Magnitude 2.3 Earthquake Struck 5 km SSE of Nobitz, Germany on February 21, 1998 16:49:08

Last Updated: 2014-11-07 01:04:34

On February 21, 1998 16:49:08 an earthquake with magnitude of 2.3 on the richter scale hit 5 km SSE of Nobitz, Germany. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 5.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude 12.511° and latitude 50.933°. 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 21, 1998 16:49:08 had a magnitude of 2.3 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 Oberwiera in Saxony, Germany, located 5 kilometers or 3 miles ↘ SE of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Nobitz (Thuringia, Germany) located 5 km (3 mi) ↖ NW and Saara (Thuringia, Germany) located 6 km (3 mi) ↙ SW 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
5 km (3 mi) ↘ SE Oberwiera Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
5 km (3 mi) ↖ NW Nobitz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
6 km (3 mi) ↙ SW Saara Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
7 km (4 mi) ↓ S Schönberg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
7 km (4 mi) ↙ SW Gößnitz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
7 km (4 mi) ↖ NW Altenburg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
7 km (4 mi) ↘ SE Pfaffroda Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
8 km (5 mi) ↘ SE Waldenburg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
9 km (5 mi) ↖ NW Windischleuba Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
10 km (6 mi) ↓ S Ponitz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
10 km (6 mi) ↘ SE Remse Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
10 km (6 mi) ↓ S Meerane Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
11 km (7 mi) ← W Altkirchen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
11 km (7 mi) ↙ SW Schmölln Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
12 km (7 mi) ↘ SE Glauchau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
12 km (7 mi) ↘ SE Callenberg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
13 km (8 mi) ↓ S Dennheritz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
13 km (8 mi) ← W Rositz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
14 km (8 mi) ↑ N Frohburg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
15 km (9 mi) ↓ S Crimmitschau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
16 km (9 mi) ← W Kriebitzsch Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (11 mi) ↙ SW Löbichau Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (10 mi) ↙ SW Nöbdenitz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (10 mi) ↖ NW Wintersdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
18 km (11 mi) ↘ SE Sankt Egidien Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
18 km (11 mi) ↖ NW Regis-Breitingen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
19 km (11 mi) ← W Meuselwitz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
20 km (12 mi) ↓ S Hartmannsdorf Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
20 km (12 mi) ↖ NW Deutzen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
20 km (12 mi) ← W Kayna Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
20 km (12 mi) ↘ SE Mülsen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) ↘ SE Lichtenstein Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) ↖ NW Borna Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) ← W Pölzig Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) ↓ S Weißenborn Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (13 mi) ↙ SW Großenstein Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (14 mi) ↖ NW Lobstädt Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (13 mi) ↖ NW Lucka Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (14 mi) ↓ S Zwickau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) ↓ S Langenbernsdorf Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) ↓ S Werdau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (14 mi) ↙ SW Ronneburg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) ↙ SW Brahmenau Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (15 mi) ↑ N Bad Lausick Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (16 mi) ↑ N Kitzscher Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (16 mi) ↙ SW Seelingstädt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (15 mi) ↖ NW Neukieritzsch Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (15 mi) ↓ S Leubnitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) ↘ SE Reinsdorf Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (17 mi) ↓ S Lichtentanne Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ↖ NW Espenhain Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ↘ SE Wilkau-Haßlau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ↓ S Fraureuth Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ↖ NW Groitzsch Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ← W Zeitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (18 mi) ↓ S Teichwolframsdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (18 mi) ↘ SE Wildenfels Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (19 mi) ↖ NW Elstertrebnitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (19 mi) ↙ SW Gera Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (18 mi) ↖ NW Rötha Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (19 mi) ↑ N Otterwisch Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) ↖ NW Pegau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) ↙ SW Berga Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) ↖ NW Böhlen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) ↓ S Neumark Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) ↙ SW Wünschendorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (21 mi) ↓ S Mohlsdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) ← W Theißen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) ↑ N Belgershain Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) ← W Kretzschau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ↖ NW Zwenkau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (21 mi) ↙ SW Bad Köstritz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (22 mi) ← W Wetterzeube Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ← W Deuben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↙ SW Weida Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ← W Droyßig Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ↓ S Greiz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ↖ NW Kitzen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ↖ NW Großpösna Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (23 mi) ← W Hohenmölsen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (24 mi) ↑ N Naunhof Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↖ NW Muschwitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ← W Teuchern Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↖ NW Markkleeberg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (25 mi) ↙ SW Langenwetzendorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (25 mi) ↙ SW Hohenleuben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (25 mi) ↙ SW Kraftsdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (25 mi) ↙ SW Tautenhain Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ← W Nessa Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ← W Eisenberg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ↙ SW Münchenbernsdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ← W Granschütz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (27 mi) ← W Osterfeld Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ↙ SW Weißenborn Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ↖ NW Lützen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ↙ SW Sankt Gangloff Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ↙ SW Triebes Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ↙ SW Bad Klosterlausnitz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ↖ NW Markranstädt Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ↑ N Brandis Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ← W Stößen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (28 mi) ↖ NW Leipzig Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (28 mi) ↙ SW Hermsdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (28 mi) ↑ N Borsdorf Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ← W Prittitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ← W Langendorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ↖ NW Großlehna Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (29 mi) ← W Weißenfels Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ↖ NW Tollwitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ↙ SW Zeulenroda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ↑ N Machern Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ← W Burgwerben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) ↖ NW Großkorbetha Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) ← W Schkölen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) ↖ NW Kötzschau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ← W Leißling Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↙ SW Triptis Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↖ NW Taucha Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↙ SW Auma Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↖ NW Bad Dürrenberg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (32 mi) ↖ NW Günthersdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (31 mi) ← W Uichteritz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (32 mi) ← W Schönburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ← W Reichardtswerben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ↖ NW Spergau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ← W Bürgel Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) ← W Goseck Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↖ NW Zöschen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (34 mi) ↖ NW Leuna Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ← W Naumburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↑ N Jesewitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ← W Frauenprießnitz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↙ SW Stadtroda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↖ NW Schkeuditz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (35 mi) ↖ NW Wallendorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (35 mi) ↖ NW Rackwitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (35 mi) ← W Großkayna Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (35 mi) ↖ NW Ermlitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (36 mi) ↙ SW Neustadt an der Orla Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ← W Camburg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↖ NW Beuna Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↖ NW Krostitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↖ NW Raßnitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↖ NW Frankleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ← W Braunsbedra Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (36 mi) ↖ NW Merseburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (36 mi) ← W Bad Kösen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (37 mi) ↖ NW Großkugel Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (36 mi) ↑ N Eilenburg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↖ NW Geusa Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↖ NW Lochau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ← W Freyburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ← W Krumpa Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↖ NW Zschortau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↖ NW Gröbers Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↖ NW Zwochau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↖ NW Döllnitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↑ N Zschepplin Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ← W Mücheln Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↖ NW Wiedemar Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) ↙ SW Jena Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (39 mi) ↖ NW Schkopau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) ↖ NW Dieskau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) ← W Bad Sulza Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) ↙ SW Rothenstein Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↖ NW Döbernitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↖ NW Queis Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↙ SW Oppurg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ← W Lehesten Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↖ NW Delitzsch Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↙ SW Kahla Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ← W Laucha Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (41 mi) ↖ NW Bad Lauchstädt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (41 mi) ↖ NW Dölbau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↖ NW Reußen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↙ SW Langenorla Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↑ N Laußig Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↙ SW Pößneck Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↙ SW Bucha Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ← W Eckartsberga Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (43 mi) ← W Apolda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (43 mi) ← W Langeneichstädt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (43 mi) ↖ NW Holleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (43 mi) ↖ NW Landsberg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (43 mi) ← W Karsdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↙ SW Orlamünde Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ← W Schafstädt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↖ NW Hohenthurm Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↖ NW Halle (Saale) Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ← W Bad Bibra Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (45 mi) ↖ NW Braschwitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (45 mi) ↙ SW Ranis Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (44 mi) ↖ NW Angersdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (45 mi) ↖ NW Brehna Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (45 mi) ↙ SW Herschdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (45 mi) ← W Niederroßla Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↖ NW Roitzsch Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↑ N Bad Düben Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↖ NW Halle Neustadt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↖ NW Löbnitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↙ SW Magdala Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (45 mi) ↙ SW Krölpa Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↖ NW Niemberg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↖ NW Zscherben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (47 mi) ↖ NW Teutschenthal Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (46 mi) ↖ NW Holzweißig Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ← W Goldbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ← W Barnstädt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ← W Nebra Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↖ NW Oppin Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ← W Oßmanstedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (48 mi) ↖ NW Bennstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (48 mi) ↖ NW Lieskau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (47 mi) ↖ NW Pouch Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (48 mi) ↖ NW Gutenberg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (48 mi) ↖ NW Bitterfeld-Wolfen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (48 mi) ↖ NW Zscherndorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (48 mi) ↖ NW Ramsin Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
78 km (49 mi) ↖ NW Wansleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
78 km (48 mi) ↙ SW Könitz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
78 km (48 mi) ↖ NW Sennewitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
78 km (48 mi) ← W Obhausen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
78 km (48 mi) ← W Mellingen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ← W Buttstädt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↖ NW Langenbogen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↙ SW Goßwitz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↖ NW Teicha Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↖ NW Sandersdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (50 mi) ← W Kromsdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (49 mi) ↖ NW Stedten Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (50 mi) ↖ NW Greppin Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (50 mi) ↖ NW Schlaitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (50 mi) ↙ SW Kamsdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (50 mi) ← W Rastenberg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (50 mi) ← W Querfurt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (49 mi) ↖ NW Friedersdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↖ NW Salzmünde Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ← W Schraplau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↖ NW Zappendorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (51 mi) ↖ NW Wallwitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (50 mi) ↙ SW Unterwellenborn Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (51 mi) ↖ NW Thalheim Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (51 mi) ↖ NW Muldenstein Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (51 mi) ← W Weimar Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (51 mi) ↖ NW Röblingen am See Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (51 mi) ↙ SW Blankenhain Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (51 mi) ↖ NW Zörbig Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (51 mi) ↖ NW Wolfen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (52 mi) ↙ SW Schwarza Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (51 mi) ↖ NW Höhnstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (51 mi) ← W Buttelstedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (51 mi) ↖ NW Trebitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
84 km (52 mi) ↖ NW Löberitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
84 km (52 mi) ↖ NW Schochwitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
84 km (52 mi) ↖ NW Jeßnitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
85 km (53 mi) ↖ NW Bobbau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
85 km (53 mi) ← W Roßleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
85 km (53 mi) ↖ NW Radegast Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
85 km (52 mi) ← W Wiehe Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
85 km (53 mi) ↙ SW Rudolstadt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
85 km (53 mi) ↖ NW Erdeborn Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (53 mi) ↙ SW Bad Berka Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (53 mi) ↖ NW Nauendorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (53 mi) ← W Farnstädt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (53 mi) ↙ SW Saalfeld Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
87 km (54 mi) ↖ NW Wettin Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
87 km (54 mi) ↖ NW Weißandt-Gölzau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
87 km (54 mi) ← W Nohra Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
87 km (54 mi) ↖ NW Zschornewitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
88 km (55 mi) ↖ NW Gräfenhainichen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
88 km (55 mi) ↖ NW Löbejün Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
88 km (55 mi) ↖ NW Görzig Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
88 km (55 mi) ↖ NW Beesenstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
88 km (54 mi) ↖ NW Raguhn Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
89 km (55 mi) ↖ NW Möhlau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
90 km (56 mi) ← W Großmonra Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
90 km (56 mi) ← W Osterhausen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
91 km (56 mi) ↑ N Radis Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
91 km (56 mi) ↙ SW Bad Blankenburg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
91 km (56 mi) ↖ NW Hedersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
93 km (58 mi) ↑ N Kemberg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
94 km (58 mi) ← W Eisleben Lutherstadt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
94 km (58 mi) ← W Wolferode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
94 km (58 mi) ← W Allstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
94 km (58 mi) ↖ NW Gröbzig Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
94 km (58 mi) ↖ NW Edderitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
94 km (58 mi) ↖ NW Quellendorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
95 km (59 mi) ← W Wimmelburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
95 km (59 mi) ↖ NW Polleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
95 km (59 mi) ↑ N Bergwitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
96 km (59 mi) ↖ NW Volkstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
96 km (60 mi) ↖ NW Könnern Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
96 km (59 mi) ↖ NW Oranienbaum Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
97 km (60 mi) ← W Artern Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
97 km (60 mi) ← W Hergisdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
98 km (60 mi) ← W Voigtstedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
98 km (61 mi) ↖ NW Köthen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
98 km (61 mi) ← W Helbra Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
98 km (61 mi) ← W Blankenheim Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
99 km (61 mi) ↖ NW Gerbstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
99 km (61 mi) ← W Ahlsdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
100 km (62 mi) ← W Oberröblingen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
100 km (62 mi) ↖ NW Siersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
100 km (62 mi) ↖ NW Benndorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
100 km (62 mi) ↖ NW Klostermansfeld Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
101 km (63 mi) ↑ N Pratau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
101 km (62 mi) ← W Edersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
101 km (62 mi) ↖ NW Wörlitz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
101 km (63 mi) ← W Riestedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
101 km (63 mi) ↖ NW Osternienburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
102 km (63 mi) ↖ NW Dessau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
102 km (63 mi) ↖ NW Vockerode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
102 km (63 mi) ↖ NW Osternienburger Land Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
102 km (63 mi) ↖ NW Belleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
103 km (64 mi) ← W Sangerhausen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
103 km (64 mi) ↖ NW Alsleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
103 km (64 mi) ↖ NW Beesenlaublingen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
103 km (64 mi) ↖ NW Mansfeld Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
103 km (64 mi) ↖ NW Großörner Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
104 km (64 mi) ↑ N Piesteritz Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
104 km (64 mi) ↑ N Wittenberg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
104 km (64 mi) ↖ NW Peißen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
104 km (65 mi) ↖ NW Baalberge Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
104 km (65 mi) ↑ N Apollensdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
105 km (65 mi) ↖ NW Hettstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
105 km (65 mi) ↖ NW Sandersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
106 km (66 mi) ↖ NW Wulfen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
106 km (66 mi) ↖ NW Wiederstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
106 km (65 mi) ↖ NW Coswig Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
106 km (66 mi) ↖ NW Klieken Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
106 km (66 mi) ↑ N Teuchel Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
107 km (66 mi) ↖ NW Aken Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
107 km (66 mi) ↖ NW Plötzkau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
107 km (66 mi) ↖ NW Roßlau Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
108 km (67 mi) ↑ N Dobien Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
109 km (68 mi) ↖ NW Bernburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
109 km (67 mi) ↖ NW Rodleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
111 km (69 mi) ↑ N Nudersdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
111 km (69 mi) ← W Wippra Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
112 km (70 mi) ↖ NW Nienburg/Saale Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
112 km (69 mi) ↖ NW Mehringen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
112 km (70 mi) ↖ NW Ilberstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
113 km (70 mi) ↖ NW Giersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
114 km (71 mi) ↖ NW Güsten Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
117 km (72 mi) ↖ NW Aschersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
117 km (73 mi) ↖ NW Groß Rosenburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
118 km (73 mi) ↖ NW Neundorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
118 km (73 mi) ↖ NW Zerbst Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
119 km (74 mi) ↖ NW Calbe Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
120 km (74 mi) ↖ NW Brumby Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
120 km (74 mi) ↖ NW Staßfurt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
122 km (75 mi) ↖ NW Hecklingen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
122 km (76 mi) ↖ NW Barby Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
123 km (76 mi) ↖ NW Glöthe Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
123 km (76 mi) ↖ NW Förderstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
124 km (77 mi) ↖ NW Frose Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
125 km (78 mi) ↖ NW Hoym Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
126 km (78 mi) ↖ NW Eickendorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
126 km (78 mi) ↖ NW Nachterstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
126 km (78 mi) ↖ NW Atzendorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
128 km (79 mi) ↖ NW Eggersdorf Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
128 km (79 mi) ↖ NW Groß Börnecke Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
129 km (80 mi) ↖ NW Schneidlingen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
130 km (80 mi) ↖ NW Cochstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
130 km (81 mi) ↖ NW Gatersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
130 km (81 mi) ↖ NW Unseburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
130 km (81 mi) ↖ NW Borne Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
130 km (80 mi) ↖ NW Biere Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
132 km (82 mi) ↖ NW Schönebeck Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
133 km (83 mi) ↖ NW Wolmirsleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
133 km (82 mi) ↖ NW Welsleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
134 km (83 mi) ↖ NW Egeln Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
138 km (85 mi) ↖ NW Westeregeln Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
139 km (86 mi) ↖ NW Kroppenstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
144 km (89 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 Altenburg Kieswerk Solar Power Plant Solar 4.4 MW
6 km (3 mi) ↖ NW Altenburg Flugplatz Solar Power Plant Solar 12.1 MW
17 km (10 mi) ← W Rositz A1 Solar 10.0 MW
17 km (10 mi) ↖ NW Serbitz Solar 5.2 MW
19 km (11 mi) ↖ NW Borna Solar 8.5 MW
21 km (13 mi) ↖ NW Borna Solar Power Plant Solar 3.5 MW
21 km (13 mi) ↙ SW Beerwalde Solar 5.2 MW
22 km (14 mi) ↙ SW Ronneburg N Solar 9.5 MW
23 km (14 mi) ← W Pölzig Solar 5.7 MW
23 km (14 mi) ↑ N Heinersdorf Solar Power Plant Solar 7.1 MW
24 km (15 mi) ↙ SW Ronneburg I Solar 4.5 MW
25 km (16 mi) ↓ S Werdau Solar Power Plant Solar 1.7 MW
25 km (15 mi) ↙ SW Ronneburg - Juwi Solar Power Plant Solar 19.9 MW
29 km (18 mi) ↖ NW Espenhain Solar Power Plant Solar 5.0 MW
29 km (18 mi) ↖ NW Lippendorf power station Coal 875.0 MW
29 km (18 mi) ↖ NW Braunkohlekraftwerk Lippendorf Coal 875.0 MW
30 km (19 mi) ← W EZ1 Coal 18.5 MW
30 km (19 mi) ← W Coal Plant #1 Coal 17.5 MW
31 km (19 mi) ↙ SW Heizkraftwerk Gera-Nord Gas 148.0 MW
36 km (22 mi) ← W Deuben power station Coal 86.0 MW
37 km (23 mi) ↙ SW Rüdersdorf TH Solar 7.6 MW
39 km (24 mi) ← W Waehlitz power station Coal 31.0 MW
41 km (25 mi) ← W Nessa Solar Power Plant Solar 1.0 MW
44 km (27 mi) ← W SITA Abfallverwertung GmbH Waste 25.4 MW
45 km (28 mi) ↑ N Waldpolenz extn Solar 12.3 MW
45 km (28 mi) ↑ N Waldpolenz Solar Power Plant Solar 45.0 MW
45 km (28 mi) ↑ N Althen Solar Power Plant Solar 7.3 MW
46 km (29 mi) ↑ N Panitzsch Solar Power Plant Solar 7.5 MW
47 km (29 mi) ↖ NW Heizkraftwerk Leipzig-Nord Gas 167.0 MW
47 km (29 mi) ↖ NW Markranst�dt Solar Power Plant Solar 4.1 MW
50 km (31 mi) ↖ NW Taucha Solar Power Plant Solar 5.3 MW
51 km (32 mi) ← W Weißenfels Solar 7.6 MW
51 km (31 mi) ↖ NW D�lzig Solar Power Plant Solar 3.9 MW
51 km (31 mi) ← W Tagewerben II Solar 10.7 MW
53 km (33 mi) ↖ NW Raffineriekraftwerk Oil 92.5 MW
53 km (33 mi) ↖ NW GuD Leuna Gas 52.0 MW
53 km (33 mi) ↖ NW Breitenfeld I Solar 6.3 MW
53 km (33 mi) ↖ NW Zweimen Solar Power Plant Solar 4.0 MW
53 km (33 mi) ↖ NW TREA Leuna Waste 32.6 MW
53 km (33 mi) ↖ NW ILK-GuD Gas 135.7 MW
56 km (34 mi) ↖ NW Spitzenlastkraftwerk Großkayna Oil 120.0 MW
56 km (34 mi) ↖ NW Rackwitz Solar Power Plant Solar 4.2 MW
56 km (35 mi) ↖ NW Ermlitz-Schkopau Solar 8.5 MW
57 km (35 mi) ↖ NW Beuna A Solar 8.0 MW
59 km (37 mi) ↖ NW Ra�nitz Solar Power Plant Solar 7.1 MW
59 km (37 mi) ↖ NW Lochau Solar Power Plant Solar 3.3 MW
59 km (36 mi) ↖ NW Geusa Solar Power Plant Solar 5.9 MW
59 km (36 mi) ↑ N Kombikraftwerk Gas 46.6 MW
60 km (37 mi) ← W Fränkenau Solar 5.9 MW
60 km (37 mi) ↖ NW Glesien Solar Power Plant Solar 4.2 MW
61 km (38 mi) ↖ NW Zwochau Solar Power Plant Solar 3.8 MW
61 km (38 mi) ↖ NW Wiesenena Solar Power Plant Solar 5.2 MW
62 km (39 mi) ← W Eckolst�dt Solar Power Plant Solar 8.5 MW
64 km (40 mi) ↖ NW Halle-Dieskau Solar 3.5 MW
64 km (40 mi) ↖ NW Schkopau power station Coal 900.0 MW
64 km (40 mi) ↖ NW Kabelsketal Solar 4.5 MW
64 km (40 mi) ↙ SW HKW Jena Gas 182.0 MW
65 km (40 mi) ↖ NW Sietzsch Solar Power Plant Solar 10.0 MW
65 km (40 mi) ↖ NW Sietzsch E Solar 9.5 MW
65 km (40 mi) ↖ NW Delitzsch - Ziehwerk Solar Power Plant Solar 1.8 MW
65 km (40 mi) ↖ NW Delitzsch Solar Power Plant Solar 32.1 MW
66 km (41 mi) ↖ NW Biomass Generator #17 Biomass 40.0 MW
66 km (41 mi) ↖ NW Delitzsch - Fabrikstra�e Solar Power Plant Solar 2.7 MW
67 km (41 mi) ↖ NW Halle Messe Solar 4.1 MW
71 km (44 mi) ↖ NW HKW Halle Trotha Gas 254.0 MW
71 km (44 mi) ↖ NW Hohenthurm Solar Power Plant Solar 4.3 MW
72 km (44 mi) ↖ NW Landsberg G1 Solar 6.7 MW
72 km (45 mi) ↖ NW Roitzsch - Enerparc Solar Power Plant Solar 10.0 MW
72 km (44 mi) ↖ NW Braschwitz Solar Power Plant Solar 8.0 MW
74 km (46 mi) ↖ NW Roitzsch - Capital Stage Solar Power Plant Solar 12.7 MW
75 km (47 mi) ↖ NW Oppin Solar Power Plant Solar 6.9 MW
75 km (46 mi) ← W Nemsdorf Solar Power Plant Solar 4.8 MW
76 km (47 mi) ↖ NW Glebitzsch Solar Power Plant Solar 3.9 MW
76 km (47 mi) ↖ NW Alte Kaserne Solar 10.0 MW
77 km (48 mi) ↖ NW Bitterfeld-Wolfen - GP Joule Solar Power Plant Solar 3.0 MW
77 km (47 mi) ↖ NW Zscherndorf Solar 8.5 MW
77 km (48 mi) ↖ NW Bitterfeld Microtech Solar 5.4 MW
77 km (48 mi) ↖ NW Sennewitz A Solar 6.0 MW
77 km (48 mi) ↖ NW Sennewitz B Solar 4.5 MW
77 km (48 mi) ↖ NW Solarpark Stedten Solar 28.34412 MW
78 km (49 mi) ↖ NW PD energy GmbH Waste 9.9 MW
78 km (48 mi) ↖ NW Teutschenthal Solar Power Plant Solar 7.1 MW
78 km (48 mi) ↖ NW GuD Bitterfeld Gas 106.0 MW
79 km (49 mi) ↖ NW Solarpark Amsdorf Solar 28.344 MW
79 km (49 mi) ↖ NW Greppin Solar 8.0 MW
80 km (50 mi) ↖ NW Grubenheizkraftwerk Coal 49.0 MW
81 km (50 mi) ↖ NW Muldenstein Solar 11.2 MW
81 km (50 mi) ↖ NW Spitzenlastkraftwerk Wolfen Gas 40.0 MW
81 km (50 mi) ↖ NW R�dgen Solar Power Plant Solar 7.0 MW
82 km (51 mi) ← W Weimar - Hydrema Solar Power Plant Solar 1.0 MW
83 km (51 mi) ↖ NW Bitterfeld-Wolfen F1 Solar 9.6 MW
85 km (53 mi) ↖ NW M�sthinsdorf Solar Power Plant Solar 5.1 MW
86 km (53 mi) ↖ NW Lettewitz Solar Power Plant Solar 13.3 MW
87 km (54 mi) ↖ NW Golpa Solar 6.0 MW
87 km (54 mi) ← W Nohra A Solar 5.5 MW
87 km (54 mi) ↙ SW HKW Schwarza Gas 26.5 MW
88 km (54 mi) ← W Rothenschirmbach Solar Power Plant Solar 1.2 MW
88 km (55 mi) ↖ NW Gräfenhainichen II Solar 8.0 MW
89 km (55 mi) ← W Allstedt Solar Power Plant Solar 19.2 MW
89 km (55 mi) ↖ NW Gräfenhainichen I Solar 6.0 MW
94 km (58 mi) ← W Birkenhof Solar 5.2 MW
95 km (59 mi) ↖ NW Köthen Enerparc Solar 4.9 MW
95 km (59 mi) ← W Krughütte Solar 29.1 MW
95 km (59 mi) ↖ NW Köthen VI-IX Solar 17.1 MW
95 km (59 mi) ↖ NW Köthen Flugplatz Solar 14.8 MW
95 km (59 mi) ↖ NW K�then Solar Power Plant Solar 45.0 MW
95 km (59 mi) ↖ NW Köthen XI Solar 7.0 MW
96 km (59 mi) ← W Artern Solar Power Plant Solar 4.9 MW
97 km (60 mi) ← W Voigstedt Solar Power Plant Solar 3.7 MW
97 km (60 mi) ↖ NW Helbra Solar 11.5 MW
98 km (61 mi) ↖ NW Oranienbaum Solar 8.2 MW
99 km (61 mi) ↖ NW Apfelborn Solar Power Plant Solar 2.0 MW
99 km (62 mi) ← W Edersleben A Solar 10.0 MW
99 km (62 mi) ↖ NW P&L Werk Könnern Coal 20.3 MW
100 km (62 mi) ← W Oberr�blingen Solar Power Plant Solar 8.1 MW
101 km (62 mi) ↖ NW Chörau A Solar 4.0 MW
101 km (62 mi) ↖ NW Dessau power station Coal 49.0 MW
102 km (63 mi) ← W Sangerhausen Solar Power Plant Solar 1.0 MW
102 km (63 mi) ↖ NW Vockerode Solar Power Plant Solar 9.6 MW
104 km (65 mi) ↖ NW Großörner Solar 7.0 MW
104 km (64 mi) ↑ N Biomasseheizkraftwerk Piesteritz Biomass 18.1 MW
106 km (66 mi) ↖ NW Coswig Solar 4.0 MW
106 km (66 mi) ↖ NW Wulfen Solar Power Plant Solar 2.7 MW
107 km (66 mi) ↖ NW Walbeck Solar Power Plant Solar 2.5 MW
109 km (68 mi) ↖ NW Industriekraftwerk Bernburg (IKB) Gas 66.0 MW
109 km (67 mi) ↖ NW Bernburg A Solar 6.0 MW
109 km (68 mi) ↖ NW ILK-EKT Other 14.0 MW
110 km (68 mi) ↖ NW Dampfturbinenanlage der EBS-Kessel Waste 35.0 MW
111 km (69 mi) ↖ NW Bernburg Solar Power Plant Solar 10.0 MW
117 km (73 mi) ↖ NW Hohenerxleben Solar Power Plant Solar 1.3 MW
120 km (74 mi) ↖ NW Biomass Generator #16 Biomass 10.2 MW
120 km (75 mi) ↖ NW Calbe 2 Solar Power Plant Solar 4.3 MW
121 km (75 mi) ↖ NW Zerbst III-V Solar 24.9 MW
121 km (75 mi) ↖ NW Zerbst Solar 37.8 MW
121 km (75 mi) ↖ NW Zerbst Solar Power Plant Solar 12.0 MW
121 km (75 mi) ↖ NW Sta�furt 1 Solar Power Plant Solar 5.0 MW
121 km (75 mi) ↖ NW Zerbst I Solar 9.0 MW
122 km (76 mi) ↖ NW GuD-Ikw Staßfurt Gas 132.0 MW
122 km (76 mi) ↖ NW REMONDIS Thermische Abfallverwertung GmbH Waste 24.0 MW
122 km (76 mi) ↖ NW Sta�furt 2 Solar Power Plant Solar 2.5 MW
124 km (77 mi) ↖ NW KWK-Anlage Barby Gas 18.0 MW
129 km (80 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 2.3 earthquake that struck 5 km SSE of Nobitz, Germany on February 21, 1998 16:49:08. 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 2.3 Earthquake Struck 5 km SSE of Nobitz, Germany on February 21, 1998 16:49:08
Date and Time
1998-02-21 16:49:08 (UTC)
Magnitude
2.3 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
5.0 km
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