Magnitude 3.2 Earthquake Struck 2 km SSE of Esk, Australia on January 08, 1986 09:55:56

Last Updated: 2014-11-07 00:37:45

On January 08, 1986 09:55:56 an earthquake with magnitude of 3.2 on the richter scale hit 2 km SSE of Esk, Australia. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 10.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude 152.433Β° and latitude -27.257Β°. According to documented reports people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on January 08, 1986 09:55:56 had a magnitude of 3.2 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 Esk in Queensland, Australia, located 2 kilometers or 1 miles β†– NW of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Coominya (Queensland, Australia) located 16 km (10 mi) β†˜ SE and Toogoolawah (Queensland, Australia) located 19 km (12 mi) β†– NW of the epicenter.

In total, we found 400 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.

Distance Direction City State Country
2 km (1 mi) β†– NW Esk Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
16 km (10 mi) β†˜ SE Coominya Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
19 km (12 mi) β†– NW Toogoolawah Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
27 km (16 mi) β†˜ SE Lowood Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
27 km (17 mi) β†– NW Somerset Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
30 km (19 mi) β†˜ SE Fernvale Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
30 km (19 mi) β†˜ SE Regency Downs Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
30 km (19 mi) β†˜ SE Kensington Grove Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
34 km (21 mi) ↓ S Plainland Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
34 km (21 mi) β†˜ SE Hatton Vale Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
35 km (22 mi) β†˜ SE Minden Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
36 km (22 mi) ↓ S Gatton Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
37 km (23 mi) ↙ SW Crows Nest Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
37 km (23 mi) ↑ N Kilcoy Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
38 km (24 mi) β†’ E Highvale Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
39 km (24 mi) β†— NE Dayboro Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
41 km (26 mi) ↓ S Laidley Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
41 km (26 mi) β†˜ SE Pine Mountain Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
44 km (27 mi) β†’ E Samford Valley Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
44 km (27 mi) β†˜ SE Rosewood Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
44 km (27 mi) β†˜ SE Walloon Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
44 km (27 mi) ↓ S Helidon Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
45 km (28 mi) β†— NE Delaneys Creek Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
47 km (29 mi) β†— NE D’Aguilar Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
47 km (29 mi) β†— NE Upper Caboolture Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
47 km (29 mi) ↙ SW Cabarlah Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
47 km (29 mi) β†’ E Camp Mountain Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
47 km (29 mi) β†’ E Cashmere Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
48 km (30 mi) β†˜ SE Wulkuraka Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
48 km (30 mi) β†˜ SE Brassall Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
48 km (29 mi) β†— NE Woodford Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
48 km (30 mi) β†’ E Mount Crosby Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
48 km (30 mi) β†˜ SE Chuwar Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
49 km (30 mi) β†— NE Wamuran Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
49 km (30 mi) β†˜ SE Tivoli Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
49 km (31 mi) β†˜ SE Woodend Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
49 km (30 mi) β†’ E Karana Downs Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
49 km (30 mi) β†— NE Bellmere Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
50 km (31 mi) β†˜ SE Sadliers Crossing Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
50 km (31 mi) β†’ E Joyner Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
50 km (31 mi) β†˜ SE Leichhardt Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
50 km (31 mi) β†˜ SE North Ipswich Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
51 km (32 mi) β†’ E Bunya Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
51 km (31 mi) β†˜ SE One Mile Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
51 km (32 mi) β†— NE Moreton Bay Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
51 km (31 mi) ↓ S Lockyer Valley Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
51 km (31 mi) β†’ E Upper Kedron Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
51 km (32 mi) β†˜ SE Ipswich Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
51 km (31 mi) β†’ E Warner Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
51 km (32 mi) β†’ E Karalee Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
51 km (31 mi) β†˜ SE East Ipswich Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
51 km (32 mi) ↙ SW Kleinton Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
52 km (32 mi) ↙ SW Withcott Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
52 km (32 mi) β†˜ SE Booval Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
52 km (32 mi) ↙ SW Highfields Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
52 km (32 mi) β†’ E Anstead Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
52 km (32 mi) β†˜ SE Willowbank Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
52 km (32 mi) β†’ E Ferny Hills Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
52 km (32 mi) β†’ E Ferny Grove Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
52 km (32 mi) β†— NE Narangba Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
52 km (32 mi) β†˜ SE North Booval Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
52 km (32 mi) β†’ E Eatons Hill Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
53 km (33 mi) β†— NE Morayfield Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
53 km (33 mi) β†’ E Pullenvale Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
53 km (33 mi) β†— NE Kurwongbah Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
53 km (33 mi) β†˜ SE Eastern Heights Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
53 km (32 mi) β†˜ SE Churchill Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
53 km (33 mi) β†˜ SE Raceview Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
53 km (33 mi) β†’ E Keperra Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
53 km (32 mi) β†— NE Burpengary Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
53 km (33 mi) β†˜ SE Silkstone Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
53 km (32 mi) β†’ E Bray Park Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
53 km (33 mi) β†’ E Barellan Point Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
53 km (33 mi) β†’ E Albany Creek Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
53 km (33 mi) β†’ E Brookfield Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
54 km (33 mi) β†’ E The Gap Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
54 km (34 mi) β†— NE Caboolture Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
54 km (33 mi) β†’ E Lawnton Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
54 km (33 mi) β†˜ SE Bundamba Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
54 km (33 mi) β†— NE Caboolture South Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
54 km (33 mi) β†˜ SE Yamanto Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
54 km (33 mi) β†’ E Arana Hills Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
54 km (34 mi) β†’ E Brendale Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
54 km (33 mi) β†’ E Petrie Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
55 km (34 mi) β†’ E Bellbowrie Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
55 km (34 mi) β†’ E Everton Hills Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
55 km (34 mi) β†’ E Strathpine Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
55 km (34 mi) β†— NE Dakabin Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
55 km (34 mi) ↙ SW Mount Lofty Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
55 km (34 mi) β†’ E Mitchelton Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
55 km (34 mi) β†˜ SE Deebing Heights Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
55 km (34 mi) β†˜ SE Flinders View Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
55 km (34 mi) ↙ SW Harlaxton Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
55 km (34 mi) β†— NE Kallangur Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
56 km (34 mi) β†’ E Riverview Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
56 km (35 mi) ↙ SW North Toowoomba Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
56 km (34 mi) β†’ E Moggill Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
56 km (35 mi) ↙ SW Meringandan West Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
56 km (35 mi) β†’ E Bridgeman Downs Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
56 km (35 mi) β†’ E McDowall Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
56 km (35 mi) β†’ E Kenmore Hills Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
56 km (35 mi) β†’ E Enoggera Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
57 km (35 mi) β†’ E Everton Park Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
57 km (35 mi) β†’ E Westlake Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
57 km (35 mi) β†— NE Elimbah Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
57 km (35 mi) β†’ E Bald Hills Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
57 km (35 mi) ↙ SW East Toowoomba Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
57 km (35 mi) ↙ SW Rangeville Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
57 km (35 mi) β†’ E Kenmore Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
57 km (35 mi) β†’ E Gaythorne Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
57 km (35 mi) β†’ E Redbank Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
57 km (35 mi) β†— NE Burpengary East Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
57 km (35 mi) β†’ E Murrumba Downs Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
57 km (35 mi) β†’ E Chapel Hill Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
57 km (35 mi) β†’ E Collingwood Park Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
57 km (35 mi) ↙ SW Rockville Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
57 km (36 mi) ↙ SW Cranley Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
57 km (36 mi) β†’ E Riverhills Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
58 km (36 mi) β†’ E Middle Park Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
58 km (36 mi) ↙ SW Wilsonton Heights Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
58 km (36 mi) β†— NE North Lakes Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
58 km (36 mi) β†’ E Bardon Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
58 km (36 mi) β†’ E Aspley Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
58 km (36 mi) β†’ E Mount Ommaney Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
58 km (36 mi) β†’ E Jindalee Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
58 km (36 mi) β†— NE Mango Hill Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
59 km (37 mi) β†’ E Jamboree Heights Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
59 km (36 mi) β†’ E Alderley Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
59 km (37 mi) ↙ SW Gowrie Junction Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
59 km (37 mi) β†’ E Paddington Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
59 km (36 mi) β†’ E Carseldine Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
59 km (36 mi) ↙ SW Centenary Heights Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
59 km (36 mi) β†’ E Ashgrove Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
59 km (37 mi) β†’ E Griffin Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
59 km (36 mi) β†— NE Deception Bay Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
59 km (37 mi) β†’ E Fitzgibbon Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
59 km (36 mi) β†’ E Chermside West Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
59 km (37 mi) β†’ E Stafford Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
59 km (37 mi) ↙ SW Newtown Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
59 km (36 mi) ↙ SW South Toowoomba Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
59 km (36 mi) β†’ E Stafford Heights Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
59 km (37 mi) β†’ E Taringa Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
59 km (37 mi) β†’ E Toowong Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
59 km (36 mi) β†’ E Bracken Ridge Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
60 km (37 mi) β†’ E Auchenflower Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
60 km (37 mi) ↙ SW Middle Ridge Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
60 km (37 mi) β†’ E Goodna Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
60 km (37 mi) β†’ E Indooroopilly Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
60 km (37 mi) β†’ E Grange Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
60 km (37 mi) β†’ E Fig Tree Pocket Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
60 km (37 mi) β†— NE Rothwell Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
60 km (37 mi) β†˜ SE Redbank Plains Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
60 km (37 mi) ↙ SW Cotswold Hills Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
60 km (37 mi) ↙ SW Wilsonton Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
60 km (37 mi) β†’ E Sinnamon Park Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
60 km (37 mi) β†’ E Newmarket Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
60 km (37 mi) β†’ E Chermside Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
60 km (37 mi) β†’ E Chelmer Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
61 km (37 mi) β†’ E Milton Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
61 km (38 mi) β†’ E Petrie Terrace Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
61 km (38 mi) β†’ E Taigum Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
61 km (37 mi) β†’ E Kelvin Grove Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
61 km (38 mi) β†’ E Seventeen Mile Rocks Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
61 km (37 mi) β†’ E Kedron Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
61 km (37 mi) β†’ E Wilston Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
61 km (38 mi) β†’ E Wacol Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
61 km (38 mi) β†’ E Herston Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
61 km (38 mi) β†’ E Zillmere Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
61 km (38 mi) β†’ E Graceville Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
61 km (38 mi) β†’ E Darra Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
61 km (38 mi) β†’ E Gordon Park Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
61 km (38 mi) ↙ SW Harristown Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
61 km (38 mi) β†’ E Bellbird Park Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
61 km (38 mi) β†’ E Gailes Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
61 km (38 mi) β†’ E Brighton Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
62 km (38 mi) ↙ SW Darling Heights Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
62 km (39 mi) β†˜ SE Augustine Heights Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
62 km (38 mi) ↙ SW Kearneys Spring Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
62 km (38 mi) β†’ E Windsor Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
62 km (38 mi) β†’ E West End Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
62 km (38 mi) β†’ E Wavell Heights Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
62 km (39 mi) β†’ E Boondall Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
62 km (38 mi) β†’ E Deagon Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
62 km (38 mi) β†’ E Spring Hill Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
62 km (39 mi) β†— NE Beachmere Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
62 km (38 mi) β†’ E Lutwyche Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
62 km (38 mi) β†’ E Geebung Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
62 km (39 mi) β†’ E Corinda Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
62 km (39 mi) β†’ E Wooloowin Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
63 km (39 mi) β†’ E Oxley Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
63 km (39 mi) β†’ E Highgate Hill Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
63 km (39 mi) β†’ E South Brisbane Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
63 km (39 mi) β†’ E Newstead Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
63 km (39 mi) β†’ E Sandgate Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
63 km (39 mi) β†’ E Brisbane Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
63 km (39 mi) β†— NE Clontarf Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
63 km (39 mi) β†’ E Bowen Hills Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
63 km (39 mi) β†’ E Fortitude Valley Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
63 km (39 mi) β†’ E Camira Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
63 km (39 mi) ↑ N Peachester Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
63 km (39 mi) ↙ SW Glenvale Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
63 km (39 mi) β†’ E Kalinga Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
63 km (39 mi) β†’ E Richlands Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
64 km (40 mi) β†’ E Dutton Park Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
64 km (40 mi) β†’ E Teneriffe Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
64 km (39 mi) β†’ E Clayfield Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
64 km (39 mi) β†’ E Nundah Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
64 km (40 mi) β†’ E Shorncliffe Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
64 km (40 mi) β†’ E Yeerongpilly Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
64 km (39 mi) β†’ E Ellen Grove Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
64 km (40 mi) ↙ SW Drayton Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
64 km (40 mi) β†’ E Woolloongabba Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
64 km (40 mi) β†’ E Yeronga Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
64 km (39 mi) β†– NW Yarraman Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
64 km (40 mi) β†’ E Ascot Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
64 km (40 mi) β†’ E Kangaroo Point Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
64 km (39 mi) β†’ E Brookwater Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
64 km (40 mi) β†— NE Kippa-Ring Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
64 km (40 mi) β†’ E Fairfield Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
64 km (40 mi) β†’ E Rocklea Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
64 km (39 mi) β†’ E Virginia Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
65 km (40 mi) β†— NE Margate Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
65 km (40 mi) β†’ E Bulimba Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
65 km (40 mi) β†’ E New Farm Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
65 km (40 mi) β†’ E Durack Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
65 km (40 mi) β†’ E Nudgee Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
65 km (40 mi) β†’ E East Brisbane Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
65 km (40 mi) β†— NE Glass House Mountains Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
65 km (40 mi) β†’ E Inala Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
65 km (40 mi) β†’ E Hamilton Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
65 km (40 mi) β†’ E Banyo Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
65 km (40 mi) β†’ E Hawthorne Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
65 km (40 mi) β†’ E Annerley Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
65 km (40 mi) β†’ E Hendra Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
65 km (40 mi) β†’ E Springfield Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
66 km (41 mi) β†’ E Norman Park Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
66 km (41 mi) β†— NE Newport Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
66 km (41 mi) β†’ E Woody Point Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
66 km (41 mi) β†’ E Balmoral Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
66 km (41 mi) β†’ E Moorooka Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
66 km (41 mi) β†’ E Greenslopes Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
66 km (41 mi) β†’ E Springfield Lakes Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
66 km (41 mi) β†’ E Eagle Farm Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
66 km (41 mi) β†’ E Forest Lake Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
67 km (41 mi) β†’ E Coorparoo Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
67 km (41 mi) β†— NE Ningi Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
67 km (41 mi) β†’ E Morningside Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
67 km (41 mi) ↙ SW Hodgson Vale Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
67 km (42 mi) β†’ E Salisbury Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
67 km (41 mi) β†’ E Doolandella Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
67 km (41 mi) β†’ E Tarragindi Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
67 km (41 mi) β†— NE Scarborough Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
68 km (42 mi) β†— NE Beerwah Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
68 km (42 mi) ↑ N Maleny Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
68 km (42 mi) β†’ E Seven Hills Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
68 km (42 mi) β†’ E Camp Hill Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
68 km (42 mi) β†’ E Holland Park Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
68 km (42 mi) β†’ E Holland Park West Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
69 km (42 mi) β†’ E Coopers Plains Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
69 km (42 mi) β†’ E Heathwood Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
69 km (43 mi) β†’ E Acacia Ridge Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
69 km (43 mi) β†’ E Murarrie Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
69 km (43 mi) β†’ E Cannon Hill Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
70 km (43 mi) β†’ E Robertson Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
70 km (43 mi) β†’ E Nathan Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
70 km (43 mi) β†’ E Carina Heights Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
71 km (44 mi) β†— NE Sandstone Point Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
71 km (44 mi) β†’ E Sunnybank Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
71 km (44 mi) β†’ E Algester Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
71 km (44 mi) β†’ E Macgregor Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
71 km (44 mi) β†’ E Mount Gravatt Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
71 km (44 mi) β†’ E Carindale Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
71 km (44 mi) β†’ E Mount Gravatt East Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
72 km (45 mi) β†’ E Parkinson Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
72 km (45 mi) β†’ E Sunnybank Hills Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
72 km (45 mi) β†’ E Tingalpa Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
72 km (45 mi) β†’ E Upper Mount Gravatt Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
72 km (44 mi) β†’ E Hemmant Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
72 km (44 mi) β†— NE Landsborough Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
72 km (45 mi) β†’ E Mansfield Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
72 km (44 mi) β†’ E Forestdale Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
73 km (45 mi) β†’ E Wishart Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
73 km (45 mi) β†’ E Calamvale Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
73 km (45 mi) β†’ E Runcorn Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
74 km (46 mi) β†— NE Bongaree Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
74 km (46 mi) β†— NE Bellara Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
74 km (46 mi) β†’ E Mackenzie Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
74 km (46 mi) β†’ E Belmont Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
74 km (46 mi) β†’ E Stretton Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
74 km (46 mi) β†— NE Banksia Beach Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
74 km (46 mi) β†’ E Hillcrest Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
74 km (46 mi) β†’ E Wynnum Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
74 km (46 mi) β†’ E Greenbank Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
74 km (46 mi) β†˜ SE New Beith Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
74 km (46 mi) β†’ E Wynnum West Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
75 km (46 mi) β†’ E Drewvale Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
75 km (46 mi) β†’ E Boronia Heights Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
75 km (47 mi) β†’ E Wakerley Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
75 km (47 mi) β†’ E Kuraby Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
75 km (46 mi) β†’ E Eight Mile Plains Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
75 km (47 mi) β†’ E Gumdale Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
76 km (47 mi) β†’ E Manly West Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
76 km (47 mi) β†’ E Chandler Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
76 km (47 mi) β†’ E Regents Park Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
77 km (48 mi) β†’ E Woodridge Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
77 km (48 mi) β†’ E Burbank Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
77 km (48 mi) β†’ E Underwood Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
77 km (48 mi) β†’ E Heritage Park Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
77 km (47 mi) β†’ E Rochedale Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
77 km (48 mi) β†’ E Rochedale South Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
77 km (48 mi) β†’ E Lota Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
77 km (48 mi) β†’ E Berrinba Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
78 km (49 mi) β†’ E Park Ridge South Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
78 km (48 mi) β†˜ SE Kalbar Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
78 km (48 mi) β†’ E Park Ridge Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
78 km (48 mi) ↑ N Eudlo Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
79 km (49 mi) β†’ E Logan City Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
79 km (49 mi) β†— NE Glenview Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
79 km (49 mi) β†’ E Logan Central Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
79 km (49 mi) β†’ E Thorneside Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
79 km (49 mi) β†— NE Woorim Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
79 km (49 mi) β†’ E Springwood Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
80 km (49 mi) β†’ E Munruben Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
80 km (50 mi) β†’ E North Maclean Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
80 km (49 mi) β†’ E Crestmead Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
80 km (49 mi) β†’ E Marsden Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
81 km (50 mi) β†’ E Kingston Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
81 km (50 mi) β†— NE Pelican Waters Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
81 km (50 mi) β†’ E Birkdale Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
82 km (51 mi) β†’ E Capalaba Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
82 km (51 mi) β†’ E Daisy Hill Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
82 km (51 mi) β†’ E Logan Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
82 km (51 mi) β†˜ SE South Maclean Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
82 km (51 mi) β†— NE Meridan Plains Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
83 km (51 mi) β†’ E Logan Reserve Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
83 km (51 mi) β†— NE Caloundra West Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
83 km (51 mi) β†’ E Meadowbrook Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
83 km (52 mi) β†— NE Little Mountain Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
83 km (51 mi) β†’ E Slacks Creek Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
83 km (51 mi) β†’ E Loganlea Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
83 km (51 mi) β†— NE Golden Beach Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
83 km (52 mi) β†’ E Chambers Flat Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
84 km (52 mi) β†’ E Waterford West Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
84 km (52 mi) β†’ E Alexandra Hills Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
84 km (52 mi) β†’ E Wellington Point Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
84 km (52 mi) ↑ N Tanawha Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
84 km (52 mi) β†— NE Caloundra Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
84 km (52 mi) β†’ E Sheldon Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
85 km (53 mi) β†— NE Aroona Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
85 km (53 mi) β†’ E Ormiston Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
85 km (53 mi) β†˜ SE Boonah Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
85 km (53 mi) β†’ E Shailer Park Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
86 km (53 mi) β†’ E Tanah Merah Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
86 km (53 mi) β†˜ SE Cedar Grove Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
86 km (53 mi) β†— NE Kings Beach Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
86 km (53 mi) β†˜ SE Jimboomba Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
86 km (53 mi) β†’ E Redland Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
87 km (54 mi) β†’ E Logan Village Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
87 km (54 mi) β†— NE Currimundi Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
87 km (54 mi) β†— NE Battery Hill Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
87 km (54 mi) β†— NE Moffat Beach Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
87 km (54 mi) β†’ E Edens Landing Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
87 km (54 mi) β†’ E Cleveland Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
87 km (54 mi) β†— NE Dicky Beach Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
88 km (54 mi) β†’ E Buccan Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
88 km (55 mi) β†’ E Holmview Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
88 km (55 mi) β†— NE Wurtulla Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
88 km (55 mi) β†’ E Thornlands Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
88 km (55 mi) β†— NE Birtinya Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
88 km (54 mi) β†’ E Loganholme Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
89 km (55 mi) β†’ E Bahrs Scrub Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
89 km (55 mi) β†’ E Cornubia Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
89 km (55 mi) β†’ E Mount Cotton Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
90 km (56 mi) β†’ E Eagleby Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
90 km (56 mi) β†’ E Yarrabilba Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
90 km (56 mi) β†— NE Warana Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
90 km (55 mi) β†— NE Bokarina Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
91 km (56 mi) β†’ E Beenleigh Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
91 km (56 mi) ↓ S Clifton Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
91 km (56 mi) β†˜ SE Cedar Vale Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
92 km (57 mi) β†’ E Windaroo Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
92 km (57 mi) β†’ E Mount Warren Park Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
92 km (57 mi) β†’ E Yatala Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
92 km (57 mi) β†˜ SE Gleneagle Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
93 km (58 mi) β†’ E Carbrook Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
94 km (58 mi) β†˜ SE Scenic Rim Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
95 km (59 mi) β†˜ SE Mundoolun Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
97 km (60 mi) ↓ S Allora Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
98 km (61 mi) β†˜ SE Beaudesert Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
98 km (60 mi) β†˜ SE Tamborine Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
98 km (60 mi) β†’ E Ormeau Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
99 km (62 mi) β†˜ SE Kooralbyn Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
100 km (62 mi) β†’ E Ormeau Hills Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
104 km (65 mi) β†’ E Willow Vale Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
104 km (64 mi) β†’ E Wongawallan Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
109 km (68 mi) β†˜ SE Tamborine Mountain Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
111 km (69 mi) β†˜ SE Canungra Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
112 km (69 mi) β†’ E Maudsland Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
114 km (70 mi) β†’ E Mount Nathan Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia
118 km (73 mi) β†˜ SE Lower Beechmont Queensland πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Australia

Nearby Power Plants

We found a total 17 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
23 km (14 mi) β†’ E Wivenhoe Hydroelectric Hydro 500.0 MW
23 km (14 mi) β†’ E Wivenhoe Hydro 4.7 MW
52 km (32 mi) β†˜ SE Ti Tree Bioenergy Waste 3.3 MW
58 km (36 mi) β†˜ SE Swanbank E Gas 385.0 MW
59 km (36 mi) β†˜ SE Whitwood Road Waste 1.0 MW
60 km (37 mi) β†’ E Roghan Road Waste 2.0 MW
62 km (39 mi) β†’ E University of Queensland (St Lucia Campus) Solar Array Solar 1.2 MW
68 km (42 mi) β†’ E Brisbane BNE Solar 6.0 MW
70 km (44 mi) β†’ E KRC Cogeneration Plant Gas 4.2 MW
70 km (43 mi) β†’ E Visy Paper Gibson Island Biomass 2.0 MW
71 km (44 mi) β†’ E Bulwer Island Gas 33.0 MW
73 km (45 mi) β†– NW Tarong Coal 1400.0 MW
73 km (45 mi) β†– NW Tarong (Oil) Oil 15.0 MW
74 km (46 mi) β†– NW Tarong North Coal 443.0 MW
75 km (47 mi) β†’ E Rochedale Waste 4.0 MW
77 km (48 mi) β†’ E Browns Plains Waste 2.2 MW
96 km (59 mi) β†’ E Stapylton Green Energy Biomass 4.8 MW

Power Plants & Risks During Earthquakes

We found 7 types of power plants in the vecinity of the magnitude 3.2 earthquake that struck 2 km SSE of Esk, Australia on January 08, 1986 09:55:56. These types were Solar power plants, Biomass power plants, Coal power plants, Hydro power plants, Oil power plants, Waste 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.

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.

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 3.2 Earthquake Struck 2 km SSE of Esk, Australia on January 08, 1986 09:55:56
Date and Time
1986-01-08 09:55:56 (UTC)
Magnitude
3.2 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
10.0 km
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