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Chacon, NM Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Chacon is lower than New Mexico average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Chacon is about the same as 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, #246

Chacon, NM
0.12
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, #281

Chacon, NM
0.0019
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, #302

Chacon, NM
7.33
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 389 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Chacon, NM were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:0Drought:1
Dust Storm:0Flood:43Hail:276Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:0
Thunderstorm Winds:42Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:4Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:23 

Volcanos Nearby

A total of 1 volcano is found in or near Chacon, NM.

Distance (miles)NameRegionLatitudeLongitudeElevation (foot)TypeStatusLast Eruption
69.3Valles CalderaUS-New Mexico, United States35.87-106.573430CalderaPleistocene-FumarolQuaternary eruption(s) with the only known Holocene activity being hydrothermal

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 7 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Chacon, NM.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
45.61973-03-174.5636.1-106.2
40.11969-07-044.4N/A36.1-106.1
31.11966-09-244.1N/A36.5-105
22.31966-09-243.8N/A36.4-105.1
28.41971-06-043.8535.8-105.6
17.51971-02-183.7536.2-105.7
26.61966-09-243.6N/A36.4-105

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 1 historical tornado event that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Chacon, NM.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
35.21996-07-25236°30'N / 104°55'W36°31'N / 104°54'W2.00 Miles50 Yards051.7M0Colfax
 Brief Description: A tornado destroyed 11 homes and 7 business in Cimarron. Another 43 structures were damaged. Among the building destroyed was the Post Office which was sliced by the air-borne frame of a mobile home. Of the 5 injuries, 2 were serious, requiring hospitalization. All injuries occurred in mobile homes or portable buildings without permanent foundations. A funnel cloud, which went unreported, was observed by deputies for about 20 minutes. The tornado developed as convection moved over a horizontal shear axis created by southeast surface winds and northwest winds aloft above the foothills located just northwest of Cimarron.


* 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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