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The chance of earthquake damage in Sunset Beach is much higher than California average and is much higher than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Sunset Beach is higher than 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

Sunset Beach, CA
73.08
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, #1308

Sunset Beach, CA
0.0000
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, #33

Sunset Beach, CA
47.14
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 455 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Sunset Beach, CA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:1Dense Fog:0Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:151Hail:22Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:4Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:5
Thunderstorm Winds:79Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:37Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:156 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Sunset Beach, CA.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 173 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Sunset Beach, CA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
10.91933-03-116.3N/A33.58-117.98
36.21910-05-156N/A33.5-117.5
5.41933-10-025.4N/A33.78-118.13
11.11941-11-145.41633.78-118.25
48.81970-09-125.4834.27-117.54
2.31933-03-135.3N/A33.75-118.08
31.31938-05-315.3N/A33.68-117.53
32.81930-08-315.3N/A33.9-118.6
46.31971-02-095.2634.31-118.45
38.41979-01-015.11133.95-118.68
7.41933-03-154.9N/A33.62-118.02
11.01941-10-224.91633.82-118.22
45.41971-02-094.81434.34-118.33
14.61982-05-254.71433.54-118.21
19.91929-07-084.7N/A34-118
20.41940-10-114.7N/A33.78-118.42
33.01956-01-034.7N/A33.75-117.5
44.11948-03-014.71634.17-117.53
19.71963-09-144.6N/A33.54-118.34
21.11978-04-294.6533.83-117.73
33.41965-01-014.6N/A34-117.6
33.41965-02-254.6N/A34-117.6
47.11971-03-314.6234.29-118.52
48.21963-07-264.61934.03-117.32
5.41939-12-274.5N/A33.78-118.13
13.51944-06-194.5N/A33.87-118.22
19.01969-10-274.5N/A33.55-117.81
34.41979-10-174.5633.9-118.63
42.11965-04-154.5N/A34.1-117.5
46.61936-02-234.51034.12-117.42
49.01971-03-074.5334.35-118.46
49.41969-05-054.5N/A34.3-117.57
49.01970-09-134.4834.28-117.55
4.31963-08-224.3N/A33.7-118
5.31961-10-204.3N/A33.67-118
6.31961-10-204.3N/A33.65-118
16.41933-10-254.3N/A33.95-118.13
43.81983-02-224.3633.1-117.9
20.61976-01-014.2633.97-117.88
34.11971-06-224.2833.75-117.48
45.51979-10-194.2734.2-117.53
45.61983-01-084.2834.13-117.45
47.41974-09-214.2833.77-117.25
47.91971-04-154.2434.27-118.58
4.51961-10-204.1N/A33.67-118.02
5.31961-10-204.1N/A33.67-118
17.51941-01-304.11633.97-118.05
17.61950-01-114.1133.95-118.2
19.71967-06-154.1N/A33.99-117.97
20.61961-10-044.1N/A33.85-117.75
37.81979-01-014.1233.95-118.67
45.41971-02-094.11134.34-118.33
45.91971-03-304.1334.3-118.46
46.51960-06-284.1N/A34.13-117.43
46.71965-07-164.1N/A34.1-117.4
49.51970-09-124.1834.27-117.52
49.61946-02-244.11634.4-117.8
4.91961-11-204N/A33.68-118
4.91961-11-204N/A33.68-118
5.41933-11-204N/A33.78-118.13
5.91961-10-204N/A33.68-117.98
6.01933-05-164N/A33.75-118.17
6.31961-10-204N/A33.67-117.98
6.31961-10-204N/A33.67-117.98
6.61933-08-044N/A33.75-118.18
7.41933-10-024N/A33.62-118.02
12.81933-11-134N/A33.87-118.2
14.91936-08-2241633.77-117.82
17.11984-02-274633.47-118.06
30.91941-04-1141633.9-117.58
42.91943-10-2441633.93-117.37
43.21964-08-304N/A34.25-118.47
46.01982-12-304N/A33.96-118.82
46.31971-06-214434.27-118.53
46.51978-08-114434.15-117.45
46.61936-02-2641034.12-117.42
46.81971-04-024334.28-118.53
46.91971-02-104134.37-118.3
47.21971-04-254234.37-118.32
48.11971-02-0941234.36-118.4
48.91941-03-2541634.22-117.47
9.61933-04-293.9N/A33.83-118.17
16.21980-09-093.9533.58-118.3
37.61981-07-293.9133.8-118.72
46.81971-02-093.9734.3-118.49
49.21971-02-093.9734.35-118.47
6.31961-10-203.8N/A33.67-117.98
7.11975-01-133.8N/A33.82-118.08
8.51941-10-223.81633.78-118.2
17.31960-08-203.8N/A33.68-118.37
20.51967-01-083.8N/A33.6-118.4
20.91983-03-013.8633.94-118.32
25.81978-09-033.8633.95-117.72
34.81960-02-243.8N/A34-117.57
35.31976-11-223.8233.95-118.62
43.61984-11-253.81433.33-118.67
47.41971-02-143.8134.3-118.51
49.21960-08-213.8N/A34.18-117.42
49.21961-11-133.8N/A34.02-118.85
5.21984-10-153.7233.7-118.16
19.11971-03-023.71233.93-117.86
22.11967-02-213.7N/A33.8-117.7
37.31979-01-013.7633.93-118.67
38.31947-10-133.7N/A33.85-118.72
38.61981-07-303.7233.79-118.74
39.41979-01-023.7633.95-118.7
39.41979-03-053.71333.95-118.7
41.01979-01-153.71033.97-118.72
45.61965-10-103.7N/A34.13-117.45
45.71966-09-023.7N/A34.11-117.43
45.71964-02-083.7N/A34.2-118.62
46.01971-02-203.7634.26-118.54
48.91973-08-203.7834.4-118.3
49.81971-03-283.7634.36-118.47
14.31948-05-243.61633.92-118.02
16.31948-02-203.61633.92-118.22
20.61950-01-193.61633.75-118.43
22.11973-10-233.6833.8-117.7
22.91973-12-283.61733.6-117.7
23.51971-01-053.6834.04-117.94
28.31948-07-183.61634.07-117.82
33.01959-08-233.6N/A34.13-117.78
35.61966-12-263.6N/A33.99-118.6
38.21981-07-303.6833.8-118.73
39.71969-06-223.6N/A33.92-118.72
40.51981-06-043.61233.67-117.37
40.71983-01-283.61333.94-118.73
45.81970-09-123.6834.22-117.55
46.11967-10-143.6N/A34.13-117.44
5.21966-06-133.5N/A33.75-117.99
5.31961-10-213.5N/A33.67-118
6.71961-10-203.5N/A33.67-117.97
8.81961-10-213.5N/A33.67-117.93
9.11941-11-103.51633.6-118
10.51933-08-293.5N/A33.87-118.07
11.51941-12-233.51533.57-117.98
11.51936-09-083.51633.57-117.98
11.91933-10-053.5N/A33.77-118.27
12.91943-10-293.51633.78-117.86
13.11932-10-213.51633.7-118.3
14.11941-06-043.51633.75-117.83
14.21973-03-213.5933.8-118.3
17.61950-05-133.51633.88-118.31
18.11932-01-313.51633.88-118.32
18.81969-04-133.5N/A33.54-118.32
19.71978-06-043.5633.92-117.83
19.91967-01-083.5N/A33.5-118.3
22.31936-03-013.51633.98-118.3
22.61945-02-063.51633.95-118.35
22.81966-10-023.5N/A33.97-118.33
23.61941-08-103.51634.02-117.88
24.11967-01-083.5N/A33.5-118.4
25.01959-08-033.5N/A34-117.8
26.91970-03-013.5833.98-118.42
29.21941-12-013.51633.3-118.15
32.31971-10-103.5833.74-117.51
33.81972-11-253.5834.02-117.61
43.31941-09-133.51633.83-117.33
43.51981-02-273.51634.17-118.6
45.71946-05-123.51633.88-117.3
45.71946-04-193.51633.88-117.3
46.01971-02-253.5234.34-118.36
46.41971-02-173.5534.36-118.31
46.71973-04-113.5834.1-117.4
47.01965-02-193.5N/A34.18-117.47
47.71971-02-163.51334.29-118.54
48.11936-10-243.51033.92-117.27
48.11971-07-023.5834.25-117.53
48.31970-09-123.5834.26-117.54
48.61971-06-013.51734.37-118.39
48.91972-10-083.5834.22-117.47
49.41971-02-243.5334.4-118.33
49.41959-07-233.5N/A33.93-117.25

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 7 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Sunset Beach, CA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
8.51982-11-09233°47'N / 118°12'W33°53'N / 118°03'W10.00 Miles1300 Yards002.5M0Los Angeles
10.11966-11-07233°39'N / 117°55'W0.20 Mile33 Yards003K0Orange
14.91966-11-07233°51'N / 118°20'W33°54'N / 118°10'W10.30 Miles50 Yards010250K0Los Angeles
18.11966-11-07233°54'N / 118°18'W0.10 Mile33 Yards003K0Los Angeles
26.41983-03-01233°59'N / 118°22'W34°03'N / 118°21'W3.50 Miles100 Yards03025.0M0Los Angeles
38.71982-11-09234°11'N / 118°27'W1.00 Mile150 Yards002.5M0Los Angeles
47.32008-05-22233°52'N / 117°15'W33°51'N / 117°17'W3.00 Miles75 Yards01350K0KRiverside
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Observations from KRIV indicate that this tornado touched down on March Field at 4:42 PM, traveled approximately three miles in a west-southwest direction for 21 minutes, and had a max width of 75 yards. As the tornado crossed Interstate 215, a semi-truck was lifted 30 to 40 feet into the air and nine empty BNSF railroad cars were derailed. The driver of the semi had to be extricated using the ???jaws of life??? and was hospitalized for over a month due to moderate head injuries. The tornado also damaged the roofs of several homes and a trailer on Kuder Ave. It should be noted that another tornado developed nearby while this tornado was in progress. Based on input from Dr. Kisho Mehta and Tim Marshall, damage to the rail cars was consistent with wind gusts up to 120 mph, or an EF-2 tornado. This is the first EF-2 tornado in California since the new scale was implemented in February 2007, and the first F2 tornado in California since the 1998 Sunnyvale tornado. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A thunderstorm developed near Redlands around 3:30 PM and quickly became severe as it moved south-southwest toward Moreno Valley along the Elsinore Convergence Zone. This storm produced large swaths of hail, flash flooding, and at least four tornadoes.


* 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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