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Carlsbad, Artesia Micro Area Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 

The chance of earthquake damage in Carlsbad, Artesia Area is lower than New Mexico average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Carlsbad, Artesia Area is higher than 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, #735

Carlsbad, Artesia Area
0.01
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, #123

Carlsbad, Artesia Area
0.0001
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, #758

Carlsbad, Artesia Area
30.25
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 2,609 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Carlsbad, Artesia Area were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:1Drought:22
Dust Storm:0Flood:363Hail:1,509Heat:1Heavy Snow:1
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:1Landslide:0Strong Wind:10
Thunderstorm Winds:650Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:1Winter Weather:2
Other:48 

Volcanos Nearby

A total of 1 volcano is found in or near Carlsbad, Artesia Area.

Distance (miles)NameRegionLatitudeLongitudeElevation (foot)TypeStatusLast Eruption
130.9CarrizozoUS-New Mexico, United States33.78-105.931731Cinder coneHoloceneUndated, but probable Holocene eruption

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Carlsbad, Artesia Area.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Carlsbad, Artesia Area.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 4 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Carlsbad, Artesia Area.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
4.31992-06-07232°25'N / 104°15'W0.50 Mile73 Yards06250K0Eddy
11.21976-04-30232°34'N / 104°27'W0225K0Eddy
12.11991-05-31232°18'N / 104°13'W1.00 Mile283 Yards0212.5M0Eddy
44.61982-06-12231°58'N / 104°32'W31°43'N / 104°32'W15.00 Miles67 Yards00250K0Culberson


* 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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