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Carson City, NV Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Carson City is much higher than Nevada average and is much higher than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Carson City is about the same as Nevada average and is much lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #28

Carson City, NV
5.39
Nevada
2.88
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, #9

Carson City, NV
0.0286
Nevada
0.0147
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, #37

Carson City, NV
4.41
Nevada
4.84
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 265 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Carson City, NV were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:0Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:42Hail:73Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:16
Thunderstorm Winds:65Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:2Winter Storm:5Winter Weather:0
Other:62 

Volcanos Nearby

A total of 3 volcanoes are found in or near Carson City, NV.

Distance (miles)NameRegionLatitudeLongitudeElevation (foot)TypeStatusLast Eruption
15.3Steamboat SpringsUS-Nevada, United States39.375-119.721415Lava domePleistocene-FumarolQuaternary eruption(s) with the only known Holocene activity being hydrothermal
88.5Mono Lake Volc FieldUS-California, United States38-119.032121Cinder coneTephrochronologyLast known eruption 1700-1799
96.7Mono CratersUS-California, United States37.88-1192796Lava domeRadiocarbonLast known eruption A.D. 1-1499

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 62 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Carson City, NV.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
25.61966-09-126.5N/A39.4-120.1
22.71933-06-256.1N/A39.08-119.33
32.71948-12-296N/A39.55-120.08
46.11959-04-015.6N/A39.72-120.2
24.51939-01-115.5N/A38.8-119.78
44.51942-12-035.5N/A39.7-119.3
17.21952-05-095.4N/A39.4-119.7
24.11978-09-045.31938.81-119.82
29.81966-09-125.3N/A39.4-120.2
39.91943-03-305.3N/A39.43-120.4
26.41947-09-085.2N/A39.3-120.2
31.01953-09-265.2N/A39.6-119.8
39.61980-11-284.91039.26-120.47
40.01980-11-284.91039.29-120.47
12.21951-01-224.8N/A39.08-119.95
34.31966-09-144.7N/A39.4-120.3
38.41980-04-084.7539.5-119.18
13.51948-03-284.6N/A39-119.9
23.31978-09-044.61838.82-119.81
41.41958-10-014.6N/A39.57-120.3
19.71984-02-174.52538.88-119.64
29.91942-12-204.5N/A38.72-119.73
31.51966-06-274.5N/A38.7-119.8
34.31966-09-224.5N/A39.4-120.3
22.71933-06-234.4N/A39.08-119.33
33.61971-04-274.4539.43-120.26
49.51960-11-184.4N/A39.6-120.47
8.31962-10-024.3N/A39.2-119.6
26.41954-04-074.3N/A39.37-120.15
28.41985-05-284.3539.51-119.48
8.11981-04-294.2739.27-119.76
24.11966-09-124.2N/A39.5-119.8
25.61966-09-124.2N/A39.4-120.1
32.31950-10-264.2N/A39.62-119.7
38.21967-01-104.2N/A39.5-120.3
42.81947-05-104.2N/A39.6-120.3
30.61983-07-034.11339.41-120.21
38.21954-05-294.1N/A39.47-120.33
10.61947-11-254N/A39.3-119.8
25.71961-08-124N/A39.27-120.2
33.11950-11-104N/A39.63-119.68
35.91972-12-024539.6-119.4
38.21966-09-134N/A39.5-120.3
15.21977-02-013.9239.06-120
25.31982-06-053.91238.79-119.81
33.61950-11-023.9N/A39.62-119.92
33.61984-10-213.91638.81-119.3
34.21966-09-283.9N/A39.5-120.2
10.11983-01-093.8539.12-119.56
28.01981-03-283.81639.4-120.16
33.41985-01-173.81138.74-119.42
34.21971-04-273.8239.5-120.2
36.01967-09-283.8N/A39.55-120.18
31.01983-07-033.71439.41-120.22
34.21966-09-273.7N/A39.5-120.2
24.01980-03-223.61738.81-119.81
24.41954-12-133.6N/A39.28-120.17
31.91984-10-213.6638.83-119.32
23.21976-06-293.5639.45-119.54
23.41976-06-243.5239.45-119.53
33.01967-09-273.5N/A39.5-120.17
36.21950-06-133.5N/A38.7-120.08

Historical Tornado Events

No historical tornado events that had recorded magnitudes of 2 or above found in or near Carson City, NV.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Carson City, NV.


* 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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