Magnitude 3.2 Earthquake Struck 2 km SSW of Völkershausen, Germany on September 22, 2005 04:00:41

Last Updated: 2014-11-07 01:27:07

On September 22, 2005 04:00:41 an earthquake with magnitude of 3.2 on the richter scale hit 2 km SSW of Völkershausen, Germany. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 10.0 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude 10.042° and latitude 50.779°. According to documented reports people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on September 22, 2005 04:00:41 had a magnitude of 3.2 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 Völkershausen in Thuringia, Germany, located 2 kilometers or 1 miles ↑ N of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Vacha (Thuringia, Germany) located 5 km (3 mi) ↖ NW and Unterbreizbach (Thuringia, Germany) located 5 km (3 mi) ↖ NW of the epicenter.

In total, we found 305 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.

Distance Direction City State Country
2 km (1 mi) ↑ N Völkershausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
5 km (3 mi) ↖ NW Vacha Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
5 km (3 mi) ↖ NW Unterbreizbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
6 km (4 mi) ↙ SW Buttlar Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
6 km (3 mi) ↗ NE Stadtlengsfeld Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
7 km (4 mi) ↖ NW Philippsthal Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
7 km (4 mi) ↑ N Dorndorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
9 km (5 mi) ↓ S Geisa Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
9 km (5 mi) ↘ SE Dermbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
10 km (6 mi) ↓ S Schleid Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
11 km (6 mi) ↗ NE Tiefenort Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
11 km (7 mi) ↗ NE Leimbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
12 km (7 mi) ↖ NW Heringen Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
12 km (7 mi) ↙ SW Rasdorf Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
14 km (8 mi) ← W Schenklengsfeld Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
14 km (8 mi) ↗ NE Bad Salzungen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
15 km (9 mi) ↓ S Tann Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
15 km (9 mi) ↑ N Dippach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
16 km (10 mi) ← W Friedewald Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
16 km (10 mi) ↖ NW Dankmarshausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
16 km (10 mi) ↗ NE Immelborn Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
18 km (11 mi) ↘ SE Kaltennordheim Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
18 km (11 mi) ↑ N Marksuhl Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
20 km (13 mi) ↑ N Gerstungen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
20 km (12 mi) → E Breitungen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
21 km (13 mi) ↗ NE Schweina Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (14 mi) → E Wernshausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
22 km (13 mi) ↗ NE Bad Liebenstein Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) ↖ NW Ronshausen Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) → E Fambach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
23 km (14 mi) ↗ NE Steinbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
24 km (15 mi) → E Schwallungen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
25 km (15 mi) ↑ N Lauchröden Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) ↗ NE Ruhla Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) → E Wasungen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) ↗ NE Trusetal Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
26 km (16 mi) ↑ N Herleshausen Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
27 km (17 mi) ↖ NW Nentershausen Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ↗ NE Brotterode Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (18 mi) → E Schmalkalden Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
28 km (17 mi) ↗ NE Thal Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
29 km (18 mi) ↑ N Eisenach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (18 mi) ↗ NE Pappenheim Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
30 km (19 mi) ↑ N Krauthausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
31 km (19 mi) ↖ NW Cornberg Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) ↖ NW Sontra Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) → E Breitenbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) ↑ N Ifta Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
33 km (20 mi) ↑ N Creuzburg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
34 km (21 mi) ↗ NE Tabarz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) ↗ NE Friedrichroda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
37 km (23 mi) → E Steinbach-Hallenberg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (23 mi) ↗ NE Waltershausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (23 mi) → E Viernau Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (24 mi) ↑ N Mihla Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (23 mi) ↗ NE Mechterstädt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
38 km (24 mi) ↗ NE Finsterbergen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (25 mi) ↗ NE Haina Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
40 km (25 mi) ↗ NE Tambach-Dietharz Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (25 mi) → E Benshausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (26 mi) ↑ N Treffurt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (25 mi) ↗ NE Hörselgau Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
41 km (25 mi) ↗ NE Ernstroda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
42 km (26 mi) ↖ NW Waldkappel Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
44 km (27 mi) ↗ NE Georgenthal Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ↗ NE Sonneborn Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) → E Zella-Mehlis Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (28 mi) ↑ N Wanfried Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
45 km (27 mi) ↑ N Eschwege Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
46 km (28 mi) ↗ NE Gräfenhain Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ↑ N Katharinenberg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
47 km (29 mi) ↑ N Heyerode Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) → E Oberhof Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ↑ N Langula Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
48 km (30 mi) ↗ NE Luisenthal Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
49 km (31 mi) ↗ NE Gotha Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
50 km (31 mi) ↑ N Oberdorla Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (32 mi) ↗ NE Wölfis Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (31 mi) ↑ N Niederdorla Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
51 km (31 mi) ↑ N Geismar Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
52 km (32 mi) ↗ NE Crawinkel Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) ↑ N Großbartloff Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) ↑ N Schönstedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
53 km (33 mi) ↑ N Effelder Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↑ N Seebach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (34 mi) ↑ N Großengottern Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (34 mi) ↖ NW Bad Sooden-Allendorf Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) ↗ NE Bufleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
54 km (33 mi) → E Gräfenroda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↑ N Mühlhausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↗ NE Seebergen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) → E Geschwenda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
55 km (34 mi) ↗ NE Bad Langensalza Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (35 mi) ↑ N Büttstedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (35 mi) ↗ NE Friemar Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
56 km (35 mi) → E Geraberg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↑ N Altengottern Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↑ N Anrode Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↗ NE Molschleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) → E Elgersburg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
57 km (35 mi) ↑ N Küllstedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↗ NE Wandersleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
58 km (36 mi) ↗ NE Grabsleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) → E Stützerbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
60 km (37 mi) ↗ NE Plaue Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
61 km (37 mi) ↗ NE Apfelstädt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) → E Ilmenau Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (38 mi) ↑ N Dingelstädt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
62 km (39 mi) ↗ NE Neudietendorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↑ N Körner Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↗ NE Döllstädt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) ↖ NW Witzenhausen Hesse 🇩🇪 Germany
63 km (39 mi) → E Neuhaus Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (39 mi) ↗ NE Arnstadt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) ↑ N Uder Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) ↗ NE Ingersleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
64 km (40 mi) ↑ N Geisleden Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (41 mi) ↗ NE Witterda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
65 km (40 mi) ↗ NE Dachwig Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) → E Langewiesen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↑ N Heilbad Heiligenstadt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↗ NE Ichtershausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↖ NW Arenshausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↑ N Sollstedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
66 km (41 mi) ↗ NE Herbsleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (41 mi) ↑ N Obermehler Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
67 km (41 mi) ↑ N Schlotheim Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
68 km (42 mi) → E Behringen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↑ N Urbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (42 mi) ↑ N Menteroda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) → E Gehren Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↗ NE Bad Tennstedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↑ N Wingerode Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
69 km (43 mi) ↗ NE Kirchheim Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (43 mi) ↑ N Deuna Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (43 mi) ↗ NE Walschleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (43 mi) ↑ N Leinefelde-Worbis Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
70 km (43 mi) ↗ NE Elxleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↑ N Freienbessingen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↖ NW Gemeinde Friedland Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↖ NW Friedland Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
71 km (44 mi) ↑ N Niederorschel Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (45 mi) ↗ NE Erfurt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
72 km (45 mi) ↗ NE Gebesee Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↑ N Gernrode Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↗ NE Stadtilm Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
73 km (45 mi) ↑ N Ebeleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↑ N Hundeshagen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↑ N Kirchworbis Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
74 km (46 mi) ↑ N Worbis Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (46 mi) → E Königsee Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (46 mi) ↗ NE Riethnordhausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
75 km (46 mi) ↑ N Breitenworbis Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↗ NE Großenehrich Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↑ N Berlingerode Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
76 km (47 mi) ↗ NE Haßleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
77 km (48 mi) ↗ NE Gangloffsömmern Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
78 km (48 mi) ↗ NE Straußfurt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
78 km (48 mi) ↑ N Teistungen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↗ NE Klettbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) ↑ N Schernberg Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
79 km (49 mi) → E Rottenbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (49 mi) ↗ NE Barchfeld Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (50 mi) ↗ NE Mönchenholzhausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (49 mi) ↗ NE Clingen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (50 mi) ↗ NE Greußen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
80 km (50 mi) ↖ NW Rosdorf Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↗ NE Großrudestedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) ↗ NE Kranichfeld Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
81 km (50 mi) → E Sitzendorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (51 mi) ↑ N Brehme Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (51 mi) ↑ N Kleinwenden Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
82 km (51 mi) ↑ N Bleicherode Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (51 mi) ↑ N Duderstadt Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (52 mi) ↑ N Landolfshausen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
83 km (51 mi) ↑ N Großbodungen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
84 km (52 mi) ↑ N Bischofferode Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
84 km (52 mi) ↗ NE Niederzimmern Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
84 km (52 mi) ↖ NW Göttingen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
85 km (53 mi) ↗ NE Weißensee Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
85 km (53 mi) ↗ NE Schloßvippach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
85 km (52 mi) ↑ N Seulingen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (53 mi) ↑ N Wipperdorf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (53 mi) ↑ N Obernfeld Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (54 mi) ↑ N Kleinfurra Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (53 mi) ↑ N Waake Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (53 mi) ↑ N Wolkramshausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
86 km (53 mi) ↗ NE Sömmerda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
87 km (54 mi) ↑ N Sondershausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
87 km (54 mi) ↑ N Seeburg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
87 km (54 mi) ↑ N Weißenborn-Lüderode Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
88 km (54 mi) ↑ N Ebergötzen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
89 km (55 mi) ↗ NE Berlstedt Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
89 km (55 mi) ↑ N Krebeck Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
90 km (56 mi) ↖ NW Bovenden Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
90 km (56 mi) ↗ NE Kindelbrück Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
91 km (56 mi) ↑ N Rhumspringe Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
92 km (57 mi) ↑ N Uthleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
93 km (57 mi) ↑ N Gieboldehausen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
93 km (58 mi) ↗ NE Kannawurf Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
94 km (58 mi) ↑ N Heringen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
94 km (59 mi) ↑ N Auleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
94 km (59 mi) ↑ N Bilshausen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
94 km (58 mi) ↖ NW Nörten-Hardenberg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
95 km (59 mi) ↗ NE Kölleda Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
96 km (59 mi) ↑ N Nordhausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
97 km (60 mi) ↑ N Hattorf Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
97 km (60 mi) ↑ N Bad Sachsa Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
97 km (60 mi) ↑ N Walkenried Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
97 km (60 mi) ↗ NE Bad Frankenhausen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
98 km (61 mi) ↑ N Wulften Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
98 km (61 mi) ↗ NE Oldisleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
98 km (61 mi) ↑ N Görsbach Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
99 km (61 mi) ↑ N Bad Lauterberg im Harz Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
99 km (61 mi) ↑ N Niedersachswerfen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
99 km (61 mi) ↑ N Ellrich Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
99 km (61 mi) ↑ N Herzberg am Harz Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
100 km (62 mi) ↑ N Hörden Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
100 km (62 mi) ↑ N Kelbra Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
100 km (62 mi) ↗ NE Heldrungen Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
100 km (62 mi) ↑ N Katlenburg-Lindau Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
100 km (62 mi) ↑ N Berga Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
101 km (62 mi) ↖ NW Hillerse Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
102 km (63 mi) ↑ N Ilfeld Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
102 km (63 mi) ↑ N Wieda Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
103 km (64 mi) ↖ NW Moringen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
103 km (64 mi) ↑ N Rottleberode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
103 km (64 mi) ↖ NW Northeim Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
103 km (64 mi) ↑ N Zorge Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
103 km (64 mi) ↑ N Uftrungen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
104 km (65 mi) ↗ NE Ringleben Thuringia 🇩🇪 Germany
104 km (65 mi) ↑ N Roßla Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
106 km (66 mi) ↑ N Osterode am Harz Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
106 km (66 mi) ↑ N Bennungen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
108 km (67 mi) ↑ N Stolberg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
108 km (67 mi) ↑ N Sankt Andreasberg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
109 km (68 mi) ↑ N Benneckenstein Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
109 km (68 mi) ↑ N Eisdorf am Harz Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
110 km (68 mi) ↑ N Badenhausen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
111 km (69 mi) ↗ NE Wallhausen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
112 km (69 mi) ↑ N Windhausen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
112 km (69 mi) ↑ N Braunlage Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
113 km (70 mi) ↖ NW Kalefeld Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
113 km (70 mi) ↑ N Gittelde Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
115 km (71 mi) ↑ N Bad Grund Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
116 km (72 mi) ↑ N Hasselfelde Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
116 km (72 mi) ↖ NW Einbeck Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
116 km (72 mi) ↑ N Clausthal-Zellerfeld Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
117 km (73 mi) ↑ N Wildemann Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
117 km (72 mi) ↑ N Altenau Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
119 km (74 mi) ↖ NW Kreiensen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
121 km (75 mi) ↖ NW Bad Gandersheim Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
122 km (76 mi) ↑ N Friedrichsbrunn Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
122 km (75 mi) ↑ N Rübeland Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
122 km (76 mi) ↑ N Elbingerode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
122 km (76 mi) ↑ N Harzgerode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
124 km (77 mi) ↑ N Seesen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
125 km (77 mi) ↑ N Hüttenrode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
127 km (79 mi) ↑ N Bad Harzburg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
127 km (79 mi) ↑ N Goslar Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
128 km (79 mi) ↑ N Thale Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
128 km (80 mi) ↑ N Drübeck Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
128 km (79 mi) ↑ N Darlingerode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
128 km (79 mi) ↑ N Wernigerode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
128 km (80 mi) ↑ N Ilsenburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
128 km (79 mi) ↖ NW Freden Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
129 km (80 mi) ↑ N Timmenrode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
129 km (80 mi) ↑ N Bad Suderode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
129 km (80 mi) ↑ N Blankenburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
130 km (81 mi) ↑ N Langelsheim Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
130 km (80 mi) ↑ N Gernrode Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
130 km (80 mi) ↑ N Neinstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
131 km (81 mi) ↖ NW Lamspringe Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
131 km (81 mi) ↑ N Rieder Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
131 km (81 mi) ↑ N Weddersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
131 km (82 mi) ↑ N Stapelburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
133 km (83 mi) ↑ N Veckenstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
133 km (82 mi) ↑ N Ballenstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
134 km (83 mi) ↑ N Westerhausen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
135 km (84 mi) ↑ N Derenburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
135 km (84 mi) ↑ N Lutter am Barenberge Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
135 km (84 mi) ↖ NW Adenstedt Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
135 km (84 mi) ↑ N Vienenburg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
136 km (84 mi) ↑ N Quedlinburg Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
136 km (84 mi) ↑ N Langenstein Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
136 km (84 mi) ↑ N Heudeber Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
136 km (84 mi) ↑ N Wasserleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
136 km (84 mi) ↑ N Langeln Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
137 km (85 mi) ↖ NW Sehlem Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
137 km (85 mi) ↑ N Bockenem Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
139 km (86 mi) ↑ N Alt Wallmoden Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
140 km (87 mi) ↑ N Osterwieck Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
140 km (87 mi) ↑ N Liebenburg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
140 km (87 mi) ↑ N Ströbeck Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
141 km (87 mi) ↑ N Harsleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
142 km (88 mi) ↑ N Ditfurt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
142 km (88 mi) ↑ N Schladen Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
142 km (88 mi) ↑ N Halberstadt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
144 km (89 mi) ↑ N Hornburg Lower Saxony 🇩🇪 Germany
145 km (90 mi) ↑ N Wegeleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
145 km (90 mi) ↑ N Huy-Neinstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
148 km (92 mi) ↑ N Groß Quenstedt Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
152 km (94 mi) ↑ N Schwanebeck Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
152 km (94 mi) ↑ N Gröningen Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany
161 km (100 mi) ↑ N Oschersleben Saxony-Anhalt 🇩🇪 Germany

Nearby Power Plants

We found a total 42 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
5 km (3 mi) ← W Hattorf Gas 52.3 MW
5 km (3 mi) ← W Unterbreizbach Gas 33.6 MW
5 km (3 mi) ↑ N Dietlas Werke Solar 4.9 MW
12 km (7 mi) ↗ NE HKW Bad Salzungen Gas 9.7 MW
13 km (8 mi) ↖ NW Wintershall Gas 109.5 MW
20 km (12 mi) ↗ NE Breitungen Solar Power Plant Solar 3.6 MW
20 km (13 mi) ↑ N Gerstungen Solar Power Plant Solar 3.8 MW
28 km (17 mi) ↑ N HKW Wiesengrund Gas 22.1 MW
31 km (19 mi) ↖ NW Sontra Solar Power Plant Solar 1.1 MW
31 km (19 mi) ↑ N Eisenach Solar Power Plant Solar 3.3 MW
37 km (23 mi) ↗ NE Hörselberg-Hainich Solar 4.5 MW
39 km (24 mi) → E Viernau Solar Power Plant Solar 1.6 MW
46 km (28 mi) ↗ NE Hohenkirchen Solar 5.1 MW
47 km (29 mi) ↗ NE Gotha Solar Power Plant Solar 11.8 MW
48 km (29 mi) → E Restabfallbehandlungsanlage Waste 11.2 MW
49 km (30 mi) → E HKW Bohrhügel Gas 13.5 MW
54 km (33 mi) ↑ N Gro�engottern Solar Power Plant Solar 2.1 MW
58 km (36 mi) ↗ NE Grabsleben Solar Power Plant Solar 2.2 MW
58 km (36 mi) ↑ N M�hlhausen Solar Power Plant Solar 4.4 MW
61 km (38 mi) ↗ NE Bienstädt Solar 3.9 MW
62 km (38 mi) ↗ NE Neudietendorf Solar 5.7 MW
70 km (43 mi) ↑ N Leinefelde-Worbis Solar 8.0 MW
72 km (45 mi) ↗ NE HKW Erfurt-Ost Gas 109.1 MW
80 km (49 mi) ↗ NE Klettbach Solar Power Plant Solar 1.9 MW
83 km (51 mi) ↑ N Biomass Generator #22 Biomass 53.5 MW
83 km (51 mi) ↑ N Biomassekraftwerk Bischofferode Biomass 18.1 MW
86 km (53 mi) ↖ NW HKW Göttingen Gas 18.8 MW
87 km (54 mi) ↗ NE Nohra Solar 4.5 MW
88 km (54 mi) ↑ N Sondershausen E1 Solar 4.1 MW
91 km (56 mi) ↗ NE Göllingen Solar 5.4 MW
94 km (58 mi) ↖ NW Nörten-Hardenberg B1 Solar 10.0 MW
96 km (59 mi) ↑ N Nordhausen Solar Power Plant Solar 3.0 MW
100 km (62 mi) ↑ N Natural Gas Turbine #2 Gas 19.5 MW
101 km (63 mi) ↑ N Berga Solar 12.0 MW
102 km (63 mi) ↑ N Ilfeld Solar Power Plant Solar 5.6 MW
104 km (64 mi) ↑ N Ro�la Solar Power Plant Solar 6.0 MW
110 km (68 mi) ↗ NE Riethnordhausen Solar Power Plant Solar 7.3 MW
111 km (69 mi) ↗ NE Wallhausen Solar Power Plant Solar 5.4 MW
123 km (76 mi) ↑ N Wendefurth Hydro 79.7 MW
124 km (77 mi) ↖ NW Erzhausen Hydro 220.0 MW
139 km (86 mi) ↑ N Halberstadt I Solar 18.2 MW
144 km (89 mi) ↑ N Halberstadt Solar Power Plant Solar 3.8 MW

Power Plants & Risks During Earthquakes

We found 5 types of power plants in the vecinity of the magnitude 3.2 earthquake that struck 2 km SSW of Völkershausen, Germany on September 22, 2005 04:00:41. These types were Biomass power plants, Solar power plants, Gas 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.

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.

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 3.2 Earthquake Struck 2 km SSW of Völkershausen, Germany on September 22, 2005 04:00:41
Date and Time
2005-09-22 04:00:41 (UTC)
Magnitude
3.2 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
10.0 km
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