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Fort Stanton, NM Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Fort Stanton is lower than New Mexico average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Fort Stanton is about the same as 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, #454

Fort Stanton, 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, #61

Fort Stanton, NM
0.0075
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, #217

Fort Stanton, NM
9.93
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 304 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Fort Stanton, NM were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:0Drought:32
Dust Storm:0Flood:26Hail:107Heat:6Heavy Snow:19
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:62
Thunderstorm Winds:22Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:6Winter Storm:15Winter Weather:0
Other:9 

Volcanos Nearby

A total of 1 volcano is found in or near Fort Stanton, NM.

Distance (miles)NameRegionLatitudeLongitudeElevation (foot)TypeStatusLast Eruption
30.1CarrizozoUS-New Mexico, United States33.78-105.931731Cinder coneHoloceneUndated, but probable Holocene eruption

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Fort Stanton, NM.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 1 historical tornado event that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Fort Stanton, NM.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
47.71982-05-27232°54'N / 105°58'W00250K0Otero


* 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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