Magnitude 3.5 Earthquake Struck 3 km SE of Tessin, Germany on July 21, 2001 16:35:59

Last Updated: 2014-11-07 01:13:19

On July 21, 2001 16:35:59 an earthquake with magnitude of 3.5 on the richter scale hit 3 km SE of Tessin, Germany. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 10.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude 12.500° and latitude 54.000°. According to documented reports people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on July 21, 2001 16:35:59 had a magnitude of 3.5 on the richter scale. Which is considered to be a minor earthquake and is often felt but causes little to no damage.

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

Are shallow earthquakes more destructive?

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

The nearest significant population center is Tessin in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany, located 3 kilometers or 2 miles ↖ NW of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Wardow (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany) located 9 km (6 mi) ↓ S and Laage (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany) located 12 km (8 mi) ↙ SW of the epicenter.

In total, we found 119 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.

Distance Direction City State Country
3 km (2 mi) ↖ NW Tessin Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
9 km (6 mi) ↓ S Wardow Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
12 km (8 mi) ↙ SW Laage Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
15 km (9 mi) ↘ SE Jördenstorf Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (11 mi) ← W Broderstorf Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (11 mi) ← W Dummerstorf Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (11 mi) ↑ N Marlow Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
20 km (12 mi) ← W Roggentin Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
20 km (12 mi) ← W Kavelstorf Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) ← W Bentwisch Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) ← W Dierkow-Neu Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) ← W Papendorf Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (16 mi) ↖ NW Rövershagen Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (15 mi) ↘ SE Teterow Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (15 mi) ← W Dierkow-West Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (16 mi) ↖ NW Gelbensande Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (15 mi) ↓ S Wattmannshagen Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (15 mi) ← W Mönchhagen Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (15 mi) ← W Rostock Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) ← W Nienhagen Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) ↙ SW Schwaan Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (16 mi) ↖ NW Ribnitz-Damgarten Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (17 mi) ↓ S Lalendorf Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (17 mi) ↓ S Groß Wokern Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ↘ SE Pampow Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (18 mi) ↑ N Trinwillershagen Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ← W Kritzmow Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (18 mi) ↙ SW Ziesendorf Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) ← W Stäbelow Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) ↓ S Güstrow Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) ↓ S Mühl Rosin Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) ↖ NW Seeheilbad Graal-Müritz Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) ← W Lambrechtshagen Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) ← W Warnemünde Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (21 mi) ↖ NW Ostseebad Dierhagen Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ↖ NW Saal Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (21 mi) ← W Bartenshagen-Parkentin Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (22 mi) ← W Admannshagen-Bargeshagen Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ← W Elmenhorst Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ↙ SW Bützow Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↙ SW Jürgenshagen Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↙ SW Tarnow Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (25 mi) ← W Retschow Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (25 mi) ← W Börgerende-Rethwisch Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (24 mi) ↙ SW Satow-Oberhagen Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (25 mi) ← W Bad Doberan Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (25 mi) ↓ S Krakow am See Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (25 mi) ↙ SW Bernitt Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ↑ N Born Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (29 mi) ← W Kröpelin Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ↙ SW Warnow Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ↘ SE Grabowhöfe Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) ↑ N Ostseebad Prerow Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↓ S Dobbertin Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (31 mi) ← W Ostseebad Kühlungsborn Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (31 mi) ↙ SW Lüdersdorf Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ↙ SW Gägelow Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ← W Biendorf Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) ↓ S Goldberg Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↙ SW Sternberg Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↙ SW Dabel Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ← W Bastorf Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ← W Neubukow Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↙ SW Neukloster Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (35 mi) ↙ SW Warin Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↘ SE Klink Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↓ S Malchow Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (36 mi) ↙ SW Brüel Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (37 mi) ↙ SW Zurow Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (37 mi) ↙ SW Sellin Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↓ S Plau am See Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↙ SW Demen Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↙ SW Blowatz Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (39 mi) ↙ SW Hornstorf Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↙ SW Lübow Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (41 mi) ↓ S Lübz Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↙ SW Wismar Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (43 mi) ↙ SW Mecklenburg Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↙ SW Retgendorf Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (44 mi) ↙ SW Bad Kleinen Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↙ SW Crivitz Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↓ S Domsühl Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (47 mi) ↙ SW Leezen Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↙ SW Pinnow Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (48 mi) ↙ SW Bobitz Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (48 mi) ↙ SW Lübstorf Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (48 mi) ↙ SW Seehof Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (48 mi) ↙ SW Gramkow Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
78 km (49 mi) ↙ SW Raben Steinfeld Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↙ SW Sukow Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↙ SW Werdervorstadt Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↙ SW Schelfstadt Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↙ SW Alt Meteln Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↙ SW Lewenberg Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (51 mi) ↙ SW Paulsstadt Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (51 mi) ↙ SW Altstadt Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (51 mi) ↙ SW Schwerin Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (50 mi) ↙ SW Plate Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (52 mi) ↙ SW Lankow Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (51 mi) ↙ SW Banzkow Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (51 mi) ↙ SW Weststadt Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (51 mi) ↙ SW Feldstadt Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
84 km (52 mi) ↙ SW Neumühle Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
85 km (53 mi) ↙ SW Mirow Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (53 mi) ↙ SW Mühlen Eichsen Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
87 km (54 mi) ↙ SW Klein Rogahn Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
87 km (54 mi) ↙ SW Wittenförden Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
91 km (56 mi) ↙ SW Stralendorf Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
91 km (57 mi) ↙ SW Sülstorf Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
92 km (57 mi) ↙ SW Rastow Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 🇩🇪 Germany
94 km (58 mi) ↖ NW Nykøbing Falster Region Zealand 🇩🇰 Denmark
95 km (59 mi) ↖ NW Sundby Region Zealand 🇩🇰 Denmark
95 km (59 mi) ↖ NW Guldborgsund Kommune Region Zealand 🇩🇰 Denmark
103 km (64 mi) ↖ NW Holeby Region Zealand 🇩🇰 Denmark
104 km (64 mi) ↖ NW Rødbyhavn Region Zealand 🇩🇰 Denmark
105 km (65 mi) ↖ NW Rødby Region Zealand 🇩🇰 Denmark
105 km (65 mi) ↖ NW Sakskøbing Region Zealand 🇩🇰 Denmark
107 km (67 mi) ↖ NW Maribo Region Zealand 🇩🇰 Denmark
118 km (73 mi) ↖ NW Lolland Kommune Region Zealand 🇩🇰 Denmark

Nearby Power Plants

We found a total 30 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) ← W Cammin Solar 8.0 MW
22 km (14 mi) ↓ S Groß Roge C1 Solar 9.3 MW
27 km (17 mi) ↑ N Ribnitz Solar Power Plant Solar 2.6 MW
28 km (17 mi) ↓ S Güstrow Wirsol Solar 32.0 MW
28 km (17 mi) ← W EBS-HKW Rostock Waste 17.0 MW
28 km (17 mi) ← W Rostock power station Coal 514.0 MW
29 km (18 mi) ↖ NW P�tnitz Solar Power Plant Solar 18.8 MW
30 km (19 mi) ← W GuD Marienehe Gas 108.0 MW
30 km (18 mi) ↙ SW Güstrow Enerparc Solar 4.1 MW
36 km (22 mi) ← W Rostock Solar Power Plant Solar 6.2 MW
42 km (26 mi) ↓ S Hohen Wangelin A Solar 13.0 MW
47 km (29 mi) ↙ SW Solarpark Baumgarten Solar 11.30404 MW
50 km (31 mi) ↘ SE Jabel Solar 17.3 MW
61 km (38 mi) ↙ SW Krassow Solar Power Plant Solar 8.5 MW
67 km (41 mi) ↙ SW Wismar Solar Power Plant Solar 8.6 MW
71 km (44 mi) ↙ SW Gro� Stieten Solar Power Plant Solar 6.9 MW
75 km (46 mi) ↓ S Domsühl A Solar 9.0 MW
76 km (47 mi) ↓ S Möderitz A Solar 7.0 MW
78 km (48 mi) ↙ SW Sukow Solar 10.2 MW
78 km (48 mi) ↖ NW Roedsand 1 Wind 165.6 MW
83 km (51 mi) ↙ SW HKW Schwerin Lankow Gas 23.0 MW
85 km (53 mi) ↙ SW Sülte A Solar 12.0 MW
85 km (52 mi) ← W Roedsand 2 Wind 207.0 MW
86 km (53 mi) ↙ SW HKW Schwerin Süd Gas 44.9 MW
88 km (55 mi) ↙ SW Lübesse A Solar 7.0 MW
89 km (55 mi) ↙ SW Sülte Solar 9.8 MW
92 km (57 mi) ↙ SW Rastow B1 Solar 6.0 MW
97 km (60 mi) ↖ NW Falster Solar 10.0 MW
98 km (61 mi) ↙ SW Bandenitz Solar Power Plant Solar 6.0 MW
112 km (69 mi) ↖ NW Langelinje Solar 10.0 MW

Power Plants & Risks During Earthquakes

We found 5 types of power plants in the vecinity of the magnitude 3.5 earthquake that struck 3 km SE of Tessin, Germany on July 21, 2001 16:35:59. These types were Coal power plants, Gas power plants, Wind power plants, Waste power plants, Solar 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.

Data Information

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

Data Sources

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

Disclaimer

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

Magnitude 3.5 Earthquake Struck 3 km SE of Tessin, Germany on July 21, 2001 16:35:59
Date and Time
2001-07-21 16:35:59 (UTC)
Magnitude
3.5 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
10.0 km
Reports
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