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The chance of earthquake damage in Elmore County is lower than Idaho average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Elmore County is about the same as Idaho average and is much lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #30

Elmore County
0.17
Idaho
0.74
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, #25

Elmore County
0.0039
Idaho
0.0087
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, #32

Elmore County
5.92
Idaho
10.98
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 929 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Elmore County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:34Drought:1
Dust Storm:0Flood:83Hail:220Heat:0Heavy Snow:11
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:11
Thunderstorm Winds:431Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:34Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:104 

Volcanos Nearby

A total of 4 volcanoes are found in or near Elmore County.

Distance (miles)NameRegionLatitudeLongitudeElevation (foot)TypeStatusLast Eruption
57.0Shoshone Lava FieldUS-Idaho, United States43.07-114.431525Cinder coneHoloceneUnknown
98.9Craters of the MoonUS-Idaho, United States43.42-113.52005Cinder coneRadiocarbonLast known eruption B.C. (Holocene)
101.3Jordan CratersUS-Oregon, United States43.03-117.421473Volcanic fieldHoloceneUndated, but probable Holocene eruption
120.0Jackies ButteUS-Oregon, United States42.606-117.5891420Volcanic fieldHoloceneUnknown

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Elmore County.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Elmore County.

Historical Tornado Events

No historical tornado events that had recorded magnitudes of 2 or above found in or near Elmore County.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Elmore County.


* 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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