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Madera Metro Area Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 

The chance of earthquake damage in Madera Area is much lower than California average and is much higher than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Madera Area 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, #46

Madera Area
3.38
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, #37

Madera Area
0.0148
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, #804

Madera Area
13.00
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 993 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Madera Area were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:5Drought:3
Dust Storm:0Flood:96Hail:162Heat:0Heavy Snow:2
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:3
Thunderstorm Winds:98Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:79Winter Storm:1Winter Weather:0
Other:544 

Volcanos Nearby

A total of 6 volcanoes are found in or near Madera Area.

Distance (miles)NameRegionLatitudeLongitudeElevation (foot)TypeStatusLast Eruption
46.1Red ConesUS-California, United States37.58-119.052748Cinder coneHoloceneUndated, but probable Holocene eruption
52.0Inyo CratersUS-California, United States37.692-119.022629Lava domeRadiocarbonLast known eruption A.D. 1-1499
58.9Long ValleyUS-California, United States37.7-118.873390CalderaPleistocene-FumarolQuaternary eruption(s) with the only known Holocene activity being hydrothermal
61.8Mono CratersUS-California, United States37.88-1192796Lava domeRadiocarbonLast known eruption A.D. 1-1499
67.3Mono Lake Volc FieldUS-California, United States38-119.032121Cinder coneTephrochronologyLast known eruption 1700-1799
98.6Golden Trout CreekUS-California, United States36.358-118.322886Volcanic fieldTephrochronologyLast known eruption B.C. (Holocene)

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 13 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Madera Area.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
42.51957-06-214.5N/A37.7-119.28
46.31973-09-154.21836.6-119.4
17.21975-08-104N/A37.37-119.99
46.71954-11-014N/A37.07-120.58
49.71983-08-094237.9-119.49
25.91981-11-183.92737.47-119.41
49.21973-10-073.9537.6-119
28.11972-03-313.7236.86-120.01
46.71973-09-183.7537.2-118.9
2.81941-03-273.5N/A37.2-119.8
17.01985-07-023.52336.98-119.64
29.01977-12-293.5836.86-120.04
29.51964-12-233.5N/A36.8-119.9

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 1 historical tornado event that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Madera Area.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
28.41962-03-22236°48'N / 119°48'W0.50 Mile33 Yards003K0Fresno


* 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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