Magnitude 1.2 Earthquake Struck Spain on February 10, 2004 00:58:36

Last Updated: 2014-11-07 01:21:19

On February 10, 2004 00:58:36 an earthquake with magnitude of 1.2 on the richter scale hit Spain. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 0.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude -2.796° and latitude 40.354°. According to documented reports people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on February 10, 2004 00:58:36 had a magnitude of 1.2 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 Buendía in Cuenca, Spain, located 3 kilometers or 2 miles ↗ NE of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Villalba del Rey (Cuenca, Spain) located 13 km (8 mi) → E and Cañaveruelas (Cuenca, Spain) located 14 km (8 mi) ↗ NE of the epicenter.

In total, we found 227 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.

Distance Direction City State Country
3 km (2 mi) ↗ NE Buendía Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
13 km (8 mi) → E Villalba del Rey Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
14 km (8 mi) ↗ NE Cañaveruelas Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
15 km (9 mi) ↑ N Sacedón Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
16 km (10 mi) ↗ NE Alcohujate Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
18 km (11 mi) → E Tinajas Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
18 km (11 mi) ↑ N Auñón Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
20 km (12 mi) ↗ NE Alcocer Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
24 km (15 mi) ↖ NW Berninches Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
24 km (15 mi) ↘ SE Huete Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
24 km (15 mi) → E Gascueña Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
24 km (15 mi) ↑ N Alocén Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
25 km (15 mi) ↗ NE Millana Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
25 km (15 mi) ↗ NE Canalejas del Arroyo Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
25 km (15 mi) ↑ N Pareja Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
27 km (17 mi) → E Olmeda de la Cuesta Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
28 km (17 mi) → E Buciegas Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
28 km (17 mi) ↑ N Chillarón del Rey Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
28 km (17 mi) ↑ N Alique Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
29 km (18 mi) ↑ N Escamilla Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
29 km (18 mi) ↗ NE Villar del Infantado Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
30 km (19 mi) ↑ N Durón Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
30 km (18 mi) ↑ N Budia Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
31 km (19 mi) ↑ N Mantiel Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
32 km (20 mi) ↓ S Alcázar del Rey Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
32 km (20 mi) → E Olmedilla de Eliz Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
33 km (20 mi) ↗ NE Salmerón Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
33 km (21 mi) ↗ NE Cañaveras Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
34 km (21 mi) ↗ NE Valdeolivas Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
34 km (21 mi) ↗ NE San Pedro Palmiches Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
34 km (21 mi) → E Castillo-Albaráñez Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
35 km (21 mi) ↗ NE Albendea Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
36 km (22 mi) ↘ SE Pineda de Gigüela Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
37 km (23 mi) → E Arrancacepas Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
38 km (23 mi) ↗ NE Castilforte Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
39 km (24 mi) ↗ NE Arandilla del Arroyo Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
40 km (25 mi) ↑ N Henche Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
40 km (25 mi) ↗ NE Peralveche Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
40 km (25 mi) ↗ NE Villaconejos de Trabaque Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
40 km (25 mi) ↓ S Rozalén del Monte Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
42 km (26 mi) ↗ NE Priego Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
42 km (26 mi) ↑ N Trillo Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
42 km (26 mi) ↘ SE Torrejoncillo del Rey Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
43 km (27 mi) ↗ NE Vindel Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
43 km (27 mi) ↗ NE Albalate de las Nogueras Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
43 km (27 mi) → E Torralba Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
44 km (27 mi) → E Villarejo de la Peñuela Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
44 km (27 mi) ↗ NE Alcantud Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
44 km (27 mi) → E Villar de Domingo García Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
44 km (27 mi) ↑ N Solanillos del Extremo Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
48 km (30 mi) ↘ SE Palomares del Campo Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
48 km (30 mi) ↑ N Arbeteta Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
48 km (30 mi) ↘ SE Huerta de la Obispalía Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
48 km (29 mi) ↓ S Saelices Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
48 km (30 mi) ↗ NE Cañamares Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
50 km (31 mi) → E Bascuñana de San Pedro Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
52 km (32 mi) ↑ N Valtablado del Río Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
53 km (33 mi) ↘ SE Montalbo Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
54 km (33 mi) ↗ NE Fuertescusa Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
54 km (33 mi) ↗ NE Cañizares Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
55 km (34 mi) ↘ SE Zafra de Záncara Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
55 km (34 mi) ↗ NE Fresneda de la Sierra Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
55 km (34 mi) ↗ NE Castillejo-Sierra Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
56 km (34 mi) → E Chillarón de Cuenca Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
57 km (35 mi) → E Arcos de la Sierra Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
57 km (35 mi) ↑ N Ocentejo Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
58 km (36 mi) → E Mariana Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
58 km (36 mi) ↗ NE Villanueva de Alcorón Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
59 km (36 mi) ↘ SE Almonacid del Marquesado Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
59 km (37 mi) ↗ NE Carrascosa Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
59 km (36 mi) → E Zarzuela Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
59 km (36 mi) ↑ N Armallones Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
60 km (37 mi) → E Portilla Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
61 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Villarejo-Periesteban Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
61 km (38 mi) → E Villalba de la Sierra Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
61 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Altarejos Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
62 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Villares del Saz Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
62 km (39 mi) ↘ SE Fresneda de Altarejos Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
63 km (39 mi) ↘ SE Villarejo de Fuentes Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
63 km (39 mi) → E Villar de Olalla Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
64 km (40 mi) → E Cuenca Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
65 km (40 mi) ↗ NE Beteta Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
66 km (41 mi) ↗ NE Valsalobre Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
66 km (41 mi) ↘ SE Villar de Cañas Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
66 km (41 mi) ↗ NE Santa María del Val Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
66 km (41 mi) ↘ SE Mota de Altarejos Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
67 km (42 mi) ↗ NE Zaorejas Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
67 km (41 mi) ↘ SE San Lorenzo de la Parrilla Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
68 km (42 mi) ↗ NE Lagunaseca Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
68 km (42 mi) ↗ NE Masegosa Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
69 km (42 mi) ↗ NE Cueva del Hierro Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
70 km (44 mi) → E Uña Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
70 km (43 mi) ↘ SE Belmontejo Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
70 km (43 mi) ↗ NE Peñalén Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
71 km (44 mi) ↘ SE Cervera del Llano Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
72 km (45 mi) ↘ SE Tresjuncos Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
72 km (44 mi) ↗ NE Poveda de la Sierra Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
73 km (45 mi) ↘ SE Montalbanejo Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
73 km (45 mi) ↘ SE Alconchel de la Estrella Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
74 km (46 mi) ↘ SE Fuentelespino de Haro Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
75 km (46 mi) ↗ NE Vega del Codorno Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
75 km (47 mi) ↘ SE Olivares de Júcar Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
77 km (48 mi) ↘ SE Osa de la Vega Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
77 km (48 mi) ↘ SE Albaladejo del Cuende Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
78 km (48 mi) ↘ SE Villalgordo del Marquesado Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
78 km (49 mi) ↘ SE Villaverde y Pasaconsol Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
78 km (49 mi) → E Fuentes Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
79 km (49 mi) ↗ NE Peralejos de las Truchas Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
79 km (49 mi) ↗ NE Taravilla Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
80 km (50 mi) ↗ NE Baños de Tajo Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
80 km (50 mi) ↗ NE Fuembellida Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
83 km (51 mi) ↘ SE Villar de la Encina Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
84 km (52 mi) ↘ SE Castillo de Garcimuñoz Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
84 km (52 mi) → E Beamud Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
84 km (52 mi) ↗ NE Megina Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
84 km (52 mi) ↗ NE Terzaga Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
84 km (52 mi) → E Huélamo Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
85 km (53 mi) ↘ SE Valverde de Júcar Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
85 km (53 mi) ↗ NE Tierzo Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
85 km (53 mi) ↗ NE Pinilla de Molina Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
86 km (53 mi) ↘ SE Olmeda del Rey Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
86 km (53 mi) ↘ SE Carrascosa de Haro Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
86 km (53 mi) ↗ NE Chequilla Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
87 km (54 mi) ↘ SE Pinarejo Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
87 km (54 mi) ↘ SE Monreal del Llano Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
87 km (54 mi) → E Cañada del Hoyo Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
87 km (54 mi) ↘ SE Torrubia del Castillo Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
88 km (55 mi) ↗ NE Checa Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
88 km (55 mi) ↘ SE Belmonte Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
88 km (54 mi) ↘ SE Rada de Haro Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
89 km (55 mi) ↘ SE Hontecillas Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
90 km (56 mi) → E Valdemeca Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
91 km (57 mi) → E Valdemoro-Sierra Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
91 km (56 mi) ↗ NE Guadalaviar Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
92 km (57 mi) → E Chumillas Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
92 km (57 mi) ↗ NE Torremochuela Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
92 km (57 mi) ↗ NE Griegos Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
93 km (58 mi) → E Reíllo Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
93 km (58 mi) ↘ SE Santa María del Campo Rus Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
93 km (58 mi) ↗ NE Alcoroches Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
93 km (57 mi) ↗ NE Orea Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
93 km (57 mi) → E Valdemorillo de la Sierra Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
93 km (57 mi) ↘ SE Honrubia Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
94 km (58 mi) ↘ SE Piqueras del Castillo Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
94 km (58 mi) ↘ SE Buenache de Alarcón Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
94 km (58 mi) ↗ NE Torrecuadrada de Molina Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
95 km (59 mi) ↗ NE Villar del Cobo Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
97 km (60 mi) → E Pajarón Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
97 km (60 mi) → E Campillos-Sierra Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
97 km (60 mi) ↗ NE Piqueras Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
97 km (60 mi) → E Huerta del Marquesado Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
97 km (60 mi) → E Laguna del Marquesado Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
98 km (60 mi) → E Monteagudo de las Salinas Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
98 km (61 mi) ↘ SE Barchín del Hoyo Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
99 km (61 mi) ↗ NE Orihuela del Tremedal Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
99 km (61 mi) ↗ NE Anquela del Pedregal Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
99 km (61 mi) → E Carboneras de Guadazaón Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
100 km (62 mi) → E Frías de Albarracín Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
100 km (62 mi) ↗ NE Alustante Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
100 km (62 mi) → E Pajaroncillo Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
100 km (62 mi) ↗ NE Adobes Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
101 km (63 mi) → E Zafrilla Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
101 km (63 mi) → E Tejadillos Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
101 km (63 mi) → E Arguisuelas Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
101 km (62 mi) ↘ SE Olmedilla de Alarcón Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
103 km (64 mi) ↗ NE Tramacastilla Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
103 km (64 mi) ↗ NE Tordellego Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
103 km (64 mi) → E Cañete Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
103 km (64 mi) ↗ NE Calomarde Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
103 km (64 mi) ↘ SE Atalaya del Cañavate Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
103 km (64 mi) ↗ NE Bronchales Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
105 km (65 mi) → E Almodóvar del Pinar Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
105 km (65 mi) ↘ SE Valverdejo Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
106 km (66 mi) → E Moscardón Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
107 km (66 mi) ↗ NE Tordesilos Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
107 km (66 mi) ↗ NE Torres de Albarracín Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
107 km (66 mi) → E Huérguina Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
108 km (67 mi) ↘ SE Alarcón Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
108 km (67 mi) ↗ NE Royuela Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
108 km (67 mi) ↗ NE Setiles Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
108 km (67 mi) → E Boniches Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
109 km (68 mi) → E Terriente Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
109 km (67 mi) ↘ SE Tébar Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
109 km (68 mi) → E Salinas del Manzano Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
109 km (68 mi) ↘ SE Valhermoso de la Fuente Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
110 km (68 mi) ↘ SE San Clemente Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
110 km (68 mi) ↘ SE Gabaldón Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
111 km (69 mi) → E Paracuellos Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
111 km (69 mi) ↘ SE Vara de Rey Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
111 km (69 mi) ↗ NE Monterde de Albarracín Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
112 km (70 mi) ↗ NE Ródenas Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
112 km (70 mi) → E Yémeda Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
112 km (70 mi) → E Villar del Humo Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
113 km (70 mi) → E Salvacañete Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
113 km (70 mi) → E Campillos-Paravientos Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
114 km (71 mi) ↗ NE Albarracín Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
114 km (71 mi) ↗ NE Pozondón Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
114 km (71 mi) → E Alcalá de la Vega Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
115 km (71 mi) → E Cardenete Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
115 km (71 mi) ↗ NE Villar del Salz Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
116 km (72 mi) → E Saldón Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
116 km (72 mi) ↗ NE Peracense Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
116 km (72 mi) ↘ SE Sisante Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
116 km (72 mi) → E San Martín de Boniches Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
117 km (73 mi) ↗ NE Ojos Negros Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
117 km (72 mi) ↘ SE Motilla del Palancar Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
117 km (73 mi) → E Valdecuenca Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
118 km (73 mi) ↗ NE Pozuel del Campo Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
118 km (73 mi) → E Jabaloyas Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
118 km (73 mi) ↗ NE Almohaja Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
119 km (74 mi) → E Campillo de Altobuey Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
122 km (75 mi) → E Algarra Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
123 km (76 mi) → E Fuentelespino de Moya Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
123 km (76 mi) → E Casas de Garcimolina Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
124 km (77 mi) → E Henarejos Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
126 km (78 mi) ↘ SE Castillejo de Iniesta Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
126 km (78 mi) ↘ SE Villanueva de la Jara Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
127 km (79 mi) → E Enguídanos Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
130 km (80 mi) → E Puebla del Salvador Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
131 km (81 mi) → E Narboneta Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
133 km (83 mi) → E Graja de Iniesta Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
135 km (84 mi) → E Mira Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
135 km (84 mi) ↘ SE Iniesta Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
136 km (85 mi) → E Minglanilla Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
139 km (86 mi) → E Villalpardo Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
140 km (87 mi) ↘ SE Villarta Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
147 km (91 mi) → E Villargordo del Cabriel Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain

Nearby Power Plants

We found a total 35 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) ↗ NE BUENDIA GRUPO 1 Hydro 54.45 MW
18 km (11 mi) ↑ N ENTREPENAS GRUPO 1 Hydro 40.8 MW
27 km (17 mi) → E Olmeda de la Cuesta Solar 7.6 MW
41 km (25 mi) ↑ N TRILLO Nuclear 1003.41 MW
60 km (37 mi) ↘ SE Villar de Cañas Solar 9.8 MW
77 km (48 mi) ↓ S Dulcinea Solar 31.8 MW
77 km (48 mi) ↘ SE TRATAMIENTO DE PURINES OSA DE LA VEGA Waste 14.6 MW
79 km (49 mi) ↗ NE P.E.EL ROBLECILLO DE ARRIBA Wind 49.8 MW
99 km (61 mi) ↘ SE Olmedilla de Alarcón Solar 10.0 MW
101 km (63 mi) ↘ SE Olmedilla Solar 60.0 MW
103 km (64 mi) ↘ SE Olmedilla de Alarcón 6MW Solar 6.0 MW
107 km (66 mi) ↗ NE P.E. CALARES Wind 50.0 MW
108 km (67 mi) ↗ NE P.E. SIERRA LACERA Wind 36.9 MW
108 km (67 mi) ↗ NE PARQUE EOLICO SIERRA MENERA II Wind 39.95 MW
108 km (67 mi) ↘ SE PARQUE EOLICO LOMILLA II Wind 70.5 MW
108 km (67 mi) ↘ SE C.H. EN ALARCON Hydro 15.89 MW
109 km (67 mi) ↘ SE PARQUE EOLICO LAS LOMILLAS Wind 12.0 MW
109 km (67 mi) ↘ SE PARQUE EOLICO LOMILLA I Wind 33.0 MW
109 km (67 mi) ↘ SE P. E. LAS LOMILLAS Wind 49.5 MW
109 km (67 mi) ↘ SE P. E. CERRO DEL PALO Wind 49.5 MW
112 km (70 mi) → E P.E. PICO COLLALBAS Wind 30.0 MW
116 km (72 mi) ↘ SE P.E. CERRO DEL CALDERON Wind 49.5 MW
116 km (72 mi) ↘ SE P.E. LA MUELA I Wind 49.5 MW
116 km (72 mi) ↘ SE P. E. CUESTA COLORADA Wind 49.5 MW
116 km (72 mi) ↘ SE PARQUE EOLICO CALDERON Wind 18.0 MW
116 km (72 mi) ↘ SE PARQUE EOLICO LA MOLATA Wind 17.25 MW
117 km (72 mi) ↘ SE P.E. EL PICAZO Wind 14.0 MW
117 km (72 mi) ↘ SE PARQUE EOLICO EL PICAZO Wind 50.0 MW
119 km (74 mi) → E PARQUE EOLICO LA MAZA Wind 22.95 MW
119 km (74 mi) → E P. E. MAZA Wind 49.5 MW
119 km (74 mi) → E P. E. CALLEJAS Wind 49.5 MW
125 km (78 mi) ↘ SE Villanueva de la Jara Solar 5.2 MW
135 km (84 mi) → E PENA MIRA Wind 36.55 MW
136 km (85 mi) → E CONTRERAS II 1 Hydro 13.99 MW
137 km (85 mi) ↘ SE Iniesta Solar 5.0 MW

Power Plants & Risks During Earthquakes

We found 5 types of power plants in the vecinity of the magnitude 1.2 earthquake that struck Spain on February 10, 2004 00:58:36. These types were Solar power plants, Wind power plants, Hydro power plants, Waste 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.

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.

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."

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 1.2 Earthquake Struck Spain on February 10, 2004 00:58:36
Date and Time
2004-02-10 00:58:36 (UTC)
Magnitude
1.2 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
0.0 km
Reports
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