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Montrose, CO Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Montrose is lower than Colorado average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Montrose is much lower than Colorado average and is much lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #285

Montrose, CO
0.17
Colorado
1.32
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, #158

Montrose, CO
0.0012
Colorado
0.0009
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, #495

Montrose, CO
2.91
Colorado
117.98
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 211 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Montrose, CO were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:0Drought:1
Dust Storm:0Flood:55Hail:23Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:0
Thunderstorm Winds:37Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:14Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:81 

Volcanos Nearby

A total of 1 volcano is found in or near Montrose, CO.

Distance (miles)NameRegionLatitudeLongitudeElevation (foot)TypeStatusLast Eruption
92.9DotseroUS-Colorado, United States39.65-107.032230MaarRadiocarbonLast 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 Montrose, CO.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
18.31960-10-115.5N/A38.3-107.6

Historical Tornado Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Montrose, CO.


* 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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