Magnitude 3.0 Earthquake Struck 0 km E of Bigastro, Spain on July 13, 2019 21:12:18

Last Updated: 2019-09-28 20:01:26

On July 13, 2019 21:12:18 an earthquake with magnitude of 3.0 on the richter scale hit 0 km E of Bigastro, Spain. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 10.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude -0.893° and latitude 38.063°. According to documented reports 3 people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on July 13, 2019 21:12:18 had a magnitude of 3.0 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 Bigastro in Alicante, Spain, located 0 kilometers or 0 miles ↙ SW of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Jacarilla (Alicante, Spain) located 2 km (1 mi) → E and Benejúzar (Alicante, Spain) located 4 km (3 mi) ↗ NE of the epicenter.

In total, we found 267 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.

Distance Direction City State Country
0 km (0 mi) ↙ SW Bigastro Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
2 km (1 mi) → E Jacarilla Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
4 km (3 mi) ↗ NE Benejúzar Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
5 km (3 mi) ← W Orihuela Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
6 km (3 mi) ↑ N Rafal Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
6 km (3 mi) ↖ NW Redován Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
7 km (4 mi) ↑ N Callosa de Segura Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
8 km (5 mi) ↗ NE Algorfa Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
8 km (5 mi) ↑ N Cox Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
9 km (6 mi) ↑ N Granja de Rocamora Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
9 km (6 mi) ↙ SW Beniel Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
10 km (6 mi) ↖ NW Benferri Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
10 km (6 mi) ↗ NE Almoradí Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
12 km (8 mi) ↘ SE San Miguel de Salinas Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
12 km (8 mi) ↗ NE Daya Nueva Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
13 km (8 mi) ↗ NE Benijofar Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
13 km (8 mi) ↑ N Catral Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
13 km (8 mi) ↗ NE Dolores Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
13 km (8 mi) ↙ SW Santomera Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
13 km (8 mi) ↗ NE Formentera de Segura Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
13 km (8 mi) ↑ N Albatera Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
13 km (8 mi) → E Los Montesinos Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
14 km (8 mi) ↗ NE Daya Vieja Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
14 km (9 mi) ↗ NE Rojales Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
15 km (9 mi) ↙ SW Santa Cruz Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
16 km (10 mi) ↙ SW Esparragal Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
16 km (10 mi) ↙ SW Cobatillas Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
20 km (12 mi) ↖ NW Abanilla Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
20 km (12 mi) → E Torrevieja Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
20 km (13 mi) ↗ NE Guardamar del Segura Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
22 km (13 mi) ↑ N Crevillente Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
23 km (14 mi) ↙ SW Murcia Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
23 km (14 mi) ↖ NW Hondón de los Frailes Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
24 km (15 mi) ← W Fortuna Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
27 km (17 mi) ↙ SW Molina de Segura Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
27 km (17 mi) ↑ N Elche Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
27 km (17 mi) ↑ N Hondón de las Nieves Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
30 km (18 mi) ↙ SW Alcantarilla Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
30 km (19 mi) ↙ SW Las Torres de Cotillas Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
31 km (19 mi) ↗ NE Santa Pola Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
31 km (19 mi) ← W Lorquí Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
31 km (19 mi) ↙ SW Alguazas Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
32 km (20 mi) ↖ NW Algueña Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
33 km (20 mi) ↑ N Aspe Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
33 km (20 mi) ← W Ceuti Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
33 km (21 mi) ↖ NW La Romana Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
36 km (22 mi) ← W Archena Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
37 km (23 mi) ↑ N Novelda Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
38 km (23 mi) ↑ N Monforte del Cid Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
39 km (24 mi) ↖ NW Pinoso Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
39 km (24 mi) ← W Ulea Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
40 km (25 mi) ← W Ojós Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
40 km (25 mi) ↙ SW Campos del Río Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
41 km (26 mi) ↑ N Monóvar Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
42 km (26 mi) ← W Ricote Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
43 km (26 mi) ↙ SW Albudeite Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
44 km (27 mi) ← W Blanca Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
46 km (29 mi) ↑ N Elda Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
47 km (29 mi) ↑ N Agost Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
47 km (29 mi) ↗ NE Alicante Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
47 km (29 mi) ← W Abarán Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
49 km (30 mi) ↑ N San Vicent del Raspeig Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
50 km (31 mi) ↖ NW Salinas Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
53 km (33 mi) ↑ N Sax Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
54 km (34 mi) ↗ NE San Juan de Alicante Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
55 km (34 mi) ↑ N Mutxamel Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
58 km (36 mi) ↑ N Tibi Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
59 km (36 mi) ↑ N Provincia de Alicante Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
59 km (37 mi) ↖ NW Jumilla Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
59 km (36 mi) ↗ NE El Campello Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
62 km (38 mi) ↑ N Castalla Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
62 km (38 mi) ↑ N Busot Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
63 km (39 mi) ↑ N Villena Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
63 km (39 mi) ↑ N Jijona Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
64 km (39 mi) ↖ NW Yecla Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
64 km (39 mi) ↑ N Biar Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
65 km (40 mi) ↑ N Onil Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
68 km (42 mi) ↑ N Ibi Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
71 km (44 mi) ↑ N Beneixama Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
75 km (47 mi) ↗ NE Villajoyosa Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
77 km (48 mi) ↑ N Relleu Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
78 km (48 mi) ↑ N Orcheta Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
79 km (49 mi) ↑ N Benifallim Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
80 km (50 mi) ↑ N Fontanars dels Alforins Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
80 km (49 mi) ↑ N Alcoy Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
81 km (50 mi) ↗ NE Finestrat Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
81 km (50 mi) ↑ N Sella Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
81 km (50 mi) ↑ N Bocairent Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
81 km (50 mi) ↑ N La Font de la Figuera Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
83 km (51 mi) ↑ N Benilloba Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
84 km (52 mi) ↑ N Benasau Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
84 km (52 mi) ↑ N Alfafara Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
84 km (52 mi) ↗ NE Benidorm Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
85 km (52 mi) ↑ N Cocentaina Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
86 km (53 mi) ↑ N Gorga Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
86 km (53 mi) ↑ N Agres Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
87 km (54 mi) ↑ N Millena Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
87 km (54 mi) ↑ N Confrides Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
88 km (55 mi) ↑ N Balones Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
88 km (54 mi) ↑ N Ontinyent Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
88 km (55 mi) ↑ N Benillup Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
89 km (55 mi) ↗ NE l'Alfàs del Pi Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
89 km (55 mi) ↑ N Muro del Alcoy Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
89 km (55 mi) ↑ N Agullent Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
90 km (56 mi) ↗ NE la Nucia Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
90 km (56 mi) ↑ N Benimarfull Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
90 km (56 mi) ↑ N Beniardá Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
90 km (56 mi) ↑ N Benimantell Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
90 km (56 mi) ↑ N Almudaina Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
91 km (56 mi) ↗ NE Polop Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
91 km (56 mi) ↑ N Mogente Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
91 km (57 mi) ↑ N Benissoda Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
91 km (57 mi) ↑ N Alcocer de Planes Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
92 km (57 mi) ↑ N Albaida Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
92 km (57 mi) ↑ N Atzeneta d'Albaida Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
92 km (57 mi) ↑ N Facheca Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
93 km (58 mi) ↑ N Carrícola Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
93 km (58 mi) ↑ N Planes Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
93 km (57 mi) ↑ N Benimassot Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
93 km (57 mi) ↑ N Famorca Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
94 km (58 mi) ↗ NE Altea Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
94 km (58 mi) ↑ N Tollos Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
94 km (58 mi) ↑ N Vallada Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
95 km (59 mi) ↑ N Bufali Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
95 km (59 mi) ↑ N Castell de Castells Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
95 km (59 mi) ↑ N Aielo de Malferit Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
95 km (59 mi) ↑ N Beniarrés Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
95 km (59 mi) ↑ N Bèlgida Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
96 km (59 mi) ↑ N Bolulla Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
96 km (60 mi) ↑ N Beniatjar Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
96 km (59 mi) ↑ N Otos Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
98 km (61 mi) ↑ N Montaberner Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
99 km (61 mi) ↑ N Ráfol de Salem Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
99 km (61 mi) ↑ N L'Olleria Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
99 km (61 mi) ↑ N Alfarrasí Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
100 km (62 mi) ↑ N Montesa Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
101 km (63 mi) ↑ N Rugat Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
101 km (62 mi) ↑ N Benisuera Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
101 km (63 mi) ↑ N Sempere Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
102 km (63 mi) ↑ N Guadasequies Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
102 km (63 mi) ↑ N Castelló de Rugat Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
103 km (64 mi) ↑ N Montichelvo Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
103 km (64 mi) ↑ N Canals Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
103 km (64 mi) ↑ N Enguera Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
104 km (65 mi) ↑ N Parcent Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
104 km (64 mi) ↑ N Vall de Ebo Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
104 km (64 mi) ↑ N L'Alcúdia de Crespìns Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
104 km (65 mi) ↑ N Murla Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
104 km (64 mi) ↑ N Bellús Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
105 km (65 mi) ↑ N Terrateig Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
106 km (66 mi) ↑ N Alcalalí Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
106 km (66 mi) ↑ N Cerdà Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
106 km (66 mi) ↑ N Benigànim Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
106 km (66 mi) ↑ N Benicolet Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
106 km (66 mi) ↑ N Torrella Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
106 km (66 mi) ↑ N Vallés Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
107 km (66 mi) ↑ N Llutxent Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
107 km (66 mi) ↗ NE Jalón Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
107 km (66 mi) ↑ N Llanera de Ranes Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
107 km (66 mi) ↑ N Quatretonda Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
107 km (66 mi) ↑ N Orba Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
108 km (67 mi) ↑ N Llocnou de Sant Jeroni Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
108 km (67 mi) ↑ N Estubeny Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
108 km (67 mi) ↑ N Adsubia Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
108 km (67 mi) ↑ N Anna Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
108 km (67 mi) ↑ N Xàtiva Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
108 km (67 mi) ↑ N Almiserà Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
108 km (67 mi) ↑ N Tormos Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
108 km (67 mi) ↑ N Rotglá y Corbera Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
109 km (68 mi) ↑ N Castellonet de la Conquesta Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
109 km (67 mi) ↑ N Genovés Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
109 km (67 mi) ↑ N Villalonga Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
109 km (68 mi) ↑ N Pego Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
110 km (68 mi) ↑ N Chella Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
110 km (68 mi) ↑ N Benidoleig Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
110 km (68 mi) ↑ N Sagra Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
110 km (68 mi) ↑ N Llosa de Ranes Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
111 km (68 mi) ↑ N Sellent Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
111 km (69 mi) ↑ N Ador Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
111 km (69 mi) ↖ NW Ayora Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
111 km (69 mi) ↑ N Rótova Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
111 km (69 mi) ↑ N Alfauir Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
112 km (69 mi) ↑ N Sanet y Negrals Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
112 km (69 mi) ↑ N Bolbaite Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
112 km (70 mi) ↑ N Pinet Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
112 km (69 mi) ↑ N Potríes Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
112 km (69 mi) ↑ N Palma de Gandía Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
112 km (69 mi) ↑ N Benimeli Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
113 km (70 mi) ↑ N Barxeta Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
114 km (71 mi) ↑ N Beniflá Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
114 km (71 mi) ↑ N Beniarjó Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
114 km (71 mi) ↑ N Beniarbeig Alicante 🇪🇸 Spain
115 km (71 mi) ↑ N Rafelcofer Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
115 km (71 mi) ↑ N Real de Gandía Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
115 km (71 mi) ↑ N Manuel Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
115 km (71 mi) ↖ NW Zarra Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
115 km (71 mi) ↑ N Almoines Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
115 km (71 mi) ↑ N Càrcer Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
115 km (71 mi) ↑ N Alcàntera de Xúquer Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
115 km (71 mi) ↑ N Cotes Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
115 km (71 mi) ↑ N Beneixida Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
116 km (72 mi) ↑ N L'Alqueria de la Comtessa Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
116 km (72 mi) ↑ N Rafelguaraf Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
116 km (72 mi) ↑ N Palmera Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
116 km (72 mi) ↑ N Oliva Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
116 km (72 mi) ↑ N Navarrés Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
116 km (72 mi) ↑ N Antella Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
116 km (72 mi) ↑ N Senyera Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
117 km (73 mi) ↑ N Villanueva de Castellón Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
117 km (73 mi) ↑ N Sumacàrcer Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
117 km (73 mi) ↑ N Piles Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
117 km (73 mi) ↑ N Benirredrà Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
117 km (73 mi) ↑ N San Juan de Énova Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
117 km (73 mi) ↑ N Barx Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
117 km (72 mi) ↑ N Bellreguard Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
117 km (72 mi) ↑ N Gavarda Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
117 km (73 mi) ↑ N Gandia Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
118 km (73 mi) ↑ N Miramar Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
118 km (73 mi) ↑ N Quesa Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
118 km (73 mi) ↑ N Simat de la Valldigna Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
119 km (74 mi) ↑ N Bicorp Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
119 km (74 mi) ↑ N La Pobla Llarga Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
119 km (74 mi) ↑ N Daimús Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
120 km (75 mi) ↖ NW Jarafuel Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
121 km (75 mi) ↑ N Alberic Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
121 km (75 mi) ↑ N Xeresa Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
122 km (76 mi) ↑ N Tous Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
122 km (76 mi) ↑ N XeracoJaraco Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
123 km (76 mi) ↑ N Benimuslem Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
123 km (77 mi) ↑ N Carcaixent Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
124 km (77 mi) ↑ N Tavernes de la Valldigna Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
124 km (77 mi) ↑ N Masalavés Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
127 km (79 mi) ↖ NW Jalance Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
127 km (79 mi) ↑ N Alzira Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
128 km (79 mi) ↑ N Favara Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
129 km (80 mi) ↑ N Corbera Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
130 km (80 mi) ↑ N Guadassuar Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
130 km (80 mi) ↑ N Llaurí Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
130 km (81 mi) ↑ N L'Alcúdia Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
130 km (81 mi) ↖ NW Cofrentes Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
131 km (81 mi) ↑ N Algemesí Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
131 km (81 mi) ↑ N Benimodo Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
132 km (82 mi) ↖ NW Cortes de Pallás Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
132 km (82 mi) ↑ N Millares Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
133 km (83 mi) ↑ N Albalat de la Ribera Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
133 km (82 mi) ↑ N Carlet Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
134 km (83 mi) ↑ N Fortaleny Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
134 km (83 mi) ↑ N Cullera Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
134 km (83 mi) ↑ N Polinyà de Xúquer Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
135 km (84 mi) ↑ N Riola Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
135 km (84 mi) ↑ N Dos Aguas Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
136 km (84 mi) ↑ N Sueca Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
136 km (85 mi) ↑ N Catadau Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
138 km (86 mi) ↑ N Alginet Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
138 km (86 mi) ↑ N Llombai Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
138 km (86 mi) ↑ N Alfarp Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
141 km (88 mi) ↑ N Almussafes Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
141 km (88 mi) ↑ N Benifaió Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
141 km (87 mi) ↑ N Província de València Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
142 km (88 mi) ↑ N Sollana Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
143 km (89 mi) ↑ N Montroy Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
143 km (89 mi) ↑ N Real de Montroi Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
145 km (90 mi) ↑ N El Perelló Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
147 km (91 mi) ↑ N Monserrat Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
149 km (92 mi) ↑ N Picassent Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
150 km (93 mi) ↑ N Alcàsser Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
150 km (93 mi) ↑ N Silla Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain

Nearby Power Plants

We found a total 41 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
14 km (9 mi) ← W LOS CASTRIOS Wind 26.4 MW
17 km (10 mi) ↑ N El Realengo Solar 13.2 MW
41 km (25 mi) ← W Blanca Solar 7.0 MW
47 km (29 mi) ↖ NW Hoya de Los Vicentes Solar 20.0 MW
48 km (29 mi) ← W PARQUE EOLICO SIERRA DEL ORO Wind 26.0 MW
51 km (32 mi) ↖ NW EL CARCHE Wind 24.75 MW
59 km (37 mi) ↖ NW PARQUE EOLICO LOS ALMENDROS I Wind 15.84 MW
59 km (37 mi) ↖ NW P. E. LOS REVENTONES Wind 34.0 MW
59 km (37 mi) ↖ NW P. E. LOS ALMENDROS II Wind 28.0 MW
60 km (37 mi) ↖ NW Yecla Solar 7.6 MW
63 km (39 mi) ↑ N PARQUE EOLICO SOLANA Wind 29.7 MW
63 km (39 mi) ↑ N PARQUE EOLICO LA SOLANA Wind 44.2 MW
63 km (39 mi) ↑ N PARQUE EOLICO DE LA SOLANA Wind 24.0 MW
63 km (39 mi) ↑ N Actiu Technological Park Solar 5.2 MW
64 km (39 mi) ↖ NW PARQUE EOLICO LACERA Wind 25.74 MW
64 km (39 mi) ↖ NW PARQUE EOLICO SIERRA GORDA Wind 26.4 MW
64 km (39 mi) ↖ NW YECLA 1 Wind 49.2 MW
68 km (42 mi) ↑ N LA CALZADA Wind 30.6 MW
74 km (46 mi) ↑ N Beneixama Solar 20.0 MW
74 km (46 mi) ↖ NW CENTRAL SOLAR TERMOELECTRICA ENERSTAR VILLENA Solar 49.9 MW
80 km (50 mi) ↖ NW P.E. SIERRA DE LA OLIVA Wind 30.0 MW
87 km (54 mi) ↑ N COLORTEX Gas 12.68 MW
87 km (54 mi) ↖ NW Almansa Solar 8.3 MW
97 km (60 mi) ↖ NW P. E. VIRGEN DE BELEN I (AMPL. 10000 KW 2-2-06) Wind 57.52 MW
98 km (61 mi) ↖ NW Bonete Solar 5.7 MW
99 km (61 mi) ↑ N Alfarrasi Solar 10.6 MW
100 km (62 mi) ↑ N MONTIJA Wind 30.8 MW
101 km (63 mi) ↑ N L'Olleria and Garrofera Solar 7.0 MW
101 km (63 mi) ↖ NW PARQUE EOLICO LOSILLA Wind 24.0 MW
104 km (64 mi) ↖ NW PARQUE EOLICO EL MORALEJO Wind 16.25 MW
104 km (64 mi) ↖ NW EL MORALEJO II Wind 12.0 MW
104 km (64 mi) ↖ NW P. E.MUELA DE TORTOSILLA Wind 36.96 MW
104 km (64 mi) ↖ NW MUELA DE MORATALLA Wind 49.5 MW
126 km (78 mi) ↖ NW P.E. SIERRA DE GUINDOS Wind 24.7 MW
128 km (79 mi) ↖ NW CN COFRENTES Nuclear 1063.94 MW
129 km (80 mi) ↖ NW COFRENTES 1 Hydro 120.54 MW
130 km (81 mi) ↖ NW VILLALCAMPO II Hydro 215.81 MW
131 km (81 mi) ↖ NW JOSE M ORIOL GRUPO 4 Hydro 953.32 MW
131 km (81 mi) ↖ NW La Muela II Grupo 4 Hydro 877.95 MW
132 km (82 mi) ↑ N C.H. MILLARES II GRUPO 1 Hydro 70.17 MW
133 km (82 mi) ↖ NW LA MUELA CORTES 1 Hydro 634.0 MW

Power Plants & Risks During Earthquakes

We found 5 types of power plants in the vecinity of the magnitude 3.0 earthquake that struck 0 km E of Bigastro, Spain on July 13, 2019 21:12:18. These types were Solar power plants, Wind power plants, Hydro power plants, Nuclear power plants, Gas 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.

Nuclean Power

Nuclear power plant bear an inherent risk during earthquake events, as we all witnessed on 11 of Mars 2011 in Fukushima. However, According to the World Nuclear Association, nuclear facilities are designed to witstand earthquakes.

"Nuclear facilities are designed so that earthquakes and other external events will not jeopardise the safety of the plant. In France for instance, nuclear plants are designed to withstand an earthquake twice as strong as the 1000-year event calculated for each site. It is estimated that, worldwide, 20% of nuclear reactors are operating in areas of significant seismic activity. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has a Safety Guide on Seismic Risks for Nuclear Power Plants. Various systems are used in planning, including Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Assessment (PSHA), which is recommended by IAEA and widely accepted."

"Peak ground acceleration (PGA) or design basis earthquake ground motion (DBGM) is measured in Galileo units – Gal (cm/sec2) or g – the force of gravity, one g being 980 Gal. PGA has long been considered an unsatisfactory indicator of damage to structures, and some seismologists are proposing to replace it with cumulative average velocity (CAV) as a more useful metric than ground acceleration since it brings in displacement and duration and "operators are able to determine the absence of potential damages with high confidence" according to the IAEA."

"The logarithmic Richter magnitude scale (or more precisely the Moment Magnitude Scale more generally used today*) measures the overall energy released in an earthquake, and there is not always a good correlation between that and intensity (ground motion) in a particular place. Japan has a seismic intensity scale in shindo units 0 to 7, with weak/strong divisions at levels 5 and 6, hence ten levels. This describes the surface intensity at particular places, rather than the magnitude of the earthquake itself."

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.

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 3.0 Earthquake Struck 0 km E of Bigastro, Spain on July 13, 2019 21:12:18
Date and Time
2019-07-13 21:12:18 (UTC)
Magnitude
3.0 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
10.0 km
Reports
3 people has reported that they felt this earthquake
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