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Eunice, NM Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Eunice is lower than New Mexico average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Eunice is higher than New Mexico average and is lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #468

Eunice, 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

Eunice, 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, #20

Eunice, NM
69.07
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 1,294 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Eunice, NM were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:0Drought:17
Dust Storm:0Flood:163Hail:747Heat:1Heavy Snow:4
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:8
Thunderstorm Winds:333Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:2Winter Weather:5
Other:14 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Eunice, NM.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 1 historical earthquake event that had a recorded magnitude of 3.5 or above found in or near Eunice, NM.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
38.01976-01-254.1231.9-103.08

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 15 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Eunice, NM.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
12.31991-06-06232°36'N / 103°08'W32°36'N / 103°03'W4.50 Miles100 Yards00250K0Lea
13.61991-06-06232°38'N / 103°12'W32°38'N / 103°04'W10.00 Miles150 Yards05250K0Lea
13.61991-06-06232°38'N / 103°12'W32°38'N / 103°04'W10.00 Miles150 Yards00250K0Lea
15.51991-06-06232°42'N / 103°22'W32°38'N / 103°04'W17.50 Miles150 Yards00250K0Lea
18.11982-05-27232°42'N / 103°08'W0025.0M0Lea
26.81982-05-12232°25'N / 102°45'W32°32'N / 102°43'W6.00 Miles100 Yards000K0Andrews
32.21982-05-12232°32'N / 102°43'W32°45'N / 102°40'W15.00 Miles100 Yards0172.5M0Gaines
35.31969-04-19332°42'N / 102°40'W0.10 Mile50 Yards003K0Gaines
37.61954-05-17332°58'N / 103°22'W000K0Lea
38.21960-07-24232°58'N / 103°24'W0025K0Lea
39.21961-06-18232°37'N / 102°33'W0225K0Gaines
42.51955-05-30231°50'N / 103°05'W2.00 Miles600 Yards0025K0Winkler
45.41972-06-14233°06'N / 103°13'W000K0Lea
48.91997-04-10232°43'N / 102°25'W32°43'N / 102°25'W2.60 Miles250 Yards0080K0Gaines
 Brief Description: This second tornado was spawned about two miles east of were tornado #1 dissipated. This tornado tracked to the northeast and overturned two center-pivot irrigation systems. The second system looked as if a couple of sections had become airborne from the resulting damage which snapped off a large wheel. The beginnings of a monster storm were in western Andrews County along the dry line and began moving to the northeast. Just after leaving Seminole in central Gaines County this storm became a supercell and turned almost straight east. According to the KMAF 88D average storm movement was 221 degrees at 26 kt, but this supercell turned and slowed to 268 degrees at 14 kt (47 degrees to the right at 54% speed). The storm continued into the Texas South Plains where it produced numerous other tornadoes and caused one fatality. The environment for the storms according to the rawinsonde sounding that evening on the SHARP workstation showed a buoyancy of about 2800 J/kg for the best lifted parcel and 1700 J/kg for a mean low level parcel. A cap of 65 J/kg kept other storms from forming in the area.
49.02010-05-14331°49'N / 102°43'W31°54'N / 102°43'W4.00 Miles500 Yards00100K0KEctor
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: At 12:15 pm CST, members of the TWISTEX research group confirmed the formation of a tornado approximately 6.5 miles south of Notrees. This tornado progressed northeastward around 20 mph, first causing damage to power poles around from 12:16 to 12:17 pm CST. As it continued to track to the northeast, the tornado caused significant damage to oil equipment from 12:19 to 12:22 pm CST. Two type 320 pump jacks, each weighing 71,000 pounds including the concrete base, were blown over. The tornado then began to weaken at 12:27 pm CST, and dissipated at 12:28 pm CST approximately 2 miles southeast of Notrees, TX. EPISODE NARRATIVE: During the late morning hours, an upper level disturbance slowly progressed over the area. At the surface, abundant low level moisture was available due to southeasterly to easterly winds. A nearly stationary frontal boundary across the Permian basin provided a focus for rapid thunderstorm development. Several supercell thunderstorms resulted in widespread severe weather in the form of tornadoes, flash flooding and large hail across the Texas Permian Basin. The supercell thunderstorms eventually diminished during the late evening hours across the southern Permian Basin.


* 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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