Magnitude 2.5 Earthquake Struck 4 km E of Orihuela del Tremedal, Spain on July 17, 2005 18:02:17

Last Updated: 2014-11-07 01:26:30

On July 17, 2005 18:02:17 an earthquake with magnitude of 2.5 on the richter scale hit 4 km E of Orihuela del Tremedal, Spain. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 4.7 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude -1.599° and latitude 40.556°. 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 17, 2005 18:02:17 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 Orihuela del Tremedal in Teruel, Spain, located 4 kilometers or 2 miles ↙ SW of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Bronchales (Teruel, Spain) located 5 km (3 mi) ↘ SE and Alustante (Guadalajara, Spain) located 8 km (5 mi) ↖ NW 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
4 km (2 mi) ↙ SW Orihuela del Tremedal Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
5 km (3 mi) ↘ SE Bronchales Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
8 km (5 mi) ↖ NW Alustante Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
10 km (6 mi) ↗ NE Pozondón Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
10 km (6 mi) ← W Orea Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
11 km (6 mi) → E Monterde de Albarracín Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
11 km (7 mi) ↑ N Ródenas Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
12 km (7 mi) ↑ N Tordesilos Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
14 km (8 mi) ↗ NE Peracense Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
14 km (9 mi) ↗ NE Almohaja Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
14 km (8 mi) ↘ SE Tramacastilla Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
14 km (9 mi) ↖ NW Adobes Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
14 km (9 mi) ← W Alcoroches Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
15 km (9 mi) ↘ SE Torres de Albarracín Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
15 km (9 mi) ↖ NW Piqueras Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
16 km (10 mi) ↑ N Villar del Salz Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
16 km (10 mi) ← W Checa Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
17 km (10 mi) ↓ S Griegos Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
19 km (12 mi) ↖ NW Tordellego Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
19 km (11 mi) ↓ S Villar del Cobo Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
19 km (12 mi) ↖ NW Setiles Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
20 km (12 mi) ↘ SE Calomarde Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
20 km (12 mi) ← W Chequilla Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
21 km (13 mi) ↑ N Ojos Negros Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
21 km (13 mi) ↘ SE Albarracín Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
21 km (13 mi) ↓ S Guadalaviar Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
21 km (13 mi) ↘ SE Royuela Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
23 km (14 mi) ↖ NW Anquela del Pedregal Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
24 km (15 mi) ← W Megina Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
24 km (15 mi) ↓ S Frías de Albarracín Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
25 km (15 mi) ↑ N Pozuel del Campo Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
25 km (15 mi) ↘ SE Moscardón Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
26 km (16 mi) ← W Peralejos de las Truchas Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
27 km (17 mi) ↖ NW Torrecuadrada de Molina Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
27 km (17 mi) ← W Pinilla de Molina Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
29 km (18 mi) ↘ SE Terriente Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
29 km (18 mi) ↘ SE Saldón Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
30 km (18 mi) ← W Terzaga Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
30 km (18 mi) ↙ SW Vega del Codorno Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
31 km (19 mi) ↖ NW Torremochuela Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
32 km (20 mi) ↘ SE Valdecuenca Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
34 km (21 mi) ← W Taravilla Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
35 km (22 mi) ↓ S Huélamo Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
35 km (22 mi) ↙ SW Lagunaseca Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
35 km (22 mi) ← W Baños de Tajo Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
35 km (21 mi) ← W Tierzo Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
36 km (22 mi) ↙ SW Masegosa Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
37 km (23 mi) ↙ SW Santa María del Val Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
37 km (23 mi) ← W Poveda de la Sierra Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
37 km (23 mi) ← W Cueva del Hierro Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
38 km (24 mi) ↓ S Valdemeca Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
38 km (24 mi) ↘ SE Jabaloyas Teruel 🇪🇸 Spain
39 km (24 mi) ↓ S Zafrilla Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
40 km (25 mi) ← W Fuembellida Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
40 km (25 mi) ← W Beteta Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
41 km (25 mi) ← W Peñalén Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
42 km (26 mi) ↓ S Laguna del Marquesado Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
42 km (26 mi) ← W Valsalobre Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
45 km (28 mi) ↓ S Huerta del Marquesado Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
45 km (28 mi) ↓ S Beamud Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
47 km (29 mi) ← W Carrascosa Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
47 km (29 mi) ↓ S Tejadillos Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
48 km (30 mi) ↓ S Uña Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
49 km (30 mi) ↙ SW Arcos de la Sierra Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
49 km (30 mi) ↙ SW Fresneda de la Sierra Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
49 km (30 mi) ↙ SW Fuertescusa Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
50 km (31 mi) ↙ SW Portilla Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
50 km (31 mi) ↙ SW Castillejo-Sierra Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
50 km (31 mi) ↙ SW Cañizares Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
51 km (31 mi) ↘ SE Salvacañete Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
51 km (31 mi) ↓ S Campillos-Sierra Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
52 km (32 mi) ↘ SE Salinas del Manzano Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
52 km (32 mi) ↓ S Valdemoro-Sierra Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
54 km (34 mi) ↙ SW Villalba de la Sierra Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
54 km (33 mi) ↙ SW Zarzuela Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
55 km (34 mi) ← W Zaorejas Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
55 km (34 mi) ↙ SW Cañamares Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
56 km (35 mi) ↓ S Cañete Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
56 km (35 mi) ← W Villanueva de Alcorón Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
58 km (36 mi) ↘ SE Alcalá de la Vega Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
58 km (36 mi) ↓ S Huérguina Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
60 km (37 mi) ↓ S Valdemorillo de la Sierra Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
61 km (38 mi) ↙ SW Priego Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
61 km (38 mi) ↙ SW Alcantud Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
61 km (37 mi) ↙ SW Albalate de las Nogueras Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
62 km (38 mi) ← W Armallones Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
63 km (39 mi) ↘ SE Casas de Garcimolina Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
63 km (39 mi) ↘ SE Campillos-Paravientos Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
63 km (39 mi) ↓ S Boniches Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
63 km (39 mi) ↙ SW Villaconejos de Trabaque Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
63 km (39 mi) ↘ SE Algarra Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
63 km (39 mi) ↙ SW Mariana Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
64 km (40 mi) ↙ SW Torralba Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
65 km (40 mi) ↙ SW Bascuñana de San Pedro Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
66 km (41 mi) ← W Vindel Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
66 km (41 mi) ↙ SW Arandilla del Arroyo Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
68 km (42 mi) ↙ SW Villar de Domingo García Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
68 km (42 mi) ↓ S Pajaroncillo Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
68 km (42 mi) ← W Arbeteta Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
69 km (42 mi) ↓ S Pajarón Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
69 km (43 mi) ↙ SW Albendea Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
69 km (43 mi) ↙ SW San Pedro Palmiches Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
70 km (43 mi) ↓ S Cuenca Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
70 km (44 mi) ↙ SW Cañaveras Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
70 km (43 mi) ← W Castilforte Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
70 km (43 mi) ↓ S Cañada del Hoyo Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
70 km (43 mi) ← W Valtablado del Río Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
70 km (43 mi) ↙ SW Arrancacepas Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
71 km (44 mi) ↘ SE Fuentelespino de Moya Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
71 km (44 mi) ↙ SW Valdeolivas Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
71 km (44 mi) ← W Ocentejo Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
72 km (45 mi) ↘ SE San Martín de Boniches Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
72 km (45 mi) ↙ SW Chillarón de Cuenca Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
72 km (44 mi) ← W Peralveche Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
73 km (45 mi) ↙ SW Castillo-Albaráñez Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
74 km (46 mi) ↓ S Fuentes Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
74 km (46 mi) ↙ SW Olmedilla de Eliz Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
75 km (46 mi) ↙ SW Salmerón Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
75 km (46 mi) ↙ SW Villar del Infantado Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
76 km (47 mi) ↓ S Carboneras de Guadazaón Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
76 km (47 mi) ↓ S Villar del Humo Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
76 km (47 mi) ↓ S Reíllo Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
77 km (47 mi) ↙ SW Buciegas Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
77 km (48 mi) ↘ SE Henarejos Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
78 km (48 mi) ↓ S Villar de Olalla Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
78 km (48 mi) ↙ SW Canalejas del Arroyo Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
79 km (49 mi) ↙ SW Olmeda de la Cuesta Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
81 km (50 mi) ↙ SW Escamilla Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
82 km (51 mi) ↙ SW Gascueña Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
82 km (51 mi) ↓ S Arguisuelas Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
82 km (51 mi) ↙ SW Millana Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
85 km (53 mi) ↙ SW Alcocer Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
85 km (53 mi) ← W Trillo Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
86 km (53 mi) ↙ SW Villarejo de la Peñuela Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
87 km (54 mi) ↙ SW Tinajas Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
87 km (54 mi) ↙ SW Alcohujate Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
87 km (54 mi) ↓ S Monteagudo de las Salinas Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
88 km (54 mi) ↓ S Cardenete Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
88 km (54 mi) ← W Alique Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
88 km (54 mi) ↓ S Yémeda Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
88 km (55 mi) ← W Pareja Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
89 km (55 mi) ↙ SW Cañaveruelas Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
90 km (56 mi) ← W Mantiel Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
90 km (56 mi) ↘ SE Narboneta Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
91 km (56 mi) ↙ SW Villalba del Rey Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
92 km (57 mi) ↓ S Fresneda de Altarejos Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
92 km (57 mi) ← W Chillarón del Rey Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
93 km (58 mi) ↓ S Olmeda del Rey Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
94 km (58 mi) ↓ S Paracuellos Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
94 km (58 mi) ↘ SE Mira Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
95 km (59 mi) ← W Henche Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
95 km (59 mi) ← W Durón Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
95 km (59 mi) ↙ SW Pineda de Gigüela Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
95 km (59 mi) ↓ S Chumillas Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
95 km (59 mi) ← W Solanillos del Extremo Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
96 km (59 mi) ↙ SW Sacedón Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
96 km (59 mi) ↓ S Altarejos Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
96 km (59 mi) ↓ S Almodóvar del Pinar Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
96 km (59 mi) ↓ S Mota de Altarejos Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
97 km (60 mi) ↙ SW Huerta de la Obispalía Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
97 km (60 mi) ← W Alocén Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
98 km (61 mi) ↓ S Enguídanos Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
98 km (61 mi) ← W Budia Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
99 km (61 mi) ↓ S Albaladejo del Cuende Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
100 km (62 mi) ↙ SW Buendía Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
100 km (62 mi) ↙ SW Auñón Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
101 km (63 mi) ↓ S San Lorenzo de la Parrilla Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
101 km (63 mi) ← W Berninches Guadalajara 🇪🇸 Spain
101 km (63 mi) ↓ S Piqueras del Castillo Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
102 km (63 mi) ↙ SW Torrejoncillo del Rey Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
103 km (64 mi) ↙ SW Huete Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
103 km (64 mi) ↓ S Belmontejo Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
104 km (64 mi) ↓ S Villaverde y Pasaconsol Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
104 km (64 mi) ↓ S Villarejo-Periesteban Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
106 km (66 mi) ↓ S Barchín del Hoyo Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
107 km (66 mi) ↓ S Campillo de Altobuey Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
107 km (66 mi) ↓ S Valverde de Júcar Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
107 km (66 mi) ↓ S Hontecillas Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
108 km (67 mi) ↓ S Gabaldón Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
108 km (67 mi) ↙ SW Palomares del Campo Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
109 km (67 mi) ↓ S Olivares de Júcar Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
109 km (68 mi) ↙ SW Zafra de Záncara Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
110 km (68 mi) ↓ S Puebla del Salvador Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
110 km (68 mi) ↓ S Valverdejo Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
110 km (68 mi) ↓ S Cervera del Llano Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
110 km (68 mi) ↓ S Villares del Saz Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
111 km (69 mi) ↓ S Buenache de Alarcón Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
112 km (69 mi) ↓ S Motilla del Palancar Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
112 km (70 mi) ↓ S Olmedilla de Alarcón Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
113 km (70 mi) ↓ S Minglanilla Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
114 km (71 mi) ↓ S Castillejo de Iniesta Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
114 km (71 mi) ↘ SE Villargordo del Cabriel Valencia 🇪🇸 Spain
115 km (71 mi) ↓ S Graja de Iniesta Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
115 km (71 mi) ↓ S Valhermoso de la Fuente Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
116 km (72 mi) ↓ S Torrubia del Castillo Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
116 km (72 mi) ↙ SW Alcázar del Rey Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
118 km (73 mi) ↙ SW Montalbo Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
119 km (74 mi) ↓ S Alarcón Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
119 km (74 mi) ↓ S Montalbanejo Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
119 km (74 mi) ↓ S Honrubia Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
119 km (74 mi) ↓ S Villar de Cañas Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
119 km (74 mi) ↓ S Castillo de Garcimuñoz Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
120 km (74 mi) ↙ SW Rozalén del Monte Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
121 km (75 mi) ↓ S Villalpardo Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
123 km (76 mi) ↓ S Villarta Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
124 km (77 mi) ↙ SW Saelices Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
124 km (77 mi) ↓ S Villalgordo del Marquesado Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
124 km (77 mi) ↓ S Alconchel de la Estrella Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
125 km (77 mi) ↓ S Iniesta Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
125 km (78 mi) ↓ S Pinarejo Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
126 km (78 mi) ↙ SW Villarejo de Fuentes Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
126 km (78 mi) ↓ S Tébar Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
128 km (79 mi) ↙ SW Almonacid del Marquesado Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
128 km (79 mi) ↓ S Atalaya del Cañavate Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
128 km (80 mi) ↓ S Villar de la Encina Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
128 km (79 mi) ↓ S Villanueva de la Jara Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
131 km (81 mi) ↓ S Santa María del Campo Rus Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
132 km (82 mi) ↓ S Fuentelespino de Haro Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
133 km (82 mi) ↓ S Carrascosa de Haro Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
136 km (84 mi) ↙ SW Tresjuncos Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
137 km (85 mi) ↓ S Sisante Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
138 km (86 mi) ↓ S Vara de Rey Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
139 km (86 mi) ↓ S Rada de Haro Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
140 km (87 mi) ↙ SW Osa de la Vega Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
145 km (90 mi) ↓ S Belmonte Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
146 km (90 mi) ↓ S San Clemente Cuenca 🇪🇸 Spain
147 km (91 mi) ↓ S Monreal del Llano Cuenca 🇪🇸 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
19 km (12 mi) ↖ NW PARQUE EOLICO SIERRA MENERA II Wind 39.95 MW
19 km (12 mi) ↖ NW P.E. SIERRA LACERA Wind 36.9 MW
24 km (15 mi) ↖ NW P.E. CALARES Wind 50.0 MW
26 km (16 mi) ← W P.E.EL ROBLECILLO DE ARRIBA Wind 49.8 MW
76 km (47 mi) ↓ S P.E. PICO COLLALBAS Wind 30.0 MW
78 km (48 mi) ↙ SW Olmeda de la Cuesta Solar 7.6 MW
87 km (54 mi) ← W TRILLO Nuclear 1003.41 MW
94 km (58 mi) ↘ SE PENA MIRA Wind 36.55 MW
100 km (62 mi) ↙ SW BUENDIA GRUPO 1 Hydro 54.45 MW
100 km (62 mi) ↙ SW ENTREPENAS GRUPO 1 Hydro 40.8 MW
107 km (66 mi) ↓ S P. E. CALLEJAS Wind 49.5 MW
107 km (66 mi) ↓ S PARQUE EOLICO LA MAZA Wind 22.95 MW
107 km (66 mi) ↓ S P. E. MAZA Wind 49.5 MW
110 km (68 mi) ↓ S Olmedilla de Alarcón Solar 10.0 MW
112 km (69 mi) ↓ S Olmedilla Solar 60.0 MW
113 km (70 mi) ↓ S CONTRERAS II 1 Hydro 13.99 MW
113 km (70 mi) ↓ S Olmedilla de Alarcón 6MW Solar 6.0 MW
115 km (71 mi) ↙ SW Villar de Cañas Solar 9.8 MW
119 km (74 mi) ↓ S C.H. EN ALARCON Hydro 15.89 MW
124 km (77 mi) ↓ S Iniesta Solar 5.0 MW
126 km (78 mi) ↓ S PARQUE EOLICO LAS LOMILLAS Wind 12.0 MW
126 km (78 mi) ↓ S P. E. CERRO DEL PALO Wind 49.5 MW
126 km (78 mi) ↓ S P. E. LAS LOMILLAS Wind 49.5 MW
127 km (79 mi) ↓ S Villanueva de la Jara Solar 5.2 MW
129 km (80 mi) ↓ S PARQUE EOLICO LOMILLA II Wind 70.5 MW
129 km (80 mi) ↓ S P.E. EL PICAZO Wind 14.0 MW
129 km (80 mi) ↓ S PARQUE EOLICO EL PICAZO Wind 50.0 MW
132 km (82 mi) ↓ S PARQUE EOLICO LOMILLA I Wind 33.0 MW
137 km (85 mi) ↓ S P.E. CERRO DEL CALDERON Wind 49.5 MW
137 km (85 mi) ↓ S PARQUE EOLICO LA MOLATA Wind 17.25 MW
137 km (85 mi) ↓ S P.E. LA MUELA I Wind 49.5 MW
137 km (85 mi) ↓ S PARQUE EOLICO CALDERON Wind 18.0 MW
137 km (85 mi) ↓ S P. E. CUESTA COLORADA Wind 49.5 MW
140 km (87 mi) ↙ SW TRATAMIENTO DE PURINES OSA DE LA VEGA Waste 14.6 MW
142 km (88 mi) ↙ SW Dulcinea Solar 31.8 MW

Power Plants & Risks During Earthquakes

We found 5 types of power plants in the vecinity of the magnitude 2.5 earthquake that struck 4 km E of Orihuela del Tremedal, Spain on July 17, 2005 18:02:17. These types were Nuclear power plants, Solar power plants, Wind 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.

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 2.5 Earthquake Struck 4 km E of Orihuela del Tremedal, Spain on July 17, 2005 18:02:17
Date and Time
2005-07-17 18:02:17 (UTC)
Magnitude
2.5 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
4.7 km
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