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Durango Micro Area Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 

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

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

Earthquake Index, #303

Durango Area
0.15
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, #129

Durango Area
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, #851

Durango Area
7.19
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 690 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Durango Area were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:0Drought:7
Dust Storm:0Flood:159Hail:123Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:0
Thunderstorm Winds:106Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:62Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:233 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Durango Area.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 3 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Durango Area.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
40.41966-05-194.6N/A37-107.2
48.71966-01-234.5N/A36.9-107.1
44.21966-01-234.2N/A36.9-107.2

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 2 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Durango Area.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
41.11985-04-25237°21'N / 108°35'W0.50 Mile40 Yards0025K0Montezuma
46.61957-05-10236°41'N / 108°13'W0.10 Mile33 Yards1025K0San Juan


* 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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