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California, KY Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in California is lower than Kentucky average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in California is higher than Kentucky average and is higher than the national average.

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

Earthquake Index, #754

California, KY
0.04
Kentucky
0.24
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, #1

California, KY
0.0000
Kentucky
0.0000
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, #341

California, KY
193.01
Kentucky
136.89
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 4,551 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of California, KY were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:1Cold:41Dense Fog:37Drought:28
Dust Storm:0Flood:903Hail:804Heat:42Heavy Snow:80
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:36Landslide:0Strong Wind:127
Thunderstorm Winds:2,238Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:1Winter Storm:89Winter Weather:49
Other:75 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near California, KY.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near California, KY.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 75 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near California, KY.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
5.51990-06-02238°52'N / 84°11'W38°55'N / 84°09'W4.00 Miles200 Yards00250K0Clermont
9.51997-07-02338°51'N / 84°11'W38°49'N / 84°04'W12.00 Miles500 Yards002.0M0Clermont
 Brief Description: A multiple vortex tornado tracked across the southern part of the county. The tornado damaged or destroyed 56 mobile homes and 27 single family homes. Several barns and sheds were destroyed and numerous trees were downed. No serious injuries or deaths occurred with this tornado. A low pressure system with an unusually strong mid and upper level jet streak was moving across the Great Lakes with an associated cold front moving across the upper Ohio valley. Thunderstorms developed across Indiana and moved into West-Central Ohio around mid-afternoon with a distinct bow echo causing wind damage from near to Lima to southeast of Columbus. On the southern edge of the first line of storms, a supercell developed over Central Indiana. This storm evolved into a bow echo and swept across the Dayton metro area causing extensive wind damage and a brief tornado in Greene county. Another supercell developed near Cincinnati and moved southeastward along the Ohio River. This storm produced the F3 tornado in Clermont county.
10.81996-05-08238°47'N / 84°22'W38°47'N / 84°22'W2.00 Miles200 Yards0275K0Pendleton
 Brief Description: Tornado hit just south of Butler, near US 27 ripping apart a two story brick home and destroying two barns. A car was severely damaged and numerous trees and utility lines were downed.
15.71969-08-09339°10'N / 84°18'W39°07'N / 84°07'W10.30 Miles400 Yards07250K0Clermont
16.31968-04-23438°40'N / 84°22'W38°42'N / 84°13'W8.00 Miles300 Yards435025.0M0Pendleton
17.01968-04-23438°42'N / 84°13'W38°45'N / 83°55'W16.40 Miles300 Yards18250K0Bracken
17.51968-04-23439°06'N / 84°16'W39°12'N / 84°00'W15.80 Miles100 Yards1292.5M0Clermont
18.41958-07-11239°05'N / 84°32'W39°05'N / 84°32'W08250K0Campbell
18.41956-07-19238°42'N / 84°16'W38°42'N / 83°52'W21.40 Miles33 Yards00250K0Pendleton
19.11958-07-11239°06'N / 84°33'W39°05'N / 84°32'W000K0Hamilton
19.91968-04-23238°43'N / 84°00'W000K0Bracken
20.41969-08-09339°13'N / 84°31'W39°10'N / 84°18'W11.90 Miles400 Yards42402.5M0Hamilton
20.71956-07-13238°50'N / 84°38'W1.00 Mile433 Yards0122.5M0Boone
21.71980-04-08238°57'N / 84°40'W1.50 Miles100 Yards0425K0Boone
22.91968-04-23438°45'N / 83°55'W38°46'N / 83°52'W2.70 Miles300 Yards0225K0Edmonson
24.11973-09-29239°00'N / 84°42'W0.50 Mile33 Yards00250K0Boone
24.11974-04-03439°11'N / 84°29'W39°18'N / 84°23'W9.40 Miles350 Yards239250K0Hamilton
24.31999-04-09439°14'N / 84°22'W39°18'N / 84°17'W8.00 Miles440 Yards46582.0M0Hamilton
 Brief Description: A tornado began with F2 intensity in Blue Ash in the northeast corner of the county. This tornado moved through Montgomery, Symmes Township, and Loveland before entering Warren county. The intensity of the tornado was F2 and F3 at many points along the track, intensifying to a low end F4 while in Montgomery. The width of the tornado ranged from 100 yards to 1/4 mile wide. Four fatalities occurred; two in a home and the other two in vehicles. About 91 homes and apartments were destroyed along with 37 businesses. Additionally, 197 homes and apartments suffered major damage with 477 others also incurring damage. Twenty six businesses had major damage with 18 others also incurring damage. M40VE, M38VE, M58PH, F52PH
26.91974-04-03539°07'N / 84°40'W39°13'N / 84°38'W6.80 Miles533 Yards31900K0Hamilton
27.51986-03-10238°44'N / 83°50'W38°48'N / 83°45'W6.00 Miles143 Yards002.5M0Brown
27.51968-04-23438°46'N / 83°52'W38°48'N / 83°42'W9.10 Miles550 Yards142.5M0Brown
27.81986-07-12238°35'N / 84°33'W0.10 Mile73 Yards0025K0Preble
27.91960-06-22239°06'N / 83°48'W0025K0Highland
28.51974-04-03538°59'N / 84°52'W39°07'N / 84°40'W14.00 Miles33 Yards0202.5M0Boone
29.31974-04-03338°29'N / 84°11'W38°31'N / 84°09'W2.30 Miles33 Yards000K0Robertson
29.41990-06-02439°20'N / 84°19'W39°21'N / 84°20'W2.00 Miles1350 Yards0025.0M0Warren
29.71992-11-22438°53'N / 84°50'W38°55'N / 84°48'W1.00 Mile20 Yards003K0Boone
30.11968-04-23439°12'N / 84°00'W39°22'N / 83°55'W12.20 Miles300 Yards012.5M0Brown
30.31990-06-02439°20'N / 84°35'W39°20'N / 84°19'W12.00 Miles1350 Yards0025.0M0Butler
30.51986-03-10239°21'N / 84°23'W1.00 Mile200 Yards002.5M0Butler
31.01999-04-09239°21'N / 84°11'W39°23'N / 84°16'W1.50 Miles100 Yards002.5M0Warren
 Brief Description: A tornado touched down in eastern Hamilton Township causing heavy damage to a farmstead. The roof of the house and an extension to a barn were destroyed. Further down the path, a house was skewed from its foundation.
31.21974-04-03439°18'N / 84°23'W39°26'N / 84°17'W10.40 Miles350 Yards00250K0Warren
31.51977-10-01339°15'N / 84°40'W0.70 Mile150 Yards0172.5M0Hamilton
31.91990-06-02439°17'N / 84°35'W39°20'N / 84°35'W3.00 Miles1350 Yards0225.0M0Butler
32.71961-04-25239°18'N / 84°00'W39°19'N / 83°50'W8.80 Miles50 Yards24250K0Clinton
32.91956-02-25239°20'N / 84°34'W1.00 Mile500 Yards05250K0Butler
33.11974-04-03538°58'N / 84°53'W38°59'N / 84°52'W000K0Ohio
33.21990-06-02439°15'N / 84°48'W39°17'N / 84°35'W10.00 Miles1350 Yards01425.0M0Hamilton
33.41992-11-22438°47'N / 84°55'W38°53'N / 84°50'W9.70 Miles73 Yards012.5M0Switzerland
34.31981-06-09238°37'N / 83°48'W38°37'N / 83°43'W4.10 Miles20 Yards072.5M0Mason
34.41968-04-23439°22'N / 83°55'W39°17'N / 83°52'W6.10 Miles33 Yards032.5M0Clinton
35.11969-05-10339°20'N / 84°46'W39°25'N / 84°20'W23.80 Miles400 Yards092.5M0Butler
35.31974-04-03338°20'N / 84°26'W38°29'N / 84°11'W17.00 Miles33 Yards02725K0Harrison
36.71974-04-03439°00'N / 84°58'W39°03'N / 84°54'W4.70 Miles667 Yards000K0Dearborn
36.91974-04-03239°23'N / 84°14'W39°31'N / 84°10'W9.80 Miles177 Yards092.5M0Warren
36.91965-04-08239°11'N / 83°46'W39°11'N / 83°34'W10.50 Miles300 Yards00250K0Highland
37.41959-02-10339°05'N / 83°42'W39°05'N / 83°30'W10.50 Miles400 Yards06250K0Highland
37.51967-05-07338°36'N / 83°42'W2.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Mason
37.92003-05-10338°37'N / 83°43'W38°37'N / 83°38'W4.00 Miles200 Yards00500K0Mason
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down to the southeast of Maysville, continuing east-southeast into Lewis County. The greatest damage occurred in the Heron Hill area in western Lewis County. Seventeen people were injured in Lewis County. 21 homes were destroyed, 10 homes sustained major damage and 17 homes received minor damage. Numerous barns, buildings and garages were also damaged or destroyed. The tornado appeared to skip across parts of Mason and Lewis Counties. Tornado damage ended four miles to the southeast of Vanceburg. A warm front stalled along the Ohio River, providing the focus for several clusters of thunderstorms to move across northern Kentucky during the early morning, lasting into the afternoon. Rainfall amounts from the thunderstorms generally ranged from three to five inches. The copious amounts of rain caused creeks and streams to rise out of their banks, and many roads were flooded and impassible.
38.11964-06-15238°20'N / 84°31'W38°24'N / 83°56'W31.90 Miles33 Yards0025K0Scott
38.21956-02-25239°16'N / 84°49'W0.50 Mile100 Yards00250K0Hamilton
38.61990-06-02439°13'N / 84°55'W39°15'N / 84°48'W6.00 Miles880 Yards0212.5M0Dearborn
38.81969-05-10339°25'N / 84°20'W39°32'N / 84°00'W19.40 Miles400 Yards010250K0Warren
38.92008-02-06238°21'N / 84°22'W38°22'N / 84°19'W3.00 Miles440 Yards01500K200KHarrison
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: The tornado touched down near 812 Mt. Vernon Road, damaging a home and a barn at that location. Along Connersville Road, the tornado lifted the roofs off three homes and damaged three others. It also destroyed several barns and outbuildings, and snapped numerous hardwood trees. It damaged a few more barns and trees before lifting about a half mile southwest of Cynthiana. Several businesses in the city of Cynthiana had sign damage from 70 mph straight line winds. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A cold front along with a strong upper level low produced a squall line that crossed central Kentucky. This set off widespread severe weather, and spawned several tornadoes.
39.81975-04-02239°29'N / 84°07'W1.00 Mile50 Yards032.5M0Warren
40.21979-06-29238°17'N / 84°27'W38°24'N / 84°17'W12.10 Miles40 Yards000K0Harrison
40.71990-05-04239°30'N / 84°23'W0.20 Mile150 Yards15250K0Butler
40.91974-04-03438°54'N / 85°05'W39°00'N / 84°58'W9.10 Miles1133 Yards0640K0Ohio
42.01974-04-03338°49'N / 83°36'W38°57'N / 83°22'W15.50 Miles500 Yards103K0Adams
42.21964-06-15238°24'N / 83°56'W38°25'N / 83°44'W10.90 Miles33 Yards0125K0Fleming
42.21992-11-22438°36'N / 85°04'W38°47'N / 84°55'W16.00 Miles60 Yards192.5M0Carroll
42.71961-04-25239°19'N / 83°50'W39°22'N / 83°32'W16.20 Miles50 Yards00250K0Highland
42.91980-04-08239°32'N / 84°23'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0102.5M0Butler
43.81982-06-16238°24'N / 83°48'W38°30'N / 83°38'W10.00 Miles30 Yards01250K0Fleming
43.91990-09-14239°33'N / 84°03'W39°30'N / 83°59'W5.50 Miles200 Yards042.5M0Warren
44.21959-02-10338°38'N / 85°00'W1.50 Miles440 Yards062.5M0Carroll
44.81964-06-15238°18'N / 84°38'W38°20'N / 84°31'W6.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Scott
46.01990-06-02239°13'N / 85°04'W39°14'N / 84°59'W2.50 Miles440 Yards00250K0Dearborn
46.01969-05-10339°32'N / 84°00'W39°33'N / 83°55'W4.10 Miles400 Yards000K0Clinton
46.51986-03-10239°27'N / 83°50'W39°31'N / 83°45'W6.00 Miles73 Yards0102.5M0Clinton
47.31974-04-03438°50'N / 85°12'W38°54'N / 85°05'W7.60 Miles1133 Yards0400K0Switzerland
47.41990-09-14239°30'N / 83°59'W39°29'N / 83°34'W22.50 Miles200 Yards022.5M0Clinton
47.91974-04-03238°14'N / 84°39'W38°18'N / 84°29'W10.00 Miles33 Yards0202.5M0Scott
48.31979-06-29238°15'N / 84°44'W38°17'N / 84°27'W15.50 Miles40 Yards0725K0Scott
49.91969-05-10339°33'N / 83°55'W39°35'N / 83°47'W7.20 Miles400 Yards060K0Greene


* 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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