Magnitude 2.8 Earthquake Struck 2 km NNW of Krumpa, Germany on February 20, 1982 04:34:39

Last Updated: 2014-11-07 00:30:52

On February 20, 1982 04:34:39 an earthquake with magnitude of 2.8 on the richter scale hit 2 km NNW of Krumpa, Germany. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 10.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude 11.833° and latitude 51.315°. According to documented reports people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on February 20, 1982 04:34:39 had a magnitude of 2.8 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 Mücheln in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, located 2 kilometers or 1 miles ↓ S of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Krumpa (Saxony-Anhalt, Germany) located 2 km (1 mi) ↘ SE and Braunsbedra (Saxony-Anhalt, Germany) located 5 km (3 mi) → E of the epicenter.

In total, we found 375 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.

Distance Direction City State Country
2 km (1 mi) ↓ S Mücheln Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
2 km (1 mi) ↘ SE Krumpa Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
5 km (3 mi) → E Braunsbedra Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
6 km (4 mi) → E Frankleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
7 km (4 mi) → E Großkayna Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
7 km (4 mi) ← W Langeneichstädt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
8 km (5 mi) ↑ N Bad Lauchstädt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
8 km (5 mi) ↖ NW Schafstädt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
8 km (5 mi) ↗ NE Geusa Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
8 km (5 mi) ↗ NE Beuna Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
11 km (6 mi) → E Reichardtswerben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
11 km (7 mi) ↑ N Schkopau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
11 km (7 mi) ↗ NE Merseburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
12 km (7 mi) ↗ NE Leuna Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
12 km (7 mi) ↓ S Freyburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
13 km (8 mi) ↘ SE Uichteritz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
13 km (8 mi) → E Spergau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
13 km (8 mi) ↙ SW Karsdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
13 km (8 mi) ↘ SE Goseck Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
13 km (8 mi) ← W Barnstädt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
14 km (9 mi) → E Burgwerben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
14 km (9 mi) ↑ N Holleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
14 km (9 mi) ↙ SW Laucha Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
15 km (9 mi) ↘ SE Weißenfels Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
15 km (9 mi) ← W Obhausen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
15 km (9 mi) ↘ SE Leißling Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
15 km (9 mi) ↖ NW Teutschenthal Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
15 km (9 mi) → E Großkorbetha Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
16 km (10 mi) ↘ SE Schönburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
16 km (10 mi) ↑ N Angersdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
16 km (10 mi) → E Bad Dürrenberg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (10 mi) ↗ NE Döllnitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (10 mi) ↘ SE Langendorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (11 mi) ↖ NW Schraplau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (11 mi) ↗ NE Lochau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (10 mi) ↖ NW Stedten Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (11 mi) ← W Querfurt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (10 mi) ↗ NE Wallendorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (10 mi) ↖ NW Wansleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (10 mi) ↑ N Zscherben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
18 km (11 mi) → E Tollwitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
18 km (11 mi) ↖ NW Bennstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
18 km (11 mi) ↙ SW Nebra Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
18 km (11 mi) ↓ S Naumburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
19 km (12 mi) ↗ NE Raßnitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
19 km (11 mi) ↖ NW Langenbogen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
19 km (12 mi) ↘ SE Prittitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
19 km (11 mi) ↖ NW Röblingen am See Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
19 km (12 mi) ↗ NE Dieskau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
19 km (11 mi) ↑ N Halle Neustadt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
20 km (13 mi) ↙ SW Bad Bibra Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
20 km (12 mi) ↗ NE Zöschen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
20 km (12 mi) → E Kötzschau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) ↑ N Halle (Saale) Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) ↖ NW Höhnstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) ↑ N Lieskau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) ↓ S Bad Kösen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) ↖ NW Zappendorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) → E Granschütz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (13 mi) → E Lützen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (14 mi) ← W Farnstädt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (14 mi) ↑ N Dölbau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (13 mi) ↘ SE Nessa Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (14 mi) ↖ NW Erdeborn Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) → E Großlehna Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) ↖ NW Salzmünde Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) ↘ SE Stößen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) ↗ NE Gröbers Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) ↗ NE Günthersdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) ↖ NW Schochwitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) ↗ NE Großkugel Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) → E Muschwitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) ↗ NE Ermlitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (15 mi) → E Hohenmölsen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (15 mi) ↘ SE Teuchern Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) ↘ SE Osterfeld Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) ↑ N Sennewitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) → E Markranstädt Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (17 mi) ↙ SW Roßleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (17 mi) ↑ N Gutenberg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (17 mi) ← W Osterhausen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (17 mi) ↗ NE Queis Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (17 mi) ↑ N Braschwitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (18 mi) ↖ NW Beesenstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ↗ NE Schkeuditz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ↖ NW Hedersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ↓ S Eckartsberga Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ↑ N Teicha Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ↘ SE Deuben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (18 mi) ↓ S Bad Sulza Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ↑ N Hohenthurm Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ↙ SW Wiehe Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) → E Kitzen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ↑ N Reußen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ↑ N Oppin Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (18 mi) ↑ N Wallwitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (18 mi) ↓ S Schkölen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (18 mi) ↖ NW Wettin Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (18 mi) ↓ S Camburg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (19 mi) ↖ NW Eisleben Lutherstadt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (19 mi) ↑ N Trebitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (18 mi) ↗ NE Wiedemar Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (19 mi) ← W Wolferode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) ↘ SE Theißen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) ↑ N Niemberg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (19 mi) ↖ NW Wimmelburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) ↑ N Landsberg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) ↙ SW Rastenberg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) ← W Allstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (19 mi) ↑ N Nauendorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (21 mi) ↓ S Frauenprießnitz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) → E Elstertrebnitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) ↖ NW Polleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) → E Pegau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) ↘ SE Kretzschau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) ↖ NW Volkstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) ↘ SE Droyßig Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ↖ NW Hergisdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ↖ NW Helbra Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ↗ NE Zwochau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (22 mi) ↑ N Löbejün Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (21 mi) ← W Blankenheim Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (22 mi) → E Groitzsch Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↖ NW Ahlsdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↖ NW Benndorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) → E Zwenkau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↘ SE Zeitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↙ SW Buttstädt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ↗ NE Leipzig Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ↖ NW Siersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) → E Markkleeberg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ← W Voigtstedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ↖ NW Klostermansfeld Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ↘ SE Wetterzeube Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ↑ N Brehna Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (24 mi) ↓ S Apolda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (23 mi) ↖ NW Gerbstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (23 mi) ← W Artern Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (24 mi) ↘ SE Eisenberg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (23 mi) ← W Riestedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (24 mi) ← W Oberröblingen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↖ NW Könnern Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ← W Edersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↓ S Niederroßla Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↙ SW Großmonra Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (25 mi) → E Böhlen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (25 mi) ↖ NW Mansfeld Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (25 mi) ↓ S Goldbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (25 mi) ↗ NE Rackwitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (25 mi) ↑ N Gröbzig Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (25 mi) ↓ S Lehesten Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (25 mi) ↗ NE Zschortau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (25 mi) ↑ N Görzig Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (25 mi) ↖ NW Großörner Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (24 mi) ↑ N Zörbig Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (25 mi) ↗ NE Roitzsch Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (25 mi) ← W Sangerhausen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (26 mi) ↗ NE Döbernitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (25 mi) ↓ S Bürgel Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) → E Rötha Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ↗ NE Delitzsch Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ↑ N Radegast Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ↑ N Weißandt-Gölzau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ↖ NW Belleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) → E Lucka Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (26 mi) ↑ N Edderitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (26 mi) ↖ NW Hettstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (27 mi) ↘ SE Tautenhain Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (27 mi) ↘ SE Weißenborn Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (26 mi) ↑ N Ramsin Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (26 mi) ↙ SW Buttelstedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (27 mi) ↑ N Löberitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (27 mi) ↓ S Oßmanstedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ↑ N Zscherndorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) → E Neukieritzsch Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ↖ NW Alsleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ↖ NW Wiederstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) → E Meuselwitz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ↘ SE Bad Köstritz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ↘ SE Bad Klosterlausnitz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ↖ NW Sandersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ↘ SE Kayna Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ↗ NE Holzweißig Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ↑ N Sandersdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ↖ NW Beesenlaublingen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ↗ NE Taucha Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (29 mi) → E Großpösna Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (28 mi) ↗ NE Krostitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (28 mi) ↑ N Thalheim Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (28 mi) ↘ SE Hermsdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (28 mi) → E Wintersdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (28 mi) ↓ S Jena Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) → E Espenhain Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) → E Kriebitzsch Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ↓ S Kromsdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ↘ SE Pölzig Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ↖ NW Peißen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) → E Deutzen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) → E Lobstädt Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ↑ N Bitterfeld-Wolfen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ↗ NE Borsdorf Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (29 mi) ← W Wippra Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ↑ N Wolfen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) ↑ N Köthen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) ↑ N Greppin Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) → E Rositz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) → E Regis-Breitingen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) ↖ NW Plötzkau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) ↘ SE Kraftsdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) ↘ SE Brahmenau Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↖ NW Mehringen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↖ NW Baalberge Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) → E Borna Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) → E Belgershain Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (31 mi) ↘ SE Gera Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (31 mi) ↑ N Bobbau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (31 mi) ↓ S Stadtroda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (32 mi) ↓ S Mellingen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (31 mi) ↘ SE Sankt Gangloff Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (31 mi) ↓ S Weimar Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ↓ S Magdala Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ↓ S Bucha Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) → E Naunhof Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ↑ N Friedersdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ↑ N Jeßnitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ↑ N Quellendorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ↘ SE Großenstein Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ↗ NE Pouch Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) → E Kitzscher Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ↗ NE Jesewitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) ↖ NW Bernburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) ↑ N Raguhn Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) ↖ NW Giersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) ↑ N Muldenstein Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) ↗ NE Löbnitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (34 mi) ↑ N Osternienburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↓ S Rothenstein Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↗ NE Brandis Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↘ SE Löbichau Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) → E Windischleuba Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↖ NW Aschersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) → E Altenburg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↘ SE Altkirchen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↖ NW Güsten Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↘ SE Münchenbernsdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↘ SE Ronneburg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↗ NE Machern Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↖ NW Ilberstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↑ N Osternienburger Land Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (34 mi) ↗ NE Schlaitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (35 mi) ↑ N Wulfen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (34 mi) → E Otterwisch Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (34 mi) ↙ SW Nohra Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↗ NE Zschepplin Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↗ NE Eilenburg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) → E Frohburg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↖ NW Nienburg/Saale Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↑ N Möhlau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↘ SE Nöbdenitz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (37 mi) → E Bad Lausick Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (36 mi) ↖ NW Neundorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (36 mi) ↓ S Kahla Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (36 mi) ↘ SE Saara Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (36 mi) ↑ N Zschornewitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (36 mi) ↘ SE Schmölln Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (36 mi) → E Nobitz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↓ S Bad Berka Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↗ NE Bad Düben Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↗ NE Laußig Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↘ SE Wünschendorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↖ NW Frose Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (37 mi) ↓ S Blankenhain Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↑ N Aken Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↖ NW Hecklingen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↖ NW Staßfurt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↓ S Schwarza Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Weida Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↖ NW Hoym Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↑ N Gräfenhainichen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↓ S Orlamünde Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↘ SE Gößnitz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) ↑ N Dessau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (39 mi) ↖ NW Nachterstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) ↓ S Neustadt an der Orla Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) ↘ SE Triptis Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↘ SE Ponitz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↖ NW Calbe Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↖ NW Brumby Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↘ SE Seelingstädt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↖ NW Förderstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↘ SE Berga Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↑ N Oranienbaum Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↓ S Langenorla Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (42 mi) ↘ SE Schönberg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (42 mi) ↖ NW Gatersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (42 mi) ↑ N Radis Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (41 mi) ↑ N Groß Rosenburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (41 mi) ↖ NW Glöthe Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (42 mi) ↘ SE Crimmitschau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↓ S Oppurg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↘ SE Meerane Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↘ SE Hohenleuben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) → E Oberwiera Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↘ SE Auma Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↖ NW Groß Börnecke Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↘ SE Pfaffroda Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↑ N Rodleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↑ N Roßlau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↖ NW Cochstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (42 mi) ↖ NW Atzendorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↖ NW Schneidlingen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (42 mi) ↑ N Vockerode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (43 mi) ↓ S Herschdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↓ S Pößneck Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↑ N Wörlitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↘ SE Langenbernsdorf Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↘ SE Triebes Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↖ NW Eickendorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↘ SE Dennheritz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (44 mi) ↘ SE Teichwolframsdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (45 mi) ↑ N Barby Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (44 mi) → E Waldenburg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (45 mi) ↖ NW Borne Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (44 mi) ↖ NW Unseburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (45 mi) → E Remse Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↓ S Krölpa Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↘ SE Langenwetzendorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↑ N Klieken Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↘ SE Werdau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↘ SE Hartmannsdorf Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↓ S Rudolstadt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↓ S Ranis Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↘ SE Glauchau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↘ SE Zeulenroda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (45 mi) ↖ NW Eggersdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↑ N Zerbst Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↑ N Bergwitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↖ NW Wolmirsleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↖ NW Biere Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (46 mi) ↘ SE Leubnitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (46 mi) ↖ NW Egeln Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (46 mi) ↗ NE Kemberg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) → E Callenberg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↑ N Coswig Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (48 mi) ↘ SE Fraureuth Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (48 mi) ↘ SE Mohlsdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (48 mi) ↘ SE Greiz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (48 mi) ↖ NW Welsleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (48 mi) ↘ SE Weißenborn Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (48 mi) ↓ S Könitz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
78 km (48 mi) ↖ NW Schönebeck Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
78 km (48 mi) ↖ NW Kroppenstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
78 km (48 mi) ↖ NW Westeregeln Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↘ SE Zwickau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↓ S Unterwellenborn Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↑ N Apollensdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↓ S Goßwitz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↓ S Kamsdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (50 mi) ↘ SE Sankt Egidien Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (50 mi) ↓ S Bad Blankenburg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (50 mi) ↘ SE Lichtentanne Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↘ SE Mülsen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↘ SE Neumark Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↑ N Pratau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↓ S Saalfeld Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↑ N Piesteritz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (52 mi) ↖ NW Hadmersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (51 mi) ↑ N Wittenberg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (51 mi) ↘ SE Lichtenstein Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
84 km (52 mi) ↑ N Teuchel Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
84 km (52 mi) ↑ N Dobien Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
85 km (53 mi) ↘ SE Wilkau-Haßlau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
85 km (52 mi) ↘ SE Reinsdorf Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (53 mi) ↑ N Nudersdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
90 km (56 mi) ↘ SE Wildenfels Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany

Nearby Power Plants

We found a total 142 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
8 km (5 mi) → E Spitzenlastkraftwerk Großkayna Oil 120.0 MW
8 km (5 mi) → E Beuna A Solar 8.0 MW
9 km (5 mi) ↗ NE Geusa Solar Power Plant Solar 5.9 MW
11 km (7 mi) → E Weißenfels Solar 7.6 MW
12 km (7 mi) ← W Nemsdorf Solar Power Plant Solar 4.8 MW
12 km (7 mi) → E Tagewerben II Solar 10.7 MW
12 km (7 mi) ↑ N Schkopau power station Coal 900.0 MW
13 km (8 mi) → E ILK-GuD Gas 135.7 MW
13 km (8 mi) → E TREA Leuna Waste 32.6 MW
13 km (8 mi) → E Raffineriekraftwerk Oil 92.5 MW
13 km (8 mi) → E GuD Leuna Gas 52.0 MW
14 km (9 mi) ↖ NW Solarpark Stedten Solar 28.34412 MW
17 km (11 mi) ↖ NW Teutschenthal Solar Power Plant Solar 7.1 MW
17 km (10 mi) ↖ NW Solarpark Amsdorf Solar 28.344 MW
18 km (11 mi) ↖ NW Grubenheizkraftwerk Coal 49.0 MW
19 km (11 mi) ↗ NE Lochau Solar Power Plant Solar 3.3 MW
19 km (12 mi) ↘ SE SITA Abfallverwertung GmbH Waste 25.4 MW
19 km (12 mi) ↗ NE Ra�nitz Solar Power Plant Solar 7.1 MW
20 km (12 mi) ↑ N Halle Messe Solar 4.1 MW
20 km (12 mi) ↑ N HKW Halle Trotha Gas 254.0 MW
21 km (13 mi) ↓ S Fränkenau Solar 5.9 MW
21 km (13 mi) ↗ NE Zweimen Solar Power Plant Solar 4.0 MW
21 km (13 mi) ↗ NE Halle-Dieskau Solar 3.5 MW
21 km (13 mi) ↗ NE Kabelsketal Solar 4.5 MW
23 km (14 mi) → E Waehlitz power station Coal 31.0 MW
23 km (14 mi) ↘ SE Nessa Solar Power Plant Solar 1.0 MW
24 km (15 mi) ↑ N Sennewitz A Solar 6.0 MW
24 km (15 mi) ← W Rothenschirmbach Solar Power Plant Solar 1.2 MW
25 km (15 mi) ↗ NE Ermlitz-Schkopau Solar 8.5 MW
25 km (15 mi) ↑ N Sennewitz B Solar 4.5 MW
25 km (16 mi) ↗ NE D�lzig Solar Power Plant Solar 3.9 MW
26 km (16 mi) ↗ NE Markranst�dt Solar Power Plant Solar 4.1 MW
27 km (17 mi) ← W Allstedt Solar Power Plant Solar 19.2 MW
27 km (17 mi) ↑ N Braschwitz Solar Power Plant Solar 8.0 MW
28 km (17 mi) ↘ SE Deuben power station Coal 86.0 MW
29 km (18 mi) ↗ NE Wiesenena Solar Power Plant Solar 5.2 MW
29 km (18 mi) ↑ N Hohenthurm Solar Power Plant Solar 4.3 MW
30 km (18 mi) ↑ N Oppin Solar Power Plant Solar 6.9 MW
31 km (19 mi) ↗ NE Glesien Solar Power Plant Solar 4.2 MW
31 km (19 mi) ↗ NE Sietzsch Solar Power Plant Solar 10.0 MW
31 km (19 mi) ↑ N Lettewitz Solar Power Plant Solar 13.3 MW
31 km (19 mi) ↗ NE Sietzsch E Solar 9.5 MW
32 km (20 mi) ← W Birkenhof Solar 5.2 MW
32 km (19 mi) ↖ NW Krughütte Solar 29.1 MW
33 km (20 mi) ↗ NE Zwochau Solar Power Plant Solar 3.8 MW
33 km (20 mi) ↓ S Eckolst�dt Solar Power Plant Solar 8.5 MW
34 km (21 mi) ↖ NW Helbra Solar 11.5 MW
34 km (21 mi) ↑ N Landsberg G1 Solar 6.7 MW
35 km (22 mi) ← W Voigstedt Solar Power Plant Solar 3.7 MW
35 km (21 mi) ↘ SE Coal Plant #1 Coal 17.5 MW
35 km (21 mi) ↘ SE EZ1 Coal 18.5 MW
36 km (22 mi) ← W Artern Solar Power Plant Solar 4.9 MW
36 km (22 mi) ↖ NW Apfelborn Solar Power Plant Solar 2.0 MW
37 km (23 mi) ↑ N M�sthinsdorf Solar Power Plant Solar 5.1 MW
37 km (23 mi) ↗ NE Breitenfeld I Solar 6.3 MW
38 km (23 mi) ↗ NE Heizkraftwerk Leipzig-Nord Gas 167.0 MW
38 km (23 mi) ← W Oberr�blingen Solar Power Plant Solar 8.1 MW
38 km (23 mi) ↗ NE Delitzsch Solar Power Plant Solar 32.1 MW
38 km (24 mi) ← W Edersleben A Solar 10.0 MW
39 km (24 mi) ↑ N Glebitzsch Solar Power Plant Solar 3.9 MW
39 km (24 mi) ← W Sangerhausen Solar Power Plant Solar 1.0 MW
39 km (24 mi) ↗ NE Rackwitz Solar Power Plant Solar 4.2 MW
40 km (25 mi) → E Lippendorf power station Coal 875.0 MW
40 km (25 mi) → E Braunkohlekraftwerk Lippendorf Coal 875.0 MW
40 km (25 mi) ↗ NE Biomass Generator #17 Biomass 40.0 MW
40 km (25 mi) ↗ NE Delitzsch - Fabrikstra�e Solar Power Plant Solar 2.7 MW
41 km (25 mi) ↑ N Roitzsch - Capital Stage Solar Power Plant Solar 12.7 MW
41 km (25 mi) ↗ NE Roitzsch - Enerparc Solar Power Plant Solar 10.0 MW
42 km (26 mi) ↖ NW P&L Werk Könnern Coal 20.3 MW
42 km (26 mi) ↗ NE Delitzsch - Ziehwerk Solar Power Plant Solar 1.8 MW
42 km (26 mi) ↖ NW Großörner Solar 7.0 MW
43 km (27 mi) ↑ N R�dgen Solar Power Plant Solar 7.0 MW
45 km (28 mi) ↑ N Köthen Enerparc Solar 4.9 MW
45 km (27 mi) ↖ NW Walbeck Solar Power Plant Solar 2.5 MW
45 km (28 mi) ↑ N Spitzenlastkraftwerk Wolfen Gas 40.0 MW
45 km (28 mi) ↑ N Zscherndorf Solar 8.5 MW
46 km (29 mi) → E Espenhain Solar Power Plant Solar 5.0 MW
46 km (29 mi) ↗ NE Alte Kaserne Solar 10.0 MW
46 km (29 mi) ↑ N Bitterfeld-Wolfen - GP Joule Solar Power Plant Solar 3.0 MW
46 km (28 mi) ↑ N Bitterfeld Microtech Solar 5.4 MW
46 km (28 mi) ↘ SE Pölzig Solar 5.7 MW
46 km (28 mi) ↑ N Köthen Flugplatz Solar 14.8 MW
46 km (28 mi) ↑ N K�then Solar Power Plant Solar 45.0 MW
46 km (28 mi) ↑ N Köthen VI-IX Solar 17.1 MW
46 km (28 mi) ↑ N Köthen XI Solar 7.0 MW
47 km (29 mi) ↗ NE Althen Solar Power Plant Solar 7.3 MW
47 km (29 mi) ↑ N PD energy GmbH Waste 9.9 MW
47 km (29 mi) ↘ SE Rositz A1 Solar 10.0 MW
47 km (29 mi) ↗ NE Taucha Solar Power Plant Solar 5.3 MW
47 km (29 mi) ↑ N Greppin Solar 8.0 MW
47 km (29 mi) ↘ SE Rüdersdorf TH Solar 7.6 MW
48 km (29 mi) ↑ N Bitterfeld-Wolfen F1 Solar 9.6 MW
48 km (30 mi) ↑ N GuD Bitterfeld Gas 106.0 MW
48 km (29 mi) ↘ SE Heizkraftwerk Gera-Nord Gas 148.0 MW
49 km (30 mi) ↗ NE Panitzsch Solar Power Plant Solar 7.5 MW
49 km (30 mi) → E Borna Solar Power Plant Solar 3.5 MW
49 km (30 mi) ↓ S HKW Jena Gas 182.0 MW
49 km (30 mi) ↓ S Weimar - Hydrema Solar Power Plant Solar 1.0 MW
51 km (31 mi) → E Borna Solar 8.5 MW
51 km (32 mi) → E Serbitz Solar 5.2 MW
51 km (32 mi) ↑ N Muldenstein Solar 11.2 MW
53 km (33 mi) ↖ NW Bernburg A Solar 6.0 MW
54 km (33 mi) ↖ NW Dampfturbinenanlage der EBS-Kessel Waste 35.0 MW
54 km (33 mi) ↖ NW Industriekraftwerk Bernburg (IKB) Gas 66.0 MW
54 km (33 mi) ↖ NW ILK-EKT Other 14.0 MW
54 km (33 mi) ↖ NW Bernburg Solar Power Plant Solar 10.0 MW
55 km (34 mi) ↘ SE Beerwalde Solar 5.2 MW
55 km (34 mi) ↗ NE Kombikraftwerk Gas 46.6 MW
55 km (34 mi) ↘ SE Ronneburg N Solar 9.5 MW
56 km (35 mi) ↑ N Wulfen Solar Power Plant Solar 2.7 MW
56 km (34 mi) ↙ SW Nohra A Solar 5.5 MW
56 km (35 mi) ↗ NE Waldpolenz extn Solar 12.3 MW
57 km (35 mi) ↘ SE Ronneburg I Solar 4.5 MW
57 km (35 mi) ↗ NE Waldpolenz Solar Power Plant Solar 45.0 MW
58 km (36 mi) ↑ N Golpa Solar 6.0 MW
58 km (36 mi) ↑ N Chörau A Solar 4.0 MW
58 km (36 mi) ↘ SE Ronneburg - Juwi Solar Power Plant Solar 19.9 MW
58 km (36 mi) → E Heinersdorf Solar Power Plant Solar 7.1 MW
59 km (37 mi) → E Altenburg Kieswerk Solar Power Plant Solar 4.4 MW
59 km (36 mi) → E Altenburg Flugplatz Solar Power Plant Solar 12.1 MW
60 km (37 mi) ↖ NW Hohenerxleben Solar Power Plant Solar 1.3 MW
60 km (37 mi) ↑ N Gräfenhainichen II Solar 8.0 MW
61 km (37 mi) ↑ N Gräfenhainichen I Solar 6.0 MW
63 km (39 mi) ↑ N Dessau power station Coal 49.0 MW
63 km (39 mi) ↖ NW GuD-Ikw Staßfurt Gas 132.0 MW
63 km (39 mi) ↖ NW REMONDIS Thermische Abfallverwertung GmbH Waste 24.0 MW
63 km (39 mi) ↖ NW Sta�furt 1 Solar Power Plant Solar 5.0 MW
63 km (39 mi) ↖ NW Sta�furt 2 Solar Power Plant Solar 2.5 MW
65 km (40 mi) ↑ N Oranienbaum Solar 8.2 MW
67 km (41 mi) ↖ NW Biomass Generator #16 Biomass 10.2 MW
68 km (42 mi) ↑ N Vockerode Solar Power Plant Solar 9.6 MW
68 km (42 mi) ↖ NW Calbe 2 Solar Power Plant Solar 4.3 MW
73 km (45 mi) ↖ NW Windparks Biere und Borne Wind 94.5 MW
74 km (46 mi) ↑ N KWK-Anlage Barby Gas 18.0 MW
76 km (47 mi) ↑ N Coswig Solar 4.0 MW
77 km (47 mi) ↘ SE Werdau Solar Power Plant Solar 1.7 MW
78 km (48 mi) ↑ N Zerbst Solar Power Plant Solar 12.0 MW
78 km (48 mi) ↓ S HKW Schwarza Gas 26.5 MW
78 km (49 mi) ↑ N Zerbst III-V Solar 24.9 MW
78 km (49 mi) ↑ N Zerbst Solar 37.8 MW
78 km (49 mi) ↑ N Zerbst I Solar 9.0 MW
82 km (51 mi) ↑ N Biomasseheizkraftwerk Piesteritz Biomass 18.1 MW

Power Plants & Risks During Earthquakes

We found 8 types of power plants in the vecinity of the magnitude 2.8 earthquake that struck 2 km NNW of Krumpa, Germany on February 20, 1982 04:34:39. These types were Oil power plants, Biomass power plants, Coal power plants, Other power plants, Solar power plants, Waste power plants, Wind 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.

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.

Oil Power

Oil-fired power plants can pose significant risks to society, people, and ecosystems in the event of a severe earthquake.

Oil Spills & Fires

One of the most immediate dangers is the risk of oil spills and fires. The shaking during an earthquake can rupture storage tanks and pipelines, leading to the release of large quantities of oil. Spilled oil can catch fire, causing explosions and further environmental damage.

Air Quality Polution

Oil fires and releases can result in the release of toxic fumes and particulate matter into the air. This can lead to poor air quality, posing health risks to nearby communities. People exposed to these pollutants may experience respiratory issues and other health problems.

Water Pollution

Spilled oil can contaminate nearby water bodies, including rivers, lakes, and groundwater. This can harm aquatic ecosystems, killing fish and other wildlife, and disrupting the food chain. Drinking water supplies may also be compromised, impacting human health.

Soil Contamination

Oil spills can saturate the soil, making it less fertile and potentially rendering it unusable for agriculture. Soil contamination can persist for years, affecting local food production.

Long-Term Environmental Damage

The environmental damage caused by oil spills and fires can persist long after the earthquake event. Cleanup efforts can be costly and challenging, and ecosystems may take years or even decades to recover fully.

To mitigate these risks, most modern oil-fired power plants follow strict regulations, safety measures, and extensive emergency response plans are in place for oil power plants located in seismically active regions. This includes robust containment systems, automatic shutdown mechanisms, and well-trained response teams.

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 2.8 Earthquake Struck 2 km NNW of Krumpa, Germany on February 20, 1982 04:34:39
Date and Time
1982-02-20 04:34:39 (UTC)
Magnitude
2.8 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
10.0 km
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