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A supercell thunderstorm developed over northern Campbell County and moved southeastward across Crook County. The storm produced very large hail across western Crook County, which caused significant damage in the New Haven and Hulett areas. The storm also spawned a large tornado over the Bear Lodge Mountains north of Sundance.
45.91985-05-10244°10'N / 104°23'W1.00 Mile27 Yards003K0Crook


* 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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