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The chance of earthquake damage in Wichita Falls is about the same as Texas average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Wichita Falls is much higher than 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, #215

Wichita Falls, 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

Wichita Falls, 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, #366

Wichita Falls, 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 4,545 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Wichita Falls, TX were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:1Cold:3Dense Fog:7Drought:62
Dust Storm:0Flood:196Hail:2,747Heat:12Heavy Snow:13
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:21Landslide:0Strong Wind:34
Thunderstorm Winds:1,333Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:4Winter Storm:18Winter Weather:22

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Wichita Falls, TX.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Wichita Falls, TX.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 86 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Wichita Falls, TX.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
2.11955-05-26233°55'N / 98°30'W33°55'N / 98°29'W1.30 Miles33 Yards0025K0Wichita
2.21979-04-10433°50'N / 98°38'W33°55'N / 98°26'W12.90 Miles1760 Yards421700250.0M0Wichita
2.41953-08-11233°56'N / 98°30'W33°56'N / 98°30'W00250K0Wichita
3.11958-11-17233°54'N / 98°36'W33°57'N / 98°33'W4.90 Miles200 Yards0025K0Wichita
3.41958-04-02333°54'N / 98°30'W33°54'N / 98°26'W4.30 Miles333 Yards114250K0Wichita
3.51964-04-03533°54'N / 98°30'W33°56'N / 98°26'W4.70 Miles500 Yards711125.0M0Wichita
4.31961-04-08233°57'N / 98°31'W33°59'N / 98°30'W3.00 Miles33 Yards0225K0Wichita
4.41951-04-20233°55'N / 98°27'W1.50 Miles17 Yards0025K0Wichita
6.01954-06-01333°57'N / 98°40'W33°57'N / 98°34'W5.90 Miles50 Yards14250K0Wichita
6.51962-04-26333°59'N / 98°30'W34°00'N / 98°27'W3.30 Miles100 Yards0132.5M0Wichita
8.71979-04-10433°49'N / 98°39'W33°50'N / 98°38'W1.30 Miles880 Yards003K0Archer
11.11958-04-02333°54'N / 98°26'W33°57'N / 98°14'W12.10 Miles333 Yards00250K0Clay
11.61951-05-09233°56'N / 98°41'W33°56'N / 98°46'W4.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Wichita
15.11979-04-10433°55'N / 98°26'W34°02'N / 98°07'W19.90 Miles1320 Yards0400K0Clay
18.51959-08-30234°10'N / 98°27'W0025K0Cotton
18.91967-05-30234°07'N / 98°44'W34°08'N / 98°43'W1.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Wichita
20.51959-08-30334°12'N / 98°35'W2.00 Miles100 Yards01250K0Cotton
20.61955-04-05233°49'N / 98°11'W003K0Clay
20.91956-08-08234°04'N / 98°13'W2.00 Miles50 Yards003K0Clay
22.01969-04-16234°09'N / 98°36'W34°16'N / 98°12'W24.20 Miles33 Yards0125K0Cotton
22.11961-04-08333°36'N / 98°38'W1.00 Mile33 Yards010K0Archer
22.31962-05-26434°09'N / 98°27'W34°17'N / 98°23'W10.10 Miles400 Yards01250K0Cotton
23.61954-05-01334°14'N / 98°37'W34°15'N / 98°36'W1.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Tillman
24.71986-05-14333°32'N / 98°42'W33°34'N / 98°25'W11.00 Miles250 Yards042.5M0Archer
24.91979-04-10234°08'N / 98°53'W34°18'N / 98°37'W19.10 Miles33 Yards032.5M0Tillman
26.41986-05-14333°34'N / 98°25'W33°34'N / 98°13'W9.00 Miles250 Yards002.5M0Clay
26.71979-04-10234°06'N / 98°57'W34°08'N / 98°53'W4.70 Miles33 Yards000K0Wichita
27.21954-05-01334°15'N / 98°36'W34°21'N / 98°28'W10.40 Miles33 Yards33250K0Cotton
27.41954-05-01334°10'N / 98°15'W34°12'N / 98°07'W8.00 Miles300 Yards00250K0Cotton
29.61979-04-10234°05'N / 99°02'W34°06'N / 98°57'W5.20 Miles33 Yards100K0Wilbarger
30.61979-04-10434°02'N / 98°07'W34°11'N / 97°59'W12.80 Miles1320 Yards00250K0Jefferson
31.31957-05-24434°16'N / 98°30'W34°27'N / 98°27'W13.00 Miles880 Yards45250K0Cotton
32.51979-04-10234°18'N / 98°37'W34°27'N / 98°20'W19.20 Miles33 Yards000K0Cotton
32.61954-05-01233°33'N / 98°09'W33°34'N / 98°08'W1.30 Miles67 Yards000K0Clay
33.11958-11-17334°17'N / 99°24'W34°21'N / 98°15'W65.80 Miles50 Yards040K0Cotton
33.41955-04-06333°26'N / 98°24'W33°28'N / 98°16'W8.20 Miles33 Yards00250K0Jack
35.21958-11-17233°23'N / 98°46'W33°28'N / 98°41'W7.60 Miles133 Yards01250K0Young
35.51955-09-25233°26'N / 98°46'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Young
36.21951-05-18433°25'N / 98°45'W2.00 Miles200 Yards21002.5M0Young
36.41960-05-04234°22'N / 98°19'W34°26'N / 98°17'W4.90 Miles150 Yards0025K0Cotton
36.61979-04-10234°21'N / 98°54'W34°24'N / 98°45'W9.20 Miles120 Yards01250K0Tillman
37.31955-04-06333°28'N / 98°16'W33°28'N / 98°02'W13.50 Miles33 Yards00250K0Clay
37.51979-10-30233°19'N / 98°30'W33°25'N / 98°24'W9.10 Miles77 Yards00250K0Jack
38.31979-04-10434°12'N / 99°09'W34°16'N / 98°59'W10.60 Miles880 Yards01250K0Tillman
38.31974-04-20334°13'N / 98°02'W34°16'N / 97°57'W6.10 Miles100 Yards00250K0Jefferson
38.61966-04-10233°21'N / 98°35'W1.00 Mile133 Yards000K0Young
38.61985-04-21233°25'N / 98°52'W33°25'N / 98°50'W2.20 Miles300 Yards00250K0Archer
38.91973-06-18234°25'N / 98°49'W0.50 Mile100 Yards000K0Tillman
39.41980-04-02433°36'N / 99°11'W33°41'N / 99°05'W8.40 Miles250 Yards000K0Baylor
39.82000-04-30333°22'N / 98°46'W33°22'N / 98°46'W13.00 Miles800 Yards00300K0Young
 Brief Description: A large tornado was reported from near the county line (between Elbert and Padgett) to east of Olney. A 100 year old home was completely destroyed one mile south of the Olney Airport. A total of three homes and two motor homes were destroyed. Damage was reported to a nursing home, barns, power lines and trees. Most of the damage, however, occurred in open country. April 30, 2000 - Event Narrative A big day for severe weather across northwest portions of the area. Several outflow boundaries, a dryline, and moist unstable air all helped contribute to thunderstorm development. There were several rounds of thunderstorms, the first wave was in the early morning hours, from about 3 am to 5 am. This activity developed in Young and Palo Pinto counties and moved eastward to affect Parker, Jack, Wise and Tarrant counties. Another event developed in the early evening, generally north and west of a Dallas, Glen Rose, Eastland line. Most of the activity was centered on Young, Jack, and Stephens county. A large tornado occurred near Olney (Young County) during this event. A continuation of aa tornado that began in Throckmorton county.
40.31973-06-02234°29'N / 98°26'W34°29'N / 98°24'W2.30 Miles100 Yards00250K0Comanche
40.51954-05-01234°15'N / 99°06'W0025K0Tillman
40.51973-06-02234°29'N / 98°24'W34°29'N / 98°23'W1.30 Miles100 Yards02250K0Cotton
40.81985-04-21233°23'N / 98°55'W33°25'N / 98°52'W2.80 Miles300 Yards02250K0Young
41.21977-04-19234°18'N / 99°04'W0.80 Mile200 Yards003K0Tillman
41.31973-03-13234°30'N / 98°26'W0525K0Comanche
41.91957-05-24434°27'N / 98°27'W34°34'N / 98°24'W8.60 Miles880 Yards00250K0Comanche
42.41958-04-02333°39'N / 97°54'W33°52'N / 97°43'W18.20 Miles300 Yards0125K0Montague
42.41982-05-16333°56'N / 99°24'W34°04'N / 99°07'W15.00 Miles150 Yards0025K0Wilbarger
42.61952-06-29234°23'N / 99°00'W013K0Tillman
42.61956-04-28234°10'N / 97°51'W000K0Jefferson
42.81962-05-20233°59'N / 99°16'W1.00 Mile50 Yards000K0Wilbarger
43.11976-04-19234°09'N / 97°52'W34°11'N / 97°49'W3.80 Miles440 Yards0025K0Jefferson
43.61979-04-10233°37'N / 99°18'W33°42'N / 99°09'W10.40 Miles300 Yards0025K0Baylor
43.71973-06-18334°24'N / 99°01'W34°25'N / 98°58'W3.30 Miles50 Yards029250K0Tillman
44.51969-04-16234°17'N / 97°59'W34°22'N / 97°53'W8.20 Miles33 Yards01250K0Stephens
44.81979-04-10234°27'N / 98°20'W34°34'N / 98°08'W14.00 Miles33 Yards000K0Comanche
45.41959-11-03233°34'N / 97°51'W0.50 Mile33 Yards0025K0Montague
45.61962-06-05234°09'N / 99°16'W1.00 Mile50 Yards0025K0Wilbarger
45.61992-06-07234°09'N / 99°16'W1.00 Mile100 Yards052.5M0Wilbarger
46.41994-05-29333°20'N / 98°49'W33°14'N / 98°50'W7.00 Miles600 Yards005K0Young
 Brief Description: A large tornado was video-taped by storm chasers. The tornado was on the ground for 20 minutes and moved south-southeast across open ranch land with the only known damage being to a garage and an oil storage tank.
46.41957-04-02233°56'N / 97°43'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0125K0Montague
46.51979-06-06333°13'N / 98°37'W33°15'N / 98°30'W7.10 Miles400 Yards02250K0Young
46.71954-05-01434°12'N / 99°11'W34°39'N / 98°55'W34.60 Miles440 Yards003K0Tillman
47.01967-04-09234°12'N / 99°16'W0.30 Mile300 Yards000K0Wilbarger
47.11979-04-10434°02'N / 99°28'W34°12'N / 99°09'W21.50 Miles880 Yards116725.0M0Wilbarger
47.21982-05-27234°23'N / 99°11'W34°27'N / 98°58'W12.00 Miles300 Yards002.5M0Tillman
47.21964-08-26233°47'N / 97°43'W0.10 Mile17 Yards0025K0Montague
47.31978-04-05234°30'N / 98°17'W34°35'N / 98°09'W9.60 Miles150 Yards00250K0Comanche
47.91979-04-10334°34'N / 98°25'W34°37'N / 98°22'W4.50 Miles170 Yards310025.0M0Comanche
48.31954-05-01434°04'N / 99°28'W34°12'N / 99°11'W18.60 Miles267 Yards02250K0Wilbarger
48.41968-05-16334°07'N / 99°20'W2.00 Miles23 Yards0025K0Wilbarger
48.61955-06-17234°30'N / 98°59'W0.80 Mile440 Yards0025K0Tillman
49.11951-06-07234°30'N / 99°00'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Tillman
49.31965-04-14333°52'N / 97°40'W1.00 Mile200 Yards000K0Montague
49.41952-05-23234°37'N / 98°25'W0.30 Mile150 Yards01250K0Comanche

* 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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