Magnitude 2.5 Earthquake Struck 5 km SSW of Vieira do Minho, Portugal on October 05, 2006 22:22:48

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

On October 05, 2006 22:22:48 an earthquake with magnitude of 2.5 on the richter scale hit 5 km SSW of Vieira do Minho, Portugal. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 10.4 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude -8.177° and latitude 41.590°. According to documented reports people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on October 05, 2006 22:22:48 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 Vieira do Minho in Braga, Portugal, located 6 kilometers or 3 miles ↑ N of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Póvoa de Lanhoso (Braga, Portugal) located 7 km (4 mi) ↙ SW and Fafe (Braga, Portugal) located 13 km (8 mi) ↘ SE of the epicenter.

In total, we found 198 cities in our database that might have been impacted by the earthquake.

Distance Direction City State Country
6 km (3 mi) ↑ N Vieira do Minho Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
7 km (4 mi) ↙ SW Póvoa de Lanhoso Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
13 km (8 mi) ↘ SE Fafe Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
15 km (9 mi) ↓ S Arões Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
16 km (10 mi) ← W Amares Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
16 km (10 mi) ↖ NW Terras de Bouro Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
17 km (10 mi) → E Refojos de Basto Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
18 km (11 mi) → E Cabeceiras de Basto Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
18 km (11 mi) ↙ SW Adaúfe Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
18 km (11 mi) ↓ S Ponte Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
18 km (11 mi) ↙ SW Caldas das Taipas Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
18 km (11 mi) ↓ S Guimarães Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
19 km (12 mi) ← W Lago Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
19 km (11 mi) ← W Caldelas Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
19 km (12 mi) ← W Rendufe Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
20 km (12 mi) ↙ SW Braga Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
20 km (12 mi) ↓ S Urgeses Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
21 km (13 mi) ← W Sande Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
21 km (13 mi) ↙ SW Esporões Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
21 km (13 mi) ↙ SW Arcos Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
21 km (13 mi) ↙ SW Brito Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
21 km (13 mi) ↓ S Serzedo Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
21 km (13 mi) ↓ S Candoso Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
22 km (13 mi) ← W Vila Verde Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
23 km (14 mi) ↙ SW Ronfe Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
23 km (14 mi) ↓ S Selho Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
23 km (14 mi) ↓ S Vizela Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
24 km (14 mi) ↘ SE Celorico de Basto Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
25 km (15 mi) ↓ S Margaride Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
25 km (15 mi) ↓ S Caldas de Vizela Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
25 km (15 mi) ↙ SW Joane Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
25 km (16 mi) ↓ S Vizela Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
26 km (16 mi) ↖ NW Ponte da Barca Viana do Castelo 🇵🇹 Portugal
26 km (16 mi) ↘ SE Mondim de Basto Vila Real 🇵🇹 Portugal
26 km (16 mi) ↓ S Serzedelo Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
26 km (16 mi) ↓ S Moreira de Conegos Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
27 km (16 mi) ↓ S Felgueiras Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
27 km (17 mi) ↓ S Riba de Ave Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
28 km (17 mi) ↓ S Vilarinho Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
28 km (17 mi) ↓ S Barrosas Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
29 km (18 mi) ↓ S Lordelo Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
30 km (18 mi) ↓ S Lustosa Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
31 km (19 mi) ↘ SE Telões Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
31 km (19 mi) ↓ S Aves Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
32 km (20 mi) ↓ S Negrelos Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
32 km (20 mi) → E Ribeira de Pena Vila Real 🇵🇹 Portugal
32 km (19 mi) → E Sobreira Vila Real 🇵🇹 Portugal
32 km (20 mi) ↘ SE Figueiró Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
33 km (20 mi) ↓ S Rebordões Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
34 km (21 mi) ↖ NW Arcos de Valdevez Viana do Castelo 🇵🇹 Portugal
35 km (22 mi) ↓ S Carvalhosa Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
35 km (21 mi) ↓ S Lousada Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
36 km (22 mi) ↓ S Freamunde Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
36 km (22 mi) ↘ SE Amarante Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
37 km (23 mi) ↓ S Vila Meã Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
37 km (23 mi) ↓ S Paços de Ferreira Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
38 km (23 mi) ↓ S Meinedo Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
38 km (23 mi) ↑ N Entrimo Ourense 🇪🇸 Spain
38 km (23 mi) ↓ S Ferreira Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
41 km (25 mi) ↓ S Frazão Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
41 km (25 mi) ↓ S Seroa Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
41 km (26 mi) ↗ NE Montalegre Vila Real 🇵🇹 Portugal
42 km (26 mi) ↘ SE Santo Izidoro Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
43 km (27 mi) ↓ S Lordelo Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
43 km (27 mi) ↗ NE Boticas Vila Real 🇵🇹 Portugal
43 km (26 mi) ↓ S Penafiel Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
43 km (27 mi) ↓ S Madalena Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
44 km (27 mi) ↑ N Muiños Ourense 🇪🇸 Spain
44 km (27 mi) ↓ S Rebordosa Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
45 km (27 mi) ↓ S Castelões de Cepeda Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
45 km (28 mi) ↘ SE Marco de Canavezes Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
45 km (28 mi) ↓ S Paredes Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
45 km (28 mi) ↓ S Perafita Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
45 km (28 mi) → E Vila Pouca de Aguiar Vila Real 🇵🇹 Portugal
47 km (29 mi) ↓ S Baltar Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
48 km (30 mi) ↘ SE Marco de Canaveses Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
48 km (29 mi) ↓ S Gandra Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
48 km (30 mi) → E Vila Real Vila Real 🇵🇹 Portugal
48 km (30 mi) ↘ SE Baião Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
51 km (32 mi) ↑ N Bande Ourense 🇪🇸 Spain
51 km (32 mi) ↘ SE Valadares Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
52 km (32 mi) ↓ S Recarei Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
52 km (32 mi) ↘ SE Peso da Régua Vila Real 🇵🇹 Portugal
53 km (33 mi) ↘ SE Mesão Frio Vila Real 🇵🇹 Portugal
53 km (33 mi) ↘ SE Santa Marta de Penaguião Vila Real 🇵🇹 Portugal
54 km (33 mi) ↑ N Porqueira Ourense 🇪🇸 Spain
54 km (34 mi) ↖ NW Melgaço Viana do Castelo 🇵🇹 Portugal
55 km (34 mi) ↑ N Baltar Ourense 🇪🇸 Spain
55 km (34 mi) ↓ S Alpendurada Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
56 km (34 mi) ↘ SE Godim Vila Real 🇵🇹 Portugal
59 km (37 mi) ↖ NW Arbo Pontevedra 🇪🇸 Spain
59 km (36 mi) ↑ N Verea Ourense 🇪🇸 Spain
60 km (37 mi) ↘ SE Resende Viseu 🇵🇹 Portugal
60 km (37 mi) ↑ N Padrenda Ourense 🇪🇸 Spain
60 km (37 mi) ↓ S Melres Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
61 km (38 mi) → E Sabrosa Vila Real 🇵🇹 Portugal
61 km (38 mi) ↗ NE Santa Cruz Vila Real 🇵🇹 Portugal
61 km (38 mi) ↑ N Rairiz de Veiga Ourense 🇪🇸 Spain
61 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Cinfães Viseu 🇵🇹 Portugal
61 km (38 mi) ↑ N Quintela de Leirado Ourense 🇪🇸 Spain
61 km (38 mi) ↓ S Moreira Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
62 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Lamego Viseu 🇵🇹 Portugal
62 km (38 mi) ↓ S Castelo de Paiva Aveiro 🇵🇹 Portugal
62 km (38 mi) → E Vilela Vila Real 🇵🇹 Portugal
62 km (38 mi) ↗ NE Chaves Vila Real 🇵🇹 Portugal
63 km (39 mi) → E Murça Vila Real 🇵🇹 Portugal
64 km (40 mi) ↑ N Xinzo de Limia Ourense 🇪🇸 Spain
65 km (40 mi) ↑ N Celanova Ourense 🇪🇸 Spain
65 km (40 mi) ↗ NE Cualedro Ourense 🇪🇸 Spain
66 km (41 mi) → E Favaios Vila Real 🇵🇹 Portugal
66 km (41 mi) → E Alijó Vila Real 🇵🇹 Portugal
67 km (41 mi) ↗ NE Oimbra Ourense 🇪🇸 Spain
67 km (41 mi) ↑ N Trasmiras Ourense 🇪🇸 Spain
68 km (42 mi) ↘ SE Armamar Viseu 🇵🇹 Portugal
70 km (43 mi) ↗ NE Valpaços Vila Real 🇵🇹 Portugal
72 km (45 mi) ↗ NE Verín Ourense 🇪🇸 Spain
72 km (44 mi) ↘ SE Tarouca Viseu 🇵🇹 Portugal
72 km (45 mi) ↑ N Sarreaus Ourense 🇪🇸 Spain
74 km (46 mi) ↘ SE Tabuaço Viseu 🇵🇹 Portugal
74 km (46 mi) ↓ S Arouca Aveiro 🇵🇹 Portugal
75 km (46 mi) → E Ervedosa do Douro Viseu 🇵🇹 Portugal
76 km (47 mi) ↘ SE Castro Daire Viseu 🇵🇹 Portugal
79 km (49 mi) ↗ NE Laza Ourense 🇪🇸 Spain
81 km (50 mi) → E São João da Pesqueira Viseu 🇵🇹 Portugal
82 km (51 mi) → E Carrazeda de Anciães Bragança 🇵🇹 Portugal
82 km (51 mi) → E Carrazeda de Ansiães Bragança 🇵🇹 Portugal
82 km (51 mi) ↘ SE Moimenta da Beira Viseu 🇵🇹 Portugal
82 km (51 mi) → E Mirandela Bragança 🇵🇹 Portugal
82 km (51 mi) ↓ S Macieira de Cambra Aveiro 🇵🇹 Portugal
84 km (52 mi) ↓ S Vale de Cambra Aveiro 🇵🇹 Portugal
84 km (52 mi) → E Belver Bragança 🇵🇹 Portugal
85 km (53 mi) ↗ NE Riós Ourense 🇪🇸 Spain
87 km (54 mi) ↘ SE Vila Nova de Paiva Viseu 🇵🇹 Portugal
88 km (54 mi) ↘ SE São Pedro do Sul Viseu 🇵🇹 Portugal
89 km (55 mi) → E Custoias Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
90 km (56 mi) → E Vila Flor Bragança 🇵🇹 Portugal
92 km (57 mi) ↘ SE Sernancelhe Viseu 🇵🇹 Portugal
92 km (57 mi) → E Horta Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
92 km (57 mi) → E Numão Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
93 km (58 mi) → E Seixas Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
93 km (58 mi) ↘ SE Penedono Viseu 🇵🇹 Portugal
94 km (58 mi) → E Cedovim Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
95 km (59 mi) → E Murça Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
96 km (60 mi) → E Ranhados Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
96 km (59 mi) → E Sebadelhe Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
97 km (60 mi) ↘ SE Gradiz Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
97 km (60 mi) → E Mós Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
99 km (61 mi) → E Freixo de Numão Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
99 km (61 mi) → E Touça Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
100 km (62 mi) → E Poço do Canto Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
100 km (62 mi) ↘ SE Guilheiro Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
100 km (62 mi) ↘ SE Aguiar da Beira Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
100 km (62 mi) ↘ SE Pinheiro Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
101 km (63 mi) → E Outeiro de Gatos Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
101 km (62 mi) ↘ SE Sequeiros Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
101 km (63 mi) → E Fonte Longa Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
102 km (63 mi) ↘ SE Aveloso Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
102 km (63 mi) → E Mêda Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
102 km (63 mi) ↘ SE Prova Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
103 km (64 mi) ↘ SE Souto de Aguiar da Beira Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
103 km (64 mi) ↘ SE Sebadelhe da Serra Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
103 km (64 mi) ↘ SE Torre do Terrenho Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
103 km (64 mi) → E Vila Nova de Foz Côa Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
103 km (64 mi) ↘ SE Coruche Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
104 km (64 mi) → E Torre de Moncorvo Bragança 🇵🇹 Portugal
105 km (65 mi) ↘ SE Terrenho Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
105 km (65 mi) ↘ SE Valverde Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
105 km (65 mi) → E Muxagata Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
105 km (65 mi) → E Longroiva Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
105 km (65 mi) ↘ SE Reboleiro Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
106 km (66 mi) ↘ SE Palhais Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
106 km (66 mi) ↘ SE Casteição Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
106 km (65 mi) → E Vale Flor Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
107 km (66 mi) → E Chãs Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
108 km (67 mi) ↘ SE Rio de Mel Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
108 km (67 mi) ↘ SE Carvalhal Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
109 km (68 mi) ↘ SE Moreira de Rei Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
109 km (67 mi) → E Marialva Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
111 km (69 mi) → E Castelo Melhor Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
112 km (69 mi) → E Barreira Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
112 km (69 mi) ↘ SE Valdujo Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
112 km (69 mi) ↘ SE Rabaçal Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
113 km (70 mi) ↘ SE Souto Maior Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
113 km (70 mi) ↘ SE Trancoso Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
114 km (71 mi) → E Coriscada Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
114 km (71 mi) → E Almendra Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
115 km (71 mi) ↘ SE Cótimos Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
115 km (71 mi) ↘ SE Cogula Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
116 km (72 mi) ↘ SE Vale do Seixo Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
117 km (73 mi) → E Ervedosa Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
117 km (73 mi) → E Algodres Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
118 km (73 mi) ↘ SE Vila Garcia Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
119 km (74 mi) → E Azevo Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
120 km (74 mi) → E Quintã de Pêro Martins Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
121 km (75 mi) ↘ SE Santa Eufémia Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
122 km (76 mi) → E Penha de Águia Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
123 km (76 mi) → E Freixeda do Torrão Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
129 km (80 mi) → E Pinhel Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal

Nearby Power Plants

We found a total 147 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
1 km (1 mi) ↘ SE Ponte da Esperança Hydro 2.8 MW
2 km (1 mi) → E Ermal Hydro 10.0 MW
3 km (1 mi) → E Guilhofrei Hydro 4.0 MW
5 km (3 mi) ↓ S Senhora do Porto Hydro 8.8 MW
8 km (5 mi) ↖ NW Caniçada Hydro 62.0 MW
11 km (7 mi) ↗ NE Vilarchão Wind 2.0 MW
11 km (6 mi) ↑ N Alto da Vaca Wind 2.4 MW
11 km (7 mi) ↙ SW Braval (Ecoparque) Waste 1.1 MW
12 km (7 mi) ↗ NE Serra da Cabreira Wind 20.0 MW
13 km (8 mi) ↑ N Salamonde Hydro 42.0 MW
14 km (9 mi) ↘ SE Terras Altas de Fafe Wind 106.0 MW
14 km (8 mi) → E Casal Hydro 1.1 MW
15 km (9 mi) ↗ NE Lomba do Vale Wind 21.1 MW
16 km (10 mi) ↗ NE Frades II Hydro 780.0 MW
18 km (11 mi) ↗ NE Mesa do Galo I Hydro 1.6 MW
18 km (11 mi) ↗ NE Venda Nova Hydro 90.0 MW
19 km (12 mi) → E Cefra Hydro 1.1 MW
20 km (12 mi) ← W Ponte do Bico Hydro 2.2 MW
20 km (12 mi) ↘ SE Azinheira Wind 14.0 MW
21 km (13 mi) ↓ S Lourido Hydro 2.8 MW
21 km (13 mi) ↓ S Corvete Hydro 2.4 MW
22 km (13 mi) ↘ SE Viso Wind 1.2 MW
23 km (14 mi) ↓ S Ronfe Hydro 1.0 MW
23 km (14 mi) ↗ NE Lomba da Seixa Wind 13.0 MW
23 km (14 mi) ↗ NE Lomba da Seixa II Wind 12.0 MW
26 km (16 mi) ↘ SE Agilde Hydro 2.0 MW
26 km (16 mi) ↓ S Fábrica Têxtil de Vizela Hydro 1.2 MW
27 km (17 mi) ↗ NE Serra do Barroso Wind 18.0 MW
27 km (17 mi) ↑ N Paradela Hydro 54.0 MW
27 km (17 mi) ↓ S Caneiro Hydro 1.6 MW
28 km (17 mi) ↓ S Riba d'Ave Solar 2.4 MW
28 km (17 mi) ↖ NW Touvedo Hydro 22.0 MW
29 km (18 mi) ↗ NE Serra do Barroso III Wind 22.9 MW
29 km (18 mi) ↗ NE Serra do Barroso II Wind 12.3 MW
30 km (19 mi) ↖ NW Lindoso Hydro 44.1 MW
31 km (19 mi) ↓ S Amieiro/Galego Hydro 1.2 MW
31 km (19 mi) ↖ NW Alto Lindoso Hydro 630.0 MW
31 km (19 mi) ↗ NE Alto Rabagão Hydro 68.0 MW
32 km (19 mi) ↗ NE Covas do Barroso Hydro 6.6 MW
32 km (20 mi) ↗ NE Terra Fria Wind 104.0 MW
32 km (20 mi) → E Bragadas Hydro 10.1 MW
33 km (21 mi) → E Alvadia Hydro 10.0 MW
34 km (21 mi) ↗ NE Alto do Seixal Wind 1.6 MW
36 km (22 mi) ↗ NE Canedo Hydro 10.0 MW
37 km (23 mi) → E Alto do Marco Wind 12.0 MW
38 km (23 mi) → E Gevancas II Wind 11.5 MW
38 km (24 mi) → E Bulgueira Wind 2.4 MW
39 km (24 mi) ↘ SE Pena Suar Wind 16.0 MW
40 km (24 mi) → E Outeiro Wind 30.0 MW
40 km (25 mi) → E Alvão Wind 22.8 MW
40 km (25 mi) → E Trandeiras Wind 18.2 MW
41 km (25 mi) → E Bragado Hydro 3.1 MW
41 km (25 mi) → E Serra do Alvão Wind 42.0 MW
41 km (25 mi) ↘ SE Candemil Hydro 2.0 MW
41 km (25 mi) ↑ N SALAS GRUPO 1 Hydro 52.82 MW
42 km (26 mi) → E Caravelas Wind 1.2 MW
42 km (26 mi) → E Meroicinha II Wind 15.0 MW
42 km (26 mi) → E Meroicinha Wind 9.0 MW
42 km (26 mi) ↑ N Cabeço Alto Wind 11.7 MW
42 km (26 mi) ↘ SE Portal da Freita Wind 1.1 MW
44 km (27 mi) ↓ S Penhas Altas Hydro 1.6 MW
45 km (28 mi) ↘ SE Penedo Ruivo Wind 13.0 MW
45 km (28 mi) ↘ SE Abogalheira Wind 3.34 MW
46 km (28 mi) ↘ SE Mafômedes Wind 4.2 MW
46 km (28 mi) ↗ NE Serra do Leiranco Wind 32.2 MW
47 km (29 mi) → E Negrelo e Guilhado Wind 22.3 MW
47 km (29 mi) → E Chã do Guilhado Wind 2.0 MW
47 km (29 mi) → E Padrela Wind 7.5 MW
48 km (30 mi) ↘ SE Baião Wind 6.3 MW
49 km (30 mi) ↖ NW Alto Minho I Wind 240.0 MW
49 km (30 mi) ↘ SE Seixinhos Wind 10.4 MW
49 km (30 mi) → E Terragido Hydro 8.5 MW
49 km (30 mi) → E Salgueiros-Guilhado Wind 12.6 MW
50 km (31 mi) ↘ SE Teixeiró Wind 14.0 MW
52 km (32 mi) → E Alto da Coutada Wind 165.6 MW
55 km (34 mi) ↘ SE Assobio Hydro 1.0 MW
55 km (34 mi) ↓ S Senhora do Salto Hydro 3.8 MW
55 km (34 mi) ↘ SE Ribadouro Hydro 3.1 MW
56 km (35 mi) ↘ SE Aregos Hydro 3.1 MW
56 km (35 mi) ↘ SE Sordo Hydro 8.5 MW
58 km (36 mi) ↘ SE Freigil Hydro 4.6 MW
58 km (36 mi) → E Vales Hydro 3.2 MW
59 km (36 mi) ↓ S Penafiel (Aterro Sanitário) Waste 1.0 MW
59 km (36 mi) ↓ S Serra da Boneca - Torrão Wind 2.0 MW
59 km (36 mi) ↘ SE Meadas Wind 9.0 MW
59 km (37 mi) ↓ S Ovadas Hydro 5.6 MW
60 km (37 mi) ↓ S Serra da Boneca II Wind 8.0 MW
60 km (37 mi) ↘ SE Fonte da Mesa Wind 10.2 MW
61 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Senhora do Castelo I Wind 1.2 MW
61 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Senhora do Castelo II Wind 4.0 MW
61 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Fonte da Mesa II Wind 10.0 MW
61 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Tendais Wind 12.0 MW
61 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Varosa Hydro 25.0 MW
62 km (38 mi) ↖ NW FRIEIRA GRUPO 1 Hydro 160.61 MW
62 km (38 mi) ↘ SE São Cristóvão Wind 5.3 MW
62 km (39 mi) ↘ SE Vila Lobos Wind 10.0 MW
63 km (39 mi) ↘ SE Cinfães Wind 8.0 MW
63 km (39 mi) ↘ SE Bigorne Wind 7.0 MW
64 km (40 mi) ↑ N PARQUE EOLICO LANCHAR Wind 24.42 MW
64 km (40 mi) ↑ N PARQUE EOLICO LAROUCO Wind 41.65 MW
64 km (40 mi) ↘ SE Fonte da Quelha Wind 13.5 MW
65 km (40 mi) ↘ SE Casais Wind 2.0 MW
65 km (40 mi) ↘ SE Lagoa de D. João e Feirão Wind 34.0 MW
66 km (41 mi) ↘ SE Bustelo Wind 18.0 MW
66 km (41 mi) ↓ S Vila Viçosa Hydro 4.0 MW
67 km (41 mi) ↘ SE Alto do Côto Wind 4.5 MW
68 km (42 mi) ↘ SE Ribabelide Wind 14.0 MW
68 km (42 mi) ↘ SE São Macário II Wind 23.0 MW
68 km (42 mi) ↘ SE Alto do Talefe Wind 13.5 MW
69 km (43 mi) ↘ SE Ucanha Hydro 5.7 MW
70 km (43 mi) ↘ SE Lameira Wind 10.4 MW
70 km (43 mi) ↘ SE Pinheiro Wind 21.6 MW
70 km (43 mi) ↘ SE Cabril Wind 20.2 MW
72 km (44 mi) ↘ SE Testos Wind 24.0 MW
72 km (45 mi) ↘ SE Arada-Montemuro Wind 121.2 MW
74 km (46 mi) ↘ SE Granja do Tedo Hydro 2.2 MW
75 km (46 mi) ↗ NE Mairos 1 Wind 2.6 MW
76 km (47 mi) ↘ SE Ermida Hydro 8.5 MW
76 km (47 mi) ↘ SE Pereira Hydro 5.2 MW
76 km (47 mi) ↘ SE Alto Douro Wind 253.2 MW
77 km (48 mi) ↘ SE Mourisca Wind 38.0 MW
78 km (48 mi) ↓ S Freita I Wind 18.4 MW
79 km (49 mi) ↓ S Freita II Wind 18.4 MW
79 km (49 mi) ↘ SE Nave Wind 38.0 MW
79 km (49 mi) ↘ SE Vale Soeiro Hydro 4.4 MW
80 km (49 mi) ↘ SE São Macário Wind 11.5 MW
81 km (50 mi) ↓ S Termoeléctrica Terras de Sta. Maria Biomass 10.0 MW
82 km (51 mi) ↗ NE Bouçoais-Sonim Hydro 9.9 MW
82 km (51 mi) ↘ SE Leomil Wind 16.1 MW
83 km (51 mi) → E Ponte Europa Hydro 1.0 MW
83 km (51 mi) ↘ SE Candal / Coelheira Wind 40.0 MW
85 km (53 mi) ↘ SE Vilar-Tabuaço Hydro 58.0 MW
85 km (52 mi) ↗ NE Rebordelo Hydro 10.0 MW
87 km (54 mi) ↘ SE Águas Frias Hydro 2.4 MW
87 km (54 mi) ↓ S Carregal Hydro 5.5 MW
88 km (55 mi) ↗ NE Torga Hydro 8.5 MW
89 km (55 mi) ↘ SE Fráguas Hydro 3.2 MW
93 km (58 mi) → E Catapereiro Hydro 7.2 MW
95 km (59 mi) ↘ SE Sirigo Wind 4.0 MW
99 km (61 mi) ↗ NE CONSO 2 Hydro 268.02 MW
100 km (62 mi) → E Feiticeiro (Baixo Sabor - Jusante) Hydro 36.0 MW
104 km (65 mi) ↗ NE SOUTELO 2 Hydro 213.64 MW
105 km (65 mi) ↘ SE Trancoso Wind 28.0 MW
109 km (68 mi) ↗ NE PARQUE EOLICO SAN AGUSTIN DE ALMOCHUEL Wind 50.0 MW
109 km (68 mi) ↗ NE SAN AGUSTIN GR 1 Hydro 62.88 MW
111 km (69 mi) ↘ SE Beira Interior Wind 50.0 MW
124 km (77 mi) → E Pinhel Hydro 6.8 MW

Power Plants & Risks During Earthquakes

We found 5 types of power plants in the vecinity of the magnitude 2.5 earthquake that struck 5 km SSW of Vieira do Minho, Portugal on October 05, 2006 22:22:48. These types were Waste power plants, Wind power plants, Hydro power plants, Biomass power plants, Solar power plants, below you find information how each type of power plant can pose a risk to you as a person or the ecosytem around you.

None of this information should be used as guidence in an event of an emergency, but rather as additional references to information provided by national, state and local authorities.

Hydropower

Hydropower plants are generally considered as safe in many aspects, but when it comes to severe earthquakes they pose a substantial risk that can manifest in the form of dam faliours, landslides and grave impacts on surrounding ecosystems.

Dam Failure

The most significant risk is the potential failure of the dam that holds the water reservoir. Severe ground shaking can damage or breach the dam, leading to downstream flooding and as a result endangering people and wildlife living downstream. Such an event can also have severe impact on key infrastructure that cascades through society.

Landslides

Earthquakes can trigger landslides in the areas surrounding hydropower plants, potentially damaging infrastructure and causing harm to nearby communities.

Damage to Aquatic Ecosystems

Both landslide and dam failures can have a severe impact on upstream and downstream aquatic wildlife, ecosystem and groundwater, resulting in longterm risks for people and industires living and operating in areas near the water supply.

To mitigate these risks, engineering and construction standards for hydropower plants often include earthquake-resistant designs. These designs incorporate measures such as flexible foundations, strengthened dam structures, and advanced monitoring systems to detect early signs of stress. Additionally, emergency plans and evacuation procedures should be in place to protect personnel and downstream communities in the event of a severe earthquake.

Solar Power

Solar power plants generally pose fewer risks compared to conventional power plants that use fossil fuels or nuclear energy. However, they are not without their own set of potential risks and challenges. Below you can find some of the risks associated with solar power plants in an event of a severe earthquake.

Environmental Impact

The production of solar panels involves the use of various materials, including rare metals and chemicals. Severe earthquakes could potentially introduce these into the ecosystems of their location.

Fire Risk

Although the solar panels themselves are not typically a fire hazard, electrical components like inverters and batterises that store the electricity can pose a risk. Electrical malfunctions or faults can lead to fires, especially in poorly maintained systems in an event of a severe earthquake, and thus pose a longterm risk for the local ecosystem.

Overall, the mitigation of risks associated with utility-scale solar power plants involves a combination of technological advancements, sustainable practices, regulatory adherence, and ongoing monitoring and maintenance.

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.

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 2.5 Earthquake Struck 5 km SSW of Vieira do Minho, Portugal on October 05, 2006 22:22:48
Date and Time
2006-10-05 22:22:48 (UTC)
Magnitude
2.5 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
10.4 km
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