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Valley Center, CA Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Valley Center is much lower than California average and is much higher than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Valley Center 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, #856

Valley Center, CA
8.14
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

Valley Center, 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, #582

Valley Center, CA
14.55
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 829 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Valley Center, CA were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:2Drought:1
Dust Storm:0Flood:246Hail:44Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:3Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:4
Thunderstorm Winds:71Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:199Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:259 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Valley Center, CA.

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 99 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Valley Center, CA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
35.71918-04-216.8N/A33.75-117
48.41954-03-196.2N/A33.28-116.18
30.01937-03-256N/A33.47-116.58
33.51910-05-156N/A33.5-117.5
39.31969-04-285.9N/A33.35-116.35
47.01945-08-155.71633.38-116.22
33.41980-02-255.5633.52-116.55
41.21963-09-235.3N/A33.83-117
42.81938-05-315.3N/A33.68-117.53
48.41954-03-235.1N/A33.28-116.18
30.11982-06-154.81233.56-116.67
32.61950-09-054.81633.65-116.75
34.31951-02-154.81633.48-116.5
47.41973-09-134.8832.9-116.3
31.61967-05-214.7N/A33.51-116.58
41.61968-04-094.7N/A33.3-116.3
45.31956-01-034.7N/A33.75-117.5
47.21961-08-234.7N/A33.05-116.23
30.51984-10-104.61233.14-116.5
37.41957-01-244.6N/A33.13-116.38
30.41976-10-224.51533.48-116.58
34.51954-02-124.5N/A33.33-116.43
36.01941-02-234.51633.5-116.48
36.71943-01-024.51633.42-116.42
48.11982-03-224.5533.06-116.21
48.31969-05-194.5N/A33.35-116.19
49.11964-11-174.5N/A33.8-116.5
22.31978-06-054.41233.42-116.7
44.91961-08-224.4N/A33.05-116.27
46.21968-05-224.4N/A33.31-116.22
47.51961-09-164.4N/A33.03-116.23
47.51961-09-204.4N/A33.03-116.23
31.81959-08-184.3N/A33.13-116.48
33.31976-08-114.31533.48-116.52
33.81956-09-234.3N/A33.53-116.55
48.31968-04-144.3N/A33.21-116.18
31.81960-08-014.2N/A33.17-116.47
37.01979-02-124.2433.45-116.43
38.51971-02-234.2833.5-116.43
39.41974-09-214.2833.77-117.25
44.61971-06-224.2833.75-117.48
48.51963-01-134.2N/A33.01-116.22
26.31957-07-024.1N/A33.03-116.63
29.31967-08-114.1N/A33.51-116.63
35.61962-04-274.1N/A33.73-117.18
39.31971-05-254.1833.12-116.35
40.41984-09-074.11533.46-116.37
45.81962-10-054.1N/A33.33-116.23
48.41951-11-144.11632.95-116.25
49.61970-01-214.1832.68-116.47
23.61959-06-124N/A33.5-116.76
24.91948-12-2841633.48-116.7
30.11932-06-2341633.17-116.5
33.61979-08-2241633.7-116.85
39.01985-06-184632.68-117.15
27.01981-09-043.91533.15-116.56
35.21984-10-053.91933.67-116.7
36.61984-04-013.91133.11-116.4
37.81983-07-043.91133.44-116.41
39.01985-06-183.9632.68-117.15
39.91985-06-183.9632.67-117.17
43.11951-04-213.91633.48-116.33
45.81976-10-093.91633.33-116.23
46.01980-02-223.9533.22-116.22
28.31959-07-203.8N/A33.36-116.55
36.61983-05-263.82033.49-116.46
42.51962-11-023.8N/A33.25-116.28
48.41954-03-243.8N/A33.28-116.18
14.51946-10-283.71633.42-116.9
23.41985-05-143.7133.52-116.8
23.81981-02-013.7333.51-116.77
31.71960-02-093.7N/A33.18-116.47
35.51979-07-023.71633.5-116.49
39.41964-06-213.7N/A32.67-117.13
40.31985-06-053.71233.34-116.33
42.51945-01-303.71633.22-116.28
46.41958-01-143.71632.57-117.15
10.21947-05-193.6N/A33.38-117.03
36.41981-06-043.61233.67-117.37
36.51962-05-053.6N/A33.7-116.72
36.61979-07-023.61733.53-116.49
37.51960-08-123.6N/A33.45-116.42
39.41964-06-233.6N/A32.67-117.13
42.31980-12-223.61632.73-116.6
45.51969-04-303.6N/A33.28-116.23
46.91973-12-283.61733.6-117.7
32.61983-05-273.51833.65-116.75
34.51982-08-053.5333.26-116.42
35.21978-08-033.5533.67-116.7
35.51977-04-063.51633.47-116.47
37.31983-02-043.5632.91-116.5
39.41964-07-153.5N/A32.67-117.13
42.51980-02-223.5733.23-116.28
45.01941-09-133.51633.83-117.33
45.11971-10-103.5833.74-117.51
47.61946-04-193.51633.88-117.3
47.61946-05-123.51633.88-117.3
49.61936-10-243.51033.92-117.27
50.01959-07-233.5N/A33.93-117.25

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 1 historical tornado event that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Valley Center, CA.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
45.52008-05-22233°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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