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85085 Zip Code Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in 85085 Zip Code is about the same as Arizona average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in 85085 Zip Code is about the same as Arizona average and is much lower than the national average.

Topics:Earthquake IndexVolcano IndexTornado IndexOther Weather Extremes EventsVolcanos NearbyHistorical Earthquake EventsHistorical Tornado Events

Earthquake Index, #104

85085 Zip Code
0.09
Arizona
0.13
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, #138

85085 Zip Code
0.0000
Arizona
0.0015
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, #177

85085 Zip Code
31.02
Arizona
22.18
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 1,070 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of 85085 Zip Code 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:1Flood:85Hail:125Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:0
Thunderstorm Winds:675Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:184 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near 85085 Zip Code.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near 85085 Zip Code.

No historical earthquake events found in or near 85085 Zip Code.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 6 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near 85085 Zip Code.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
14.31993-01-17233°37'N / 111°54'W2.10 Miles50 Yards005.0M0Maricopa
 Brief Description: Eighteen homes sustained damage, 4 with major damage, many trees and signs blown over by tornado. Most damage occurred when the tornado moved east from 59th and Clinton to 72nd and Cholla. Controllers from the nearby Scottsdale Airport watched this tornado move through this ,north Scottsdale residential area.
15.31972-06-21233°28'N / 112°00'W33°39'N / 111°55'W13.50 Miles33 Yards0325.0M0Maricopa
23.11971-09-14233°27'N / 112°16'W0025K0Maricopa
25.21968-10-03233°30'N / 112°24'W33°30'N / 112°25'W03250K0Maricopa
27.31971-08-30233°22'N / 111°55'W33°25'N / 111°52'W4.70 Miles400 Yards0412.5M0Maricopa
31.11968-07-04233°24'N / 111°45'W0225K0Maricopa


* 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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