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South Oroville, CA Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in South Oroville is much higher than California average and is much higher than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in South Oroville 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, #247

South Oroville, CA
32.68
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, #338

South Oroville, CA
0.0102
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, #683

South Oroville, CA
12.82
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 128 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of South Oroville, CA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:0Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:19Hail:20Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:1
Thunderstorm Winds:17Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:7Winter Storm:1Winter Weather:0
Other:63 

Volcanos Nearby

A total of 7 volcanoes are found in or near South Oroville, CA.

Distance (miles)NameRegionLatitudeLongitudeElevation (foot)TypeStatusLast Eruption
70.0Lassen Volc CenterUS-California, United States40.492-121.5083187StratovolcanoHistoricalLast known eruption 1900-1963
74.4Clear LakeUS-California, United States38.97-122.771439Volcanic fieldHoloceneUndated, but probable Holocene eruption
79.7Potato ButteUS-California, United States40.63-121.431532Shield volcanoHoloceneUnknown
82.9Tumble ButtesUS-California, United States40.68-121.552191Cinder coneHoloceneUnknown
88.0Eagle Lake FieldUS-California, United States40.63-120.831652Fissure ventHoloceneUnknown
89.9Twin ButtesUS-California, United States40.78-121.61631Cinder coneHoloceneUnknown
97.5Steamboat SpringsUS-Nevada, United States39.375-119.721415Lava domePleistocene-FumarolQuaternary eruption(s) with the only known Holocene activity being hydrothermal

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 22 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near South Oroville, CA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
24.41940-02-0863539.75-121.25
2.81975-08-015.8N/A39.44-121.53
36.91963-09-135.4N/A40-121.7
10.01975-08-025.2N/A39.41-121.71
4.01975-08-114.8N/A39.45-121.48
25.71968-04-294.7N/A39.54-122.02
20.21966-05-244.6N/A39.68-121.82
6.21976-07-064.5539.4-121.6
46.21941-05-014.5N/A40-121
40.21972-07-164.11040.03-121.3
40.71943-11-154N/A39.22-122.23
0.61976-06-143.9739.47-121.54
30.21971-08-063.8839.51-122.11
36.41985-04-183.81439.11-122.03
38.01943-11-163.8N/A39.23-122.18
43.01968-02-263.7N/A40-121.1
28.01970-07-013.6339.48-122.07
40.31980-11-243.6539.27-122.25
46.11970-12-093.6240.13-121.35
48.31943-10-143.6N/A39.25-122.4
5.61977-05-043.5739.41-121.49
29.11970-07-013.51239.48-122.09

Historical Tornado Events

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

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
38.81953-05-19239°45'N / 122°11'W2.00 Miles33 Yards003K0Glenn
41.31986-09-24239°56'N / 122°03'W2.00 Miles100 Yards012.5M0Tehama


* 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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