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Raton, NM Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Raton is lower than New Mexico average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Raton is about the same as New Mexico average and is much lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #348

Raton, NM
0.07
New Mexico
0.39
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, #370

Raton, NM
0.0000
New Mexico
0.0071
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, #143

Raton, NM
13.11
New Mexico
15.39
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 461 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Raton, NM 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:19Hail:382Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:1
Thunderstorm Winds:37Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:3Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:19 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Raton, NM.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 5 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Raton, NM.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
40.21966-10-034.5N/A37.4-104.1
17.31973-09-234.2537.1-104.6
40.91966-09-244.1N/A36.5-105
49.61966-09-243.8N/A36.4-105.1
45.71966-09-243.6N/A36.4-105

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 2 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Raton, NM.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
25.71964-05-29336°32'N / 104°35'W36°31'N / 104°32'W3.00 Miles33 Yards18250K0Colfax
36.71996-07-25236°30'N / 104°55'W36°31'N / 104°54'W2.00 Miles50 Yards051.7M0Colfax
 Brief Description: A tornado destroyed 11 homes and 7 business in Cimarron. Another 43 structures were damaged. Among the building destroyed was the Post Office which was sliced by the air-borne frame of a mobile home. Of the 5 injuries, 2 were serious, requiring hospitalization. All injuries occurred in mobile homes or portable buildings without permanent foundations. A funnel cloud, which went unreported, was observed by deputies for about 20 minutes. The tornado developed as convection moved over a horizontal shear axis created by southeast surface winds and northwest winds aloft above the foothills located just northwest of Cimarron.


* 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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