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Fort Lyon, CO Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #530

Fort Lyon, CO
0.01
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, #187

Fort Lyon, CO
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, #257

Fort Lyon, CO
93.06
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 1,068 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Fort Lyon, CO were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:0Drought:1
Dust Storm:0Flood:41Hail:754Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:2
Thunderstorm Winds:223Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:3Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:44 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Fort Lyon, CO.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Fort Lyon, CO.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Fort Lyon, CO.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 15 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Fort Lyon, CO.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
5.71956-07-12238°03'N / 103°14'W5.00 Miles33 Yards000K0Las Animas
8.01975-05-22238°03'N / 103°17'W2.00 Miles220 Yards003K0Bent
20.11962-06-29237°49'N / 103°14'W003K0Bent
21.61971-10-17338°21'N / 103°00'W38°24'N / 102°55'W5.60 Miles500 Yards00250K0Kiowa
23.41982-05-18238°22'N / 102°53'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Kiowa
27.22001-05-29338°04'N / 102°39'W38°06'N / 102°39'W3.00 Miles50 Yards00150K0Prowers
 Brief Description: Thunderstorms spawned six brief tornadoes and an F3 tornado within a three mile radius of the Lamar Municipal Airport between 1049 MST and 1231 MST just west of Lamar. The F3 tornado, which showed supercellular characteristics, completely destroyed a modular home and five vehicles in its vicinity, and damaged two other homes nearby. Eleven power poles were destroyed as well.
27.92004-06-16237°43'N / 103°02'W37°42'N / 103°01'W2.00 Miles100 Yards01100K0Bent
 Brief Description: A tornado struck a ranch destroying the house, and damaging other buildings and two mobile homes. The family of five sought shelter in an interior closet, and the lone injury was the mother, who suffered a minor gash on her forehead.
28.41977-04-13238°14'N / 103°40'W38°17'N / 103°36'W5.10 Miles30 Yards003K0Crowley
29.01975-06-08238°06'N / 102°37'W1.00 Mile220 Yards0025K0Prowers
30.61975-05-12238°30'N / 102°58'W38°28'N / 102°46'W11.10 Miles440 Yards00250K0Kiowa
32.01965-05-23238°21'N / 103°41'W38°23'N / 103°35'W5.60 Miles33 Yards0025K0Crowley
43.31953-10-20238°30'N / 103°46'W2.00 Miles200 Yards003K0Otero
43.71975-05-10238°46'N / 102°45'W38°28'N / 102°37'W21.90 Miles440 Yards000K0Cheyenne
44.41965-05-23238°34'N / 103°40'W38°38'N / 103°40'W4.60 Miles67 Yards0025K0Lincoln
49.61951-06-06238°44'N / 103°35'W38°46'N / 103°30'W4.70 Miles217 Yards0125K0Lincoln


* 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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