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Klamath County Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #20

Klamath County
0.15
Oregon
0.62
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, #2

Klamath County
0.1135
Oregon
0.0291
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, #21

Klamath County
2.06
Oregon
8.38
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 542 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Klamath County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:0Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:41Hail:182Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:0
Thunderstorm Winds:59Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:115Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:145 

Volcanos Nearby

A total of 23 volcanoes are found in or near Klamath County.

Distance (miles)NameRegionLatitudeLongitudeElevation (foot)TypeStatusLast Eruption
29.4Crater LakeUS-Oregon, United States42.93-122.122487CalderaRadiocarbonLast known eruption B.C. (Holocene)
29.6Imagination PeakUS-Oregon, United States42.552-122.2011986Pyroclastic coneHoloceneUnknown
45.0Cinnamon ButteUS-Oregon, United States43.241-122.1081956Cinder coneHoloceneUnknown
61.8Davis LakeUS-Oregon, United States43.57-121.822163Volcanic fieldRadiocarbonLast known eruption B.C. (Holocene)
68.0Four Craters Lava FieldUS-Oregon, United States43.361-120.6691501Volcanic fieldHoloceneUnknown
69.5Devils GardenUS-Oregon, United States43.512-120.8611698Volcanic fieldHoloceneUnknown
70.6Squaw Ridge FieldUS-Oregon, United States43.472-120.7541711Volcanic fieldHoloceneUnknown
74.7Newberry VolcanoUS-Oregon, United States43.722-121.2292434Shield volcanoRadiocarbonLast known eruption A.D. 1-1499
76.3Medicine LakeUS-California, United States41.58-121.572412Shield volcanoRadiocarbonLast known eruption A.D. 1-1499
89.5BachelorUS-Oregon, United States43.979-121.6882763StratovolcanoTephrochronologyLast known eruption B.C. (Holocene)
91.8ShastaUS-California, United States41.42-122.24317StratovolcanoHistoricalLast known eruption 1700-1799
98.0South SisterUS-Oregon, United States44.1-121.773157Complex volcanoRadiocarbonLast known eruption B.C. (Holocene)
102.8North Sister FieldUS-Oregon, United States44.17-121.773074Complex volcanoRadiocarbonLast known eruption A.D. 1-1499
104.5Brushy ButteUS-California, United States41.178-121.4431174Shield volcanoHoloceneUnknown
111.0BelknapUS-Oregon, United States44.285-121.8412095Shield volcanoRadiocarbonLast known eruption A.D. 1-1499
114.2WashingtonUS-Oregon, United States44.332-121.8372376Shield volcanoRadiocarbonLast known eruption A.D. 1-1499
118.0Sand Mountain FieldUS-Oregon, United States44.38-121.931664Cinder coneRadiocarbonLast known eruption B.C. (Holocene)
120.0Blue Lake CraterUS-Oregon, United States44.42-121.771230MaarRadiocarbonLast known eruption B.C. (Holocene)
120.2Big CaveUS-California, United States40.955-121.3651259Shield volcanoHoloceneUnknown
131.5Twin ButtesUS-California, United States40.78-121.61631Cinder coneHoloceneUnknown
138.4Tumble ButtesUS-California, United States40.68-121.552191Cinder coneHoloceneUnknown
138.9JeffersonUS-Oregon, United States44.692-121.83199StratovolcanoVarve CountLast known eruption A.D. 1-1499
142.2Potato ButteUS-California, United States40.63-121.431532Shield volcanoHoloceneUnknown

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 1 historical earthquake event that had a recorded magnitude of 3.5 or above found in or near Klamath County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
38.71984-07-303.5842.15-121.88

Historical Tornado Events

No historical tornado events that had recorded magnitudes of 2 or above found in or near Klamath County.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Klamath County.


* 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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