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Bent County Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Bent County is lower than Colorado average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Bent County is lower than Colorado average and is lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #59

Bent County
0.01
Colorado
1.32
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, #26

Bent County
0.0000
Colorado
0.0009
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, #23

Bent County
89.00
Colorado
117.98
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 6,128 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Bent County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:2Cold:4Dense Fog:1Drought:9
Dust Storm:0Flood:185Hail:4,489Heat:14Heavy Snow:11
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:7Landslide:0Strong Wind:9
Thunderstorm Winds:1,210Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:4Winter Storm:16Winter Weather:2
Other:165 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Bent County.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Bent County.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Bent County.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 13 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Bent County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
11.61962-06-29237°49'N / 103°14'W003K0Bent
11.81956-07-12238°03'N / 103°14'W5.00 Miles33 Yards000K0Las Animas
13.91975-05-22238°03'N / 103°17'W2.00 Miles220 Yards003K0Bent
15.72004-06-16237°43'N / 103°02'W37°42'N / 103°01'W2.00 Miles100 Yards01100K0Bent
 Brief Description: A tornado struck a ranch destroying the house, and damaging other buildings and two mobile homes. The family of five sought shelter in an interior closet, and the lone injury was the mother, who suffered a minor gash on her forehead.
25.52001-05-29338°04'N / 102°39'W38°06'N / 102°39'W3.00 Miles50 Yards00150K0Prowers
 Brief Description: Thunderstorms spawned six brief tornadoes and an F3 tornado within a three mile radius of the Lamar Municipal Airport between 1049 MST and 1231 MST just west of Lamar. The F3 tornado, which showed supercellular characteristics, completely destroyed a modular home and five vehicles in its vicinity, and damaged two other homes nearby. Eleven power poles were destroyed as well.
27.61975-06-08238°06'N / 102°37'W1.00 Mile220 Yards0025K0Prowers
31.31971-10-17338°21'N / 103°00'W38°24'N / 102°55'W5.60 Miles500 Yards00250K0Kiowa
31.81982-05-18238°22'N / 102°53'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Kiowa
37.71977-04-13238°14'N / 103°40'W38°17'N / 103°36'W5.10 Miles30 Yards003K0Crowley
39.81975-05-12238°30'N / 102°58'W38°28'N / 102°46'W11.10 Miles440 Yards00250K0Kiowa
41.62003-05-15237°21'N / 102°46'W37°26'N / 102°43'W5.00 Miles200 Yards00125K0Baca
 Brief Description: A tornado moved northeast across a rural area, but did strike the county gravel pit and a few ranches. Approximately 1 1/2 miles of utility poles were brought down by the tornado and rear flank downdraft along U.S. Highway 160. At the gravel pit north of the highway, gravel screening machinery sustained heavy damage. Farther to the northeast a sheet metal building with a steel girder frame was a total loss.
42.61965-05-23238°21'N / 103°41'W38°23'N / 103°35'W5.60 Miles33 Yards0025K0Crowley
46.12010-05-31237°18'N / 102°56'W37°15'N / 102°55'W3.00 Miles400 Yards0020K0KBaca
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A large, slowing moving tornado moved south across open fields and US Highway 160, snapping off 14 power poles. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A very long-lasting, slow moving supercell storm produced large hail and three tornadoes from west central to southeast Baca County.


* 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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