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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.

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

Earthquake Index, #241

Medford Area
0.23
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, #32

Medford Area
0.0180
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, #935

Medford Area
0.18
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 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:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:0Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:49Hail:107Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:7
Thunderstorm Winds:52Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:140Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:116 

Volcanos Nearby

A total of 12 volcanoes are found in or near Medford Area.

Distance (miles)NameRegionLatitudeLongitudeElevation (foot)TypeStatusLast Eruption
26.0Imagination PeakUS-Oregon, United States42.552-122.2011986Pyroclastic coneHoloceneUnknown
45.6Crater LakeUS-Oregon, United States42.93-122.122487CalderaRadiocarbonLast known eruption B.C. (Holocene)
64.1Cinnamon ButteUS-Oregon, United States43.241-122.1081956Cinder coneHoloceneUnknown
72.7ShastaUS-California, United States41.42-122.24317StratovolcanoHistoricalLast known eruption 1700-1799
80.7Medicine LakeUS-California, United States41.58-121.572412Shield volcanoRadiocarbonLast known eruption A.D. 1-1499
90.9Davis LakeUS-Oregon, United States43.57-121.822163Volcanic fieldRadiocarbonLast known eruption B.C. (Holocene)
106.2Brushy ButteUS-California, United States41.178-121.4431174Shield volcanoHoloceneUnknown
116.2Newberry VolcanoUS-Oregon, United States43.722-121.2292434Shield volcanoRadiocarbonLast known eruption A.D. 1-1499
119.1Devils GardenUS-Oregon, United States43.512-120.8611698Volcanic fieldHoloceneUnknown
119.1BachelorUS-Oregon, United States43.979-121.6882763StratovolcanoTephrochronologyLast known eruption B.C. (Holocene)
121.6Squaw Ridge FieldUS-Oregon, United States43.472-120.7541711Volcanic fieldHoloceneUnknown
125.1South SisterUS-Oregon, United States44.1-121.773157Complex volcanoRadiocarbonLast 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)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
44.51984-07-303.5842.15-121.88

Historical Tornado Events

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


 
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