Magnitude 3.3 Earthquake Struck 1 km NE of Gröbers, Germany on April 16, 2015 06:38:08

Last Updated: 2019-07-05 07:42:44

On April 16, 2015 06:38:08 an earthquake with magnitude of 3.3 on the richter scale hit 1 km NE of Gröbers, Germany. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 20.6 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude 12.129° and latitude 51.440°. According to documented reports 9 people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on April 16, 2015 06:38:08 had a magnitude of 3.3 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 Gröbers in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, located 1 kilometers or 0 miles ↓ S of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Großkugel (Saxony-Anhalt, Germany) located 2 km (1 mi) ↘ SE and Queis (Saxony-Anhalt, Germany) located 4 km (2 mi) ↑ N of the epicenter.

In total, we found 375 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.

Distance Direction City State Country
1 km (0 mi) ↓ S Gröbers Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
2 km (1 mi) ↘ SE Großkugel Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
4 km (2 mi) ↑ N Queis Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
5 km (3 mi) ↓ S Raßnitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
5 km (3 mi) ↗ NE Wiedemar Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
5 km (3 mi) ↘ SE Ermlitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
5 km (3 mi) ← W Dölbau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
6 km (4 mi) ↑ N Reußen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
6 km (3 mi) ↙ SW Dieskau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
7 km (4 mi) ↙ SW Lochau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
7 km (4 mi) ↙ SW Döllnitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
8 km (4 mi) → E Schkeuditz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
8 km (5 mi) ↖ NW Hohenthurm Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
9 km (6 mi) ↓ S Wallendorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
9 km (5 mi) ↓ S Zöschen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
9 km (6 mi) ↑ N Landsberg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
10 km (6 mi) ↖ NW Braschwitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
10 km (6 mi) ↘ SE Günthersdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
10 km (6 mi) ↗ NE Zwochau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
11 km (7 mi) ← W Halle (Saale) Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
12 km (7 mi) ↖ NW Niemberg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
13 km (8 mi) ↙ SW Merseburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
13 km (8 mi) ↙ SW Schkopau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
14 km (8 mi) ↖ NW Oppin Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
14 km (8 mi) ↑ N Brehna Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
14 km (8 mi) ↘ SE Kötzschau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
15 km (9 mi) ← W Holleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
15 km (9 mi) ↓ S Leuna Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
15 km (9 mi) ← W Angersdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
15 km (9 mi) ← W Halle Neustadt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
15 km (9 mi) ↘ SE Großlehna Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
16 km (10 mi) ↖ NW Gutenberg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
16 km (10 mi) ↓ S Bad Dürrenberg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
16 km (10 mi) ↗ NE Zschortau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
16 km (10 mi) ↘ SE Markranstädt Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
16 km (10 mi) ← W Sennewitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (10 mi) ↑ N Roitzsch Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (10 mi) ↗ NE Döbernitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (10 mi) ↗ NE Delitzsch Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (10 mi) → E Rackwitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (10 mi) ↓ S Tollwitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (11 mi) ↓ S Spergau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (11 mi) ↖ NW Teicha Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (10 mi) ↙ SW Geusa Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
18 km (11 mi) ↙ SW Bad Lauchstädt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
18 km (11 mi) ↓ S Beuna Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
18 km (11 mi) ← W Zscherben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
19 km (12 mi) ← W Lieskau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
19 km (12 mi) ↓ S Frankleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
20 km (12 mi) ↑ N Ramsin Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
20 km (12 mi) → E Leipzig Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
20 km (12 mi) ↘ SE Lützen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
20 km (12 mi) ↖ NW Wallwitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) ↖ NW Trebitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) ← W Bennstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) ↖ NW Zörbig Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) ↓ S Großkayna Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) ↑ N Zscherndorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) ↑ N Holzweißig Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) ↓ S Großkorbetha Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (14 mi) ← W Teutschenthal Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (14 mi) ↗ NE Krostitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (14 mi) ↑ N Sandersdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) ← W Salzmünde Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) ↓ S Braunsbedra Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) ↑ N Löberitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) ← W Langenbogen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) ↓ S Reichardtswerben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) ↑ N Thalheim Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) ↖ NW Nauendorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) ← W Zappendorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) ↑ N Bitterfeld-Wolfen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) ↖ NW Radegast Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) ↘ SE Markkleeberg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (16 mi) ↑ N Greppin Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (15 mi) ↘ SE Kitzen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (15 mi) ↙ SW Krumpa Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (15 mi) ↙ SW Schafstädt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (16 mi) ↖ NW Weißandt-Gölzau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (15 mi) → E Taucha Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) ↓ S Burgwerben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) ↑ N Wolfen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) ↖ NW Löbejün Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) ← W Wansleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) ↖ NW Görzig Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (17 mi) ← W Schochwitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (17 mi) ↑ N Pouch Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (17 mi) ← W Wettin Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (17 mi) ↙ SW Mücheln Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (17 mi) ↓ S Muschwitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (17 mi) ← W Höhnstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ↗ NE Löbnitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ↓ S Granschütz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ↘ SE Zwenkau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ↓ S Weißenfels Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ↙ SW Langeneichstädt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ↑ N Friedersdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ↑ N Bobbau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) → E Borsdorf Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ↑ N Muldenstein Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ↓ S Uichteritz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ↑ N Jeßnitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (18 mi) → E Jesewitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (19 mi) ← W Beesenstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (18 mi) ← W Stedten Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) ← W Röblingen am See Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) ↘ SE Pegau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) ↖ NW Edderitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) ↑ N Schlaitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) ↙ SW Schraplau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) ↑ N Raguhn Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) ↓ S Hohenmölsen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) ↓ S Langendorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (19 mi) ↖ NW Gröbzig Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) ↓ S Goseck Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (19 mi) → E Großpösna Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) ↓ S Leißling Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (19 mi) ↘ SE Böhlen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) ↘ SE Elstertrebnitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) ↗ NE Zschepplin Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) ↘ SE Rötha Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) ↙ SW Obhausen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) ↘ SE Groitzsch Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) ↓ S Nessa Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ← W Erdeborn Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ↖ NW Quellendorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (22 mi) ↑ N Zschornewitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (22 mi) ↖ NW Könnern Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (21 mi) ← W Hedersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (22 mi) ↓ S Schönburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (22 mi) ↑ N Möhlau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (21 mi) ↓ S Prittitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (22 mi) ↗ NE Bad Düben Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (22 mi) ↙ SW Barnstädt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (21 mi) ↗ NE Eilenburg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (21 mi) → E Brandis Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (22 mi) → E Machern Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (22 mi) ↙ SW Freyburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↖ NW Köthen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) → E Naunhof Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↗ NE Laußig Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↓ S Teuchern Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↓ S Deuben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↘ SE Espenhain Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ↙ SW Karsdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) → E Belgershain Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ↘ SE Neukieritzsch Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ↙ SW Querfurt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (24 mi) ↙ SW Farnstädt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (24 mi) ↓ S Stößen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↑ N Gräfenhainichen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↓ S Naumburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↓ S Theißen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↖ NW Osternienburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↙ SW Laucha Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ← W Polleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (25 mi) ↘ SE Lucka Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (25 mi) ↖ NW Osternienburger Land Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (25 mi) ↘ SE Lobstädt Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (25 mi) ← W Gerbstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (26 mi) ↙ SW Nebra Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (26 mi) ↘ SE Deutzen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (26 mi) ← W Volkstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (25 mi) ← W Eisleben Lutherstadt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ↘ SE Kitzscher Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ↖ NW Baalberge Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ← W Alsleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ↖ NW Beesenlaublingen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ↖ NW Peißen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ↓ S Osterfeld Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (26 mi) ↘ SE Zeitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (26 mi) → E Otterwisch Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (26 mi) ← W Belleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (27 mi) ↑ N Radis Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (26 mi) ← W Osterhausen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (27 mi) ↓ S Kretzschau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (26 mi) ↘ SE Borna Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (26 mi) ← W Wolferode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ↑ N Oranienbaum Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ← W Wimmelburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ↘ SE Regis-Breitingen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ← W Siersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ↓ S Bad Kösen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ↖ NW Wulfen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ↓ S Droyßig Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ↙ SW Bad Bibra Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ↘ SE Wintersdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ↘ SE Meuselwitz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (27 mi) ↑ N Dessau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ← W Helbra Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ← W Hergisdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (28 mi) ↖ NW Aken Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (28 mi) ← W Klostermansfeld Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (28 mi) ↖ NW Plötzkau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (28 mi) ← W Benndorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (29 mi) ← W Sandersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ← W Ahlsdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ↑ N Vockerode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ↖ NW Bernburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ← W Wiederstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ← W Großörner Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ← W Hettstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) → E Bad Lausick Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ↘ SE Kriebitzsch Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) ↘ SE Rositz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) ← W Mansfeld Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) ↓ S Schkölen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) ↑ N Wörlitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) ↓ S Wetterzeube Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) ← W Blankenheim Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↑ N Bergwitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↘ SE Kayna Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↑ N Kemberg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↖ NW Nienburg/Saale Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↙ SW Roßleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↑ N Roßlau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↑ N Rodleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (32 mi) ↘ SE Frohburg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (31 mi) ↖ NW Ilberstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (32 mi) ↙ SW Allstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (32 mi) ↓ S Camburg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ↓ S Bad Sulza Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ↑ N Klieken Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ↙ SW Eckartsberga Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ↘ SE Windischleuba Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) ↙ SW Wiehe Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) ← W Giersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) ↖ NW Güsten Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) ← W Mehringen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) ← W Riestedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (34 mi) ↓ S Eisenberg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↓ S Frauenprießnitz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↑ N Coswig Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↘ SE Pölzig Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↘ SE Altenburg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↖ NW Groß Rosenburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (35 mi) ↑ N Apollensdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (35 mi) ↙ SW Oberröblingen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↘ SE Brahmenau Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↙ SW Voigtstedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↙ SW Rastenberg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↘ SE Nobitz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↖ NW Calbe Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↖ NW Neundorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↑ N Piesteritz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↓ S Bad Köstritz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↑ N Pratau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ← W Sangerhausen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↙ SW Edersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↖ NW Brumby Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↙ SW Artern Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↖ NW Zerbst Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↘ SE Altkirchen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ← W Aschersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (37 mi) ↓ S Weißenborn Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (37 mi) ↘ SE Saara Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (36 mi) ↓ S Tautenhain Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (36 mi) ↖ NW Staßfurt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (36 mi) ↑ N Wittenberg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ← W Wippra Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↙ SW Buttstädt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↓ S Bad Klosterlausnitz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↘ SE Großenstein Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↖ NW Glöthe Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↑ N Dobien Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↑ N Teuchel Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (37 mi) ↖ NW Hecklingen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↖ NW Förderstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Löbichau Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (37 mi) ↓ S Bürgel Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (37 mi) ↖ NW Barby Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Schmölln Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↓ S Apolda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↓ S Gera Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↙ SW Niederroßla Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↓ S Lehesten Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↙ SW Großmonra Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↓ S Hermsdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↑ N Nudersdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (39 mi) ↘ SE Ronneburg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) ↘ SE Nöbdenitz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (39 mi) ↓ S Kraftsdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) ↖ NW Atzendorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) ↘ SE Gößnitz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) ↖ NW Eickendorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↙ SW Goldbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ← W Frose Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↖ NW Eggersdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (42 mi) ↙ SW Buttelstedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (42 mi) ↙ SW Oßmanstedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (42 mi) ↖ NW Biere Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (42 mi) ← W Nachterstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (41 mi) ↖ NW Groß Börnecke Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (42 mi) ↘ SE Ponitz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (42 mi) ↘ SE Oberwiera Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (41 mi) ↓ S Sankt Gangloff Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↓ S Jena Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ← W Hoym Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↘ SE Schönberg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↖ NW Borne Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↖ NW Schönebeck Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↖ NW Unseburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↘ SE Meerane Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↖ NW Cochstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (42 mi) ↖ NW Schneidlingen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↘ SE Pfaffroda Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (43 mi) ↓ S Stadtroda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (43 mi) ↓ S Münchenbernsdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (43 mi) ↘ SE Waldenburg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↓ S Wünschendorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↖ NW Welsleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↘ SE Crimmitschau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (44 mi) ↖ NW Wolmirsleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (44 mi) ↘ SE Remse Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (44 mi) ← W Gatersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (44 mi) ↙ SW Kromsdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↖ NW Egeln Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↘ SE Dennheritz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↘ SE Glauchau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↘ SE Seelingstädt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↘ SE Callenberg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↓ S Weida Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (47 mi) ↓ S Magdala Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (46 mi) ↓ S Bucha Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (46 mi) ↓ S Mellingen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (46 mi) ↙ SW Weimar Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (46 mi) ↓ S Rothenstein Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↘ SE Berga Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (47 mi) ↖ NW Westeregeln Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (48 mi) ↘ SE Langenbernsdorf Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
78 km (48 mi) ↘ SE Hartmannsdorf Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ← W Kroppenstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (49 mi) ↘ SE Werdau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (50 mi) ↘ SE Sankt Egidien Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (50 mi) ↙ SW Nohra Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (49 mi) ↓ S Kahla Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (49 mi) ↘ SE Teichwolframsdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (49 mi) ↓ S Triptis Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↓ S Hohenleuben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↘ SE Leubnitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↘ SE Weißenborn Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (51 mi) ↓ S Neustadt an der Orla Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (51 mi) ↘ SE Mülsen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (51 mi) ↘ SE Lichtenstein Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (52 mi) ↓ S Auma Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (52 mi) ↖ NW Hadmersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (51 mi) ↘ SE Zwickau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (52 mi) ↘ SE Fraureuth Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
84 km (52 mi) ↓ S Triebes Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
84 km (52 mi) ↓ S Bad Berka Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
84 km (52 mi) ↓ S Langenwetzendorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
84 km (52 mi) ↓ S Blankenhain Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
85 km (53 mi) ↘ SE Lichtentanne Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
85 km (53 mi) ↓ S Orlamünde Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (53 mi) ↓ S Langenorla Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (53 mi) ↓ S Schwarza Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (53 mi) ↘ SE Mohlsdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
87 km (54 mi) ↘ SE Reinsdorf Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
87 km (54 mi) ↓ S Oppurg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
87 km (54 mi) ↘ SE Greiz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
88 km (54 mi) ↓ S Zeulenroda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
88 km (54 mi) ↘ SE Neumark Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
89 km (55 mi) ↘ SE Wilkau-Haßlau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
90 km (56 mi) ↓ S Herschdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
91 km (56 mi) ↓ S Pößneck Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
92 km (57 mi) ↘ SE Wildenfels Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
94 km (58 mi) ↓ S Krölpa Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
95 km (59 mi) ↓ S Ranis Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
97 km (60 mi) ↓ S Rudolstadt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
98 km (61 mi) ↓ S Könitz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
100 km (62 mi) ↓ S Goßwitz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
100 km (62 mi) ↓ S Kamsdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
100 km (62 mi) ↓ S Unterwellenborn Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
102 km (63 mi) ↓ S Saalfeld Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
103 km (64 mi) ↓ S Bad Blankenburg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany

Nearby Power Plants

We found a total 142 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
4 km (2 mi) ← W Halle-Dieskau Solar 3.5 MW
4 km (2 mi) ← W Kabelsketal Solar 4.5 MW
4 km (2 mi) ↗ NE Wiesenena Solar Power Plant Solar 5.2 MW
5 km (3 mi) ↓ S Lochau Solar Power Plant Solar 3.3 MW
5 km (3 mi) ↓ S Ra�nitz Solar Power Plant Solar 7.1 MW
6 km (4 mi) ↑ N Sietzsch Solar Power Plant Solar 10.0 MW
6 km (3 mi) ↘ SE Ermlitz-Schkopau Solar 8.5 MW
7 km (4 mi) ← W Halle Messe Solar 4.1 MW
7 km (4 mi) ↗ NE Glesien Solar Power Plant Solar 4.2 MW
7 km (4 mi) ↑ N Sietzsch E Solar 9.5 MW
8 km (5 mi) ↗ NE Zwochau Solar Power Plant Solar 3.8 MW
9 km (6 mi) ↖ NW Hohenthurm Solar Power Plant Solar 4.3 MW
9 km (6 mi) ↖ NW Braschwitz Solar Power Plant Solar 8.0 MW
9 km (6 mi) ↘ SE Zweimen Solar Power Plant Solar 4.0 MW
11 km (7 mi) ↑ N Landsberg G1 Solar 6.7 MW
11 km (6 mi) ↘ SE D�lzig Solar Power Plant Solar 3.9 MW
12 km (7 mi) ← W HKW Halle Trotha Gas 254.0 MW
13 km (8 mi) ↖ NW Oppin Solar Power Plant Solar 6.9 MW
13 km (8 mi) ↗ NE Delitzsch Solar Power Plant Solar 32.1 MW
13 km (8 mi) ↙ SW Schkopau power station Coal 900.0 MW
15 km (9 mi) ↗ NE Biomass Generator #17 Biomass 40.0 MW
15 km (9 mi) ↘ SE Markranst�dt Solar Power Plant Solar 4.1 MW
16 km (10 mi) → E Rackwitz Solar Power Plant Solar 4.2 MW
16 km (10 mi) ← W Sennewitz B Solar 4.5 MW
16 km (10 mi) → E Breitenfeld I Solar 6.3 MW
16 km (10 mi) ↗ NE Delitzsch - Fabrikstra�e Solar Power Plant Solar 2.7 MW
16 km (9 mi) ↙ SW Geusa Solar Power Plant Solar 5.9 MW
17 km (10 mi) ↓ S Raffineriekraftwerk Oil 92.5 MW
17 km (10 mi) ↑ N Roitzsch - Capital Stage Solar Power Plant Solar 12.7 MW
17 km (10 mi) ↓ S ILK-GuD Gas 135.7 MW
17 km (10 mi) ↓ S GuD Leuna Gas 52.0 MW
17 km (10 mi) ↑ N Roitzsch - Enerparc Solar Power Plant Solar 10.0 MW
17 km (10 mi) ↑ N Glebitzsch Solar Power Plant Solar 3.9 MW
17 km (10 mi) ↗ NE Delitzsch - Ziehwerk Solar Power Plant Solar 1.8 MW
17 km (10 mi) ↓ S TREA Leuna Waste 32.6 MW
17 km (10 mi) ← W Sennewitz A Solar 6.0 MW
18 km (11 mi) ↓ S Beuna A Solar 8.0 MW
19 km (12 mi) → E Heizkraftwerk Leipzig-Nord Gas 167.0 MW
20 km (12 mi) ↓ S Spitzenlastkraftwerk Großkayna Oil 120.0 MW
21 km (13 mi) ↑ N Zscherndorf Solar 8.5 MW
22 km (14 mi) ↑ N R�dgen Solar Power Plant Solar 7.0 MW
22 km (14 mi) ↑ N Alte Kaserne Solar 10.0 MW
22 km (14 mi) ↑ N Bitterfeld Microtech Solar 5.4 MW
23 km (14 mi) ↑ N Bitterfeld-Wolfen - GP Joule Solar Power Plant Solar 3.0 MW
23 km (14 mi) ↑ N PD energy GmbH Waste 9.9 MW
23 km (14 mi) ← W Teutschenthal Solar Power Plant Solar 7.1 MW
23 km (14 mi) ↑ N Spitzenlastkraftwerk Wolfen Gas 40.0 MW
23 km (14 mi) ↖ NW M�sthinsdorf Solar Power Plant Solar 5.1 MW
24 km (14 mi) ↓ S Weißenfels Solar 7.6 MW
24 km (15 mi) ↑ N GuD Bitterfeld Gas 106.0 MW
24 km (15 mi) ↑ N Greppin Solar 8.0 MW
24 km (15 mi) ↓ S Tagewerben II Solar 10.7 MW
25 km (15 mi) ← W Lettewitz Solar Power Plant Solar 13.3 MW
26 km (16 mi) ↑ N Bitterfeld-Wolfen F1 Solar 9.6 MW
26 km (16 mi) → E Taucha Solar Power Plant Solar 5.3 MW
27 km (17 mi) ← W Solarpark Amsdorf Solar 28.344 MW
27 km (16 mi) ↙ SW Solarpark Stedten Solar 28.34412 MW
28 km (17 mi) ← W Grubenheizkraftwerk Coal 49.0 MW
28 km (17 mi) → E Althen Solar Power Plant Solar 7.3 MW
28 km (17 mi) ↑ N Muldenstein Solar 11.2 MW
29 km (18 mi) ↓ S SITA Abfallverwertung GmbH Waste 25.4 MW
30 km (19 mi) ↓ S Waehlitz power station Coal 31.0 MW
30 km (19 mi) → E Panitzsch Solar Power Plant Solar 7.5 MW
32 km (20 mi) ↖ NW Köthen Flugplatz Solar 14.8 MW
32 km (20 mi) ↗ NE Kombikraftwerk Gas 46.6 MW
33 km (20 mi) ↖ NW K�then Solar Power Plant Solar 45.0 MW
33 km (20 mi) ↘ SE Lippendorf power station Coal 875.0 MW
33 km (20 mi) ↙ SW Nemsdorf Solar Power Plant Solar 4.8 MW
33 km (20 mi) ↖ NW Köthen XI Solar 7.0 MW
33 km (20 mi) ↖ NW Köthen VI-IX Solar 17.1 MW
33 km (20 mi) ↖ NW Köthen Enerparc Solar 4.9 MW
33 km (20 mi) ↘ SE Braunkohlekraftwerk Lippendorf Coal 875.0 MW
34 km (21 mi) ↓ S Nessa Solar Power Plant Solar 1.0 MW
35 km (21 mi) ↑ N Golpa Solar 6.0 MW
36 km (22 mi) ↘ SE Espenhain Solar Power Plant Solar 5.0 MW
36 km (22 mi) ↓ S Deuben power station Coal 86.0 MW
37 km (23 mi) ↑ N Gräfenhainichen II Solar 8.0 MW
37 km (23 mi) ↑ N Gräfenhainichen I Solar 6.0 MW
38 km (23 mi) → E Waldpolenz Solar Power Plant Solar 45.0 MW
38 km (23 mi) → E Waldpolenz extn Solar 12.3 MW
38 km (23 mi) ↖ NW P&L Werk Könnern Coal 20.3 MW
39 km (24 mi) ← W Rothenschirmbach Solar Power Plant Solar 1.2 MW
41 km (25 mi) ↖ NW Chörau A Solar 4.0 MW
42 km (26 mi) ↘ SE Borna Solar Power Plant Solar 3.5 MW
43 km (27 mi) ↑ N Oranienbaum Solar 8.2 MW
43 km (27 mi) ↓ S Coal Plant #1 Coal 17.5 MW
43 km (26 mi) ← W Krughütte Solar 29.1 MW
43 km (27 mi) ↓ S EZ1 Coal 18.5 MW
43 km (27 mi) ← W Apfelborn Solar Power Plant Solar 2.0 MW
43 km (27 mi) ↑ N Dessau power station Coal 49.0 MW
44 km (27 mi) ↘ SE Borna Solar 8.5 MW
44 km (27 mi) ← W Helbra Solar 11.5 MW
44 km (27 mi) ↓ S Fränkenau Solar 5.9 MW
44 km (27 mi) ↖ NW Wulfen Solar Power Plant Solar 2.7 MW
46 km (28 mi) ↘ SE Serbitz Solar 5.2 MW
46 km (29 mi) ↖ NW Bernburg A Solar 6.0 MW
47 km (29 mi) ↙ SW Allstedt Solar Power Plant Solar 19.2 MW
47 km (29 mi) ↖ NW ILK-EKT Other 14.0 MW
47 km (29 mi) ↖ NW Industriekraftwerk Bernburg (IKB) Gas 66.0 MW
47 km (29 mi) ↑ N Vockerode Solar Power Plant Solar 9.6 MW
48 km (30 mi) → E Heinersdorf Solar Power Plant Solar 7.1 MW
48 km (29 mi) ↖ NW Dampfturbinenanlage der EBS-Kessel Waste 35.0 MW
48 km (30 mi) ← W Großörner Solar 7.0 MW
49 km (31 mi) ↘ SE Rositz A1 Solar 10.0 MW
49 km (30 mi) ↖ NW Bernburg Solar Power Plant Solar 10.0 MW
50 km (31 mi) ← W Walbeck Solar Power Plant Solar 2.5 MW
50 km (31 mi) ↙ SW Birkenhof Solar 5.2 MW
53 km (33 mi) ↘ SE Pölzig Solar 5.7 MW
54 km (33 mi) ↑ N Coswig Solar 4.0 MW
55 km (34 mi) ↙ SW Voigstedt Solar Power Plant Solar 3.7 MW
55 km (34 mi) ↖ NW Hohenerxleben Solar Power Plant Solar 1.3 MW
56 km (35 mi) ↘ SE Altenburg Flugplatz Solar Power Plant Solar 12.1 MW
56 km (34 mi) ← W Sangerhausen Solar Power Plant Solar 1.0 MW
56 km (34 mi) ↓ S Eckolst�dt Solar Power Plant Solar 8.5 MW
56 km (35 mi) ↙ SW Oberr�blingen Solar Power Plant Solar 8.1 MW
57 km (35 mi) ↙ SW Artern Solar Power Plant Solar 4.9 MW
57 km (36 mi) ↖ NW Biomass Generator #16 Biomass 10.2 MW
57 km (35 mi) ↘ SE Altenburg Kieswerk Solar Power Plant Solar 4.4 MW
58 km (36 mi) ↖ NW Calbe 2 Solar Power Plant Solar 4.3 MW
58 km (36 mi) ↑ N Biomasseheizkraftwerk Piesteritz Biomass 18.1 MW
58 km (36 mi) ↙ SW Edersleben A Solar 10.0 MW
59 km (36 mi) ↓ S Heizkraftwerk Gera-Nord Gas 148.0 MW
59 km (36 mi) ↖ NW Sta�furt 1 Solar Power Plant Solar 5.0 MW
60 km (37 mi) ↖ NW GuD-Ikw Staßfurt Gas 132.0 MW
60 km (37 mi) ↖ NW Sta�furt 2 Solar Power Plant Solar 2.5 MW
60 km (37 mi) ↖ NW REMONDIS Thermische Abfallverwertung GmbH Waste 24.0 MW
60 km (37 mi) ↓ S Rüdersdorf TH Solar 7.6 MW
61 km (38 mi) ↑ N Zerbst Solar Power Plant Solar 12.0 MW
62 km (38 mi) ↑ N Zerbst III-V Solar 24.9 MW
62 km (38 mi) ↑ N Zerbst Solar 37.8 MW
62 km (38 mi) ↑ N Zerbst I Solar 9.0 MW
62 km (39 mi) ↖ NW KWK-Anlage Barby Gas 18.0 MW
62 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Beerwalde Solar 5.2 MW
63 km (39 mi) ↘ SE Ronneburg N Solar 9.5 MW
66 km (41 mi) ↘ SE Ronneburg I Solar 4.5 MW
66 km (41 mi) ↘ SE Ronneburg - Juwi Solar Power Plant Solar 19.9 MW
67 km (42 mi) ↖ NW Windparks Biere und Borne Wind 94.5 MW
71 km (44 mi) ↓ S HKW Jena Gas 182.0 MW
74 km (45 mi) ↙ SW Weimar - Hydrema Solar Power Plant Solar 1.0 MW
80 km (50 mi) ↙ SW Nohra A Solar 5.5 MW
82 km (51 mi) ↘ SE Werdau Solar Power Plant Solar 1.7 MW
100 km (62 mi) ↓ S HKW Schwarza Gas 26.5 MW

Power Plants & Risks During Earthquakes

We found 8 types of power plants in the vecinity of the magnitude 3.3 earthquake that struck 1 km NE of Gröbers, Germany on April 16, 2015 06:38:08. These types were Gas power plants, Coal power plants, Oil power plants, Waste power plants, Solar power plants, Other power plants, Biomass power plants, Wind 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.

Gas Power

Gas power plants can pose significant risks to people and the environment in their vicinity during earthquakes.

Gas Leaks and Fires

Gas power plants rely on natural gas, which can leak from pipelines and equipment when damaged by seismic activity. These leaks can lead to fires and explosions, endangering people in the plant's vicinity.

Impact on Air Quality

Gas power plants emit pollutants, and fires caused by gas leaks during an earthquake can release harmful substances into the air. This can pose health risks to nearby residents.

Environmental Impact

Gas leaks can also harm the local environment, potentially contaminating soil and water sources.

To mitigate these risks, most modern gas power plants have robust safety measures in place, including gas leak detection systems, emergency response plans, and communication protocols to alert nearby communities in case of an incident. Additionally, local authorities should conduct risk assessments and ensure that emergency services are well-prepared to respond to potential hazards posed by gas power plants during earthquakes.

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.

Wind Power

In the event of a severe earthquake, wind power plants typically pose lower risks to people and ecosystems compared to some other types of power generation, such as nuclear or fossil fuel power plants. Below you'll find potential risks to still consider.

Turbine Collapse

The most significant risk to people is the potential collapse of wind turbine towers during a severe earthquake. If a wind turbine were to collapse, it could cause injury or loss of life to anyone in the vicinity.

Wildlife Impact

Wind turbines can pose a risk to local wildlife. In the event of an earthquake, there could be concerns about the displacement or injury of wildlife in the vicinity of the turbines or wild fires resulting from internal malfunction of turbines.

While wind power plants do have risks associated with earthquakes, they are generally considered to be a lower-risk energy source in terms of environmental and safety concerns when compared to certain other forms of power generation. Proper planning, engineering, and maintenance practices help mitigate these risks and ensure the safe operation of wind power plants during earthquakes.

Oil Power

Oil-fired power plants can pose significant risks to society, people, and ecosystems in the event of a severe earthquake.

Oil Spills & Fires

One of the most immediate dangers is the risk of oil spills and fires. The shaking during an earthquake can rupture storage tanks and pipelines, leading to the release of large quantities of oil. Spilled oil can catch fire, causing explosions and further environmental damage.

Air Quality Polution

Oil fires and releases can result in the release of toxic fumes and particulate matter into the air. This can lead to poor air quality, posing health risks to nearby communities. People exposed to these pollutants may experience respiratory issues and other health problems.

Water Pollution

Spilled oil can contaminate nearby water bodies, including rivers, lakes, and groundwater. This can harm aquatic ecosystems, killing fish and other wildlife, and disrupting the food chain. Drinking water supplies may also be compromised, impacting human health.

Soil Contamination

Oil spills can saturate the soil, making it less fertile and potentially rendering it unusable for agriculture. Soil contamination can persist for years, affecting local food production.

Long-Term Environmental Damage

The environmental damage caused by oil spills and fires can persist long after the earthquake event. Cleanup efforts can be costly and challenging, and ecosystems may take years or even decades to recover fully.

To mitigate these risks, most modern oil-fired power plants follow strict regulations, safety measures, and extensive emergency response plans are in place for oil power plants located in seismically active regions. This includes robust containment systems, automatic shutdown mechanisms, and well-trained response teams.

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 3.3 Earthquake Struck 1 km NE of Gröbers, Germany on April 16, 2015 06:38:08
Date and Time
2015-04-16 06:38:08 (UTC)
Magnitude
3.3 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
20.6 km
Reports
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