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The chance of earthquake damage in Nevada is higher than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Nevada is much lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #5

Nevada
2.88
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, #5

Nevada
0.0147
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, #50

Nevada
4.84
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 2,880 other weather extremes events from 1950 to 2010 were recorded in Nevada. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:5Blizzard:6Cold:14Dense Fog:24Drought:2
Dust Storm:32Flood:270Hail:189Heat:47Heavy Snow:543
High Surf:0Hurricane:1Ice Storm:3Landslide:2Strong Wind:1,043
Thunderstorm Winds:440Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:6Winter Storm:95Winter Weather:23
Other:135 

Volcanos Nearby

A total of 27 volcanoes are found in or near Nevada.

NameRegionLatitudeLongitudeElevation (foot)TypeStatusLast Eruption
Mono Lake Volc FieldUS-California, United States38-119.032121Cinder coneTephrochronologyLast known eruption 1700-1799
Mono CratersUS-California, United States37.88-1192796Lava domeRadiocarbonLast known eruption A.D. 1-1499
Steamboat SpringsUS-Nevada, United States39.375-119.721415Lava domePleistocene-FumarolQuaternary eruption(s) with the only known Holocene activity being hydrothermal
Ubehebe CratersUS-California, United States37.02-117.45752MaarHoloceneUndated, but probable Holocene eruption
Long ValleyUS-California, United States37.7-118.873390CalderaPleistocene-FumarolQuaternary eruption(s) with the only known Holocene activity being hydrothermal
Inyo CratersUS-California, United States37.692-119.022629Lava domeRadiocarbonLast known eruption A.D. 1-1499
Red ConesUS-California, United States37.58-119.052748Cinder coneHoloceneUndated, but probable Holocene eruption
Santa ClaraUS-Utah, United States37.257-113.6251465Volcanic fieldHoloceneUndated, but probable Holocene eruption
Black Rock DesertUS-Utah, United States38.97-112.51800Volcanic fieldRadiocarbonLast known eruption A.D. 1-1499
Golden Trout CreekUS-California, United States36.358-118.322886Volcanic fieldTephrochronologyLast known eruption B.C. (Holocene)
Jackies ButteUS-Oregon, United States42.606-117.5891420Volcanic fieldHoloceneUnknown
KolobUS-Utah, United States37.33-113.122727Volcanic fieldHoloceneUnknown
Coso Volc FieldUS-California, United States36.03-117.822400Lava domeHoloceneUnknown
Eagle Lake FieldUS-California, United States40.63-120.831652Fissure ventHoloceneUnknown
Markagunt PlateauUS-Utah, United States37.58-112.672840Volcanic fieldDendrochronologyLast known eruption A.D. 1-1499
Jordan CratersUS-Oregon, United States43.03-117.421473Volcanic fieldHoloceneUndated, but probable Holocene eruption
Saddle ButteUS-Oregon, United States43-117.81700Volcanic fieldHoloceneUnknown
Bald KnollUS-Utah, United States37.328-112.4082135Cinder coneHoloceneUnknown
Potato ButteUS-California, United States40.63-121.431532Shield volcanoHoloceneUnknown
Lassen Volc CenterUS-California, United States40.492-121.5083187StratovolcanoHistoricalLast known eruption 1900-1963
Big CaveUS-California, United States40.955-121.3651259Shield volcanoHoloceneUnknown
Uinkaret FieldUS-Arizona, United States36.38-113.131555Volcanic fieldHoloceneUndated, but probable Holocene eruption
Shoshone Lava FieldUS-Idaho, United States43.07-114.431525Cinder coneHoloceneUnknown
Diamond CratersUS-Oregon, United States43.1-118.751435Volcanic fieldHoloceneUnknown
Brushy ButteUS-California, United States41.178-121.4431174Shield volcanoHoloceneUnknown
Lavic LakeUS-California, United States34.75-116.6251495Volcanic fieldHoloceneUndated, but probable Holocene eruption
AmboyUS-California, United States34.55-115.78288Cinder coneHoloceneUndated, but probable Holocene eruption

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 151 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in Nevada.

DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
1915-10-037.8N/A40.5-117.5
1932-12-217.3N/A38.73-117.82
1954-12-167.1N/A39.32-118.2
1954-08-246.8N/A39.58-118.45
1954-12-166.8N/A39.33-118.2
1954-07-066.6N/A39.42-118.53
1934-01-306.5N/A38.28-118.37
1954-07-066.4N/A39.3-118.5
1959-03-236.3N/A39.6-118.02
1959-06-236.1N/A39.08-118.82
1933-06-256.1N/A39.08-119.33
1948-12-296N/A39.55-120.08
1954-08-315.8N/A39.69-118.28
1954-12-165.8N/A39.5-118
1966-08-165.6N/A37.4-114.2
1939-05-115.5N/A38.58-117.83
1939-05-115.5N/A39.58-117.83
1955-11-215.5N/A39.4-118
1942-12-035.5N/A39.7-119.3
1982-09-245.51737.87-118.14
1943-08-095.5N/A38.2-118.2
1961-07-045.4N/A40.9-118.4
1952-05-095.4N/A39.4-119.7
1954-08-025.4N/A39.3-118.3
1937-06-185.3N/A41.25-119.75
1966-09-225.3N/A37.4-114.2
1953-09-265.2N/A39.6-119.8
1982-12-285.2838.03-118.42
1968-05-225.1N/A38.6-116.2
1968-07-065.1N/A41-117.4
1956-07-265.1N/A39.55-118.45
1964-10-235N/A38.5-118.4
1955-08-085N/A38.5-118.8
1941-07-185N/A40-119
1979-12-314.9538.4-118.4
1980-09-044.91038.11-118.56
1962-07-204.9N/A39.8-118.1
1954-07-084.9N/A39.3-118.5
1954-07-094.9N/A39.3-118.5
1978-02-144.8539.63-117.18
1976-08-024.8838.38-118.19
1971-12-084.8537.7-115
1951-01-224.8N/A39.08-119.95
1980-04-084.7539.5-119.18
1954-12-184.7N/A39.3-118
1980-09-074.7538.09-118.57
1967-05-074.7N/A37-115
1982-07-064.7337.69-115.05
1966-08-184.6N/A37.4-114.2
1978-09-044.61838.82-119.81
1966-04-024.6N/A38.4-118.1
1968-02-064.6N/A38-118.4
1978-05-234.61140.87-117.26
1969-01-064.6N/A37.3-116.5
1978-03-054.6538.94-118.03
1982-01-284.6538.54-118.07
1981-01-284.61538.2-118.34
1957-10-174.6N/A39.28-118.43
1980-12-284.6538.16-118.36
1948-03-284.6N/A39-119.9
1980-09-064.6738.08-118.57
1935-10-244.51639.1-116.88
1964-03-224.5N/A38.8-118.7
1964-03-224.5N/A38.9-118.7
1964-03-224.5N/A38.8-118.8
1964-03-224.5N/A38.8-118.7
1968-01-304.5N/A41-117.4
1984-02-174.52538.88-119.64
1983-07-154.4338.45-118.29
1966-01-284.4N/A41.6-118.2
1966-08-184.4N/A37.3-114.2
1964-09-234.4N/A35.9-114.8
1964-11-024.4N/A37.6-118
1981-12-014.41038.61-118.07
1964-10-304.4N/A37.7-118
1980-09-074.4738.08-118.58
1982-01-284.4538.62-118.09
1933-06-234.4N/A39.08-119.33
1966-08-184.4N/A37.3-114.2
1967-12-054.3N/A38-118.3
1985-05-284.3539.51-119.48
1984-08-194.3538.36-118.06
1981-12-194.31338.62-118.25
1979-06-064.31238.49-118.42
1980-04-284.3541.86-118.91
1954-07-084.3N/A39.3-118.5
1963-03-254.3N/A36-114.9
1962-10-024.3N/A39.2-119.6
1959-03-184.3N/A38.65-118.5
1954-09-084.3N/A39.6-118.2
1971-08-054.3436.9-116
1954-11-154.2N/A37.65-118
1981-04-294.2739.27-119.76
1966-09-124.2N/A39.5-119.8
1973-02-094.2536.8-115.9
1962-04-264.2N/A38.5-118.1
1950-10-264.2N/A39.62-119.7
1962-04-254.2N/A38.5-118.1
1964-11-134.2N/A37.6-118
1964-11-234.2N/A37.6-118
1964-10-304.1N/A37.7-118.1
1979-02-134.1540.93-116.16
1964-09-044.1N/A37.4-117.5
1964-10-304.1N/A37.7-118.2
1966-10-224.1N/A40.6-116.2
1968-02-214.1N/A38.6-116.3
1972-12-024539.6-119.4
1973-02-194636.8-115.9
1980-09-044138.08-118.57
1954-09-044N/A39.6-118.2
1947-11-254N/A39.3-119.8
1950-11-104N/A39.63-119.68
1980-12-284538.17-118.38
1981-01-0141738.09-118.56
1979-06-084538.51-117.88
1936-07-254N/A38-118
1981-12-0741238.61-118.22
1980-09-073.9938.11-118.59
1950-11-023.9N/A39.62-119.92
1977-02-013.9239.06-120
1976-11-173.91540.54-115.99
1964-03-233.9N/A38.7-118.8
1965-07-143.9N/A39-117.6
1984-10-213.91638.81-119.3
1984-10-223.9539.97-119.48
1983-02-233.9535.97-114.71
1965-05-033.9N/A36-114.7
1985-01-173.81138.74-119.42
1965-05-153.8N/A35.9-114.8
1983-01-093.8539.12-119.56
1980-04-283.8541.85-118.93
1964-11-123.8N/A37.7-118
1981-12-133.71038.64-118.21
1964-02-203.7N/A39.4-114.2
1982-01-283.7538.61-118.18
1985-12-103.7537.29-115.01
1982-12-073.7536.02-114.83
1980-12-193.7538.48-118.42
1964-01-073.6N/A39.1-114.21
1984-10-213.6638.83-119.32
1981-12-283.6537.21-114.98
1963-12-253.6N/A39.2-114.2
1958-04-203.6N/A38.62-118.1
1983-06-043.6637.39-115.21
1972-02-173.6537.17-117.48
1963-12-293.5N/A39.1-114.2
1954-12-213.5N/A37.55-117.12
1976-06-243.5239.45-119.53
1976-06-293.5639.45-119.54
1964-03-243.5N/A38.7-118.7
1943-11-063.51637.35-114.25

Historical Tornado Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Nevada.


* 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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