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Yuma Metro Area Natural Disasters and Weather Extremes

 

The chance of earthquake damage in Yuma Area is higher than Arizona average and is lower than the national average. The risk of tornado damage in Yuma Area 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, #79

Yuma Area
1.45
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, #69

Yuma Area
0.0046
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, #858

Yuma Area
6.14
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 487 other weather extremes events within 50 miles of Yuma Area were recorded from 1950 to 2010. The following is a break down of these events:

TypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCountTypeCount
Avalanche:0Blizzard:0Cold:1Dense Fog:2Drought:1
Dust Storm:10Flood:52Hail:41Heat:0Heavy Snow:2
High Surf:0Hurricane:0Ice Storm:0Landslide:0Strong Wind:10
Thunderstorm Winds:327Tropical Storm:0Wildfire:0Winter Storm:1Winter Weather:0
Other:40 

Volcanos Nearby

A total of 2 volcanoes are found in or near Yuma Area.

Distance (miles)NameRegionLatitudeLongitudeElevation (foot)TypeStatusLast Eruption
73.3PinacateMexico, Mexico31.772-113.4981200Cinder coneHoloceneUndated, but probable Holocene eruption
84.7Prieto, CerroMexico, Mexico32.418-115.305223Lava domeHoloceneUnknown

Historical Earthquake Events

No historical earthquake events that had recorded magnitudes of 3.5 or above found in or near Yuma Area.

No historical earthquake events found in or near Yuma Area.

Historical Tornado Events

A total of 2 historical tornado events that had recorded magnitude of 2 or above found in or near Yuma Area.

Distance (miles)DateMagnitudeStart Lat/LogEnd Lat/LogLengthWidthFatalitiesInjuriesProperty DamageCrop DamageAffected County
16.31959-08-17232°36'N / 114°06'W01250K0Yuma
41.61957-08-04332°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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