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Susanville Micro Area Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 

The chance of earthquake damage in Susanville Area is much lower than California average and is higher than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Susanville Area is lower 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, #49

Susanville Area
3.06
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, #15

Susanville Area
0.0367
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, #933

Susanville Area
0.43
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 452 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Susanville Area were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:2Drought:0
Dust Storm:0Flood:40Hail:94Heat:0Heavy Snow:17
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:30
Thunderstorm Winds:67Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:27Winter Storm:51Winter Weather:1
Other:123 

Volcanos Nearby

A total of 10 volcanoes are found in or near Susanville Area.

Distance (miles)NameRegionLatitudeLongitudeElevation (foot)TypeStatusLast Eruption
12.2Eagle Lake FieldUS-California, United States40.63-120.831652Fissure ventHoloceneUnknown
41.7Big CaveUS-California, United States40.955-121.3651259Shield volcanoHoloceneUnknown
42.4Potato ButteUS-California, United States40.63-121.431532Shield volcanoHoloceneUnknown
48.2Tumble ButtesUS-California, United States40.68-121.552191Cinder coneHoloceneUnknown
48.7Lassen Volc CenterUS-California, United States40.492-121.5083187StratovolcanoHistoricalLast known eruption 1900-1963
50.9Twin ButtesUS-California, United States40.78-121.61631Cinder coneHoloceneUnknown
52.8Brushy ButteUS-California, United States41.178-121.4431174Shield volcanoHoloceneUnknown
76.8Medicine LakeUS-California, United States41.58-121.572412Shield volcanoRadiocarbonLast known eruption A.D. 1-1499
94.9ShastaUS-California, United States41.42-122.24317StratovolcanoHistoricalLast known eruption 1700-1799
104.6Steamboat 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 14 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Susanville Area.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
47.91950-03-205.5N/A40.45-121.47
23.01976-06-244.7540.39-120.59
20.31976-06-204.5540.43-120.57
48.51950-12-144.5N/A40.1-120.2
23.01976-07-034.4540.39-120.58
45.11951-02-194.2N/A40.07-120.7
48.11950-11-144.1N/A40.5-121.5
48.61950-11-144N/A40.48-121.5
34.81960-06-283.8N/A40.32-121.03
46.31977-10-043.8540.26-121.27
40.31965-12-203.7N/A40.7-121.4
29.21941-11-063.51640.83-121.17
31.71958-01-253.5N/A40.37-121.02
40.91963-07-083.5N/A40.2-121

Historical Tornado Events

No historical tornado events that had recorded magnitudes of 2 or above found in or near Susanville Area.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Susanville Area.


* 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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