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Kootenai County Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Kootenai County is lower than Idaho average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Kootenai County is about the same as 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, #28

Kootenai County
0.22
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, #33

Kootenai County
0.0000
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, #19

Kootenai County
10.01
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 901 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Kootenai County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:4Blizzard:7Cold:0Dense Fog:1Drought:1
Dust Storm:0Flood:97Hail:214Heat:0Heavy Snow:44
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:36
Thunderstorm Winds:344Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:20Winter Storm:12Winter Weather:1
Other:120 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Kootenai County.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
36.11965-04-296.5N/A47.97-117.34

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 5 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Kootenai County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
16.01997-05-31247°52'N / 116°35'W47°56'N / 116°37'W5.00 Miles50 Yards0050K0Kootenai
 Brief Description: nws survey team concluded f2 tornado touched down and caused damage to old growth trees
27.11957-05-06247°29'N / 117°12'W1.50 Miles23 Yards000K0Spokane
36.21991-04-09248°11'N / 116°54'W1.00 Mile100 Yards00250K0Bonner
36.21954-06-15247°26'N / 117°23'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Spokane
40.41978-07-17248°11'N / 117°08'W000K0Pend Oreille


* 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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