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Ajo, AZ Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Ajo is about the same as Arizona average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Ajo is lower 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, #284

Ajo, AZ
0.04
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, #75

Ajo, AZ
0.0027
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, #336

Ajo, AZ
3.07
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 74 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Ajo, AZ 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:9Hail:7Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:0
Thunderstorm Winds:54Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:4 

Volcanos Nearby

A total of 1 volcano is found in or near Ajo, AZ.

Distance (miles)NameRegionLatitudeLongitudeElevation (foot)TypeStatusLast Eruption
55.9PinacateMexico, Mexico31.772-113.4981200Cinder coneHoloceneUndated, but probable Holocene eruption

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 1 historical earthquake event that had a recorded magnitude of 3.5 or above found in or near Ajo, AZ.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
27.91957-07-044.8N/A32-113

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 1 historical tornado event that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Ajo, AZ.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
36.61957-08-04332°51'N / 113°12'W12.00 Miles33 Yards003K0Maricopa


* 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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