Magnitude 2.8 Earthquake Struck 4 km SW of Bleicherode, Germany on December 01, 1982 03:55:24

Last Updated: 2014-11-07 00:32:17

On December 01, 1982 03:55:24 an earthquake with magnitude of 2.8 on the richter scale hit 4 km SW of Bleicherode, Germany. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 10.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude 10.522° and latitude 51.418°. According to documented reports people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on December 01, 1982 03:55:24 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 Bleicherode in Thuringia, Germany, located 4 kilometers or 2 miles ↗ NE of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Breitenworbis (Thuringia, Germany) located 6 km (4 mi) ↙ SW and Deuna (Thuringia, Germany) located 7 km (4 mi) ↓ S 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
4 km (2 mi) ↗ NE Bleicherode Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
6 km (4 mi) ↙ SW Breitenworbis Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
7 km (4 mi) ↓ S Deuna Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
7 km (4 mi) ↖ NW Großbodungen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
8 km (5 mi) ↙ SW Kirchworbis Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
8 km (5 mi) ↙ SW Gernrode Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
8 km (5 mi) ↙ SW Niederorschel Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
9 km (5 mi) ↗ NE Wipperdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
9 km (5 mi) → E Kleinwenden Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
10 km (6 mi) ↖ NW Bischofferode Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
11 km (6 mi) ← W Worbis Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
12 km (7 mi) ↘ SE Menteroda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
12 km (7 mi) ↓ S Sollstedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
13 km (8 mi) ↙ SW Leinefelde-Worbis Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
14 km (8 mi) ← W Brehme Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
14 km (9 mi) ↘ SE Urbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
14 km (9 mi) ↗ NE Wolkramshausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
14 km (9 mi) ↖ NW Weißenborn-Lüderode Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
16 km (10 mi) ← W Hundeshagen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
16 km (10 mi) → E Kleinfurra Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (10 mi) ↘ SE Obermehler Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
18 km (11 mi) ↙ SW Dingelstädt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
18 km (11 mi) ← W Teistungen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
19 km (12 mi) → E Schernberg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
19 km (12 mi) ↙ SW Wingerode Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
19 km (12 mi) ↑ N Walkenried Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
19 km (12 mi) ↑ N Bad Sachsa Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
20 km (12 mi) ↘ SE Ebeleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
20 km (12 mi) ← W Berlingerode Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) ↓ S Anrode Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) ← W Duderstadt Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) ↘ SE Schlotheim Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) ↑ N Ellrich Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) ↘ SE Körner Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) ↗ NE Nordhausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (13 mi) ↗ NE Niedersachswerfen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (13 mi) ↗ NE Uthleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) ↙ SW Geisleden Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) ↓ S Büttstedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) ↓ S Mühlhausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) ↖ NW Rhumspringe Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) ↙ SW Küllstedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) ← W Obernfeld Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) ↑ N Wieda Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) ↗ NE Heringen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) ↖ NW Bad Lauterberg im Harz Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) → E Sondershausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (15 mi) ↗ NE Ilfeld Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (15 mi) ↑ N Zorge Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) ↘ SE Freienbessingen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (17 mi) ↓ S Effelder Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (16 mi) ↙ SW Heilbad Heiligenstadt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ↓ S Oberdorla Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) → E Großenehrich Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ← W Seulingen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ↗ NE Auleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ↘ SE Altengottern Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ↙ SW Großbartloff Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ↓ S Seebach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ↖ NW Herzberg am Harz Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ↗ NE Görsbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ↓ S Niederdorla Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (19 mi) ↓ S Langula Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (19 mi) ↑ N Benneckenstein Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (18 mi) ↘ SE Großengottern Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (18 mi) ↖ NW Gieboldehausen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (19 mi) ← W Seeburg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) ↗ NE Rottleberode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) ↓ S Katharinenberg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) ↙ SW Uder Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) ← W Landolfshausen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) ↓ S Heyerode Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) ↙ SW Geismar Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) ↖ NW Sankt Andreasberg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) ↖ NW Hörden Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) ↖ NW Hattorf Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (21 mi) ↗ NE Berga Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) ↗ NE Uftrungen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) ↘ SE Schönstedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) ← W Krebeck Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) ← W Ebergötzen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ↗ NE Stolberg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ← W Bilshausen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ↑ N Braunlage Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (21 mi) → E Clingen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (22 mi) ↘ SE Bad Langensalza Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (22 mi) ← W Waake Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (22 mi) ↓ S Wanfried Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↘ SE Bad Tennstedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↗ NE Kelbra Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↖ NW Wulften Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) → E Greußen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ↓ S Treffurt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (24 mi) ↗ NE Roßla Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (23 mi) ↑ N Hasselfelde Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (24 mi) ↙ SW Arenshausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (24 mi) → E Gangloffsömmern Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↘ SE Herbsleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↖ NW Osterode am Harz Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (25 mi) ↓ S Mihla Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (25 mi) ← W Gemeinde Friedland Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (25 mi) → E Bad Frankenhausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (25 mi) ↙ SW Eschwege Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (25 mi) ↗ NE Bennungen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (26 mi) ← W Friedland Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (25 mi) ↙ SW Bad Sooden-Allendorf Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (25 mi) ↖ NW Katlenburg-Lindau Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ← W Göttingen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) → E Straußfurt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ↘ SE Döllstädt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ↖ NW Altenau Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (26 mi) → E Kindelbrück Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (27 mi) ↑ N Elbingerode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (27 mi) ↑ N Rübeland Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ↘ SE Dachwig Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ↘ SE Gebesee Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ↓ S Creuzburg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ← W Rosdorf Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ↖ NW Badenhausen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ↓ S Ifta Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) → E Weißensee Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ↖ NW Eisdorf am Harz Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) → E Kannawurf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ← W Bovenden Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ↖ NW Clausthal-Zellerfeld Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (28 mi) → E Oldisleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (29 mi) ← W Nörten-Hardenberg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (29 mi) ↗ NE Friedrichsbrunn Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (28 mi) ↖ NW Windhausen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ↑ N Hüttenrode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ↘ SE Sonneborn Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ↓ S Haina Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ↘ SE Haßleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ↗ NE Wallhausen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ↖ NW Bad Grund Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ↙ SW Witzenhausen Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ← W Northeim Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ↘ SE Walschleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (29 mi) ↓ S Krauthausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ↖ NW Wildemann Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (29 mi) ↖ NW Gittelde Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ↘ SE Bufleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) → E Ringleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) ↗ NE Harzgerode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) ↑ N Darlingerode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (31 mi) ↘ SE Riethnordhausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) ← W Hillerse Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) ↘ SE Witterda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) ↑ N Wernigerode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (31 mi) ↘ SE Molschleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) → E Sömmerda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) → E Heldrungen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↓ S Eisenach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↑ N Drübeck Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↘ SE Elxleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (31 mi) ↑ N Thale Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (31 mi) ↑ N Ilsenburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (32 mi) ↑ N Bad Harzburg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (32 mi) ↑ N Timmenrode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (31 mi) ↑ N Blankenburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ↘ SE Mechterstädt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ↘ SE Friemar Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ↓ S Herleshausen Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) ↓ S Lauchröden Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) ↗ NE Neinstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) ↘ SE Gotha Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↖ NW Kalefeld Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↗ NE Bad Suderode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) → E Großrudestedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (34 mi) ← W Moringen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↖ NW Goslar Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↗ NE Gernrode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↙ SW Waldkappel Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↑ N Stapelburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (34 mi) ↑ N Weddersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) → E Schloßvippach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↘ SE Hörselgau Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↑ N Veckenstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (34 mi) ↙ SW Sontra Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (35 mi) → E Kölleda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (35 mi) ↓ S Thal Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (35 mi) ↑ N Westerhausen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (35 mi) ↗ NE Rieder Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↑ N Derenburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↘ SE Grabsleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↖ NW Seesen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↘ SE Waltershausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↑ N Wasserleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↑ N Heudeber Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↑ N Langeln Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↑ N Langenstein Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↘ SE Seebergen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (37 mi) ↗ NE Quedlinburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (36 mi) ↗ NE Ballenstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (36 mi) ↖ NW Langelsheim Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (36 mi) ↑ N Vienenburg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (36 mi) ↓ S Ruhla Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (36 mi) ↓ S Gerstungen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↓ S Tabarz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↘ SE Erfurt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↓ S Marksuhl Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↖ NW Bad Gandersheim Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↓ S Nentershausen Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Ernstroda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↖ NW Kreiensen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Neudietendorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↙ SW Cornberg Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Wandersleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Ingersleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (39 mi) ↘ SE Apfelstädt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↑ N Osterwieck Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↑ N Ströbeck Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Friedrichroda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↑ N Harsleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) → E Berlstedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↖ NW Einbeck Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) ↑ N Halberstadt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) ↓ S Dippach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↖ NW Lutter am Barenberge Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↘ SE Finsterbergen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↓ S Steinbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↗ NE Ditfurt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↘ SE Georgenthal Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) → E Niederzimmern Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↓ S Dankmarshausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↘ SE Mönchenholzhausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↓ S Brotterode Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↑ N Huy-Neinstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (41 mi) ↓ S Schweina Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (42 mi) ↘ SE Ichtershausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (41 mi) ↖ NW Liebenburg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (41 mi) ↑ N Schladen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↖ NW Alt Wallmoden Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↓ S Tiefenort Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↓ S Bad Liebenstein Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↑ N Wegeleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↘ SE Gräfenhain Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↑ N Hornburg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↘ SE Kirchheim Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↓ S Pappenheim Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↘ SE Tambach-Dietharz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (42 mi) ↓ S Heringen Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↖ NW Lamspringe Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (44 mi) ↘ SE Klettbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (43 mi) ↘ SE Wölfis Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (43 mi) ↓ S Ronshausen Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (43 mi) ↑ N Groß Quenstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (43 mi) ↓ S Bad Salzungen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (44 mi) ↘ SE Arnstadt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (44 mi) ↓ S Trusetal Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (43 mi) ↓ S Leimbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↓ S Immelborn Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↖ NW Bockenem Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↓ S Dorndorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↖ NW Freden Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (45 mi) ↘ SE Crawinkel Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (44 mi) ↘ SE Luisenthal Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↑ N Schwanebeck Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↓ S Philippsthal Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↓ S Breitungen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↓ S Vacha Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↓ S Friedewald Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (46 mi) ↑ N Gröningen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (47 mi) ↘ SE Plaue Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (47 mi) ↓ S Stadtlengsfeld Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↓ S Völkershausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↓ S Fambach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↓ S Unterbreizbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↖ NW Adenstedt Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↖ NW Sehlem Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (48 mi) ↓ S Schmalkalden Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (47 mi) ↘ SE Gräfenroda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
78 km (48 mi) ↘ SE Kranichfeld Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
78 km (48 mi) ↓ S Wernshausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↘ SE Geschwenda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↘ SE Barchfeld Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↘ SE Behringen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (50 mi) ↘ SE Oberhof Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (49 mi) ↘ SE Steinbach-Hallenberg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↓ S Schenklengsfeld Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↘ SE Stadtilm Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↘ SE Geraberg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↓ S Schwallungen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↓ S Breitenbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (51 mi) ↘ SE Elgersburg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (51 mi) ↓ S Dermbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (52 mi) ↑ N Oschersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (51 mi) ↓ S Buttlar Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
84 km (52 mi) ↓ S Wasungen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
84 km (52 mi) ↘ SE Viernau Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
85 km (53 mi) ↘ SE Benshausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
85 km (52 mi) ↘ SE Zella-Mehlis Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (53 mi) ↘ SE Ilmenau Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (53 mi) ↘ SE Neuhaus Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
87 km (54 mi) ↓ S Geisa Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
88 km (55 mi) ↘ SE Langewiesen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
88 km (55 mi) ↓ S Schleid Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
89 km (55 mi) ↓ S Rasdorf Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
90 km (56 mi) ↘ SE Stützerbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
91 km (57 mi) ↘ SE Gehren Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
91 km (56 mi) ↓ S Kaltennordheim Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
92 km (57 mi) ↘ SE Rottenbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
92 km (57 mi) ↓ S Tann Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
93 km (57 mi) ↘ SE Königsee Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
98 km (61 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
10 km (6 mi) ↖ NW Biomassekraftwerk Bischofferode Biomass 18.1 MW
11 km (6 mi) ↖ NW Biomass Generator #22 Biomass 53.5 MW
13 km (8 mi) ↙ SW Leinefelde-Worbis Solar 8.0 MW
21 km (13 mi) ↓ S M�hlhausen Solar Power Plant Solar 4.4 MW
22 km (14 mi) → E Sondershausen E1 Solar 4.1 MW
22 km (13 mi) ↗ NE Nordhausen Solar Power Plant Solar 3.0 MW
24 km (15 mi) ↗ NE Ilfeld Solar Power Plant Solar 5.6 MW
29 km (18 mi) ↖ NW Natural Gas Turbine #2 Gas 19.5 MW
30 km (19 mi) ↘ SE Gro�engottern Solar Power Plant Solar 2.1 MW
33 km (21 mi) → E Göllingen Solar 5.4 MW
35 km (21 mi) ↗ NE Berga Solar 12.0 MW
37 km (23 mi) ↗ NE Ro�la Solar Power Plant Solar 6.0 MW
43 km (26 mi) ← W HKW Göttingen Gas 18.8 MW
45 km (28 mi) ↑ N Wendefurth Hydro 79.7 MW
46 km (28 mi) ↓ S Hörselberg-Hainich Solar 4.5 MW
47 km (29 mi) ← W Nörten-Hardenberg B1 Solar 10.0 MW
48 km (29 mi) ↗ NE Wallhausen Solar Power Plant Solar 5.4 MW
48 km (29 mi) ↓ S Eisenach Solar Power Plant Solar 3.3 MW
48 km (30 mi) ↘ SE Bienstädt Solar 3.9 MW
50 km (31 mi) ↗ NE Riethnordhausen Solar Power Plant Solar 7.3 MW
51 km (31 mi) ↓ S HKW Wiesengrund Gas 22.1 MW
54 km (33 mi) ↘ SE Gotha Solar Power Plant Solar 11.8 MW
57 km (35 mi) ↘ SE Grabsleben Solar Power Plant Solar 2.2 MW
58 km (36 mi) ↙ SW Sontra Solar Power Plant Solar 1.1 MW
59 km (36 mi) ↓ S Gerstungen Solar Power Plant Solar 3.8 MW
59 km (37 mi) ↘ SE HKW Erfurt-Ost Gas 109.1 MW
61 km (38 mi) ↑ N Halberstadt I Solar 18.2 MW
62 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Hohenkirchen Solar 5.1 MW
62 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Neudietendorf Solar 5.7 MW
66 km (41 mi) ↑ N Halberstadt Solar Power Plant Solar 3.8 MW
67 km (41 mi) ↖ NW Erzhausen Hydro 220.0 MW
68 km (42 mi) ↓ S Wintershall Gas 109.5 MW
70 km (43 mi) → E Nohra Solar 4.5 MW
71 km (44 mi) ↓ S HKW Bad Salzungen Gas 9.7 MW
71 km (44 mi) ↘ SE Klettbach Solar Power Plant Solar 1.9 MW
72 km (44 mi) ↓ S Breitungen Solar Power Plant Solar 3.6 MW
73 km (45 mi) ↓ S Dietlas Werke Solar 4.9 MW
77 km (48 mi) ↓ S Unterbreizbach Gas 33.6 MW
77 km (48 mi) ↓ S Hattorf Gas 52.3 MW
84 km (52 mi) ↘ SE Viernau Solar Power Plant Solar 1.6 MW
87 km (54 mi) ↘ SE Restabfallbehandlungsanlage Waste 11.2 MW
88 km (54 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 2.8 earthquake that struck 4 km SW of Bleicherode, Germany on December 01, 1982 03:55:24. 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 2.8 Earthquake Struck 4 km SW of Bleicherode, Germany on December 01, 1982 03:55:24
Date and Time
1982-12-01 03:55:24 (UTC)
Magnitude
2.8 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
10.0 km
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