Penn Valley, CA Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
The chance of earthquake damage in Penn Valley is much lower than California average and is higher than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Penn Valley is lower than California average and is much lower than the national average.
Earthquake Index, #1591
|Penn Valley, CA||2.24|
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, #596
|Penn Valley, CA||0.0052|
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, #1088
|Penn Valley, CA||8.46|
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 180 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Penn Valley, CA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||25||Hail:||20||Heat:||0||Heavy Snow:||0|
|High Surf:||0||Hurricane:||0||Ice Storm:||0||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||1|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||16||Tropical Storm:||0||Wildfire:||8||Winter Storm:||5||Winter Weather:||0|
A total of 4 volcanoes are found in or near Penn Valley, CA.
|Distance (miles)||Name||Region||Latitude||Longitude||Elevation (foot)||Type||Status||Last Eruption|
|79.8||Steamboat Springs||US-Nevada, United States||39.375||-119.72||1415||Lava dome||Pleistocene-Fumarol||Quaternary eruption(s) with the only known Holocene activity being hydrothermal|
|85.9||Clear Lake||US-California, United States||38.97||-122.77||1439||Volcanic field||Holocene||Undated, but probable Holocene eruption|
|91.1||Lassen Volc Center||US-California, United States||40.492||-121.508||3187||Stratovolcano||Historical||Last known eruption 1900-1963|
|99.8||Potato Butte||US-California, United States||40.63||-121.43||1532||Shield volcano||Holocene||Unknown|
Historical Earthquake Events
A total of 17 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Penn Valley, CA.
|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 Penn Valley, CA.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|35.5||1978-02-07||2||38°42'N / 121°27'W||38°44'N / 121°25'W||1.90 Miles||20 Yards||0||0||250K||0||Sacramento|
* 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.