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Tokio, ND Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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The chance of earthquake damage in Tokio is about the same as North Dakota average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Tokio 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, #180

Tokio, ND
North Dakota

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

Tokio, ND
North Dakota

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, #172

Tokio, ND
North Dakota

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 1,647 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Tokio, ND were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:24Cold:15Dense Fog:0Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:147Hail:919Heat:0Heavy Snow:21
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:1Landslide:0Strong Wind:37
Thunderstorm Winds:415Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:2Winter Storm:38Winter Weather:5

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Tokio, ND.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Tokio, ND.

Historical Tornado Events

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

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
12.31976-06-12248°05'N / 98°50'W000K0Ramsey
14.01966-08-05248°06'N / 98°54'W01250K0Ramsey
22.41972-07-29247°34'N / 98°47'W47°36'N / 98°44'W2.30 Miles20 Yards0025K0Foster
23.61974-07-11247°41'N / 99°12'W0025K0Eddy
24.52001-07-18347°41'N / 98°27'W47°43'N / 98°19'W5.00 Miles150 Yards00200K0Nelson
 Brief Description: A tornado hit the home of the Nelson county sheriff, who was out of town at the time. The tornado tore the roof off the house and destroyed the barn. A piece of farm machinery was thrown through the bedroom wall and a tractor was hurled 75 yards. The sheriff's squad car was crushed.
26.61974-05-20247°56'N / 99°25'W47°59'N / 99°21'W3.80 Miles33 Yards00250K0Benson
27.02001-08-08248°00'N / 99°35'W47°55'N / 99°12'W7.00 Miles250 Yards0050K0Benson
 Brief Description: The tornado began northwest of Maddock and travelled along a path intermittently to near Flora and near Oberon. A 40x60 foot metal shed was demolished. About 2 miles northeast of Maddock, a grain bin was pulled from its foundation and thrown about 500 yards. A hopper bin and concrete pad were also turned on end at this location. Many large trees were flattened all along the path until the tornado weakened from Flora to near Oberon.
28.41971-06-21248°16'N / 98°31'W0.10 Mile50 Yards003K0Ramsey
28.92004-05-19247°35'N / 98°26'W47°36'N / 98°22'W3.00 Miles200 Yards0000Griggs
 Brief Description: A pole barn was blown into some trees, a machine shed was demolished, and major tree damage occurred with this tornado. Members of a family were in a farm yard watching this tornado develop, and rushed to their basement just before the tornado hit.
34.02001-08-08247°59'N / 99°33'W47°58'N / 99°32'W2.00 Miles250 Yards00300K0Benson
 Brief Description: A grain elevator was heavily damaged and will likely be shut down for the rest of the year. Many trees were uprooted and a camper was overturned. 1.5 miles of powerline was blown down with 24 poles snapped.
40.11987-07-21347°38'N / 98°03'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Griggs
40.91999-06-06248°13'N / 98°04'W48°14'N / 98°04'W3.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Walsh
 Brief Description: A 54x108 foot building and a shed were destroyed by the tornado. One tractor inside was moved and the building doors were wrapped around the cab. Shingles from the barn were impaled in the swather. Some of the farm equipment was overturned and some boards were driven into the ground. Debris was picked up and tossed in a nearby slough.
42.21958-05-30347°56'N / 99°48'W48°03'N / 99°38'W10.70 Miles33 Yards0025K0Benson
43.22007-08-26347°45'N / 97°55'W47°49'N / 97°53'W5.00 Miles580 Yards000K0KNelson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: This tornado continued into western Grand Forks County, where it dissipated 3 miles west-northwest of Logan Center at 716 pm CST. The total tornado track was about 6 miles long, with about 5 miles of this total occurring in Nelson County. The tornado destroyed a garage and farm outbuildings at 3 farmsteads. It killed 5 buffalo and completely dismantled a swathing combine. Trees were also snapped off or uprooted along the damage path and several empty metal grain bins were torn from their anchors and demolished. Gravel roads were deeply scarred by debris. Peak winds were estimated at 150 mph. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front moved across North Dakota on the 26th, with a hot and humid airmass in place ahead of the front. At 6 pm CST, a surface low was located over southern Manitoba (Canada), just north of Pembina, ND. The cold front stretched to the southwest, back toward Devils Lake (ND) and Bismarck (ND). Ahead of the cold front, temperatures ranged in the low to mid 80s with dew points around 70F. Behind the front, temperatures did not cool significantly, but dew points dropped to the mid 40s. Thunderstorms began to form along and ahead of the cold front by early evening (from northeast ND into south central ND), eventually crossing into northwest Minnesota several hours later. Eight distinct tornadoes occurred over northeast North Dakota and northwest Minnesota during this event.
47.31999-06-06248°16'N / 98°00'W48°21'N / 97°58'W3.00 Miles130 Yards0015K0Walsh
 Brief Description: Several large trees were snapped off and light poles were bent over. Several metal grain bins were blown off their concrete foundations and thrown 200 feet. An old shed was also tossed 150 feet.
48.01971-06-21248°40'N / 98°52'W48°32'N / 98°50'W8.90 Miles50 Yards0025K0Cavalier
48.81986-06-15247°19'N / 98°14'W2.00 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Griggs
48.91952-06-15347°24'N / 99°33'W1.70 Miles33 Yards0125K0Wells

* 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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