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Idaho Falls Metro Area Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 

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

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

Earthquake Index, #136

Idaho Falls Area
0.65
Idaho
0.74
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, #36

Idaho Falls Area
0.0149
Idaho
0.0087
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, #766

Idaho Falls Area
26.57
Idaho
10.98
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 1,289 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Idaho Falls Area were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:1Cold:4Dense Fog:8Drought:13
Dust Storm:0Flood:81Hail:310Heat:0Heavy Snow:75
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:1Strong Wind:14
Thunderstorm Winds:523Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:48Winter Storm:33Winter Weather:0
Other:178 

Volcanos Nearby

A total of 4 volcanoes are found in or near Idaho Falls Area.

Distance (miles)NameRegionLatitudeLongitudeElevation (foot)TypeStatusLast Eruption
29.3Hell's Half AcreUS-Idaho, United States43.5-112.451631Shield volcanoRadiocarbonLast known eruption B.C. (Holocene)
82.1Wapi Lava FieldUS-Idaho, United States42.88-113.221604Shield volcanoRadiocarbonLast known eruption B.C. (Holocene)
82.2Craters of the MoonUS-Idaho, United States43.42-113.52005Cinder coneRadiocarbonLast known eruption B.C. (Holocene)
85.2YellowstoneUS-Wyoming, United States44.43-110.672805CalderaTephrochronologyLast known eruption B.C. (Holocene)

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 2 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Idaho Falls Area.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
38.01983-02-084.4743.3-111.19
41.11985-07-024543.26-111.15

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 2 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Idaho Falls Area.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
8.91978-04-07243°30'N / 112°02'W1.50 Miles73 Yards012.5M0Bonneville
24.51959-09-26243°54'N / 111°54'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Madison


* 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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