Magnitude 3.1 Earthquake Struck Germany on February 25, 1996 14:23:23

Last Updated: 2014-11-07 00:59:58

On February 25, 1996 14:23:23 an earthquake with magnitude of 3.1 on the richter scale hit Germany. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 10.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude 11.316° and latitude 51.608°. 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 25, 1996 14:23:23 had a magnitude of 3.1 on the richter scale. Which is considered to be a minor earthquake and is often felt but causes little to no damage.

Shallow earthquakes are considered between 0 and 70 km deep, while intermediate earthquakes range from 70 - 300 km deep and deep earthquakes are between 300 - 700 km deep.

Are shallow earthquakes more destructive?

Shallow quakes generally tend to be more damaging than deeper quakes. Seismic waves from deep quakes have to travel farther to the surface, losing energy along the way.

Nearby Cities and Towns

The nearest significant population center is Wippra in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, located 4 kilometers or 2 miles ↓ S of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Mansfeld (Saxony-Anhalt, Germany) located 9 km (5 mi) → E and Großörner (Saxony-Anhalt, Germany) located 12 km (7 mi) ↗ NE 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
4 km (2 mi) ↓ S Wippra Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
9 km (5 mi) → E Mansfeld Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
12 km (7 mi) ↗ NE Großörner Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
12 km (8 mi) ↘ SE Riestedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
12 km (8 mi) → E Benndorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
12 km (7 mi) → E Ahlsdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
13 km (8 mi) → E Klostermansfeld Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
13 km (8 mi) ↘ SE Blankenheim Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
14 km (8 mi) → E Helbra Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
14 km (8 mi) → E Hergisdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
14 km (8 mi) ↗ NE Hettstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
15 km (9 mi) → E Siersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
15 km (9 mi) ↗ NE Wiederstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
15 km (9 mi) ↓ S Sangerhausen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
16 km (10 mi) → E Wimmelburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (10 mi) → E Volkstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (10 mi) → E Wolferode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
18 km (11 mi) ↗ NE Mehringen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
18 km (11 mi) → E Eisleben Lutherstadt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
19 km (12 mi) ↑ N Aschersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
19 km (11 mi) ↓ S Oberröblingen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
19 km (12 mi) ↖ NW Hoym Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
19 km (11 mi) ↗ NE Sandersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
19 km (12 mi) → E Polleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) ↓ S Edersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) ↗ NE Gerbstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) ↑ N Frose Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) ↑ N Nachterstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) ↘ SE Osterhausen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) ↗ NE Belleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) ↘ SE Allstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) → E Hedersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) ↖ NW Gatersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (14 mi) ↓ S Voigtstedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) ↑ N Giersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) ↗ NE Alsleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) → E Erdeborn Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) ↘ SE Farnstädt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (16 mi) ↓ S Artern Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ↗ NE Beesenlaublingen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ↑ N Güsten Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ↑ N Neundorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ↗ NE Plötzkau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) → E Beesenstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (18 mi) → E Röblingen am See Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (19 mi) → E Schraplau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (18 mi) ↑ N Hecklingen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) → E Höhnstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) ↘ SE Querfurt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) ↑ N Cochstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) → E Schochwitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) → E Stedten Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) ↗ NE Ilberstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) ↑ N Staßfurt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) ↑ N Groß Börnecke Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (19 mi) ↗ NE Könnern Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) ↑ N Schneidlingen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (21 mi) → E Wettin Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) ↘ SE Obhausen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (21 mi) ↗ NE Peißen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) → E Wansleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) → E Langenbogen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) → E Zappendorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (22 mi) ↗ NE Bernburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (21 mi) ↘ SE Roßleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) → E Salzmünde Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↘ SE Barnstädt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ↗ NE Baalberge Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) → E Teutschenthal Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ↖ NW Kroppenstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) → E Bennstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (23 mi) ↑ N Unseburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (24 mi) ↘ SE Wiehe Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (23 mi) ↑ N Egeln Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (24 mi) ↑ N Förderstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↘ SE Nebra Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) → E Nauendorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↑ N Westeregeln Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↗ NE Gröbzig Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↑ N Wolmirsleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) → E Lieskau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↑ N Atzendorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (25 mi) ↗ NE Nienburg/Saale Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (25 mi) → E Schafstädt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (25 mi) ↗ NE Löbejün Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (25 mi) → E Trebitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (25 mi) → E Langeneichstädt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (25 mi) ↑ N Borne Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (25 mi) → E Zscherben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (25 mi) ↑ N Glöthe Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ↑ N Brumby Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) → E Wallwitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ↖ NW Hadmersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (27 mi) → E Halle Neustadt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (27 mi) ↓ S Großmonra Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) → E Holleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) → E Teicha Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) → E Angersdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ↘ SE Karsdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) → E Sennewitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ↗ NE Edderitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ↑ N Eickendorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) → E Bad Lauchstädt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ↑ N Calbe Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) → E Gutenberg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (29 mi) ↑ N Biere Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ↗ NE Köthen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) → E Halle (Saale) Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ↗ NE Görzig Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (29 mi) ↘ SE Bad Bibra Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ↘ SE Mücheln Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ↗ NE Wulfen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ↘ SE Rastenberg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) ↘ SE Laucha Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) ↑ N Welsleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) ↑ N Eggersdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (31 mi) → E Oppin Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) → E Schkopau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) → E Krumpa Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ↗ NE Groß Rosenburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ↗ NE Osternienburger Land Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) → E Braschwitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) → E Geusa Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ↗ NE Weißandt-Gölzau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) → E Braunsbedra Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) ↗ NE Osternienburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) → E Dieskau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) → E Niemberg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) → E Dölbau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) ↘ SE Freyburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) → E Frankleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) ↑ N Schönebeck Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (34 mi) → E Hohenthurm Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↗ NE Radegast Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) → E Merseburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) → E Beuna Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↘ SE Buttstädt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) → E Döllnitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↗ NE Zörbig Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↑ N Barby Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) → E Großkayna Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (35 mi) ↘ SE Eckartsberga Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (34 mi) → E Lochau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↗ NE Aken Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) → E Reußen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↗ NE Löberitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) → E Leuna Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) → E Gröbers Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↗ NE Quellendorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) → E Queis Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (36 mi) → E Wallendorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (37 mi) ↘ SE Bad Kösen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (36 mi) → E Landsberg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (36 mi) → E Raßnitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (37 mi) → E Reichardtswerben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (36 mi) ↘ SE Buttelstedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (36 mi) ↘ SE Goseck Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) → E Spergau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Naumburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) → E Großkugel Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Uichteritz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Bad Sulza Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Leißling Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) → E Brehna Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (39 mi) → E Großkorbetha Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Schönburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) → E Bad Dürrenberg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) → E Zöschen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↘ SE Goldbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↗ NE Ramsin Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↗ NE Thalheim Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) → E Burgwerben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) → E Weißenfels Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) → E Wiedemar Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) → E Ermlitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) ↘ SE Niederroßla Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) → E Tollwitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↗ NE Sandersdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) → E Roitzsch Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↘ SE Langendorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) → E Kötzschau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↗ NE Zscherndorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↗ NE Wolfen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) → E Günthersdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↘ SE Apolda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↗ NE Zerbst Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↘ SE Oßmanstedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↗ NE Bobbau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↘ SE Prittitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) → E Schkeuditz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (41 mi) ↗ NE Raguhn Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (41 mi) ↘ SE Camburg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (42 mi) ↘ SE Kromsdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (42 mi) → E Zwochau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↗ NE Greppin Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↗ NE Rodleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↗ NE Dessau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) → E Großlehna Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) → E Holzweißig Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↗ NE Jeßnitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↗ NE Bitterfeld-Wolfen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) → E Granschütz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↘ SE Weimar Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↘ SE Stößen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) → E Lützen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (44 mi) ↗ NE Roßlau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (43 mi) ↘ SE Nessa Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↘ SE Lehesten Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) → E Delitzsch Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↘ SE Frauenprießnitz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) → E Markranstädt Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↗ NE Muldenstein Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (44 mi) → E Döbernitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (45 mi) → E Muschwitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (45 mi) ↗ NE Friedersdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (45 mi) ↗ NE Möhlau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (44 mi) ↓ S Nohra Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (44 mi) ↘ SE Schkölen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (45 mi) ↘ SE Osterfeld Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↘ SE Teuchern Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) → E Zschortau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) → E Hohenmölsen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↘ SE Mellingen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↗ NE Pouch Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (47 mi) ↗ NE Zschornewitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↗ NE Vockerode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) → E Kitzen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↗ NE Schlaitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↘ SE Deuben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) → E Rackwitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (48 mi) ↘ SE Jena Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
78 km (49 mi) → E Leipzig Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
78 km (48 mi) ↘ SE Magdala Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
78 km (48 mi) ↗ NE Oranienbaum Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
78 km (48 mi) ↓ S Bad Berka Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) → E Löbnitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↗ NE Klieken Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↗ NE Gräfenhainichen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↘ SE Droyßig Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↘ SE Theißen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (49 mi) → E Krostitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (49 mi) ↗ NE Wörlitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (49 mi) ↘ SE Bürgel Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↘ SE Kretzschau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↘ SE Bucha Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↘ SE Eisenberg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) → E Pegau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) → E Markkleeberg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) → E Elstertrebnitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (51 mi) → E Zwenkau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (51 mi) ↘ SE Blankenhain Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (52 mi) ↗ NE Coswig Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (52 mi) → E Groitzsch Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (52 mi) ↘ SE Schwarza Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (51 mi) ↘ SE Wetterzeube Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
84 km (52 mi) ↗ NE Radis Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
84 km (52 mi) ↘ SE Zeitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
84 km (52 mi) → E Taucha Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
85 km (53 mi) ↘ SE Weißenborn Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
85 km (53 mi) ↘ SE Bad Klosterlausnitz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (54 mi) → E Böhlen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (53 mi) ↘ SE Tautenhain Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (53 mi) ↘ SE Rothenstein Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
87 km (54 mi) ↘ SE Hermsdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
87 km (54 mi) → E Bad Düben Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
88 km (55 mi) → E Jesewitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
88 km (55 mi) → E Rötha Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
88 km (54 mi) ↘ SE Stadtroda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
89 km (55 mi) ↘ SE Bad Köstritz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
89 km (55 mi) → E Zschepplin Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
89 km (55 mi) → E Borsdorf Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
90 km (56 mi) → E Großpösna Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
90 km (56 mi) → E Lucka Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
90 km (56 mi) ↗ NE Bergwitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
90 km (55 mi) ↗ NE Apollensdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
91 km (57 mi) ↘ SE Kraftsdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
91 km (56 mi) ↘ SE Kahla Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
91 km (56 mi) → E Laußig Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
91 km (56 mi) → E Neukieritzsch Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
92 km (57 mi) ↘ SE Sankt Gangloff Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
92 km (57 mi) ↗ NE Piesteritz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
92 km (57 mi) → E Eilenburg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
92 km (57 mi) ↗ NE Kemberg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
92 km (57 mi) → E Meuselwitz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
93 km (58 mi) ↘ SE Kayna Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
93 km (58 mi) ↘ SE Orlamünde Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
93 km (57 mi) → E Espenhain Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
94 km (58 mi) → E Wintersdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
94 km (58 mi) → E Deutzen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
94 km (58 mi) → E Brandis Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
94 km (58 mi) → E Lobstädt Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
95 km (59 mi) → E Machern Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
95 km (59 mi) ↗ NE Pratau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
95 km (59 mi) → E Naunhof Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
95 km (59 mi) ↗ NE Dobien Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
95 km (59 mi) ↗ NE Nudersdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
95 km (59 mi) ↘ SE Pölzig Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
95 km (59 mi) → E Belgershain Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
96 km (60 mi) ↗ NE Teuchel Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
96 km (59 mi) → E Kriebitzsch Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
96 km (60 mi) ↘ SE Gera Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
96 km (59 mi) ↘ SE Brahmenau Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
96 km (60 mi) → E Regis-Breitingen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
96 km (59 mi) ↗ NE Wittenberg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
97 km (60 mi) ↘ SE Münchenbernsdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
98 km (61 mi) → E Kitzscher Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
98 km (60 mi) → E Borna Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
98 km (61 mi) ↘ SE Rudolstadt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
98 km (60 mi) → E Rositz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
98 km (61 mi) ↘ SE Langenorla Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
99 km (62 mi) ↘ SE Großenstein Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
100 km (62 mi) ↘ SE Herschdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
100 km (62 mi) → E Otterwisch Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
101 km (63 mi) ↘ SE Neustadt an der Orla Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
102 km (63 mi) ↘ SE Ronneburg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
102 km (63 mi) ↘ SE Oppurg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
103 km (64 mi) ↓ S Bad Blankenburg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
103 km (64 mi) ↘ SE Löbichau Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
103 km (64 mi) ↘ SE Pößneck Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
103 km (64 mi) → E Windischleuba Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
103 km (64 mi) ↘ SE Altkirchen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
104 km (65 mi) ↘ SE Krölpa Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
104 km (64 mi) ↘ SE Triptis Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
104 km (64 mi) → E Altenburg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
105 km (65 mi) → E Bad Lausick Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
105 km (65 mi) → E Frohburg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
105 km (65 mi) ↘ SE Wünschendorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
106 km (66 mi) ↘ SE Saalfeld Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
106 km (65 mi) ↘ SE Weida Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
106 km (66 mi) ↘ SE Ranis Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
106 km (66 mi) ↘ SE Unterwellenborn Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
106 km (66 mi) ↘ SE Nöbdenitz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
107 km (66 mi) ↘ SE Schmölln Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
107 km (66 mi) → E Saara Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
107 km (66 mi) → E Nobitz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
107 km (66 mi) ↘ SE Kamsdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
107 km (66 mi) ↘ SE Könitz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
108 km (67 mi) ↘ SE Auma Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
108 km (67 mi) ↘ SE Goßwitz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
111 km (69 mi) ↘ SE Gößnitz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
112 km (69 mi) ↘ SE Berga Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
112 km (69 mi) ↘ SE Hohenleuben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
113 km (70 mi) ↘ SE Triebes Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
113 km (70 mi) ↘ SE Ponitz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
113 km (70 mi) ↘ SE Seelingstädt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
115 km (71 mi) ↘ SE Crimmitschau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
115 km (72 mi) ↘ SE Zeulenroda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
116 km (72 mi) ↘ SE Langenwetzendorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
116 km (72 mi) → E Schönberg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
116 km (72 mi) ↘ SE Meerane Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
117 km (73 mi) → E Pfaffroda Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
117 km (72 mi) → E Oberwiera Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
118 km (73 mi) ↘ SE Teichwolframsdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
118 km (73 mi) ↘ SE Langenbernsdorf Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
119 km (74 mi) ↘ SE Dennheritz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
120 km (75 mi) → E Waldenburg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
121 km (75 mi) ↘ SE Werdau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
121 km (75 mi) → E Remse Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
122 km (76 mi) ↘ SE Greiz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
122 km (75 mi) ↘ SE Leubnitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
122 km (76 mi) ↘ SE Glauchau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
122 km (75 mi) ↘ SE Hartmannsdorf Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
123 km (76 mi) ↘ SE Mohlsdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
124 km (77 mi) ↘ SE Fraureuth Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
124 km (77 mi) → E Callenberg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
125 km (78 mi) ↘ SE Weißenborn Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
127 km (79 mi) ↘ SE Zwickau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
127 km (79 mi) ↘ SE Neumark Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
127 km (79 mi) ↘ SE Lichtentanne Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
129 km (80 mi) ↘ SE Mülsen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
129 km (80 mi) → E Sankt Egidien Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
131 km (81 mi) ↘ SE Lichtenstein Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
133 km (82 mi) ↘ SE Wilkau-Haßlau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
133 km (82 mi) ↘ SE Reinsdorf Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
138 km (85 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
12 km (7 mi) ↗ NE Walbeck Solar Power Plant Solar 2.5 MW
12 km (7 mi) ↗ NE Großörner Solar 7.0 MW
14 km (8 mi) ↘ SE Sangerhausen Solar Power Plant Solar 1.0 MW
14 km (9 mi) → E Helbra Solar 11.5 MW
16 km (9 mi) → E Apfelborn Solar Power Plant Solar 2.0 MW
16 km (10 mi) → E Krughütte Solar 29.1 MW
19 km (11 mi) ↓ S Oberr�blingen Solar Power Plant Solar 8.1 MW
21 km (13 mi) ↘ SE Birkenhof Solar 5.2 MW
22 km (14 mi) ↓ S Edersleben A Solar 10.0 MW
23 km (14 mi) ↘ SE Voigstedt Solar Power Plant Solar 3.7 MW
24 km (14 mi) ↘ SE Rothenschirmbach Solar Power Plant Solar 1.2 MW
26 km (16 mi) ↘ SE Allstedt Solar Power Plant Solar 19.2 MW
27 km (17 mi) ↓ S Artern Solar Power Plant Solar 4.9 MW
31 km (19 mi) → E Grubenheizkraftwerk Coal 49.0 MW
32 km (19 mi) ↗ NE P&L Werk Könnern Coal 20.3 MW
33 km (21 mi) ↑ N REMONDIS Thermische Abfallverwertung GmbH Waste 24.0 MW
33 km (20 mi) → E Solarpark Amsdorf Solar 28.344 MW
33 km (20 mi) ↑ N GuD-Ikw Staßfurt Gas 132.0 MW
34 km (21 mi) ↗ NE Bernburg Solar Power Plant Solar 10.0 MW
34 km (21 mi) ↑ N Sta�furt 2 Solar Power Plant Solar 2.5 MW
34 km (21 mi) ↑ N Sta�furt 1 Solar Power Plant Solar 5.0 MW
35 km (21 mi) → E Solarpark Stedten Solar 28.34412 MW
35 km (22 mi) ↑ N Hohenerxleben Solar Power Plant Solar 1.3 MW
36 km (22 mi) ↗ NE Dampfturbinenanlage der EBS-Kessel Waste 35.0 MW
36 km (22 mi) → E Teutschenthal Solar Power Plant Solar 7.1 MW
37 km (23 mi) ↗ NE ILK-EKT Other 14.0 MW
37 km (23 mi) ↗ NE Industriekraftwerk Bernburg (IKB) Gas 66.0 MW
37 km (23 mi) → E Lettewitz Solar Power Plant Solar 13.3 MW
37 km (23 mi) ↗ NE Bernburg A Solar 6.0 MW
37 km (23 mi) ↘ SE Nemsdorf Solar Power Plant Solar 4.8 MW
43 km (26 mi) → E Sennewitz A Solar 6.0 MW
44 km (27 mi) → E Sennewitz B Solar 4.5 MW
44 km (27 mi) ↑ N Windparks Biere und Borne Wind 94.5 MW
45 km (28 mi) ↗ NE Köthen Enerparc Solar 4.9 MW
46 km (28 mi) ↗ NE Köthen XI Solar 7.0 MW
46 km (28 mi) ↗ NE Köthen VI-IX Solar 17.1 MW
46 km (28 mi) ↗ NE K�then Solar Power Plant Solar 45.0 MW
46 km (29 mi) ↗ NE Köthen Flugplatz Solar 14.8 MW
47 km (29 mi) → E HKW Halle Trotha Gas 254.0 MW
48 km (30 mi) ↑ N Calbe 2 Solar Power Plant Solar 4.3 MW
48 km (30 mi) ↗ NE M�sthinsdorf Solar Power Plant Solar 5.1 MW
48 km (29 mi) ↑ N Biomass Generator #16 Biomass 10.2 MW
48 km (29 mi) ↗ NE Wulfen Solar Power Plant Solar 2.7 MW
49 km (30 mi) → E Schkopau power station Coal 900.0 MW
50 km (31 mi) → E Oppin Solar Power Plant Solar 6.9 MW
51 km (32 mi) → E Halle Messe Solar 4.1 MW
52 km (32 mi) → E Braschwitz Solar Power Plant Solar 8.0 MW
53 km (33 mi) → E Geusa Solar Power Plant Solar 5.9 MW
55 km (34 mi) → E Beuna A Solar 8.0 MW
55 km (34 mi) → E Hohenthurm Solar Power Plant Solar 4.3 MW
55 km (34 mi) → E Halle-Dieskau Solar 3.5 MW
55 km (34 mi) → E Kabelsketal Solar 4.5 MW
56 km (35 mi) ↑ N KWK-Anlage Barby Gas 18.0 MW
56 km (34 mi) → E Spitzenlastkraftwerk Großkayna Oil 120.0 MW
57 km (35 mi) → E Ra�nitz Solar Power Plant Solar 7.1 MW
57 km (35 mi) → E Lochau Solar Power Plant Solar 3.3 MW
58 km (36 mi) ↘ SE Fränkenau Solar 5.9 MW
58 km (36 mi) → E Landsberg G1 Solar 6.7 MW
59 km (37 mi) ↗ NE Chörau A Solar 4.0 MW
59 km (37 mi) → E TREA Leuna Waste 32.6 MW
59 km (37 mi) → E GuD Leuna Gas 52.0 MW
59 km (37 mi) → E Raffineriekraftwerk Oil 92.5 MW
59 km (37 mi) → E ILK-GuD Gas 135.7 MW
60 km (37 mi) ↗ NE R�dgen Solar Power Plant Solar 7.0 MW
60 km (37 mi) → E Weißenfels Solar 7.6 MW
60 km (37 mi) → E Tagewerben II Solar 10.7 MW
60 km (37 mi) → E Glebitzsch Solar Power Plant Solar 3.9 MW
61 km (38 mi) → E Sietzsch Solar Power Plant Solar 10.0 MW
62 km (38 mi) → E Sietzsch E Solar 9.5 MW
62 km (39 mi) → E Wiesenena Solar Power Plant Solar 5.2 MW
63 km (39 mi) → E Zweimen Solar Power Plant Solar 4.0 MW
63 km (39 mi) → E Ermlitz-Schkopau Solar 8.5 MW
63 km (39 mi) ↗ NE Spitzenlastkraftwerk Wolfen Gas 40.0 MW
64 km (39 mi) → E Roitzsch - Capital Stage Solar Power Plant Solar 12.7 MW
64 km (40 mi) ↗ NE Bitterfeld-Wolfen F1 Solar 9.6 MW
66 km (41 mi) → E Zwochau Solar Power Plant Solar 3.8 MW
66 km (41 mi) ↗ NE Greppin Solar 8.0 MW
66 km (41 mi) ↗ NE Zscherndorf Solar 8.5 MW
66 km (41 mi) → E Glesien Solar Power Plant Solar 4.2 MW
66 km (41 mi) ↘ SE Eckolst�dt Solar Power Plant Solar 8.5 MW
66 km (41 mi) → E Roitzsch - Enerparc Solar Power Plant Solar 10.0 MW
67 km (41 mi) ↗ NE PD energy GmbH Waste 9.9 MW
67 km (41 mi) ↗ NE Bitterfeld Microtech Solar 5.4 MW
67 km (41 mi) → E D�lzig Solar Power Plant Solar 3.9 MW
67 km (41 mi) ↗ NE Dessau power station Coal 49.0 MW
68 km (42 mi) ↘ SE Weimar - Hydrema Solar Power Plant Solar 1.0 MW
68 km (42 mi) ↗ NE Bitterfeld-Wolfen - GP Joule Solar Power Plant Solar 3.0 MW
68 km (42 mi) → E SITA Abfallverwertung GmbH Waste 25.4 MW
68 km (42 mi) → E Delitzsch Solar Power Plant Solar 32.1 MW
69 km (43 mi) ↗ NE GuD Bitterfeld Gas 106.0 MW
69 km (42 mi) ↗ NE Alte Kaserne Solar 10.0 MW
70 km (43 mi) → E Delitzsch - Fabrikstra�e Solar Power Plant Solar 2.7 MW
70 km (43 mi) ↗ NE Zerbst Solar Power Plant Solar 12.0 MW
70 km (43 mi) → E Markranst�dt Solar Power Plant Solar 4.1 MW
70 km (43 mi) ↗ NE Muldenstein Solar 11.2 MW
70 km (43 mi) → E Biomass Generator #17 Biomass 40.0 MW
71 km (44 mi) ↘ SE Nessa Solar Power Plant Solar 1.0 MW
71 km (44 mi) ↗ NE Zerbst III-V Solar 24.9 MW
71 km (44 mi) ↗ NE Zerbst Solar 37.8 MW
71 km (44 mi) ↗ NE Zerbst I Solar 9.0 MW
72 km (44 mi) ↓ S Nohra A Solar 5.5 MW
72 km (44 mi) → E Delitzsch - Ziehwerk Solar Power Plant Solar 1.8 MW
72 km (44 mi) → E Waehlitz power station Coal 31.0 MW
74 km (46 mi) ↗ NE Oranienbaum Solar 8.2 MW
74 km (46 mi) ↗ NE Golpa Solar 6.0 MW
75 km (47 mi) → E Breitenfeld I Solar 6.3 MW
75 km (46 mi) ↗ NE Vockerode Solar Power Plant Solar 9.6 MW
75 km (46 mi) → E Rackwitz Solar Power Plant Solar 4.2 MW
76 km (47 mi) ↘ SE Deuben power station Coal 86.0 MW
76 km (47 mi) ↗ NE Gräfenhainichen II Solar 8.0 MW
76 km (47 mi) ↗ NE Gräfenhainichen I Solar 6.0 MW
78 km (49 mi) → E Heizkraftwerk Leipzig-Nord Gas 167.0 MW
81 km (50 mi) ↘ SE HKW Jena Gas 182.0 MW
83 km (51 mi) ↘ SE EZ1 Coal 18.5 MW
83 km (51 mi) ↘ SE Coal Plant #1 Coal 17.5 MW
83 km (51 mi) ↗ NE Coswig Solar 4.0 MW
86 km (53 mi) → E Taucha Solar Power Plant Solar 5.3 MW
87 km (54 mi) → E Braunkohlekraftwerk Lippendorf Coal 875.0 MW
87 km (54 mi) → E Lippendorf power station Coal 875.0 MW
88 km (54 mi) → E Althen Solar Power Plant Solar 7.3 MW
89 km (55 mi) → E Kombikraftwerk Gas 46.6 MW
89 km (55 mi) → E Panitzsch Solar Power Plant Solar 7.5 MW
91 km (56 mi) ↘ SE Rüdersdorf TH Solar 7.6 MW
92 km (57 mi) → E Espenhain Solar Power Plant Solar 5.0 MW
93 km (58 mi) ↘ SE Heizkraftwerk Gera-Nord Gas 148.0 MW
93 km (58 mi) ↘ SE Pölzig Solar 5.7 MW
94 km (58 mi) ↗ NE Biomasseheizkraftwerk Piesteritz Biomass 18.1 MW
95 km (59 mi) → E Rositz A1 Solar 10.0 MW
96 km (59 mi) → E Borna Solar Power Plant Solar 3.5 MW
97 km (60 mi) → E Waldpolenz extn Solar 12.3 MW
97 km (60 mi) → E Waldpolenz Solar Power Plant Solar 45.0 MW
98 km (61 mi) → E Borna Solar 8.5 MW
99 km (61 mi) → E Serbitz Solar 5.2 MW
102 km (63 mi) ↘ SE HKW Schwarza Gas 26.5 MW
102 km (63 mi) ↘ SE Ronneburg N Solar 9.5 MW
102 km (63 mi) ↘ SE Beerwalde Solar 5.2 MW
103 km (64 mi) ↘ SE Ronneburg I Solar 4.5 MW
104 km (64 mi) ↘ SE Ronneburg - Juwi Solar Power Plant Solar 19.9 MW
105 km (65 mi) → E Heinersdorf Solar Power Plant Solar 7.1 MW
107 km (67 mi) → E Altenburg Kieswerk Solar Power Plant Solar 4.4 MW
107 km (67 mi) → E Altenburg Flugplatz Solar Power Plant Solar 12.1 MW
124 km (77 mi) ↘ SE Werdau Solar Power Plant Solar 1.7 MW

Power Plants & Risks During Earthquakes

We found 8 types of power plants in the vecinity of the magnitude 3.1 earthquake that struck Germany on February 25, 1996 14:23:23. 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 3.1 Earthquake Struck Germany on February 25, 1996 14:23:23
Date and Time
1996-02-25 14:23:23 (UTC)
Magnitude
3.1 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
10.0 km
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