Holden, UT Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
The chance of earthquake damage in Holden is much lower than Utah average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Holden is about the same as Utah average and is much lower than the national average.
Earthquake Index, #274
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, #38
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, #221
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 80 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Holden, UT were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||15||Hail:||21||Heat:||0||Heavy Snow:||0|
|High Surf:||0||Hurricane:||0||Ice Storm:||0||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||0|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||34||Tropical Storm:||0||Wildfire:||1||Winter Storm:||0||Winter Weather:||0|
A total of 1 volcano is found in or near Holden, UT.
|Distance (miles)||Name||Region||Latitude||Longitude||Elevation (foot)||Type||Status||Last Eruption|
|15.2||Black Rock Desert||US-Utah, United States||38.97||-112.5||1800||Volcanic field||Radiocarbon||Last known eruption A.D. 1-1499|
Historical Earthquake Events
A total of 8 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Holden, UT.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Depth (km)||Latitude||Longitude|
Historical Tornado Events
A total of 2 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Holden, UT.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|26.6||1955-06-16||2||39°14'N / 111°50'W||39°15'N / 111°47'W||2.70 Miles||333 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Sanpete|
|36.0||2002-09-08||2||39°16'N / 111°38'W||39°16'N / 111°38'W||2.70 Miles||270 Yards||0||0||2.0M||100K||Sanpete|
|Brief Description: An F2 tornado began one mile south-southwest of Manti and moved northeast through Southeast Manti. The first mile of the tornado path was across open land, however the tornado produced some remarkable damage at the start. A 10X12 foot pioneer building was lifted, rotated 90 degrees, and moved 8 feet before being dropped back to the ground. At the south end of Manti, the tornado struck the Anderson Lumber business and did substantial damage. A 40 foot semi-trailer, loaded with insulation, was lifted and thrown onto it's side approximately 35 to 40 feet away. A large amount of debris, along with a 10X10 foot wooden shed, was thrown across Highway 89 and over the hill some 200 to 300 feet away. The wide swath of the tornado did considerable damage as it moved through the residential area in Southeast Manti. As the tornado exited the residential area, where some of the heaviest damage occurred, a 26 foot camp trailer was lifted and thrown to the west-northwest some 150 to 200 feet and disintegrated. The tornado continued across open farmland another half a mile or so before dissipating near the mountains. It has been determined that this was a high-end F2 tornado, with winds as high as 157 mph. The distance traveled was 2.75 miles, and the width was 800 feet. Time on the ground was approximately 15 minutes. Estimated damage is around $2,000,000, but could still go higher. Amazingly, there were no injuries.|
* 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.