Magnitude 2.5 Earthquake Struck 15 km SE of Nyborg, Denmark on June 15, 2003 11:13:19

Last Updated: 2014-11-07 01:18:55

On June 15, 2003 11:13:19 an earthquake with magnitude of 2.5 on the richter scale hit 15 km SE of Nyborg, Denmark. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 10.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude 10.948° and latitude 55.209°. According to documented reports people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on June 15, 2003 11:13:19 had a magnitude of 2.5 on the richter scale. Which is considered to be a minor earthquake and is often felt but causes little to no damage.

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

Are shallow earthquakes more destructive?

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

The nearest significant population center is Nyborg in Region of Southern Denmark, Denmark, located 15 kilometers or 9 miles ↖ NW of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Korsør (Region Zealand, Denmark) located 18 km (11 mi) ↑ N and Nyborg Kommune (Region of Southern Denmark, Denmark) located 18 km (11 mi) ← W of the epicenter.

In total, we found 79 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.

Distance Direction City State Country
15 km (9 mi) ↖ NW Nyborg Region of Southern Denmark 🇩🇰 Denmark
18 km (11 mi) ↑ N Korsør Region Zealand 🇩🇰 Denmark
18 km (11 mi) ← W Nyborg Kommune Region of Southern Denmark 🇩🇰 Denmark
25 km (15 mi) ↙ SW Svendborg Kommune Region of Southern Denmark 🇩🇰 Denmark
25 km (15 mi) ← W Ullerslev Region of Southern Denmark 🇩🇰 Denmark
25 km (15 mi) ↙ SW Thurø By Region of Southern Denmark 🇩🇰 Denmark
27 km (16 mi) ↙ SW Svendborg Region of Southern Denmark 🇩🇰 Denmark
28 km (17 mi) ↙ SW Vindeby Region of Southern Denmark 🇩🇰 Denmark
28 km (17 mi) ← W Langeskov Region of Southern Denmark 🇩🇰 Denmark
29 km (18 mi) ← W Ringe Region of Southern Denmark 🇩🇰 Denmark
32 km (20 mi) ↖ NW Kerteminde Region of Southern Denmark 🇩🇰 Denmark
32 km (20 mi) ← W Årslev Region of Southern Denmark 🇩🇰 Denmark
33 km (21 mi) ↓ S Rudkøbing Region of Southern Denmark 🇩🇰 Denmark
34 km (21 mi) ← W Faaborg-Midtfyn Kommune Region of Southern Denmark 🇩🇰 Denmark
34 km (21 mi) ↙ SW Vester-Skerninge Region of Southern Denmark 🇩🇰 Denmark
34 km (21 mi) ↖ NW Kerteminde Kommune Region of Southern Denmark 🇩🇰 Denmark
35 km (21 mi) ← W Højby Region of Southern Denmark 🇩🇰 Denmark
36 km (22 mi) ↓ S Langeland Kommune Region of Southern Denmark 🇩🇰 Denmark
36 km (22 mi) ← W Neder Holluf Region of Southern Denmark 🇩🇰 Denmark
37 km (23 mi) ↖ NW Munkebo Region of Southern Denmark 🇩🇰 Denmark
38 km (24 mi) ← W Bullerup Region of Southern Denmark 🇩🇰 Denmark
40 km (24 mi) ← W Seden Region of Southern Denmark 🇩🇰 Denmark
40 km (25 mi) ↑ N Gørlev Region Zealand 🇩🇰 Denmark
41 km (25 mi) ← W Odense Kommune Region of Southern Denmark 🇩🇰 Denmark
41 km (25 mi) ← W Odense Region of Southern Denmark 🇩🇰 Denmark
42 km (26 mi) ← W Stige Region of Southern Denmark 🇩🇰 Denmark
42 km (26 mi) ← W Bellinge Region of Southern Denmark 🇩🇰 Denmark
46 km (28 mi) ↙ SW Faaborg Region of Southern Denmark 🇩🇰 Denmark
47 km (29 mi) ↓ S Marstal Region of Southern Denmark 🇩🇰 Denmark
48 km (30 mi) ← W Otterup Region of Southern Denmark 🇩🇰 Denmark
48 km (30 mi) ← W Tommerup Region of Southern Denmark 🇩🇰 Denmark
49 km (30 mi) ↓ S Ærøskøbing Region of Southern Denmark 🇩🇰 Denmark
50 km (31 mi) ↓ S Ærø Kommune Region of Southern Denmark 🇩🇰 Denmark
50 km (31 mi) ↑ N Kalundborg Kommune Region Zealand 🇩🇰 Denmark
51 km (31 mi) ← W Tommerup Stationsby Region of Southern Denmark 🇩🇰 Denmark
52 km (32 mi) ← W Hårby Region of Southern Denmark 🇩🇰 Denmark
53 km (32 mi) ↑ N Kalundborg Region Zealand 🇩🇰 Denmark
53 km (33 mi) ← W Glamsbjerg Region of Southern Denmark 🇩🇰 Denmark
53 km (33 mi) ← W Søndersø Region of Southern Denmark 🇩🇰 Denmark
54 km (34 mi) ← W Vissenbjerg Region of Southern Denmark 🇩🇰 Denmark
55 km (34 mi) ← W Assens Kommune Region of Southern Denmark 🇩🇰 Denmark
57 km (35 mi) ← W Nordfyns Kommune Region of Southern Denmark 🇩🇰 Denmark
60 km (37 mi) ← W Årup Region of Southern Denmark 🇩🇰 Denmark
66 km (41 mi) ← W Assens Region of Southern Denmark 🇩🇰 Denmark
67 km (41 mi) ← W Bogense Region of Southern Denmark 🇩🇰 Denmark
68 km (42 mi) ← W Ejby Region of Southern Denmark 🇩🇰 Denmark
68 km (42 mi) ← W Brenderup Region of Southern Denmark 🇩🇰 Denmark
72 km (45 mi) ← W Middelfart Kommune Region of Southern Denmark 🇩🇰 Denmark
72 km (45 mi) ↙ SW Guderup Region of Southern Denmark 🇩🇰 Denmark
73 km (45 mi) ← W Nørre Åby Region of Southern Denmark 🇩🇰 Denmark
74 km (46 mi) ↖ NW Samsø Kommune Central Denmark Region 🇩🇰 Denmark
74 km (46 mi) ↙ SW Augustenborg Region of Southern Denmark 🇩🇰 Denmark
74 km (46 mi) ↙ SW Høruphav Region of Southern Denmark 🇩🇰 Denmark
80 km (50 mi) ← W Juelsminde Central Denmark Region 🇩🇰 Denmark
91 km (57 mi) ← W Hornsyld Central Denmark Region 🇩🇰 Denmark
94 km (58 mi) ↖ NW Odder Kommune Central Denmark Region 🇩🇰 Denmark
98 km (61 mi) ↖ NW Odder Central Denmark Region 🇩🇰 Denmark
100 km (62 mi) ↖ NW Horsens Central Denmark Region 🇩🇰 Denmark
103 km (64 mi) ↖ NW Malling Central Denmark Region 🇩🇰 Denmark
105 km (65 mi) ↖ NW Beder Central Denmark Region 🇩🇰 Denmark
107 km (66 mi) ↖ NW Solbjerg Central Denmark Region 🇩🇰 Denmark
107 km (66 mi) ↖ NW Mårslet Central Denmark Region 🇩🇰 Denmark
110 km (68 mi) ↖ NW Ebeltoft Central Denmark Region 🇩🇰 Denmark
110 km (68 mi) ↖ NW Tranbjerg Central Denmark Region 🇩🇰 Denmark
111 km (69 mi) ↖ NW Skanderborg Central Denmark Region 🇩🇰 Denmark
112 km (69 mi) ↖ NW Stilling Central Denmark Region 🇩🇰 Denmark
113 km (70 mi) ↖ NW Hørning Central Denmark Region 🇩🇰 Denmark
114 km (71 mi) ↖ NW Stavtrup Central Denmark Region 🇩🇰 Denmark
114 km (70 mi) ↖ NW Kolt Central Denmark Region 🇩🇰 Denmark
115 km (71 mi) ↖ NW Århus Central Denmark Region 🇩🇰 Denmark
116 km (72 mi) ↖ NW Århus Kommune Central Denmark Region 🇩🇰 Denmark
117 km (72 mi) ↖ NW Skanderborg Kommune Central Denmark Region 🇩🇰 Denmark
120 km (74 mi) ↖ NW Framlev Central Denmark Region 🇩🇰 Denmark
122 km (76 mi) ↖ NW Lystrup Central Denmark Region 🇩🇰 Denmark
122 km (76 mi) ↖ NW Skovby Central Denmark Region 🇩🇰 Denmark
123 km (76 mi) ↖ NW Galten Central Denmark Region 🇩🇰 Denmark
123 km (76 mi) ↖ NW Hjortshøj Central Denmark Region 🇩🇰 Denmark
125 km (77 mi) ↖ NW Sabro Central Denmark Region 🇩🇰 Denmark
126 km (78 mi) ↖ NW Søften Central Denmark Region 🇩🇰 Denmark

Nearby Power Plants

We found a total 8 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
14 km (9 mi) ↑ N Sprogo Wind 21.0 MW
28 km (18 mi) ↘ SE Vindeby Wind 5.0 MW
38 km (23 mi) ↖ NW Draeby Fed Wind 9.2 MW
41 km (26 mi) ← W Fyns power station Coal 362.0 MW
49 km (30 mi) ↑ N Lerchenborg Solar 61.0 MW
51 km (31 mi) ↑ N Asnaes power station Coal 787.0 MW
61 km (38 mi) ↖ NW Samso Wind 23.0 MW
92 km (57 mi) ↖ NW Tuno Knob Wind 5.0 MW

Power Plants & Risks During Earthquakes

We found 3 types of power plants in the vecinity of the magnitude 2.5 earthquake that struck 15 km SE of Nyborg, Denmark on June 15, 2003 11:13:19. These types were Solar power plants, Coal power plants, Wind 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.

Solar Power

Solar power plants generally pose fewer risks compared to conventional power plants that use fossil fuels or nuclear energy. However, they are not without their own set of potential risks and challenges. Below you can find some of the risks associated with solar power plants in an event of a severe earthquake.

Environmental Impact

The production of solar panels involves the use of various materials, including rare metals and chemicals. Severe earthquakes could potentially introduce these into the ecosystems of their location.

Fire Risk

Although the solar panels themselves are not typically a fire hazard, electrical components like inverters and batterises that store the electricity can pose a risk. Electrical malfunctions or faults can lead to fires, especially in poorly maintained systems in an event of a severe earthquake, and thus pose a longterm risk for the local ecosystem.

Overall, the mitigation of risks associated with utility-scale solar power plants involves a combination of technological advancements, sustainable practices, regulatory adherence, and ongoing monitoring and maintenance.

Wind Power

In the event of a severe earthquake, wind power plants typically pose lower risks to people and ecosystems compared to some other types of power generation, such as nuclear or fossil fuel power plants. Below you'll find potential risks to still consider.

Turbine Collapse

The most significant risk to people is the potential collapse of wind turbine towers during a severe earthquake. If a wind turbine were to collapse, it could cause injury or loss of life to anyone in the vicinity.

Wildlife Impact

Wind turbines can pose a risk to local wildlife. In the event of an earthquake, there could be concerns about the displacement or injury of wildlife in the vicinity of the turbines or wild fires resulting from internal malfunction of turbines.

While wind power plants do have risks associated with earthquakes, they are generally considered to be a lower-risk energy source in terms of environmental and safety concerns when compared to certain other forms of power generation. Proper planning, engineering, and maintenance practices help mitigate these risks and ensure the safe operation of wind power plants during earthquakes.

Data Information

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

Data Sources

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

Disclaimer

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

Magnitude 2.5 Earthquake Struck 15 km SE of Nyborg, Denmark on June 15, 2003 11:13:19
Date and Time
2003-06-15 11:13:19 (UTC)
Magnitude
2.5 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
10.0 km
Reports
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