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The chance of earthquake damage in Fullerton is much higher than California average and is much higher than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Fullerton 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, #238

Fullerton, CA
33.60
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, #1224

Fullerton, 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, #44

Fullerton, CA
45.62
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 699 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Fullerton, CA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:4Dense Fog:4Drought:26
Dust Storm:5Flood:196Hail:31Heat:7Heavy Snow:1
High Surf:4Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:1Strong Wind:98
Thunderstorm Winds:91Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:66Winter Storm:1Winter Weather:1
Other:163 

Volcanos Nearby

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

Distance (miles)NameRegionLatitudeLongitudeElevation (foot)TypeStatusLast Eruption
95.3Lavic LakeUS-California, United States34.75-116.6251495Volcanic fieldHoloceneUndated, but probable Holocene eruption

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 217 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Fullerton, CA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
45.11971-02-096.4834.41-118.4
21.31933-03-116.3N/A33.58-117.98
39.61923-07-236.2N/A34-117.25
36.21910-05-156N/A33.5-117.5
13.71933-10-025.4N/A33.78-118.13
19.91941-11-145.41633.78-118.25
34.61970-09-125.4834.27-117.54
12.81933-03-135.3N/A33.75-118.08
26.91938-05-315.3N/A33.68-117.53
38.51930-08-315.3N/A33.9-118.6
45.11971-02-095.3834.41-118.4
41.81971-02-095.2634.31-118.45
43.31979-01-015.11133.95-118.68
45.61952-08-235N/A34.5-118.22
17.31941-10-224.91633.82-118.22
19.11933-03-154.9N/A33.62-118.02
38.91971-02-094.81434.34-118.33
39.91985-10-024.81534.02-117.25
46.11977-08-124.81034.38-118.47
8.91929-07-084.7N/A34-118
26.31956-01-034.7N/A33.75-117.5
28.81982-05-254.71433.54-118.21
29.11940-10-114.7N/A33.78-118.42
30.11948-03-014.71634.17-117.53
46.01971-02-214.7734.4-118.44
12.01978-04-294.6533.83-117.73
20.41965-01-014.6N/A34-117.6
20.41965-02-254.6N/A34-117.6
33.61963-09-144.6N/A33.54-118.34
36.21963-07-264.61934.03-117.32
43.91971-03-314.6234.29-118.52
13.71939-12-274.5N/A33.78-118.13
16.81944-06-194.5N/A33.87-118.22
24.21969-10-274.5N/A33.55-117.81
28.61965-04-154.5N/A34.1-117.5
33.31936-02-234.51034.12-117.42
35.21969-05-054.5N/A34.3-117.57
40.21979-10-174.5633.9-118.63
44.21971-03-074.5334.35-118.46
45.11971-02-214.5734.39-118.43
46.61971-02-104.5634.43-118.41
34.81970-09-134.4834.28-117.55
12.41933-10-254.3N/A33.95-118.13
13.51963-08-224.3N/A33.7-118
15.51961-10-204.3N/A33.67-118
16.81961-10-204.3N/A33.65-118
37.91951-09-224.31234.12-117.33
42.91971-02-104.3534.41-118.33
45.31971-02-104.31034.4-118.42
47.71969-02-284.3N/A34.56-118.11
48.51969-02-284.3N/A34.57-118.12
6.41976-01-014.2633.97-117.88
27.41971-06-224.2833.75-117.48
31.51979-10-194.2734.2-117.53
32.11983-01-084.2834.13-117.45
39.71974-09-214.2833.77-117.25
45.51971-03-254.2534.36-118.48
45.81971-04-154.2434.27-118.58
45.81971-04-014.2734.41-118.42
48.91971-02-094.2134.46-118.43
49.21977-09-244.2534.47-118.42
7.61967-06-154.1N/A33.99-117.97
9.11941-01-304.11633.97-118.05
10.51961-10-044.1N/A33.85-117.75
15.51961-10-204.1N/A33.67-118
15.81961-10-204.1N/A33.67-118.02
16.21950-01-114.1133.95-118.2
33.11960-06-284.1N/A34.13-117.43
33.71965-07-164.1N/A34.1-117.4
35.31970-09-124.1834.27-117.52
36.31946-02-244.11634.4-117.8
38.91971-02-094.11134.34-118.33
41.81971-03-304.1334.3-118.46
42.71979-01-014.1233.95-118.67
44.21962-04-274.1N/A33.73-117.18
10.11936-08-2241633.77-117.82
13.71933-11-204N/A33.78-118.13
14.51961-10-204N/A33.68-117.98
14.81961-11-204N/A33.68-118
14.81961-11-204N/A33.68-118
15.21961-10-204N/A33.67-117.98
15.21961-10-204N/A33.67-117.98
15.61933-11-134N/A33.87-118.2
16.71933-05-164N/A33.75-118.17
17.21933-08-044N/A33.75-118.18
19.11933-10-024N/A33.62-118.02
20.01941-04-1141633.9-117.58
29.71984-02-274633.47-118.06
32.11943-10-2441633.93-117.37
32.91978-08-114434.15-117.45
33.31936-02-2641034.12-117.42
34.91941-03-2541634.22-117.47
39.61971-02-104134.37-118.3
39.61932-11-0141634-117.25
39.91964-08-304N/A34.25-118.47
40.21971-04-254234.37-118.32
42.41971-02-0941234.36-118.4
43.51971-06-214434.27-118.53
43.91971-04-024334.28-118.53
14.41933-04-293.9N/A33.83-118.17
30.01980-09-093.9533.58-118.3
38.61979-08-283.9934.42-117.73
43.01971-02-093.9734.3-118.49
44.61971-02-093.9734.35-118.47
44.61971-03-073.9534.38-118.43
45.81981-07-293.9133.8-118.72
46.41976-10-173.91534.45-118.37
48.81971-02-153.91334.47-118.41
9.81975-01-133.8N/A33.82-118.08
12.71978-09-033.8633.95-117.72
15.21961-10-203.8N/A33.67-117.98
17.21941-10-223.81633.78-118.2
22.01960-02-243.8N/A34-117.57
22.81983-03-013.8633.94-118.32
29.11960-08-203.8N/A33.68-118.37
33.51967-01-083.8N/A33.6-118.4
35.51960-08-213.8N/A34.18-117.42
39.91976-11-223.8233.95-118.62
41.81972-09-113.8834.09-117.24
43.91971-02-143.8134.3-118.51
45.11971-02-093.8834.41-118.4
47.31972-02-253.81334.43-118.43
5.01971-03-023.71233.93-117.86
14.41967-02-213.7N/A33.8-117.7
18.51984-10-153.7233.7-118.16
32.11965-10-103.7N/A34.13-117.45
32.41966-09-023.7N/A34.11-117.43
41.41973-08-203.7834.4-118.3
42.61979-01-013.7633.93-118.67
43.51971-02-203.7634.26-118.54
44.51979-03-053.71333.95-118.7
44.51979-01-023.7633.95-118.7
45.11971-03-283.7634.36-118.47
45.11964-02-083.7N/A34.2-118.62
45.51947-10-133.7N/A33.85-118.72
45.71979-01-153.71033.97-118.72
46.21972-02-023.71234.41-118.43
47.01981-07-303.7233.79-118.74
48.31973-01-273.7834.4-118.5
5.81948-05-243.61633.92-118.02
10.71971-01-053.6834.04-117.94
14.11948-07-183.61634.07-117.82
14.41973-10-233.6833.8-117.7
16.91948-02-203.61633.92-118.22
18.91959-08-233.6N/A34.13-117.78
23.71973-12-283.61733.6-117.7
30.31950-01-193.61633.75-118.43
31.61970-09-123.6834.22-117.55
32.61967-10-143.6N/A34.13-117.44
35.31981-06-043.61233.67-117.37
38.01983-12-293.6834.17-117.36
39.21966-12-263.6N/A33.99-118.6
39.91983-09-123.61534.05-117.26
40.41985-10-313.6334.47-117.89
41.81981-09-123.6834.15-117.27
44.61973-09-243.6834.4-118.4
44.91972-02-083.6934.4-118.41
45.41969-06-223.6N/A33.92-118.72
45.81972-10-213.6934.41-118.42
46.11983-01-283.61333.94-118.73
46.31971-05-013.6534.43-118.4
46.41981-07-303.6833.8-118.73
6.11978-06-043.5633.92-117.83
8.21933-08-293.5N/A33.87-118.07
8.31943-10-293.51633.78-117.86
9.71941-08-103.51634.02-117.88
10.01966-06-133.5N/A33.75-117.99
10.81959-08-033.5N/A34-117.8
10.91941-06-043.51633.75-117.83
14.91961-10-213.5N/A33.67-117.93
15.11961-10-203.5N/A33.67-117.97
15.51961-10-213.5N/A33.67-118
20.21941-11-103.51633.6-118
20.41972-11-253.5834.02-117.61
21.21933-10-053.5N/A33.77-118.27
21.91950-05-133.51633.88-118.31
22.01936-09-083.51633.57-117.98
22.01941-12-233.51533.57-117.98
22.11973-03-213.5933.8-118.3
22.31936-03-013.51633.98-118.3
22.51932-01-313.51633.88-118.32
23.81966-10-023.5N/A33.97-118.33
24.61945-02-063.51633.95-118.35
24.91932-10-213.51633.7-118.3
26.01971-10-103.5833.74-117.51
28.91970-03-013.5833.98-118.42
32.81969-04-133.5N/A33.54-118.32
33.21965-02-193.5N/A34.18-117.47
33.71973-04-113.5834.1-117.4
33.91971-07-023.5834.25-117.53
34.11970-09-123.5834.26-117.54
34.11967-01-083.5N/A33.5-118.3
34.51941-09-133.51633.83-117.33
34.91972-10-083.5834.22-117.47
36.01946-04-193.51633.88-117.3
36.01946-05-123.51633.88-117.3
36.31969-10-143.5N/A34.33-117.59
37.81936-10-243.51033.92-117.27
38.01967-01-083.5N/A33.5-118.4
38.91973-03-283.5834.1-117.3
38.91967-02-183.5N/A34.1-117.3
38.91965-10-313.5N/A34.22-117.38
39.01959-07-233.5N/A33.93-117.25
39.41971-02-173.5534.36-118.31
39.91971-02-253.5234.34-118.36
41.71967-07-123.5N/A34.49-117.95
42.31971-02-243.5334.4-118.33
42.41941-12-013.51633.3-118.15
42.61971-06-013.51734.37-118.39
43.21981-02-273.51634.17-118.6
44.61973-02-053.5834.4-118.4
44.81971-02-163.51334.29-118.54
45.11970-11-133.5834.19-117.23
45.11971-02-093.5834.41-118.4
46.21971-12-243.5834.41-118.43
46.41971-02-213.5634.4-118.45
47.01983-04-163.5634.35-118.53

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 7 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Fullerton, CA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
11.91982-11-09233°47'N / 118°12'W33°53'N / 118°03'W10.00 Miles1300 Yards002.5M0Los Angeles
16.31966-11-07233°39'N / 117°55'W0.20 Mile33 Yards003K0Orange
18.51966-11-07233°51'N / 118°20'W33°54'N / 118°10'W10.30 Miles50 Yards010250K0Los Angeles
21.31966-11-07233°54'N / 118°18'W0.10 Mile33 Yards003K0Los Angeles
26.31983-03-01233°59'N / 118°22'W34°03'N / 118°21'W3.50 Miles100 Yards03025.0M0Los Angeles
36.31982-11-09234°11'N / 118°27'W1.00 Mile150 Yards002.5M0Los Angeles
38.02008-05-22233°52'N / 117°15'W33°51'N / 117°17'W3.00 Miles75 Yards01350K0KRiverside
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Observations from KRIV indicate that this tornado touched down on March Field at 4:42 PM, traveled approximately three miles in a west-southwest direction for 21 minutes, and had a max width of 75 yards. As the tornado crossed Interstate 215, a semi-truck was lifted 30 to 40 feet into the air and nine empty BNSF railroad cars were derailed. The driver of the semi had to be extricated using the ???jaws of life??? and was hospitalized for over a month due to moderate head injuries. The tornado also damaged the roofs of several homes and a trailer on Kuder Ave. It should be noted that another tornado developed nearby while this tornado was in progress. Based on input from Dr. Kisho Mehta and Tim Marshall, damage to the rail cars was consistent with wind gusts up to 120 mph, or an EF-2 tornado. This is the first EF-2 tornado in California since the new scale was implemented in February 2007, and the first F2 tornado in California since the 1998 Sunnyvale tornado. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A thunderstorm developed near Redlands around 3:30 PM and quickly became severe as it moved south-southwest toward Moreno Valley along the Elsinore Convergence Zone. This storm produced large swaths of hail, flash flooding, and at least four tornadoes.


* 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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