Magnitude 1.5 Earthquake Struck 2 km SSE of Elsterberg, Germany on July 09, 2003 02:28:05

Last Updated: 2014-11-07 01:19:09

On July 09, 2003 02:28:05 an earthquake with magnitude of 1.5 on the richter scale hit 2 km SSE of Elsterberg, Germany. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 10.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude 12.184° and latitude 50.590°. According to documented reports people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on July 09, 2003 02:28:05 had a magnitude of 1.5 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 Elsterberg in Saxony, Germany, located 2 kilometers or 1 miles ↖ NW of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Reuth (Saxony, Germany) located 3 km (2 mi) ↑ N and Limbach (Saxony, Germany) located 4 km (2 mi) → E 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) ↖ NW Elsterberg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
3 km (2 mi) ↑ N Reuth Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
4 km (2 mi) → E Limbach Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
5 km (3 mi) ↗ NE Netzschkau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
6 km (4 mi) ↗ NE Mylau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
9 km (5 mi) ↗ NE Reichenbach/Vogtland Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
9 km (5 mi) ↙ SW Syrau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
9 km (6 mi) → E Treuen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
10 km (6 mi) ↘ SE Neuensalz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
10 km (6 mi) ↓ S Plauen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
11 km (7 mi) ↙ SW Mehltheuer Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
12 km (8 mi) → E Lengenfeld Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
13 km (8 mi) ↗ NE Waldkirchen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
13 km (8 mi) ↙ SW Pausa Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
13 km (8 mi) ↘ SE Theuma Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
14 km (9 mi) ↘ SE Bergen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (11 mi) ↘ SE Neustadt Vogtland Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (10 mi) → E Rodewisch Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (10 mi) → E Auerbach Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
17 km (10 mi) ↓ S Weischlitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
18 km (11 mi) → E Ellefeld Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
18 km (11 mi) ↘ SE Werda Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
18 km (11 mi) ↙ SW Mühltroff Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
18 km (11 mi) → E Falkenstein Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
18 km (11 mi) ↘ SE Tirpersdorf Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
19 km (12 mi) ↓ S Oelsnitz Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
19 km (12 mi) ↗ NE Hirschfeld Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
20 km (12 mi) ↘ SE Grünbach Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (13 mi) ↓ S Bösenbrunn Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) ↘ SE Hammerbrücke Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) ↘ SE Pöhl Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) ↗ NE Kirchberg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) ↓ S Triebel Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) ↘ SE Schöneck Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (16 mi) → E Tannenbergsthal Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (15 mi) → E Stützengrün Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (15 mi) ↙ SW Tanna Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (15 mi) → E Schönheide Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) ↙ SW Schleiz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) ↓ S Eichigt Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ↓ S Trogen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (18 mi) ↓ S Feilitzsch Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (18 mi) ↘ SE Adorf Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) ↓ S Töpen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) ↓ S Hranice Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
31 km (19 mi) → E Eibenstock Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) ↘ SE Zwota Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) ↘ SE Klingenthal Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) ↘ SE Markneukirchen Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) ↗ NE Schneeberg Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
32 km (20 mi) ↓ S Gattendorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) → E Zschorlau Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) ↘ SE Erlbach Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) ↓ S Regnitzlosau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ↘ SE Bad Elster Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) → E Sosa Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↓ S Hof Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ↓ S Köditz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ↓ S Döhlau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ↘ SE Kraslice Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
38 km (23 mi) ↙ SW Remptendorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↓ S Rehau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (25 mi) ↓ S Oberkotzau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (25 mi) ↘ SE Luby Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
40 km (25 mi) ↘ SE Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
41 km (25 mi) ↙ SW Bad Lobenstein Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ↙ SW Lichtenberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ↓ S Leupoldsgrün Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ↘ SE Bad Brambach Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ↘ SE Plesná Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
42 km (26 mi) ↘ SE Rotava Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
43 km (26 mi) ↓ S Konradsreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (27 mi) ↓ S Schönwald Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (26 mi) ↙ SW Selbitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ↙ SW Naila Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ↓ S Schwarzenbach an der Saale Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ↙ SW Bad Steben Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (28 mi) ↘ SE Oloví Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
46 km (29 mi) ↓ S Selb Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (29 mi) ↓ S Schauenstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ↙ SW Wurzbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ↘ SE Skalná Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
48 km (30 mi) ↘ SE Hazlov Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
50 km (31 mi) ↙ SW Geroldsgrün Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (32 mi) ↓ S Kirchenlamitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (32 mi) ↓ S Helmbrechts Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (31 mi) ↙ SW Leutenberg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (31 mi) ↓ S Weißdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ↘ SE Okres Sokolov Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
52 km (32 mi) ↓ S Marktleuthen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ↘ SE Lomnice Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
52 km (32 mi) ↘ SE Habartov Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
52 km (32 mi) ↓ S Münchberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) ↓ S Sparneck Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) ↘ SE Františkovy Lázně Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
53 km (32 mi) ← W Kaulsdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) ↙ SW Nordhalben Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↓ S Thierstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↘ SE Bukovany Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
54 km (33 mi) ↘ SE Svatava Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
54 km (34 mi) ↓ S Höchstädt bei Thiersheim Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↘ SE Hohenberg an der Eger Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↘ SE Sokolov Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
56 km (35 mi) ↙ SW Probstzella Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (35 mi) ↘ SE Schirnding Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (35 mi) ↓ S Zell im Fichtelgebirge Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↓ S Grub Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↓ S Thiersheim Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↘ SE Kynšperk nad Ohří Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
57 km (35 mi) ↘ SE Dolní Rychnov Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
57 km (35 mi) ↙ SW Ludwigsstadt Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↘ SE Cheb Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
58 km (36 mi) ↓ S Weißenstadt Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↓ S Oberhaid Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↓ S Röslau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (36 mi) ↘ SE Březová Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
59 km (36 mi) ↘ SE Arzberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↓ S Stammbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↓ S Marktleugast Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↙ SW Presseck Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↙ SW Steinwiesen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↙ SW Teuschnitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↓ S Grafengehaig Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↙ SW Kunreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↘ SE Okres Cheb Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
61 km (38 mi) ↓ S Steinbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (38 mi) ↙ SW Wallenfels Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↓ S Wunsiedel Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↓ S Gefrees Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) ↓ S Bad Alexandersbad Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↙ SW Wilhelmsthal Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↓ S Bischofsgrün Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↓ S Marktredwitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↘ SE Waldsassen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↓ S Tröstau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↓ S Kupferberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↙ SW Rugendorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↙ SW Tettau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↓ S Marktschorgast Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (41 mi) ↙ SW Pressig Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (42 mi) ↙ SW Stadtsteinach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (42 mi) ↓ S Wirsberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↙ SW Marktrodach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↘ SE Dolní Žandov Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
68 km (42 mi) ↓ S Waldershof Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↓ S Untersteinach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↓ S Fichtelberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↓ S Pechbrunn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (43 mi) ↓ S Nagel Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (43 mi) ↓ S Bad Berneck im Fichtelgebirge Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (43 mi) ↓ S Neuenmarkt Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (43 mi) ↘ SE Neualbenreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↓ S Ködnitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↙ SW Stockheim Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↓ S Himmelkron Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↘ SE Leonberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↘ SE Mitterteich Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↘ SE Lázně Kynžvart Karlovarský kraj 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
71 km (44 mi) ↙ SW Kronach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (44 mi) ↓ S Warmensteinach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (45 mi) ↓ S Brand Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (44 mi) ↓ S Gesees Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (44 mi) ↓ S Mehlmeisel Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↓ S Trebgast Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↙ SW Weißenbrunn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↓ S Goldkronach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↓ S Ebnath Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↓ S Neusorg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↓ S Fuchsmühl Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↓ S Pullenreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (46 mi) ↓ S Reuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (47 mi) ↓ S Harsdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (47 mi) ↘ SE Wiesau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (46 mi) ↓ S Kulmbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (48 mi) ↓ S Plößberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
78 km (48 mi) ↙ SW Kueps Oberfranken Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
78 km (48 mi) ↓ S Bindlach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
78 km (48 mi) ↓ S Kirchenpingarten Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
78 km (49 mi) ↓ S Friedenfels Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↓ S Kulmain Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↙ SW Mainleus Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↓ S Immenreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↘ SE Tirschenreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↘ SE Mähring Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (49 mi) ↓ S Neudrossenfeld Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (51 mi) ↙ SW Burgkunstadt Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (51 mi) ↓ S Kemnath Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (52 mi) ↓ S Eckersdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (51 mi) ↓ S Neunkirchen am Main Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (52 mi) ↓ S Erbendorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (51 mi) ↓ S Bayreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
84 km (52 mi) ↘ SE Schwarzenbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
84 km (52 mi) ↓ S Seybothenreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
84 km (52 mi) ↓ S Krummennaab Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
84 km (52 mi) ↓ S Speichersdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
84 km (52 mi) ↓ S Thurnau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
84 km (52 mi) ↙ SW Altenkunstadt Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
85 km (53 mi) ↓ S Kasendorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (53 mi) ↓ S Emtmannsberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (53 mi) ↓ S Berg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
87 km (54 mi) ↓ S Windischeschenbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
88 km (54 mi) ↘ SE Bärnau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
90 km (56 mi) ↓ S Trabitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
90 km (56 mi) ↓ S Mistelgau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
91 km (56 mi) ↓ S Prebitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
91 km (56 mi) ↓ S Vorbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
91 km (57 mi) ↓ S Creußen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
92 km (57 mi) ↓ S Pressath Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
92 km (57 mi) ↓ S Speinshart Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
92 km (57 mi) ↓ S Wonsees Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
93 km (58 mi) ↘ SE Püchersreuth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
93 km (58 mi) ↘ SE Tachov Plzeň-jih 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
94 km (58 mi) ↓ S Glashütten Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
95 km (59 mi) ↘ SE Flossenbürg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
95 km (59 mi) ↘ SE Störnstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
95 km (59 mi) ↓ S Neustadt an der Waldnaab Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
96 km (59 mi) ↓ S Hollfeld Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
96 km (59 mi) ↘ SE Floß Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
96 km (59 mi) ↓ S Parkstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
99 km (61 mi) ↓ S Kirchenthumbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
99 km (61 mi) ↓ S Grafenwöhr Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
100 km (62 mi) ↘ SE Theisseil Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
100 km (62 mi) ↘ SE Georgenberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
101 km (63 mi) ↓ S Weiden Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
101 km (63 mi) ↓ S Waischenfeld Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
102 km (63 mi) ↘ SE Waldthurn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
103 km (64 mi) ↓ S Upper Franconia Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
103 km (64 mi) ↓ S Pegnitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
104 km (64 mi) ↓ S Mantel Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
104 km (64 mi) ↓ S Schirmitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
105 km (65 mi) ↘ SE Pleystein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
105 km (65 mi) ↘ SE Bechtsrieth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
106 km (66 mi) ↓ S Pirk Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
106 km (66 mi) ↓ S Pottenstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
106 km (66 mi) ↓ S Weiherhammer Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
106 km (66 mi) ↓ S Etzenricht Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
107 km (67 mi) ↘ SE Vohenstrauß Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
107 km (66 mi) ↘ SE Waidhaus Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
107 km (66 mi) ↘ SE Irchenrieth Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
109 km (68 mi) ↓ S Freihung Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
109 km (67 mi) ↓ S Gößweinstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
110 km (68 mi) ↘ SE Leuchtenberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
111 km (69 mi) ↓ S Vilseck Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
111 km (69 mi) ↓ S Luhe-Wildenau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
111 km (69 mi) ↓ S Kohlberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
112 km (69 mi) ↘ SE Moosbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
114 km (71 mi) ↘ SE Eslarn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
115 km (71 mi) ↓ S Obertrubach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
116 km (72 mi) ↓ S Königstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
116 km (72 mi) ↓ S Wernberg-Köblitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
116 km (72 mi) ↓ S Schnaittenbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
116 km (72 mi) ↓ S Neuhaus an der Pegnitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
117 km (73 mi) ↓ S Edelsfeld Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
117 km (73 mi) ↓ S Hirschau Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
118 km (73 mi) ↓ S Egloffstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
118 km (73 mi) ↘ SE Trausnitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
118 km (73 mi) ↘ SE Tännesberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
119 km (74 mi) ↓ S Hartenstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
120 km (74 mi) ↓ S Hiltpoltstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
120 km (74 mi) ↓ S Hahnbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
121 km (75 mi) ↓ S Upper Palatinate Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
122 km (75 mi) ↓ S Pfreimd Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
122 km (76 mi) ↘ SE Schönsee Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
123 km (76 mi) ↘ SE Teunz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
123 km (76 mi) ↓ S Freudenberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
124 km (77 mi) ↓ S Hirschbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
124 km (77 mi) ↓ S Vorra Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
125 km (77 mi) ↓ S Sulzbach-Rosenberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
125 km (78 mi) ↓ S Weißenohe Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
125 km (78 mi) ↓ S Simmelsdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
125 km (78 mi) ↓ S Etzelwang Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
126 km (78 mi) ↘ SE Oberviechtach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
126 km (78 mi) ↓ S Poppenricht Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
126 km (78 mi) ↓ S Nabburg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
127 km (79 mi) ↘ SE Niedermurach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
127 km (79 mi) ↓ S Kirchensittenbach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
129 km (80 mi) ↓ S Schnaittach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
129 km (80 mi) ↓ S Schmidgaden Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
129 km (80 mi) ↓ S Pommelsbrunn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
129 km (80 mi) ↓ S Weigendorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
129 km (80 mi) ↓ S Amberg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
130 km (81 mi) ↓ S Stulln Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
131 km (81 mi) ↘ SE Dieterskirchen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
131 km (81 mi) ↓ S Hersbruck Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
131 km (81 mi) ↓ S Illschwang Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
131 km (81 mi) ↓ S Ammerthal Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
131 km (81 mi) ↓ S Kümmersbruck Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
131 km (81 mi) ↘ SE Winklarn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
132 km (82 mi) ↓ S Happurg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
132 km (82 mi) ↓ S Reichenschwand Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
133 km (82 mi) ↘ SE Treffelstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
133 km (83 mi) ↓ S Henfenfeld Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
133 km (83 mi) ↓ S Neunkirchen am Sand Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
133 km (82 mi) ↘ SE Bach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
133 km (83 mi) ↓ S Schwarzenfeld Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
134 km (83 mi) ↓ S Ottensoos Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
134 km (83 mi) ↓ S Ebermannsdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
135 km (84 mi) ↓ S Ursensollen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
135 km (84 mi) ↘ SE Thanstein Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
135 km (84 mi) ↓ S Lauf an der Pegnitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
135 km (84 mi) ↘ SE Schwarzhofen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
136 km (84 mi) ↓ S Alfeld Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
136 km (85 mi) ↓ S Breitenbrunn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
136 km (84 mi) ↓ S Engelthal Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
137 km (85 mi) ↘ SE Pettendorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
138 km (85 mi) ↓ S Offenhausen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
138 km (86 mi) ↘ SE Neunburg vorm Wald Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
140 km (87 mi) ↘ SE Rötz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
140 km (87 mi) ↓ S Kastl Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
140 km (87 mi) ↓ S Ensdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
140 km (87 mi) ↓ S Schwandorf in Bayern Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
141 km (87 mi) ↓ S Leinburg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
141 km (87 mi) ↘ SE Schönthal Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
141 km (87 mi) ↓ S Wackersdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
141 km (88 mi) ↓ S Rieden Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
142 km (88 mi) ↓ S Lauterhofen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
145 km (90 mi) ↘ SE Neukirchen-Balbini Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
146 km (91 mi) ↘ SE Bodenwöhr Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
146 km (90 mi) ↓ S Altdorf Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
146 km (91 mi) ↓ S Hohenburg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
147 km (91 mi) ↓ S Winkelhaid Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
148 km (92 mi) ↓ S Schmidmühlen Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
149 km (92 mi) ↘ SE Bruck in der Oberpfalz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
149 km (92 mi) ↓ S Pilsach Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
149 km (92 mi) ↘ SE Stamsried Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
150 km (93 mi) ↘ SE Brunn Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
150 km (93 mi) ↘ SE Pemfling Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
151 km (93 mi) ↓ S Burgthann Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
152 km (94 mi) ↓ S Teublitz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
154 km (96 mi) ↓ S Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
154 km (96 mi) ↓ S Postbauer-Heng Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
155 km (96 mi) ↘ SE Cham Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
155 km (96 mi) ↓ S Velburg Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
157 km (97 mi) ↓ S Pyrbaum Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
158 km (98 mi) ↓ S Deining Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
159 km (99 mi) ↓ S Sengenthal Bavaria 🇩🇪 Germany
159 km (98 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
28 km (17 mi) ↙ SW Schleiz Solar Power Plant Solar 11.2 MW
28 km (18 mi) ↓ S Trogen 1 Solar 10.0 MW
30 km (19 mi) ↓ S Gattendorf 3 Solar 6.5 MW
30 km (18 mi) ↓ S Gattendorf Solar 10.0 MW
30 km (19 mi) ↓ S Gattendorf 2 Solar 4.0 MW
33 km (21 mi) ↙ SW Bleiloch Hydro 79.8 MW
37 km (23 mi) ↓ S Köditz Solar 10.0 MW
38 km (24 mi) ↙ SW Biomass Generator #10 Biomass 12.9 MW
45 km (28 mi) ↓ S Selb Solar 4.1 MW
50 km (31 mi) ← W Hohenwarte Hydro 377.6 MW
52 km (32 mi) ↓ S Münchberg Solar 6.8 MW
57 km (35 mi) ↘ SE Tisova power station Coal 296.0 MW
61 km (38 mi) ↓ S Witzleshofen Solar 5.5 MW
64 km (40 mi) ↓ S Gefrees Solar 5.5 MW
68 km (42 mi) ↓ S Untersteinach Solar Power Plant Solar 10.0 MW
77 km (48 mi) ↓ S Immenreuth Solar Power Plant Solar 5.8 MW
79 km (49 mi) ↓ S Neuenreuth Solar 6.3 MW
82 km (51 mi) ↓ S Haidenaab Solar Power Plant Solar 3.2 MW
86 km (53 mi) ↙ SW Zultenberg Solar 5.0 MW
101 km (63 mi) ↓ S Grafenwöhr Solar 16.0 MW
105 km (65 mi) ↘ SE Rozvadov 1 Solar Power Plant Solar 2.3 MW
105 km (65 mi) ↘ SE Rozvadov 2 Solar Power Plant Solar 1.7 MW
111 km (69 mi) ↓ S Vilseck Solar Power Plant Solar 10.0 MW
116 km (72 mi) ↘ SE Tännesberg Solar 4.6 MW
118 km (73 mi) ↘ SE Kraftwerksgruppe Pfreimd Hydro 127.0 MW
127 km (79 mi) ↘ SE Eckendorf Solar Power Plant Solar 1.6 MW
129 km (80 mi) ↓ S Stulln Solar 5.0 MW
142 km (88 mi) ↓ S Müllkraftwerk Schwandorf Waste 54.0 MW
154 km (96 mi) ↓ S Eichensee Solar 10.0 MW
155 km (96 mi) ↓ S P�lling Solar Power Plant Solar 2.6 MW
156 km (97 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 1.5 earthquake that struck 2 km SSE of Elsterberg, Germany on July 09, 2003 02:28:05. 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 1.5 Earthquake Struck 2 km SSE of Elsterberg, Germany on July 09, 2003 02:28:05
Date and Time
2003-07-09 02:28:05 (UTC)
Magnitude
1.5 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
10.0 km
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