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The chance of earthquake damage in Power County is lower than Idaho average and is lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Power County is about the same as 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, #16

Power County
0.53
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, #10

Power County
0.0093
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, #14

Power County
12.38
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 1,459 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Power County were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:1Cold:0Dense Fog:10Drought:13
Dust Storm:0Flood:102Hail:365Heat:0Heavy Snow:15
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:11
Thunderstorm Winds:673Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:42Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:227 

Volcanos Nearby

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

Distance (miles)NameRegionLatitudeLongitudeElevation (foot)TypeStatusLast Eruption
23.0Wapi Lava FieldUS-Idaho, United States42.88-113.221604Shield volcanoRadiocarbonLast known eruption B.C. (Holocene)
59.1Hell's Half AcreUS-Idaho, United States43.5-112.451631Shield volcanoRadiocarbonLast known eruption B.C. (Holocene)
60.0Craters of the MoonUS-Idaho, United States43.42-113.52005Cinder coneRadiocarbonLast known eruption B.C. (Holocene)
84.3Shoshone Lava FieldUS-Idaho, United States43.07-114.431525Cinder coneHoloceneUnknown

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 9 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Power County.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
46.31975-03-286.1N/A42.06-112.55
44.21978-11-304.7442.11-112.49
44.61973-04-144.72442.1-112.5
49.41975-03-294.7N/A42.02-112.52
45.61975-03-274.4N/A42.07-112.55
43.61978-12-203.9642.12-112.49
47.21983-11-193.8542.06-112.5
43.81976-05-143.6742.12-112.48
43.01978-11-303.5442.11-112.55

Historical Tornado Events

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

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
8.21990-08-17242°47'N / 112°50'W42°50'N / 112°46'W4.00 Miles100 Yards00250K0Power
42.11991-05-18242°37'N / 113°40'W0.20 Mile50 Yards00250K0Minidoka


* 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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