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Heber Micro Area Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 

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

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

Earthquake Index, #73

Heber Area
1.66
Utah
2.02
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, #129

Heber Area
0.0000
Utah
0.0191
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, #813

Heber Area
12.02
Utah
12.59
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 1,018 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Heber Area were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:1Cold:0Dense Fog:0Drought:14
Dust Storm:0Flood:106Hail:271Heat:0Heavy Snow:4
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:8
Thunderstorm Winds:462Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:4Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:148 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Heber Area.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 6 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Heber Area.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
36.61950-01-185.3N/A40.5-110.5
40.01977-09-305.1540.52-110.44
36.91977-10-114.8640.49-110.49
19.71972-10-014.7540.6-111.3
9.61972-10-164.11040.4-111
30.41981-02-203.9240.33-111.74

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 1 historical tornado event that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Heber Area.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
46.11999-08-11240°44'N / 111°52'W40°44'N / 111°52'W4.30 Miles150 Yards180170.0M500KSalt Lake
 Brief Description: Around lunch time, a tornado touched down in the southwest portions of Salt Lake City. The tornado intensified to an F2 on the Fujita scale, and moved northeast through the metropolitan area of Salt Lake City. It caused widespread damage at the Delta Center, then ripped across an outdoor retailers convention tent, where the lone fatality occurred along with many of the injuries. After blowing out many windows in the Wyndam Hotel, the tornado continued its northeast track, knocking down scaffolding and shearing off a crane at the LDS Assembly Hall construction site. Next it skirted the Capitol Building, ripping out several large trees there and in historic Memory Grove. It then moved into the residential area known as The Avenues, damaging hundreds of trees and ripping the roofs off of several homes, before finally lifting back into the clouds. All told, there was 1 fatality, 80 injured, 300 buildings and homes sustained damage, with 34 homes deemed uninhabitable. At least 500 trees were totally destroyed, with 300 more damaged. Many vehicles were damaged or totalled as well. M38OU


* 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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