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The chance of earthquake damage in Ponca is lower than Arkansas average and is much lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Ponca is much lower than Arkansas average and is about the same as the national average.

Topics:Earthquake IndexVolcano IndexTornado IndexOther Weather Extremes EventsVolcanos NearbyHistorical Earthquake EventsHistorical Tornado Events

Earthquake Index, #502

Ponca, AR

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, #1

Ponca, AR

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, #699

Ponca, AR

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 3,529 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Ponca, AR were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:6Dense Fog:0Drought:1
Dust Storm:0Flood:374Hail:1,461Heat:7Heavy Snow:5
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:4Landslide:0Strong Wind:5
Thunderstorm Winds:1,582Tropical Storm:1Wildfire:3Winter Storm:12Winter Weather:10

Volcanos Nearby

No volcano is found in or near Ponca, AR.

Historical Earthquake Events

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

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeDepth (km)LatitudeLongitude

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 64 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Ponca, AR.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
3.51962-03-20236°01'N / 93°21'W0.50 Mile300 Yards0225K0Newton
16.92001-11-23235°48'N / 93°21'W35°50'N / 93°16'W18.50 Miles200 Yards0000Newton
 Brief Description: A strong tornado touched down in Newton County, tracking from 3.2 miles south-southwest of Swain to 4.5 miles east-southeast of Jasper. The thunderstorm that produced this tornado was the same storm that dropped a tornado over Johnson and southern Newton Counties a little earlier that evening. Significant damage occurred to an Inn and restaurant on Highway 7 in the Gum Springs community, or about 5 miles south-southeast of Jasper. The restaurant on the upper floor of the structure was destroyed. The roof was blown to the northwest, ending up across the highway from the building. The rear wall of the building went in the opposite direction, landing on a slope below the building. The tornado also damaged several houses and destroyed a number of outbuildings. Hundreds of trees were also blown down the entire path of the tornado.
18.61973-04-20336°09'N / 93°09'W36°15'N / 93°05'W7.80 Miles500 Yards1192.5M0Boone
20.61996-04-21335°46'N / 93°46'W35°56'N / 93°34'W15.00 Miles1050 Yards261.0M0Madison
 Brief Description: M37MH, M10MH
21.01955-04-04236°20'N / 93°36'W36°21'N / 93°25'W10.20 Miles50 Yards0025K0Carroll
21.71973-05-26236°20'N / 93°34'W2.00 Miles200 Yards02250K0Carroll
22.02001-11-23235°43'N / 93°25'W35°45'N / 93°24'W1.80 Miles200 Yards0000Newton
 Brief Description: The F2 tornado over Johnson County crossed into Newton County about 4.5 miles southeast of Fallsville. The tornado continued to track to the northeast for 1.8 miles, before lifting 4.5 miles east-southeast of Fallsville. Since the tornado tracked across a national forest, damage along the path of the tornado consisted of numerous downed trees.
23.31982-12-02235°50'N / 93°06'W36°06'N / 92°53'W19.00 Miles220 Yards00250K0Clark
23.31960-05-05236°07'N / 93°55'W36°09'N / 93°41'W13.20 Miles167 Yards0125K0Madison
23.51991-03-21236°08'N / 93°01'W36°10'N / 92°58'W4.00 Miles100 Yards0122.5M0Boone
24.21962-03-20236°09'N / 93°53'W36°07'N / 93°45'W7.80 Miles417 Yards00250K0Madison
25.01974-06-06335°40'N / 93°32'W35°43'N / 93°20'W11.70 Miles300 Yards0025K0Johnson
25.81971-05-23235°42'N / 93°41'W35°42'N / 93°25'W14.90 Miles200 Yards0025K0Johnson
26.91961-03-12236°16'N / 93°14'W36°30'N / 93°03'W19.00 Miles333 Yards04250K0Boone
26.91955-11-15236°03'N / 94°00'W36°08'N / 93°45'W15.00 Miles220 Yards013K0Washington
28.61982-04-02336°19'N / 93°00'W1.00 Mile100 Yards052.5M0Boone
29.51983-05-14235°38'N / 93°30'W0.50 Mile100 Yards00250K0Johnson
30.41982-12-02236°06'N / 92°53'W36°09'N / 92°50'W5.00 Miles220 Yards00250K0Dallas
30.82001-11-23235°31'N / 93°43'W35°45'N / 93°27'W22.70 Miles500 Yards1400Johnson
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado that developed over Franklin County, moved into Johnson County about 3 miles west-southwest of Hunt, on Highway 352. The tornado moved northeastward, passing just northwest of Hunt. The tornado continued on across a portion of Horsehead Lake, tracked several miles east of Catalpa and then crossed into Newton County about one mile west of Salus. The tornado killed a woman in a mobile home on County Road 272, about 1.5 miles northwest of Hunt. Two other people inside the mobile home sustained minor injuries. Two additional injuries occurred on County Road 29, about 1.5 miles north of Hunt, when two people were inside a chicken house when it was destroyed. Six chicken houses were destroyed at this location. Three of the chicken houses contained about 120 thousand chickens, many of which were killed. Other damage in Johnson County included more than a dozen barns destroyed, several mobile homes destroyed, several homes with major damage and a number of homes with lesser damage. A number of vehicles were destroyed and many others were damaged. Many outbuildings were destroyed and thousands of trees were blown down.
31.51966-04-20236°24'N / 93°45'W36°26'N / 93°43'W2.70 Miles100 Yards003K0Carroll
31.71983-03-26236°11'N / 92°51'W2.00 Miles293 Yards00250K0Marion
33.11985-11-18235°28'N / 93°28'W35°41'N / 93°12'W18.00 Miles30 Yards002.5M0Johnson
33.21961-05-08236°02'N / 92°48'W1.50 Miles33 Yards0025K0Searcy
33.61973-05-26236°25'N / 93°50'W36°26'N / 93°44'W5.60 Miles100 Yards00250K0Benton
34.71961-05-07236°04'N / 92°52'W36°07'N / 92°41'W10.80 Miles333 Yards0025K0Searcy
35.11988-11-15235°26'N / 93°25'W35°40'N / 93°10'W16.00 Miles150 Yards092.5M0Johnson
35.21954-04-30336°02'N / 94°03'W36°06'N / 94°00'W5.40 Miles33 Yards00250K0Washington
35.31982-12-02236°09'N / 92°50'W36°18'N / 92°46'W10.00 Miles220 Yards00250K0Hot Spring
35.61960-05-18235°32'N / 93°20'W35°33'N / 93°16'W3.80 Miles1760 Yards000K0Johnson
35.71973-03-13236°34'N / 93°20'W2.50 Miles300 Yards0425K0Stone
36.01957-01-22235°33'N / 93°40'W35°34'N / 93°32'W7.40 Miles33 Yards000K0Johnson
36.21961-03-12235°28'N / 93°48'W35°38'N / 93°22'W26.90 Miles17 Yards114250K0Johnson
37.11970-06-11336°12'N / 94°06'W36°21'N / 93°54'W15.20 Miles250 Yards002.5M0Benton
37.41961-03-12236°29'N / 93°48'W1.00 Mile300 Yards01425K0Carroll
38.91961-05-07336°07'N / 92°47'W36°18'N / 92°40'W14.20 Miles1760 Yards392.5M0Marion
39.42008-04-10236°00'N / 94°06'W36°02'N / 94°06'W3.00 Miles600 Yards00125K0KWashington
 Brief Description: EVENT NARRATIVE: An NWS storm survey determined that a strong tornado caused major damage to a permanent home, damaged several other homes, caused extensive tree damage, and snapped power poles. EPISODE NARRATIVE: Severe thunderstorms occurred across Northwest Arkansas during the evening and early morning hours on the 9th and 10th.
39.61954-02-15335°29'N / 93°29'W1.00 Mile100 Yards024250K0Johnson
39.91954-04-30336°00'N / 94°10'W36°02'N / 94°03'W6.90 Miles33 Yards00250K0Washington
40.41960-04-14335°28'N / 93°24'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0025K0Johnson
40.61960-05-05235°49'N / 94°12'W36°00'N / 94°00'W16.90 Miles33 Yards01250K0Washington
40.61980-04-07335°27'N / 93°30'W35°29'N / 93°27'W3.60 Miles1707 Yards0762.5M0Johnson
40.81961-03-12235°45'N / 92°51'W35°55'N / 92°35'W18.80 Miles833 Yards02250K0Searcy
42.41999-03-05235°27'N / 93°36'W35°27'N / 93°29'W7.00 Miles200 Yards0000Johnson
 Brief Description: A strong tornado was spawned in southern Johnson County. Toward the town of Hartman, the tornado heavily damaged or destroyed a couple of barns. Farther northeast toward Clarksville, every piece of tin was removed from a chicken house. Chickens were thrown from the house and from nearby houses. Up to 10,000 chickens were lost in the storm. Numerous trees were also downed. The tornado tracked about 7 miles before dissipating just southwest of Clarksville
42.91965-03-16235°27'N / 93°35'W0025K0Johnson
43.21961-03-12236°37'N / 93°23'W36°43'N / 93°07'W16.30 Miles50 Yards00250K0Stone
44.11961-05-05235°27'N / 93°08'W1.00 Mile50 Yards1425K0Pope
44.11996-04-22236°13'N / 92°44'W36°19'N / 92°34'W12.00 Miles200 Yards061.0M0Marion
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down 3 1/2 miles southwest of Yellville. It moved north-northeastward, passing just to the north of the town of Summit. The tornado then began moving in more of a northeasterly direction, passing just to the north of Flippin and then lifted 4 miles north-northeast of Flippin. A number of homes and some businesses sustained damage along the tornado's path. Several trailers were either damaged or destroyed. 6 people sustained minor injuries. A number of trees and power lines were also blown down. Initial estimates place the amount of damage at $1,000,000.
44.51993-10-08236°24'N / 94°04'W1.50 Miles100 Yards00500K0Benton
 Brief Description: An F2 tornado touched down in Avoca and travelled about one and a half miles before it dissipated. While the tornado was on the ground, it damaged about ten homes. A mobile home and two chicken houses were completely destroyed. A large number of trees were also blown down.
45.11961-03-12235°27'N / 93°45'W35°28'N / 93°43'W1.90 Miles17 Yards04250K0Franklin
45.21973-05-07235°54'N / 92°38'W35°54'N / 92°35'W2.70 Miles150 Yards00250K0Searcy
45.21996-04-21235°37'N / 94°02'W35°39'N / 94°00'W3.00 Miles400 Yards02500K0Franklin
 Brief Description: The tornado touched down just to the southwest of Fern. It moved northeastward, through the town of Fern, where 7 homes were destroyed and a number of other buildings were damaged. The tornado continued moving northeastward and lifted 3 miles northeast of Fern. A number of trees were blown down along the tornado's path. 2 people sustained minor injuries from the storm. Initial estimates place the amount of damage at around $500,000.
45.61958-04-03235°54'N / 92°36'W00250K0Searcy
45.91967-05-30236°20'N / 94°10'W36°20'N / 94°07'W3.00 Miles33 Yards0025K0Hardin
46.51973-04-20235°23'N / 93°30'W1.50 Miles500 Yards0225K0Logan
47.32006-03-12236°21'N / 94°14'W36°23'N / 94°04'W8.00 Miles250 Yards0010.0M0Benton
 Brief Description: The supercell cycled again and produced a third tornado that moved through the southern portion of Bentonville and Little Flock damaging or destroying 125 homes.
47.41954-03-24336°21'N / 94°17'W36°29'N / 93°57'W20.60 Miles400 Yards043K0Benton
47.61985-11-18336°11'N / 92°40'W36°18'N / 92°29'W13.00 Miles440 Yards31325.0M0Marion
48.21971-12-14336°15'N / 92°36'W36°18'N / 92°33'W4.50 Miles880 Yards08250K0Marion
48.31954-03-24336°43'N / 93°40'W1.00 Mile300 Yards0225K0Barry
48.51953-03-14335°13'N / 93°57'W35°33'N / 93°22'W40.10 Miles880 Yards00250K0Logan
48.61960-05-05235°21'N / 93°20'W2.00 Miles100 Yards0225K0Johnson
48.91954-04-30335°45'N / 94°19'W36°00'N / 94°10'W19.20 Miles440 Yards01250K0Washington
49.31953-03-14335°19'N / 93°15'W35°24'N / 93°07'W9.50 Miles880 Yards073K0Pope
49.91972-04-12236°40'N / 93°52'W0.90 Mile177 Yards072.5M0Barry

* 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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