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Madison County Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Madison County is higher than Idaho average and is lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Madison County 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, #11

Madison County
1.00
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, #12

Madison County
0.0089
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, #1

Madison County
29.10
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 1,182 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Madison County 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:73Hail:281Heat:0Heavy Snow:73
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:1Strong Wind:13
Thunderstorm Winds:467Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:45Winter Storm:33Winter Weather:0
Other:170 

Volcanos Nearby

A total of 4 volcanoes are found in or near Madison County.

Distance (miles)NameRegionLatitudeLongitudeElevation (foot)TypeStatusLast Eruption
44.4Hell's Half AcreUS-Idaho, United States43.5-112.451631Shield volcanoRadiocarbonLast known eruption B.C. (Holocene)
65.9YellowstoneUS-Wyoming, United States44.43-110.672805CalderaTephrochronologyLast known eruption B.C. (Holocene)
95.6Craters of the MoonUS-Idaho, United States43.42-113.52005Cinder coneRadiocarbonLast known eruption B.C. (Holocene)
100.5Wapi Lava FieldUS-Idaho, United States42.88-113.221604Shield volcanoRadiocarbonLast known eruption B.C. (Holocene)

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 5 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Madison County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
41.11983-02-084.4743.3-111.19
44.51985-07-024543.26-111.15
44.91977-05-284544.42-111.43
45.91981-04-153.8544.4-111.29
44.81983-11-023.5543.42-110.92

Historical Tornado Events

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

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
14.31959-09-26243°54'N / 111°54'W1.00 Mile33 Yards0025K0Madison
27.51978-04-07243°30'N / 112°02'W1.50 Miles73 Yards012.5M0Bonneville


* 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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