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Wallace, SD Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #335

Wallace, SD
South 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

Wallace, SD
South 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, #215

Wallace, SD
South 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 1,934 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Wallace, SD were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:21Cold:8Dense Fog:1Drought:3
Dust Storm:0Flood:109Hail:1,060Heat:2Heavy Snow:18
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:3Landslide:0Strong Wind:14
Thunderstorm Winds:632Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:1Winter Storm:21Winter Weather:0

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Wallace, SD.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Wallace, SD.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 32 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Wallace, SD.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
8.91964-06-08244°58'N / 97°33'W000K0Clark
9.21964-06-08245°05'N / 97°40'W0.50 Mile33 Yards000K0Clark
13.01962-08-06245°03'N / 97°13'W00250K0Codington
17.01984-05-12344°53'N / 97°44'W44°50'N / 97°30'W14.00 Miles1320 Yards002.5M0Clark
19.21984-05-12344°50'N / 97°30'W44°48'N / 97°15'W13.00 Miles1320 Yards002.5M0Codington
19.81983-07-18344°54'N / 97°10'W0.50 Mile100 Yards002.5M0Codington
21.01964-06-08244°47'N / 97°32'W000K0Clark
21.81963-07-26244°57'N / 97°53'W1.00 Mile1000 Yards0025K0Clark
22.41979-06-19244°54'N / 97°06'W002.5M0Codington
25.91961-06-21344°59'N / 97°59'W44°33'N / 97°32'W37.10 Miles33 Yards17250K0Clark
27.81981-07-22244°47'N / 97°06'W00250K0Hamlin
27.91962-07-07244°42'N / 97°33'W44°40'N / 97°32'W0025K0Clark
29.41953-05-29244°39'N / 97°37'W44°41'N / 97°34'W1.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Clark
29.61959-07-07245°03'N / 98°05'W0025K0Spink
32.21996-07-17245°29'N / 97°51'W45°30'N / 97°45'W5.00 Miles150 Yards00200K0Day
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down one mile southwest of Pierpont and traveled east northeast. Two miles east of Pierpont the tornado took out the west wall and the roof of a farmhouse, destroyed a machine shop, a garage, and six grain bins. A truck had its windshield crushed and its side was dented by debris. The tornado also brought down some power lines and several trees in its path.
32.21961-06-21345°28'N / 98°14'W44°59'N / 97°59'W35.40 Miles33 Yards003K0Brown
34.61955-06-28245°18'N / 98°10'W45°20'N / 98°03'W5.40 Miles50 Yards0025K0Brown
36.01964-07-23244°51'N / 98°13'W44°55'N / 98°06'W6.80 Miles33 Yards0025K0Spink
36.41961-06-28245°36'N / 97°38'W1.00 Mile33 Yards00250K0Marshall
36.61986-07-18244°34'N / 97°27'W44°35'N / 97°06'W14.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Hamlin
36.91951-07-08245°22'N / 96°50'W010K0Roberts
38.31953-06-15245°30'N / 97°59'W45°35'N / 97°52'W7.60 Miles33 Yards003K0Day
38.81969-06-25345°27'N / 98°05'W1.50 Miles133 Yards06250K0Brown
43.11965-05-20244°27'N / 97°54'W44°35'N / 97°47'W10.40 Miles150 Yards003K0Beadle
43.51979-08-03245°24'N / 96°52'W45°18'N / 96°28'W20.50 Miles33 Yards00250K0Roberts
43.71955-08-28245°07'N / 96°35'W1.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Grant
46.22003-06-24244°25'N / 97°39'W44°26'N / 97°37'W2.20 Miles200 Yards00200K0Kingsbury
 Brief Description: A tornado caused heavy damage to farm buildings including homes.
46.61971-06-19244°34'N / 96°52'W003K0Deuel
47.91978-06-15245°28'N / 98°18'W015250K0Brown
47.92003-06-24244°26'N / 97°54'W44°29'N / 97°54'W2.00 Miles150 Yards0000Beadle
 Brief Description: A tornado destroyed or heavily damaged farm structures.
48.81996-05-31345°41'N / 97°59'W45°44'N / 97°55'W5.00 Miles400 Yards0000Marshall
 Brief Description: An F1 tornado organized over the parking lot of the Target Shopping Center in Aberdeen and tracked northeast towards Bath. It destroyed a green house (a large tent) and it's contents in the Target parking lot, uprooted and snapped trees as it crossed U.S. Highway 12. In addition, it took out the south wall, including a large overhead door, of a cinder block warehouse, broke windows in buildings, and lifted a box car off the train tracks. It also tipped over several semi trailers (the tractors were not attached) rolled over and destroyed a motor home, and threw a pickup truck and it's occupant about 70 feet. The occupant was sligtly injured. Between Aberdeen and Bath, the tornado contained multiple vortices as it strengthened to an F3. Most trees in a shelter belt northeast of Aberdeen were snapped or uprooted and a garage was completely destroyed. Several farms were hit 1 to 2 miles north of Bath. Many outbuildings were destroyed. Two layers of shingles were peeled off a garage and several trees were uprooted. Twelve to 15 high tension utility poles were damaged or destroyed and 17 wooden poles were destroyed along the path of the tornado. The outages caused by the tornado affected several hundred customers. The tornado continued to the northeast producing F1 damage between Bath, Putney, and Claremont. It snapped and uprooted many trees. Outbuildings like grain bins and calf barns were destroyed. Debris was deposited 1 mile away in some instances. A John Deere chopper was turned 180 degrees by the twister. The tornado continued on into Marshall County where it weakened and dissipated near Amherst. No damage was reported in Marshall county except for some trees downed.
49.41956-10-29245°31'N / 96°40'W000K0Big Stone

* 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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