Medford Metro Area Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
The chance of earthquake damage in Medford Area is lower than Oregon average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Medford Area is about the same as Oregon average and is much lower than the national average.
Earthquake Index, #241
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, #32
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, #935
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 471 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Medford Area were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||49||Hail:||107||Heat:||0||Heavy Snow:||0|
|High Surf:||0||Hurricane:||0||Ice Storm:||0||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||7|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||52||Tropical Storm:||0||Wildfire:||140||Winter Storm:||0||Winter Weather:||0|
A total of 12 volcanoes are found in or near Medford Area.
|Distance (miles)||Name||Region||Latitude||Longitude||Elevation (foot)||Type||Status||Last Eruption|
|26.0||Imagination Peak||US-Oregon, United States||42.552||-122.201||1986||Pyroclastic cone||Holocene||Unknown|
|45.6||Crater Lake||US-Oregon, United States||42.93||-122.12||2487||Caldera||Radiocarbon||Last known eruption B.C. (Holocene)|
|64.1||Cinnamon Butte||US-Oregon, United States||43.241||-122.108||1956||Cinder cone||Holocene||Unknown|
|72.7||Shasta||US-California, United States||41.42||-122.2||4317||Stratovolcano||Historical||Last known eruption 1700-1799|
|80.7||Medicine Lake||US-California, United States||41.58||-121.57||2412||Shield volcano||Radiocarbon||Last known eruption A.D. 1-1499|
|90.9||Davis Lake||US-Oregon, United States||43.57||-121.82||2163||Volcanic field||Radiocarbon||Last known eruption B.C. (Holocene)|
|106.2||Brushy Butte||US-California, United States||41.178||-121.443||1174||Shield volcano||Holocene||Unknown|
|116.2||Newberry Volcano||US-Oregon, United States||43.722||-121.229||2434||Shield volcano||Radiocarbon||Last known eruption A.D. 1-1499|
|119.1||Devils Garden||US-Oregon, United States||43.512||-120.861||1698||Volcanic field||Holocene||Unknown|
|119.1||Bachelor||US-Oregon, United States||43.979||-121.688||2763||Stratovolcano||Tephrochronology||Last known eruption B.C. (Holocene)|
|121.6||Squaw Ridge Field||US-Oregon, United States||43.472||-120.754||1711||Volcanic field||Holocene||Unknown|
|125.1||South Sister||US-Oregon, United States||44.1||-121.77||3157||Complex volcano||Radiocarbon||Last known eruption B.C. (Holocene)|
Historical Earthquake Events
A total of 1 historical earthquake event that had a recorded magnitude of 3.5 or above found in or near Medford 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 Medford Area.
No historical earthquake events found in or near Medford 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.