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85268 Zip Code Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in 85268 Zip Code is about the same as Arizona average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in 85268 Zip Code is higher than 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, #139

85268 Zip Code
0.06
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

85268 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, #156

85268 Zip Code
35.36
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 1,303 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of 85268 Zip Code were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:0Dense Fog:0Drought:1
Dust Storm:3Flood:152Hail:146Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:0
Thunderstorm Winds:735Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:7Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:259 

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near 85268 Zip Code.

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near 85268 Zip Code.

No historical earthquake events found in or near 85268 Zip Code.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 6 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near 85268 Zip Code.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
9.01993-01-17233°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.
12.81972-06-21233°28'N / 112°00'W33°39'N / 111°55'W13.50 Miles33 Yards0325.0M0Maricopa
14.21968-07-04233°24'N / 111°45'W0225K0Maricopa
17.11971-08-30233°22'N / 111°55'W33°25'N / 111°52'W4.70 Miles400 Yards0412.5M0Maricopa
32.01971-09-14233°27'N / 112°16'W0025K0Maricopa
39.01968-10-03233°30'N / 112°24'W33°30'N / 112°25'W03250K0Maricopa


* 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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