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Buena Vista, CA Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

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

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

Earthquake Index, #1600

Buena Vista, CA
2.16
California
21.80
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, #1276

Buena Vista, CA
0.0011
California
0.0068
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, #795

Buena Vista, CA
11.81
California
18.56
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 189 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Buena Vista, CA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:1Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:25Hail:17Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:0
Thunderstorm Winds:17Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:5Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:124 

Volcanos Nearby

A total of 1 volcano is found in or near Buena Vista, CA.

Distance (miles)NameRegionLatitudeLongitudeElevation (foot)TypeStatusLast Eruption
98.4Steamboat SpringsUS-Nevada, United States39.375-119.721415Lava domePleistocene-FumarolQuaternary eruption(s) with the only known Holocene activity being hydrothermal

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Buena Vista, CA.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Buena Vista, CA.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 2 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Buena Vista, CA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
40.21978-02-07238°42'N / 121°27'W38°44'N / 121°25'W1.90 Miles20 Yards00250K0Sacramento
44.91953-04-27237°39'N / 121°00'W003K0Stanislaus


* 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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