Magnitude 2.9 Earthquake Struck 11 km NW of Mazarrón, Spain on August 25, 2013 12:33:08

Last Updated: 2013-10-25 20:10:05

On August 25, 2013 12:33:08 an earthquake with magnitude of 2.9 on the richter scale hit 11 km NW of Mazarrón, Spain. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 1.3 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude -1.415° and latitude 37.665°. According to documented reports people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on August 25, 2013 12:33:08 had a magnitude of 2.9 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 Totana in Murcia, Spain, located 13 kilometers or 8 miles ↖ NW of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Aledo (Murcia, Spain) located 19 km (12 mi) ↖ NW and Alhama de Murcia (Murcia, Spain) located 20 km (12 mi) ↖ NW of the epicenter.

In total, we found 96 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.

Distance Direction City State Country
13 km (8 mi) ↖ NW Totana Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
19 km (12 mi) ↖ NW Aledo Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
20 km (12 mi) ↖ NW Alhama de Murcia Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
25 km (15 mi) ← W Lorca Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
27 km (17 mi) ↙ SW La Torrecilla Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
32 km (20 mi) ↓ S Águilas Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
36 km (22 mi) ↙ SW Puerto Lumbreras Murcia 🇪🇸 Spain
40 km (25 mi) ↙ SW Pulpí Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
55 km (34 mi) ↙ SW Huércal-Overa Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
58 km (36 mi) ↙ SW Cuevas del Almanzora Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
59 km (37 mi) ← W Vélez-Blanco Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
61 km (37 mi) ↓ S Vera Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
64 km (39 mi) ↓ S Antas Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
64 km (40 mi) ↓ S Garrucha Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
65 km (40 mi) ↙ SW Zurgena Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
66 km (41 mi) ← W María Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
67 km (42 mi) ↙ SW Arboleas Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
69 km (43 mi) ↓ S Mojacar Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
71 km (44 mi) ↓ S Turre Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
71 km (44 mi) ↙ SW Albox Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
72 km (44 mi) ↓ S Bédar Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
75 km (46 mi) ↙ SW Chirivel Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
76 km (47 mi) ↙ SW Lubrín Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
76 km (47 mi) ↙ SW Partaloa Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
76 km (47 mi) ↙ SW Cantoria Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
79 km (49 mi) ↙ SW Albánchez Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
79 km (49 mi) ↙ SW Oria Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
81 km (50 mi) ↙ SW Fines Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
83 km (51 mi) ↙ SW Cóbdar Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
85 km (52 mi) ↙ SW Olula del Río Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
85 km (53 mi) ↓ S Carboneras Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
86 km (53 mi) ↙ SW Macael Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
87 km (54 mi) ↙ SW Uleila del Campo Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
87 km (54 mi) ↙ SW Benitagla Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
87 km (54 mi) ↙ SW Chercos Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
88 km (55 mi) ↙ SW Sorbas Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
88 km (55 mi) ↙ SW Benizalón Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
88 km (55 mi) ↙ SW Urrácal Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
89 km (55 mi) ↙ SW Alcudia de Monteagud Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
90 km (56 mi) ↙ SW Laroya Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
90 km (56 mi) ↙ SW Purchena Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
90 km (56 mi) ↙ SW Tahal Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
91 km (56 mi) ↙ SW Somontín Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
93 km (58 mi) ← W Orce Granada 🇪🇸 Spain
93 km (57 mi) ↙ SW Suflí Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
93 km (58 mi) ↙ SW Lúcar Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
94 km (58 mi) ↙ SW Armuña de Almanzora Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
94 km (58 mi) ↙ SW Sierro Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
95 km (59 mi) ← W Puebla de Don Fadrique Granada 🇪🇸 Spain
96 km (59 mi) ↙ SW Tíjola Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
97 km (60 mi) ↙ SW Bayarque Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
98 km (61 mi) ↙ SW Almería Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
98 km (61 mi) ↙ SW Lucainena de las Torres Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
100 km (62 mi) ← W Huéscar Granada 🇪🇸 Spain
100 km (62 mi) ← W Galera Granada 🇪🇸 Spain
101 km (63 mi) ↙ SW Velefique Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
102 km (63 mi) ↙ SW Serón Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
103 km (64 mi) ↙ SW Turrillas Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
104 km (64 mi) ↓ S Níjar Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
105 km (65 mi) ↙ SW Castro de Filabres Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
107 km (67 mi) ← W Castilléjar Granada 🇪🇸 Spain
108 km (67 mi) ↙ SW Olula de Castro Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
110 km (68 mi) ↙ SW Alcóntar Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
110 km (68 mi) ↙ SW Tabernas Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
113 km (70 mi) ↙ SW Benamaurel Granada 🇪🇸 Spain
116 km (72 mi) ↙ SW Gérgal Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
118 km (73 mi) ↙ SW Caniles Granada 🇪🇸 Spain
119 km (74 mi) ↙ SW Cortes de Baza Granada 🇪🇸 Spain
120 km (75 mi) ← W Castril Granada 🇪🇸 Spain
121 km (75 mi) ↙ SW Baza Granada 🇪🇸 Spain
122 km (76 mi) ↙ SW Rioja Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
123 km (76 mi) ↙ SW Gádor Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
123 km (76 mi) ↙ SW Benahadux Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
124 km (77 mi) ↙ SW Santa Fe de Mondújar Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
124 km (77 mi) ↙ SW Viator Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
125 km (77 mi) ↙ SW Huércal de Almería Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
127 km (79 mi) ↙ SW Alhabia Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
127 km (79 mi) ↙ SW Alsodux Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
128 km (80 mi) ↙ SW Alhama de Almería Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
129 km (80 mi) ↙ SW Terque Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
130 km (81 mi) ↙ SW Huécija Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
130 km (81 mi) ↙ SW Bentarique Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
130 km (81 mi) ↙ SW Alicún Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
131 km (81 mi) ↙ SW Illar Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
133 km (83 mi) ↙ SW Abla Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
133 km (82 mi) ↙ SW Instinción Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
134 km (83 mi) ↙ SW Rágol Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
135 km (84 mi) ↙ SW Abrucena Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
136 km (84 mi) ↙ SW Enix Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
136 km (84 mi) ↙ SW Ohanes Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
137 km (85 mi) ↙ SW Canjáyar Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
141 km (87 mi) ↙ SW Padules Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
141 km (88 mi) ↙ SW Beires Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
142 km (88 mi) ↙ SW Vícar Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
142 km (88 mi) ↙ SW Almócita Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain
145 km (90 mi) ↙ SW Roquetas de Mar Almeria 🇪🇸 Spain

Nearby Power Plants

We found a total 15 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
10 km (6 mi) ← W Hinojar Solar 5.5 MW
19 km (12 mi) ↓ S LA ALJORRA-CARTAGENA Waste 27.17 MW
27 km (17 mi) ← W Torrealvilla B Solar 4.0 MW
27 km (16 mi) ← W Torrealvilla II Solar 6.8 MW
27 km (16 mi) ← W Torrealvilla I Solar 6.4 MW
29 km (18 mi) ← W Torrealvilla A Solar 7.0 MW
87 km (54 mi) ↓ S LITORAL DE ALMERIA GR 2 Coal 1119.59 MW
96 km (59 mi) ↙ SW P. E. TIJOLA Wind 36.0 MW
98 km (61 mi) ↓ S Lucainena de las Torres Solar 15.2 MW
102 km (63 mi) ↙ SW P.E. LA CELAYA Wind 28.8 MW
102 km (63 mi) ↙ SW P.E. LA CERRADILLA Wind 63.5 MW
119 km (74 mi) ↙ SW Valdelaguna Solar 11.0 MW
124 km (77 mi) ↙ SW Benahadux Solar 10.6 MW
125 km (77 mi) ↙ SW PARQUE EOLICO NACIMIENTO Wind 22.0 MW
136 km (84 mi) ↙ SW PARQUE EOLICO ENIX Wind 13.2 MW

Power Plants & Risks During Earthquakes

We found 4 types of power plants in the vecinity of the magnitude 2.9 earthquake that struck 11 km NW of Mazarrón, Spain on August 25, 2013 12:33:08. These types were Solar power plants, Wind power plants, Waste power plants, Coal 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.

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 2.9 Earthquake Struck 11 km NW of Mazarrón, Spain on August 25, 2013 12:33:08
Date and Time
2013-08-25 12:33:08 (UTC)
Magnitude
2.9 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
1.3 km
Reports
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