Magnitude 1.6 Earthquake Struck 1 km W of Neuensalz, Germany on September 15, 2001 03:36:20

Last Updated: 2014-11-07 01:13:48

On September 15, 2001 03:36:20 an earthquake with magnitude of 1.6 on the richter scale hit 1 km W of Neuensalz, Germany. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 10.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude 12.200° and latitude 50.500°. According to documented reports people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on September 15, 2001 03:36:20 had a magnitude of 1.6 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 Neuensalz in Saxony, Germany, located 1 kilometers or 0 miles ↗ NE of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Theuma (Saxony, Germany) located 3 km (2 mi) ↘ SE and Plauen (Saxony, Germany) located 4 km (2 mi) ↙ SW of the epicenter.

In total, we found 337 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.

Distance Direction City State Country
1 km (0 mi) ↗ NE Neuensalz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
3 km (2 mi) ↘ SE Theuma Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
4 km (2 mi) ↙ SW Plauen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
6 km (3 mi) → E Bergen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
8 km (5 mi) ↘ SE Tirpersdorf Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
8 km (5 mi) ↗ NE Treuen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
9 km (6 mi) ↓ S Oelsnitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
9 km (6 mi) ↑ N Limbach Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
9 km (6 mi) ← W Syrau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
10 km (6 mi) → E Werda Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
10 km (6 mi) → E Neustadt Vogtland Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
10 km (6 mi) ↙ SW Weischlitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
12 km (7 mi) → E Grünbach Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
12 km (7 mi) ← W Mehltheuer Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
12 km (7 mi) ↖ NW Elsterberg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
12 km (7 mi) → E Falkenstein Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
13 km (8 mi) ↑ N Reuth Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
13 km (8 mi) ↓ S Bösenbrunn Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
13 km (8 mi) ↑ N Netzschkau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
13 km (8 mi) → E Ellefeld Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
13 km (8 mi) ↑ N Mylau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
13 km (8 mi) ↗ NE Lengenfeld Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
14 km (9 mi) ↘ SE Pöhl Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
14 km (8 mi) ↗ NE Auerbach Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
15 km (9 mi) ↑ N Reichenbach/Vogtland Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
15 km (9 mi) ↗ NE Rodewisch Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
15 km (9 mi) ↘ SE Schöneck Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
15 km (9 mi) ↓ S Triebel Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
16 km (10 mi) ↓ S Eichigt Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
16 km (10 mi) ↗ NE Waldkirchen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
16 km (10 mi) → E Hammerbrücke Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
16 km (10 mi) ← W Pausa Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
19 km (12 mi) ← W Mühltroff Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
19 km (12 mi) → E Tannenbergsthal Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
20 km (12 mi) ↘ SE Adorf Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) ↓ S Hranice Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
22 km (14 mi) ↘ SE Zwota Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (14 mi) ↘ SE Markneukirchen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (14 mi) ↗ NE Schönheide Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (14 mi) ↗ NE Hirschfeld Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) ↘ SE Erlbach Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) ↙ SW Trogen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) ↗ NE Stützengrün Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) ↘ SE Bad Elster Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) → E Klingenthal Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (14 mi) ↙ SW Feilitzsch Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) ↓ S Gattendorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) ↙ SW Tanna Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) ↓ S Regnitzlosau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) ↙ SW Töpen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) ↗ NE Kirchberg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ← W Schleiz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) → E Eibenstock Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ↓ S Hof Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) → E Kraslice Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
29 km (18 mi) ↓ S Döhlau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (18 mi) ↓ S Rehau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (19 mi) ↓ S Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
30 km (19 mi) ↙ SW Köditz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) ↘ SE Luby Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
31 km (19 mi) ↗ NE Sosa Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) ↘ SE Bad Brambach Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) ↗ NE Schneeberg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) ↘ SE Plesná Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
32 km (20 mi) ↓ S Oberkotzau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) ↗ NE Zschorlau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) → E Rotava Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
34 km (21 mi) ↓ S Schönwald Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (22 mi) ↓ S Konradsreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↓ S Selb Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↓ S Schwarzenbach an der Saale Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↙ SW Leupoldsgrün Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ↙ SW Selbitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ↘ SE Oloví Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
38 km (23 mi) ↘ SE Hazlov Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
38 km (23 mi) ↘ SE Skalná Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
39 km (24 mi) ↙ SW Naila Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↙ SW Lichtenberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ← W Remptendorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (24 mi) ↙ SW Bad Lobenstein Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (25 mi) ↙ SW Schauenstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ↙ SW Bad Steben Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ↓ S Kirchenlamitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (26 mi) ↘ SE Habartov Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
43 km (26 mi) ↓ S Weißdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (27 mi) ↓ S Marktleuthen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (27 mi) ↘ SE Františkovy Lázně Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
44 km (27 mi) ↓ S Thierstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ↘ SE Lomnice Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
44 km (27 mi) ↘ SE Okres Sokolov Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
45 km (28 mi) ↓ S Münchberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ↘ SE Bukovany Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
45 km (27 mi) ↘ SE Hohenberg an der Eger Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (27 mi) ↓ S Höchstädt bei Thiersheim Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ↓ S Sparneck Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ↘ SE Svatava Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
45 km (28 mi) ↙ SW Helmbrechts Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (28 mi) ↙ SW Geroldsgrün Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (28 mi) ↘ SE Schirnding Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ↓ S Thiersheim Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ↙ SW Wurzbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ↘ SE Sokolov Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
48 km (30 mi) ↓ S Zell im Fichtelgebirge Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (29 mi) ↓ S Grub Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ↓ S Röslau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ↘ SE Kynšperk nad Ohří Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
48 km (30 mi) ↘ SE Cheb Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
48 km (30 mi) ↘ SE Dolní Rychnov Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
49 km (30 mi) ↓ S Arzberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) ↓ S Weißenstadt Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↘ SE Okres Cheb Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
50 km (31 mi) ↓ S Oberhaid Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↙ SW Nordhalben Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↘ SE Březová Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
53 km (33 mi) ↓ S Wunsiedel Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) ↓ S Stammbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (32 mi) ← W Leutenberg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (34 mi) ↙ SW Presseck Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↙ SW Marktleugast Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (34 mi) ↙ SW Steinbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↙ SW Grafengehaig Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ← W Kaulsdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↘ SE Waldsassen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↓ S Marktredwitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↓ S Gefrees Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↓ S Bad Alexandersbad Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↙ SW Kunreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (35 mi) ↓ S Tröstau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↙ SW Wallenfels Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↓ S Bischofsgrün Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↙ SW Steinwiesen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↙ SW Ludwigsstadt Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ← W Probstzella Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↙ SW Teuschnitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↓ S Waldershof Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (36 mi) ↓ S Marktschorgast Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (36 mi) ↓ S Pechbrunn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (36 mi) ↘ SE Dolní Žandov Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
59 km (37 mi) ↙ SW Kupferberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↓ S Nagel Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↓ S Fichtelberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↓ S Wirsberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↘ SE Neualbenreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (37 mi) ↘ SE Mitterteich Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↙ SW Rugendorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Leonberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↙ SW Stadtsteinach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Lázně Kynžvart Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
62 km (39 mi) ↓ S Bad Berneck im Fichtelgebirge Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↙ SW Wilhelmsthal Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↓ S Neuenmarkt Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↓ S Brand Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↓ S Warmensteinach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↓ S Mehlmeisel Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↙ SW Untersteinach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) ↙ SW Ködnitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (39 mi) ↓ S Fuchsmühl Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (39 mi) ↓ S Himmelkron Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) ↓ S Pullenreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) ↓ S Gesees Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (39 mi) ↙ SW Marktrodach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (39 mi) ↓ S Ebnath Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↓ S Goldkronach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↙ SW Pressig Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↓ S Neusorg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↓ S Wiesau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↙ SW Tettau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↓ S Trebgast Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (41 mi) ↓ S Reuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (42 mi) ↙ SW Kronach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↙ SW Stockheim Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↙ SW Weißenbrunn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↓ S Plößberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↓ S Harsdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (42 mi) ↓ S Friedenfels Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↙ SW Kulmbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↘ SE Mähring Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↓ S Kirchenpingarten Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↘ SE Tirschenreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (44 mi) ↓ S Immenreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (43 mi) ↓ S Kulmain Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↓ S Bindlach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↙ SW Kueps Oberfranken Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↓ S Kemnath Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↓ S Neudrossenfeld Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↙ SW Mainleus Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↘ SE Schwarzenbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↓ S Erbendorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↓ S Krummennaab Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (47 mi) ↓ S Bayreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (47 mi) ↓ S Speichersdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (46 mi) ↓ S Neunkirchen am Main Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↓ S Berg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↓ S Seybothenreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (48 mi) ↓ S Windischeschenbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (48 mi) ↙ SW Eckersdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (48 mi) ↙ SW Thurnau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
78 km (48 mi) ↘ SE Bärnau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
78 km (48 mi) ↓ S Emtmannsberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
78 km (48 mi) ↙ SW Burgkunstadt Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↙ SW Kasendorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↙ SW Altenkunstadt Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (50 mi) ↓ S Trabitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (51 mi) ↓ S Vorbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (51 mi) ↓ S Prebitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (51 mi) ↓ S Mistelgau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (51 mi) ↓ S Pressath Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (51 mi) ↘ SE Püchersreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (51 mi) ↓ S Speinshart Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (51 mi) ↓ S Creußen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
84 km (52 mi) ↘ SE Tachov Plzeň-jih 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
85 km (53 mi) ↘ SE Flossenbürg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
85 km (53 mi) ↘ SE Störnstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
85 km (53 mi) ↓ S Neustadt an der Waldnaab Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (53 mi) ↘ SE Floß Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (53 mi) ↓ S Glashütten Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (53 mi) ↓ S Parkstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (53 mi) ↙ SW Wonsees Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
89 km (55 mi) ↓ S Grafenwöhr Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
89 km (55 mi) ↙ SW Hollfeld Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
90 km (56 mi) ↓ S Kirchenthumbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
90 km (55 mi) ↘ SE Theisseil Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
90 km (55 mi) ↘ SE Georgenberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
91 km (56 mi) ↓ S Weiden Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
92 km (57 mi) ↘ SE Waldthurn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
94 km (58 mi) ↓ S Waischenfeld Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
94 km (58 mi) ↓ S Schirmitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
94 km (58 mi) ↓ S Mantel Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
95 km (59 mi) ↘ SE Pleystein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
95 km (59 mi) ↘ SE Bechtsrieth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
95 km (59 mi) ↓ S Pegnitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
96 km (60 mi) ↓ S Etzenricht Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
96 km (60 mi) ↓ S Weiherhammer Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
96 km (59 mi) ↓ S Pirk Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
96 km (59 mi) ↓ S Upper Franconia Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
97 km (60 mi) ↘ SE Vohenstrauß Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
97 km (60 mi) ↘ SE Irchenrieth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
97 km (60 mi) ↘ SE Waidhaus Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
98 km (61 mi) ↓ S Pottenstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
99 km (62 mi) ↓ S Freihung Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
100 km (62 mi) ↘ SE Leuchtenberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
101 km (63 mi) ↓ S Gößweinstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
101 km (63 mi) ↓ S Luhe-Wildenau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
101 km (63 mi) ↓ S Kohlberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
102 km (63 mi) ↘ SE Moosbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
102 km (63 mi) ↓ S Vilseck Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
104 km (64 mi) ↘ SE Eslarn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
106 km (66 mi) ↓ S Wernberg-Köblitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
106 km (66 mi) ↓ S Schnaittenbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
107 km (66 mi) ↓ S Obertrubach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
107 km (67 mi) ↓ S Hirschau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
107 km (66 mi) ↓ S Neuhaus an der Pegnitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
107 km (66 mi) ↓ S Königstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
108 km (67 mi) ↓ S Edelsfeld Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
108 km (67 mi) ↘ SE Trausnitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
108 km (67 mi) ↘ SE Tännesberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
111 km (69 mi) ↓ S Hartenstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
111 km (69 mi) ↓ S Egloffstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
111 km (69 mi) ↓ S Hahnbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
112 km (69 mi) ↓ S Pfreimd Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
112 km (70 mi) ↘ SE Schönsee Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
112 km (69 mi) ↓ S Hiltpoltstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
112 km (69 mi) ↓ S Upper Palatinate Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
113 km (70 mi) ↘ SE Teunz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
114 km (70 mi) ↓ S Freudenberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
115 km (71 mi) ↓ S Sulzbach-Rosenberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
115 km (72 mi) ↓ S Hirschbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
116 km (72 mi) ↘ SE Oberviechtach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
116 km (72 mi) ↓ S Etzelwang Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
116 km (72 mi) ↓ S Nabburg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
116 km (72 mi) ↓ S Vorra Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
117 km (73 mi) ↓ S Simmelsdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
117 km (72 mi) ↘ SE Niedermurach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
117 km (73 mi) ↓ S Weißenohe Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
117 km (73 mi) ↓ S Poppenricht Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
118 km (73 mi) ↓ S Kirchensittenbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
119 km (74 mi) ↓ S Amberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
119 km (74 mi) ↓ S Schmidgaden Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
120 km (74 mi) ↓ S Stulln Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
120 km (75 mi) ↘ SE Winklarn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
120 km (74 mi) ↓ S Weigendorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
121 km (75 mi) ↓ S Schnaittach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
121 km (75 mi) ↓ S Pommelsbrunn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
121 km (75 mi) ↘ SE Dieterskirchen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
121 km (75 mi) ↓ S Ammerthal Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
122 km (75 mi) ↓ S Kümmersbruck Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
122 km (76 mi) ↓ S Hersbruck Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
122 km (76 mi) ↓ S Illschwang Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
123 km (76 mi) ↘ SE Treffelstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
123 km (76 mi) ↓ S Happurg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
123 km (76 mi) ↘ SE Bach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
123 km (76 mi) ↓ S Schwarzenfeld Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
124 km (77 mi) ↓ S Reichenschwand Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
124 km (77 mi) ↓ S Ebermannsdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
125 km (77 mi) ↓ S Henfenfeld Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
125 km (77 mi) ↓ S Neunkirchen am Sand Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
125 km (77 mi) ↘ SE Schwarzhofen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
125 km (78 mi) ↘ SE Thanstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
126 km (78 mi) ↓ S Ottensoos Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
126 km (78 mi) ↓ S Breitenbrunn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
126 km (78 mi) ↓ S Ursensollen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
127 km (79 mi) ↘ SE Pettendorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
127 km (79 mi) ↓ S Lauf an der Pegnitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
127 km (79 mi) ↓ S Alfeld Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
127 km (79 mi) ↓ S Engelthal Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
128 km (80 mi) ↘ SE Neunburg vorm Wald Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
129 km (80 mi) ↓ S Offenhausen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
130 km (80 mi) ↓ S Ensdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
130 km (81 mi) ↘ SE Rötz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
130 km (81 mi) ↓ S Schwandorf in Bayern Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
131 km (81 mi) ↓ S Wackersdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
131 km (81 mi) ↘ SE Schönthal Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
131 km (81 mi) ↓ S Kastl Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
132 km (82 mi) ↓ S Rieden Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
132 km (82 mi) ↓ S Lauterhofen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
132 km (82 mi) ↓ S Leinburg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
135 km (84 mi) ↘ SE Neukirchen-Balbini Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
136 km (85 mi) ↘ SE Bodenwöhr Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
137 km (85 mi) ↓ S Hohenburg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
137 km (85 mi) ↓ S Altdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
138 km (85 mi) ↓ S Schmidmühlen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
139 km (86 mi) ↓ S Winkelhaid Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
139 km (86 mi) ↘ SE Bruck in der Oberpfalz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
139 km (86 mi) ↘ SE Stamsried Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
140 km (87 mi) ↘ SE Pemfling Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
140 km (87 mi) ↓ S Pilsach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
140 km (87 mi) ↓ S Brunn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
142 km (88 mi) ↓ S Teublitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
142 km (88 mi) ↓ S Burgthann Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
145 km (90 mi) ↓ S Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
145 km (90 mi) ↓ S Postbauer-Heng Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
145 km (90 mi) ↘ SE Cham Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
145 km (90 mi) ↓ S Velburg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
148 km (92 mi) ↓ S Pyrbaum Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
149 km (92 mi) ↓ S Deining Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
150 km (93 mi) ↓ S Sengenthal Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
150 km (93 mi) ↓ S Berngau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany

Nearby Power Plants

We found a total 31 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
21 km (13 mi) ↙ SW Trogen 1 Solar 10.0 MW
22 km (14 mi) ↓ S Gattendorf 3 Solar 6.5 MW
22 km (14 mi) ↓ S Gattendorf Solar 10.0 MW
23 km (14 mi) ↓ S Gattendorf 2 Solar 4.0 MW
29 km (18 mi) ← W Schleiz Solar Power Plant Solar 11.2 MW
31 km (19 mi) ↙ SW Köditz Solar 10.0 MW
34 km (21 mi) ← W Bleiloch Hydro 79.8 MW
35 km (21 mi) ↓ S Selb Solar 4.1 MW
38 km (23 mi) ↙ SW Biomass Generator #10 Biomass 12.9 MW
45 km (28 mi) ↓ S Münchberg Solar 6.8 MW
48 km (30 mi) ↘ SE Tisova power station Coal 296.0 MW
52 km (32 mi) ← W Hohenwarte Hydro 377.6 MW
54 km (33 mi) ↓ S Witzleshofen Solar 5.5 MW
57 km (35 mi) ↓ S Gefrees Solar 5.5 MW
61 km (38 mi) ↙ SW Untersteinach Solar Power Plant Solar 10.0 MW
68 km (42 mi) ↓ S Immenreuth Solar Power Plant Solar 5.8 MW
72 km (45 mi) ↓ S Neuenreuth Solar 6.3 MW
73 km (45 mi) ↓ S Haidenaab Solar Power Plant Solar 3.2 MW
80 km (50 mi) ↙ SW Zultenberg Solar 5.0 MW
92 km (57 mi) ↓ S Grafenwöhr Solar 16.0 MW
95 km (59 mi) ↘ SE Rozvadov 2 Solar Power Plant Solar 1.7 MW
96 km (59 mi) ↘ SE Rozvadov 1 Solar Power Plant Solar 2.3 MW
102 km (63 mi) ↓ S Vilseck Solar Power Plant Solar 10.0 MW
106 km (66 mi) ↘ SE Tännesberg Solar 4.6 MW
108 km (67 mi) ↘ SE Kraftwerksgruppe Pfreimd Hydro 127.0 MW
117 km (72 mi) ↘ SE Eckendorf Solar Power Plant Solar 1.6 MW
119 km (74 mi) ↓ S Stulln Solar 5.0 MW
132 km (82 mi) ↓ S Müllkraftwerk Schwandorf Waste 54.0 MW
145 km (90 mi) ↓ S Eichensee Solar 10.0 MW
146 km (90 mi) ↓ S P�lling Solar Power Plant Solar 2.6 MW
147 km (91 mi) ↓ S KWK Neumarkt Biomass 15.6 MW

Power Plants & Risks During Earthquakes

We found 5 types of power plants in the vecinity of the magnitude 1.6 earthquake that struck 1 km W of Neuensalz, Germany on September 15, 2001 03:36:20. These types were Biomass power plants, Coal power plants, Solar power plants, Waste power plants, Hydro 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.

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 1.6 Earthquake Struck 1 km W of Neuensalz, Germany on September 15, 2001 03:36:20
Date and Time
2001-09-15 03:36:20 (UTC)
Magnitude
1.6 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
10.0 km
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