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Butte County Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Butte County is lower than Idaho average and is lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Butte County is about the same as Idaho average and is much lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #18

Butte County
0.51
Idaho
0.74
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, #3

Butte County
0.0244
Idaho
0.0087
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, #31

Butte County
6.36
Idaho
10.98
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 1,256 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Butte County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:1Cold:0Dense Fog:10Drought:12
Dust Storm:0Flood:95Hail:302Heat:0Heavy Snow:16
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:10
Thunderstorm Winds:564Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:50Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:196 

Volcanos Nearby

A total of 4 volcanoes are found in or near Butte County.

Distance (miles)NameRegionLatitudeLongitudeElevation (foot)TypeStatusLast Eruption
24.4Craters of the MoonUS-Idaho, United States43.42-113.52005Cinder coneRadiocarbonLast known eruption B.C. (Holocene)
38.6Hell's Half AcreUS-Idaho, United States43.5-112.451631Shield volcanoRadiocarbonLast known eruption B.C. (Holocene)
55.6Wapi Lava FieldUS-Idaho, United States42.88-113.221604Shield volcanoRadiocarbonLast known eruption B.C. (Holocene)
75.9Shoshone Lava FieldUS-Idaho, United States43.07-114.431525Cinder coneHoloceneUnknown

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 2 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Butte County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
41.91983-10-287.31443.97-113.92
44.31983-10-285.81344.04-113.92

Historical Tornado Events

No historical tornado events that had recorded magnitudes of 2 or above found in or near Butte County.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Butte 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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