Magnitude 4.0 Earthquake Struck 5 km SW of Gr?bocice, Poland on July 19, 2015 19:18:04

Last Updated: 2015-10-14 21:05:45

On July 19, 2015 19:18:04 an earthquake with magnitude of 4.0 on the richter scale hit 5 km SW of Gr?bocice, Poland. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 1.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude 16.110° and latitude 51.570°. According to documented reports people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on July 19, 2015 19:18:04 had a magnitude of 4.0 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 Grębocice in Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland, located 5 kilometers or 3 miles ↗ NE of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Polkowice (Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland) located 7 km (4 mi) ↓ S and Powiat polkowicki (Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland) located 10 km (6 mi) ↓ S of the epicenter.

In total, we found 151 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.

Distance Direction City State Country
5 km (3 mi) ↗ NE Grębocice Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
7 km (4 mi) ↓ S Polkowice Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
10 km (6 mi) ↓ S Powiat polkowicki Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
10 km (6 mi) ↖ NW Głogów Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
11 km (7 mi) ↖ NW Powiat głogowski Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
12 km (7 mi) → E Rudna Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
16 km (10 mi) ↘ SE Powiat lubiński Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
17 km (10 mi) ← W Gaworzyce Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
18 km (11 mi) ↑ N Szlichtyngowa Lubusz Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
19 km (12 mi) ↘ SE Lubin Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
20 km (12 mi) ↖ NW Kotla Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
22 km (13 mi) ↙ SW Przemków Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
22 km (13 mi) ↓ S Chocianów Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
24 km (14 mi) ↘ SE Osiek Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
26 km (16 mi) ← W Bytom Odrzański Lubusz Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
27 km (17 mi) → E Ścinawa Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
28 km (17 mi) ↑ N Powiat wschowski Lubusz Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
29 km (18 mi) ← W Nowe Miasteczko Lubusz Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
29 km (18 mi) ↑ N Wschowa Lubusz Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
30 km (18 mi) ↖ NW Siedlisko Lubusz Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
31 km (19 mi) ↗ NE Powiat górowski Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
31 km (19 mi) ↗ NE Góra Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
33 km (20 mi) ↙ SW Gromadka Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
34 km (21 mi) ↖ NW Przyborów Lubusz Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
34 km (21 mi) ↖ NW Sława Lubusz Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
35 km (21 mi) ↓ S Chojnów Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
35 km (21 mi) ↓ S Miłkowice Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
36 km (22 mi) → E Wińsko Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
36 km (22 mi) ↓ S Powiat legnicki Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
37 km (23 mi) ↘ SE Prochowice Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
37 km (23 mi) ← W Nowa Sól Lubusz Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
38 km (24 mi) ↑ N Wijewo Greater Poland Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
39 km (24 mi) ↘ SE Kunice Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
39 km (24 mi) ↙ SW Szprotawa Lubusz Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
39 km (24 mi) ↑ N Brenno Greater Poland Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
40 km (24 mi) ↘ SE Legnica Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
40 km (24 mi) → E Wąsosz Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
40 km (24 mi) ↖ NW Powiat nowosolski Lubusz Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
40 km (25 mi) ← W Kożuchów Lubusz Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
41 km (25 mi) ↑ N Święciechowa Greater Poland Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
41 km (25 mi) → E Powiat wołowski Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
41 km (25 mi) ↖ NW Otyń Lubusz Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
41 km (25 mi) ↑ N Powiat leszczyński Greater Poland Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
42 km (26 mi) ↖ NW Konotop Lubusz Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
43 km (26 mi) ↑ N Włoszakowice Greater Poland Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
43 km (27 mi) ↗ NE Leszno Greater Poland Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
44 km (27 mi) ↖ NW Kolsko Lubusz Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
45 km (28 mi) → E Wołów Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
45 km (28 mi) ↓ S Olszanica Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
45 km (28 mi) ↓ S Zagrodno Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
45 km (28 mi) ↑ N Wilkowice Greater Poland Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
45 km (28 mi) ↗ NE Rydzyna Greater Poland Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
46 km (28 mi) ↗ NE Bojanowo Greater Poland Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
47 km (29 mi) ↖ NW Bojadła Lubusz Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
47 km (29 mi) ↘ SE Malczyce Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
48 km (29 mi) ↘ SE Legnickie Pole Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
48 km (30 mi) ↙ SW Powiat bolesławiecki Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
49 km (30 mi) ↑ N Lipno Greater Poland Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
50 km (31 mi) ↙ SW Bolesławiec Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
50 km (31 mi) ↑ N Przemęt Greater Poland Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
50 km (31 mi) ↖ NW Zabór Lubusz Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
51 km (32 mi) ↗ NE Rawicz Greater Poland Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
51 km (31 mi) ↓ S Złotoryja Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
52 km (32 mi) ↖ NW Klenica Lubusz Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
52 km (32 mi) ↗ NE Poniec Greater Poland Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
53 km (32 mi) → E Brzeg Dolny Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
53 km (33 mi) ↗ NE Osieczna Greater Poland Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
54 km (33 mi) ↓ S Wilków Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
54 km (33 mi) ↘ SE Szczepanów Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
55 km (34 mi) ↓ S Powiat złotoryjski Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
55 km (34 mi) ← W Ochla Lubusz Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
56 km (35 mi) ↖ NW Trzebiechów Lubusz Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
56 km (34 mi) ↘ SE Środa Śląska Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
57 km (35 mi) ↑ N Bojanowo Stare Greater Poland Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
57 km (36 mi) ↘ SE Jawor Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
57 km (35 mi) ↑ N Śmigiel Greater Poland Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
58 km (36 mi) ↖ NW Zielona Góra Lubusz Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
58 km (36 mi) ↘ SE Ciechów Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
59 km (36 mi) ↘ SE Powiat jaworski Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
59 km (36 mi) ↗ NE Krzemieniewo Greater Poland Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
60 km (37 mi) → E Miękinia Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
60 km (37 mi) ↘ SE Powiat średzki Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
62 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Paszowice Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
62 km (38 mi) ↓ S Lwówek Śląski Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
63 km (39 mi) ↘ SE Udanin Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
63 km (39 mi) → E Mrozów Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
63 km (39 mi) ↓ S Świerzawa Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
65 km (40 mi) ↗ NE Krzywiń Greater Poland Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
68 km (42 mi) ↓ S Wleń Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
69 km (43 mi) → E Leśnica-Ratyń-Pustki Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
69 km (43 mi) ↘ SE Strzegom Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
69 km (43 mi) ↓ S Wojcieszów Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
72 km (44 mi) ↓ S Bolków Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
72 km (45 mi) → E Jarnołtów-Jerzmanowo Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
73 km (45 mi) ↘ SE Stanowice Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
73 km (45 mi) ↓ S Powiat lwówecki Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
74 km (46 mi) ↘ SE Żarów Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
74 km (46 mi) ↓ S Lubomierz Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
75 km (46 mi) ↘ SE Kąty Wrocławskie Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
75 km (46 mi) ↓ S Jeżów Sudecki Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
76 km (47 mi) ↘ SE Jaworzyna Śląska Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
78 km (48 mi) ↓ S Janowice Wielkie Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
79 km (49 mi) ↓ S Jelenia Góra Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
80 km (50 mi) ↘ SE Stare Bogaczowice Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
80 km (50 mi) ↓ S Marciszów Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
80 km (50 mi) ↘ SE Powiat świdnicki Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
80 km (49 mi) ↘ SE Świebodzice Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
81 km (50 mi) ↓ S Stara Kamienica Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
81 km (50 mi) ↓ S Powiat jeleniogórski Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
81 km (50 mi) ↘ SE Gniechowice Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
83 km (52 mi) ↓ S Cieplice Śląskie Zdrój Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
84 km (52 mi) ↘ SE Świdnica Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
84 km (52 mi) ↓ S Mysłakowice Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
85 km (53 mi) ↘ SE Szczawno-Zdrój Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
86 km (53 mi) ↘ SE Sobótka Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
87 km (54 mi) ↓ S Podgórzyn Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
87 km (54 mi) ↓ S Piechowice Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
87 km (54 mi) ↓ S Sosnówka Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
87 km (54 mi) ↓ S Kamienna Góra Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
88 km (54 mi) ↓ S Kowary Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
88 km (55 mi) ↘ SE Czarny Bór Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
89 km (55 mi) ↘ SE Wałbrzych Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
90 km (56 mi) ↓ S Powiat kamiennogórski Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
90 km (56 mi) ↘ SE Boguszów-Gorce Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
90 km (56 mi) ↘ SE Dziećmorowice Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
91 km (56 mi) ↓ S Karpacz Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
91 km (56 mi) ↘ SE Powiat wałbrzyski Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
92 km (57 mi) ↓ S Krzeszów Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
92 km (57 mi) ↓ S Szklarska Poręba Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
94 km (58 mi) ↘ SE Jordanów Śląski Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
95 km (59 mi) ↘ SE Jedlina-Zdrój Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
96 km (59 mi) ↓ S Lubawka Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
99 km (62 mi) ↘ SE Walim Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
99 km (62 mi) ↘ SE Głuszyca Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
99 km (61 mi) ↘ SE Uciechów Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
100 km (62 mi) ↘ SE Dzierżoniów Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
100 km (62 mi) ↓ S Špindlerův Mlýn Královéhradecký kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
100 km (62 mi) ↘ SE Mieroszów Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
100 km (62 mi) ↘ SE Pieszyce Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
100 km (62 mi) ↘ SE Łagiewniki Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
101 km (63 mi) ↓ S Žacléř Královéhradecký kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
101 km (62 mi) ↘ SE Powiat dzierżoniowski Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
102 km (63 mi) ↘ SE Głuszyca Górna Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
104 km (64 mi) ↘ SE Bielawa Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
106 km (66 mi) ↓ S Svoboda nad Úpou Královéhradecký kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
107 km (67 mi) ↓ S Benecko Liberecký kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
107 km (66 mi) ↘ SE Niemcza Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
108 km (67 mi) ↘ SE Jugów Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
108 km (67 mi) ↘ SE Piława Górna Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
109 km (67 mi) ↘ SE Ostroszowice Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
110 km (68 mi) ↓ S Vrchlabí Královéhradecký kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic

Nearby Power Plants

We found a total 7 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
30 km (18 mi) ← W FW Mycielin Wind 46.0 MW
42 km (26 mi) ↓ S FW Modlikowice Wind 24.0 MW
45 km (28 mi) ↓ S FW Łukaszów Wind 34.0 MW
47 km (29 mi) ↘ SE FW Taczalin Wind 45.0 MW
51 km (31 mi) ↗ NE FW Poniec II Wind 30.0 MW
60 km (37 mi) ← W EC Zielona Góra Gas 188.0 MW
61 km (38 mi) ↓ S Rakowice Hydro 2.0 MW

Power Plants & Risks During Earthquakes

We found 3 types of power plants in the vecinity of the magnitude 4.0 earthquake that struck 5 km SW of Gr?bocice, Poland on July 19, 2015 19:18:04. These types were Gas power plants, Wind power plants, Hydro 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.

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.

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.

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 4.0 Earthquake Struck 5 km SW of Gr?bocice, Poland on July 19, 2015 19:18:04
Date and Time
2015-07-19 19:18:04 (UTC)
Magnitude
4.0 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
1.0 km
Reports
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