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The chance of earthquake damage in Platte Canyon School District 1 is lower than Colorado average and is lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Platte Canyon School District 1 is lower than Colorado average and is lower than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #39

Platte Canyon School District 1
0.34
Colorado
1.32
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, #25

Platte Canyon School District 1
0.0014
Colorado
0.0009
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, #101

Platte Canyon School District 1
71.94
Colorado
117.98
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 2,178 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Platte Canyon School District 1 were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:1Dense Fog:0Drought:23
Dust Storm:0Flood:136Hail:1,498Heat:0Heavy Snow:2
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:11
Thunderstorm Winds:236Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:5Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:266 

Volcanos Nearby

A total of 1 volcano is found in or near Platte Canyon School District 1.

Distance (miles)NameRegionLatitudeLongitudeElevation (foot)TypeStatusLast Eruption
82.4DotseroUS-Colorado, United States39.65-107.032230MaarRadiocarbonLast known eruption B.C. (Holocene)

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 18 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Platte Canyon School District 1.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
48.61966-01-055N/A39.8-104.7
40.31965-02-164.9N/A39.9-105
32.21965-09-144.8N/A39.5-104.9
48.01967-04-104.8N/A39.9-104.8
31.61965-09-294.7N/A39.8-105.1
39.61965-11-214.7N/A39.8-104.9
44.01965-09-144.7N/A39.8-104.8
36.01965-07-314.6N/A39.7-104.9
37.01965-02-164.6N/A39.9-105.1
44.01965-09-294.6N/A39.8-104.8
44.01965-09-294.6N/A39.8-104.8
44.01965-11-214.6N/A39.8-104.8
44.01965-09-134.5N/A39.8-104.8
48.01971-08-084.4539.9-104.8
40.81967-02-034.3N/A39.7-104.8
37.01970-05-234.1539.9-105.1
42.61981-04-023.8939.91-104.95
48.61962-12-043.5N/A39.8-104.7

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 20 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Platte Canyon School District 1.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
26.51977-06-13239°15'N / 105°55'W1.00 Mile50 Yards000K0El Paso
30.51981-06-03239°43'N / 105°03'W39°44'N / 105°02'W002.5M0Jefferson
31.51981-06-03239°44'N / 105°02'W39°44'N / 105°01'W002.5M0Denver
34.21961-05-20239°24'N / 104°52'W2.00 Miles67 Yards0225K0Douglas
34.21985-07-19239°32'N / 104°52'W0.50 Mile40 Yards00250K0Douglas
35.61988-06-15239°44'N / 104°56'W0.50 Mile400 Yards002.5M0Denver
35.61988-06-15339°44'N / 104°56'W2.50 Miles200 Yards0725.0M0Denver
36.51986-06-08239°43'N / 104°54'W1.00 Mile50 Yards062.5M0Denver
38.91986-06-08239°43'N / 104°51'W39°43'N / 104°51'W0.10 Mile50 Yards002.5M0Arapahoe
39.21981-06-03239°52'N / 104°59'W2.30 Miles133 Yards04225.0M0Adams
40.91988-06-05239°57'N / 105°04'W0.50 Mile50 Yards00250K0Boulder
41.21980-10-15240°01'N / 105°13'W1.50 Miles50 Yards0025K0Boulder
41.71977-06-13239°00'N / 105°00'W1.00 Mile50 Yards02250K0El Paso
41.71978-05-17239°38'N / 104°45'W0.50 Mile33 Yards00250K0Adams
43.21976-05-30239°48'N / 104°53'W39°50'N / 104°47'W5.40 Miles67 Yards00250K0Adams
45.01977-06-13239°05'N / 104°49'W1.00 Mile50 Yards00250K0El Paso
46.91977-06-13338°56'N / 105°01'W38°55'N / 104°55'W4.90 Miles100 Yards000K0El Paso
47.41988-06-05240°00'N / 104°58'W40°02'N / 104°59'W1.00 Mile50 Yards00250K0Adams
48.31988-06-05240°02'N / 104°59'W40°02'N / 104°58'W1.00 Mile50 Yards00250K0Weld
49.11975-05-18339°48'N / 104°44'W39°51'N / 104°41'W4.10 Miles440 Yards000K0Adams


* 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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