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Rock Springs Micro Area Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 

The chance of earthquake damage in Rock Springs Area is lower than Wyoming average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Rock Springs Area is lower than Wyoming average and is much lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #389

Rock Springs Area
0.08
Wyoming
0.38
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, #129

Rock Springs Area
0.0000
Wyoming
0.0006
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, #869

Rock Springs Area
5.63
Wyoming
30.94
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 486 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Rock Springs Area were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:0Drought:6
Dust Storm:0Flood:37Hail:125Heat:0Heavy Snow:1
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:0
Thunderstorm Winds:224Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:38Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:55 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Rock Springs Area.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 1 historical earthquake event that had a recorded magnitude of 3.5 or above found in or near Rock Springs Area.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
16.01985-08-133.5541.82-108.65

Historical Tornado Events

No historical tornado events that had recorded magnitudes of 2 or above found in or near Rock Springs Area.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Rock Springs Area.


* 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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