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

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

Earthquake Index, #202

Waka, TX
0.05
Texas
0.04
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

Waka, TX
0.0000
Texas
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, #819

Waka, TX
215.24
Texas
208.58
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 2,856 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Waka, TX were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:3Cold:2Dense Fog:0Drought:13
Dust Storm:0Flood:73Hail:1,944Heat:0Heavy Snow:37
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:8Landslide:0Strong Wind:49
Thunderstorm Winds:669Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:14Winter Storm:12Winter Weather:2
Other:30 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Waka, TX.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 2 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Waka, TX.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
40.41966-07-204.8N/A35.7-101.2
25.21974-02-154.62436.5-100.69

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 69 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Waka, TX.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
1.61987-05-25336°16'N / 101°03'W36°16'N / 100°59'W3.00 Miles700 Yards00250K0Ochiltree
4.91982-06-14236°12'N / 101°05'W36°12'N / 101°00'W5.20 Miles100 Yards00250K0Ochiltree
7.31982-06-14236°12'N / 101°12'W36°12'N / 101°05'W7.00 Miles100 Yards010250K0Hansford
8.31957-06-10236°20'N / 100°55'W003K0Ochiltree
9.01990-05-31336°10'N / 101°03'W36°12'N / 100°48'W14.00 Miles1407 Yards002.5M0Ochiltree
10.81962-05-27236°11'N / 100°53'W1.00 Mile83 Yards000K0Ochiltree
11.21962-05-27336°11'N / 100°53'W36°14'N / 100°50'W4.50 Miles200 Yards0132.5M0Ochiltree
11.32001-04-10236°08'N / 101°12'W36°11'N / 101°11'W4.00 Miles200 Yards02750K0Hansford
 Brief Description: An official storm damage survey was made on the tornado path length and width. The tornado destroyed several grain bins and a grain elevator to Agco facility. Extensive damage also occurred at a local farm...including the home...barns and equipment. Several power poles also were blown down. Severe thunderstorms producing large hail...damaging winds...and tornadoes occurred across the western Texas panhandle during the early evening hours and then moved east and northeast across the central and eastern Texas panhandle during the late evening hours.
12.61990-05-31236°10'N / 101°18'W36°12'N / 101°11'W5.50 Miles600 Yards002.5M0Hansford
15.21971-06-09436°16'N / 101°24'W36°26'N / 101°12'W15.90 Miles1760 Yards000K0Hansford
15.81982-03-19436°25'N / 101°05'W36°35'N / 101°00'W5.00 Miles880 Yards002.5M0Ochiltree
16.01990-05-31236°05'N / 100°58'W36°03'N / 100°51'W3.00 Miles450 Yards00250K0Ochiltree
17.11982-03-19436°04'N / 101°37'W36°25'N / 101°05'W48.00 Miles880 Yards052.5M0Hansford
17.31950-05-04236°24'N / 100°48'W36°25'N / 100°46'W1.90 Miles50 Yards113250K0Ochiltree
19.21967-07-03236°25'N / 100°45'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Ochiltree
19.81971-06-09236°16'N / 101°24'W0025K0Hansford
20.11987-05-25336°12'N / 101°24'W36°15'N / 101°24'W3.00 Miles530 Yards0025K0Hansford
21.31978-04-30236°30'N / 100°55'W36°35'N / 100°48'W8.60 Miles100 Yards00250K0Ochiltree
24.42008-06-18236°40'N / 100°54'W36°31'N / 100°49'W12.00 Miles200 Yards00200K0KBeaver
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado start and end times were estimated. The tornado touched down at approximately 2000 CST about six miles northwest of Bryans Corner and traveled south southeast across U.S. Highway 412 and Oklahoma State Highway 3. The Emergency Manager reported significant damage on the west side of U.S. Highway 83 and the north and south side of Oklahoma State Highway 3. The tornado knocked down thirty-five power poles and caused extensive damage to a large framed metal barn. The tornado also lifted a twenty-four foot aluminum stock trailer airborne and moved it one hundred yards. The trailer weighed approximately four thousand pounds. A residence also lost the back side and and the east half of their roof and another residence lost an outbuilding. No injuries were reported. The tornado finally dissipated at approximately 2015 CST seven miles south of Bryans Corner. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms producing damaging winds and large hail moved across the central and eastern Oklahoma Panhandle during the evening hours. Severe thunderstorms also produced a tornado in the eastern Oklahoma Panhandle which caused extensive damage. No injuries were reported however.
25.41971-06-09236°03'N / 101°26'W36°03'N / 101°23'W3.00 Miles440 Yards003K0Hutchinson
28.51993-05-05336°30'N / 101°23'W36°39'N / 101°24'W12.00 Miles500 Yards00500K500KTexas
30.82007-05-23236°10'N / 100°31'W36°13'N / 100°29'W7.00 Miles440 Yards0023K0KLipscomb
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado developed just north of County Road Z and just east of State Highway 23 or about nineteen miles south of Booker at 2140 CST. The tornado traveled north northeast causing damage to trees...power poles...barns...and full oil drums. The tornado was confirmed by photographs. The tornado dissipated about twelve miles west of Lipscomb or north of Farm to Market Road 3260 and east of State Highway 23. No injuries were reported. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening hours produced numerous tornadoes...large hail...prolonged flooding and flash flooding...and damaging winds across the central and northeastern Texas Panhandle. No injuries were reported.
31.51961-06-03236°38'N / 100°42'W1.30 Miles33 Yards000K0Beaver
32.01962-05-27236°29'N / 100°32'W000K0Lipscomb
33.21957-05-16235°50'N / 100°48'W003K0Roberts
33.52010-05-18235°54'N / 101°28'W35°58'N / 101°29'W5.00 Miles300 Yards0040K0KHutchinson
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down three miles south southwest of Pringle or six miles northwest of Stinnett at 1844 CST. The tornado was on the ground for about five miles with a maximum path width of three hundred yards. The tornado moved to the north dissipating at 1900 CST three miles northwest of Pringle. The National Weather Service survey team found significant damage to a farm located on County Road J between County Road 8 and County Road 9. A large portion of the roof was removed from the residence with considerable damage to several small sheds in the vicinity. Numerous trees were stripped with many broken large branches. A pickup truck behind the residence was flipped upside down with the cab smashed. Several power poles were snapped along County Road J just to the east of the residence with additional damage sustained to a few irrigation pivots. A storage bin and large fuel tank were found up to fifty yards to the east northeast of their original locations. One resident was home at the time but no injuries were reported. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms producing many tornadoes along with large hail and strong thunderstorm wind gusts tracked across much of the Texas Panhandle from the early evening hours into the early morning hours. No injuries were reported...however a few of the tornadoes caused some damage.
33.52001-04-10236°31'N / 100°41'W36°41'N / 100°31'W12.00 Miles200 Yards00450K0Beaver
 Brief Description: An official storm damage survey was made and the tornado path length and width were estimated. Extensive damage to two homes...several barns...farm equipment...power poles...trees and a windmill. Severe thunderstorms with large hail...damaging winds...and tornadoes affected much of the Oklahoma panhandle during the evening hours. A total of one hundred and twenty-two power poles were blown down due to the wind and tornadoes in Beaver county alone.
34.01974-04-19235°57'N / 100°35'W36°01'N / 100°31'W5.90 Miles30 Yards000K0Roberts
34.11982-03-19436°36'N / 101°00'W36°49'N / 100°31'W29.00 Miles50 Yards07250K0Beaver
35.01971-06-05335°55'N / 101°32'W35°55'N / 101°27'W4.70 Miles1320 Yards000K0Hutchinson
36.71971-06-05235°55'N / 101°32'W000K0Hutchinson
36.71971-06-05235°55'N / 101°32'W000K0Hutchinson
36.71971-06-05235°55'N / 101°32'W000K0Hutchinson
36.71971-06-05235°55'N / 101°32'W000K0Hutchinson
36.71971-06-05235°55'N / 101°32'W000K0Hutchinson
36.71971-06-05235°55'N / 101°32'W000K0Hutchinson
38.61982-03-18436°01'N / 101°44'W36°04'N / 101°37'W6.00 Miles880 Yards002.5M0Moore
38.91975-11-19236°42'N / 101°30'W0.30 Mile270 Yards00250K0Texas
40.31987-03-22236°33'N / 100°31'W36°42'N / 100°25'W10.00 Miles83 Yards0625K0Beaver
40.31963-07-15236°44'N / 100°36'W000K0Beaver
40.51968-06-08236°50'N / 100°50'W0.80 Mile33 Yards003K0Beaver
40.61973-04-13235°33'N / 101°12'W35°55'N / 100°18'W56.40 Miles150 Yards000K0Gray
40.71967-07-03236°50'N / 101°16'W0125K0Texas
41.11978-04-30336°22'N / 100°26'W36°30'N / 100°14'W14.40 Miles100 Yards0025K0Lipscomb
41.41967-07-03235°51'N / 100°31'W0.10 Mile17 Yards000K0Hemphill
41.61963-07-15336°46'N / 100°37'W000K0Beaver
42.02007-03-28236°31'N / 100°23'W36°37'N / 100°23'W16.00 Miles150 Yards20102K0KBeaver
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado originated in northern Lipscomb County five miles east of Booker at 1816 CST. The tornado moved northward and entered Beaver County at 1828 CST. Damage occurred on a farmstead about one mile into Beaver County severely damaging several outbuildings and a grain bin. Little or no damage occurred to the home. The tornado continued north...briefly became a large multi vortex tornado...and then consolidated into one large funnel...snapping power poles and large trees. The tornado struck and destroyed a single family home at 1850 CST where two fatalities occurred. It appeared that the couple killed in the tornado did seek refuge in their small bathroom...which was destroyed. In addition to the small home...a storage barn was destroyed and two vehicles were moved as much as twenty yards. A horse trailer was destoyed as it bounced and rolled for approximately fifty yards. The tornado continued moving north for approximately another six or seven miles...damaging only power poles...fences...and trees before it lifted. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms during the early evening hours produced deadly tornadoes...damaging winds and hail across the central and eastern Oklahoma panhandle. Heavy rains caused flash flooding in the eastern Oklahoma panhandle during the late night and early morning hours. A couple was killed in Beaver County when a tornado struck their home.
42.22007-05-23236°18'N / 100°19'W36°23'N / 100°16'W8.00 Miles528 Yards0036K0KLipscomb
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado developed over open country about eight miles south of Darrouzett and traveled northeast and then north for about eight miles. The tornado crossed Uncle Sam Road just west of State Highway 305 and then near the intersection of County Road J and U.S. Highway 305. Severe damage was reported to recently built barns of which the contents were vacated and relocated downstream...damage to many power poles...trees...outbuildings...and a four thousand pound combine...which was lifted over a fence. No injuries were reported. The tornado dissipated at 2226 CST about four miles southeast of Darrouzett just south of where County Road 17 ends...or just southeast of the intersection of State Highway 305 and State Highway 15. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening hours produced numerous tornadoes...large hail...prolonged flooding and flash flooding...and damaging winds across the central and northeastern Texas Panhandle. No injuries were reported.
42.31986-05-07335°50'N / 100°27'W35°56'N / 100°28'W7.00 Miles300 Yards00250K0Hemphill
43.31971-06-09436°02'N / 101°49'W36°05'N / 101°44'W5.90 Miles1320 Yards000K0Sherman
43.51961-06-03236°54'N / 101°00'W000K0Texas
43.81986-05-07235°47'N / 100°27'W35°54'N / 100°29'W8.00 Miles100 Yards000K0Hemphill
44.41982-06-05235°40'N / 101°23'W35°42'N / 101°21'W3.00 Miles67 Yards062.5M0Hutchinson
44.51987-06-02236°09'N / 100°16'W36°15'N / 100°14'W7.50 Miles1600 Yards0025K0Lipscomb
44.51987-06-02236°27'N / 100°19'W36°32'N / 100°16'W6.00 Miles1600 Yards0025K0Lipscomb
44.61965-06-09235°52'N / 101°40'W0.20 Mile17 Yards000K0Moore
45.71951-06-05236°32'N / 101°48'W003K0Texas
46.01965-06-14235°52'N / 101°42'W003K0Moore
46.11971-06-09236°02'N / 101°49'W000K0Sherman
46.11971-06-09236°02'N / 101°49'W000K0Sherman
46.11971-06-09236°02'N / 101°49'W000K0Sherman
46.61965-05-04235°40'N / 101°25'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Hutchinson
47.31969-06-07236°52'N / 101°28'W003K0Texas
47.61968-05-06335°40'N / 100°38'W0.50 Mile100 Yards062.5M0Roberts
47.92007-03-28335°41'N / 100°29'W35°48'N / 100°30'W8.00 Miles1408 Yards113.0M0KHemphill
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado developed in southwestern Hemphill County approximately sixteen miles south southwest of Canadian. The tornado moved north northwest at twenty miles an hour and encountered an area of active oil drilling rigs. The tornado hit two drilling rigs. An employee of the first drilling rig that was hit was residing in a single-wide mobile home that was anchored into the ground. The mobile home was destroyed and displaced one hundred yards from its original location and the employee was thrown approximately fifty yards. A semi trailer used for storage was blown over. A structure used to lift the oil-well casing onto the oil derrick was also blown down and severely damaged. The tornado rolled a railroad boxcar one hundred and fifty yards. A series of power poles along County Road W covering a distance of zero point six miles was also blown down. A second oil drilling rig and production facility were hit by the tornado where another unoccupied and anchored single-wide mobile home was rolled over. Nearby...two goose neck fifth-wheel camper trailers were parked...both unanchored with one occupied. This person was critically injured and later died from his injuries. The camper trailer that was occupied rolled forty-five yards to the northeast while a second unoccupied trailer was blown thirty yards before coming to rest on an oilfield production unit. By 2041 CST...the tornado was crossing U.S. Highway 60...resulting in severe tree damage. Texas Department of Transportation officials...using light tree damage as an indicator...measured a damage width of zero point eight miles along U.S. Highway 60. At the center of this swath were numerous hardwood trees with trunks that had been broken off halfway up the tree. On the periphery of this area was a home located thirteen miles south southwest of Canadian that suffered only minor damage due to trees falling on the home. Many large trees were snapped twenty feet in the air. A second well built home suffered severe damage to the roof structure. The majority of the steel roofing structure was completely removed and six feet of brick chimney toppled onto the house. Several cedar beams were removed from the roof structure as well as several rafters despite being tied down by hurricane clips. Additionally...a steel feed bunk containing twenty six thousand pounds of feed was turned over on its side. At 2045 CST...a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train was derailed with over fifty cars blown over. The tornado dissipated around 2055 CST. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms during the evening hours produced numerous tornadoes and large hail across the southern...central and eastern Texas panhandle. Heavy rains caused flash flooding in the eastern Texas panhandle during the late night and early morning hours. One man was killed by a tornado in the northeastern Texas panhandle and another person was injured.
47.91970-09-06236°44'N / 100°24'W0025K0Beaver
48.61982-05-19335°33'N / 100°53'W35°37'N / 100°50'W4.00 Miles880 Yards002.5M0Gray
49.61987-07-14235°32'N / 100°58'W35°35'N / 100°55'W4.50 Miles150 Yards0102.5M0Gray
49.91987-07-01235°34'N / 101°17'W35°34'N / 101°12'W4.50 Miles200 Yards000K0Carson


* 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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