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Edwards Micro Area Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 

The chance of earthquake damage in Edwards Area is lower than Colorado average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Edwards 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, #317

Edwards Area
0.14
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, #38

Edwards Area
0.0139
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, #895

Edwards Area
3.10
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 2,632 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Edwards Area were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:1Dense Fog:0Drought:28
Dust Storm:0Flood:250Hail:1,470Heat:0Heavy Snow:2
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:11
Thunderstorm Winds:390Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:77Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:403 

Volcanos Nearby

A total of 1 volcano is found in or near Edwards Area.

Distance (miles)NameRegionLatitudeLongitudeElevation (foot)TypeStatusLast Eruption
22.1DotseroUS-Colorado, United States39.65-107.032230MaarRadiocarbonLast known eruption B.C. (Holocene)

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 1 historical earthquake event that had a recorded magnitude of 3.5 or above found in or near Edwards Area.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
35.91971-01-073.8N/A39.5-107.3

Historical Tornado Events

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

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
41.51975-06-20239°11'N / 107°14'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Pitkin
43.81977-06-13239°15'N / 105°55'W1.00 Mile50 Yards000K0El Paso


* 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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