Magnitude 2.4 Earthquake Struck 2 km S of Lichtentanne, Germany on January 12, 1998 16:53:51

Last Updated: 2014-11-07 01:04:19

On January 12, 1998 16:53:51 an earthquake with magnitude of 2.4 on the richter scale hit 2 km S of Lichtentanne, Germany. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 5.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude 12.424° and latitude 50.672°. 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 12, 1998 16:53:51 had a magnitude of 2.4 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 Lichtentanne in Saxony, Germany, located 2 kilometers or 1 miles ↑ N of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Neumark (Saxony, Germany) located 4 km (3 mi) ↙ SW and Wilkau-Haßlau (Saxony, Germany) located 6 km (3 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
2 km (1 mi) ↑ N Lichtentanne Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
4 km (3 mi) ↙ SW Neumark Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
6 km (3 mi) ↗ NE Wilkau-Haßlau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
6 km (3 mi) ← W Fraureuth Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
7 km (4 mi) ↑ N Zwickau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
7 km (4 mi) ↖ NW Werdau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
7 km (4 mi) ↖ NW Leubnitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
8 km (5 mi) ↑ N Weißenborn Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
9 km (5 mi) ↑ N Hartmannsdorf Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
9 km (6 mi) ↗ NE Reinsdorf Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
11 km (6 mi) ↙ SW Mohlsdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
11 km (7 mi) ↖ NW Langenbernsdorf Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
13 km (8 mi) ↗ NE Mülsen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
13 km (8 mi) ← W Teichwolframsdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
13 km (8 mi) → E Wildenfels Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
15 km (9 mi) ↙ SW Greiz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
16 km (9 mi) ↑ N Dennheritz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
16 km (10 mi) ↖ NW Crimmitschau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
16 km (10 mi) ← W Seelingstädt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (10 mi) ↗ NE Lichtenstein Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
18 km (11 mi) ↗ NE Sankt Egidien Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
18 km (11 mi) ↑ N Glauchau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
19 km (12 mi) ↑ N Meerane Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
20 km (12 mi) ← W Berga Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
20 km (12 mi) ↖ NW Ponitz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (13 mi) ↑ N Pfaffroda Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (13 mi) ↑ N Remse Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (13 mi) ↑ N Schönberg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) ↖ NW Nöbdenitz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) ← W Langenwetzendorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) ↑ N Gößnitz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) ↑ N Callenberg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (15 mi) ↖ NW Schmölln Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (15 mi) ↑ N Oberwiera Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (16 mi) ↑ N Waldenburg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) ← W Hohenleuben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) ← W Wünschendorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (16 mi) ↖ NW Löbichau Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (16 mi) ↖ NW Ronneburg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ← W Triebes Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ← W Weida Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ↖ NW Saara Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ↖ NW Großenstein Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ↖ NW Altkirchen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) ↙ SW Zeulenroda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) ↖ NW Brahmenau Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) ← W Gera Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ↖ NW Pölzig Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ↑ N Nobitz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (21 mi) ↑ N Altenburg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ← W Auma Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (23 mi) ↖ NW Kayna Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (23 mi) ← W Münchenbernsdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (24 mi) ↖ NW Rositz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (23 mi) ↑ N Windischleuba Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↖ NW Kriebitzsch Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ← W Triptis Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (25 mi) ← W Bad Köstritz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (25 mi) ← W Kraftsdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ← W Sankt Gangloff Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ↖ NW Meuselwitz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ↖ NW Wintersdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (27 mi) ↑ N Frohburg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ← W Tautenhain Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (28 mi) ↖ NW Zeitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (28 mi) ↑ N Regis-Breitingen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (28 mi) ↖ NW Wetterzeube Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ← W Hermsdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ← W Weißenborn Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ← W Bad Klosterlausnitz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ↖ NW Lucka Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ↑ N Deutzen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (29 mi) ← W Neustadt an der Orla Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ↖ NW Kretzschau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) ← W Eisenberg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) ↖ NW Droyßig Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↑ N Borna Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (31 mi) ↑ N Lobstädt Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (31 mi) ↖ NW Theißen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) ↖ NW Neukieritzsch Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) ← W Stadtroda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ← W Oppurg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↖ NW Deuben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↖ NW Groitzsch Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (34 mi) ↖ NW Elstertrebnitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (34 mi) ↑ N Bad Lausick Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↑ N Kitzscher Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ← W Bürgel Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (35 mi) ↖ NW Pegau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↖ NW Osterfeld Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↖ NW Teuchern Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↑ N Espenhain Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↖ NW Hohenmölsen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↖ NW Rötha Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↖ NW Böhlen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ← W Schkölen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ← W Pößneck Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (37 mi) ← W Langenorla Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ← W Kahla Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↙ SW Ranis Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↖ NW Nessa Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↑ N Otterwisch Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↖ NW Stößen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ← W Rothenstein Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (37 mi) ↖ NW Zwenkau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↖ NW Muschwitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ← W Frauenprießnitz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↖ NW Granschütz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↖ NW Kitzen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ← W Krölpa Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ← W Herschdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↑ N Belgershain Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↖ NW Prittitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) ← W Orlamünde Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ← W Jena Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↖ NW Langendorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ← W Camburg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↑ N Großpösna Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↖ NW Weißenfels Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↙ SW Goßwitz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↙ SW Könitz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (41 mi) ↖ NW Markkleeberg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (41 mi) ↖ NW Schönburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (42 mi) ↖ NW Lützen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (41 mi) ↖ NW Leißling Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (42 mi) ← W Bucha Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↑ N Naunhof Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↖ NW Naumburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↙ SW Kamsdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ← W Lehesten Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↖ NW Burgwerben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (42 mi) ↖ NW Uichteritz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↙ SW Unterwellenborn Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (44 mi) ↖ NW Großkorbetha Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (43 mi) ↖ NW Goseck Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↖ NW Bad Kösen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↖ NW Markranstädt Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (45 mi) ↖ NW Großlehna Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (44 mi) ↖ NW Reichardtswerben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (44 mi) ↖ NW Tollwitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (45 mi) ← W Bad Sulza Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ← W Magdala Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↖ NW Bad Dürrenberg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↙ SW Saalfeld Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↖ NW Spergau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↖ NW Leipzig Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↖ NW Kötzschau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ← W Apolda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↑ N Brandis Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (47 mi) ↑ N Borsdorf Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (47 mi) ↖ NW Freyburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↖ NW Günthersdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↖ NW Großkayna Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ← W Rudolstadt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (48 mi) ↖ NW Leuna Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (48 mi) ← W Niederroßla Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (48 mi) ↖ NW Braunsbedra Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
78 km (48 mi) ← W Eckartsberga Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
78 km (48 mi) ← W Mellingen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
78 km (49 mi) ↖ NW Beuna Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
78 km (48 mi) ← W Blankenhain Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
78 km (48 mi) ↑ N Machern Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↑ N Taucha Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ← W Oßmanstedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ← W Schwarza Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↖ NW Zöschen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↖ NW Frankleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (49 mi) ↖ NW Wallendorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (50 mi) ↖ NW Laucha Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (50 mi) ↖ NW Krumpa Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ← W Bad Blankenburg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ← W Goldbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↖ NW Mücheln Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↖ NW Merseburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↖ NW Schkeuditz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↖ NW Geusa Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (51 mi) ← W Kromsdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (51 mi) ↖ NW Ermlitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (52 mi) ↖ NW Bad Bibra Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (51 mi) ↖ NW Raßnitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
84 km (52 mi) ↑ N Jesewitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
84 km (52 mi) ↖ NW Lochau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
84 km (52 mi) ← W Weimar Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
84 km (52 mi) ← W Bad Berka Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
84 km (52 mi) ↖ NW Rackwitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
85 km (53 mi) ↖ NW Karsdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
85 km (52 mi) ↖ NW Großkugel Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (53 mi) ↖ NW Schkopau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (53 mi) ↖ NW Döllnitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (53 mi) ← W Buttstädt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
87 km (54 mi) ← W Nohra Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
87 km (54 mi) ↑ N Krostitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
87 km (54 mi) ↖ NW Gröbers Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
88 km (55 mi) ↖ NW Zwochau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
88 km (54 mi) ↖ NW Bad Lauchstädt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
88 km (55 mi) ↑ N Eilenburg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
88 km (55 mi) ↖ NW Langeneichstädt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
88 km (54 mi) ← W Buttelstedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
89 km (55 mi) ↖ NW Dieskau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
89 km (55 mi) ← W Rastenberg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
89 km (55 mi) ↖ NW Zschortau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
89 km (55 mi) ↖ NW Wiedemar Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
90 km (56 mi) ↖ NW Nebra Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
91 km (56 mi) ↖ NW Schafstädt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
91 km (56 mi) ↖ NW Queis Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
92 km (57 mi) ↖ NW Dölbau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
92 km (57 mi) ↖ NW Holleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
92 km (57 mi) ↖ NW Barnstädt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
92 km (57 mi) ↑ N Zschepplin Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
93 km (58 mi) ↖ NW Döbernitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
94 km (58 mi) ↖ NW Angersdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
94 km (58 mi) ↖ NW Reußen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
95 km (59 mi) ↖ NW Halle (Saale) Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
95 km (59 mi) ↖ NW Delitzsch Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
96 km (60 mi) ← W Wiehe Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
96 km (59 mi) ↖ NW Halle Neustadt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
96 km (59 mi) ↖ NW Zscherben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
96 km (60 mi) ↖ NW Teutschenthal Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
96 km (59 mi) ↖ NW Obhausen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
96 km (60 mi) ↖ NW Landsberg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
96 km (60 mi) ↖ NW Hohenthurm Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
97 km (60 mi) ↖ NW Braschwitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
97 km (60 mi) ↖ NW Querfurt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
98 km (61 mi) ↑ N Laußig Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
98 km (61 mi) ↖ NW Roßleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
99 km (62 mi) ↖ NW Stedten Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
99 km (61 mi) ← W Großmonra Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
99 km (61 mi) ↖ NW Wansleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
99 km (61 mi) ↖ NW Bennstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
99 km (61 mi) ↖ NW Brehna Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
100 km (62 mi) ↖ NW Schraplau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
100 km (62 mi) ↖ NW Lieskau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
100 km (62 mi) ↖ NW Langenbogen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
100 km (62 mi) ↖ NW Niemberg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
101 km (63 mi) ↖ NW Röblingen am See Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
101 km (62 mi) ↖ NW Roitzsch Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
101 km (63 mi) ↖ NW Oppin Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
102 km (63 mi) ↖ NW Sennewitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
102 km (63 mi) ↑ N Löbnitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
102 km (63 mi) ↖ NW Gutenberg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
102 km (63 mi) ↑ N Bad Düben Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
103 km (64 mi) ↖ NW Farnstädt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
103 km (64 mi) ↖ NW Salzmünde Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
103 km (64 mi) ↖ NW Holzweißig Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
103 km (64 mi) ↖ NW Zappendorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
103 km (64 mi) ↖ NW Teicha Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
104 km (65 mi) ↖ NW Zscherndorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
104 km (65 mi) ↖ NW Erdeborn Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
104 km (64 mi) ↖ NW Höhnstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
105 km (65 mi) ↖ NW Ramsin Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
105 km (65 mi) ↖ NW Pouch Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
106 km (66 mi) ↖ NW Sandersdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
106 km (66 mi) ↖ NW Wallwitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
106 km (66 mi) ↖ NW Schochwitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
106 km (65 mi) ↖ NW Bitterfeld-Wolfen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
107 km (66 mi) ↖ NW Trebitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
108 km (67 mi) ↖ NW Osterhausen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
108 km (67 mi) ↖ NW Allstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
108 km (67 mi) ↖ NW Zörbig Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
108 km (67 mi) ↖ NW Greppin Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
108 km (67 mi) ↖ NW Friedersdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
109 km (68 mi) ↖ NW Thalheim Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
109 km (68 mi) ↑ N Schlaitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
110 km (68 mi) ↖ NW Löberitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
110 km (68 mi) ↖ NW Beesenstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
110 km (68 mi) ← W Artern Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
110 km (68 mi) ↖ NW Nauendorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
110 km (68 mi) ↖ NW Wettin Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
110 km (68 mi) ↖ NW Wolfen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
111 km (69 mi) ↖ NW Hedersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
111 km (69 mi) ↖ NW Muldenstein Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
111 km (69 mi) ↖ NW Voigtstedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
111 km (69 mi) ↖ NW Radegast Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
112 km (70 mi) ↖ NW Jeßnitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
112 km (69 mi) ↖ NW Wolferode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
113 km (70 mi) ↖ NW Weißandt-Gölzau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
113 km (70 mi) ↖ NW Bobbau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
113 km (70 mi) ↖ NW Löbejün Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
113 km (70 mi) ↖ NW Eisleben Lutherstadt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
114 km (70 mi) ↖ NW Wimmelburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
114 km (71 mi) ↖ NW Edersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
114 km (70 mi) ↖ NW Görzig Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
115 km (72 mi) ↖ NW Blankenheim Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
115 km (71 mi) ↖ NW Oberröblingen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
116 km (72 mi) ↖ NW Hergisdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
116 km (72 mi) ↖ NW Polleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
116 km (72 mi) ↖ NW Volkstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
116 km (72 mi) ↖ NW Raguhn Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
116 km (72 mi) ↖ NW Zschornewitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
117 km (73 mi) ↖ NW Ahlsdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
117 km (73 mi) ↑ N Gräfenhainichen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
117 km (73 mi) ↖ NW Möhlau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
117 km (72 mi) ↖ NW Helbra Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
117 km (73 mi) ↖ NW Riestedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
118 km (73 mi) ↖ NW Gröbzig Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
118 km (73 mi) ↖ NW Sangerhausen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
119 km (74 mi) ↖ NW Benndorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
119 km (74 mi) ↖ NW Edderitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
120 km (74 mi) ↑ N Radis Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
120 km (74 mi) ↖ NW Siersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
120 km (74 mi) ↖ NW Gerbstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
120 km (74 mi) ↖ NW Klostermansfeld Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
120 km (74 mi) ↖ NW Könnern Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
121 km (75 mi) ↖ NW Quellendorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
122 km (76 mi) ↖ NW Mansfeld Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
123 km (76 mi) ↑ N Kemberg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
123 km (76 mi) ↖ NW Großörner Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
124 km (77 mi) ↖ NW Belleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
124 km (77 mi) ↖ NW Köthen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
125 km (77 mi) ↑ N Bergwitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
125 km (78 mi) ↖ NW Alsleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
125 km (77 mi) ↖ NW Oranienbaum Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
126 km (78 mi) ↖ NW Wiederstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
126 km (78 mi) ↖ NW Hettstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
126 km (78 mi) ↖ NW Sandersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
126 km (78 mi) ↖ NW Beesenlaublingen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
127 km (79 mi) ↖ NW Osternienburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
127 km (79 mi) ↖ NW Peißen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
128 km (79 mi) ↖ NW Wippra Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
128 km (79 mi) ↖ NW Osternienburger Land Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
129 km (80 mi) ↖ NW Baalberge Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
130 km (80 mi) ↖ NW Dessau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
130 km (80 mi) ↖ NW Wörlitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
130 km (81 mi) ↖ NW Vockerode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
130 km (81 mi) ↖ NW Plötzkau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
131 km (81 mi) ↑ N Pratau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
132 km (82 mi) ↖ NW Wulfen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
133 km (83 mi) ↖ NW Aken Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
133 km (83 mi) ↖ NW Bernburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
133 km (83 mi) ↑ N Piesteritz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
133 km (83 mi) ↑ N Wittenberg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
133 km (82 mi) ↖ NW Mehringen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
134 km (83 mi) ↑ N Apollensdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
135 km (84 mi) ↖ NW Giersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
135 km (84 mi) ↖ NW Klieken Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
135 km (84 mi) ↖ NW Roßlau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
135 km (83 mi) ↑ N Coswig Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
136 km (84 mi) ↖ NW Ilberstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
136 km (84 mi) ↑ N Teuchel Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
136 km (85 mi) ↖ NW Rodleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
137 km (85 mi) ↑ N Dobien Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
137 km (85 mi) ↖ NW Güsten Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
137 km (85 mi) ↖ NW Nienburg/Saale Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
138 km (85 mi) ↖ NW Aschersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
140 km (87 mi) ↑ N Nudersdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
140 km (87 mi) ↖ NW Neundorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
143 km (89 mi) ↖ NW Staßfurt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
143 km (89 mi) ↖ NW Groß Rosenburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
144 km (89 mi) ↖ NW Brumby Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
144 km (89 mi) ↖ NW Calbe Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
144 km (89 mi) ↖ NW Hecklingen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
144 km (89 mi) ↖ NW Frose Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
145 km (90 mi) ↖ NW Hoym Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
145 km (90 mi) ↖ NW Zerbst Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
146 km (91 mi) ↖ NW Förderstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
146 km (91 mi) ↖ NW Nachterstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
147 km (91 mi) ↖ NW Glöthe Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
148 km (92 mi) ↖ NW Barby Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
150 km (93 mi) ↖ NW Atzendorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
150 km (93 mi) ↖ NW Groß Börnecke Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
150 km (93 mi) ↖ NW Gatersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
151 km (93 mi) ↖ NW Eickendorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
151 km (94 mi) ↖ NW Cochstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
152 km (94 mi) ↖ NW Schneidlingen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
153 km (95 mi) ↖ NW Eggersdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
153 km (95 mi) ↖ NW Unseburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
154 km (95 mi) ↖ NW Borne Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
154 km (95 mi) ↖ NW Biere Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
156 km (97 mi) ↖ NW Wolmirsleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
157 km (97 mi) ↖ NW Schönebeck Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
157 km (97 mi) ↖ NW Egeln Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
157 km (98 mi) ↖ NW Welsleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
160 km (99 mi) ↖ NW Westeregeln Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
161 km (100 mi) ↖ NW Kroppenstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
166 km (103 mi) ↖ NW Hadmersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 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
5 km (3 mi) ↖ NW Werdau Solar Power Plant Solar 1.7 MW
25 km (16 mi) ↖ NW Ronneburg I Solar 4.5 MW
25 km (15 mi) ↖ NW Ronneburg - Juwi Solar Power Plant Solar 19.9 MW
27 km (16 mi) ↖ NW Beerwalde Solar 5.2 MW
27 km (17 mi) ↖ NW Ronneburg N Solar 9.5 MW
34 km (21 mi) ↑ N Altenburg Kieswerk Solar Power Plant Solar 4.4 MW
35 km (22 mi) ↑ N Altenburg Flugplatz Solar Power Plant Solar 12.1 MW
36 km (22 mi) ↖ NW Pölzig Solar 5.7 MW
36 km (22 mi) ↖ NW Heizkraftwerk Gera-Nord Gas 148.0 MW
37 km (23 mi) ↖ NW Rositz A1 Solar 10.0 MW
40 km (25 mi) ← W Rüdersdorf TH Solar 7.6 MW
46 km (28 mi) ↑ N Serbitz Solar 5.2 MW
47 km (29 mi) ↖ NW EZ1 Coal 18.5 MW
47 km (29 mi) ↖ NW Coal Plant #1 Coal 17.5 MW
48 km (29 mi) ↑ N Borna Solar 8.5 MW
50 km (31 mi) ↑ N Borna Solar Power Plant Solar 3.5 MW
52 km (32 mi) ↑ N Heinersdorf Solar Power Plant Solar 7.1 MW
54 km (33 mi) ↖ NW Deuben power station Coal 86.0 MW
56 km (35 mi) ↖ NW Braunkohlekraftwerk Lippendorf Coal 875.0 MW
56 km (35 mi) ↖ NW Lippendorf power station Coal 875.0 MW
58 km (36 mi) ↑ N Espenhain Solar Power Plant Solar 5.0 MW
59 km (36 mi) ↖ NW Nessa Solar Power Plant Solar 1.0 MW
60 km (37 mi) ↖ NW Waehlitz power station Coal 31.0 MW
63 km (39 mi) ↖ NW SITA Abfallverwertung GmbH Waste 25.4 MW
64 km (39 mi) ← W HKW Jena Gas 182.0 MW
69 km (43 mi) ← W Eckolst�dt Solar Power Plant Solar 8.5 MW
71 km (44 mi) ↖ NW Tagewerben II Solar 10.7 MW
71 km (44 mi) ↖ NW Weißenfels Solar 7.6 MW
72 km (45 mi) ↖ NW Markranst�dt Solar Power Plant Solar 4.1 MW
72 km (45 mi) ↖ NW Fränkenau Solar 5.9 MW
74 km (46 mi) ↑ N Waldpolenz Solar Power Plant Solar 45.0 MW
75 km (46 mi) ↑ N Althen Solar Power Plant Solar 7.3 MW
75 km (46 mi) ↖ NW ILK-GuD Gas 135.7 MW
75 km (46 mi) ↖ NW TREA Leuna Waste 32.6 MW
75 km (46 mi) ↖ NW Heizkraftwerk Leipzig-Nord Gas 167.0 MW
75 km (46 mi) ↖ NW GuD Leuna Gas 52.0 MW
75 km (46 mi) ↑ N Waldpolenz extn Solar 12.3 MW
75 km (46 mi) ↖ NW Raffineriekraftwerk Oil 92.5 MW
76 km (47 mi) ↖ NW Spitzenlastkraftwerk Großkayna Oil 120.0 MW
76 km (47 mi) ↑ N Panitzsch Solar Power Plant Solar 7.5 MW
77 km (47 mi) ↖ NW D�lzig Solar Power Plant Solar 3.9 MW
77 km (47 mi) ← W HKW Schwarza Gas 26.5 MW
78 km (48 mi) ↖ NW Zweimen Solar Power Plant Solar 4.0 MW
78 km (48 mi) ↖ NW Beuna A Solar 8.0 MW
79 km (49 mi) ↑ N Taucha Solar Power Plant Solar 5.3 MW
80 km (50 mi) ↖ NW Geusa Solar Power Plant Solar 5.9 MW
81 km (50 mi) ↖ NW Breitenfeld I Solar 6.3 MW
82 km (50 mi) ↖ NW Ermlitz-Schkopau Solar 8.5 MW
84 km (52 mi) ↖ NW Lochau Solar Power Plant Solar 3.3 MW
84 km (52 mi) ↖ NW Rackwitz Solar Power Plant Solar 4.2 MW
84 km (52 mi) ← W Weimar - Hydrema Solar Power Plant Solar 1.0 MW
84 km (52 mi) ↖ NW Ra�nitz Solar Power Plant Solar 7.1 MW
86 km (54 mi) ↖ NW Glesien Solar Power Plant Solar 4.2 MW
87 km (54 mi) ↖ NW Schkopau power station Coal 900.0 MW
87 km (54 mi) ← W Nohra A Solar 5.5 MW
88 km (55 mi) ↖ NW Zwochau Solar Power Plant Solar 3.8 MW
88 km (54 mi) ↖ NW Wiesenena Solar Power Plant Solar 5.2 MW
89 km (55 mi) ↖ NW Kabelsketal Solar 4.5 MW
89 km (55 mi) ↑ N Kombikraftwerk Gas 46.6 MW
89 km (55 mi) ↖ NW Halle-Dieskau Solar 3.5 MW
91 km (56 mi) ↖ NW Halle Messe Solar 4.1 MW
92 km (57 mi) ↖ NW Nemsdorf Solar Power Plant Solar 4.8 MW
92 km (57 mi) ↖ NW Sietzsch Solar Power Plant Solar 10.0 MW
92 km (57 mi) ↖ NW Sietzsch E Solar 9.5 MW
93 km (58 mi) ↖ NW Delitzsch - Ziehwerk Solar Power Plant Solar 1.8 MW
93 km (58 mi) ↖ NW Delitzsch Solar Power Plant Solar 32.1 MW
94 km (58 mi) ↖ NW Delitzsch - Fabrikstra�e Solar Power Plant Solar 2.7 MW
94 km (58 mi) ↖ NW Biomass Generator #17 Biomass 40.0 MW
95 km (59 mi) ↖ NW HKW Halle Trotha Gas 254.0 MW
97 km (60 mi) ↖ NW Solarpark Stedten Solar 28.34412 MW
97 km (60 mi) ↖ NW Braschwitz Solar Power Plant Solar 8.0 MW
97 km (60 mi) ↖ NW Hohenthurm Solar Power Plant Solar 4.3 MW
98 km (61 mi) ↖ NW Landsberg G1 Solar 6.7 MW
99 km (62 mi) ↖ NW Solarpark Amsdorf Solar 28.344 MW
99 km (61 mi) ↖ NW Teutschenthal Solar Power Plant Solar 7.1 MW
100 km (62 mi) ↖ NW Roitzsch - Enerparc Solar Power Plant Solar 10.0 MW
100 km (62 mi) ↖ NW Grubenheizkraftwerk Coal 49.0 MW
101 km (63 mi) ↖ NW Roitzsch - Capital Stage Solar Power Plant Solar 12.7 MW
101 km (63 mi) ↖ NW Sennewitz A Solar 6.0 MW
101 km (62 mi) ↖ NW Oppin Solar Power Plant Solar 6.9 MW
101 km (63 mi) ↖ NW Sennewitz B Solar 4.5 MW
103 km (64 mi) ↖ NW Glebitzsch Solar Power Plant Solar 3.9 MW
104 km (65 mi) ↖ NW Zscherndorf Solar 8.5 MW
104 km (65 mi) ↖ NW Allstedt Solar Power Plant Solar 19.2 MW
104 km (64 mi) ↖ NW Alte Kaserne Solar 10.0 MW
105 km (65 mi) ↖ NW Bitterfeld-Wolfen - GP Joule Solar Power Plant Solar 3.0 MW
105 km (65 mi) ↖ NW Bitterfeld Microtech Solar 5.4 MW
105 km (65 mi) ↖ NW Rothenschirmbach Solar Power Plant Solar 1.2 MW
106 km (66 mi) ↖ NW GuD Bitterfeld Gas 106.0 MW
106 km (66 mi) ↖ NW PD energy GmbH Waste 9.9 MW
107 km (67 mi) ↖ NW Greppin Solar 8.0 MW
108 km (67 mi) ↖ NW Spitzenlastkraftwerk Wolfen Gas 40.0 MW
108 km (67 mi) ↖ NW R�dgen Solar Power Plant Solar 7.0 MW
109 km (67 mi) ↖ NW Artern Solar Power Plant Solar 4.9 MW
109 km (68 mi) ↖ NW Birkenhof Solar 5.2 MW
110 km (68 mi) ↖ NW M�sthinsdorf Solar Power Plant Solar 5.1 MW
110 km (68 mi) ↖ NW Lettewitz Solar Power Plant Solar 13.3 MW
110 km (68 mi) ↖ NW Muldenstein Solar 11.2 MW
111 km (68 mi) ↖ NW Bitterfeld-Wolfen F1 Solar 9.6 MW
111 km (69 mi) ↖ NW Voigstedt Solar Power Plant Solar 3.7 MW
113 km (70 mi) ↖ NW Edersleben A Solar 10.0 MW
114 km (70 mi) ↖ NW Krughütte Solar 29.1 MW
114 km (71 mi) ↖ NW Oberr�blingen Solar Power Plant Solar 8.1 MW
115 km (71 mi) ↖ NW Golpa Solar 6.0 MW
116 km (72 mi) ↖ NW Helbra Solar 11.5 MW
117 km (73 mi) ↖ NW Gräfenhainichen II Solar 8.0 MW
118 km (73 mi) ↖ NW Gräfenhainichen I Solar 6.0 MW
118 km (73 mi) ↖ NW Sangerhausen Solar Power Plant Solar 1.0 MW
119 km (74 mi) ↖ NW Apfelborn Solar Power Plant Solar 2.0 MW
120 km (75 mi) ↖ NW Köthen Flugplatz Solar 14.8 MW
121 km (75 mi) ↖ NW Köthen Enerparc Solar 4.9 MW
121 km (75 mi) ↖ NW Köthen VI-IX Solar 17.1 MW
121 km (75 mi) ↖ NW Köthen XI Solar 7.0 MW
121 km (75 mi) ↖ NW K�then Solar Power Plant Solar 45.0 MW
123 km (76 mi) ↖ NW P&L Werk Könnern Coal 20.3 MW
124 km (77 mi) ↖ NW Großörner Solar 7.0 MW
126 km (78 mi) ↖ NW Oranienbaum Solar 8.2 MW
127 km (79 mi) ↖ NW Walbeck Solar Power Plant Solar 2.5 MW
128 km (79 mi) ↖ NW Chörau A Solar 4.0 MW
129 km (80 mi) ↖ NW Dessau power station Coal 49.0 MW
131 km (81 mi) ↖ NW Vockerode Solar Power Plant Solar 9.6 MW
132 km (82 mi) ↖ NW Wulfen Solar Power Plant Solar 2.7 MW
133 km (83 mi) ↖ NW ILK-EKT Other 14.0 MW
133 km (83 mi) ↖ NW Industriekraftwerk Bernburg (IKB) Gas 66.0 MW
133 km (82 mi) ↖ NW Bernburg A Solar 6.0 MW
134 km (83 mi) ↖ NW Bernburg Solar Power Plant Solar 10.0 MW
134 km (83 mi) ↖ NW Dampfturbinenanlage der EBS-Kessel Waste 35.0 MW
134 km (83 mi) ↑ N Biomasseheizkraftwerk Piesteritz Biomass 18.1 MW
135 km (84 mi) ↑ N Coswig Solar 4.0 MW
141 km (87 mi) ↖ NW Hohenerxleben Solar Power Plant Solar 1.3 MW
144 km (89 mi) ↖ NW Sta�furt 1 Solar Power Plant Solar 5.0 MW
145 km (90 mi) ↖ NW REMONDIS Thermische Abfallverwertung GmbH Waste 24.0 MW
145 km (90 mi) ↖ NW GuD-Ikw Staßfurt Gas 132.0 MW
145 km (90 mi) ↖ NW Biomass Generator #16 Biomass 10.2 MW
145 km (90 mi) ↖ NW Sta�furt 2 Solar Power Plant Solar 2.5 MW
146 km (90 mi) ↖ NW Calbe 2 Solar Power Plant Solar 4.3 MW
148 km (92 mi) ↖ NW Zerbst Solar Power Plant Solar 12.0 MW
148 km (92 mi) ↖ NW Zerbst III-V Solar 24.9 MW
148 km (92 mi) ↖ NW Zerbst Solar 37.8 MW
148 km (92 mi) ↖ NW Zerbst I Solar 9.0 MW
150 km (93 mi) ↖ NW KWK-Anlage Barby Gas 18.0 MW
153 km (95 mi) ↖ NW Windparks Biere und Borne Wind 94.5 MW

Power Plants & Risks During Earthquakes

We found 8 types of power plants in the vecinity of the magnitude 2.4 earthquake that struck 2 km S of Lichtentanne, Germany on January 12, 1998 16:53:51. These types were Oil power plants, Biomass power plants, Coal power plants, Other power plants, Solar power plants, Waste power plants, Wind power plants, Gas power plants, below you find information how each type of power plant can pose a risk to you as a person or the ecosytem around you.

None of this information should be used as guidence in an event of an emergency, but rather as additional references to information provided by national, state and local authorities.

Gas Power

Gas power plants can pose significant risks to people and the environment in their vicinity during earthquakes.

Gas Leaks and Fires

Gas power plants rely on natural gas, which can leak from pipelines and equipment when damaged by seismic activity. These leaks can lead to fires and explosions, endangering people in the plant's vicinity.

Impact on Air Quality

Gas power plants emit pollutants, and fires caused by gas leaks during an earthquake can release harmful substances into the air. This can pose health risks to nearby residents.

Environmental Impact

Gas leaks can also harm the local environment, potentially contaminating soil and water sources.

To mitigate these risks, most modern gas power plants have robust safety measures in place, including gas leak detection systems, emergency response plans, and communication protocols to alert nearby communities in case of an incident. Additionally, local authorities should conduct risk assessments and ensure that emergency services are well-prepared to respond to potential hazards posed by gas power plants during earthquakes.

Solar Power

Solar power plants generally pose fewer risks compared to conventional power plants that use fossil fuels or nuclear energy. However, they are not without their own set of potential risks and challenges. Below you can find some of the risks associated with solar power plants in an event of a severe earthquake.

Environmental Impact

The production of solar panels involves the use of various materials, including rare metals and chemicals. Severe earthquakes could potentially introduce these into the ecosystems of their location.

Fire Risk

Although the solar panels themselves are not typically a fire hazard, electrical components like inverters and batterises that store the electricity can pose a risk. Electrical malfunctions or faults can lead to fires, especially in poorly maintained systems in an event of a severe earthquake, and thus pose a longterm risk for the local ecosystem.

Overall, the mitigation of risks associated with utility-scale solar power plants involves a combination of technological advancements, sustainable practices, regulatory adherence, and ongoing monitoring and maintenance.

Wind Power

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

Turbine Collapse

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

Wildlife Impact

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

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

Oil Power

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

Oil Spills & Fires

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

Air Quality Polution

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

Water Pollution

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

Soil Contamination

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

Long-Term Environmental Damage

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

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

Biomass Power

Biomass power plants, which generate electricity by burning organic materials like wood, agricultural residues, or waste, can pose certain risks during earthquakes. While biomass power plants are generally considered less hazardous than some other types of power generation facilities, yet there are still potential risks to be aware of.

Fire Risk

One of the primary risks associated with biomass power plants during earthquakes is the potential for fires. The shaking during an earthquake can damage electrical systems, equipment, and fuel storage, which may lead to electrical faults and fires.

Fuel Handling

Earthquakes can disrupt the fuel handling systems in a biomass plant, potentially causing spills or accidents related to the storage and transportation of biomass feedstock.

It's important to note that the specific risks associated with biomass power plants can vary based on factors such as plant size, location, and design. The biomass power industry prioritizes safety and works closely with regulatory authorities to ensure that biomass energy is generated with minimal risk to people and the environment, even in earthquake-prone regions.

Data Information

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

Data Sources

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

Disclaimer

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

Magnitude 2.4 Earthquake Struck 2 km S of Lichtentanne, Germany on January 12, 1998 16:53:51
Date and Time
1998-01-12 16:53:51 (UTC)
Magnitude
2.4 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
5.0 km
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