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

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

Earthquake Index, #473

Granada, CO
0.04
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

Granada, 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, #214

Granada, CO
119.13
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 1,978 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Granada, CO were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:1Cold:4Dense Fog:1Drought:3
Dust Storm:0Flood:67Hail:1,417Heat:14Heavy Snow:10
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:7Landslide:0Strong Wind:4
Thunderstorm Winds:371Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:3Winter Storm:14Winter Weather:2
Other:60 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Granada, CO.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Granada, CO.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 19 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Granada, CO.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
11.11968-06-24238°04'N / 102°07'W38°05'N / 102°06'W0125K0Prowers
11.92007-03-28338°01'N / 102°07'W38°16'N / 102°07'W17.00 Miles900 Yards294.0M0KProwers
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: With a maximum rating of EF3 and a maximum damage path width of 900 yards, the tornado raced through Holly, causing two fatalities and nine injuries. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A few severe thunderstorms occurred over extreme southeast Colorado... producing damaging winds and large hail. One supercell generated large hail...damaging winds...and two tornadoes. The tornado which struck Holly...rural northeast Prowers County...and rural southeast Kiowa County had a maximum rating of EF3. The path width reached a maximum of around 900 yards in extreme northeast Prowers County. Prior to this...as the tornado moved through Holly...the path width was around 600 feet. Over 200 residences and other buildings were affected or destroyed. Two people were killed and nine others were injured. The damage path was around 28 miles long...extending into Kiowa County. The last substantial damage with the tornado was 12 miles north of Holly...in northeast Prowers County...where a ranch sustained high end EF3 damage. As the supercell cycled through...another tornado occurred east of Towner...and moved into Kansas.
16.81975-06-08238°06'N / 102°37'W1.00 Mile220 Yards0025K0Prowers
18.52001-05-29338°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.
22.42007-03-28238°15'N / 102°04'W38°24'N / 102°04'W11.00 Miles400 Yards0010K0KKiowa
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The Prowers County tornado crossed into Kiowa County and traveled another 11 miles...destroying electrical transmission poles (EF2 damage). The tornado did not hit any other structures in Kiowa County. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A few severe thunderstorms occurred over extreme southeast Colorado... producing damaging winds and large hail. One supercell generated large hail...damaging winds...and two tornadoes. The tornado which struck Holly...rural northeast Prowers County...and rural southeast Kiowa County had a maximum rating of EF3. The path width reached a maximum of around 900 yards in extreme northeast Prowers County. Prior to this...as the tornado moved through Holly...the path width was around 600 feet. Over 200 residences and other buildings were affected or destroyed. Two people were killed and nine others were injured. The damage path was around 28 miles long...extending into Kiowa County. The last substantial damage with the tornado was 12 miles north of Holly...in northeast Prowers County...where a ranch sustained high end EF3 damage. As the supercell cycled through...another tornado occurred east of Towner...and moved into Kansas.
27.91966-07-06238°06'N / 101°48'W0125K0Hamilton
28.71962-05-17237°59'N / 101°47'W38°10'N / 101°47'W12.60 Miles250 Yards0025K0Hamilton
30.11954-05-26237°59'N / 101°46'W0.50 Mile100 Yards00250K0Hamilton
37.41982-05-18238°22'N / 102°53'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0025K0Kiowa
41.21971-10-17338°21'N / 103°00'W38°24'N / 102°55'W5.60 Miles500 Yards00250K0Kiowa
41.21967-06-10237°32'N / 102°27'W37°24'N / 102°15'W14.20 Miles100 Yards04250K0Baca
41.81975-05-12238°30'N / 102°58'W38°28'N / 102°46'W11.10 Miles440 Yards00250K0Kiowa
42.21990-06-19237°46'N / 101°38'W1.50 Miles150 Yards00250K0Hamilton
43.21975-05-10238°46'N / 102°45'W38°28'N / 102°37'W21.90 Miles440 Yards000K0Cheyenne
43.41970-05-30237°32'N / 101°53'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Stanton
43.71963-11-21238°15'N / 101°44'W38°36'N / 101°34'W25.70 Miles100 Yards003K0Hamilton
46.02004-06-16237°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.
47.71990-06-19237°42'N / 101°34'W1.50 Miles150 Yards00250K0Stanton
48.51972-08-22237°34'N / 101°41'W0.10 Mile220 Yards0025K0Stanton


* 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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