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Albuquerque, NM Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #21

Albuquerque, NM
1.88
New Mexico
0.39
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, #173

Albuquerque, NM
0.0044
New Mexico
0.0071
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, #78

Albuquerque, NM
17.45
New Mexico
15.39
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 594 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Albuquerque, NM were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:1Dense Fog:0Drought:39
Dust Storm:0Flood:90Hail:202Heat:6Heavy Snow:30
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:55
Thunderstorm Winds:91Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:1Winter Storm:18Winter Weather:0
Other:61 

Volcanos Nearby

A total of 2 volcanoes are found in or near Albuquerque, NM.

Distance (miles)NameRegionLatitudeLongitudeElevation (foot)TypeStatusLast Eruption
53.0Valles CalderaUS-New Mexico, United States35.87-106.573430CalderaPleistocene-FumarolQuaternary eruption(s) with the only known Holocene activity being hydrothermal
79.4Zuni-BanderaUS-New Mexico, United States34.8-1082550Volcanic fieldAnthropologyLast known eruption B.C. (Holocene)

Historical Earthquake Events

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

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
7.91971-01-044.7935-106.7
7.91970-11-283.8935-106.7

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 2 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Albuquerque, NM.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
29.31974-10-10235°07'N / 107°10'W2.00 Miles100 Yards18250K0Valencia
31.51975-05-27234°40'N / 106°48'W0025K0Valencia


* 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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