Magnitude 4.1 Earthquake Struck Poland on May 03, 2022 15:24:01

Last Updated: 2022-07-09 21:39:55

On May 03, 2022 15:24:01 an earthquake with magnitude of 4.1 on the richter scale hit Poland. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 5.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude 16.144° and latitude 51.465°. According to documented reports 1 people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on May 03, 2022 15:24:01 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 Polkowice in Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland, located 6 kilometers or 4 miles ← W of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Powiat lubiński (Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland) located 7 km (4 mi) → E and Lubin (Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland) located 8 km (5 mi) ↘ SE 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
6 km (4 mi) ← W Polkowice Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
7 km (4 mi) → E Powiat lubiński Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
8 km (5 mi) ↘ SE Lubin Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
9 km (6 mi) ↗ NE Rudna Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
9 km (6 mi) ← W Powiat polkowicki Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
12 km (7 mi) ↘ SE Osiek Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
15 km (9 mi) ↑ N Grębocice Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
17 km (10 mi) ↙ SW Chocianów Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
20 km (12 mi) → E Ścinawa Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
22 km (13 mi) ↖ NW Głogów Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
23 km (14 mi) ↓ S Miłkowice Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
23 km (14 mi) ↖ NW Powiat głogowski Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
24 km (15 mi) ↓ S Powiat legnicki Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
25 km (15 mi) ↓ S Chojnów Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
25 km (15 mi) ← W Przemków Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
25 km (15 mi) ↖ NW Gaworzyce Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
26 km (16 mi) ↘ SE Prochowice Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
27 km (17 mi) ↘ SE Kunice Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
28 km (17 mi) ↘ SE Legnica Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
28 km (17 mi) ↑ N Szlichtyngowa Lubusz Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
28 km (17 mi) ↙ SW Gromadka Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
32 km (19 mi) ↖ NW Kotla Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
32 km (20 mi) ↗ NE Wińsko Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
33 km (21 mi) ↗ NE Powiat górowski Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
34 km (21 mi) → E Powiat wołowski Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
35 km (21 mi) ↗ NE Góra Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
36 km (22 mi) ↘ SE Malczyce Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
36 km (22 mi) ↓ S Zagrodno Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
36 km (22 mi) ↘ SE Legnickie Pole Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
36 km (22 mi) ↖ NW Bytom Odrzański Lubusz Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
37 km (23 mi) → E Wołów Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
37 km (23 mi) ↓ S Olszanica Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
38 km (23 mi) ← W Nowe Miasteczko Lubusz Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
39 km (24 mi) ↑ N Wschowa Lubusz Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
39 km (24 mi) ↗ NE Wąsosz Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
40 km (25 mi) ↖ NW Powiat wschowski Lubusz Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
40 km (25 mi) ↓ S Złotoryja Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
40 km (25 mi) ↖ NW Siedlisko Lubusz Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
43 km (27 mi) ← W Szprotawa Lubusz Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
43 km (27 mi) → E Szczepanów Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
44 km (27 mi) ↓ S Wilków Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
44 km (27 mi) → E Brzeg Dolny Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
45 km (28 mi) ↙ SW Powiat bolesławiecki Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
45 km (28 mi) ↘ SE Środa Śląska Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
45 km (28 mi) ↖ NW Przyborów Lubusz Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
45 km (28 mi) ↓ S Powiat złotoryjski Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
45 km (28 mi) ↙ SW Bolesławiec Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
46 km (28 mi) ↘ SE Jawor Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
46 km (28 mi) ↖ NW Sława Lubusz Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
47 km (29 mi) ↘ SE Ciechów Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
47 km (29 mi) ↘ SE Powiat jaworski Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
47 km (29 mi) ↖ NW Nowa Sól Lubusz Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
49 km (30 mi) ← W Kożuchów Lubusz Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
49 km (30 mi) ↗ NE Bojanowo Greater Poland Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
49 km (30 mi) ↑ N Powiat leszczyński Greater Poland Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
49 km (30 mi) ↑ N Święciechowa Greater Poland Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
50 km (31 mi) ↘ SE Paszowice Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
50 km (31 mi) ↗ NE Rydzyna Greater Poland Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
50 km (31 mi) ↖ NW Powiat nowosolski Lubusz Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
50 km (31 mi) ↘ SE Powiat średzki Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
50 km (31 mi) ↑ N Wijewo Greater Poland Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
51 km (31 mi) ↑ N Brenno Greater Poland Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
51 km (31 mi) → E Miękinia Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
51 km (31 mi) ↑ N Leszno Greater Poland Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
51 km (32 mi) ↗ NE Rawicz Greater Poland Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
52 km (32 mi) ↖ NW Otyń Lubusz Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
52 km (32 mi) ↘ SE Udanin Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
53 km (32 mi) ↓ S Świerzawa Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
53 km (33 mi) ↑ N Wilkowice Greater Poland Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
53 km (33 mi) ↑ N Włoszakowice Greater Poland Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
54 km (33 mi) ↖ NW Konotop Lubusz Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
54 km (33 mi) → E Mrozów Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
55 km (34 mi) ↓ S Lwówek Śląski Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
56 km (35 mi) ↖ NW Kolsko Lubusz Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
56 km (35 mi) ↗ NE Poniec Greater Poland Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
57 km (35 mi) ↘ SE Strzegom Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
58 km (36 mi) ↑ N Lipno Greater Poland Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
58 km (36 mi) ↖ NW Bojadła Lubusz Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
59 km (36 mi) ↓ S Wojcieszów Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
59 km (37 mi) ↓ S Wleń Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
60 km (37 mi) → E Leśnica-Ratyń-Pustki Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
60 km (37 mi) ↓ S Bolków Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
61 km (38 mi) ↖ NW Zabór Lubusz Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
61 km (38 mi) ↑ N Osieczna Greater Poland Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
61 km (38 mi) ↑ N Przemęt Greater Poland Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
61 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Stanowice Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
63 km (39 mi) → E Jarnołtów-Jerzmanowo Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
63 km (39 mi) ↘ SE Żarów Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
63 km (39 mi) ↖ NW Klenica Lubusz Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
64 km (40 mi) ↘ SE Kąty Wrocławskie Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
64 km (40 mi) ↗ NE Krzemieniewo Greater Poland Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
64 km (40 mi) ↘ SE Jaworzyna Śląska Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
65 km (40 mi) ↖ NW Ochla Lubusz Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
65 km (40 mi) ↓ S Jeżów Sudecki Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
66 km (41 mi) ↓ S Lubomierz Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
66 km (41 mi) ↑ N Bojanowo Stare Greater Poland Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
66 km (41 mi) ↓ S Powiat lwówecki Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
66 km (41 mi) ↑ N Śmigiel Greater Poland Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
67 km (41 mi) ↓ S Janowice Wielkie Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
67 km (42 mi) ↖ NW Trzebiechów Lubusz Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
68 km (42 mi) ↘ SE Stare Bogaczowice Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
68 km (42 mi) ↘ SE Świebodzice Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
68 km (42 mi) ↖ NW Zielona Góra Lubusz Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
69 km (42 mi) ↘ SE Powiat świdnicki Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
69 km (42 mi) ↓ S Jelenia Góra Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
69 km (43 mi) ↓ S Marciszów Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
71 km (44 mi) ↘ SE Gniechowice Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
72 km (44 mi) ↑ N Krzywiń Greater Poland Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
72 km (45 mi) ↓ S Stara Kamienica Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
72 km (44 mi) ↓ S Powiat jeleniogórski Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
73 km (45 mi) ↓ S Cieplice Śląskie Zdrój Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
73 km (45 mi) ↘ SE Świdnica Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
73 km (45 mi) ↘ SE Szczawno-Zdrój Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
73 km (45 mi) ↓ S Mysłakowice Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
75 km (46 mi) ↘ SE Sobótka Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
76 km (47 mi) ↓ S Kamienna Góra Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
77 km (48 mi) ↓ S Kowary Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
77 km (48 mi) ↘ SE Wałbrzych Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
77 km (48 mi) ↓ S Sosnówka Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
77 km (48 mi) ↓ S Podgórzyn Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
77 km (47 mi) ↓ S Czarny Bór Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
78 km (48 mi) ↘ SE Dziećmorowice Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
78 km (48 mi) ↓ S Piechowice Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
79 km (49 mi) ↓ S Powiat kamiennogórski Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
79 km (49 mi) ↘ SE Boguszów-Gorce Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
79 km (49 mi) ↘ SE Powiat wałbrzyski Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
81 km (50 mi) ↓ S Krzeszów Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
81 km (50 mi) ↓ S Karpacz Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
83 km (52 mi) ↘ SE Jedlina-Zdrój Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
83 km (52 mi) ↘ SE Jordanów Śląski Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
83 km (51 mi) ↓ S Szklarska Poręba Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
85 km (52 mi) ↓ S Lubawka Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
87 km (54 mi) ↘ SE Walim Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
87 km (54 mi) ↘ SE Uciechów Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
87 km (54 mi) ↘ SE Głuszyca Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
88 km (55 mi) ↘ SE Mieroszów Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
89 km (55 mi) ↘ SE Łagiewniki Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
89 km (55 mi) ↘ SE Powiat dzierżoniowski Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
89 km (55 mi) ↘ SE Dzierżoniów Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
89 km (55 mi) ↘ SE Pieszyce Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
90 km (56 mi) ↘ SE Głuszyca Górna Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
90 km (56 mi) ↓ S Žacléř Královéhradecký kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
90 km (56 mi) ↓ S Špindlerův Mlýn Královéhradecký kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
92 km (57 mi) ↘ SE Bielawa Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
95 km (59 mi) ↘ SE Niemcza Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
96 km (59 mi) ↓ S Svoboda nad Úpou Královéhradecký kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
96 km (59 mi) ↘ SE Piława Górna Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
96 km (60 mi) ↘ SE Jugów Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
97 km (60 mi) ↘ SE Ostroszowice Lower Silesian Voivodeship 🇵🇱 Poland
98 km (60 mi) ↓ S Benecko Liberecký kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
100 km (62 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
33 km (20 mi) ↓ S FW Modlikowice Wind 24.0 MW
35 km (22 mi) ↘ SE FW Taczalin Wind 45.0 MW
35 km (22 mi) ↓ S FW Łukaszów Wind 34.0 MW
36 km (22 mi) ← W FW Mycielin Wind 46.0 MW
54 km (33 mi) ↙ SW Rakowice Hydro 2.0 MW
57 km (35 mi) ↑ N FW Poniec II Wind 30.0 MW
70 km (43 mi) ↖ NW EC Zielona Góra Gas 188.0 MW

Power Plants & Risks During Earthquakes

We found 3 types of power plants in the vecinity of the magnitude 4.1 earthquake that struck Poland on May 03, 2022 15:24:01. These types were Hydro power plants, Gas 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.

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 4.1 Earthquake Struck Poland on May 03, 2022 15:24:01
Date and Time
2022-05-03 15:24:01 (UTC)
Magnitude
4.1 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
5.0 km
Reports
1 people has reported that they felt this earthquake
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