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.
Earthquake Index, #46
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
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
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:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||96||Hail:||162||Heat:||0||Heavy Snow:||2|
|High Surf:||0||Hurricane:||0||Ice Storm:||0||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||3|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||98||Tropical Storm:||0||Wildfire:||79||Winter Storm:||1||Winter Weather:||0|
A total of 6 volcanoes are found in or near Madera Area.
|Distance (miles)||Name||Region||Latitude||Longitude||Elevation (foot)||Type||Status||Last Eruption|
|46.1||Red Cones||US-California, United States||37.58||-119.05||2748||Cinder cone||Holocene||Undated, but probable Holocene eruption|
|52.0||Inyo Craters||US-California, United States||37.692||-119.02||2629||Lava dome||Radiocarbon||Last known eruption A.D. 1-1499|
|58.9||Long Valley||US-California, United States||37.7||-118.87||3390||Caldera||Pleistocene-Fumarol||Quaternary eruption(s) with the only known Holocene activity being hydrothermal|
|61.8||Mono Craters||US-California, United States||37.88||-119||2796||Lava dome||Radiocarbon||Last known eruption A.D. 1-1499|
|67.3||Mono Lake Volc Field||US-California, United States||38||-119.03||2121||Cinder cone||Tephrochronology||Last known eruption 1700-1799|
|98.6||Golden Trout Creek||US-California, United States||36.358||-118.32||2886||Volcanic field||Tephrochronology||Last 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)||Date||Magnitude||Depth (km)||Latitude||Longitude|
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)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|28.4||1962-03-22||2||36°48'N / 119°48'W||0.50 Mile||33 Yards||0||0||3K||0||Fresno|
* 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.