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The chance of earthquake damage in Black Hawk is lower than Colorado average and is lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Black Hawk 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, #144

Black Hawk, CO
0.45
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, #114

Black Hawk, CO
0.0014
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, #246

Black Hawk, CO
98.87
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 2,234 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Black Hawk, CO were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:1Dense Fog:0Drought:23
Dust Storm:0Flood:124Hail:1,511Heat:0Heavy Snow:2
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:9
Thunderstorm Winds:302Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:2Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:260 

Volcanos Nearby

A total of 1 volcano is found in or near Black Hawk, CO.

Distance (miles)NameRegionLatitudeLongitudeElevation (foot)TypeStatusLast Eruption
82.5DotseroUS-Colorado, United States39.65-107.032230MaarRadiocarbonLast known eruption B.C. (Holocene)

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 28 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Black Hawk, CO.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
42.41967-08-095.3N/A39.9-104.7
44.01967-11-275.2N/A40-104.7
41.91966-01-055N/A39.8-104.7
26.81965-02-164.9N/A39.9-105
37.21967-04-104.8N/A39.9-104.8
37.61965-09-144.8N/A39.5-104.9
20.61965-09-294.7N/A39.8-105.1
31.31965-11-214.7N/A39.8-104.9
36.61965-09-144.7N/A39.8-104.8
47.61965-09-144.7N/A39.9-104.6
21.71965-02-164.6N/A39.9-105.1
32.01965-07-314.6N/A39.7-104.9
36.61965-09-294.6N/A39.8-104.8
36.61965-09-294.6N/A39.8-104.8
36.61965-11-214.6N/A39.8-104.8
47.21963-07-024.6N/A39.8-104.6
36.61965-09-134.5N/A39.8-104.8
37.21971-08-084.4539.9-104.8
42.41965-11-214.4N/A39.9-104.7
42.41967-11-274.4N/A39.9-104.7
42.41967-04-274.4N/A39.9-104.7
37.21967-02-034.3N/A39.7-104.8
42.41966-11-144.3N/A39.9-104.7
21.71970-05-234.1539.9-105.1
47.61962-12-054N/A39.9-104.6
29.61981-04-023.8939.91-104.95
47.61967-11-153.7N/A39.9-104.6
41.91962-12-043.5N/A39.8-104.7

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 22 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Black Hawk, CO.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
20.71980-10-15240°01'N / 105°13'W1.50 Miles50 Yards0025K0Boulder
24.31981-06-03239°43'N / 105°03'W39°44'N / 105°02'W002.5M0Jefferson
24.61988-06-05239°57'N / 105°04'W0.50 Mile50 Yards00250K0Boulder
25.11981-06-03239°44'N / 105°02'W39°44'N / 105°01'W002.5M0Denver
27.21981-06-03239°52'N / 104°59'W2.30 Miles133 Yards04225.0M0Adams
29.91988-06-15239°44'N / 104°56'W0.50 Mile400 Yards002.5M0Denver
29.91988-06-15339°44'N / 104°56'W2.50 Miles200 Yards0725.0M0Denver
31.01988-06-05240°00'N / 104°58'W40°02'N / 104°59'W1.00 Mile50 Yards00250K0Adams
31.61988-06-05240°02'N / 104°59'W40°02'N / 104°58'W1.00 Mile50 Yards00250K0Weld
31.81986-06-08239°43'N / 104°54'W1.00 Mile50 Yards062.5M0Denver
34.41986-06-08239°43'N / 104°51'W39°43'N / 104°51'W0.10 Mile50 Yards002.5M0Arapahoe
34.81976-05-30239°48'N / 104°53'W39°50'N / 104°47'W5.40 Miles67 Yards00250K0Adams
37.91985-07-19239°32'N / 104°52'W0.50 Mile40 Yards00250K0Douglas
40.51987-07-02239°53'N / 104°44'W1.00 Mile250 Yards003K0Adams
40.91978-05-17239°38'N / 104°45'W0.50 Mile33 Yards00250K0Adams
41.41975-05-18339°48'N / 104°44'W39°51'N / 104°41'W4.10 Miles440 Yards000K0Adams
43.21961-05-20239°24'N / 104°52'W2.00 Miles67 Yards0225K0Douglas
44.31977-06-13239°15'N / 105°55'W1.00 Mile50 Yards000K0El Paso
45.71976-06-04240°13'N / 104°49'W1.50 Miles200 Yards0025K0Weld
46.41987-06-20239°46'N / 104°37'W1.00 Mile30 Yards000K0Adams
47.21986-06-08239°50'N / 104°36'W2.00 Miles100 Yards000K0Adams
49.31958-06-08240°04'N / 104°42'W40°06'N / 104°34'W7.10 Miles33 Yards003K0Weld


* 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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