Magnitude 4.1 Earthquake Struck 2 km SSE of Erlbach, Germany on May 21, 2018 21:04:42

Last Updated: 2018-08-21 21:23:47

On May 21, 2018 21:04:42 an earthquake with magnitude of 4.1 on the richter scale hit 2 km SSE of Erlbach, Germany. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 13.92 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude 12.377° and latitude 50.298°. According to documented reports 17 people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on May 21, 2018 21:04:42 had a magnitude of 4.1 on the richter scale. Which is considered to be a minor earthquake and is often felt but causes little to no damage.

Shallow earthquakes are considered between 0 and 70 km deep, while intermediate earthquakes range from 70 - 300 km deep and deep earthquakes are between 300 - 700 km deep.

Are shallow earthquakes more destructive?

Shallow quakes generally tend to be more damaging than deeper quakes. Seismic waves from deep quakes have to travel farther to the surface, losing energy along the way.

Nearby Cities and Towns

The nearest significant population center is Erlbach in Saxony, Germany, located 2 kilometers or 1 miles ↖ NW of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Markneukirchen (Saxony, Germany) located 3 km (2 mi) ← W and Luby (Karlovarský kraj, Czech Republic) located 5 km (3 mi) ↘ SE of the epicenter.

In total, we found 337 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.

Distance Direction City State Country
2 km (1 mi) ↖ NW Erlbach Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
3 km (2 mi) ← W Markneukirchen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
5 km (3 mi) ↘ SE Luby Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
6 km (4 mi) ↑ N Zwota Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
8 km (5 mi) ↓ S Plesná Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
8 km (5 mi) ← W Adorf Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
9 km (5 mi) ↑ N Klingenthal Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
10 km (6 mi) ↖ NW Schöneck Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
10 km (6 mi) ↓ S Bad Brambach Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
10 km (6 mi) ↙ SW Bad Elster Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
10 km (6 mi) ↗ NE Kraslice Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
11 km (6 mi) ↖ NW Pöhl Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
13 km (8 mi) → E Oloví Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
13 km (8 mi) → E Rotava Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
14 km (8 mi) ← W Hranice Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
14 km (8 mi) ↓ S Skalná Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
15 km (9 mi) ↑ N Hammerbrücke Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
15 km (9 mi) ↙ SW Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
16 km (10 mi) ↑ N Tannenbergsthal Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
16 km (9 mi) ← W Eichigt Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
16 km (10 mi) ↖ NW Grünbach Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
16 km (10 mi) ↖ NW Werda Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (10 mi) ↖ NW Tirpersdorf Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (11 mi) ↘ SE Habartov Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
17 km (10 mi) ↓ S Hazlov Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
18 km (11 mi) ↖ NW Neustadt Vogtland Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
19 km (12 mi) ← W Triebel Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
19 km (12 mi) ↖ NW Falkenstein Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
19 km (12 mi) ← W Oelsnitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
19 km (12 mi) ↓ S Františkovy Lázně Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
20 km (12 mi) → E Lomnice Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
20 km (12 mi) ↖ NW Bergen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
20 km (12 mi) ↘ SE Bukovany Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
20 km (12 mi) → E Okres Sokolov Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
20 km (12 mi) ↑ N Ellefeld Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) → E Svatava Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
22 km (14 mi) ↙ SW Selb Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (14 mi) ↘ SE Kynšperk nad Ohří Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
22 km (14 mi) → E Sokolov Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
22 km (13 mi) ← W Bösenbrunn Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (13 mi) ↖ NW Theuma Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) ↙ SW Schönwald Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) ← W Regnitzlosau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) ↑ N Auerbach Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) ↙ SW Rehau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) ↓ S Cheb Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
24 km (15 mi) → E Dolní Rychnov Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
25 km (16 mi) → E Březová Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
25 km (15 mi) ↘ SE Okres Cheb Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
25 km (15 mi) ↖ NW Neuensalz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (15 mi) ↑ N Schönheide Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (15 mi) ↓ S Hohenberg an der Eger Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (16 mi) ↑ N Rodewisch Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) ↑ N Eibenstock Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) ↓ S Schirnding Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (17 mi) ↖ NW Treuen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (17 mi) ← W Weischlitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (17 mi) ↖ NW Plauen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (16 mi) ← W Gattendorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (18 mi) ↓ S Thierstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ↑ N Stützengrün Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ↑ N Sosa Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (18 mi) ↖ NW Lengenfeld Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (18 mi) ↙ SW Döhlau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (18 mi) ↓ S Höchstädt bei Thiersheim Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (18 mi) ↓ S Arzberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (18 mi) ↓ S Thiersheim Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) ← W Trogen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) ↙ SW Oberkotzau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) ← W Feilitzsch Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) ↙ SW Marktleuthen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) ↙ SW Schwarzenbach an der Saale Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) ↖ NW Limbach Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) ← W Hof Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) ↑ N Waldkirchen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) ↘ SE Dolní Žandov Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
33 km (20 mi) ↓ S Waldsassen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ↙ SW Kirchenlamitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ↖ NW Syrau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (22 mi) ↑ N Zschorlau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (22 mi) ↘ SE Neualbenreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↑ N Hirschfeld Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↙ SW Röslau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↖ NW Netzschkau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↘ SE Lázně Kynžvart Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
36 km (22 mi) ↖ NW Mylau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↖ NW Reichenbach/Vogtland Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↖ NW Mehltheuer Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ↑ N Schneeberg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ↙ SW Konradsreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ↖ NW Reuth Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ← W Töpen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ← W Köditz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ↖ NW Elsterberg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ↑ N Kirchberg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (23 mi) ↙ SW Grub Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (24 mi) ↓ S Marktredwitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↓ S Leonberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↙ SW Weißdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↓ S Wunsiedel Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↓ S Mitterteich Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↓ S Pechbrunn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (25 mi) ↙ SW Sparneck Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (25 mi) ← W Leupoldsgrün Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (25 mi) ↓ S Bad Alexandersbad Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (25 mi) ← W Mühltroff Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (25 mi) ↓ S Waldershof Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (25 mi) ↙ SW Weißenstadt Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (25 mi) ↖ NW Pausa Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ← W Tanna Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (27 mi) ↓ S Tröstau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (27 mi) ↙ SW Münchberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (26 mi) ↙ SW Zell im Fichtelgebirge Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ↓ S Fuchsmühl Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ↘ SE Mähring Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ↙ SW Oberhaid Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ← W Selbitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ↙ SW Schauenstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ↓ S Wiesau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (28 mi) ↓ S Tirschenreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ↙ SW Helmbrechts Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ← W Naila Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (29 mi) ↓ S Nagel Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ↓ S Pullenreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) ↙ SW Fichtelberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) ↙ SW Bischofsgrün Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ← W Schleiz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ← W Lichtenberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↓ S Ebnath Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↓ S Friedenfels Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↙ SW Gefrees Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↓ S Neusorg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↓ S Brand Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (32 mi) ↙ SW Stammbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (31 mi) ↙ SW Mehlmeisel Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (31 mi) ↘ SE Schwarzenbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ← W Bad Steben Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↙ SW Steinbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↘ SE Bärnau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↙ SW Warmensteinach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↙ SW Marktleugast Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ← W Geroldsgrün Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↓ S Plößberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↓ S Kulmain Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ← W Bad Lobenstein Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↓ S Krummennaab Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (35 mi) ↙ SW Grafengehaig Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (34 mi) ↓ S Erbendorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (35 mi) ↓ S Berg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (34 mi) ↙ SW Marktschorgast Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ← W Remptendorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↙ SW Bad Berneck im Fichtelgebirge Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↓ S Windischeschenbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↓ S Immenreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↙ SW Kirchenpingarten Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↘ SE Tachov Plzeň-jih 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
58 km (36 mi) ↙ SW Presseck Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↙ SW Gesees Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↙ SW Wirsberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↙ SW Goldkronach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↓ S Kemnath Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (36 mi) ↙ SW Reuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (37 mi) ↙ SW Kupferberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↙ SW Kunreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↓ S Püchersreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (37 mi) ↙ SW Himmelkron Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↙ SW Neuenmarkt Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ← W Wurzbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ← W Nordhalben Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (39 mi) ↓ S Flossenbürg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↙ SW Untersteinach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↓ S Speichersdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↙ SW Stadtsteinach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↙ SW Ködnitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) ↙ SW Harsdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) ↓ S Neustadt an der Waldnaab Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) ↙ SW Bindlach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (39 mi) ↓ S Störnstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) ↙ SW Steinwiesen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (39 mi) ↙ SW Trebgast Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) ↙ SW Wallenfels Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (39 mi) ↓ S Floß Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↓ S Trabitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↙ SW Seybothenreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↙ SW Rugendorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↘ SE Georgenberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↙ SW Neunkirchen am Main Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↓ S Pressath Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (41 mi) ↓ S Parkstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↓ S Theisseil Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↙ SW Bayreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↙ SW Neudrossenfeld Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↓ S Waldthurn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↙ SW Kulmbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (42 mi) ↓ S Speinshart Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (42 mi) ↙ SW Emtmannsberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (44 mi) ↓ S Weiden Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (44 mi) ↙ SW Marktrodach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (43 mi) ↓ S Vorbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ← W Wilhelmsthal Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↓ S Prebitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ← W Teuschnitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ← W Leutenberg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (44 mi) ↘ SE Pleystein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (45 mi) ↓ S Grafenwöhr Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ← W Ludwigsstadt Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↓ S Bechtsrieth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↘ SE Waidhaus Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↙ SW Weißenbrunn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↓ S Schirmitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↙ SW Creußen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↙ SW Kronach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↙ SW Mainleus Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (46 mi) ← W Probstzella Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (47 mi) ↓ S Irchenrieth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (46 mi) ← W Kaulsdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (46 mi) ↓ S Vohenstrauß Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (46 mi) ↓ S Mantel Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (46 mi) ↓ S Pirk Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↓ S Kirchenthumbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ← W Pressig Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↙ SW Eckersdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↓ S Etzenricht Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↙ SW Thurnau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (48 mi) ← W Stockheim Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (48 mi) ↙ SW Mistelgau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (47 mi) ↓ S Weiherhammer Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
78 km (48 mi) ↓ S Leuchtenberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
78 km (48 mi) ↙ SW Kasendorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
78 km (49 mi) ↘ SE Moosbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↙ SW Kueps Oberfranken Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (49 mi) ↘ SE Eslarn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (50 mi) ↙ SW Glashütten Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↓ S Luhe-Wildenau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↙ SW Burgkunstadt Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ← W Tettau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (51 mi) ↓ S Freihung Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (51 mi) ↙ SW Altenkunstadt Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (51 mi) ↓ S Kohlberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
84 km (52 mi) ↙ SW Wonsees Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
85 km (52 mi) ↓ S Pegnitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
85 km (53 mi) ↓ S Wernberg-Köblitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
85 km (53 mi) ↓ S Tännesberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (53 mi) ↓ S Trausnitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (53 mi) ↓ S Vilseck Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
87 km (54 mi) ↙ SW Hollfeld Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
87 km (54 mi) ↓ S Schnaittenbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
88 km (54 mi) ↘ SE Schönsee Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
88 km (55 mi) ↙ SW Waischenfeld Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
89 km (55 mi) ↓ S Hirschau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
90 km (56 mi) ↓ S Pfreimd Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
90 km (56 mi) ↙ SW Pottenstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
90 km (56 mi) ↘ SE Teunz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
90 km (56 mi) ↙ SW Upper Franconia Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
92 km (57 mi) ↓ S Upper Palatinate Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
93 km (58 mi) ↓ S Edelsfeld Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
93 km (58 mi) ↘ SE Oberviechtach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
93 km (58 mi) ↓ S Königstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
94 km (58 mi) ↓ S Freudenberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
94 km (58 mi) ↙ SW Gößweinstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
94 km (58 mi) ↓ S Niedermurach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
94 km (58 mi) ↓ S Hahnbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
95 km (59 mi) ↓ S Nabburg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
95 km (59 mi) ↓ S Neuhaus an der Pegnitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
97 km (60 mi) ↘ SE Winklarn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
98 km (61 mi) ↘ SE Treffelstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
98 km (60 mi) ↘ SE Dieterskirchen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
99 km (61 mi) ↓ S Sulzbach-Rosenberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
99 km (61 mi) ↙ SW Obertrubach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
99 km (61 mi) ↓ S Hartenstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
99 km (62 mi) ↘ SE Bach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
99 km (61 mi) ↓ S Schmidgaden Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
99 km (61 mi) ↓ S Stulln Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
100 km (62 mi) ↓ S Poppenricht Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
101 km (63 mi) ↘ SE Thanstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
102 km (63 mi) ↓ S Amberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
102 km (63 mi) ↓ S Hirschbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
102 km (63 mi) ↓ S Schwarzenfeld Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
102 km (63 mi) ↓ S Schwarzhofen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
102 km (63 mi) ↓ S Etzelwang Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
103 km (64 mi) ↓ S Kümmersbruck Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
103 km (64 mi) ↙ SW Egloffstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
103 km (64 mi) ↓ S Vorra Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
103 km (64 mi) ↙ SW Hiltpoltstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
104 km (65 mi) ↓ S Pettendorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
105 km (65 mi) ↓ S Ammerthal Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
105 km (65 mi) ↘ SE Neunburg vorm Wald Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
105 km (65 mi) ↓ S Ebermannsdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
106 km (66 mi) ↓ S Illschwang Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
106 km (66 mi) ↘ SE Rötz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
106 km (66 mi) ↓ S Weigendorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
106 km (66 mi) ↘ SE Schönthal Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
107 km (66 mi) ↓ S Simmelsdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
107 km (66 mi) ↓ S Kirchensittenbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
107 km (67 mi) ↓ S Pommelsbrunn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
107 km (66 mi) ↓ S Breitenbrunn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
109 km (68 mi) ↓ S Schwandorf in Bayern Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
109 km (67 mi) ↙ SW Weißenohe Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
109 km (67 mi) ↓ S Ursensollen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
110 km (68 mi) ↓ S Happurg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
110 km (68 mi) ↓ S Schnaittach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
110 km (68 mi) ↓ S Hersbruck Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
110 km (68 mi) ↓ S Wackersdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
111 km (69 mi) ↓ S Ensdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
112 km (70 mi) ↓ S Rieden Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
112 km (69 mi) ↘ SE Neukirchen-Balbini Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
113 km (70 mi) ↓ S Henfenfeld Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
113 km (70 mi) ↓ S Reichenschwand Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
113 km (70 mi) ↓ S Alfeld Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
114 km (71 mi) ↓ S Ottensoos Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
114 km (71 mi) ↓ S Bodenwöhr Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
114 km (71 mi) ↓ S Kastl Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
114 km (71 mi) ↓ S Neunkirchen am Sand Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
115 km (71 mi) ↓ S Engelthal Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
115 km (71 mi) ↘ SE Stamsried Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
116 km (72 mi) ↓ S Offenhausen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
116 km (72 mi) ↓ S Bruck in der Oberpfalz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
116 km (72 mi) ↘ SE Pemfling Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
117 km (72 mi) ↓ S Lauf an der Pegnitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
117 km (72 mi) ↓ S Lauterhofen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
118 km (73 mi) ↓ S Brunn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
119 km (73 mi) ↓ S Schmidmühlen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
119 km (73 mi) ↓ S Hohenburg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
120 km (75 mi) ↘ SE Cham Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
121 km (75 mi) ↓ S Leinburg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
121 km (75 mi) ↓ S Teublitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
125 km (77 mi) ↓ S Altdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
125 km (77 mi) ↓ S Pilsach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
127 km (79 mi) ↓ S Winkelhaid Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
128 km (80 mi) ↓ S Velburg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
130 km (80 mi) ↓ S Burgthann Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
130 km (81 mi) ↓ S Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
132 km (82 mi) ↓ S Postbauer-Heng Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
133 km (83 mi) ↓ S Deining Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
135 km (84 mi) ↓ S Sengenthal Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
136 km (84 mi) ↓ S Pyrbaum Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
136 km (84 mi) ↓ S Berngau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany

Nearby Power Plants

We found a total 31 utility-scale power plants in the vecinity of the earthquakes epicenter. Ranging form closest to furtherst, one of these is a neaclear power plant.

Distance Direction Power Plant Type Capacity
21 km (13 mi) ↙ SW Selb Solar 4.1 MW
23 km (14 mi) → E Tisova power station Coal 296.0 MW
25 km (15 mi) ← W Gattendorf 3 Solar 6.5 MW
28 km (17 mi) ← W Gattendorf Solar 10.0 MW
29 km (18 mi) ← W Gattendorf 2 Solar 4.0 MW
29 km (18 mi) ← W Trogen 1 Solar 10.0 MW
38 km (24 mi) ← W Köditz Solar 10.0 MW
42 km (26 mi) ↙ SW Münchberg Solar 6.8 MW
50 km (31 mi) ↙ SW Witzleshofen Solar 5.5 MW
50 km (31 mi) ← W Schleiz Solar Power Plant Solar 11.2 MW
53 km (33 mi) ← W Bleiloch Hydro 79.8 MW
53 km (33 mi) ↙ SW Gefrees Solar 5.5 MW
55 km (34 mi) ↓ S Immenreuth Solar Power Plant Solar 5.8 MW
55 km (34 mi) ← W Biomass Generator #10 Biomass 12.9 MW
60 km (37 mi) ↓ S Haidenaab Solar Power Plant Solar 3.2 MW
62 km (38 mi) ↙ SW Untersteinach Solar Power Plant Solar 10.0 MW
69 km (43 mi) ↙ SW Neuenreuth Solar 6.3 MW
70 km (44 mi) ↘ SE Rozvadov 2 Solar Power Plant Solar 1.7 MW
71 km (44 mi) ↘ SE Rozvadov 1 Solar Power Plant Solar 2.3 MW
72 km (44 mi) ← W Hohenwarte Hydro 377.6 MW
74 km (46 mi) ↓ S Grafenwöhr Solar 16.0 MW
80 km (50 mi) ↙ SW Zultenberg Solar 5.0 MW
83 km (52 mi) ↓ S Tännesberg Solar 4.6 MW
85 km (53 mi) ↓ S Kraftwerksgruppe Pfreimd Hydro 127.0 MW
86 km (53 mi) ↓ S Vilseck Solar Power Plant Solar 10.0 MW
95 km (59 mi) ↓ S Eckendorf Solar Power Plant Solar 1.6 MW
98 km (60 mi) ↓ S Stulln Solar 5.0 MW
111 km (69 mi) ↓ S Müllkraftwerk Schwandorf Waste 54.0 MW
127 km (79 mi) ↓ S Eichensee Solar 10.0 MW
131 km (81 mi) ↓ S P�lling Solar Power Plant Solar 2.6 MW
133 km (82 mi) ↓ S KWK Neumarkt Biomass 15.6 MW

Power Plants & Risks During Earthquakes

We found 5 types of power plants in the vecinity of the magnitude 4.1 earthquake that struck 2 km SSE of Erlbach, Germany on May 21, 2018 21:04:42. These types were Coal power plants, Hydro power plants, Waste power plants, Solar power plants, Biomass power plants, below you find information how each type of power plant can pose a risk to you as a person or the ecosytem around you.

None of this information should be used as guidence in an event of an emergency, but rather as additional references to information provided by national, state and local authorities.

Hydropower

Hydropower plants are generally considered as safe in many aspects, but when it comes to severe earthquakes they pose a substantial risk that can manifest in the form of dam faliours, landslides and grave impacts on surrounding ecosystems.

Dam Failure

The most significant risk is the potential failure of the dam that holds the water reservoir. Severe ground shaking can damage or breach the dam, leading to downstream flooding and as a result endangering people and wildlife living downstream. Such an event can also have severe impact on key infrastructure that cascades through society.

Landslides

Earthquakes can trigger landslides in the areas surrounding hydropower plants, potentially damaging infrastructure and causing harm to nearby communities.

Damage to Aquatic Ecosystems

Both landslide and dam failures can have a severe impact on upstream and downstream aquatic wildlife, ecosystem and groundwater, resulting in longterm risks for people and industires living and operating in areas near the water supply.

To mitigate these risks, engineering and construction standards for hydropower plants often include earthquake-resistant designs. These designs incorporate measures such as flexible foundations, strengthened dam structures, and advanced monitoring systems to detect early signs of stress. Additionally, emergency plans and evacuation procedures should be in place to protect personnel and downstream communities in the event of a severe earthquake.

Solar Power

Solar power plants generally pose fewer risks compared to conventional power plants that use fossil fuels or nuclear energy. However, they are not without their own set of potential risks and challenges. Below you can find some of the risks associated with solar power plants in an event of a severe earthquake.

Environmental Impact

The production of solar panels involves the use of various materials, including rare metals and chemicals. Severe earthquakes could potentially introduce these into the ecosystems of their location.

Fire Risk

Although the solar panels themselves are not typically a fire hazard, electrical components like inverters and batterises that store the electricity can pose a risk. Electrical malfunctions or faults can lead to fires, especially in poorly maintained systems in an event of a severe earthquake, and thus pose a longterm risk for the local ecosystem.

Overall, the mitigation of risks associated with utility-scale solar power plants involves a combination of technological advancements, sustainable practices, regulatory adherence, and ongoing monitoring and maintenance.

Biomass Power

Biomass power plants, which generate electricity by burning organic materials like wood, agricultural residues, or waste, can pose certain risks during earthquakes. While biomass power plants are generally considered less hazardous than some other types of power generation facilities, yet there are still potential risks to be aware of.

Fire Risk

One of the primary risks associated with biomass power plants during earthquakes is the potential for fires. The shaking during an earthquake can damage electrical systems, equipment, and fuel storage, which may lead to electrical faults and fires.

Fuel Handling

Earthquakes can disrupt the fuel handling systems in a biomass plant, potentially causing spills or accidents related to the storage and transportation of biomass feedstock.

It's important to note that the specific risks associated with biomass power plants can vary based on factors such as plant size, location, and design. The biomass power industry prioritizes safety and works closely with regulatory authorities to ensure that biomass energy is generated with minimal risk to people and the environment, even in earthquake-prone regions.

Data Information

Information found on this page is a derivative set, based on sources mentioned below.

Data Sources

We aggregate and combine data from USGS (United States Geographical Survey) and the EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre). This allow us to get near real-time and historical earthquake data dating back to the year 1950.

Disclaimer

Information or data found on this page should not be used for, or as an early warning system. It is intended as an historical reference or near real-time complementary information to offical and governmental sources. In an event of an emergency it is important closely monitor and follow advice from national, state and local authorities.

Magnitude 4.1 Earthquake Struck 2 km SSE of Erlbach, Germany on May 21, 2018 21:04:42
Date and Time
2018-05-21 21:04:42 (UTC)
Magnitude
4.1 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
13.92 km
Reports
17 people has reported that they felt this earthquake
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