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86351 Zip Code Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in 86351 Zip Code is about the same as Arizona average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in 86351 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, #68

86351 Zip Code
0.12
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, #35

86351 Zip Code
0.0040
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, #294

86351 Zip Code
14.21
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 501 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of 86351 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:0Flood:85Hail:220Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:3
Thunderstorm Winds:86Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:3Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:104 

Volcanos Nearby

A total of 1 volcano is found in or near 86351 Zip Code.

Distance (miles)NameRegionLatitudeLongitudeElevation (foot)TypeStatusLast Eruption
43.9Sunset CraterUS-Arizona, United States35.37-111.52447Cinder coneDendrochronologyLast known eruption A.D. 1-1499

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 6 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near 86351 Zip Code.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
41.41976-02-045.21234.66-112.5
43.91976-02-094.61034.61-112.53
37.41971-11-043.7535.2-112.2
37.51972-04-203.7535.3-111.6
43.81980-06-013.6535.39-111.99
37.21976-02-233.51034.68-112.43

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 6 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near 86351 Zip Code.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
15.42010-10-06234°58'N / 111°52'W35°01'N / 111°52'W3.00 Miles200 Yards000K0KCoconino
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Short path of significant tornado damage between two other tracks near the Mogollon Rim. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong low pressure center over California pushed abundant moisture over Arizona producing widespread thunderstorms with numerous severe storms. Strong vertical wind shear...with helicity in the 400-450 range...also provided an environment for supper cell development. There were eight confirmed tornadoes on October 6, 2010 across northern Arizona. This breaks the old record for the most tornadoes in Arizona for one day. The Arizona Governor signed a declaration of emergency for Coconino Country for $200,000 to be used for emergency response and public infrastructure repair.
23.42010-10-06234°58'N / 111°55'W35°15'N / 111°51'W19.00 Miles500 Yards000K0KCoconino
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Garjon Tank Tornado (6:50 - 7:14 AM MST): This tornado caused extensive forest damage south of Bellemont. Based on severity of forest damage, this tornado is rated an EF-2. There was some evidence of tornadic cycling with three individual tornadoes possible. Tornado passed 2 miles west of the National Weather Service Office. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong low pressure center over California pushed abundant moisture over Arizona producing widespread thunderstorms with numerous severe storms. Strong vertical wind shear...with helicity in the 400-450 range...also provided an environment for supper cell development. There were eight confirmed tornadoes on October 6, 2010 across northern Arizona. This breaks the old record for the most tornadoes in Arizona for one day. The Arizona Governor signed a declaration of emergency for Coconino Country for $200,000 to be used for emergency response and public infrastructure repair.
30.92010-10-06234°59'N / 111°52'W35°28'N / 111°46'W34.00 Miles400 Yards071.0M0KCoconino
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Considerable structural damage in and around the community of Bellemont. Aerial and ground surveys verified a semi-continuous tornado path from at least 15 miles south of Bellemont, extending northward crossing Highway 180 three times northwest of Flagstaff. The tornado crossed Highway 180 near mile posts 230, 234, and 240. Total discontinuous path length of at least 34 miles. Damage survey strongly suggests tornadic cycling with at least 2 tornadoes likely. Tornado passed 2/3 mile east of the NWS Bellemont Weather Forecast office. Damage from this tornado included: -7 minor injuries. -Over 100 homes damaged in Bellemont, 21 homes sustaining significant damage (deemed uninhabitable). -At least one business (RV Sales) with damage with 30+ RV units demolished and tossed onto Interstate 40. Interstate closed for several hours. -At least one overturned truck on the Interstate. -Numerous forest roads blocked, campers stranded by fallen trees. -Around 75 power poles knocked down. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong low pressure center over California pushed abundant moisture over Arizona producing widespread thunderstorms with numerous severe storms. Strong vertical wind shear...with helicity in the 400-450 range...also provided an environment for supper cell development. There were eight confirmed tornadoes on October 6, 2010 across northern Arizona. This breaks the old record for the most tornadoes in Arizona for one day. The Arizona Governor signed a declaration of emergency for Coconino Country for $200,000 to be used for emergency response and public infrastructure repair.
32.02010-10-06235°00'N / 111°52'W35°29'N / 111°46'W32.00 Miles800 Yards00400K0KCoconino
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: Bellemont Tornado #2 (5:54 - 6:50 AM): This tornado caused extensive forest damage (primarily south of Bellemont), along a discontinuous track which extended from 15 miles south of Bellemont, eventually crossing Hwy 180 northwest of Flagstaff. Very wide, severe forest damage (EF-2) occurred in the forest south of Bellemont. Tornado visually sighted by NWS staff at the Bellemont Weather Forecast Office. Tornado passed 1/3 mile west of the NWS Bellemont Weather Forecast office. Additional damage stats include: -28 rail cars derailed in Bellemont. -Semi trucks and trailers were overturned on I-40. -Power poles snapped on Camp Navajo. -Numerous forest roads blocked and campers were stranded by fallen trees. EPISODE NARRATIVE: A strong low pressure center over California pushed abundant moisture over Arizona producing widespread thunderstorms with numerous severe storms. Strong vertical wind shear...with helicity in the 400-450 range...also provided an environment for supper cell development. There were eight confirmed tornadoes on October 6, 2010 across northern Arizona. This breaks the old record for the most tornadoes in Arizona for one day. The Arizona Governor signed a declaration of emergency for Coconino Country for $200,000 to be used for emergency response and public infrastructure repair.
38.71972-08-10334°45'N / 112°28'W000K0Yavapai
49.91992-10-24235°26'N / 111°32'W35°30'N / 111°30'W5.50 Miles200 Yards0025K0Coconino


* 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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