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Espanola Micro Area Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 

The chance of earthquake damage in Espanola Area is about the same as New Mexico average and is lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Espanola Area is lower than 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, #179

Espanola Area
0.42
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, #57

Espanola Area
0.0060
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, #906

Espanola Area
2.70
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 885 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Espanola Area were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:0Drought:11
Dust Storm:0Flood:190Hail:372Heat:0Heavy Snow:1
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:1
Thunderstorm Winds:124Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:23Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:163 

Volcanos Nearby

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

Distance (miles)NameRegionLatitudeLongitudeElevation (foot)TypeStatusLast Eruption
44.7Valles 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 9 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Espanola Area.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
37.91966-01-235.5N/A37-107
31.81966-01-234.6N/A36.9-107
43.91966-05-194.6N/A37-107.2
35.11966-01-234.5N/A36.9-107.1
39.41973-03-174.5636.1-106.2
47.81966-01-234.5N/A35.9-107.1
43.51969-07-044.4N/A36.1-106.1
38.91966-01-234.2N/A36.9-107.2
30.11966-01-254N/A36.8-107.1

Historical Tornado Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Espanola Area.


* 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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