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The chance of earthquake damage in Reno is much higher than Nevada average and is much higher than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Reno is about the same as Nevada average and is much lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #7

Reno, NV
11.63
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, #3

Reno, NV
0.1537
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, #10

Reno, NV
7.17
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 276 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Reno, NV 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:43Hail:73Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:16
Thunderstorm Winds:66Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:2Winter Storm:9Winter Weather:0
Other:67 

Volcanos Nearby

A total of 2 volcanoes are found in or near Reno, NV.

Distance (miles)NameRegionLatitudeLongitudeElevation (foot)TypeStatusLast Eruption
7.5Steamboat SpringsUS-Nevada, United States39.375-119.721415Lava domePleistocene-FumarolQuaternary eruption(s) with the only known Holocene activity being hydrothermal
97.3Eagle Lake FieldUS-California, United States40.63-120.831652Fissure ventHoloceneUnknown

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 66 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Reno, NV.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
18.01966-09-126.5N/A39.4-120.1
36.21933-06-256.1N/A39.08-119.33
17.01948-12-296N/A39.55-120.08
28.21959-04-015.6N/A39.72-120.2
46.51950-12-145.6N/A40.1-120.1
29.81942-12-035.5N/A39.7-119.3
46.61939-01-115.5N/A38.8-119.78
6.61952-05-095.4N/A39.4-119.7
23.21966-09-125.3N/A39.4-120.2
33.41943-03-305.3N/A39.43-120.4
39.91979-02-225.3540-120.09
45.91978-09-045.31938.81-119.82
8.81953-09-265.2N/A39.6-119.8
25.61947-09-085.2N/A39.3-120.2
39.11980-11-284.91039.29-120.47
39.91980-11-284.91039.26-120.47
28.81951-01-224.8N/A39.08-119.95
28.41966-09-144.7N/A39.4-120.3
31.81980-04-084.7539.5-119.18
28.61958-10-014.6N/A39.57-120.3
33.41948-03-284.6N/A39-119.9
43.31959-06-144.6N/A39.67-120.55
45.21978-09-044.61838.82-119.81
28.41966-09-224.5N/A39.4-120.3
41.71984-02-174.52538.88-119.64
48.71950-12-144.5N/A40.1-120.2
26.01971-04-274.4539.43-120.26
36.21933-06-234.4N/A39.08-119.33
37.91960-11-184.4N/A39.6-120.47
44.61950-12-154.4N/A40.08-120.07
16.01985-05-284.3539.51-119.48
21.21962-10-024.3N/A39.2-119.6
21.21954-04-074.3N/A39.37-120.15
2.21966-09-124.2N/A39.5-119.8
10.81950-10-264.2N/A39.62-119.7
14.11981-04-294.2739.27-119.76
18.01966-09-124.2N/A39.4-120.1
27.91967-01-104.2N/A39.5-120.3
29.21947-05-104.2N/A39.6-120.3
23.51983-07-034.11339.41-120.21
29.51954-05-294.1N/A39.47-120.33
11.91950-11-104N/A39.63-119.68
12.11947-11-254N/A39.3-119.8
21.81972-12-024539.6-119.4
26.61961-08-124N/A39.27-120.2
27.91966-09-134N/A39.5-120.3
12.61950-11-023.9N/A39.62-119.92
22.61966-09-283.9N/A39.5-120.2
31.01977-02-013.9239.06-120
37.71984-10-223.9539.97-119.48
47.31982-06-053.91238.79-119.81
49.51982-01-053.92339.85-120.57
21.11981-03-283.81639.4-120.16
22.11967-09-283.8N/A39.55-120.18
22.61971-04-273.8239.5-120.2
27.11983-01-093.8539.12-119.56
36.21962-04-293.8N/A39.78-120.33
22.61966-09-273.7N/A39.5-120.2
24.11983-07-033.71439.41-120.22
46.51964-04-253.7N/A40.1-120.1
24.91954-12-133.6N/A39.28-120.17
45.91980-03-223.61738.81-119.81
12.71976-06-293.5639.45-119.54
13.31976-06-243.5239.45-119.53
21.01967-09-273.5N/A39.5-120.17
43.81981-01-023.52739.73-120.53

Historical Tornado Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near Reno, NV.


* 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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