Magnitude 2.5 Earthquake Struck 0 km SSW of Quintela de Leirado, Spain on December 07, 2006 23:01:43

Last Updated: 2014-11-07 01:31:05

On December 07, 2006 23:01:43 an earthquake with magnitude of 2.5 on the richter scale hit 0 km SSW of Quintela de Leirado, Spain. The earthquake originated at a depth of approximately 14.9 kilometers below the Earth's surface on longitude -8.103° and latitude 42.134°. According to documented reports people felt the earth quake, No tsunami was triggered due to the earthquake.

Magnitude & Depth

The earthquake that appeared on December 07, 2006 23:01:43 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 Quintela de Leirado in Ourense, Spain, located 0 kilometers or 0 miles ↑ N of the earthquake's epicenter. Other cities in close proximity include Padrenda (Ourense, Spain) located 3 km (2 mi) ↙ SW and Verea (Ourense, Spain) located 8 km (5 mi) → E 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
0 km (0 mi) ↑ N Quintela de Leirado Ourense 🇪🇸 Spain
3 km (2 mi) ↙ SW Padrenda Ourense 🇪🇸 Spain
8 km (5 mi) → E Verea Ourense 🇪🇸 Spain
12 km (7 mi) ↗ NE Celanova Ourense 🇪🇸 Spain
13 km (8 mi) ↙ SW Melgaço Viana do Castelo 🇵🇹 Portugal
15 km (9 mi) ↘ SE Bande Ourense 🇪🇸 Spain
17 km (11 mi) ↙ SW Arbo Pontevedra 🇪🇸 Spain
22 km (13 mi) ↘ SE Muiños Ourense 🇪🇸 Spain
22 km (13 mi) ↓ S Entrimo Ourense 🇪🇸 Spain
22 km (14 mi) → E Rairiz de Veiga Ourense 🇪🇸 Spain
24 km (15 mi) → E Porqueira Ourense 🇪🇸 Spain
32 km (20 mi) → E Xinzo de Limia Ourense 🇪🇸 Spain
37 km (23 mi) → E Baltar Ourense 🇪🇸 Spain
40 km (24 mi) ↓ S Ponte da Barca Viana do Castelo 🇵🇹 Portugal
41 km (26 mi) → E Trasmiras Ourense 🇪🇸 Spain
41 km (25 mi) → E Sarreaus Ourense 🇪🇸 Spain
41 km (25 mi) ↓ S Arcos de Valdevez Viana do Castelo 🇵🇹 Portugal
42 km (26 mi) ↘ SE Montalegre Vila Real 🇵🇹 Portugal
44 km (27 mi) → E Cualedro Ourense 🇪🇸 Spain
44 km (27 mi) ↓ S Terras de Bouro Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
53 km (33 mi) → E Laza Ourense 🇪🇸 Spain
53 km (33 mi) ↓ S Sande Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
55 km (34 mi) ↓ S Vieira do Minho Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
56 km (35 mi) ↓ S Caldelas Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
58 km (36 mi) → E Verín Ourense 🇪🇸 Spain
58 km (36 mi) → E Oimbra Ourense 🇪🇸 Spain
58 km (36 mi) ↓ S Amares Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
60 km (37 mi) ↓ S Vila Verde Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
61 km (37 mi) ↘ SE Boticas Vila Real 🇵🇹 Portugal
61 km (38 mi) ↓ S Rendufe Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
62 km (38 mi) ↓ S Lago Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
63 km (39 mi) ↓ S Póvoa de Lanhoso Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
65 km (40 mi) ↓ S Adaúfe Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
66 km (41 mi) → E Santa Cruz Vila Real 🇵🇹 Portugal
69 km (42 mi) ↘ SE Cabeceiras de Basto Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
69 km (43 mi) ↘ SE Refojos de Basto Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
69 km (43 mi) → E Chaves Vila Real 🇵🇹 Portugal
70 km (43 mi) ↓ S Braga Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
70 km (43 mi) → E Riós Ourense 🇪🇸 Spain
72 km (44 mi) ↘ SE Sobreira Vila Real 🇵🇹 Portugal
73 km (45 mi) ↓ S Arcos Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
73 km (45 mi) ↘ SE Ribeira de Pena Vila Real 🇵🇹 Portugal
74 km (46 mi) ↓ S Fafe Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
74 km (46 mi) ↓ S Esporões Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
75 km (46 mi) ↓ S Caldas das Taipas Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
76 km (47 mi) ↓ S Arões Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
76 km (47 mi) ↓ S Ponte Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
78 km (48 mi) ↓ S Brito Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
78 km (48 mi) ↘ SE Vila Pouca de Aguiar Vila Real 🇵🇹 Portugal
78 km (48 mi) ↓ S Guimarães Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
80 km (49 mi) ↓ S Urgeses Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
80 km (50 mi) ↓ S Candoso Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
80 km (49 mi) ↓ S Ronfe Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
81 km (50 mi) ↘ SE Mondim de Basto Vila Real 🇵🇹 Portugal
81 km (50 mi) ↓ S Selho Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
81 km (50 mi) ↓ S Serzedo Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
81 km (50 mi) ↘ SE Celorico de Basto Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
81 km (50 mi) ↓ S Joane Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
84 km (52 mi) ↓ S Serzedelo Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
84 km (52 mi) ↓ S Vizela Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
85 km (53 mi) → E Valpaços Vila Real 🇵🇹 Portugal
85 km (53 mi) ↓ S Moreira de Conegos Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
85 km (53 mi) ↓ S Vizela Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
85 km (53 mi) ↓ S Caldas de Vizela Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
85 km (53 mi) ↓ S Riba de Ave Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
85 km (53 mi) ↓ S Margaride Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
87 km (54 mi) ↓ S Felgueiras Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
87 km (54 mi) ↓ S Lordelo Braga 🇵🇹 Portugal
88 km (55 mi) ↓ S Aves Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
88 km (54 mi) ↓ S Vilarinho Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
88 km (54 mi) ↓ S Barrosas Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
89 km (55 mi) ↓ S Lustosa Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
90 km (56 mi) ↓ S Rebordões Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
90 km (56 mi) ↓ S Negrelos Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
91 km (56 mi) ↓ S Telões Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
92 km (57 mi) ↓ S Figueiró Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
95 km (59 mi) ↓ S Freamunde Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
95 km (59 mi) ↓ S Lousada Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
95 km (59 mi) ↓ S Carvalhosa Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
95 km (59 mi) ↘ SE Amarante Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
96 km (60 mi) ↓ S Paços de Ferreira Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
96 km (59 mi) ↘ SE Murça Vila Real 🇵🇹 Portugal
97 km (60 mi) ↘ SE Vila Real Vila Real 🇵🇹 Portugal
98 km (61 mi) ↓ S Ferreira Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
98 km (61 mi) ↓ S Vila Meã Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
99 km (61 mi) ↓ S Meinedo Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
100 km (62 mi) ↓ S Seroa Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
100 km (62 mi) ↓ S Frazão Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
102 km (63 mi) ↓ S Santo Izidoro Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
103 km (64 mi) ↓ S Madalena Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
103 km (64 mi) → E Mirandela Bragança 🇵🇹 Portugal
103 km (64 mi) ↓ S Lordelo Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
103 km (64 mi) ↓ S Penafiel Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
104 km (64 mi) ↓ S Rebordosa Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
105 km (65 mi) ↓ S Marco de Canavezes Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
105 km (65 mi) ↓ S Castelões de Cepeda Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
105 km (65 mi) ↓ S Paredes Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
105 km (65 mi) ↘ SE Sabrosa Vila Real 🇵🇹 Portugal
106 km (66 mi) ↓ S Perafita Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
106 km (65 mi) ↘ SE Santa Marta de Penaguião Vila Real 🇵🇹 Portugal
107 km (66 mi) ↓ S Gandra Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
107 km (66 mi) ↓ S Baltar Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
107 km (66 mi) ↘ SE Peso da Régua Vila Real 🇵🇹 Portugal
107 km (66 mi) ↘ SE Alijó Vila Real 🇵🇹 Portugal
108 km (67 mi) ↓ S Marco de Canaveses Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
108 km (67 mi) ↘ SE Baião Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
108 km (67 mi) ↘ SE Favaios Vila Real 🇵🇹 Portugal
109 km (68 mi) ↘ SE Mesão Frio Vila Real 🇵🇹 Portugal
109 km (68 mi) ↘ SE Godim Vila Real 🇵🇹 Portugal
109 km (67 mi) ↘ SE Vilela Vila Real 🇵🇹 Portugal
110 km (68 mi) ↘ SE Valadares Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
111 km (69 mi) ↓ S Recarei Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
116 km (72 mi) ↓ S Alpendurada Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
117 km (72 mi) ↘ SE Lamego Viseu 🇵🇹 Portugal
118 km (73 mi) ↘ SE Resende Viseu 🇵🇹 Portugal
119 km (74 mi) ↘ SE Carrazeda de Ansiães Bragança 🇵🇹 Portugal
119 km (74 mi) ↘ SE Carrazeda de Anciães Bragança 🇵🇹 Portugal
119 km (74 mi) ↘ SE Ervedosa do Douro Viseu 🇵🇹 Portugal
120 km (75 mi) ↓ S Melres Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
120 km (74 mi) ↘ SE Armamar Viseu 🇵🇹 Portugal
120 km (74 mi) ↘ SE Belver Bragança 🇵🇹 Portugal
120 km (74 mi) ↘ SE Vila Flor Bragança 🇵🇹 Portugal
121 km (75 mi) ↓ S Cinfães Viseu 🇵🇹 Portugal
122 km (75 mi) ↓ S Moreira Porto 🇵🇹 Portugal
123 km (76 mi) ↘ SE Tabuaço Viseu 🇵🇹 Portugal
123 km (76 mi) ↓ S Castelo de Paiva Aveiro 🇵🇹 Portugal
124 km (77 mi) ↘ SE São João da Pesqueira Viseu 🇵🇹 Portugal
126 km (78 mi) ↘ SE Tarouca Viseu 🇵🇹 Portugal
131 km (81 mi) ↘ SE Custoias Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
133 km (82 mi) ↘ SE Numão Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
133 km (83 mi) ↘ SE Seixas Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
134 km (83 mi) ↓ S Arouca Aveiro 🇵🇹 Portugal
135 km (84 mi) ↘ SE Murça Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
135 km (84 mi) ↘ SE Horta Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
135 km (84 mi) ↘ SE Castro Daire Viseu 🇵🇹 Portugal
135 km (83 mi) ↘ SE Moimenta da Beira Viseu 🇵🇹 Portugal
136 km (84 mi) ↘ SE Mós Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
137 km (85 mi) ↘ SE Torre de Moncorvo Bragança 🇵🇹 Portugal
138 km (86 mi) ↘ SE Cedovim Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
138 km (86 mi) ↘ SE Sebadelhe Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
139 km (86 mi) ↘ SE Freixo de Numão Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
140 km (87 mi) ↘ SE Penedono Viseu 🇵🇹 Portugal
140 km (87 mi) ↘ SE Touça Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
141 km (88 mi) ↘ SE Vila Nova de Foz Côa Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
142 km (88 mi) ↘ SE Ranhados Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
143 km (89 mi) ↘ SE Sernancelhe Viseu 🇵🇹 Portugal
143 km (89 mi) ↘ SE Vila Nova de Paiva Viseu 🇵🇹 Portugal
143 km (89 mi) ↓ S Macieira de Cambra Aveiro 🇵🇹 Portugal
144 km (89 mi) ↘ SE Fonte Longa Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
144 km (89 mi) ↘ SE Poço do Canto Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
144 km (90 mi) ↓ S Vale de Cambra Aveiro 🇵🇹 Portugal
145 km (90 mi) ↘ SE Muxagata Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
147 km (91 mi) ↘ SE Outeiro de Gatos Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
147 km (91 mi) ↘ SE Mêda Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
148 km (92 mi) ↘ SE São Pedro do Sul Viseu 🇵🇹 Portugal
148 km (92 mi) ↘ SE Aveloso Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
148 km (92 mi) ↘ SE Longroiva Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
149 km (92 mi) ↘ SE Chãs Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
149 km (92 mi) ↘ SE Gradiz Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
149 km (93 mi) ↘ SE Prova Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
149 km (92 mi) ↘ SE Guilheiro Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
150 km (93 mi) ↘ SE Castelo Melhor Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
151 km (94 mi) ↘ SE Torre do Terrenho Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
152 km (94 mi) ↘ SE Sequeiros Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
152 km (94 mi) ↘ SE Vale Flor Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
152 km (94 mi) ↘ SE Sebadelhe da Serra Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
153 km (95 mi) ↘ SE Aguiar da Beira Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
153 km (95 mi) ↘ SE Almendra Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
153 km (95 mi) ↘ SE Casteição Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
154 km (96 mi) ↘ SE Carvalhal Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
154 km (95 mi) ↘ SE Terrenho Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
154 km (95 mi) ↘ SE Pinheiro Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
154 km (95 mi) ↘ SE Marialva Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
155 km (96 mi) ↘ SE Reboleiro Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
155 km (96 mi) ↘ SE Souto de Aguiar da Beira Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
155 km (96 mi) ↘ SE Barreira Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
156 km (97 mi) ↘ SE Palhais Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
156 km (97 mi) ↘ SE Coruche Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
157 km (98 mi) ↘ SE Valverde Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
157 km (97 mi) ↘ SE Algodres Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
157 km (98 mi) ↘ SE Moreira de Rei Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
158 km (98 mi) ↘ SE Rio de Mel Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
158 km (98 mi) ↘ SE Rabaçal Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
159 km (99 mi) ↘ SE Valdujo Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
160 km (99 mi) ↘ SE Coriscada Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
162 km (101 mi) ↘ SE Cogula Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
162 km (101 mi) ↘ SE Trancoso Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
162 km (101 mi) ↘ SE Souto Maior Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
162 km (101 mi) ↘ SE Ervedosa Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
162 km (100 mi) ↘ SE Cótimos Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
163 km (101 mi) ↘ SE Azevo Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
163 km (101 mi) ↘ SE Quintã de Pêro Martins Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
164 km (102 mi) ↘ SE Vale do Seixo Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
164 km (102 mi) ↘ SE Freixeda do Torrão Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
165 km (102 mi) ↘ SE Vila Garcia Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
165 km (102 mi) ↘ SE Penha de Águia Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
167 km (103 mi) ↘ SE Santa Eufémia Guarda 🇵🇹 Portugal
173 km (107 mi) ↘ SE 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
7 km (4 mi) ← W FRIEIRA GRUPO 1 Hydro 160.61 MW
21 km (13 mi) ↘ SE SALAS GRUPO 1 Hydro 52.82 MW
23 km (14 mi) ↙ SW Alto Minho I Wind 240.0 MW
30 km (18 mi) ↓ S Alto Lindoso Hydro 630.0 MW
32 km (20 mi) → E PARQUE EOLICO LAROUCO Wind 41.65 MW
32 km (20 mi) → E PARQUE EOLICO LANCHAR Wind 24.42 MW
33 km (20 mi) ↓ S Lindoso Hydro 44.1 MW
36 km (22 mi) ↘ SE Cabeço Alto Wind 11.7 MW
41 km (25 mi) ↓ S Touvedo Hydro 22.0 MW
42 km (26 mi) ↘ SE Paradela Hydro 54.0 MW
43 km (27 mi) ↘ SE Terra Fria Wind 104.0 MW
48 km (30 mi) ↘ SE Alto Rabagão Hydro 68.0 MW
49 km (30 mi) ↘ SE Salamonde Hydro 42.0 MW
49 km (30 mi) ↘ SE Frades II Hydro 780.0 MW
51 km (32 mi) ↘ SE Venda Nova Hydro 90.0 MW
52 km (32 mi) ↘ SE Alto do Seixal Wind 1.6 MW
52 km (32 mi) ↘ SE Alto da Vaca Wind 2.4 MW
53 km (33 mi) ↘ SE Serra do Barroso Wind 18.0 MW
53 km (33 mi) ↘ SE Serra do Barroso II Wind 12.3 MW
53 km (33 mi) ↘ SE Mesa do Galo I Hydro 1.6 MW
54 km (33 mi) ↓ S Caniçada Hydro 62.0 MW
54 km (33 mi) ↘ SE Serra do Barroso III Wind 22.9 MW
54 km (33 mi) ↘ SE Vilarchão Wind 2.0 MW
54 km (33 mi) ↘ SE Serra da Cabreira Wind 20.0 MW
57 km (35 mi) ↘ SE Serra do Leiranco Wind 32.2 MW
59 km (37 mi) ↘ SE Lomba do Vale Wind 21.1 MW
61 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Lomba da Seixa Wind 13.0 MW
61 km (38 mi) ↓ S Guilhofrei Hydro 4.0 MW
61 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Covas do Barroso Hydro 6.6 MW
61 km (38 mi) ↓ S Ermal Hydro 10.0 MW
62 km (38 mi) ↓ S Ponte da Esperança Hydro 2.8 MW
62 km (38 mi) ↘ SE Lomba da Seixa II Wind 12.0 MW
63 km (39 mi) ↓ S Braval (Ecoparque) Waste 1.1 MW
64 km (40 mi) ↓ S Ponte do Bico Hydro 2.2 MW
64 km (40 mi) ↘ SE Canedo Hydro 10.0 MW
65 km (40 mi) ↘ SE Casal Hydro 1.1 MW
65 km (40 mi) ↓ S Senhora do Porto Hydro 8.8 MW
70 km (43 mi) ↘ SE Cefra Hydro 1.1 MW
70 km (43 mi) ↘ SE Bragado Hydro 3.1 MW
70 km (44 mi) ↘ SE Bragadas Hydro 10.1 MW
71 km (44 mi) → E Mairos 1 Wind 2.6 MW
72 km (44 mi) ↘ SE Terras Altas de Fafe Wind 106.0 MW
73 km (45 mi) → E CONSO 2 Hydro 268.02 MW
73 km (45 mi) ↘ SE Trandeiras Wind 18.2 MW
74 km (46 mi) ↘ SE Bulgueira Wind 2.4 MW
76 km (47 mi) ↗ NE SOUTELO 2 Hydro 213.64 MW
78 km (48 mi) ↘ SE Azinheira Wind 14.0 MW
79 km (49 mi) ↘ SE Alto da Coutada Wind 165.6 MW
79 km (49 mi) ↘ SE Alvadia Hydro 10.0 MW
80 km (50 mi) ↘ SE Chã do Guilhado Wind 2.0 MW
80 km (50 mi) ↘ SE Viso Wind 1.2 MW
80 km (50 mi) ↓ S Ronfe Hydro 1.0 MW
81 km (50 mi) ↗ NE PARQUE EOLICO SAN AGUSTIN DE ALMOCHUEL Wind 50.0 MW
81 km (50 mi) ↗ NE SAN AGUSTIN GR 1 Hydro 62.88 MW
82 km (51 mi) ↓ S Lourido Hydro 2.8 MW
82 km (51 mi) ↘ SE Salgueiros-Guilhado Wind 12.6 MW
82 km (51 mi) ↓ S Corvete Hydro 2.4 MW
82 km (51 mi) ↘ SE Alvão Wind 22.8 MW
83 km (51 mi) ↘ SE Negrelo e Guilhado Wind 22.3 MW
84 km (52 mi) ↘ SE Alto do Marco Wind 12.0 MW
84 km (52 mi) ↓ S Riba d'Ave Solar 2.4 MW
85 km (53 mi) ↘ SE Serra do Alvão Wind 42.0 MW
85 km (53 mi) ↘ SE Padrela Wind 7.5 MW
85 km (53 mi) ↘ SE Gevancas II Wind 11.5 MW
86 km (54 mi) ↓ S Caneiro Hydro 1.6 MW
86 km (53 mi) ↘ SE Agilde Hydro 2.0 MW
86 km (53 mi) ↓ S Fábrica Têxtil de Vizela Hydro 1.2 MW
87 km (54 mi) → E Rebordelo Hydro 10.0 MW
87 km (54 mi) → E Bouçoais-Sonim Hydro 9.9 MW
88 km (54 mi) ↘ SE Meroicinha II Wind 15.0 MW
88 km (54 mi) ↓ S Amieiro/Galego Hydro 1.2 MW
89 km (55 mi) ↘ SE Meroicinha Wind 9.0 MW
90 km (56 mi) ↘ SE Caravelas Wind 1.2 MW
91 km (56 mi) ↘ SE Outeiro Wind 30.0 MW
91 km (57 mi) ↘ SE Vales Hydro 3.2 MW
94 km (58 mi) → E Torga Hydro 8.5 MW
94 km (58 mi) ↘ SE Pena Suar Wind 16.0 MW
97 km (60 mi) ↘ SE Portal da Freita Wind 1.1 MW
98 km (61 mi) ↘ SE Terragido Hydro 8.5 MW
99 km (61 mi) ↘ SE Candemil Hydro 2.0 MW
101 km (62 mi) ↘ SE Penedo Ruivo Wind 13.0 MW
102 km (63 mi) ↘ SE Mafômedes Wind 4.2 MW
103 km (64 mi) ↓ S Penhas Altas Hydro 1.6 MW
104 km (65 mi) ↘ SE Seixinhos Wind 10.4 MW
104 km (65 mi) ↘ SE Abogalheira Wind 3.34 MW
105 km (65 mi) → E Ponte Europa Hydro 1.0 MW
105 km (65 mi) ↘ SE Teixeiró Wind 14.0 MW
106 km (65 mi) ↘ SE Baião Wind 6.3 MW
110 km (68 mi) ↘ SE Sordo Hydro 8.5 MW
112 km (70 mi) ↘ SE Assobio Hydro 1.0 MW
115 km (71 mi) ↘ SE Meadas Wind 9.0 MW
115 km (71 mi) ↓ S Senhora do Salto Hydro 3.8 MW
115 km (71 mi) ↘ SE Ribadouro Hydro 3.1 MW
115 km (71 mi) ↘ SE Aregos Hydro 3.1 MW
115 km (72 mi) ↘ SE Varosa Hydro 25.0 MW
117 km (72 mi) ↘ SE Fonte da Mesa Wind 10.2 MW
117 km (73 mi) ↘ SE Freigil Hydro 4.6 MW
118 km (73 mi) ↘ SE Fonte da Mesa II Wind 10.0 MW
119 km (74 mi) ↓ S Serra da Boneca - Torrão Wind 2.0 MW
119 km (74 mi) ↘ SE São Cristóvão Wind 5.3 MW
119 km (74 mi) ↘ SE Vila Lobos Wind 10.0 MW
119 km (74 mi) ↓ S Penafiel (Aterro Sanitário) Waste 1.0 MW
120 km (74 mi) ↓ S Ovadas Hydro 5.6 MW
121 km (75 mi) ↘ SE Bigorne Wind 7.0 MW
121 km (75 mi) ↓ S Serra da Boneca II Wind 8.0 MW
121 km (75 mi) ↓ S Tendais Wind 12.0 MW
122 km (76 mi) ↓ S Senhora do Castelo I Wind 1.2 MW
122 km (76 mi) ↓ S Senhora do Castelo II Wind 4.0 MW
123 km (76 mi) ↘ SE Cinfães Wind 8.0 MW
123 km (76 mi) ↘ SE Ucanha Hydro 5.7 MW
123 km (76 mi) ↘ SE Lagoa de D. João e Feirão Wind 34.0 MW
124 km (77 mi) ↘ SE Fonte da Quelha Wind 13.5 MW
125 km (78 mi) ↘ SE Granja do Tedo Hydro 2.2 MW
125 km (77 mi) ↘ SE Casais Wind 2.0 MW
125 km (78 mi) ↘ SE Ribabelide Wind 14.0 MW
126 km (78 mi) ↓ S Vila Viçosa Hydro 4.0 MW
126 km (78 mi) ↘ SE Bustelo Wind 18.0 MW
126 km (78 mi) ↘ SE Alto Douro Wind 253.2 MW
127 km (79 mi) ↘ SE Alto do Talefe Wind 13.5 MW
127 km (79 mi) ↘ SE Alto do Côto Wind 4.5 MW
127 km (79 mi) ↘ SE São Macário II Wind 23.0 MW
128 km (80 mi) ↘ SE Testos Wind 24.0 MW
129 km (80 mi) ↘ SE Lameira Wind 10.4 MW
129 km (80 mi) ↘ SE Pinheiro Wind 21.6 MW
130 km (80 mi) ↘ SE Cabril Wind 20.2 MW
132 km (82 mi) ↘ SE Arada-Montemuro Wind 121.2 MW
133 km (82 mi) ↘ SE Feiticeiro (Baixo Sabor - Jusante) Hydro 36.0 MW
134 km (83 mi) ↘ SE Mourisca Wind 38.0 MW
134 km (83 mi) ↘ SE Catapereiro Hydro 7.2 MW
135 km (84 mi) ↘ SE Pereira Hydro 5.2 MW
135 km (84 mi) ↘ SE Ermida Hydro 8.5 MW
135 km (84 mi) ↘ SE Leomil Wind 16.1 MW
135 km (84 mi) ↘ SE Nave Wind 38.0 MW
136 km (84 mi) ↘ SE Vilar-Tabuaço Hydro 58.0 MW
137 km (85 mi) ↘ SE Vale Soeiro Hydro 4.4 MW
139 km (86 mi) ↓ S Freita I Wind 18.4 MW
140 km (87 mi) ↘ SE São Macário Wind 11.5 MW
140 km (87 mi) ↓ S Freita II Wind 18.4 MW
141 km (87 mi) ↓ S Termoeléctrica Terras de Sta. Maria Biomass 10.0 MW
143 km (89 mi) ↓ S Candal / Coelheira Wind 40.0 MW
143 km (88 mi) ↘ SE Sirigo Wind 4.0 MW
146 km (91 mi) ↘ SE Fráguas Hydro 3.2 MW
147 km (91 mi) ↓ S Carregal Hydro 5.5 MW
147 km (91 mi) ↘ SE Águas Frias Hydro 2.4 MW
154 km (95 mi) ↘ SE Trancoso Wind 28.0 MW
160 km (99 mi) ↘ SE Beira Interior Wind 50.0 MW
168 km (104 mi) ↘ SE 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 0 km SSW of Quintela de Leirado, Spain on December 07, 2006 23:01:43. 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 0 km SSW of Quintela de Leirado, Spain on December 07, 2006 23:01:43
Date and Time
2006-12-07 23:01:43 (UTC)
Magnitude
2.5 Magnitude (richter scle)
Depth
14.9 km
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