Magnitude 2.6 Earthquake Struck 4 km WNW of Schernberg, Germany on May 24, 2002 20:39:26

Last Updated: 2014-11-07 01:15:39

On May 24, 2002 20:39:26 an earthquake with magnitude of 2.6 on the richter scale hit 4 km WNW of Schernberg, Germany. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 10.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude 10.705° and latitude 51.346°. According to documented reports people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on May 24, 2002 20:39:26 had a magnitude of 2.6 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 Schernberg in Thuringia, Germany, located 4 kilometers or 3 miles → E of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Ebeleben (Thuringia, Germany) located 7 km (4 mi) ↘ SE and Urbach (Thuringia, Germany) located 8 km (5 mi) ↙ SW 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
4 km (3 mi) → E Schernberg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
7 km (4 mi) ↘ SE Ebeleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
8 km (5 mi) ↙ SW Urbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
8 km (5 mi) ↑ N Kleinfurra Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
8 km (5 mi) ↑ N Wolkramshausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
8 km (5 mi) ↖ NW Kleinwenden Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
10 km (6 mi) ↙ SW Menteroda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
11 km (7 mi) ↗ NE Sondershausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
11 km (7 mi) ↓ S Schlotheim Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
11 km (7 mi) ↓ S Obermehler Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
12 km (8 mi) ↖ NW Wipperdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
13 km (8 mi) ↖ NW Bleicherode Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
13 km (8 mi) ↘ SE Freienbessingen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
14 km (9 mi) ↑ N Uthleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
14 km (8 mi) ↘ SE Großenehrich Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
15 km (9 mi) ↙ SW Sollstedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
15 km (9 mi) ↓ S Körner Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
16 km (10 mi) ↗ NE Heringen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
16 km (9 mi) ← W Deuna Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (11 mi) ↗ NE Auleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
18 km (11 mi) ↑ N Nordhausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
19 km (12 mi) ← W Niederorschel Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
20 km (12 mi) → E Clingen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
20 km (12 mi) ← W Breitenworbis Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
20 km (12 mi) ↗ NE Görsbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) → E Greußen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) ← W Großbodungen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (14 mi) ← W Kirchworbis Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (13 mi) ↓ S Altengottern Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (13 mi) ← W Gernrode Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) ↑ N Niedersachswerfen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) ↘ SE Bad Tennstedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) ↙ SW Mühlhausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (14 mi) ↘ SE Gangloffsömmern Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (14 mi) ↓ S Großengottern Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) ← W Bischofferode Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (14 mi) ↓ S Seebach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) ↗ NE Berga Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (15 mi) ↗ NE Kelbra Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (15 mi) ↗ NE Uftrungen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (15 mi) ← W Worbis Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (15 mi) ↑ N Rottleberode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) ↖ NW Ellrich Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) ↑ N Ilfeld Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) ← W Leinefelde-Worbis Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) ↓ S Schönstedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) ↓ S Bad Langensalza Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (16 mi) ↙ SW Dingelstädt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (16 mi) ↖ NW Walkenried Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (17 mi) ↘ SE Straußfurt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (16 mi) ↙ SW Anrode Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (16 mi) ↘ SE Herbsleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (16 mi) ↓ S Niederdorla Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (17 mi) ↗ NE Bad Frankenhausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ↗ NE Roßla Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) → E Kindelbrück Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ↖ NW Weißenborn-Lüderode Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ↓ S Oberdorla Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ← W Brehme Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ↖ NW Bad Sachsa Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ↙ SW Büttstedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ↓ S Langula Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (18 mi) ↙ SW Küllstedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (18 mi) ↘ SE Döllstädt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (18 mi) ↘ SE Gebesee Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (18 mi) → E Weißensee Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (19 mi) ← W Hundeshagen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (19 mi) ↑ N Stolberg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) ↗ NE Bennungen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) ↘ SE Dachwig Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) → E Kannawurf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) → E Oldisleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) ← W Wingerode Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) ↖ NW Zorge Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) ↙ SW Heyerode Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) ← W Teistungen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (21 mi) ↙ SW Effelder Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) ↘ SE Haßleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) ↖ NW Wieda Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ← W Berlingerode Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ↘ SE Walschleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (22 mi) ↘ SE Riethnordhausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (21 mi) ← W Geisleden Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (22 mi) → E Heldrungen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (22 mi) ↗ NE Ringleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (22 mi) ↙ SW Katharinenberg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (22 mi) ↑ N Benneckenstein Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (22 mi) ↙ SW Großbartloff Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (22 mi) ↖ NW Bad Lauterberg im Harz Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (21 mi) → E Sömmerda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ← W Duderstadt Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↘ SE Witterda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ↗ NE Wallhausen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ↘ SE Elxleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (23 mi) ↘ SE Bufleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (23 mi) ← W Rhumspringe Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (24 mi) ↘ SE Molschleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↓ S Mihla Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↑ N Hasselfelde Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ← W Heilbad Heiligenstadt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↙ SW Geismar Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↘ SE Großrudestedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ← W Obernfeld Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (25 mi) → E Schloßvippach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (24 mi) ↓ S Sonneborn Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (24 mi) ↙ SW Treffurt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (25 mi) ↙ SW Wanfried Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (25 mi) ↓ S Haina Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (25 mi) → E Kölleda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (25 mi) ↘ SE Friemar Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ↖ NW Sankt Andreasberg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ↖ NW Herzberg am Harz Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ↖ NW Braunlage Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (26 mi) ← W Seulingen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (27 mi) ← W Uder Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ← W Gieboldehausen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ↑ N Harzgerode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ↓ S Gotha Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ↑ N Friedrichsbrunn Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ← W Seeburg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ↓ S Creuzburg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (29 mi) ↖ NW Hattorf Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (28 mi) ↖ NW Hörden Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (29 mi) ← W Landolfshausen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (28 mi) ↘ SE Grabsleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (28 mi) ↑ N Rübeland Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (28 mi) ↓ S Mechterstädt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (29 mi) ↘ SE Erfurt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ↘ SE Seebergen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ↙ SW Ifta Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ↑ N Elbingerode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ↓ S Krauthausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ← W Ebergötzen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ↑ N Hüttenrode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ↓ S Eisenach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ↙ SW Eschwege Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (29 mi) ↓ S Hörselgau Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ← W Krebeck Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) → E Berlstedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) ↘ SE Ingersleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) ← W Bilshausen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↓ S Waltershausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↘ SE Wandersleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↘ SE Neudietendorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ← W Waake Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ← W Wulften Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↘ SE Niederzimmern Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↑ N Thale Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (31 mi) ↙ SW Bad Sooden-Allendorf Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (32 mi) ↑ N Gernrode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (32 mi) ↑ N Timmenrode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (31 mi) ← W Arenshausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (32 mi) ↑ N Bad Suderode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (31 mi) ↘ SE Apfelstädt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ↘ SE Mönchenholzhausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ↖ NW Osterode am Harz Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ↑ N Neinstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ↓ S Thal Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ↑ N Blankenburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) ↑ N Weddersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) ↑ N Rieder Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) ↓ S Herleshausen Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) ↓ S Ernstroda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) ↖ NW Altenau Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) ↓ S Tabarz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (34 mi) ↓ S Lauchröden Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (34 mi) ↑ N Wernigerode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ← W Gemeinde Friedland Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↑ N Darlingerode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↑ N Ballenstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↓ S Ruhla Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↘ SE Kirchheim Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↘ SE Ichtershausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ← W Friedland Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↓ S Friedrichroda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (35 mi) ↑ N Westerhausen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (34 mi) ← W Katlenburg-Lindau Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (35 mi) ↑ N Drübeck Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (35 mi) ↘ SE Klettbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ← W Göttingen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↓ S Georgenthal Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↓ S Finsterbergen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (36 mi) ↖ NW Ilsenburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↖ NW Clausthal-Zellerfeld Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↓ S Gräfenhain Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↖ NW Eisdorf am Harz Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↘ SE Arnstadt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↑ N Quedlinburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↖ NW Badenhausen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ← W Rosdorf Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (36 mi) ↓ S Marksuhl Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (36 mi) ↙ SW Witzenhausen Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (37 mi) ↑ N Langenstein Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (37 mi) ↖ NW Windhausen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↑ N Derenburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↖ NW Bad Grund Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ← W Bovenden Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↖ NW Bad Harzburg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↓ S Brotterode Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↘ SE Wölfis Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↓ S Tambach-Dietharz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↙ SW Sontra Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (37 mi) ↖ NW Wildemann Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↖ NW Gittelde Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↖ NW Stapelburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↙ SW Gerstungen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↙ SW Waldkappel Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ← W Nörten-Hardenberg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↓ S Steinbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↑ N Veckenstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↑ N Heudeber Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (39 mi) ↘ SE Crawinkel Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Luisenthal Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↓ S Bad Liebenstein Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ← W Northeim Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↑ N Langeln Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↓ S Schweina Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↓ S Pappenheim Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) ↘ SE Kranichfeld Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (39 mi) ↑ N Ditfurt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (39 mi) ↑ N Wasserleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (39 mi) ↑ N Harsleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) ↖ NW Goslar Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) ← W Hillerse Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) ↘ SE Plaue Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↓ S Trusetal Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↑ N Halberstadt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↙ SW Nentershausen Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↑ N Ströbeck Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↘ SE Gräfenroda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↘ SE Barchfeld Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↓ S Dippach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (42 mi) ↓ S Tiefenort Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (42 mi) ↓ S Bad Salzungen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (41 mi) ↘ SE Behringen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (42 mi) ↑ N Wegeleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (41 mi) ↙ SW Dankmarshausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (42 mi) ↙ SW Cornberg Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↓ S Leimbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↓ S Immelborn Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↘ SE Geschwenda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↖ NW Kalefeld Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↘ SE Stadtilm Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↖ NW Vienenburg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↓ S Breitungen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↑ N Osterwieck Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ← W Moringen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (43 mi) ↑ N Huy-Neinstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (43 mi) ↓ S Heringen Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (43 mi) ↖ NW Langelsheim Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (43 mi) ↘ SE Geraberg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (43 mi) ↖ NW Seesen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↘ SE Oberhof Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↑ N Groß Quenstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↓ S Dorndorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↓ S Schmalkalden Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↘ SE Elgersburg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (45 mi) ↓ S Steinbach-Hallenberg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (44 mi) ↓ S Fambach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↓ S Wernshausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↙ SW Ronshausen Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↑ N Gröningen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↓ S Breitenbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↓ S Philippsthal Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↖ NW Bad Gandersheim Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↓ S Vacha Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↓ S Stadtlengsfeld Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↑ N Schwanebeck Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (46 mi) ↘ SE Neuhaus Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (46 mi) ↘ SE Ilmenau Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↓ S Völkershausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↓ S Viernau Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↓ S Zella-Mehlis Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↖ NW Hornburg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↖ NW Kreiensen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↖ NW Schladen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↓ S Schwallungen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (48 mi) ↙ SW Friedewald Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (48 mi) ↓ S Unterbreizbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (48 mi) ↖ NW Liebenburg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (48 mi) ↓ S Benshausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (47 mi) ↘ SE Langewiesen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (48 mi) ↖ NW Lutter am Barenberge Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
78 km (48 mi) ← W Einbeck Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↓ S Wasungen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↘ SE Rottenbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↖ NW Alt Wallmoden Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (50 mi) ↘ SE Königsee Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (49 mi) ↘ SE Gehren Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (49 mi) ↘ SE Stützerbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↓ S Dermbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (52 mi) ↙ SW Schenklengsfeld Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (52 mi) ↖ NW Bockenem Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (51 mi) ↖ NW Lamspringe Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (52 mi) ↓ S Buttlar Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
84 km (52 mi) ↑ N Oschersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
85 km (53 mi) ↘ SE Sitzendorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
85 km (53 mi) ↖ NW Freden Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
87 km (54 mi) ↓ S Geisa Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
88 km (54 mi) ↓ S Schleid Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
88 km (55 mi) ↓ S Kaltennordheim Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
89 km (55 mi) ↖ NW Sehlem Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
89 km (55 mi) ↖ NW Adenstedt Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
89 km (55 mi) ↓ S Rasdorf Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
91 km (56 mi) ↓ S Tann Hesse 🇩🇪 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
11 km (6 mi) ↗ NE Sondershausen E1 Solar 4.1 MW
17 km (11 mi) ↑ N Nordhausen Solar Power Plant Solar 3.0 MW
20 km (12 mi) → E Göllingen Solar 5.4 MW
20 km (12 mi) ↙ SW M�hlhausen Solar Power Plant Solar 4.4 MW
24 km (15 mi) ↓ S Gro�engottern Solar Power Plant Solar 2.1 MW
25 km (16 mi) ← W Biomass Generator #22 Biomass 53.5 MW
25 km (16 mi) ← W Biomassekraftwerk Bischofferode Biomass 18.1 MW
25 km (16 mi) ← W Leinefelde-Worbis Solar 8.0 MW
25 km (16 mi) ↑ N Ilfeld Solar Power Plant Solar 5.6 MW
25 km (15 mi) ↗ NE Berga Solar 12.0 MW
27 km (17 mi) ↗ NE Ro�la Solar Power Plant Solar 6.0 MW
37 km (23 mi) ↗ NE Wallhausen Solar Power Plant Solar 5.4 MW
37 km (23 mi) ↘ SE Bienstädt Solar 3.9 MW
38 km (23 mi) ↗ NE Riethnordhausen Solar Power Plant Solar 7.3 MW
42 km (26 mi) ↓ S Hörselberg-Hainich Solar 4.5 MW
42 km (26 mi) ↖ NW Natural Gas Turbine #2 Gas 19.5 MW
45 km (28 mi) ↓ S Gotha Solar Power Plant Solar 11.8 MW
46 km (28 mi) ↘ SE Grabsleben Solar Power Plant Solar 2.2 MW
46 km (28 mi) ↑ N Wendefurth Hydro 79.7 MW
46 km (28 mi) ↓ S Eisenach Solar Power Plant Solar 3.3 MW
46 km (28 mi) ↘ SE HKW Erfurt-Ost Gas 109.1 MW
49 km (30 mi) ↓ S HKW Wiesengrund Gas 22.1 MW
50 km (31 mi) ↘ SE Neudietendorf Solar 5.7 MW
53 km (33 mi) ↓ S Hohenkirchen Solar 5.1 MW
56 km (34 mi) ↘ SE Nohra Solar 4.5 MW
57 km (35 mi) ↘ SE Klettbach Solar Power Plant Solar 1.9 MW
58 km (36 mi) ← W HKW Göttingen Gas 18.8 MW
61 km (38 mi) ↙ SW Gerstungen Solar Power Plant Solar 3.8 MW
62 km (38 mi) ↑ N Halberstadt I Solar 18.2 MW
62 km (38 mi) ← W Nörten-Hardenberg B1 Solar 10.0 MW
63 km (39 mi) ↙ SW Sontra Solar Power Plant Solar 1.1 MW
66 km (41 mi) ↑ N Halberstadt Solar Power Plant Solar 3.8 MW
68 km (42 mi) ↓ S Breitungen Solar Power Plant Solar 3.6 MW
69 km (43 mi) ↓ S HKW Bad Salzungen Gas 9.7 MW
70 km (43 mi) ↓ S Wintershall Gas 109.5 MW
73 km (45 mi) ↓ S Dietlas Werke Solar 4.9 MW
77 km (47 mi) ↓ S Viernau Solar Power Plant Solar 1.6 MW
78 km (48 mi) ↓ S Restabfallbehandlungsanlage Waste 11.2 MW
78 km (48 mi) ↓ S Hattorf Gas 52.3 MW
78 km (48 mi) ↓ S Unterbreizbach Gas 33.6 MW
79 km (49 mi) ↓ S HKW Bohrhügel Gas 13.5 MW
81 km (50 mi) ↖ NW Erzhausen Hydro 220.0 MW

Power Plants & Risks During Earthquakes

We found 5 types of power plants in the vecinity of the magnitude 2.6 earthquake that struck 4 km WNW of Schernberg, Germany on May 24, 2002 20:39:26. 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 2.6 Earthquake Struck 4 km WNW of Schernberg, Germany on May 24, 2002 20:39:26
Date and Time
2002-05-24 20:39:26 (UTC)
Magnitude
2.6 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
10.0 km
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