Polacca, AZ Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes
The chance of earthquake damage in Polacca is about the same as Arizona average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Polacca is lower than Arizona average and is much lower than the national average.
Earthquake Index, #328
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, #96
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, #356
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 99 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Polacca, AZ were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:
|Dust Storm:||0||Flood:||40||Hail:||7||Heat:||0||Heavy Snow:||0|
|High Surf:||0||Hurricane:||0||Ice Storm:||0||Landslide:||0||Strong Wind:||0|
|Thunderstorm Winds:||5||Tropical Storm:||0||Wildfire:||6||Winter Storm:||0||Winter Weather:||0|
A total of 1 volcano is found in or near Polacca, AZ.
|Distance (miles)||Name||Region||Latitude||Longitude||Elevation (foot)||Type||Status||Last Eruption|
|69.2||Sunset Crater||US-Arizona, United States||35.37||-111.5||2447||Cinder cone||Dendrochronology||Last known eruption A.D. 1-1499|
Historical Earthquake Events
No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Polacca, AZ.
No historical earthquake events found in or near Polacca, AZ.
Historical Tornado Events
A total of 1 historical tornado event that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Polacca, AZ.
|Distance (miles)||Date||Magnitude||Start Lat/Log||End Lat/Log||Length||Width||Fatalities||Injuries||Property Damage||Crop Damage||Affected County|
|29.6||2010-10-06||3||35°55'N / 111°00'W||0||0||200K||0K||Coconino|
|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.|
* 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.