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El Cajon, CA Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in El Cajon is much lower than California average and is much higher than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in El Cajon 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, #1047

El Cajon, CA
5.38
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, #1305

El Cajon, 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, #838

El Cajon, CA
11.43
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 494 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of El Cajon, CA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:2Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:149Hail:33Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:3Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:3
Thunderstorm Winds:32Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:103Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:169 

Volcanos Nearby

A total of 1 volcano is found in or near El Cajon, CA.

Distance (miles)NameRegionLatitudeLongitudeElevation (foot)TypeStatusLast Eruption
99.9Prieto, CerroMexico, Mexico32.418-115.305223Lava domeHoloceneUnknown

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 48 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near El Cajon, CA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
49.41949-11-045.7N/A32.2-116.5
38.91973-09-134.8832.9-116.3
45.71961-08-234.7N/A33.05-116.23
30.91983-06-294.6632.59-117.43
35.51984-10-104.61233.14-116.5
40.61957-01-244.6N/A33.13-116.38
47.01982-03-224.5533.06-116.21
47.71954-02-124.5N/A33.33-116.43
43.51961-08-224.4N/A33.05-116.27
45.21961-09-164.4N/A33.03-116.23
45.21961-09-204.4N/A33.03-116.23
45.31978-06-054.41233.42-116.7
35.91959-08-184.3N/A33.13-116.48
38.11960-08-014.2N/A33.17-116.47
45.31963-01-134.2N/A33.01-116.22
48.91968-04-234.2N/A32.11-116.78
24.81957-07-024.1N/A33.03-116.63
27.41978-08-194.1532.42-116.83
29.71970-01-214.1832.68-116.47
41.61971-05-254.1833.12-116.35
42.51951-11-144.11632.95-116.25
13.81985-06-184632.68-117.15
30.21969-10-144N/A32.6-116.5
30.21969-10-144N/A32.6-116.5
36.91932-06-2341633.17-116.5
48.71973-06-1941032.8-117.8
49.21948-12-2841633.48-116.7
49.61959-06-124N/A33.5-116.76
13.81985-06-183.9632.68-117.15
15.21985-06-183.9632.67-117.17
33.41981-09-043.91533.15-116.56
38.81984-04-013.91133.11-116.4
43.61985-04-193.8632.17-116.95
45.31959-07-203.8N/A33.36-116.55
49.41962-10-223.8N/A33.07-116.17
13.41964-06-213.7N/A32.67-117.13
19.41958-01-143.71632.57-117.15
38.61960-02-093.7N/A33.18-116.47
42.81946-10-283.71633.42-116.9
48.91945-01-303.71633.22-116.28
13.41964-06-233.6N/A32.67-117.13
21.51980-12-223.61632.73-116.6
40.11947-05-193.6N/A33.38-117.03
13.41964-07-153.5N/A32.67-117.13
27.71983-02-043.5632.91-116.5
41.61972-10-193.5832.88-116.25
44.51982-08-053.5333.26-116.42
49.31980-02-223.5733.23-116.28

Historical Tornado Events

No historical tornado events that had recorded magnitudes of 2 or above found in or near El Cajon, CA.

No historical earthquake events found in or near El Cajon, CA.


* 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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