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Vilas, CO Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Vilas is lower than Colorado average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Vilas 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, #516

Vilas, CO
0.01
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, #187

Vilas, CO
0.0000
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, #273

Vilas, CO
82.53
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 1,557 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Vilas, CO were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:1Cold:4Dense Fog:1Drought:1
Dust Storm:0Flood:55Hail:1,068Heat:14Heavy Snow:10
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:7Landslide:0Strong Wind:4
Thunderstorm Winds:305Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:2Winter Storm:14Winter Weather:2
Other:69 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Vilas, CO.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Vilas, CO.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Vilas, CO.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 18 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Vilas, CO.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
8.41967-06-10237°32'N / 102°27'W37°24'N / 102°15'W14.20 Miles100 Yards04250K0Baca
16.22003-05-15237°21'N / 102°46'W37°26'N / 102°43'W5.00 Miles200 Yards00125K0Baca
 Brief Description: A tornado moved northeast across a rural area, but did strike the county gravel pit and a few ranches. Approximately 1 1/2 miles of utility poles were brought down by the tornado and rear flank downdraft along U.S. Highway 160. At the gravel pit north of the highway, gravel screening machinery sustained heavy damage. Farther to the northeast a sheet metal building with a steel girder frame was a total loss.
24.42010-05-31237°04'N / 102°36'W36°59'N / 102°27'W9.00 Miles300 Yards0030K0KBaca
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado moved southeast, crossing US Highway 287 south of Campo. Eight power poles were snapped off west of the highway and on County Road C. Two windmills were also hit, and a storage shed was tipped over and moved 20 feet. The tornado ended shortly before the Oklahoma state line. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A very long-lasting, slow moving supercell storm produced large hail and three tornadoes from west central to southeast Baca County.
27.12010-05-31237°18'N / 102°56'W37°15'N / 102°55'W3.00 Miles400 Yards0020K0KBaca
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A large, slowing moving tornado moved south across open fields and US Highway 160, snapping off 14 power poles. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A very long-lasting, slow moving supercell storm produced large hail and three tornadoes from west central to southeast Baca County.
29.21977-05-18437°00'N / 102°06'W37°08'N / 102°04'W9.30 Miles440 Yards002.5M0Baca
30.41972-05-09337°07'N / 102°00'W37°09'N / 101°58'W2.70 Miles400 Yards0025K0Morton
32.81970-05-30237°32'N / 101°53'W0.50 Mile100 Yards0025K0Stanton
36.41971-04-19236°51'N / 102°31'W00250K0Cimarron
37.21977-05-18236°49'N / 102°12'W37°00'N / 102°01'W16.10 Miles50 Yards000K0Cimarron
39.22004-06-16237°43'N / 103°02'W37°42'N / 103°01'W2.00 Miles100 Yards01100K0Bent
 Brief Description: A tornado struck a ranch destroying the house, and damaging other buildings and two mobile homes. The family of five sought shelter in an interior closet, and the lone injury was the mother, who suffered a minor gash on her forehead.
39.41977-05-18436°39'N / 102°24'W37°00'N / 102°06'W29.30 Miles440 Yards0025K0Cimarron
39.51977-05-18237°01'N / 101°59'W37°22'N / 101°33'W33.90 Miles50 Yards002.5M0Morton
39.71951-05-14237°00'N / 101°54'W000K0Morton
43.91972-08-22237°34'N / 101°41'W0.10 Mile220 Yards0025K0Stanton
44.51951-05-14236°54'N / 101°54'W003K0Texas
46.21951-05-14236°52'N / 101°54'W000K0Texas
46.51967-07-25237°24'N / 101°36'W2.00 Miles13 Yards0025K0Stanton
47.92001-04-06237°06'N / 101°39'W37°11'N / 101°36'W6.60 Miles350 Yards02100K0Morton
 Brief Description: Rapidly moving tornado completely destroyed a mobile home. Female occupant ended up in some bushes and had a broken arm. Male occupant had debris in his eye. Their truck was rolled into trees and nearby outbuildings were demolished. Location of this home was north of Rolla. Elsewhere, 20 power poles were taken down, damage was done to buildings in Rolla with a garage losing its roof. Several silos were damaged or destroyed in the path of the tornado.


* 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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