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

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

Earthquake Index, #140

Byers, CO
0.49
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, #187

Byers, CO
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, #11

Byers, CO
293.72
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 3,085 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Byers, CO were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:7Cold:1Dense Fog:0Drought:20
Dust Storm:0Flood:107Hail:2,233Heat:0Heavy Snow:43
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:17
Thunderstorm Winds:460Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:35Winter Weather:7
Other:155 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Byers, CO.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 30 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Byers, CO.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
29.01967-08-095.3N/A39.9-104.7
32.71967-11-275.2N/A40-104.7
26.61966-01-055N/A39.8-104.7
43.81965-02-164.9N/A39.9-105
33.81967-04-104.8N/A39.9-104.8
39.31965-09-144.8N/A39.5-104.9
24.41965-09-144.7N/A39.9-104.6
31.81965-09-144.7N/A39.8-104.8
37.01965-11-214.7N/A39.8-104.9
47.51965-09-294.7N/A39.8-105.1
21.51963-07-024.6N/A39.8-104.6
31.81965-09-294.6N/A39.8-104.8
31.81965-11-214.6N/A39.8-104.8
31.81965-09-294.6N/A39.8-104.8
36.51965-07-314.6N/A39.7-104.9
48.91965-02-164.6N/A39.9-105.1
31.81965-09-134.5N/A39.8-104.8
29.01967-11-274.4N/A39.9-104.7
29.01965-11-214.4N/A39.9-104.7
29.01967-04-274.4N/A39.9-104.7
30.51963-06-054.4N/A39.3-104
33.81971-08-084.4539.9-104.8
29.01966-11-144.3N/A39.9-104.7
31.21967-02-034.3N/A39.7-104.8
48.91970-05-234.1539.9-105.1
24.41962-12-054N/A39.9-104.6
41.51981-04-023.8939.91-104.95
24.41967-11-153.7N/A39.9-104.6
26.61962-12-043.5N/A39.8-104.7
48.71969-05-263.5N/A40.4-104.4

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 45 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Byers, CO.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
5.21996-07-13239°48'N / 104°24'W39°39'N / 104°13'W12.00 Miles440 Yards00220K6.5MAdams
 Brief Description: A fast moving tornado ripped a 12-mile path of destruction near Strasburg, in eastern Adams County. The tornado caused extensive structural damage to several galvanized metal grain silos, farm buildings and sheds in the area. The roof of a two-story log home was completely torn off. The home received substantial damage from the wind and heavy rain that followed the tornado. Several other homes in the area sustained roof damage and a number of power poles were downed along Highway 36.
12.91959-05-29239°53'N / 104°18'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Adams
16.71982-06-14239°29'N / 104°06'W2.00 Miles200 Yards000K0Elbert
19.61982-06-12339°49'N / 104°32'W39°53'N / 104°32'W3.00 Miles400 Yards003K0Adams
21.81987-06-20239°46'N / 104°37'W1.00 Mile30 Yards000K0Adams
22.31986-06-08239°50'N / 104°36'W2.00 Miles100 Yards000K0Adams
27.01983-06-04239°20'N / 104°35'W39°24'N / 104°20'W8.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Elbert
27.22004-05-10239°18'N / 104°02'W39°22'N / 104°05'W6.00 Miles150 Yards0000Elbert
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down and severely damaged two farmsteads. The first farmstead was struck approximately 10 miles north-northwest of Simla. One tree was knocked over by the tornado. One cow was killed, another was severely injured and had to be destroyed. An unoccupied ranch house on a neighboring farmstead, about 11.5 miles north of Simla, was also destroyed. The tornado picked up the modular home and its contents, and dumped it about 500 feet away from the farmstead. In addition, a calving shed and a two story barn built in 1925 were destroyed. A pig, lamb and dog were killed. The twister also picked up and scattered a dozen trucks, farm vehicles and cars on the farmstead.
27.51975-05-18339°48'N / 104°44'W39°51'N / 104°41'W4.10 Miles440 Yards000K0Adams
29.01978-05-17239°38'N / 104°45'W0.50 Mile33 Yards00250K0Adams
30.11987-07-02239°53'N / 104°44'W1.00 Mile250 Yards003K0Adams
31.31982-05-29239°28'N / 103°43'W1.00 Mile100 Yards000K0Lincoln
33.81976-05-30239°48'N / 104°53'W39°50'N / 104°47'W5.40 Miles67 Yards00250K0Adams
33.81986-06-08239°43'N / 104°51'W39°43'N / 104°51'W0.10 Mile50 Yards002.5M0Arapahoe
34.11958-06-08240°04'N / 104°42'W40°06'N / 104°34'W7.10 Miles33 Yards003K0Weld
34.11984-05-18240°07'N / 104°35'W40°10'N / 104°28'W5.00 Miles50 Yards000K0Weld
34.41977-03-18239°31'N / 103°37'W1.50 Miles67 Yards000K0Lincoln
36.51986-06-08239°43'N / 104°54'W1.00 Mile50 Yards062.5M0Denver
36.81985-07-19239°32'N / 104°52'W0.50 Mile40 Yards00250K0Douglas
37.91984-05-18240°07'N / 104°40'W40°12'N / 104°35'W5.00 Miles50 Yards0025K0Weld
38.01984-05-18240°11'N / 104°34'W40°14'N / 104°28'W5.00 Miles50 Yards003K0Weld
38.21952-06-26240°00'N / 103°36'W7.00 Miles33 Yards00250K0Washington
38.31988-06-15239°44'N / 104°56'W0.50 Mile400 Yards002.5M0Denver
38.31988-06-15339°44'N / 104°56'W2.50 Miles200 Yards0725.0M0Denver
38.51996-05-30240°12'N / 103°52'W40°12'N / 103°52'W1.00 Mile880 Yards00150K0Morgan
 Brief Description: Twin tornadoes developed 5 miles southwest of Fort Morgan. Although one of the twisters dissipated quickly; the other caused substantial damage to a farmstead. A teenager trapped in the home was uninjured when he took shelter in the basement. The tornado lifted the roof off the house temporarily and broke several windows. Also, the roof of a vacant dairy barn nearby was completely torn off. A car, 2 dump trucks and 2 pickups used in the families' tree service business were completely destroyed. One dog and several of the family cats were killed. Debris was spread approximately 300 yards across the area. Not too far away, the tornado also tossed an empty 5,000 gallon propane storage tank 500 yards and a nearly full 250 gallon storage tank 600 yards. Estimated damage to property in Morgan County was around $150,000.
38.51977-03-18239°31'N / 103°32'W1.50 Miles67 Yards000K0Lincoln
39.91990-06-06339°08'N / 103°53'W39°16'N / 103°50'W7.00 Miles500 Yards003K0Elbert
40.72009-06-15239°14'N / 104°38'W39°11'N / 104°36'W4.00 Miles440 Yards00100K0KElbert
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado began 8 miles south-southwest of Elizabeth and produced minor damage to two homes. The tornado then moved southeast and intensified with EF1 and EF2 damage observed 9 miles south of Elizabeth, with substantial damage to a farm, trees, and snapped power poles. The tornado moved on a more southerly track for the next 2 miles with additional EF1 and EF2 damage 11 miles south of Elizabeth. The tornado leveled a 70-yr old barn and a nearby cinder-block shed was torn open. Major tree damage was also observed. The tornado then continued southward for another mile before lifting with some EF0 and EF1 damage 12 miles south of Elizabeth. Minor damage to another home was observed with several large trees uprooted. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe weather again broke out across Northeast Colorado. Three tornadoes touched down in southwest Elbert County; the strongest was rated EF2. In addition to the tornadoes, severe thunderstorms produced hail up to the size of golfballs. Damaging thunderstorm winds also downed a tree in Boulder. Other counties affected by severe thunderstorms included: Boulder, Douglas, Larimer, Lincoln and Sedgwick.
40.81961-05-20239°24'N / 104°52'W2.00 Miles67 Yards0225K0Douglas
42.31981-06-03239°52'N / 104°59'W2.30 Miles133 Yards04225.0M0Adams
43.21981-06-03239°44'N / 105°02'W39°44'N / 105°01'W002.5M0Denver
43.31952-05-15340°20'N / 104°34'W40°15'N / 104°28'W7.40 Miles150 Yards0525K0Weld
43.41956-06-19240°16'N / 103°50'W000K0Morgan
43.51990-06-06339°10'N / 103°42'W39°17'N / 103°41'W7.00 Miles500 Yards01425.0M0Lincoln
44.01981-06-03239°43'N / 105°03'W39°44'N / 105°02'W002.5M0Jefferson
44.31990-06-14240°03'N / 103°37'W40°08'N / 103°28'W7.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Morgan
44.61955-07-08240°15'N / 103°45'W003K0Morgan
45.41999-05-31339°21'N / 103°35'W39°22'N / 103°24'W7.00 Miles200 Yards004.0M0Lincoln
 Brief Description: Two tornadoes touched down causing extensive damage north of Genoa. The first tornado, an F2, caused minor damage to a home, but substantial damage to trees in the area. The second tornado, an F3, destroyed 2 mobile homes and several grain bins. It also caused moderate damage to 2 framed houses. At one farm, several dogs that were boarded in kennels were killed. Several trees and dozens of power poles were also snapped, and a pickup truck was tossed over a quonset hut. Damage was estimated to be $3-4 million.
45.61988-06-05240°00'N / 104°58'W40°02'N / 104°59'W1.00 Mile50 Yards00250K0Adams
46.11996-07-30240°21'N / 103°58'W40°21'N / 103°58'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0000Morgan
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down briefly near Weldona. The twister caused substantial damage to a fertilizer truck when it was smashed into a utility pole. The time of the event was approximated.
46.21988-06-05240°02'N / 104°59'W40°02'N / 104°58'W1.00 Mile50 Yards00250K0Weld
47.01999-05-31239°19'N / 103°32'W39°19'N / 103°27'W7.00 Miles100 Yards0000Lincoln
 Brief Description: Two tornadoes touched down causing extensive damage north of Genoa. The first tornado, an F2, caused minor damage to a home, but substantial damage to trees in the area. The second tornado, an F3, destroyed 2 mobile homes and several grain bins. It also caused moderate damage to 2 framed houses. At one farm, several dogs that were boarded in kennels were killed. Several trees and dozens of power poles were also snapped, and a pickup truck was tossed over a quonset hut. Damage was estimated to be $3-4 million.
47.41976-06-04240°13'N / 104°49'W1.50 Miles200 Yards0025K0Weld
47.91984-05-24240°21'N / 103°58'W40°23'N / 103°53'W5.00 Miles50 Yards00250K0Morgan
48.21988-06-05239°57'N / 105°04'W0.50 Mile50 Yards00250K0Boulder


* 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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