Las Vegas, Paradise Metro Area Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
The chance of earthquake damage in Las Vegas, Paradise Area is much lower than Nevada average and is lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Las Vegas, Paradise Area is about the same as Nevada average and is much lower than the national average.
Earthquake Index, #92
|Las Vegas, Paradise Area||1.15|
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, #104
|Las Vegas, Paradise Area||0.0006|
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, #863
|Las Vegas, Paradise Area||5.99|
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 700 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Las Vegas, Paradise Area were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||258||Hail:||95||Heat:||2||Heavy Snow:||3|
|High Surf:||0||Hurricane:||0||Ice Storm:||0||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||3|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||268||Tropical Storm:||0||Wildfire:||1||Winter Storm:||2||Winter Weather:||0|
A total of 7 volcanoes are found in or near Las Vegas, Paradise Area.
|Distance (miles)||Name||Region||Latitude||Longitude||Elevation (foot)||Type||Status||Last Eruption|
|105.3||Santa Clara||US-Utah, United States||37.257||-113.625||1465||Volcanic field||Holocene||Undated, but probable Holocene eruption|
|105.5||Uinkaret Field||US-Arizona, United States||36.38||-113.13||1555||Volcanic field||Holocene||Undated, but probable Holocene eruption|
|122.7||Amboy||US-California, United States||34.55||-115.78||288||Cinder cone||Holocene||Undated, but probable Holocene eruption|
|130.0||Kolob||US-Utah, United States||37.33||-113.12||2727||Volcanic field||Holocene||Unknown|
|135.7||Lavic Lake||US-California, United States||34.75||-116.625||1495||Volcanic field||Holocene||Undated, but probable Holocene eruption|
|160.1||Markagunt Plateau||US-Utah, United States||37.58||-112.67||2840||Volcanic field||Dendrochronology||Last known eruption A.D. 1-1499|
|163.3||Bald Knoll||US-Utah, United States||37.328||-112.408||2135||Cinder cone||Holocene||Unknown|
Historical Earthquake Events
A total of 8 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Las Vegas, Paradise Area.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Depth (km)||Latitude||Longitude|
Historical Tornado Events
No historical tornado events that had recorded magnitudes of 2 or above found in or near Las Vegas, Paradise Area.
No historical earthquake events found in or near Las Vegas, Paradise Area.
* 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.