Magnitude 2.1 Earthquake Struck 21 km SSW of Trelleborg, Sweden on March 23, 1995 10:27:10

Last Updated: 2014-11-07 00:57:32

On March 23, 1995 10:27:10 an earthquake with magnitude of 2.1 on the richter scale hit 21 km SSW of Trelleborg, Sweden. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 10.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude 13.073° and latitude 55.190°. According to documented reports people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on March 23, 1995 10:27:10 had a magnitude of 2.1 on the richter scale.

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 Skåre in Skåne County, Sweden, located 21 kilometers or 13 miles ↖ NW of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Trelleborg (Skåne County, Sweden) located 21 km (13 mi) ↑ N and Skegrie (Skåne County, Sweden) located 24 km (14 mi) ↑ N of the epicenter.

In total, we found 85 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.

Distance Direction City State Country
21 km (13 mi) ↖ NW Skåre Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
21 km (13 mi) ↑ N Trelleborg Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
24 km (14 mi) ↑ N Skegrie Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
24 km (15 mi) ↖ NW Ljunghusen Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
25 km (15 mi) ↗ NE Smygehamn Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
25 km (15 mi) ↖ NW Höllviken Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
27 km (16 mi) ↖ NW Skanör med Falsterbo Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
31 km (19 mi) ↖ NW Vellinge Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
31 km (19 mi) ↑ N Anderslöv Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
34 km (21 mi) ↖ NW Hököpinge Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
36 km (22 mi) ↑ N Svedala Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
36 km (22 mi) ↖ NW Tygelsjö Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
38 km (24 mi) ↑ N Oxie Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
40 km (24 mi) ↗ NE Skivarp Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
40 km (25 mi) ↖ NW Bunkeflostrand Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
42 km (26 mi) ↑ N Skurup Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
44 km (27 mi) ↑ N Bara Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
45 km (28 mi) ↗ NE Rydsgård Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
46 km (28 mi) ↖ NW Malmö Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
46 km (28 mi) ↑ N Klågerup Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
49 km (31 mi) ↑ N Genarp Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
49 km (30 mi) ↖ NW Arlöv Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
51 km (32 mi) ↑ N Åkarp Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
51 km (31 mi) ↖ NW Dragør Capital Region of Denmark 🇩🇰 Denmark
51 km (31 mi) ↑ N Staffanstorp Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
53 km (33 mi) ↖ NW Lomma Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
53 km (33 mi) ↑ N Hjärup Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
54 km (33 mi) ↗ NE Ystad Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
54 km (34 mi) ↑ N Blentarp Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
55 km (34 mi) ↑ N Veberöd Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
55 km (34 mi) ↑ N Dalby Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
57 km (35 mi) ↑ N Lund Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
58 km (36 mi) ↖ NW Bjärred Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
61 km (37 mi) ↑ N Södra Sandby Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
61 km (38 mi) ↗ NE Köpingebro Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
62 km (39 mi) ↑ N Stångby Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
63 km (39 mi) ↑ N Sjöbo Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
64 km (40 mi) ↑ N Furulund Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
64 km (39 mi) ↖ NW Löddeköpinge Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
66 km (41 mi) ↑ N Kävlinge Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
68 km (42 mi) ↖ NW Hofterup Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
68 km (42 mi) ↗ NE Tomelilla Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
71 km (44 mi) ↖ NW Saxtorpsskogen Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
71 km (44 mi) ↑ N Löberöd Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
73 km (45 mi) ↑ N Eslöv Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
74 km (46 mi) ↖ NW Häljarp Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
75 km (46 mi) ↑ N Marieholm Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
75 km (46 mi) ↑ N Teckomatorp Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
77 km (47 mi) ↖ NW Billeberga Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
77 km (48 mi) ↖ NW Asmundtorp Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
78 km (48 mi) ↖ NW Landskrona Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
80 km (50 mi) ↑ N Svalöv Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
81 km (50 mi) ↑ N Stehag Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
82 km (51 mi) ↑ N Hörby Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
85 km (52 mi) ↖ NW Glumslöv Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
86 km (53 mi) ↑ N Sätofta Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
87 km (54 mi) ↑ N Höör Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
88 km (54 mi) ↖ NW Rydebäck Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
90 km (55 mi) ↑ N Kågeröd Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
90 km (56 mi) ↖ NW Ekeby Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
90 km (56 mi) ↖ NW Gantofta Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
92 km (57 mi) ↖ NW Bårslöv Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
95 km (59 mi) ↖ NW Påarp Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
95 km (59 mi) ↖ NW Billesholm Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
97 km (60 mi) ↖ NW Mörarp Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
98 km (60 mi) ↖ NW Helsingborg Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
98 km (61 mi) ↑ N Ljungbyhed Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
99 km (62 mi) ↖ NW Bjuv Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
100 km (62 mi) ↑ N Tollarp Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
101 km (63 mi) ↑ N Sösdala Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
102 km (63 mi) ↖ NW Hyllinge Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
103 km (64 mi) ↖ NW Ödåkra Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
104 km (65 mi) ↖ NW Kvidinge Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
105 km (65 mi) ↑ N Klippan Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
105 km (65 mi) ↖ NW Åstorp Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
107 km (66 mi) ↑ N Perstorp Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
109 km (68 mi) ↖ NW Strövelstorp Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
111 km (68 mi) ↑ N Tormestorp Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
111 km (69 mi) ↑ N Östra Ljungby Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
112 km (70 mi) ↑ N Tyringe Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
113 km (70 mi) ↑ N Önnestad Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
114 km (70 mi) ↑ N Vinslöv Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
116 km (72 mi) ↑ N Hässleholm Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
117 km (73 mi) ↖ NW Ängelholm Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden
118 km (73 mi) ↖ NW Jonstorp Skåne County 🇸🇪 Sweden

Nearby Power Plants

We found a total 5 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) ↘ SE Baltic 2 Wind 288.0 MW
40 km (25 mi) ↖ NW Lillgrund Wind 110.0 MW
48 km (30 mi) ↖ NW Nya Öresundsverket Gas 440.0 MW
61 km (38 mi) ↖ NW Middelgrunden Wind 20.0 MW
95 km (59 mi) ↑ N Hoge Vag Wind 38.0 MW

Power Plants & Risks During Earthquakes

We found 2 types of power plants in the vecinity of the magnitude 2.1 earthquake that struck 21 km SSW of Trelleborg, Sweden on March 23, 1995 10:27:10. These types were Gas power plants, Wind 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.

Wind Power

In the event of a severe earthquake, wind power plants typically pose lower risks to people and ecosystems compared to some other types of power generation, such as nuclear or fossil fuel power plants. Below you'll find potential risks to still consider.

Turbine Collapse

The most significant risk to people is the potential collapse of wind turbine towers during a severe earthquake. If a wind turbine were to collapse, it could cause injury or loss of life to anyone in the vicinity.

Wildlife Impact

Wind turbines can pose a risk to local wildlife. In the event of an earthquake, there could be concerns about the displacement or injury of wildlife in the vicinity of the turbines or wild fires resulting from internal malfunction of turbines.

While wind power plants do have risks associated with earthquakes, they are generally considered to be a lower-risk energy source in terms of environmental and safety concerns when compared to certain other forms of power generation. Proper planning, engineering, and maintenance practices help mitigate these risks and ensure the safe operation of wind power plants during earthquakes.

Data Information

Information found on this page is a derivative set, based on sources mentioned below.

Data Sources

We aggregate and combine data from USGS (United States Geographical Survey) and the EMSC (European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre). This allow us to get near real-time and historical earthquake data dating back to the year 1950.

Disclaimer

Information or data found on this page should not be used for, or as an early warning system. It is intended as an historical reference or near real-time complementary information to offical and governmental sources. In an event of an emergency it is important closely monitor and follow advice from national, state and local authorities.

Magnitude 2.1 Earthquake Struck 21 km SSW of Trelleborg, Sweden on March 23, 1995 10:27:10
Date and Time
1995-03-23 10:27:10 (UTC)
Magnitude
2.1 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
10.0 km
Reports
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