Magnitude 4.0 Earthquake Struck 1 km W of Dünsen, Germany on July 15, 2005 15:02:48

Last Updated: 2014-11-07 01:26:29

On July 15, 2005 15:02:48 an earthquake with magnitude of 4.0 on the richter scale hit 1 km W of Dünsen, Germany. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 10.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude 8.622° and latitude 52.927°. 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 15, 2005 15:02:48 had a magnitude of 4.0 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 Dünsen in Lower Saxony, Germany, located 1 kilometers or 0 miles ↗ NE of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Harpstedt (Lower Saxony, Germany) located 2 km (1 mi) ↙ SW and Groß Ippener (Lower Saxony, Germany) located 4 km (2 mi) ↖ NW of the epicenter.

In total, we found 252 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.

Distance Direction City State Country
1 km (0 mi) ↗ NE Dünsen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
2 km (1 mi) ↙ SW Harpstedt Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
4 km (2 mi) ↖ NW Groß Ippener Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
4 km (3 mi) ↗ NE Kirchseelte Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
11 km (6 mi) ↘ SE Bassum Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
13 km (8 mi) ↑ N Delmenhorst Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
13 km (8 mi) → E Syke Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
13 km (8 mi) ↖ NW Ganderkesee Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
14 km (9 mi) ↑ N Stuhr Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
14 km (8 mi) ↘ SE Twistringen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
20 km (12 mi) ↘ SE Ehrenburg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
20 km (12 mi) ↓ S Drentwede Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
20 km (12 mi) ↘ SE Sudwalde Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
20 km (12 mi) ↑ N Bremen Bremen 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) → E Süstedt Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (14 mi) ↖ NW Hude Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (13 mi) ↗ NE Riede Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) ↗ NE Emtinghausen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) → E Engeln Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (15 mi) ↓ S Barnstorf Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (15 mi) ↘ SE Schwaförden Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) ↑ N Burglesum Bremen 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) ↗ NE Thedinghausen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) → E Schwarme Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) ↖ NW Vegesack Bremen 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) ↓ S Eydelstedt Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) ↖ NW Lemwerder Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (16 mi) → E Bruchhausen-Vilsen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ↗ NE Achim Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ↘ SE Sulingen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) → E Martfeld Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ↗ NE Oyten Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ↘ SE Hassel Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ↑ N Ritterhude Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (19 mi) ↘ SE Mellinghausen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (19 mi) ↗ NE Ahsen-Oetzen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (18 mi) ↑ N Lilienthal Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (19 mi) → E Asendorf Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (19 mi) ↗ NE Morsum Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) ↘ SE Siedenburg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) → E Blender Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ↓ S Barver Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ↖ NW Schwanewede Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ↘ SE Varrel Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
35 km (21 mi) ↑ N Osterholz-Scharmbeck Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↘ SE Barenburg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↓ S Rehden Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↖ NW Elsfleth Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↓ S Wetschen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
36 km (22 mi) ↘ SE Borstel Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ↑ N Grasberg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) → E Hilgermissen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) → E Hoya Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (23 mi) ↑ N Worpswede Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (24 mi) → E Wietzen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (23 mi) ↗ NE Langwedel Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (23 mi) → E Bücken Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
39 km (24 mi) ↘ SE Kirchdorf Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (25 mi) ↗ NE Ottersberg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (25 mi) ↘ SE Pennigsehl Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (25 mi) → E Verden Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (25 mi) ↘ SE Bahrenborstel Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (26 mi) → E Dörverden Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ↓ S Wagenfeld Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) → E Eystrup Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ↖ NW Uthlede Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (26 mi) → E Balge Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (26 mi) ↑ N Wulsbüttel Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
43 km (27 mi) ↗ NE Wilstedt Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ↗ NE Hellwege Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ↑ N Tarmstedt Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ↑ N Hambergen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ↗ NE Reeßum Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ↗ NE Vorwerk Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) → E Marklohe Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (28 mi) ↗ NE Sottrum Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (28 mi) ↖ NW Brake (Unterweser) Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (29 mi) ↗ NE Kirchlinteln Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (28 mi) → E Haßbergen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) → E Röhrsen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ↗ NE Hassendorf Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) → E Drakenburg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ↑ N Hagen im Bremischen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (29 mi) ↑ N Hepstedt Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ↖ NW Sandstedt Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (29 mi) ↘ SE Liebenau Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (29 mi) ↘ SE Steyerberg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ↑ N Axstedt Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) → E Binnen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) ↑ N Vollersode Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) ↗ NE Ahausen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) ↗ NE Horstedt Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (30 mi) ↑ N Bramstedt Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↑ N Breddorf Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) → E Heemsen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↑ N Kirchtimke Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) → E Nienburg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (31 mi) ↘ SE Estorf Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (32 mi) ↗ NE Bötersen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (31 mi) ↘ SE Uchte Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ↑ N Bokel Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (32 mi) ↗ NE Kirchwalsede Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) → E Rethem Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) ↘ SE Landesbergen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↘ SE Warmsen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (34 mi) ↓ S Rahden North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↘ SE Stolzenau Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↑ N Rhade Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (35 mi) ↗ NE Gyhum Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (35 mi) ↑ N Gnarrenburg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (35 mi) ↗ NE Rotenburg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↘ SE Raddestorf Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↑ N Beverstedt Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↑ N Lunestedt Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) → E Stöckse Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↘ SE Leese Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) → E Husum Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (37 mi) ↗ NE Hemsbünde Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (37 mi) ↗ NE Elsdorf Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (37 mi) ↗ NE Zeven Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
59 km (37 mi) → E Steimbke Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↓ S Espelkamp North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↗ NE Bothel Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (39 mi) ↗ NE Brockel Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↑ N Selsingen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↗ NE Scheeßel Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↗ NE Buchholz Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (39 mi) ↗ NE Heeslingen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (39 mi) ↘ SE Rehburg-Loccum Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) ↗ NE Visselhövede Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) → E Ahlden Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↘ SE Petershagen North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) → E Walsrode Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↘ SE Hille North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (42 mi) → E Hodenhagen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (42 mi) ↗ NE Hemslingen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) → E Bomlitz Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) ↓ S Lübbecke North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↓ S Preußisch Oldendorf North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (42 mi) ↘ SE Wiedensahl Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) → E Gilten Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (43 mi) ↗ NE Lauenbrück Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (43 mi) ↗ NE Sittensen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (43 mi) ↘ SE Wölpinghausen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↘ SE Pollhagen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↘ SE Hüllhorst North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↓ S Bad Holzhausen North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (45 mi) → E Schwarmstedt Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (44 mi) → E Bad Fallingbostel Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (45 mi) ↘ SE Hagenburg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) → E Neustadt am Rübenberge Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↘ SE Niedernwöhren Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) → E Essel Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↘ SE Sachsenhagen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↘ SE Minden North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↘ SE Hespe Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↘ SE Auhagen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↘ SE Meerbeck Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↘ SE Lauenhagen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (47 mi) ↓ S Rödinghausen North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (46 mi) ↗ NE Fintel Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↘ SE Lüdersfeld Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↘ SE Seggebruch Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↗ NE Ahlerstedt Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↘ SE Helpsen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (48 mi) ↘ SE Lindhorst Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (48 mi) ↘ SE Stadthagen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
78 km (48 mi) ↘ SE Wunstorf Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↘ SE Heuerßen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↘ SE Nienstädt Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↘ SE Bückeburg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↘ SE Beckedorf Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↘ SE Haste Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) → E Lindwedel Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (49 mi) ↘ SE Porta Westfalica North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (50 mi) ↘ SE Kirchlengern North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (50 mi) ↘ SE Bad Oeynhausen North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (49 mi) ↘ SE Hohnhorst Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (49 mi) ↗ NE Wistedt Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (50 mi) ↘ SE Obernkirchen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (50 mi) ↘ SE Obernbeck North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↘ SE Ahnsen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↗ NE Schneverdingen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↓ S Bünde North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (51 mi) ↗ NE Soltau Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (51 mi) ↗ NE Sauensiek Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (51 mi) ↗ NE Otter Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (51 mi) ↗ NE Heidenau Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (51 mi) ↘ SE Löhne North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (51 mi) ↘ SE Bad Eilsen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (51 mi) ↗ NE Tostedt Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (51 mi) ↘ SE Heeßen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (51 mi) ↘ SE Bad Nenndorf Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
84 km (52 mi) ↘ SE Rodenberg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
84 km (52 mi) ↓ S Hiddenhausen North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
84 km (52 mi) ↘ SE Luhden Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
85 km (53 mi) ↗ NE Beckdorf Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
85 km (53 mi) ↘ SE Apelern Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
85 km (52 mi) ↘ SE Groß Munzel Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
85 km (52 mi) ↗ NE Regesbostel Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (53 mi) ↗ NE Welle Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (53 mi) ↘ SE Vlotho North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (53 mi) → E Garbsen-Mitte Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (54 mi) ↗ NE Apensen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (53 mi) → E Garbsen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (53 mi) ↗ NE Kakenstorf Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (54 mi) → E Auf der Horst Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
87 km (54 mi) ↘ SE Rinteln Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
87 km (54 mi) ↓ S Enger North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
87 km (54 mi) ↓ S Spenge North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
87 km (54 mi) ↗ NE Hollenstedt Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
87 km (54 mi) → E Wietze Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
88 km (54 mi) ↘ SE Lauenau Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
88 km (55 mi) ↘ SE Großgoltern Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
88 km (55 mi) ↗ NE Handeloh Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
88 km (54 mi) → E Seelze Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
89 km (55 mi) ↘ SE Barsinghausen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
89 km (55 mi) ↗ NE Moisburg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
89 km (55 mi) ↗ NE Wenzendorf Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
90 km (56 mi) ↘ SE Herford North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
90 km (56 mi) ↘ SE Hülsede Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
90 km (56 mi) ↗ NE Appel Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
92 km (57 mi) → E Langenhagen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
93 km (58 mi) ↘ SE Bad Salzuflen North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
93 km (58 mi) ↘ SE Hessisch Oldendorf Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
93 km (58 mi) ↘ SE Egestorf Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
94 km (58 mi) ↘ SE Gehrden Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
96 km (60 mi) → E Isernhagen Farster Bauerschaft Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
96 km (60 mi) ↘ SE Wennigsen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
97 km (60 mi) → E Ronnenberg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
97 km (60 mi) → E Hannover Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
99 km (61 mi) ↓ S Bielefeld North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
99 km (61 mi) ↘ SE Bad Münder am Deister Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
100 km (62 mi) → E Hemmingen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
101 km (63 mi) ↘ SE Springe Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
101 km (63 mi) ↘ SE Dörentrup North Rhine-Westphalia 🇩🇪 Germany
104 km (64 mi) ↘ SE Hameln Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
104 km (64 mi) → E Laatzen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
106 km (66 mi) → E Pattensen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
106 km (66 mi) ↘ SE Aerzen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
109 km (68 mi) ↘ SE Coppenbrügge Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
115 km (71 mi) ↘ SE Salzhemmendorf Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
115 km (71 mi) ↘ SE Nordstemmen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
116 km (72 mi) ↘ SE Elze Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
117 km (73 mi) ↘ SE Heyersum Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
119 km (74 mi) ↘ SE Heinsen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
120 km (74 mi) ↘ SE Betheln Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
120 km (74 mi) ↘ SE Eime Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
121 km (75 mi) ↘ SE Gronau Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
122 km (76 mi) ↘ SE Banteln Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
124 km (77 mi) ↘ SE Rheden Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
125 km (78 mi) ↘ SE Brüggen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany

Nearby Power Plants

We found a total 19 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
22 km (13 mi) ↗ NE Weserkraftwerk Bremen Hydro 9.9 MW
22 km (13 mi) ↗ NE Hastedt power station Coal 119.0 MW
22 km (14 mi) ↑ N KW Mittelsbüren Oil 198.0 MW
23 km (14 mi) ↑ N KW Hafen Waste 33.0 MW
23 km (14 mi) ↑ N Hafen power station Coal 427.0 MW
24 km (15 mi) ↑ N MHKW Waste 44.0 MW
31 km (19 mi) ↖ NW Bremen-Farge power station Coal 350.0 MW
50 km (31 mi) ↘ SE Landesbergen Biomasse Biomass 20.0 MW
65 km (40 mi) ↘ SE Heyden power station Coal 875.0 MW
68 km (42 mi) → E Heizkraftwerk Bomlitz Gas 22.1 MW
75 km (47 mi) ↘ SE Sigmundshall Gas 19.0 MW
81 km (50 mi) ↘ SE KW Kirchlengern Gas 201.5 MW
89 km (55 mi) → E GKH Hannover power station Coal 272.0 MW
96 km (60 mi) → E KWH Gas 102.0 MW
96 km (59 mi) → E GKL Gas 230.0 MW
98 km (61 mi) ↓ S MVA Bielefeld Waste 34.0 MW
99 km (61 mi) ↓ S GuD Kraftwerk Hillegossen Gas 37.5 MW
105 km (65 mi) ↘ SE Enertec Hameln Waste 31.5 MW
112 km (70 mi) ↘ SE Grohnde Nuclear 1360.0 MW

Power Plants & Risks During Earthquakes

We found 7 types of power plants in the vecinity of the magnitude 4.0 earthquake that struck 1 km W of Dünsen, Germany on July 15, 2005 15:02:48. These types were Gas power plants, Coal power plants, Oil power plants, Waste power plants, Hydro power plants, Biomass 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."

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.

Oil Power

Oil-fired power plants can pose significant risks to society, people, and ecosystems in the event of a severe earthquake.

Oil Spills & Fires

One of the most immediate dangers is the risk of oil spills and fires. The shaking during an earthquake can rupture storage tanks and pipelines, leading to the release of large quantities of oil. Spilled oil can catch fire, causing explosions and further environmental damage.

Air Quality Polution

Oil fires and releases can result in the release of toxic fumes and particulate matter into the air. This can lead to poor air quality, posing health risks to nearby communities. People exposed to these pollutants may experience respiratory issues and other health problems.

Water Pollution

Spilled oil can contaminate nearby water bodies, including rivers, lakes, and groundwater. This can harm aquatic ecosystems, killing fish and other wildlife, and disrupting the food chain. Drinking water supplies may also be compromised, impacting human health.

Soil Contamination

Oil spills can saturate the soil, making it less fertile and potentially rendering it unusable for agriculture. Soil contamination can persist for years, affecting local food production.

Long-Term Environmental Damage

The environmental damage caused by oil spills and fires can persist long after the earthquake event. Cleanup efforts can be costly and challenging, and ecosystems may take years or even decades to recover fully.

To mitigate these risks, most modern oil-fired power plants follow strict regulations, safety measures, and extensive emergency response plans are in place for oil power plants located in seismically active regions. This includes robust containment systems, automatic shutdown mechanisms, and well-trained response teams.

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 4.0 Earthquake Struck 1 km W of Dünsen, Germany on July 15, 2005 15:02:48
Date and Time
2005-07-15 15:02:48 (UTC)
Magnitude
4.0 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
10.0 km
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