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Canyon Dam, CA Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Canyon Dam is much lower than California average and is much higher than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Canyon Dam is lower than 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, #1280

Canyon Dam, CA
3.83
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, #87

Canyon Dam, CA
0.0321
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, #1516

Canyon Dam, CA
1.96
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 93 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Canyon Dam, CA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:0Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:13Hail:23Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:1
Thunderstorm Winds:8Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:7Winter Storm:1Winter Weather:0
Other:40 

Volcanos Nearby

A total of 8 volcanoes are found in or near Canyon Dam, CA.

Distance (miles)NameRegionLatitudeLongitudeElevation (foot)TypeStatusLast Eruption
29.6Lassen Volc CenterUS-California, United States40.492-121.5083187StratovolcanoHistoricalLast known eruption 1900-1963
35.6Potato ButteUS-California, United States40.63-121.431532Shield volcanoHoloceneUnknown
36.7Eagle Lake FieldUS-California, United States40.63-120.831652Fissure ventHoloceneUnknown
41.5Tumble ButtesUS-California, United States40.68-121.552191Cinder coneHoloceneUnknown
48.8Twin ButtesUS-California, United States40.78-121.61631Cinder coneHoloceneUnknown
56.0Big CaveUS-California, United States40.955-121.3651259Shield volcanoHoloceneUnknown
71.9Brushy ButteUS-California, United States41.178-121.4431174Shield volcanoHoloceneUnknown
93.4Steamboat SpringsUS-Nevada, United States39.375-119.721415Lava domePleistocene-FumarolQuaternary eruption(s) with the only known Holocene activity being hydrothermal

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 28 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Canyon Dam, CA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
28.71940-02-0863539.75-121.25
33.21940-02-086N/A40.4-121.7
26.11950-03-205.5N/A40.45-121.47
30.91963-09-135.4N/A40-121.7
33.71976-06-244.7540.39-120.59
46.51959-06-144.6N/A39.67-120.55
48.41966-05-244.6N/A39.68-121.82
13.71941-05-014.5N/A40-121
36.01976-06-204.5540.43-120.57
34.21976-07-034.4540.39-120.58
24.81951-02-194.2N/A40.07-120.7
11.81972-07-164.11040.03-121.3
29.71950-11-144.1N/A40.5-121.5
28.31982-02-1941039.91-120.73
28.71950-11-144N/A40.48-121.5
37.61982-01-053.92339.85-120.57
9.21977-10-043.8540.26-121.27
12.81960-06-283.8N/A40.32-121.03
13.51950-01-163.8N/A40.25-121.38
11.41968-02-263.7N/A40-121.1
12.91970-04-233.71040.23-121.38
39.51965-12-203.7N/A40.7-121.4
10.61970-12-093.6240.13-121.35
24.21971-12-133.6240.36-121.53
8.61963-07-083.5N/A40.2-121
16.11958-01-253.5N/A40.37-121.02
44.41981-01-023.52739.73-120.53
46.31941-11-063.51640.83-121.17

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 1 historical tornado event that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Canyon Dam, CA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
49.91986-09-24239°56'N / 122°03'W2.00 Miles100 Yards012.5M0Tehama


* 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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