Magnitude 3.1 Earthquake Struck 0 km ENE of Niederorschel, Germany on October 13, 1980 01:09:00

Last Updated: 2014-11-06 23:24:26

On October 13, 1980 01:09:00 an earthquake with magnitude of 3.1 on the richter scale hit 0 km ENE of Niederorschel, Germany. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 10.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude 10.436° and latitude 51.376°. According to documented reports people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on October 13, 1980 01:09:00 had a magnitude of 3.1 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 Niederorschel in Thuringia, Germany, located 0 kilometers or 0 miles ↙ SW of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Deuna (Thuringia, Germany) located 3 km (2 mi) → E and Gernrode (Thuringia, Germany) located 3 km (2 mi) ↖ NW of the epicenter.

In total, we found 305 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.

Distance Direction City State Country
0 km (0 mi) ↙ SW Niederorschel Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
3 km (2 mi) → E Deuna Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
3 km (2 mi) ↖ NW Gernrode Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
4 km (2 mi) ↖ NW Breitenworbis Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
4 km (2 mi) ↖ NW Kirchworbis Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
7 km (4 mi) ← W Worbis Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
7 km (4 mi) ← W Leinefelde-Worbis Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
8 km (5 mi) ↘ SE Sollstedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
10 km (6 mi) ↙ SW Dingelstädt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
11 km (7 mi) ↑ N Großbodungen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
11 km (7 mi) → E Menteroda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
11 km (7 mi) ↗ NE Bleicherode Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
12 km (7 mi) ← W Hundeshagen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
13 km (8 mi) ← W Wingerode Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
13 km (8 mi) ↑ N Bischofferode Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
14 km (8 mi) ↓ S Anrode Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
14 km (8 mi) ↖ NW Brehme Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
14 km (9 mi) → E Urbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
15 km (9 mi) ↓ S Büttstedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
15 km (9 mi) ↓ S Küllstedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
15 km (9 mi) ← W Teistungen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
16 km (10 mi) ← W Berlingerode Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
16 km (10 mi) ↗ NE Wipperdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
16 km (10 mi) ↗ NE Kleinwenden Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
16 km (10 mi) ↙ SW Geisleden Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
16 km (10 mi) ↘ SE Obermehler Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (10 mi) ↖ NW Weißenborn-Lüderode Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
18 km (11 mi) ↘ SE Mühlhausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
19 km (12 mi) ↖ NW Duderstadt Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
19 km (11 mi) ↘ SE Körner Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
20 km (12 mi) ← W Heilbad Heiligenstadt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
20 km (12 mi) ↓ S Effelder Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
20 km (12 mi) ↙ SW Großbartloff Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) → E Schlotheim Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) ↗ NE Wolkramshausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (14 mi) → E Ebeleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) ↓ S Oberdorla Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) ↖ NW Obernfeld Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) ↗ NE Kleinfurra Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) → E Schernberg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (14 mi) ↘ SE Niederdorla Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (14 mi) ↘ SE Seebach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) ↙ SW Geismar Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) ↖ NW Rhumspringe Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) ↓ S Heyerode Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) ↓ S Katharinenberg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (15 mi) ↑ N Bad Sachsa Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (15 mi) ↘ SE Altengottern Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (15 mi) ↙ SW Uder Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (15 mi) ↓ S Langula Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) ↑ N Walkenried Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) ↘ SE Großengottern Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) ← W Seulingen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (17 mi) → E Freienbessingen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ↑ N Bad Lauterberg im Harz Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ↗ NE Nordhausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ↑ N Ellrich Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ↓ S Wanfried Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ↖ NW Seeburg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ↗ NE Niedersachswerfen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ↗ NE Uthleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ← W Landolfshausen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (18 mi) ↘ SE Schönstedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (18 mi) ↖ NW Gieboldehausen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (18 mi) → E Sondershausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (18 mi) ↓ S Treffurt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (18 mi) ↑ N Wieda Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) ← W Ebergötzen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) ↖ NW Krebeck Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) ↗ NE Heringen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) → E Großenehrich Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) ↖ NW Herzberg am Harz Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) ↑ N Zorge Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) ← W Arenshausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) ↗ NE Ilfeld Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) ← W Waake Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) ↖ NW Hattorf Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) ↘ SE Bad Langensalza Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ↙ SW Bad Sooden-Allendorf Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ↗ NE Auleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ↖ NW Hörden Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ↖ NW Bilshausen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ↙ SW Eschwege Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ↓ S Mihla Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (21 mi) ← W Gemeinde Friedland Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ← W Friedland Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↗ NE Görsbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↖ NW Wulften Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ↑ N Benneckenstein Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ↑ N Sankt Andreasberg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) → E Bad Tennstedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (24 mi) ↓ S Ifta Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (24 mi) → E Greußen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (23 mi) → E Clingen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (24 mi) ↗ NE Rottleberode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (23 mi) ↓ S Creuzburg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↘ SE Herbsleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ← W Göttingen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ← W Rosdorf Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (25 mi) ↑ N Braunlage Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (25 mi) ↗ NE Berga Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (25 mi) → E Gangloffsömmern Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (25 mi) ↙ SW Witzenhausen Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (24 mi) ↗ NE Uftrungen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (25 mi) ↖ NW Katlenburg-Lindau Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (25 mi) ↖ NW Osterode am Harz Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (26 mi) ↘ SE Döllstädt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (25 mi) ↓ S Krauthausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ↗ NE Stolberg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ← W Bovenden Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ↗ NE Kelbra Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (26 mi) ↘ SE Haina Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (27 mi) ↘ SE Sonneborn Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ↓ S Eisenach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ↘ SE Dachwig Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ← W Nörten-Hardenberg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) → E Straußfurt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ↑ N Hasselfelde Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ↗ NE Roßla Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ↓ S Herleshausen Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) → E Gebesee Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (29 mi) ↓ S Lauchröden Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (28 mi) ↘ SE Bufleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (28 mi) ↖ NW Eisdorf am Harz Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (28 mi) → E Bad Frankenhausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (28 mi) ↙ SW Waldkappel Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (28 mi) ↖ NW Badenhausen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ↖ NW Northeim Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ↑ N Altenau Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) → E Kindelbrück Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (29 mi) ↖ NW Hillerse Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) → E Walschleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ↙ SW Sontra Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (29 mi) ↗ NE Bennungen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ↘ SE Molschleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (29 mi) ↖ NW Windhausen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (29 mi) → E Weißensee Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ↖ NW Clausthal-Zellerfeld Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ↘ SE Mechterstädt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) ↘ SE Witterda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) → E Haßleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (31 mi) → E Kannawurf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↑ N Rübeland Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↘ SE Friemar Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↑ N Elbingerode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↖ NW Gittelde Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↘ SE Elxleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↖ NW Bad Grund Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (32 mi) → E Oldisleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (31 mi) ↘ SE Gotha Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (31 mi) ↓ S Thal Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (31 mi) ↖ NW Wildemann Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (32 mi) ↘ SE Hörselgau Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (31 mi) → E Riethnordhausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ↓ S Gerstungen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) ↓ S Marksuhl Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) ↓ S Nentershausen Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (32 mi) ← W Moringen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) ↘ SE Waltershausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (32 mi) → E Sömmerda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) ↓ S Ruhla Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (34 mi) → E Heldrungen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) → E Ringleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↙ SW Cornberg Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (34 mi) ↖ NW Kalefeld Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↑ N Hüttenrode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↗ NE Wallhausen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↗ NE Friedrichsbrunn Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↘ SE Tabarz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) → E Großrudestedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (34 mi) ↘ SE Grabsleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (35 mi) ↘ SE Seebergen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (35 mi) ↑ N Wernigerode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (34 mi) ↑ N Darlingerode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↗ NE Harzgerode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↑ N Bad Harzburg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↑ N Drübeck Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) → E Schloßvippach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↓ S Dippach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↑ N Ilsenburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↘ SE Friedrichroda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↘ SE Ernstroda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↓ S Dankmarshausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↖ NW Goslar Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↑ N Blankenburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↗ NE Thale Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (37 mi) ↖ NW Seesen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (36 mi) ↑ N Timmenrode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↘ SE Erfurt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↘ SE Wandersleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) → E Kölleda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↓ S Steinbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↑ N Stapelburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Ingersleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↓ S Schweina Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↓ S Heringen Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↑ N Veckenstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↖ NW Bad Gandersheim Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↗ NE Neinstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Neudietendorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↗ NE Bad Suderode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Apfelstädt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Brotterode Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (37 mi) ↘ SE Finsterbergen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↓ S Ronshausen Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↗ NE Weddersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↓ S Bad Liebenstein Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Georgenthal Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↓ S Tiefenort Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↗ NE Gernrode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (39 mi) ↖ NW Langelsheim Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↖ NW Kreiensen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↖ NW Einbeck Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (39 mi) ↑ N Derenburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (39 mi) ↓ S Leimbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) ↓ S Dorndorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) ↘ SE Pappenheim Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) ↑ N Langeln Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) ↑ N Heudeber Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) ↑ N Wasserleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) ↑ N Vienenburg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) ↘ SE Gräfenhain Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (39 mi) ↗ NE Rieder Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (39 mi) ↑ N Westerhausen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (39 mi) ↓ S Bad Salzungen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↓ S Trusetal Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↓ S Immelborn Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↑ N Langenstein Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↘ SE Tambach-Dietharz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) → E Niederzimmern Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) → E Berlstedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↘ SE Ichtershausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↓ S Philippsthal Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (41 mi) ↘ SE Wölfis Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (42 mi) ↓ S Friedewald Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (41 mi) ↗ NE Ballenstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (41 mi) → E Mönchenholzhausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (41 mi) ↗ NE Quedlinburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (41 mi) ↓ S Vacha Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↑ N Osterwieck Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↘ SE Kirchheim Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↓ S Breitungen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↑ N Ströbeck Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (42 mi) ↖ NW Lutter am Barenberge Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↓ S Unterbreizbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↓ S Völkershausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↓ S Stadtlengsfeld Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (42 mi) ↘ SE Luisenthal Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↘ SE Arnstadt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (43 mi) ↘ SE Crawinkel Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↓ S Fambach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↖ NW Lamspringe Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↖ NW Freden Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↑ N Harsleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↑ N Halberstadt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↖ NW Liebenburg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↘ SE Klettbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (44 mi) ↑ N Schladen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (45 mi) ↓ S Wernshausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (44 mi) ↖ NW Alt Wallmoden Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (45 mi) ↘ SE Schmalkalden Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↑ N Hornburg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↘ SE Plaue Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↑ N Huy-Neinstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↗ NE Ditfurt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↖ NW Bockenem Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↘ SE Gräfenroda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↓ S Schenklengsfeld Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↘ SE Steinbach-Hallenberg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↓ S Buttlar Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↘ SE Breitenbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↘ SE Geschwenda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↓ S Dermbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↓ S Schwallungen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↑ N Wegeleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (48 mi) ↑ N Groß Quenstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (48 mi) ↘ SE Oberhof Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (48 mi) ↖ NW Adenstedt Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (48 mi) ↖ NW Sehlem Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
78 km (48 mi) ↘ SE Behringen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
78 km (48 mi) ↘ SE Kranichfeld Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
78 km (48 mi) ↘ SE Geraberg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↘ SE Barchfeld Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↓ S Wasungen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↘ SE Viernau Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (49 mi) ↘ SE Elgersburg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (50 mi) ↓ S Geisa Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (50 mi) ↘ SE Stadtilm Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↘ SE Zella-Mehlis Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↘ SE Benshausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↑ N Schwanebeck Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (51 mi) ↑ N Gröningen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (50 mi) ↓ S Schleid Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (51 mi) ↓ S Rasdorf Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
84 km (52 mi) ↘ SE Neuhaus Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
84 km (52 mi) ↘ SE Ilmenau Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
85 km (53 mi) ↓ S Kaltennordheim Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (53 mi) ↘ SE Langewiesen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (53 mi) ↓ S Tann Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
87 km (54 mi) ↘ SE Stützerbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
90 km (56 mi) ↑ N Oschersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
90 km (56 mi) ↘ SE Gehren Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
91 km (57 mi) ↘ SE Königsee Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
92 km (57 mi) ↘ SE Rottenbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
97 km (60 mi) ↘ SE Sitzendorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany

Nearby Power Plants

We found a total 42 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
6 km (4 mi) ← W Leinefelde-Worbis Solar 8.0 MW
12 km (7 mi) ↖ NW Biomass Generator #22 Biomass 53.5 MW
12 km (7 mi) ↖ NW Biomassekraftwerk Bischofferode Biomass 18.1 MW
16 km (10 mi) ↘ SE M�hlhausen Solar Power Plant Solar 4.4 MW
27 km (17 mi) ↘ SE Gro�engottern Solar Power Plant Solar 2.1 MW
28 km (17 mi) ↗ NE Sondershausen E1 Solar 4.1 MW
29 km (18 mi) ↗ NE Nordhausen Solar Power Plant Solar 3.0 MW
32 km (20 mi) ↖ NW Natural Gas Turbine #2 Gas 19.5 MW
32 km (20 mi) ↗ NE Ilfeld Solar Power Plant Solar 5.6 MW
38 km (24 mi) → E Göllingen Solar 5.4 MW
39 km (24 mi) ← W HKW Göttingen Gas 18.8 MW
41 km (25 mi) ↘ SE Hörselberg-Hainich Solar 4.5 MW
41 km (25 mi) ↗ NE Berga Solar 12.0 MW
42 km (26 mi) ↓ S Eisenach Solar Power Plant Solar 3.3 MW
44 km (27 mi) ↗ NE Ro�la Solar Power Plant Solar 6.0 MW
44 km (27 mi) ← W Nörten-Hardenberg B1 Solar 10.0 MW
45 km (27 mi) ↓ S HKW Wiesengrund Gas 22.1 MW
47 km (29 mi) ↘ SE Bienstädt Solar 3.9 MW
50 km (31 mi) ↙ SW Sontra Solar Power Plant Solar 1.1 MW
51 km (31 mi) ↘ SE Gotha Solar Power Plant Solar 11.8 MW
52 km (32 mi) ↑ N Wendefurth Hydro 79.7 MW
52 km (32 mi) ↓ S Gerstungen Solar Power Plant Solar 3.8 MW
54 km (34 mi) ↗ NE Wallhausen Solar Power Plant Solar 5.4 MW
55 km (34 mi) ↘ SE Grabsleben Solar Power Plant Solar 2.2 MW
56 km (35 mi) ↗ NE Riethnordhausen Solar Power Plant Solar 7.3 MW
59 km (37 mi) ↘ SE Hohenkirchen Solar 5.1 MW
60 km (37 mi) ↘ SE HKW Erfurt-Ost Gas 109.1 MW
61 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Neudietendorf Solar 5.7 MW
61 km (38 mi) ↓ S Wintershall Gas 109.5 MW
65 km (40 mi) ↓ S HKW Bad Salzungen Gas 9.7 MW
66 km (41 mi) ↓ S Breitungen Solar Power Plant Solar 3.6 MW
66 km (41 mi) ↓ S Dietlas Werke Solar 4.9 MW
68 km (42 mi) ↑ N Halberstadt I Solar 18.2 MW
68 km (42 mi) ↖ NW Erzhausen Hydro 220.0 MW
70 km (43 mi) ↓ S Unterbreizbach Gas 33.6 MW
70 km (43 mi) ↓ S Hattorf Gas 52.3 MW
71 km (44 mi) → E Klettbach Solar Power Plant Solar 1.9 MW
72 km (44 mi) → E Nohra Solar 4.5 MW
73 km (45 mi) ↑ N Halberstadt Solar Power Plant Solar 3.8 MW
80 km (49 mi) ↘ SE Viernau Solar Power Plant Solar 1.6 MW
83 km (52 mi) ↘ SE Restabfallbehandlungsanlage Waste 11.2 MW
84 km (52 mi) ↘ SE HKW Bohrhügel Gas 13.5 MW

Power Plants & Risks During Earthquakes

We found 5 types of power plants in the vecinity of the magnitude 3.1 earthquake that struck 0 km ENE of Niederorschel, Germany on October 13, 1980 01:09:00. These types were Biomass power plants, Solar power plants, Gas power plants, Waste 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.

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.

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 3.1 Earthquake Struck 0 km ENE of Niederorschel, Germany on October 13, 1980 01:09:00
Date and Time
1980-10-13 01:09:00 (UTC)
Magnitude
3.1 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
10.0 km
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