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The chance of earthquake damage in Meridian is much lower than California average and is higher than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Meridian 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, #1511

Meridian, CA
2.75
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, #638

Meridian, CA
0.0046
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, #1016

Meridian, CA
9.49
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 150 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Meridian, CA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:1Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:20Hail:23Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:1
Thunderstorm Winds:22Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:8Winter Storm:1Winter Weather:0
Other:74 

Volcanos Nearby

A total of 2 volcanoes are found in or near Meridian, CA.

Distance (miles)NameRegionLatitudeLongitudeElevation (foot)TypeStatusLast Eruption
47.7Clear LakeUS-California, United States38.97-122.771439Volcanic fieldHoloceneUndated, but probable Holocene eruption
95.7Lassen Volc CenterUS-California, United States40.492-121.5083187StratovolcanoHistoricalLast known eruption 1900-1963

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 26 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Meridian, CA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
28.91975-08-015.8N/A39.44-121.53
21.41975-08-025.2N/A39.41-121.71
31.31975-08-114.8N/A39.45-121.48
28.21968-04-294.7N/A39.54-122.02
38.71973-09-174.7238.6-122.1
37.51966-05-244.6N/A39.68-121.82
24.31976-07-064.5539.4-121.6
34.61978-09-084.41738.64-121.91
47.01982-09-034.3939.63-122.52
45.71959-12-164.1N/A38.58-122.36
18.11943-11-154N/A39.22-122.23
33.51969-05-084N/A38.7-122.17
30.11976-06-143.9739.47-121.54
43.71980-12-123.9438.96-122.69
6.91985-04-183.81439.11-122.03
15.81943-11-163.8N/A39.23-122.18
27.71971-08-063.8839.51-122.11
42.61943-10-263.8N/A39.2-122.7
20.41980-11-243.6539.27-122.25
25.01970-07-013.6339.48-122.07
27.41943-10-143.6N/A39.25-122.4
25.41970-07-013.51239.48-122.09
29.11977-05-043.5739.41-121.49
35.91980-02-133.5638.95-122.53
43.71985-03-063.5238.94-122.68
45.21972-03-053.5939.32-122.72

Historical Tornado Events

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

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
38.81978-02-07238°42'N / 121°27'W38°44'N / 121°25'W1.90 Miles20 Yards00250K0Sacramento
44.61953-05-19239°45'N / 122°11'W2.00 Miles33 Yards003K0Glenn


* 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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