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Des Moines, NM Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Des Moines is lower than New Mexico average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Des Moines 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, #441

Des Moines, NM
0.03
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, #370

Des Moines, NM
0.0000
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, #99

Des Moines, NM
15.77
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 596 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Des Moines, NM 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:24Hail:477Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:1
Thunderstorm Winds:67Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:3Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:24 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Des Moines, NM.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 2 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Des Moines, NM.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
46.41966-10-034.5N/A37.4-104.1
48.21973-09-234.2537.1-104.6

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 3 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Des Moines, NM.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
43.31964-05-29336°32'N / 104°35'W36°31'N / 104°32'W3.00 Miles33 Yards18250K0Colfax
47.82010-05-23236°21'N / 103°08'W36°33'N / 103°00'W16.00 Miles440 Yards00250K0KUnion
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Debris on Highway 56 was seen at mile post 93. Power lines were down, barbed wire fences and hay bales were all over. In addition, a steel building from a feed lot was destroyed, a cow with a broken leg was observed on the road, and a semi truck was turned over on private property. The tornado crossed the New Mexico-Oklahoma state line approximately 8.7 miles southeast of Seneca and continued into neighboring Cimarron County, Oklahoma. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A sharp dry line moved west out of west Texas and became stationary over the far eastern plains on Sunday, May 23, 2010. Meanwhile, an unseasonably deep upper level low pressure system over the Great Basin was moving slowly east toward New Mexico. The combination of the upper level disturbance approaching New Mexico and extreme instability along the dry line set the stage for widespread severe weather from Quay County northeast into Union County.
48.51965-09-18236°24'N / 103°02'W36°26'N / 103°07'W5.10 Miles100 Yards0025K0Union


* 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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