South Fork, CO Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
The chance of earthquake damage in South Fork is lower than Colorado average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in South Fork is much lower than Colorado average and is much lower than the national average.
Earthquake Index, #237
|South Fork, CO||0.22|
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, #187
|South Fork, CO||0.0000|
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, #400
|South Fork, CO||8.22|
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 139 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of South Fork, CO were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||12||Hail:||60||Heat:||0||Heavy Snow:||0|
|High Surf:||0||Hurricane:||0||Ice Storm:||0||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||0|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||27||Tropical Storm:||0||Wildfire:||8||Winter Storm:||0||Winter Weather:||0|
No volcano is found in or near South Fork, CO.
Historical Earthquake Events
No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near South Fork, CO.
No historical earthquake events found in or near South Fork, CO.
Historical Tornado Events
A total of 3 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near South Fork, CO.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|13.3||1997-10-10||2||37°41'N / 106°55'W||37°43'N / 106°51'W||3.00 Miles||400 Yards||0||0||10K||0||Mineral|
|Brief Description: A tornado, up to 1/4 mile wide, tracked through the high country of central Mineral county. The 3-mile long track extended from the northeast side of Fisher mountain to Copper mountain, between 10,500 and 11,500 feet above MSL. It snapped off or uprooted tens of thousands of spruce and pine trees and destroyed a horse trailer. Nearby eyewitnesses described a definite twisting motion to the destructive wind.|
|45.1||1955-07-10||2||37°27'N / 105°52'W||0||0||3K||0||Alamosa|
|49.3||1953-06-17||2||37°06'N / 106°06'W||1.00 Mile||1417 Yards||0||0||0K||0||Conejos|
* 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.