Magnitude 2.2 Earthquake Struck 2 km ENE of Brehme, Germany on February 25, 2001 18:00:53

Last Updated: 2014-11-07 01:12:11

On February 25, 2001 18:00:53 an earthquake with magnitude of 2.2 on the richter scale hit 2 km ENE of Brehme, Germany. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 1.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude 10.400° and latitude 51.500°. 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, 2001 18:00:53 had a magnitude of 2.2 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 Brehme in Thuringia, Germany, located 2 kilometers or 1 miles ↙ SW of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Bischofferode (Thuringia, Germany) located 3 km (1 mi) → E and Weißenborn-Lüderode (Thuringia, Germany) located 3 km (2 mi) ↑ N of the epicenter.

In total, we found 305 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.

Distance Direction City State Country
2 km (1 mi) ↙ SW Brehme Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
3 km (1 mi) → E Bischofferode Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
3 km (2 mi) ↑ N Weißenborn-Lüderode Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
6 km (3 mi) → E Großbodungen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
9 km (6 mi) ↓ S Kirchworbis Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
9 km (5 mi) ↓ S Worbis Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
9 km (6 mi) ← W Duderstadt Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
9 km (6 mi) ↘ SE Breitenworbis Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
9 km (6 mi) ↙ SW Teistungen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
10 km (6 mi) ↙ SW Hundeshagen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
11 km (7 mi) ↖ NW Rhumspringe Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
11 km (6 mi) ↓ S Gernrode Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
12 km (7 mi) ↙ SW Berlingerode Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
12 km (7 mi) ← W Obernfeld Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
13 km (8 mi) → E Bleicherode Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
13 km (8 mi) ↓ S Leinefelde-Worbis Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
14 km (8 mi) ↘ SE Niederorschel Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
15 km (9 mi) ↗ NE Bad Sachsa Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
15 km (9 mi) ↑ N Bad Lauterberg im Harz Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
16 km (10 mi) ↘ SE Deuna Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
16 km (10 mi) ↓ S Wingerode Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (10 mi) ↗ NE Walkenried Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (10 mi) → E Wipperdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (10 mi) ← W Seulingen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (10 mi) ← W Gieboldehausen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (11 mi) ↖ NW Herzberg am Harz Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
18 km (11 mi) ← W Seeburg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
19 km (12 mi) ↑ N Wieda Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
20 km (12 mi) ↖ NW Hattorf Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
20 km (12 mi) ↖ NW Hörden Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
20 km (12 mi) ↗ NE Ellrich Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
20 km (12 mi) → E Kleinwenden Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) ← W Landolfshausen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) ← W Krebeck Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) ↓ S Dingelstädt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) ↗ NE Zorge Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) ↓ S Geisleden Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) ← W Ebergötzen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (13 mi) ↘ SE Sollstedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (13 mi) ← W Bilshausen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (14 mi) ↙ SW Heilbad Heiligenstadt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) ↖ NW Wulften Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) ↑ N Sankt Andreasberg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) ← W Waake Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) ↘ SE Menteroda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) → E Wolkramshausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (16 mi) ↗ NE Niedersachswerfen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) ↓ S Anrode Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) → E Kleinfurra Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) ↘ SE Urbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) ↓ S Küllstedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (16 mi) ↖ NW Osterode am Harz Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (17 mi) ↙ SW Uder Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (17 mi) ↗ NE Nordhausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (17 mi) ↓ S Büttstedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (17 mi) ↗ NE Ilfeld Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ↗ NE Benneckenstein Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ↘ SE Obermehler Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ↑ N Braunlage Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ← W Katlenburg-Lindau Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (19 mi) ↓ S Effelder Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (18 mi) ↓ S Großbartloff Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (19 mi) → E Uthleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) → E Schernberg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) ↖ NW Badenhausen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) ↖ NW Eisdorf am Harz Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) ↘ SE Körner Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) ← W Göttingen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) ↙ SW Arenshausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) ↘ SE Mühlhausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) ↑ N Altenau Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) ↘ SE Schlotheim Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) → E Heringen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) ↙ SW Gemeinde Friedland Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (21 mi) ↓ S Geismar Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) ↘ SE Ebeleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ↖ NW Windhausen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ← W Rosdorf Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ← W Bovenden Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ↙ SW Friedland Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ↖ NW Clausthal-Zellerfeld Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (21 mi) ← W Nörten-Hardenberg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (22 mi) ← W Northeim Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (22 mi) → E Sondershausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↓ S Katharinenberg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↖ NW Bad Grund Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↖ NW Gittelde Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) → E Görsbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ↗ NE Rottleberode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ↖ NW Wildemann Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ↗ NE Hasselfelde Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ← W Hillerse Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ↘ SE Niederdorla Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ↘ SE Oberdorla Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) → E Auleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ↓ S Heyerode Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (23 mi) ↘ SE Seebach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (24 mi) ↙ SW Bad Sooden-Allendorf Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (24 mi) ↓ S Wanfried Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (24 mi) ↘ SE Langula Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↗ NE Stolberg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↘ SE Altengottern Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↘ SE Freienbessingen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (25 mi) ↘ SE Großengottern Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (24 mi) ↗ NE Uftrungen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (25 mi) ↑ N Elbingerode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (26 mi) ↓ S Treffurt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (26 mi) ↖ NW Kalefeld Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (25 mi) → E Großenehrich Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (25 mi) ↙ SW Witzenhausen Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (26 mi) ↗ NE Rübeland Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ← W Moringen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) → E Berga Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ↓ S Eschwege Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (27 mi) ↑ N Bad Harzburg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ↘ SE Schönstedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ↑ N Goslar Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ↑ N Darlingerode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ↑ N Wernigerode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (27 mi) → E Kelbra Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ↑ N Drübeck Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ↑ N Ilsenburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ↗ NE Hüttenrode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (29 mi) → E Roßla Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (29 mi) ↘ SE Bad Langensalza Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (28 mi) ↖ NW Seesen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) → E Clingen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ↓ S Mihla Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ↗ NE Friedrichsbrunn Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) → E Greußen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ↖ NW Langelsheim Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ↖ NW Bad Gandersheim Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (29 mi) ↑ N Stapelburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) ↖ NW Kreiensen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) ↘ SE Bad Tennstedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (31 mi) → E Bennungen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↓ S Ifta Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↓ S Creuzburg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↑ N Veckenstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↗ NE Blankenburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (31 mi) → E Bad Frankenhausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (32 mi) ↗ NE Timmenrode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (32 mi) ↑ N Vienenburg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (31 mi) → E Gangloffsömmern Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (31 mi) ← W Einbeck Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ↑ N Wasserleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ↘ SE Herbsleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ↗ NE Thale Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) ↑ N Langeln Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) ↓ S Waldkappel Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) ↗ NE Harzgerode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↑ N Derenburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (34 mi) → E Kindelbrück Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (34 mi) ↗ NE Neinstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (34 mi) → E Straußfurt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↘ SE Döllstädt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↓ S Krauthausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↑ N Heudeber Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↗ NE Bad Suderode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↗ NE Weddersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↖ NW Lutter am Barenberge Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (35 mi) ↗ NE Langenstein Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (35 mi) ↗ NE Gernrode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (35 mi) ↘ SE Gebesee Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (35 mi) ↑ N Osterwieck Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (34 mi) → E Wallhausen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (35 mi) ↗ NE Westerhausen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (35 mi) ↘ SE Dachwig Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↖ NW Lamspringe Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↓ S Herleshausen Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) → E Weißensee Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↓ S Sontra Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (36 mi) ↘ SE Sonneborn Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) → E Kannawurf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) → E Oldisleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↘ SE Haina Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↗ NE Rieder Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↓ S Lauchröden Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) → E Ringleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↑ N Schladen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↑ N Liebenburg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↓ S Eisenach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↖ NW Freden Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↖ NW Alt Wallmoden Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (37 mi) ↖ NW Bockenem Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (36 mi) ↑ N Ströbeck Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↗ NE Quedlinburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) → E Heldrungen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↘ SE Haßleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↘ SE Bufleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↘ SE Walschleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↑ N Hornburg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Molschleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Witterda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (39 mi) ↘ SE Elxleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (39 mi) ↓ S Nentershausen Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) → E Sömmerda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Mechterstädt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↗ NE Ballenstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (39 mi) ↑ N Huy-Neinstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Riethnordhausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↗ NE Halberstadt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↗ NE Harsleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↓ S Gerstungen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↓ S Cornberg Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (39 mi) ↘ SE Friemar Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (39 mi) ↖ NW Sehlem Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (39 mi) ↖ NW Adenstedt Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) ↘ SE Gotha Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) ↓ S Thal Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↘ SE Hörselgau Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) → E Großrudestedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↗ NE Ditfurt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↓ S Marksuhl Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (41 mi) ↓ S Ruhla Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (42 mi) ↘ SE Waltershausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (42 mi) → E Schloßvippach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↗ NE Wegeleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) → E Kölleda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↗ NE Groß Quenstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (42 mi) ↓ S Dippach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↘ SE Grabsleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↘ SE Tabarz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↓ S Dankmarshausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (43 mi) ↘ SE Seebergen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (44 mi) ↓ S Ronshausen Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (45 mi) ↘ SE Erfurt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (44 mi) ↘ SE Friedrichroda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (44 mi) ↑ N Schwanebeck Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (44 mi) ↘ SE Ernstroda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↘ SE Wandersleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↓ S Heringen Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↘ SE Neudietendorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↘ SE Apfelstädt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↗ NE Gröningen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↓ S Steinbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↘ SE Ingersleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (46 mi) ↓ S Schweina Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (46 mi) ↘ SE Finsterbergen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (46 mi) ↓ S Tiefenort Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (46 mi) ↘ SE Brotterode Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) → E Berlstedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↘ SE Georgenthal Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↓ S Bad Liebenstein Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (47 mi) ↓ S Bad Salzungen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (48 mi) ↓ S Leimbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (47 mi) ↓ S Dorndorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (48 mi) ↓ S Friedewald Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (48 mi) → E Niederzimmern Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
78 km (48 mi) ↘ SE Pappenheim Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
78 km (48 mi) ↓ S Philippsthal Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
78 km (48 mi) ↘ SE Gräfenhain Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↓ S Vacha Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↓ S Immelborn Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↘ SE Ichtershausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↘ SE Trusetal Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↘ SE Mönchenholzhausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (49 mi) ↘ SE Tambach-Dietharz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (50 mi) ↘ SE Kirchheim Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↓ S Stadtlengsfeld Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↘ SE Wölfis Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↓ S Völkershausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↓ S Unterbreizbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (50 mi) ↑ N Oschersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (50 mi) ↓ S Breitungen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (51 mi) ↘ SE Arnstadt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (51 mi) ↘ SE Klettbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (51 mi) ↘ SE Luisenthal Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
84 km (52 mi) ↘ SE Crawinkel Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
85 km (52 mi) ↓ S Fambach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
85 km (52 mi) ↓ S Schenklengsfeld Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (53 mi) ↓ S Wernshausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (53 mi) ↘ SE Schmalkalden Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
87 km (54 mi) ↘ SE Plaue Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
88 km (54 mi) ↘ SE Gräfenroda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
88 km (54 mi) ↓ S Buttlar Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
89 km (55 mi) ↓ S Schwallungen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
89 km (55 mi) ↓ S Dermbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
90 km (56 mi) ↘ SE Kranichfeld Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
90 km (56 mi) ↘ SE Breitenbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
90 km (56 mi) ↘ SE Geschwenda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
90 km (55 mi) ↘ SE Steinbach-Hallenberg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
91 km (56 mi) ↘ SE Behringen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
91 km (56 mi) ↘ SE Oberhof Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
92 km (57 mi) ↓ S Geisa Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
92 km (57 mi) ↘ SE Barchfeld Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
92 km (57 mi) ↘ SE Geraberg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
93 km (58 mi) ↘ SE Elgersburg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
93 km (58 mi) ↓ S Rasdorf Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
93 km (58 mi) ↘ SE Stadtilm Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
93 km (58 mi) ↘ SE Viernau Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
93 km (58 mi) ↓ S Schleid Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
93 km (57 mi) ↓ S Wasungen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
95 km (59 mi) ↘ SE Zella-Mehlis Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
95 km (59 mi) ↘ SE Benshausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
97 km (60 mi) ↘ SE Ilmenau Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
98 km (61 mi) ↓ S Kaltennordheim Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
98 km (60 mi) ↘ SE Neuhaus Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
98 km (61 mi) ↓ S Tann Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
100 km (62 mi) ↘ SE Langewiesen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
101 km (63 mi) ↘ SE Stützerbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
103 km (64 mi) ↘ SE Gehren Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
104 km (65 mi) ↘ SE Rottenbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
105 km (65 mi) ↘ SE Königsee Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
110 km (68 mi) ↘ SE Sitzendorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany

Nearby Power Plants

We found a total 42 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
1 km (0 mi) ↘ SE Biomassekraftwerk Bischofferode Biomass 18.1 MW
1 km (0 mi) ↘ SE Biomass Generator #22 Biomass 53.5 MW
13 km (8 mi) ↓ S Leinefelde-Worbis Solar 8.0 MW
18 km (11 mi) ↖ NW Natural Gas Turbine #2 Gas 19.5 MW
27 km (17 mi) ↗ NE Ilfeld Solar Power Plant Solar 5.6 MW
29 km (18 mi) → E Nordhausen Solar Power Plant Solar 3.0 MW
30 km (18 mi) ↘ SE M�hlhausen Solar Power Plant Solar 4.4 MW
32 km (20 mi) ← W HKW Göttingen Gas 18.8 MW
33 km (20 mi) → E Sondershausen E1 Solar 4.1 MW
35 km (22 mi) ← W Nörten-Hardenberg B1 Solar 10.0 MW
41 km (25 mi) ↘ SE Gro�engottern Solar Power Plant Solar 2.1 MW
43 km (27 mi) → E Berga Solar 12.0 MW
44 km (27 mi) → E Göllingen Solar 5.4 MW
44 km (27 mi) ↗ NE Wendefurth Hydro 79.7 MW
45 km (28 mi) → E Ro�la Solar Power Plant Solar 6.0 MW
55 km (34 mi) ↓ S Eisenach Solar Power Plant Solar 3.3 MW
55 km (34 mi) ↘ SE Hörselberg-Hainich Solar 4.5 MW
55 km (34 mi) ↖ NW Erzhausen Hydro 220.0 MW
56 km (35 mi) → E Wallhausen Solar Power Plant Solar 5.4 MW
58 km (36 mi) ↓ S HKW Wiesengrund Gas 22.1 MW
59 km (37 mi) ↓ S Sontra Solar Power Plant Solar 1.1 MW
59 km (36 mi) → E Riethnordhausen Solar Power Plant Solar 7.3 MW
60 km (37 mi) ↘ SE Bienstädt Solar 3.9 MW
60 km (37 mi) ↗ NE Halberstadt I Solar 18.2 MW
63 km (39 mi) ↓ S Gerstungen Solar Power Plant Solar 3.8 MW
64 km (40 mi) ↗ NE Halberstadt Solar Power Plant Solar 3.8 MW
65 km (40 mi) ↘ SE Gotha Solar Power Plant Solar 11.8 MW
69 km (42 mi) ↘ SE Grabsleben Solar Power Plant Solar 2.2 MW
72 km (45 mi) ↓ S Wintershall Gas 109.5 MW
72 km (44 mi) ↘ SE HKW Erfurt-Ost Gas 109.1 MW
73 km (45 mi) ↘ SE Hohenkirchen Solar 5.1 MW
74 km (46 mi) ↘ SE Neudietendorf Solar 5.7 MW
78 km (48 mi) ↓ S HKW Bad Salzungen Gas 9.7 MW
79 km (49 mi) ↓ S Dietlas Werke Solar 4.9 MW
80 km (49 mi) ↓ S Breitungen Solar Power Plant Solar 3.6 MW
81 km (50 mi) ↓ S Unterbreizbach Gas 33.6 MW
81 km (50 mi) ↓ S Hattorf Gas 52.3 MW
83 km (51 mi) → E Nohra Solar 4.5 MW
83 km (51 mi) ↘ SE Klettbach Solar Power Plant Solar 1.9 MW
94 km (58 mi) ↘ SE Viernau Solar Power Plant Solar 1.6 MW
97 km (60 mi) ↘ SE Restabfallbehandlungsanlage Waste 11.2 MW
98 km (61 mi) ↘ SE HKW Bohrhügel Gas 13.5 MW

Power Plants & Risks During Earthquakes

We found 5 types of power plants in the vecinity of the magnitude 2.2 earthquake that struck 2 km ENE of Brehme, Germany on February 25, 2001 18:00:53. These types were Gas power plants, Hydro power plants, Waste power plants, Solar power plants, Biomass power plants, below you find information how each type of power plant can pose a risk to you as a person or the ecosytem around you.

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

Hydropower

Hydropower plants are generally considered as safe in many aspects, but when it comes to severe earthquakes they pose a substantial risk that can manifest in the form of dam faliours, landslides and grave impacts on surrounding ecosystems.

Dam Failure

The most significant risk is the potential failure of the dam that holds the water reservoir. Severe ground shaking can damage or breach the dam, leading to downstream flooding and as a result endangering people and wildlife living downstream. Such an event can also have severe impact on key infrastructure that cascades through society.

Landslides

Earthquakes can trigger landslides in the areas surrounding hydropower plants, potentially damaging infrastructure and causing harm to nearby communities.

Damage to Aquatic Ecosystems

Both landslide and dam failures can have a severe impact on upstream and downstream aquatic wildlife, ecosystem and groundwater, resulting in longterm risks for people and industires living and operating in areas near the water supply.

To mitigate these risks, engineering and construction standards for hydropower plants often include earthquake-resistant designs. These designs incorporate measures such as flexible foundations, strengthened dam structures, and advanced monitoring systems to detect early signs of stress. Additionally, emergency plans and evacuation procedures should be in place to protect personnel and downstream communities in the event of a severe earthquake.

Gas Power

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

Gas Leaks and Fires

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

Impact on Air Quality

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

Environmental Impact

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

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

Solar Power

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

Environmental Impact

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

Fire Risk

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

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

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 2.2 Earthquake Struck 2 km ENE of Brehme, Germany on February 25, 2001 18:00:53
Date and Time
2001-02-25 18:00:53 (UTC)
Magnitude
2.2 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
1.0 km
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