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Cameron, AZ Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 
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The chance of earthquake damage in Cameron is about the same as Arizona average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Cameron 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, #135

Cameron, AZ
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, #30

Cameron, AZ
0.0062
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, #173

Cameron, AZ
8.75
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 264 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Cameron, 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:66Hail:64Heat:0Heavy Snow:0
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:0
Thunderstorm Winds:14Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:18Winter Storm:0Winter Weather:0
Other:102 

Volcanos Nearby

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

Distance (miles)NameRegionLatitudeLongitudeElevation (foot)TypeStatusLast Eruption
33.6Sunset CraterUS-Arizona, United States35.37-111.52447Cinder coneDendrochronologyLast known eruption A.D. 1-1499

Historical Earthquake Events

A total of 3 historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Cameron, AZ.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude
24.71959-10-135N/A35.5-111.5
39.41972-04-203.7535.3-111.6
44.91980-06-013.6535.39-111.99

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 4 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Cameron, AZ.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
24.42010-10-06335°55'N / 111°00'W00200K0KCoconino
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: A tornado collapsed three 500 KV electrical transmission towers. The towers were of metal truss construction. One tower was completely flattened. Photographic evidence and first-hand reports were provided by Arizona Public Service. Tornado damage intensity is rated at EF-3. Damage path length indeterminable. 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.
27.11992-10-24235°26'N / 111°32'W35°30'N / 111°30'W5.50 Miles200 Yards0025K0Coconino
47.52010-10-06235°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.
48.52010-10-06234°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.


* 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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