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Vale, SD Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Vale is about the same as South Dakota average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Vale 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, #255

Vale, SD
0.02
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

Vale, 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, #336

Vale, SD
59.55
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 2,156 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Vale, 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:51Hail:1,324Heat:1Heavy Snow:14
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:1Landslide:0Strong Wind:96
Thunderstorm Winds:548Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:9Winter Storm:32Winter Weather:2
Other:59 

Volcanos Nearby

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

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
22.01966-06-264.1N/A44.3-103.4

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 16 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Vale, SD.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
6.81955-09-20244°43'N / 103°25'W1.30 Miles177 Yards003K0Butte
7.51965-07-18344°36'N / 103°33'W0025K0Meade
16.31972-06-28244°33'N / 103°43'W0.10 Mile33 Yards013K0Lincoln
24.11963-07-18344°59'N / 103°26'W44°57'N / 103°23'W2.30 Miles33 Yards00250K0Butte
25.31972-05-26244°45'N / 102°55'W1.50 Miles440 Yards0025K0Meade
26.11969-07-23244°18'N / 103°41'W0.20 Mile33 Yards000K0Lawrence
30.21991-05-11344°12'N / 103°13'W2.00 Miles500 Yards0202.5M0Meade
31.41991-05-11244°11'N / 103°13'W1.00 Mile300 Yards05250K0Meade
37.41965-07-12344°15'N / 104°03'W44°13'N / 103°49'W11.40 Miles1600 Yards00250K0Lawrence
38.81972-05-21244°48'N / 102°39'W003K0Meade
39.31967-06-18244°04'N / 103°12'W1.00 Mile150 Yards032.5M0Pennington
40.01968-06-20244°11'N / 103°56'W44°04'N / 103°43'W13.10 Miles100 Yards000K0Lawrence
44.91965-07-12344°15'N / 104°15'W44°15'N / 104°03'W9.40 Miles1400 Yards00250K0Crook
46.21966-07-23243°58'N / 103°28'W43°56'N / 103°23'W3.80 Miles440 Yards0525K0Pennington
48.51975-06-25344°14'N / 104°21'W44°22'N / 104°12'W11.50 Miles440 Yards0025K0Crook
49.01969-07-07445°17'N / 103°45'W1.80 Miles133 Yards0025K0Harding


* 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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