Magnitude 3.0 Earthquake Struck 2 km NNW of Ibbenbüren, Germany on December 29, 2001 20:44:30

Last Updated: 2014-11-07 01:14:33

On December 29, 2001 20:44:30 an earthquake with magnitude of 3.0 on the richter scale hit 2 km NNW of Ibbenbüren, Germany. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 2.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude 7.700° and latitude 52.300°. According to documented reports people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on December 29, 2001 20:44:30 had a magnitude of 3.0 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 Ibbenbüren in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, located 2 kilometers or 1 miles ↘ SE of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Mettingen (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) located 5 km (3 mi) ↗ NE and Birgte (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) located 6 km (4 mi) ↓ S of the epicenter.

In total, we found 182 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.

Distance Direction City State Country
2 km (1 mi) ↘ SE Ibbenbüren North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
5 km (3 mi) ↗ NE Mettingen North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
6 km (4 mi) ↓ S Birgte North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
7 km (4 mi) ↑ N Recke North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
7 km (4 mi) ↙ SW Hörstel North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
11 km (7 mi) ↘ SE Tecklenburg North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
12 km (7 mi) ↗ NE Westerkappeln North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
13 km (8 mi) ← W Dreierwalde North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
14 km (9 mi) ↓ S Saerbeck North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
14 km (9 mi) → E Lotte North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
14 km (8 mi) ↖ NW Schapen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
15 km (9 mi) ↑ N Voltlage Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
16 km (10 mi) ↘ SE Lengerich North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (11 mi) ↙ SW Rheine North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (10 mi) ← W Spelle Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
18 km (11 mi) ↓ S Emsdetten North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
18 km (11 mi) ↘ SE Ladbergen North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
19 km (11 mi) → E Hasbergen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
20 km (12 mi) ↖ NW Beesten Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (13 mi) ↗ NE Bramsche Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (13 mi) ↑ N Merzen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (13 mi) → E Hagen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (13 mi) ↗ NE Wallenhorst Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) ↙ SW Neuenkirchen North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) ← W Lünne Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) → E Osnabrück Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) ↖ NW Freren Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) ↖ NW Messingen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) ↖ NW Fürstenau Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (14 mi) ← W Salzbergen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (14 mi) ↓ S Greven North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (16 mi) → E Georgsmarienhütte Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (15 mi) → E Lienen North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) ↖ NW Thuine Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (17 mi) ↑ N Alfhausen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (17 mi) ↙ SW Wettringen North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) → E Bad Iburg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ↓ S Nordwalde North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ↙ SW Steinfurt North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ← W Emsbüren Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ↗ NE Belm Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ↗ NE Rieste Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (19 mi) ↑ N Eggermühlen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (18 mi) ↘ SE Ostbevern North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (18 mi) ↖ NW Lengerich Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (18 mi) ↑ N Ankum Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) ↘ SE Glandorf Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) ↑ N Bippen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) → E Bissendorf Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (19 mi) ↓ S Altenberge North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) ← W Suddendorf Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) ↑ N Kettenkamp Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) ← W Schüttorf Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) ↑ N Bersenbrück Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (21 mi) ↖ NW Gersten Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) → E Bad Laer Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (22 mi) → E Hilter Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (22 mi) ← W Lingen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (22 mi) ↓ S Laer North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↙ SW Ochtrup North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↙ SW Horstmar North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↗ NE Ostercappeln Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↑ N Nortrup Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ← W Bad Bentheim Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↑ N Berge Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) → E Bad Rothenfelde Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ↙ SW Metelen North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ↑ N Gehrde Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (23 mi) ↗ NE Laar Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (24 mi) ↙ SW Schöppingen North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↖ NW Dohren Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) → E Dissen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↖ NW Bawinkel Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (25 mi) ↑ N Badbergen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (25 mi) ↗ NE Damme Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ↗ NE Bohmte Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ↑ N Holdorf Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) → E Versmold North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (26 mi) ↗ NE Bad Essen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (26 mi) ↖ NW Herzlake Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (26 mi) ↑ N Menslage Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ↖ NW Haselünne Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) → E Melle Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ↖ NW Geeste Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (27 mi) ↑ N Quakenbrück Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ← W Wietmarschen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ← W Nordhorn Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ↙ SW Heek North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (28 mi) → E Borgholzhausen North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ↗ NE Steinfeld Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ↑ N Löningen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) ↑ N Essen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) ↗ NE Huede Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) ↗ NE Lemförde Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) ↑ N Dinklage Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↖ NW Lähden Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↙ SW Legden North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) → E Neuenkirchen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (32 mi) ↖ NW Meppen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (31 mi) ← W Georgsdorf Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ↗ NE Brockum Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) → E Halle North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↖ NW Klein Berßen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (34 mi) → E Werther North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↑ N Lohne Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (34 mi) ↑ N Lastrup Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (35 mi) ↗ NE Diepholz Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (36 mi) ↑ N Bakum Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↖ NW Werlte Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↑ N Vechta Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (39 mi) ↖ NW Haren Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↖ NW Sögel Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↑ N Molbergen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↑ N Cappeln Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) ↖ NW Werpeloh Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↑ N Cloppenburg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↑ N Vrees Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↑ N Bühren Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↑ N Emstek Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↖ NW Börger Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↖ NW Lathen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↖ NW Niederlangen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↖ NW Lorup Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (44 mi) ↖ NW Emmer-Compascuum Drenthe 🇳🇱 Netherlands
72 km (45 mi) ↑ N Visbek Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↑ N Goldenstedt Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↖ NW Sustrum Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↖ NW Kluse Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (46 mi) ↖ NW Neubörger Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (46 mi) ↑ N Garrel Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (46 mi) ↖ NW Walchum Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↖ NW Surwold Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (48 mi) ↖ NW Ter Apel Groningen 🇳🇱 Netherlands
77 km (47 mi) ↖ NW Esterwegen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
78 km (48 mi) ↖ NW Dörpen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
78 km (49 mi) ↖ NW Dersum Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↑ N Bösel Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (50 mi) ↑ N Großenkneten Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (50 mi) ↖ NW Sellingen Groningen 🇳🇱 Netherlands
81 km (50 mi) ↖ NW Heede Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↖ NW Bockhorst Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↑ N Friesoythe Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (51 mi) ↑ N Wildeshausen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
84 km (52 mi) ↑ N Dötlingen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
88 km (55 mi) ↖ NW Papenburg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
88 km (55 mi) ↖ NW Westerwolde Groningen 🇳🇱 Netherlands
89 km (55 mi) ↖ NW Rhede Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
90 km (56 mi) ↖ NW Vlagtwedde Groningen 🇳🇱 Netherlands
91 km (56 mi) ↑ N Wardenburg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
92 km (57 mi) ↖ NW Ostrhauderfehn Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
93 km (58 mi) ↑ N Edewecht Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
93 km (57 mi) ↖ NW Onstwedde Groningen 🇳🇱 Netherlands
95 km (59 mi) ↑ N Hatten Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
96 km (60 mi) ↑ N Barßel Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
97 km (60 mi) ↖ NW Bellingwolde Groningen 🇳🇱 Netherlands
98 km (61 mi) ↖ NW Weener Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
99 km (61 mi) ↖ NW Blijham Groningen 🇳🇱 Netherlands
99 km (61 mi) ↑ N Oldenburg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
100 km (62 mi) ↑ N Bad Zwischenahn Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
101 km (62 mi) ↖ NW Detern Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
102 km (63 mi) ↑ N Apen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
102 km (63 mi) ↖ NW Bunde Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
104 km (64 mi) ↖ NW Winschoten Groningen 🇳🇱 Netherlands
104 km (65 mi) ↖ NW Filsum Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
104 km (65 mi) ↖ NW Leer Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
105 km (65 mi) ↖ NW Nortmoor Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
106 km (66 mi) ↖ NW Gemeente Oldambt Groningen 🇳🇱 Netherlands
107 km (66 mi) ↑ N Westerstede Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
109 km (67 mi) ↑ N Wiefelstede Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
109 km (68 mi) ↖ NW Holtland Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
109 km (68 mi) ↖ NW Jemgum Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
110 km (68 mi) ↑ N Rastede Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
111 km (69 mi) ↖ NW Hesel Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
115 km (71 mi) ↖ NW Neukamperfehn Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
121 km (75 mi) ↖ NW Mittegroßefehn Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
123 km (76 mi) ↖ NW Emden Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
124 km (77 mi) ↑ N Wiesmoor Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
124 km (77 mi) ↑ N Bockhorn Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
125 km (77 mi) ↑ N Varel Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
125 km (78 mi) ↑ N Zetel Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
125 km (78 mi) ↑ N Ovelgönne Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
128 km (80 mi) ↖ NW Hinte Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany

Nearby Power Plants

We found a total 15 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
3 km (2 mi) → E Ibbenbüren-B power station Coal 794.0 MW
3 km (2 mi) → E RAG Anthrazit Ibbenbüren GmbH Gas 33.4 MW
12 km (7 mi) ↓ S Saerbeck Solar Power Plant Solar 5.7 MW
30 km (19 mi) ↘ SE Schwege Solar Power Plant Solar 8.2 MW
32 km (19 mi) ← W EMSLAND Nuclear 1406.0 MW
37 km (23 mi) ↑ N Heizkraftwerk zur Papierfabrik Gas 18.1 MW
39 km (24 mi) ← W Klausheide Solar Power Plant Solar 4.1 MW
39 km (24 mi) ↖ NW BP Werk Lingen Gas 66.0 MW
52 km (32 mi) ← W Georgsdorf Solar Power Plant Solar 24.7 MW
74 km (46 mi) ↑ N Ahlhorn Solar Power Plant Solar 50.0 MW
102 km (63 mi) ↑ N Ammerland Solar Power Plant Solar 20.8 MW
109 km (68 mi) ↑ N Huntorf Gas 321.0 MW
120 km (74 mi) ↖ NW Emden Biomasse Biomass 20.0 MW
120 km (74 mi) ↖ NW Emden Natural Gas Gas 50.0 MW
125 km (78 mi) ↑ N PKV Kraftwerk Gas 60.0 MW

Power Plants & Risks During Earthquakes

We found 5 types of power plants in the vecinity of the magnitude 3.0 earthquake that struck 2 km NNW of Ibbenbüren, Germany on December 29, 2001 20:44:30. These types were Biomass power plants, Coal power plants, Solar power plants, Gas power plants, Nuclear 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.

Nuclean Power

Nuclear power plant bear an inherent risk during earthquake events, as we all witnessed on 11 of Mars 2011 in Fukushima. However, According to the World Nuclear Association, nuclear facilities are designed to witstand earthquakes.

"Nuclear facilities are designed so that earthquakes and other external events will not jeopardise the safety of the plant. In France for instance, nuclear plants are designed to withstand an earthquake twice as strong as the 1000-year event calculated for each site. It is estimated that, worldwide, 20% of nuclear reactors are operating in areas of significant seismic activity. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has a Safety Guide on Seismic Risks for Nuclear Power Plants. Various systems are used in planning, including Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Assessment (PSHA), which is recommended by IAEA and widely accepted."

"Peak ground acceleration (PGA) or design basis earthquake ground motion (DBGM) is measured in Galileo units – Gal (cm/sec2) or g – the force of gravity, one g being 980 Gal. PGA has long been considered an unsatisfactory indicator of damage to structures, and some seismologists are proposing to replace it with cumulative average velocity (CAV) as a more useful metric than ground acceleration since it brings in displacement and duration and "operators are able to determine the absence of potential damages with high confidence" according to the IAEA."

"The logarithmic Richter magnitude scale (or more precisely the Moment Magnitude Scale more generally used today*) measures the overall energy released in an earthquake, and there is not always a good correlation between that and intensity (ground motion) in a particular place. Japan has a seismic intensity scale in shindo units 0 to 7, with weak/strong divisions at levels 5 and 6, hence ten levels. This describes the surface intensity at particular places, rather than the magnitude of the earthquake itself."

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 3.0 Earthquake Struck 2 km NNW of Ibbenbüren, Germany on December 29, 2001 20:44:30
Date and Time
2001-12-29 20:44:30 (UTC)
Magnitude
3.0 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
2.0 km
Reports
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