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Fresno, CA Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Fresno is much lower than California average and is much higher than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Fresno is higher 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, #849

Fresno, CA
8.30
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, #402

Fresno, CA
0.0089
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, #212

Fresno, CA
29.63
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 518 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Fresno, CA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:2Drought:2
Dust Storm:0Flood:42Hail:126Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:1
Thunderstorm Winds:62Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:20Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:263 

Volcanos Nearby

A total of 6 volcanoes are found in or near Fresno, CA.

Distance (miles)NameRegionLatitudeLongitudeElevation (foot)TypeStatusLast Eruption
68.6Red ConesUS-California, United States37.58-119.052748Cinder coneHoloceneUndated, but probable Holocene eruption
75.9Inyo CratersUS-California, United States37.692-119.022629Lava domeRadiocarbonLast known eruption A.D. 1-1499
81.2Long ValleyUS-California, United States37.7-118.873390CalderaPleistocene-FumarolQuaternary eruption(s) with the only known Holocene activity being hydrothermal
86.9Golden Trout CreekUS-California, United States36.358-118.322886Volcanic fieldTephrochronologyLast known eruption B.C. (Holocene)
87.4Mono CratersUS-California, United States37.88-1192796Lava domeRadiocarbonLast known eruption A.D. 1-1499
93.9Mono Lake Volc FieldUS-California, United States38-119.032121Cinder coneTephrochronologyLast known eruption 1700-1799

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 56 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Fresno, CA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
47.71983-05-026.71036.23-120.31
48.81985-08-045.91136.13-120.13
46.11983-09-095.4736.23-120.26
49.81983-07-095.4936.25-120.4
46.31983-05-095.31236.25-120.3
38.01975-08-035.1N/A36.46-120.35
45.91983-05-035.1836.27-120.32
49.61983-09-1151036.24-120.38
46.81983-05-094.91236.24-120.3
42.91980-09-244.8836.24-120.17
46.81983-05-034.8836.24-120.3
49.51983-05-034.8836.21-120.33
40.61962-04-154.7N/A36.52-120.45
46.71983-05-044.7536.26-120.33
47.31983-05-244.7936.25-120.33
47.21983-05-054.61136.28-120.37
47.21983-05-034.61136.28-120.37
32.81963-11-304.51636.58-120.33
46.41983-05-044.51236.28-120.35
48.41983-05-034.51036.27-120.39
49.11983-05-034.51136.23-120.35
49.91983-05-124.51136.17-120.27
45.31984-02-194.41036.28-120.32
48.71985-08-054.4836.11-120.06
45.81983-08-124.3936.18-120.14
48.21983-08-144.31036.29-120.41
25.21973-09-154.21836.6-119.4
49.11983-06-074.21236.16-120.22
49.11983-05-224.21036.15-120.2
49.61983-07-184.21136.18-120.28
49.01985-10-084.11136.17-120.24
42.01975-08-104N/A37.37-119.99
46.21983-09-094636.24-120.28
47.71954-11-014N/A37.07-120.58
47.81983-08-1241036.29-120.4
48.21983-07-144736.22-120.31
49.61982-10-2541136.34-120.5
45.21983-09-093.9836.23-120.23
46.91983-07-123.9936.3-120.39
48.31984-01-273.8736.28-120.4
49.61983-05-273.81336.24-120.38
13.11972-03-313.7236.86-120.01
42.11983-07-223.7736.35-120.33
45.71983-07-173.71236.28-120.33
46.41984-08-163.7736.19-120.19
47.91985-04-093.7936.21-120.28
49.31984-09-073.7536.09-120.01
49.91983-07-093.7236.28-120.44
49.31985-07-243.6936.19-120.29
6.01964-12-233.5N/A36.8-119.9
14.61977-12-293.5836.86-120.04
16.11985-07-023.52336.98-119.64
28.81941-03-273.5N/A37.2-119.8
47.01932-02-023.5N/A36.57-120.6
47.31969-06-193.5N/A36.12-119.58
47.81985-03-273.5636.29-120.4

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 3 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Fresno, CA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
1.21962-03-22236°48'N / 119°48'W0.50 Mile33 Yards003K0Fresno
31.91980-04-05236°22'N / 119°42'W36°19'N / 119°33'W8.90 Miles10 Yards01250K0Kings
37.11980-04-05236°19'N / 119°33'W36°17'N / 119°27'W6.10 Miles33 Yards003K0Tulare


* 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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