Magnitude 1.7 Earthquake Struck 2 km NW of Weischlitz, Germany on January 21, 2003 23:28:57

Last Updated: 2014-11-07 01:17:37

On January 21, 2003 23:28:57 an earthquake with magnitude of 1.7 on the richter scale hit 2 km NW of Weischlitz, Germany. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 10.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude 12.044° and latitude 50.461°. According to documented reports people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on January 21, 2003 23:28:57 had a magnitude of 1.7 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 Weischlitz in Saxony, Germany, located 2 kilometers or 1 miles → E of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Plauen (Saxony, Germany) located 7 km (4 mi) ↗ NE and Bösenbrunn (Saxony, Germany) located 8 km (5 mi) ↘ SE 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
2 km (1 mi) → E Weischlitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
7 km (4 mi) ↗ NE Plauen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
8 km (5 mi) ↘ SE Bösenbrunn Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
9 km (5 mi) ↖ NW Mehltheuer Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
9 km (5 mi) ↑ N Syrau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
10 km (6 mi) → E Oelsnitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
11 km (7 mi) ↘ SE Triebel Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
11 km (7 mi) ↖ NW Mühltroff Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
12 km (8 mi) ↗ NE Neuensalz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
12 km (7 mi) ↗ NE Theuma Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
12 km (7 mi) ↓ S Trogen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
13 km (8 mi) ↓ S Feilitzsch Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
13 km (8 mi) ← W Tanna Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
13 km (8 mi) ↖ NW Pausa Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
14 km (8 mi) ↙ SW Töpen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
14 km (9 mi) → E Tirpersdorf Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
15 km (9 mi) ↓ S Gattendorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
15 km (9 mi) ↘ SE Eichigt Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
16 km (10 mi) ↗ NE Bergen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (11 mi) ↘ SE Regnitzlosau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
18 km (11 mi) ↓ S Hof Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
18 km (11 mi) → E Werda Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
18 km (11 mi) ↑ N Elsterberg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
19 km (12 mi) ↓ S Köditz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
19 km (12 mi) ↗ NE Limbach Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
19 km (12 mi) ↘ SE Hranice Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
20 km (12 mi) ↓ S Döhlau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
20 km (12 mi) ↗ NE Neustadt Vogtland Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
20 km (12 mi) ↗ NE Treuen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) ← W Schleiz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) ↘ SE Adorf Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) → E Schöneck Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) → E Pöhl Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) ↑ N Reuth Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (14 mi) → E Grünbach Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (13 mi) ↑ N Netzschkau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) ↗ NE Falkenstein Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) ↑ N Mylau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) ↓ S Oberkotzau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) ↓ S Rehau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) ↗ NE Ellefeld Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (14 mi) ↘ SE Bad Elster Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) ↓ S Leupoldsgrün Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (16 mi) ↗ NE Auerbach Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (15 mi) ↗ NE Reichenbach/Vogtland Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (15 mi) ↓ S Konradsreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (15 mi) ↗ NE Lengenfeld Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) → E Markneukirchen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) → E Hammerbrücke Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) ↙ SW Selbitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (16 mi) ↗ NE Rodewisch Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (17 mi) ↓ S Schwarzenbach an der Saale Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (17 mi) → E Erlbach Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (17 mi) ↙ SW Lichtenberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ↘ SE Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
28 km (17 mi) ↗ NE Waldkirchen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ↙ SW Bad Lobenstein Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ↙ SW Naila Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) → E Zwota Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ← W Remptendorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ↙ SW Schauenstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ↘ SE Schönwald Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) → E Tannenbergsthal Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (18 mi) ↙ SW Bad Steben Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) → E Klingenthal Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) ↘ SE Selb Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (21 mi) ↓ S Weißdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) ↘ SE Bad Brambach Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ↗ NE Hirschfeld Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ↓ S Helmbrechts Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) → E Luby Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
34 km (21 mi) ↗ NE Schönheide Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ↙ SW Geroldsgrün Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ↘ SE Plesná Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
35 km (21 mi) ↓ S Münchberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (22 mi) ↗ NE Stützengrün Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (21 mi) ↓ S Kirchenlamitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (22 mi) ← W Wurzbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↓ S Marktleuthen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) → E Kraslice Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
36 km (22 mi) ↓ S Sparneck Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ↘ SE Hazlov Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
38 km (23 mi) ↗ NE Kirchberg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↗ NE Eibenstock Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↓ S Zell im Fichtelgebirge Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↘ SE Thierstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↙ SW Nordhalben Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↘ SE Skalná Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
40 km (24 mi) ↘ SE Höchstädt bei Thiersheim Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (25 mi) ↓ S Oberhaid Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (25 mi) ↓ S Grub Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (25 mi) ↓ S Weißenstadt Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (25 mi) → E Rotava Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
42 km (26 mi) ↙ SW Grafengehaig Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ↓ S Röslau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ↘ SE Hohenberg an der Eger Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (26 mi) ↙ SW Presseck Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (26 mi) ↓ S Marktleugast Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (26 mi) → E Oloví Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
43 km (26 mi) ↘ SE Thiersheim Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (26 mi) ↗ NE Sosa Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (27 mi) ↘ SE Františkovy Lázně Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
43 km (26 mi) ← W Leutenberg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (26 mi) ↓ S Stammbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ↗ NE Schneeberg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ↙ SW Kunreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ↗ NE Zschorlau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ↘ SE Schirnding Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ↓ S Steinbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ↘ SE Arzberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ↙ SW Wallenfels Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ↙ SW Steinwiesen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (28 mi) ↓ S Gefrees Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (28 mi) ← W Kaulsdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (28 mi) ← W Ludwigsstadt Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (29 mi) ↓ S Wunsiedel Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ↙ SW Teuschnitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ← W Probstzella Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) → E Habartov Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
48 km (30 mi) ↘ SE Cheb Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
48 km (30 mi) ↓ S Bischofsgrün Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ↓ S Kupferberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) → E Bukovany Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
49 km (30 mi) ↓ S Bad Alexandersbad Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) ↓ S Tröstau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) ↓ S Marktschorgast Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) → E Okres Sokolov Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
50 km (31 mi) ↙ SW Stadtsteinach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↘ SE Marktredwitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↙ SW Rugendorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) → E Svatava Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
50 km (31 mi) ↙ SW Wilhelmsthal Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) → E Lomnice Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
50 km (31 mi) ↓ S Wirsberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (31 mi) ↘ SE Kynšperk nad Ohří Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
52 km (32 mi) ↓ S Neuenmarkt Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ↓ S Fichtelberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ↙ SW Marktrodach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) → E Sokolov Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
52 km (32 mi) ↙ SW Untersteinach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) ↙ SW Pressig Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) → E Dolní Rychnov Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
53 km (33 mi) ↓ S Bad Berneck im Fichtelgebirge Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (32 mi) ↘ SE Okres Cheb Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
53 km (33 mi) ↓ S Nagel Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) ↘ SE Waldershof Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↘ SE Waldsassen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (34 mi) ↓ S Gesees Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↓ S Himmelkron Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↓ S Ködnitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↘ SE Pechbrunn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↓ S Mehlmeisel Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ← W Tettau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↓ S Warmensteinach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) → E Březová Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
56 km (34 mi) ↙ SW Kronach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (34 mi) ↓ S Goldkronach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (35 mi) ↙ SW Stockheim Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (34 mi) ↓ S Trebgast Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (35 mi) ↓ S Brand Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↓ S Reuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↙ SW Weißenbrunn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↓ S Ebnath Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↓ S Neusorg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↙ SW Kulmbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↓ S Harsdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↘ SE Mitterteich Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↓ S Pullenreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (37 mi) ↘ SE Leonberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↘ SE Fuchsmühl Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↘ SE Neualbenreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↓ S Plößberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (37 mi) ↘ SE Dolní Žandov Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
61 km (38 mi) ↓ S Bindlach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↓ S Kirchenpingarten Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↙ SW Mainleus Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Wiesau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↓ S Neudrossenfeld Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↙ SW Kueps Oberfranken Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↓ S Immenreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↓ S Kulmain Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) ↘ SE Lázně Kynžvart Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
64 km (40 mi) ↘ SE Friedenfels Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↓ S Bayreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↓ S Eckersdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↓ S Neunkirchen am Main Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↙ SW Burgkunstadt Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↓ S Thurnau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↓ S Kemnath Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (42 mi) ↙ SW Altenkunstadt Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (41 mi) ↓ S Seybothenreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (41 mi) ↘ SE Tirschenreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↓ S Speichersdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↙ SW Kasendorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↓ S Emtmannsberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↘ SE Krummennaab Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (42 mi) ↘ SE Erbendorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (43 mi) ↘ SE Mähring Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (44 mi) ↘ SE Berg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↘ SE Windischeschenbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↘ SE Schwarzenbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↓ S Mistelgau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↓ S Creußen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↓ S Vorbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↓ S Trabitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↓ S Prebitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (46 mi) ↓ S Wonsees Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↓ S Speinshart Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↓ S Glashütten Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (48 mi) ↓ S Pressath Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (48 mi) ↘ SE Bärnau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↓ S Hollfeld Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (49 mi) ↘ SE Püchersreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↘ SE Störnstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↘ SE Parkstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↘ SE Neustadt an der Waldnaab Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (51 mi) ↓ S Kirchenthumbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (52 mi) ↘ SE Flossenbürg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (51 mi) ↘ SE Floß Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (51 mi) ↓ S Grafenwöhr Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
84 km (52 mi) ↓ S Waischenfeld Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
85 km (52 mi) ↘ SE Tachov Plzeň-jih 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
86 km (53 mi) ↘ SE Theisseil Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (53 mi) ↓ S Pegnitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (53 mi) ↓ S Upper Franconia Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
87 km (54 mi) ↘ SE Weiden Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
88 km (54 mi) ↘ SE Georgenberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
89 km (55 mi) ↓ S Mantel Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
89 km (55 mi) ↓ S Pottenstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
90 km (56 mi) ↘ SE Schirmitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
90 km (55 mi) ↘ SE Waldthurn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
91 km (56 mi) ↘ SE Bechtsrieth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
91 km (57 mi) ↓ S Gößweinstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
92 km (57 mi) ↘ SE Pirk Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
92 km (57 mi) ↘ SE Etzenricht Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
92 km (57 mi) ↘ SE Weiherhammer Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
93 km (58 mi) ↓ S Freihung Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
93 km (58 mi) ↘ SE Pleystein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
94 km (58 mi) ↘ SE Irchenrieth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
95 km (59 mi) ↘ SE Vohenstrauß Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
95 km (59 mi) ↓ S Vilseck Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
96 km (60 mi) ↓ S Kohlberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
96 km (60 mi) ↘ SE Waidhaus Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
97 km (60 mi) ↘ SE Leuchtenberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
97 km (60 mi) ↘ SE Luhe-Wildenau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
98 km (60 mi) ↓ S Obertrubach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
99 km (61 mi) ↓ S Königstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
99 km (61 mi) ↓ S Neuhaus an der Pegnitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
100 km (62 mi) ↘ SE Moosbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
101 km (63 mi) ↓ S Schnaittenbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
101 km (62 mi) ↓ S Egloffstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
101 km (63 mi) ↓ S Edelsfeld Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
102 km (63 mi) ↘ SE Wernberg-Köblitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
102 km (63 mi) ↓ S Hartenstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
102 km (63 mi) ↓ S Hiltpoltstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
102 km (63 mi) ↓ S Hirschau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
103 km (64 mi) ↘ SE Eslarn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
104 km (64 mi) ↓ S Hahnbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
105 km (65 mi) ↘ SE Trausnitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
105 km (65 mi) ↘ SE Tännesberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
106 km (66 mi) ↓ S Upper Palatinate Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
107 km (67 mi) ↓ S Vorra Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
107 km (66 mi) ↓ S Hirschbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
108 km (67 mi) ↓ S Freudenberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
108 km (67 mi) ↓ S Weißenohe Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
108 km (67 mi) ↘ SE Pfreimd Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
108 km (67 mi) ↓ S Sulzbach-Rosenberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
108 km (67 mi) ↓ S Simmelsdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
108 km (67 mi) ↓ S Etzelwang Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
110 km (68 mi) ↓ S Poppenricht Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
110 km (68 mi) ↓ S Kirchensittenbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
111 km (69 mi) ↘ SE Schönsee Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
111 km (69 mi) ↘ SE Teunz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
112 km (69 mi) ↓ S Weigendorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
112 km (70 mi) ↓ S Pommelsbrunn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
112 km (69 mi) ↘ SE Nabburg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
112 km (69 mi) ↓ S Schnaittach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
113 km (70 mi) ↓ S Amberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
114 km (71 mi) ↘ SE Oberviechtach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
114 km (71 mi) ↘ SE Niedermurach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
114 km (71 mi) ↓ S Hersbruck Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
115 km (71 mi) ↓ S Ammerthal Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
115 km (71 mi) ↓ S Reichenschwand Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
115 km (71 mi) ↓ S Illschwang Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
115 km (71 mi) ↘ SE Schmidgaden Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
115 km (71 mi) ↓ S Happurg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
116 km (72 mi) ↓ S Henfenfeld Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
116 km (72 mi) ↓ S Kümmersbruck Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
116 km (72 mi) ↓ S Neunkirchen am Sand Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
116 km (72 mi) ↘ SE Stulln Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
117 km (72 mi) ↓ S Ottensoos Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
118 km (73 mi) ↓ S Lauf an der Pegnitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
118 km (73 mi) ↓ S Ebermannsdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
119 km (74 mi) ↘ SE Schwarzenfeld Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
119 km (74 mi) ↓ S Engelthal Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
119 km (74 mi) ↓ S Alfeld Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
119 km (74 mi) ↘ SE Winklarn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
119 km (74 mi) ↘ SE Dieterskirchen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
119 km (74 mi) ↓ S Ursensollen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
120 km (74 mi) ↘ SE Bach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
121 km (75 mi) ↓ S Offenhausen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
122 km (76 mi) ↘ SE Schwarzhofen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
122 km (76 mi) ↘ SE Treffelstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
122 km (75 mi) ↓ S Breitenbrunn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
123 km (76 mi) ↓ S Leinburg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
123 km (76 mi) ↘ SE Thanstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
124 km (77 mi) ↓ S Kastl Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
124 km (77 mi) ↓ S Ensdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
125 km (78 mi) ↓ S Lauterhofen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
125 km (77 mi) ↘ SE Pettendorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
126 km (78 mi) ↘ SE Neunburg vorm Wald Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
126 km (78 mi) ↓ S Rieden Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
126 km (78 mi) ↘ SE Schwandorf in Bayern Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
127 km (79 mi) ↘ SE Wackersdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
129 km (80 mi) ↓ S Altdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
129 km (80 mi) ↘ SE Rötz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
129 km (80 mi) ↘ SE Schönthal Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
130 km (81 mi) ↓ S Winkelhaid Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
130 km (81 mi) ↓ S Hohenburg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
132 km (82 mi) ↓ S Pilsach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
132 km (82 mi) ↓ S Schmidmühlen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
133 km (82 mi) ↘ SE Neukirchen-Balbini Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
133 km (83 mi) ↘ SE Bodenwöhr Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
134 km (83 mi) ↓ S Burgthann Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
136 km (84 mi) ↘ SE Bruck in der Oberpfalz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
136 km (84 mi) ↘ SE Brunn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
137 km (85 mi) ↓ S Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
137 km (85 mi) ↘ SE Teublitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
137 km (85 mi) ↘ SE Stamsried Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
137 km (85 mi) ↓ S Postbauer-Heng Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
139 km (86 mi) ↓ S Velburg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
139 km (86 mi) ↘ SE Pemfling Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
140 km (87 mi) ↓ S Pyrbaum Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
142 km (88 mi) ↓ S Sengenthal Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
142 km (88 mi) ↓ S Berngau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
142 km (88 mi) ↓ S Deining Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
144 km (89 mi) ↘ SE Cham 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
11 km (7 mi) ↓ S Trogen 1 Solar 10.0 MW
13 km (8 mi) ↓ S Gattendorf Solar 10.0 MW
13 km (8 mi) ↓ S Gattendorf 2 Solar 4.0 MW
14 km (9 mi) ↓ S Gattendorf 3 Solar 6.5 MW
19 km (12 mi) ↙ SW Köditz Solar 10.0 MW
20 km (12 mi) ← W Schleiz Solar Power Plant Solar 11.2 MW
24 km (15 mi) ← W Bleiloch Hydro 79.8 MW
27 km (17 mi) ← W Biomass Generator #10 Biomass 12.9 MW
31 km (19 mi) ↘ SE Selb Solar 4.1 MW
35 km (22 mi) ↓ S Münchberg Solar 6.8 MW
43 km (26 mi) ← W Hohenwarte Hydro 377.6 MW
44 km (27 mi) ↓ S Witzleshofen Solar 5.5 MW
47 km (29 mi) ↓ S Gefrees Solar 5.5 MW
50 km (31 mi) ↙ SW Untersteinach Solar Power Plant Solar 10.0 MW
53 km (32 mi) → E Tisova power station Coal 296.0 MW
61 km (38 mi) ↓ S Neuenreuth Solar 6.3 MW
61 km (38 mi) ↓ S Immenreuth Solar Power Plant Solar 5.8 MW
65 km (40 mi) ↓ S Haidenaab Solar Power Plant Solar 3.2 MW
69 km (43 mi) ↙ SW Zultenberg Solar 5.0 MW
86 km (53 mi) ↓ S Grafenwöhr Solar 16.0 MW
94 km (58 mi) ↓ S Vilseck Solar Power Plant Solar 10.0 MW
95 km (59 mi) ↘ SE Rozvadov 1 Solar Power Plant Solar 2.3 MW
95 km (59 mi) ↘ SE Rozvadov 2 Solar Power Plant Solar 1.7 MW
103 km (64 mi) ↘ SE Tännesberg Solar 4.6 MW
104 km (65 mi) ↘ SE Kraftwerksgruppe Pfreimd Hydro 127.0 MW
113 km (70 mi) ↘ SE Eckendorf Solar Power Plant Solar 1.6 MW
115 km (71 mi) ↘ SE Stulln Solar 5.0 MW
128 km (79 mi) ↘ SE Müllkraftwerk Schwandorf Waste 54.0 MW
138 km (86 mi) ↓ S Eichensee Solar 10.0 MW
138 km (85 mi) ↓ S P�lling Solar Power Plant Solar 2.6 MW
139 km (86 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 1.7 earthquake that struck 2 km NW of Weischlitz, Germany on January 21, 2003 23:28:57. 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 1.7 Earthquake Struck 2 km NW of Weischlitz, Germany on January 21, 2003 23:28:57
Date and Time
2003-01-21 23:28:57 (UTC)
Magnitude
1.7 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
10.0 km
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