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The chance of earthquake damage in Sundown is lower than Missouri average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Sundown is lower than Missouri average and is higher than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #462

Sundown, MO
0.08
Missouri
0.70
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

Sundown, MO
0.0000
Missouri
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, #863

Sundown, MO
169.24
Missouri
214.01
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 3,576 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Sundown, MO were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:2Dense Fog:0Drought:4
Dust Storm:0Flood:555Hail:1,457Heat:8Heavy Snow:3
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:5Landslide:0Strong Wind:2
Thunderstorm Winds:1,450Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:5Winter Storm:12Winter Weather:0
Other:73 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Sundown, MO.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Sundown, MO.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Sundown, MO.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 70 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Sundown, MO.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
15.71973-05-07236°28'N / 92°23'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Baxter
16.21982-12-24236°47'N / 92°35'W36°48'N / 92°32'W3.00 Miles200 Yards02250K0Ozark
18.61957-05-21236°48'N / 92°48'W36°52'N / 92°33'W14.50 Miles500 Yards00250K0Taney
19.91961-05-07336°12'N / 92°30'W36°30'N / 92°18'W23.50 Miles333 Yards012.5M0Marion
20.41985-11-18336°18'N / 92°29'W36°27'N / 92°14'W21.00 Miles440 Yards0325.0M0Baxter
20.41971-12-14336°15'N / 92°36'W36°18'N / 92°33'W4.50 Miles880 Yards08250K0Marion
20.41961-05-07336°30'N / 92°18'W36°32'N / 92°15'W3.60 Miles300 Yards00250K0Ozark
20.71996-04-22236°13'N / 92°44'W36°19'N / 92°34'W12.00 Miles200 Yards061.0M0Marion
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down 3 1/2 miles southwest of Yellville. It moved north-northeastward, passing just to the north of the town of Summit. The tornado then began moving in more of a northeasterly direction, passing just to the north of Flippin and then lifted 4 miles north-northeast of Flippin. A number of homes and some businesses sustained damage along the tornado's path. Several trailers were either damaged or destroyed. 6 people sustained minor injuries. A number of trees and power lines were also blown down. Initial estimates place the amount of damage at $1,000,000.
20.82008-02-05236°16'N / 92°31'W36°19'N / 92°27'W5.00 Miles880 Yards13515.8M0KBaxter
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado moved from Marion County, north-northeast of Rea Valley, into Baxter County, just east-southeast of Cotter. A survey by the Red Cross indicated 21 houses were destroyed, 23 suffered major damage, 35 had minor damage, and 147 others were affected. In addition, 9 mobile homes were destroyed, 12 suffered major damage, 10 had minor damage, and 10 others were affected. One fatality occurred in a mobile home park. Most of the residential structures were in the area around Gassville. A number of businesses in Gassville, along U.S. Highway 62/412, were damaged. Numerous trees, power lines, and power poles were blown down. The tornado dissipated before reaching Mountain Home. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Early on the 5th, a strong storm system approached from the Plains. Ahead of the system, breezy southerly winds provided well above normal temperatures and abundant moisture. Warmth and moisture destabilized the atmosphere and fueled developing thunderstorms. A cold front moved across the state causing numerous severe storms and several tornadoes. One of the tornadoes tracked from Yell County to Sharp County, staying on the ground for 121.84 miles. This track length set a record for the longest tornado path ever recorded in Arkansas. The continuous track was confirmed by two National Weather Service meteorologists who flew the track with the Civil Air Patrol. The final track was based on ground surveys, the Civil Air Patrol flight, and an aerial mapping flight performed for the Arkansas Forestry Commission.
21.41971-12-14336°18'N / 92°33'W36°22'N / 92°13'W19.10 Miles880 Yards02250K0Baxter
21.81968-05-15336°23'N / 92°23'W36°23'N / 92°15'W7.30 Miles200 Yards32525K0Baxter
22.71985-11-18336°11'N / 92°40'W36°18'N / 92°29'W13.00 Miles440 Yards31325.0M0Marion
24.61982-12-24236°48'N / 92°32'W36°57'N / 92°18'W14.00 Miles200 Yards02250K0Douglas
25.11961-05-07336°07'N / 92°47'W36°18'N / 92°40'W14.20 Miles1760 Yards392.5M0Marion
25.21982-12-02236°09'N / 92°50'W36°18'N / 92°46'W10.00 Miles220 Yards00250K0Hot Spring
25.21961-05-07336°32'N / 92°15'W36°35'N / 92°07'W8.00 Miles300 Yards01250K0Ozark
26.02009-05-08236°54'N / 92°49'W36°56'N / 92°48'W2.00 Miles880 Yards0020K0KDouglas
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service storm survey revealed that an EF-2 tornado touched down two miles west of Goodhope and tracked northeast for about two and a half miles. The tornado tore a roof off of a home along with damaging numerous trees. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An intense squall line impacted extreme southeast Kansas and the Missouri Ozarks with mainly damaging winds. However, 19 tornadoes along with large hail was also observed. Due to the straight line nature of the winds, damage was widespread and intense.
26.31960-05-06236°56'N / 92°46'W36°57'N / 92°40'W5.70 Miles50 Yards00250K0Douglas
26.51982-04-02336°19'N / 93°00'W1.00 Mile100 Yards052.5M0Boone
26.51974-04-13236°57'N / 92°39'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Douglas
26.71982-04-02436°34'N / 92°13'W36°37'N / 92°06'W6.00 Miles500 Yards0025.0M0Ozark
27.42009-05-08236°55'N / 92°52'W36°56'N / 92°50'W2.00 Miles1320 Yards00200K0KDouglas
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service storm survey revealed that an EF-2 tornado with winds up to 130 mph touched down approximately one mile north of Merritt. The tornado tracked northeast along a two and a half mile path before lifting northwest of Goodhope. The tornado damaged two homes, several outbuildings, and numerous trees. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An intense squall line impacted extreme southeast Kansas and the Missouri Ozarks with mainly damaging winds. However, 19 tornadoes along with large hail was also observed. Due to the straight line nature of the winds, damage was widespread and intense.
28.71961-03-12236°37'N / 92°08'W36°38'N / 92°07'W1.30 Miles150 Yards00250K0Ozark
28.91983-03-26236°11'N / 92°51'W2.00 Miles293 Yards00250K0Marion
30.31982-04-02336°26'N / 92°07'W1.50 Miles880 Yards22250K0Fulton
30.71961-03-12236°16'N / 93°14'W36°30'N / 93°03'W19.00 Miles333 Yards04250K0Boone
31.61973-03-13237°00'N / 92°49'W2.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0Douglas
32.01961-03-12236°38'N / 92°07'W36°42'N / 92°02'W6.50 Miles150 Yards111250K0Howell
32.01968-06-24236°18'N / 92°10'W36°23'N / 92°06'W6.80 Miles100 Yards003K0Fulton
32.21961-05-07336°35'N / 92°07'W36°37'N / 92°00'W6.80 Miles300 Yards00250K0Howell
32.81968-06-24236°10'N / 92°16'W36°18'N / 92°10'W10.80 Miles100 Yards023K0Baxter
32.81982-12-02236°06'N / 92°53'W36°09'N / 92°50'W5.00 Miles220 Yards00250K0Dallas
33.01968-06-24236°42'N / 92°04'W0.20 Mile50 Yards0025K0Howell
33.61961-05-07236°04'N / 92°52'W36°07'N / 92°41'W10.80 Miles333 Yards0025K0Searcy
34.61961-03-12236°37'N / 93°23'W36°43'N / 93°07'W16.30 Miles50 Yards00250K0Stone
34.81991-03-21236°08'N / 93°01'W36°10'N / 92°58'W4.00 Miles100 Yards0122.5M0Boone
35.01990-05-12237°04'N / 92°39'W37°04'N / 92°26'W10.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Douglas
36.11982-12-02236°58'N / 92°20'W37°04'N / 92°17'W6.00 Miles150 Yards002.5M0Douglas
36.32007-03-01336°36'N / 92°07'W36°42'N / 91°52'W14.00 Miles200 Yards10750K0KHowell
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This is an extension of the Ozark County tornado. A National Weather Service storm survey revealed that a large tornado ripped through rural sections of southwest Howell County, Missouri. The community of Caulfield experienced a direct hit. Numerous farms and structures were damaged or destroyed. One fatality occurred as the tornado ripped through a mobile home northeast of Caulfield. Four other injuries occurred in the same mobile home. The tornado lifted approximately one mile southwest of the West Plains city limits. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Several severe thunderstorms impacted southern Missouri during the morning hours of March 1st. A classic supercell moved from northern Arkansas and into Ozark and Howell counties. This storm produced an EF-3 tornado that touched down southwest of Caulfield, Missouri, and tracked to areas southwest of West Plains, Missouri. One fatality occurred from this storm as the tornado ripped through a mobile home in rural Howell County.
36.51961-05-07336°37'N / 92°00'W36°38'N / 91°58'W1.90 Miles300 Yards08250K0Howell
36.71973-04-20336°09'N / 93°09'W36°15'N / 93°05'W7.80 Miles500 Yards1192.5M0Boone
37.21974-04-13237°01'N / 92°26'W37°06'N / 92°18'W9.20 Miles177 Yards0225K0Wright
37.41973-05-07236°44'N / 92°04'W36°45'N / 91°56'W7.40 Miles100 Yards0125K0Howell
37.61982-04-02436°37'N / 92°06'W36°45'N / 91°51'W14.00 Miles500 Yards22825.0M0Howell
37.91961-05-08236°02'N / 92°48'W1.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Searcy
37.91990-05-12237°04'N / 92°26'W37°05'N / 92°20'W8.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Wright
38.61973-03-13236°34'N / 93°20'W2.50 Miles300 Yards0425K0Stone
41.31961-03-12236°42'N / 92°02'W36°47'N / 91°49'W13.30 Miles150 Yards00250K0Howell
42.41967-04-23237°10'N / 92°54'W37°10'N / 92°42'W11.10 Miles50 Yards0125K0Webster
42.71966-12-08237°06'N / 92°15'W1.00 Mile100 Yards003K0Texas
43.21979-04-11337°01'N / 92°07'W37°02'N / 92°06'W000K0Douglas
43.41982-12-02237°04'N / 92°17'W37°10'N / 92°14'W7.00 Miles150 Yards092.5M0Wright
43.51955-11-16236°40'N / 91°54'W36°42'N / 91°50'W4.30 Miles1000 Yards0225K0Howell
43.81982-12-24237°02'N / 93°09'W37°06'N / 93°06'W5.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Christian
43.91990-05-20237°07'N / 93°05'W37°08'N / 92°57'W7.00 Miles100 Yards090K0Webster
44.12001-02-24236°16'N / 91°58'W36°20'N / 91°52'W8.00 Miles300 Yards1300Fulton
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in southern Fulton County about 3 miles west of Union. The tornado moved quickly northeast, and caused considerable damage. Roofs were damaged at several homes, with a dairly barn heavily damaged. Three mobile homes were destroyed. In one of the mobile homes about 5.5 miles southwest of Salem, four people were injured. An 18 month old boy died from his injuries the next day after being transported to a hospital in Little Rock. There was extensive tree damage, with many cedar trees twisted or downed. The tornado travelled about 8 miles before dissipating 3.8 miles southwest of Salem.
44.51967-12-20236°53'N / 92°04'W37°01'N / 91°55'W12.30 Miles150 Yards0225K0Howell
44.91976-02-21236°43'N / 91°51'W0.90 Mile70 Yards01250K0Howell
45.31982-12-24237°06'N / 93°06'W37°08'N / 93°04'W3.00 Miles100 Yards012.5M0Greene
45.51959-03-14236°28'N / 91°51'W36°30'N / 91°48'W3.60 Miles417 Yards11525K0Fulton
45.81982-12-02235°50'N / 93°06'W36°06'N / 92°53'W19.00 Miles220 Yards00250K0Clark
46.01973-05-07235°54'N / 92°38'W35°54'N / 92°35'W2.70 Miles150 Yards00250K0Searcy
46.01958-04-03235°54'N / 92°36'W00250K0Searcy
46.12009-05-08336°52'N / 91°55'W36°53'N / 91°53'W2.00 Miles800 Yards00500K0KHowell
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A National Weather Service storm survey revealed that an EF-3 tornado impacted a rural area just north of Pomona. The tornado destroyed a frame home. Several cars were thrown 50 yards while two school buses were knocked over. One mobile home and one travel trailer were destroyed, and two outbuildings along with an auto shop were destroyed. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An intense squall line impacted extreme southeast Kansas and the Missouri Ozarks with mainly damaging winds. However, 19 tornadoes along with large hail was also observed. Due to the straight line nature of the winds, damage was widespread and intense.
47.11990-05-20237°07'N / 93°12'W37°07'N / 93°05'W5.00 Miles100 Yards000K0Greene
47.41957-05-13236°12'N / 91°55'W2.00 Miles400 Yards0125K0Izard
48.42002-04-27237°01'N / 91°59'W37°01'N / 91°57'W1.50 Miles100 Yards001.5M0Howell
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado, plus associated destructive convergent winds around the tornadic circulation, caused extensive damage from 2 miles west of the Willow Springs Highway Patrol Headquarters, northeast to a mile and a half northeast of Willow Springs along Highway 378. Although the tornadic circulation was only 100 yards wide, it caused damage up to 300 yards wide. Large, century year old oak trees were uprooted throughout the area. West of the Willow Springs Highway Patrol Headquarters, a bass boat was thrown across two pastures and over two fences. A barn near this pasture was damaged. Troop G Headquarters had their 365' radio tower blown down. The tower landed on a home in the Hickory Hills Subdivision in Willow Springs. Four homes loss shingles and two homes completely lost their roofs. A church was rotated 45 degrees off its foundation and cemetery headstones were toppled. The worst damage occurred on a hilltop north of Willow Springs where a home was almost completely destroyed along with numerous outbuildings in a half mile area.
48.81959-03-14236°30'N / 91°48'W36°35'N / 91°43'W7.30 Miles50 Yards003K0Howell
48.92006-03-12237°12'N / 93°00'W37°16'N / 92°52'W7.00 Miles150 Yards013700K0Webster
 Brief Description: This tornado was spawned from the same cyclic supercell that produced a tornado across Lawrence, Christian, and Greene counties. A large tornado touched down northwest of Fordland and lifted approximately 7 miles north of Diggins in rural central Webster County. While this initial tornado was dissipating, a second tornado was in the process of forming, eventually touching down six miles north of Diggins, and tracking into Wright County. The two tornadoes were responsible for 13 injuries while damaging 48 structures and destroying 17.
49.12006-03-12337°15'N / 92°52'W37°17'N / 92°43'W9.00 Miles200 Yards0000Webster
 Brief Description: This tornado was spawned from the same cyclic supercell that produced a tornado across Lawrence, Christian, and Greene counties. A large tornado touched down northwest of Fordland and lifted approximately 7 miles north of Diggins in rural central Webster County. While this initial tornado was dissipating, a second tornado was in the process of forming, eventually touching down six miles north of Diggins, and tracking into Wright County. The two tornadoes were responsible for 13 injuries while damaging 48 structures and destroying 17.


* 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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