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

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

Earthquake Index, #1056

Tokio, TX

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, TX

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, #1340

Tokio, TX

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 2,665 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Tokio, TX were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:1Dense Fog:0Drought:50
Dust Storm:6Flood:202Hail:1,586Heat:2Heavy Snow:10
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:3Landslide:0Strong Wind:48
Thunderstorm Winds:671Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:2Winter Storm:13Winter Weather:24

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Tokio, TX.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

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

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 38 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Tokio, TX.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
12.71961-05-20233°19'N / 102°25'W0.10 Mile23 Yards003K0Terry
15.61957-05-15233°11'N / 102°50'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Yoakum
15.91971-08-13233°17'N / 102°21'W33°17'N / 102°17'W4.10 Miles133 Yards000K0Terry
16.41981-06-03233°13'N / 102°17'W2.00 Miles40 Yards0025K0Terry
17.01963-05-29233°25'N / 102°29'W1.00 Mile1320 Yards000K0Hockley
21.01971-08-12233°11'N / 102°12'W0.50 Mile33 Yards000K0Terry
21.01971-08-12233°11'N / 102°12'W1.00 Mile33 Yards000K0Terry
21.01971-08-12233°11'N / 102°12'W1.00 Mile33 Yards000K0Terry
23.41963-05-29233°21'N / 102°17'W33°30'N / 102°17'W10.30 Miles67 Yards010K0Bailey
29.11970-04-17433°36'N / 102°38'W33°36'N / 102°36'W2.00 Miles880 Yards02025.0M0Cochran
31.11963-06-08233°36'N / 102°22'W2.00 Miles50 Yards000K0Hockley
33.11997-04-10232°43'N / 102°25'W32°43'N / 102°25'W2.60 Miles250 Yards0080K0Gaines
 Brief Description: This second tornado was spawned about two miles east of were tornado #1 dissipated. This tornado tracked to the northeast and overturned two center-pivot irrigation systems. The second system looked as if a couple of sections had become airborne from the resulting damage which snapped off a large wheel. The beginnings of a monster storm were in western Andrews County along the dry line and began moving to the northeast. Just after leaving Seminole in central Gaines County this storm became a supercell and turned almost straight east. According to the KMAF 88D average storm movement was 221 degrees at 26 kt, but this supercell turned and slowed to 268 degrees at 14 kt (47 degrees to the right at 54% speed). The storm continued into the Texas South Plains where it produced numerous other tornadoes and caused one fatality. The environment for the storms according to the rawinsonde sounding that evening on the SHARP workstation showed a buoyancy of about 2800 J/kg for the best lifted parcel and 1700 J/kg for a mean low level parcel. A cap of 65 J/kg kept other storms from forming in the area.
33.71969-04-19332°42'N / 102°40'W0.10 Mile50 Yards003K0Gaines
34.01970-04-17433°36'N / 102°36'W33°44'N / 102°20'W18.50 Miles880 Yards0425.0M0Hockley
36.91965-10-17233°36'N / 102°10'W0.20 Mile20 Yards000K0Hockley
37.51980-06-19232°50'N / 102°04'W2.50 Miles100 Yards0125K0Dawson
37.91982-05-12232°32'N / 102°43'W32°45'N / 102°40'W15.00 Miles100 Yards0172.5M0Gaines
37.91965-06-08232°54'N / 102°10'W32°54'N / 101°50'W19.40 Miles17 Yards0825K0Dawson
38.21972-06-14233°06'N / 103°13'W000K0Lea
38.91961-06-18232°37'N / 102°33'W0225K0Gaines
39.51957-04-21433°36'N / 102°18'W33°50'N / 102°21'W16.40 Miles880 Yards042.5M0Hockley
40.52007-03-23233°43'N / 102°50'W33°44'N / 102°49'W2.00 Miles150 Yards00175K0KCochran
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The Levelland Fire Department reported a second tornado west-northwest of Morton shortly before 22:30 CST. A National Weather Service damage survey found evidence of a strong tornado that developed west of Morton and crossed Texas Highway 114 as it tracked north-northwestward through north-central Cochran county. The tornado impacted the Star Route Gin, which sustained severe damage including the partial collapse of the structure. Concrete anchors were pulled out of the ground and portions of the steel roof beams were heavily damaged. The tornado continued north-northwestward across Farm to Market Road 596 where the tornado destroyed at least three irrigation systems and snapped more than one dozen utility poles. Damage at the Star Route Gin and the snapped utility poles support an EF-2 rating. No injuries were reported and damage estimates totaled $175,000. EPISODE NARRATIVE: An active round of severe thunderstorms, including damaging tornadoes, affected a large portion of the Southern Plains of the U.S. during the afternoon and evening hours of the 23rd. Supercell thunderstorms with a history of producing deadly tornadoes propagated northeastward from the plains of eastern New Mexico into the extreme southwestern Texas Panhandle and the western South Plains of west Texas during the evening hours. As these storms moved eastward across the state line, convective modes transitioned from classic supercells toward mini-bow segments and line-echo-waves. Despite the linear nature of the storms, extreme wind shear resulted in at least five tornadoes across the western South Plains region. Tornadoes were initially observed in the extreme southwestern Texas Panhandle and the northwestern South Plains around 20:00 CST. The hardest hit area was the Bovina vicinity in Parmer County, where a weak tornado struck the city resulting in minor structural damage. Severe storms producing widespread wind damage and at least one strong tornado then impacted portions of Cochran, southern Bailey, and Lamb Counties during the late evening hours. Two cotton gins in Cochran County were severely damaged, and power outages were widespread. No injuries were reported during the severe weather outbreak on the 23rd, but property damage estimates totaled more than $400,000.
40.61987-05-29233°30'N / 102°02'W33°37'N / 102°01'W8.00 Miles80 Yards03250K0Lubbock
40.71969-06-10233°44'N / 102°19'W000K0Hockley
41.91965-06-09233°43'N / 102°46'W33°50'N / 102°39'W10.40 Miles33 Yards003K0Cochran
44.51970-04-17433°44'N / 102°20'W33°49'N / 102°12'W9.50 Miles880 Yards0025.0M0Hockley
45.21965-05-13233°25'N / 101°50'W0.50 Mile33 Yards000K0Lubbock
45.71991-05-10333°50'N / 102°34'W33°51'N / 102°35'W1.00 Mile450 Yards00250K0Hockley
46.81982-05-27232°42'N / 103°08'W0025.0M0Lea
46.81991-05-10333°51'N / 102°35'W33°52'N / 102°36'W4.00 Miles450 Yards00250K0Lamb
47.71971-05-08232°36'N / 102°07'W1.00 Mile440 Yards000K0Dawson
48.41971-05-08233°24'N / 101°46'W2.00 Miles67 Yards0025K0Lubbock
48.71954-05-17332°58'N / 103°22'W000K0Lea
49.01957-05-24333°10'N / 101°47'W33°24'N / 101°40'W17.50 Miles200 Yards01250K0Lynn
49.01957-04-21233°35'N / 101°50'W33°42'N / 102°00'W12.60 Miles880 Yards002.5M0Lubbock
49.11956-06-17333°49'N / 102°11'W1.00 Mile20 Yards003K0Hockley
49.21991-05-10333°52'N / 102°36'W33°55'N / 102°39'W3.50 Miles450 Yards00250K0Bailey
49.71982-05-12232°25'N / 102°45'W32°32'N / 102°43'W6.00 Miles100 Yards000K0Andrews

* 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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