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El Centro, CA Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in El Centro is much higher than California average and is much higher than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in El Centro 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, #180

El Centro, CA
40.49
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, #456

El Centro, CA
0.0078
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, #1492

El Centro, CA
2.10
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 64 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of El Centro, CA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:0Drought:1
Dust Storm:0Flood:10Hail:12Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:0
Thunderstorm Winds:32Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:9 

Volcanos Nearby

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

Distance (miles)NameRegionLatitudeLongitudeElevation (foot)TypeStatusLast Eruption
29.4Prieto, CerroMexico, Mexico32.418-115.305223Lava domeHoloceneUnknown

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 177 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near El Centro, CA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
7.41940-05-197.1N/A32.73-115.45
17.11979-10-1571232.63-115.33
28.61942-10-216.5N/A32.97-116
40.71934-12-306.5N/A32.2-115.5
42.81968-04-096.5N/A33.2-116.11
3.51915-06-236.2N/A32.8-115.5
49.51954-03-196.2N/A33.28-116.18
16.11979-10-166.1533.02-115.58
20.11927-01-015.8N/A32.5-115.5
38.71958-12-015.81632.25-115.75
22.01981-04-265.7433.1-115.63
44.61945-08-155.71633.22-116.13
23.01951-01-245.61633.12-115.57
7.11953-06-145.5N/A32.83-115.67
23.01976-11-045.5433.12-115.59
41.61978-05-055.5532.22-115.32
15.11955-12-175.4N/A33-115.5
21.51946-01-085.4N/A33-115.83
23.01950-07-295.41633.12-115.57
31.41957-04-255.2N/A33.17-115.85
34.81968-04-095.2N/A33.1-116.03
23.11971-09-305.1833.04-115.82
49.51954-03-235.1N/A33.28-116.18
15.11930-02-265N/A33-115.5
21.61979-10-175533.1-115.55
39.11957-05-265N/A33.2-116.02
44.51978-03-115532.26-115.12
12.61975-01-234.9N/A32.96-115.49
44.81978-03-124.9532.26-115.11
16.31961-09-124.8N/A32.57-115.45
16.71963-05-234.8133.01-115.67
23.01950-07-274.81633.12-115.57
23.01950-07-284.81633.12-115.57
29.61968-04-164.8N/A33.03-115.98
43.71973-09-134.8832.9-116.3
7.21977-10-304.7432.88-115.5
18.21963-05-234.7N/A33.03-115.68
18.21963-05-244.7N/A33.03-115.68
18.21963-05-234.7N/A33.03-115.68
23.01950-08-014.71633.12-115.57
24.71968-12-174.7N/A33.03-115.87
34.81968-04-094.7N/A33.1-116.03
38.11956-01-034.7N/A32.38-116
38.71958-12-024.71632.25-115.75
43.01961-08-234.7N/A33.05-116.23
45.51978-03-124.7532.23-115.14
10.31979-12-214.6532.78-115.38
31.01977-01-174.62532.47-115.18
38.71958-12-254.61632.25-115.75
7.41941-07-224.51632.73-115.45
15.11965-06-164.5N/A33-115.5
15.11930-03-014.5N/A33-115.5
15.11965-06-174.5N/A33-115.5
16.81963-10-274.5N/A33-115.7
18.21963-05-234.5N/A33.03-115.68
23.41951-12-054.51633.1-115.4
28.61943-11-024.51632.97-116
30.31972-03-174.5832.35-115.59
34.01941-12-244.51632.6-116.1
36.61960-06-114.5N/A32.27-115.42
37.11943-06-184.51633.11-116.07
38.31965-08-264.5N/A33.2-116
38.41936-05-074.51633.13-116.08
39.01943-06-184.51633.11-116.11
42.21982-03-224.5533.06-116.21
19.61982-09-054.4432.93-115.85
23.11976-11-044.4533.12-115.6
34.01951-08-104.41633.27-115.67
36.81954-02-014.4N/A32.3-115.3
38.71958-12-064.41632.25-115.75
42.41961-09-164.4N/A33.03-116.23
42.41961-09-204.4N/A33.03-116.23
43.61951-03-294.41633.28-116.03
45.11961-08-224.4N/A33.05-116.27
6.71977-11-144.3532.82-115.45
8.51977-10-214.3632.9-115.5
8.81975-06-204.3N/A32.76-115.41
15.71975-01-234.3N/A33.01-115.5
21.71965-06-174.3N/A33.1-115.6
21.71963-10-274.3N/A33.1-115.6
29.21983-07-134.31233.21-115.53
30.41968-04-094.3N/A33.05-115.98
38.41984-02-294.3733.14-116.07
46.41968-04-144.3N/A33.21-116.18
49.31933-05-194.3N/A33.5-115.5
7.31976-04-144.21432.87-115.48
8.21980-10-314.2432.67-115.58
9.11960-04-214.2N/A32.73-115.7
14.41947-04-024.2N/A32.58-115.53
16.81963-10-274.2N/A33-115.7
21.91976-11-044.2433.1-115.62
23.11976-11-044.2533.12-115.6
29.71963-10-274.2N/A33.2-115.7
41.31963-01-134.2N/A33.01-116.22
42.21978-03-164.2532.3-115.12
43.31950-12-284.21633.2-116.12
45.81954-01-044.2N/A33.27-116.1
10.11968-04-234.1N/A32.84-115.72
12.61980-01-124.1532.97-115.55
12.81979-10-174.1732.97-115.6
21.91976-11-044.1133.1-115.62
22.21979-06-134.1633.1-115.65
22.61976-11-044.1233.11-115.62
22.71981-04-254.1533.11-115.63
23.01976-11-044.1533.12-115.59
29.01960-05-134.1N/A32.42-115.8
41.71951-11-144.11632.95-116.25
48.11961-06-104.1N/A32.13-115.83
7.81976-04-144832.88-115.48
15.11973-06-214833-115.5
17.11972-01-124832.93-115.8
21.11936-04-0741632.9-115.22
21.11936-04-0841632.9-115.22
21.11936-04-1841632.9-115.22
28.11941-06-2541632.5-115.9
28.31943-08-1741632.96-116
37.71932-04-2941632.25-115.67
38.71959-01-254N/A32.25-115.75
5.91977-11-143.9532.83-115.47
6.61977-10-283.91632.87-115.5
8.51977-10-203.9532.9-115.5
8.71984-04-263.91332.74-115.42
14.91951-07-163.91632.58-115.63
16.51980-02-163.9533.02-115.62
17.31958-10-163.91633.03-115.63
17.31950-10-163.91633-115.4
22.01981-04-253.9533.1-115.63
23.21976-11-043.9133.12-115.61
29.01979-12-023.91332.63-116.02
43.81954-01-043.9N/A33.27-116.05
44.01968-04-103.9N/A33.25-116.08
48.61980-02-223.9533.22-116.22
5.11961-03-053.8N/A32.78-115.47
5.91977-11-143.8332.83-115.47
11.61980-10-263.81532.62-115.58
14.91965-06-163.8N/A33-115.6
15.11965-06-163.8N/A33-115.5
17.31950-10-153.81633-115.4
22.11983-11-113.8932.97-115.87
24.51976-04-263.8233.13-115.67
28.31960-07-013.8N/A33.18-115.7
34.11958-08-183.81633.17-115.93
37.01969-06-083.8N/A33.21-115.95
40.51962-10-223.8N/A33.07-116.17
49.51954-03-243.8N/A33.28-116.18
9.91976-04-143.7832.93-115.55
20.51979-06-133.7633.08-115.62
41.01968-04-093.7N/A33.16-116.11
3.31978-02-233.61932.82-115.6
5.11966-03-043.6N/A32.86-115.54
6.41976-04-143.6832.88-115.55
9.31982-08-103.61532.92-115.53
20.21979-11-043.6533.08-115.55
26.01984-09-303.6632.5-115.27
27.61950-01-203.61633.17-115.42
40.21981-06-123.6433.25-115.98
5.11966-03-043.5N/A32.84-115.62
6.91961-12-183.5N/A32.83-115.45
8.81932-10-083.51632.67-115.5
9.01960-12-013.5N/A32.9-115.48
13.41932-02-263.51632.6-115.62
14.91965-06-163.5N/A33-115.6
15.51932-10-083.51632.67-115.33
15.71932-05-283.51632.58-115.67
17.41983-11-153.5633.04-115.56
18.21963-05-233.5N/A33.03-115.68
19.11943-05-093.51633.05-115.66
19.71981-03-083.5833.07-115.6
20.81979-08-273.5532.7-115.9
21.11936-04-073.51632.9-115.22
23.11965-06-173.5N/A33.1-115.7
24.41980-01-133.5533.12-115.7
28.31943-05-303.51632.96-116
35.61941-02-263.51633.3-115.5
40.71972-10-193.5832.88-116.25
41.71982-08-263.5433.27-115.99
44.11978-03-103.5532.33-115.03

Historical Tornado Events

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

No historical earthquake events found in or near El Centro, 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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